California Department of Public Health Investigates Second Case of Human Plague

California Department of Public Health Investigates Second Case of Human Plague

Sacramento, CA…California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Director and State Health Officer Dr. Karen Smith announced that the department has been notified of a presumptive positive case of plague contracted by a recent visitor to California from Georgia. Confirmatory testing is being conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Prior to becoming […]

Carter, Top Leaders Honor Victims of Chattanooga Attack ~ Terri Moon Cronk DoD News

Carter, Top Leaders Honor Victims of Chattanooga Attack  ~ Terri Moon Cronk DoD News

Washington, DC…The lives of the five “fallen patriots” who were killed as a result of the July 16 attacks in Chattanooga, Tennessee, were “truly exemplary,” Defense Secretary Ash Carter said today during a memorial service in that city. Carter joined Vice President Joe Biden, Navy Secretary Ray Mabus, Navy Adm. Jonathan Greenert, the chief of […]

California CHP Commissioner Remarks On Arrest Of Officers In Murder Case

California CHP Commissioner Remarks On Arrest Of Officers In Murder Case

Sacramento, CA…California Highway Patrol (CHP) Commissioner Joe Farrow and Doug Villars, president of the California Association of Highway Patrolmen, today made the following remarks following the announcement by the Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department that one former and two current CHP employees were arrested in connection with the 2012 murder of Turlock resident Korey Kaufmann: “I […]

Presidential Weekly Address: Continuing Work to Improve Community Policing

Presidential Weekly Address: Continuing Work to Improve Community Policing

Martha’s Vineyard, MA… Hi everybody. It’s now been a year since the tragic death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. His death—along with the events in Cleveland, Staten Island, Baltimore, Cincinnati, and other communities—sparked protests and soul searching all across our country. Over the past year, we’ve come to see, more clearly than ever, the […]

US Flag Flies Again In Havana

US Flag Flies Again In Havana

Havana, Cuba…SECRETARY KERRY: Please be seated, everybody. Thank you very, very much. Muchas gracias. Buenos dias. I’m so sorry that we are a little bit late today, but what a beautiful ride in and how wonderful to be here. And I thank you for leaving my future transportation out here in back of me. I […]

LA Mayor Announces Completion of ‘Shade Ball’ Cover Project at Los Angeles Reservoir

LA Mayor Announces Completion of ‘Shade Ball’ Cover Project at Los Angeles Reservoir

Los Angeles, CA…Mayor Eric Garcetti released 20,000 “shade balls” onto the surface of the Los Angeles Reservoir, marking completion of a $34.5 million initiative to protect the city’s water quality. LADWP is the first utility company to use this technology for water quality protection. Today’s deployment marked the final phase of an effort that involves […]

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