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City of El Monte CA Remembers Former Mayor Patricia A. Wallach for Service to the Community

EL MONTE, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The City of El Monte is remembering former Mayor Patricia A. Wallach for her service and dedication to the community, after passing on October 27, 2018. Wallach was 81 years-old. Originally published on CaliforniaNewswire.com — City of El Monte CA Remembers Former Mayor Patricia A. Wallach for Service to […]

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Calif. Congressman Tony Cardenas Hosting Manufacturing Day Events in San Fernando Valley

SAN FERNANDO VALLEY, Calif. /California Newswire/ — This Friday, U.S. Representative Tony Cárdenas (D-San Fernando Valley) will host his next Manufacturing Day Events at Los Angeles Mission College Campus Center in Sylmar, CA on Friday, October 27 and Spectrolab on Monday, October 30, 2017. NOTICE: The news story Calif. Congressman Tony Cardenas Hosting Manufacturing Day […]

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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. 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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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. 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. 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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Democratic Assemblymembers Respond to Gov. Brown 2017 California State Budget Proposal

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, Calif. Governor Brown released his proposal for the 2017-18 budget. Assemblymembers Raul Bocanegra, Sabrina Cervantes, and Kevin McCarty issued statements. As anticipated, the governor introduced a fiscally-conservative budget that forecasts lower revenues due to uncertainty at the national level. The news story Democratic Assemblymembers Respond to Gov. Brown 2017 […]

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Calif. Speaker Rendon Statement on Governor’s 2017 Budget Proposal

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Paramount) today released the following statement after Gov. Jerry Brown released his initial budget proposal: “The Governor’s opening budget proposal is typically cautious, with some expected issues and also some areas of concern.” The news story Calif. Speaker Rendon Statement on Governor’s 2017 Budget Proposal […]

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California Governor Brown Announces Proposed 2017-18 State Balanced Budget

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. proposed a balanced state budget that eliminates a projected $2 billion deficit and bolsters the state’s Rainy Day Fund while continuing to invest in education, health care expansion and other core programs. The news story California Governor Brown Announces Proposed 2017-18 State Balanced […]

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Calif. Legislative Leaders on Hiring Former U.S. Attorney General to deal with challenges from incoming Trump Administration

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) and California Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Paramount) released the following statement to announce they have hired outside legal counsel to deal with potential challenges from the incoming Trump Administration …. The news story Calif. Legislative Leaders on Hiring Former U.S. […]

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Speaker Rendon Strikes Defiant Tone for State as Calif. Assembly Reconvenes on Eve of Trump Presidency

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Shortly after being re-elected as leader of the Calif. Assembly, Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Paramount) stuck a defiant tone calling for the “protection of Californians against the incoming presidential administration” in his remarks to the newly sworn-in Assemblymembers. The news story Speaker Rendon Strikes Defiant Tone for State as Calif. Assembly […]

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Statement from the California Federation of Teachers: Calif. Voters Have Spoken, Time to Roll up Our Sleeves

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — With the passage of Proposition 55, California’s voters resoundingly (62-38) agreed that public education remains a top priority. The voters were emphatic that California should continue to tax the richest Californians at slightly higher rates so that we can provide more robust educational opportunities and social services. The voters also […]

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Representative Democracy for a Growing California: Should Counties Have Elected Executives and Larger Boards?

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — This past Thursday, Calif. Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia), Senator Ben Allen (D-Santa Monica), and Senator Robert Hertzberg (D-Van Nuys) held a joint hearing of the Senate Committee on Elections and Constitutional Amendments and the Senate Committee on Governance and Finance, which explored approaches to improve governance in the County […]

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Calif. Governor Brown, Legislative Leaders Announce CAP-and-Trade Expenditure Plan Agreement

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On Wednesday, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr., Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León and Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon announced an agreement on an expenditure plan for unallocated cap-and-trade proceeds that will reduce greenhouse gas emissions through programs that benefit disadvantaged communities, support clean transportation, reduce short-lived climate pollutants […]

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California Legislative Black Caucus Announces Leadership for the 2017-18 Session

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC) today announced its Caucus leadership for the 2017-18 legislative session. After the election of new officers, CLBC Chair Senator Isadore Hall, III (D- South Bay) released a statement. Legislative Black Caucus Announces Leadership for the 2017-18 Session: Chair, Assemblymember Chris Holden (D – Pasadena) […]

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Calif. Assembly Concludes Productive, Prudent & Progressive 2015-16 Legislative Session

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Paramount) released the following statement after the Assembly gaveled down on the 2015-2016 legislative session: “Tonight, a very productive, prudent, and progressive two-year legislative session comes to a close. We conclude a session where we passed landmark legislation on climate change, on parental leave, on […]

