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Calif. Gov. Newsom announces historic land return effort on 5th anniversary of California apology to Native Americans

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /CALIFORNIA NEWSWIRE/ -- Today, on the 5th anniversary of the state’s apology to California Native American peoples, Calif. Governor Gavin Newsom announced the state’s support for the return of over 2,800 acres of ancestral land to the Shasta Indian Nation. This return is one of the largest in state history and part of the state’s ongoing efforts to right the historical wrongs committed against the Native communities of California.
Culver City Pride Ride and Rally 2024

Culver City hosts their 4th Annual PRIDE celebration 2024 with signature PRIDE RIDE and PRIDE RALLY

CULVER CITY, Calif. /CALIFORNIA NEWSWIRE/ -- Culver City’s 4th Annual PRIDE celebration and party will take place on Saturday, June 29, 2024. The PRIDE RIDE will take place at Syd Kronenthal Park, while the PRIDE RALLY will happen on Main Street, Culver City. According to the city press release, "This event is known throughout the city for bringing our community together to celebrate what makes us unique and the values that unite us."
LA METRO transportation news

LA METRO Announces New Improvements to Bus Service Frequency and Reliability Starting June 23

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /CALIFORNIA NEWSWIRE/ -- Effective Sunday, June 23, 2024, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) will offer more frequent and reliable bus service and an improved travel experience on multiple routes based on direct feedback from customers and bus operators, and review of ridership and travel time data. Bus service improvements will update travel times so riders will wait less at stops.
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Calif. Governor Newsom announced appointments for June 7, 2024 including to District Agricultural Associations

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /CALIFORNIA NEWSWIRE/ -- This past week, on June 7, 2024, California Governor Gavin Newsom today announced the following appointments: First, Jeremy Kirk, of Hidden Valley Lake, has been Appointed Deputy Administrator of the Veterans Home of California, Yountville.
California Accelerates Effort to Transform Mental Health System for All

California Accelerates Effort to Transform Mental Health System for All, with Urgent Focus on the Seriously Ill and Homeless

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. /CALIFORNIA NEWSWIRE/ – On Tuesday (May 14), while visiting a behavioral health treatment center under ongoing expansion in San Mateo County, Governor Newsom announced the state is accelerating – in record time – the first round of funding, made available by Prop 1, to boost California’s ongoing transformation of the statewide Behavioral Health system.

California enters critical phase of nation-leading circular economy rules, overhauls recycling with plastic pollution and beverage container reforms

SACRAMENTO /CALIFORNIA NEWSWIRE/ – Taking action to address growing global plastic pollution while spurring innovation and job creation, California is launching new recycling regulations, reforms and funding to reduce single-use plastic waste in our state through cutting-edge technology, CalRecycle announced today. Paving the path for a circular-use economy that reuses materials and products for as long as possible, California today released draft regulations for the country’s strongest requirements for producers to cut single-use plastic waste.
Governor Newsom and Sweden’s Minister for International Development Cooperation and Foreign Trade Johan Forssell signed the historic LOC at the Stanford Mansion in Sacramento

Calif. Gov. Newsom Welcomes Swedish Delegation and Signs Climate Partnership with Sweden

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On Tuesday (Feb. 20), Calif. Governor Gavin Newsom and First Partner Jennifer Siebel Newsom welcomed Their Royal Highnesses the Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel of Sweden as they continue their four-day official visit to California. During the visit, California and Sweden signed a Letter of Cooperation (LOC), renewing a climate partnership between the two economies established in 2017.


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Informative Research Adds Process Transformation Expert, Brandon Hall as New EVP of Operations

GARDEN GROVE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Informative Research, a leading technology platform that delivers data-driven solutions to the lending community, has named Brandon Hall as its new executive vice president (EVP) of operations. Hall brings over 20 years of experience driving operational excellence within the financial services sector and is known for implementing innovative process improvements, fostering cross-functional collaboration and leading through change.
National Roadside Traffic Safety Awareness Month

MAGLITE and The Pedestrian Safety Institute Promote Traffic and Pedestrian Safety During 2024 National Roadside Traffic Safety Awareness Month

ONTARIO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Maglite® brand partners with the Pedestrian Safety Institute (PSI) to support traffic and pedestrian safety during one of the deadliest times of the year, the first week in July. The days surrounding July 4th are particularly dangerous and are routinely referred to as the deadliest driving days of the year and pedestrian deaths make up approximately 20% of those fatalities.


Come Over October

Come Over October 2024 Campaign Officially Announced for Wine Lovers and Foodies

NAPA VALLEY, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Celebrating the role of wine as a communal and celebratory beverage both now and historically, the team behind COME TOGETHER - A Community for Wine Inc., announces the kickoff of their Come Over October campaign. Conceived by respected wine authority Karen MacNeil, together with wine industry communications professionals Gino Colangelo and Kimberly Noelle Charles, DipWSET, the campaign encourages friends, family, and colleagues to "come over" during the month of October to share wine and celebrate friendship.
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MCT Integrates with Fannie Mae’s Mission Score API and New Product Grids to Empower Originators to Take Advantage of Market Incentives

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Mortgage Capital Trading, Inc. (MCT®), the de facto leader in innovative mortgage capital markets technology, announced the launch of new integrations with Fannie Mae's Mission Score application programming interface (API) and Mission Score 2 and 3 product grids that provide better transparency and pricing for mortgages aligned with Fannie Mae's mission objectives.
NPGA Champions 2024

National Pygmy Goat Association (NPGA) Crowns 2024 Champions at Annual Convention

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The National Pygmy Goat Association (NPGA) is proud to announce the winners of the 2024 Champion Challenge held in Lewisburg, WV June 14, 2024. Sponsored by the North Carolina Pygmy Goat Club, the Wild Wonderful World of Pygmies National Convention brought together the best animals from all over the U.S. for a chance to claim the top honor of national champion. Based in Bakersfield CA, the National Pygmy Goat Association is the official breed registry for Pygmy Goats in the United States.
Olea Kiosks Unveils Revolutionary Driver Check-In Kiosk

Olea Kiosks Unveils Revolutionary Driver Check-In Kiosk Solution to Transform Logistics Operations

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Olea Kiosks is proud to announce the launch of its latest innovation in kiosk technology, the Tampa Driver Check-In Kiosk. This new and innovative solution was designed to transform the way logistics companies manage driver arrivals and departures.
LA Carnival on the Shaw

‘LA Carnival on the Shaw’ 2024 in L.A. Culminates Juneteenth and Caribbean American Heritage Month with Music and Masquerade

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- When LA Carnival launched on Crenshaw Boulevard last year, the seeds were planted to grow an economic development vehicle using the carnival parade as the mechanism for community engagement. One hundred drums led an inaugural procession with an exuberant, multicultural starlight jamboree into Leimert Park Village. Produced by MARIKEL Productions in association with Mandrill World Music, and sponsored by International Eye LA, this year the festivities continue to explode with "LA Carnival on the Shaw," June 30, 2024.



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CapitalW Collective

Newly Launched CapitalW Collective is Educating, Elevating, and Empowering Women in Mortgage

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- CapitalW Collective (CapitalW), the glass shattering non-profit benefiting women and their allies in mortgage capital markets, today announced its successful debut within the mortgage industry. Officially launched on May 1, 2024, CapitalW made its first appearance at the Mortgage Bankers Association Secondary and Capital Markets Conference in New York May 19-21, 2024.