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Assemblyman Mike Gatto

California Bill to Increase Penalties for Hit-and-Run Drivers Passes Assembly – AB 1532

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — As an 18-year-old victim remains hospitalized in a coma, Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto’s (D-Los Angeles) legislation to increase penalties for those who flee the scene of an accident cleared its biggest legislative hurdle yet, passing the Assembly by a vote of 74-4. Gatto’s bill, AB 1532, would expand hit-and-run penalties […]

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Quandis Inc. named a 2014 Top 50 Service Provider in Mortgage Industry

FOOTHILL RANCH, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Quandis, Inc., a leading provider of mortgage servicing software, announced that Mortgage Technology magazine honored the company as a 2014 Top 50 Service Provider; for the fourth year in a row. As an annual list, the Top 50 Service Providers puts particular emphasis on a mortgage industry vendor’s achievements over the past 12 months.

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Assemblyman Mike Gatto

Calif. Water Conservation Bill Passes Assembly – AB 2636

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — A key water-conservation bill introduced by Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles) passed the Assembly yesterday by a vote of 74-2. AB 2636 establishes CalConserve, a revolving-loan program to finance water-efficiency projects for home owners and businesses, and help cities and counties reach their water-reduction goals. AB 2636 now moves to […]

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U.S. Rep. Tony Cardenas

Calif. Congressman Cárdenas helps Protect U.S. Companies from ‘Patent Trolls’

SACRAMENTO, Calif. and WASHINGTON, D.C. /California Newswire/ — Today, U.S. Reps. Tony Cárdenas (D-San Fernando Valley, Calif.) and Blake Farenthold (R-Corpus Christi, Texas) introduced the “Trade Protection Not Troll Protection Act,” legislation to protect American companies from abusive litigation at the hands of patent trolls. The legislation will speed up the legal process surrounding patent […]

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Assemblyman Ken Cooley

California Bill Returning $1.3 Million to Fire District Taxpayers, Signed by Governor Brown – AB 1053

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, Calif., Assemblyman Ken Cooley (D-Rancho Cordova) announced that his bill – AB 1053 – allowing the Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District (Metro Fire) to return $1.3 million in mistakenly collected taxes to more than 3,800 property owners in Sacramento County, has been signed by Governor Brown. “I thank Governor Brown […]

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Assemblyman Mike Gatto

California Bill to Bring Justice to Victims of Campus Crime Passes Assembly – AB 1433

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — A closely watched bill by Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles), which would ensure that crimes committed on college campuses are properly reported and investigated, passed the Assembly today by a vote of 74-0. The legislation, AB 1433, would require colleges to report certain violent crimes (like sexual assault and hate […]

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Next Generation Diamond Display Tech coming from Segoma Imaging Technologies

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Segoma Imaging Technologies will be launching its next generation of diamond 360 imaging technology soon. Segoma Imaging Technologies has revolutionized the diamond industry by providing diamond traders and buyers with what they really need: the ability to view any diamond – exactly as it is – in 360 degrees.

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The City of Angels Celebrity Red Carpet Experience 2014 to be hosted by BET’s Wendy Raquel Robinson in L.A.

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Event host Kevin Rouse, alongside partners Darryl Pitts, Chuckie Miller, Marva King and Dantae Dupree, are gearing up for a live weekend amid the momentum of the ‘BET Experience’ happening in Los Angeles. On June 28, 2014, the promotional crew will present the beautiful actress Wendy Raquel Robinson, television’s popular Tasha Mack from BET’s hit series ‘The Game,’ as the host of their ‘The City of Angels Celebrity Red Carpet Experience.’

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AMT Datasouth Corp now Shipping new Fastmark M Series Portable Bar Code Printers

CAMARILLO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — AMT Datasouth Corp., a leading supplier of value-added printing solutions, today announced that its Fastmark M3 and M4 battery-powered, portable, thermal bar code printers are now shipping and available with AMT Datasouth’s proven proprietary PAL programming language.

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Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.

