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Calif. Assemblyman Gatto Introduces Legislative Cure for ‘Affluenza Defense’ – AB 1508

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, California Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles) announced that he introduced legislation on Tuesday to forbid the use of “affluenza” as a defense at trial or as a mitigating circumstance in post-trial sentencing. “Affluenza” in the criminal-defense realm is the notion that an affluent or overly permissive upbringing prevents a […]

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Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto Introduces Broad Government Data Privacy Bill

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, California Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles) has introduced legislation to lessen the chances that government collection of “Big Data” jeopardizes the privacy of citizens. The broad mandate, AB 1442, would strengthen the notice requirements before the government gathers personal data and would require the prompt destruction of personal data […]

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DrivenBI and The Loyola Group partner to help business users develop their own key performance indicators

PASADENA, Calif. /California Newswire/ — DrivenBI and the Loyola Group announced their partnership today, empowering management to develop healthcare key performance indicators (KPIs) in entirely new ways. SRK simply replaces spreadsheets for analysis, delivering self-service analysis capability for Reporting and Dashboards demanded by the Senior Living Industry for Long Term Care, Skilled Care, Assisted Living, Independent Living, and Continuing Care Retirement Community.

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Schaffer Replicas™ Make Debut at NAMM 2014 – 2 New Schaffer Replica™ Guitar Effects available in 2014

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Attention all Tone Junkies! Famous Youtuber/Axeman SoloDallas will be unveiling two new Schaffer Replica™ Guitar Effects based on the original Schaffer Vega Diversity wireless system designed by Ken Schaffer in the mid 1970s. The Original SVDS was created by Ken Schaffer around 1975 and it was the first reliable […]

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Majority Leader Toni Atkins will introduce landmark liability insurance legislation for California’s Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Majority Leader Toni Atkins, 78th Assembly District, announced she will introduce landmark liability insurance legislation for California’s Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly (RCFEs). According to Consumer Advocates for RCFE Reform (CARR), liability insurance for RCFEs is not now required as a condition of licensure.

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ReverseVision adds Landmark Network Appraisal Services to its Reverse Loan Origination System

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — ReverseVision, Inc. today announced the addition of appraisal services from Landmark Network to the ReverseVision Reverse Loan Origination System (RLOS) platform. The addition of Landmark Network’s appraisal service enables ReverseVision users to simply order an appraisal with the click of a button.

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Leading Biometrics Company SecuGen Corp. Releases its U20, a FAP 20, PIV Fingerprint Sensor for OEMs

SANTA CLARA, Calif. /California Newswire/ — SecuGen Corporation today announced immediate availability of its new U20, a FAP 20 Mobile ID and PIV certified optical fingerprint sensor. The U20 is an ultra-compact, rugged fingerprint sensor that captures very high quality images and yet is truly affordable.

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Live-Silver Testing Show Plants Grow to Twice as High and Produce 8 Times the Weight of Healthy Fruit

POMONA, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Live-Silver today announced that tests made by Live-Silver of Pomona, Calif. show plants grown hydroponically, as well as in soil, indicate annual plants grow to twice the height and width of control plants when 2 percent of Live-Silver’s new supercharged colloidal silver is added to the standard nutrients.

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Career and Life Design Coach Sue Koch hosts 4th annual January Jumpstart: Creating Goals that Matter

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Sue Koch, founder of Three Squares Coaching and Consulting, a Los Angeles Career and Life Coaching Company, will lead a complimentary tele-class to introduce callers to her popular six-week goal setting course ‘January Jumpstart: Creating Goals that Matter.’ They will receive valuable information for how to give up Resolution Resignation(TM) once and for all to set inspiring and achievable goals for 2014.

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Edgewood Partners Insurance Center expands to Southeast with acquisition of The McCart Group of Atlanta

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Edgewood Partners Insurance Center (EPIC), a retail property and casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today it has acquired The McCart Group of Atlanta, Ga. Founded in 1971 as Joe McCart Insurance Agency, Inc., The McCart Group is now one of the largest insurance and risk management firms in Georgia.

