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Event: American Cancer Society 6th Annual Millbrae Relay for Life July 23

MILLBRAE, Calif. /California Newswire/ — 24-Hour Relay Honors Cancer Survivors, Victims. On Saturday, July 23, 2016, more than 200 people will take part in the American Cancer Society’s 6th Annual Millbrae Relay for Life. Starting at 10 a.m. at Central Park, participants will walk or run in team relays for 24 hours to celebrate the

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California Climate Change Leadership at Risk: CALinnovates Urges ‘Tune Up’ in Zero Emission Vehicle Regulation

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — California’s technology leaders, joined by environmental advocates, today urged the California Air Resources Board to adjust its Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) regulation to ensure the state meets Governor Brown’s goal of putting 1.5 million of these nonpolluting vehicles on the road by 2025. “When it comes to electric vehicles, California

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EPIC’s Daniel Houston Presents at American Gas Association Risk Management Meeting in Boston

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Senior Vice President of Enterprise Risk Management and Principal Daniel Houston will present at American Gas Association’s (AGA) Risk Management Committee Meeting on Monday, July 25 at 2:45 p.m. at the Aloft Boston Seaport in Boston, Mass.

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EPIC Insurance Brokers adds Business Development Manager Will Ogilvie in Texas

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants (EPIC), a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Will Ogilvie has joined the firm’s southwest regional office. He will be based in Houston and report to Brett Haugh, Managing Principal, Southwest Region.

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Opinion: GOP Speeches are 110-percent Original

G on Politics (opinion/satire): All New! All Improved! All Original! That’s how GOP officials are describing the content of Conservative statements and speeches. After the brouhaha over Melania Trump’s plagiarizing of Michelle Obama’s address to the 2008 Democratic convention, there has been more active scrutiny of all comments from Conservatives.

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City of Berkeley Enacts First of Its Kind Wage Theft Prevention Ordinance

BERKELEY, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Last night, the City of Berkeley approved a first-of-its-kind local ordinance aimed at preventing wage theft on local construction projects, Smart Cities Prevail announced today.

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ReverseVision adds Reverse Mortgage Educator Dan Hultquist as Director of Learning and Development

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — ReverseVision, the leading provider of software and technology for the reverse mortgage industry, has hired industry educator Dan Hultquist as director of learning and development. In this role, Hultquist will apply his experience in originating loans and working with retirement advisors to help ReverseVision bring a range of products, financial tools and educational techniques to the industry, ultimately driving volume growth.

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Bank of Southern California, N.A. Provides $5M in Financing to OWB Real Estate for Packing Plant

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Bank of Southern California N.A. (OTC Pink: BCAL / OTCMKTS:BCAL) announced that it has provided $5 million in financing as senior lender in part of a larger financing arrangement for OWB Real Estate Holdings, LLC. The financing was a combination of bank borrowing, and loans secured through the Federally backed New Market Tax Credit program. The financing provided funds used for the acquisition of land, improvements, and equipment of a shuttered beef slaughter and processing plant in Brawley, Calif., formerly operated by National Beef.

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San Diego City Council Votes for Plastic Bag Ban to Start In 2017

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, the San Diego Council City voted 6-3 to become the 150th community in the state to ban “single-use plastic bags” from grocery stores and convenience stores, joining the state’s other major cities in enacting a ban.

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Searching for a new California home just got bigger and better with TOPTEN

MILPITAS, Calif. /California Newswire/ — TOPTEN New Homes announces the largest national home search specifically for new construction. Scratch the case of the Mondays, friend. We come bearing great news! Our engineering and design team spent several late-night weeks creating a new and improved real estate search, TOPTENnewhomes.com.

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Singer/songwriter Remy Lyon announces ‘Red Blood/Black Ink’ – A Call to Stop Bloodshed

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Remy Lyon announces the release of his “Red Blood/Black Ink” music video directed by Marc Spicer (DP of “The Fast and the Furious 7 & 8” and the upcoming “Lights Out”). “Red Blood/Black Ink” is a call to arms after all the tragedies that have been fueled by hatred – Remy Lyon’s message is to respond to each other with arms that embrace, not the arms that harm.

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ReverseVision Exchange (RVX) Loan Origination Software Selected by Evolve Bank and Trust

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — ReverseVision is pleased to announce that Memphis, Tennessee-based Evolve Bank & Trust (Evolve), a full-service commercial bank and mortgage lender serving customers and communities nationwide, has selected RV Exchange (RVX) reverse mortgage loan origination software (LOS).

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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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ReverseVision Celebrates Major Upgrades to RVSA Reverse Mortgage Origination SaaS with ‘Closed-Loan Challenge’

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — ReverseVision today announced the release of key updates to ReverseVision Sales Accelerator (RVSA), a web-based loan origination tool specifically designed to assist loan officers with the sale of reverse mortgages. ReverseVision will celebrate the release with a “Closed-Loan Challenge” for loan officers who convert RVSA contacts into closed loans in ReverseVision Exchange (RVX) loan origination system (LOS) on or before October 31, 2016.

