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Calif. Gov. Brown Announces Appointments for Jan. 21, 2014 including to the California Building Standards Commission

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, California Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments: First, Gloria Bell, 58, of Salinas, has been reappointed to the California Employment Training Panel, where she has served since 2013. Bell was safety officer and employee relations manager at Driscoll Strawberry Associates Inc. from 2002 to 2013, human […]

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California Issues Regulations to Implement Assemblyman Gatto’s Landmark Green-Energy Bill

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The California Public Utilities Commission (PUC) voted unanimously last week to adopt new rules for the injection of biogas into the state’s natural-gas pipelines, ushering in an entirely new clean-energy industry in the Golden State. Biomethane, a renewable form of natural gas, was previously banned from the California pipelines due […]

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Envy Corner says the sexiest gift you can give on Valentine’s Day is yourself

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — What is important about Valentine’s Day other than bringing two loved ones together to celebrate their special moment? ‘There is nothing else that would be more important,’ says Armen Leylekian of California-based Envy Corner, ‘the Valentine’s Day gift should be aimed to accomplish the same thing.’

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SF Mayor Lee Outlines Bold 2014 Agenda in State of San Francisco Address

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On Friday, S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee delivered his 2014 “State of the City Address” at the construction site of Lennar Urban’s The Shipyard under construction in the Bayview Hunters Point neighborhood. Joined by civic, labor, business and community leaders, Mayor Lee outlined his bold agenda for San Francisco’s […]

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Utelogy virtualized smart classroom technology earns University Business Magazine 2013 Readers’ Choice Top Product distinction

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Utelogy Corporation has been selected as a University Business Readers’ Choice ‘Top Product for 2013.’ The annual award recognizes the most innovative products in higher education. This prestigious list informs university leaders and administrators about the products their colleagues around the country are using to help their schools excel.

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Calif. Gov. Brown Announces Appointments for Jan. 17, 2014 to University of California Board of Regents

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On Friday this week, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments: First, Richard C. Blum, 78, of San Francisco, has been appointed to the University of California Board of Regents effective March 2, 2014, where he has served since 2002 and was chair from 2007 to 2009. […]

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Calif. Governor Brown Announces Appointments for Jan. 16, 2014 including to State Compensation Insurance Fund Board of Directors

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On Thursday this week, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments: First, Conor O’Brien, 24, of Granite Bay, has been appointed special assistant for policy at the California Department of Food and Agriculture. O’Brien has been a corporate legal assistant at Simpson Thacher and Bartlett LLP since […]

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Calif. Gov. Brown Announces Appointments for Jan. 14, 2014 including to California Department of Developmental Services

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On Tuesday this week, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments. First, John Doyle, 56, of Sacramento, has been appointed chief deputy director at the California Department of Developmental Services. Doyle has served in multiple positions at the California Department of Finance since 2004, including assistant program […]

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Calif. Governor Brown Announces Appointments for Jan. 13, 2014 including to District Agricultural Associations

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calf. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. on Monday this week announced the following appointments: First, Tom Richards, 68, of Fresno, has been appointed to the California High-Speed Rail Authority Board of Directors, where he has served since 2010. Richards has been chief executive officer at the Penstar Group since 1981. […]

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Calif. Governor Brown Declares Drought State of Emergency and Calls for Statewide Conservation

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, with California facing water shortfalls in the driest year in recorded state history, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. has proclaimed a “State of Emergency” and directed state officials to take all necessary actions to prepare for these drought conditions. “We can’t make it rain, but we can […]

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Food Philippines makes its way to 2014 Winter Fancy Food Show with finest organic and specialty foods and beverages

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The Philippine Department of Trade and Industry, through the Center for International Trade Expositions and Missions, and the Philippine Trade and Investment Centers in Silicon Valley and Los Angeles, is gearing up for the Philippine participation at the 2014 Winter Fancy Food Show on January 19-21, 2014.

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U.S. Rep. Tony Cárdenas to Host California Health Care Workshops in the San Fernando Valley

SAN FERNANDO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — U.S. Rep. Tony Cárdenas (D-San Fernando Valley) announced today that he will host a series of six health care workshops in the Valley during the month of January 2014, starting tonight. The workshops will allow area families to learn about the options available to them under the Affordable Care […]

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MCT Trading, Inc. Relocates Headquarters to Larger Facility in San Diego

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — San Diego’s MCT Trading, Inc. (Mortgage Capital Trading), a recognized leader in mortgage pipeline hedging, outsourced lock desk and risk management services, today announced that it relocated its corporate HQ to a larger facility. The move provides MCT with the necessary infrastructure to accommodate its increasing growth and the capacity to continue delivering elevated support to clients.

