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New Indiegogo campaign, Saving Albert, is an effort to create prototype for life-saving device for potential drowning victims

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The tragic drowning of Albert Jones, a 7-year old boy, closely affected George A. McKinney, president and CEO, Better Life Technologies Group. As a result, in February 2014, he patented a swim safety system device, the ‘Albert Jones Anti-Distress Device’ (AJADD); – a device geared to making lives safer in every underwater situation around the globe.

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Assemblyman Mike Gatto

Classic Black License Plates Returning to California Cars – Legacy License Plate Program Created by Assemblyman Mike Gatto

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 […]

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New Swim Safety Device Offers Child Safety Technology to Stop a Secret Killer

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — In the U.S., children aged one to four have the highest drowning rates. And most drowning occurs in pools. Better Life Technologies Group, Inc. has announced a new patented technology product that’s designed to save children’s lives. According to studies, young children, African-Americans and males seem to be the most vulnerable. Accidents continue to happen, yet many go unreported.

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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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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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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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Brown State of State 2014

California Governor Brown Delivers 2014 State of the State Address

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Committing to “pay down our debts and remember the lessons of history,” Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today delivered his annual State of the State address, highlighting California’s comeback while vowing to establish a solid rainy day fund to help maintain the state’s fiscal stability. The Governor also renewed […]

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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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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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Fast 4 Families – Calif. Congressman Cardenas to Take Up Fast for Families on Dec. 7, 2013

SAN FERNANDO VALLEY, Calif. /California Newswire/ — U.S. Rep. Tony Cárdenas (D-San Fernando Valley) will take up a fast for immigration reform Saturday morning (Dec. 7) at 11 a.m. The fast was begun by Eliseo Medina, International Secretary-Treasurer of the Service Employees International Union, who fasted with advocates for 22 days as part of “Fast […]

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The Nature Conservancy Releases First Ever Salmon Snapshots, showing California’s Coastal Salmon Overview

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — This week, for the first time ever, an analysis of the state of California Coastal salmon and restoration efforts has been completed and released by The Nature Conservancy, using data provided by The Department of Fish and Wildlife, water districts, private entities and local watershed organizations. With California experiencing […]

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Bubbles Baking issues Allergen Alert for undeclared Milk and Soy in First Street brand blueberry muffins

VAN NUYS, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Van Nuys based Bubbles Baking Co. is voluntarily recalling 9,229 cases of Blueberry Muffin 14 oz. and Blueberry Loaf Cake 16 oz. due to undeclared milk and soy allergen, sold in California and Arizona. People who have allergies to milk and soy run the risk of serious or life-threatening reactions if they consume these products.

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Smart Cities Prevail

Three Recent Polls Show Strong Support for Prevailing Wage Policies

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — According to Smart Cities Prevail, three recent polls conducted in California show broad support for prevailing wage policies on both the state and local level. Prevailing wages help create a stable middle class in local communities, strengthening neighborhoods and allowing people to invest in their towns – but they are […]

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Calif. Veterans Congratulate Assemblyman Jeff Gorell On Being Selected for Promotion to Rank of Commander in U.S. Navy Reserve

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — It was announced today in a message by the United States Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus that Lt. Commander Jeff Gorell has been selected for promotion to the grade of Commander (O-5) in the Navy (Reserve Component). All California veterans congratulate Commander-select Gorell, a State Assemblyman representing the 44th […]

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Calif. Gov. Brown Issues Proclamation Declaring A Day of Remembrance of the Armenian Genocide

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. issued the following proclamation, declaring a day of remembrance on April 24, 2013, of the Armenian Genocide. Text follows: PROCLAMATION Between 1915 and 1923, Armenians were subjected to torture, starvation, mass murder and exile from their historic homeland. 1.5 million lost their lives. […]

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Calif. Governor and First Lady Honor Sgt. 1st Class James F. Grissom

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On behalf of all Californians, Governor Brown and First Lady Anne Gust Brown honor Sgt. 1st Class James F. Grissom, who bravely gave his life in service to our state and nation. The Governor and First Lady extend their deepest condolences to his family and friends at this difficult time. […]

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Calif. Governor Brown Issues Proclamation Declaring Arbor Day

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. recognized arbor day with a poem by Gary Snyder, as part of an official proclamation. “I hope the day will be dedicated to the planting of trees not only for the benefit of this generation but as our gift to posterity,” said Brown […]

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Calif. Gov. Brown Issues Statement on Deaths of Two Santa Cruz Police Department Peace Officers

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. issued the following statement regarding Tuesday’s shooting death of Santa Cruz Police Department Sergeant Loran “Butch” Baker and Officer Elizabeth Butler: “It is with deep sadness that Anne and I honor the bravery of Sergeant Baker and Officer Butler, who were killed Tuesday while […]

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Calif. Governor and First Lady Honor Staff Sgt. Jonathan D. Davis

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On behalf of all Californians, Governor Brown and First Lady Anne Gust Brown honor Staff Sgt. Jonathan D. Davis, who bravely gave his life in service to our state and nation. The Governor and First Lady extend their deepest condolences to his family and friends at this difficult time. In […]

