SACRAMENTO, Calif. and GUANGZHOU, CHINA /California Newswire/ — Today, the Governor’s Office announces that on day six of California’s trade and investment mission to China, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. committed to building stronger ties with China’s most populous and economically productive province, Guangdong. In Guangdong’s capital city on Monday, Governor Brown spoke at [...]
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Calif. Gov. Brown Commits to Expanding Cooperation on Trade, Investment and Climate Change with China’s Largest Provincial Economy
Calif. Environmental and Business Coalition supports Padilla Bill to Phase Out Single-Use Plastic Bags in California
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, at a State Capitol press conference, Calif. Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) was joined by a coalition of environmental and business groups to show support for Senate Bill 405 (Padilla), which would “phase out single-use plastic bags in California grocery stores, convenience stores, liquor stores, and pharmacies.” The environmental and [...]
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Wholesale Trading Co-Op Insurance Services, LLC (WTCI) today announced that wholesale brokerage industry veteran Sheryl Smith has joined the firm as director. Smith joins WTCI from AmWINS Group Inc., where she specialized in the analysis and placement of difficult casualty risks.
SF Mayor Lee Launches Initiative to Improve Pedestrian Safety and Reduce Pedestrian Injuries in San Francisco
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On Thursday, S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee – as part of the Nation’s first Walk to Work Day – announced the launch of San Francisco’s Pedestrian Strategy to increase walkability around the City and make all neighborhoods safe for pedestrians as outlined in the Mayor’s Pedestrian Safety Executive Directive. [...]
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — During his trip to China this week, and positioning California to attract a growing share of China’s massive foreign investment pool and bolstering California-China trade, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr., the Bay Area Council and the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) announced the opening of the California-China [...]
Calif. Gov. Brown Calls for Shared Commitment on Climate Change, speaking at one of China’s preeminent universities
SACRAMENTO, Calif. and BEIJING, CHINA /California Newswire/ — Speaking at one of China’s preeminent universities, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. called for unified action to combat climate change on Thursday. “We’re in one world. We’ve got one big problem and we all have to work on it. And what’s beautiful and exciting about climate [...]
SACRAMENTO, Calif. and BEIJING, CHINA /California Newswire/ — Further strengthening the bond between California and China, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. met with China’s Premier Li Keqiang before departing for Shanghai on Thursday. In the meeting, Governor Brown stressed the importance of collaboration between California and China on renewable energy, climate change, research, higher education [...]
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) today announced his candidacy for the office of California Secretary of State with a formal statement (text follows). “Today I am officially announcing my candidacy for Secretary of State. The strength of our democracy depends on the active involvement of all of our citizens. Last [...]
Calif. Gov. Brown Joins Ambassador Locke at U.S. Embassy Reception, Announces $1.5 Billion China-California Investment Deal
SACRAMENTO, Calif. and BEIJING, CHINA /California Newswire/ — Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. joined U.S. Ambassador to China Gary Locke, Chinese Vice Minister of Commerce Wang Chao and hundreds of American and Chinese business leaders at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing on Wednesday night, where he announced a $1.5 billion investment partnership between a [...]
Calif. Gov. Brown Signs First-of-its-Kind Agreement with China’s Minister of Environmental Protection to Help Improve Air Quality
SACRAMENTO, Calif. and BEIJING, CHINA /California Newswire/ — Today, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. signed the first agreement of its kind between a subnational entity and China’s Minister of Environmental Protection Zhou Shengxian to strengthen and coordinate efforts to improve air quality. “Reducing pollution takes great political struggle,” said Governor Brown in a meeting [...]
SACRAMENTO, Calif. and BEIJING, CHINA /California Newswire/ — Kicking off California’s trade and investment mission to China, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. met with China’s Minister of Commerce Gao Hucheng today and signed a landmark agreement with the Ministry of Commerce to bolster economic ties and cooperation between California and China. “While California seems relatively [...]
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Edgewood Partners Insurance Center (EPIC), a retail property, casualty and employee benefits insurance brokerage, has added Kelly Kyle as a senior account manager in its Los Angeles office. Kyle brings 12 years of experience in the healthcare and wellness insurance sector to EPIC.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, the Calif. Assembly Budget Subcommittee on Education Finance met to discuss the Governor’s controversial Local Control Funding Formula. Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi (D- Torrance), a member of the committee, requested that the Legislative Analyst Office (LAO) propose alternatives to the formula to ensure that all school districts benefit under a [...]
