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Anthony Rendon

Calif. Assemblyman Rendon Seeks Day in Court For Public Utilities Commission – Legislation Creates New Transparency

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Assemblyman Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood) on Tuesday expanded his legislation to reform the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) to...
Assemblyman Mike Gatto

Calif. Bill to Keep Strangers from Using Your TV to Record Private Conversations Approved by Privacy Committee

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Imagine a television that records and transmits conversations in the privacy of your bedroom. Then imagine words meant to...
Isadore Hall III

Hundreds of Calif. Nursing Home Workers to Rally in Support of Senate Bill 779 on April 23, 2015

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On Thursday, nursing home workers from throughout L.A. County will rally in support of Calif. Senate Bill (SB)...
Calif. Senator Tony Mendoza

Calif. Bill to Make Voting Materials More Comprehensible Approved by Senate Elections Committee – SB 505

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Calif. Senate Elections and Constitutional Amendments Committee today approved SB 505 authored by Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia). The...
Congressman Tony Mendoza

Calif. Unscrupulous Elder Care Referral Agencies Bill Approved by Senate Committee – SB 648

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Senate Bill 648, authored by Calif. Senator Tony Mendoza, was approved this week by the Senate Health Committee. The...
Assemblyman Mike Gatto

Calif. Legislation to Overhaul DNA Testing Regime Approved by Public Safety Committee – AB 84

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Could thousands of rapes and murders go unsolved in California because of problems with a ballot initiative? asks Assemblyman...
Calif. Senator Tony Mendoza

Calif. Conflict of Interest in Govt. Contracting Bill Approved by Senate Committee – SB 330

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- A bill to restore public trust and accountability in government by strengthening California’s conflict of interest laws was approved...
Calif Gov Brown

Calif. Gov. Brown Announces Appointments for April 16, 2015 including to Department of Human Resources

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments: First, Jim Zamora, 56, of Davis, has been...
Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.

California Governor Brown Issues Proclamation Declaring California Library Week

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On Tuesday, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. issued a proclamation declaring April 12 through 19, 2015, as California...
Calif. Senator Tony Mendoza

Vaccinations Required for Calif. Day Care Center Workers Under Bill Approved by Senate Health Committee

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Senate Health Committee yesterday approved SB 792 authored by Calif. Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia) on a bipartisan 8...
Assemblyman Mike Gatto

Latest Recycled-Water Bill Passes Committee as California's 2015 Drought Continues

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- California is in the midst of a historic drought, and Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Glendale) has continued his focus on delivering new sources of clean water. Gatto’s legislation to help reduce the barriers for onsite-water recycling and allow more Californians to participate in safe and sustainable recycled-water practices was approved by the Assembly’s Water, Parks, and Wildlife Committee on a 15-0 vote.
Save the Drop

L.A. Mayor Garcetti Launches 'Save the Drop' Campaign, encouraging Angelenos to address the Epic Drought

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- This past week L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti launched a major, citywide water conservation outreach campaign – "Save the...
Calif. Senator Tony Mendoza

Illegal Butane Hash Oil (BHO) and Meth Manufacturing Target of Legislation Approved by Calif. Senate Public Safety Committee – SB 212

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Senate Public Safety Committee today approved SB 212 authored by Calif. Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia) on a unanimous,...
Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.

Calif. Gov. Brown Announces Appointments for April 8-10, 2015 including to Advisory Council on Early Learning and Care

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On April 10, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments: first, Barry Steinhart, 57, of Plumas...
Californians for Retirement Security

Californians for Retirement Security Protest Plans to Eliminate Retirement Security for Millions of Californians

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On Friday, more than 100 firefighters, teachers, police officers, school employees and other public servants protested an expected November...
Calif. Senator Tony Mendoza

Calif. Bill to Protect Children in Day Camps Approved by Senate Health Committee – SB 476

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Senate Health Committee this week approved SB 476 authored by Calif. Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia), on a unanimous...
U.S. Rep. Tony Cardenas

Calif. Congressman Tony Cardenas Welcomes New Veterans to Advisory Committee

SAN FERNANDO VALLEY, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, U.S. Rep. Tony Cárdenas (D-San Fernando Valley) welcomed a new group of Valley Veterans who will...
Assemblyman Mike Gatto

Huge Win For Middle Class Californians As Probate Simplification Legislation Passes State Assembly – AB139

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, Assemblyman Mike Gatto’s (D-Glendale) legislation to create a “Revocable Transfer on Death (TOD) Deed” in California, allowing a...
Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.