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City Of Berkeley Enacts First of Its Kind Wage Theft Prevention Ordinance

BERKELEY, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Last night, the City of Berkeley approved a first-of-its-kind local ordinance aimed at preventing wage theft on local construction projects, Smart Cities Prevail announced on July 20; authored by Councilmember Laurie Capitelli, co-sponsored by a majority of the Council and supported by construction industry trade associations and workers’ rights groups. […]

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SF Mayor Lee Launches Season of Giving Campaign to Support San Francisco Families and People in Need

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee announced the launch of San Francisco’s Season of Giving campaign to support organizations that help San Franciscans and organizations helping victims of Hurricane Sandy. The Season of Giving will last through Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday weekend on January 15, 2013 and residents and […]

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Calif. Governor Brown Issues Legislative Update for Sept. 27, 2012 – New Bills Signed Into Law

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has signed the following bills: AB 40 by Assemblymember Mariko Yamada (D-Davis) – Elder and dependent adult abuse: reporting. AB 41 by Assemblymember Jerry Hill (D-South San Francisco) – High-Speed Rail Authority: conflicts of interest: disqualification. (Additional follow.)

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Closely Watched California Homemade Food Act Signed into Law

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto’s (D-Los Angeles) Assembly Bill (AB) 1616, the California Homemade Food Act, was signed into law today. The California Homemade Food Act legalizes the sale of homemade, “non-potentially hazardous” foods by creating a two-tier system of “cottage food operations” based upon the point of sale

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Calif. Governor Brown Issues Legislative Update for Sept. 13, 2012 – Signs New Bills into Law

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has signed the following bills, including: AB 197 by Assemblymember Joan Buchanan (D-San Ramon) – Public employees’ retirement. AB 801 by Assemblymember Sandre Swanson (D-Oakland) – Illegal dumping enforcement officers and code enforcement officers. (Additional follow.)

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Calif. Gov. Brown Signs Bills into Law: Legislative Update for Sept. 7, 2012

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has signed the following bills: AB 233 by Assemblymember Isadore Hall (D-Los Angeles) – Personal income taxes: voluntary contributions: California YMCA Youth and Government Fund. AB 432 by Assemblymember Roger Dickinson (D-Sacramento) – Transit: Sacramento County. Additional follow:

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Calif. Bill to Allow Motorists to Show Proof of Auto Insurance on Their Smartphones Signed into Law

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Assemblyman Mike Gatto’s (D-Los Angeles) Assembly Bill 1708 was signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown today. The measure would give California drivers the option to present their proof of auto insurance in electronic form, such as on a smartphone or other personal electronic device.

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments for Sept. 5, 2012

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. on Wednesday announced the following appointments: First, Matthew McGuinness, 46, of San Francisco, has been appointed to the California Architects Board. McGuinness has held multiple positions at Interior Design Services Inc. since 1988, including president, vice president, sales and marketing manager, sales associate and bookkeeper.

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Calif. Assembly Sends Wieckowski’s Spinal Cord Injury Research Bill (AB 1657) to Gov. Brown on 46-27 Vote

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The California State Assembly voted this afternoon to approve a bill by Assemblymember Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) to raise funds to sustain a program, supported by disability rights advocates, the biotech industry, and neuro-scientists, that provides vital research into spinal cord injuries.

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Bill to Protect Public’s 1st Amendment Rights and Ensure Access to 911 Services Passed by California State Assembly

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The California State Assembly today approved SB 1160 with overwhelming bipartisan support, on a vote of 69 to 0. Authored by Senator Alex Padilla, the bill would protect California consumers by preventing the arbitrary interruption of communication services used for …

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Padilla’s California ‘Student-Athlete Bill of Rights’ Clears Important Hurdle – Requires Universities to Help Injured Student-Athletes

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The Assembly Appropriations Committee today approved Senate Bill 1525 authored by California State Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima). The legislation known as the “Student-Athlete Bill of Rights” would require universities located in California that generate on average more than $10 million …

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Calif. Governor Brown Issues Legislative Update for July 13, 2012 – New Assembly Bills Signed

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced that he has signed the following bills: First, AB 57 by Assemblymember Jim Beall Jr. (D-San Jose) – Metropolitan Transportation Commission. AB 1047 by Assemblymember Kevin Jeffries (R-Riverside) – Vehicles: motorcycle safety. Additional: – …

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Calif. Governor Brown Announces Appointments for July 11, 2012 to California State Council on Developmental Disabilities

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments. First, Donna Atteberry, 64, of Mountain View, has been appointed to Area Board VII of the California State Council on Developmental Disabilities. Atteberry has been a procedure writer and editor …

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