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Calif. Assemblymember Muratsuchi Introduces Legislation to Prevent Excessive School Administrator Compensation – AB 2710

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, Calif. Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi (D-Torrance), Chair of Assembly Budget Subcommittee on Education Finance, announced his introduction of Assembly Bill 2710, a bill that would ensure greater transparency and accountability to prevent excessive school superintendent compensation packages such as that recently reported in the Centinela Valley Union High School District. […]

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Mortgage industry expert Mark Johnson joins ReverseVision as Customer Support Manager

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — ReverseVision, a leading software and technology provider for the reverse mortgage industry, today announced that industry expert Mark Johnson has joined its team in the role of Customer Service Manager. Johnson, who brings more than twenty years of reverse mortgage expertise, replaces Joseph Rinner who has moved into the role of Product Manager.

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Bugatta, the highly esteemed bar, restaurant, events and wedding venue, hosted CBS wrap party for ‘The Crazy Ones’

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The Bugatta Supper Club, which has been hosting wrap parties for hit TV shows, movies, extravagant weddings and even the Academy Awards, today announced that it hosted the wrap party for the CBS hit comedy, ‘The Crazy Ones,’ starring Robin Williams and Sarah Michelle Gellar. The party featured some of the tastiest drinks and mouthwatering food in Los Angeles.

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King of Selfies Courts Ellen DeGeneres

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Celebrity talk show host and comedian Ellen DeGeneres was sent a selfie machine two years ago, she could have made history with it. The Quik Pod, from Fromm Works, Inc., the ‘ultimate selfie machine’ as described by the inventor, is an extendable smartphone holder with a built in selfie mirror.

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California Inventor Patents New Way to Support Windmill Blades and Triple Amount of Energy Extracted from the Wind

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — U.S. inventor Kamen George Kamenov today announced that he has patented a new way to support windmill blades and to triple the amount of energy extracted from the wind. U.S. Patent #8629570 has been assigned to these wind turbine blades with reinforcing, supporting and stabilizing components and enlarged swept area.

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Mission from Hollywood to Berlin Tackling Licensing and Copyright led by National Association of Record Industry Professionals

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The National Association of Record Industry Professionals (NARIP) led a delegation on a mission of commerce, culture and copyright advocacy from Hollywood to Berlin during September 2013 to stimulate entertainment economic activities in both countries. The mission resulted in music placements in American productions, including a German artist, and renewed interest in international creative collaborations.

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Calif. Gov. Brown Signs Drought Legislation to assist drought-affected communities and provide funding to better use local water supplies

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On Saturday, as California grapples with the driest period in its history, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. signed legislation to assist drought-affected communities and provide funding to better use local water supplies. “Legislators across the aisle have now voted to help hard-pressed communities that face water shortages,” said Governor Brown. […]

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Calif. Governor Brown Announces Appointments to the California Gambling Control Commission

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. has announced the following appointments. Tiffany Conklin, 34, of Sacramento, has been appointed to the California Gambling Control Commission, where she has served since 2010. Conklin was an adjunct professor at Golden Gate University from 2008 to 2010 and chief of staff for California […]

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Calif. Governor Brown Announces Appointments for Feb. 28, 2014 including to State Board of Food and Agriculture

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On Friday, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments: First, Donald Bransford, 66, of Colusa, has been appointed to the California State Board of Food and Agriculture, where he has served since 2006. Bransford has been the owner and president of Bransford Farms since 1980. Bransford is […]

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Mojave National Preserve’s Artist-in-Residence program to feature ‘Mojave Moonlight’ by Photographer Tom Lowe

BARSTOW, Calif. /California Newswire/ — ‘Creating a fine art exhibit for Mojave National Preserve’s Artist-in-Residence program requires reflection, introspection, and then interpretation,’ says Linda Slater, Chief of Interpretation, ‘because artists have to develop a thematic from 1.6 million acres of visual communities and millennia of history.’

