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Calif. Congressman Cardenas calls on UC Board of Regents: No Tuition Hikes at UC Universities!

SAN FERNANDO VALLEY, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, in response to a vote being taken Thursday by the University of California (UC) Board of Regents, to raise tuition on UC system students, U.S. Rep. Tony Cárdenas (D-San Fernando Valley) wrote the Board, calling on them to vote “no” on such an increase. “I ask that […]

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Calif. Gov. Brown Appoints Two to Orange County Superior Court

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Earlier this week, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the appointment of Gassia Apkarian and Craig E. Arthur to judgeships in the Orange County Superior Court. Apkarian, 47, of Mission Viejo, has been senior attorney and president at Apkarian Defense APC since 2007. She served as a deputy public […]

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Calif. Governor Brown Appoints Two to Riverside County Superior Court

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. this week announced the appointment of Susanne S. Cho and James T. Latting to judgeships in the Riverside County Superior Court. Cho, 48, of Palm Desert, has been an attorney at the Law Offices of Rodney Lee Soda since 2004. She served as a […]

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Calif. Gov. Brown Appoints Six to Los Angeles County Superior Court

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — This week, on Wednesday, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the appointment of Hector E. Gutierrez, Colin P. Leis, Lillian Vega Jacobs, Rob B. Villeza, Shirley K. Watkins and Michael E. Whitaker to judgeships in the Los Angeles County Superior Court. Gutierrez, 40, of Whittier, has served as a […]

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Calif. Gov. Brown Appoints Two to Alameda County Superior Court

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On Wednesday, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the appointment of Thomas E. Stevens and Noël Wise to judgeships in the Alameda County Superior Court. Stevens, 48, of Piedmont, has served as chief at the Oakland Branch of the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Northern District of California since 2013, where […]

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Calif. Gov. Brown Appoints M. Bruce Smith to Fifth District Court of Appeal

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — This week, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the appointment of M. Bruce Smith as associate justice of the Fifth District Court of Appeal. Smith, 58, of Fresno, has served as supervising judge at the Fresno County Superior Court since 2012, where he has served in several positions since […]

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Calif. Gov. Brown Appoints Justices to the First District Court of Appeal

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. this week announced the appointment of Marla J. Miller to Division Two and Jon B. Streeter to Division Four of the First District Court of Appeal. Miller, 59, of San Francisco, has served as a judge at the San Francisco County Superior Court since […]

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Calif. Gov. Brown Announces Appointments for Nov. 10, 2014 including to Department of Health Care Services

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On Monday, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments: First, Thomas Gibson, 47, of Sacramento, has been appointed general counsel at the California Natural Resources Agency. Gibson has been general counsel at the California Department of Fish and Wildlife since 2010, where he was assistant chief counsel […]

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Calif. Gov. Brown Announces Appointments for Oct. 22, 2014 including to California Film Commission

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On Wednesday, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments. First, Thomas Davis, 56, of Sherman Oaks, has been appointed to the California Film Commission. Davis is third international vice president of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees Executive Board, where he has been a member since […]

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Calif. Gov. Brown Announces Appointments for Oct. 21, 2014 including to California Travel and Tourism Commission

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On Tuesday, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments. Clark Ducart, 53, of Crescent City, has been appointed warden at Pelican Bay State Prison, where he has been acting warden since 2014 and has served in several positions since 1989, including chief deputy warden, correctional administrator, correctional […]

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Calif. Gov. Brown Announces Appointments for Oct. 20, 2014 including to California Department of Human Resources

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On Monday, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments. First, Richard Gillihan, 46, of Folsom, has been appointed director of the California Department of Human Resources, where he has served as acting director since 2014. Gillihan has served in several positions at the California Department of Finance […]

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California Bill to Protect Campus Crime Victims signed into Law – AB 1433

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — This past week, a closely watched and highly anticipated bill by Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles) to “ensure that crimes committed on college campuses are properly reported and investigated” was signed into law by Governor Brown. The legislation, AB 1433, requires colleges to report certain violent crimes (like sexual […]

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California Student Social-Media Privacy Bill Signed Into Law – AB 1442

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Social-media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram have stoked concerns from parents about how to protect the privacy of their children, says Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto, yet few parents are aware that school districts across California are using taxpayer dollars to monitor, collect, and store student social-media data and postings, […]

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Landmark California Plastic Bag Ban Signed into Law – SB 270

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/– This week, Calif. Governor Jerry Brown signed into law Senate Bill 270 which will phase out single-use plastic bags in the state of California. The bill was joint authored by Senators Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima), Kevin de Leon (D-Los Angeles) and Ricardo Lara (D-Huntington Park/Long Beach). The bill goes into effect on […]

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California Legislation to Create New Funding Stream for Water Efficiency Signed by Gov. Brown – AB 2636

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Another key water-conservation bill introduced by Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles), and co-authored by Assemblymember Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley), was signed into law by Governor Brown this week. AB 2636 establishes CalConserve, a revolving-loan program to finance water-efficiency projects for home owners and businesses, and helps cities and counties reach […]

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California Legislation to Protect Healthcare Workers Signed into Law by Gov. Brown

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Senate Bill 1299 authored by Senator Alex Padilla (D-Padilla) was signed by Governor Brown this week. The bill requires hospitals to establish comprehensive workplace violence prevention plans. The bill goes into effect on January 1, 2015. “Governor Brown’s signature will help protect healthcare workers. This new law requires additional […]

