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Veterans Housing and Homeless Prevention Act Signed by Calif. Governor Brown – AB 639

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today Calif. Governor Brown signed AB 639 by Speaker John A. Pérez (D-Los Angeles) which will repurpose funds to provide more affordable housing for homeless veterans and their families. Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi was Principal Co-author of this bill. “As Chair of the Assembly Veterans Affairs Committee, I cannot accept […]

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Calif. Governor Brown Issues Legislative Update for Oct. 9, 2013

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced that he has signed the following bills, which include: AB 140 by Assemblymember Roger Dickinson (D-Sacramento) – Undue influence. AB 191 by Assemblymember Raul Bocanegra (D-Los Angeles) – CalFresh: categorical eligibility. ADDITIONAL LIST: • AB 247 by Assemblymember Donald P. Wagner (R-Irvine) […]

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Calif. Governor Brown Signs Women’s Health Legislation

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today signed seven bills to support the health and well-being of women in California. The Governor signed numerous bills today, including AB 154 by Assemblymember Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) – Permits a nurse practitioner, certified nurse-midwife or physician assistant, who completes specified training […]

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SF Mayor Ed Lee, SFUSD & Salesforce.com Foundation Launch Public-Private Middle School Leadership Initiative

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On Monday, Mayor Ed Lee joined San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) Superintendent Richard Carranza and Marc Benioff, Chairman and CEO of salesforce.com and Chairman of the Board of Directors for the salesforce.com Foundation, to launch the Mayor’s Middle School Leadership Initiative, a first of its kind public-private partnership […]

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SF Mayor Ed Lee Launches New Microloan Pilot Program for San Francisco to Invest In Neighborhood Commercial Districts

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — This past week, S.F. Mayor Ed Lee announced the launch of the StepAheadSF Microloan Pilot Program, a new program that will provide $250,000 in zero percent interest loans to support small businesses in neighborhood commercial corridors citywide. StepAheadSF, administered by Working Solutions, will provide loans to individual small businesses. […]

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Calif. Gov. Brown Announces Appointments for Oct. 7, 2013 including to the 54th District Agricultural Association

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On Monday, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following state government appointments: First, Karin Schwartz, 49, of Berkeley, has been appointed deputy director and chief counsel for the California Department of Public Health. Schwartz has been a supervising deputy attorney general at the California Attorney General’s Office since […]

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Calif. Gov. Brown Signs Padilla Bill Providing Stable Funding for Pediatric Trauma Care Centers

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Governor Jerry Brown has signed into law Senate Bill 191. The new law extends stable funding for pediatric trauma care centers throughout California. Authored by Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima), the new law allows counties to continue to collect funds for local emergency medical services, including pediatric trauma care, at […]

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Calif. Clean Technology Bill Signed by Governor Brown

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi (D-Torrance) today announced that his Assembly Bill (AB) 796 that deals with clean energy technology was signed by Governor Brown. “This law will continue to allow fair access to natural gas for those clean technology companies that utilize fuel cells,” said Muratsuchi. “It will result in […]

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California Sea Level Rise Assessment Bill Signed by Governor

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Assembly Bill (AB) 691, authored by Assemblymember Muratsuchi (D-Torrance), was signed by Governor Brown. This bill will prepare California for the impacts of sea level rise by requiring holders of public trust lands to assess the impacts and report the results to the State Lands Commission. “AB 691 will […]

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Steri-Clean, Inc. announces third annual Happy HOARDidays event to help two California homeowners clean it up for the holidays

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Steri-Clean, Inc. and 1-800-HOARDERS.com are pleased to announce their annual ‘Happy HOARDidays’ event will kick off its third year of cleaning two California hoarding/cluttered homes absolutely free, just in time for the 2013 Holiday season!

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Report: Homeowners across the country are now willing to spend 30 percent of the value of their home when they remodel

SUNNYVALE, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Planese, Inc. today announced that homeowners across the U.S. are now willing to spend 30 percent of the value of their home when they remodel; remodeling expense as a percentage of home value has been trending upward since 2007. Consumers also plan to use materials that are more expensive and spend an average of $102,000 to improve their homes.

