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Calif. Assemblymember McCarty Statement Following Firing of Sacramento Officers Involved in Shooting Death of Joseph Mann

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Assemblymember Kevin McCarty (D – Sacramento) today released the following statement in response to two Sacramento Police Department officers that were fired following an investigation of their involvement in the shooting death of an African American Sacramento resident, Joseph Mann. NOTICE: The news story Calif. Assemblymember McCarty Statement Following […]

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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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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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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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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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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. 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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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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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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