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Michael Gonthier joins Edgewood Partners Insurance Center as new Chief Financial Officer

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Edgewood Partners Insurance Center (EPIC), a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, today announced that Michael Gonthier has joined the firm as Chief Financial Officer. EPIC’s current CFO, Elaine Andrian, will now focus on merger and acquisition strategy and diligence as the firm continues to expand nationally.

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SecuGen Hamster Pro 20 Fingerprint Reader earns STQC certification implementing biometric authentication in India’s UID project

SANTA CLARA, Calif. /California Newswire/ — SecuGen Corporation is pleased to announce that its new, FAP 20 and PIV certified Hamster Pro 20 fingerprint reader has been certified by the Standardisation Testing and Quality Certification (STQC) Directorate, an office of the Department of Electronics and Information Technology of India. The Hamster Pro 20 is available immediately for sale in India through SecuGen India.

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Assemblyman Ken Cooley

Calif. Assemblyman Cooley Awarded Legislator of the Year 2014 by Crime Victims United

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On Tuesday, April 8, Crime Victims United of California presented Calif. Assemblyman Ken Cooley (D-Rancho Cordova) with its 2014 Legislator of the Year Award. Crime Victims United presented Cooley with the award for his support on a variety of bills that strengthen public safety efforts and protects victims’ rights. “I […]

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Senior Corporate Partner David C. Lee Augments VLP Law Group’s Silicon Valley Corporate Practice

PALO ALTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — VLP Law Group LLP today announced the addition of David C. Lee to its Corporate, Securities and Mergers and Acquisitions practice group. Mr. Lee joins as a partner based in Silicon Valley. VLP has a broad-based corporate practice which is focused on the representation of start-up, middle market and later-stage companies across a range of industries, sectors and technologies.

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Assemblyman Mike Gatto

Calif. Animal Protection Bill Would Increase Funding for Shelters, Save Lives – AB 2343

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Burbank) introduced new legislation to provide funds to local animal agencies that comply with the “Hayden Law,” and to fund a new $10 million program to help prevent needless killing of dogs and cats in California shelters. “The state can do a better job supporting […]

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Assemblymember Muratsuchi

California Bill Stimulating Aerospace Industry Approved by State Senate – AB 777

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — In order to foster a more stable business climate for California’s aerospace sector, the California State Senate today passed Assembly Bill (AB) 777 authored by Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi (D-Torrance). Also known as the Aerospace Tax Clarification Act, AB 777 would qualify rocket propulsion systems for an existing business inventory tax […]

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Senator Alex Padilla

Calif. Bill Targeting Mislabeled Seafood Approved by Senate Health Committee – SB 1138

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The Senate Health Committee today approved Senate Bill 1138 by Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima), which addresses the growing problem of seafood mislabeling and its effects on public health, consumer choice, and sustainable fishing practices on a bipartisan vote. The bill will now go to the Senate Appropriations Committee for consideration. […]

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Legislation Seeks UC and CSU Guidelines Allowing Computer Science Courses to Meet Admissions Requirements – SB 1200

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — A bill to allow high school advanced computer science courses to be counted towards core college admissions requirements was approved today by the Senate Education Committee. The bill, SB 1200, by State Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) calls on the UC and CSU to provide guidelines for high school computer science […]

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Landmark California Recycled-Water Bill Clears First Legislative Hurdle – AB 2282

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — According to Assemblyman Mike Gatto, 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 […]

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Action to Protect Career Technical Education in California taken by Assemblymember Muratsuchi

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Assemblymember Muratsuchi (D – Torrance) led an effort to protect career technical education (CTE) in the Assembly Budget Subcommittee on Education Finance. The subcommittee unanimously voted to 1) establish CTE as a state priority in high schools and 2) to ensure that local education agencies continue to provide regionally […]

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Calif. Child Protective Services Audit Uncovers Disturbing Flaws in Agency Performance

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — State officials released results today of an audit of child-welfare-services agencies initiated by Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles) in the wake of failures last year that, in one case, led to the death of a child in Los Angeles County. Assemblyman Mike Gatto requested the audit following last year’s murder […]

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Calif. Congressman Tony Cárdenas Applauds Single Republican Vote for Comprehensive Immigration Reform

WASHINGTON, D.C. /California Newswire/ — U.S. Rep. Tony Cárdenas (D-San Fernando Valley) today applauded Florida Republican Ileana Ros-Lehtinen for her courageous vote last night to encourage debate on Comprehensive Immigration Reform on the floor of the U.S. House. Monday night, the House Rules Committee held a hearing to decide which amendments to the Paul Ryan […]

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Calif. Senator Padilla’s Legislation Targets Mislabeled Seafood with Senate Bill 1138

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, Calif. Senator Alex Padilla held a press conference at Taylor’s Market in Sacramento to announce Senate Bill 1138 which addresses the growing problem of seafood mislabeling and its effects on public health, consumer choice, and sustainable fishing practices. Joining Senator Padilla was Danny Johnson from Taylor’s Market who conducted […]

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Prime Focus Technologies Completes Acquisition of DAX LLC and its patented technology including Primetime Emmy award-winning Digital Dailies

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Prime Focus Technologies (PFT), the technology subsidiary of Prime Focus (BSE:532748), today announced that it has completed the acquisition of DAX, a leading provider of cloud-based production workflow and media asset management applications to the entertainment industry.

