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CLEARLAKE

New Beginnings conference program, the dangers that prevent a better life

Few people would say that we live in difficult and difficult times. Heart disease and cancer, the two leading causes of death in this country, continue to worsen despite decades of efforts to control them. Autoimmune diseases, diseases of the blood, liver, kidneys, endocrine system also continue to increase at alarming rates. Mental illness, psychosis, depression and suicides are also on the rise. Lake County is particularly troubled by these and other health issues. According to a national survey released in March 2019, Lake County residents were among the unhealthiest in the state.

Dan Stemler will address the topic of improving life, lifestyle and how to avoid a number of dangers associated with many adverse health conditions that are particularly prevalent in industrialized countries like ours.

The program will offer plenty of food for thought on these topics. Plus, it will give you the opportunity to meet like-minded, health-conscious people. Before the start of the conference, we have reserved a social time of 30 minutes for you to familiarize yourself with each other.

Stemler is a technical writer specializing in health and environmental issues. He has published two magazines, Eclectic Review and Spectrums of Well-being.

Date of the program: Tuesday February 15 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Location: Redbud Public Library, Community Hall, 14785 Burns Valley Rd., Clearlake CA 95422

For more information please call: 707-830-0756

Cost: voluntary donation. Feel free to invite friends and acquaintances because you won’t want to miss this life-changing and life-enhancing conference.

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SACRAMENTO

Governor Newsom Announces Appointments

Governor Gavin Newsom today announced the following appointments:

Joseph Andrew McAllister, 56, of Davis, was reappointed to the California Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission (California Energy Commission), where he has served since 2012. McAllister held several positions at the California Center for Sustainable Energy from 2005 to 2012, including Managing Director, Director of Policy and Strategy and Director of Programs. He was an energy efficiency consultant for the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association from 2002 to 2005, and a renewable energy and efficiency specialist from 1992 to 2000. McAllister is a past president of the National Association of State Energy Officials and serves on the boards of the Alliance to Save Energy and Camp Kesem at the University of California, Davis. McAllister earned a Doctor of Philosophy and a Masters in Energy and Resource Science from the University of California, Berkeley. This position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $166,306. McAllister is a Democrat.

Eileen Odell, 36, of Oakland, has been appointed technical advisor to Commissioner Darcie Houck at the California Public Utilities Commission, where she has served as an acting advisor since 2021. She was a utility regulatory analyst at the California Public Utilities Commission , Public Advocates Office from 2014 to 2021, a CROWN Fellow for the Sonoma County Council from 2012 to 2013, and a Utilities Assistant for the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission from 2011 to 2012. Odell received a Juris Doctorate from the ‘University of California, Hastings College of Law. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $158,628. Odell is a Democrat.

Angela G. Jemmott, 60, of Sacramento, has been named bureau chief for the California Bureau of Real Estate Appraisers. Jemmott has served as Executive Director of the California Commission on Disability Access since 2015, where she served as Associate Program Analyst from 2011 to 2015. She served as Personnel Services Analyst in the Department of General Services from 2008 to 2011. This position requires confirmation of the Senate. and the compensation is $150,300. Jemmott is a Democrat.

Bret Ladine, 41, of Sacramento, has been appointed general counsel at the California State Transportation Agency. Ladine has served as General Counsel in the Department of Financial Protection and Innovation since 2020, where he served as Assistant General Counsel from 2016 to 2020. Ladine was a Senior Partner at Hogan Lovells US LLP from 2012 to 2016 and a Partner at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich and Rosati. PC from 2008 to 2012. He served as director of communications for Congressman Dennis Cardoza’s office from 2003 to 2005. Ladine earned a JD from the University of Virginia School of Law. He is a member of the Anthony M. Kennedy American Inn of Court. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $196,008. Ladin is a Democrat.

Jay Bradshaw, 54, of Vallejo, has been appointed to the California Transportation Commission. Bradshaw has served as Executive Secretary-Treasurer of the Northern California Carpenters Regional Council since 2021. He served as Executive Director of the Carpenters 46 Northern California Counties Conference Board from 2019 to 2021. Bradshaw served as Organizing Director of the Northern California Carpenters Regional Council from 2007 to 2019, where he served as deputy director of the organization from 2001 to 2007. He is a member of Leadership San Francisco, California Alliance for Jobs and Transportation California. This position requires Senate confirmation and compensation is $100 per day. Bradshaw is a Democrat.

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