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Stem Cell Agency President Takes Strong Stand on Ethics and Integrity

San Francisco, California - The President and CEO of the California stem cell agency, C. Randal Mills, today told the agency’s governing Board that he is taking a strong stand on personal ethics and integrity.

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California Man Sentenced in Copyright Infringement Conspiracy

Sacramento, California - United States District Judge Kimberly J. Mueller sentenced Otto Godinez-Sales, 22, of San Jose, today to four years in prison for conspiracy to commit criminal copyright infringement, United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced.

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U.S. EPA Honors 17 Environmental Job Training Program Graduates in Rialto

Los Angeles, California - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today will recognize 17 graduates from the Superfund Job Training Initiative (SuperJTI) in Rialto, California. The job training, offered to local residents, provided training and readiness for environmental jobs that will aid in the cleanup of the Rockets, Fireworks and Flares Superfund site. The 17 graduates will be prepared to work in positions with site contractors and off-site employers in the community.

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Sacramento, California - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments.

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Rare Visayan Warty Pigs Born at San Diego Zoo

San Diego, California - Two energetic, four-week-old Visayan warty pigs showed off their running, jumping and climbing skills earlier today at the San Diego Zoo. The piglets, born on June 26, are still nursing from their mother but are beginning to eat solid foods of fruits and vegetables and particularly seem to enjoy lettuce. Keepers describe the piglets, whose genders are yet to be determined, as extremely curious and playful.

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Weird Al Yankovic video demonstrates creativity, versatility of CDFA IT programming staff

One of CDFA’s Information Technology programmers, Jarret Heather, is enjoying a richly deserved moment in the spotlight for his work on a side project, animation for a video by performer Weird Al Yankovic. The video, for a parody song called Word Crimes, is viewable below, as is a recent feature story about Jarret in the Sacramento Bee.

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CDFA Announces three vacancies on the Seed Advisory Board

Sacramento, California - The California Department of Food and Agriculture's (CDFA) Pest Exclusion Branch is announcing three vacancies on the Seed Advisory Board.  This board is partially composed of seven members who are seed labelers, and two members that may be seed dealers.

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World’s First Ever Water-Free Laundry

Sacramento, California - In the midst of a drought, wouldn’t a water-free laundry be nice?

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