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Calif. Gov. Jerry Brown

Calif. Gov. Brown Announces Appointments for Jan. 8, 2015 including to the California Physician Assistant Board

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On Thursday, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments: First, Jed Grant, 43, of Tulare, has been reappointed to the California Physician Assistant Board, where he has served since 2013. Grant has been a physician assistant director at the San Joaquin Valley College since 2013, where he […]

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Calif. Gov. Brown Announces Appointments for Jan. 7, 2015 including New Legislative Secretary

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On Wednesday, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the appointment of Camille Wagner as legislative affairs secretary in the Office of the Governor, replacing Gareth Elliott, who has served in that role since 2011. Elliott will pursue opportunities in the private sector, and last week was appointed to the […]

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Calif. Gov. Brown Announces Appointments for Jan. 6, 2015 including to Professional Fiduciaries Advisory Committee

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On Tuesday, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: First, Aileen Federizo, 46, of Encino, has been reappointed to the California Professional Fiduciaries Advisory Committee, where she has served since 2012. Federizo has been founder and a professional fiduciary at ElderWell since 2011. She has been […]

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U.S. Rep. Tony Cardenas

Calif. Congressman Cardenas to Represent Los Angeles on Critical House Subcommitees in 2015

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, U.S. Rep. Tony Cárdenas (D-San Fernando Valley), a member of the prestigious House Committee on Energy and Commerce, chose the subcommittees he will serve on, as part of that committee, during the 114th Congress. “Health care, manufacturing, trade and the environment are major industries within the San Fernando […]

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Assemblyman Mike Gatto

Calif. Assemblyman Gatto Continues Groundbreaking ‘Wiki Bill’ Project, Invites Public to Directly Draft Privacy Legislation

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On Tuesday, Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles) announced that he is continuing his groundbreaking opportunity to allow individual citizens to draft a piece of legislation directly via an online Wiki. Citizens can visit the “Wiki bill’s” website, and by using an interface similar to Wikipedia’s, they can propose, draft, […]

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Winter Fancy Food Show 2015: Food Philippines highlights the health benefits of coconut products

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The Center for International Trade Expositions and Missions, in partnership with the Philippine Trade and Investment Centers in Silicon Valley and Los Angeles, is gearing up for the Philippine participation at the 2015 Winter Fancy Food Show on January 11-13, 2015.

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Calif. Senator Mendoza

Calif. Senator Tony Mendoza Appointed to Key Senate Committees

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newsiwre/ — Today, California State Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia), Chair of the Labor and Industrial Relations Committee, announced his appointment by Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de Leon to sit on a number of important Senate policy committees. Senate Committee chairs and committee member appointments will be formally adopted by the Senate […]

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Assemblyman Mike Gatto

Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto Introduces Bill to Create New DNA Testing Regime to Solve Crimes – AB 84

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Assemblyman Mike Gatto, a former constitutional lawyer, today introduced AB 84, which would allow DNA testing to resume in the state. The legislation would bring forensic investigation into the 21st century and create new tools for law enforcement to collect and analyze DNA samples from criminals, while protecting our constitutional […]

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Gordon Brush FootMate System Receives Endorsement from College of Foot and Ankle Orthopedics and Medicine

COMMERCE, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The FootMate(R) System by Gordon Brush has acquired a powerful partner. The American College of Foot and Ankle Orthopedics and Medicine (‘ACFAOM’) has endorsed the FootMate System. It is a complete foot care system for cleaning, soothing, stimulating, and massaging feet in the shower.

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Calif. Senator Mendoza

Calif. Senator Mendoza Responds to Gov. Brown’s 2015 Inaugural Address

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia) issued the following statement on Governor Jerry Brown’s inaugural address delivered to a joint session of the legislature today: “I applaud and thank the governor for his excellent leadership in moving California forward over the last several years. The governor’s address conveyed an optimistic vision […]

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Governor Brown Sworn In

California Governor Brown Sworn In, Delivers Inaugural Address Jan. 5, 2015

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. took the oath of office as Governor of California and delivered his inaugural address in the Assembly Chamber. The address serves as the Governor’s constitutionally required annual report to the Legislature. Members of the Legislature, the Judiciary, Constitutional Officers, the extended family of […]

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Calif. Gov. Brown Announces Appointments for Jan. 2, 2015 including the California Energy Commission

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On Friday, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments: First, Felicia Marcus, 58, of Emeryville, has been reappointed member and chair of the California State Water Resources Control Board, where she has served since 2012. Marcus was a member of the Delta Stewardship Council from 2010 to […]

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EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants adds key team members in Alabama, expands National Energy Construction Practice

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property and casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Aimee Sapp, Kelly Chapple, Heather Perdue and Mark McInnis have all joined Crawford McInnis, Brian Tanner, Wilson Long and Andy D’Entremont as part of EPIC’s Birmingham, Alabama-based National Energy Construction Practice.

