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Smart Cities Council welcomes Civic Resource Group International as Associate Partner

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Civic Resource Group International (CRG) is delighted to announce their appointment as Associate Partner in the Smart Cities Council. CRG will participate with the Smart Cities Council as a technology solutions provider and a champion of the ‘Smart Cities’ concept of ‘digital’ transformation by providing solutions that streamline the traditional organization and management of urban living.

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New ‘CaliParks’ Social Media App Helps Californians Discover Calif. Parks, Plan Trips, Share Experiences

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Parks Forward this past week announced a neat new app – “CaliParks” – for those wanting to explore and share the wonderful parks in California. Want to discover what’s happening in parks across California, find places where you can do everything from camping to climbing to playing basketball, plan a […]

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Mark and Jan Hilbert Donate Rex Brandt Watercolor to Laguna College of Art and Design Permanent Collection

LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Laguna College of Art and Design (LCAD) today announced that Mark and Janet Hilbert of The Hilbert Collection donated ‘Evening Rendezvous’ (Watercolor on Paper, 10×14 inches, 1960) by acclaimed California watercolorist Rex Brandt. The iconic watercolor will be part of the college’s permanent collection, which also includes The Rex and Joan Irving Brandt Archives.

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Veros Real Estate Solutions CEO Darius Bozorgi Speaking at 2015 ABS Vegas Conference

SANTA ANA, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Veros Real Estate Solutions, an award-winning industry leader in enterprise risk management, collateral valuation services and predictive analytics, announces that CEO Darius Bozorgi will be a panelist at the 2015 ABS Vegas conference, the largest capital markets conference in the world.

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Civic Resource Group announces its designation as APN Technology Partner in AWS Partner Network

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Civic Resource Group International (CRG) is pleased to announce its designation as an APN Technology Partner in the AWS Partner Network (APN), a program which provides technical, business, and marketing support and provides a way for customers to identify partners with proven experience on AWS.

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Isadore Hall III

Calif. Senator Isadore Hall Statement on Pacific Maritime Association shutting down West Coast ports this weekend

SAN PEDRO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Tonight, Calif. Senator Isadore Hall, III (D – South Bay) released the following statement regarding the Pacific Maritime Association’s (PMA) decision to shut down vessel loading and unloading at West Coast ports this weekend: “I am extremely concerned and disappointed in the Pacific Maritime Association’s (PMA) latest reckless and […]

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‘Pantychakra: Intimacy Building for Couples’ event in No. Hollywood makes Valentine’s Day more Intimate

NORTH HOLLYWOOD, Calif. /California Newswire/ — For over five years, studio owner, instructor and performer, Heather West has successfully championed the fine art of living lusciously with her Luscious Maven Pole Dance Studio. This Valentine’s Day, West will raise the libido as her North Hollywood based studio plays host to a series of events for singles and couples alike.

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Agru America, Inc. helps City of Portola Calif. Landfill Reduce Environmental Impact and Save Money

PORTOLA, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Agru America, Inc. today announced that the city of Portola, Calif. is now using its exclusive EPA Subtitle D compliant landfill closure system – ClosureTurf(R). Officials at the landfill had to address significant challenges including ground water issues and a short construction window.

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2015 High Technology Crime Investigation Association International Conference and Training Expo Announced

ROSEVILLE, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The High Technology Crime Investigation Association (HTCIA) will unveil its 29th Annual International Conference and Training Expo on August 30, 2015, at the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort in beautiful Orlando, Florida. This International Conference brings together groups including law enforcement, private industry, government and academia from the United States and from around the world.

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Protector Holdings, a joint venture of EPIC and Dowling Capital Partners, acquires Peartree Insurance Services

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Protector Holdings, a joint venture of EPIC (Edgewood Partners Insurance Center) and Dowling Capital Partners, announced today the acquisition of Peartree Insurance Services. Headquartered in Brea, California, Peartree specializes in providing insurance services to Hispanic consumers.

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California vs. Big Plastic

California vs. Big Plastic says Plastic Bag Companies are Spending Millions to Repeal Ban

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — According to a news release this week from the grassroots California vs. Big Plastic organization, plastic bag companies have raised more than $3.34 Million and spent $3,266,679 in their attempt to put a repeal of California’s plastic bag ban on the ballot, outspending bill supporters by more than 25-1. “This […]

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EPIC Insurance Brokers welcomes Kent Collier to its Greyling Insurance Brokerage and Risk Consulting unit

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property and casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Kent Collier, J.D., LEED AP BD+C, has joined the firm’s Greyling Insurance Brokerage Division as an associate client manager. Greyling is a highly regarded specialty insurance broker and risk management consulting team serving architects, engineers, contractors, environmental service firms and law firms across the country.