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Calif. Congressman Cardenas, Two Senators Introduce At-Risk Youth Medicaid Protection Act Of 2014

SAN FERNANDO, Calif. and WASHINGTON, D.C. /California Newswire/ — U.S. Rep. Tony Cárdenas (D-San Fernando Valley) joined U.S. Sens. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and Cory Booker (D-N.J.) today, announcing the introduction of the At-Risk Youth Medicaid Protection Act of 2014. This legislation ensures that youths who spend time in the juvenile justice system receive the health […]

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AMVETS Recognizes Assemblyman Al Muratsuchi as a 2013 California Legislator of the Year

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On April 2, 2014, during their Annual Capitol Legislative Day, AMVETS recognized Assemblymember Muratsuchi (D – Torrance) as a 2013 California Legislator of the Year. Every year, AMVETS honors legislators who have gone the extra mile to support California’s veterans, service members and their families. Per a press release sent […]

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BIA Southern California Remodelers Council (SCRC) and staff has added additional courses this year due to overwhelming demand

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The BIA Southern California Remodelers Council (SCRC) and staff has added additional courses for 2014 due to overwhelming demand. These courses are designed to meet the new criteria that is set to take place in the remodeling and building industry.

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DAX iDailies service for iPhone app now available for TV and Feature content producers

CULVER CITY, Calif. /California Newswire/ — DAX LLC, the leading provider of production workflow applications, together with Prime Focus Technologies (PFT), is introducing DAX|Mobile with iDailies, a subscription service exclusively for Apple’s iPhone. The new iPhone app joins the iPad app in the iTunes App Store as an innovative collaboration workflow tool for professional TV/movie production, post-production, marketing and creative executives.

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Calif. Gov. Brown Announces Appointments for April 2, 2014 including to Porterville Developmental Center Advisory Board

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: First, Joan Grant, 79, of Anaheim, has been appointed to the Porterville Developmental Center Advisory Board, where she has served since 2003. Grant was a housing inspector for the Orange County Housing Authority from 1979 to 1998, a school […]

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Calif. Gov. Brown Announces Appointments for April 1, 2014 including to California Advisory Commission on Special Education

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On Tuesday, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments: First, Matt Navo, 43, of Sanger, has been appointed to the California Advisory Commission on Special Education. Navo has been superintendent for the Sanger Unified School District since 2013, where he has served in multiple positions since 2000, […]

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Calif. Senator Alex Padilla Issues Statement Regarding U.S. Supreme Court Decision in McCutcheon v. FEC

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) released the following statement today regarding the Supreme Court decision in the case, McCutcheon v. FEC: “Today’s Supreme Court decision is a victory for the 1 percent. It makes it legal for a wealthy donor to donate the maximum to every member of congress. America’s […]

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Mortgage Compliance Services Provider, The Compliance Group Inc., now Offers Subservicer Monitoring for Mortgage Bankers

CARLSBAD, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The Compliance Group, Inc. (TCG), a leading mortgage compliance services provider, is now offering subservicer monitoring services for mortgage bankers and the mortgage lending servicing operations of community banks and credits unions.

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Music Industry Author and Consultant Loren Weisman to appear at 2014 LA Times Festival of Books

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Music industry guru, Loren Weisman, author of ‘The Artist’s Guide to Success in the Music Business’ (ISBN: 978-1608325788) and co-founder of Artists Bridge, a new music industry resource hub, will be at the 2014 Los Angeles Times Festival of Books from April 12-13 at booth 934.

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Alegria Fresh, Orange County Produce and Filtrexx Corporation launch the ‘Farm of the Future’ at the Great Park in Irvine

IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ — California-based Alegria Fresh, in collaboration with Orange County Produce, LLC and Filtrexx Corporation, today announced the launch of the ‘Farm of the Future’ hydroponic and organic farming demonstration center at the Great Park in Irvine. The demonstration center just completed a new organic food production farm using GardenSoxx.

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Calif. Senator Alex Padilla’s Statement Regarding Senate’s Vote Today to Suspend Senators

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, Calif. State Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) issued the following statement regarding today’s Senate vote to suspend Senator Ron Calderon, Senator Rod Wright and Senator Leland Yee: “The people of California expect and deserve elected representatives they can trust and the Senate did the right thing in suspending three Senators […]

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Calif. Bill to Mandate Child-Abuse Training for California Teachers Passes Education Committee

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto’s (D-Los Angeles) bill to strengthen training requirements and prevent child abuse in schools overcame its first legislative hurdle yesterday, passing the Assembly Education Committee by a vote of 5-0. The legislation would require all school employees to be trained according to standards developed by the Department […]

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Congressman Cárdenas’ Honors César Estrada Chávez

WASHINGTON, D.C. /California Newswire/ — Thursday, U.S. Rep. Tony Cárdenas (D-San Fernando Valley) introduced a bill honoring the life and activities of César Chávez, the laborer and organizer who organized migrant and farm laborers in the western United States during the latter half of the 20th Century. The resolution recognizes Cesár Chávez Day 2014, reprising […]

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Five Queens and their Robot qualify for First Tech Challenge 2014 Robotics World Championships

MONROVIA, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Five young women from Monrovia High School and their rhinestone-encrusted robot qualified to advance to the 2014 First Tech Challenge Robotics World Championships as a result of their strong performance at the West Super-Regional Robotics Tournament held near Sacramento at the former McClellan Air Force Base this past weekend, the Monrovia High School Robotics Program announced today.

