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Assemblymember Cecilia Aguiar-Curry

Calif. Bill Clarifying Sale of Hemp-Derived CBD Clears First Hurdle in California Assembly

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- This week, Legislation that would clarify that hemp-derived CBD is legal for manufacture, distribution and sale in California has been approved unanimously by the Assembly Committee on Health (ref: AB-228).
Speaker Anthony Rendon

Calif. Speaker Rendon Appoints Antonia Hernandez to Council on Healthcare Delivery Systems

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood) today announced his appointment of Antonia Hernandez to the Council on Healthcare Delivery Systems. “When Antonia says that single-payer health care delivery is the ideal we need to work toward, she encompasses both the dream of serving all Californians and the practical attitude it will take to get there,” Speaker Rendon said.
Calif. Gov. Gavin Newsom

Calif. Gov. Newsom Announces Appointments for Feb. 19, 2019 including to Tribal Negotiations Advisor

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- This week (Feb. 19), Calif. Governor Gavin Newsom announced the appointment of Tia Boatman-Patterson as Senior Advisor on Housing, Christina Snider as Tribal Advisor and Executive Secretary to the Native American Heritage Commission, and Anna Naimark as Tribal Negotiations Advisor in the Office of the Governor, along with the reappointment of Carl Guardino to the Transportation Commission.
CA Assemblymember Marc Levine

Calif. Assemblymember Marc Levine Introduces Legislation to Ban Smoking at State Beaches and Parks – AB 1718

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Assemblymember Marc Levine (D – Marin County) this week (Feb. 22) introduced legislation that will prohibit smoking at state beaches and parks. AB 1718 (D-Marin County) is similar to legislation authored by Assemblymember Levine, which would have banned smoking at designated picnic areas on state beaches and state parks.
CA Gov. Newsom Announces Appointments

CA Gov. Newsom Announces Appointments for Feb. 7, 2019 to the California Apprenticeship Council

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- This past Thursday (Feb. 7) Calif. Governor Gavin Newsom announced the following appointments: First, Yvonne de la Pena, 53, of Elk Grove, has been reappointed to the California Apprenticeship Council, where she has served since 2015. De la Pena is executive director of the California Firefighter JAC, a position she has held since 1999.
Speaker Anthony Rendon

Calif. Speaker Rendon Appoints Pedro Nava to Commission on Catastrophic Wildfire Cost and Recovery

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood) today announced his appointment of Pedro Nava to the Commission on Catastrophic Wildfire Cost and Recovery.
Calif. Gov. Gavin Newsom

Calif. Gov. Newsom Proposes 2019-20 ‘California For All’ State Budget

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Newly elected Calif. Governor Gavin Newsom submitted his 2019-20 “California for All” budget proposal to the Legislature this week – a fiscal blueprint that builds a strong financial foundation by investing an unprecedented $13.6B in budget resiliency and paying down unfunded pension liabilities.

CALIFORNIA BUSINESS

Bungalow Homes at Orchid Bay, Belize

New Bungalow Homes at Orchid Bay, Belize Launched by Legacy Global Development

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Legacy Global Development today announced the launch of new Bungalows at its luxurious Orchid Bay, Belize property. Their Bungalows make owning a home in Belize accessible to a wider pool of potential buyers, as they offer the same quality as Orchid Bay's other homes at an incredible value. Additionally, Legacy is offering a financing option to the first six families who purchase a Bungalow, through its first-ever Paradise Payment Program.
CAL STATE LA - Los Angeles

Power Shift 2019: Cal State LA panel brings together pioneering Latino leaders

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Pioneering Latino and Latina leaders gathered at Cal State LA to discuss monumental events that helped shape the political landscape of California. The discussion at the State Playhouse included leaders featured in the recently released book Power Shift: How Latinos in California Transformed Politics in the Nation.

CALIFORNIA BUSINESS

Actor Stephen Rollins

Veteran Actor Stephen Rollins Heads Cast in ‘BOB’ – a New Sitcom Pilot

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Actor Stephen Rollins has been cast as the series lead in "Bob," a half-hour sitcom about a single dad loving the single life alone. That is, until one day, suddenly his daughter and her little girl show up unannounced at his door, homeless. Things go downhill for Bob from there, in a series of hilarious, life-altering events.
Ruby Rugs - Berkeley CA

Hot New Modern Rug Gallery in Berkeley, RUBY RUGS Celebrates Grand Opening Party April 11

BERKELEY, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Ruby Rugs, a new art gallery style rug store, is pleased to announce its official grand opening party on Thursday, April 11, 2019 from 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. The showroom is located at 1882 Solano Avenue in Berkeley.
Britt Haven of MQMR

Britt Haven of MQMR Receives Achievement Certification from the MBA’s Certified Mortgage Compliance Professional Program

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Mortgage Quality Management and Research, LLC (MQMR) announced today that its National Account Executive Britt Haven has completed Level I of the Certified Mortgage Compliance Professional (CMCP) Certification and Designation program offered by the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA).
Ian Miller CMO

MCT CMO Ian Miller Named a 2019 ‘Top 40 Most Influential Mortgage Professionals Under 40’ by NMP

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Mortgage Capital Trading, Inc. (MCT) a leading mortgage hedge advisory and secondary marketing software firm, announced that its Chief Marketing Officer, Ian Miller, was recognized by National Mortgage Professional Magazine's (NMP) for his industry accomplishments, landing him on the 2019 'Top 40 Most Influential Mortgage Professionals Under 40' list.
funbee toys

Funbee Toys’ New Toy Library and Family Meetup is Designed to Inspire Minds and Build Community in Sacramento Area

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Funbee Toys is a one-of-a-kind toy library in the greater Sacramento area that also serves as a meetup for families with babies to preschoolers. The Funbee Toys Events meetup is the RSVP site for toy pick-ups as well as other community events such as potluck picnics, and outings to child-centered locations.

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FROM THE VAULT

Lies, and Trump's GOP

Opinion: Lies, Damn Lies, and Trump’s GOP

G on Politics (OPINION): A pestilence known as Conservatism has control of the Republican Party and it has its perfect candidate in Donald Trump. And while the GOP base prefers to be known as the Party of Stupid, their GOP leaders insist they are the Party of Greed. Sadly, they are both right.