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Calif. Gov. Newsom Announces Appointments for Nov. 12, 2021 including to California Student Aid Commission

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On November 12, 2021, California Governor Gavin Newsom announced the following appointments: First, Jessica Lynne Holmes, 39, of Roseville, has been appointed Chief Deputy Executive Director at the State Board of Education. Holmes has been Assistant Program Budget Manager at the California Department of Finance since 2018 and served as a Principal Program Budget Analyst and Finance Budget Analyst there from 2013 to 2018.
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America Recycles Day 2021: California takes on the recycling slump with upgrades that fight trash pollution

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Every year, California discards enough plastic to fill 80,000 Olympic-sized pools. In response to a lagging statewide recycling rate and rising public concern about this surge of single-use trash polluting our neighborhoods and ocean, California is modernizing its recycling system to expand reuse and in-state remanufacturing.
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California Implements First-in-the-Nation Measure to Encourage School Staff to Get Vaccinated

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On Wednesday, in order to best protect students and staff as California starts the school year fully in-person, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) issued a new public health order requiring all school staff to either show proof of full vaccination or be tested at least once per week.
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CA Gov. Newsom Announces Appointments for July 13, 2021 including to Department of Cannabis Control

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, Calif. Governor Gavin Newsom announced the following appointments: First, Nicole Elliott, 36, of Sacramento, has been appointed Director of the California Department of Cannabis Control. Elliott has been the Governor’s Senior Advisor on Cannabis at the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development since 2019.
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CA Gov. Newsom Signs $100B California Comeback Plan SB 129 to Accelerate State’s Recovery and Address Ongoing Challenges

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- This week, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed SB 129, legislation that reflects the majority of the 2021-22 state budget agreement. This transformative budget includes the biggest economic recovery package in California’s history – a $100 billion California Comeback Plan.
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California State Treasurer Fiona Ma Extends Partnership that Financed Purchase of 33,000 Low-Emission Trucks

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. State Treasurer Fiona Ma announced the landmark program between the California Pollution Control Financing Authority (CPCFA) and the California Air Resources Board (CARB) has now been extended two additional years.
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.

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Truth About Drugs

This Holiday Season, Church of Scientology Reaches Out to Help End the Drug Overdose Crisis

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Just last week, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced more than 100,000 people died of drug overdoses in the United States during the 12-month period ending April 2021. The Church of Scientology International urges concerned parents, educators and community leaders to take action against the "other pandemic" with drug education and prevention.
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iTop Screen Recorder 2.0 Announced – Now Featuring High FPS Gameplay Recording in 4K UHD Quality with No lagging

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- iTop today announces the official release of iTop Screen Recorder 2.0, an advanced PC screen recorder offering an extra smooth video recording experience and supporting 4K UHD video quality. Not only does it bring the game recording to a professional level by applying GPU encoding technology but it also enhanced the smoothness and convenience in every step of the screen recording.

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MORTGAGE COACH

Mortgage Coach integrates with First American Title, empowering consumers greater insight into title fees during loan selection

IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Mortgage Coach, a borrower conversion platform empowering mortgage lenders to educate borrowers with interactive presentations that model home loan performance over time, today announced its integration with First American Title Insurance Company, a leading provider of title insurance and settlement services and the largest subsidiary of First American Financial Corporation (NYSE: FAF).
Holiday Pops Spectacular 2021

Golden State Pops Orchestra and Chorale announce special guests David E. Talbert, Bill Rogers, and Drew Tablak at 2021 Holiday POPS...

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Golden State Pops Orchestra announces director David E. Talbert, voice actor Bill Rogers, and singer Drew Tablak as special guests for the "Holiday POPS Spectacular" on Saturday, December 18, 2021 at 8 p.m. The concert will be held at the Warner Grand Theatre in San Pedro, Calif., and will include two world premieres: A musical suite from the movie "Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey," and a new work for narrator and orchestra based on music from the motion picture "Elf" titled "How Buddy the Elf Saved Christmas."
Painting by Gregory Kondos, titled French Irises

Third Annual Sacramento SPCA Art Fur Paws Online Auction Opens Nov. 18

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The 3rd Annual Art Fur Paws Online Auction to benefit the Sacramento SPCA will be live at Witherell's from November 18 to December 2, 2021. Now in its third year, this two-week auction will feature artwork by many of the region's finest artists, as well as antiques, collectibles, and jewelry, all donated by Sacramento SPCA supporters.
Eric Samuelson and Andres Ochoa of ReverseVision

ReverseVision Adds New Team Members to Support Expansion of Functional Areas and Corporate Infrastructure

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- ReverseVision, the leading national provider of Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) and private reverse mortgage sales and origination technology, announced that it added Eric Samuelson as vice president of finance and Andres Ochoa as systems administrator. The two positions will play key roles in optimizing internal functions and prepping the company to scale.
Inside Scientology

To learn more, the Church of Scientology invites the curious to celebrate World Television Day

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Curious about Scientology? Set aside November 21, World Television Day, to explore the Scientology Network, learn about the world's youngest major religion and answer the question 'What is Scientology?' for yourself.

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Painting by Gregory Kondos, titled French Irises

Third Annual Sacramento SPCA Art Fur Paws Online Auction Opens Nov. 18

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The 3rd Annual Art Fur Paws Online Auction to benefit the Sacramento SPCA will be live at Witherell's from November 18 to December 2, 2021. Now in its third year, this two-week auction will feature artwork by many of the region's finest artists, as well as antiques, collectibles, and jewelry, all donated by Sacramento SPCA supporters.