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Southern California Oil Spill Victims’ Claims being explored by Weitz & Luxenberg

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Weitz and Luxenberg P.C., today announced it is investigating claims from members of the fishing industry, property owners and others harmed by an oil spill that began Tuesday and blighted the shoreline just north of Santa Barbara, Calif.

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21st Century Cures: 50 Percent of Californians Will Get Cancer, This Legislation Could Help Them Survive

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today in Washington, D.C., U.S. Rep. Tony Cárdenas (D-San Fernando Valley) voted as a member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee to approve “21st Century Cures,” legislation that will improve medical research and better target National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding. The bill will help focus the use of

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Calif. Congressional Leaders Urge Gov. Brown, Legislative Leaders to Boost Denti-Cal in State Budget for 5 Million Children

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Led by Calif. Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez (D-Garden Grove) and Congressman Jeff Denham (R-Turlock), 16 members of California’s delegation today urged Governor Jerry Brown and the state’s legislative leaders to “prioritize improvements to the Denti-Cal program in this year’s budget.” “For Denti-Cal to be a meaningful benefit, enrollees must have access

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Edgewood Partners Insurance Center welcomes Myesha Lamison Director, Benefits Technology

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Edgewood Partners Insurance Center (EPIC), a retail property, casualty and employee benefits insurance brokerage and consultant, announces that Myesha Lamison has joined as Director, Benefits Technology as a part of EPIC’s growing national Employer Services Platform (ESP) team.

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Telecom Industry Veteran Bruce Banigan joins 5 Bars as Vice President

IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ — 5 Bars(TM), a leader in wireless technology solutions, announced the appointment of Bruce Banigan as Vice President. California-based 5 Bars is a premier neutral host provider of indoor/outdoor distributed antenna systems, Wi-Fi and small cells networks.

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Gatto Introduces Bill to Cut California Bureaucracy and Protect Water-Conscious Residents

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — When Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Glendale), the principal co-author of last year’s California water bond and numerous water-efficiency bills, heard from KABC’s Elex Michaelson, and other news outlets, that cities in his district were fining his constituents for replacing water-intensive lawns with expensive and realistic looking synthetic grass, he decided

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Civic Resource Group International Names Former VMware Global VP Dane Smith as New Company President

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Civic Resource Group Intl. (CRGI) is pleased to announce that Dane Smith has joined the company as President. Mr. Smith comes to CRGI from On-Ramp Wireless, an IoT technology provider. In his role, Mr. Smith will be responsible for providing strategic leadership for the Company by working with the CRGI Executive Team, their Advisory Board, and community leaders to establish long-term goals, strategies, plans, and policies for implementing successful Smart City campaigns globally.

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SecuGen Corporation’s Hamster Pro 20 Fingerprint Reader Receives IP65 Certification

SANTA CLARA, Calif. /California Newswire/ — SecuGen Corporation is pleased to announce that the Hamster Pro 20(TM) fingerprint reader has been certified IP65. The SecuGen Hamster Pro 20 has successfully passed tests for both dust and water ingress. These tests were performed by third party testing organizations in South Korea.

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Gordon Brush Plans Massive Expansion of its Made in the USA Products for Q3-2015 with New Calif. Facility

CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Gordon Brush Company, which boasts one of the world’s largest selection of industrial brushes, has acquired a new building and will move its factory and offices from its current 51,000 square foot facility at 6247 Randolph Street in Commerce, CA, to a 182,000 square foot building in the City of Industry, CA, located at 3737 Capitol Avenue.

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Insider Software Launches New Digital Asset Manager, EXPO, Which Centralizes Creative Assets and Streamlines Workflow

SAN JOSE, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Insider Software, the maker of FontAgent(R) Pro, has launched Expo(TM), an innovative asset manager that redefines how web, creative and marketing professionals discover, manage and utilize images, fonts, icons, multimedia and application documents in their projects. By supporting their creative workflow, Expo helps them develop better designs, websites, documents, presentations and materials.

