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CALIFORNIA POLITICS

Speaker Anthony Rendon

Calif. Asm. Speaker Rendon Honors Sam Sachs as 2017 Veteran of the Year for 63rd Assembly District

LAKEWOOD, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- This week, Calif. Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood) honored World War II veteran and Lakewood resident Sam Sachs as the 2017 Veteran of the Year for the 63rd Assembly District. Sachs, who recently celebrated his 102nd birthday, joined the U.S. Army at age 17 and served in the 325nd Glider Infantry of the 2nd Airborne, which was also known as the Flying Coffins.
Assemblymember Kevin McCarty

Calif. Assemblymember McCarty Names Norma Christensen Assembly District 7 ‘Veteran of the Year’

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Assemblymember Kevin McCarty (D – Sacramento) this week named United States Army veteran Sergeant First Class Norma Christensen as the Assembly District 7’s 2017 Veteran of the Year. Christensen served in the Army for three decades, taking on a range of assignments including Military Police, career counselor and reservist.
Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.

Calif. Gov. Brown, Legislative Leaders Issue Statements On 2017-18 CA Budget Agreement

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On Tuesday, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr., Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León and Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon announced that they have reached an agreement on the 2017-18 State Budget.
City of Paramount

City of Paramount CA Launches Business Licensing Partnership with SCAQMD

PARAMOUNT, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The City of Paramount has launched a pilot program to enhance air quality compliance in the city by submitting selected business license applications and renewals to South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) staff for their review.
Assemblymember Raul Bocanegra

CA Legislation to Repeal Anti-Immigrant Provisions in Prop. 187 Approved by Calif. State Assembly

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Calif. State Assembly voted 54-21 to approve legislation to bring equity to California’s criminal justice laws, by ensuring the use and manufacturing of false immigration documents carries the same penalties as the use and production of a fake driver’s license. Assemblymember Raul Bocanegra's (D-Pacoima) AB 222 requires California voters to repeal sections 113 and 114 of the California Penal Code.
Calif. Assemblymember Jim Frazier

Calif. Asm. Frazier Passes Environmental and Lifestyle Bill Package to California Senate

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, Calif. Assemblymember Jim Frazier (D – Discovery Bay) passed his remaining bills from the Assembly Floor leading up to today’s House of Origin deadline. Ten of his bills were brought up for a vote this week, passed and now head to the Senate.
Assemblymember Raul Bocanegra

Bill to Address California’s 2017 Teacher Shortage Receives Passing Grade – AB 1217

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Calif. State Assembly voted 77-0 to approve Assemblymember Raul Bocanegra’s (D-Pacoima) legislation to establish a teacher residency program that will address the state’s dire need for high-quality special education, bilingual, math, and science teachers. The California Teacher Corps Act of 2017, AB 1217, would provide a resident teacher with financial assistance in the form of a stipend in exchange for participating in the program.

CALIFORNIA BUSINESS

Coaches Miller and Fernandez

LA Watts Summer Classic Boys and Girls Basketball Tournament Finals June 24, 2017

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The annual LA Watts Summer Classic Basketball Tournament returned to action last week on June 16, 17 and 18 at various sites throughout Los Angeles. Over 20 boys and girls teams participated in the basketball event announced the California Basketball Association.
Qualia Labs

Real Estate Industry Expert Jake Seid Joins Qualia Advisory Board to Advance Title Settlement Software

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Qualia today announced that Jake Seid will join the company's board of advisors. In addition to his time as president of Ten-X and Managing Director at Lightspeed Venture Partners, Seid is an investor and advisor to a myriad of companies touching the real estate sector, including Blend Labs, LendingHome, Opendoor, Reside, Roofstock, Shogun, and Ten-X.

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.”
Growing Older

Senior Moments: Growing Older in a Youth-Oriented Society

LIFESTYLE: At what point are you Old? Is it 50, 60, or maybe 90? And who decides that you are Old? Society, your children, your Doctor or yourself? And what kind of old are we talking about? Body age? Emotional age? Brain age? Generational age? Experiential age? Is it age or maturity?

CALIFORNIA BUSINESS

DocMagic

DocMagic UCD Tech Now Supports Both Phases of Upcoming Uniform Closing Dataset Requirements

TORRANCE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- DocMagic, Inc., the mortgage industry's leading provider of document production, automated compliance and comprehensive eMortgage services, announced that its technologies are now capable of supporting both phases of the upcoming UCD (Uniform Closing Dataset) requirement.
Synergy Education Platform

San Diego, Calif. County School Districts Continue Choosing Edupoint Synergy Online Registration

SAN DIEGO, Calif., /California Newswire/ -- Edupoint(R) Educational Systems, creator of the industry-leading Synergy(R) Education Platform for K-12 student information and learning management, has been selected by Dehesa School District, Julian Union School District, and Calexico Unified School District to implement Synergy Online Registration through their partnership with the San Diego County Office of Education (SDCOE), augmenting the districts' existing Synergy solutions.
COO Phil Rasori

Phil Rasori of MCT to Speak on Hedge Accounting at AMB User Conference

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Mortgage Capital Trading, Inc. (MCT), a leading mortgage hedge advisory and secondary marketing technology firm, announced that its COO, Phil Rasori, is scheduled to speak on a panel session hosted by Advantage Systems, Inc. at its third annual Accounting for Mortgage Banking (AMB) user conference.
iMobie PhoneRescue iOS 11

iMobie PhoneRescue Offers Major Upgrade with Support for iOS 11 Data Recovery

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- iMobie Inc., a leading software developer for iOS and Android, today announces that its world-renowned product PhoneRescue has taken a great leap forward in data recovery. With a well-optimized UI as well as a high-performance workflow, now it becomes the world's ONLY productive technique for iOS users to save photos, messages, contacts, notes and more.
Chris Anderson

MCT’s Chris Anderson to Co-Instruct MBA Webinar on ‘The Lock Desk’s Role in the Secondary Marketing Department’

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Mortgage Capital Trading, Inc. (MCT), a leading mortgage hedge advisory and secondary marketing technology firm, announced that it will be participating in an upcoming webinar that the Mortgage Bankers Association will be hosting on the topic of the business- critical role that lock desks play within secondary marketing departments.

NATIONAL NEWS

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POLITICAL OPINION

Virtual Reality for Conservatives

Opinion: Virtual Reality for Conservatives – RWNJs Add Stank to VR

G on Politics (OPINION): Research demonstrates that a conservative differs from a normal human being in a number of ways. Note: ‘Normal human being’ means someone with a soul and an I.Q. above 70. A conservative is a strange creature. As you can see by their actions in Congress and in state houses across the country.