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    SecuGen Corp. Unveils Ultra-Low Cost Hamster Pro Fingerprint Reader and UPx OEM Sensor at...

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- SecuGen Corporation, a world leading optical fingerprint device and technology vendor, is pleased to announce that they will be unveiling a new, lower cost fingerprint reader, the Hamster Pro(TM), at the RSA Conference 2016 in San Francisco's Moscone Center.
    Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.

    Calif. Gov. Brown Announces Appointments for Feb. 12, 2016 including Mental Health Services Oversight

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments: First, Nathaniel Allen, 55, of Sacramento, has been...

    Lecture by Whitten & Roy Partnership at Stanford Graduate School of Business: Life-Changing Products...

    STANFORD, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Media invited to attend: Why selling to the poor is a win-win - An inspiring lecture presented by Whitten and Roy Partnership at Stanford Graduate School of Business. The presentation is titled 'Changing behavior by selling life-changing products in the developing world.'

    Project Enterprise Ready for Warp: Star Trek's Nichelle Nichols Joins Team to Rebuild Famous...

    LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Star Trek fans and those with interest in movie history have the chance to 'boldly go where no man has gone before.' The original iconic movie model of the USS Enterprise used in the first six Star Trek films is about to be rebuilt, Project Enterprise announced today.
    Calif. Senator Tony Mendoza

    Calif. Senator Mendoza Introduces Bill to Combat Government Corruption – SB 1011

    SACRRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- A bill that strengthens California’s conflict of interest laws and restores public trust and accountability was introduced today by...
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    Calif. Gov. Brown Issues Statement on Deaths of Tulare County Sheriff Deputy and Pilot

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. issued the following statement regarding the deaths of Tulare County Sheriff's Department...
    Marco Rubio and the GOP Work Ethic

    Opinion: Marco Rubio and the GOP Work Ethic

    G on Politics (opinion): Marco Rubio often doesn't show up for work. Instead of a pay cut or a demotion, he has been elevated to competing for the most important job in the world. Imagine how much better your life would be if you could take the same lazy approach to your work.
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    S.F. Mayor Lee Announces Armistead Maupin as Recipient of 2016 Mayor's Art Award

    SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Earlier this month, San Francisco Mayor Edwin M. Lee announced that Armistead Maupin, local icon and acclaimed author...
    Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.

    Calif. Gov. Brown Announces Appointments for Feb. 10, 2016 including to Health Professions Education...

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments: First, Elizabeth Echols, 55, of Berkeley, has been...
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    Calif. Gov. Brown Issues Statement on U.S. Supreme Court Decision Blocking Clean Power Plan

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On Tuesday, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. issued the following statement after the U.S. Supreme Court issued an...
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    California Legislative Black Caucus Selects Senator Isadore Hall as Caucus Chairman

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC) today announced that due to the resignation of Assemblymember Reginald Byron Jones-Sawyer, Sr....

    EPIC Insurance Brokers adds Joshua Allen, CSP, CFPS as Loss Control Consultant

    SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants (EPIC), a retail property and casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that risk control professional Joshua Allen has joined the firm as West Region Risk Management Loss Control Specialist. In this role, Allen will be responsible for providing comprehensive safety management and loss control services to EPIC's larger, more complex 'risk management' clients.

    Wireless Leader 5 BARS to Deliver Carrier-Grade Wi-Fi for NRG Stadium in Houston

    IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- 5 Bars(TM) announced today they are building a carrier-grade Wi-Fi system for NRG Stadium at NRG Park: the premier sports, convention, tradeshow and entertainment complex located in Harris County, the cultural center and urban hub of Houston.

    Core Hammer Training Certification Program Launched for Fitness Trainers and Group Ex Instructors

    LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- MostFit is excited to announce its new 4-hour certification training program accredited through NASM and ACE. Trainers and Group Ex Instructors will receive .4 Continuing Education Credits for attending the training.

    New Comedy CD, GROWER, by Brett Hamil announced by Uproar Entertainment

    LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Uproar Entertainment is excited to announce the release of Brett Hamil's first comedy CD 'GROWER' on Feb. 12, 2016. In his punchy, fast-moving act Hamil talks about sex, psychedelics, his 'dog entourage,' marrying into secular Judaism, and what it means to feel trapped in one's beard.

    At RSA Conference 2016: SecuGen to Demonstrate the UN20 Serial OEM Fingerprint Sensor

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- SecuGen Corp., an optical fingerprint device and technology vendor, is pleased to announce that it will be showcasing the UN20 Serial, a stand-alone high performance, low cost, optical fingerprint sensor at the RSA Conference 2016 from February 29 through March 3. Developers are invited to come by SecuGen's booth, number 4615 in the North Hall to see a demonstration of this revolutionary new OEM fingerprint sensor.

    Startup, Echo Site, Explores Ways to Push the Amazon Echo to New Limits in...

    SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The founders of web startup Echo Site are big believers in the potential for Amazon's Artificial Intelligence device, the Echo(TM). 'We think Amazon and third party developers have only scratched the surface in terms of what's possible for this technology,' says Wolfram Ruisdael, one of the venture's directors.