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Publishers Newswire announces semi-annual list of 19 interesting book titles you might have missed in 2014

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Publishers Newswire (PNW), an online resource established in 2004, today announced its latest semi-annual ‘Books to Bookmark’ list of new titles ‘worth a look’ that most have probably not heard of. This list contains 19 new books published in 2014 which may have been missed due to not originating from major New York book publishers, or ‘big name’ authors.

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Cory Chalmers, of Hoarders TV Show, makes guest appearance at The International Cat Association show in Sacramento

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — TV Star and lead expert of the hit cable television show ‘Hoarders, Cory Chalmers, will be making a special guest appearance at the TICA Cat Show January 2-4, 2015 in Sacramento, Calif. This year’s show is called ‘Mardi Gras Madness’ and is presented by Jazzy Cats.

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iMobie Inc. announces its New PodTrans and PhoneTrans Are Free on Mac

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — iMobie Inc., an international innovative Apple related software developer, today announces the update of its two widely-praised products PhoneTrans and PodTrans; the world-first free iPhone content and iPod music management software on Mac and Windows computers, which also breaks the rule of no way to transfer iPhone, iPod music back to computer.

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California-based Oceanside Jewelers Releases Mobile Responsive Web Site for Holiday Jewelry Shopping

OCEANSIDE, Calif. /California Newswire/ — In an ongoing effort to continually provide a unique jewelry shopping experience centered on consumer education, Master Jeweler Chad Elliott and the certified gemologist staff at Oceanside Jewelers are pleased to announce the release of their upgraded mobile-responsive website.

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California vs. Big Plastic

‘California vs. Big Plastic’ Files Complaint with Calif. Secretary of State Alleging Deception by Referendum Signature Gatherers

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Supporters of the state’s plastic bag ban, collectively calling themselves “California vs. Big Plastic,” today filed a complaint with California Secretary of State Debra Bowen calling for “an investigation of the signature gathering by the law’s opponents, citing numerous examples of deceptive signature gathering.” “To ensure the integrity of the […]

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Congressman Tony Mendoza

California Senator Tony Mendoza Takes Community Oath of Office

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti administered the community oath of office to Senator Tony Mendoza on Saturday at the Norwalk City Hall Civic Lawn. The ceremony featured community leaders and local dignitaries. See attached photos and program from Saturday’s event. Senator Mendoza was elected as Senator for the newly-drawn […]

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14th Annual Non-Profit PR Grants Winners for 2014 announced by Neotrope

TORRANCE, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Neotrope is proud to announce the recipients for 2014 of its annual J.L. Simmons Non-Profit PR Grant award. With this commitment, Neotrope(R) will provide public relations (PR) and cause-related marketing support to the selected worthy causes over the next year to raise awareness around each organization’s programs and accomplishments.

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L.A. Mayor Garcetti

L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti to Administer Oath of Office to Calif. Senator Tony Mendoza at Community Event on Saturday

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti to administer community oath of office to Senator Tony Mendoza at the Norwalk City Hall Civic Lawn on Saturday, December 13, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. The ceremony will feature community leaders and local dignitaries. See program below. Senator Mendoza was elected as Senator for […]

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U.S. Rep. Tony Cardenas

Calif. Congressman Tony Cárdenas will now be Los Angeles’ voice on the most powerful committee in the U.S. House of Representatives

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — U.S. Rep. Tony Cárdenas will now be Los Angeles’ voice on the most powerful committee in the U.S. House of Representatives. Tuesday, Cárdenas was named to the prestigious House Energy and Commerce Committee, the oldest of the “authorizing committees,” where many pieces of historic legislation have been created and […]

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EPIC Insurance Brokers adds Shelley Dawson, Jon Greenstein and John Gaffney to Employer Services Platform

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property and casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, today announced that Shelley Dawson, Jon Greenstein and John Gaffney have joined the firm in San Francisco. All will assume leadership roles in EPIC’s rapidly growing Employer Services Platform (ESP).

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Tuberculosis Risk Assessment Questionnaire replaces universal TB testing requirement for Calif. school employees

OAKLAND, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The California Tuberculosis Controllers Association (CTCA) announces, effective Jan. 1, 2015, Pre-K and K-12 public, private and parochial school employees, volunteers (with frequent and prolonged student contact) and contractors are required to get a tuberculosis (TB) test only when TB risk factors are identified.

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Doc-Tech Corp. acquired by DocMagic, Inc. as part of ongoing Expansion in Loan Documents Trade

TORRANCE, Calif. /California Newswire/ — DocMagic, Inc., a premier provider of fully-compliant loan document preparation, compliance, eSign and eDelivery solutions, announced today that it has acquired the assets of Doc-Tech Corporation, dba Document Express, a boutique document preparation company known for its exceptional customer service. The acquisition comes on the heels of DocMagic completing the purchase of award-winning eSignSystems in October.

