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U.S. Rep. Tony Cardenas

Calif. Congressman Cardenas calls on UC Board of Regents: No Tuition Hikes at UC Universities!

SAN FERNANDO VALLEY, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, in response to a vote being taken Thursday by the University of California (UC) Board of Regents, to raise tuition on UC system students, U.S. Rep. Tony Cárdenas (D-San Fernando Valley) wrote the Board, calling on them to vote “no” on such an increase. “I ask that […]

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California Safe Schools, a child’s environmental health coalition, receives 2014 Neotrope NonProfit PR Grant

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — California Safe Schools (CSS) today announces it is one of 10 recipients for 2014 of Neotrope’s annual J.L. Simmons Non-Profit PR Grant award. With this commitment, Neotrope(R) will provide public relations and cause-marketing support to CSS over the next year to raise awareness around its programs and accomplishments.

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Lea Walker’s Aeriform Arts Celebrates Three Year Anniversary with ‘The Elements’ Student Showcase

NORTH HOLLYWOOD, Calif. /California Newswire/ — It has been three years since busy television executive Lea Walker decided to moonlight as an aerial fitness studio owner. Her Aeriform Arts center has since literally taken off, with hundreds of students testing the conditioning feats of aerial hammocks, lyra, aerial yoga, hanging silks and pole dance.

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Calif. School Readiness Report Finds 55-percent of Children in Alameda County ‘Not Ready to Learn’

OAKLAND, Calif. /California Newswire/ — A study commissioned by First 5 Alameda County, with support from the Interagency Children’s Policy Council (ICPC) and the Thomas J. Long Foundation, reveals that more than half – 55 percent – of Alameda County’s pre-school-age children are “not ready for school” based on measurements of four “Basic Building Blocks […]

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Assemblymember Muratsuchi

Californians Can Still Access Over $37 million in Middle Class Tuition Assistance – AB 94

REDONDO BEACH, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi (D-Torrance), Chairman of the Assembly Budget Subcommittee on Education Finance, called upon the California Student Aid Commission (CSAC) to improve their outreach efforts to encourage more students to apply for the newly-created Middle Class Scholarship program. Assembly Bill 94, which Muratsuchi co-authored, created the Middle […]

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Laguna College of Art and Design and Project Gado bring Rex and Joan Irving Brandt Papers to Getty Images

LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Laguna College of Art and Design (LCAD), the West Coast’s top fine art college, today announced with Project Gado that 1,000 pages of material from The Rex and Joan Irving Brandt Papers are now available on Getty Images. California Watercolorist Rex Brandt kept sketchbooks, photographs and archival materials that can now be viewed on the Getty Images website.

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Assemblyman Mike Gatto

California Bill to Protect Campus Crime Victims signed into Law – AB 1433

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — This past week, a closely watched and highly anticipated bill by Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles) to “ensure that crimes committed on college campuses are properly reported and investigated” was signed into law by Governor Brown. The legislation, AB 1433, requires colleges to report certain violent crimes (like sexual […]

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Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles)

California Student Social-Media Privacy Bill Signed Into Law – AB 1442

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Social-media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram have stoked concerns from parents about how to protect the privacy of their children, says Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto, yet few parents are aware that school districts across California are using taxpayer dollars to monitor, collect, and store student social-media data and postings, […]

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Southern California’s First Working Vertical Farm on a High School Campus to include GardenSoxx drought resistant food growing system

IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Alegria Fresh announced today the expansion of the hydroponic vertical farm at Bell Gardens High School, Southern California’s first working vertical farm on a high school campus. The farm, which features high-performance urban hydroponic vertical and organic farming methods, will be completed with Phase 2, a high efficiency organic food production system using GardenSoxx(R).

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Senator Alex Padilla

Calif. Gov. Brown signs Computer Science Bill for California Students – SB 1200

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — SB 1200 by Calif. State Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) was signed by Governor Brown on Saturday. The bill calls on the UC and CSU to provide guidelines for high school computer science courses that would satisfy an advanced math subject matter requirement for purposes of undergraduate admissions. Currently schools must […]

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Laguna College of Art and Design and student Dohee Yang a Winner at ‘The Art of the Pixel’

LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. /California Newswire/ — LCAD (Laguna College of Art and Design) was chosen as one of the top design schools by LG Electronic USA to participate and final in ‘The Art of the Pixel’ new-media art competition. LCAD Design and Digital Media program won $25,000 for the most popular votes. Senior student Dohee Yang was chosen as a finalist.

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Assemblyman Mike Gatto

Calif. Student Social-Media Privacy Bill Passes Legislature – AB 1442

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Social-media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram have stoked concerns from parents about how to protect the privacy of their children, yet few parents are aware that school districts across California are using taxpayer dollars to monitor, collect, and store student social-media data and postings, potentially forever, leaving students vulnerable […]

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EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants today announces Education Protector, the first insurance product of its kind

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants today announces Education Protector(SM) from EPIC, the first insurance product of its kind. While the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) directors reexamine several policies amid controversy about how student athletes are treated, one of the nation’s fastest-growing insurance brokers has moved to protect high school athletes who have received a verbal offer for an athletic NCAA scholarship.

