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Calif. Gov. Brown Announces Appointments for July 18, 2018 including to Medical Board of California

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments: First, Claire Tauriainen, 46, of El Dorado Hills, has been appointed general counsel at the California Housing Finance Agency, where she has been an assistant general counsel and single family team lead since 2007.
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Calif. Gov. Brown Issues Legislative Update for July 16-18, 2018 – New Bills Signed for California

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- This week, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced that he has signed the following bills on July 18: AB 216 by Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher (D-San Diego) – Vote by mail ballots: identification envelopes: prepaid postage. (continued)
Calif. Brown Signs Final 2018-19 State Budget

Calif. Brown Signs Final 2018-19 State Budget with Record Rainy Day Fund, School Funding

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On Wednesday, seven and a half years after taking office and inheriting a $27 billion budget deficit, California Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. signed his final state budget, which fills the Rainy Day Fund to the brim and sends record funding to California’s classrooms.
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California’s 2018-19 Budget Act Includes Big Wins for Sacramento and West Sacramento

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Jerry Brown yesterday signed the 2018-19 Budget Act into law, enacting a responsible, balanced, and on-time budget that includes historic reserves for a rainy day and makes critical investments in the people of California. Working closely with the Legislature, this budget brings together shared priorities of the Assembly, the Senate, and the Governor.
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Calif. Gov. Brown Announces Appointments for June 28, 2018 including to California Ocean Protection Council

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments: First, Carlie Jackson, 38, of Elk Grove, has been appointed administrative assistant at the California Natural Resources Agency, where she served as an administrative assistant from 2012 to 2014.
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Calif. Gov. Brown appoints 10 California superior court judges for June 2018

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- This week, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the appointment of 10 California superior court judges, which include: One in Calaveras County; 4 in Los Angeles County; one in Orange County; one in San Francisco County; one in Santa Barbara County; one in Santa Clara County; and one in Sonoma County.
Assemblyman Ken Cooley

California Joint Committee on Rules Approves Landmark Sexual Harassment Policy

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Joint Committee on Rules today approved a landmark overhaul of the Legislature’s policies on sexual harassment with an aim of transforming the workplace culture in California. The comprehensive policy revision attempts to promote a workplace culture of respect, civility and diversity, using a range of tools.


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Recovery Blogger Kelly Fitzgerald Junco Sells Memoir On Her Adventures as ‘Sober Senorita’

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Passageway Press, a boutique publisher based in the U.K., has acquired recovery blogger Kelly Fitzgerald Junco's memoir, which recounts her journey from party chica to sober senorita - moving from suburban Pennsylvania to the tourist city of Cancun, Mexico and then succumbing to alcohol and cocaine addiction.
Bank of Southern California

Bank of Southern California, N.A. Names Catherine Puckett VP, Business Development Manager

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Bank of Southern California, N.A. (OTC Pink: BCAL), a community business bank headquartered in San Diego, is pleased to announce that Catherine Puckett has joined the company as Vice President, Business Development Manager. She will be responsible for expanding Bank of Southern California's business banking client base by actively seeking new business opportunities in the San Diego region.



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.
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Entertainment Review: Jackie Chan’s ‘The Myth’

FILM REVIEW: Billed as a mix between "Raiders of the Lost Ark," "The Mummy," and "Hero," the new Jackie Chan movie, "The Myth" isn't quite any of those, but is unique in its own indelible "Chanesque" style. "The Myth," screened for industry and media on June 26th at the Arclight Cinema in preparation for a fall 2007 release is actually an English dubbed version of a Chinese release from 2005.


Robert Etzler of Paragon Insurance

Paragon Insurance Holdings Expands Offices in San Diego, adds Robert Etzler

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Paragon Insurance Holdings LLC ("Paragon"), a national multi-line specialty MGA (Managing General Agency) based in Avon, Conn., today announced its expansion in San Diego, Calif. with the opening of new offices at 401 B Street in downtown San Diego and the hiring of top local insurance professional Robert Etzler, under the leadership of Paragon regional president, Andrew Petersen.

OpenClose Launches DecisionAssist Mobile for Originators at CMBA 46th Annual Western Secondary Marketing Conference

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- OpenClose(R), an industry-leading multi-channel loan origination system (LOS) and mortgage fintech provider, announced at the California Mortgage Bankers Association (CMBA) 46th Annual Western Secondary Marketing Conference that it unveiled DecisionAssist(TM) Mobile, which provides fingertip access to the company's proprietary web-based product and pricing engine (PPE)
Basketball coach Mike Miller

Basketball Coach Michael ‘Mike’ Miller found not guilty in 12-0 vote in jury trial verdict in Los Angeles Superior Court

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Former Los Angeles City College (LACC) Coach and current CBA Commissioner, Michael Miller, exonerated on all charges in jury trial, the California Basketball Association (CBA) announced today.
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Business Development Specialist Julia Moore Joins EPIC in Sacramento

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants announced today that new business sales and relationship management professional Julia Moore has joined the firm's operations in Sacramento as Vice President, New Business Development.

Accurate Group NotaryWorks Complete Notary Solution enhanced with Remote Online Notarization from NotaryCam

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- NotaryCam today announced that it has partnered with Accurate Group, a leading provider of technology-driven real estate appraisal, title and compliance services, to provide remote online notarization services for NotaryWorks(TM), Accurate Group's complete notary solution.



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Buying Trump Support on RWNJ Radio

Opinion: Buying Trump Support on RWNJ Radio

G on Politics (OPINION): There are RWNJ radio bloviators who called for the GOP to rewrite their convention rules in order to rid the party of The Donald -- but then suddenly jumped aboard the Trump trainwreck. What gives?