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California Implements First-in-the-Nation Measure to Encourage School Staff to Get Vaccinated

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On Wednesday, in order to best protect students and staff as California starts the school year fully in-person, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) issued a new public health order requiring all school staff to either show proof of full vaccination or be tested at least once per week.
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CA Gov. Newsom Announces Appointments for July 13, 2021 including to Department of Cannabis Control

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, Calif. Governor Gavin Newsom announced the following appointments: First, Nicole Elliott, 36, of Sacramento, has been appointed Director of the California Department of Cannabis Control. Elliott has been the Governor’s Senior Advisor on Cannabis at the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development since 2019.
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CA Gov. Newsom Signs $100B California Comeback Plan SB 129 to Accelerate State’s Recovery and Address Ongoing Challenges

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- This week, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed SB 129, legislation that reflects the majority of the 2021-22 state budget agreement. This transformative budget includes the biggest economic recovery package in California’s history – a $100 billion California Comeback Plan.
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California State Treasurer Fiona Ma Extends Partnership that Financed Purchase of 33,000 Low-Emission Trucks

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. State Treasurer Fiona Ma announced the landmark program between the California Pollution Control Financing Authority (CPCFA) and the California Air Resources Board (CARB) has now been extended two additional years.
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Earth Day 2021: California invests $25 million to rebuild a cleaner, more self-sustaining economy

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- To confront a surge of pandemic-fueled, single-use trash pollution and a global climate crisis, California is investing $25 million in local communities to modernize recycling systems. Long-term upgrades from our disposable economy to one centered on reuse and in-state remanufacturing could create over 100,000 much-needed new jobs, CalRecycle enounced today.
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Calif. Gov. Newsom Proposes 2021-22 California State Budget

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Governor Gavin Newsom today submitted his 2021-22 State Budget proposal to the Legislature – a $227.2 billion fiscal blueprint that provides funding for immediate COVID-19 response and relief efforts where Californians need it most while making investments for an equitable, inclusive and broad-based economic recovery.
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Calif. Wildfire survivors must act now to join the California no-cost 2020 wildfire cleanup program, says CalRecycle

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Survivors whose homes were damaged in the 2020 California wildfires now have until January 15, 2021, to sign up for the government-run debris removal program, says CalRecycle. The program is also available to property owners with fire damaged trees in danger of falling on public roads and other infrastructure.

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Asian American Toastmaster Judy Thang to Host 2021 Los Angeles Congress of Neighborhoods

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Asian American Toastmaster Judy Thang has been selected to host the opening session of the 2021 Los Angeles Congress of Neighborhoods. This year, the theme of the event will be "Leading Change Together," Toastmasters District 52 announced today.
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Compassion Prison Project and CA Surgeon General Burke-Harris Raise ACE Awareness in CA Prison

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Compassion Prison Project (CPP) piloted its innovative new series "Trauma Talks," an educational video program with accompanying workbook this week. CPP's mission is to create trauma-informed prisons and communities by bringing trauma awareness education and proven healing modalities to the men and women living and working in prison.

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Mortgage Coach integrates with LoanSense to help federal student loan holders become homeowners and increase purchase power

CORONA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Mortgage Coach, the industry's leading platform enabling mortgage lenders to create digital and accurate home loan options for consumers, today announced its partnership with LoanSense, an online student loan advisor that helps federal student loan holders enroll in affordable repayment and forgiveness plans.
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Scientology Network Shares Solutions on 2021 International Day of Peace

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On International Day of Peace, September 21, a full day of programming on the Scientology Network showcases solutions to create a more peaceful world. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights calls on those who cherish freedom to "strive by teaching and education to promote respect for these rights and freedoms."
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Social Activist and Dancer AM Davies Introduces New BIPOC Hosts to Share Mic on ‘Yes, a Stripper’ Podcast

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- An iconic veteran of Hollywood's nightlife scene, AM Davies (AMD) has been working with and advocating for dancers and workers within the sex community for nearly two decades. She is the Secretary of Strippers United (formerly Soldiers of Pole), an organization which works to unionize dancers and has hosted her podcast, "Yes, a Stripper" Podcast (YAS Podcast) for the past year and a half as an educational resource for inquiring listeners.
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Los Angeles-Based Indie Film Director Lakpathy Wijesekara’s Feature Film ‘Free By Noon’ To Hit Theaters In October

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Los Angeles-based, Sri Lankan filmmaker, Lakpathy Wijesekara's latest feature film "Free By Noon" starring John Eisen, Raechel Wong, Justine Herron and Melissa Howell will be theatrically released in Los Angeles from October 15 to October 21, 2021 at the Laemmle theater in Glendale.
BOOK: Make Your Move

Legacy Launch Pad releases ‘MAKE YOUR MOVE’ business book by navy captain-turned-entrepreneur Gene Moran

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Legacy Launch Pad Publishing is releasing the second book by entrepreneur Gene Moran, founder and president of the consulting firm Capitol Integration. "Make Your Move: Charting Your Post-Military Career" (ISBN 978-1-951407-79-7) synthesizes Moran's experiences.

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Compassion Prison Project and CA Surgeon General Burke-Harris Raise ACE Awareness in CA Prison

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Compassion Prison Project (CPP) piloted its innovative new series "Trauma Talks," an educational video program with accompanying workbook this week. CPP's mission is to create trauma-informed prisons and communities by bringing trauma awareness education and proven healing modalities to the men and women living and working in prison.