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2014-08-22 16:21:22

California's second largest water agency throws support behind water bond measure LAKEWOOD, Calif., Aug. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At Thursday's meeting of the Water Replenishment District, the Board of Directors voted unanimously to support California Proposition 1 - the $7.5 billion water bond approved by the Legislature and signed by Gov. Jerry Brown on Aug. 13 which voters will be asked to approve on California's November ballot....

2014-06-16 23:01:18

$3 Million Included for Precision Medicine La Jolla, CA (PRWEB) June 16, 2014 Yesterday, the California Legislature successfully passed California’s $108 billion budget for the coming fiscal year, moving swiftly to approve the fiscal year general fund spending plan before the midnight deadline. The budget starting July 1 pays down debt while allocating some of the surplus to programs benefiting lower-income Californians and to supporting biomedical innovation and research. The...

2014-06-05 16:20:27

Group Calls on Governor to Appoint Director From Outside CalEPA to Run Toxics Department SANTA MONICA, Calif., June 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new report released by Consumer Watchdog today documents how Boeing and its influential fixers derailed the cleanup of a partial nuclear meltdown site in greater Los Angeles with help from their regulators at the Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC). "When Governor Jerry Brown took office in 2011 and appointed Debbie Raphael to lead...

2014-03-31 23:33:01

LBA Vice President of Sales, Mike Britner to Become COO Greenville, NC (PRWEB) March 31, 2014 LBA Group, Inc. announced that its President and Chief Operating Officer, Jerry Brown will retire. Brown has been with the company for nine years and has played a key role in leading LBA through significant and successful growth. Wireless industry veteran and LBA Vice President of Sales, Mike Britner is being elevated to VP of Sales and COO, effective April 1, 2014. Company CEO Lawrence Behr...

2014-03-15 20:20:10

Farmers, Health Advocates, Environmentalists From Across State Converge on Sacramento Today to Urge End to Oil Industry's Toxic Technique SACRAMENTO, Calif., March 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Driven by growing concerns about earthquakes, air and water pollution, and climate change, thousands of Californians from across the state are protesting today in Sacramento to urge Gov. Jerry Brown to stop fracking. Organized by the statewide coalition Californians Against Fracking...

2014-03-11 16:21:36

SANTA MONICA, Calif., March 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Jerry Brown today intervened in the case of Vernon lead battery recycler Exide Technologies that has threatened public health with hazardous emissions of lead. The governor discussed the case with regulators at the Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC), which revealed that testing of soil at 39 area homes showed unacceptably high levels of lead. "We are pleased to see Governor Brown getting out in front of what...

2014-01-22 23:01:20

Governor’s Speech Includes Key Provisions to Support the Biomedical Industry La Jolla, CA (PRWEB) January 22, 2014 Today, Governor Jerry Brown delivered his annual State of the State address in Sacramento and included top mention of the biomedical community in the state. CHI-California Healthcare Institute has worked closely with the Governor and his Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) to prioritize the needs of the ever-expanding life sciences ecosystem in California....

2014-01-14 12:21:18

Local and High Speed Rail Most Economic Way to Link Cities WASHINGTON, Jan. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Teamsters Union is praising the significant commitment to continued funding for high speed and local commuter rail systems in California that are part of the state budget recently proposed by Gov. Jerry Brown. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100127/IBTLOGO) "Governor Brown continues to set high the priority of rail transportation," said Jim Hoffa,...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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