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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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March 29 Sales at Jersey Mike’s in So. California Donated to Operation Gratitude to Send Care Packages to U.S. Troops

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On March 29, 2017 retail sales at 149 Jersey Mike’s in Southern California will be donated again as part of annual “Day of Giving,” to the non-profit Operation Gratitude in order to send care packages to our U.S. serving military overseas and around the world. The news story March […]

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California Congressman Cárdenas: American Healthcare 1, Trump 0

WASHINGTON, D.C. and SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today U.S. Representative Tony Cárdenas released the following statement regarding the Republicans’ decision to pull their healthcare repeal legislation. The news story California Congressman Cárdenas: American Healthcare 1, Trump 0 appeared on and is Copr. © California Newswire® – California Newswire.

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Opinion: Heavens to Betsy! (Dissecting DeVos and Other Conservative Detritus)

G on Politics (OPINION): In which we examine the odious delusions, bigotry, and anti-American schemes of conservatards. Conservatives are apparently rotten to the marrow of their bones. How else to account for the hordes of uneducated, unwashed, unthinking goobers who flock to the Klan rallies held by Dummy Donny and his Rethuglican Party? The news […]

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Calif. Speaker Rendon Appoints Abigail Medina to Dental Board of California

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Paramount) has announced his appointment of Abigail Medina of San Bernardino to the Dental Board of California. The news story Calif. Speaker Rendon Appoints Abigail Medina to Dental Board of California appeared on and is Copr. © California Newswire® – California Newswire.

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Qualia Integrated with Fidelity National Title Group AgentTRAX System for Title Services

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Qualia, the fastest growing provider of title settlement software, announced it has integrated the agentTRAX portal from Fidelity National Title Group (NYSE:FNF) into its settlement platform. Through this integration, Chicago Title, Commonwealth Land Title and Fidelity National Title agents can issue Closing Protection Letters (CPLs) and generate policy jackets […]

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California Film Tax Credit Generates More Filming and Jobs in 2017

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, the California Film Commission (CFC) announced the recipients for recurring television series, new series, relocating series, and pilots under AB 1839, the California Film and Television Job Retention and Promotion Act, authored by Assemblymember Raul Bocanegra (D-Pacoima) in 2014. The news story California Film Tax Credit Generates More Filming […]

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DocMagic Inc. Ranked a ‘Top 100 Mortgage Employer’ for Second Consecutive Year

TORRANCE, Calif. /California Newswire/ — DocMagic, Inc., the premier provider of fully-compliant loan document preparation, regulatory compliance and comprehensive eMortgage services, announced that it was named to National Mortgage Professional (NMP) magazine’s annual “Top 100 Mortgage Employers” list for 2017. This is the second consecutive year that DocMagic has earned placement on the annual list. […]

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Opinion: Conservatives Say the Darnedest Things

G on Politics (OPINION): As conservative congress-critters hide from their constituents to avoid answering tough questions about the GOP’s anti-American policies, RWNJs of all shapes and sizes are spreading disinformation, deceits, deceptions, and outright lies. The news story Opinion: Conservatives Say the Darnedest Things appeared on and is Copr. © California Newswire® – California Newswire.

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Calif. Gov. Brown Appointments for March 13-15, 2017 include State Water Resources Control Board

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments: First, Tam Doduc, 50, of Sacramento, has been reappointed to the State Water Resources Control Board, where she has served since 2005. Doduc served in several positions at the California Environmental Protection Agency from 2000 to 2005, including deputy […]

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California Lawmakers Decry Trump Administration Ploy to Destroy Clean Air Automobile Standards

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr., Attorney General Xavier Becerra, Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León and Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon blasted the cynical ploy by the Trump administration and auto manufacturers to roll back vehicle pollution standards finalized earlier this year. In coordinated action, on the same […]

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Calif. Assembly Democratic Leaders Announce ‘Degrees Not Debt’ Higher Education Budget Package

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Led by students and parents, Calif. Assembly Democrats, including Speaker Anthony Rendon (D – Paramount) and members of the Assembly Budget and Higher Education Committees today announced a bold higher education budget package designed to reduce student debt and make college affordability a reality for the nearly 2.8 million undergraduate […]