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Calif. Assemblyman Gatto Introduces Legislative Cure for ‘Affluenza Defense’ – AB 1508

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, California Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles) announced that he introduced legislation on Tuesday to forbid the use of “affluenza” as a defense at trial or as a mitigating circumstance in post-trial sentencing. “Affluenza” in the criminal-defense realm is the notion that an affluent or overly permissive upbringing prevents a […]

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Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto Introduces Broad Government Data Privacy Bill

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, California Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles) has introduced legislation to lessen the chances that government collection of “Big Data” jeopardizes the privacy of citizens. The broad mandate, AB 1442, would strengthen the notice requirements before the government gathers personal data and would require the prompt destruction of personal data […]

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DrivenBI and The Loyola Group partner to help business users develop their own key performance indicators

PASADENA, Calif. /California Newswire/ — DrivenBI and the Loyola Group announced their partnership today, empowering management to develop healthcare key performance indicators (KPIs) in entirely new ways. SRK simply replaces spreadsheets for analysis, delivering self-service analysis capability for Reporting and Dashboards demanded by the Senior Living Industry for Long Term Care, Skilled Care, Assisted Living, Independent Living, and Continuing Care Retirement Community.

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Schaffer Replicas™ Make Debut at NAMM 2014 – 2 New Schaffer Replica™ Guitar Effects available in 2014

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Attention all Tone Junkies! Famous Youtuber/Axeman SoloDallas will be unveiling two new Schaffer Replica™ Guitar Effects based on the original Schaffer Vega Diversity wireless system designed by Ken Schaffer in the mid 1970s. The Original SVDS was created by Ken Schaffer around 1975 and it was the first reliable […]

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Majority Leader Toni Atkins will introduce landmark liability insurance legislation for California’s Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Majority Leader Toni Atkins, 78th Assembly District, announced she will introduce landmark liability insurance legislation for California’s Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly (RCFEs). According to Consumer Advocates for RCFE Reform (CARR), liability insurance for RCFEs is not now required as a condition of licensure.

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ReverseVision adds Landmark Network Appraisal Services to its Reverse Loan Origination System

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — ReverseVision, Inc. today announced the addition of appraisal services from Landmark Network to the ReverseVision Reverse Loan Origination System (RLOS) platform. The addition of Landmark Network’s appraisal service enables ReverseVision users to simply order an appraisal with the click of a button.

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Leading Biometrics Company SecuGen Corp. Releases its U20, a FAP 20, PIV Fingerprint Sensor for OEMs

SANTA CLARA, Calif. /California Newswire/ — SecuGen Corporation today announced immediate availability of its new U20, a FAP 20 Mobile ID and PIV certified optical fingerprint sensor. The U20 is an ultra-compact, rugged fingerprint sensor that captures very high quality images and yet is truly affordable.

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Live-Silver Testing Show Plants Grow to Twice as High and Produce 8 Times the Weight of Healthy Fruit

POMONA, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Live-Silver today announced that tests made by Live-Silver of Pomona, Calif. show plants grown hydroponically, as well as in soil, indicate annual plants grow to twice the height and width of control plants when 2 percent of Live-Silver’s new supercharged colloidal silver is added to the standard nutrients.

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Career and Life Design Coach Sue Koch hosts 4th annual January Jumpstart: Creating Goals that Matter

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Sue Koch, founder of Three Squares Coaching and Consulting, a Los Angeles Career and Life Coaching Company, will lead a complimentary tele-class to introduce callers to her popular six-week goal setting course ‘January Jumpstart: Creating Goals that Matter.’ They will receive valuable information for how to give up Resolution Resignation(TM) once and for all to set inspiring and achievable goals for 2014.

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Edgewood Partners Insurance Center expands to Southeast with acquisition of The McCart Group of Atlanta

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Edgewood Partners Insurance Center (EPIC), a retail property and casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today it has acquired The McCart Group of Atlanta, Ga. Founded in 1971 as Joe McCart Insurance Agency, Inc., The McCart Group is now one of the largest insurance and risk management firms in Georgia.

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Calif. Governor Brown Announces Appointments for Jan. 8, 2014 including to the California Department of Technology

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, California Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments: First, Davood Ghods, 53, of Folsom, has been appointed chief of the Office of Technology Services at the California Department of Technology. Ghods has been deputy director for enterprise information services at the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation […]

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Calif. Governor Brown Announces Appointments for Jan. 6, 2014 including to the California Natural Resources Agency

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On Monday, California Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments: First, Saul Gomez, 36, of Sacramento, has been appointed special assistant for oil, gas and geothermal resources at the California Natural Resources Agency. Gomez has been executive director of the California Alternative Energy and Advanced Transportation Financing Authority […]

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The So-Cal Remodelers Council Releases Their 2014 Schedule including International Builders NAHB Annual Tradeshow

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — In looking ahead to the New Year, the BIA Southern California Remodelers Council and staff are excited to announce their up-coming educational programs as well as their business building opportunities for 2014. The February lineup includes the IBS (International Builders Show) NAHB Annual Tradeshow February 4 to 6, 2014.