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Edgewood Partners Insurance Center welcomes Senior Consultant Cheryl Doege in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Edgewood Partners Insurance Center (EPIC), a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, has added Cheryl Doege as a senior consultant to their national employee benefits consulting practice. Doege brings 23 years of experience in human resources and benefits consulting to EPIC with specialties in benefit program design and funding strategies.

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Calif. Congressman Cárdenas Legislation: Stop Putting Kids in Solitary or in Jail for Skipping School

WASHINGTON, D.C. /California Newswire/ — U.S. Rep. Tony Cárdenas (D-San Fernando Valley), co-author of the landmark Schiff-Cárdenas Juvenile Justice Crime Prevention Act of 2000 in California, today introduced two bills to reform the incarceration and confinement of juveniles in the United States. The Protecting Youth from Solitary Confinement Act addresses a critical oversight in jails […]

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Sandra Piller Sings About a ‘Good Night Kiss’ in latest Country Music Ballad

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Every one of us has been through the emotional roller coaster leading up to a first kiss and all of those sensations are presented in ‘Good Night Kiss,’ the latest country song from Shady Hill Records artist Sandra Piller, recorded at Rough Edges Studio in Nashville.

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New Water Source for Drought-Scarred California – Landmark Recycled-Water Bill as Water Crisis Looms – AB 2282

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Although the Legislature cannot make it rain, Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles) is doing the next best thing: creating new sources of clean water. Assemblyman Gatto introduced AB 2282 last week, which requires the state to adopt building standards for recycled water in newly constructed commercial and residential buildings, […]

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Five Queens and a Robot Win Top Honors at Los Angeles FIRST Tech Challenge Regional Championship Tournament

MONROVIA, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Five young women from Monrovia High School and their rhinestone-encrusted robot won the top Inspire Award at the Los Angeles FTC (FIRST Tech Challenge) Regional Championship Tournament held at Monrovia this past Saturday, the Monrovia High School Robotics Program announced today. Along with six other teams from cities ranging from Santa Barbara to San Diego, they advance to compete with top teams from eleven western states.

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Planese helps develop new mobile app from North Twin Builders, useful to homeowners, remodelers, and home builders

SUNNYVALE, Calif. /California Newswire/ — ‘When the deep freeze of February is slowing everything down, that is when my business starts to pick up,’ says John Volkmann, owner of North Twin Builders, based in Wisconsin and Michigan. ‘With my mobile app I am better able to help those interested in a new home or a remodel in Northern Wisconsin and Upper Michigan find design ideas as they start planning for their summer get away to the Northwoods.’

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Jason Meches named Chief Technology Officer at ReverseVision Inc.

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — ReverseVision, Inc., a leading software and technology provider for the reverse mortgage industry, has added Jason Meches as Chief Technology Officer (CTO). In this role, Meches will have responsibility for the development and operations of ReverseVision technology products.

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In Arizona event, MCT’s Phil Rasori to Participate in CMLA Session on Washington Lending Legislation

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — MCT Trading, Inc., a recognized leader in mortgage pipeline hedging and risk management services, today announced that its COO, Phil Rasori, will share his insight on an upcoming panel assembled by the Community Mortgage Lenders of America (CMLA), which is designed to address legislative issues and trending that will impact mortgage lending in 2014. The panel is being held in Phoenix, Ariz. on March 2.

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JR Calanoc and Nancy Hwang of OVS present at Think Global to Grow Your Business – Best Practices in Outsourcing

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — One Virtual Source (OVS), in collaboration with the Philippine Trade and Investment Center – Silicon Valley presented to a crowd of entrepreneurs, startups and technology managers, discussing best practices in leveraging international software companies as a way to reduce costs and drive business growth.

