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SuperFly Magazine Publisher Gloria Goldwater announces New Book on Her Untold Story of Hip-Hop Legacy

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — New book, ‘SuperFly – My Untold Story of Hip-Hop’ (ISBN: 9780991356010), authored by Gloria Goldwater, pulls back the curtain on how the popular hip-hop magazine, SuperFly, that launched in the early 90s, came to be and why it ultimately folded.

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With focus on Ebola, many forget that every 4 hours a Californian is diagnosed with Tuberculosis (TB)

OAKLAND, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Ebola is dominating the news headlines, bringing public health into the spotlight. Tragically, thousands have died. In the U.S., public health departments everywhere are quickly learning about Ebola and taking measures to prevent an epidemic here; but they are not starting from scratch, says the California Tuberculosis Controllers Association (CTCA).

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New web portal hopes to offer the best travel deal guide for Vegas Tourism

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — It’s not hard to lose money in Las Vegas, says new start-up VegasTourism.com. Remember the phrase, The house always wins? For the most part, gone are the days when hotel-casino heads figured that if they could get the tourists there, they’d spend so much money gambling it was worth it to sell prime rib plates for $4.99 and offer cheap entertainment.

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5 Bars Communities will develop a Wireless Master Plan for the 73 Toll Road in Orange County

IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ — 5 Bars Communities announced today that it has been selected as the chief wireless consultant for the San Joaquin Hills Transportation Corridor Agency’s 73 Toll Road. Amid growing demands for high-speed mobile broadband connectivity, the addition of strategically and sensitively placed cell sites on the 73 Toll Road will improve safety and provide added convenience for commuters.

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EPIC Insurance Brokers Ranked 46 Among World’s Top Insurance Brokers in Finaccord’s Global Insurance Broking

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, has been ranked 46 among the world’s top insurance brokers in Finaccord’s Global Insurance Broking: A Strategic Review of the World’s Top 150 Commercial Non-Life Insurance Brokers.

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Calif. Gov. Brown Announces Appointments for Oct. 22, 2014 including to California Film Commission

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On Wednesday, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments. First, Thomas Davis, 56, of Sherman Oaks, has been appointed to the California Film Commission. Davis is third international vice president of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees Executive Board, where he has been a member since […]

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Calif. Gov. Brown Announces Appointments for Oct. 21, 2014 including to California Travel and Tourism Commission

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On Tuesday, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments. Clark Ducart, 53, of Crescent City, has been appointed warden at Pelican Bay State Prison, where he has been acting warden since 2014 and has served in several positions since 1989, including chief deputy warden, correctional administrator, correctional […]

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Calif. Gov. Brown Announces Appointments for Oct. 20, 2014 including to California Department of Human Resources

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On Monday, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments. First, Richard Gillihan, 46, of Folsom, has been appointed director of the California Department of Human Resources, where he has served as acting director since 2014. Gillihan has served in several positions at the California Department of Finance […]

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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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Michael Nischan of EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants to Advise Trucking Industry on Minimizing Risk, Enhancing Safety

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — As the head of the transportation safety and security consulting business for EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, Michael Nischan will present his views on risk management in the trucking industry on a panel during a three-day industry seminar hosted by the Trucking Industry Defense Association (TIDA).

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Rapid Prototypes announces beta launch of AdaptRM Time Tracking and Invoicing service

SUNNYVALE, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Rapid Prototypes, Inc. today announced the release of its AdaptRM Time Tracking and Invoicing beta service. Already supporting unlimited numbers of devices, this release incorporates a new invoicing ability. This option not only allows the user to track time to their various projects, but also creates professional invoices for direct transmission to clients via their preferred method.

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Edgewood Partners Insurance Center adds John Walsh as Executive Liability and Financial Lines Principal

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Edgewood Partners Insurance Center (EPIC), a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that John Walsh has joined the firm as their Principal of Executive Liability and Financial Lines insurance. Walsh brings more than 10 years of Financial Lines Broking, Placement, Underwriting, Business Development, Client Service, Operations and Claims Management experience to EPIC.

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Jeremy Burcham named Chief Strategy Officer at The Compliance Group, Inc.

CARLSBAD, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Leading mortgage compliance services provider The Compliance Group, Inc. (TCG) today announced it has hired Jeremy Burcham as Chief Strategy Officer. Bringing nearly 14 years of quality control and operations experience, Burcham will be responsible for formulating, facilitating and communicating TCG’s plans for the future.

