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Calif. Gov. Brown Signs Legislation To Protect California’s Hard-Working Immigrants

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ Today, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. signed a package of bills to enhance housing, school, workplace and civil protections for California’s immigrants. “This action protects public safety and ensures hard-working people who contribute to our state are respected,” said Governor Brown. NOTICE: The news story Calif. Gov. Brown Signs Legislation […]

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Calif. Measure to Expand Educational Access for Refugees Signed Into Law – AB343

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — A measure which will provide refugees with in-state tuition at California Community Colleges during their first year of residency was signed into law today by Governor Jerry Brown (D – California). Assembly Bill (AB) 343, part of the ‘California Welcomes Refugees’ legislative package, furthers the Golden State’s efforts to integrate […]

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Calif. Gov. Brown Announces Legislative Updates, Bills Signed into Law, for Sept. 26-28, 2017

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — This week, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has signed the following bills, including: AB 184 by Assemblymember Marc Berman (D-Menlo Park) – Sea level rise planning: database, and AB 333 by Assemblymember Bill Quirk (D-Hayward) – State Highway Route 185: relinquishment: County of Alameda. NOTICE: […]

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Calif. Governor Brown Signs Legislative Package to Address Housing Crisis, including AB678

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, Calif. Governor Brown signed a package of housing bills that will provide a combined $4 billion in funding for affordable housing from bond sales, document recording fees and to red tape during the development project approval process. Included in the package is Assemblymember Raul Bocanegra’s (D-Pacoima) Assembly Bill 678. […]

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Matic Insurance Services & LendingQB Partner to Solve Mortgage Delays Caused by Homeowner’s Insurance

SHERMAN OAKS, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Matic Insurance Services, a digital insurance agency that enables borrowers to purchase homeowner’s insurance during the home-buying transaction, today announced a new partnership with LendingQB, a provider of “lean lending” loan origination technology. Matic announced the news as part of a live demonstration at San Francisco’s Digital Mortgage Conference. […]

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HousingWire Honors DocMagic’s Mike Zarrilli with 2017 Insiders Award

TORRANCE, Calif. /California Newswire/ — DocMagic, Inc., the premier provider of fully-compliant loan document preparation, regulatory compliance and comprehensive eMortgage services, announced that its head of operations, Mike Zarrilli, has been named to HousingWire’s Insiders Award list for 2017. NOTICE: The news story HousingWire Honors DocMagic’s Mike Zarrilli with 2017 Insiders Award appeared on and […]

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Calif. State Legislature Approves Bill to Fix Unemployment Crisis for Classified School Employees – AB 621

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On Thursday, the California State Assembly sent to the Governor legislation by Assemblymember Raul Bocanegra (D-Pacoima) that will provide vital financial assistance to more than 284,000 classified school employees in California who live paycheck to paycheck. Assemblymember Bocanegra introduced the legislation to bridge the financial burden that classified employees face […]

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Calif. Congressman Cardenas Leads Hispanic Heritage Resolution, Highlights Contributions of DREAMers

WASHINGTON, D.C. and SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — In recognition of 2017 Hispanic Heritage Month, Congressman Tony Cárdenas (CA-29) introduced H.Res.524 in the U.S. House of Representatives. He was joined by 104 Members of Congress who signed on as original co-sponsors. NOTICE: The news story Calif. Congressman Cardenas Leads Hispanic Heritage Resolution, Highlights Contributions of […]

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Calif. Measure to Ensure Fairness in the Election Process Approved by the Legislature – SB 45

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia) today announced the passage of Senate Bill 45 (SB 45). The measure, which will ensure fairness in elections throughout California, passed the Senate Floor on the special consent calendar with bipartisan support and no opposition NOTICE: The news story Calif. Measure to Ensure Fairness in […]

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SELF DRIVE Act: House Passes Calif. Rep. Cárdenas Bill in Autonomous Vehicle Legislative Package