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Second Annual ReverseVision’s User Conference Draws Newcomers to Reverse Mortgage Industry

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — ReverseVision, the leading provider of software and technology for the reverse mortgage industry, drew a record crowd of reverse mortgage lenders, brokers and industry newcomers to its second annual user conference February 8-10 at the Hilton San Diego Mission Bay Resort and Spa. The news story Second Annual ReverseVision’s […]

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Senator Tony Mendoza Convenes Hearing on Autonomous Vehicles and Auto Insurance in California

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On March 8, Chairman of the California Senate Insurance Committee Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia) convened a hearing on the development of Autonomous Vehicles and the implications for the auto insurance industry. While no legislative proposals were presented, the informational hearing will be a factor in the policy discussions going forward. […]

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Calif. Congressman Tony Cardenas votes to oppose Republicans’ Affordable Care Act repeal legislation

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today in Washington, D.C., U.S. Representative Tony Cárdenas released the following statement regarding his vote to oppose Republicans’ Affordable Care Act repeal legislation. The news story Calif. Congressman Tony Cardenas votes to oppose Republicans’ Affordable Care Act repeal legislation appeared on and is Copr. © California Newswire® – California Newswire.

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Calif. Asm. Bocanegra Introduces Legislation to Help Fund Film and TV Workforce Development Programs

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Assemblymember Raul Bocanegra (D-Pacoima), the author of the current California Film Tax Credit, and Assemblymember Ian Calderon (D-Whittier) proposed legislation today (AB1664) to increase funding for entertainment industry job-training programs to help build a bigger workforce of below-the-line workers in California. The news story Calif. Asm. Bocanegra Introduces Legislation to […]

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Community Advocate Martha Cota Named Calif. 70th District 2017 Woman of the Year by Asm. O’Donnell

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell (D – Long Beach) honored Long Beach’s Martha Beatriz Cota on the Assembly Floor yesterday as the 70th District’s 2017 Woman of the Year. Ms. Cota founded Latinos In Action in 2009 and has served as its Executive Director since its inception. The news story Community […]

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Calif. Assemblymember McCarty Names Tamika L’Ecluse Assembly District 7’s Woman of the Year

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Assemblymember Kevin McCarty (D – Sacramento) today named children’s advocate Tamika L’Ecluse as the Assembly District 7’s 2017 Woman of the Year. Ms. L’Ecluse was born in Sacramento and raised by a single mother. After graduating from high school, she enrolled at American River College in hopes of earning […]

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Calif. Asm. Speaker Rendon Appoints Rosemead Mayor Pro Tem Polly Low to Commission on Asian & Pacific Islander Affairs

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Paramount) has appointed Polly Low, the Mayor Pro Tem of the City of Rosemead, to the California Commission on Asian and Pacific Islander Affairs. The news story Calif. Asm. Speaker Rendon Appoints Rosemead Mayor Pro Tem Polly Low to Commission on Asian & Pacific Islander […]

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Calif. Asm. O’Donnell Reappointed to Lead the Assembly Select Committee on Ports and Goods Movement

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — This past week, Calif. Assemblymember Speaker Anthony Rendon (D – Lakewood) announced he has renamed Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell (D – Long Beach) as Chair of the Assembly Select Committee on Ports and Goods Movement. Assemblymember O’Donnell’s district includes the twin ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles, which together represent […]

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City of Paramount Mayor’s Statement on AQMD Suspending Aerocraft’s chromium 6 Operations

PARAMOUNT, Calif. /California Newswire/ — This past week, The South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD) announced that the sensors near Aerocraft in the City of Paramount have again exceeded levels for hexavalent chromium agreed to in a prior abatement order between SCAQMD and Aerocraft Heat Treating. As a result, SCAQMD has ordered Aerocraft to […]

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Opinion: America’s New Day Dawning

G on Politics (OPINION): Take heart, America: conservative attacks on democracy will not stand. A brighter future will arrive and we will demonstrate that conservatism’s bigotry, plutocracy, and inhumanity are not what make this country great. The news story Opinion: America’s New Day Dawning appeared on and is Copr. © California Newswire® – California Newswire.

