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EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants Grows in Birmingham and Relocates to New Offices

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty and employee benefits insurance brokerage and consultant, announced today their move into new offices in Birmingham, Ala.; the base of operations for EPIC’s National Energy Construction Practice.

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Calif. Congressman Tony Cardenas Applauds SCOTUS Ruling on Affordable Care Act Subsidies

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Following the 6-3 ruling by the Supreme Court of the United States, supporting the use of Affordable Care Act subsidies for insurance customers throughout the United States, U.S. Rep. Tony Cárdenas (D-San Fernando Valley, Calif.), a member of the Health Subcommittee of the Committee on Energy and Commerce, issued this

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Humane Cosmetics Act to end the use of animals in cosmetics testing

WASHINGTON, D.C. /California Newswire/ — This week, U.S. Rep. Tony Cárdenas (D-San Fernando Valley, Calif.) joined Reps. Martha McSally (R-AZ), Don Beyer (D-VA) and Dr. Joe Heck (R-NV) to introduce the “Humane Cosmetics Act” to end the use of animals in cosmetics testing. “Subjecting animals to painful and inhumane testing is not who we are

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ReverseVision Adds Credit Report Integration to RV Exchange Reverse Mortgage LOS Platform

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — ReverseVision, Inc.announces it has added automated credit reporting capabilities to RV Exchange (RVX), ReverseVision’s flagship reverse loan origination system (RLOS) platform. Through this integration, reverse mortgage lenders are able to automatically import a borrower’s credit information directly into RVX’s Financial Assessment (FA) module.

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Gatto Bill to Open-Up Calif. Carpool Lanes and Reduce Traffic Approved by Senate Transportation Committee

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Assemblyman Mike Gatto’s (D-Glendale) legislation designed to help reduce traffic and increase the efficiency of Los Angeles County’s freeway system passed the Senate Transportation Committee by a vote of 11-0. The bill, AB 210, will create a pilot project to help ease traffic congestion during non-traditional commutes by permitting single-occupancy

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With American Worker Mobility Act, Calif. Congressman Cárdenas Continues Fight to Help Long-Term Unemployed Americans

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Yesterday, in Washington, D.C., U.S. Rep. Tony Cárdenas (D-San Fernando Valley, Calif.) continued his commitment to ending long-term unemployment in the United States, by reintroducing legislation that would allow American workers to go where the jobs are. Cárdenas, a member of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, introduced the

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Road Safe America Applauds US Conference of Mayors Resolution on Commercial Truck Safety

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Road Safe America applauds the passage of a resolution on commercial trucking by the U.S. Conference of Mayors at their 83rd Annual Meeting today. Over 4,000 motorists die annually in HCV involved crashes and over 100,000 are injured.

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DocMagic Kicks Off Client Testing of its SmartCLOSE Collaborative Closing Portal for TRID Compliance

TORRANCE, Calif. /California Newswire/ — DocMagic, Inc., the premier provider of fully-compliant loan document preparation, compliance, eSign and eDelivery solutions, announced today that a group of clients have begun to test the features and functionality available within its new Collaborative Closing Portal, SmartCLOSE(TM).

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EPIC Insurance Brokers welcomes Vanessa Ruiz Mitilier to California Employee Benefits Consulting Practice

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Vanessa Ruiz Mitilier has joined the firm as a senior consultant and producer in the firm’s Southern California Employee Benefits Consulting Practice.

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Senator Isadore Hall Calls upon South Carolina to Follow Calif. Lead: Remove Confederate Flags from Govt. Buildings

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Senator Isadore Hall, III (D – South Bay) today called upon political leaders in South Carolina and any other states that publicly display the Confederate flag on government property to remove them immediately. The Confederate flag is a symbol of racism, exclusion, oppression and violence towards many Americans. Its

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Calif. Jobs on the Rise: $1 Million Tax Credit Awarded to Paramount’s Weber Metals to Grow Staff

PARAMOUNT, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, Calif. Assemblyman Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood) announced the award of a $1 million tax credit to Paramount-based Weber Metals, Inc. With the support of the tax credit, Weber Metals will add 26 new full-time employees through the California Competes Tax Credit program. “It is critical that California stay competitive in

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Calif. Black License Plates Return: DMV Now Processing Iconic Plates for Legacy Plate Program Created by Assemblyman Gatto

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — In 2012, when Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Glendale) introduced AB 1658 to create the California Legacy License Plate Program, he wanted to do something nice for those who preserve California’s classic-car heritage. Such enthusiasts often view Sacramento as the source of pesky regulations. But even peskier is the fact that after

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Lehman Moses Photographic Exhibit, Through My Lens, opens at Randsburg Art Gallery

RANDSBURG, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The Randsburg Art Gallery is extremely proud to announce the opening of the Lehman Moses Photographic Exhibit ‘Through My Lens’ on June 27 and 28 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Originally from Philadelphia, Pa., Lee has taken the art of photography to the highest of professional levels. Using medium format film cameras, Lee owns the entire creative process for his most impressive work.

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eSign and eDelivery solutions provider DocMagic will be fully TRID Compliant by Aug. 1, 2015

TORRANCE, Calif. /California Newswire/ — DocMagic, Inc., the premier provider of fully-compliant loan document preparation, compliance, eSign and eDelivery solutions, announced that the CFPB’s proposed delay will have no bearing on its plans to be ready to meet the CFPB’s originally planned Aug. 1 due date to implement the TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure (TRID) rule.