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Calif. Governor Brown Announces Appointments for Jan. 8, 2014 including to the California Department of Technology

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, California Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments: First, Davood Ghods, 53, of Folsom, has been appointed chief of the Office of Technology Services at the California Department of Technology. Ghods has been deputy director for enterprise information services at the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation […]

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Calif. Governor Brown Announces Appointments for Jan. 6, 2014 including to the California Natural Resources Agency

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On Monday, California Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments: First, Saul Gomez, 36, of Sacramento, has been appointed special assistant for oil, gas and geothermal resources at the California Natural Resources Agency. Gomez has been executive director of the California Alternative Energy and Advanced Transportation Financing Authority […]

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The So-Cal Remodelers Council Releases Their 2014 Schedule including International Builders NAHB Annual Tradeshow

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — In looking ahead to the New Year, the BIA Southern California Remodelers Council and staff are excited to announce their up-coming educational programs as well as their business building opportunities for 2014. The February lineup includes the IBS (International Builders Show) NAHB Annual Tradeshow February 4 to 6, 2014.

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Software-Defined Audio Video Leader Utelogy Corporation Opens New Training Facility in Irvine

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Utelogy Corporation has signed a new lease to open its expanded corporate office and training facility within a mile of John Wayne Airport in Orange County, Calif. Utelogy is a leader in Software-Defined Audio Video (SDAV) technology primarily deployed in higher education institutions.

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Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto Takes Action to Protect Victims of On-Campus Assault and Similar Crimes – AB 1433

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, California Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles) introduced legislation to ensure that crimes committed on college campuses are properly reported and investigated. The legislation, AB 1433, would require colleges to report certain crimes occurring on or near campus to local law enforcement to investigate, if the victim does not request […]

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Calif. Senator Alex Padilla Highlights 2013 Legislative Accomplishments – Begins Final Year in State Senate

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, California Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) will begin his final year in the Senate when the legislature reconvenes on January 6, 2014. His legislation has already had an impressive impact on California public policy, ranging from public safety, health, education, energy, technology, environmental quality, consumer protection and voting. “It has […]

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Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto Introduces Bill to Improve Child-Abuse Reporting in Schools – AB 1432

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, California Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles) introduced legislation today to prevent child abuse in schools by ensuring that school employees identify the abuse and stop it in its tracks. Recent reports showed that certain abuse was prolonged because large numbers of school personnel were unaware of the processes and […]

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San Diego Attorney Stanley D. Prowse featured on Andrea Kaye Radio Show ‘Legal Eagle’ Programs

CARLSBAD, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Carlsbad attorney Stan Prowse was approached in early 2013 by the Andrea Kaye Financial News and Talk radio show to participate in a Legal Eagle series of segments focused on Family Law. Since that time seven segments have been produced and aired live on AM1450 San Diego and AM1510 Las Angeles.

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Author D.L. Carroll’s ‘Sir Licksalot and The Arctic Fools’ Receives Best Of The Year 2013 from Family Review Center

SANTA CLARA, Calif. /California Newswire/ — A new Children’s Chapter Book, ‘Sir Licksalot and The Arctic Fools’ (ISBN: 978-1629076713), by author D.L. Carroll, officially releases with honors, awards, and 5 Star Reviews! This fast paced epic adventure will melt your heart, make you sweat, and give you goose bumps.

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Employee Benefits Professional Sama Hershey Davis joins Edgewood Partners Insurance Center in North Bay

PETALUMA, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Edgewood Partners Insurance Center (EPIC), a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, has added Sama Hershey Davis in their North Bay employee benefits consulting practice. Hershey Davis brings 15 years of experience in healthcare, benefits consulting, human resources, compliance, wellness and client relationship management to EPIC.

