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Speaker Anthony Rendon

California Speaker Rendon Announces Assembly Committee Changes for April 17, 2017

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Paramount) today announced following changes to the membership of Assembly standing committees.
News from California Newswire

Calif. Legislation on Drug Pricing Transparency Wins Key Support from Consumer, Medical, Pharmacists Groups – AB315

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Legislation authored by Calif. Assemblymember Jim Wood (D-Healdsburg) calling for the first-time regulation of the middlemen of drug pricing -- Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBMs) -- today received a boost with the endorsement of Consumers Union, the California Medical Association, the California Pharmacists Association, and the San-Francisco-based HIV/AIDS advocacy group Project Inform.
Carnival Cruise and LBC Renovation

City of Long Beach and Carnival Cruise Line Start Renovations at Long Beach Cruise Terminal

LONG BEACH, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Carnival Cruise Line marked the beginning of a multi-million-dollar renovation of its Long Beach Cruise Terminal facility to accommodate larger ships and enhance terminal operations on Wednesday. A “FUNstruction” groundbreaking ceremony today included remarks by City of Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia, President and CEO of Long Beach Convention & Visitors Bureau Steve Goodling and Carnival Cruise Line Vice President Strategic and Commercial Port Development Carlos Torres de Navarra among others.
Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell

Calif. Assemblymember O’Donnell Welcomes Nominations for 3rd Annual Teacher Recognition Ceremony

LONG BEACH, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell (D-Long Beach) is requesting the public’s assistance in identifying outstanding local teachers to honor at his 3rd Annual Teacher Recognition Ceremony. To be eligible, nominations for educators who live or work within Long Beach, San Pedro, Signal Hill or Catalina Island must be received by April 20, 2017.
Assemblymember Kevin McCarty

Calif. Assembly Budget Subcommittee on Education Rejects Gov. Brown’s Cuts to Child Care and Early Education Programs

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Assemblymember Kevin McCarty (D - Sacramento), Chair of the Assembly Budget Subcommittee on Education Finance led a bipartisan effort today to reject Governor Jerry Brown’s proposal to reduce support for state child care and preschool programs and voted to restore $527 million in critical child care and preschool funding.
Tony Cardenas

Calif. Congressman Cárdenas Joins Lawmakers on Introduction of ABLE 2.0: Bipartisan Legislation to Enhance ABLE Accounts

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — U.S. Representative Tony Cárdenas (D-CA) along with Representatives Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), Pete Sessions (R-TX), Chris Smith (R-NJ), and Jim Langevin (D-RI) today introduced a package of bills to enhance the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act of 2014. The package includes the ABLE to Work Act, the ABLE Financial Planning Act, and the ABLE Age Adjustment Act.
City of Culver City

Culver City, California Becomes Latest U.S. Sanctuary City

CULVER CITY, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- At its March 27, 2017 meeting, the City Council of the City of Culver City adopted a Resolution to declare itself a sanctuary city. According to the Resolution, "The City of Culver City is a sanctuary city for all of its residents, and the City stands in solidarity with other sanctuary jurisdictions."

CALIFORNIA BUSINESS

Connect:ID 2017: SecuGen Spotlights Hamster Pro 45, a FAP 45, 2-Finger and Rolled Finger Reader

SANTA CLARA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- SecuGen, a world leading optical fingerprint device and technology vendor, is pleased to announce that they will be spotlighting the Hamster Pro 45, a FAP 45 certified two finger and rolled finger reader at the Connect:ID Conference.
DocMagic

Texas Capital Bank Implements DocMagic Total eClose Solution

TORRANCE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- DocMagic, Inc., the premier provider of fully-compliant loan document preparation, regulatory compliance and comprehensive eMortgage services, announced that Texas Capital Bank has implemented its Total eClose(TM) solution. This implementation enables the bank to function as an eWarehouse lender. They can now accept and fund eNotes from its lender customers that want to drastically speed up the process of closing and selling loans.

LIFESTYLE AND ENTERTAINMENT

Eileen Grubba in Last Call at Murray’s

‘Sons of Anarchy’ actress Eileen Grubba on ‘Last Call at Murray’s’

INTERVIEW: It’s the small town feel good movie that is sweeping through film festivals and gathering no dust as it piles up the awards. “Last Call at Murray’s” is a story of strength and determination or as leading lady, Eileen Grubba describes it, “I think this movie is an excellent character study, a chance for everyone to look closer at themselves and others and realize people have their quirky and crazy behavior for a reason.”
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?

CALIFORNIA BUSINESS

ReverseVision RVX LOS

ReverseVision Expands RV University (RVU) with 3-Day Live Training Course in San Diego

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- ReverseVision, the leading provider of software and technology for the reverse mortgage industry, today announced the expansion of its RV University (RVU) education and training program with the addition of a three-day Accelerated Loan Originator Training course available live each month at ReverseVision's San Diego training facility.
David Kittle

The Mortgage Collaborative President David G. Kittle Issues Statement Supporting MBA GSE Reform Proposal

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On behalf of its network of lenders, David G. Kittle, CMB, president and vice chairman, The Mortgage Collaborative, has issued the following statement on the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) release of its GSE Reform proposal, "GSE Reform: Creating a Sustainable, More Vibrant Secondary Mortgage Market":
California Safe Schools

2017 Earth Day Heroes Honored by California Safe Schools

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- In honor of Earth Day 2017, California Safe Schools celebrates all of the heroes who strive every day to protect our environment. This year, CSS is honoring the following 2017 Earth Day Heroes with awards and commendations for their exceptional efforts to protect human health and Mother Earth.
iMobie PhoneRescue and AnyTrans

iMobie PhoneRescue and AnyTrans Are Ready to Help iOS Users with a 2017 ‘Spring Cleaning’ without Risk of Lost Data

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- It's that time of year again for iPhone and iPad users to give their device a spring cleaning and make it sleeker, faster and enable more free storage. To help clean up devices safely without risk of mistakenly deleting important data forever, iMobie brings iPhone manager AnyTrans to back-up iPhone/iPad before cleaning and iPhone data recovery software PhoneRescue as a life saver in case any data loss occurs.
International Association of Bible Colleges

University of Los Angeles College of Divinity Welcomed as Associate Member of IACBS

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The International Association of Bible Colleges and Seminaries (IABCS) held their annual meeting in Atlanta, Georgia on April 10, 2017, announced United States Ecclesiastical Society and Seminary (USESS), and University of Los Angeles College of Divinity (ULA).

NATIONAL NEWS

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POLITICAL OPINION

Is Jared the Leader of the Free World?

Opinion: Is Jared the Leader of the Free World?

G on Politics (OPINION): As America suffers the shame of an illegitimate president elected by racists, morons, greedwhores, and Russian agents, one ray of hope is that the USA is being managed by that revered political genius, Jared Corey Kushner.