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CA Senator Josh Newman

Measure to Reduce Distracted Driving in California Passes Senate Appropriations – SB1030

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Senate Bill (SB) 1030, authored by Fullerton Senator Josh Newman, passed out of the Senate Appropriations committee today on a 7-0 vote. The measure would add a point to a driver’s record if the driver is caught driving while handling a mobile device.
City of El Monte California

California Park and Recreation Society Recognizes El Monte with Prestigious Award

EL MONTE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The California Park and Recreation Society (CPRS) recognized the City of El Monte as the 2017 Award of Excellence recipient for the City’s Fall programming brochure “Capture the Spirit.”
CA Senator Josh Newman

CA Senate Bill to Create More Earning Opportunities for Military Families in Transportation Industry

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Senate Bill (SB) 1080 passed out of the Senate Transportation and Housing Committee on Tuesday on a 13-0 vote. The measure would allow active duty military and their spouses and family members to drive for transportation network companies (TNC) immediately upon their relocation to California, with a valid out-of-state driver’s license.
Assemblymember Kevin McCarty

CA Assemblymembers Weber and McCarty Announce Landmark Policy to Address Deadly Use of Force

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- This week, Calif. Assemblymembers Shirley N. Weber, Ph.D. (D-San Diego) and Kevin McCarty (D-Sacramento) were joined by a representative of Stephon Clark’s family, community members and activists to announce legislation aimed at making significant changes to how law enforcement deploys lethal force against civilians.
Speaker Anthony Rendon

CA Assembly Speaker Rendon Statement on Inauguration of Senate President Pro Tempore Toni Atkins

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood) today released the following statement on the inauguration of Senator Toni Atkins (D-San Diego) as President pro Tempore of the California State Senate:
Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.

Calif. Gov. Brown Announces Appointments for March 13-16, 2018 including to California Department of Technology

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- This past week, on March 16, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.announced the following appointments: First, Susan Fanelli, 55, of Orangevale, has been appointed chief deputy director of policy and programs at the California Department of Public Health, where she has been assistant director since 2015 .
Speaker Anthony Rendon

CA Gov. Brown and Legislative Leaders Partner to Bolster Climate Resilience, Improve Disaster Planning, Management and Response

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Following a year of devastating floods, fires, mudslides and other extreme weather, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.this week joined Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León, Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon, Senate Republican Leader Patricia Bates, Assembly Republican Leader Brian Dahle and Senate President pro Tempore-designee Toni Atkins in partnering on solutions this year that will make California more resilient against the impacts of natural disasters and climate change.

CALIFORNIA BUSINESS

Attorney Shaz Kojouri

Matic Marks Commitment to Compliance, Adds Attorney Shaz Kojouri to Management Team

SHERMAN OAKS, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Matic, a digital insurance agency whose technology enables borrowers to purchase homeowner's insurance during the mortgage transaction, today announced it has tapped Shahrzad "Shaz" Kojouri as vice president of legal and compliance.
Dr Don Harte

With SB 1424, California Moves to ‘Kill Free Speech and Health,’ says Wellness Activist Dr. Harte

CORTE MADERA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Dr. Don Harte, noted chiropractic activist and former Libertarian State Senate candidate, is issuing a dire warning against SB 1424, designed to create a medical thought police in California. "Let me present myself as California's first 'speech criminal,'" Dr. Harte declares. "This liberty-deficient government of the state of California is in no moral, scientific or legal position to dictate what is fact and what is not.

LIFESTYLE AND ENTERTAINMENT

Growing Older

Senior Moments: Growing Older in a Youth-Oriented Society

LIFESTYLE: At what point are you Old? Is it 50, 60, or maybe 90? And who decides that you are Old? Society, your children, your Doctor or yourself? And what kind of old are we talking about? Body age? Emotional age? Brain age? Generational age? Experiential age? Is it age or maturity?
Dr. Gary Glassman

Throat Cancer is Becoming a National Health Epidemic Say Oral Fitness Experts

INTERVIEW: What do maggots, tomato plants, and oral cancer all have in common? They have all been found inside someone’s mouth. As a dentist in practice for over 30 years, Dr. Gary Glassman ("Dr. G") thought he had seen it all. “I have removed maggots from a child’s gums and a tomato plant that was growing from a seed in another patient. Oral fitness is as important as physical fitness, this week a young man died in California from a tooth infection that spread to his lungs,” says Dr. G.

CALIFORNIA BUSINESS

Veros and IDS Partner

Veros and IDS Partner for an Integrated Solution for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac UCD Data Submissions

SANTA ANA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Veros Real Estate Solutions (Veros), a leading developer of enterprise risk management, collateral valuation, and predictive analytics services, and mortgage document preparation vendor International Document Services, Inc. (IDS) announced today that they have partnered to provide lenders with a fully integrated automated delivery solution for submitting the Uniform Closing Dataset (UCD) to the Government Sponsored Enterprises (GSEs).
Wendy Peel

ReverseVision VP of Sales and Marketing Wendy Peel Honored as a 2018 MBA Insights Tech All-Star

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- ReverseVision, the leading provider of technology and training for the Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) industry, announced today that Vice President of Sales and Marketing Wendy Peel has been honored with the MBA Insights 2018 Tech All-Star Award.
Asia America Youth Symphony

David Benoit Conducts Jazz and Classical Works with Asia America Youth Symphony at the James R. Armstrong Theater

TORRANCE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Grammy-nominated DAVID BENOIT will lead the prestigious ASIA AMERICA YOUTH SYMPHONY through a varied program on April 20 featuring music from "Pirates of the Caribbean" and "Whiplash," and works by Tchaikovsky, Bizet and original works by Benoit himself, 8 p.m., Friday, April 20, 2018 at the James R. Armstrong Theater.
Singer Sam Pocker

Singer Sam Pocker Announces His New Album: Sam Pocker Sings Juliana Hatfield

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Sam Pocker is thrilled to announce the release of his sixth album, "Sam Pocker Sings Juliana Hatfield," available everywhere on Friday April 13, 2018. It is a 1970s-style answer record to the newly released "Juliana Hatfield Sings Olivia Newton-John." It features three Juliana Hatfield classics re-imagined as 12-inch disco records.
MQMR President Michael Steer

MQMR Advises U.S. Mortgage Lenders to Supplement Resources for Compliance Guidance

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Mortgage Quality Management and Research, LLC (MQMR) President Michael Steer today urged lenders to seek additional resources for compliance advice to ensure total compliance with regulatory requirements.

NATIONAL NEWS

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POLITICAL OPINION

GOP Campaign Diaries

Opinion: GOP Campaign Diaries

G on Politics (opinion/satire): Bombshell revelations of sex and drugs! Oodles of behind-the-scenes rumor and innuendo! Here are the totally true but entirely fabricated diary entries from high-ranking or perhaps nonexistent members of the right-wing nut-job bigot brigade.