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Tony Cardenas

California Congressman Cárdenas: American Healthcare 1, Trump 0

WASHINGTON, D.C. and SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today U.S. Representative Tony Cárdenas released the following statement regarding the Republicans’ decision to pull their healthcare repeal legislation.
Speaker Anthony Rendon

Calif. Speaker Rendon Appoints Abigail Medina to Dental Board of California

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Paramount) has announced his appointment of Abigail Medina of San Bernardino to the Dental Board of California.
Assemblymember Raul Bocanegra

California Film Tax Credit Generates More Filming and Jobs in 2017

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, the California Film Commission (CFC) announced the recipients for recurring television series, new series, relocating series, and pilots under AB 1839, the California Film and Television Job Retention and Promotion Act, authored by Assemblymember Raul Bocanegra (D-Pacoima) in 2014.
Calif Gov Brown

Calif. Gov. Brown Appointments for March 13-15, 2017 include State Water Resources Control Board

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments: First, Tam Doduc, 50, of Sacramento, has been reappointed to the State Water Resources Control Board, where she has served since 2005. Doduc served in several positions at the California Environmental Protection Agency from 2000 to 2005, including deputy secretary for environmental quality, assistant secretary for air and chemical programs, assistant secretary for agriculture and chemical programs and assistant secretary for technology certification.
Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.

California Lawmakers Decry Trump Administration Ploy to Destroy Clean Air Automobile Standards

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr., Attorney General Xavier Becerra, Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León and Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon blasted the cynical ploy by the Trump administration and auto manufacturers to roll back vehicle pollution standards finalized earlier this year. In coordinated action, on the same day the Trump administration moved to weaken these standards, the auto manufacturers also challenged them in federal court.
California State Assembly

Calif. Assembly Democratic Leaders Announce ‘Degrees Not Debt’ Higher Education Budget Package

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Led by students and parents, Calif. Assembly Democrats, including Speaker Anthony Rendon (D – Paramount) and members of the Assembly Budget and Higher Education Committees today announced a bold higher education budget package designed to reduce student debt and make college affordability a reality for the nearly 2.8 million undergraduate students in California’s University of California (UC), California State University (CSU) and California Community College (CCC) systems.
Calif. Senator Tony Mendoza

Senator Tony Mendoza Convenes Hearing on Autonomous Vehicles and Auto Insurance in California

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On March 8, Chairman of the California Senate Insurance Committee Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia) convened a hearing on the development of Autonomous Vehicles and the implications for the auto insurance industry. While no legislative proposals were presented, the informational hearing will be a factor in the policy discussions going forward.

CALIFORNIA BUSINESS

Smart Cities Prevail California

New Study Linking Prevailing Wage Standards with Housing Reforms Would Close Affordability Gap

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- A brand new study by construction industry research non-profit Smart Cities Prevail shows that linking prevailing wage standards with proposed reforms to streamline new housing development would close the affordability gap, save state and local governments tens of millions of dollars annually, and disproportionately benefit communities of color.
5 BARS

5 BARS Sports welcomes Alessandro Feitosa as VP Solution Engineering for its High-density Wi-Fi Networks

IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- 5 BARS(R) Sports today announced that Alessandro Feitosa has joined 5 Bars as Vice President, Solution Engineering. Alessandro brings 15 years of experience and expertise in the sports and technology space. He has led strategic pursuits and deployments across the globe.

LIFESTYLE AND ENTERTAINMENT

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?
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.

CALIFORNIA BUSINESS

EPIC Insurance’s Gill and Pilger

EPIC Insurance’s Gill and Pilger to Present at SOAHR SHRM-Atlanta HR 2017 Conference

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Benefits Strategy Consultant Suzannah Gill and Director of Employee Benefits Compliance Carl Pilger will present at SOAHR, SHRM-Atlanta's 27th Annual HR Conference, on Wednesday, March 29 at 2:40 p.m. at the Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta, Ga.
ReverseVision

Bank of England Mortgage, Arkansas, Helps Customers Get More Out of HECM and ReverseVision Tech

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- ReverseVision, the leading provider of software and technology for the reverse mortgage industry, today announced that Bank of England (BOE) Mortgage, a nationwide mortgage lender based in England, Arkansas, has selected RV Exchange (RVX) loan origination software (LOS) to support its growing Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) division.
Avalon Malibu

Avalon Malibu Joins New Vista Behavioral Health Family of Addiction and Mental Health Treatment Centers

MALIBU, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- New Vista Behavioral Health, a leading provider of addiction treatment, is proud to announce the acquisition of Avalon Malibu. The addition of Avalon to Infinity Treatment Centers, and Simple Recovery, expands the offerings of New Vista Behavioral Health's distinctive, effective and complementary group of addiction and mental health programs, providing exemplary care to clients struggling with chemical dependency or mental health issues.
Keep Neighborhoods First

Housing Advocates and Residents Call on Los Angeles City Council to Limit Short-Term Rentals

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- A growing alliance of affordable housing advocates, local neighborhood renters and homeowners, hotel employees and hotel representatives gathered today in front of Los Angeles City Hall to call on City officials to adopt smart regulations for short-term rentals, according to Keep Neighborhoods First.
Qualia Labs

Qualia Integrated with Fidelity National Title Group AgentTRAX System for Title Services

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Qualia, the fastest growing provider of title settlement software, announced it has integrated the agentTRAX portal from Fidelity National Title Group (NYSE:FNF) into its settlement platform. Through this integration, Chicago Title, Commonwealth Land Title and Fidelity National Title agents can issue Closing Protection Letters (CPLs) and generate policy jackets directly through the Qualia system.

NATIONAL NEWS

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POLITICAL OPINION

Opinion: Heavens to Betsy! (Dissecting DeVos and Other Conservative Detritus)

G on Politics (OPINION): In which we examine the odious delusions, bigotry, and anti-American schemes of conservatards. Conservatives are apparently rotten to the marrow of their bones. How else to account for the hordes of uneducated, unwashed, unthinking goobers who flock to the Klan rallies held by Dummy Donny and his Rethuglican Party?