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Senator Alex Padilla

Calif. Gov. Brown signs Computer Science Bill for California Students – SB 1200

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — SB 1200 by Calif. State Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) was signed by Governor Brown on Saturday. The bill calls on the UC and CSU to provide guidelines for high school computer science courses that would satisfy an advanced math subject matter requirement for purposes of undergraduate admissions. Currently schools must […]

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Assemblymember Muratsuchi

Calif. Gov. Brown signs California Bill to Increase Electric Vehicle Charging Stations – AB2656

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On Monday, Calif. Governor Jerry Brown signed into law Assembly Bill (AB) 2565, authored by Assemblymember Muratsuchi (D–Torrance), a measure that will remove impediments to the installation of electric vehicle charging stations on private property. Under the newly-signed Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Act, if a tenant wants to install an electric […]

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California Art Gallery ‘Goes Rogue’ with No Commissions for all Artists

RANDSBURG, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Randall ‘Hoot’ Smith, owner of the Randsburg Art Gallery in California, today announced his rogue vision of promoting world class artists. ‘I know this is hard to believe from an art gallery owner but I think that artists deserve 100 percent of the value of their art! Yes, that’s right, 100 percent,’ says ‘Hoot.’

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Laguna College of Art and Design and student Dohee Yang a Winner at ‘The Art of the Pixel’

LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. /California Newswire/ — LCAD (Laguna College of Art and Design) was chosen as one of the top design schools by LG Electronic USA to participate and final in ‘The Art of the Pixel’ new-media art competition. LCAD Design and Digital Media program won $25,000 for the most popular votes. Senior student Dohee Yang was chosen as a finalist.

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Indie feature film from director Eric Schwartz presents the stories behind the phenomenon of ink-on-flesh

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — There is plenty of body art on display in ‘Tattoo Nation,’ the alternative lifestyle documentary feature film from director Eric Schwartz, but none more famous than the one on the chest of actor Danny Trejo. ‘Tattoo Nation’ is emerging as the definitive look at how tattoos went from underground and illegal just a few years ago to mass acceptance and the status of art. The film has garnered rave reviews when screened at film festivals around the country.

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U.S. Rep. Tony Cardenas

Calif. Congressman Cárdenas Introduces Bipartisan, Bicameral Manufacturing Job Creation Bill

SAN FERNANDO VALLEY, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Last week, U.S. Rep. Tony Cárdenas (D-San Fernando Valley) introduced legislation that will create an annual $100 million competitive grant to promote reforms in workforce education and skills training for manufacturing jobs. The Manufacturing Skills Act of 2014 was introduced last week in the House, alongside a Senate […]

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Assemblymember Muratsuchi

Calif. Gov. Brown Signs California Green HOV Sticker Bill – AB 2013

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Governor Jerry Brown has signed into law Assembly Bill (AB) 2013, authored by Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi (D-Torrance), which increases the number of green High-Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lane stickers available for new plug-in hybrid vehicles to 70,000. “The Green HOV Sticker Program incentivizes California car buyers to buy zero-emission vehicles,” […]

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Wholesale Trading Co-Op Insurance Services welcomes Sean Shannon to San Francisco team

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Wholesale Trading Co-Op Insurance Services, LLC (WTCI) announced today that Sean Shannon has joined the firm’s property team as Vice President/Property Broker. WTCI is an independently operated and managed wholesale brokerage firm that collaborates directly with its retail insurance broker members to develop comprehensive placement strategies to better serve clients.

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ReverseVision Names Jeff Birdsell VP to lead new RV Professional Services division

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — ReverseVision, Inc. today announced the launch of their Professional Services division aimed at helping reverse mortgage lenders and brokers to be more successful. Mortgage industry veteran and the company’s former head of product management, Jeff Birdsell, CMB, will lead the RV Professional Services as Vice President of this new division.

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Assemblyman Mike Gatto

Gov. Brown Signs Historic Deal for California Film Tax Credit Extension for Five Years

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — After months of intensive negotiations, Calif. Governor Jerry Brown joined Assemblymembers Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles) and Raul Bocanegra (D-Pacoima) in taking bold action to protect jobs and families across the Golden State. At a ceremony this morning at TCL Chinese Theater in Hollywood, and with one swipe of his pen, […]

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Assemblyman Ken Cooley

Calif. Bill Strengthening Active Management of State IT Projects Signed Into Law by Gov. Brown

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On Wednesday, Calif. Governor Jerry Brown signed into law Assemblyman Ken Cooley’s AB 2523 to strengthen top level management decision-making in state agencies with complex and high risk technology projects. The bill directs the Director of Technology to bring forward to the Legislature a plan for the development of a […]

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Karen Kutger Joins Wholesale Trading Co-Op Insurance Services as Senior VP

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Wholesale Trading Co-Op Insurance Services, LLC (WTCI) today announced that professional liability brokerage veteran Karen Kutger has joined the firm as Senior VP. Kutger joins WTCI from Howden Insurance Services, Inc. where she specialized in professional liability, management liability, cyber liability and related financial lines coverages.