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California ‘X-Prize’ Bill Clears Committee – Gatto’s Legislation Would Offer Prize for Innovative Ideas to Streamline State Government

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — California took one small step today in what could be a giant leap for good-government advocates, passing Assemblyman Mike Gatto’s (D-Los Angeles) “X-Prize” bill through the Accountability and Administrative Review committee by a vote of 12-0. AB 2138 would create a “California Government X-Prize,” offering cash incentives for people with […]

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Calif. Congressman Cárdenas Joins New Democrat Coalition – New Dems

WASHINGTON, D.C. /California Newswire/ — Today, U.S. Rep. Tony Cárdenas (D- San Fernando Valley) was inducted unanimously into the New Democrat Coalition, also known as New Dems. New Dems are a group of House Democrats dedicated to maintaining and encouraging American ingenuity and innovation in the global marketplace. “For me, joining the New Democrat Coalition […]

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Calif. 2014 Water Conservation Bill Clears First Committee as Drought Looms

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — A key water-conservation bill introduced by Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles) passed the Assembly Water, Parks, and Wildlife Committee today by a vote of 13-0. AB 2636 establishes CalConserve, a revolving-loan program to provide loans to home owners and businesses to help finance water-efficiency projects. The program will reduce urban, […]

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Muratsuchi Bill Incentivizing Calif. Alternative Fuel Vehicle Sales Moves Forward

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Assembly Bill (AB) 2013 by Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi (D-Torrance) was approved by the Assembly Transportation Committee yesterday, a promising start for a bill that seeks to increase the cap on Green HOV Stickers from 40,000 to 85,000 as the original number of stickers available to the public dwindles. The […]

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Calif. State Assembly Arts and Entertainment Committee Green Lights the Film and Television Job Creation Act by Bocanegra and Gatto

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — AB 1839, the California Film and Television Job Retention and Promotion Act of 2014 passed the Assembly Arts, Entertainment, Sports, Tourism, and Internet Media Committee today by a vote of 7-0. The legislation, authored by Assemblymembers Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles) and Raul Bocanegra (D-Pacoima), would expand and improve the State’s […]

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Calif. Gov. Brown Announces Appointments for March 21, 2014 including to California Labor and Workforce Development Agency

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On Friday, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments: First, André Schoorl, 56, of Sacramento, has been appointed senior advisor at the California Labor and Workforce Development Agency. Schoorl has been deputy director at the California State Assembly Speaker’s Office of Member Services since 2009. Schoorl was […]

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Free News Articles is serving up fresh brain food for Content Marketeers

TORRANCE, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Neotrope today announced updated ‘food for content marketing’ available on Free News Articles(TM), an online resource launched in 2005 providing no-cost idea starters for bloggers, newsletter editors, and modern content marketers. With the explosion in the content marketing field, savvy bloggers can get tons of quick ideas in one place.

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Gregg Holsapple joins ReverseVision, Inc. as Product Strategist in Reverves Mortgage Tech Industry

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — ReverseVision, Inc., a leading software and technology provider for the reverse mortgage industry, today announced that Gregg Holsapple has joined as Product Strategist. In this role, Holsapple will have responsibility for product and program analysis, developing requirements and building out our product design process.

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ReverseVision to add Coester VMS to its Integrated Technology for Reverse Mortgage Lender Workflow

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — ReverseVision, Inc. today announced an agreement to add CoesterVMS’s appraisal services to RV Exchange – ReverseVision’s Reverse Loan Origination System (RLOS) platform. Reverse mortgage lenders use RV Exchange for the full lifecycle of the loan-from initial proposal through application, underwriting, closing and post-closing.

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Sabadell United Bank grows residential loan volume 200 percent, reduces cycle times 20 percent using OpenClose platform

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — OpenClose, a leading end-to-end loan origination system (LOS) provider, today announced at the MBA’s National Technology Conference that Florida-based Sabadell United Bank, N.A. has realized superior results along with supporting metrics since implementing its multi-channel lending automation platform.

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Calif. Assemblymember Muratsuchi Announces Bill to Support Career Technical Education and the SCROC – AB 2216

TORRANCE, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Assemblymember Muratsuchi (D-Torrance), Chair of the Budget Subcommittee on Education Finance, has announced the introduction of his bill, Assembly Bill 2216. AB 2216 would protect funding for Career Technical Education (CTE) and Regional Occupation Centers and Programs (ROCPs) like the Southern California Regional Occupational Center (SoCal ROC) in Torrance. […]

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