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California State Assembly

Calif. Legislature Sexual Harassment Prevention Subcommittee Releases Draft Recommendations for Transforming Capitol Culture

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Assemblymember Laura Friedman (D-Glendale), chair of the Joint Committee on Rules Subcommittee on Sexual Harassment Prevention and Response, and Senator Holly Mitchell (D-Los Angeles), vice chair of the subcommittee, today released draft recommendations to overhaul the Legislature’s policies on sexual harassment and to transform the workplace culture.
Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.

Calif. Gov. Gov. Brown Announces Appointments for May 22-31 2018 including to Health and Human Services Agency

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. on Thursday announced the following appointments: First, Diana Dooley, 67, of Sacramento, has been appointed Executive Secretary in the Office of Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. Dooley has served as Secretary of the California Health and Human Services Agency since 2011.
Brown delivers remarks at opening of Eastern Economic Forum

Calif. Gov. Brown Signs Legislation Establishing Statewide Water Efficiency Goals

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On Thursday, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. signed SB 606 by Senator Robert Hertzberg (D-Van Nuys) and AB 1668 by Assemblymember Laura Friedman (D-Glendale) to help the state better prepare for droughts and climate change by establishing statewide water efficiency standards.
Millbrae California

LOCAL: Millbrae City Council Reviews Draft Short-Term Residential Rental Ordinance

MILLBRAE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Short-term residential rentals have been a hot topic for Millbrae residents since a house party last month went out of control, putting the surrounding neighborhood on guard. Because of this, the Millbrae City Council directed staff to draft an ordinance that could give both law and code enforcement officials more power to stop unruly short-term renters, and give the City tools and additional power to better regulate the industry locally.
CA Senator Josh Newman

Measure to Prohibit Bounty Signature Gathering, Passes California State Senate – SB 1394

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- A measure by that would prohibit the practice of paying signature gatherers on a per-signature basis, was approved by the California State Senate today. Senate Bill (SB) 1394, authored by Fullerton Democrat Josh Newman, passed the Senate on a x-x vote.
California State Assembly

Calif. Subcommittee on Sexual Harassment Prevention and Response Provides Progress Report

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Assemblymember Laura Friedman (D-Glendale), chair of the Joint Committee on Rules Subcommittee on Sexual Harassment Prevention and Response, and Senator Holly Mitchell (D-Los Angeles), vice chair of the Subcommittee, released the following statement to provide an update on the progress of the subcommittee’s work:
Assemblymember Kevin McCarty

Calif. Assembly Approves McCarty Legislation Promoting STEM Education Through After School Coding Courses for Kids

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The California State Assembly has approved AB 2098 by Assemblymember Kevin McCarty (D – Sacramento), which would establish the After School Kids Code Grant Pilot Program to provide funding for after school programs that promote STEM education and focus on computer coding as part of their curriculum. The measure was approved on a 65 to 0 vote.


Granny Pole Dancer, Makeda Smith

‘FlyingOver50’ Granny Pole Dancer, Makeda Smith, Continues to Elevate Women Over 50 with New Music Video

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Grandmother, publicist and pole dancer Makeda Smith, the creator behind the blog-turned-movement, FlyingOver50, has once again teamed with Christina Villegas and Jeff Mercer, the owners of MercVille Productions, to create a mesmerizing pole dance music video (safe for work).
EPIC Insurance

EPIC Insurance’s Philip Westphal to Present on Safe Patient Handling at 2018 California Rural Health Conference

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that EPIC Healthcare Practice Risk Advisor/Broker Philip Westphal will be presenting a one-hour lecture on "Safe Patient Handling on a Budget - Optimizing your Safe Patient Handling and Mobility (SPHM) Program Without Breaking the Bank" at the California Rural Health Conference in Folsom.


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.
Dr. Gary Glassman

Throat Cancer is Becoming a National Health Epidemic Say Oral Fitness Experts

INTERVIEW: What do maggots, tomato plants, and oral cancer all have in common? They have all been found inside someone’s mouth. As a dentist in practice for over 30 years, Dr. Gary Glassman ("Dr. G") thought he had seen it all. “I have removed maggots from a child’s gums and a tomato plant that was growing from a seed in another patient. Oral fitness is as important as physical fitness, this week a young man died in California from a tooth infection that spread to his lungs,” says Dr. G.


Tony DiVita of Bank Southern Calif.

Tips for Selecting the Best Commercial Bank in 2018 for Your California Small Business

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Bank of Southern California, N.A. (OTC Pink: BCAL / OTCMKTS:BCAL), understands that selecting a commercial bank that fits your company's needs can be a grueling task. Tony DiVita, Chief Banking Officer at Bank of Southern California, shares the following valuable tips to help guide small businesses in selecting the right bank.
Brian Chu, CIC, CLCS

Brian Chu, CIC, CLCS Joins EPIC Insurance Brokers in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants announced today that risk management and insurance professional Brian Chu has joined the firm's operations in Southern California as a Vice President.
Residents Medical’s Candidates

Residents Medical Tackles Severe Doctor Shortage in America by Facilitating Residency Program Placements

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- It's a fact. There's an increasing shortage of primary and specialty care physicians in the U.S. According to new research by the Association of American Medical Colleges, estimates show that by 2030 there could be a shortage of up to 120,000 licensed physicians. Residents Medical is working to help fill the gap.
News from California Newswire

Cabrillo Marine Aquarium Unveiling Of New John Van Hamersveld Murals Kicks off 2018 Summer in L.A.

SAN PEDRO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Kicking off the start of summer 2018, Friends of Cabrillo Marine Aquarium will unveil two new commissioned murals by artist John Van Hamersveld, whose iconic work celebrates Southern California’s surf and sand culture. The Aquarium is part of the new state-designated San Pedro Cultural Arts District due to its design by world-famous architect Frank Gehry.
Pacific Roofing using SureCoat Roof System

SureCoat Roof System is More Than Green, It’s Waterproof Roof Repair without Construction, says Pacific Roofing Systems

DANA POINT, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Repairing chronic roof leaks due to poor home construction without doing a tear-off or further construction takes innovation, ingenuity, skill, and in this case, the right product line up, says Pacific Roofing Systems. Pacific met the "construction-less" challenge to repair 2,000 square feet of spudded rock flat roofing and sloped metal roofing on a private Laguna Beach residence by instead proposing the use of a unique formulated monolithic liquid single-ply waterproof roof system known as the SureCoat Roof System.



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Interviewing Trump's Conscience

Opinion: Interviewing Trump’s Conscience

G on Politics (Opinion/Satire): Inside a Mexican restaurant in one of the touristy parts of Los Angeles, our intrepid writer converses with the moral chaperone of Donald J. Trump. I sat down for an interview with the conscience of Donald J. Trump, our nation's first illegitimate president.