Calif. Governor Brown Directs First Ever Statewide Mandatory Water Reductions

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Following the lowest snowpack ever recorded and with no end to the drought in sight, Calif. Governor Edmund G....
Anthony Rendon

Calif. Assemblyman Rendon Proposes Initiative Reform to Counter Anti-Gay Ballot Measure

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Assemblyman Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood) today instructed Legislative Counsel to draft a proposal to counter “The Sodomite Suppression Act,”...
Calif. Senator Tony Mendoza

Calif. Bill to Create Parks and Open Space, Address Climate Change, Introduced by Senator Mendoza

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- A groundbreaking bill to develop green space and recreational areas for underserved communities while helping the state achieve its...
Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.

Calif. Gov. Brown Announces Appointments for March 18, 2015 including State Council on Developmental Disabilities

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On Wednesday, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments: First, David Long, 49, of Tehachapi, has...
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Calif. Gov. Brown, Legislative Leaders Announce $1 Billion Emergency Drought Package

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Mobilizing state resources to face another year of extreme dry conditions, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today joined...
Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles)

Calif. Bill to Improve Probate Process, Cut Fees for Families, Passes Judiciary Committee – AB 139

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- To pass the contents of just about any asset — a bank account, a multi-million-dollar stock account, a car...
Calif. Gov. Jerry Brown

Calif. Gov. Brown Announces Appointments for March 12, 2015 including Domestic Violence Advisory Council

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following two appointments: First, Mark Beckley, 44, of Gold River,...
Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.

Calif. Gov. Brown Announces Appointments for March 11, 2015 including Transportation Commission

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. on Wednesday this week announced the following appointments: First, Alicia Fowler, 49, of...
Calif Gov Brown

Calif. Gov. Brown Announces Appointments for March 11, 2015 including California Water Commission

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Yesterday, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments: First, Paula Daniels, 59, of Los Angeles, has...
Calif. Governor Brown

Calif. Gov. Brown Announces Appointments for March 11, 2015 to State Board of Education

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. on Wednesday announced the following appointments: First, Aida Molina, 61, of Bakersfield, has...
Calif. Senator Tony Mendoza

New Bill by Calif. Senator Tony Mendoza Protects Seniors by Requiring Increased Licensing, Inspections and Financial Disclosure

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia) announced on Wednesday that he has introduced a bill to protect seniors and their...
Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.

Calif. Gov. Brown Announces Appointments for March 4-9, 2015 including California Physician Assistant Board

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On Monday, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: First, Scott Kernan, 54, of West...
Anthony Rendon

Calif. Assemblyman Anthony Rendon Statement on Prime Healthcare Opting Out of Daughters of Charity Sale

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, in response to Prime Healthcare opting out of its purchase of the Daughters of Charity Health System, Calif....
Assemblyman Mike Gatto

Inspired by Kerri Kasem, Mike Gatto Continues Quest to Give Rights to Calif. Children Denied Access to Ailing Parents

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Glendale) introduced new legislation that would provide reasonable accommodations for adult children who want...

Consumer Advocates for RCFE Reform Sponsors Calif. Excluded Persons Administrative Action List Legislation

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Consumer Advocates for RCFE Reform (CARR) today announced that Assemblymember Cheryl R. Brown (D - San Bernardino) introduced the 'Excluded Persons Administrative Action List,' or 'EPAAL' legislation on Feb. 27, 2015. AB 1122 as it is now known, will require the Department of Social Services, Community Care Licensing (DSS/CCL) to publish on its website a list of all persons who have been excluded from owning, operating and/or working inside any licensed care facility as a result of an Administrative Law proceeding.
Congressman Tony Mendoza

Vaccinations Required for Calif. Day Care Center Workers Under Bill Introduced by Senator Mendoza – SB 792

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- In an effort to protect California children in day care from contracting serious diseases, Calif. Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia)...
Assemblywoman Young Kim

Calif. Assemblywoman Young Kim Announces Legislation to Require Voter Support for New Toll Facilities In Orange County

COSTA MESA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. State Assemblywoman Young Kim (R-Fullerton) today announced that she has formally introduced state legislation to require a...
Assemblyman Mike Gatto

Assemblyman Gatto Proposes 'Public Caltech,' New UC Campus to Increase Capacity, Specialize in STEAM Subjects

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The University of California (UC) system is overcrowded, with slots increasingly scarce for California’s growing population. California industries,...
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...
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...
Calif. Governor Brown

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,...
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...
Calif Gov Brown

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,...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Isadore Hall 2.13.15

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...
Calif Gov Brown

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...
Calif. Senator Tony Mendoza

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...
Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.

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,...

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