HQ Then and Now, Holy Cow!

If you ever become complacent with your work environment, or a little miffed that some of the changes you’d hoped to see haven’t happened yet, then this story is for you.  If you’ve ever traveled to other government buildings, state or otherwise, then you know how bad those facilities can be (one particular office in Auburn stands out in my mind!) One more “if”: if you happened to have worked in the old Cal OES headquarters, like Deputy Director Grace Koch, then you know how wonderful this modern, open and sunlit building is.

Cal OES headquarters has come a long, long way. Just watch this short video and see for yourself, and keep this one in mind while you watch. And consider embracing Grace’s philosophy about her time spent in the old HQ.  Enjoy the trip back in time as Grace and public information officer Shawn Boyd flip through a Cal OES photo album.

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Shawn Boyd

Shawn Boyd joined Cal OES as a public information officer in 2014 after a 20-year career in television news as a reporter, anchor and executive producer. He's a Cal State Sacramento alum and former US Navy yeoman and Air Force brat.

2 thoughts on “HQ Then and Now, Holy Cow!

  • April 20, 2017 at 8:28 am

    The OES HQ depicted here was located next door to the California Department of Justice’s, Division of Law Enforcement HQ on Meadowview. Here CII fingerprint examination and storage was kept.
    Between 1964 and 1966 DOJ, Bureau of Narcotic Enforcement (BNE) Narcotic Agents along with the rest of the Division relocated to 3301 C St., Sacramento. The Sacramento BNE field office was located at 1520 11th St. with the Sacramento BNE office.
    In 1979 during the Loma Prieta earthquake and the 1992 LA riots then DOJ Special Agents were assigned to OES to help monitor those incidents.


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