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KTVU 2 San Francisco
California students improve test scores; still not meeting math, reading standardsgrade level saw an increase in students meeting or exceeding standards, accordi
California students improve test scores; still not meeting math, reading standards
KTVU 2 San Francisco / Posted 7 hours ago
grade level saw an increase in students meeting or exceeding standards, according to Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson. Torlakson announced the test scores at San Leandro High School on Wednesday. Although students improved... Read more
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Orange County Register
Orange County again outperforms state on school teststhe percent of students meeting the standard rose 7 points, to 53 percent. Sta
Orange County again outperforms state on school tests
Orange County Register / Posted 8 hours ago
the percent of students meeting the standard rose 7 points, to 53 percent. State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson said the scores show educators and parents are “making progress toward upgrading our education system to... Read more
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NBC Los Angeles
LA County Students Show Slight Improvement in Test Scoresaccording to results released today by the California Department of Education.
LA County Students Show Slight Improvement in Test Scores
NBC Los Angeles / Posted 9 hours ago
according to results released today by the California Department of Education. State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson said California students overall showed improvement on the California Assessment of Student Performance and... Read more
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KESQ Palm Springs
Coachella Valley schools lagging in English and math testingto results released Wednesday by the California Department of Education. State
Coachella Valley schools lagging in English and math testing
KESQ Palm Springs / Posted 16 hours ago
to results released Wednesday by the California Department of Education. State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson said overall students showed improvement statewide on the California Assessment of Student Performance and... Read more
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KPBS San Diego
San Diego County Students Improve Math, English Test Scoresto results released Wednesday by the California Department of Education. State
San Diego County Students Improve Math, English Test Scores
KPBS San Diego / Posted 17 hours ago
to results released Wednesday by the California Department of Education. State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson said California students overall showed improvement on the California Assessment of Student Performance and... Read more
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NBC Los Angeles
LA County Shows Slight Improvement in English, Math Testingto results released Wednesday by the California Department of Education. State
LA County Shows Slight Improvement in English, Math Testing
NBC Los Angeles / Posted 17 hours ago
to results released Wednesday by the California Department of Education. State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson said California students overall showed improvement on the California Assessment of Student Performance and... Read more
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NBC Bay Area
California Students Improve Test Scores on Statewide Examthe new Common Core-aligned exam by computer for the first time last year. Cal
California Students Improve Test Scores on Statewide Exam
NBC Bay Area / Posted 17 hours ago
the new Common Core-aligned exam by computer for the first time last year. California Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson said rising scores can be attributed to more familiarity with taking the test online, an extra year of teaching... Read more
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The Record Searchlight
Students improve scores but most don't meet new standardsthe new Common Core-aligned exam by computer for the first time last year. Cal
Students improve scores but most don't meet new standards
The Record Searchlight / Posted 18 hours ago
the new Common Core-aligned exam by computer for the first time last year. California Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson said rising scores can be attributed to more familiarity with taking the test online, an extra year of teaching... Read more
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Orange County Register
Orange County once again outperforms state on school test scoresproblem solving and preparing students for the real world. In a news release,
Orange County once again outperforms state on school test scores
Orange County Register / Posted 18 hours ago
problem solving and preparing students for the real world. In a news release, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson said the scores show educators and parents are “making progress toward upgrading our education system to... Read more
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The Sacramento Bee
Students make slight gains on new Common Core state teststeachers, parents, school employees, and administrators are paying off,” said s
Students make slight gains on new Common Core state tests
The Sacramento Bee / Posted 18 hours ago
teachers, parents, school employees, and administrators are paying off,” said state Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson in a statement. Under the old Standardized Testing and Reporting program in 2013, 54 percent of Sacramento... Read more
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San Francisco Chronicle
California test scores rise in second year of new standardsgo here. “Of course there’s more work to do, but our system has momentum,” sta
California test scores rise in second year of new standards
San Francisco Chronicle / Posted 19 hours ago
go here. “Of course there’s more work to do, but our system has momentum,” state Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson said in a statement. The results showed students’ scores under the second year of standardized tests that were... Read more
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Pasadena Star-News
This is how California students scored in the second year of new Common Core testingcritical thinking, problem solving and preparing students for the real world.
