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Consumer Advocates for RCFE Reform (CARR)

Keep Our Seniors Safe Act Passes Senate Committee – CA Sentator Portantino’s SB 172

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Consumer Advocates for RCFE Reform (CARR) announces its collaboration and partnership with California State Senator Anthony Portantino (D, SD 25) in the drafting of Senate Bill 172 Firearms, enhancing safe storage protections for the two most vulnerable populations in our society: the elderly and children.
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.

CALIFORNIA BUSINESS

Tiffany McClellan of EPIC

Tiffany McClellan of EPIC to Present on Designing Benefits Plans at HRE Health and Benefits Leadership Conference

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Regional Director of Employee Benefits Tiffany McClellan, CEBS, will present at the Human Resource Executive (HRE) Health & Benefits Leadership Conference on Thursday, April 25 at 11:30 a.m. at the Aria Resort & Casino in Las Vegas.
NotaryCam

NotaryCam Completes Its First Remote Online Notarization eWill Transaction

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- NotaryCam(R), the pioneering leader in online notarization and original provider of mortgage eClosing solutions, today announced that it has executed its first electronic will (eWill) transaction in Nevada using remote online notarization (RON). The transaction was conducted on behalf of a client of Reno-based law firm Laub and Laub.

CALIFORNIA BUSINESS

An American in Paris concert

Music and Art Come to Life with Asia America Symphony Association and Ryman Arts’ ‘Music On Canvas’ Performed to Gershwin’s ‘An...

TORRANCE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The ASIA AMERICA YOUTH SYMPHONY (AAYS) will premiere its first ever, "Music On Canvas". DAVID BENOIT, Music Director and Conductor, will lead the prestigious AAYS in a performance of Gershwin's classic "An American In Paris" while young artists from RYMAN ARTS create inspired artworks live on stage to the music.
Mortgage Capital Trading - MCT

Mortgage Capital Trading Reorganizes Sales Processes, Expands National Sales Team, and Forms Customer Success Group

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Mortgage Capital Trading, Inc. (MCT), a leading mortgage hedge advisory and secondary marketing software firm, today announced it has restructured the company's internal sales processes, bolstered the sales team, and launched a Customer Success Group (CSG). Implementation of the changes pave the way for significant growth as the company continues innovating, launching new products and services, and on-boarding clients.
815 Paseo Miramar

Realtor Leslie Kavanaugh Offers Top Luxury Listing Perched High on Its Own Promontory in Prime Pacific Palisades

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- This is the Pacific Palisades and you have the key to unlock California's most exclusive views. Welcome home to 815 Paseo Miramar, a custom built 10,371 square foot Nantucket style estate which is sure to make you the envy of everyone. Luxury Estate Realtor, Leslie Kavanaugh, has announced this exceptional property offered for $25 Million.
Tony DiVita of Bank Southern Calif.

Bank of Southern California NA Names Tony DiVita Chief Operating Officer

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Bank of Southern California, N.A. (OTC Pink: BCAL / OTCMKTS:BCAL), a community business bank headquartered in San Diego, has named Tony DiVita Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer. Mr. DiVita joined Bank of Southern California in 2011 and most recently held the position of Executive Vice President, Chief Banking Officer.
Matrix Systems

Matrix Systems in San Leandro Presents Commercial Air Filtration System Services Tip Sheet

SAN LEANDRO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Installing a commercial air filtration system is not a magical solution for air pollution control, says Matrix Systems. These complex systems require several services in order to make sure that the system functions as designed. Here are five services that needed to keep a commercial air filtration system running effectively after installation.

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FROM THE VAULT

Trump Voters Conned

Opinion: When Will Trump Voters Realize They Were Conned?

G on Politics (OPINION): What will it take for the sheep to see they've been shorn? How much damage to democracy will it require before people acknowledge the evil of Trump and the conservative movement?