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SecuGen announces its Hamster Pro 20, a FAP 20 PIV Fingerprint Reader compatible with Windows Biometric Framework

SANTA CLARA, Calif. /California Newswire/ — SecuGen Corporation today announced the immediate availability of its Hamster Pro 20, a FAP 20 Mobile ID and PIV certified optical fingerprint reader. The Hamster Pro 20 is an ultra-compact, rugged fingerprint reader that captures very high quality images and yet is truly affordable.

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SoulDirection1 Helps Homeless through Contemporary Christian Music and Street Ministry

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Zaricor Jackson, Jr. and Lillie Jackson of SoulDirection1 announced this week the release of their new contemporary Christian album, ‘To the Least of These,’ a compilation of 13 songs they have written to inspire and uplift most anyone who is experiencing a difficult time in their lives or for the simple enjoyment of listening to good music.

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Calif. Gov. Brown Announces Appointments for Dec. 30, 2013 including to California Housing Partnership Corp.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On Monday this week, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.announced the following appointments: First, Elizabeth Morris, 66, of San Diego, has been appointed to the California Housing Partnership Corporation. Morris has been principal at E.M. Advisors since 2008. She served in multiple positions at the San Diego Housing Commission from […]

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New California Laws from Assemblyman Mike Gatto will take effect January 1, 2014

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Californians across the state will benefit from new laws authored by Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles) that will take effect on January 1, 2014. Among the new laws, California Motorists and small-business owners will receive some parking relief in January. A bill by Assemblyman Mike Gatto will allow motorists to […]

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Interpreters Unlimited Inc. Doubles Revenue with Acquisition of Albors and Alnet, a Translation and Medical Transportation Company

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Interpreters Unlimited, Inc. today announced that it has recently acquired Albors and Alnet, a language and medical transportation company. And, the Bank of Southern California was instrumental in providing the financing for the acquisition. As a result of this acquisition, Interpreters Unlimited has doubled its number of employees; can now offer medical transportation services; and has a presence on the east coast.

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Calif. Assemblyman Jeff Gorell Announces Legislation to Protect Privacy of Covered California Health Insurance Shoppers

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ – Today, Calif. Assemblyman Jeff Gorell (R-Camarillo) announced legislation to help protect the privacy of Californians who use the Covered California website to shop for health insurance. This legislation has become necessary after it was recently revealed that the state has distributed the personal information of tens of thousands of people […]

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Calif. Gov. Brown Announces Appointments for Dec. 19, 2013 including to California Department of State Hospitals

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments. First: Pamela Ahlin, 50, of Lemoore, has been appointed chief deputy director at the California Department of State Hospitals, where she has been a deputy director since 2012 and has served in multiple positions since 2005, including executive director […]

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Calif. Gov. Brown Announces Appointments for Dec. 18, 2013 including to California Board for Professional Engineers

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On Wednesday, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments; first: Tara Lynch, 45, of Sacramento, has been appointed chief counsel at the California Department of Parks and Recreation, where she has served in multiple positions since 1999, including acting chief counsel, senior staff counsel and staff counsel. […]

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CandyLipz LLC Xtreme Lip-Shaper System Wins GOOD DESIGN Award from Chicago Athenaeum

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — CandyLipz LLC today announced that it is the recipient of the Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies GOOD DESIGN award. Since the product launch, the Xtreme Lip-Shaper System has received many positive reviews, and now its design is getting noticed too.

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Calif. Assemblymember Muratsuchi and Stakeholders Call on So. Cal. Edison to Upgrade South Bay Energy Infrastructure

TORRANCE, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi (D-Torrance) and other South Bay state and city officials met Monday with the president of Southern California Edison and the president of the California Public Utilities Commission (PUC) to continue to push Edison to remedy the high incidence of unscheduled power outages throughout the South Bay. […]

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DrivenBI and Return on Efficiency LLC help Insurers tap into the power of social and mobile cloud analytics

PASADENA, Calif. /California Newswire/ — DrivenBI and Return on Efficiency today announced their partnership, empowering customers to achieve operational insights in entirely new ways. SRK simply replaces spreadsheets for analysis, delivering self-service capability for reporting and Operational Dashboards demanded by the insurance industry.

