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21st Century Cures: 50 Percent of Californians Will Get Cancer, This Legislation Could Help Them Survive

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today in Washington, D.C., U.S. Rep. Tony Cárdenas (D-San Fernando Valley) voted as a member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee to approve “21st Century Cures,” legislation that will improve medical research and better target National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding. The bill will help focus the use of

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Calif. Bill SB 505 Clears State Senate – Requires Voter Bill of Rights to be Written in Plain Language

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The Calif. State Senate this week approved SB 505 authored by Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia) on a bipartisan vote. The bill will ensure that California’s Voter Bill of Rights and other election materials are provided to voters in plain, accessible and easily understandable language. The bill now goes to the

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Calif. Gov. Brown Announces Historic Investment in Schools, Rainy Day Fund, New Earned Income Tax Credit in Revised Budget

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. released a revised state budget that prudently pays down debt and saves billions of dollars, while carefully directing funding where it’s needed most – to improve schools, help low-income Californians, prevent tuition increases and respond to drought and climate change. “Another recession is

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Senate Constitutional Amendment 8 to Increase Representation in California’s Largest Counties Introduced

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — A bipartisan measure to increase the number of elected supervisors from 5 to 7 members in California counties that have more than two million residents was introduced today by Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia). Senate Constitutional Amendment 8 will have to be approved by a two-thirds vote of the legislature, and

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Calif. Gov. Brown Announces Appointments for May 7-8, 2015 including to Department of Consumer Affairs

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On Friday, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments: First, Edgar L. Gill Jr, 50, of Elk Grove, has been appointed senior deputy commissioner of the Division of Corporations at the California Department of Business Oversight. Gill has been a senior vice president team lead at U.S.

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S.F. Mayor Lee Announces Increased Funding to Strengthen San Francisco Immigrant Community

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — This past week, S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee announced $10 million in total budget funding over two years to support San Francisco’s immigrant community, including additional legal services, financial education, support of the opening of the new labor center for immigrants, and funding to strengthen Citywide efforts including San

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Calif. Gov. Brown Announces Appointments for May 6, 2015 including to California Citizens Compensation Commission

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On Wednesday, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments: First, Matina Kolokotronis, 50, of Sacramento, has been appointed to the California Citizens Compensation Commission. Kolokotronis has been president of business operations for the Sacramento Kings since 2010 and director of the Sacramento Kings Foundation since 2004, where

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San Diego Unified Port District partners with U.S. Dept. of State for Maritime Security

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Ambassador William R. Brownfield, Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL), signed a formal Memorandum of Understanding with the Port of San Diego to launch a partnership that will enhance the Department’s maritime security assistance to Asia and Latin America. Under

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San Diego County Awards Contract to CARR for Development of Assisted Living Facility Rating System

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The County of San Diego, Aging and Independence Services awarded Consumer Advocates for RCFE Reform (CARR) a fixed price contract for a pilot project to create a rating system for the County’s assisted living facilities, and to develop a consumer-friendly website to display the ratings and facility information.

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Civic Resource Group International working with Microsoft on CityNext for ‘Smart Cities’ Tech

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Civic Resource Group International (CRGI) today announced it is working with Microsoft on Microsoft CityNext, an initiative designed to help governments, businesses, and citizens re-imagine what is next for their cities. For the first time in history, more than one-half of the world’s population live in urban areas and nearly 70 percent of people will live in cities by 2050.

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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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