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ImmersiON-VRelia space exploration experience on GO Head Mounted Display at 75th Anniversary Open House

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. /California Newswire/ — ImmersiON-VRelia, the premier innovator in the HMD Virtual Reality sector, will exhibit at NASA’s 75th Anniversary Open House. The event, set for October 18, 2014 at the NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View, Calif., is expected to draw approximately 120,000 attendees.

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Seasoned Community Banker Mark Gustafson Named Market Exec at Bank of Southern California

PALM DESERT, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Bank of Southern California today announced that seasoned community banker, Mark Gustafson has been appointed to lead the bank’s Coachella Valley region. Mr. Gustafson most recently served as Market President for First California Bank which was sold and merged into Pacific Western Bank. He also served as President and CEO of Canyon National Bank, Ogden BancShares, Inc

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Amanda Leigh’s Amateur Pole Art Showcase Pre-Halloween Party 2014 in Hollywood

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Everyday women will prove that the sport of pole dancing is no longer just for strippers when they take the stage, in costume, at a historical bikini bar on Sunday, October 26 during Amanda Leigh’s Amateur Pole Art Showcase Pre-Halloween Party. Held at the World Famous Cheetahs Club Hollywood, show time begins at 8 p.m. and doors open at 7:30 p.m.

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Christopher Walker, Esq. joins Edgewood Partners Insurance Center as Director of Healthcare Compliance

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Edgewood Partners Insurance Center (EPIC), a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Christopher Walker, Esq. has joined the firm as Director of Healthcare Compliance and Associate General Counsel, Employee Benefits. Walker will be based in EPIC’s San Francisco headquarters and will report to Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Dan Crawford.

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Foodies welcome new store in Burbank, Van Dorn Gourmets, offering complete line of Spices, Seasonings, Blends and Dip Mixes

BURBANK, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Foodies on alert! After experiencing popularity and success through their online store of gourmet rubs, seasonings, spices and dips, Van Dorn Gourmets has recently announced the launch of their first brick and mortar store in Burbank, Calif. Featuring an expanded line and customer-first service the store has been met with quick enthusiasm and positive feedback from area food lovers.

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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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Edgewood Partners Insurance Center welcomes Bill Cosgrove as Financial Institutions Practice Leader

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Edgewood Partners Insurance Center (EPIC), a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that William P. Cosgrove has joined the firm as managing principal and Financial Institutions Practice leader. Cosgrove brings 28 years of insurance industry underwriting, production, marketing, client service, management and executive leadership experience to the firm.

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Edgewood Partners Insurance Center Names Insurance Veteran Peter Garvey as Chief Operating Officer

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Edgewood Partners Insurance Center (EPIC), a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, today announced the appointment of insurance industry veteran Peter Garvey as Chief Operating Officer, a newly created position reporting to CEO John Hahn. Bringing EPIC nearly 35 years of insurance brokerage strategic operations, mergers and acquisitions, and executive leadership experience, Garvey will be chartered with further accelerating EPIC’s growth momentum.

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Senator Alex Padilla

California Bill to Facilitate Texting to 911, Modernize Emergency Communications signed into Law – SB 1211

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Gov. Brown this past week signed Senate Bill 1211, authored by Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima). The bill moves California another step closer to enable citizens to text to 911 for emergency assistance by establishing a transparent and efficient process for funding essential upgrades to the state’s 911 public safety […]

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Assemblymember Muratsuchi

Legislative Idea to Create California Aerospace Commission Announced

TORRANCE, Calif. /California Newswire/ — This past week, Calif. Assemblymember Muratsuchi (D – Torrance) convened aerospace industry stakeholders for an Aerospace Advisory Council (Council) meeting at Honeywell Aerospace to discuss bill ideas and the creation of the California Aerospace Commission (CAC), a commission to strengthen the industry and ensure that California remains a global destination […]

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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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Edgewood Partners Insurance Center welcomes David Wiesner as Regional Director for Employee Benefits Consulting

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Edgewood Partners Insurance Center (EPIC), a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, today announced that David Wiesner has joined the firm as managing principle and regional director in EPIC’s Employee Benefits Consulting Division.

