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Gov Brown

Calif. Gov. Brown Takes Action to Bolster Dam Safety, Repair Infrastructure after Winter Storms

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- With extreme weather putting increasing stress on California's roads, bridges and flood control system, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr....
Calif. Senator Tony Mendoza

Calif. Senator Tony Mendoza Appointed to The Joint Legislative Audit Committee

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de León today appointed Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia) to the Joint Legislative Audit Committee (JLAC). The Senate Rules Committee confirmed the appointment Wednesday afternoon.
Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.

Calif. Gov. Brown Appointments for Feb. 21, 2017 include California Earthquake Authority Advisory Panel

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On Tuesday, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments: First, Christiana Tiedemann, 59, of Berkeley, has been appointed deputy secretary for law enforcement and counsel at the California Environmental Protection Agency.
Speaker Anthony Rendon

Calif. Speaker Rendon Appoints Bell Mayor Saleh to Los Angeles Rivers and Mountains Conservancy

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Paramount) this week announced the appointment of Mayor Ali Saleh of the City of Bell to serve on the board of the San Gabriel and Lower Los Angeles Rivers and Mountains Conservancy.
SF Mayor Edwin Lee

SF Mayor and City Administrator Appoints Carrie Bishop as City’s First Chief Digital Services Officer

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On Friday, S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee and City Administrator Naomi M. Kelly today announced the appointment of Carrie Bishop to serve as San Francisco’s first Chief Digital Services Officer.
Calif. Senator Tony Mendoza

Calif. Senator Tony Mendoza Will Host a Senior Scam Stopper Seminar in Lakewood, CA

LAKEWOOD, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Senator Tony Mendoza and the California Contractors State License Board are hosting a free Senior Scam Stoppers seminar. A panel of experts will provide information to seniors about scams and how they can protect themselves from becoming victims.
Assemblymember Kevin McCarty

Calif. Asm. Kevin McCarty Introduces Legislation to Give Californians a Fair Chance at Employment

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- This past week, Calif. Assemblymember Kevin McCarty (D – Sacramento), introduced AB 1008, known as the Fair Chance Act, which will eliminate employment barriers for individuals formerly convicted of a crime. Historically known as, “Ban the Box,” this bill would prohibit a prospective public or private employer from asking a prospective employee if they had been convicted of a crime on an initial application for employment.

CALIFORNIA BUSINESS

FOLAR 2016 CleanUp

Friends of the LA River announce the 28th Annual Great Los Angeles River CleanUp: La Gran Limpieza

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Friends of the LA River (FOLAR) is proud to announce the 28th Annual Great Los Angeles River CleanUp: La Gran Limpieza (CleanUp). FOLAR’s annual CleanUp has exploded in recent years, shattering records for volunteer turnout and trash collected, and is the largest urban river cleanup in America.
Marion Gatley Institute

In California, Marion Gatley Institute Opens Its Doors to all Who Want to Learn a New Language

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Marion Gatley Institute has just opened to provide services and classes for people that want to learn another language, but haven't been able to do so prior. We provide a flexible class schedule in which can bend to your personal life and daily obligations.

LIFESTYLE AND ENTERTAINMENT

Growing Older

Senior Moments: Growing Older in a Youth-Oriented Society

LIFESTYLE: At what point are you Old? Is it 50, 60, or maybe 90? And who decides that you are Old? Society, your children, your Doctor or yourself? And what kind of old are we talking about? Body age? Emotional age? Brain age? Generational age? Experiential age? Is it age or maturity?
Dr. Gary Glassman

Throat Cancer is Becoming a National Health Epidemic Say Oral Fitness Experts

INTERVIEW: What do maggots, tomato plants, and oral cancer all have in common? They have all been found inside someone’s mouth. As a dentist in practice for over 30 years, Dr. Gary Glassman ("Dr. G") thought he had seen it all. “I have removed maggots from a child’s gums and a tomato plant that was growing from a seed in another patient. Oral fitness is as important as physical fitness, this week a young man died in California from a tooth infection that spread to his lungs,” says Dr. G.

CALIFORNIA BUSINESS

Brian Tanner, Mary Grandy and Tony Lorber

EPIC Brokers’ Brian Tanner, Mary Grandy and Tony Lorber Honored as 2017 ‘Power Brokers’ by Risk & Insurance

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Principal Brian Tanner, Senior Vice President Mary Grandy and Senior Vice President Tony Lorber have been recognized as 2017 Power Brokers by Risk & Insurance Magazine.
Qualia Labs

Qualia Labs Achieves SOC 2 Information Security Certification

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Qualia, the fastest growing provider of title settlement software, announced that it has earned the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants' (AICPA's) Service Organization Control 2 (SOC 2) certification after completing an independent audit process with a third-party certified public accounting (CPA) firm.
Larry Brody of CEI

Utelogy Corp. and Communications Engineering Inc. Partner for Audio Visual Management and Analytics

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Utelogy, which makes software for control, management and analytics of audiovisual systems for business and education, has signed a strategic solution partnership agreement with Communications Engineering Inc., (CEI), a premier full service consulting, design and implementation company providing turnkey broadcast, audio visual and media IT system integration services.
Cannabis Business Expo

California’s 2018 Business-critical Cannabis Regulations to be Addressed at San Diego Cannabis Business Expo

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- MJIC, Inc., the leading provider of cannabis regulatory compliance solutions and services, media, investor capital and supply chain distribution, announced today that it expects to sell out for its upcoming third Annual Cannabis Business Expo, March 5 - 8, 2017 in San Diego, California.
iCloud Manager

iMobie Introduces The World’s First iCloud Manager to Sync and Manage iCloud Data Across Multiple Accounts

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- iMobie Inc., an advanced iOS-related software developer, updated iPhone manager AnyTrans with exclusive iCloud management feature to manage and sync contents across multi-iCloud accounts. For the first time, users can view, edit and batch upload/download iCloud photos, messages, contacts, etc. with simple drag-and-drop, remove private info, or even move sensitive data to another confidential iCloud account.

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POLITICAL OPINION

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Opinion: Take the Dictator Quiz

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