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CA Government News
California State Government News and Information
City of Lake Forest CA

Lake Forest CA to enter into agreement with 5 Bars Communities, to accelerate its small cell wireless coverage

IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- 5 Bars Communities, a dba of XG Communities LLC, a premier provider of wireless plans, asset marketing, and engineering services for cities and municipalities across the United States, announced an agreement to market and manage wireless coverage solutions with the City of Lake Forest.
Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.

Calif. Gov. Brown Signs Legislation To Protect California’s Hard-Working Immigrants

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ Today, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. signed a package of bills to enhance housing, school, workplace and civil protections for California's immigrants. "This action protects public safety and ensures hard-working people who contribute to our state are respected," said Governor Brown.
OC Great Park - 5 BARS

Smart Cities of Beaumont and Dinuba are accelerating small cell wireless coverage and protecting their assets with 5 Bars

IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- 5 Bars Communities, a dba of XG Communities LLC, a premier provider of wireless plans, asset marketing and engineering services for cities and municipalities across the United States, announced agreements to market and manage wireless coverage solutions with the City of Beaumont and the City of Dinuba.
5 Bars Communities

San Luis Obispo enters into Agreement with 5 Bars Communities to Accelerate Small Cell Wireless Coverage

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- 5 Bars Communities, a dba of XG Communities LLC, a premier provider of wireless plans, asset marketing and engineering services for cities and municipalities across the United States, announced an agreement to market and manage wireless coverage solutions with the City of San Luis Obispo.
Gov Brown

Calif. Gov. Brown Announces Legislative Updates, Bills Signed into Law, for Sept. 26-28, 2017

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- This week, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has signed the following bills, including: AB 184 by Assemblymember Marc Berman (D-Menlo Park) – Sea level rise planning: database, and AB 333 by Assemblymember Bill Quirk (D-Hayward) – State Highway Route 185: relinquishment: County of Alameda.
5 BARS Communities

Six New California Cities Enter Into Agreements with 5 Bars Communities to Accelerate Small Cell Wireless and Protect Assets

IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- 5 Bars Communities, a dba of XG Communities LLC, a premier provider of wireless plans, asset marketing and engineering services for cities and municipalities across the United States, announced agreements to market and manage wireless coverage solutions with the Cities of Alameda, Clovis, Hemet, Roseville, San Bernardino and Visalia.
Tony Cardenas

SELF DRIVE Act: House Passes Calif. Rep. Cárdenas Bill in Autonomous Vehicle Legislative Package

WASHINGTON, D.C. and SACRAMENTO /California Newswire/ -- On Wednesday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 3388, the SELF DRIVE Act including language introduced by Rep. Cárdenas to establish an advisory council at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on autonomous vehicles.
5 Bars Communities

Multiple Central Valley Calif. Cities Enter into Agreements with 5 Bars Communities to Accelerate Small Cell Wireless Coverage

IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- 5 Bars Communities, a dba of XG Communities LLC, a premier provider of wireless master plans, asset marketing and engineering services for cities and municipalities across the United States, announced an agreement to market and manage wireless coverage solutions for the City of Merced, the City of Tulare and the City of Ripon.
Latino Victory Fund

Latino Victory Project Statement on Trump Decision to End DACA Program

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Cristóbal J. Alex, President of Latino Victory Project, issued the following statement after the Trump Administration announced it would terminate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which protects certain undocumented youth from deportation.
City of Palm Springs CA

XG Communities selected to build Wireless Coverage Solutions for City of Palm Springs CA

PALM RESORT, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- 5 Bars Communities, a dba of XG Communities LLC, a premier provider of wireless master plans, asset marketing and engineering services for cities and municipalities across the United States, announced an agreement to market and manage wireless coverage solutions for the City of Palm Springs, California.
5 BARS Berkeley CA

Berkeley Calif. Unanimously Votes to Enter into Agreement with 5 Bars XG to Develop Marketing and Small Cell Program

IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- 5 Bars Communities, a dba of XG Communities LLC, a premier provider of wireless master plans, asset marketing and engineering services for cities and municipalities across the United States, announced an agreement to market and manage wireless coverage solutions for the City of Berkeley, California. Throughout its history, Berkeley has been known for introducing creative change, that has later been adopted by other cities.
California State Assembly

Los Angeles community groups call on state legislators to protect water and air from federal attempts to weaken environmental safeguards

