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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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Civic Resource Group International Makes Cloud-based CivicConnect Water Conservation Platform Available to Drought-Stricken California

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Civic Resource Group International (CRG) today announced immediate availability of its award-winning CivicConnect(TM) Water Conservation and Drought Management Platform to all the Cities and Water Agencies throughout California.

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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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Author Ryan Gattis and Artist Evan Skrederstu collaborate on new, hard hitting novel ‘All Involved’

MILL VALLEY, Calif. /California Newswire/ — ArteQuesta, a fine arts investment company, today announced that ‘Ernie’s Last Ride,’ a piece by Evan Skrederstu, a Los Angeles-based artist and member of art collective UGLARworks (Unified Group of Los Angeles Residents), has been featured in fellow UGLARworks member Ryan Gattis’s latest novel, ‘All Involved’ (ISBN: 978-0062378798).

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Edgewood Partners Insurance Center adds Veteran Broker Tim Woodhull to North East U.S. Team

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Edgewood Partners Insurance Center (EPIC), a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Timothy C. (Tim) Woodhull has joined the firm as a principal. Woodhull brings 35 years of diverse insurance industry experience and leadership in corporate insurance brokerage, insurance carrier operations, risk management and insurance program design and management.

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Master Jeweler David Bellman and Segway inventor Dean Kamen unveil AquaSonic Wave for Daytime Emmy Stars

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — This year’s Daytime Emmy(R) Award stars will walk away with trophies and accolades as well as learning about a revolutionary new invention, The AquaSonic Wave. Co-created by Dean Kamen, creator of the Segway, and Master Jeweler David Bellman, the AquaSonic Wave provides a novel, time-effective way to keep diamonds and other precious jewelry sparkling like new.

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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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We Care LA campaign gains momentum, supporters march urging County Supervisors to take action to lift caregivers from poverty

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — As L.A. County home care providers struggle to make ends meet, thousands of caregivers and supporters marched and rallied today in support of SEIU United Long Term Care Workers’ (ULTCW) “We Care LA campaign,” urging L.A. County Supervisors to take action to lift caregivers out of poverty by placing […]

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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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Study: Prevailing Wage Adds 17.5K Jobs to California Economy

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Prevailing Wage policies add 17,500 jobs and $1.4 billion in output across California’s economy, according to a new study released today by Smart Cities Prevail – a leading construction industry education and research organization.

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Christopher R. Mitchell joins Edgewood Partners Insurance Center as Senior VP Sales

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Edgewood Partners Insurance Center (EPIC), a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, today announced that Christopher R. Mitchell has joined the firm as senior vice president of sales in the firm’s Northern California Bay Area Property and Casualty Insurance Division.

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Calif. Senator Isadore Hall Statement on Recent Officer Involved Shooting in South Carolina

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Senator Isadore Hall, III (D – South Bay), Vice Chair of the California Legislative Black Caucus today released the following statement regarding the recent shooting death of Walter Scott, an unarmed African American man by an officer of the North Charleston Police Department in North Charleston, South Carolina: “As […]

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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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Rich Swerbinsky, Nancee Mueller join The Mortgage Collaborative management team

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The Mortgage Collaborative, an independent lending cooperative serving small and mid-sized mortgage lenders and community-based lending institutions, has deepened its senior executive team with the addition of two new hires, announced the Collaborative’s Chairman, John Robbins, CMB.

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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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Emilio N. Francisco, CEO of PDC Capital Group, announces development of SummerPlace at Correll Palms in Florida

COSTA MESA, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Emilio N. Francisco, Chairman and CEO of private equity firm PDC Capital Group, announced the development of SummerPlace at Correll Palms, an assisted living and memory care facility to be located in Titusville, Fla., across the Indian River from the Kennedy Space Center.

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David G. Kittle named Board Vice Chairman at The Mortgage Collaborative, Debra Still as Board Secretary, and Jim Park CEO

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The Mortgage Collaborative, an independent lending cooperative serving small and mid-sized mortgage lenders and community-based lending institutions, has implemented several changes to its Board of Directors and executive management team, announced the Collaborative’s current Chairman, John Robbins, CMB.

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Kings And Queens Robotics Team Advances to 2015 FIRST Tech Challenge World Championship Second Year in a Row

MONROVIA, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The Monrovia High Robotics Program announced today that the ten Monrovia High School students of the ‘Kings and Queens’ robotics team and their purple robot ‘Sir Lancelot’ qualified to advance to the 2015 FIRST Tech Challenge Robotics World Championships for a second year in a row as a result of their excellent performance at the West Super-Regional Robotics Tournament held in Oakland March 26-28.

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MCT Trading Adds Industry Veteran Joel Dulmage to Growing Sales Team for Mortgage Risk Management

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — MCT Trading, Inc., a recognized industry leader in mortgage risk management providing pipeline hedging, best-execution loan sales and centralized lock desk services, announced that Joel Dulmage has joined the company in the capacity of regional sales director. Mr. Dulmage will be responsible for new business development and client service management in the Midwest territory.

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First EPIC Invitational Golf Tournament in Calif. benefits the Joyful Child Foundation

ONTARIO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property and casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, has been working for over six months planning an event that raised nearly $30,000 to support The Joyful Child Foundation’s efforts to bring their personal safety training to children in the Inland Empire, California.

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ReverseVision Inc. Adds New Operations Team in San Diego to Enhance RV Exchange System Performance and Scale

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — California-based ReverseVision, Inc., the leading software and technology provider for the reverse mortgage industry, has added a new Operations Team to their growing company. This team will be focused exclusively on product operations, system monitoring, capacity planning, backup, recovery, hosting management and product release.

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Real Estate Market Showing Increasing Signs of Strengthening, Says Veros’ Latest 12-Month VeroFORECAST Forecast Update

SANTA ANA, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Veros Real Estate Solutions, an award-winning industry leader in enterprise risk management, collateral valuation services and predictive analytics, reports that the residential market is gaining momentum with a greater percentage of markets expected to increase in value over the next 12 months, moving upwards to 86% from last quarter’s 82 percent.

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