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Opinion: Marco Rubio and the GOP Work Ethic

G on Politics (opinion): Marco Rubio often doesn’t show up for work. Instead of a pay cut or a demotion, he has been elevated to competing for the most important job in the world. Imagine how much better your life would be if you could take the same lazy approach to your work.

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EPIC Insurance Brokers adds Joshua Allen, CSP, CFPS as Loss Control Consultant

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants (EPIC), a retail property and casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that risk control professional Joshua Allen has joined the firm as West Region Risk Management Loss Control Specialist. In this role, Allen will be responsible for providing comprehensive safety management and loss control services to EPIC’s larger, more complex ‘risk management’ clients.

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Wireless Leader 5 BARS to Deliver Carrier-Grade Wi-Fi for NRG Stadium in Houston

IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ — 5 Bars(TM) announced today they are building a carrier-grade Wi-Fi system for NRG Stadium at NRG Park: the premier sports, convention, tradeshow and entertainment complex located in Harris County, the cultural center and urban hub of Houston.

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Core Hammer Training Certification Program Launched for Fitness Trainers and Group Ex Instructors

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — MostFit is excited to announce its new 4-hour certification training program accredited through NASM and ACE. Trainers and Group Ex Instructors will receive .4 Continuing Education Credits for attending the training.

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New Comedy CD, GROWER, by Brett Hamil announced by Uproar Entertainment

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Uproar Entertainment is excited to announce the release of Brett Hamil’s first comedy CD ‘GROWER’ on Feb. 12, 2016. In his punchy, fast-moving act Hamil talks about sex, psychedelics, his ‘dog entourage,’ marrying into secular Judaism, and what it means to feel trapped in one’s beard.

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XILS announces StiX, a Virtual Analog and MultiSynthesis Drum Machine with NextGen XoX Sequencer

Xils-Lab this week announced the pending release of version 1.0 (now in final BETA), of its latest creation, a new take on
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ASCAP Names Paul Rourke Executive VP and CFO

ASCAP, the American Society of Composers Authors and Publishers, today announced the appointment of Paul Rourke as its Executive Vice President and
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Garth Brooks is First Country Artist to Earn SoundExchange Digital Radio Award

SoundExchange this week announced that Garth Brooks, the number one selling solo artist in U.S. history, has added another achievement to his
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ASCAP names Nicole George-Middleton and Shawn Lemone as Senior VPs, Membership for 2016

Recently, ASCAP (The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers), the world leader in performing rights and advocacy for music creators, announced
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Renee Crow Joins EPIC Insurance Brokers as VP Hospitality Practice Leader in the Western U.S.

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants (EPIC), a unique and innovative national retail insurance brokerage and employee benefits consulting firm, announced today that Renee Crow has joined the firm as Vice President and West Region Hospitality Practice Leader.

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Rick Genest Joins Premier Insurance Services, a Hispanic Market Insurance Services Provider, as President

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Protector Holdings, LLC, a joint venture of EPIC (Edgewood Partners Insurance Center) and Dowling Capital Partners, announced today that Rick Genest has joined Premier Insurance Services as the company’s President. Premier Insurance Services, acquired by Protector Holdings in 2013, targets the growing Hispanic Community in California and the West.

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Calif. Governor Brown Delivers 2016 State of The State Address

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Warning of the next inevitable recession and the “zigzag of spend-cut-spend” budgeting, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today delivered his annual State of the State address, choosing to lay out a clear, focused case for his top priority – continued fiscal discipline – rather than “talk today about new

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California Basketball Asssociation Selects Center Renardo Sidney as Men’s First-Ever Player

COMPTON, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Former Mississippi State star Renardo Sidney was the first player taken in the inaugural California Basketball Association’s draft Sunday January 10, 2016. In all, 48 players were selected by six different CBA men’s teams over eight rounds to play in the new professional basketball league. Free Agent tryouts are Saturday January 23, 2016 at 5 p.m. at the USESS Center in Compton, Calif.

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Integrated Comfort Expands Calif. Operations, Develops Enhanced Monitoring Internet Dashboard

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Integrated Comfort, Inc. (ICI) has expanded. In June 2015, ICI moved from Vacaville, Calif. to a larger office and production facility in West Sacramento, Calif. ICI also opened a facility in Phoenix, Arizona to provide manufacturing and logistical support in one of our higher concentration areas for DualCool installations.

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U.S. Senate Candidate Tom Del Beccaro’s Flat Tax endorsed by Reagan Economist Dr. Arthur Laffer

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Tom Del Beccaro, former Chairman of the California Republican Party and U.S. Senate candidate, today announced Dr. Arthur Laffer’s endorsement of Del Beccaro’s nationwide and California flat tax.

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New hit single Aktive announced by KING OF THA HILLS – artist aktively collabs with Zaytoven and Young Dro

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — KING OF THA HILLS (K.O.T.H.) makes music business history with the release of their new hit single called ‘Aktive’ which is now available on music outlets and is produced by multi-platinum producer Zaytoven (Xavior Dotson).