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MostFit welcomes certified sports nutritionist and exercise physiologist Tom Holland, as a Brand Ambassador

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — MostFit is excited and proud to announce the onboarding of internationally recognized exercise physiologist and certified sports nutritionist Tom Holland, as a Brand Ambassador.

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Fannie Mae and The Mortgage Collaborative Partner to Support Small, Mid-Sized Mortgage Originators

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today The Mortgage Collaborative (TMC), an independent lending cooperative serving small and mid-sized mortgage lenders and community-based lending institutions, and Fannie Mae agreed upon enhancements to the benefits offered to TMC members that were announced earlier in the year through a strategic partnership agreement.

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EPIC Insurance Brokers expands Employee Benefits Practice with acquisition of Executive Financial, Inc.

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property and casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today it has acquired Executive Financial, Inc., an employee benefits consulting firm specializing in executive benefits, life, and disability insurance strategies.

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Veros Real Estate Solutions Delivers First Direct Connection to FHA Electronic Appraisal Delivery Portal

SANTA ANA, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Veros Real Estate Solutions, an industry leader in enterprise risk management, collateral valuation services and predictive analytics, announced today that lenders and technology vendors interested in the option of implementing a direct connection to FHA’s recently announced Electronic Appraisal Delivery portal for electronic appraisal submission can connect through Veros’ proprietary product, PATHWAY.

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Calif. Bill SB 505 Clears State Senate – Requires Voter Bill of Rights to be Written in Plain Language

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The Calif. State Senate this week approved SB 505 authored by Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia) on a bipartisan vote. The bill will ensure that California’s Voter Bill of Rights and other election materials are provided to voters in plain, accessible and easily understandable language. The bill now goes to the

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Dr. Don Harte Calls Draconian SB277 Vaccination Initiative Sacramento’s Syringe of Shame

CORTE MADERA, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On May 14, the California State Senate approved SB-277 (with the Assembly and the Governor expected to agree), designed to destroy personal belief vaccine exemptions, including religious exemptions. ‘California is becoming, officially, as medically ‘enlightened’ as Mississippi and West Virginia, the only two states to have such draconian vaccine laws,’ says Dr. Don Harte, Marin County chiropractor.

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Calif. Gov. Brown Announces Historic Investment in Schools, Rainy Day Fund, New Earned Income Tax Credit in Revised Budget

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. released a revised state budget that prudently pays down debt and saves billions of dollars, while carefully directing funding where it’s needed most – to improve schools, help low-income Californians, prevent tuition increases and respond to drought and climate change. “Another recession is

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Los Angeles Celebrates Veterans on 71st Anniversary of D-Day, 70th Anniversary of VE Day, and 50th Anniversary of Vietnam War

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Celebrated philanthropists Jane and Bert Boeckmann of Galpin Ford and the Heritage League of the Second Air Division, today announced they have joined forces again to honor WWII Veterans at the 71th Anniversary D-Day Luncheon at The Proud Bird, in Los Angeles, on June 6. All WWII and Vietnam Veterans, as well as their friends and family, are encouraged and invited to attend.

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Calif. Congressman Cardenas announces winner of 29th Congressional District Art Contest for 2015

PANORAMA CITY, Calif. /California Newswire/ — U.S. Rep. Tony Cárdenas (D-San Fernando Valley, Calif.) on Tuesday announced the winner of the 29th Congressional District Art Contest for 2015. Kristina Andrada from Panorama City, who attends the Valley Academy of Arts and Sciences, took first prize at the first annual Congressional Art Show held last week.