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Calif. Congressman Tony Cárdenas introduces Protecting Youth from Solitary Confinement Act

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today in Washington, D.C., U.S. Rep. Tony Cárdenas (D-San Fernando Valley), who co-author of the landmark Schiff-Cárdenas Juvenile Justice Crime Prevention Act of 2000 in California, introduced the “Protecting Youth from Solitary Confinement Act,” to reform the incarceration and confinement of juveniles in the United States. The Protecting Youth from

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Dance Instructor Selenia Logan Opens ‘Pink Pole Party Pole Fitness Mega-Center’ in Burbank

BURBANK, Calif. /California Newswire/ — When Selenia Logan founded Pink Pole Party (P.P.P.) five years ago, her goal was to organize and inspire women to dance for a cause, in an effort to raise donations for the American Cancer Society’s (A.C.S.) Making Strides to End Breast Cancer Campaign.

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MCT Trading Named a Best Place to Work in San Diego for the Fourth Year in a Row

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 the San Diego Business Journal’s (SDBJ) has named the company to its annual Best Places to Work list for the fourth year in a row.

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EPIC Insurance Brokers Continues Adding Key Team Members, further expands National Energy Construction Practice in Alabama

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property and casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that claims advocate Dana Ingber and health, safety and environmental consultant Victor Lamb have both joined EPIC’s Birmingham-based National Energy Construction Practice – a specialty risk management team serving large, complex construction, energy and distribution companies across the country.

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Calif. Gov. Brown Reaches 2015-16 Budget Agreement with Legislative Leaders, Calls Special Sessions to Fix HealthCare Financing

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced a budget agreement with Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins and Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León, consistent with prudent May Revision revenue estimates, that saves billions of dollars and pays down debt, while directing more resources to schools and low-income Californians. Governor

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Calif. Gov. Brown, Top U.N. Official Call for Action at Every Level on Climate Change

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On Monday, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. welcomed the United Nations’ top climate change official, Christiana Figueres, to Los Angeles, where they convened half a dozen leading scientists to discuss climate impacts in the Golden State – and beyond – and the need for swift, decisive action at

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‘Carmen’ comes to Ernest Borgnine Theatre in Long Beach for One Show, June 20, 2015

LONG BEACH, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Art-in-Relation (AIR) will present a co-production of the classic opera ‘Carmen’ to The Ernest Borgnine Theatre, Saturday, June 20, 2015. The co-production will run for one performance only. The Ernest Borgnine Theatre is located at 855 Elm Ave. in Long Beach.

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PDC Capital Group’s Emilio N. Francisco named a Goodwill Southern California Partner of Hope

COSTA MESA, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Emilio N. Francisco, Chairman and CEO of PDC Capital Group, has been named a Partner of Hope by Goodwill Southern California. The Goodwill Partner of Hope program allows generous donors to make regularly scheduled donations that fund education, job-training and job-placement services for individuals with physical or mental disabilities or other difficulties finding a job.

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MostFit Brand Ambassador Tom Holland and New 12 lb Core Hammer featured at 2015 IDEA World Fitness Convention L.A.

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — MostFit will host Tom Holland, internationally recognized exercise physiologist and certified sports nutritionist, in the MostFit booth (booth 1507) at the 2015 IDEA World Fitness Convention in Los Angeles in July. As MostFit Brand Ambassador, Tom will be leading product demonstrations to include the brand new 12 lb. Core Hammer, the original 8 lb. Core Hammer, SYN Rings and more.

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Calif. Senator Mendoza Issues Statement on Passage of 2015-16 State Budget Today

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia), Chair of the Senate Labor & Industrial Relations Committee, issued the following statement regarding the Legislature’s approval of the 2015-16 state budget today: “I am pleased that the Legislature met its constitutional deadline approving and sending to the Governor a balanced 2015-16 state budget for

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Calif. Gov. Brown Announces Appointments for June 8-12, 2015 including Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — This past week, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced a wide range of appointments for June 8-12, including: Kelly Harrington, 51, of Roseville, has been appointed director of the Division of Adult Institutions at the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, where he has been acting director since 2014

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Opinion: The Failure of Modern Medicine and Growing Opioid Addiction

CORTE MADERA, Calif. /California Newswire/ — ‘Giving voice to a growing public health problem,’ notes Dr. Don Harte, Marin County chiropractor, ‘a recent cover of TIME magazine bears a picture of a fishhook, with a pill as ‘bait.’ That cover proclaims ‘They’re the most powerful painkillers ever invented. And they’re creating the worst addiction crisis America has ever seen.’ No kidding!’

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EPIC Insurance Brokers Launches Private Exchange Platform with Employee Benefit Services

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a national retail property and casualty insurance brokerage, and employee benefits consultant, this week unveiled its next generation private exchange, coined EPIC EXP (The EPIC Exchange Platform) in partnership with Atlanta-based Hodges-Mace, LLC.

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2nd Annual City of Angels Celebrity Red Carpet Experience Honors Hip Hop Legend Yolanda ‘Yo Yo’ Whitaker

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On June 26, 2015, Yolanda ‘Yo Yo’ Whitaker will be celebrated at the 2nd Annual City of Angels Celebrity Red Carpet Experience through awards and a live performance produced by Darryl Pitts (DP Productions) and partners Kevin and Schvone Rouse (Rouse House Entertainment). For over 25 years, Whitaker has influenced the world of hip hop.

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New Comedy CD by Brett Riley announced by Uproar Entertainment

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Uproar Entertainment is pleased to announce the release of Brett Riley’s first comedy CD, ‘I’m An Idiot.’ Riley’s signature impersonations, witty observations, and colorful stories incite bouts of laughter from the start. ‘I’m An Idiot’ was recorded at The Comedy Underground in Seattle, and is Riley’s first recording for Uproar Entertainment.

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EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants welcomes Broker Brian Laney in Sacramento

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Brian Laney has joined the firm as a property and casualty insurance broker/producer and principal.

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