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Calif. Gov. Gavin Newsom

CA Gov. Newsom Releases California Blueprint to Take on the State’s Greatest Threats in 2022 and Build on Historic Progress

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Governor Gavin Newsom on Monday unveiled his 2022-23 state budget proposal – the California Blueprint, a bold plan building on the state’s ongoing work to confront California’s greatest existential threats, bolster our strong economic growth and make historic investments in California’s future.
CA Gov. Newsom

CA Gov. Newsom Issues Emergency Proclamation to Support Recovery from California’s Winter Storms

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Governor Gavin Newsom has issued a proclamation adding Trinity County to the state of emergency proclaimed last week to assist several California counties across the state impacted by recent winter storms.
Governor of the state of California Seal

CA Gov. Newsom Signs Executive Order to Prevent Price Gouging on At-Home COVID Tests in California

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- As part of the state’s ongoing efforts to protect Californians amid the national surge in COVID-19 cases driven by the Omicron variant, Calif. Governor Gavin Newsom has signed an executive order establishing consumer protections against price gouging on at-home test kits.
Calif. Governor Newsom - file photo

CA Gov. Newsom Announces New $2.7B COVID-19 Emergency Response Package for California

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Over the weekend, on Saturday, Jan. 8, Calif. Governor Newsom’s Administration unveiled a proposed $2.7 billion COVID-19 Emergency Response Package – including a $1.4 billion emergency appropriation request – to bolster testing capacity, accelerate vaccination and booster efforts, support frontline workers, strengthen the health care system and battle misinformation.
CA Gov. Newsom

Calif. Gov. Newsom Announces Appointments for Nov. 12, 2021 including to California Student Aid Commission

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On November 12, 2021, California Governor Gavin Newsom announced the following appointments: First, Jessica Lynne Holmes, 39, of Roseville, has been appointed Chief Deputy Executive Director at the State Board of Education. Holmes has been Assistant Program Budget Manager at the California Department of Finance since 2018 and served as a Principal Program Budget Analyst and Finance Budget Analyst there from 2013 to 2018.
CalRecycle

America Recycles Day 2021: California takes on the recycling slump with upgrades that fight trash pollution

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Every year, California discards enough plastic to fill 80,000 Olympic-sized pools. In response to a lagging statewide recycling rate and rising public concern about this surge of single-use trash polluting our neighborhoods and ocean, California is modernizing its recycling system to expand reuse and in-state remanufacturing.
Governor of the state of California Seal

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.

CALIFORNIA BUSINESS

Gottfried Helnwein and the Dreaming Child

Two Films in Honor of International Holocaust Remembrance Day Featured by Scientology Network

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Scientology Network's Documentary Showcase marks International Holocaust Remembrance Day by airing "Big Sonia" and "Gottfried Helnwein and the Dreaming Child." The UN set aside January 27, the anniversary of the 1945 liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, as International Holocaust Remembrance Day.
Braulio Vargas is fighting for the rights of his people

Scientology Network: How One Man Helps Imbue His Country of Costa Rica with a Culture of Human Rights

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- In an episode of "Voices for Humanity" on the Scientology Network, Braulio Vargas exposes a hidden side of Costa Rica with an eye-opening account of the problems plaguing many of its citizens - from human trafficking to homelessness. His work is raising awareness of human rights and creating change across the nation.

CALIFORNIA BUSINESS

Chef Louis Robinson Jerk Chicken Dish at LITA

With LITA, Ghaben Partners Bring the Caribbean to the Bay Area with its New Miami-Inspired Restaurant

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Ghaben Partners is excited to announce the grand opening of LITA, a celebration of cultures and flavors influenced by the melting pot of Miami, slated to open January 20, 2022. While contemporary Caribbean cuisine is often overlooked in modern fine dining, LITA will prove that these flavors are undeniably decadent.
KJ Stephens of EPIC

KJ Stephens Joins EPIC to Further Expand Employee Benefits Practice in California

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants (EPIC), a retail property and casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that KJ Stephens has joined the firm as Vice President within its Employee Benefits Practice.
Janet Foster for CA Assembly

Janet D. Foster Announces 2022 Campaign for California Assembly in Newly Formed District, Greater Long Beach Area

LONG BEACH, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Janet D. Foster, elected member of the Los Angeles County Democratic Central Committee representing Assembly District 70, political advocate and healthcare leader, today announced her intention to run for California Assembly representing the newly drawn district in the greater Long Beach area that likely includes Long Beach, Signal Hill, Catalina Island and parts of Carson.
ReverseVision and Trust Lending

Trust Lending Leverages ReverseVision Fintech Platform to Grow Reverse Mortgage Wholesale Business

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- ReverseVision®, the leading national provider of Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) and private reverse mortgage sales and origination technology, announced that Trust Lending, a national mortgage banker, has gone live with ReverseVision's Exchange (RVX) platform for its wholesale lending channel. The platform helped Trust Lending springboard its wholesale channel into easily and expeditiously originating loans for reverse mortgage products.
AYSO and Sports Connect 2022

American Youth Soccer (AYSO) and Sports Connect Partnership for 2022 to Grow Participation in Youth Soccer

TORRANCE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO) is pleased to announce that it has renewed its official partnership with Sports Connect, powered by Stack Sports, as the Exclusive Registration and Member Management Platform for an additional four years. This partnership is aimed to create a more simplified registration and back-office experience, allowing AYSO volunteers and staff to focus on growing the game of soccer in their local community.

NATIONAL NEWS

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CHARITY AND CAUSE NEWS

Painting by Gregory Kondos, titled French Irises

Third Annual Sacramento SPCA Art Fur Paws Online Auction Opens Nov. 18

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The 3rd Annual Art Fur Paws Online Auction to benefit the Sacramento SPCA will be live at Witherell's from November 18 to December 2, 2021. Now in its third year, this two-week auction will feature artwork by many of the region's finest artists, as well as antiques, collectibles, and jewelry, all donated by Sacramento SPCA supporters.