WASHINGTON, D.C. and SACRAMENTO /California Newswire/ — On Wednesday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 3388, the SELF DRIVE Act including language introduced by Rep. Cárdenas to establish an advisory council at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on autonomous vehicles. NOTICE: The news story SELF DRIVE Act: House Passes Calif. Rep. Cárdenas Bill […]

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Latino Victory Project Statement on Trump Decision to End DACA Program

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Cristóbal J. Alex, President of Latino Victory Project, issued the following statement after the Trump Administration announced it would terminate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which protects certain undocumented youth from deportation. NOTICE: The news story Latino Victory Project Statement on Trump Decision to End DACA Program […]

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Music Agency CEO Mia A. Irizarry Launches TrendCulprit ‘Music as a Business Telesummit’ Featuring Renowned Industry Pros

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Mia A. Irizarry, a successful music entrepreneur and the CEO of TrendCulprit, an online music business and support portal for independent artists, has gathered some of the industry’s most brilliant minds to discuss their views, techniques and secrets to the business. Their insightful presentations will be revealed September 5 […]

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Calif. Congressman Cardenas statement on Trump decision to eliminate Deferred Action Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Program

SACRAMENTO, Calif. and WASHINGTON, D.C. /California Newswire/ — Today, U.S. Representative Tony Cárdenas released the following statement regarding the Trump Administration’s decision to eliminate the Deferred Action Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Program. NOTICE: The news story Calif. Congressman Cardenas statement on Trump decision to eliminate Deferred Action Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Program appeared on and is Copr. […]

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In California, Late Rock n’ Roll Legend Ritchie Valens Gets Highway Designation

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, California approved Assemblymember Raul Bocanegra’s (D-Pacoima) ACR 23, officially naming a portion of Interstate 5 between State Route 170 and State Route 118 in the northeast San Fernando Valley after rock and roll icon Ritchie Valens. NOTICE: The news story In California, Late Rock n’ Roll Legend Ritchie Valens […]

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Calif. Speaker Rendon Calls on CA Assembly Committee to ‘Get to Yes’ on Health Care for All

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood) on Thursday announced that Dr. Joaquin Arambula (D-Fresno) and Dr. Jim Wood (D-Healdsburg), the chairs of the Assembly Select Committee on Health Care Delivery Systems and Universal Coverage, will hold ongoing hearings beginning in the legislative interim so the committee can develop plans for […]

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Los Angeles community groups call on state legislators to protect water and air from federal attempts to weaken environmental safeguards

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — A coalition of Los Angeles community groups this week called on the area’s state legislators to support a package of bills designed to protect the region’s water and air from federal attempts to weaken environmental safeguards. The package is authored by area legislators Senate President pro Tem Kevin De […]

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Latino Victory Project Statement on Fifth Anniversary of DACA, implemented by President Obama in 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. and SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Cristóbal J. Alex, President of Latino Victory Project, issued the following statement on the fifth anniversary of the implementation of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), which protects certain undocumented youth from deportation. Nearly 800,000 young people have benefited from the program since it was implemented by […]

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Calif. Governor Brown Signs Bocanegra Bill to Reduce Railroad Fatalities – AB 695

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Assemblymember Raul Bocanegra’s (D-Pacoima) legislation to improve safety at railroad crossings for pedestrians and motorists was signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown. AB 695 would require safety arms to lower and vehicles to stop at a safe distance whenever railroad equipment passes through a crossing. The news story […]

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Calif. Asm. Speaker Rendon Statement on Passage of Air Quality and Cap-and-Trade Bills

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood) today released the following statement on the Assembly passing the air quality improvement and cap-and-trade extension package. The news story Calif. Asm. Speaker Rendon Statement on Passage of Air Quality and Cap-and-Trade Bills appeared on and is Copr. © California Newswire®, a publication of […]

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Calif. Gov. Brown announces Appointments for July 11-14, 2017 including to CalWORKs

