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Romney Campaign Expands Latino Focus: Names Josh Valdez, DBA, Chairman of Campaign’s Health Care Insurance Industry Group

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Latino Consultants, LLC today announced that Josh Valdez, DBA, the former Regional Director for the Federal Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), has been named the Chair of Health Care Insurance Industry Group by the Romney for President campaign.

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L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa Celebrates Opening of Restored and Renovated City Hall Park

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Mayor Villaraigosa on Thursday celebrated the opening of the newly renovated City Hall Park. City Hall Park has been undergoing restoration since December of 2011. The renovation design, chosen by public and the City, includes needed updates to landscape design, irrigation systems, lighting, and plant selection. “The new City […]

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Calif. Gov. Brown Signs Legislation (SB 1029) to Improve California’s Transportation System

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. yesterday signed SB 1029, which will create thousands of new jobs in California by modernizing regional transportation systems and linking them to the state’s future high-speed rail line. The $4.7 billion investment will be matched by an additional $7.9 billion in federal and local […]

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Calif. Governor Brown Signs California Homeowner Bill of Rights

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today signed the California Homeowner Bill of Rights to halt the “abusive tactics” of loan servicers and protect struggling homeowners who are trying, in good faith, to renegotiate their mortgages. “Californians should not have to suffer the abusive tactics of those who would push […]

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L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa Signs Ordinance Reforming Tax Structure for Auto Dealers

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Mayor Villaraigosa on Monday signed a City ordinance exempting new car dealers from the City’s gross receipts tax, or business tax, at KIA of Downtown. “Ending the auto dealer business tax is smart policy that will pay dividends for years to come,” said Mayor Villaraigosa. “New dealerships mean new […]

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Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers CEO Pilar Montoya is Honored for Advancing STEM Awareness

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, Inc (SHPE) Chief Executive Officer, Pilar Montoya, has been nationally recognized by U.S. STEMconnector(TM), "100 Women Leaders in STEM," for her efforts to increase STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) awareness, access, support and leadership development among the Hispanic community. In a special reception […]

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Riveting Novel, ‘Sarcophagus’ by Jean-Pierre Chevalier, Sheds New Light on Modern Health-Care Issues

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — ‘Sarcophagus’ by Jean-Pierre Chevalier (ISBN: 978-0-595-67678-1; ebook: ISBN: 978-0-595-83618-5) is now available in Kindle Edition at Amazon.com. This underground classic is a compelling literary phenomenon, read by patient advocates and would-be whistle-blowers.

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Catholic Online announces their adoption of the new Mobile Politics application for the iPhone

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Catholic Online is announcing their adoption of the new Mobile Politics application for the iPhone to share the social message of the Church. Mobile Politics is being touted as ‘the most powerful tool in politics since the invention of the ballot.’

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Calif. Governor Brown Appoints Eight to Los Angeles County Superior Court

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the appointments of Debra A. Cole, Halim Dhanidina, Peter A. Hernandez, Bruce G. Iwasaki, H. Clay Jacke II, Virginia Keeny, David B. Walgren and Jeffrey K. Winikow to judgeships in the Los Angeles County Superior Court.

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L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa, Chief Beck Announce Gun Buyback Program Has Collected Over 7,942 Firearms in Four Years

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck announced today that 1,673 firearms were collected during the 2012 Gun Buyback, bringing the total number of firearms collected through the program to 7,942.

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Teen social network JACKIE FAME teams with The Weinstein Company to promote the movie ‘BULLY’

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Jackie Fame, Inc. (FAME), the leading kid/teen social network www.JFame.com, is joining forces with The Weinstein Company to promote the movie ‘Bully.’ After much debate over the rating, the PG-13 version of the anti-bullying documentary will open in 115 theaters.

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L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa Signs Development Reform Ordinance Cutting Red Tape

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa signed the Multiple Approvals Ordinance on Monday, cutting red tape and simplifying the development review process. Under the new ordinance development projects that require multiple approvals from the City of Los Angeles will now have one deadline rather than multiple expiration dates for individual entitlements.

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Los Angeles-based Dance Company Jazz Tap Ensemble Tours Africa With U.S. Department of State’s DanceMotion USA

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and the Brooklyn Academy of Music will send Jazz Tap Ensemble, a Los Angeles-based dance company, to the Democratic Republic of Congo, Mozambique, and Zimbabwe to tour as part of DanceMotion USA(SM), April 9 – May 5, 2012.

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Los Angeles Publicity Firm, G-Man Marketing, Celebrates 10 Years of Broadcast and Internet Branding

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Whether you call it publicity, media relations or hype, everybody needs it and John Scott G has been providing it for a decade. ‘Just by visiting the Internet, you have been influenced by our work,’ states the head of G-Man Marketing. ‘We create and publish media announcements, press alerts, video messaging, social networking communication, and what I call ghost marketing.’

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L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa Releases Regional Export Plan at Inaugural Brookings and JP Morgan Chase Conference

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa on Wednesday announced the release of the Los Angeles Regional Export Plan and new funding for programs facilitating exports through the Los Angeles Regional Export Council (LARExC) during a keynote speech at the Inaugural Brookings Institution and JPMorgan Chase Global Cities Initiative (GCI) Forum.

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L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa Announces 2012 Minority Business Firms of the Year

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and the Los Angeles City Council will honor five Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs) during the two-day 17th Annual Minority Business Awards and Conference ‘Fostering Strategic Business Growth for Job Creation’ to be held March 23rd and 27th.

