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CALIFORNIA POLITICS

Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.

Calif. Gov. Brown Announces Appointments for Aug. 10-13, 2018 including to Community Colleges Board of Governors

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On Monday (Aug. 13), Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments: First, Tamma Adamek, 53, of Sacramento, has been appointed deputy director of external affairs and media relations for the Complete Count Census. Adamek has been deputy director of communications at the Financial Information System for California since 2016.
Tony Cardenas

Calif. Congressman Cardenas Legislation to Increase High School Computer Coding Signed into Law

SACRAMENTO, Calif. and WASHINGTON, D.C. /California Newswire/ -- Last week, key priorities in the High School CODES Act were signed into law. The effort, led by Reps. Tony Cárdenas (D-CA) and Pete Olson (R-TX) and Sens. Maria Cantwell (D-WA) and Bill Cassidy (R-LA), will help high schools throughout the country encourage computer coding education, establishing a pipeline between students and jobs that will strengthen America’s economy.
Brown delivers remarks at opening of Eastern Economic Forum

Calif. Gov. Brown Announces Appointments for Aug. 1-6, 2018 including University of California Board of Regents

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- This past week, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments on Aug. 6: First, Laphonza Butler, 39, of Los Angeles, has been appointed to the University of California Board of Regents. Butler has been president of SEIU United Long Term Care Workers Union since 2010.
Gov Brown

Calif. Governor Brown Signs 2018 Tribal Compacts

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. this past week (Aug. 2) announced that he has signed a tribal-state gaming compact between the State of California and the La Jolla Band of Luiseño Indians, as well as amendments to the current tribal-state gaming compacts with the Santa Ynez Band of Mission Indians, the Karuk Tribe and the Dry Creek Rancheria Band of Pomo Indians.
Tony Cardenas

Calif. Congressman Tony Cardenas statement on the end of the Sinclair-Tribune Merger

SACRAMENTO, Calif. and WASHINGTON, D.C. /California Newswire/ -- The merger should have been a spike in the end zone for Sinclair, but the refs stopped them at the 1st yard line for unfair play, says Calif. Congressman Tony Cardenas (29th District of Calif.). It must have been a real upset for Sinclair.  But not for the American public.
Brown delivers remarks at opening of Eastern Economic Forum

Calif. Gov. Brown Announces Appointments for July 18, 2018 including to Medical Board of California

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments: First, Claire Tauriainen, 46, of El Dorado Hills, has been appointed general counsel at the California Housing Finance Agency, where she has been an assistant general counsel and single family team lead since 2007.
Gov Brown

Calif. Gov. Brown Issues Legislative Update for July 16-18, 2018 – New Bills Signed for California

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- This week, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced that he has signed the following bills on July 18: AB 216 by Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher (D-San Diego) – Vote by mail ballots: identification envelopes: prepaid postage. (continued)

CALIFORNIA BUSINESS

Rainbow Ridge - Lost Coast League

Investigation Launched into ‘Sustainability’ of Controversial Calif. Logging Plans, says Lost Coast League

PETROLIA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Petrolia-based Lost Coast League (LCL) today announced that the growing controversy over Humboldt Redwood Co.'s (HRC's) plans to log virgin forests at Rainbow Ridge stepped up a notch when auditors for the highly regarded Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) announced they will be reviewing the "sustainable" certification associated with two of the company's key logging plans.
Mike Miller and Lee Baca

Former L.A. County Sheriff Lee Baca Joins Faculty at the University of Los Angeles College of Divinity

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Former Los Angeles County Sheriff Leroy "Lee" Baca, who retired as the top law enforcement officer in LA County in 2014, was appointed as a professor announced the University of Los Angeles College of Divinity in Compton, Calif. (ULACD). Ironically Sheriff Baca was previously responsible for the LA County Sheriff's department taking over the policing in Compton from the local Compton Police department in 2000, saving the city over $8 million.

LIFESTYLE AND ENTERTAINMENT

Eileen Grubba in Last Call at Murray’s

‘Sons of Anarchy’ actress Eileen Grubba on ‘Last Call at Murray’s’

INTERVIEW: It’s the small town feel good movie that is sweeping through film festivals and gathering no dust as it piles up the awards. “Last Call at Murray’s” is a story of strength and determination or as leading lady, Eileen Grubba describes it, “I think this movie is an excellent character study, a chance for everyone to look closer at themselves and others and realize people have their quirky and crazy behavior for a reason.”
The Myth movie

Entertainment Review: Jackie Chan’s ‘The Myth’

FILM REVIEW: Billed as a mix between "Raiders of the Lost Ark," "The Mummy," and "Hero," the new Jackie Chan movie, "The Myth" isn't quite any of those, but is unique in its own indelible "Chanesque" style. "The Myth," screened for industry and media on June 26th at the Arclight Cinema in preparation for a fall 2007 release is actually an English dubbed version of a Chinese release from 2005.

CALIFORNIA BUSINESS

Coach Mike Miller

Coach Mike Miller Reveals Facts About His Innocence on TV show After Being Found Not Guilty On All Charges In Jury...

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Los Angeles City College Coach Mike Miller, who gained fame as the most winning college basketball coach in the country from 1997-2006, with a winning percentage of .885 and a record of 241-38, was found not guilty by 12-0 vote in a jury trial verdict in Los Angeles Superior Court; announced the California Basketball Association (CBA).
LBA WARE

The Mortgage Collaborative Releases TMC Benchmark 2.0

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Mortgage Collaborative (TMC), the nation's only independent mortgage cooperative, today announced the release of its enhanced benchmarking solution for its lender members. In collaboration with TMC Preferred Partner LBA Ware, TMC Benchmark now has an improved user interface, augmented reporting dashboards and peer segmentation.
RADIAN and Cloudvirga

Cloudvirga Adds Digital Mortgage Integration with Insurance Provider Radian Guaranty

IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Cloudvirga, a leading provider of digital mortgage point-of-sale (POS) software whose enterprise technology is powered by the intelligent Mortgage Platform, has partnered with Radian Guaranty, a subsidiary of Radian Group (NYSE:RDN), to deliver instant and accurate mortgage insurance (MI) rate quotes and streamline the ordering of MI certificates for lenders.
Musician Mike Shinoda

Alt-Rock Legend Mike Shinoda of Linkin Park Headlines 2018 Monster Energy Outbreak Tour in North America

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Outbreak Presents and Live Nation announced today that Mike Shinoda is set to headline the latest installment of the Monster Energy Outbreak Tour. Tickets go on sale starting Friday, August 10 at 10 a.m. local time, with special pre-sales starting Tuesday, August 7 at 10 a.m. local time.
Mortgage Capital Trading - MCT

MCT’s Bid Auction Manager (BAM) Tech Automates Tri-Party Agreement for Investors’ Bid Tape AOT Loan Sale Executions

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Mortgage Capital Trading, Inc. (MCT), a leading mortgage hedge advisory and secondary marketing software firm, announced automation of the Tri-Party Agreement required between lenders, investors, and broker dealers during Assignment Of Trade (AOT) transactions in the secondary market. The functionality is built into MCT's Bid Auction Manager(TM) (BAM) bid tape management and best execution platform.

NATIONAL NEWS

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POLITICAL OPINION

Conservatism for Dimwits

Opinion: Conservatism for Dimwits – a Sinful Foundation Leading to Political Bunko Artists

G on Politics (OPINION): From its sinful foundation to its current crop of liars and bunko artists, here is the story of the pestilence called conservatism. Concise! Accurate! Easy-to-read!* (*Note: Language may be too advanced for Trump supporters.)