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — This past week, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments for July 11-14, including: Joel Ledesma, 49, of Sacramento, has been appointed deputy director of the State Water Project at the California Department of Water Resources. The news story Calif. Gov. Brown announces Appointments for July 11-14, […]

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Calif. Senator Mendoza Announces SCA 12 Constitutional Amendment Passes Key Committee Vote

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia) announced the passage of Senate Constitutional Amendment 12 (SCA 12) today. The measure, which will update the rules and guidelines in the California Constitution regarding County governance, passed through the Senate Elections and Constitutional Amendments Committee with a bipartisan vote of 4-1. The news story […]

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U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 2200: Human Trafficking Bill Co-led by Calif. Rep. Cárdenas

SACRAMENTO, Calif. and WASHINGTON, D.C. /California Newswire/ — Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 2200, the Frederick Douglass Trafficking Victims Prevention and Protection Reauthorization Act, legislation that Representative Tony Cárdenas helped introduce along with Representatives Chris Smith (R-NJ), Karen Bass (D-CA), Ed Royce (R-CA), Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX), Susan Brooks (R-IN), Lois Frankel […]

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Calif. Gov. Brown Signs Assemblymember Bocanegra’s Bill to Curb Illegal Dumping – AB 332

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Assemblymember Raul Bocanegra’s (D-Pacoima) measure to crack down on illegal dumping on city streets was signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown today. AB 332 would allow local municipalities to pass ordinances to close streets and roads where excessive illegal dumping occurs. The news story Calif. Gov. Brown Signs […]

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Calif. Legislation to Repeal Anti-Immigrant Provisions in Prop. 187 Passes Senate Committee – AB 222

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The Calif. Senate Public Safety Committee voted 5-2 to repeal anti-immigrant sections of the California Penal Code, enacted in 1994 as part of Proposition 187 to fight the perceived ills of illegal immigration and unfairly punish undocumented immigrants in California. Assemblymember Raul Bocanegra’s (D-Pacoima) AB 222 would place a measure […]

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Calif. Gov. Brown Signs Improved Nursing Home Care Standards into Law After Being Outdated for Nearly 20 Years

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — For nearly two decades nursing home workers have taken care of patients with inadequate care standards that put the elderly and those with disabilities at risk of injuries, falls, or insufficient supervision. Today, Governor Jerry Brown changed that by allocating monies in the final budget that would allow for the […]

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Calif. Asm. Speaker Rendon Secures $100 Million Funding For L.A. River Restoration

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, Calif. Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood) applauded the Legislature for approving $100 million in Proposition 1 funding for restoration of the 51-mile L.A. River, a priority for the Assembly in state budget negotiations. The news story Calif. Asm. Speaker Rendon Secures $100 Million Funding For L.A. River Restoration appeared […]

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LA Watts Summer Classic Boys and Girls Basketball Tournament Finals June 24, 2017

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The annual LA Watts Summer Classic Basketball Tournament returned to action last week on June 16, 17 and 18 at various sites throughout Los Angeles. Over 20 boys and girls teams participated in the basketball event announced the California Basketball Association. The news story LA Watts Summer Classic Boys […]

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Calif. Asm. Speaker Rendon Honors Sam Sachs as 2017 Veteran of the Year for 63rd Assembly District

LAKEWOOD, Calif. /California Newswire/ — This week, Calif. Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood) honored World War II veteran and Lakewood resident Sam Sachs as the 2017 Veteran of the Year for the 63rd Assembly District. Sachs, who recently celebrated his 102nd birthday, joined the U.S. Army at age 17 and served in the 325nd Glider […]

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Calif. Assemblymember McCarty Names Norma Christensen Assembly District 7 ‘Veteran of the Year’

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Assemblymember Kevin McCarty (D – Sacramento) this week named United States Army veteran Sergeant First Class Norma Christensen as the Assembly District 7’s 2017 Veteran of the Year. Christensen served in the Army for three decades, taking on a range of assignments including Military Police, career counselor and reservist. […]

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Calif. Gov. Brown, Legislative Leaders Issue Statements On 2017-18 CA Budget Agreement

