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Calif. Gov. Newsom Issues Proclamation Declaring November as Native American Heritage Month

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, Calif. Governor Gavin Newsom today issued a proclamation declaring November 2019 as “Native American Heritage Month” in the State of California.
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CalRecycle and Cal OES announce completion of debris removal in Paradise after deadliest wildfire in California history

PARADISE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On the heels of the one-year anniversary of the Camp Fire, the most deadly wildfire in state history, the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) joined the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) today to announce the completion of debris removal on nearly 11,000 properties.
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California Cracks Vegas-to-LA Beverage Container Smuggling Ring

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery is announcing the arrests of 10 suspects accused of smuggling out-of-state beverage containers into California to defraud the state’s California Redemption Value fund.
CARR RCFE Reform

Keep Our Seniors Safe Act Signed by Gov. Newsom – safe gun storage requirements for firearms retained by residential care facilities...

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Consumer Advocates for RCFE Reform (CARR) announces that California Governor Newsom signed the Keep Our Seniors Safe Act, a part of SB 172 (Portantino) which was signed into law on 12 October, 2019.
Assemblyman Mike Gatto

Former Calif. State Assemblyman Mike Gatto Introduces Ballot Initiative on Homelessness

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, former California state Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D – Los Angeles) submitted to the Attorney General for title and summary a ballot initiative that radically changes the state’s approach to homelessness. The initiative would treat certain existing crimes (“Intervention Predicates,”) as cries for help –- opportunities to both engage the homeless and return respect for the law on our streets
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Calif. Gov. Gavin Newsom Signs Nation’s Strongest Statewide Renter Protection Legislation

OAKLAND, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, surrounded by dozens of legislative leaders, working families and rent advocates in the East Bay, Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law today a series of bills to fight a key cause of our state’s housing crisis – rent gouging and evictions.
Calif. Gov. Gavin Newsom

Calif. Gov. Newsom Announces Appointments for Oct. 8, 2019 including to Department of Consumer Affairs

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, Calif. Governor Gavin Newsom announced the following appointments: First, Kimberly Kirchmeyer, 50, of Sacramento, has been appointed director of the California Department of Consumer Affairs. Kirchmeyer has been executive director of the Medical Board of California since 2013, where she was deputy director from 2011 to 2013.

CALIFORNIA BUSINESS

Whimstay Savings Infographic

Whimstay App Delivers Real Savings on Last-Minute Vacation Rentals Nationwide

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Whimstay, the leading marketplace dedicated to last minute vacation rental deals, today announced the availability of over 5,000 properties nationwide in the Whimstay iOS iPhone and Android apps, which provides travelers with real savings on vacation rental properties when booking a stay during the next 10 nights.
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AIStorm Wins 2019 Frost & Sullivan Technology Innovation Award for its AI-in-Sensor Fast Edge SoC

SAN JOSE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- California-based AIStorm has developed a novel AI-in-Sensor (AIS) technology that enables real-time processing of sensor data at the edge, without digitization. The AIS technology uses a new patented technique called charge domain processing that controls the electron movement between the storage elements in the chip and uses switch charge circuits for mathematical control over the charge transfer.

CALIFORNIA BUSINESS

Lance Poole, CEO of Juniper Labs

Juniper Labs Announces Open Data Set for Commercial Insurance Launch at Plug and Play Winter Summit

SUNNYVALE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Automated underwriting insurtech Juniper Labs today announced that it is launching the first ever open-sourced data set purpose built for commercial insurance. Juniper Labs plans to release over 40 million business records it acquired to train its underwriting models for anyone to use.
Raylene Chiarizzio has joined EPIC

Raylene Chiarizzio has joined EPIC as Senior VP of the firm’s Southwest Risk Management Practice

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants ("EPIC"), a retail property and casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Raylene Chiarizzio has joined the firm as Senior Vice President of the firm's Southwest Risk Management Practice.
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International Leaders Declare Forced Conversion an International Problem Violating Human Rights

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On 29 November, Center for Studies on New Religions (CESNUR) from Italy and Human Rights Without Frontiers (HRWF) from Belgium hosted a seminar on human rights entitled "Intolerance and Discrimination Against New Religious Movements: An International Problem," the Human Rights Association for Victims of Coercive Conversion Programs Northern California announced today.
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Laxton Integrates SecuGen U20 Sensor into the Chameleon Line of Multi-Modal Biometric Devices

SANTA CLARA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- SecuGen is pleased to announce that Laxton, a global leader in providing election, identity and self-service solutions to governments and corporations, has selected the SecuGen U20 fingerprint sensor for integration into their Chameleon multi-modal biometric tablet.
Kaiser Santa Clara Staff at Bay Area Medical Academy

Bay Area Medical Academy Apprenticeship Provides Effective Pathway for Kaiser Permanente Employees to Upgrade Their Job Skills

SAN JOSE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Bay Area Medical Academy, SEIU UHW-West, and the SEIU-UHW & Joint Employer Education Fund (the Education Fund) have announced today that they have partnered to offer Medical Assistant Apprenticeship training to Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara employees.

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CHARITY AND CAUSE NEWS

America Scores Bay Area - bitpay

AmericaSCORES Bay Area, the Award-Winning Nonprofit, Now Accepts Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, and Ethereum Donations through BitPay

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- AmericaSCORES Bay Area, the award-winning nonprofit that has been studied for its proven benefits to student learning, health, and social-emotional skills of over 2,000 low-income youth, has partnered with blockchain technology and design firm Totem Block and BitPay, the largest global blockchain payment provider, to become an early adopter in accepting cryptocurrency donations.