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Calif. Senator Isadore Hall, III Names Compton Native Kendrick Lamar ‘California Senate Generational Icon’

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On Monday, Calif. Senator Isadore Hall, III (D – South Bay) has bestowed fellow Compton, California native and two time Grammy® award winning recording artist Kendrick Lamar the California State Senate’s Generational Icon award for his professional accomplishments, charitable work and commitment to the community. (Photo of Senator Isadore Hall,

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EPIC Insurance Brokers Strengthens its Auto Dealer Programs with acquisition of Sorci Insurance Brokerage

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property and casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today it has acquired Sorci Insurance Brokerage, Inc., a specialist in providing comprehensive Workers’ Compensation Insurance services to New Car Auto Dealers in California.

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SecuGen Corporation Releases U20-WR FAP 20 PIV Fingerprint Sensor

SANTA CLARA, Calif. /California Newswire/ — SecuGen Corporation is very pleased to announce the release of the U20-WR, a water resistant optical fingerprint sensor that is FAP 20 Mobile ID and PIV certified. The U20-WR captures very high quality images, is ultra-compact, rugged, and truly affordable. This new product is available immediately.

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DocMagic Surpasses 100 Million eSignature Transactions for the Mortgage Industry

TORRANCE, Calif. /California Newswire/ — DocMagic, Inc., the premier provider of fully-compliant loan document preparation, compliance, eSign and eDelivery solutions, announced today that its eSign platforms have now processed more than 100 million mortgage-related eSignature transactions.

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Senate Constitutional Amendment 8 to Increase Representation in California’s Largest Counties Introduced

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — A bipartisan measure to increase the number of elected supervisors from 5 to 7 members in California counties that have more than two million residents was introduced today by Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia). Senate Constitutional Amendment 8 will have to be approved by a two-thirds vote of the legislature, and

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L.A. County Board of Supervisors Unanimously Votes to Support L.A. River Legislation – AB 530

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors unanimously voted last Tuesday to support Assembly Bill 530, Assemblyman Anthony Rendon’s (D-Lakewood) proposal that spurs much-needed revitalization of the entire L.A. River. “The L.A. River is a natural resource that all communities in our region should have access to,” Rendon said.

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Calif. Gov. Brown Announces Appointments for May 7-8, 2015 including to Department of Consumer Affairs

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On Friday, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments: First, Edgar L. Gill Jr, 50, of Elk Grove, has been appointed senior deputy commissioner of the Division of Corporations at the California Department of Business Oversight. Gill has been a senior vice president team lead at U.S.

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S.F. Mayor Lee Announces Increased Funding to Strengthen San Francisco Immigrant Community

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — This past week, S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee announced $10 million in total budget funding over two years to support San Francisco’s immigrant community, including additional legal services, financial education, support of the opening of the new labor center for immigrants, and funding to strengthen Citywide efforts including San

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IAAS Worldwide announces Auction at USS-POSCO Industries Offering Excess and Disused MRO Spares

PITTSBURG, Calif. /California Newswire/ — USS-POSCO Industries (UPI), a West Coast steel mill, will be selling a variety of excess and disused MRO items through an upcoming online auction. According to IAAS Worldwide, presenting the auction, among the many items to be listed will be: bearings, cylinders, pumps, valves, gears, pipe and hose fittings, filters, motors, brakes, electrical parts, fittings, fuses, PCB’s, and instrumentation.

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DocMagic Inc. Updates Software for New TRID Functionality for Loan Origination

TORRANCE, Calif. /California Newswire/ — DocMagic, Inc., the premier provider of fully-compliant loan document preparation, compliance, eSign and eDelivery solutions, today announced that it has completed all required TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure rule software development and testing, and the new TRID enhancements have been officially released into DocMagic’s production environment.

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Calif. Gov. Brown Announces Appointments for May 6, 2015 including to California Citizens Compensation Commission

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On Wednesday, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments: First, Matina Kolokotronis, 50, of Sacramento, has been appointed to the California Citizens Compensation Commission. Kolokotronis has been president of business operations for the Sacramento Kings since 2010 and director of the Sacramento Kings Foundation since 2004, where

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