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On Tuesday, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr., Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León and Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon announced that they have reached an agreement on the 2017-18 State Budget. The news story Calif. Gov. Brown, Legislative Leaders Issue Statements On 2017-18 CA Budget Agreement appeared on and […]

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City of Paramount CA Launches Business Licensing Partnership with SCAQMD

PARAMOUNT, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The City of Paramount has launched a pilot program to enhance air quality compliance in the city by submitting selected business license applications and renewals to South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) staff for their review. The news story City of Paramount CA Launches Business Licensing Partnership with SCAQMD […]

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City of Paramount CA Launches Business Licensing Partnership with SCAQMD

PARAMOUNT, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The City of Paramount has launched a pilot program to enhance air quality compliance in the city by submitting selected business license applications and renewals to South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) staff for their review. The news story City of Paramount CA Launches Business Licensing Partnership with SCAQMD […]

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CA Legislation to Repeal Anti-Immigrant Provisions in Prop. 187 Approved by Calif. State Assembly

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The Calif. State Assembly voted 54-21 to approve legislation to bring equity to California’s criminal justice laws, by ensuring the use and manufacturing of false immigration documents carries the same penalties as the use and production of a fake driver’s license. Assemblymember Raul Bocanegra’s (D-Pacoima) AB 222 requires California voters […]

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Calif. Asm. Frazier Passes Environmental and Lifestyle Bill Package to California Senate

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, Calif. Assemblymember Jim Frazier (D – Discovery Bay) passed his remaining bills from the Assembly Floor leading up to today’s House of Origin deadline. Ten of his bills were brought up for a vote this week, passed and now head to the Senate. The news story Calif. Asm. Frazier […]

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Bill to Address California’s 2017 Teacher Shortage Receives Passing Grade – AB 1217

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The Calif. State Assembly voted 77-0 to approve Assemblymember Raul Bocanegra’s (D-Pacoima) legislation to establish a teacher residency program that will address the state’s dire need for high-quality special education, bilingual, math, and science teachers. The California Teacher Corps Act of 2017, AB 1217, would provide a resident teacher with […]

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Calif. Assembly Approves McCarty Legislation to Ban For-Profit Charter Schools in California – AB406

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The California State Assembly has approved AB 406 by Assemblymember Kevin McCarty (D-Sacramento), which would prohibit for-profit corporations from managing and operating charter schools in the state. The measure was approved on a 48 to 23 vote. The news story Calif. Assembly Approves McCarty Legislation to Ban For-Profit Charter Schools […]

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Calif. Congressman Cardenas Introduces Resolution Demanding Action on Gun Violence – H.Res.370

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — In recognition of Gun Violence Awareness Day tomorrow, U.S. Representative Tony Cárdenas (D-CA) has introduced a resolution that would compel Congress to take action in the face of gun tragedies. H.Res.370, cosponsored by more than 100 Members of Congress, would require that any moment of silence held on the floor […]

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Calif. Assembly Speaker Rendon Announces Coastal Commission Appointments for June 1, 2017

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood) today announced he has appointed Chula Vista City Councilmember Steve Padilla to the California Coastal Commission and reappointed Commissioner Carole Groom. The news story Calif. Assembly Speaker Rendon Announces Coastal Commission Appointments for June 1, 2017 appeared on and is Copr. © California Newswire®, […]

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Calif. Gov. Brown Issues Statement On Trump’s ‘Insane’ Paris Climate Agreement Announcement

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — In response to President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. issued the following statement today: “Donald Trump has absolutely chosen the wrong course. He’s wrong on the facts. America’s economy is boosted by following the Paris Agreement. The news story Calif. […]

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Calif. Senator Mendoza Announces Multiple 2017 Bills Pass Senate Appropriations Committee

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia) announced that multiple bills passed through the Senate Appropriations Committee. Among the lengthy list of bills before the committee were several pieces of Legislation from Senator Mendoza, notably Senate Bills 4, 45, 268, and 693. The news story Calif. Senator Mendoza Announces Multiple 2017 Bills […]