Calif. Gov. Brown Announces Appointments for May 27, 2014 including to California Natural Resources Agency

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments: First, Frederic Foulk, 51, of Susanville, has been appointed warden at High Desert State Prison, where he has been acting warden since 2013 and has served in multiple positions since 2006, including chief deputy administrator, correctional administrator and facility […]

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Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi

Bill Streamlining Solar Permitting Approved by California State Assembly – AB 2188

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Assembly Bill (AB) 2188, by Assemblymember Muratsuchi (D – Torrance), passed the Assembly Floor today with a 58-8 vote and now heads to the Senate. The Solar Rights Act of 1978 declared that the timely and cost-effective installation of solar energy systems was a matter of statewide concern. However, […]

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Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles)

Landmark California Recycled-Water Bill Clears Assembly – AB 2282

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 moved […]

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Senator Alex Padilla

Bill Targeting Mislabeled Seafood Approved by California State Senate – SB 1138

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The Calif. State Senate today approved Senate Bill 1138 by Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) on a vote of 36 to 0. The bill would address the growing problem of seafood mislabeling and its effects on public health, consumer choice, and sustainable fishing practices. The bill now goes to the State […]

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Isadore Hall III

Measure to Require Condoms in California Produced Adult Films Approved by State Assembly – AB 1576

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Legislation by Assemblymember Isadore Hall, III (D – Los Angeles) to require condoms or other personal protective equipment in California produced adult films and mandatory employer paid STD testing of adult film actors was approved today by the California State Assembly. AB 1576 passed with bipartisan support on a vote […]

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Assemblyman Mike Gatto

California ‘X-Prize’ Bill Passes Assembly – Would Offer $25,000 Prize for Innovative Concepts to Streamline State Government

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The California State Assembly 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 by a vote of 66-0. AB 2138 would offer cash incentives for fully developed and actionable plans that increase government efficiency and reduce […]

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Angaea Gale V. Cuna

Calif. Congressman Cardenas Announces Congressional Art Competition Winner

SUN VALLEY, Calif. and WASHINGTON, D.C. /California Newswire/ — U.S. Rep. Tony Cárdenas (D-San Fernando Valley) is proud to announce the winner of the 29th Congressional District Art Contest. Angaea Gale V. Cuna, a senior from Sun Valley, who attends Valley Academy of Arts and Sciences, is the winning artist. The winning piece of art, […]

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U.S. Rep. Tony Cardenas

Calif. Congressman Cardenas Passes Cybersecurity Protections

WASHINGTON, D.C. /California Newswire/ — Today, U.S. Rep. Tony Cárdenas (D-San Fernando Valley) successfully added a critical amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), to improve cybersecurity in the United States. The NDAA passed the House today. The Cárdenas amendment will ensure the United States is prepared to face the electronic security challenges of […]

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70th Anniversary of D-Day recongnized in Los Angeles with events by non-profit Heritage League of the Second Air Division

VAN NUYS, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The Heritage League of the Second Air Division, and celebrated philanthropists Jane and Bert Boeckmann of Galpin Ford, today announced today they have joined forces to honor WWII Veterans at the 70th Anniversary D-Day Luncheon at the 94th Aero Squadron in Van Nuys on Friday, June 6, 2014 at 10 a.m. All WWII Veterans, friends and family are encouraged and invited to attend.

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Assemblymember Muratsuchi

Calif. Asm. Muratsuchi Receives Legislator of the Year Award from Assoc. of Global Automakers

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The Association of Global Automakers has announced Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi as their 2014 “Legislator of the Year.” The award was presented last night at a ceremony hosted by the association in Sacramento. Muratsuchi is the second recipient of the Global Automakers’ annual award, which recognizes lawmakers who have demonstrated an […]

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The MoJo Pitching Cage featured in new baseball movie ‘The Million Dollar Arm’

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. /California Newswire/ — California-based Mojo Sports, makers of interactive sports and entertainment equipment, announced today that their flagship product, the Mojo Pitching Cage(TM), is the ‘Official Pitching Cage of The Million Dollar Arm Pitching Contest’ featured in the movie ‘The Million Dollar Arm.’

