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Edgewood Partners Insurance Center Names Insurance Veteran Peter Garvey as Chief Operating Officer

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Edgewood Partners Insurance Center (EPIC), a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, today announced the appointment of insurance industry veteran Peter Garvey as Chief Operating Officer, a newly created position reporting to CEO John Hahn. Bringing EPIC nearly 35 years of insurance brokerage strategic operations, mergers and acquisitions, and executive leadership experience, Garvey will be chartered with further accelerating EPIC’s growth momentum.

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Senator Alex Padilla

California Bill to Facilitate Texting to 911, Modernize Emergency Communications signed into Law – SB 1211

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Gov. Brown this past week signed Senate Bill 1211, authored by Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima). The bill moves California another step closer to enable citizens to text to 911 for emergency assistance by establishing a transparent and efficient process for funding essential upgrades to the state’s 911 public safety […]

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Assemblymember Muratsuchi

Legislative Idea to Create California Aerospace Commission Announced

TORRANCE, Calif. /California Newswire/ — This past week, Calif. Assemblymember Muratsuchi (D – Torrance) convened aerospace industry stakeholders for an Aerospace Advisory Council (Council) meeting at Honeywell Aerospace to discuss bill ideas and the creation of the California Aerospace Commission (CAC), a commission to strengthen the industry and ensure that California remains a global destination […]

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VLP Law Group LLP welcomes Jeremy Cubert and Richard Kimball to its IP Law and Corporate Groups

PALO ALTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — VLP Law Group LLP today announced the addition of Jeremy A. Cubert and Richard N. Kimball. Jeremy will join the Intellectual Property Practice Group as a partner based in the Washington D.C. area. Richard, based in Boston, focuses on corporate and transactional matters.

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Edgewood Partners Insurance Center welcomes David Wiesner as Regional Director for Employee Benefits Consulting

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Edgewood Partners Insurance Center (EPIC), a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, today announced that David Wiesner has joined the firm as managing principle and regional director in EPIC’s Employee Benefits Consulting Division.

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Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles)

California Student Social-Media Privacy Bill Signed Into Law – 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, says Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto, 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, […]

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Senator Alex Padilla

Landmark California Plastic Bag Ban Signed into Law – SB 270

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/– This week, Calif. Governor Jerry Brown signed into law Senate Bill 270 which will phase out single-use plastic bags in the state of California. The bill was joint authored by Senators Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima), Kevin de Leon (D-Los Angeles) and Ricardo Lara (D-Huntington Park/Long Beach). The bill goes into effect on […]

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Assemblyman Mike Gatto

California Legislation to Create New Funding Stream for Water Efficiency Signed by Gov. Brown – AB 2636

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Another key water-conservation bill introduced by Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles), and co-authored by Assemblymember Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley), was signed into law by Governor Brown this week. AB 2636 establishes CalConserve, a revolving-loan program to finance water-efficiency projects for home owners and businesses, and helps cities and counties reach […]

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EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants named a ‘Best Place to Work in Insurance’ for 5th Year

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants (EPIC), a retail property, casualty and employee benefits insurance brokerage, has been recognized for a fifth year as a ‘Best Place to Work in Insurance’ by Business Insurance Magazine and survey co-sponsor Best Companies Group.

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Angels Baseball selects 5 Bars to Deliver High-Speed Wi-Fi and DAS to Increase Efficiencies for Post Season Games

IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ — 5 Bars, an Irvine, Calif.-based premier provider of indoor and outdoor distributed antenna systems (DAS) and Wi-Fi(R) systems, has installed permanent neutral host DAS and Wi-Fi networks at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. Angel Stadium is a 45,483 seat facility and home to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.

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Senator Alex Padilla

California Legislation to Protect Healthcare Workers Signed into Law by Gov. Brown

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Senate Bill 1299 authored by Senator Alex Padilla (D-Padilla) was signed by Governor Brown this week. The bill requires hospitals to establish comprehensive workplace violence prevention plans. The bill goes into effect on January 1, 2015. “Governor Brown’s signature will help protect healthcare workers. This new law requires additional […]

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Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto

Landmark California Recycled-Water Bill Signed by Gov. Brown as 2014 Drought Persists

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Most homeowners want cheaper water bills. If provided the infrastructure, they’d gladly use recycled water to wash cars and irrigate lawns. Many cities have vast reservoirs of recycled water. If provided a market, they’d gladly allow the water to be used for more than just landscaping medians. Drought-scorched California took […]

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Assemblymember Bob Wieckowski

California Bill of Rights for senior RCFE residents, to reform oversight of assisted living centers, singed into law

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ Calif. Governor Jerry Brown’s signing this week of several bills to aid California seniors by improving oversight of assisted living facilities will better protect the state’s growing elderly population, said Assemblymember Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont), the author of one of the bills signed into law. “The horrible stories of abandonment, abuse and […]

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Launch of new secondary marketing technology platform MCTlive earns recognition

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — MCT Trading, Inc., a recognized leader in mortgage pipeline hedging, loan sale execution and risk management services, today announced that it has been chosen by Mortgage Technology magazine as a finalist for the 2014 ‘Release of the Year’ Award.

