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CalRecycle

Earth Day 2021: California invests $25 million to rebuild a cleaner, more self-sustaining economy

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- To confront a surge of pandemic-fueled, single-use trash pollution and a global climate crisis, California is investing $25 million in local communities to modernize recycling systems. Long-term upgrades from our disposable economy to one centered on reuse and in-state remanufacturing could create over 100,000 much-needed new jobs, CalRecycle enounced today.
CA Gov. Newsom

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.

CALIFORNIA BUSINESS

James Walker of Olea Kiosks

Olea Kiosks Adds Healthcare Industry Veteran James Walker to Sales Team

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Olea Kiosks®, Inc., a visionary provider of innovative self-service kiosk solutions, today announced the growth of its sales team by adding veteran healthcare sales executive James Walker.
Sam Wagener

EPIC Welcomes Mr. Sam Wagener as Principal to Further Strengthen P&C and Captive Capabilities in West Region

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property and casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Sam Wagener has joined the firm.

CALIFORNIA BUSINESS

DocMagic

DocMagic to Give Away its Popular Bunny Slippers to Donors at 2021 Los Angeles-Area Blood Drive

TORRANCE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- DocMagic, Inc., the premier provider of fully-compliant loan document preparation, automated regulatory compliance and comprehensive eMortgage services, announced that it will be offering its signature pink bunny slippers to each person that donates blood at an upcoming mobile blood drive on Sunday, May 16, in downtown Los Angeles.
Yiftee Whatcom Gift Card

Local Community Gift Card Program by YIFTEE Shows 8X ROI on Federal Funds Invested to Help Small Businesses in Pandemic Recovery

MENLO PARK, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- As communities strive to help their local businesses weather the pandemic storm, Yiftee has grown to more than 270 Community eGift Cards across the United States and executed 74 "Buy-One-Get-One" programs. These programs enlist entire communities in purchasing eGift Cards that can only be spent at local businesses, where the card buyers also receive free bonus gifts for their own
MCT EBX

MCT’s Enhanced Best Execution (EBX) Tech Automates MSR Retain-Release Decisions

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Mortgage Capital Trading, Inc. (MCT), the leading mortgage hedge advisory and secondary marketing software firm, announced today their Enhanced Best-Execution (EBX) tool used for MSR retain-release decisions has now automated the function of pulling comprehensive data from MCTlive!® and MSRlive!®.
Ken Rakusin Grows Gordon Brush

Ken Rakusin Grows Gordon Brush Mfg. Into Major U.S. Manufacturer

CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- In 1990, Ken Rakusin took the position of president at Gordon Brush Manufacturing Company, but he was not sure what he was getting himself into. The company was based out of a dark and rundown 15,000 square foot facility.
National Coronavirus Hotline

National Coronavirus Hotline is Expanding to Rural and Underserved Counties in California

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- National Coronavirus Hotline (NCH), a treatment center for Coronavirus and common health issues, built and managed by Pandemics Projects Inc. is proud to announce that it is expanding to rural and underserved counties in California.

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CHARITY AND CAUSE NEWS

Move For Hunger

SuiteAmerica Named the Move For Hunger 2020 Corporate Housing Co of The Year

EL DORADO HILLS, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- During the 2020 CHPA Tower of Excellence Awards, SuiteAmerica was named Move For Hunger's 2020 Corporate Housing Company of the Year. SuiteAmerica considers it a great honor and is deeply humbled to be able to provide for those in need.