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Calif. Governor Newsom Appoints Nancy Ward Cal OES Director

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- This past week (Dec. 31, 2022), Calif. Governor Gavin Newsom announced the appointment of Nancy Ward as Director of the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES), the first woman to hold the position. Ward has served in several positions at Cal OES since 2014 and brings decades of distinguished leadership in emergency management, including at the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
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AI-Based Transit Signal Prioritization Helps Silicon Valley Buses Get Residents in Zero-Vehicle Households to Destinations Quicker

SANTA CLARA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The City/County Association of Governments of San Mateo County C/CAG) and the Intelligent Transit Signal Prioritization (iTSP) project partners have successfully completed a pilot project that demonstrated a positive impact on improved transit performance in East Palo Alto, Sustainable Silicon Valley (SSV) announced today.
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Calif. and West Coast States Launch New Multi-State Commitment to Reproductive Freedom, Standing United on Protecting Abortion Access

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ Today,  the governors of California, Oregon and Washington today issued a Multi-State Commitment to defend access to reproductive health care, including abortion and contraceptives, and committed to protecting patients and doctors against efforts by other states to export their abortion bans to our states.
Governor and First Partner join members of the LGBTQ Caucus at the Governor’s Mansion for 20th anniversary Pride celebration

Calif. Gov. Newsom and LGBTQ Caucus Lift Up California’s Fight for Equality and Leadership on LGBTQ Rights

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Governor Gavin Newsom and First Partner Jennifer Siebel Newsom on Thursday (June 23) joined members of the California Legislative LGBTQ Caucus at the historic Governor’s Mansion for the Caucus’s 20th anniversary Pride celebration and to highlight California’s leadership on LGBTQ rights.
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Calif. Gov Newsom Signs Blockchain Executive Order to Spur Responsible Web3 Innovation, Grow Jobs, and Protect Consumers

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /CALIFORNIA NEWSWIRE/ -- Today, Calif. Governor Gavin Newsom signed an executive order to foster responsible innovation, bolster California’s innovation economy, and protect consumers. It aims to create a transparent regulatory and business environment for web3 companies which harmonizes federal and California approaches, balances the benefits and risks to consumers, and incorporates California values such as equity, inclusivity, and environmental protection. 
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Calif. Gov. Newsom Announces $136.6M in Awards for 10 New Homekey Projects in the State

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Gavin Newsom on Wednesday (March 30) announced $136.6 million in awards for 10 new Homekey projects located across the state. When fully operational, the projects will provide 488 housing units for people experiencing, or at risk of experiencing, homelessness.
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Calif. Gov. Newsom Announces Appointments for March 8, 2022 including to Office of Emergency Services

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On Tuesday, Calif. Governor Gavin Newsom announced the following appointments: First, Raymond C. Hitchcock, 51, of Carmichael, has been appointed Executive Secretary at the California Native American Heritage Commission.

CALIFORNIA BUSINESS

Hollywood Burlesque Festival, Back for 2023

Hollywood Burlesque Festival, Back for 2023, Offers a Sweetheart Deal Just In Time for Valentine’s Day

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- With Valentine's Day less than a week away, last minute shoppers need not fret. The Hollywood Burlesque Festival is offering a sweetheart deal that includes a chance to win two VIP tickets and a 30% discount for anyone that buys at least two tickets. Heading into its 10th year, the Hollywood Burlesque Festival takes place March 17-19, 2023 at The Vermont Hollywood.
Mom's Touch

New Mom’s Touch Location in City of Industry Brings Korea’s number one chicken sandwich brand to foodie locals

CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- People in and around the City of Industry now have the opportunity to enjoy Korea's number one chicken sandwich brand. Mom's Touch has opened a new location there, adding to their existing locations in Gardena and Long Beach, California. The grand opening of this new location was Monday, February 6, 2023.

CALIFORNIA BUSINESS

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Start a PR Social Flurry: Send2Press Enhances its ‘Social Flurry’ Program to Further Amplify News Reach through Grassroots Social Share

TEMECULA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Send2Press, a newswire service of Neotrope, launched in 2000, announced today an expansion of its "Social Flurry" news amplification tools. Send2Press began promoting client news content via social media in 2005, with the nascent launch of the original social sites. Its Social Flurry℠ program helps clients engage staff, friends, and clients to amplify reach of news announcements onto a larger social footprint, at zero cost.
Lock volume for January 2023 broken out by transaction type

MCTlive! Lock Volume Indices: January 2023 Data represents a balanced cross section of several hundred lenders among retail, correspondent, wholesale, and...

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Mortgage Capital Trading, Inc. (MCT®), the leader in capital markets software and services supporting more lenders with hedging and pipeline management solutions than any other single provider, is pleased to present the MCTlive! Lock Volume Indices for January 2023. MCT Data represents a balanced cross section of several hundred lenders among retail, correspondent, wholesale, and consumer direct channels.
Jim Enes of Sequoia Real Estate

Sequoia Real Estate in San Francisco Adds Regional Sales Manager to Grow Business and Maintain Unique Culture

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Statewide growth and local expertise - while that may sound like a bit of an oxymoron - it's actually what Sequoia Real Estate has in mind for its future. And Jim Enes, a Bay Area native, is the right person to propel its growth. He's been hired as the company's Regional Sales Manager and brings more than 32 years of experience to the table.
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We Inspect LLC in San Diego Acquires Certified Mold Inspections and The Mold Guy

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- We Inspect, LLC, a global mold inspection, consulting and health technology company, recently acquired Certified Mold Inspections and The Mold Guy. Its acquisitional goal is to unify these individually-owned family businesses under one name and to better serve the community as a whole.

To Help Fight Vaping in Schools and Business, Vape Detector introduces a line of solutions that detect vape smoke from glycerin,...

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Vape Detector, a Californian brand, has announced the launch of its line of Vape Detectors for schools, hotels, businesses, and parents. The growing popularity of vaping among young people has made it increasingly difficult for schools and workplaces to enforce policies against it. Vape Detector™ is a trademarked brand of Forensics Detectors which is a leading gas detection company located in Los Angeles.

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CHARITY AND CAUSE NEWS

J.L. Simmons Nonprofit PR GRANTS 2023

To Help Worthy Causes ‘Get the Word Out,’ Neotrope Announces 2023 JL Simmons Nonprofit PR Grants

TEMECULA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Neotrope®, a 40 year old marketing and entertainment company, announced today that it is now accepting applications from U.S. based 501(c)(3) charities "doing good" for its JL Simmons Nonprofit PR Grants program. For 2023 ten worthy causes will each receive $3,000 of in-kind donations for PR and marketing support via Send2Press® Newswire, for a total program value this year of $30,000.