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Speaker Anthony Rendon

CA Assembly Speaker Rendon Statement on Inauguration of Senate President Pro Tempore Toni Atkins

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood) today released the following statement on the inauguration of Senator Toni Atkins (D-San Diego) as President pro Tempore of the California State Senate:
Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.

Calif. Gov. Brown Announces Appointments for March 13-16, 2018 including to California Department of Technology

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- This past week, on March 16, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.announced the following appointments: First, Susan Fanelli, 55, of Orangevale, has been appointed chief deputy director of policy and programs at the California Department of Public Health, where she has been assistant director since 2015 .
Speaker Anthony Rendon

CA Gov. Brown and Legislative Leaders Partner to Bolster Climate Resilience, Improve Disaster Planning, Management and Response

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Following a year of devastating floods, fires, mudslides and other extreme weather, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.this week joined Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León, Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon, Senate Republican Leader Patricia Bates, Assembly Republican Leader Brian Dahle and Senate President pro Tempore-designee Toni Atkins in partnering on solutions this year that will make California more resilient against the impacts of natural disasters and climate change.
Tony Cardenas

Calif. Congressman Tony Cárdenas and Co-Sponsors Praise Passage of SOAR Act

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On Tuesday in Washington, D.C., Calif. Congressman Tony Cárdenas (CA-29), bill sponsor Steve Cohen and co-sponsors Ann Wagner and Adam Kinzinger praised passage of the Stop, Observe, Ask and Respond (SOAR) to Health and Wellness Training Program (H.R. 767), a measure aimed at detecting ongoing human trafficking activity. Congressman Cárdenas is a co-lead of the bill.
CA Senator Josh Newman

New Bill: Calif. Drivers able to Choose their License Photo under SB 1407 by CA Senator Newman

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Senator Josh Newman (D-Fullerton) this week introduced SB 1407 to allow drivers to choose the photo which goes on their California state driver’s license. SB 1407 would allow drivers to take more than one photo when they are at the Department of Motor Vehicles with an additional fee assessed for each additional photo taken.
Calif. Subcommittee on Sexual Harassment

Calif. Subcommittee on Sexual Harassment to Hold Second Hearing on Feb.15

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Legislature’s Joint Committee on Rules, Subcommittee on Sexual Harassment Prevention and Response will hold its second working hearing February 15, 2018. The Subcommittee is laying the groundwork for developing new, bicameral policies and procedures for preventing and responding to sexual harassment complaints.
California State Assembly

California Assemblymembers Rendon, Carrillo to Lead Delegation to El Salvador

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood) and Assemblymember Wendy Carrillo (D-Los Angeles) will lead a delegation of Assemblymembers to El Salvador to maintain stable and productive ties with the Central American nation. The delegation will go from February 14-17, 2018.


IEP - Interactive Educational Program

Inaugural Annual Lower Extremity IEP Fellows and Young Surgeons Course hosted by Magnifi Group and Bespa Global

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Lower Extremity Fellows, Residents and Young Surgeons from leading U.S. Orthopaedic Centers and Hospitals will attend the 1st annual Lower Extremity IEP Fellows & Young Surgeons Course, to be held in Austin, Texas, May 18-20, 2018, Magnifi Group announced today.
Matcha Dessert Shop - Matcha cha

Grand Opening: New Matcha Dessert Shop ‘Matcha cha’ Comes to Sawtelle in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Lovely and yummy, Matcha dessert shop "Matcha cha" with its signature Matcha soft-serve ice cream is making Sawtelle debut on March 31, 2018. Enjoy the authentic Matcha flavor delivered from Kyoto, Japan!


The Myth movie

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.
actress Kerry Cahill

‘Walking Dead’ Actress Kerry Cahill Salutes America’s Heroes

INTERVIEW: Actress Kerry Cahill is one of those people I always feel I learn something from every time I talk to her. “Today, on Veteran’s day we will remember those men and women who fought for the country we love - America. For me Veteran’s day is every day, joining forces with AMVETS is my way of giving back,” says Cahill.


Comedy CD by Comedian Julian Michael

‘Insert Token’ Debut Stand-Up Comedy CD by Comedian Julian Michael released by Uproar Entertainment

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Uproar Entertainment announces the release of "Insert Token", the debut stand-up comedy CD by Julian Michael. Recorded live at The Comedy Underground in Seattle, Wash., 'Insert Token' presents the unique comic perspective of a man who considers himself a "double minority."
MQMR Harris and Alderton

Two Mortgage Quality Management and Research Employees Selected as MBA, California MBA Future Leaders

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Mortgage Quality Management and Research, LLC (MQMR), a leader in mortgage risk management and compliance services, today announced that two employees from the MQMR family of companies have been selected to participate in executive leadership development programs sponsored by the national Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) and the California Mortgage Bankers Association.

New Mobile App from Cloudvirga Connects Loan Officers and Realtors on Its Digital Mortgage Platform

IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Cloudvirga, a leading provider of digital mortgage point-of-sale (POS) software whose enterprise technology is powered by the intelligent Mortgage Platform, today announced the launch of a new mobile app that will enable real estate agents to collaborate with mortgage loan officers in real time. This native mobile app allows instantaneous and secure exchange of loan documents and communication between real estate agents and loan teams for a faster, more efficient mortgage experience.
Top Mortgage Employer

National Mortgage Professional names Mortgage Capital Trading a 2018 Top Mortgage Employer

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Mortgage Capital Trading, Inc. (MCT), a leading mortgage hedge advisory and secondary marketing software firm, announced that National Mortgage Professional (NMP) magazine named the company to its 2018 'Top Mortgage Employers' list. MCT was one of only ten companies to be included in the Services Providers category.
Bank of Southern California

Bank of Southern California, N.A. Welcomes Phillip Mulder and Billy Szeto to Its Commercial Real Estate and SBA Group

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Bank of Southern California, N.A. ( OTC Pink: BCAL / OTCMKTS:BCAL ), a community business bank headquartered in San Diego, Calif., announces the addition of two tenured Business Development Officers to support the company's continued expansion into the Southern California region.



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A Kinder, Gentler White Nationalism

Opinion: A Kinder, Gentler White Nationalism – Same Number of Crosses

G on Politics (OPINION/SATIRE): Conservatives deny that the rise of Trump demonstrates their racism, anti-Semitism, and misogyny. "At least half of that stuff is half made-up," says a (supposed) Trump spokesman. People in the Trump Conservative Coalition do not like the media. They sometimes appear friendly to broadcasters who are complimentary, but those who insist on asking pointed questions are detested bigly.