    50 Shades of Hell: 'Area Code 666' is a New Approach to Modern Fiction

    LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Author-filmmaker-musician John Scott G is creating the world's first omnibus novel. Interweaving nine novels, dozens of short stories, numerous comedy routines, and a great deal of political satire, 'Area Code 666' is being serialized on Ga-Ga.com, the new online magazine of the arts (in BETA).
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    Calif. Gov. Brown Issues Proclamation Declaring Feb. 2016 Black History Month

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- This week, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. issued a proclamation declaring February 2016, as "Black History Month" in...
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    Calif. Gov. Brown Announces Appointments for Feb. 3, 2016 including to Interagency Coordinating Council...

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On Wednesday, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments: First, Raymond Madden, 50, of Imperial, has...
    Assemblyman Mike Gatto

    Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto Announces Legislation to Restructure Public Utilities Commission (CPUC)

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles), chairman of the influential Utilities and Commerce Committee, announced a constitutional amendment...
    Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell

    Calif. Assemblymember O'Donnell Goes to Bat for California Coastal Commission Executive Director

    LONG BEACH, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell (D-Long Beach) issued the following statement today in reference to a letter addressed to...

    Better Life Technologies Selects Fallbrook Engineering to Develop Diabetes Glucose Monitoring Tech

    SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Better Life Technologies Group is pleased to announce that it has selected Fallbrook Engineering in Escondido, Calif. to work on the prototyping of its patent-pending, non-invasive wireless-wearable, Glucose Diagnostic Sensor (GDS), US Patent Pending # 14/933985. Non-invasive wireless wearable Glucose Diagnostic Sensor to provide unique solution for diabetes monitoring.

    Renee Crow Joins EPIC Insurance Brokers as VP Hospitality Practice Leader in the Western...

    SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants (EPIC), a unique and innovative national retail insurance brokerage and employee benefits consulting firm, announced today that Renee Crow has joined the firm as Vice President and West Region Hospitality Practice Leader.

    The Original Mr. Cabinet Care of Anaheim Awarded Best Of Houzz 2016

    ANAHEIM, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Mr. Cabinet Care of Anaheim has won 'Best Of Houzz' in Customer Service by Houzz(R), the leading platform for home remodeling and design. The 29-year-old kitchen remodeling company was chosen by the more than 35 million monthly unique users that comprise the Houzz community from among more than one million active home building, remodeling and design industry professionals.

    Rick Genest Joins Premier Insurance Services, a Hispanic Market Insurance Services Provider, as President

    SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Protector Holdings, LLC, a joint venture of EPIC (Edgewood Partners Insurance Center) and Dowling Capital Partners, announced today that Rick Genest has joined Premier Insurance Services as the company's President. Premier Insurance Services, acquired by Protector Holdings in 2013, targets the growing Hispanic Community in California and the West.
    Stop Wage Theft Campaign

    Stop Wage Theft Campaign to Kick Off January 26 in Berkeley

    MEDIA ADVISORY: BERKELEY, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Smart Cities Prevail, a leading construction industry research and advocacy organization, will launch a new campaign to combat construction industry wage theft at 4 p.m. Tuesday, January 26th at Berkeley City Hall.

    Pristine Automotive Center is an Auto Body Repair Business Redefined in Los Angeles

    LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The need for a decent auto repair in Los Angeles is at high demand considering the number of vehicle registrations within the last 5 years (29.7 million according to LA Almanac). One would notice that the majority of the shops are pretty much the same, unless they run into Pristine Automotive Center Inc, an auto body repair shop of Silver Lake in Los Angeles.
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    Calif. Governor Brown Delivers 2016 State of The State Address

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Warning of the next inevitable recession and the "zigzag of spend-cut-spend" budgeting, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today...
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    Calif. Gov. Brown Announces Appointments for Jan. 19-20, 2016 including to Agricultural Associations

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- This week, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: First, Charlene Taylor, 63, of Elk...

    California Basketball Asssociation Selects Center Renardo Sidney as Men's First-Ever Player

    COMPTON, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Former Mississippi State star Renardo Sidney was the first player taken in the inaugural California Basketball Association's draft Sunday January 10, 2016. In all, 48 players were selected by six different CBA men's teams over eight rounds to play in the new professional basketball league. Free Agent tryouts are Saturday January 23, 2016 at 5 p.m. at the USESS Center in Compton, Calif.

    Integrated Comfort Expands Calif. Operations, Develops Enhanced Monitoring Internet Dashboard

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Integrated Comfort, Inc. (ICI) has expanded. In June 2015, ICI moved from Vacaville, Calif. to a larger office and production facility in West Sacramento, Calif. ICI also opened a facility in Phoenix, Arizona to provide manufacturing and logistical support in one of our higher concentration areas for DualCool installations.

    Clarence Bates Joins EPIC Insurance as Principal, Employee Benefits in Irvine, Calif.

    IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a unique and innovative national retail insurance brokerage and employee benefits consulting firm, announced today that Clarence Bates has joined the firm as a Principal in the Employee Benefits Practice.
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    Reduce Gun Violence! California Senator Isadore Hall Announces Legislative Package

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, Calif. Senator Isadore Hall, III (D – South Bay) announced a legislative package for 2016 designed to reduce...

