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CALIFORNIA POLITICS

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Calif. Gov. Brown Issues Executive Order to Protect Communities from Wildfire, Climate Impacts

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- In the face of the worst wildfires in California’s history, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. on Thursday issued an executive order to combat dangerous tree mortality, increase the ability of our forests to capture carbon and systematically improve forest management.
CA Senator Josh Newman

SB1030: Measure to Make Distracted Driving a Moving Violation Passes California State Senate

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The California State Senate this past week voted unanimously to pass Senate Bill (SB) 1030 by Fullerton Senator Josh Newman. The measure aims to further deter distracted driving by making the offense a moving violation, which would add a point to a driver’s record.
California State Assembly

Calif. Assemblymembers McCarty and Gonzalez Fletcher Will Continue Push to Make Youth Football Safer

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Assemblymembers Kevin McCarty (D- Sacramento) and Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher (D – San Diego) this past week reaffirmed their commitment to pursuing legislation that will make youth football as safe as possible through the “Safe Youth Football Act,” which will protect children from brain injury by establishing a minimum age of 12 to play in organized tackle football programs.
Brown delivers remarks at opening of Eastern Economic Forum

Calif. Gov. Brown Announces Appointments for April 13-19, 2018 including to Veterans Home of California

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- This past week, on April 19, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments: First, Frederick J. Just, 60, of Riverside, has been appointed administrator of the Veterans Home of California, Yountville. Just held several positions at Kaiser Permanente from 2005 to 2017, including assistant hospital administrator.
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.

CALIFORNIA BUSINESS

MAG Instrument, Inc.

MAGLITE Helps Sponsor The American Veterans Center and 2018 National Memorial Day Parade in DC

ONTARIO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- MAG Instrument, Inc., (MAG) has entered into a sponsorship agreement with The American Veterans Center and National Memorial Day Parade to provide resources for the organization and its programs. Among these efforts MAG will assist veterans to attend and be honored at the annual event.
Comedian NINA G

Stuttering Comedian Tells All in One Woman Show

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- “SLOW DOWN AND BREATHE!” “Have you considered a gluten free diet?” “You are such an inspiration! If I were you I wouldn’t talk at all.” These are comments San Francisco's Only Female Stuttering Comedian, Nina G has encountered. Nina handles hecklers like a pro on stage, but once the show is over, she still has to endure disparaging comments about how she talks.

LIFESTYLE AND ENTERTAINMENT

The Myth movie

Entertainment Review: Jackie Chan’s ‘The Myth’

FILM REVIEW: Billed as a mix between "Raiders of the Lost Ark," "The Mummy," and "Hero," the new Jackie Chan movie, "The Myth" isn't quite any of those, but is unique in its own indelible "Chanesque" style. "The Myth," screened for industry and media on June 26th at the Arclight Cinema in preparation for a fall 2007 release is actually an English dubbed version of a Chinese release from 2005.
Lisa Ann Walter

Exclusive Interview with Actress Lisa Ann Walter: Is Hollywood Still Sexist?

INTERVIEW: You may think Hollywood is a man’s world but after an exclusive interview with Lisa Ann Walter star of indie film “Dependent’s Day,” think again – times are changing. “Looking back into history there were strong female characters back in the 1940’s, and I think that reflects what was happening at the time.," says Walter.

CALIFORNIA BUSINESS

Smart Cities Prevail

Smart Cities Prevail Launches California TV and Online Campaign On Prevailing Wage Laws

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Smart Cities Prevail today released a series of new TV advertisements on prevailing wage laws, part of a multi-state public information campaign launching in California and New Mexico. "Rebuilding America" highlights the important role that prevailing wage laws play in promoting local hiring and higher quality workmanship on schools, roads and other public projects.
Gaylin Anderson joins Bank So Cal

Bank of Southern California, N.A. Hires Market Executive Gaylin Anderson to Grow Bank’s Los Angeles Presence

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Bank of Southern California, N.A. (OTC Pink: BCAL / OTCMKTS:BCAL), a community business bank headquartered in San Diego, is pleased to announce Gaylin Anderson has joined the company as Executive Vice President, Market Executive in Southern California. He will be responsible for leading Bank of Southern California's regional presence by actively seeking new business opportunities while expanding upon current relationships.
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Guaranteed Rate Partners with DocMagic to Cut Closing Time in Loan Document Prep

TORRANCE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- DocMagic, Inc., the premier provider of fully-compliant loan document preparation, regulatory compliance and comprehensive eMortgage services, announced that retail mortgage lender Guaranteed Rate can now cut closing time by electronically signing mortgage closing documents in advance.
NotaryCam

NotaryCam Honors US Military Vets and Service Members with Complimentary Notarizations During Memorial Day Holiday

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- NotaryCam, Inc. today announced the return of its annual "Help a Hero" initiative. This Memorial Day weekend from Friday, May 25, through Monday, May 28, 2018, NotaryCam will honor those who have served by offering no-cost online notarization sessions to United States military veterans and service members.
News from California Newswire

San Diego Education Leaders & Students Support SAT During The School Day

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, San Diego area education leaders and students came together at Kearny High School in San Diego to push for college admissions tests like the SAT to be offered – as an alternative to state standardized tests – during the school day through the Pathways to College Act, currently moving through the California State Legislature.

NATIONAL NEWS

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POLITICAL OPINION

Opinion: Enemy of the Sheeple

Opinion: Enemy of the Sheeple

G on Politics (OPINION/SATIRE): This bedtime story is a fable about the rise and fall of a modern-day tyrant named Ronald Dumpt. Once upon a time there was a country that tried an experiment called democracy. The country was called Usa (pronounced "OOsah") and it had a population of 320,000,000.