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The ideal holiday for cosplay, Envy Corner announces 2014 Top 5 Halloween Costumes as voted by Facebook fans

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Sexy Halloween costume retailer, Envy Corner, today announced the ‘top five Halloween costumes’ that were voted to be the best costumes for women this year. Fans of Envy Corner’s Facebook page picked the top five Halloween costumes, to create the ultimate ‘complete costume.’

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Senator Alex Padilla

First Driverless Vehicle Permit Issued by DMV in California

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, Calif. Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) announced that the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) has issued its first permit authorizing Audi of America to test driverless vehicles in California. Senator Padilla authored the law that required regulations governing the testing and use of driverless vehicles on public roads. The […]

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Mortgage Technology magazine names ReverseVision a 2014 Lenders’ Choice Award Finalist

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — ReverseVision Inc. today announced it has been named a finalist for the 2014 Lenders’ Choice Award by Mortgage Technology magazine. ReverseVision is the leading provider of business solutions for the reverse industry offering such products as RV Exchange (RVX), and RV University.

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iMobie Introduces AnyTrans 4: Complete iOS 8 and iPhone 6 Content Management

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — iMobie Inc., an innovative software company, today announced AnyTrans 4 to give users the best support on iOS 8. It introduces a set of breakthrough features that are tailored for managing music, photos, messages, notes, and all the iOS 8 content. Meanwhile, the Apple devices’ content syncing performance has been boosted up – about 3 times faster than regular iTunes sync.

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U.S. Rep. Tony Cardenas

Calif. Congressman Cárdenas Introduces Legislation Recognizing Hispanic Heritage Month

SAN FERNANDO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — To recognize Hispanic Heritage Month, U.S. Rep. Tony Cárdenas (D-San Fernando Valley) today joined U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) in introducing commemorative resolutions in the U.S. House and Senate. Each year, the President designates September 15th to October 15th as Hispanic Heritage Month, celebrating the heritage and culture of […]

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Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.

Calif. Gov. Brown Announces Appointments for Sept. 10, 2014 including to the California Board of Behavioral Sciences

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — This past week, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments. First, Tom Dresslar, 61, of Sacramento, has been appointed special assistant to the commissioner at the California Department of Business Oversight. Dresslar has served as communications director at the California State Treasurer’s Office since 2007. He served […]

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DrivenBI and Polonious partner to launch self-service data analysis and business intelligence

PASADENA, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Polonious Investigations Management Systems, the premier provider of special investigative unit (SIU) and investigation management systems for the insurance and investigation industries, announced its partnership with DrivenBI, the leading provider of cloud based self-service analysis platforms, empowering Polonious customers to create their own analysis in entirely new ways.

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Art-In-Relation announces West Coast Premiere of ‘Frankenstein The Musical’ at the Ernest Borgnine Theatre

LONG BEACH, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Jonas Sills and Ray Buffer today announced their new performing arts company in Long Beach called Art-In-Relation (AIR). Art-In-Relation’s first production, ‘Frankenstein The Musical’ will open Oct. 23 at the Ernest Borgnine Theatre inside the Scottish Rite Event Center in Long Beach. The two producers also appear in this powerful production, as Victor Frankenstein and The Creature, respectively.

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ArteQuesta announces a new art investment program in its support for veterans and military families

MILL VALLEY, Calif. /California Newswire/ — ArteQuesta today announced a new art investment program in its support for veterans and military families. The fine arts investment company believes that every opportunity for the enjoyment of art, including the opportunity for art investment, should be given to those who serve the United States.

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Edgewood Partners Insurance Center adds Tiffany McClellan as Regional Director of Employee Benefits

IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Edgewood Partners Insurance Center (EPIC), a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Tiffany McClellan has joined the firm as Regional Director Employee Benefits. McClellan brings 16 years of experience in strategic market planning, sales organizational leadership, new product/service development and health and welfare plan consulting to the firm.

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Keyboardist Isha Love Pours ‘Jars of Waters’ with Her New Solo Piano CD Release

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — With ten gospel-tinged jazz originals and four unique interpretations of traditional spiritual hymns, Isha Love’s “Jars of Waters” is a tall refreshing glass to drink from. When the fingers of Isha Love glide across the piano, a dazzling cascade of melody rushes forth spraying the atmosphere like the mist from a waterfall.

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SavePro Insurance Solutions addition to Premier Insurance Services brand adds commercial insurance products

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Protector Holdings, LLC, a joint venture of EPIC (Edgewood Partners Insurance Center) and Dowling Capital Partners, today announced the acquisition of Northern California’s SavePro Insurance Solutions. Addition to Premier Insurance Services brand adds auto, homeowners and commercial insurance products and Latino service markets.

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L.A. based urban artist Evan Skrederstu featured in upcoming Japanese Yokai Exhibit

MILL VALLEY, Calif. /California Newswire/ — ArteQuesta today announced that Evan Skrederstu, a Los Angeles-based urban artist and member of street-art collective UGLARworks (Unified Group of Los Angeles Residents), will be a featured artist in an upcoming exhibition titled ‘Beware! Yokai!’ at the Empire Seven Studios in San Jose, Calif.

