SACRAMENTO – At the request of Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr. today called for Californians to observe a moment of silence on Friday in honor of the twenty children and six adults killed in Newtown.

Gov. Malloy made this request of all U.S. governors on Dec. 18.

California will observe the moment of silence at 9:30 a..m. Pacific Time on Friday, Dec. 21.