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Assemblymember Muratsuchi

Calif. Bill Incentivizing Small Business Growth Approved by State Assembly – AB 2096

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Assembly Bill (AB) 2096, authored by Assemblymember Muratsuchi (D – Torrance) and sponsored by Small Business California, passed the State Assembly with a 72 to 0 vote today. This bill would allow start-up and emerging small businesses identify investors who can provide capital to help them grow and create […]

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Assemblyman Ken Cooley

Calif. Assemblyman Cooley’s AB 1053 Goes to Governor for Signature, Returns $1.3 Million to Fire District Taxpayers

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, Calif. Assemblyman Ken Cooley (D-Rancho Cordova) announced that his bill – AB 1053 – is headed to Governor Brown’s desk. This bill will allow the Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District (Metro Fire) to return $1.3 million in mistakenly collected taxes to more than 3,800 property owners in Sacramento County. “Metro […]

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Senator Alex Padilla

California Senate Approves Military Sexual Assault Bill – Senate Bill 1422

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, the California Senate approved Senate Bill 1422, authored by Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) on a bipartisan vote of 34 to 0. The bill would require cases of sexual assault of a service member of the California Military Department (CMD) be subject to the jurisdiction of local civilian authorities. The […]

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Assemblyman Ken Cooley

Legislation to Protect California Youth Football Players Moves to State Senate – AB 2127

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Assemblyman Ken Cooley’s AB 2127 was passed off the floor of the State Assembly this morning. AB 2127 seeks to reduce brain injuries and concussions among California’s middle and high school football players by limiting “full-contact” practice time and by ensuring student-athletes who have suffered a brain injury do […]

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Assemblyman Mike Gatto

Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto Issues Statement on Passage of New Rainy Day Fund Proposal

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles), a long-time advocate for government and budgetary reform and the author of ACA 4, the 2010 constitutional amendment that would create an enhanced version of California’s “Rainy Day Fund,” offered his support for a new Rainy Day Fund proposal that passed both houses of […]

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Mike Gatto’s Bill to Protect California Students’ Social Media Data Passes Assembly

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Young people who might want to delete an embarrassing or controversial post to social media currently have few options, especially if that young person’s school monitors, collects, and keeps such postings on separate hard drives, forever. Legislation by Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles) would ensure that information collected by school […]

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Assemblymember Muratsuchi

Calif. Assemblymember Muratsuchi Releases Statement on Passage of Rainy Day Fund Proposal

TORRANCE, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi (D-Torrance) today released the following statement in response to the Legislature unanimously passing Assembly Constitutional Amendment 1 (Second Extraordinary Session), which replaces the current Rainy Day Fund on the November 2014 ballot: “As a co-author of ACA 2X-1, and as the Chair of the Assembly Budget Subcommittee […]

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Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.

Gov. Brown Announces Appointments for May 13, 2014 including to Dept. Conservation Division of Oil, Gas and Geothermal Resources

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. on Tuesday announced the following appointments: First, Steven Bohlen, 61, of Sonoma, has been appointed supervisor of the California Department of Conservation Division of Oil, Gas and Geothermal Resources. Bohlen has been program director at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory since 2013, where he […]

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California Gov. Brown Signs Legislation week of May 12, 2014

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — This week, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced that he has signed the following bills, including AB758, AB1035, and SB27. • AB 759 by Assemblymember Tom F. Daly (D-Anaheim) – Alarm companies. • AB 1035 by Assemblymember John A. Pérez (D-Los Angeles) – Workers’ compensation: firefighters and peace officers. […]

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MCT Trading announces MCTlive, its new Browser-based Software Platform for Secondary Capital Marketing Departments

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — MCT Trading, Inc., a recognized leader in mortgage pipeline hedging, loan sale execution, and risk management services, today announced the formal launch of MCTlive, a secondary marketing technology platform designed for capital markets trading and pipeline management.

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Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.

