SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On Friday, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the appointment of Associate Justice James M. Humes as presiding justice, Division One and Therese M. Stewart to Division Two of the First District Court of Appeal. Humes, 54, of San Francisco, has served as associate justice of the First District […]
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SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On Thursday, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments: First, Claudia Cappio, 60, of Oakland, has been appointed director of the California Department of Housing and Community Development. Cappio has been executive director of the California Housing Finance Agency since 2011. She was founder and managing principal […]
BREA, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The California Center of Digital Arts announces the opening of a new fine art photography exhibit, ‘Elite Athleticism: Beauty, Brawn, and Solitude,’ July 11-18, 2014, a thematic exhibition from photographer John Bosma. The Center will host a wine and cheese Artists Reception on July 11 from 6-9 p.m. with an artist talk at 7 p.m.
SAN FERNANDO, Calif. and WASHINGTON, D.C. /California Newswire/ — Today, U.S. Rep. Tony Cárdenas (D-San Fernando Valley, Calif.) recognized the one year anniversary of bipartisan Senate passage of Comprehensive Immigration Reform. Cárdenas called on the Republican House majority to stop obstructing passage of this critical piece of economic legislation. “Today, we recognize the courage of […]
SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) President of the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) will welcome more than a thousand Latino elected and appointed officials from across the country to NALEO’S 31st Annual National Conference which begins today in San Diego. The three day event at […]
ROSEVILLE, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The High Technology Crimes Investigation Association (HTCIA) will host its 28th Annual HTCIA International Conference and Training Expo August 24 – 27, 2014, at the Hyatt Lost Pines Resort and Spa in Austin, Texas. This year’s Keynote Speaker will be FBI Cyber Division’s Assistant Director Joseph M. Demarest.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — AB 1839, the California Film and Television Job Retention and Promotion Act of 2014, cleared a major legislative hurdle today, passing the Senate Governance and Finance Committee by a vote of 6-0. The legislation, authored by Assemblymen Raul Bocanegra (D-Pacoima) and Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles), and co-authored by more than […]
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Legislation by Calif. Assemblymember Isadore Hall, III (D – Los Angeles) to require documentation of condom or other personal protective equipment use in California produced adult films and mandatory employer paid STD testing of adult film actors was approved today by the California State Senate Labor & Industrial Relations Committee. […]
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Earlier today, Assemblyman Mike Gatto’s (D-Los Angeles) legislation to provide reasonable accommodations for adult children who want to visit their parents cleared its biggest legislative hurdle yet, passing the Senate Judiciary Committee by a vote of 6-0. The legislation, AB 2034, seeks to protect children from being denied access to […]
PALO ALTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — VLP Law Group LLP today announcd the addition of Jane Imperatore and Michael Kass as partners with an emphasis on Construction Law and Affordable Housing. VLP’s Real Estate Practice Group represents real estate owners, developers and investors in a broad array of transactions.
ROSEVILLE, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The High Technology Crimes Investigation Association (HTCIA) will host its 2nd HTCIA CISO Summit on August 28, 2014 at the Hyatt Lost Pines Resort and Spa in Austin, Texas directly following the organization’s 28th Annual HTCIA International Conference and Training Expo. The CISO Summit is exclusively for Information Technology and Security Officers and features a powerful lineup of speakers, including Brian Engle (CISO for the State of Texas) and Alan Daines (CISO, Dell Computers).
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — When Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles) introduced AJR 1 in December 2012, he was the first legislator in the United States to employ a unique procedure in the U.S. Constitution that allows state legislatures to command Congressional action. Specifically, AJR 1 would require Congress to call a convention to […]
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Assemblyman Ken Cooley’s AB 2127 passed out of the State Senate this morning with a bipartisan vote. 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 […]
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, the California State Assembly approved SB 1360 authored by Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima). The bill would require that workers be paid during mandated rest and recovery periods in work environments where there is high risk of heat related illness and injury. The bill now goes to Governor Brown for […]
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — iMobie Inc., an innovative iOS related software developer, today announced the release of PhoneRescue – a comprehensive iPhone data recovery solution that is fully capable of retrieving almost all the commonly used personal data and multimedia files directly from an iPhone, iPad, iPod touch.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The British are coming! There will be a British invasion at The Mint, Los Angeles’ legendary cultural enclave for live music, on Saturday, July 19 when Global Journey Media presents popular UK artists, the singing duo, Unsung Lilly, in a benefit concert performance for Better Vision For Children (BVC).