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The Calif.Senate Governmental Organization Committee today approved SB 135 by Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima). The vote was 10 – 0. The bill would require the development of a comprehensive statewide earthquake early warning system in California. The measure now goes to the Senate Natural Resources Committee for consideration. “A fully [...]
Dr. Barry Eichengreen to guest on ‘Market Wrap with Moe Ansari’ to discuss the looming threat of Europe on Wall Street
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On April 10, Dr. Barry Eichengreen will be the Guest Expert on ‘Market Wrap with Moe Ansari,’ a nationally syndicated radio show that analyzes Wall Street news and provides insight into the complexities of the stock market.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On Monday, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointment: Joshua Groban, 39, of Los Angeles, has been appointed to the California Board of Registered Nursing. Groban has served as senior advisor to Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. since 2011. He was legal counsel for the Jerry Brown [...]
Karl Kim of Retirement Planning Advisors Inc is quickly gaining a reputation as California’s ‘go-to-guy’ in retirement crisis planning
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Retirement Planning Advisors, Inc.’s Karl Kim CFP, CLTC, is a Medi-Cal specialist who is quickly gaining a reputation for being California’s ‘go-to-guy’ in the retirement crisis planning arena. In fact, RPA is California’s first firm completely dedicated to retirement crisis planning and pre-planning.
Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto’s Bill to Ease Traffic Congestion Passes First Committee – Expanded to Include the 210 Freeway
SACRANENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto’s (D-Los Angeles) legislation to help increase the efficiency of Los Angeles County’s freeway system, one of the nation’s most notoriously congested systems, passed its first legislative hurdle today, Assembly Transportation Committee by a vote of 15-1. The bill, AB 405, will create pilot project to help [...]
Kevin Ware’s Injury Brings Renewed Focus to Injured Student-Athletes, says California State Senator Alex Padilla
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, California State Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) called on the NCAA to raise their standards and adopt strong rules that require continued academic and medical support for injured student-athletes. “My thoughts and prayers go out to Louisville basketball player Kevin Ware for a speedy and complete recovery,” said Senator Alex [...]
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto’s (D-Los Angeles) bill to help local governments create dog parks for their residents passed the Assembly Judiciary Committee yesterday with broad bipartisan support and a vote of 9-0. The idea for the bill came from a local city councilmember, who expressed to Gatto that cities would [...]
County of San Bernardino Workforce Investment Board surveys 1400 local businesses to identify trends in future hiring and growth
SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The San Bernardino County Workforce Investment Board surveyed 1,400 local Calif. businesses to identify trends in future hiring and growth. The results indicated that companies are recovering and beginning to hire in the County’s top demand industries: manufacturing, health care, transportation and logistics, energy and utilities, and construction.
CARMEL VALLEY, Calif. /California Newswire/ — California olive tasting and retail shop, The Quail and Olive, have launched a new online store for foodies on the go. ‘The Quail and Olive team is having a great time collaborating and experimenting in our kitchens to create recipes for our new website,’ said Dr. Stephen Brabeck, cardiologist and proprietor.
Recipients of the 18th Women In Technology International Hall of Fame Awards to be honored at Women Powering Technology Summit
SANTA CLARA, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Women In Technology International (WITI) is delighted to announce the recipients of the 18th WITI Hall of Fame Awards, to be honored the evening of Monday, June 3, 2013, during WITI’s annual three-day Women Powering Technology Summit at the Marriott Hotel in Santa Clara, Calif., June 2-4, 2013.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Climate Resolve, the Los Angeles League of Conservation Voters, Sierra Club, and Green LA Coalition, in collaboration with an unprecedented coalition of organizations dedicated to a better Los Angeles, hosted a forum yesterday at the California Endowment for the candidates running for Los Angeles city council, city attorney and [...]
SAN FERNANDO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — U.S. Rep. Tony Cárdenas will host a telephone town hall at 1:00 p.m. Pacific Time on Thursday, April 4, 2013, for interested residents of the San Fernando Valley to learn more about the impact of the House Republican Budget on San Fernando Valley families. Callers are invited to email [...]
Calif. Assemblyman Gatto’s Resolution to Overturn Citizens United Decision Passes First Major Legislative Hurdle
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto’s (D-Los Angeles) legislation to limit corporate “personhood” for federal corporate campaign contributions overcame its first major legislative hurdle today, passing the Assembly Judiciary Committee by a vote of 7-2. The legislation, AJR 1, employs an exceedingly rare procedure outlined in Article V of the United States [...]