This is how California students scored in the second year of new Common Core testing
Pasadena Star-News / Posted 19 hours ago
critical thinking, problem solving and preparing students for the real world. State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson said in a news release that the scores show educators and parents are “making progress towards upgrading our... Read more
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The Mercury News
California test scores: Amid gains, proficiency lags and ethnic gap widensand 33 percent met math standards Educators hailed the improvement, with state
California test scores: Amid gains, proficiency lags and ethnic gap widens
The Mercury News / Posted 19 hours ago
and 33 percent met math standards Educators hailed the improvement, with state Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson calling it progress toward upgrading the state's education system. But critics said the progress is welcome but... Read more
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Ventura County Star
Ventura County students boost state test scores but remain far from the goalpersistent, and we all need to work together to find solutions that help all gr
Ventura County students boost state test scores but remain far from the goal
Ventura County Star / Posted 19 hours ago
persistent, and we all need to work together to find solutions that help all groups rise, while narrowing the gap," said Tom Torlakson, state superintendent of public instruction, in a news release. Students took the Smarter Balanced Assessment,... Read more
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The Mercury News
School for the Deaf staff seeks superintendent's ousterof trying to work with Virnig it was time for change. And they recently asked
School for the Deaf staff seeks superintendent's ouster
The Mercury News / Posted yesterday
of trying to work with Virnig it was time for change. And they recently asked state Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson, whose administration oversees the California Schools for the Deaf in Fremont and Riverside and the California... Read more
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KCBA FOX 35 Salinas
Monterey County extends emergency declaration for Soberanes Firedeclaration because of the Soberanes Fire by another 30 days. More from Centra
Monterey County extends emergency declaration for Soberanes Fire
KCBA FOX 35 Salinas / Posted yesterday
declaration because of the Soberanes Fire by another 30 days. More from Central Coast News On July 26, Acting Governor Tom Torlakson issued a state of emergency for Monterey County. The declaration allows counties to ask the state for... Read more
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Los Angeles Daily News
Judge will decide next week if he’ll stop state’s new vaccine lawCalifornia Department of Education said, “We can’t comment on ongoing litigatio
Judge will decide next week if he’ll stop state’s new vaccine law
Los Angeles Daily News / Posted 9 days ago
California Department of Education said, “We can’t comment on ongoing litigation, but Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson strongly supports vaccinating students. It’s the law, and it’s the right thing to do for public... Read more
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The Sacramento Bee
Opponents try to block California vaccination law as school startsDepartment of Education issued a statement saying it could not comment on ongoi
Opponents try to block California vaccination law as school starts
The Sacramento Bee / Posted 9 days ago
Department of Education issued a statement saying it could not comment on ongoing litigation. But state Superintendent Tom Torlakson said vaccinating students “is the law, and it’s the right thing to do for public health.” The Sacramento City... Read more
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The Sacramento Bee
California’s warring education factions dueling over federal rulesto get the state to include. This month, in a 10-page letter, Board of Educati
California’s warring education factions dueling over federal rules
The Sacramento Bee / Posted 9 days ago
to get the state to include. This month, in a 10-page letter, Board of Education President Michael Kirst and Tom Torlakson, the state superintendent of schools, spelled out unhappiness with the federal rules, saying they “will derail... Read more
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Rappler
1st in the US: California high school curriculum to include WWII in PHlast century in their mission to defend the region from Japan. They reached out
1st in the US: California high school curriculum to include WWII in PH
Rappler / Posted 9 days ago
last century in their mission to defend the region from Japan. They reached out to State Schools Superintendent Tom Torlakson, who advanced their objective to expand the scope of the proposed curriculum framework to include World War II... Read more
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The Mercury News
Torlakson: Vote yes on Proposition 51Proposition 51. Learn more about why our local communities and schools need Pro
Torlakson: Vote yes on Proposition 51
The Mercury News / Posted 12 days ago
Proposition 51. Learn more about why our local communities and schools need Proposition 51 by visiting www.YesOn51.com. Tom Torlakson is the California State Superintendent of Public Instruction and previously represented Alameda County and... Read more
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NBC Bay Area
Opponents Challenge California's Vaccination Lawof Education wrote: “The department can't comment on ongoing litigation, but Su
Opponents Challenge California's Vaccination Law
NBC Bay Area / Posted 12 days ago
of Education wrote: “The department can't comment on ongoing litigation, but Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson strongly supports vaccination. It's the law in California, and it's the right thing to do for public health.... Read more
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NBC San Diego
Opponents Challenge California's Vaccination Lawof Education wrote: “The department can't comment on ongoing litigation, but Su
Opponents Challenge California's Vaccination Law
NBC San Diego / Posted 13 days ago
of Education wrote: “The department can't comment on ongoing litigation, but Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson strongly supports vaccination. It's the law in California, and it's the right thing to do for public health.... Read more
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New Times San Luis Obispo
Publishing Local News and Entertainment for over 29 years in San Luis Obispo County, CAthat were often left on the margins or absent from past frameworks and textbook
Publishing Local News and Entertainment for over 29 years in San Luis Obispo County, CA
New Times San Luis Obispo / Posted 14 days ago
that were often left on the margins or absent from past frameworks and textbooks. “This is a big win for our students,” Tom Torlakson, the state superintendent of public instruction, announced in a press release on July 14. “This framework helps... Read more
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The Sacramento Bee
Do we still need Daylight Saving Time?Acting Gov. Tom Torlakson led a public walk around California's Capitol Park on
Do we still need Daylight Saving Time?