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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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Senator Alex Padilla

Landmark California Plastic Bag Ban Signed into Law – SB 270

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/– This week, Calif. Governor Jerry Brown signed into law Senate Bill 270 which will phase out single-use plastic bags in the state of California. The bill was joint authored by Senators Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima), Kevin de Leon (D-Los Angeles) and Ricardo Lara (D-Huntington Park/Long Beach). The bill goes into effect on […]

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California Legislation to Create New Funding Stream for Water Efficiency Signed by Gov. Brown – AB 2636

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Another key water-conservation bill introduced by Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles), and co-authored by Assemblymember Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley), was signed into law by Governor Brown this week. AB 2636 establishes CalConserve, a revolving-loan program to finance water-efficiency projects for home owners and businesses, and helps cities and counties reach […]

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EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants named a ‘Best Place to Work in Insurance’ for 5th Year

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants (EPIC), a retail property, casualty and employee benefits insurance brokerage, has been recognized for a fifth year as a ‘Best Place to Work in Insurance’ by Business Insurance Magazine and survey co-sponsor Best Companies Group.

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Angels Baseball selects 5 Bars to Deliver High-Speed Wi-Fi and DAS to Increase Efficiencies for Post Season Games

IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ — 5 Bars, an Irvine, Calif.-based premier provider of indoor and outdoor distributed antenna systems (DAS) and Wi-Fi(R) systems, has installed permanent neutral host DAS and Wi-Fi networks at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. Angel Stadium is a 45,483 seat facility and home to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.

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Senator Alex Padilla

California Legislation to Protect Healthcare Workers Signed into Law by Gov. Brown

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Senate Bill 1299 authored by Senator Alex Padilla (D-Padilla) was signed by Governor Brown this week. The bill requires hospitals to establish comprehensive workplace violence prevention plans. The bill goes into effect on January 1, 2015. “Governor Brown’s signature will help protect healthcare workers. This new law requires additional […]

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Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto

Landmark California Recycled-Water Bill Signed by Gov. Brown as 2014 Drought Persists

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Most homeowners want cheaper water bills. If provided the infrastructure, they’d gladly use recycled water to wash cars and irrigate lawns. Many cities have vast reservoirs of recycled water. If provided a market, they’d gladly allow the water to be used for more than just landscaping medians. Drought-scorched California took […]

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Assemblymember Bob Wieckowski

California Bill of Rights for senior RCFE residents, to reform oversight of assisted living centers, singed into law

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ Calif. Governor Jerry Brown’s signing this week of several bills to aid California seniors by improving oversight of assisted living facilities will better protect the state’s growing elderly population, said Assemblymember Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont), the author of one of the bills signed into law. “The horrible stories of abandonment, abuse and […]

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Tackle Cancer with a Cheer! Inaugural ‘Team Up for St. Jude, Spirited by Varsity – Game Day’ will help find cures, save kids

ANAHEIM, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Anaheim-based Esperanza High School Cheer and Song Leaders are hosting Team Up for St. Jude Spirited by Varsity – Game Day, a spirit week to raise funds and awareness for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital(R). The Aztec cheer and song teams are enlisting students and fans to help sideline childhood cancer and other deadly diseases by cheering on the Cardinal and Gold at Brea Olinda High Stadium on October 2, 2014, at 7 p.m.

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Smart Cities Prevail to Palo Alto: Pay Prevailing Wage

PALO ALTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — In advance of tomorrow’s soft opening of the still incomplete Mitchell Park Library, Dale Howard, spokesperson for Smart Cities Prevail, issued the following statement regarding the status of the troubled project, and called on city officials to change prevailing wage policy to mitigate similar problems in the future:

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At Educause 2014, Meru Networks Inc. and Utelogy Corp Showcase Intelligent Campus AV Solutions

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Utelogy Corporation, creator of audio-visual control and management software will demonstrate its capabilities over SDN-enabled Wi-Fi(R) powered by Meru Networks, Inc. in booth 1037 at Educause 2014, being held September 29 through October 2, 2014 in Orlando, Fla. Meru is a leader in intelligent networking and the only wireless LAN vendor to have received OpenFlow(TM) conformance.

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California legislation to protect and preserve sacred Native American landmarks signed into law by Gov. Brown

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — After nearly two years of negotiation, legislation to protect and preserve sacred Native American landmarks was signed by Governor Brown yesterday. AB 52 would ensure that tribes have a say in development projects that affect tribal sacred places and cultural resources, by strengthening the consultation standards with tribes under the […]

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