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CA Congressman Cardenas to Receive Multicultural Media Correspondents Dinner Congressional Advocate Award

WASHINGTON, D.C. and SAN FERNANDO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On Thursday, U.S. Representative Tony Cárdenas will receive the Congressional Advocate Award at the 2nd Annual Multicultural Media Correspondents Dinner. Congressman Cárdenas is being recognized for his role in founding the Multicultural Media Caucus and for championing media diversity issues in Congress. The news story CA […]

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Calif. Assemblymember McCarty Gun Free School Zones Legislation Approved by California State Assembly – AB 424

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The California State Assembly today approved AB 424 by Assemblymember Kevin McCarty (D- Sacramento), which will update California’s Gun Free School Zones law to make schools truly gun free. The measure was approved on a vote of 43-23. The news story Calif. Assemblymember McCarty Gun Free School Zones Legislation Approved […]

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Calif. Gov. Brown Appointments for May 22, 2017 include to Dept. of Resources, Recycling and Recovery

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments: First, Rebecca May, 41, of Sacramento, has been appointed chief of the Professional Fiduciaries Bureau at the California Department of Consumer Affairs, where she has served as a legislative analyst since 2015 and was special assistant for board and […]

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Calif. Congressman Cardenas to Host California Youth for Congressional Foster Youth Shadow Day

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ – This Wednesday (May 24, 2017), U.S. Representative Tony Cárdenas (D-CA) will pair up with Ally Alvarez, a twenty-three year-old young woman from Sun Valley, for the 6th Annual Congressional Foster Youth Shadow Day. Ally is a student at Los Angeles Valley College and spent seventeen years in the foster […]

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Calif. Assemblymember Frazier Honors Great Deeds of Special Olympics, declaring May 22, 2017 as Special Olympics Day

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On Monday, Calif. Assemblymember Jim Frazier (D – Discovery Bay) passed Assembly Concurrent Resolution 64 declaring May 22, 2017 as Special Olympics Day, and subsequently honored the Special Olympics of Northern California (SONC) and the Special Olympics of Southern California (SOSC) by presenting Assembly proclamations for their continued commitment to […]

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Opinion: Conservatism for Dimwits

G on Politics (OPINION): From its sinful foundation to its current crop of liars and bunko artists, here is the story of the pestilence called conservatism. Concise! Accurate! Easy-to-read!* (*Note: Language may be too advanced for Trump supporters.) The news story Opinion: Conservatism for Dimwits appeared on and is Copr. © California Newswire® – California […]

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First California ‘Capitol Cup’ match between Democratic and Republican Legislators raising money for Saint John’s Program for Real Change

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles), Senate Republican Leader Pat Bates (R-Laguna Niguel), Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood), and Assembly Republican Leader Chad Mayes (R-Yucca Valley), released the following statement today announcing the inaugural Capitol Cup soccer match scheduled for Wednesday, June 21, 2017. The news […]

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Calif. Congressman Cárdenas Low Income Solar Legislation Included in E&C Infrastructure Package

WASHINGTON, D.C. and SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ – Today, legislation introduced by U.S. Representatives Tony Cárdenas (D-CA), Keith Ellison (D-MI), and Barbara Lee (D-CA), was included in the Energy and Commerce Committee Democrats’ Leading Infrastructure For Tomorrow’s (LIFT) America Act. The Low Income Solar Act aims to help low-income families access solar energy opportunities. The […]

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California Candidate Accountability Measure Passes Committee – AB 894

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — New Legislation by Assemblymember Jim Frazier (D – Discovery Bay) that will raise penalties for candidates for office who make willful misrepresentations on their candidate statements passed the Assembly Elections committee on an unanimous 7-to-0 vote. The news story California Candidate Accountability Measure Passes Committee – AB 894 appeared on […]