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IPM and Unified Small Business Alliance South Bay Networking Mixer a Success

TORRANCE, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Integrated Physical Medicine (IPM) in coordination with the Unified Small Business Alliance (USBA) held a networking event on January 30, 2015 at IPM in the city of Torrance, Calif. The main purpose of this mixer was to unify South Bay businesses and encourage community members to support economic growth by shopping local.

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Pacific Pinball Museum to host 2015 California State Championship Pinball Tournament

ALAMEDA, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Pacific Pinball Museum (PPM) today announced that the International Flipper Pinball Association (IFPA), is coordinating the second annual State Championship Series finale, a competition held simultaneously across 33 different states on Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015. This year’s competition in California will be held at the Pacific Pinball Museum.

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DARTH BEETLE: ArteQuesta Urban Artist Evan Skrederstu Paints Star Wars Beetle as Part of ‘Mask’ Series

MILL VALLEY, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Fine art investment company ArteQuesta today announced that urban artist Evan Skrederstu has been commissioned for a Star Wars themed piece in a crescendo to his acclaimed ‘Mask Series’ of painted bugs. The commissioned image of the iconic Darth Vader mask is to be painted on a largest breed of beetle, Titanus Gigantus, measuring 5.75 inches.

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MCT Trading’s Phil Rasori recognized for development of MCTlive!, the company’s new secondary marketing platform

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — MCT Trading, Inc., a recognized industry leader in mortgage risk management providing pipeline hedging, best-execution loan sales and centralized lock desk services, announced that its COO, Phil Rasori, was named one of the Top 40 Most Influential Mortgage Professionals Under 40 by National Mortgage Professional magazine.

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More than 600 Northern California Women Will Attend Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Sacramento Founders Day Celebration

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — More than 600 members of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., the largest African-American women’s organization in the country, will spend Friday and Saturday Jan. 30 and 31 in Sacramento at the Doubletree Hotel celebrating their Founders Day.

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Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.

Calif. Gov. Brown Announces Appointments for Jan. 26, 2015 including to California Department of Food and Agriculture

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — This week, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments: First, Jennifer Kent, 41, of Sacramento, has been appointed director of the California Department of Health Care Services. Kent has been executive director at Local Health Plans of California since 2013. She was principal at Health Management Associates […]

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Mayor Edwin Lee

S.F. Mayor Lee Announces $25.6 Million in U.S. HUD Grants for Homeless Programs in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Mayor Edwin M. Lee on Tuesday announced that the U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded San Francisco $25.6 million in HUD’s Continuum of Care grants to fund 60 San Francisco-based organizations and a variety of housing and services including transitional and permanent supportive housing, rapid re-housing, […]

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Long Beach-based Art-In-Relation Breathes New Life Into Arts with ‘Fresh A.I.R.’ Musical Event

LONG BEACH, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Art-In-Relation (AIR), a new non-profit Long Beach based Arts Organization will be holding its first fundraising event on Feb. 22, 2015 beginning at 2 p.m. at the Ernest Borgnine Theatre in Long Beach. The event is called ‘Fresh A.I.R. – a Broadway Benefit.’

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Kamala D. Harris

Calif. Attorney General Kamala D. Harris Issues Alert on Campus Safety

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, Calif. Attorney General Kamala D. Harris issued an information bulletin to California law enforcement agencies, higher education administrators and campus security personnel, providing enforcement guidance on new and amended sexual assault and campus safety laws. The bulletin summarizes SB 967 (Senate pro Tempore Kevin de León, D-Los Angeles) […]

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South Bay Community Mixer to Support Local Business Growth in Torrance welcomes Calif. Assembly Member David Hadley as Keynote Speaker

TORRANCE, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Integrated Physical Medicine (IPM) will be hosting a business mixer in coordination with the Unified Small Business Alliance (USBA). The event will take place on January 30, 2015 at 4 p.m. at IPM located at 3661 Torrance Blvd., Suite 201, Torrance.

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AccuSure Shows Businesses How to Save Money and Meet OSHA Form 300 Requirements

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — AccuSure today announced that is willing to help any Calif. business learn how to comply with one of the most important but overlooked mandates from OSHA (Occupational and Safety Health Administration). Most businesses are required by law to publish a summary of their OSHA 300 log from 02/01 – 04/30 annually.

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Assemblyman Mike Gatto

Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto Introduces DNA Privacy Bill – AB 170

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — A government repository of the DNA of all children born? It sounds like something out of 20th Century dystopian fiction, says Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto. Surely, that can’t happen here, right? Actually, millions of newborns each year provide a blood sample to the state, to be screened for congenital disorders. […]

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Pacific Pinball Museum to storm German Culture with American Pinball Exhibition

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The Pacific Pinball Museum (PPM) in California has signed an agreement with Phaeno Museum of Wolfsburg, Germany to create a never-before-seen exhibition of pinball art and science. This will mark the first time a major exhibition of pinball art and exhibits has made the journey to Europe.

