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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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Eternal Mind Entertainment and Al Muhaymin Media Fund Announce Upcoming Film Lineup

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Eternalmind Entertainment Group, U.S based entertainment film production/distribution company, in collaboration with Al Muhaymin Media Fund (AMF), has announced its new slate of Hollywood film projects along with the world premiere of their much awaited $27 Million budget action drama “Mobster – A Call for the New Order.”

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Quandis Launches Solution to Help Lenders Comply with Changes to Military Lending Act

FOOTHILL RANCH, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Quandis, Inc., a leading provider of default management software and services, announced that it released a technology solution to help lending organizations comply with changes to the Military Lending Act (MLA) that take effect on Oct. 3, 2016. The MLA provides a number of new rules set forth by the Department of Defense (DoD) that impacts lenders working with active duty service members and their dependents. Failure to adhere to the DoD’s amended compliance rules can result in severe repercussions.

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The Mortgage Collaborative Announces Speakers for 2016 Summer Member Conference in Denver

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The Mortgage Collaborative, an independent mortgage lending cooperative with a rapidly growing membership, will open the doors to its annual summer member conference two months from today on August 20 at the soaring Four Seasons Hotel in downtown Denver, Colorado.

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Actor Brian White to Host the 3rd Annual City of Angels After Party BET Experience Weekend

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — DP Entertainment and Chuckie Miller announce actor Brian White (“Scandal,” “Chicago Fire”) to host a night of dancing and entertainment with professionals from around the country, June 24. The “BET Experience at L.A. Live” will bring together thousands of music lovers for a four-day, jam-packed entertainment fest.

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WMH Corp. welcomes Dan Collen, PE, as a Senior Consultant Specializing in Infrastructure Transportation Design

SAN JOSE, Calif. /California Newswire/ — WMH Corporation, a specialist in transportation infrastructure design, is pleased to welcome Dan Collen, PE, as a Senior Consultant. Dan brings over 35 years of experience in transportation design and planning to the WMH team. Before joining WMH, Dan spent his career at Santa Clara County Roads and Airport Department.

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Opinion: Klaatu Talks Trump and Tiny Hands

G on Politics (Opinion/Satire): Is it possible to get an unbiased opinion of the 2016 presidential race? Yes! We interviewed Klaatu, the character from “Day the Earth Stood Still.” The term “hevaltaagu” roughly translates as “American political conservative” or, alternately, “stupid beyond belief.”

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Calif. State Assembly Approves Senator Mendoza Legislation to Prevent Wage Theft from California Workers – SB 1342

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — A measure, SB 1342, authored by Calif. Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia) that would protect workers by paving the way for a statewide mechanism at the local level to fight wage theft, was approved today by the State Assembly today on a unanimous, bipartisan vote of 78 to 0. The bill

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Speaker Rendon, Budget Chair Ting on the Assembly Passing the California 2016-17 State Budget

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Paramount) and Assembly Budget Chair Phil Ting (D-San Francisco) issued the following statements Wednesday after the Assembly passed the 2016-17 state budget: Speaker Rendon: “This budget is both responsible and visionary. We lift families out of poverty, increase access to Early Childhood Education, and make

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Service Employees International Union (SEIU) California endorses Safety for All Initiative on Nov. 2016 Ballot

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The 700,000 member Service Employees International Union (SEIU) California on Wednesday announced its endorsement of the Safety for All Initiative on the November 2016 ballot. The initiative is a package of commonsense gun reforms requiring instant background checks for purchases of ammunition, strengthening background checks for gun purchases, prohibiting possession

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EPIC Insurance Brokers now one of the 15 largest Employee Benefits Broker-Consultants in U.S., says miEdge

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants (EPIC), a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, today announced a significant milestone, having become the 15th largest employee benefits broker/consultant in the U.S. In addition, EPIC ranks #11 among the country’s fastest growing large group broker/consultants, based on Form 5500 data from the Department of Labor, compiled by business intelligence provider miEdge.

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Calif. Asm. O’Donnell Declares Budget Agreement a Win for the California College Promise and Fiscal Responsibility

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, Calif. Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell (D-Long Beach) issued this statement following the passage of the 2016-2017 budget agreement: “Today’s budget agreement reflects the Legislature’s commitment to live within our means and provide Californians with access to high-quality public education. As a teacher during the recession, I witnessed firsthand the devastating

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The Friendship Game: Geek Club Books Releases Webisode for Inclusive Classroom on Autism

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Geek Club Books, Inc., an autism nonprofit, today announced the release of their latest educational webisode, “The Friendship Game” to teach elementary school children how to be good friends to their autistic peers. This is the fourth webisode in the free Bluebee TeeVee autism series for the inclusive classroom featuring an autistic host and a Bluebee Pal co-host (Most Innovative Educational Toy 2016).

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EPIC Insurance Brokers adds Mark Millard to Risk Solutions Practice in Connecticut

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that risk management professional Mark Millard has joined the firm’s Stamford, Conn.-based EPIC Risk Solutions team as a Principal and Senior Producer.

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New Data Shows California Ahead of Schedule in Meeting Governor Brown’s Green Goals for 2016

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — New data released today shows California is shrinking its environmental footprint and is ahead of schedule in meeting Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr’s, ambitious goals for reducing energy and water use at state owned-facilities. A revamped website launched today by the Department of General Services (DGS), Government Operations Agency and

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Cold-Formed Steel Building Systems Built by SWS Panel and Truss to Be Tested by UCSD Engineering Dept. June 15

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The University of California San Diego along with their partners including SWS Panel and Truss, the builders of the engineered Mid-Rise Cold-Formed Steel Building Wall Systems, is preparing for the largest simulated earthquake testing on June 15 in San Diego, less than a week after a recorded 5.2 real earthquake took place in San Diego.

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Paul Lee School Bus Safety Law Approved by Calif. State Assembly Transportation Committee – SB 1072

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The “Paul Lee School Bus Safety Law” authored by Calif. Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia) was approved today by the State Assembly Transportation Committee on a bipartisan vote. The bill now goes to the Assembly Education Committee for consideration. SB 1072, named for a Whittier student who tragically passed away last

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Nine Millbrae California Residents Honored for 130 Years of Service

MILLBRAE, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On Tuesday, June 14, nine Millbrae residents will be recognized for their 130 years of combined service to the City. Starting at 6:30 pm at City Hall, Vice Mayor Reuben Holober will present service recognition pins to Millbrae commissioners and committee members who have served the city for five, 10,

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Friends of the L.A. River and Aquarium of the Pacific Release STATE of the RIVER 3 – The Long Beach Fish Study

LONG BEACH, Calif. /California Newswire/ — This week, Friends of the Los Angeles River (FoLAR) in partnership with the Aquarium of the Pacific, released STATE of the RIVER 3 – The Long Beach Fish Study. Freshwater fish in the Los Angeles River at Willow Street from 2014-2015 were studied for toxicity and were found to

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