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Calif. Governor Brown Certifies Solar Project Under 2011 CEQA Reforms

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Taking action to cut red tape, create new jobs and generate clean energy, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. has certified a second project for fast-tracked judicial and legislative review under the terms of his 2011 CEQA reforms. The McCoy Solar Project, a billion-dollar renewable solar facility that will be located […]

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Office of the Governor and The California Museum Announce Inductees to the 7th Annual California Hall of Fame

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The Office of Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. and First Lady Anne Gust Brown along with The California Museum announced the latest inductees to the California Hall of Fame today. Now in its seventh year, the California Hall of Fame honors individuals who exemplify California’s spirit of innovation. The […]

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Calif. Governor Brown Issues Proclamation Declaring today ‘Ed Roberts Day’

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. issued a proclamation declaring Jan. 23, 2013 as “Ed Roberts Day.” Text Follows: Ed Roberts is rightfully known as “The Father of Independent Living.” Paralyzed by polio at the age of fourteen, he was labeled “unemployable” by the state when he sought vocational rehabilitation. […]

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Assemblyman Jeff Gorell

California State Fire Fee Bills Being Sent to Local 44th Assembly District Residents – Short Window to Challenge Fee

CAMARILLO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Thousands of 44th Assembly District residents in certain unincorporated areas will be receiving in the mail a new California state tax bill charging property owners an additional fee for fire prevention services within the “State Responsibility Area” (SRA). The office of Assemblyman Jeff Gorell (R-Camarillo) is asking the media to help inform residents of this new bill and the very short time window allowed to challenge or appeal an erroneous fee.

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SF Mayor Lee Announces Renewed Partnership with Benioff Family and Salesforce Foundation to Help House Homeless

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee on Monday announced Marc and Lynne Benioff and the Salesforce.com Foundation will renew their important financial support to house homeless families in San Francisco and announced additional contributions from City agencies. Contributions will ensure a second successful year for the Home for the Holidays initiative.

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Calif. Governor Brown Announces 81st Annual Capitol Christmas Tree Lighting on December 5

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the 81st Annual Capitol Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony will be held on Wednesday, December 5 on the West Steps of the State Capitol. This year’s tree is a 50-foot tall white fir tree from the Latour Demonstration State Forest located near Redding in Shasta County and is the first Capitol Christmas tree from a state forest.

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Calif. Governor Brown and Attorney General Harris Honor 3 with Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor Awards

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. was joined by Attorney General Kamala D. Harris today to honor three individuals with the Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor for their extraordinary commitment, service and bravery in the line of duty.

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California Stadium Violence Prevention Bill Signed by Governor Brown

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Next time you find yourself at a football game, with a front row seat to a brawl in the stands between two rowdy fans, you’ll be able to more quickly and less conspicuously summon stadium security. Assembly Bill 2464, the Improving Personal Safety at Stadiums Act, authored by Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles), was signed into law today by Calif. Governor Brown.

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San Francisco Mayor Lee’s Statement on Sikh Temple Shooting in Wisconsin

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — “San Francisco grieves with those affected by the Sikh Temple shooting in Wisconsin. Now, more than ever, we must work together to reduce gun violence, embrace diversity and keep our communities safe,” said S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee, in his statement. As a mark of respect for the victims […]

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The Nature Conservancy

The Nature Conservancy announces its Top 10 Uniquely California Rivers – Where to Cool off Stream-side This Summer

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The Nature Conservancy released today their top ten Uniquely California Rivers list – those that have the highest number of freshwater plants and animals found nowhere else on earth. While the weather is nice, The Conservancy is encouraging people to grab their favorite outdoor gear and visit some of […]

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SF Mayor Urges All Residents to Rethink Sugary Drinks and Hydrate with Hetch Hetchy Tap Water this Summer

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee this week, on the first day of Summer, issued a proclamation declaring a Soda Free Summer in San Francisco through August 2012. For the past five years, the Soda Free Summer initiative has sought to increase awareness about the health impacts of drinking sugar-sweetened […]

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Calif. Governor Brown Issues Proclamation Declaring Flag Day

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Proclamation Declaring Flag Day: On June 14th, 1777, in the midst of our struggle to free ourselves from the colonial rule of Great Britain, the Second Continental Congress adopted the “Stars and Stripes” as the flag of the nascent United States of America. Since that day, our flag has served […]

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Calif. Governor and First Lady Honor Cpl. Taylor J. Baune

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On behalf of all Californians, Governor Brown and First Lady Anne Gust Brown honor Cpl. Taylor J. Baune, who bravely gave his life in service to our state and nation. The Governor and First Lady extend their deepest condolences to his family and friends at this difficult time. In memorial, […]

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World Travel in a Model T Ford: Adventure and Intrigue Surround the Life of Aloha Wanderwell

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Richard Diamond, founder of AlohaWanderwell.com, announced this week that June 4, 2012 marks the sixteenth anniversary of Aloha Wanderwell’s death, the first woman to travel around the world in an automobile – a Model T Ford that she affectionately named ‘Little Lizzie.’ Aloha was 16 when she began this journey in 1922.

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