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Tackle Cancer with a Cheer! Inaugural ‘Team Up for St. Jude, Spirited by Varsity – Game Day’ will help find cures, save kids

ANAHEIM, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Anaheim-based Esperanza High School Cheer and Song Leaders are hosting Team Up for St. Jude Spirited by Varsity – Game Day, a spirit week to raise funds and awareness for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital(R). The Aztec cheer and song teams are enlisting students and fans to help sideline childhood cancer and other deadly diseases by cheering on the Cardinal and Gold at Brea Olinda High Stadium on October 2, 2014, at 7 p.m.

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Smart Cities Prevail

Smart Cities Prevail to Palo Alto: Pay Prevailing Wage

PALO ALTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — In advance of tomorrow’s soft opening of the still incomplete Mitchell Park Library, Dale Howard, spokesperson for Smart Cities Prevail, issued the following statement regarding the status of the troubled project, and called on city officials to change prevailing wage policy to mitigate similar problems in the future:

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At Educause 2014, Meru Networks Inc. and Utelogy Corp Showcase Intelligent Campus AV Solutions

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Utelogy Corporation, creator of audio-visual control and management software will demonstrate its capabilities over SDN-enabled Wi-Fi(R) powered by Meru Networks, Inc. in booth 1037 at Educause 2014, being held September 29 through October 2, 2014 in Orlando, Fla. Meru is a leader in intelligent networking and the only wireless LAN vendor to have received OpenFlow(TM) conformance.

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Assemblyman Mike Gatto

California legislation to protect and preserve sacred Native American landmarks signed into law by Gov. Brown

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — After nearly two years of negotiation, legislation to protect and preserve sacred Native American landmarks was signed by Governor Brown yesterday. AB 52 would ensure that tribes have a say in development projects that affect tribal sacred places and cultural resources, by strengthening the consultation standards with tribes under the […]

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Down the rabbit hole in time for tea: the 5th Annual Mad Hatter Holiday Festival 2014 is a Wonderland

VALLEJO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Down the rabbit hole! The City of Vallejo, Calif. has gone Mad for the month of December 2014 – Mad Hatter that is – with its popular ‘Mad Hatter Holiday Festival’ that attracts thousands to the historic downtown district with its whimsical and fire-shooting Wonderland recreation that turns the city into a fantasy world for children and adults alike!

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Southern California’s First Working Vertical Farm on a High School Campus to include GardenSoxx drought resistant food growing system

IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Alegria Fresh announced today the expansion of the hydroponic vertical farm at Bell Gardens High School, Southern California’s first working vertical farm on a high school campus. The farm, which features high-performance urban hydroponic vertical and organic farming methods, will be completed with Phase 2, a high efficiency organic food production system using GardenSoxx(R).

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Smart Cities Prevail

Newport Beach Moves to Pay Prevailing Wage

Unanimous Council Decision Paves Way for SB 7 Compliance NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Last night, the Newport Beach City Council voted unanimously to pay prevailing wage on locally funded projects in order to comply with a new state law known as SB 7 that was signed into law last year and was upheld […]

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Assemblymember Muratsuchi

Calif. Gov. Brown Signs Bill Cutting Byzantine California Solar Rooftop Permitting Procedures for Homeowners – AB 2188

TORRANCE, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Hardhat-wearing solar installers, local business leaders, and elected officials gathered at the Torrance Chamber of Commerce today to celebrate the signing of a bill to streamline permitting for residential rooftop solar energy systems. Assembly Bill 2188, by Torrance Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi, will cut “red tape” permitting procedures in over five […]

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Assemblyman Ken Cooley

Calif. Bill Increasing Penalties for Frivolous Lawsuits Signed Into Law by Gov. Brown – AB 2494

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On Thursday, Calif. Governor Jerry Brown signed into law Assemblyman Ken Cooley’s AB 2494 to curb frivolous litigation tactics. Prior to 1995, California law provided that litigants subjected to bad-faith and unmeritorious tactics could seek sanctions in the form of attorney’s fees. While invoking this provision did occur and promoted […]

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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 Zero Commissions and all Artists Welcome

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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