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NSF Creates Regional Innovation Center Headquartered in Los Angeles

Los Angeles, California - The National Science Foundation (NSF) announced that it will provide a multi-million dollar grant to create a hub of innovation that unites public and private institutions throughout Southern California, headquartered at and administered by USC, the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), and the University of California Los Angeles.

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New findings on beetle flight may help control deadly walnut tree disease

Davis, California - New research from entomologists affiliated with the University of California, Davis, shows how environmental conditions influence the seasonal flight behavior of the walnut twig beetle, which spreads a deadly fungal disease in black walnut and other walnut trees.

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Prions can trigger ‘stuck’ wine fermentations, researchers find

Davis, California - A chronic problem in winemaking is “stuck fermentation,” when yeast that should be busily converting grape sugar into alcohol and carbon dioxide prematurely shuts down, leaving the remaining sugar to instead be consumed by bacteria that can spoil the wine.

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Governor Brown Issues Proclamation Declaring Labor Day

Sacramento, California - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today issued a proclamation declaring September 1, 2014, as Labor Day in the State of California.

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Governor Brown Issues Statement on Passage of AB 1522

Sacramento, California - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. issued the following statement after passage of AB 1522, the Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014 by Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego):

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California Avocados, The Breakfast Superfood

Escondido, California (NAPSI) - Breakfast has long been considered the most important meal of the day, but hectic morning routines can sometimes get in the way of starting the day with a wholesome meal.California avocados, in season now, are the perfect fruit and nourishing breakfast solution for any busy morning schedule.

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CBP Intercepts Giant Millipedes at SFO Mail Facility

San Francisco, California - Customs and Border Protection agriculture specialists assigned to the international mail facility at San Francisco International Airport discovered 20 live giant millipedes while inspecting a package marked “toy car model”.

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ICE Sacramento deports Italian drug-trafficking suspect with alleged Mafia ties

Sacramento, California - A longtime California resident from Italy, who is wanted in his native country for drug trafficking and colluding with the Mafia, was turned over to Italian authorities Wednesday at Rome's Fiumicino Airport by Sacramento-based officers from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO).

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