Calif. Gov. Brown Expands Health Care Coverage, Pays Down Debt and Shores Up Teachers’ Pensions in Revised State Budget

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. released a revised state budget that provides health care to millions more Californians, pays down $11 billion in debt and fully funds the teachers’ retirement system over time. “This May Revision is good news for California,” said Governor Brown. “It shows that California […]

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Two Pedals Publishing Announces its Guide to Green Fabrics, Eco-Friendly Textiles for Fashion and Interior Design

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Two Pedals Publishing(TM) announced today the release of its full suite of books and other materials related to its new title, ‘Guide to Green Fabrics, Eco-Friendly Textiles for Fashion and Interior Design’ (ISBN: 9780975298398) the ultimate eco-fiber reference guide for instructors, textiles professionals, design students, fashion and interior designers, product manufacturers, and home sewing aficionados wanting to learn more about the latest developments in green textiles.

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DrivenBI Self Service Data Analytics Platform Delivers Key Service Level Performance Metrics to dinCloud’s Customers

PASADENA, Calif., /California Newswire/ — DrivenBI, a provider of cloud analytics platforms, today announced a partnership with dinCloud, a leading cloud services provider, that will allow dinCloud to provide their customers with DrivenBI’s cloud analytics platform designed to unify, analyze, and report data aggregated from multiple sources.

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Edgewood Partners Insurance Center names Chris Duncan as Chief Growth Officer

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Edgewood Partners Insurance Center (EPIC), a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, today announced that Chris Duncan has joined the firm’s executive team as Chief Growth Officer (CGO). Duncan brings 26 years of experience in finance, risk management, security, mergers and acquisitions and executive leadership to the firm.

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MBA National Secondary Marketing Conference to feature Phil Rasori on panel ‘Liquidity Challenges for Smaller Lenders’

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Mortgage Capital Trading, Inc. (MCT), a recognized leader in mortgage pipeline hedging and risk management services, today announced that its COO, Phil Rasori, will moderate and drive a panel session entitled ‘Liquidity Challenges for Smaller Lenders’ at the Mortgage Bankers Association’s Annual Secondary Marketing Conference in New York City.

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Clients of Network Control reported exceptional satisfaction ratings in the company’s recent client key performance metrics report

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Clients of Network Control reported exceptional satisfaction ratings in the company’s recent client key performance metrics report, with 95.5 percent of respondents expressing they are ‘Very Satisfied’ with the services provided, and 97 percent indicating that they would recommend Network Control to other organizations.

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Brown State of State 2014

Calif. Governor Brown, Legislative Leaders Announce Rainy Day Fund Agreement

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Moving swiftly to maintain fiscal stability and prepare for the next economic downturn, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr., Senate President pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez, Senate Republican Leader Bob Huff and Assembly Republican Leader Connie Conway today announced a bipartisan agreement to replace the Rainy Day […]

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Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.

Calif. Governor Brown Announces Appointments for May 7, 2014 including to California Department of Child Support Services

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On Wednesday, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments: First, Alisha Griffin, 65, of Yardley, Pennsylvania, has been appointed director of the California Department of Child Support Services. Griffin has been director of the Office of Child Support Services at the New Jersey Department of Human Services […]

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TeamF1 partners with City of Fremont once more, upgrading to the Priceless Sponsor level for this year’s scholarships for children

FREMONT, Calif. /California Newswire/ — TeamF1, Inc., a leader in embedded networking and security software solutions, has stepped up as a ‘Priceless Sponsor’ for the City of Fremont’s scholarship programs as a part of its F1rstHand community outreach program. TeamF1’s F1rstHand program is the company’s effort to lend a helping hand to the community by investing in deserving local causes.

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U.S. Rep. Tony Cardenas

U.S. Rep. Tony Cardenas Forces Full House Vote On Comprehensive Immigration Reform

WASHINGTON, D.C. and SAN FERNANDO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, one day after forcing a Rules Committee vote on Comprehensive Immigration Reform, U.S. Rep. Tony Cárdenas (D-San Fernando Valley) forced a vote of the entire United States House of Representatives on H.R. 15, the Comprehensive Immigration Reform legislation introduced in the House. H.R. 15 was […]

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