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Calif. Bill to Keep Strangers from Using Your TV to Record Private Conversations Approved by Privacy Committee

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Imagine a television that records and transmits conversations in the privacy of your bedroom. Then imagine words

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Hundreds of Calif. Nursing Home Workers to Rally in Support of Senate Bill 779 on April 23, 2015

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On Thursday, nursing home workers from throughout L.A. County will rally in support of Calif. Senate

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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. Unscrupulous Elder Care Referral Agencies Bill Approved by Senate Committee – SB 648

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Senate Bill 648, authored by Calif. Senator Tony Mendoza, was approved this week by the Senate Health Committee. The bill will protect seniors and their families from elder care referral agencies that engage in unscrupulous business practices by strengthening their licensing and financial disclosure requirements. The bill now goes to […]

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Calif. Legislation to Overhaul DNA Testing Regime Approved by Public Safety Committee – AB 84

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Could thousands of rapes and murders go unsolved in California because of problems with a ballot initiative? asks Assemblyman Mike Gatto. Unfortunately, yes. If the California Supreme Court upholds a lower court decision, California’s DNA testing law could be thrown out. The Assembly Public Safety Committee voted 6 to 1 […]

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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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California Governor Brown Issues Proclamation Declaring California Library Week

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On Tuesday, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. issued a proclamation declaring April 12 through 19, 2015, as California Library Week in the State of California. The text of the proclamation follows: PROCLAMATION The freedom to explore the vast body of human knowledge is one of the underpinnings of a […]

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Vaccinations Required for Calif. Day Care Center Workers Under Bill Approved by Senate Health Committee

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The Senate Health Committee yesterday approved SB 792 authored by Calif. Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia) on a bipartisan 8 to 0 vote. The bill will protect California children in day care from contracting serious diseases by requiring family day care home and day care center workers to be vaccinated against […]

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Latest Recycled-Water Bill Passes Committee as California’s 2015 Drought Continues

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — California is in the midst of a historic drought, and Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Glendale) has continued his focus on delivering new sources of clean water. Gatto’s legislation to help reduce the barriers for onsite-water recycling and allow more Californians to participate in safe and sustainable recycled-water practices was approved by the Assembly’s Water, Parks, and Wildlife Committee on a 15-0 vote.

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L.A. Mayor Garcetti Launches ‘Save the Drop’ Campaign, encouraging Angelenos to address the Epic Drought

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — This past week L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti launched a major, citywide water conservation outreach campaign – “Save the Drop.” With the Mayor’s executive directive on water conservation creating strong tools to reduce water use and address the drought, including a $3.75 per square foot rebate for lawn replacement, Mayor […]

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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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Calif. Congressman Tony Cardenas Welcomes New Veterans to Advisory Committee

SAN FERNANDO VALLEY, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, U.S. Rep. Tony Cárdenas (D-San Fernando Valley) welcomed a new group of Valley Veterans who will serve as a Veteran Advisory Committee in the 29th Congressional District in California. The Committee is dedicated to informing the Congressman of Veterans’ needs, advocating for those and helping him craft […]

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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. Bill to Create Parks and Open Space, Address Climate Change, Introduced by Senator Mendoza

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — A groundbreaking bill to develop green space and recreational areas for underserved communities while helping the state achieve its climate change goals has been introduced by Calif. Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia). SB 760 establishes the Disadvantaged Community Enhancement Program which will provide grants to disadvantaged communities from AB 32 Greenhouse […]

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Calif. Gov. Brown Announces Appointments for March 18, 2015 including State Council on Developmental Disabilities

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On Wednesday, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments: First, David Long, 49, of Tehachapi, has been appointed warden at the California City Correctional Facility, where he has served as acting warden since 2014. Long served in several positions at Ironwood State Prison from 1995 to 2014, […]

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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. Bill to Improve Probate Process, Cut Fees for Families, Passes Judiciary Committee – AB 139

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — To pass the contents of just about 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 Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto. These streamlined transfers help families […]

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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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New Bill by Calif. Senator Tony Mendoza Protects Seniors by Requiring Increased Licensing, Inspections and Financial Disclosure

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia) announced on Wednesday that he has introduced a bill to protect seniors and their families from elder care referral agencies that engage in unscrupulous business practices. SB 648 will strengthen the licensing and financial disclosure requirements for the hundreds of referral agencies in California. As […]

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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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Calif. Assemblyman Anthony Rendon Statement on Prime Healthcare Opting Out of Daughters of Charity Sale

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, in response to Prime Healthcare opting out of its purchase of the Daughters of Charity Health System, Calif. Assemblyman Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood) issued the following statement: “The decision by Prime Healthcare to back out of its bid to purchase the Daughters of Charity Health System (DCHS) represents the culmination […]

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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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Consumer Advocates for RCFE Reform Sponsors Calif. Excluded Persons Administrative Action List Legislation

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Consumer Advocates for RCFE Reform (CARR) today announced that Assemblymember Cheryl R. Brown (D – San Bernardino) introduced the ‘Excluded Persons Administrative Action List,’ or ‘EPAAL’ legislation on Feb. 27, 2015. AB 1122 as it is now known, will require the Department of Social Services, Community Care Licensing (DSS/CCL) to publish on its website a list of all persons who have been excluded from owning, operating and/or working inside any licensed care facility as a result of an Administrative Law proceeding.

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Vaccinations Required for Calif. Day Care Center Workers Under Bill Introduced by Senator Mendoza – SB 792

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — In an effort to protect California children in day care from contracting serious diseases, Calif. Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia) introduced SB 792 which will require all family day care home and day care center workers to be vaccinated against measles, pertussis, and influenza among others. As recently as the year […]

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Calif. Assemblywoman Young Kim Announces Legislation to Require Voter Support for New Toll Facilities In Orange County

COSTA MESA, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. State Assemblywoman Young Kim (R-Fullerton) today announced that she has formally introduced state legislation to require a two-thirds vote of the Orange County electorate before any new toll facility in the county could be constructed on a public freeway. Kim, who made the announcement along a stretch of […]

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