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BAAQMD Awards $78,000 to Millbrae, Calif. for Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

MILLBRAE, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Last week, Millbrae Mayor Anne Oliva announced that the City has been awarded $78,000 by the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD) to purchase and install eight electric vehicle charging stations. “More than a grant, this is an investment by the BAAQMD and City to proactively help clean our

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Governor Brown Signs 2016-2017 California State Budget

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today signed a balanced, on-time 2016-2017 state budget that doubles California’s Rainy Day Fund, pays down debt, increases school funding and boosts programs to combat poverty and homelessness. “This solid budget makes responsible investments in California and sets aside billions of dollars to prepare

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Calif. Gov. Brown, Legislators Announce Sweeping Reforms to Public Utilities Commission

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr., Assemblymember Mike Gatto (D-Glendale) and Senators Jerry Hill (D-San Mateo) and Mark Leno (D-San Francisco) today announced a sweeping package of reforms to bolster governance, accountability, transparency and oversight of the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC). “These reforms will change how this commission does

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Nine Millbrae California Residents Honored for 130 Years of Service

MILLBRAE, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On Tuesday, June 14, nine Millbrae residents will be recognized for their 130 years of combined service to the City. Starting at 6:30 pm at City Hall, Vice Mayor Reuben Holober will present service recognition pins to Millbrae commissioners and committee members who have served the city for five, 10,

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The California Legislative Black Caucus Releases 2016-17 State Budget Priorities

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC) today announced their 2016-17 budget priorities with a clear emphasis on issues that will provide the most direct positive impact on the lives of African Americans throughout California. The CLBC’s budget priorities range from new investments in education and infrastructure to workforce development and

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EPIC Broker’s David McNeil Appointed to Calif. Joint Powers Risk Management Authority Advisory Board

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, today announced that David McNeil, a principal in the firm’s Inland Empire division, has been appointed to the Advisory Board of the California Association of Mutual Water Companies Joint Powers Risk and Insurance Management Authority (CAMWC-JPRIMA).

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Calif. Senator Mendoza Bill to Combat Government Corruption Approved by Key Committee: SB 1011

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — A bill that strengthens California’s conflict of interest laws and restores public trust and accountability was approved today by the Senate Governance and Finance Committee on a unanimous bipartisan vote of 7 to 0. According to Senator Mendoza, “SB 1011 will help prevent unethical personal enrichment in government contracting.” SB

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Calif. Senator Mendoza Introduces Bill to Combat Government Corruption – SB 1011

SACRRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — A bill that strengthens California’s conflict of interest laws and restores public trust and accountability was introduced today by Calif. Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia). SB 1011 will strengthen the conflict of interest law by expanding the definition of family and what constitutes a financial conflict of interest for public officials

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S.F. Mayor Lee Announces Armistead Maupin as Recipient of 2016 Mayor’s Art Award

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Earlier this month, San Francisco Mayor Edwin M. Lee announced that Armistead Maupin, local icon and acclaimed author of the Tales of the City series, has been named to receive the 2016 Mayor’s Art Award. Mr. Maupin will receive the 2016 Mayor’s Art Award on Tuesday, March 29 at

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Calif. Assemblymember O’Donnell Goes to Bat for California Coastal Commission Executive Director

LONG BEACH, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell (D-Long Beach) issued the following statement today in reference to a letter addressed to the Governor signed by the Assemblymember and other legislative leaders regarding Executive Director of the California Coastal Commission, Dr. Charles Lester. “As an Assemblymember representing a coastal district, I am proud

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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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Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto Named Chair of Utilities & Commerce Committee

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Earlier today, Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Glendale) was appointed chairman of the Assembly’s formidable Utilities and Commerce Committee, overseeing legislation that regulates public utilities, natural gas, energy (including renewable energy), common carriers, entities like Uber/Lyft, and general commerce in the state. He replaces Assembly Speaker designee Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood). “I

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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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Calif. Congressman Tony Cardenas endorses former Secy. of State Hillary Clinton for President of the United States

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — U.S. Rep. Tony Cardenas (D-San Fernando Valley, Calif.), a member of the prestigious House Committee on Energy and Commerce and Chairman of the CHC BOLD PAC, today announced his endorsement of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for President of the United States. “I’ve met with Secretary Clinton and discussed

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Calif. Congressman Cardenas Introduces Law to Inform Consumers About Veterans Hiring – H.R. 3919

SAN FERNANDO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — In Washington, D.C., as part of his commitment to find ways to employ our nation’s brave Veterans, U.S. Rep. Tony Cárdenas (D-San Fernando Valley, Calif.) today reintroduced bipartisan legislation that will allow American consumers to have a better understanding of which companies are most effective at hiring Veterans. The

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California Congressman Cardenas says Stop Putting Kids In Jail For Skipping School – H.R. 3782

SAN FERNANDO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — In Washington, D.C., as part of the President’s recognition of Youth Justice Awareness Month, U.S. Rep. Tony Cárdenas (D-San Fernando Valley, Calif.), a member of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce and long-time juvenile justice reform advocate, yesterday introduced legislation to stop the barbaric practice of putting kids