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California Association of Nonprofits supports increase in the minimum wage starting in 2015

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — As the “Chamber of Commerce” representing the nonprofit sector in California, the California Association of Nonprofits (CalNonprofits) today announced its support for increases to the minimum wage. California’s nonprofit community has multiple interests in the issue of minimum wage: as employers of one million Californians, as service providers, and […]

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Mayor Edwin Lee

S.F. Mayor Lee Outlines Shared Prosperity Agenda in 2015 State of the City Address

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On Thursday, S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee delivered his 2015 State of the City address at the recently completed Phase One expansion site of the San Francisco Wholesale Produce Market – the first new Production, Distribution, and Repair (PDR) space in San Francisco in more than a decade – […]

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Calif Gov Brown

Calif. Gov. Brown Announces Appointments Jan. 16, 2015 including to Domestic Violence Advisory Council

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On Friday, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments: First, John Boyd, 45, of Folsom, has been reappointed to the California Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission, where he has served since 2013. Boyd has been chief executive officer at the Sutter Solano Medical Center and […]

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Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.

Calif. Gov. Brown Announces Appointments Jan. 15, 2015 including to Developmental and Reproductive Toxicant Identification Committee

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — This past Thursday, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments: First, Donald Cavier, 44, of Rocklin, has been appointed chief deputy director of the California Housing Finance Agency. Cavier has been director of finance at the Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency since 2007, where he was finance […]

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Calif. Gov. Brown Announces Appointments for Jan. 14, 2015 including to California Commission on Disability Access

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — This past Wednesday, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments: First, James Greene, 63, of Sacramento, has been appointed deputy director of the Center for Health Statistics and Informatics at the California Department of Public Health. Greene has served as visiting clinical faculty and instructor of record […]

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Calif. Gov. Brown Announces Appointments Jan. 12 and 13, 2015 including to California Commission on Emergency Medical Services

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Last Monday, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments: First, Linda Broyles, 59, of Coronado, has been reappointed to the California Commission on Emergency Medical Services, where she has served since 2013. Broyles has been clinical coordinator at American Medical Response since 2007 and continuous quality improvement […]

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Calif. Governor Brown Issues Proclamation Declaring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day – Jan 15 2015

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. issued a proclamation declaring January 15, 2015, as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day in the State of California. This day is officially observed this year on Monday, January 19, 2015. The text of the proclamation follows: PROCLAMATION “We must come to see […]

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Strategy Coach Jaya Savannah Releases Her List of 2015 Top Holistic Health and Beauty Business Trends

SANTA ROSA, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Jaya Savannah, renowned strategy coach for holistic businesses, today announced her 2015 Top Holistic and Beauty Business Trends. In this annual set of predictions, Savannah expects to see business growth in holistic services related to Sensory Integration, Nutrition and Skincare, Farm-to-Face, Weddings, Body Weight Training, Adrenal Fatigue, and Boho Style.

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CRG partners with DrivenBI to offer cloud-based data analysis platform to Government Sectors

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — DrivenBI LLC today announced that Civic Resource Group International (CRG), the innovative developer of CivicConnect(TM), first of a kind fully integrated Mobile / Cloud / Data First platform and solutions for government and civic organizations, is now an authorized reseller of DrivenBI’s market leading cloud-based data analysis platform, SRK.

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Civic Resource Group International Named to CIOReview Top 20 Most Promising Government Technology Providers

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Civic Resource Group International (CRG), a leading provider of Mobile/Cloud/Data First solutions for the broad public sector, announced today that the Company has been selected to the CIOReview ‘Top 20 Most Promising Government Technology Providers’ list, a recognition indicative of CRG’s role in leading the digital transformation of the broad public sector in both the U.S. and international markets.

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Assemblyman Mike Gatto

Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto Introduces Legislation to Dramatically Improve Probate Process, Cut Fees for Families – AB 139

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Glendale) introduced legislation to improve probate process and cut Fees for families (AB 139). According to Gatto, to pass the contents of a bank account, a prized automobile, or a multi-million-dollar stock account upon your death, all you need to do is fill out a […]

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Calif. Senator Tony Mendoza

Calif. Senator Mendoza Responds to Governor Brown’s Proposed 2015-16 State Budget

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia), Chair of the Senate Labor & Industrial Relations Committee, today issued the following statement regarding Governor Jerry Brown’s proposed 2015-16 state budget: “The governor’s budget proposal maintains a prudent and responsible approach to state spending. It includes increased funding for education, public safety and implementing […]

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California Governor Brown Proposes 2015-16 State Balanced Budget

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. proposed a carefully balanced budget that injects billions of dollars more into schools and health care coverage, holds college tuition flat and delivers on Propositions 1 and 2 by investing in long overdue water projects and saving money, while continuing to chip away […]

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