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Software-Defined Audio Video Leader Utelogy Corporation Opens New Training Facility in Irvine

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Utelogy Corporation has signed a new lease to open its expanded corporate office and training facility within a mile of John Wayne Airport in Orange County, Calif. Utelogy is a leader in Software-Defined Audio Video (SDAV) technology primarily deployed in higher education institutions.

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Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto Takes Action to Protect Victims of On-Campus Assault and Similar Crimes – AB 1433

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, California Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles) introduced legislation to ensure that crimes committed on college campuses are properly reported and investigated. The legislation, AB 1433, would require colleges to report certain crimes occurring on or near campus to local law enforcement to investigate, if the victim does not request […]

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Calif. Senator Alex Padilla Highlights 2013 Legislative Accomplishments – Begins Final Year in State Senate

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, California Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) will begin his final year in the Senate when the legislature reconvenes on January 6, 2014. His legislation has already had an impressive impact on California public policy, ranging from public safety, health, education, energy, technology, environmental quality, consumer protection and voting. “It has […]

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Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto Introduces Bill to Improve Child-Abuse Reporting in Schools – AB 1432

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, California Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles) introduced legislation today to prevent child abuse in schools by ensuring that school employees identify the abuse and stop it in its tracks. Recent reports showed that certain abuse was prolonged because large numbers of school personnel were unaware of the processes and […]

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San Diego Attorney Stanley D. Prowse featured on Andrea Kaye Radio Show ‘Legal Eagle’ Programs

CARLSBAD, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Carlsbad attorney Stan Prowse was approached in early 2013 by the Andrea Kaye Financial News and Talk radio show to participate in a Legal Eagle series of segments focused on Family Law. Since that time seven segments have been produced and aired live on AM1450 San Diego and AM1510 Las Angeles.

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Author D.L. Carroll’s ‘Sir Licksalot and The Arctic Fools’ Receives Best Of The Year 2013 from Family Review Center

SANTA CLARA, Calif. /California Newswire/ — A new Children’s Chapter Book, ‘Sir Licksalot and The Arctic Fools’ (ISBN: 978-1629076713), by author D.L. Carroll, officially releases with honors, awards, and 5 Star Reviews! This fast paced epic adventure will melt your heart, make you sweat, and give you goose bumps.

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Employee Benefits Professional Sama Hershey Davis joins Edgewood Partners Insurance Center in North Bay

PETALUMA, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Edgewood Partners Insurance Center (EPIC), a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, has added Sama Hershey Davis in their North Bay employee benefits consulting practice. Hershey Davis brings 15 years of experience in healthcare, benefits consulting, human resources, compliance, wellness and client relationship management to EPIC.

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SecuGen announces its Hamster Pro 20, a FAP 20 PIV Fingerprint Reader compatible with Windows Biometric Framework

SANTA CLARA, Calif. /California Newswire/ — SecuGen Corporation today announced the immediate availability of its Hamster Pro 20, a FAP 20 Mobile ID and PIV certified optical fingerprint reader. The Hamster Pro 20 is an ultra-compact, rugged fingerprint reader that captures very high quality images and yet is truly affordable.

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SoulDirection1 Helps Homeless through Contemporary Christian Music and Street Ministry

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Zaricor Jackson, Jr. and Lillie Jackson of SoulDirection1 announced this week the release of their new contemporary Christian album, ‘To the Least of These,’ a compilation of 13 songs they have written to inspire and uplift most anyone who is experiencing a difficult time in their lives or for the simple enjoyment of listening to good music.

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Calif. Gov. Brown Announces Appointments for Dec. 30, 2013 including to California Housing Partnership Corp.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On Monday this week, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.announced the following appointments: First, Elizabeth Morris, 66, of San Diego, has been appointed to the California Housing Partnership Corporation. Morris has been principal at E.M. Advisors since 2008. She served in multiple positions at the San Diego Housing Commission from […]

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New California Laws from Assemblyman Mike Gatto will take effect January 1, 2014

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Californians across the state will benefit from new laws authored by Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles) that will take effect on January 1, 2014. Among the new laws, California Motorists and small-business owners will receive some parking relief in January. A bill by Assemblyman Mike Gatto will allow motorists to […]

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Interpreters Unlimited Inc. Doubles Revenue with Acquisition of Albors and Alnet, a Translation and Medical Transportation Company

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Interpreters Unlimited, Inc. today announced that it has recently acquired Albors and Alnet, a language and medical transportation company. And, the Bank of Southern California was instrumental in providing the financing for the acquisition. As a result of this acquisition, Interpreters Unlimited has doubled its number of employees; can now offer medical transportation services; and has a presence on the east coast.

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Calif. Assemblyman Jeff Gorell Announces Legislation to Protect Privacy of Covered California Health Insurance Shoppers

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ – Today, Calif. Assemblyman Jeff Gorell (R-Camarillo) announced legislation to help protect the privacy of Californians who use the Covered California website to shop for health insurance. This legislation has become necessary after it was recently revealed that the state has distributed the personal information of tens of thousands of people […]

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