    U.S. Senate Candidate Tom Del Beccaro's Flat Tax endorsed by Reagan Economist Dr. Arthur...

    WALNUT CREEK, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Tom Del Beccaro, former Chairman of the California Republican Party and U.S. Senate candidate, today announced Dr. Arthur Laffer's endorsement of Del Beccaro's nationwide and California flat tax.

    EPIC Insurance adds Cameron Rappleye in Sacramento

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EPIC (Edgewood Partners Insurance Center), a national retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, today announced that Sacramento native Cameron Rappleye has joined the firm as a property and casualty insurance broker/producer.
    U.S. Rep. Tony Cardenas

    Calif. Congressman Cardenas Statement on Supreme Court Decision to Review Immigration Executive Actions

    WASHINGTON, D.C. /California Newswire/ -- U.S. Rep. Tony Cárdenas (D-San Fernando Valley, Calif.) released the following statement on the Supreme Court's decision to hear...
    Assemblyman Mike Gatto

    Calif. Parking Bill of Rights proposed by Assemblyman Mike Gatto

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles) announced a package of reforms that will make parking policy more fair...

    New hit single Aktive announced by KING OF THA HILLS – artist aktively collabs...

    SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- KING OF THA HILLS (K.O.T.H.) makes music business history with the release of their new hit single called 'Aktive' which is now available on music outlets and is produced by multi-platinum producer Zaytoven (Xavior Dotson).

    Specialty food for a special cause: Food Philippines brings social enterprises to 2016 Winter...

    SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Sixteen Philippine companies are participating in this year's Winter Fancy Food Show (WFFS) slated at the Moscone Convention Center, San Francisco, January 17-19, the Philippine Trade and Investment Center Silicon Valley announced today. Each with an advocacy at the heart of its business, these companies bring with them narratives of the people, places, and practices incidental and instrumental to their production.

    Boosting U.S. Charities: 2016 NonProfit PR Grant Application Deadline Extended to Feb. 15

    TORRANCE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Neotrope today announced an extension to the 2016 annual PR Grants program application deadline, for U.S.-based 501(c)3 charities, to February 15. Launched in 2000, the Non-Profit PR Grant was designed to help raise awareness of selected charities to traditional media, to the public, as well as to potential halo sponsors and donors.
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    Calif. Assemblyman Gatto Practices What He Preaches, Signs Easy Estate-Planning Deeds at his Office

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles) was joined today by the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association and members of the...
    Assemblyman Mike Gatto

    The DRONE Act of 2016: Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto Announces Consumer Aviation Measure

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ Today, Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto announced a comprehensive solution to the challenges that drones pose, The Drone Registration/Omnibus Negligence-prevention Enactment...
    Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell

    Calif. Assemblymember O’Donnell Introduces Legislation Tackling Port Pollution – AB 1657

    LONG BEACH, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, Calif. Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell (D – Long Beach) introduced AB 1657, which dedicates state Cap-and-Trade revenues to...
    Calif. Senator Tony Mendoza

    Calif. Senator Tony Mendoza Requests LAUSD 'Teacher Jail' Audit

    LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The use of “Teacher Jail” by the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) was the focus of an...
    Assemblyman Mike Gatto

    Aliso Canyon Gas Leak: Calif. Assemblyman Gatto to Hold Hearing in Porter Ranch Jan....

    PORTER RANCH, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Members of the local media are invited to attend hearing by Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto’s (D-Glendale) Utilities and...

    Too Broke For Therapy: Uproar Entertainment Releases First Stand-Up Comedy CD by Nick Cobb

    LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Uproar Entertainment is excited to announce the release of Nick Cobb's first comedy CD, 'Too Broke For Therapy' to be released January 15, 2016. Uproar Entertainment is committed to recording and promoting today's most talented comedians.

    PhotoLA 2016: Ambassador Anwarul K. Chowdhury to Dedicate Exhibit to World Peace

    LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- A&I, the fine art photographic printing and services company, will present the work of award-winning photojournalist Tish Lampert at its booth #816 at PhotoLA. The exhibit is part of Lampert's 15-year series on the landmark protests of our times. Ambassador Anwarul K. Chowdhury, Former Under-Secretary-General and High Representative of the UN, will dedicate the exhibition in a special event highlighting his world peace initiative.
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    Bestselling Author Thornton Cline to Bring 'Magical Musical Plants' to Calif. Libraries and NAMM

    ANAHEIM, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Bestselling author and award-winning songwriter, Thornton Cline will bring his latest published children's book, 'The Amazing Magical Musical Plants' (ISBN: 978-1574243253) to Anaheim, Calif., for a free multimedia book event tour of the Anaheim Public Libraries on January 19-24, 2016.

    EPIC Insurance Brokers acquires Ascende, Inc., a Leading Human Capital and Employee Benefits Firm

    SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Ascende, Inc., a premier human capital and employee benefits consulting firm, and EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a unique and innovative national retail insurance brokerage and employee benefits consulting firm, announced today that they have joined forces.

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