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Sacramento hosts a fun New Year’s Party for qualified single fellows and gals with couples welcome

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The Professionals Guild announced today it is producing a Sacramento New Year’s Eve Party at the Hilton Hotel, Arden West. Couples are also welcome. The gathering begins at 8:30 p.m. Dec. 31, 2014. The Live bands for dancing are Nunchuck Taylor and the Groove Thang Band. Keyboard soloist Kevin Kooyumjian and DJ Ron Davis will also be performing in separate regions of the hotel.

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Biometrics company, SecuGen Corporation announces release of its new Hamster Pro Duo/CL

SANTA CLARA, Calif. /California Newswire/ — SecuGen Corporation is very pleased to announce the release of the new Hamster Pro Duo/CL, a product that combines a contactless smart card reader with an optical fingerprint reader that is FAP 20 Mobile ID and PIV certified. The Hamster Pro DUO/CL was designed for projects such as National ID programs that require a contactless smart card to store a fingerprint template. The Hamster Pro Duo/CL features SecuGen’s U20 USB fingerprint sensor that is FBI Certified and captures very high quality images.

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AccuSure CEO counsels Employers with 1099 Contractors on Preparing for Workers Comp Claims

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — We are all looking to operate as lean as possible and many employers turn to 1099 employees to reduce tax and insurance burden, says Jamie Reid, CEO of AccuSure. But a big question remains: if they file a work comp claim, would it be covered? Can the insurance company charge premium on a work comp audit? These are important for employers to know.

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Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles)

New California Proposal for Internet Poker Would Address Concerns of Law Enforcement, Protect Local Businesses – AB 9

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The odds of California realizing revenue by legalizing online poker are likely improving, after the introduction of legislation by Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Glendale) to create a sensible framework for the state’s online poker industry. The legislation, AB 9, establishes a regulatory structure that will provide all participants, from players […]

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Assemblyman Mike Gatto

California Legislation to Create Statewide Hit-and-Run Alert System Re-introduced – AB 8

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Glendale) announced his continued his fight for hit-and-run victims in California, yesterday reintroducing legislation to establish the “Yellow Alert” system, a tool which would empower the public to help solve more hit-and-run crimes and help law enforcement agencies apprehend more hit-and-run drivers. The widely praised […]

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Launch of Quandis Servicemember Outreach (QSO) website checks the Department of Defense’s database for SCRA active duty status

FOOTHILL RANCH, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Quandis, Inc., a leading provider of mortgage servicing software, today announced that it rolled out a website to help address President Obama’s New Executive Actions to assist service members, veterans and their families.

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Assemblyman Mike Gatto

Calif. Assemblyman Gatto Calls for Greater Transparency and Disclosure for Government Officials – AB10

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — A key reform was introduced by Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Glendale) today – AB 10, which would increase financial-disclosure requirements and modernize the forms used by government officials to report their interests. “Increased transparency is essential to protecting public resources, preventing corruption, and restoring public trust,” says Gatto. “This legislation will […]

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EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants Ranked #20 among Top Large Group Employee Benefits Broker-Consultants

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants (EPIC), a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, has been ranked #20 among the nation’s ‘top large group employee benefits consultants’ by Employee Benefit Advisor.

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Mad Hatter Holiday Festival envelopes the City of Vallejo California during December, Making a Wonderland

VALLEJO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — A different kind of Christmas! The City of Vallejo, California celebrates the Mad Hatter Holiday Festival throughout the city combining a parade, tree lighting, festival, boat parade, museum exhibit, grand homes tour, city hall exhibit and free bus service to and from the festival throughout the city.

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Professionals Guild announces New Year’s Eve Party 2014 Silicon Valley with ‘Livewire’ performing, Live DJ and More

SANTA CLARA, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Professionals Guild today announced it is producing its latest 2014 New Year’s Eve Party at the Hyatt Regency Santa Clara with Live Band, DJ, Two Free Drinks, and Champagne Toast. Singles and Couples are welcome. The festivities start at 8:30 p.m.

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EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants acquires Greyling Insurance Brokerage

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants today announced it has acquired Greyling Insurance Brokerage and Risk Consulting, Inc., a specialty insurance broker and risk management consultant based in Atlanta, with locations in St. Louis, and Tampa. The firm will now operate as ‘Greyling Insurance Brokerage – a Division of EPIC.’

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Limited Edition Art Print From Urban Artist Evan Skrederstu announced by ArteQuesta

MILL VALLEY, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Leading fine art investment company ArteQuesta today announced that urban artist, Evan Skrederstu, has produced an exclusive collection of 12 art prints entitled ‘Titanus’ for ArteQuesta clients. The prints feature a unique subject matter that Skrederstu has become famous for: painted bugs.

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Team AMVETS Welcome Home Program is one of 10 recipients for 2014 of annual J.L. Simmons Non-Profit PR Grants

ANAHEIM, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The Team AMVETS Welcome Home Program is pleased to announce it is one of 10 recipients for 2014 of Neotrope’s annual J.L. Simmons Non-Profit PR Grant award. Team AMVETS’ mission is to serve the veterans of our great nation, and to enhance the mental, physical and social well-being of all veterans.

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