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Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.

Calif. Gov. Brown Appointments for Oct. 6-7, 2016 include California Cybersecurity Integration Center

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- During the first week of Oct. 2016, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments: First, Keith...
Anthony Rendon

Calif. Speaker Rendon Names Assemblymember Ken Cooley as Next Rules Committee Chair

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Paramount) today announced that Assemblymember Ken Cooley (D-Rancho Cordova) will become the chair of...
Assemblyman Mike Gatto

Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto receives James Hansen Courage Award for Work on CPUC Reform

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles) was presented with the James Hansen Courage Award on Thursday from Environmental...
California vs. Big Plastic

Gov. Brown, Calif. Legislative Leaders, Business, Environmental Groups Mark 2-Year Anniversary of Plastic Bag Ban Law

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. and legislative leaders today joined more than 400 business, environmental, and local citizen groups in celebrating the two-year anniversary of the signing of Senate Bill 270, announced CA vs. Big Plastic. SB270, the state’s plastic bag ban, urging voters to support Proposition 67, the referendum on the law that will appear on the November ballot.
Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell

Calif. Assemblymember O’Donnell Bill to Boost School Attendance Signed by Governor – AB 2815

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Legislation by Calif. Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell (D-Long Beach) to ensure students attend and stay in school was signed by Governor Brown on Thursday. AB 2815 expands the role of district and county attendance supervisors so they can effectively address the root causes of chronic absenteeism.
Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.

Calif. Gov. Brown Signs Legislation to Bolster Transparency, Oversight, Reform at California PUC

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Moving to bolster governance, accountability, transparency and oversight at the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), Governor Edmund G. Brown...
Calif Gov Brown

Calif. Gov. Brown Signs Legislation to Help California Workers Save for Retirement – SB 1234

SACRAMENTO, Cailf. /California Newswire/ -- Taking action to boost financial security for all Californians, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today signed SB 1234 by Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles), that will create new retirement savings accounts for the nearly seven million workers who do not have one.


Michael Nischan

Michael Nischan of EPIC to Speak at Seventh Annual Commercial Motor Vehicle Litigation Seminar

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Vice President of Transportation & Logistics Risk Control Michael Nischan will speak at the Seventh Annual CMV Litigation Seminar on Thursday, October 27 at Villa Christina in Atlanta, Georgia.

Calif. Senator Mark Leno to Lead Celebration on 50th Anniversary of Medi-Cal In San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. State Senator Mark Leno (D-San Francisco) will lead the celebration of the 50th anniversary of Medi-Cal by...
CEO Frank Pellkofer

Utelogy Corporation Completes Series A Private Equity Offering to Enhance Education and Enterprise Tech

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Utelogy Corporation, creator of enterprise audio/visual control, management, services and analytics software for use in higher education and enterprises announced that it has successfully closed a fully-subscribed, private equity offering with a small group of private Accredited Investors at an undisclosed value. Funds from this offering will support the company's current growth trajectory including software developers and additional support staff.
The Mortgage Collaborative

The Mortgage Collaborative Adds 12 New Lender Members for Q4/2016

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Mortgage Collaborative, the nation's only independent mortgage lending cooperative, recently added twelve new lenders to their national network of originating members, proclaimed The Collaborative's EVP of National Sales & Strategic Alliances, Rich Swerbinsky.
Investor Glenn Stearns

Lender Price Investor Glenn Stearns Appearing at 2016 MBA Convention in Boston

PASADENA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Lender Price, the emerging leader in real-time, competitive mortgage analytics and product pricing and eligibility (PPE) solutions complete with full mobile functionality and advanced business intelligence, today announced that its investor Glenn Stearns will appear at its 2016 MBA Annual Convention exhibit in Boston on October 23 - 26.
EPIC Insurance

EPIC Insurance Brokers Launches Cyber Risk Insurance Platform for SMBs

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, today announced the launch of a proprietary Cyber Risk and Insurance Platform, tailored to the unique needs of small and mid-sized businesses who are increasingly the most desirable targets of Cyber-attacks.
Chris Anderson

Chris Anderson of MCT named to Inaugural HousingWire Insiders Award List

SAN DIEGO, Calif., /California Newswire/ -- Mortgage Capital Trading, Inc. (MCT), an industry leading hedge advisor and developer of MCTlive!(TM), the award-winning secondary marketing software suite, announced that its chief administrative officer, Chris Anderson, has been named to HousingWire's inaugural Insider Awards list. The new list is designed to honor unsung heroes who are the cornerstone of every great company, whether in lending, servicing, investing or real estate.



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Lies, and Trump's GOP

Opinion: Lies, Damn Lies, and Trump’s GOP

G on Politics (OPINION): A pestilence known as Conservatism has control of the Republican Party and it has its perfect candidate in Donald Trump. And while the GOP base prefers to be known as the Party of Stupid, their GOP leaders insist they are the Party of Greed. Sadly, they are both right.