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Calif. Bill to Make Voting Materials More Comprehensible Approved by Senate Elections Committee – SB 505

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The Calif. Senate Elections and Constitutional Amendments Committee today approved SB 505 authored by Senator Tony Mendoza

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Calif. Conflict of Interest in Govt. Contracting Bill Approved by Senate Committee – SB 330

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — A bill to restore public trust and accountability in government by strengthening California’s conflict of interest laws was approved today by the Senate Governance and Finance Committee on a unanimous bipartisan vote of 6 to 0. SB 330 authored by Calif. Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia) would define what family relationships […]

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Calif. Gov. Brown Announces Appointments for April 16, 2015 including to Department of Human Resources

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments: First, Jim Zamora, 56, of Davis, has been appointed deputy director of communications at the California Department of Human Resources. Zamora has been senior communications specialist for the Service Employees International Union, Local 1000 since 2008. He was a […]

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Illegal Butane Hash Oil (BHO) and Meth Manufacturing Target of Legislation Approved by Calif. Senate Public Safety Committee – SB 212

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The Senate Public Safety Committee today approved SB 212 authored by Calif. Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia) on a unanimous, bipartisan vote of 6 to 0. The bill will address the proliferation of Butane Hash Oil (BHO) and methamphetamine manufacturing in residential neighborhoods by making it an aggravated felony to manufacture […]

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Calif. Gov. Brown Announces Appointments for April 8-10, 2015 including to Advisory Council on Early Learning and Care

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On April 10, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments: first, Barry Steinhart, 57, of Plumas Lake, has been appointed assistant executive director at the California Energy Commission. Steinhart has served as principal consultant in the Office of California State Senator Mark Leno since 2008. He served […]

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Californians for Retirement Security Protest Plans to Eliminate Retirement Security for Millions of Californians

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On Friday, more than 100 firefighters, teachers, police officers, school employees and other public servants protested an expected November 2016 ballot measure that would eliminate retirement security for millions of Californians. The demonstration took place outside a meeting hosted for proponents of the effort by the right-wing Reason Foundation featuring […]

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Calif. Bill to Protect Children in Day Camps Approved by Senate Health Committee – SB 476

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The Senate Health Committee this week approved SB 476 authored by Calif. Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia), on a unanimous bipartisan vote of 9 to 0. The bill will protect the well-being of California’s children by ensuring that day camps in the state are held to the same high standards as […]

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Huge Win For Middle Class Californians As Probate Simplification Legislation Passes State Assembly – AB139

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, Assemblyman Mike Gatto’s (D-Glendale) legislation to create a “Revocable Transfer on Death (TOD) Deed” in California, allowing a homeowner to specify who a house should be deeded to upon passing, was approved by the State Assembly unanimously on a vote of 73-0. To pass the contents of just about […]

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Calif. Governor Brown Directs First Ever Statewide Mandatory Water Reductions

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Following the lowest snowpack ever recorded and with no end to the drought in sight, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced actions that will save water, increase enforcement to prevent wasteful water use, streamline the state’s drought response and invest in new technologies that will make California more […]

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Calif. Assemblyman Rendon Proposes Initiative Reform to Counter Anti-Gay Ballot Measure

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Assemblyman Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood) today instructed Legislative Counsel to draft a proposal to counter “The Sodomite Suppression Act,” the barbaric ballot initiative calling for legalizing the murder of LGBT Californians. “Voters must be informed when a petition they sign violates the United States Constitution,” said Rendon. “My proposal is […]

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Calif. Gov. Brown, Legislative Leaders Announce $1 Billion Emergency Drought Package

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Mobilizing state resources to face another year of extreme dry conditions, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today joined Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León, Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins, and Republican Leaders Senator Bob Huff and Assemblymember Kristin Olsen to announce legislation to help local communities cope with the […]

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Calif. Gov. Brown Announces Appointments for March 12, 2015 including Domestic Violence Advisory Council

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following two appointments: First, Mark Beckley, 44, of Gold River, has been appointed chief deputy director of the California Department of Child Support Services, where he has been acting chief deputy director since 2015 and served in several positions from 2007 […]

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Calif. Gov. Brown Announces Appointments for March 11, 2015 including Transportation Commission

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. on Wednesday this week announced the following appointments: First, Alicia Fowler, 49, of Sacramento, has been appointed deputy secretary and general counsel at the California State Transportation Agency. Fowler has served as senior assistant attorney general at the California Department of Justice, Office of […]

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Calif. Gov. Brown Announces Appointments for March 11, 2015 including California Water Commission

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Yesterday, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments: First, Paula Daniels, 59, of Los Angeles, has been appointed to the California Water Commission. Daniels is a Pritzker Environment and Sustainability Education Fellow for 2015. She has worked on issues related to food systems, water and climate as […]

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Calif. Gov. Brown Announces Appointments for March 11, 2015 to State Board of Education

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. on Wednesday announced the following appointments: First, Aida Molina, 61, of Bakersfield, has been reappointed to the California State Board of Education, where she has served since 2011. Molina has served as assistant superintendent of academic improvement and accountability for the Bakersfield City School […]

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Calif. Gov. Brown Announces Appointments for March 4-9, 2015 including California Physician Assistant Board