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Calif. Congressman Cárdenas Helps Introduce Equality Act of 2017, prohibits discrimination against LGBT Americans

WASHINGTON, D.C., and SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, U.S. Representative Tony Cárdenas, a member of the LGBT Equality Caucus, joined U.S. Representative David N. Cicilline (D-RI) to introduce the Equality Act of 2017 along with more than 190 co-sponsors in the U.S. House of Representatives. The news story Calif. Congressman Cárdenas Helps Introduce Equality […]

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Calif. Gov. Brown Signs Landmark California Transportation Repair Funding Package

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Moving to fill potholes, smooth thousands of miles of pavement, repair bridges and strengthen public transportation, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today signed a package of legislation to improve transportation and create jobs in communities across California. The news story Calif. Gov. Brown Signs Landmark California Transportation Repair Funding Package […]

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City of Paramount Endorses Greater Powers for South Coast Air Quality Management District

PARAMOUNT, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On Tuesday, April 18, the Paramount City Council, by a unanimous vote, became the first city in California to support Assembly Bill 1132 authored by Assemblymember Cristina Garcia (D-Bell Gardens). The proposed legislation enhances the ability of the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) to quickly shut down businesses […]

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Calif. Congressman Cárdenas and U.S. Rep Farenthold Reintroduce Legislation to Protect American Manufacturers

WASHINGTON, D.C. and SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On Thursday, U.S. Representative Tony Cárdenas (D-CA) and U.S. Representative Blake Farenthold (R-TX) reintroduced the bipartisan Trade Protection Not Troll Protection Act to defend American manufacturing. This legislation would modernize the manner in which the International Trade Commission (ITC) reviews claims, ensuring that American businesses receive fair […]

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California Assemblymembers to Make City of Trees Even Greener, Helping Establish a Community Orchard

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Springtime in Sacramento often means lunch outside. On Tuesday May 2nd, Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Paramount), Assembly Republican Leader Chad Mayes (R-Yucca Valley), Assemblymember Kevin McCarty (D-Sacramento), and a bipartisan group of Assembly members and staff will spend their lunchtime helping establish a community orchard in the Del Paso Heights […]

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Pat Brown Institute Honors California Speaker Anthony Rendon and Dr. Altman of Kaiser Family Foundation

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The Pat Brown Institute for Public Affairs (PBI) at Cal State LA will honor Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon as its 2017 Public Servant of the Year, and will recognize Dr. Drew Altman, president and CEO of the Kaiser Family Foundation with its 2017 Public Service award. The news story […]

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Calif. Senator Mendoza Introduces Senate Constitutional Amendment 12 to Redefine County Governance in California

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — A measure to make Calif. county governments more representative, accessible, and accountable to the populations that they serve was introduced today by Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia). The news story Calif. Senator Mendoza Introduces Senate Constitutional Amendment 12 to Redefine County Governance in California appeared on and is Copr. © California […]

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Calif. Congressman Cárdenas Slams Trump Order on Offshore Drilling

WASHINGTON, D.C. and SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, U.S. Representative Tony Cárdenas (CA-29) released the following statement in response to President Trump’s executive order aimed at renewing offshore drilling. The news story Calif. Congressman Cárdenas Slams Trump Order on Offshore Drilling appeared on and is Copr. © California Newswire® – California Newswire.

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Calif. Gov. Brown Announces Appointments for April 20, 2017 including State Board of Food and Agriculture

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — This week, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments: First, Michelle Banonis, 40, of Sacramento, has been appointed assistant chief deputy director at the California Department of Water Resources. Banonis has been area manager for the Bay Delta Office at the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation since 2016, […]

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California Caregivers Push for More Accountability in Public Monies Used for State Respite Care Program

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Caregivers of those with disabilities are calling on the California State Legislature to support Assembly Bill 1380 to improve respite care accountability. Right now many vendors who contract with regional centers to provide the publicly funded service spend an absurd amount of money on administration costs for respite care instead […]

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California Speaker Rendon Announces Assembly Committee Changes for April 17, 2017

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Paramount) today announced following changes to the membership of Assembly standing committees. The news story California Speaker Rendon Announces Assembly Committee Changes for April 17, 2017 appeared on and is Copr. © California Newswire® – California Newswire.