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Reverse Mortgage Innovator, ReverseVision Named to HousingWire’s HW TECH100 for Second Time

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire — ReverseVision, the leading provider of software and technology for the reverse mortgage industry, today announced it has been named to HousingWire’s HW TECH100(TM) list of the housing economy’s most innovative technology companies for a second time. Previously recognized in 2015, ReverseVision is the only reverse mortgage loan origination software […]

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Consumer Advocates for RCFE Reform (CARR) Awarded Grant for Age-Friendly Community Project

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Consumer Advocates for RCFE Reform (CARR) announced today that it is the recipient of a $30,000 grant funded by the Del Mar Healthcare Fund, through the Age Friendly Communities Program at the San Diego Foundation. The grant will move San Diego towards becoming an Age Friendly/Livable Community for All […]

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Calif. Gov. Brown Takes Action to Bolster Dam Safety, Repair Infrastructure after Winter Storms

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — With extreme weather putting increasing stress on California’s roads, bridges and flood control system, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced a series of immediate and longer-term actions to bolster dam safety, improve flood protection and fix the state’s aging transportation and water infrastructure. “Recent storms have pounded the state […]

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Friends of the LA River announce the 28th Annual Great Los Angeles River CleanUp: La Gran Limpieza

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Friends of the LA River (FOLAR) is proud to announce the 28th Annual Great Los Angeles River CleanUp: La Gran Limpieza (CleanUp). FOLAR’s annual CleanUp has exploded in recent years, shattering records for volunteer turnout and trash collected, and is the largest urban river cleanup in America. The news […]

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Calif. Senator Tony Mendoza Appointed to The Joint Legislative Audit Committee

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de León today appointed Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia) to the Joint Legislative Audit Committee (JLAC). The Senate Rules Committee confirmed the appointment Wednesday afternoon. The news story Calif. Senator Tony Mendoza Appointed to The Joint Legislative Audit Committee appeared on and is Copr. © […]

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In California, Marion Gatley Institute Opens Its Doors to all Who Want to Learn a New Language

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Marion Gatley Institute has just opened to provide services and classes for people that want to learn another language, but haven’t been able to do so prior. We provide a flexible class schedule in which can bend to your personal life and daily obligations. The news story In California, […]

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Calif. Gov. Brown Appointments for Feb. 21, 2017 include to the California Earthquake Authority Advisory Panel

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On Tuesday, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments: First, Christiana Tiedemann, 59, of Berkeley, has been appointed deputy secretary for law enforcement and counsel at the California Environmental Protection Agency. The news story Calif. Gov. Brown Appointments for Feb. 21, 2017 include to the California Earthquake […]

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Calif. Speaker Rendon Appoints Bell Mayor Saleh to Los Angeles Rivers and Mountains Conservancy

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Paramount) this week announced the appointment of Mayor Ali Saleh of the City of Bell to serve on the board of the San Gabriel and Lower Los Angeles Rivers and Mountains Conservancy. The news story Calif. Speaker Rendon Appoints Bell Mayor Saleh to Los […]

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SF Mayor and City Administrator Appoints Carrie Bishop as City’s First Chief Digital Services Officer

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On Friday, S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee and City Administrator Naomi M. Kelly today announced the appointment of Carrie Bishop to serve as San Francisco’s first Chief Digital Services Officer. The news story SF Mayor and City Administrator Appoints Carrie Bishop as City’s First Chief Digital Services Officer appeared […]

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Calif. Senator Tony Mendoza Will Host a Senior Scam Stopper Seminar in Lakewood, CA

LAKEWOOD, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Senator Tony Mendoza and the California Contractors State License Board are hosting a free Senior Scam Stoppers seminar. A panel of experts will provide information to seniors about scams and how they can protect themselves from becoming victims. The news story Calif. Senator Tony Mendoza Will Host a Senior […]

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Calif. Asm. Kevin McCarty Introduces Legislation to Give Californians a Fair Chance at Employment