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Calif. Bill to Keep Your TV from Spying on You Signed into Law – AB1116

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Glendale), joined by members of his committee on Consumer Protection and Privacy, authored AB 1116, a bill to protect Californians from television voice-recognition features that could surreptitiously record private conversations in the home. Today, Governor Jerry Brown signed the measure which also prevents private conversations from

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Calif. Governor Brown Signs Legislation Oct. 5, 2015

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — This week, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced that he has signed the following bills, which include: AB 15 by Assemblymember Chris Holden (D-Pasadena) – Limitation of actions: human rights abuses. AB 96 by Assemblymember Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) – Animal parts and products: importation or sale of

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Calif. Bill to Create Yellow Alert, Apprehend Hit-and-Run Perpetrators, by Mike Gatto, signed by Governor

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto’s (D-Glendale) bill to establish a “Yellow Alert” system, allowing law-enforcement officials to engage drivers in identifying and apprehending hit-and-run drivers, was signed in to law on Monday. AB 8 will utilize the state’s existing network of freeway signs to broadcast information about vehicles suspected in hit-and-run

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Calif. Bill to Save Middle-Class Homeowners Thousands of Dollars Signed by Governor Brown

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — In California, to pass the contents almost any asset — a bank account, a multi-million-dollar stock account, a car of any value — upon death, all an individual needs to do is fill out a simple “Payable On Death” form, says Assemblyman Mike Gatto’s (D-Glendale). However, for most middle-class Californians,

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Smart San Diego: Civic Resource Group’s CivicConnect Parking Featured on Calif. Mobile Gallery as ‘ParkItDTSD’ App

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Civic Resource Group International (CRGI) today announced inclusion of CivicConnect Parking, the Company’s high performing product from its ‘Smart Cities’ Portfolio, in California Mobile Gallery. The product was successfully implemented in San Diego as ‘ParkItDTSD’ and is featured in the Gallery under this name.

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Statement from Assemblyman Anthony Rendon on being selected as next Speaker of California State Assembly

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Assemblyman Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood) issued the following statement after being selected to be the next Speaker of the California State Assembly: “I am deeply honored to have the support of my colleagues to become the next Assembly Speaker. “The Assembly remains focused on doing the people’s work over the

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Gatto’s Bill to Create Yellow Alert, Apprehend Hit-and-Run Perps, Awaits Governor’s Signature – AB 8

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, the Calif. State Assembly approved legislation to reduce the number of hit-and-runs by a vote of 68-0, sending the bill to the Governor for his signature. AB 8, by Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Glendale), will establish a “Yellow Alert” system, allowing law-enforcement officials to engage drivers in identifying and apprehending

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Making Connected Cities Possible: 5 Bars to Develop City of Sacramento Wireless Master Plan

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — 5 Bars, a leading innovator in distributed antenna systems (DAS) and Wi-Fi wireless services for intelligent infrastructure, announced today an agreement to develop the City of Sacramento’s Wireless Master Plan.

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Calif. Gov. Brown and Assemblyman Gatto Announce Participating California Agencies in Innovation Award

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today Calif. Governor Brown and Assemblyman Gatto (D-Glendale) announced the participating agencies of the California Innovation Award, established by Gatto’s AB 2138 in 2014, which awards a prize of up to $25,000 for Californians who provide intellectual property that solves a specific problem, innovates a process, or streamlines a system

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Calif. Senator Tony Mendoza Appointed to California Commission on Economic Development

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — California State Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia), Chair of the Labor and Industrial Relations Committee announced today his appointment by Senate President pro Tem Kevin de Leon to the California Commission on Economic Development. “I am honored Senate President pro Tem Kevin de Leon appointed me to the California Commission on

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Calif. Governor Brown Signs Legislation on Aug. 11, 2015 including AB 143, SB 227

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On Tuesday, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced that he has signed the following bills, including: AB 143 by Assemblymember Jim Wood (D-Healdsburg) – Food facilities. ADDITIONAL BILLS SIGNED: • AB 220 by Assemblymember Chris Holden (D-Pasadena) – Pupil instruction: mathematics: algebra. • AB 223 by Assemblymember Brian Dahle

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SF Mayor Lee Announces $8.2 Million Federal Grant for Fire Department Hiring

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee recently announced the San Francisco Fire Department (SFFD) was awarded an $8.2 million Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to hire 36 additional firefighters. “This new Federal funding invests in the growth and success

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Gov. Brown Signs Bill to Remove the Term ‘Alien’ from California Labor Code : SB432

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Governor Jerry Brown today signed SB 432 by Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia), Chair of the Senate Labor and Industrial Relations Committee. The bill modernizes outdated law by deleting the term “alien” from the California Labor Code, as a definition for an immigrant individual. The new law goes into effect

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SB212: Gov. Brown Signs Calif. Butane Hash Oil and Meth Manufacturing Legislation

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — SB 212 authored by Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia) was signed by Governor Jerry Brown today. The bill addresses the proliferation of Butane Hash Oil (BHO) and methamphetamine manufacturing in residential neighborhoods by making it an aggravated felony to manufacture the drugs within close proximity to occupied residences and structures. The

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