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February 13, 2019

Modesto Bee & Merced Sun-Star

Newsom isn’t backing away from high-speed rail, after all

By Garth Stapley

February 13, 2019 11:53 AM

Some supporters of high-speed rail were encouraged by remarks in the governor’s first State of the State address Tuesday, despite what others saw as an admission of defeat for the controversial project.

November 19, 2018

May 07, 2018

By DON THOMPSON, Associated Press

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday denied parole for one of four men convicted in the 1979 killing of a Modesto couple.

A parole panel recommended in December that Ronald Ray Anderson, 57, be freed nearly four decades after the slayings of Phillip and Kathryn Ranzo.

Anderson cannot be safely released back into society, Brown said.

April 02, 2018

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra is supporting a legislation to fight the growing underground economy in the state.

In a statement, AG Becerra said he is sponsoring Senate Bill 1272, which will make the Tax Recovery and Criminal Enforcement (TRaCE) Task Force permanent. The TRaCE Task Force will operate under the California Department of Justice.

In addition, the legislation will expand TRaCE Task Force with permanent teams in the Bay Area, Fresno, Los Angeles, Sacramento, and San Diego.

March 28, 2018

An Auburn resident has been honored with a Woman of the Year award for her longtime advocacy on behalf of crime victims.

Harriet Salarno, founder of Crime Victims United, was chosen for the accolade by District 5 state Sen. Cathleen Galgiani.

It was a special moment for Salarno, who has received numerous commendations over the years.

“This was very exciting,” she said. “I’ve known the senator for a long time. … We’ve worked together for many years.”

March 01, 2018

SACRAMENTO (CBSLA) — A California senator has introduced a bill that would prohibit the sale of animal tested-cosmetics in the state, citing “inaction at the federal level.”

The California Cruelty-Free Cosmetics Act, SB 1249, was introduced last week by Senator Cathleen Galgiani.

he bill would make it unlawful for any cosmetic manufacturer to knowingly import or sell any cosmetic, including personal hygiene products such as deodorant, shampoo, or conditioner, in California if the final product or any component of the product was tested on animals after Jan. 1, 2020.

February 23, 2018

SB 1303 would restore public confidence, protect physician independence and modernize medical examiner offices across California.

February 23, 2018

February 22, 2018

RBOC has selected Senator Cathleen Galgiani [D-Stockton] as the organization's Boater of the Year for the 2017 year in recognition of her efforts to protect and enhance the interests of the state's recreational boaters.

2018 President John Marshall presented the award to Senator Galgiani in the State Capitol on February 21, expressing the organization's sincere appreciation for the Senator's leadership and commitment in the State Capitol.