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5 Bars Inside to be official Distributed Antenna System provider for MLB Angel Stadium of Anaheim

ANAHEIM, Calif. /California Newswire/ — 5 Bars Inside today announced that they will be the official Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS) and Wi-Fi provider for Major League Baseball’s Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. Attendees of the stadium will experience a profound difference in wireless connectivity and data speeds with the integration.

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Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto Invites Public to Draft the United States’ First Ever ‘Wiki Bill’

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, California Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles) announced a groundbreaking opportunity to allow individual citizens to draft a piece of legislation directly via an online Wiki. Citizens can visit the “Wiki bill’s” website, and by using an interface similar to Wikipedia’s, they can propose, draft, and edit a bill, which […]

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At CES 2014 SecuGen Corp. to Showcase Hamster Pro 20 and U20 OEM Fingerprint Readers

SANTA CLARA, Calif. /California Newswire/ — CES 2014 — SecuGen Corporation today announced that it will be showcasing its new, ultra-compact fingerprint reader at the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show January 7-10. The new Hamster Pro 20 and its OEM sensor version are both FAP 20 Mobile ID and PIV certified by the FBI and have been added to the FIPS 201/PIV Approved Products List (APL) by the General Services Administration (GSA).

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New Year’s 2014 at Sacramento Hilton hosted by Professionals Guild features Live Bands, DJ, for Eligible Bachelors and Bachelorettes

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Professionals Guild today announced its annual New Year’s Eve Party, to be held at the Hilton Hotel, Arden West. Couples are also welcome to attend. The party starts at 8:30 p.m., Tues. Dec. 31, 2013. This Sacramento New Year’s 2014 party includes three dance floors, two live bands, the Groove Thang Band and Innersoul band, as well as DJ Nic Javier.

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Galorath, Inc. Webinar to Focus on Lessons from Healthcare.gov Challenge with Analysis and Simulation Tools

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Dan Galorath, CEO of Galorath, Inc., and Lee Fischman, Senior Director of Development of Galorath, Inc. and Lev Lehsokin, EVP of Strategy and Market Development at CAST Software (Euronext:CAS), will provide an expert examination of Healthcare.gov and the challenges associated with such a project. The companies will host a webinar on Tuesday, Dec. 17, at 8:30 a.m. PST where they will give an overview of the lessons learned and detail how organizations can avoid making similar mistakes.

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U.S. Rep. Tony Cárdenas today introduced the America Can Code Act

SAN FERNANDO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, U.S. Rep. Tony Cárdenas (D-San Fernando Valley) introduced the America Can Code Act of 2013. This legislation would designate computer programming languages as “critical foreign languages” and provide incentives for state and local schools to teach more computer science beginning as early as Kindergarten. The official short title […]

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Exhibition from photographer Kathy Curtis Cahill, ‘Night Echoes’ at The Calumet Gallery

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calumet Gallery today announced the upcoming opening of a new fine art photography exhibit, ‘Night Echoes’ (January 3 – February 3, 2014, 9 a.m.- 6 p.m. M-S), a thematic exhibition from photographer Kathy Curtis Cahill. Calumet will host an ‘Open to the Public’ wine and cheese Artists Reception on January 9, from 6 – 8:30 p.m., with an artist talk at 7 p.m.

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Calif. Gov. Brown Announces Appointments for Dec. 10, 2013 including to the California Apprenticeship Council

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments: first, Susan Anderson, 61, of Fresno, has been appointed to the California Apprenticeship Council. Anderson served in multiple positions for the County of Fresno from 1989 to 2013, including District 2 supervisor, county clerk, registrar of voters and deputy […]

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