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — This past week, Calif. Assemblymember Kevin McCarty (D – Sacramento), introduced AB 1008, known as the Fair Chance Act, which will eliminate employment barriers for individuals formerly convicted of a crime. Historically known as, “Ban the Box,” this bill would prohibit a prospective public or private employer from asking a […]

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U.S. Rep. Tony Cardenas hosts an Affordable Care Act Town Hall meeting in San Fernando, CA

SAN FERNANDO VALLEY, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On Tues., Feb. 21, 2017, U.S. Representative Tony Cárdenas (CA-29) will host an Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”) Town Hall meeting in San Fernando. The news story U.S. Rep. Tony Cardenas hosts an Affordable Care Act Town Hall meeting in San Fernando, CA appeared on and is Copr. © […]

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Craftswoman Lynn Hollywood offers ‘Art for Horses’ at The Wildflower Ranch

PEARBLOSSOM, Calif. /California Newswire/ — In the scenic hills of Pearblossom, lives a craftswoman named Lynn Hollywood who makes art for horses by creating beautiful, 100-percent Mohair cinches and breast collars at her grassroots company, The Wildflower Ranch(TM). The news story Craftswoman Lynn Hollywood offers ‘Art for Horses’ at The Wildflower Ranch appeared on and […]

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Calif. Assemblymember McCarty Introduces Legislation to Close California Gun Free School Zones Loophole

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Assemblymember Kevin McCarty (D- Sacramento) today introduced Assembly Bill 424 (AB 424), which will close a loophole in California’s Gun Free School Zones law. While civilian possession of a gun on a school campus is prohibited, a school district can currently authorize an armed civilian with a Concealed Carry […]

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Asm. Bocanegra California Film Tax Credit is Box Office Success for Hollywood Jobs

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, the California Film Commission announced the second round of recipients for feature films and independent projects, bringing back jobs and revenue to California as promised under AB 1839, the California Film and Television Job Retention and Promotion Act. Assemblymember Raul Bocanegra (D-Pacoima) and former Assemblymember Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles) […]

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Calif. Senator Tony Mendoza Statement on Immigration & Customs Enforcement Raids in California

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On February 9, 2017, several urgent reports of the Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency launching raids in Downey, Van Nuys, San Bernardino, and Santa Paula reached Senator Mendoza’s Capitol and District Offices. “It is important that the Immigration & Customs Enforcement Agency publicly address the nature of these raids,” […]

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S.F. Mayor Lee and Supervisor Kim Announce Plan to Provide Access to City College for Calif. Residents

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee, Supervisor Jane Kim and City College Acting Chancellor Susan Lamb announced this week that starting next school year City College will be accessible for all California residents living in San Francisco and taking courses for credit. The news story S.F. Mayor Lee and Supervisor […]

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S.F. Mayor Lee Signs Historic Legislation for Mixed-Income Development in Sunnydale

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — San Francisco Mayor Edwin M. Lee last week (Feb. 1) signed historic legislation to authorize the phased redevelopment of the Potrero Terrace and Annex and Sunnydale public housing sites, both part of the City’s HOPE SF neighborhood transformation initiative. The news story S.F. Mayor Lee Signs Historic Legislation for […]

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Exclusive Interview with Actress Lisa Ann Walter: Is Hollywood Still Sexist?

INTERVIEW: You may think Hollywood is a man’s world but after an exclusive interview with Lisa Ann Walter star of indie film “Dependent’s Day,” think again – times are changing. “Looking back into history there were strong female characters back in the 1940’s, and I think that reflects what was happening at the time.,” says […]

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Calif. Gov. Brown announces Appointments for Feb. 8, 2017 including State Council on Developmental Disabilities

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments: First, Sid Voorakkara, 46, of San Diego, has been appointed deputy director of external affairs at the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz), where he has served as senior business development specialist since 2013. The news story […]

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Calif. Assemblymembers McCarty, Gonzalez Fletcher and Nazarian to Introduce ‘California Welcomes Refugees’ Legislation

