SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments:
Vicky Banaga, 60, of Le Grand, has been reappointed to the 35th District Agricultural Association, Merced County Fair Board of Directors, where she has served since 2015. Banaga has been chief business official at the Le Grand Union Elementary School District since 1977. She is a member of the Le Grand Beautification Committee. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Banaga is a Democrat.
Kimber Rogina, 57, of Merced, has been reappointed to the 35th District Agricultural Association, Merced County Fair Board of Directors, where she has served since 2015. Rogina has been a real estate agent at Century 21 Salvadori Realty since 2008 and co-owner at Rogina Inc. since 1985. She is a member of California Women for Agriculture and the Merced County Farm Bureau. Rogina is a California Agricultural Leadership Program alumnus. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Rogina is a Republican.
Cali Brown, 2 months, of Sacramento, has been appointed Deputy First Dog in the Office of Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. Born on January 26, 2018 in Herald, California, to Standard Poodle mother Bailey and Border Collie father Murphy, Cali, a Bordoodle, is without a doubt the pick of her 13-puppy litter. Cali has spent the past two months learning the ropes from a family of ranch dogs and has already shown promise in her engagement with horses, donkeys, goats, sheep and chickens. As Deputy First Dog and the newest member of the Brown family, Cali will assist First Dog Colusa Brown in herding staff at the State Capitol and will lend a paw around the family ranch in Colusa County. She will begin intensive on-the-job training with the First Dog effective immediately. This position does not require Senate confirmation – though the Deputy First Dog will gladly appear almost anywhere there are treats – and the compensation is per diem belly rubs. Cali is a Doggocrat.