The Sacramento Bee / Posted 14 days ago
Acting Gov. Tom Torlakson led a public walk around California's Capitol Park on July 27, 2016 to celebrate his declaration of 'Be Active Day.' Torlakson, the state Superintendent of Public Instruction, is governor while other top officials attend the... Read more
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The Sacramento Bee
Berkeley balcony collapse survivor: 'My life has been changed forever'Acting Gov. Tom Torlakson led a public walk around California's Capitol Park on
Berkeley balcony collapse survivor: 'My life has been changed forever'
The Sacramento Bee / Posted 14 days ago
Acting Gov. Tom Torlakson led a public walk around California's Capitol Park on July 27, 2016 to celebrate his declaration of 'Be Active Day.' Torlakson, the state Superintendent of Public Instruction, is governor while other top officials attend the... Read more
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The Record Searchlight
California Editorial Roundupperformance: This week, state Board of Education President Michael Kirst and s
California Editorial Roundup
The Record Searchlight / Posted 14 days ago
performance: This week, state Board of Education President Michael Kirst and state Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson sent a 10-page letter to the U.S. Education Department taking issue with how the federal government is... Read more
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Lake Tahoe News
Snippets about Lake TahoeEducation Planning Council’s Coordinator Elizabeth Blakemore were recognized by
Snippets about Lake Tahoe
Lake Tahoe News / Posted 15 days ago
Education Planning Council’s Coordinator Elizabeth Blakemore were recognized by State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson for their work with the Race to the Top—Early Learning Challenge Grant. · TRYP is having a mixer Aug. 10 from... Read more
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The Mercury News
Torlakson: Vote yes on Proposition 51Proposition 51. Learn more about why our local communities and schools need Pro
Torlakson: Vote yes on Proposition 51
The Mercury News / Posted 15 days ago
Proposition 51. Learn more about why our local communities and schools need Proposition 51 by visiting www.YesOn51.com. Tom Torlakson is the California State Superintendent of Public Instruction and previously represented Alameda County and... Read more
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KSBW Salinas
Pilot Fire in Southern California triggers evacuationsby scorching heat, windy conditions and a five-year drought, a pair of Californ
Pilot Fire in Southern California triggers evacuations
KSBW Salinas / Posted 15 days ago
by scorching heat, windy conditions and a five-year drought, a pair of California wildfires has burned tens of thousands of acres in southern and central parts of the state. On Tuesday, acting California Gov. Tom Torlakson issued emergency... Read more
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KOAT7abc Albuquerque
Pilot Fire in Southern California triggers evacuationsby scorching heat, windy conditions and a five-year drought, a pair of Californ
Pilot Fire in Southern California triggers evacuations
KOAT7abc Albuquerque / Posted 15 days ago
by scorching heat, windy conditions and a five-year drought, a pair of California wildfires has burned tens of thousands of acres in southern and central parts of the state. On Tuesday, acting California Gov. Tom Torlakson issued emergency... Read more
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The Sacramento Bee
California lawmakers pay tribute to Sharon RunnerActing Gov. Tom Torlakson led a public walk around California's Capitol Park on
California lawmakers pay tribute to Sharon Runner
The Sacramento Bee / Posted 16 days ago
Acting Gov. Tom Torlakson led a public walk around California's Capitol Park on July 27, 2016 to celebrate his declaration of 'Be Active Day.' Torlakson, the state Superintendent of Public Instruction, is governor while other top officials attend the... Read more
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The Sacramento Bee
Grim opening to California fire seasonwildfire is nowhere near the size of the Basin Complex fire, the Soberanes blaz
Grim opening to California fire season
The Sacramento Bee / Posted 20 days ago
wildfire is nowhere near the size of the Basin Complex fire, the Soberanes blaze is just as destructive. Acting Gov. Tom Torlakson declared a state of emergency last week to help affected communities obtain aid swiftly. The blaze is... Read more
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The Sacramento Bee
