Imperial Valley News
Calexico, California - The City of Calexico has placed Michael J. Bostic on administrative leave until December 5, 2015, when his services will formally cease.
Washington, DC - Today, at a meeting with leaders of small island nations, President Obama announced a U.S. contribution of $30 million to climate risk insurance initiatives in the Pacific, Central America, and Africa. As part of a broader set of actions to help vulnerable populations strengthen their climate resilience, from providing climate data, tools and services, to incorporating climate resilience considerations into development assistance, the contributions announced today will increase climate risk insurance coverage to help respond to severe climate-related impacts.
U.S. Senate's Confirmation of Gayle Smith as Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development
Washington, DC - Secretary of State John Kerry: "I am delighted that the United States Senate voted today to confirm Gayle Smith as the Administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).
Sacramento, California - The Office of Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. will join California leaders to announce the launch of CalEITC4me, a statewide campaign involving community, faith, civic, labor and business leaders to ensure the first-ever California Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) winds up in the hands of those who worked hard to earn it. The campaign will also focus on increasing the availability of free tax preparation services locally.
Governor Brown Issues Statement on Division of Oil, Gas and Geothermal Resources Supervisor Steven Bohlen's Return to Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Sacramento, California - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today issued the following statement on California Department of Conservation Division of Oil, Gas and Geothermal Resources supervisor Steven Bohlen’s plans to return to the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Bohlen will also continue to assist the Administration as an unpaid science advisor to the Division.
Washington, DC - We are deeply troubled by Russia’s continued restrictions against civil society organizations in Russia. Today’s designation of the Open Society Foundations and the Open Society Institute Assistance Foundation as so-called “undesirable” organizations will only further restrict the work of civil society in Russia for the benefit of the Russian people. This action is yet another example of the Russian Government’s growing crackdown on independent voices and a deliberate step to further isolate the Russian people from the world.