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Calif. Senator Tony Mendoza

Calif. Senator Mendoza Bill Helps Prevent Child Hunger – SB 708

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — To address childhood hunger and improve access to the National School Lunch and Breakfast Programs, Calif. Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia), a former elementary school teacher, today introduced SB 708. The bill will direct schools to make applications for free or reduced price meals available electronically online, to provide them in […]

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U.S. Rep. Tony Cardenas

Calif. Congressman Cardenas: Protect America and 26,000 Californian Jobs

SAN FERNANDO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On Thursday in Washington, D.C., U.S. Rep. Tony Cárdenas (D-San Fernando Valley) called on House Republican leadership to allow more than 26,000 Californians, including thousands of Coast Guard personnel, to continue to protect our nation from outside threats by fully funding the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) before a […]

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Emilio N. Francisco, CEO of PDC Capital Group, Names Pat Brown as Project Manager for SummerPlace Development

COSTA MESA, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Emilio N. Francisco, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of private equity firm PDC Capital Group, today announced that Pat Brown is joining senior housing real estate company SummerPlace Development as Project Manager overseeing the development of SummerPlace Assisted Living and Memory Care projects.

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Calif. Gov. Brown Announces Appointments for Feb. 25, 2015 including to Commission on Judicial Performance

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On Wednesday, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments: First, Nanci Nishimura, 61, of San Mateo, has been reappointed to the California Commission on Judicial Performance, where she has served since 2011. Nishimura has been a partner at Cotchett, Pitre and McCarthy since 2006, where she has […]

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Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.

Calif. Gov. Brown Announces Appointments for Feb. 24, 2015 including to District Agricultural Associations

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On Tuesday, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments: First, Leta Ciavaglia, 61, of Sanger, has been reappointed to the 21st District Agricultural Association, Big Fresno Fair Board of Directors, where she has served since 2012. Ciavaglia has been president of the Penstar Group since 2011, where […]

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Calif. Gov. Brown Announces Appointments for Feb. 23, 2015 including to Board of Food and Agriculture

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On Monday, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments: First, Ashley Boren, 53, of San Francisco, has been reappointed to the California State Board of Food and Agriculture, where she has served since 2008. Boren has been executive director at Sustainable Conservation since 1997. Boren held several […]

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Tammy Mission of EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants Honored as 2015 Insurance Industry ‘Power Broker’

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property and casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Tammy Mission has been recognized as a Power Broker and an Under-40 designee in the non-profit sector by Risk and Insurance Magazine. This is the second time Mission has received this honor — her first recognition (also in the non-profit sector) came in 2013.

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Anthem Inc. Data Breach Lawsuit Helps Kids, Too, says Weitz & Luxenberg P.C.

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The Anthem Inc. (NYSE:ANTM) data breach class action lawsuit brought this month by Weitz and Luxenberg, P.C. seeks to protect tens of millions of children – and not just adults – affected by the health insurance giant’s massive loss of sensitive confidential records, the New York-based law firm today announced.

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Teenager Autumn Sky Wolfe Creates Inspiring Music Combining Autism and Artistry

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — When 18-year-old Autumn Sky Wolfe was diagnosed with autism, the last thing on anyone’s mind was a singing career. Yet she now has an EP on iTunes and has been nominated by New Music Weekly magazine as Best New Adult Contemporary Artist as well as Crossover Artist of the Year.

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Calif. Home Care Providers Rally to Demand Gov. Brown Keep Promise of Equal Treatment Under the Law

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Caregivers who provide in-home support for elderly Californians and people with disabilities will stand in solidarity at a day-long rally and fasting as they call on Gov. Jerry Brown to treat caregivers equally under the law, as he had promised last year, SEIU United Long Term Care Workers announced […]

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California vs. Big Plastic

California vs. Big Plastic Statement On Certification of Signatures by Plastic Bag Industry on SB 270 Referendum

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, California vs. Big Plastic, the coalition of local officials and environmental, labor, and business groups supporting the state’s plastic bag ban, issued the following statement after California Secretary of State Alex Padilla certified signatures gathered by the plastic bag industry that will force a referendum in November 2016 on […]

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Assemblyman Tony Thurmond

Landmark Measure to Make Baseball Tobacco-Free proposed by Calif. Assemblyman Tony Thurmond

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, California Assemblyman Tony Thurmond (D-Richmond) introduced legislation to eliminate the use of all tobacco products – including smokeless tobacco – at all baseball venues in California to protect the health of players and to set an effective example for children. As professional baseball’s spring training gets underway, the legislation […]

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ReverseVision Inc. on Track for Financial Assessment Changes in Mortgage Industry Despite HUD Delay

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — John Button, CEO of leading reverse mortgage software and technology provider ReverseVision, says the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) decision to delay implementation of its Financial Assessment (FA) rules provides a better opportunity for lenders to get the required technology changes including: ReverseVision’s, HUD’s and other systems implemented into their processes.

