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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.
Calif. Governor Newsom - file photo

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.
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.

CALIFORNIA BUSINESS

iTop Screen Recorder 2023

iTop Software’s Screen Recorder 3 makes it super easy to record and create awesome videos

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- iTop today officially released iTop Screen Recorder 3.3 version, featuring new enhancements in webcam recording, virtual background selection and video size compression. iTop Screen Recorder has been a top-ranking free screen recorder on Windows owing to its solid recording performance, HD video quality and great ease of use.
Students and Teachers are not Lab Rats!

LA Unified Schools Appear Poised to Weaken Public Oversight, Again: This Time on a Crucial Public Health Issue

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On Tuesday, November 15, 2022 a majority of the Los Angeles Unified School Board voted to begin a process some fear would dismantle an oversight Committee that has been in place for decades ensuring the globally celebrated environmental policy was implemented according to the district's policy and California's Healthy Schools Act. In its place the Board is recommending establishing an Ad Hoc Committee, says celebrated children's environmental health non-profit California Safe Schools.

CALIFORNIA BUSINESS

2022 'Books to Bookmark' List

Publishers Newswire releases its 2022 ‘Books to Bookmark’ List with 10 Great Books You’ve Likely Never Seen

TEMECULA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Publishers Newswire (PNW), a news publisher covering books, music and software launched in 2004, has announced its annual "books to bookmark" list of 10 new and interesting reads from small publishers and self-published authors in North America published in 2022. These books are often overlooked due to not coming from major traditional book publishing houses.
Fostering UNITY 4th Annual Winter Wonderland 2022

Nonprofit Fostering UNITY Presents Winter Wonderland 2022 Holiday Event in L.A.

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Fostering UNITY will present their 4th annual Winter Wonderland event at the organization’s headquarters in Acton, CA on Saturday, December 10 from 4-8pm. This free event sold out in less than one week! Families who pre-registered on Eventbrite will bring hundreds of children in foster care to the 10-acre Heritage House in Acton, CA to experience a dazzling drive-through display of colorful lights, festive music, beautiful decorations, an abundance of snow, a choir of carolers, family-friendly activities, and of course – Santa and his elves.
MCT - Mortgage Capital Trading

MCT Launches BAMCO, a Co-issue Loan Sale Marketplace for Finance Industry

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Mortgage Capital Trading, Inc. (MCT®), a leading mortgage hedge advisory and secondary marketing software firm, announced the release of BAMCO, a new marketplace for co-issue loan sales. Co-issue loan sales, also known as flow-based mortgage servicing rights (MSR) sales, are a three-way transaction involving the sale of loans to one of the agencies with a simultaneous sale of the MSRs to a separate third party.
AZARUS Overlay Games

Azarus.io Launches Sponsored ‘Play and Earn’ Overlay Games to Streams with Themed Trivia

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Azarus has expanded its reach as the pioneer of livestreaming interactivity with a new Overlay Games platform allowing streamers to play along with their fans live and earn rewards. Founded in 2018, Azarus is rolling out an upgrade to its Overlay Games platform to enable streamers and brands to activate massive live audiences through Overlay Games on any streaming platform.
iTop Easy Desktop

iTop Easy Desktop: Auto Organize Windows Desktop Icons, Bring Safety for Data

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- iTop today announced the latest release of its lightweight freeware iTop Easy Desktop with a major update. It adds a handy new private box to protect users' sensitive data, and the new version further improves the desktop customization feature greatly. As an easy-to-use desktop organizer, iTop Easy Desktop automatically collects files, folders, and icons on the desktop to avoid clutter more efficiently.

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Students and Teachers are not Lab Rats!

LA Unified Schools Appear Poised to Weaken Public Oversight, Again: This Time on a Crucial Public Health Issue

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On Tuesday, November 15, 2022 a majority of the Los Angeles Unified School Board voted to begin a process some fear would dismantle an oversight Committee that has been in place for decades ensuring the globally celebrated environmental policy was implemented according to the district's policy and California's Healthy Schools Act. In its place the Board is recommending establishing an Ad Hoc Committee, says celebrated children's environmental health non-profit California Safe Schools.