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California Cannabis Corridor Virtual Tour hosted by Vista City Council Member, takes viewers on video tour of city’s successful medical cannabis...
VISTA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- A new GuideMe.Tours video premieres April 15 that takes a "behind-the-doors" look at five of Vista, California's successful cannabis dispensaries and the positive impact the new industry is making in the North County town. The California Cannabis Corridor™ is an informative and heartfelt look at how dispensary community is making an impact on peoples' lives.
Calif. Gov Newsom Signs Blockchain Executive Order to Spur Responsible Web3 Innovation, Grow Jobs, and Protect Consumers
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /CALIFORNIA NEWSWIRE/ -- Today, Calif. Governor Gavin Newsom signed an executive order to foster responsible innovation, bolster California’s innovation economy, and protect consumers. It aims to create a transparent regulatory and business environment for web3 companies which harmonizes federal and California approaches, balances the benefits and risks to consumers, and incorporates California values such as equity, inclusivity, and environmental protection.
Development of Butterfly Sanctuary and Innovative Entertainment Venue ‘Stonewalled’ by City of Buena Park
COSTA MESA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Garcia Rainey Blank & Bowerbank LLP (GRBB) today announced that the City of Buena Park, Calif. filed a lawsuit designed to halt its client, Butterfly Pavillion LLC, from completing a one-of-a-kind, world-class entertainment center for the city. Dubbed the "Butterfly Palladium," the project was to be the newest and highly sought after tourist attraction in Buena Park's plans to overhaul its aging entertainment corridor, which includes and surrounds Knott's Berry Farm.
El Monte CA to Celebrate Grand Opening of Affordable Housing Development Jan 24 2019 – Palo Verde Apartments
EL MONTE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The City of El Monte is fulfilling the housing needs of homeless veterans and low-income families with the grand opening of Palo Verde Apartments (4704 Peck Road) on Thursday, January 24, 2019 at 10:00 a.m.
City of El Monte CA Receives $2.3M Grant for Park and Open Space Project
EL MONTE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- El Monte residents will have access to a new open and green space thanks to a $2 million grant. The California Natural Resources Agency awarded the City of El Monte a $2.3 million grant to develop the Gateway Park and Open Space Project.
First small cells come to life in Sacramento – goal to be nation’s first 5G city close to realization
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- XG Communities LLC and the City of Sacramento announced that multiple carriers have received permit approvals to build small cells in downtown Sacramento. Mobilitie began construction immediately and already has sites on air. Sacramento's model invites carriers and connectivity providers to enhance wireless coverage and capacity for the citizens of Sacramento by leveraging city-owned assets.
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.
Coalition for Responsible Community Development (CRCD) Expands its Executive Leadership Team
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Coalition for Responsible Community Development (CRCD), a South LA based non-profit serving the community through youth, workforce and economic development initiatives, is proud to announce the addition of two members to their executive leadership team, Chief Operating Officer Angela LoBue and Chief Real Estate and Economic Development Officer Alejandro Martinez. The increase in senior staff will allow CRCD to develop new programs and initiatives while expanding their footprint.
City of Paramount CA Launches Business Licensing Partnership with SCAQMD
PARAMOUNT, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The City of Paramount has launched a pilot program to enhance air quality compliance in the city by submitting selected business license applications and renewals to South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) staff for their review.
Calif. Congressman Cárdenas and U.S. Rep Farenthold Reintroduce Legislation to Protect American Manufacturers
WASHINGTON, D.C. and SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On Thursday, U.S. Representative Tony Cárdenas (D-CA) and U.S. Representative Blake Farenthold (R-TX) reintroduced the bipartisan Trade Protection Not Troll Protection Act to defend American manufacturing. This legislation would modernize the manner in which the International Trade Commission (ITC) reviews claims, ensuring that American businesses receive fair treatment.
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.
California Nonprofit Orgs Rethinking Their Future Under the Trump Administration
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- In a survey of over 800 nonprofits conducted in March by the California Association of Nonprofits (CalNonprofits), “Government in Transition; Nonprofits in Transition,” the majority of respondents report significant changes in their organizations since the November 2016 election.
Palm Springs Partners with MuniServices to Tighten Vacation Rental Rules
PALM SPRINGS, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- With revitalization efforts in full swing over recent years, the City of Palm Springs has renewed its crown as a destination hub for Hollywood stars, hipsters and everyone in between.
Calif. Gov. Brown, Senate President Pro Tempore and Assembly Speaker Announce Landmark Road Repair Package
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr., Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León and Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon today joined labor, business and local leaders to announce a landmark transportation investment to fix our roads, freeways and bridges in communities across California and put more dollars toward transit and safety. The $5 billion-a-year program will cost most drivers less than $10 a month.