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Isadore Hall III

Calif. Senator Isadore Hall to Hold Informational Hearing on Earthquake Early Warning System

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, Calif. Senator Isadore Hall, III (D – South Bay), Chair of the Senate Governmental Organization Committee, announced he will hold a joint informational hearing with the Assembly Governmental Organization Committee on the status of California’s earthquake early warning system. The hearing, “California’s Earthquake Preparedness: Status of the Earthquake Early […]

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Calif. Senator Tony Mendoza

California Conflict of Interest Laws Target of Bill by Senator Tony Mendoza – SB 330

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, Calif. Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia) introduced SB 330 to restore public trust and accountability in government by strengthening California’s conflict of interest laws. The bill would define what family relationships would constitute a financial conflict interest for a public official in voting on public contracts before any governmental body, […]

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Anthony Rendon

Calif. Assemblyman Anthony Rendon Statement on Attorney General’s Decision on Daughters of Charity Sale

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — In response to Calif. Attorney General Kamala Harris approving the sale of the Daughters of Charity Health System to Prime Healthcare, Assemblyman Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood) issued the following statement: “I am exceptionally disappointed in the Attorney General’s decision to approve the sale of the Daughters of Charity Health System (DCHS) […]

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PDC Capital Group raising $45M in EB-5 immigrant investor funds to assist biodegradable organic chemical firm Clear Currents Inc.

COSTA MESA, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Emilio N. Francisco, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of private equity firm PDC Capital Group, today announced that PDC is raising $45 million in EB-5 immigrant investor funds to assist biodegradable organic chemical products firm Clear Currents, Inc.

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Isadore Hall III

Calif. Senator Isadore Hall and Assemblymember Adam Gray Introduce Legislation Authorizing iPoker in California

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Senator Isadore Hall, III (D – South Bay), Chairman of the Senate Governmental Organization Committee and Assemblymember Adam Gray (D – Merced), Chairman of the Assembly Governmental Organization Committee today announced the introduction of identical legislation to legalize intrastate Internet poker (iPoker) in California. SB 278, by Senator Hall […]

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Quandis unveils its Quandis Loan Servicing offering, a comprehensive Default Management Platform

FOOTHILL RANCH, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Quandis, Inc., a leading provider of default servicing software, announced that it launched Quandis Loan Servicing (QLS), an end-to-end default management platform that automates and compliantly manages the default process from start to finish. QLS is offered as an all-in-one system and also as modules so various components can be leveraged by servicers based on individual needs.

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Anthem Inc. Customer Data Breach Sparks Class Action Lawsuit, Weitz & Luxenberg Announces

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Weitz & Luxenberg, P.C., today announced the filing of a class action lawsuit against the nation’s second-largest health insurer, Indianapolis-based Anthem Inc., following disclosure earlier this month that the private information of 80 million Anthem customers was stolen in a massive online data breach.

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Commercial printer The Harman Press expands into on-demand photo-books and large format fine-art printing

NORTH HOLLYWOOD, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The Harman Press has acquired A&I Photographic and Digital and its staff, effective February 13, 2015. A&I is expected to move operations from its current Burbank address to The Harman Press facility in North Hollywood before the end of March. The announcement was made by A&I co-owners Baret Lepejian and Vic Lepejian together with The Harman Press president Phillip Goldner.

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Civic Resource Group International welcomes Former Microsoft Europe Chairman Jan Muhlfeit to Advisory Board

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Civic Resource Group International (CRG) today announced the appointment of Jan Muhlfeit as Special Advisor and Chairman, CRG International. In his dual role, Mr. Muhlfeit will help guide the company as it establishes and expands its leadership position and capabilities in Digital Government on a global level.

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Veros Real Estate Solutions’ Pathway Supports Lender Appraisal Submissions to EAD

SANTA ANA, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Veros Real Estate Solutions, an award-winning industry leader in enterprise risk management, collateral valuation services and predictive analytics, today announced that lenders interested in utilizing FHA’s recently announced Electronic Appraisal Delivery (EAD) portal can achieve a direct connection for electronic appraisal submission through Veros’ PATHWAY.

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DocMagic Inc. joins select group of vendors that can use industry standard MERS eNote registry

TORRANCE, Calif. /California Newswire/ — DocMagic, Inc., a leading provider of fully-compliant loan document preparation, compliance, eSign and eDelivery solutions for the mortgage industry, today announced that the firm has now completed its integration with the MERS(R) eRegistry, making it one of only a few industry vendors to integrate with the widely used system.

