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California Receives Top Grades in Digital Technology for 2018, One of Three States that Won Three Category Awards

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- California received an overall grade of A- from the Center for Digital Government’s 2018 Digital States Survey. The biannual survey benchmarks government use of digital technologies to improve service delivery, increase capacity and reach policy goals across all 50 states.
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City of El Monte to Shed Light on Domestic Violence, October 2018 Declared as Awareness Month

EL MONTE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The City of El Monte and local community leaders will continue supporting families and survivors of domestic violence by declaring October as Domestic Violence Awareness month. As part of the proclamation, the City will light its Statue of Liberty in purple on Tuesday, October 2 at 7 p.m.
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Calif. Gov. Brown Signs Legislation to Revamp California Bail System

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ --  Taking action to revamp California’s bail system, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. on Tuesday (Aug. 28) signed Senate Bill 10, the California Money Bail Reform Act, which preserves the rights of the accused, while prioritizing public safety.
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Calif. Gov. Brown Announces Appointments for Aug. 27-28, 2018 including Department of Social Services

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. has announced the following appointments Aug. 27-28, 2018: First, Todd R. Bland, 56, of Elk Grove, has been appointed assistant director of the Automation, Integrity, and Client Initiatives Branch at the California Department of Social Services, where he has been deputy director of the Family Engagement and Empowerment Division since 2011.
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Calif. Gov. Brown Signs Legislation including AB 2782 California Environmental Quality Act

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- This past week (Aug. 24), Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced that he has signed the following bills: First,AB 1887 by Assemblymember Jose Medina (D-Riverside) – Public education governance: service on boards and commissions.
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Calif. Gov. Brown announces Appointments for Aug. 17-21, 2018 including Advisory Commission on Special Education

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- This week, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments: First, Alexander Pal, 36, of Carmichael, has been appointed chief counsel at the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services, where he has been acting chief counsel since 2018 and served in several positions from 2013 to 2018, including assistant chief counsel and attorney.
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Calif. Gov. Brown Signs Legislation for Aug. 2018 including Surfing as the Official State Sport

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- This week, Calif. Gov. Brown signed numerous bills into law on Aug. 20, 2018, including Assembly Bill No. 1782, establishing surfing as the official state sport. List of additional bills signed follows.

CALIFORNIA BUSINESS

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Pentagon Technologies, Inc. Makes Strategic Move to Expand Into Asia Market

HAYWARD, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Pentagon Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of ultra-high purity cleaning, contamination detection, coating products and services to the semiconductor, pharmaceutical, microelectronic, and solar industries, entered into a strategic partnership with Kurita Water Industries, Ltd. of Japan.
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Cloudvirga helps raise $50K for cancer patients and wounded veterans with 2018 golf event

IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Cloudvirga, a leading provider of digital mortgage software, helped raise more than $50,000 for wounded veterans and families affected by cancer as a corporate sponsor of the Finance of America Mortgage Charity Golf Tournament and Auction benefitting the Golden State Impact Project.

LIFESTYLE AND ENTERTAINMENT

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Girls Trip: All Female Cast Set to Bring Big Bucks at the Box Office

INTERVIEW with Lara Grice: It was girl power all the way as the cast of “Girls Trip” hit the “pink” carpet at L.A. Live last Thursday night. The movie already, being called the movie of the summer, is a message of female friendship and support. An all-female leading cast is so rare in Hollywood these days, but it’s nice to see that Hollywood realizes that the ladies can bring in those big bucks at the box office bucks.
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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.

CALIFORNIA BUSINESS

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Mold Inspection Sciences Inc. in L.A. Announces its New Investment of FLIR Infrared Camera Technology to Expand Testing Capabilities

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Mold Inspection Sciences (MIS) today announced the rollout of FLIR E6 Infrared Cameras across all Mold Inspection Sciences service areas through Southern California, Oregon and Colorado. The introduction of this advanced, non-invasive technology allows MIS field teams to zero in on and identify potential sources of moisture during testing and sampling investigations.
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Professionals Guild is again hosting 2018 East Bay Halloween Party for Couples and Singles

SAN RAMON, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Professionals Guild announced today it is hosting a Halloween dance party on Friday, October 26, 2018. The party will be held at the San Ramon Marriott Hotel located at 2600 Bishop Drive, San Ramon, CA 94583. Singles are especially invited. Couples are also welcome. "It makes a great date," said Phil Seyer, Director of Professionals Guild.
Kevin Harnetiaux Joins EPIC

Kevin Harnetiaux Joins EPIC Insurance Brokers’ Sacramento Team

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that insurance industry veteran Kevin Harnetiaux has joined the firm as Senior Vice president and Chief Operating Officer of EPIC's Sacramento Region, including Sacramento, Calif., Gold River, Calif., and Reno, Nev.
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Residents Medical Creates Pathways for 2018-19 Medical Residency Applicants

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- For medical students who want to practice medicine in the U.S., September is the most important month. Why? September is when the application process starts for medical school graduates to begin their hands-on training or Graduate Medical Education (GME). The competition is fierce. That's where Residents Medical comes in.
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XG Communities announces advancement for City of La Puente’s small cell wireless and 5G strategy

IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- XG Communities LLC and the City of La Puente, Calif. announced that approximately 1,500 street light poles are now available to wireless carriers and technology companies for small cell deployment. The street light poles are available on XG Communities' Site SeleX Platform.

NATIONAL NEWS

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POLITICAL OPINION

A Vote for the GOP is a Vote Against America

Opinion: A Vote for the GOP is a Vote Against America

G on Politics (OPINION): Many Americans seem unaware of the actual stakes in the 2016 election -- the Greedy Obstructionist Party is promising trade embargoes, Radical Christian Terrorism, increased war on women, and actual shooting wars. All in all, the ascendancy of Conservatism is a sharp and current threat to us all.