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Association for Los Angeles Deputy Sheriffs Endorses Tom Calderon for Calif. State Assembly

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Tom Calderon’s campaign for State Assembly announced the endorsement of the Association for Los Angeles Deputy Sheriffs today. Calderon is running in California’s 58th Assembly District, which includes the cities of Artesia, Bell Gardens, Bellflower, Cerritos, Commerce, Downey, Montebello, Pico Rivera and portions of Norwalk. He represented the 58th […]

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L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa Urges U.S. Education Secretary Duncan to Empower School Districts

WASHINGTON, D.C. /California Newswire/ — Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa asked U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan on Friday to empower school districts to apply for Race to the Top grants and for waivers from No Child Left Behind’s rigid regulations.

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Non-Profit PR Grant Recipients for 2012 announced by Neotrope

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Neotrope(R), a public relations, advertising and marketing firm established in 1983, today announced the recipients of the Non-Profit PR Grants Program for 2012. This year’s 10 recipients, selected from over 300 applicants, will receive approximately $50,000 total in pro bono services. Originally launched in 2000, the Neotrope PR Grant program has helped raise awareness for worthwhile causes all over the U.S. by providing public relations, news dissemination and online marketing, donated by Neotrope’s accredited staff.

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Los Angeles County Students to Study in China Under the 100,000 Strong Initiative

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On February 17, U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping visited the International Studies Learning Center (ISLC), a public middle and high school in South Gate, California, within the Los Angeles Unified School District.

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L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa Welcomes Lucky Brand Headquarters to Downtown Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa today joined Councilmember Jose Huizar and the CEOs of Fifth and Pacific Companies and Lucky Brand for the grand opening of the new Lucky Brand Headquarters in downtown Los Angeles.

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Calif. Governor Brown Outlines Plan for China-California Joint Task Force to Drive Investment and Collaboration

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — In remarks today at a U.S./China economic forum, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced his intention to form a China-California Joint Task Force to drive more collaboration, investment and trade between California and China.

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L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa Issues Statement on the Passing of Whitney Houston

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa issued the following statement Saturday on the passing of Whitney Houston: Today, Los Angeles mourns the loss of Whitney Houston, one of the greatest voices of all time. It is with deep sadness that we reflect upon a life taken from us too soon, and a woman whose talents touched so many.

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Metro Issues Request for Next Gen Super-Clean Buses for Los Angeles in Pilot Program Initiated by Mayor Villaraigosa

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) released a request for proposals (RFP) for up to 30 Super Low Emission Buses (SLEBs) and/or Zero Emission Buses (ZEBs) as part of a pilot program to evaluate burgeoning technologies for LA’s future bus fleet.

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USC School of Cinematic Arts Announce Films for 2012 American Film Showcase

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts (SCA) announced today the 29 films selected for the American Film Showcase, an international cultural diplomacy initiative that brings people together worldwide through film.

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L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa Launches 2012 Earned Income Tax Credit Awareness Program For Working Families

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and community partners today launched the Greater Los Angeles Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) Campaign Partnership, an annual effort to help qualified low and moderate-income families claim the tax credits they deserve.

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L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa and African American Leaders Celebrate African American Heritage Month

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, the City Council, and business and community leaders launched a month of cultural events honoring African-American history and culture at the City’s annual African-American Heritage Month celebration. This year the City of Los Angeles honored Sheryl Lee Ralph, Walter Mosley, and Dr. Keith Black.

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Calif. Governor Brown to Deliver ‘Call to Action’ in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. asks Los Angeles business leaders to stand with him on two major priorities for 2012: passing his balanced budget plan and persuading the legislature to enact his 12-point pension reform proposal.

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Mayor Villaraigosa Announces Reopening of Six Business Source Centers Across Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa announced on Monday that six newly improved BusinessSource Centers are reopening across Los Angeles. The BusinessSource Centers are part of the Mayor’s strategy to create a healthy environment for job creation in Los Angeles.

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Calif. Assemblymember Hall to Honor Los Angeles County Reserve Sheriff Deputy Shervin Lalezary

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Assemblymember Isadore Hall, III (D – Los Angeles) will lead fellow legislators in honoring Los Angeles County Reserve Deputy Sheriff Shervin Lalezary for his acts of bravery during a ceremony in the Assembly Chambers on Thursday, January 19, 2012.

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Los Angeles Mayor Villaraigosa, LAPD Chief Beck Release Gang Reduction Stats

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and LAPD Chief Charlie Beck today announced the 2011 results of the City’s Gang Reduction and Youth Development (GRYD) program including a successful 2011 Summer Night Lights (SNL) program resulting in a 35 percent reduction in gang related Part 1 crimes for all SNL sites.

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Calif. Senator Padilla to Introduce Legislation to Require Increased Support for Health and Education of Student-Athletes

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On the same day as the college football national championship game, California State Senator Alex Padilla announced he will be introducing legislation that would require that student-athletes injured during their college career be provided the necessary medical and financial support to complete their degree.

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L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa, Chief Beck Announce 9th Consecutive Year of Crime Reduction in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck today announced the City’s 2011 year-end crime statistics that showed violent crime and property crime were reduced across Los Angeles for the 9th consecutive year.

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L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa Celebrates Milestone in Clean Truck Program at Port of Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Delivering on his promise to reduce pollution at the Port of Los Angeles and protect public health, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa today marked a major milestone in the Clean Truck Program. The program required all trucks at the Port of Los Angeles to meet the toughest environmental standards in the nation by January 1, 2012.

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Los Angeles Mayor Villaraigosa Issues Statement on String Of L.A. Arson Fires

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Mayor Villaraigosa released the following statement on Monday on the string of arson fires in Los Angeles: Over the past few days we have been faced with an ongoing series of arson fires committed by an individual with wanton disregard for the lives and property of Angelenos. Thankfully, there have been no lives lost to these criminal acts and only minor injuries to date.

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