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Assemblyman Mike Gatto

First Hearing of Mike Gatto Committee on Calif. Privacy, Consumer Protection to be as Groundbreaking as its Creation

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — According to a press release today from Assemblyman Mike Gatto: The first hearing for the newly created Assembly Privacy and Consumer Protection Committee hasn’t happened yet and already Committee Chairman Mike Gatto (D-Glendale) is making history with the committee. Earlier today, Gatto announced that the Committee’s first hearing would be […]

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Calif. Senator Isadore Hall Statement on Pacific Maritime Association shutting down West Coast ports Pres. Day Weekend

SAN PEDRO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Senator Isadore Hall, III (D – South Bay) today released the following statement regarding the Pacific Maritime Association’s (PMA) decision to shut down vessel loading and unloading at West Coast ports through the President’s Day weekend: “I am extremely concerned and disappointed in the Pacific Maritime Association’s (PMA) latest […]

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Calif. Gov. Brown Announces Appointments for Feb. 12, 2015 including Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, and Geologists

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. on Thursday announced the following appointments. First: Lynne Freeman, 54, of Sacramento, has been appointed to the California Capitol Area Committee. Freeman has been west coast regional director at the American Council for International Studies since 1992. She was a tour consultant at American […]

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Calif. Senator Mendoza Bill Protects Children from Drug Trafficking, Manufacturing Near Schools – SB 212

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — In an effort to crack down on the manufacturing and sale of illicit drugs near schools, Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia) a former elementary school teacher, introduced SB 212 on Thursday, which strengthens the punishment for drug trafficking and manufacturing near schools. The bill would expand the Juvenile Drug Trafficking & […]

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Calif. Gov. Brown Announces Appointments for Feb. 9, 2015 to California Apprenticeship Council

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On Monday, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments: First, Barbara Blake, 63, of Los Angeles, has been reappointed to the California Apprenticeship Council, where she has served since 2012. Blake has been executive director at Labor United for Universal Healthcare since 2013. She was state secretary […]

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ReverseVision, Inc. Welcomes Wendy Peel as VP of Sales and Marketing

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — ReverseVision, Inc., the leading technology provider for the reverse mortgage industry, today announced that seasoned marketing executive Wendy Peel has joined the company as its vice president of sales and marketing. In this position, Wendy will be responsible for managing the ReverseVision brand, working with product development and broadening brand awareness among forward lenders and financial planners.

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DocMagic Inc. Implements MISMO Version 3.3 for the CFPB’s Integrated Disclosure deadline

TORRANCE, Calif. /California Newswire/ — DocMagic, Inc., the mortgage industry’s leader in compliant loan document preparation and driver of complete eMortgage adoption, announced that its entire solution set now adheres to version 3.3 of the Mortgage Industry Standards Maintenance Organization (MISMO) Reference Model.

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Remodel or Move annual US Remodeling Sentiment Report 2015 finds Economic Recovery Contributes to Increase in Renovations

SUNNYVALE, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The latest ‘US Remodeling Sentiment Report’ from Remodel or Move indicated that the continued economic recovery has favorably affected homeowners. Homeowner respondents report their average home equity is now over $165,000, up from $115,000 in 2013, which combined with continued low interest rates and pent-up demand for home repair and improvements, is fueling growth.

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Smart Cities Council welcomes Civic Resource Group International as Associate Partner

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Civic Resource Group International (CRG) is delighted to announce their appointment as Associate Partner in the Smart Cities Council. CRG will participate with the Smart Cities Council as a technology solutions provider and a champion of the ‘Smart Cities’ concept of ‘digital’ transformation by providing solutions that streamline the traditional organization and management of urban living.

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New ‘CaliParks’ Social Media App Helps Californians Discover Calif. Parks, Plan Trips, Share Experiences

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Parks Forward this past week announced a neat new app – “CaliParks” – for those wanting to explore and share the wonderful parks in California. Want to discover what’s happening in parks across California, find places where you can do everything from camping to climbing to playing basketball, plan a […]

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Mark and Jan Hilbert Donate Rex Brandt Watercolor to Laguna College of Art and Design Permanent Collection

LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Laguna College of Art and Design (LCAD) today announced that Mark and Janet Hilbert of The Hilbert Collection donated ‘Evening Rendezvous’ (Watercolor on Paper, 10×14 inches, 1960) by acclaimed California watercolorist Rex Brandt. The iconic watercolor will be part of the college’s permanent collection, which also includes The Rex and Joan Irving Brandt Archives.

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Veros Real Estate Solutions CEO Darius Bozorgi Speaking at 2015 ABS Vegas Conference

SANTA ANA, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Veros Real Estate Solutions, an award-winning industry leader in enterprise risk management, collateral valuation services and predictive analytics, announces that CEO Darius Bozorgi will be a panelist at the 2015 ABS Vegas conference, the largest capital markets conference in the world.

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Civic Resource Group announces its designation as APN Technology Partner in AWS Partner Network

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Civic Resource Group International (CRG) is pleased to announce its designation as an APN Technology Partner in the AWS Partner Network (APN), a program which provides technical, business, and marketing support and provides a way for customers to identify partners with proven experience on AWS.

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