FREMONT, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Eric Deng, a high school senior from Mission San Jose High School in Fremont, has chosen to enroll at the University of Southern California as a Stamps Leadership Scholar. The value of the Stamps Leadership Scholarship for four years at USC is worth up to approximately $202,000, including enrichment funds for international travel, research internships, and outdoor leadership experiences.
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — California nonprofits generate $260 billion in total economic activity every year, producing more jobs than the real estate, finance or construction industries, according to a first-of-its-kind analysis of the nonprofit sector in the Golden State announced today by the California Association of Nonprofits. The groundbreaking report, titled “Causes Count: […]
SANTA MONICA, Calif., /California Newswire/ — Loren Weisman, a music industry consultant, and self-proclaimed ‘branding fool,’ is the author of ‘The Artist’s Guide to Success in the Music Business’ (ISBN: 978-1608325788). On June 28, he begins the ‘Proof of Concept Tour,’ a two-month, 40-city book and speaking tour. It will take place from 12 to 4 p.m. at The Third Street Promenade Barnes and Noble in Santa Monica, Calif. Special guests include multi Grammy(R) Award Winning Producer/Engineer, Val Garay.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Utelogy, which makes software for control, management and analytics of audiovisual systems for business and education, announces that it has signed a strategic partnership agreement with Integrated Media Pty. Ltd in Australia. Utelogy is a leader in Software-Defined audiovisual (SDAV) technology.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles) took bold new action today in his ongoing efforts to curb the epidemic of hit-and-runs in California, introducing legislation to create a “Yellow Alert” system to help catch hit-and-run offenders. Gatto’s bill, AB 47, would allow law-enforcement agencies to use the existing Emergency Alert […]
BURBANK, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Top automotive design will take center stage at the third annual 2014 Downtown Burbank Car Classic on July 26 from 3 to 9 p.m. Included will be a Red Carpet Expo with celebrity vehicles from film and television, along with a display of legendary cars from the Petersen Automotive Museum and The World Famous West Coast Customs.
FOOTHILL RANCH, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Quandis, Inc., a leading provider of mortgage servicing software, announces that it rolled out a new feature within its existing military search service that identifies multiple name variations of borrowers which could have active duty status in the U.S. military. If in default but on active duty, certain rules prohibit foreclosure. This comprehensive search reduces the risk of missing a name and potentially failing to comply with the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA) of 2003.
OCEANSIDE, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Master jeweler Chad Elliott of Oceanside Jewelers has expanded their award winning jewelry design storefront to now include Oceanside Pawnshops. Having applied for and received a pawnbroker’s license from California to offer pawn loans in exchange for personal jewelry, Oceanside Jewelers is pleased to expand its services as a pawn loan specialist in the area of gold, jewelry, diamonds, fine watches, diamonds, and gemstones of all types.
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — San Francisco artist John Waguespack today announced the launch of a Kickstarter campaign for his latest inspiration, Salvador’s Garden upcycled home goods line. The product line includes pillows and blankets – all made from an amazing textile of 100 percent post consumer recycled plastic bottles. The beautiful snow-white fabrics reminded John of a portrait of Dali he painted, which ultimately presented the perfect medium on which to share this new series.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — This past week, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments: First, Jennifer Castleberry, 45, of Rocklin has been appointed marketing and public relations manager of the California Exposition and State Fair. Castleberry was general manager at Modamedia Communications from 2012 to 2014 and senior director of marketing, events and entertainment for the Sacramento River Cats Baseball Club from 2010 to 2012.
SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, the Middle Class Taxpayers Association launched a new website – charterwarning.com – aimed at providing a reliable source for information on potential dangers that can be hidden in some city charters like the ones being considered this year in as many as five cities across California.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — In 2012, when Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles) introduced AB 1658 and created the California Legacy License Plate Program, he wanted to do something nice for those who preserve California’s classic-car heritage. Such enthusiasts often view Sacramento as the source of pesky regulations. But even peskier is the fact that […]
SAN RAMON, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Edgewood Partners Insurance Center (EPIC), a retail property, casualty and employee benefits insurance brokerage, has added Greg Dobson as a principal in its employee benefits division. Dobson brings 30 years of employee benefits expertise to EPIC. He will be based in the company’s San Ramon office.
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The Los Angeles Music Network (LAMN) is pleased to announce the winning artists of Round #1 of its Rock / Pop and Urban / R&B / Hip Hop music contests: Sad Robot and Hewan, respectively. Sad Robot and Hewan advance to the semi finals along with Young Beautiful In A Hurry and Zach Jones (rock), and Lydia Rene and Trademark (urban).
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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.’
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.
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 […]