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Did You Know?Did You Know? - Browsing "government"

In the early days of California, the official seat of government was Loreto, in Lower California, and both Alta and ... [Read more]

A list of California governors from 1769 to the present.

Governors of California when California belonged to Spain, 1767 - ... [Read more]

Prior to 1861 the Secretary of State was the ex officio State Librarian. By an act approved March 8, 1861, ... [Read more]

General Information

State Capital: Sacramento
Date California Admitted as a State: September 9, 1850
State Motto: "Eureka" (Greek for "I ... [Read more]

The Great Seal, the earliest California symbol, was adopted by the Constitutional Convention on October 2, 1849. It was designed ... [Read more]

Chief Seattle is known for a speech he gave to the Washington territorial governor in 1854 regarding the status of ... [Read more]

The Consumer Price Index (CPI) is compiled monthly by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. It is a gauge of ... [Read more]

There is no statewide registry of all the fictitious names in California. However, the California Secretary of State maintains a ... [Read more]

The first African-American U.S. Governor was Lawrence Douglas Wilder. Wilder was elected on November 7th, 1989 to serve as Governor ... [Read more]

The Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act of 2003 allows consumers to request and obtain a free credit report once ... [Read more]

There are three Notary Publics at the Santa Cruz City Clerk's office (Room 10 at City Hall) who offer Notary ... [Read more]

From 1840 - 1980, every President of the U.S. who was elected in a year ending in a zero had ... [Read more]

The signers of the original California Constitution were the 48 delegates to the constitutional convention. The convention met from September ... [Read more]