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Teams from all armed service branches to launch personal watercraft in ‘Never Quit Challenge’ 2014 in Calif.

TUSTIN, Calif. /California Newswire/ — It’s time for several teams of war-injured military veterans and active servicemen participating in the ‘Never Quit Challenge’ organized by Shawn Alladio to put their personal watercraft into the Pacific Ocean and do what they’ve always done – finish the job. Event to help Wounded Veterans Charities.

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Court Officially Affirms New Calif. Prevailing Wage Law

Supporters Hail Victory for Bipartisanship, Economy and California Taxpayers SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Last Friday, after hearing arguments from both sides in the lawsuit aimed at blocking California’s new Prevailing Wage Law (SB7), San Diego Superior Court Judge Joel R. Wohlfeil affirmed his August 28th ruling upholding SB7. SB7 is a bipartisan law […]

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Reverse Mortgage Expert Jeffrey Taylor says HECM Reverse Mortgages Have Less Risk for Lenders

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — According to reverse mortgage expert Jeffrey Taylor, a ReverseVision board member and president of Wendover Consulting, mortgage lenders offering the HUD-insured Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) will find that originating reverse loans carries fewer risks than traditional mortgages.

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In ‘Tattoo Nation’ Director Eric Schwartz takes viewers on fact-filled and eye-popping journey through the tattoo experience

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — ‘Tattoo Nation’ began as a simple series of portrait photography sessions and grew to become an 86-minute exploration of the art of ink-on-flesh by director Eric Schwartz. Now available for streaming or purchase on DVD, ‘Tattoo Nation’ is emerging as the definitive look at how tattoos went from underground and illegal to mass acceptance and the status of art.

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Senator Alex Padilla

Calif. Legislature Approves Bill Focused on Seafood Mislabeling – SB1138

SACAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On Friday, the Calif. State Senate gave final legislative approval to Senate Bill 1138. The bill, by Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima), addresses the growing problem of seafood mislabeling. The bill now goes to Governor Brown for his consideration. “SB 1138 addresses the growing problem of seafood mislabeling by making sure […]

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Assemblyman Mike Gatto

To Combat Calif. Hit-and-Run Problem, Assemblyman Gatto Sends Two Landmark Bills to Gov. Brown

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, advocates for street safety are celebrating as two landmark bills by Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles), which seek to curb the epidemic of hit-and-runs in California, have passed the legislature and are headed to the Governor’s desk. AB 47, which would create a “Yellow Alert” system to help catch […]

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Plastic Bag Ban Would Phase Out Single-Use Plastic Bags in California, approved by Assembly – SB 270

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, the Calif. State Assembly approved SB 270 by Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima), Senator Kevin de Leon (D-Los Angeles) and Senator Ricardo Lara (D-Huntington Park/Long Beach). The bill would phase out single-use plastic bags in California grocery stores, convenience stores, liquor stores and pharmacies. The bill now goes to the […]

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Solutions Direct launches email marketing platform with automated push technology for promotion on a shoestring

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Everyone these days is looking for ways to save money, while making money. So, what’s the answer? A new advertising company, Solutions Direct, thinks it knows. It starts with automated push technology. It can help with the simplest of projects such as increasing traffic to a new website to handling more advanced advertising campaigns for global corporations.

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Assemblyman Mike Gatto

Calif. Student Social-Media Privacy Bill Passes Legislature – AB 1442

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Social-media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram have stoked concerns from parents about how to protect the privacy of their children, yet few parents are aware that school districts across California are using taxpayer dollars to monitor, collect, and store student social-media data and postings, potentially forever, leaving students vulnerable […]

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Attorney Stanley D. Prowse of San Diego North County Embraces Mobile Tech for Law Information Portal

CARLSBAD, Calif. /California Newswire/ — In response to the growing demand for sound legal information available over the internet, Certified Family Law Specialist Stan Prowse in San Diego has released an updated mobile-friendly version of his comprehensive and easy to understand legally oriented web site. Easy access to helpful legal information is now available 24/7/365, optimized for all devices and web platforms.

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‘Legends of Surf Music’ concert in San Diego to benefit Wounded Warrior Homes

VISTA, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Stars and Stripes Events, a concert production company located in Escondido, Calif., is promoting a surf rock concert with former members of eight of the best known famous surf rock bands of the sixties. The promoter will donate 10 percent of ticket sales directly to Wounded Warrior Homes also located in Vista Calif. The ‘Legends of Surf Music’ concert is at the Moonlight Amphitheatre in Vista on October 25.

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Assemblymember Bob Wieckowski

Calif. Bill of Rights for seniors in Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly approved by Senate

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, the California State Assembly voted 55-16 to approve a bill by Assemblymember Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) that would create a Bill of Rights for seniors in Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly to ensure their basic dignity and autonomy. AB 2171, which is supported by a large number of senior […]

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