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Calif. Legislation on Drug Pricing Transparency Wins Key Support from Consumer, Medical, Pharmacists Groups – AB315

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Legislation authored by Calif. Assemblymember Jim Wood (D-Healdsburg) calling for the first-time regulation of the middlemen of drug pricing — Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBMs) — today received a boost with the endorsement of Consumers Union, the California Medical Association, the California Pharmacists Association, and the San-Francisco-based HIV/AIDS advocacy group Project […]

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Opinion: Shocking Secrets of Congressional Conservatives

G on Politics (OPINION): Presenting the revelations of a salacious, stunning, and completely fictitious investigation into the personal habits of conservatives in the Senate and the House. Data never dies. No matter what information appears in print, email, text message, audio, or video, there is a record of it somewhere. The news story Opinion: Shocking […]

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World Hemophilia Day 2017: San Francisco City Hall will be Lit Up Red in Recognition

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The Hemophilia Foundation of Northern California (HFNC) will participate in World Federation of Hemophilia’s (WFH) “Lighting It Up Red!” campaign in recognition of World Hemophilia Day, on April 17, at 7:30 p.m. on the steps of San Francisco City Hall. The news story World Hemophilia Day 2017: San Francisco […]

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City of Long Beach and Carnival Cruise Line Start Renovations at Long Beach Cruise Terminal

LONG BEACH, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Carnival Cruise Line marked the beginning of a multi-million-dollar renovation of its Long Beach Cruise Terminal facility to accommodate larger ships and enhance terminal operations on Wednesday. A “FUNstruction” groundbreaking ceremony today included remarks by City of Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia, President and CEO of Long Beach Convention […]

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Calif. Assemblymember O’Donnell Welcomes Nominations for 3rd Annual Teacher Recognition Ceremony

LONG BEACH, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell (D-Long Beach) is requesting the public’s assistance in identifying outstanding local teachers to honor at his 3rd Annual Teacher Recognition Ceremony. To be eligible, nominations for educators who live or work within Long Beach, San Pedro, Signal Hill or Catalina Island must be received by April […]

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Opinion: Enemy of the Sheeple

G on Politics (OPINION/SATIRE): This bedtime story is a fable about the rise and fall of a modern-day tyrant named Ronald Dumpt. Once upon a time there was a country that tried an experiment called democracy. The country was called Usa (pronounced “OOsah”) and it had a population of 320,000,000. The news story Opinion: Enemy […]

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California Nonprofit Orgs Rethinking Their Future Under the Trump Administration

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — In a survey of over 800 nonprofits conducted in March by the California Association of Nonprofits (CalNonprofits), “Government in Transition; Nonprofits in Transition,” the majority of respondents report significant changes in their organizations since the November 2016 election. The news story California Nonprofit Orgs Rethinking Their Future Under the […]

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Calif. Assembly Budget Subcommittee on Education Rejects Gov. Brown’s Cuts to Child Care and Early Education Programs

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Assemblymember Kevin McCarty (D – Sacramento), Chair of the Assembly Budget Subcommittee on Education Finance led a bipartisan effort today to reject Governor Jerry Brown’s proposal to reduce support for state child care and preschool programs and voted to restore $527 million in critical child care and preschool funding. […]

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Calif. Congressman Cárdenas Joins Lawmakers on Introduction of ABLE 2.0: Bipartisan Legislation to Enhance ABLE Accounts

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — U.S. Representative Tony Cárdenas (D-CA) along with Representatives Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), Pete Sessions (R-TX), Chris Smith (R-NJ), and Jim Langevin (D-RI) today introduced a package of bills to enhance the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act of 2014. The package includes the ABLE to Work Act, the ABLE […]

