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Brown delivers remarks at opening of Eastern Economic Forum

Calif. Gov. Brown Issues Executive Order to Protect Communities from Wildfire, Climate Impacts

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- In the face of the worst wildfires in California’s history, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. on Thursday issued an executive order to combat dangerous tree mortality, increase the ability of our forests to capture carbon and systematically improve forest management.
CA Senator Josh Newman

SB1030: Measure to Make Distracted Driving a Moving Violation Passes California State Senate

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The California State Senate this past week voted unanimously to pass Senate Bill (SB) 1030 by Fullerton Senator Josh Newman. The measure aims to further deter distracted driving by making the offense a moving violation, which would add a point to a driver’s record.
California State Assembly

Calif. Assemblymembers McCarty and Gonzalez Fletcher Will Continue Push to Make Youth Football Safer

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Assemblymembers Kevin McCarty (D- Sacramento) and Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher (D – San Diego) this past week reaffirmed their commitment to pursuing legislation that will make youth football as safe as possible through the “Safe Youth Football Act,” which will protect children from brain injury by establishing a minimum age of 12 to play in organized tackle football programs.
Brown delivers remarks at opening of Eastern Economic Forum

Calif. Gov. Brown Announces Appointments for April 13-19, 2018 including to Veterans Home of California

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- This past week, on April 19, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments: First, Frederick J. Just, 60, of Riverside, has been appointed administrator of the Veterans Home of California, Yountville. Just held several positions at Kaiser Permanente from 2005 to 2017, including assistant hospital administrator.
CA Senator Josh Newman

Measure to Reduce Distracted Driving in California Passes Senate Appropriations – SB1030

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Senate Bill (SB) 1030, authored by Fullerton Senator Josh Newman, passed out of the Senate Appropriations committee today on a 7-0 vote. The measure would add a point to a driver’s record if the driver is caught driving while handling a mobile device.
City of El Monte California

California Park and Recreation Society Recognizes El Monte with Prestigious Award

EL MONTE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The California Park and Recreation Society (CPRS) recognized the City of El Monte as the 2017 Award of Excellence recipient for the City’s Fall programming brochure “Capture the Spirit.”
CA Senator Josh Newman

CA Senate Bill to Create More Earning Opportunities for Military Families in Transportation Industry

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Senate Bill (SB) 1080 passed out of the Senate Transportation and Housing Committee on Tuesday on a 13-0 vote. The measure would allow active duty military and their spouses and family members to drive for transportation network companies (TNC) immediately upon their relocation to California, with a valid out-of-state driver’s license.


News from California Newswire

San Diego Education Leaders & Students Support SAT During The School Day

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, San Diego area education leaders and students came together at Kearny High School in San Diego to push for college admissions tests like the SAT to be offered – as an alternative to state standardized tests – during the school day through the Pathways to College Act, currently moving through the California State Legislature.
small cells come to life

City of La Verne California votes 5-0 to establish new path to 5G using small cell infrastructure

LA VERNE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- XG Communities LLC, a premier provider of wireless, asset marketing and engineering services for cities and municipalities across the United States, announces their agreement to market and manage wireless coverage solutions for the City of La Verne, California.


Dr. Gary Glassman

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.
actress Kerry Cahill

‘Walking Dead’ Actress Kerry Cahill Salutes America’s Heroes

INTERVIEW: Actress Kerry Cahill is one of those people I always feel I learn something from every time I talk to her. “Today, on Veteran’s day we will remember those men and women who fought for the country we love - America. For me Veteran’s day is every day, joining forces with AMVETS is my way of giving back,” says Cahill.



Cloudvirga Raises $50 Million Series-C Funding to Deliver Digital Mortgage Technologies

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, today announced the closing of a $50-million Series C funding round led by private-equity firm Riverwood Capital with ongoing participation from Upfront Ventures.
MAGLITE Flashlight Wins 2018 Best New Product

MAGLITE Flashlight Wins 2018 National Hardware American Manufacturing Award for ‘Best New Product’

ONTARIO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- MAG Instrument Inc. (MAG), the world leader in flashlight technology, has been awarded the National Hardware American Manufacturing Award for Best New Product for the second year in a row. The award was presented to MAG by John Lederer with the National Hardware Show (NHS) and Marcie Gabor of the Made In USA Brand. The Maglite ML150LR LED Rechargeable Flashlight System was selected out of eight finalists to receive the award.
Medical Candidates

Residents Medical Group Builds ‘Dream Team’ with Deans, Chief Residents, MDs and PhDs to Help Medical Residency Candidates

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Every year between Sept. and Feb., thousands of medical school graduates interview for residencies. It's the last stage before a M.B.B.S., M.D., or D.O. degree holder can sit for their Board examinations and practice as a licensed physician in the U.S. This is where Residents Medical comes in - a respected organization that specializes in education, guidance, preparation, consulting and medical residency placement.
MQMR President Michael Steer

MQMR Counsels Mortgage Lenders to Increase Internal Audit Frequency to Safeguard Secondary Market Activities

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Mortgage Quality Management and Research, LLC (MQMR) President Michael Steer today advised lenders to increase the frequency with which they conduct their internal audits to ensure secondary market activities and relationships are not negatively impacted by undiscovered risks.
Sean Conrad joins EPIC in Irvine

EPIC Adds Sean Conrad in Irvine as Southern California Principal

IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants announced today that risk management and insurance professional Sean Conrad has joined the firm's operations in Southern California as a principal. e will partner collaboratively with Jim Gillette, president of the company's Pacific South Region, and Irvine Managing Principal and Branch Leader Tony D'Asaro.



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Conservatism Harms America

Opinion: Conservatism Harms America

G on Politics (OPINION): Presented for your entertainment and edification, here are a few thoughts about some of the evils that exist in today's society. You're welcome.