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  • Cal. Gov't Code ยง 420 : State Flag
    The Bear Flag is the State Flag of California. As viewed with the hoist end of the flag to the left of the observer there appears in the upper left-hand corner of a white field a five-pointed red star with one point vertically upward and in the middle of the white field a brown grizzly bear walking toward the left with all four paws on a green grass plot, with head and eye turned slightly toward the observer; a red stripe forms the length of the flag at the bottom, and between the grass plot and the red stripe appear the words CALIFORNIA REPUBLIC...
  • California State Library: State Symbols
    California's state symbols are set by state law.

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  • State of California (Ca.Gov)
    State of California web portal home.
  • California Office of Governor
    "The Governor of California is the chief executive of the California state government, commander-in-chief of the California National Guard and the California State Military Reserve, whose responsibilities also include making annual State of the State addresses to the California State Legislature, submitting the budget, and ensuring that state laws are enforced. The position was created in 1849, the year before California became a state." [Wikipedia]
  • California State Agencies (Ca.Gov)
    Alpha listing of the State of California's Government Agencies.
  • California State Association of Counties (CSAC)
    "The primary purpose of CSAC is to represent county government before the California Legislature, administrative agencies and the federal government. CSAC places a strong emphasis on educating the public about the value and need for county programs and services."
  • California State Government Web Archive
    Web Archiving Service (WAS) periodically captures and archives all the California agencies. The archive can be searched by keyword.
  • California State Telephone Directory
    "The California Online Directory provides access to government information and services for state employees, local government and the general public. The directory services include state employee information, state agency information, and a State Government Organization Chart, as well as a keyword search."
  • Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC)
    "Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank dedicated to informing and improving public policy in California through independent, objective, nonpartisan research."
  • Washlaw (Legal Research on the Web): California Law & Government Resources
    Award winning 50 sate law and government directory.

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