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- A coalition of Los Angeles community groups this week called on the area’s state legislators to support a package of bills designed to protect the region’s water and air from federal attempts to weaken environmental safeguards. The package is authored by area legislators Senate President pro Tem Kevin De León (D-Los Angeles), Senator Henry Stern (D-Canoga Park), Assemblymember Miguel Santiago (D-Los Angeles), Assemblymember Laura Friedman (D-Glendale), and Assemblymember Matt Dababneh (D-Woodland Hills).
5 Bars Communities

5 Bars Communities to Accelerate Small Cell Deployment for the City of Irvine California

IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- 5 Bars Communities, a dba of XG Communities LLC, a premier provider of wireless master plans, asset marketing and engineering services for cities and municipalities across the United States, announced today an agreement to develop a Wireless Marketing Plan for the City of Irvine. Irvine is known as the premier master planned city in America, with award winning schools and a "safe city" designation.
5 Bars Communities - Placentia

City of Placentia CA will Enter Into Agreement with 5 Bars Communities to Develop Wireless Master Plan

PLACENTIA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- 5 Bars Communities, a dba of XG Communities, as a premier provider of wireless master plans, asset marketing agreements and engineering services for cities and municipalities across the United States, announced today Placentia's City Council unanimously voted to authorize staff to enter into an agreement with 5 Bars Communities.
Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.

Calif. Gov. Brown announces Appointments for July 11-14, 2017 including to CalWORKs

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- This past week, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments for July 11-14, including: Joel Ledesma, 49, of Sacramento, has been appointed deputy director of the State Water Project at the California Department of Water Resources.
Calif. Senator Tony Mendoza

Calif. Senator Mendoza Announces SCA 12 Constitutional Amendment Passes Key Committee Vote

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia) announced the passage of Senate Constitutional Amendment 12 (SCA 12) today. The measure, which will update the rules and guidelines in the California Constitution regarding County governance, passed through the Senate Elections and Constitutional Amendments Committee with a bipartisan vote of 4-1.
5 BARS XG Communities

5 BARS Communities to Develop Wireless Marketing Plan and Small Cell Program for the City of Fresno

FRESNO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- 5 Bars Communities, dba XG Communities, a premier provider of wireless master plans, asset marketing agreements and engineering services for cities and municipalities across the United States, announced today an agreement to develop a Wireless Marketing Plan for the City of Fresno, California.
Smart Cities Prevail California

Open Letter from California City Leaders Calls for Prevailing Wages in State Housing Reforms

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- In an open letter that ran as a full page ad in today's Sacramento Bee, elected leaders from six of California's eight largest cities called on California Governor Jerry Brown and the State Legislature to include prevailing wage standards in state housing reforms. The ad was paid for by Smart Cities Prevail (SCP).
Speaker Anthony Rendon

First California ‘Capitol Cup’ match between Democratic and Republican Legislators raising money for Saint John’s Program for Real Change

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles), Senate Republican Leader Pat Bates (R-Laguna Niguel), Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood), and Assembly Republican Leader Chad Mayes (R-Yucca Valley), released the following statement today announcing the inaugural Capitol Cup soccer match scheduled for Wednesday, June 21, 2017.
City of Paramount

City of Paramount Endorses Greater Powers for South Coast Air Quality Management District

PARAMOUNT, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On Tuesday, April 18, the Paramount City Council, by a unanimous vote, became the first city in California to support Assembly Bill 1132 authored by Assemblymember Cristina Garcia (D-Bell Gardens). The proposed legislation enhances the ability of the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) to quickly shut down businesses that are emitting dangerous levels of air pollution in violation of federal or state air quality requirements.
Tony Cardenas

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.
5 BARS

Working with 5 BARS, City of Sacramento Deploys its First Small Cell Site

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Working with 5 BARS(R), a leading innovator in Small Cell, distributed antenna systems (DAS) and Wi-Fi wireless services for intelligent infrastructure, the City of Sacramento has approved its first small cell test sites with two major wireless carriers.
SEIU

California Caregivers Push for More Accountability in Public Monies Used for State Respite Care Program

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Caregivers of those with disabilities are calling on the California State Legislature to support Assembly Bill 1380 to improve respite care accountability. Right now many vendors who contract with regional centers to provide the publicly funded service spend an absurd amount of money on administration costs for respite care instead of on the program itself. Testimony on this issue will be given during the first committee hearing on AB 1380 on Tuesday April 25, 2017, says SEIU Local 2015.
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."
Tony Cardenas

