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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.
Tony Cardenas

U.S. Rep. Tony Cardenas hosts an Affordable Care Act Town Hall meeting in San Fernando, CA

SAN FERNANDO VALLEY, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On Tues., Feb. 21, 2017, U.S. Representative Tony Cárdenas (CA-29) will host an Affordable Care Act ("Obamacare") Town Hall meeting in San Fernando.
Assemblymember Kevin McCarty

Calif. Assemblymember McCarty Introduces Legislation to Close California Gun Free School Zones Loophole

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Assemblymember Kevin McCarty (D- Sacramento) today introduced Assembly Bill 424 (AB 424), which will close a loophole in California’s Gun Free School Zones law. While civilian possession of a gun on a school campus is prohibited, a school district can currently authorize an armed civilian with a Concealed Carry Weapon (CCW) permit to enter a school campus.
Assemblymember Raul Bocanegra

Asm. Bocanegra California Film Tax Credit is Box Office Success for Hollywood Jobs

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, the California Film Commission announced the second round of recipients for feature films and independent projects, bringing back jobs and revenue to California as promised under AB 1839, the California Film and Television Job Retention and Promotion Act. Assemblymember Raul Bocanegra (D-Pacoima) and former Assemblymember Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles) authored the legislation in 2014, and 2015 marked the first year of credit distribution.
Calif. Senator Tony Mendoza

Calif. Senator Tony Mendoza Statement on Immigration & Customs Enforcement Raids in California

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On February 9, 2017, several urgent reports of the Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency launching raids in Downey, Van Nuys, San Bernardino, and Santa Paula reached Senator Mendoza’s Capitol and District Offices. “It is important that the Immigration & Customs Enforcement Agency publicly address the nature of these raids,” Senator Mendoza said.

CALIFORNIA BUSINESS

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.
Utelogy Corp SDAV Solution

Utelogy Corp SDAV Solution is Recipient of AVTechnology ‘Best of Show’ Status

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Utelogy 2.0, the latest release from Utelogy Corporation, was selected as an AVTechnology "Best of Show" status at Integrated Systems Europe 2017 convention in Amsterdam this past week. Utelogy is a leader in Software-Defined audiovisual (SDAV) technology.

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

Jeff Birdsell

Jeff Birdsell of ReverseVision Named to MPA Hot 100 for Advancing Reverse Mortgage Industry

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- ReverseVision, the leading provider of software and technology for the reverse mortgage industry, today announced that Vice President of Professional Services Jeff Birdsell, CMB, has been selected as one of Mortgage Professional America (MPA) magazine's 2017 Hot 100. Birdsell was recognized for his significant contributions to the reverse mortgage industry over a career that has spanned 25 years.
Primo iPhone Data Recovery

PrimoSync Launches Primo iPhone Data Recovery for iOS 10 and iPhone 7/7 Plus

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- PrimoSync Inc., a leading provider of iOS utility software, today released its new iOS data recovery software: Primo iPhone Data Recovery. Specially designed for the latest iOS 10 and iPhone 7/7 Plus users, it helps retrieve up to 25 types of mis-deleted, damaged or lost data from your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. It also offers 3 reliable ways to ensure a maximum recovery rate: Recover from iOS Device, iTunes Backup and iCloud Backup.
Art for Horses

Craftswoman Lynn Hollywood offers ‘Art for Horses’ at The Wildflower Ranch

PEARBLOSSOM, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- In the scenic hills of Pearblossom, lives a craftswoman named Lynn Hollywood who makes art for horses by creating beautiful, 100-percent Mohair cinches and breast collars at her grassroots company, The Wildflower Ranch(TM).
Wholesale Trading Insurance Services

Chris Kiley Joins Wholesale Trading Insurance Services (WTIS) in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Wholesale Trading Insurance Services, LLC (WTIS) announced today that industry veteran Chris Kiley has joined the firm as Managing Director/Property Broker. WTIS is a privately-held wholesale insurance broker created and managed by industry veterans whose goal is to better align the business interests of the retail broker, the wholesaler and insurance carriers.
Japanese Food Supporter

Japanese Food Supporter Event Comes to San Francisco with Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Japan

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- In San Francisco on February 27, 2017 the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Japan will hold briefing sessions and exchange meetings aimed at promoting understanding of this system and expanding the number of supporter store certifications for restaurants and retail stores, Japan Products Promotions announced today.

NATIONAL NEWS

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POLITICAL OPINION

Trump in Conservatism Hall of Fame

Opinion: Trump in Conservatism Hall of Fame

G on Politics (OPINION): Congratulations to Donald Trump, with an assist from Steve Bannon, for entering the Top 5 in the Conservatism Hall of Fame (which sane people know as the Conservatism Hall of Shame). There have been a great many moments in rightwing douchebaggery and here, listed in chronological order, are the current top five conservative flustercucks.