8 dead, 350 square miles burned, 300 homes destroyed in grim beginning of California fire seasonwildfire is nowhere near the size of the Basin Complex fire, the Soberanes blaz
8 dead, 350 square miles burned, 300 homes destroyed in grim beginning of California fire season
The Sacramento Bee / Posted 20 days ago
wildfire is nowhere near the size of the Basin Complex fire, the Soberanes blaze is just as destructive. Acting Gov. Tom Torlakson declared a state of emergency last week to help affected communities obtain aid swiftly. The blaze is... Read more
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Mountain View Voice
Foothill-De Anza board faces contested raceactivities and fundraising events. So far Wong has picked up several high-profi
Foothill-De Anza board faces contested race
Mountain View Voice / Posted 20 days ago
activities and fundraising events. So far Wong has picked up several high-profile endorsements, from State Superintendent Tom Torlakson, U.S. Rep. Mike Honda, State Treasurer John Chiang and State Controller Betty Yee. Cupertino resident Patrick... Read more
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The Mercury News
Hayward coalition seeks DA, state probe of school boardcounty Board of Education President Eileen McDonald, county District Attorney N
Hayward coalition seeks DA, state probe of school board
The Mercury News / Posted 20 days ago
county Board of Education President Eileen McDonald, county District Attorney Nancy O'Malley and state Superintendent Tom Torlakson to "investigate actions taken by the Hayward Unified School District." Those actions, according to the letter,... Read more
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The Sacramento Bee
The Big 5: California’s top political donorssupport Marshall Tuck’s run for state superintendent of schools in 2014. Tuck,
The Big 5: California’s top political donors
The Sacramento Bee / Posted 20 days ago
support Marshall Tuck’s run for state superintendent of schools in 2014. Tuck, a longtime charter school advocate, lost to Tom Torlakson in a matchup pitting charter schools against the teachers union. She’s given $2.8 million to the California... Read more
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KRCR TV Redding
Emergency Tax Relief, Local Assistance Available for Business Owners Affected by Wildfires in Cali.for business owners and tax and feepayers directly affected by disasters declar
Emergency Tax Relief, Local Assistance Available for Business Owners Affected by Wildfires in Cali.
KRCR TV Redding / Posted 23 days ago
for business owners and tax and feepayers directly affected by disasters declared as state of emergencies. Acting Governor Tom Torlakson issued an emergency proclamation for Los Angeles and Monterey counties on Tuesday, July 26, due to the effects... Read more
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KTVU 2 San Francisco
Soberanes fire grows to more than 40,000 acreshave been lifted for Red Wolf Drive, Corona Road, and Riley Ranch Road and all
Soberanes fire grows to more than 40,000 acres
KTVU 2 San Francisco / Posted 23 days ago
have been lifted for Red Wolf Drive, Corona Road, and Riley Ranch Road and all of Carmel Highland. Acting Gov. Tom Torlakson, the state's superintendent of public instruction, declared a state of emergency in Monterey County on... Read more
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Pleasanton Weekly
Soberanes Fire spreads to 40,000 acres Sunday eveninghave been lifted for Red Wolf Drive, Corona Road, and Riley Ranch Road and all
Soberanes Fire spreads to 40,000 acres Sunday evening
Pleasanton Weekly / Posted 23 days ago
have been lifted for Red Wolf Drive, Corona Road, and Riley Ranch Road and all of Carmel Highland. Acting Gov. Tom Torlakson, the state's superintendent of public instruction, declared a state of emergency in Monterey County on Tuesday.... Read more
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KTVU 2 San Francisco
Soberanes fire grows to 40,000 acreshave been lifted for Red Wolf Drive, Corona Road, and Riley Ranch Road and all
Soberanes fire grows to 40,000 acres
KTVU 2 San Francisco / Posted 23 days ago
have been lifted for Red Wolf Drive, Corona Road, and Riley Ranch Road and all of Carmel Highland. Acting Gov. Tom Torlakson, the state's superintendent of public instruction, declared a state of emergency in Monterey County on... Read more
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The Mercury News
Internal Affairs: Tom Torlakson takes charge of the stateClinton's presidential nomination in Philadelphia, the state was left in the ha
Internal Affairs: Tom Torlakson takes charge of the state