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Assemblymembers Kevin McCarty (D- Sacramento), Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher (D – San Diego) and Adrin Nazarian (D- Sherman Oaks) will introduce a legislative package that builds upon California’s efforts to welcome and successfully integrate refugees from around the world. The news story Calif. Assemblymembers McCarty, Gonzalez Fletcher and Nazarian to […]

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Calif. Gov. Brown Announces Appointments for Feb. 7, 2017, including to California Department of Technology

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments for Feb. 7 — first, Cindy Messer, 48, of Sacramento, has been appointed chief deputy director at the California Department of Water Resources, where she has served as assistant chief deputy director since 2016. She was deputy director of […]

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Calif. Federation of Teachers Statement on Confirmation of Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Despite an unprecedented surge of opposition and protest, the United States Senate voted to confirm Betsy DeVos as the nation’s 11th Secretary of Education on Tuesday. The California Federation of Teachers is extremely disappointed in the confirmation of this unqualified candidate to lead our nation’s education system. The news story […]

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Calif. Assemblymember O’Donnell Leads the Charge to Deliver Academic Equality for Students with Disabilities

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, Calif. Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell (D – Long Beach) introduced AB 312, which strengthens California’s support for students with disabilities by creating a state funding source for special education preschool services and addressing long-standing special education funding inequities. The news story Calif. Assemblymember O’Donnell Leads the Charge to Deliver Academic […]

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Calif. Speaker Rendon Statement on Trump’s ‘Out of Control’ Comment

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — California Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Paramount) released the following statement in response to Donald Trump’s Super Bowl interview: “California has the most manufacturing jobs in the nation. Our state grows a quarter of the nation’s food. Our minimum wage increase has not only helped our poorest workers, it has boosted […]

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Calif. Governor Brown Welcomes Australian and Mexican States to Under2 Climate Coalition

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — This past week, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. welcomed the states of Aguascalientes, Mexico and Victoria, Australia to the Under2 Coalition – the global pact among cities, states and countries to limit the increase in global average temperature to below 2 degrees Celsius, the level of potentially catastrophic consequences. […]

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City of Paramount Continues Aggressive Response to SCAQMD Air Quality Findings

PARAMOUNT, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On January 24, the Paramount City Council unanimously voted to extend the moratorium on all metal-related businesses within the City for an additional six months. The original moratorium was established on December 13, 2016 to prohibit businesses that manufacture or process metal from opening or expanding within the City. The […]

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Calif. Asm. Speaker Rendon Launches Speaker’s Blue Ribbon Commission on Early Childhood Education

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Paramount) today announced the launch of the Speaker’s Blue Ribbon Commission on Early Childhood Education. The commission’s goal is to develop solutions to improve results for California’s youngest learners and their families. The news story Calif. Asm. Speaker Rendon Launches Speaker’s Blue Ribbon Commission on […]

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Calif. Asm. Kevin McCarty Releases Statement in Response to Legislative Analyst Office Report on Debt Free College

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Assemblymember Kevin McCarty (D-Sacramento), Chair of the Assembly Budget Subcommittee on Education Finance released the following statement in response to the Legislative Analyst Office’s (LAO) report, “Creating a Debt Free College Program.” The news story Calif. Asm. Kevin McCarty Releases Statement in Response to Legislative Analyst Office Report on […]

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California Federation of Teachers Opposes Supreme Court nomination of Neil Gorsuch

POLITICS: California Federation of Teachers (CFT) opposes 2017 SCOTUS Nominee. President Trump’s announcement of his Supreme Court nominee doubles down on the approach he has taken with his other selections, says CFT. Federal Appeals Court Judge Neil Gorsuch is a conservative disciple of the late Judge Scalia and a proponent of the Supreme Court as […]

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Calif. State Assembly Elects Dr. Bryon G. Gustafson as Chief Sergeant-at-Arms

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The California State Assembly today unanimously elected Bryon G. Gustafson, Ph.D., to serve as the Assembly’s chief sergeant-at-arms. Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Paramount) administered the oath of office to Dr. Gustafson shortly after the vote. The news story Calif. State Assembly Elects Dr. Bryon G. Gustafson as Chief Sergeant-at-Arms appeared […]