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Galorath Inc. reaches agreement with Dassault Systemes to integrate SEER for Manufacturing with CATIA product design application

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Galorath, Inc. today announced that it has reached an agreement with Dassault Systemes to integrate SEER for Manufacturing with CATIA, the world’s leading application for product design and innovation. For many companies, cost estimating is a very fragmented activity and the inclusion of SEER’s Cost Estimator in CATIA will allow manufacturers to initially model and test composite manufacturing processes and tradeoffs during the earliest and most preliminary stages of design.

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Deadline near for Calif. Assemblyman Gatto’s ‘Wiki Bill’ – First-of-its-Kind Bill Prepares for Next Step in Legislative Process

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles) announced that he is taking the next step in introducing the nation’s first ever “wiki bill” – encouraging interested individuals to finalize and submit their proposed legislative language to amend California’s Probate Code by March 7, 2014. The Probate Code covers matters such […]

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Edgewood Partners Insurance Center’s Jim Gillette Honored as a 2014 ‘Retail Industry Power Broker’

SAN MATEO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Edgewood Partners Insurance Center (EPIC), a nationally expanding retail property, casualty and employee benefits insurance brokerage, today announced that Jim Gillette has been named as a 2014 Risk and Insurance Retail Industry Power Broker. Kathleen Felderman, managing principal and the leader of EPIC’s national real estate practice, was also recognized as a 2014 Real Estate Industry Power Broker Finalist.

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Legislation to Ban Sale of Confederate Flag on California State Property Introduced – AB 2444

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, Calif. Assemblymember Isadore Hall, III (D- Los Angeles) introduced AB 2444, which would prohibit the sale of the Confederate flag or items bearing the image of the Confederate flag on property owned or operated by the State of California. For many, the Confederate flag is a symbol of racism, […]

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Bill to Create California Government ‘X-Prize’ announced by Assemblyman Mike Gatto – AB 2138

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles) today announced AB 2138, which would offer cash incentives for people with ideas to increase government efficiency and reduce government waste. The legislation would authorize Governor Jerry Brown to select three state agencies, each of which will offer a $25,000 prize for Californians with […]

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Calif. Senator Padilla Seeks to Strengthen Political Reform Act including prohibition on running for more than one office at a time

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, Calif. State Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima), member of the Senate Elections and Constitutional Amendments Committee, announced the introduction of a package of bills to strengthen California’s Political Reform Act. “Today, I announce four proposals that would significantly strengthen California’s Political Reform Act,” said Senator Padilla. “A lack of timely […]

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Calif. Assemblymember Muratsuchi Enacts ‘Day of Remembrance’ in honor of Japanese Americans who were discriminatorily incarcerated during WWII

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On Wednesday, Calif. Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi (D-Torrance) presented Assembly Concurrent Resolution (ACR) 85 on the Assembly Floor, calling on California to commemorate February 19, 2014 as an official “Day of Remembrance” in honor of the hundreds of thousands of Japanese Americans who were discriminatorily incarcerated during World War II. 72 […]

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Treadstone 71 and SYNCSTATE announce partnership for Cyber Intelligence Methods and Structured Analytics

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Treadstone 71 LLC today announced its partnership with SYNCSTATE, Inc. The partnership utilizes the cyber intelligence methods, and structured analytic techniques of Treadstone 71 in supporting the newly announced SYNCSTATE Cyber Threat Targeting Center. The partnership combines the collection, organization and analysis expertise of Treadstone 71 with the operational execution and in depth technical prowess of SYNCSTATE.

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Regent Education Financial Aid Management Solution, Regent 8, selected by Brandman University

IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Brandman University has selected Regent Education’s financial aid management solution to enable them to successfully transition to Competency Based Learning and support their innovative curriculum model. Regent 8 is the only financial aid management solution to offer complete support for all enrollment models.