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Calif. Governor Brown Signs Bill to Facilitate Modern, Public Voting Systems

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Senate Bill 360 authored by Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) was signed by Governor Brown over the weekend. The new law, which becomes effective on January 1, 2014, allows county election officials to develop, own and operate public voting systems, subject to approval and certification by the California Secretary of […]

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California Power Outage Bill Signed by the Governor – AB 66 requires electrical corporations to report and remediate power deficiencies

TORRANCE, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Assembly Bill 66, authored by Assemblymember Muratsuchi (D-Torrance), was signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown and will address the frequent power outages affecting South Bay communities. The new law will give the California Public Utilities Commission the authority to direct utilities to remediate persistent outages and to report […]

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Historic Prop. 65 Reform Signed into Law – Will Help California Businesses Avoid Unfair Lawsuits

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto’s (D-Los Angeles) legislation to reform Proposition 65 and protect small businesses from meritless lawsuits was signed into law by Governor Brown on Saturday. The bill, AB 227, would allow small-business owners who receive notice of a technical Prop. 65 signage violation to achieve compliance within fourteen […]

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Bill to Protect California Communities from Contaminated Properties Signed into Law

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — California Communities struggling with decaying and contaminated properties now have a new tool to revitalize these sites, thanks to Assemblyman Mike Gatto’s (D-Los Angeles) AB 440. The bill passed the Legislature in September, and has now been signed into law by Governor Brown. Changes to state law in 2011 terminated […]

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Calif. Governor Brown Signs Bill Allowing Out-of-State Voting for Emergency Responders

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Senate Bill 362 was signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown today. The new law, authored by Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) empowers the Governor to set up an alternative means for emergency workers to obtain a ballot and cast their vote when outside the state responding to emergencies. “This […]

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Paraphrase, LLC donates book sales during October to fight hunger with the Hope of the Valley Rescue Mission

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Paraphrase, LLC and author Arnold Rudnick have pledged all net profits from sales of the children’s book ‘Little Green’ (ISBN: 9780981587974) for the month of October 2013 to Hope of the Valley Rescue Mission, which supports the hungry, homeless and hurting of the San Fernando Valley. They’re also donating 100+ copies of the book to the first grade of Roscoe Elementary School.

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Calif. Gov. Brown Signs Bill to Expand Broadband Deployment in Remote Parts of California

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Senate Bill 740 by Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) was signed by Governor Jerry Brown today. The legislation authorizes the California Public Utilities Commission to award broadband infrastructure grants and loans to entities that are uniquely suited to provide broadband access in remote areas of California. The bill goes into […]

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California Film and Tax Credit Legislation to be Crafted by Assembly and Senate Appropriations Chairs

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles) and Senator Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) announced today that they will introduce a comprehensive film- and television-production tax credit and other related policies in the 2014 legislative session. Gatto and De León expect to introduce the bill in January 2014, when the legislature […]

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Calif. Congressman Tony Cardenas Statement On House Immigration Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. /California Newswire/ — U.S. Rep. Tony Cárdenas (D-San Fernando Valley) today released a statement following the introduction, and his co-sponsorship, of H.R. 15, the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act in the United States House of Representatives: “American businesses and American workers will benefit from this law,” said Cárdenas. “Comprehensive Immigration […]

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Calif. Governor Brown Signs Homeless, Foster Youth Legislation

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. signed legislation to help protect the most vulnerable Californians – homeless children and adults and foster youth. The Governor signed the following bills: • AB 346 by Assemblymember Mark Stone (D-Scotts Valley) – This bill establishes “runaway and homeless youth shelters” (RHYS) as […]

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Calif. Gov. Brown Signs Assemblyman Cooley’s Victims Restitution Money Protection Bill

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On Tuesday, Calif. Governor Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 934 (Cooley), requiring agencies that collect restitution on behalf of crime victims to make reasonable efforts to locate and distribute the money to the victim, before the agency distributes the money to itself or another local agency. “Protecting victims of crime […]

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Bill Calling for California Mental Health Education in Public Schools Signed by Gov. Brown

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Senate Bill 330, authored by Senator Alex Padilla was signed by Governor Brown today. The bill would improve the educational framework regarding mental health issues in California public schools. The bill goes into effect on January 1, 2014. “I applaud Governor Brown for signing SB 330. This law will […]

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Calif. Governor Brown Signs Legislation to Continue Implementation of Affordable Care Act

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On Monday, as the state launched its health benefit exchange, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. signed a package of bills to continue implementing federal health care reform in California. “While extreme radicals in Washington shut down our government, here in California we’re taking action to extend decent health care […]

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Calif. Congressman Tony Cárdenas Statement on the Oct. 1, 2013 Federal Shutdown

SAN FERNANDO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — In Washington, D.C., hours after Republican inaction caused a partial government shutdown, U.S. Rep. Tony Cárdenas (D-San Fernando Valley), a member of the House Committee on the Budget, and former Chair of the California State Assembly Budget Committee, released the following statement: “It absolutely sickens me that the Republican […]

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Quandis Inc introduces new Web Interfaces to Reach Additional Entities and Process More Mortgage Valuation Transactions

FOOTHILL RANCH, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Quandis, Inc., a leading provider of default management technology and Web-based solutions, today announced that it has developed a number of different new integrations between its clients and the technology platforms that are used to place and securely transmit data on completed valuation orders.