Speaker Rendon Appoints Michael Flad to California Strategic Growth Council
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Paramount) has announced his appointment of Michael Flad of Burbank to the California Strategic Growth Council. The 10-member Strategic Growth Council brings together cabinet agencies and state departments and the Governor's Office of Planning and Research to coordinate support for sustainable communities, strong economies, social equity, and environmental stewardship.
Calif. Asm. Bocanegra Introduces Legislation to Help Fund Film and TV Workforce Development Programs
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Assemblymember Raul Bocanegra (D-Pacoima), the author of the current California Film Tax Credit, and Assemblymember Ian Calderon (D-Whittier) proposed legislation today (AB1664) to increase funding for entertainment industry job-training programs to help build a bigger workforce of below-the-line workers in California.
S.F. Mayor Lee Signs Historic Legislation for Mixed-Income Development in Sunnydale
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- San Francisco Mayor Edwin M. Lee last week (Feb. 1) signed historic legislation to authorize the phased redevelopment of the Potrero Terrace and Annex and Sunnydale public housing sites, both part of the City’s HOPE SF neighborhood transformation initiative.
2016 Neurotech Leaders Forum welcomes Key Startups and Industry Figures in San Francisco
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Several promising neurotechnology firms and key industry figures will present at the 2016 Neurotech Leaders Forum. The 16th annual event will take place October 24-25 in San Francisco, presented by Neurotech Reports. Keynote speaker at this year's event on October 24 will be Doug Weber, who serves as program manager for DARPA's Biological Technologies Office.
Connecting Women to Power Business Conference 2016 comes to Carson, Calif.
CARSON, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The "Connecting Women to Power Business Conference: Navigating Beyond Your Limits" brings together entrepreneurs and leaders from major corporations,...
Calif. Senator Isadore Hall to Introduce Wage Equality Act of 2016 – SB 1063
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Senator Isadore Hall, III (D – South Bay) will be joined by civil rights and minority leaders from...
Specialty food for a special cause: Food Philippines brings social enterprises to 2016 Winter Fancy Food Show
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Sixteen Philippine companies are participating in this year's Winter Fancy Food Show (WFFS) slated at the Moscone Convention Center, San Francisco, January 17-19, the Philippine Trade and Investment Center Silicon Valley announced today. Each with an advocacy at the heart of its business, these companies bring with them narratives of the people, places, and practices incidental and instrumental to their production.
New on iTunes: Augmented Reality Collaboration between Civic Resource Group and Palm Springs Bureau of Tourism
PALM SPRINGS, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Civic Resource Group and the Palm Springs Bureau of Tourism today announced the availability of the Augmented Reality 'VisitPalmSprings' App on iTunes. The joint collaboration achieves the goal of designing and delivering a mobile solution that provides instant, multi-aspect navigation data. Residents, visitors and tourists now have instant access to a broad range of information about the city on their mobile device.
Calif. Congressman Cardenas Introduces Manufacturing Jobs Bill, inspired by 'Race to the Top'
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- This week in Washington, D.C., U.S. Reps. Tony Cárdenas (D-San Fernando Valley, Calif.) and Brad Ashford (D-Omaha, Neb.) today...
Calif. Legislation to Modernize and Diversify Development at the Port of LA Signed into Law
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Governor Jerry Brown (D – California) has signed a package of bills into law by Senator Isadore Hall,...
Calif. Legislation to Modernize and Diversify Development at the Port of LA Approved by Legislature
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- This week , the California State Legislature has given its approval to a package of bills by Senator...
Calif. Gov. Brown and Assemblyman Gatto Announce Participating California Agencies in Innovation Award
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today Calif. Governor Brown and Assemblyman Gatto (D-Glendale) announced the participating agencies of the California Innovation Award, established by...
Calif. Senator Tony Mendoza Appointed to California Commission on Economic Development
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- California State Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia), Chair of the Labor and Industrial Relations Committee announced today his appointment by...
California Film Tax Credit Legislation is a Blockbuster Hit with Local Jobs – AB 1839
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ –- Today, the California Film Commission announced the first round of recipients for feature films and independent projects, bringing back...
With American Worker Mobility Act, Calif. Congressman Cárdenas Continues Fight to Help Long-Term Unemployed Americans
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Yesterday, in Washington, D.C., U.S. Rep. Tony Cárdenas (D-San Fernando Valley, Calif.) continued his commitment to ending long-term unemployment...
Calif. Jobs on the Rise: $1 Million Tax Credit Awarded to Paramount's Weber Metals to Grow Staff
PARAMOUNT, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, Calif. Assemblyman Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood) announced the award of a $1 million tax credit to Paramount-based Weber Metals,...
Gatto's California Film Tax Credit Legislation is a Hit with the Motion Picture Production Industry
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, the California Film Commission announced that four major television productions will be relocating to California from out of...
