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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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Assemblyman Mike Gatto

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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Calif Gov Brown

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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The Compliance Group Assists Financial Institutions with Comprehensive Suite of Outsourced Compliance and Audit Services

CARLSBAD, Calif. /California Newswire/ — To meet lenders’ growing demand for compliance assistance, leading mortgage compliance services provider The Compliance Group, Inc. today announced that it offers a comprehensive suite of audit and monthly outsourced compliance services, encompassing both federal and state-level audits as well as a host of other compliance-related reviews and content development.

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Bay Area Council Economic Institute

Study on Calif. Nurse Practitioners Under the Affordable Care Act – More than $1.8 Billion in Savings Possible

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — With more than 3.3 million more Californians now covered by the Affordable Health Care Act and Medi-Cal, granting full practice authority to nurse practitioners is “one of the most effective steps” California can take to increase the supply of primary care providers while maintaining high quality health care and […]

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Assemblymember Muratsuchi

Calif. Aerospace Tax Incentive Act Signed by Governor Brown – AB 777

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, Governor Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill (AB) 777 authored by Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi (D-Torrance). AB 777 provides a property tax exemption for the commercial space flight industry. This new law codifies a Board of Equalization advisory legal opinion that rocket propulsion systems qualify for the business inventory tax exemption. […]

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CEO Bob Hurley to Inspire Students at Laguna College of Art and Design 2014 Commencement

LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Laguna College of Art and Design (LCAD), a premier four-year art and design college, today announced that Bob Hurley, founder of Hurley, will speak at the college’s 2014 Commencement ceremony at 4 p.m. on Monday, May 19 at the main campus in Laguna Beach.

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Mindfulness Treats Addiction More Effectively than Traditional Treatments according to New Studies

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The results of two recent studies found a ‘mindfulness approach’ to treating addiction helped more people kick habits long-term, in some cases, over four times the success rate from traditional treatment methods. ‘I’m delighted to read about this study. But it doesn’t surprise me. Having worked in many different treatment programs through the years, I find mindfulness to be the most effective approach,’ says Scott Kiloby of the Kiloby Center.

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Assemblymember Muratsuchi

Assemblymember Muratsuchi Disappointed with Toyota’s Announcement to Move HQ from Calif. to Texas

TORRANCE, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Assemblymember Muratsuchi (D – Torrance) today released the following statement in response to Toyota’s announcement that they are relocating headquarters from Torrance to Texas: “I am extremely disappointed by Toyota leaving Torrance. As your Assemblymember representing Torrance, and as a longtime Torrance resident, my number one concern is all […]

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Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.

Calif. Governor Brown Issues Executive Order to Redouble State Drought Actions

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — With California’s driest months ahead, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today issued an executive order to strengthen the state’s ability to manage water and habitat effectively in drought conditions and called on all Californians to redouble their efforts to conserve water. “The driest months are still to come […]

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Muratsuchi Opposes Oil Drilling Project in Hermosa Beach – AB 2711 (Press Conference)

HERMOSA BEACH, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Assemblymember Muratsuchi (D—Torrance) affirmed his opposition to the oil drilling project proposal in Hermosa Beach and shared details of his Assembly Bill (AB) 2711 at today’s press conference. “I oppose the oil drilling project in Hermosa Beach because the thought of an environmental disaster with devastating impacts on […]

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Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.

Calif. Gov. Brown Announces Appointments for April 24, 2014 including to the California Volunteers Commission

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On Thursday, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments: First, Christine Hironaka, 27, of Piedmont, has been appointed deputy director of legislative affairs at the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery. She has been a legislative assistant for California State Senator Mark Leno since 2010. Hironaka […]

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Calif Gov Brown

Calif. Governor Brown Announces New Hiring Credit Pilot Areas in Fresno, Merced and Riverside

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Building on efforts to grow California’s economy and help businesses create jobs, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. on Thursday announced new tax incentives for employers hiring workers in Fresno, Merced and Riverside. “The state’s economy is steadily improving and more than a million Californians are back to work after the […]

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Senator Alex Padilla

Violent Attacks at Two Los Angeles Area Hospitals Highlight Need for More Healthcare Worker Protections, says Padilla – SB 1299

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ – The stabbing of two nurses in two Los Angeles area hospitals within hours Monday morning is a shocking reminder that working in a hospital setting comes with very real risk. According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, workers in healthcare and social assistance settings are five times […]

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Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.

Calif. Governor Brown Grants 63 Pardons on Good Friday

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced that, on Good Friday, he has granted 63 pardons. The individuals granted pardons all completed their sentences and have been released from custody for more than a decade without further criminal activity. Individuals who have been convicted of a crime in California […]

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Los Angeles Music Network’s 2014 ROCK and URBAN LAMN Jam Music Contests welcome sponsor Send2Press News Service

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The Los Angeles Music Network (LAMN) is delighted to announce a returning sponsor of its upcoming 2014 ROCK and URBAN LAMN Jam Music Contests (‘LAMN Jams’) happening this spring in Los Angeles. Send2Press(R) Newswire, a unit of Neotrope(R), will again be the official press release service, helping to take LAMN Jams to a new level.

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DrivenBI announces strategic partnership with Future Intelligence Technology Inc.

PASADENA, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The business intelligence company, DrivenBI today announced that it has commenced an SRK reselling partnership with Future Intelligence Technology Inc. (FITi) in Taiwan, to provide its customers with timely communication, support, and services in the same time zone. Furthermore, since DrivenBI partnered with Salesforce in 4th Quarter of 2013, DrivenBI is one step closer to cultivating this established market outside the States.

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U.S. Rep. Tony Cardenas

AMP SoCal : Cárdenas, Southern Calif. Reps Push For Manufacturing Jobs In Southern California

SAN FERNANDO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, U.S. Rep. Tony Cárdenas (D-San Fernando Valley) led several of his fellow Southern California Representatives in supporting the Advanced Manufacturing Partnership for Southern California (AMP SoCal). AMP SoCal is applying for the newly-created Investment in Manufacturing Communities Partnership (IMCP) designation from the Department of Commerce. AMP SoCal is […]

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Assemblymember Muratsuchi

Calif. School Districts and Thousands of Californians Join in Urging the Governor to Save SoCal ROC

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — A letter and a petition signed by thousands of Californians urging the Governor to save the Southern California Regional Occupational Center, also known as SoCal ROC, was delivered to Governor Brown on Monday by Assemblymember Muratsuchi (D-Torrance). In the letter, which was undersigned by representatives of SoCal ROC and participating […]

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New Swim Safety Device Offers Child Safety Technology to Stop a Secret Killer

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — In the U.S., children aged one to four have the highest drowning rates. And most drowning occurs in pools. Better Life Technologies Group, Inc. has announced a new patented technology product that’s designed to save children’s lives. According to studies, young children, African-Americans and males seem to be the most vulnerable. Accidents continue to happen, yet many go unreported.

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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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