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Speaker Anthony Rendon

Calif. Assembly Speaker Rendon Statement on Raul Bocanegra

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood) released the following statement regarding allegations made against Assemblymember Raul Bocanegra: "These allegations are extremely disturbing, especially since they come after Mr. Bocanegra had previously been investigated and disciplined as a staff member and agreed to stop any harassing or abusive behavior.
LA MESA CA Ferret Friendly

City of La Mesa CA offers Official Proclamation Supporting Ferret Legalization for California

LA MESA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Mayor Mark Arapostathis and all members of the La Mesa City Council issued a proclamation on November 9 urging the California State Legislature to pass ferret legalization legislation, non-profit Legalize Ferrets announced today.
California State Assembly

CA Asm. Laura Friedman Announces Hearing on Changing Capitol Culture, Stopping Sexual Harassment and Abuse

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Assemblymember Laura Friedman (D-Glendale) Chair of the Assembly Rules Subcommittee on Harassment, Discrimination, and Retaliation Prevention and Response has announced the first of the subcommittee’s hearings, which will be held on Tuesday, November 28th in the State Capitol.
Assemblymember Kevin McCarty

Calif. Assemblymember McCarty Statement Following Firing of Sacramento Officers Involved in Shooting Death of Joseph Mann

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Assemblymember Kevin McCarty (D – Sacramento) today released the following statement in response to two Sacramento Police Department officers that were fired following an investigation of their involvement in the shooting death of an African American Sacramento resident, Joseph Mann.
Tony Cardenas

Calif. Congressman Tony Cardenas Hosting Manufacturing Day Events in San Fernando Valley

SAN FERNANDO VALLEY, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- This Friday, U.S. Representative Tony Cárdenas (D-San Fernando Valley) will host his next Manufacturing Day Events at Los Angeles Mission College Campus Center in Sylmar, CA on Friday, October 27 and Spectrolab on Monday, October 30, 2017.
Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.

Calif. Gov. Brown Signs Legislation To Protect California’s Hard-Working Immigrants

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ Today, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. signed a package of bills to enhance housing, school, workplace and civil protections for California's immigrants. "This action protects public safety and ensures hard-working people who contribute to our state are respected," said Governor Brown.
Assemblymember Kevin McCarty

Calif. Measure to Expand Educational Access for Refugees Signed Into Law – AB343

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- A measure which will provide refugees with in-state tuition at California Community Colleges during their first year of residency was signed into law today by Governor Jerry Brown (D - California). Assembly Bill (AB) 343, part of the 'California Welcomes Refugees' legislative package, furthers the Golden State’s efforts to integrate refugee immigrants into our state.

CALIFORNIA BUSINESS

CFO Stephen DeSantis

Cloudvirga Inc. Names Stephen DeSantis as its new CFO

IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Cloudvirga(TM), developer of intelligent mortgage point-of-sale (POS) platforms, has appointed Steve DeSantis as its new chief financial officer. A seasoned technology finance executive, DeSantis will be responsible for driving Cloudvirga's financial strategies to accelerate its growth. He will report to Cloudvirga's recently appointed CEO Michael Schreck.
THE CHRISTMAS CAROL at the Ernest Borgnine Theatre

Long Beach arts organizations partner for family classic THE CHRISTMAS CAROL at the Ernest Borgnine Theatre

LONG BEACH, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Art-In-Relation (A.I.R.), Children's Theater of Long Beach (CTLB), and The Scottish Rite Cathedral announce a wonderful partnering of resources and talent for a 2017 holiday musical production of "The Christmas Carol." Plays Dec. 15, 16, 21, 22, 23 at 8 p.m. and Dec. 17 at 2 p.m. at the Ernest Borgnine Theatre, 855 Elm Avenue, Long Beach, CA.

LIFESTYLE AND ENTERTAINMENT

Lara Grice - CREDIT: GOTCELEB.COM

Girls Trip: All Female Cast Set to Bring Big Bucks at the Box Office

INTERVIEW with Lara Grice: It was girl power all the way as the cast of “Girls Trip” hit the “pink” carpet at L.A. Live last Thursday night. The movie already, being called the movie of the summer, is a message of female friendship and support. An all-female leading cast is so rare in Hollywood these days, but it’s nice to see that Hollywood realizes that the ladies can bring in those big bucks at the box office bucks.
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.”

CALIFORNIA BUSINESS

Bank of Southern California, N.A.

Bank of Southern California N.A. (BCAL) Announces Third Quarter 2017 Results

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Bank of Southern California, N.A. (OTC Pink: BCAL / OTCMKTS:BCAL) announced quarterly earnings of $1,088,043 for the third quarter of 2017, compared to $1,032,230 for the second quarter of 2017 and $642,186 for the third quarter of 2016. For the first nine months of 2017, net earnings were $2,830,295, compared to $2,106,775 for the first nine months of 2016.
Coolmuster Black Friday 2017

Coolmuster Rolls Out Its Giant Black Friday 2017 Promo Sale: Get All Products at 40-percent Off

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Coolmuster, a leading provider of mobile helper tool of Android and iOS users, today announces its biggest Thanksgiving sale promotion to celebrate Thanksgiving and Black Friday with customers. In appreciation of their long-term support, Coolmuster is rolling out a 40-percent discount off for customers which is available on all programs from Coolmuster Studio.
cloudvirga inc

Five Top-30 U.S. Lenders Choose Cloudvirga Digital Mortgage Platform in Q3-2017

IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Cloudvirga(TM), developer of intelligent mortgage point-of-sale (POS) platforms, has signed five of the nation's top 30 non-bank lenders in the last 100 days. The new customers collectively originate over $100 billion in loans annually.
ReverseVision RVX LOS

Bob Massi ‘The Property Man’ to Speak on HECM During Special Session at ReverseVision UserCon 2018

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- ReverseVision, the leading provider of technology and training for the Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) industry, today announced that legal analyst and cable news mainstay Bob "The Property Man" Massi will address attendees of RV UserCon 2018 in a session focused on the HECM for Purchase loan program.
NEXT Fully Autonomous Modular Vehicle

NEXT Future Transportation and Digital Barriers form partnership for transport safety tech

SAN JOSE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- NEXT Future Transportation, the world's only modular vehicle solutions provider and Digital Barriers, a world pioneer and leader in wireless video streaming and deep learning-based facial recognition, today announced a joint integration program around embedded computer vision software.

NATIONAL NEWS

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POLITICAL OPINION

GOP Speeches are 110-percent Original

Opinion: GOP Speeches are 110-percent Original

G on Politics (opinion/satire): All New! All Improved! All Original! That's how GOP officials are describing the content of Conservative statements and speeches. After the brouhaha over Melania Trump's plagiarizing of Michelle Obama's address to the 2008 Democratic convention, there has been more active scrutiny of all comments from Conservatives.