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Calif. Gov. Newsom Proposes 2021-22 California State Budget

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Governor Gavin Newsom today submitted his 2021-22 State Budget proposal to the Legislature – a $227.2 billion fiscal blueprint that provides funding for immediate COVID-19 response and relief efforts where Californians need it most while making investments for an equitable, inclusive and broad-based economic recovery.
CalRecycle

Calif. Wildfire survivors must act now to join the California no-cost 2020 wildfire cleanup program, says CalRecycle

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Survivors whose homes were damaged in the 2020 California wildfires now have until January 15, 2021, to sign up for the government-run debris removal program, says CalRecycle. The program is also available to property owners with fire damaged trees in danger of falling on public roads and other infrastructure.
CA Gov. Newsom

Calif. Gov. Newsom Announces Appointments for Dec. 2, 2020 including Dept. of Social Services

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On Wednesday, Calif. Governor Gavin Newsom announced the following appointments: First, Joseph W. McCullough, 45, of Wilton, has been appointed Chief Deputy Director at the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control, where he has served as Division Chief since 2019.
CalRecycle

California Association of Food Banks and CalRecycle recommend practical steps every Californian can take right now to help hungry families

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ --  Demand for food assistance has more than doubled during the COVID-19 pandemic, with nearly 1 in 4 Californians without enough to eat. Sheltering-in-place makes it difficult to take part in traditional in-person holiday food drives and fundraising events. But this year it’s more important than ever to help people struggling to feed their families during the holidays, according to the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery and its partner the California Association of Food Banks.
California Climate Corps

On California Climate Action Day, CA Gov. Newsom Launches Nation’s First Statewide Climate Corps

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On Thursday (Sept. 24), Calif. Governor Gavin Newsom announced the launch of California Climate Action Corps, the country’s first statewide corps of its kind with the mission of empowering Californians to take meaningful action to protect their homes, health and communities against the harshest impacts of climate change.
Calif. Governor Newsom Proposes 2020-21 State Budget

Leading on Climate Change Again, CA Gov. Newsom Announces Plan to Phase Out Gas-Powered Cars, Drastically Reduce Demand for Fossil Fuels

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- This week, Calif. Governor Gavin Newsom announced that he will aggressively move the state further away from its reliance on climate change-causing fossil fuels while retaining and creating jobs and spurring economic growth – he issued an executive order requiring sales of all new passenger vehicles to be zero-emission by 2035 and additional measures to eliminate harmful emissions from the transportation sector.
BeingWellCA - 4 COLIN License Plate

Mental Health Awareness License Plate Winning Design submitted by BeingwellCA

LAFAYETTE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- BeingwellCA, a California 501(c)(3), submitted the initial design for the Mental Health Awareness License Plate to California Department of Education for DMV review.

CALIFORNIA BUSINESS

AmTrav

AmTrav Corporate Travel Launches Innovative Flight Shopping Experience for Business Travelers and Travel Managers

AGOURA HILLS, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- AmTrav, the one-stop platform for business travel, announced today the launch of its brand-new flight shopping experience in their award winning a2b booking tool.
Parkk App

Parkk, the first RV focused parking app that allows travelers to reserve private RV parking in advance

PASO ROBLES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Parkk, the first RV focused parking app that allows travelers to reserve private RV parking in advance, today announced the parking technology is now available on both iPhone and Android, so RV travelers will no longer have to limit their travel routes based on current RV parking options.

CALIFORNIA BUSINESS

Yiftee Surpasses 200 Community eGift Card Programs

Yiftee Inc. Surpasses 200 Community eGift Card Programs, Supporting Over 10,000 Local Businesses

MENLO PARK, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Yiftee, Inc., a leader since 2012 in local business eGift Cards, celebrates having implemented over 200 Community eGift Card Programs across the United States. Consumers, corporations, schools, hospitals and other organizations showed their heartfelt support of small business by buying millions of dollars' worth of cards that can only be spent in their local communities.
Paramount Property Tax Appeal

Paramount Property Tax Appeal Offering Free New Year’s Evaluation for Homeowners & Business Property Owners, RE: ‘Feb 16 Changes to Tax...

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- With only 20 days left before CA tax laws change, imposing limitations on property tax relief - property tax reduction firm Paramount Property Tax Appeal is ushering in the New Year with a free New Years evaluation for California families, affluent homeowners and all types of business property owners - to determine what steps to take to lower their property tax bill.
Head of School, Chris Bright and Board Chair, Kris Rone

Vistamar School in El Segundo Begins Construction on New Viking Commons

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The COVID-19 pandemic has heightened many issues of inequity across our region. Vistamar School, an independent college preparatory day school serving grades 9-12, announced construction started this week on the Viking Commons, a new commercial kitchen and gathering space for the school.
Loren Data Corp

Mercury Commerce Selects Loren Data to Provide B2B Connectivity Solution

MARINA DEL REY, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Loren Data Corp., a leader in B2B messaging platform technology, announced today that Mercury Commerce, Inc. has selected Loren Data's ECGrid® backbone to connect its customers to EDI VAN trading partners.
Cursive is Cool Contest 2021

Handwriting is Cool! 8th Annual Cursive is Cool Contest Adds Additional Prizes for Pandemic-Friendly Participation

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Cursive is Cool® contest will be held as usual this year after encouragement from teachers, parents and students, announced the American Handwriting Analysis Foundation today, despite some schools in the USA and Canada operating remotely, or using a hybrid model with in-person learning.

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Cursive is Cool Contest 2021

Handwriting is Cool! 8th Annual Cursive is Cool Contest Adds Additional Prizes for Pandemic-Friendly Participation

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Cursive is Cool® contest will be held as usual this year after encouragement from teachers, parents and students, announced the American Handwriting Analysis Foundation today, despite some schools in the USA and Canada operating remotely, or using a hybrid model with in-person learning.