S.F. Mayor Lee Announces Increased Funding to Strengthen San Francisco Immigrant Community
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- This past week, S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee announced $10 million in total budget funding over two years...
Study: Prevailing Wage Adds 17.5K Jobs to California Economy
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Prevailing Wage policies add 17,500 jobs and $1.4 billion in output across California's economy, according to a new study released today by Smart Cities Prevail – a leading construction industry education and research organization.
Calif. Senator Isadore Hall and Assemblymember Adam Gray Introduce Legislation Authorizing iPoker in California
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Senator Isadore Hall, III (D – South Bay), Chairman of the Senate Governmental Organization Committee and Assemblymember Adam...
Calif. Senator Isadore Hall Statement on Pacific Maritime Association shutting down West Coast ports Pres. Day Weekend
SAN PEDRO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Senator Isadore Hall, III (D – South Bay) today released the following statement regarding the Pacific Maritime Association’s...
Calif. Senator Isadore Hall Statement on Pacific Maritime Association shutting down West Coast ports this weekend
SAN PEDRO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Tonight, Calif. Senator Isadore Hall, III (D – South Bay) released the following statement regarding the Pacific Maritime...
S.F. Mayor Lee Announces $25.6 Million in U.S. HUD Grants for Homeless Programs in San Francisco
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Mayor Edwin M. Lee on Tuesday announced that the U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded...
California Governor Brown Proposes 2015-16 State Balanced Budget
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. proposed a carefully balanced budget that injects billions of dollars more into...
Winter Fancy Food Show 2015: Food Philippines highlights the health benefits of coconut products
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Center for International Trade Expositions and Missions, in partnership with the Philippine Trade and Investment Centers in Silicon Valley and Los Angeles, is gearing up for the Philippine participation at the 2015 Winter Fancy Food Show on January 11-13, 2015.
Calif. Gov. Brown Announces Appointments for Oct. 22, 2014 including to California Film Commission
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On Wednesday, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments. First, Thomas Davis, 56, of Sherman...
Smart Cities Prevail to Palo Alto: Pay Prevailing Wage
PALO ALTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- In advance of tomorrow's soft opening of the still incomplete Mitchell Park Library, Dale Howard, spokesperson for Smart Cities Prevail, issued the following statement regarding the status of the troubled project, and called on city officials to change prevailing wage policy to mitigate similar problems in the future:
Calif. Gov. Brown Signs Bill Cutting Byzantine California Solar Rooftop Permitting Procedures for Homeowners – AB 2188
TORRANCE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Hardhat-wearing solar installers, local business leaders, and elected officials gathered at the Torrance Chamber of Commerce today to celebrate...
Calif. Congressman Cárdenas Introduces Bipartisan, Bicameral Manufacturing Job Creation Bill
SAN FERNANDO VALLEY, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Last week, U.S. Rep. Tony Cárdenas (D-San Fernando Valley) introduced legislation that will create an annual $100...
Gov. Brown Signs Historic Deal for California Film Tax Credit Extension for Five Years
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- After months of intensive negotiations, Calif. Governor Jerry Brown joined Assemblymembers Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles) and Raul Bocanegra (D-Pacoima)...
Calif. Assembly Passes Bill that Levels Playing Field for Aerospace Companies – SB 718
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Assemblymember Muratsuchi, Chair of the Select Committee on Aerospace, released the following statement on the passage of SB 718...
Calif. Assemblymember Muratsuchi Statement on Solar Lobby Day with Tech Firms at State Capitol to promote AB 2188
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, Calif. Assemblymember Muratsuchi released the following statement on the Solar Lobby Day that was jointly sponsored by The...
California and Mexico Sign Pact to Strengthen Economic Ties and Expand Trade
SACRAMENTO, Calif. and MEXICO CITY /California Newswire/ -- On the final day of the California Trade and Investment Mission to Mexico, Governor Edmund G....
Calif. Congressman Cárdenas' Bill Seeks More Diverse Small Business Funding with HUBZone
SAN FERNANDO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, in Washington, D.C., Today, U.S. Rep. Tony Cárdenas introduced legislation allowing equal access to the Small Business...
California Film and Television Job Creation Act Passes Final Policy Committee – AB 1839
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- AB 1839, the California Film and Television Job Retention and Promotion Act of 2014, cleared a major legislative hurdle...
Calif. Congressman Cárdenas helps Protect U.S. Companies from 'Patent Trolls'
SACRAMENTO, Calif. and WASHINGTON, D.C. /California Newswire/ -- Today, U.S. Reps. Tony Cárdenas (D-San Fernando Valley, Calif.) and Blake Farenthold (R-Corpus Christi, Texas) introduced...