SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the approval of the state’s new flammability standards for upholstered furniture, the culmination of the administration’s year-long effort to modernize the standards and reduce Californians’ exposure to harmful flame retardant chemicals. “Today, California is curbing toxic chemicals found in everything from high […]
Calif. Gov. Brown Announces Appointments for Nov. 21, 2013 including to the California Environmental Protection Agency
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments: First, Camille Wagner, 31, of Sacramento, has been appointed chief deputy legislative affairs secretary in the Office of Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr., where she has served as deputy legislative affairs secretary since 2011. Wagner was legislative director for […]
BERKELEY, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Two United Auto Worker locals announced today that 39 members of the House of Representatives have joined their effort to stop the Sequester, the disastrous budgeting policy that indiscriminately cuts billions from federal research budgets, slowing the pace of innovation and forcing scientists around the country to walk away from promising projects. A letter signed by the 39 members was delivered today to Speaker John Boehner and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi.
FREMONT, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Silicon Valley-based TeamF1, Inc., the leader in embedded networking and security software solutions for wired and wireless applications, has been recognized as one of the Top 10 Enterprise Security Companies founded and managed by Indian technology professionals for 2013, marking the company’s third year placing in the top ten.
First San Francisco Entrepreneurship-in-Residence Program in Collaboration with The White House Announces Finalists for 2013
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Inspired by President Obama’s call, “We’ve got to have the brightest minds to help solve our biggest challenges,” for the President’s New Management Agenda, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee in collaboration with the White House announced the finalists of San Francisco’s Entrepreneurship-in-Residence program, the first ever program within government […]
California Congressman Cardenas Introduces Law to Help Protect Collegiate Student-Athlete Academic Progress
WASHINGTON, D.C. /California Newswire/ — U.S. Rep. Tony Cárdenas (D-San Fernando Valley), a member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, today introduced legislation protecting collegiate student-athletes as they achieve academic goals, while also protecting the student-athletes’ health. The Collegiate Student-Athlete Protection Act (CSAP) requires universities and colleges who profit most from the […]
The Pacific Pinball Museum signs Letter of Intent with Alameda to restore the vacant Carnegie Library as its new home
ALAMEDA, Calif. /California Newswire/ — After more than a decade of preserving and promoting the game of pinball, the Pacific Pinball Museum (PPM) is excited to announce it has signed a Letter of Intent with the City of Alameda to restore the vacant Carnegie Library as their new home. This magnificent 1902 building has sat vacant since 1998. This location will more than triple the museum’s display capacity. The facility will also provide space for community events, classrooms, exhibits and many other expansions.
California Congressman Cárdenas Introduces Food Safety Farm Legislation to Help Protect Families from Food-borne Illness
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — In Washington, D.C., today U.S. Rep. Tony Cárdenas (D-San Fernando Valley) today introduced a bill to help protect more American families from foodborne illnesses. Cárdenas’ legislation would expand food safety education initiatives to train farmworkers on how to prevent bacterial contamination of food, how to identify sources of foodborne contaminants […]
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Edgewood Partners Insurance Center (EPIC), a leading retail insurance broker headquartered in California, announced today that funds managed by global alternative asset manager The Carlyle Group ( NASDAQ:CG ) have agreed to acquire a controlling equity stake in the company. Carlyle’s investment will enable EPIC to continue to execute its organic growth strategy and support strategic acquisitions of complementary insurance distribution platforms throughout the U.S.
HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. /California Newswire/ — SignatureCLL today announced that the first laboratory test ever shown in a clinical trial to improve one year survival rates in cancer is now available to patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). The U.S. cancer physician who invented the test and the British scientist who used it to make discoveries in leukemia will offer the test under the trade name SignatuRx through their own, newly-formed laboratory company.
Calif. Gov. Brown Announces Appointments for Nov. 13, 2013 including to California Department of Toxic Substances
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments: First, Meredith Williams, 51, of San Francisco, has been appointed deputy director of the California Department of Toxic Substances Control Safer Products and Workplaces Program. Williams has been interim executive director at the San Francisco Estuary Institute-Aquatic Science Center […]
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — It’s never too early in your child’s development to talk turkey – to teach them the meaning of the Thanksgiving holiday – and Ruth Roberts Music is making it fun with the release of ‘The First Thanksgiving,’ a collection of sing-along songs, all newly digitized and available on iTunes.
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — This past week, S.F. Mayor Lee announced a new initiative called the Veterans Access Point for Workforce Development, with Swords to Plowshares. This comprehensive employment center for veterans and residents includes career counseling, job search and readiness programs, workshops and trainings, support services, and access to resource rooms with […]
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On Wednesday, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the appointments of David Lanier as Secretary of the California Labor and Workforce Development Agency and Marty Morgenstern as Senior Advisor in the Office of the Governor. Lanier replaces Morgenstern, who has served as secretary since 2011. While Morgenstern is retiring, […]
Assembly Insurance Committee Holds Oversight Hearing in Wake of Calif. EDD Unemployment Insurance System Failure
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, Calif. Assemblyman Ken Cooley participated in the Assembly Insurance Committee oversight hearing on the disrupted deployment of the California Employment Development Department’s new unemployment insurance system and delays to benefit disbursement. During the hearing, the Committee listened to EDD clients who have not received unemployment insurance benefits since the […]
Stakeholders agree that the Aerospace Industry is critical to California’s economy and additional resources are needed
TORRANCE, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, Calif. Assemblymember Muratsuchi (D-Torrance), joined by Michael Rossi, Senior Advisor for Jobs and Business Development for Governor Brown, William Koch, Deputy Director of Legislative Affairs of GO-Biz and area Chamber of Commerce representatives, met with Aerospace Advisory Council Members to discuss California initiatives to support the aerospace industry and […]
COSTA MESA, Calif. /California Newswire/ — LendingQB, a provider of web-based loan origination software, today announced that it has officially launched its Lean Lending methodology for the mortgage industry. Lean Lending is a technology strategy that enables lending entities to streamline processes, ensure compliance, and drive continuous organizational improvement.
Calif. Gov. Brown Announces Appointments for Nov. 5, 2013 including to the California Student Aid Commission
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments: First, Jean Shiomoto, 57, of Sacramento, has been appointed director of the California Department of Motor Vehicles, where she has been acting director since 2013 and has served in multiple positions since 1988, including chief deputy director, chief of […]
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee this week appointed Barbara Coccodrilli Carlson as the first new Director of the Office of Early Care and Education (OECE). The OECE was created in 2012 to align and coordinate programs and funding streams from the Department of Children, Youth, and Their Families (DCYF), […]
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — This past week, S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee, as part of Innovation Month, officially opened the nation’s first Living Innovation Zone (LIZ) – an enterprise that links partners with the City to sponsor the installation of innovative exhibit spaces that make science and technology more accessible in public for […]