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Newsom Launches Statewide 'California for All' Health Care Tour in Sacramento

Calif. Gov. Newsom Issues New Executive Order Enhancing Government’s Ability to Respond to COVID-19 Pandemic

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, Calif. Governor Gavin Newsom issued a new executive order further enhancing California’s ability to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. Among many initiatives, it readies the state to commandeer property for temporary residences and medical facilities for quarantining, isolating or treating individuals.
Calif. Governor Newsom Proposes 2020-21 State Budget

Calif. Public Health Experts: Mass Gatherings Should be Postponed Statewide to Slow Spread of COVID-19

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Governor Gavin Newsom announced on Wednesday that California public health officials this evening issued an updated policy on gatherings to protect public health and slow the spread of COVID-19.
CA Gov. Newsom

Calif. Gov. Newsom Announces Appointments for March 10 and 11, 2020 including Department of Developmental Services

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- This week, Governor Gavin Newsom announced the following appointments: First, Nancy Bargmann, 58, of Long Beach, has been reappointed director of the California Department of Developmental Services, where she has served as director since 2016.
Temecula FUN 2020

Temecula’s 2020 State of the City to be held May 28 #TemeculaFUN

TEMECULA, Calif. /CALIFORNIA NEWSWIRE/ -- Temecula Mayor James “Stew” Stewart is all business, balanced with #TemeculaFUN. “As a businessman, family-man, 30-year Temecula resident, Old Town Temecula Rotarian, landlord, handyman and property manager of multiple rental properties, owner of five barber shops, Council Member and 2020 Mayor, I am all about hard work and grit,” states Mayor Stewart.
Calif. Governor Newsom Proposes 2020-21 State Budget

Calif. Gov. Newsom Declares State of Emergency to Help State Prepare for Broader Spread of COVID-19

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- As part of the state’s response to address the global COVID-19 outbreak, Governor Gavin Newsom today declared a State of Emergency to make additional resources available, formalize emergency actions already underway across multiple state agencies and departments, and help the state prepare for broader spread of COVID-19.
California Student Aid Commissio

California Student Aid Commission commends Gov. Newsom for a strong budget that invests in higher education access

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The California Student Aid Commission commends Governor Newsom and his Administration for a strong budget that invests in higher education access, affordability, and success. “We are pleased to lead a working group on student loan debt issues, including the critical need to perform outreach about financial aid grants and loan options,” said Catalina Cifuentes, Chair of the Commission.
Calif. Governor Newsom Proposes 2020-21 State Budget

Calif. Governor Newsom Proposes 2020-21 State Budget

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, Calif. Governor Gavin Newsom submitted his 2020-21 State Budget proposal to the Legislature, which makes responsible investments in the state’s economic future while tackling head-on persistent challenges facing the state.

CALIFORNIA BUSINESS

Mortgage Quality Management

MQMR Promotes Team: Mabel Lee to Head of Warehouse Due Diligence, Scott Weintraub to Lead Internal Audit Department

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Mortgage Quality Management and Research, LLC (MQMR) announced today that it has promoted Mabel Lee to Warehouse Due Diligence Manager and hired Scott Weintraub as Internal Audit Manager.
Mind Flow Hypnosis - Los Angeles

Mind Flow Hypnosis in Los Angeles Extends Free Virtual Hypnosis Session to Local Nurses

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- For first responders and healthcare practitioners seeking relief from COVID-19-induced stress and fear, Mind Flow Hypnosis is answering the call. It's currently offering a free hypnosis session via Zoom or Skype in an effort to do its part to help nurses and other healthcare practitioners during this global pandemic.

CALIFORNIA BUSINESS

ROKiT Pharma

ROKiT Pharma Pre-clinical Studies Show Tremendous Promise for Naturally Derived Cancer Drug, ROK-001

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- ROKiT Pharma, Inc., a public-benefit corporation dedicated to putting patients first, announced today it is rapidly progressing through final preclinical studies and moving forward with preparation for the initiation of a Phase 1b/2 clinical trial of ROK-001, a potentially low toxicity cancer drug derived from natural ingredients.
NotaryCam’s Rick Triola

NotaryCam CEO Rick Triola Named 2020 ‘Tech All-Star’ by Mortgage Bankers Association

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- NotaryCam, the pioneering leader in online notarization and original provider of mortgage eClosing solutions, announced that its founder and CEO Rick Triola is one of the five mortgage technology innovators honored by the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) as a 2020 Tech All-Star.
Jordan Etem of Jordan Etem Networks

Jordan Etem Offers Versatile Engagement and Versatile Collaboration in a Post-Pandemic World

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Fear not, we're going to get through this. Every time society has been tested, we've risen to the challenge, says Jordan Etem, founder of Jordan Etem Networks. We've experienced some major setbacks from unforeseen forces before. Coronavirus is a test on the healthcare system, locally, regionally, and nationally. It also is a test on responsiveness and response systems.
Hugh Benjamin, founder, I Think an Idea

Digital Marketing Innovator, I Think an Idea, is Helping Start-Ups and Celebrities Build Brands for the Future

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- There's no better time to build a brand than now. At least that's what Hugh Benjamin, founder, 'I Think an Idea,' a digital marketing agency, believes. He says, "It's time to 'plant seeds for the future' because the future is about to change and brands need to get up to speed. The world is in lockdown. Now's the time to think about what's ahead."
DocMagic

DocMagic Launches AutoPrep Technology, Enabling Total eClose to Accept Documents for Paperless eClosings

TORRANCE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- DocMagic, Inc., the premier provider of fully-compliant loan document preparation, regulatory compliance and comprehensive eMortgage services, today announced the launch of AutoPrep, a new technology that enables the company's Total eClose™ platform to accept documents from any source - including non-e-enabled documents.

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CHARITY AND CAUSE NEWS

Bay Area Lyme Foundation

Bay Area Lyme Foundation announces Lyme Disease Biobank Expands Into San Diego

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Bay Area Lyme Foundation, a leading sponsor of Lyme disease research in the U.S., announces the opening of the San Diego collection site of the Bay Area Lyme Foundation's Lyme Disease Biobank, which is the first program to provide researchers with blood and urine samples from people with early Lyme disease from multiple endemic regions across the country.