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On the eve of Easter, this past holiday weekend, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced that he has granted 65 pardons. The individuals granted pardons all completed their sentences and have been released from custody for more than a decade without further criminal activity. Individuals who have been convicted [...]
PALO ALTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — VLP Law Group LLP announces the addition of Michael Whitener, who joins as a partner based in Washington, D.C. Whitener brings to VLP considerable experience in technology transactions and data privacy issues.
Retirement crisis expert and author Karl Kim Offers Medi-Cal and Long-term Care Solutions in his New Book
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — According to retirement crisis expert. and author of ‘Don’t Go Broke Paying the Nursing Home’ (ISBN: 978-0988902619), Karl Kim, CFP, CLTC; each year thousands of people are thrust into a ‘care crisis’ when a family member or loved one needs long-term care.
EPIC Insurance is formally launching their Inland Empire Division, under leadership of Managing Principal, Dan Ryan
ONTARIO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Edgewood Partners Insurance Center (EPIC), a retail property, casualty and employee benefits insurance brokerage, today announced key steps in advancing their business strategy in Southern California’s Inland Empire, following the acquisition of Ontario’s Homeplace Insurance Brokers, Inc. in January.
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Performer Moky Huynh announced this week that he will perform a 75-minute solo show – ‘USC Dropout’ – on Wednesday, April 17 at the Elephant Stages’ Lillian Theatre on Santa Monica Boulevard in Hollywood.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, Calif. Governor Jerry Brown issued a proclamation declaring Sunday, March 31, 2013 as “Cesar Chávez Day” in the State of California. The text of the proclamation follows. PROCLAMATION BY THE GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA Eighty-six years ago, César Chávez was born near his family farm in Yuma, [...]
Calif. Gov. Brown Announces Appointments for March 29, 2013 to the California Workforce Investment Board
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments: First, Roberto Barragan, 52, of North Hills, has been appointed to the California Workforce Investment Board. Barragan has been president of the Valley Economic Development Center since 1999. He was executive director at Community Financial Resource Center from 1993 [...]
Calif. Gov. Brown Announces Appointments for March 28, 2013 including to California State Athletic Commission
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On Thursday, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments: First, Katherine Aguilar Perez-Estolano, 45, of Pasadena, has been appointed to the California High Speed Rail Authority. Perez-Estolano is an adjunct professor at the University of Southern California School of Policy, Planning and Development and co-founded Estolano LeSar [...]
TORRANCE, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi (D-Torrance), Chair of the Assembly Committee on Veterans Affairs, today was appointed to a new Military Advisory Council by Governor Jerry Brown. “I would like to thank Governor Brown for his vision in establishing the Council and for this appointment,” said Muratsuchi. “I very much appreciate [...]
San Francisco’s First New Fire Station in More Than 40 Years to Meet Safety Needs of Vibrant, Growing Neighborhood
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee cut the ribbon on the new Fire Station One, located at 935 Folsom Street in the South of Market neighborhood, which is the first new San Francisco Fire Department (SFFD) fire station in more than 40 years. The new Fire Station One is [...]
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, in an effort to protect and expand the military’s vital role in national security and California’s economy, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. has established the Governor’s Military Council and appointed former Congresswoman and Under Secretary of State Ellen Tauscher as chair. “California plays a crucial role in our nation’s [...]
World Savvy Gala 2013 coming to the Dogpatch WineWorks in San Francisco to Celebrate Global Learning Initiatives
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Tickets are now available for the World Savvy Gala 2013 on April 11 at the Dogpatch WineWorks in San Francisco. With the mission to educate and engage youth in community and world affairs, World Savvy is a nonprofit organization serving youth and educators nationally from offices in San Francisco, New York, and Minneapolis-St. Paul.
GROW Elect welcomes Josh Valdez, DBA to Board, will help to Ensure California Latino Republican Voices Are Heard
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Josh Valdez, DBA, the former Regional Director for the Federal Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), has accepted an appointment to the Board of GROW Elect, Latino Consultants announced today. GROW Elect is a political organization founded in 2011 for the purpose of electing Latino Republicans to local office in California.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointment: Evan Westrup, 31, of Sacramento, has been appointed press secretary in the Office of the Governor, where he has served as deputy press secretary since Governor Brown took office in 2011. Previously, he served as deputy press secretary on the [...]
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