The Mercury News / Posted 25 days ago
Clinton's presidential nomination in Philadelphia, the state was left in the hands of State Superintendent of Schools Tom Torlakson. Even in our always-connected era, California's Constitution requires that executive power be transferred... Read more
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NBC Bay Area
Soberanes Fire Grows to Nearly 33K Acres, 15% Containedbe reached on Aug. 31, Cal Fire officials said. The county is under a state of
Soberanes Fire Grows to Nearly 33K Acres, 15% Contained
NBC Bay Area / Posted 26 days ago
be reached on Aug. 31, Cal Fire officials said. The county is under a state of emergency declared Tuesday by acting Gov. Tom Torlakson, the state's superintendent of public instruction who is filling in while Gov. Jerry Brown is away in... Read more
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KCBA FOX 35 Salinas
Soberanes Fire: A timelineDistrict says the air quality in Carmel Valley reaches "unhealthy" levels due t
Soberanes Fire: A timeline
KCBA FOX 35 Salinas / Posted 26 days ago
District says the air quality in Carmel Valley reaches "unhealthy" levels due to fine particulate matter. Acting Governor Tom Torlakson declares a State of Emergency in Monterey County. WEDNESDAY JULY 27, 2016: Total acreage: 23,288 with 10... Read more
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Orange County Register
State attorney general’s assault on online educationDecember 2015, in the middle of proceedings with the California Public Employme
State attorney general’s assault on online education
Orange County Register / Posted 26 days ago
December 2015, in the middle of proceedings with the California Public Employment Relations Board, State Superintendent Tom Torlakson sent a letter to CAVA urging the schools to abandon their appeal and immediately acquiesce to the CTA’s... Read more
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Pasadena Star-News
Sand fire at 85 percent containment on Day 8first step in acquiring state funding to help fire-recovery efforts. Hours afte
Sand fire at 85 percent containment on Day 8
Pasadena Star-News / Posted 26 days ago
first step in acquiring state funding to help fire-recovery efforts. Hours after the board’s vote on Tuesday, acting Gov. Tom Torlakson officially declared a state of emergency to free up state resources. Torlakson, the state superintendent of... Read more
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Darien News-Review
Crews make progress on Southern California firein the Rancho San Carlos Community as a wildfire burns in Carmel Valley, Calif.
Crews make progress on Southern California fire
Darien News-Review / Posted 26 days ago
in the Rancho San Carlos Community as a wildfire burns in Carmel Valley, Calif., Wednesday, July 27, 2016. Acting Gov. Tom Torlakson, substituting for Gov. Jerry Brown who is at the Democratic National Convention with other top state officials,... Read more
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The Fairfield Citizen
Crews make progress on Southern California firein the Rancho San Carlos Community as a wildfire burns in Carmel Valley, Calif.
Crews make progress on Southern California fire
The Fairfield Citizen / Posted 26 days ago
in the Rancho San Carlos Community as a wildfire burns in Carmel Valley, Calif., Wednesday, July 27, 2016. Acting Gov. Tom Torlakson, substituting for Gov. Jerry Brown who is at the Democratic National Convention with other top state officials,... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
State parks near Big Sur stay closed as Soberanes Fire growsBig Sur state parks since igniting Friday. The infernos in Big Sur and in Los
State parks near Big Sur stay closed as Soberanes Fire grows
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 26 days ago
Big Sur state parks since igniting Friday. The infernos in Big Sur and in Los Angeles County prompted Acting Governor Tom Torlakson to declare a state of emergency. The declaration directs officials to “determine if local government assistance... Read more
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Stamford Advocate
California coastline wildfire rages onin the Rancho San Carlos Community as a wildfire burns in Carmel Valley, Calif.
California coastline wildfire rages on
Stamford Advocate / Posted 26 days ago
in the Rancho San Carlos Community as a wildfire burns in Carmel Valley, Calif., Wednesday, July 27, 2016. Acting Gov. Tom Torlakson, substituting for Gov. Jerry Brown who is at the Democratic National Convention with other top state officials,... Read more
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