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On Monday, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: First, Scott Kernan, 54, of West Sacramento, has been appointed undersecretary for operations at the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. He was owner at Kernan Consulting from 2011 to 2015. Kernan served in several positions at […]

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Inspired by Kerri Kasem, Mike Gatto Continues Quest to Give Rights to Calif. Children Denied Access to Ailing Parents

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Glendale) introduced new legislation that would provide reasonable accommodations for adult children who want to visit their parents, and provide children the right to know when an ailing parent’s health becomes worse or if the parent dies. The proposed legislation, AB 1085, will provide legal […]

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Calif. Senator Mendoza Bill Helps Prevent Child Hunger – SB 708

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — To address childhood hunger and improve access to the National School Lunch and Breakfast Programs, Calif. Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia), a former elementary school teacher, today introduced SB 708. The bill will direct schools to make applications for free or reduced price meals available electronically online, to provide them in […]

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Calif. Congressman Cardenas: Protect America and 26,000 Californian Jobs

SAN FERNANDO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On Thursday in Washington, D.C., U.S. Rep. Tony Cárdenas (D-San Fernando Valley) called on House Republican leadership to allow more than 26,000 Californians, including thousands of Coast Guard personnel, to continue to protect our nation from outside threats by fully funding the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) before a […]

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Calif. Gov. Brown Announces Appointments for Feb. 25, 2015 including to Commission on Judicial Performance

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On Wednesday, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments: First, Nanci Nishimura, 61, of San Mateo, has been reappointed to the California Commission on Judicial Performance, where she has served since 2011. Nishimura has been a partner at Cotchett, Pitre and McCarthy since 2006, where she has […]

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Calif. Gov. Brown Announces Appointments for Feb. 23, 2015 including to Board of Food and Agriculture

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On Monday, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments: First, Ashley Boren, 53, of San Francisco, has been reappointed to the California State Board of Food and Agriculture, where she has served since 2008. Boren has been executive director at Sustainable Conservation since 1997. Boren held several […]

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Calif. Senator Isadore Hall to Hold Informational Hearing on Earthquake Early Warning System

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, Calif. Senator Isadore Hall, III (D – South Bay), Chair of the Senate Governmental Organization Committee, announced he will hold a joint informational hearing with the Assembly Governmental Organization Committee on the status of California’s earthquake early warning system. The hearing, “California’s Earthquake Preparedness: Status of the Earthquake Early […]

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California Conflict of Interest Laws Target of Bill by Senator Tony Mendoza – SB 330

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, Calif. Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia) introduced SB 330 to restore public trust and accountability in government by strengthening California’s conflict of interest laws. The bill would define what family relationships would constitute a financial conflict interest for a public official in voting on public contracts before any governmental body, […]

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Calif. Assemblyman Anthony Rendon Statement on Attorney General’s Decision on Daughters of Charity Sale

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — In response to Calif. Attorney General Kamala Harris approving the sale of the Daughters of Charity Health System to Prime Healthcare, Assemblyman Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood) issued the following statement: “I am exceptionally disappointed in the Attorney General’s decision to approve the sale of the Daughters of Charity Health System (DCHS) […]

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Calif. Senator Isadore Hall and Assemblymember Adam Gray Introduce Legislation Authorizing iPoker in California

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Senator Isadore Hall, III (D – South Bay), Chairman of the Senate Governmental Organization Committee and Assemblymember Adam Gray (D – Merced), Chairman of the Assembly Governmental Organization Committee today announced the introduction of identical legislation to legalize intrastate Internet poker (iPoker) in California. SB 278, by Senator Hall […]

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First Hearing of Mike Gatto Committee on Calif. Privacy, Consumer Protection to be as Groundbreaking as its Creation

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — According to a press release today from Assemblyman Mike Gatto: The first hearing for the newly created Assembly Privacy and Consumer Protection Committee hasn’t happened yet and already Committee Chairman Mike Gatto (D-Glendale) is making history with the committee. Earlier today, Gatto announced that the Committee’s first hearing would be […]

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Calif. Senator Mendoza Bill Protects Children from Drug Trafficking, Manufacturing Near Schools – SB 212

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — In an effort to crack down on the manufacturing and sale of illicit drugs near schools, Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia) a former elementary school teacher, introduced SB 212 on Thursday, which strengthens the punishment for drug trafficking and manufacturing near schools. The bill would expand the Juvenile Drug Trafficking & […]

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Calif. Gov. Brown Announces Appointments for Feb. 9, 2015 to California Apprenticeship Council

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On Monday, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments: First, Barbara Blake, 63, of Los Angeles, has been reappointed to the California Apprenticeship Council, where she has served since 2012. Blake has been executive director at Labor United for Universal Healthcare since 2013. She was state secretary […]

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Calif. Gov. Brown Announces Appointments for Jan. 26, 2015 including to California Department of Food and Agriculture

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — This week, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments: First, Jennifer Kent, 41, of Sacramento, has been appointed director of the California Department of Health Care Services. Kent has been executive director at Local Health Plans of California since 2013. She was principal at Health Management Associates […]

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S.F. Mayor Lee Outlines Shared Prosperity Agenda in 2015 State of the City Address

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On Thursday, S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee delivered his 2015 State of the City address at the recently completed Phase One expansion site of the San Francisco Wholesale Produce Market – the first new Production, Distribution, and Repair (PDR) space in San Francisco in more than a decade – […]

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