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Calif. Asm. Cervantes Introduces Bill to Expedite Teacher Credentialing for Military Spouses

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, Calif. Assemblymember Sabrina Cervantes (D-Corona) introduced a bill to help military families. The bill, Assembly Bill 226, would require the state Commission on Teacher Credentialing to give priority to applicants who are spouses of active United States Military service members. The news story Calif. Asm. Cervantes Introduces Bill to […]

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Calif. Senator Tony Mendoza Introduces Resolution 5 Honoring India Republic Day

(California Newswire) — On January 26, 2017, Calif. Senator Tony Mendoza presented Senate Concurrent Resolution 5 which observes January 26, 2017 as India Republic Day and also marks the 68th Anniversary of the day the Constitution of India was adopted. The news story Calif. Senator Tony Mendoza Introduces Resolution 5 Honoring India Republic Day appeared […]

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Calif. Assemblymember Bocanegra Introduces Legislation to Bring Equity for Immigrants to California Criminal Justice Laws

(California Newswire) — Today, Calif. Assemblymember Raul Bocanegra (D-Pacoima) introduced legislation to bring equity to our criminal justice laws, by ensuring that use of false immigration documents carries the same penalties as use of a fake driver’s license. AB 222 would amend Section 114 of the California Penal Code, a provision enacted in 1994 as […]

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Calif. Gov. Brown Puts the New D.C. ‘Swamp’ on Notice with 2017 State of the State

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On Tuesday, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. delivered his State of the State address for 2017, departing with the traditional practice of listing every issue and restating every priority to focus on the “broader context of our country and its challenges.” The news story Calif. Gov. Brown Puts the […]

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Assemblymember Cervantes Introduces Bill to Restructure California Transportation Commission – AB179

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Assemblymember Sabrina Cervantes (D-Corona) has introduced a bill to restructure the California Transportation Commission. The bill, Assembly Bill 179, would impose certain additional expertise requirements on future appointments to the Commission. The news story Assemblymember Cervantes Introduces Bill to Restructure California Transportation Commission – AB179 appeared on California Newswire® – […]

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Calif. Assembly Speaker Rendon Announces 2017 Assembly Committee Assignments

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, Calif. Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Paramount) announced the members of Assembly committees. Among the changes this year, the number of women committee chairs has doubled under Speaker Rendon, and women hold membership on every committee. The news story Calif. Assembly Speaker Rendon Announces 2017 Assembly Committee Assignments appeared on […]

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California Assembly Democrats Issue #DearCalifornians Inauguration Day Letter

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Members of the Calif. Assembly Democratic Caucus today issued a letter and video addressed to all Californians, pledging to continue California’s history of leading the nation in producing policy that benefits all people. The news story California Assembly Democrats Issue #DearCalifornians Inauguration Day Letter appeared on California Newswire® – California […]

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U.S. Rep. Tony Cardenas Joins Calif. Lawmakers Not Attending Trump Inauguration

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, in Washington, D.C., U.S. Representative Tony Cárdenas (CA-29) released the following statement on his decision not to attend the inauguration: “My humble and loving parents taught me to live by this saying, ‘Dime con quién andas y te diré quién eres.’ It means tell me who you hang out […]

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City of Millbrae California Awarded $200K for Millbrae Station Comprehensive Access Plan

MILLBRAE, Calif. /California Newswire/ — This past week, the City of Millbrae announced that it has been awarded $200,000 from the California High-Speed Rail Authority to support the development of a comprehensive, multi-agency, multi-modal access plan to the Millbrae Intermodal Transit Station. The news story City of Millbrae California Awarded $200K for Millbrae Station Comprehensive […]

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Opinion: Trump’s Cabinet of Deplorables

G on Politics (OPINION): Trump’s cabinet choices include a bigot for attorney general but the foulness doesn’t stop there. Mr. Bulging Neck’s entire list of right-wing nut-jobs is scary and aromatic. Truly, the Clones of Dr. Trumpenstein are invading the U.S. government. The news story Opinion: Trump’s Cabinet of Deplorables appeared on California Newswire® – […]

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