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Landmark California Recycled-Water Bill Signed by Gov. Brown as 2014 Drought Persists

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Most homeowners want cheaper water bills. If provided the infrastructure, they’d gladly use recycled water to wash cars and irrigate lawns. Many cities have vast reservoirs of recycled water. If provided a market, they’d gladly allow the water to be used for more than just landscaping medians. Drought-scorched California took […]

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California Bill of Rights for senior RCFE residents, to reform oversight of assisted living centers, singed into law

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ Calif. Governor Jerry Brown’s signing this week of several bills to aid California seniors by improving oversight of assisted living facilities will better protect the state’s growing elderly population, said Assemblymember Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont), the author of one of the bills signed into law. “The horrible stories of abandonment, abuse and […]

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California legislation to protect and preserve sacred Native American landmarks signed into law by Gov. Brown

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — After nearly two years of negotiation, legislation to protect and preserve sacred Native American landmarks was signed by Governor Brown yesterday. AB 52 would ensure that tribes have a say in development projects that affect tribal sacred places and cultural resources, by strengthening the consultation standards with tribes under the […]

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Newport Beach Moves to Pay Prevailing Wage

Unanimous Council Decision Paves Way for SB 7 Compliance NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Last night, the Newport Beach City Council voted unanimously to pay prevailing wage on locally funded projects in order to comply with a new state law known as SB 7 that was signed into law last year and was upheld […]

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Calif. Gov. Brown Signs Bill Cutting Byzantine California Solar Rooftop Permitting Procedures for Homeowners – AB 2188

TORRANCE, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Hardhat-wearing solar installers, local business leaders, and elected officials gathered at the Torrance Chamber of Commerce today to celebrate the signing of a bill to streamline permitting for residential rooftop solar energy systems. Assembly Bill 2188, by Torrance Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi, will cut “red tape” permitting procedures in over five […]

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Calif. Bill Increasing Penalties for Frivolous Lawsuits Signed Into Law by Gov. Brown – AB 2494

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On Thursday, Calif. Governor Jerry Brown signed into law Assemblyman Ken Cooley’s AB 2494 to curb frivolous litigation tactics. Prior to 1995, California law provided that litigants subjected to bad-faith and unmeritorious tactics could seek sanctions in the form of attorney’s fees. While invoking this provision did occur and promoted […]

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Calif. Gov. Brown signs Computer Science Bill for California Students – SB 1200

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — SB 1200 by Calif. State Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) was signed by Governor Brown on Saturday. The bill calls on the UC and CSU to provide guidelines for high school computer science courses that would satisfy an advanced math subject matter requirement for purposes of undergraduate admissions. Currently schools must […]

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Calif. Gov. Brown signs California Bill to Increase Electric Vehicle Charging Stations – AB2656

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On Monday, Calif. Governor Jerry Brown signed into law Assembly Bill (AB) 2565, authored by Assemblymember Muratsuchi (D–Torrance), a measure that will remove impediments to the installation of electric vehicle charging stations on private property. Under the newly-signed Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Act, if a tenant wants to install an electric […]

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Calif. Gov. Brown Signs California Green HOV Sticker Bill – AB 2013

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Governor Jerry Brown has signed into law Assembly Bill (AB) 2013, authored by Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi (D-Torrance), which increases the number of green High-Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lane stickers available for new plug-in hybrid vehicles to 70,000. “The Green HOV Sticker Program incentivizes California car buyers to buy zero-emission vehicles,” […]

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Gov. Brown Signs Historic Deal for California Film Tax Credit Extension for Five Years

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — After months of intensive negotiations, Calif. Governor Jerry Brown joined Assemblymembers Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles) and Raul Bocanegra (D-Pacoima) in taking bold action to protect jobs and families across the Golden State. At a ceremony this morning at TCL Chinese Theater in Hollywood, and with one swipe of his pen, […]

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Calif. Bill Strengthening Active Management of State IT Projects Signed Into Law by Gov. Brown

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On Wednesday, Calif. Governor Jerry Brown signed into law Assemblyman Ken Cooley’s AB 2523 to strengthen top level management decision-making in state agencies with complex and high risk technology projects. The bill directs the Director of Technology to bring forward to the Legislature a plan for the development of a […]

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First Driverless Vehicle Permit Issued by DMV in California

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, Calif. Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) announced that the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) has issued its first permit authorizing Audi of America to test driverless vehicles in California. Senator Padilla authored the law that required regulations governing the testing and use of driverless vehicles on public roads. The […]

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Calif. Gov. Brown Announces Appointments for Sept. 10, 2014 including to the California Board of Behavioral Sciences

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — This past week, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments. First, Tom Dresslar, 61, of Sacramento, has been appointed special assistant to the commissioner at the California Department of Business Oversight. Dresslar has served as communications director at the California State Treasurer’s Office since 2007. He served […]

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Court Officially Affirms New Calif. Prevailing Wage Law

Supporters Hail Victory for Bipartisanship, Economy and California Taxpayers SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Last Friday, after hearing arguments from both sides in the lawsuit aimed at blocking California’s new Prevailing Wage Law (SB7), San Diego Superior Court Judge Joel R. Wohlfeil affirmed his August 28th ruling upholding SB7. SB7 is a bipartisan law […]

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