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Calif. Gov. Brown Announces Appointments for Feb. 12, 2014 to Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On Wednesday, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments: First, Lai Lai Bui, 40, of Shingle Springs, has been reappointed to the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training, where she has served since 2005. Bui has held multiple positions at the Sacramento Police Department since 1994, […]

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Gatto and Torlakson Team Up to get Calif. School Employees training needed to stop Child Abuse – AB 1432

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, California Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles) amended AB 1432 to strengthen training requirements and prevent child abuse in schools. The amendments would require all school employees to be trained according to standards developed by the Department of Education, in the proper identification and reporting of child abuse and neglect, […]

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Calif. Gov. Brown Announces Appointments for Feb. 11, 2014 including to the 29th District Agricultural Association

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — California Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments for February 11: First, Nancy Ward, 58, of Sacramento, has been appointed chief deputy director at the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services. Ward has served in multiple positions for Region IX of the Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency […]

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Calif. Gov. Brown Announces Appointments for Feb. 10, 2014 including to the California Board of Registered Nursing

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. on Monday announced the following appointments: First, Ted Benito, 48, of Los Angeles, has been appointed to the California Volunteers Commission. Benito has been executive director at the Apl.de.ap Foundation International since 2012 and has been a senior paralegal at Nantworks Inc. since 2007. […]

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Tea Party Republican joins with Los Angeles Democrat and Introduces Legislation to Assist Long-Term Unemployed Americans

SAN FERNANDO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Seeking to lower the number of long-term unemployed Americans, a Tea Party Republican joined with a Los Angeles Democrat today, introducing legislation in Washington D.C. that would provide long-term unemployed Americans with assistance in moving to search for work. U.S. Rep. Tony Cárdenas (D-San Fernando Valley, Calif.), a member […]

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L.A. Mayor Garcetti names Ken Ziffren to Manage Entertainment Industry Initiatives

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti on Monday appointed Ken Ziffren to be his chief advisor on motion picture and television production. Ziffren will build on the foundation laid by Tom Sherak to help Mayor Garcetti strengthen our economy and middle class by increasing local production through expanded state incentives and […]

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EPIC welcomes Financial ‘Power Broker’ Jim Loughlin as Managing Principal, Risk Solutions in N.Y.

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Edgewood Partners Insurance Center (EPIC), a nationally expanding retail property, casualty and employee benefits insurance brokerage, today announced that James R. Loughlin has joined the firm as Managing Principal, Risk Solutions.

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Scott Kiloby of The Kiloby Center for Recovery says Philip Seymour Hoffman’s Death Highlights Need for New Addiction Treatment Methods

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Addiction experts are speaking out over Philip Seymour Hoffman’s probable overdose death as a tragedy that could have been prevented. According to Scott Kiloby of The Kiloby Center for Recovery, what most aren’t saying is that many traditional recovery methods simply don’t work in the long term.

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North Hollywood Printers Consolidate Union Printing Operations as The Harman Press

NORTH HOLLYWOOD, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The Harman Press has acquired Fox Printing and its staff, effective February 10, 2014, continuing expansion of its commercial printing business, and the consolidation of union printers in the Los Angeles area. Both companies are family owned and members of Teamsters Local 572.

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Calif. Congressman Cardenas Hosts Healthcare Workshops for Feb. 2014

SAN FERNANDO VALLEY, Calif. /California Newswire/ — As a follow on to his work shops in January, U.S. Rep. Tony Cárdenas (D-San Fernando Valley) will continue hosting a series of health care workshops in the Valley during the month of February, 2014. The new slate of workshops were announced following a successful set of January […]

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Calif. Gov. Brown Announces Appointments for Feb. 6, 2014 including to the California Architects Board

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On Thursday, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments: Geoff Dean, 57, of Ventura, has been appointed to the California Board of State and Community Corrections. Dean has held multiple positions at the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office since 1977, including sheriff, commander, sergeant and deputy. Dean is […]

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Calif. Gov. Brown Announces Appointments for Feb. 5, 2014 including to the California Building Standards Commission

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On Wednesday, California Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments: First, Tony Perez, 49, of San Diego, has been appointed undersecretary at the California Government Operations Agency. Perez has been a consultant and attorney in private practice since 2014. Perez held multiple positions at the Wake Forest Baptist […]

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