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Republican candidate for Calif. governor spent week as homeless man

Republican candidate for Calif. governor spent week as homeless man

SACRAMENTO, July 31 (UPI) --Neel Kashkari, the Republican candidate for governor of California, spent last week searching for work and food as a "homeless man" in Fresno.
Frances Burns
New California law lets underage students taste alcohol

New California law lets underage students taste alcohol

SACRAMENTO, July 28 (UPI) --Underage students in California enrolled in brewing or winemaking classes are now legally allowed to drink alcohol during lessons, provided they spit it out.
Matt Bradwell
California repeals law requiring food handlers to wear plastic gloves

California repeals law requiring food handlers to wear plastic gloves

SACRAMENTO, June 30 (UPI) --Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill repealing the requirement that food handlers wear plastic safety gloves.
Brooks Hays
Texas to Sriracha: You pass our smell test

Texas to Sriracha: You pass our smell test

WASHINGTON, May 12 (UPI) --If Califonia doesn't want Sriracha, Texas will be glad to have it.
Gabrielle Levy
California offers tax breaks to private space companies

California offers tax breaks to private space companies

SACRAMENTO, April 30 (UPI) -- A new California law is offering tax incentives to privates space companies, liberating Elon Musk's SpaceX and others from property tax duties for ten years.
Brooks Hays

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Monday, April 7, 2014.
By United Press International

Charles Manson 'family member' granted parole for third time

March 13 (UPI) -- The California Parole Board recommended for the third time in 4 years that Charles Manson's associate Bruce Davis be released from prison for good behavior.
Aileen Graef
Jerry Brown to seek fourth term as California governor

Jerry Brown to seek fourth term as California governor

SACRAMENTO, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Jerry Brown announced Thursday he would run for a fourth term as governor of California this year.

California unveils legislation to help deal with drought

SACRAMENTO, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- California officials Wednesday unveiled a $687.4 million plan to help the state cope with its severe drought.

California given two more years to reduce prison population

SACRAMENTO, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- A panel of federal judges Monday gave California two more years to reduce overcrowding in its prison system before requiring the wholesale release of inmates.

California drought said putting groundwater supplies at risk

IRVINE, Calif., Feb. 3 (UPI) -- Total California water storage levels are near their lowest in a decade, risking unsustainable groundwater depletion if the drought persists, researchers say.

Calif. State Water Project may have to cut deliveries due to drought

SACRAMENTO, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- California's State Water Project, which supplies the majority of Californians with water, said it may have to cut deliveries if the state's drought persists.

Calif. cuts off water deliveries due to drought

SACRAMENTO, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- California water officials turned off the tap Friday, saying the winter drought forced them to cancel water deliveries to the entire state.

Obama assures federal agencies working to mitigate California drought

SACRAMENTO, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- President Obama Wednesday called Gov. Jerry Brown to express his commitment to providing federal support to combat California's historic drought.

Brent sentenced to 180 days in jail for manslaughter

DALLAS, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- A jury sentenced former Dallas defensive tackle Josh Brent to 180 days in jail Friday after he was found guilty of intoxication manslaughter.
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California Governor Jerry Brown delivers remarks after being sworn in as the 39th Governor of California at the Memorial Auditorium, in Sacramento, California, January 03, 2011. UPI/Ken James
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Edmund Gerald "Jerry" Brown, Jr. (born April 7, 1938) is an American politician. Brown served as the 34th Governor of California (1975–1983), and is currently serving as the 39th California Governor (2011–present). He is the son of Pat Brown, the 32nd Governor of California (1959–1967).

Both before and after his first two terms as governor, Brown was elected to a number of state, local and party offices. Brown previously served as a member of the Los Angeles Community College District Board of Trustees (1969–1971), Secretary of State of California (1971–1975), chairman of the California Democratic Party (1989–1991), Mayor of Oakland (1999–2007) and Attorney General of California (2007–2011).

At the time of his election to a third, non-consecutive term as governor, on November 2, 2010, Brown was serving as the 31st Attorney General of California, an elected position. Brown was formally inaugurated as governor on January 3, 2011, the 28th anniversary of the end of his last term. During his first term (as California's 34th Governor), he was the sixth-youngest Governor of that state. Upon his inauguration as California's 39th Governor, he became its oldest serving governor. At the age of 73, Brown is also the oldest currently serving governor in the United States.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Jerry Brown."
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