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Federal Government Shutdown Will Not Stop Solar Decathlon 2013 and XPO International Event in Irvine

IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2013 is moving forward as planned October 3-6 and October 10-13 at the Orange County Great Park in Irvine, Calif. The Federal Government shutdown will have no impact on the visitor experience or the collegiate teams at Solar Decathlon 2013. The XPO clean […]

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Calif. Gov. Brown Announces Appointments for Sept. 30, 2013 to California Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments: First, Eduardo Angeles, 48, of Pasadena, has been appointed to the California Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians. Angeles has been senior assistant city attorney at the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office since 2002. He served in multiple […]

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‘Rust Revised’ by photographer Bill North opens at The Calumet Gallery

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The Calumet Gallery announces the opening of a new thematic fine art photography exhibition, ‘Rust Revised,’ (Oct. 3 – Nov. 3, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday – Saturday) from Arizona photographer, Bill North. Calumet Photographic of Los Angeles will host an open to the public wine and cheese Artists Reception from 6 to 8:30 p.m., with an artist talk at 7 p.m. on Oct. 10, 2013.

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Orange County Produce, LLC and the Orange County Great Park Partner to Glean Food for Local Food Banks

IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Orange County Produce, LLC and the Orange County Great Park in Irvine, Calif., continues its ‘Parks without Borders’ program by offering fresh food to Orange County’s local food banks and soup kitchens. Orange County Produce is growing food on the four-acre VALOR Field at the Orange County Great Park in Irvine, to support this effort.

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Calif. Gov. Brown signs Muratsuchi’s Privacy Bill – AB 370 lets consumers know when they are tracked online

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, Calif. Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi (D – Torrance) released a statement about the signing of his Assembly Bill (AB) 370, the “Do Not Track” bill, by Governor Brown: “AB 370 will protect Californians’ right to privacy by providing transparency that will allow consumers to know when their online activity is […]

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Calif. Gov. Brown and Attorney General Harris Honor 14 with Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor Awards

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On Thursday, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. was joined by Attorney General Kamala D. Harris to present the Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor to 14 law enforcement officials who went above and beyond the call of duty.

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Toyota hosts ‘Ride and Drives’ at XPO Clean Energy Exposition held alongside U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2013

IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. (NYSE:TM) will host the Toyota Drive Center at the XPO, a clean, renewable and efficient energy exposition that will be held alongside the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2013 at the Orange County Great Park this October 3-6 and October 10-13, 2013. The Toyota […]

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California Health Benefit Exchange to Register Eligible Voters under new law authored by Senator Alex Padilla

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On October 1, California is slated to be one of the first states in the nation to provide voter registration through a Health Benefit Exchange to residents who are otherwise eligible to vote and have not registered. Last year, Governor Brown signed into law Senate Bill 35, authored by Senator […]

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Calif. Gov. Brown Signs Bill Requiring Court Order to Interrupt Wireless Communication Service

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Senate Bill 380, a bill to prevent the arbitrary shutdown or interruption of cell phone service, was signed by Governor Jerry Brown today. The bill becomes effective on January 1, 2014. The new law was authored by Senator Padilla in response to BART shutdown of wireless services. “Open communication […]

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Calif. Governor Brown Issues Legislative Update for Sept. 26, 2013 with Bills Signed into Law

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced that he has signed the following bills into law. Bills signed include: SB 380 by Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) – Communications: service interruptions. SB 197 by Senator Noreen Evans (D-Santa Rosa) – Commercial fishing: commercial fishing salmon stamp. ADDITIONALLY SIGNED: • AB […]

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The Nature Conservancy Releases First Ever Salmon Snapshots, showing California’s Coastal Salmon Overview

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — This week, for the first time ever, an analysis of the state of California Coastal salmon and restoration efforts has been completed and released by The Nature Conservancy, using data provided by The Department of Fish and Wildlife, water districts, private entities and local watershed organizations. With California experiencing […]

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How to Incorporate: San Diego Attorney Releases New Website Section for Calif. Business

CARLSBAD, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Attorney Stanley D. Prowse has announced the addition of this helpful section, ‘How to Incorporate Your Business’ to his information portal. Inspired by the many difficulties companies face today after using do-it-yourself-kits, or online incorporation services, Prowse has provided an easy to understand roadmap to the process of incorporating a business.

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