Calif. Congressman Cárdenas Introduces Legislation to Honor César Chávez

WASHINGTON, D.C. and SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today U.S. Representative Tony Cárdenas, introduced a congressional resolution honoring the life and work of César Chávez. Chávez was a prominent labor rights activist who organized migrant and farm laborers in the western United States.
MuniServices

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.
Keep Neighborhoods First

Housing Advocates and Residents Call on Los Angeles City Council to Limit Short-Term Rentals

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- A growing alliance of affordable housing advocates, local neighborhood renters and homeowners, hotel employees and hotel representatives gathered today in front of Los Angeles City Hall to call on City officials to adopt smart regulations for short-term rentals, according to Keep Neighborhoods First.
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.
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.
SF Mayor Edwin Lee

S.F. Mayor Lee and Supervisor Kim Announce Plan to Provide Access to City College for Calif. Residents

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee, Supervisor Jane Kim and City College Acting Chancellor Susan Lamb announced this week that starting next school year City College will be accessible for all California residents living in San Francisco and taking courses for credit.
S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee

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.
5 Bars

City of Twentynine Palms to Develop Wireless Master Plan with Wi-Fi Leader 5 BARS®

IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- 5 BARS(R), a premier provider of wireless master plans and marketing agreements for cities and municipalities across the United States, announced today an agreement to develop a Wireless Master Plan for the City of Twentynine Palms.
City of Paramount

City of Paramount Continues Aggressive Response to SCAQMD Air Quality Findings

PARAMOUNT, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On January 24, the Paramount City Council unanimously voted to extend the moratorium on all metal-related businesses within the City for an additional six months. The original moratorium was established on December 13, 2016 to prohibit businesses that manufacture or process metal from opening or expanding within the City.
California State Assembly

Calif. State Assembly Elects Dr. Bryon G. Gustafson as Chief Sergeant-at-Arms

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The California State Assembly today unanimously elected Bryon G. Gustafson, Ph.D., to serve as the Assembly’s chief sergeant-at-arms. Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Paramount) administered the oath of office to Dr. Gustafson shortly after the vote.
Gov Brown

Calif. Gov. Brown Puts the New D.C. ‘Swamp’ on Notice with 2017 State of the State

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On Tuesday, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. delivered his State of the State address for 2017, departing with the traditional practice of listing every issue and restating every priority to focus on the "broader context of our country and its challenges."
Assemblymember Kevin McCarty

Democratic Assemblymembers Respond to Gov. Brown 2017 California State Budget Proposal

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, Calif. Governor Brown released his proposal for the 2017-18 budget. Assemblymembers Raul Bocanegra, Sabrina Cervantes, and Kevin McCarty issued statements. As anticipated, the governor introduced a fiscally-conservative budget that forecasts lower revenues due to uncertainty at the national level.
Speaker Anthony Rendon

Calif. Speaker Rendon Statement on Governor’s 2017 Budget Proposal

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Paramount) today released the following statement after Gov. Jerry Brown released his initial budget proposal: “The Governor’s opening budget proposal is typically cautious, with some expected issues and also some areas of concern."
Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.

California Governor Brown Announces Proposed 2017-18 State Balanced Budget

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. proposed a balanced state budget that eliminates a projected $2 billion deficit and bolsters the state's Rainy Day Fund while continuing to invest in education, health care expansion and other core programs.
Speaker Anthony Rendon

Calif. Legislative Leaders on Hiring Former U.S. Attorney General to deal with challenges from incoming Trump Administration

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) and California Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Paramount) released the following statement to announce they have hired outside legal counsel to deal with potential challenges from the incoming Trump Administration ....
Speaker Anthony Rendon

Speaker Rendon Strikes Defiant Tone for State as Calif. Assembly Reconvenes on Eve of Trump Presidency

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Shortly after being re-elected as leader of the Calif. Assembly, Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Paramount) stuck a defiant tone calling for the "protection of Californians against the incoming presidential administration" in his remarks to the newly sworn-in Assemblymembers.
California vs. Big Plastic

Proponents of California Plastic Bag Ban Declare Landmark Victory for Proposition 67

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Californians have voted to enact a state law to ban plastic shopping bags, the first state in the nation to do so. Proposition 67, the referendum on the state law (Senate Bill 270) passed by the Legislature and signed by Gov. Jerry Brown in September 2014, is leading by 52-48 percent.
California Federation of Teachers

Statement from the California Federation of Teachers: Calif. Voters Have Spoken, Time to Roll up Our Sleeves

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- With the passage of Proposition 55, California’s voters resoundingly (62-38) agreed that public education remains a top priority. The...
Calif. Senator Tony Mendoza

Representative Democracy for a Growing California: Should Counties Have Elected Executives and Larger Boards?

