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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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Calif. Gov. Newsom Announces Appointments for 2.20.24 including to Peace Officer Standards Accountability Advisory Board

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/-- On Tuesday, Calif. Governor Gavin Newsom today announced the following appointments: First, Glynnis Vaughan, of Sacramento, has been appointed Deputy Director of Public Affairs at the California Department of Cannabis Control. Vaughan has been Director of Partnerships & Engagement at Alacrity Canada since 2023.
Newsom Announces World-Leading Science & Technology Research Center

Calif. Gov. Newsom Announces World-Leading Science & Technology Research Center in L.A. for 2024

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On Wednesday, Jan. 3, Calif. Governor Gavin Newsom, joined by University of California (UC) President Michael Drake, UCLA Chancellor Gene Block, representatives of Google, elected officials, and academic, business, and health care leaders announced the state has acquired the former Westside Pavilion shopping mall in Los Angeles. The site — which UCLA will transform into the UCLA Research Park — will bring together academics and industry partners from around the world to lead scientific and technology projects that will benefit California, the United States, and the world.
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Calif. Gov. Newsom Announces Appointments for Jan. 2, 2024, including to Student Aid Commission

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On Tuesday, Jan. 2, Calif. Governor Gavin Newsom announced the following appointments, including to Office of the State Public Defender, the California Student Aid Commission, the Commission on Disability Access, and to the California Exposition and State Fair Board of Directors.
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New California Laws in Effect as of Jan. 1, 2024, including Landmark Reproductive Rights Legislation

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- In partnership with the Legislature, Caliofrnia Governor Gavin Newsom this year signed landmark legislation to support the reproductive rights of Californians, increase affordable housing, hold Big Oil accountable, and protect the safety, health, and well-being of all Californians. New laws impact reproductive rights, the opioid crisis, and mental health crisis.
CA State Senator Caroline Menjivar SB729 Press Conference

CA SB729 to Increase Access to Fertility Care for Millions of Californians Postponed to 2024 by Assembly Appropriations Committee

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- State Senator Caroline Menjivar's (D-San Fernando Valley) Senate Bill 729, sponsored by California State Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara, was converted to a two-year bill by the California State Assembly Appropriations Committee on Friday. The bill can be considered again as early as January 2024.

CALIFORNIA BUSINESS

UNIFAB All in One

UniFab All-In-One V2.0.1.6 to Revolutionize Video Enlargement, Deinterlacing, and Denoising with Increased Speed of Conversion

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- DVDFab announced today that, with recent updates, UniFab All-In-One has increased the conversion speed of its enlarger, denoiser, and deinterlacer modules. Even the HDR upscaler module has introduced cinema mode (fast) to increase conversion speed while maintaining high-quality images.
Secured Signing

Secured Signing for Bullhorn now uses AI to automatically send documents for digital signatures

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Secured Signing, a pioneer in digital signatures and remote online notarization solutions, is thrilled to announce the release of a revolutionary new feature designed exclusively for Bullhorn users. Secured Signing integrates with Bullhorn and provides a one stop Digital Signature solution that delivers a full range of form completion and eSigning capabilities.

CALIFORNIA BUSINESS

MCT: Lock Volume for March by Transaction Type

MCT Reports A 15% Lock Volume Increase Heading Into 2024 Home Buying Season

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Mortgage Capital Trading, Inc. (MCT®), the de facto leader in innovative mortgage capital markets technology, announced today an increase of 15.36% in mortgage lock volume compared to the previous month. To gain comprehensive insights into the market dynamics, industry professionals and enthusiasts are invited to download the complete report.
Olea Kiosks introduces the Boulder Outdoor Kiosk

Olea Introduces The Boulder Kiosk: A New Era for Outdoor Solutions including EV Charging Applications

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Olea Kiosks, a visionary provider of self-service kiosk solutions, today announced its latest design, the Boulder Outdoor Kiosk. This new and innovative solution was created to address the growing number of outdoor self-service use cases such as food and beverage ordering, ticketing, parking, and EV charging payments.
Informative Research

Informative Research Announces Manual VOI Integration with Veri-Tax

GARDEN GROVE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Informative Research, a leading technology platform that delivers data-driven solutions to the lending community, announced the integration of Veri-Tax, the market leader in delivering the industry's fastest verifications, into its proprietary Verification Platform. The integration merges Informative Research's platform with Veri-Tax's verification services so lenders can access advanced validation tools that elevate the accuracy and reliability of borrower information.
South Bay Music Association Presents Beethoven Ode to Joy at 200

South Bay Music Association Presents, the South Bay Wind Ensemble will perform, ‘Beethoven Ode to Joy at 200’

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On April 6, 2024, at 7 p.m. in El Segundo, CA, the South Bay Wind Ensemble will perform "Beethoven Ode to Joy at 200." The concert will take place at the El Segundo Performing Arts Center. Join the South Bay Wind Ensemble, the SoCAL Chorale, Maestro Steven Allen Fox, Chorale Director Marya Basaraba, and over 130 musicians on April 6 as we celebrate 200 years of the greatest symphony of all time!
Nibav Lifts Mountain View California

Mountain View Welcomes the Launch of Nibav Lifts Showroom for Residential Elevator Solutions

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Nibav Home Lifts, a leading provider of innovative elevator solutions, proudly announces the launch of its new showroom in the heart of Mountain View. This marks a significant step for the company in its commitment to serving the community with cutting-edge mobility solutions.

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CHARITY AND CAUSE NEWS

LA Sports Council Announces New CEO Matthew Cacciato

The LA Sports Council Announces New CEO Matthew Cacciato

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The LA Sports Council, the region's premier sports trade association, is proud to announce the hiring of a new President and CEO of the organization, Matthew Cacciato. As President, Cacciato's first initiative will be the organization's 19th Annual LA Sports Awards, a flagship celebration honoring the best in LA sports and top moments of the year.