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Opinion: Fascism’s Frowny Face

G on Politics (OPINION): Let us now turn our gaze to the man whose job brings him closest to a heart attack every day, the White House Secretary of Prevarication, Sean McSpice. Amidst all of the conservative attempts to destroy American values is the daily equivocation dance performed by shifty-eyed White House Press Secretary Sean […]

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MCT Mortgage Capital Trading named a 2017 HW TECH100 Tech Provider for the First Time

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Mortgage Capital Trading, Inc. (MCT), a leading mortgage hedge advisory and secondary marketing technology firm, announced that it was designated a top 100 mortgage technology firm by HousingWire for the first time ever. The annual HW TECH100(TM) is designed to recognize the most innovative technology companies in the U.S. […]

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California State Legislature Approves Audit of Concealed Carry Weapon License Programs

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The California Joint Legislative Audit Committee has approved an audit request by Assemblymember Kevin McCarty (D – Sacramento) to evaluate the negative fiscal impacts and public safety questions raised by Concealed Carry Weapon (CCW) license programs in the state. The news story California State Legislature Approves Audit of Concealed Carry […]

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Calif. Congressman Cárdenas Introduces Legislation to Honor César Chávez

WASHINGTON, D.C. and SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today U.S. Representative Tony Cárdenas, introduced a congressional resolution honoring the life and work of César Chávez. Chávez was a prominent labor rights activist who organized migrant and farm laborers in the western United States. The news story Calif. Congressman Cárdenas Introduces Legislation to Honor César Chávez […]

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Palm Springs Partners with MuniServices to Tighten Vacation Rental Rules

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. /California Newswire/ — With revitalization efforts in full swing over recent years, the City of Palm Springs has renewed its crown as a destination hub for Hollywood stars, hipsters and everyone in between. The news story Palm Springs Partners with MuniServices to Tighten Vacation Rental Rules appeared on and is Copr. © […]

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Calif. Gov. Brown, Senate President Pro Tempore and Assembly Speaker Announce Landmark Road Repair Package

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr., Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León and Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon today joined labor, business and local leaders to announce a landmark transportation investment to fix our roads, freeways and bridges in communities across California and put more dollars toward transit and safety. […]

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National Public Pension Coalition: Why Pensions Matter Report Reveals Need for Pensions in California

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — This week, the National Public Pension Coalition released a new report titled “Why Pensions Matter,” a comprehensive examination of the origins and importance of public pensions. The report examines how public pensions have developed over time, as well as the ways in which pensions help to combat a growing retirement […]

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Speaker Rendon Appoints Michael Flad to California Strategic Growth Council

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Paramount) has announced his appointment of Michael Flad of Burbank to the California Strategic Growth Council. The 10-member Strategic Growth Council brings together cabinet agencies and state departments and the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research to coordinate support for sustainable communities, strong economies, social […]

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Calif. Gov. Brown and NY Gov. Cuomo Reaffirm Commitment to Exceeding Targets of The Clean Power Plan

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — With the announcement that the United States will begin to dismantle the Clean Power Plan, California Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. and New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today issued the following statement reaffirming their ongoing commitment to exceed the targets of the Clean Power Plan and curb carbon pollution. […]

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Calif. Congressman Cardenas: Dismantling EPA is an Attack on Our Economy

WASHINGTON, D.C. and SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today U.S. Representative Tony Cárdenas, a member of the House Energy & Commerce Committee, Environment Subcommittee, released the following statement regarding the President’s executive order rolling back the Clean Power Plan. The news story Calif. Congressman Cardenas: Dismantling EPA is an Attack on Our Economy appeared on […]

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Murtaza Baxamusa appointed to California ‘No Place Like Home’ Advisory Committee

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Paramount) this week announced his appointment of Murtaza Baxamusa of San Diego to the No Place Like Home Advisory Committee. The 15-member No Place Like Home Advisory Committee includes state agency officials and appointees of the Legislature and Governor. The news story Murtaza Baxamusa appointed […]

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