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Assemblyman Mike Gatto

Bill to Mandate Child-Abuse Training for California Teachers Clears Senate – AB 1432

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto’s (D-Los Angeles) bill to strengthen training requirements and prevent child abuse in schools passed the Senate today by a vote of 30-3. The legislation would require all school employees to be trained according to standards developed by the Department of Education in the proper identification and […]

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Senator Alex Padilla

State Legislature Approves California High School Advanced Computer Science Bill – SB 1200

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — SB 1200 by Calif. State Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) won final legislative approval after a unanimous bipartisan vote of the State Senate today. The bill calls on the UC and CSU to provide guidelines for high school computer science courses that would satisfy an advanced math subject matter requirement for […]

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Free Online Course on HUD Mortgagee Letter Changes offered through RV University (RVU)

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — ReverseVision, Inc., a leading provider of business solutions for the reverse mortgage industry is offering a free online class ‘Understanding the New Rules Regarding Non-Borrowing Spouses,’ focused on changes announced by HUD in recent Mortgagee Letters 2014-07 and 2014-12 through its ReverseVision University (RVU).

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Eric Deng, a senior from Mission San Jose High School will enroll at USC as Stamps Leadership Scholar

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.

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Software-Defined audiovisual company, Utelogy, and Integrated Media Pty. Ltd. Announce Tech Partnership

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.

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Assemblyman Mike Gatto

California Bill to Bring Justice to Victims of Campus Crime Passes Assembly – AB 1433

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 […]

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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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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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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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Legislation Seeks UC and CSU Guidelines Allowing Computer Science Courses to Meet Admissions Requirements – SB 1200

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — A bill to allow high school advanced computer science courses to be counted towards core college admissions requirements was approved today by the Senate Education Committee. The bill, SB 1200, by State Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) calls on the UC and CSU to provide guidelines for high school computer science […]

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Action to Protect Career Technical Education in California taken by Assemblymember Muratsuchi

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Assemblymember Muratsuchi (D – Torrance) led an effort to protect career technical education (CTE) in the Assembly Budget Subcommittee on Education Finance. The subcommittee unanimously voted to 1) establish CTE as a state priority in high schools and 2) to ensure that local education agencies continue to provide regionally […]

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BIA Southern California Remodelers Council (SCRC) and staff has added additional courses this year due to overwhelming demand

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The BIA Southern California Remodelers Council (SCRC) and staff has added additional courses for 2014 due to overwhelming demand. These courses are designed to meet the new criteria that is set to take place in the remodeling and building industry.

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Five Queens and their Robot qualify for First Tech Challenge 2014 Robotics World Championships

MONROVIA, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Five young women from Monrovia High School and their rhinestone-encrusted robot qualified to advance to the 2014 First Tech Challenge Robotics World Championships as a result of their strong performance at the West Super-Regional Robotics Tournament held near Sacramento at the former McClellan Air Force Base this past weekend, the Monrovia High School Robotics Program announced today.

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Calif. Assemblymember Muratsuchi Announces Bill to Support Career Technical Education and the SCROC – AB 2216

TORRANCE, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Assemblymember Muratsuchi (D-Torrance), Chair of the Budget Subcommittee on Education Finance, has announced the introduction of his bill, Assembly Bill 2216. AB 2216 would protect funding for Career Technical Education (CTE) and Regional Occupation Centers and Programs (ROCPs) like the Southern California Regional Occupational Center (SoCal ROC) in Torrance. […]

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Calif. Governor Brown Announces Appointments to CSU Board of Trustees

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On Thursday, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments to the California State University Board of Trustees: First, Adam Day, 44, of Alpine, has been the assistant tribal manager for the Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation since 2002. He was general manager at NCG Porter Novelli […]

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25th Annual Laguna College of Art and Design Event to Honor Philanthropists Terry Smith and Wayne Peterson

LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The Laguna College of Art and Design (LCAD) announces its Collector’s Choice 25th Anniversary Celebration from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 21, 2014 at the main campus, 2222 Laguna Canyon Road in Laguna Beach, CA, 92651. The 25th Annual Collector’s Choice honors Terry Smith and Wayne Peterson, as honorary chairs.

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Calif. Assemblymember Muratsuchi Names South Bay Education Advocate as 2014 Woman of the Year

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi (D-Torrance) selected Leanne Huebner, an Executive Board Member for the Manhattan Beach Education Foundation, as the South Bay’s 2014 Woman of the Year. Huebner was honored on the Assembly Floor at the Capitol as part of the California Legislative Women’s Caucus’ “Women of the Year” event […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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. 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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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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Calif. Assemblymember Muratsuchi statement on his appointment as Chair of Assembly Budget Subcommittee on Education Finance

TORRANCE, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, Calif. Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi (D – Torrance) released the following statement in response to his appointment as Chair of the Assembly Budget Subcommittee on Education Finance: “I am honored to be appointed as the Chair of the Assembly Budget Subcommittee on Education Finance.” He added, “As a former Torrance […]

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