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Boosting U.S. Charities: 2016 NonProfit PR Grant Application Deadline Extended to Feb. 15

TORRANCE, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Neotrope today announced an extension to the 2016 annual PR Grants program application deadline, for U.S.-based 501(c)3 charities, to February 15. Launched in 2000, the Non-Profit PR Grant was designed to help raise awareness of selected charities to traditional media, to the public, as well as to potential halo sponsors and donors.

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Too Broke For Therapy: Uproar Entertainment Releases First Stand-Up Comedy CD by Nick Cobb

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Uproar Entertainment is excited to announce the release of Nick Cobb’s first comedy CD, ‘Too Broke For Therapy’ to be released January 15, 2016. Uproar Entertainment is committed to recording and promoting today’s most talented comedians.

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PhotoLA 2016: Ambassador Anwarul K. Chowdhury to Dedicate Exhibit to World Peace

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — A&I, the fine art photographic printing and services company, will present the work of award-winning photojournalist Tish Lampert at its booth #816 at PhotoLA. The exhibit is part of Lampert’s 15-year series on the landmark protests of our times. Ambassador Anwarul K. Chowdhury, Former Under-Secretary-General and High Representative of the UN, will dedicate the exhibition in a special event highlighting his world peace initiative.

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EPIC Insurance Brokers acquires Houston’s Ascende, Inc., a Leading Human Capital and Employee Benefits Firm

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Ascende, Inc., a premier human capital and employee benefits consulting firm, and EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a unique and innovative national retail insurance brokerage and employee benefits consulting firm, announced today that they have joined forces.

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Bank of Southern California NA Announces Change of its Ticker Symbol to BCAL

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Bank of Southern California, N.A. (OTC Pink: BCAL / OTCMKTS:BCAL), announced today that FINRA has approved a change in the Company’s stock symbol. As of Monday, December 21, 2015 the new trading symbol for Bank of Southern California is BCAL. The former symbol, FBBN is no longer valid.

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Calif. Gov. Brown Issues Emergency Order On Aliso Canyon Gas Leak

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Given the prolonged and continuing duration of the Aliso Canyon gas leak and at the request of residents and local officials, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today issued a proclamation that declares the situation an emergency and details the administration’s ongoing efforts to help stop the leak. The order

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Carolwood Equities Experiences Superb Growth for Young Entrepreneurs in Real Estate Investing

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Carolwood Equities, a privately-held, fully-integrated real estate investment company, just closed a deal for an impressive return and the firm’s founders, Andrew Shanfeld and Adam Rubin, partners, say it’s just the beginning.

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Dr. Don Harte Offers Best 2016 New Year’s Health Advice: Beware of Doctor’s Scare Tactics

CORTE MADERA, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Dr. Don Harte, noted California chiropractic and health activist, offers everyone the most direct health advice he can for the New Year: ‘Want Health? Don’t fall for the scare tactics of your doctor! Pursue health instead!’ Harte, former medical student, is a principled, traditional chiropractor serving Marin and the Greater Bay Area since 1981.

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San Diego’s The Mortgage Collaborative Adds 16 New Lender Members Nationwide

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The Mortgage Collaborative (TMC), an independent mortgage lending cooperative, today announced the addition of sixteen new lenders to their national network of originating members, announced the Collaborative’s EVP of National Sales and Strategic Alliances, Rich Swerbinsky.

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Breakout Film by Urbanstylz and Director Antonio James Sets Precedent for Low Budget Returns

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Urbanstylz Entertainment, the independent production company, announced today that its first feature film, ‘Trey the Movie,’ which was produced for just $68, has grossed more than $150,000 in multiple channels of digital distribution while garnering attention at numerous film festivals. The film tells the story of a man whose life is so overwhelming that he snaps killing everyone in his path. It was Mr. James’ directorial debut.

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‘Winter on Fire’ Director Evgeny Afineevsky Awarded by Ukrainian President

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — American-Russian Business Council (ARBC) is pleased to announce that its member and director of the Netflix original documentary ‘Winter on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom,’ Evgeny Afineevsky, has been awarded the Medal of the Cross of Ivan Mazepa by Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko.

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Calif. Assemblyman Gatto Reminds on New Laws for Californians Jan. 1, 2016

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — While everyone is out celebrating New Year’s Day, Californians should take note of new laws that will take effect as of January 1, 2016, says Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Glendale). In an email to the media, he highlights the following new laws for 2016: AB 8 (Yellow Alert) — Local law-enforcement

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ReverseVision Offers Lenders and REALTORS a Reverse Mortgage Education Track at 2016 User Conference

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — ReverseVision, Inc. today announced that mortgage lenders, bankers and REALTORS(R) interested in learning why offering reverse mortgages in their lending portfolio allows them to better serve consumers are invited to attend a ‘Reverse Mortgage Facts’ track at its inaugural User Conference 2016 in San Diego January 20 – 22 at the Sheraton San Diego Hoteland Marina.

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Calif. Gov. Brown Declares State of Emergency in San Bernardino County to Help with Recovery from Shooting

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On Friday, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. issued an emergency proclamation for San Bernardino County to help the community as it recovers from the December 2, 2015 terrorist attack. The full text of the proclamation is below: PROCLAMATION OF A STATE OF EMERGENCY WHEREAS on December 2, 2015, a

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