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- This past Thursday, Calif. Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia), Senator Ben Allen (D-Santa Monica), and Senator Robert Hertzberg (D-Van...
5 Bars

5 Bars Wins Cooperative Purchasing Contract to Provide Connected, Wireless Infrastructure to Calif. Government Entities

IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- 5 Bars announced today it has been awarded a national cooperative contract to provide an intelligent technology platform that is used for master planning of wireless infrastructure to cities, municipalities and government entities. The competitively solicited and publicly awarded agreement by the City of Sacramento, Calif. is made available through National IPA.
Calif Gov Brown

Calif. Governor Brown, Legislative Leaders Announce CAP-and-Trade Expenditure Plan Agreement

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On Wednesday, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr., Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León and Assembly Speaker Anthony...
Isadore Hall III

California Legislative Black Caucus Announces Leadership for the 2017-18 Session

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC) today announced its Caucus leadership for the 2017-18 legislative session. After the election...
Anthony Rendon

Calif. Assembly Concludes Productive, Prudent & Progressive 2015-16 Legislative Session

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Paramount) released the following statement after the Assembly gaveled down on the 2015-2016 legislative...
Stop Wage Theft

City Of Berkeley Enacts First of Its Kind Wage Theft Prevention Ordinance

BERKELEY, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Last night, the City of Berkeley approved a first-of-its-kind local ordinance aimed at preventing wage theft on local construction projects, Smart Cities Prevail announced on July 20; authored by Councilmember Laurie Capitelli, co-sponsored by a majority of the Council and supported by construction industry trade associations and workers’ rights groups.
Millbrae California

Nine Millbrae California Residents Honored for 130 Years of Service

MILLBRAE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On Tuesday, June 14, nine Millbrae residents will be recognized for their 130 years of combined service to the...

The California Legislative Black Caucus Releases 2016-17 State Budget Priorities

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC) today announced their 2016-17 budget priorities with a clear emphasis on issues that...

EPIC Broker's David McNeil Appointed to Calif. Joint Powers Risk Management Authority Advisory Board

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, today announced that David McNeil, a principal in the firm's Inland Empire division, has been appointed to the Advisory Board of the California Association of Mutual Water Companies Joint Powers Risk and Insurance Management Authority (CAMWC-JPRIMA).
Calif. Senator Tony Mendoza

Calif. Senator Mendoza Bill to Combat Government Corruption Approved by Key Committee: SB 1011

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- A bill that strengthens California’s conflict of interest laws and restores public trust and accountability was approved today by...
Calif. Senator Tony Mendoza

Calif. Senator Mendoza Introduces Bill to Combat Government Corruption – SB 1011

SACRRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- A bill that strengthens California’s conflict of interest laws and restores public trust and accountability was introduced today by...
SF Mayor Edwin Lee

S.F. Mayor Lee Announces Armistead Maupin as Recipient of 2016 Mayor's Art Award

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Earlier this month, San Francisco Mayor Edwin M. Lee announced that Armistead Maupin, local icon and acclaimed author...
Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell

Calif. Assemblymember O'Donnell Goes to Bat for California Coastal Commission Executive Director

LONG BEACH, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell (D-Long Beach) issued the following statement today in reference to a letter addressed to...
Gov Brown

Calif. Governor Brown Delivers 2016 State of The State Address

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Warning of the next inevitable recession and the "zigzag of spend-cut-spend" budgeting, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today...
Assemblyman Mike Gatto

Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto Named Chair of Utilities & Commerce Committee

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Earlier today, Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Glendale) was appointed chairman of the Assembly’s formidable Utilities and Commerce Committee, overseeing...
Assemblyman Mike Gatto

Calif. Assemblyman Gatto Reminds on New Laws for Californians Jan. 1, 2016

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- While everyone is out celebrating New Year’s Day, Californians should take note of new laws that will take effect...
West Coast Mayors with Castro

West Coast Mayors Meet to Seek Federal Support to Address Homelessness, Housing Crises

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Mayors from five West Coast cities on Thursday signed a joint statement to the federal government seeking full...
U.S. Rep. Tony Cardenas

Calif. Congressman Tony Cardenas endorses former Secy. of State Hillary Clinton for President of the United States

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- U.S. Rep. Tony Cardenas (D-San Fernando Valley, Calif.), a member of the prestigious House Committee on Energy and...

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