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Biopic Movie Rights for Jailed Con Man and Actor Steve Comisar’s Life Story Offered to Hollywood Producers

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Hollywood movie studios love to make films and TV movies about con men and audiences have spent over one billion dollars watching them. Enter Steve Comisar, an actor who has appeared in numerous movies, TV shows, and commercials. He is also a convicted con man finishing the last year of a 15-year prison sentence for fraud.

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Musician and Filmmaker Michael C. Perry’s ‘Empty Box of Wine’ Selected for S.F. Frozen Film Festival

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Chart-topping musical artist and Los Angeles-based filmmaker Michael C. Perry today announced that his film “Empty Box of Wine” has been selected for the upcoming San Francisco Frozen Film Festival. Perry is the lead singer in the band, Jour Majesty, who last year rose to #2 on the indie folk charts; his entry into the film festival accompanies the upcoming Jour Majesty album, “Empty Box of Wine.”

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Opinion: Limo Ride with a GOP Prostitute

G on Politics (Opinion/Satire): A lady of the evening gives the lowdown on the goals of the right-wing, including how ‘the GOP is the ISIS of the USA.’ “We’re here to take you to the interview.” A large man stood on my doorstep while another was on my driveway next to a gleaming Chrysler stretch limousine.

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Strongest Gun Violence Prevention Legislation in Nation by Calif. Senator Isadore Hall Signed Into Law

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. (D – California) on Friday signed a package of bills creating the strongest gun violence prevention laws in the nation including SB 880 by Senator Isadore Hall, III (D – South Bay) and Senator Steve Glazer (D – Orinda), which closes the bullet button loophole

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California Legislature Passes Nation’s Strongest Gun-Violence Prevention Measures

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de Leon (D-Los Angeles) and Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Paramount) today released the following statements on the Legislature’s passage of the nation’s strongest gun-violence prevention measures. Senate Leader de León: “As is often the case, California leads the nation in progressive, sensible legislation. Today

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EPIC Insurance Brokers’ Kathleen Felderman Named Elite Woman 2016

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Managing Principal, National Real Estate Practice Leader Kathleen Felderman has been named an “Elite Women 2016” by Insurance Business America.

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Calif. Assemblyman Gatto’s Legislation to Increase Drone Safety, including for Firefighters, Passes Senate Committee

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto’s (D-Los Angeles) Drone Registration/Omnibus Negligence-prevention Enactment (DRONE) of 2016, passed the Senate Judiciary Committee by a 5 to 2 vote. The bill’s passage couldn’t have been more timely. Yesterday, drones interfered with firefighting efforts in the Trailhead Fire, delaying water drop and causing the fire to

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2016 Veteran of the Year: Calif. Asm. O’Donnell Honors Lt. Commander Terry Geiling

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, Calif. Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell (D-Long Beach) recognized Lieutenant Commander Terry Geiling for his outstanding service in the U.S. Navy and his admirable work on behalf of the local community. Geiling was honored as the 70th Assembly District’s 2016 Veteran of the Year as part of the 9th Annual Veterans

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Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto’s Parking Bill of Rights Passes Senate Committee – AB 2586

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto’s (D-Los Angeles) fight for a more fair and affordable parking policy for California motorists received the approval of the Senate Transportation and Housing Committee by a 7-1 vote. The California Parking Bill of Rights will substantially reform how cities and other local governments manage and enforce

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Early Smiles: Calif. State Leaders and Dental Plans Launch Initiative with Center for Oral Health

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — In an unprecedented effort to address oral health disparities in the Sacramento region, the Center for Oral Health (COH), in partnership LIBERTY Dental Plan, Health Net and Access Dental plans, will kick off “Early Smiles” – a collaborative and innovative School Based Oral Health Program – today, at the State Capitol. The initiative has a goal of serving 12,000 children in Sacramento-area elementary schools in its first year.

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MostFit Expands Master Trainer Team, Ramps Up for IDEA World and NSCA Conventions

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — MostFit is swiftly growing its Master Trainer and Ambassador team to include renowned trainers and athletes who will represent the brand and products via trainings, certifications and conference presence.

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iMobie Updates iOS Data Recovery Software PhoneRescue with Enhanced File Type Support

LOS ANGELES, Calif. and Sichuan, China /California Newswire/ — iMobie Inc. today announced the newly upgraded flagship product PhoneRescue 3 – the ONLY iOS data recovery solution available that can help users find and get back 25 types of mis-deleted, damaged or lost data on iPhone and iPad. It leaps past most rivals by bringing the most extensive and convenient recovery mode to market.

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EPIC’s Suzannah Gill to Present at JASG ‘Attracting and Retaining Top Talent’ in Atlanta

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Benefits Strategy Consultant Suzannah Gill will present at Japan-America Society of Georgia’s (JASG) “Attracting & Retaining Top Talent: Best Cultural, Legal Benefits Practices” on Wednesday, June 29 at 4 p.m. at Barnes & Thornburg in Atlanta, Ga.

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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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Calif. Gov. Brown Announces Appointments for June 24-27, 2016 including Office of Emergency Services

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments: First, David Fukutomi, 51, of Camarillo, has been appointed deputy director for response and recovery operations in the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services, where he has been assistant director and superintendent of the California Specialized Training Institute since 2012.

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