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Acting Governor Gavin Newsom Issues Statement on Boston Marathon Bombings

Sacramento, California - Acting Governor Gavin Newsom released the following statement regarding the explosions that occurred earlier today during the Boston Marathon.

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USC Studies Impact of Customs and Border Protection Inspections on the U.S. Economy

Los Angeles, California - USC announced the National Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorism Events (CREATE) completed a study that estimates the impacts of wait times at major ports of entry on the U.S. economy due to changes in customs and border officers staffing.

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California Strengthens Partnership with Sister-State in China

Nanjing, China - Moving to expand collaboration between California and its Chinese sister-state, Jiangsu, on climate change, technology, education and tourism, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. signed an agreement with the province’s top government official on Sunday, day five of the state’s trade and investment mission.

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California Businesswoman Agrees to Plead Guilty to Conspiracy to Conceal Israeli Bank Accounts

Los Angeles, California - Guity Kashfi of Los Angeles, was charged today in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California with conspiracy to defraud the United States, the Justice Department and Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation (IRS-CI) announced. A signed plea agreement was filed along with the charging document.

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Organic Producers Encouraged to Follow Their Conservation Dreams

Sacramento, California - Many organic farmers have dreams of a conservation project they would love to tackle: a multi-purpose hedgerow; an efficient, water-saving irrigation system; a comprehensive plan to build organic matter; a hoop house to extend the local growing season. But the day-to-day demands of farming can leave those dreams stuck on a back burner.

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Horses provide an additional sentinel for West Nile Virus disease detection

Sacramento, California - As the weather warms up and mosquitoes become more prevalent, California horse owners are advised to consult their veterinarian to ensure their horse’s vaccination status is current for maximum protection against West Nile Virus (WNV).

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Illegal Sports Bookmaker Sentenced for Conspiring to Commit Sports Bribery

San Diego, California - United States Attorney Laura E. Duffy announced that Paul Joseph Thweni was sentenced today by the Honorable Anthony J. Battaglia to serve 30 months in custody, followed by three years’ supervised release, for his role in a criminal conspiracy.

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Former Senior Audit Partner at KPMG Charged in Los Angeles with Insider Trading

Los Angeles, California - A former senior partner from the accounting firm KPMG LLP who oversaw KPMG’s audit practice for the Pacific Southwest was charged today for his involvement in an alleged insider trading scheme, announced U.S. Attorney for the Central District of California André Birotte, Jr. and Bill L. Lewis, Assistant Director in Charge of the FBI in Los Angeles.

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