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City of El Monte California

City of El Monte CA Remembers Former Mayor Patricia A. Wallach for Service to the Community

EL MONTE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The City of El Monte is remembering former Mayor Patricia A. Wallach for her service and dedication to the community, after passing on October 27, 2018. Wallach was 81 years-old.
City of La Puente - XG Communities

XG Communities announces advancement for City of La Puente’s small cell wireless and 5G strategy

IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- XG Communities LLC and the City of La Puente, Calif. announced that approximately 1,500 street light poles are now available to wireless carriers and technology companies for small cell deployment. The street light poles are available on XG Communities' Site SeleX Platform.
City of El Monte California

City of El Monte to Shed Light on Domestic Violence, October 2018 Declared as Awareness Month

EL MONTE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The City of El Monte and local community leaders will continue supporting families and survivors of domestic violence by declaring October as Domestic Violence Awareness month. As part of the proclamation, the City will light its Statue of Liberty in purple on Tuesday, October 2 at 7 p.m.
City of El Monte California

El Monte CA 2018 Back-to-School Fair Provides School Supplies and More to 1,100 Families

EL MONTE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Families and children starting a new school year will have a brighter beginning thanks to the 2018 El Monte Back-to-School Resource Fair. Over 1,100 children received much needed school supplies on August 18 at the El Monte Valley Mall.
XG Communities LLC

XG Communities LLC announces City of Whittier CA to establish new path to 5G using small cell infrastructure

WHITTIER, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- XG Communities LLC, a premier provider of wireless, asset marketing and wireless management services for cities and municipalities across the United States, announces their agreement with the City of Whittier, preparing the City for small cell applications.
California State Assembly

California’s 2018-19 Budget Act Includes Big Wins for Sacramento and West Sacramento

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Jerry Brown yesterday signed the 2018-19 Budget Act into law, enacting a responsible, balanced, and on-time budget that includes historic reserves for a rainy day and makes critical investments in the people of California. Working closely with the Legislature, this budget brings together shared priorities of the Assembly, the Senate, and the Governor.
Assemblyman Ken Cooley

California Joint Committee on Rules Approves Landmark Sexual Harassment Policy

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Joint Committee on Rules today approved a landmark overhaul of the Legislature’s policies on sexual harassment with an aim of transforming the workplace culture in California. The comprehensive policy revision attempts to promote a workplace culture of respect, civility and diversity, using a range of tools.
Millbrae California

LOCAL: Millbrae City Council Reviews Draft Short-Term Residential Rental Ordinance

MILLBRAE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Short-term residential rentals have been a hot topic for Millbrae residents since a house party last month went out of control, putting the surrounding neighborhood on guard. Because of this, the Millbrae City Council directed staff to draft an ordinance that could give both law and code enforcement officials more power to stop unruly short-term renters, and give the City tools and additional power to better regulate the industry locally.
small cells come to life

City of La Verne California votes 5-0 to establish new path to 5G using small cell infrastructure

LA VERNE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- XG Communities LLC, a premier provider of wireless, asset marketing and engineering services for cities and municipalities across the United States, announces their agreement to market and manage wireless coverage solutions for the City of La Verne, California.
City of Villa Park, California

Villa Park CA votes 5-0, joining 20+ California cities to help standardize small cell wireless deployment

VILLA PARK, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- XG Communities LLC, a premier provider of wireless, asset marketing and engineering services for cities and municipalities across the United States, announces their agreement to market and manage wireless coverage solutions for the City of Villa Park, California.
City of El Monte California

California Park and Recreation Society Recognizes El Monte with Prestigious Award

EL MONTE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The California Park and Recreation Society (CPRS) recognized the City of El Monte as the 2017 Award of Excellence recipient for the City’s Fall programming brochure “Capture the Spirit.”
City of La Puente - XG Communities

La Puente joins 20 California cities to help standardize small cell deployment with XG Communities

LA PUENTE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- XG Communities LLC, a premier provider of wireless, asset marketing and engineering services for cities and municipalities across the United States, announces their agreement to market and manage wireless coverage solutions for the City of La Puente, California.
small cells come to life

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.
Speaker Anthony Rendon

CA Assembly Speaker Rendon Statement on Inauguration of Senate President Pro Tempore Toni Atkins

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood) today released the following statement on the inauguration of Senator Toni Atkins (D-San Diego) as President pro Tempore of the California State Senate:
Calif. Subcommittee on Sexual Harassment

Calif. Subcommittee on Sexual Harassment to Hold Second Hearing on Feb.15

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Legislature’s Joint Committee on Rules, Subcommittee on Sexual Harassment Prevention and Response will hold its second working hearing February 15, 2018. The Subcommittee is laying the groundwork for developing new, bicameral policies and procedures for preventing and responding to sexual harassment complaints.
California State Assembly

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.
California Imagine No Hunger Plates

California Orgs Launch John Lennon ‘Imagine’ License Plate Program to Help End Hunger in California, One Plate at a Time

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The California DMV (Department of Motor Vehicles) has commenced the pre-sale to put the iconic self-portrait image of John Lennon on California license plates which will help fund the state's food banks. The special license plate features the famous John Lennon self-portrait image and the slogan, "IMAGINE no hunger." Proceeds from sales will be administered by the California Department of Social Services (CDSS) and distributed to the California Association of Food Banks (CAFB) to be utilized throughout the state of California for food bank programs.
City of El Monte California

City of El Monte Council appoints Alex Hamilton as the City Manager

EL MONTE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The El Monte City Council unanimously appointed Alex Hamilton as the City Manager Tuesday, January 23. Mr. Hamilton has been serving as El Monte’s Assistant City Manager since 2015. As a public servant, Mr. Hamilton has over 25-years’ experience working in federal and local government.
City of Beaumont’s 5G wireless strategy

City of Beaumont’s 5G wireless strategy advanced with telecom solutions from XG Communities

IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- XG Communities LLC and the City of Beaumont, Calif. announced that approximately 2,000 street light poles are available to wireless carriers and technology companies for small cell deployment. The street light poles are available on XG Communities' Site SeleX Platform.
Tony Cardenas

Calif. Congressman Tony Cardenas’ Statement on FISA Reauthorization

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today in Washington, D.C., Calif. Congressman Tony Cárdenas (D-San Fernando Valley) released the following statement about today’s passing of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) Reauthorization:
City of El Monte California

El Monte California City Manager Transitions to the City of Norwalk

EL MONTE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- After eight years with El Monte, City Manager Jesus Gomez is stepping down. Mr. Gomez’s tenure includes serving as Assistant City Manager and Economic and Redevelopment Director. Mr. Gomez will be joining the City of Norwalk as the new City Manager.
Assemblymember Kevin McCarty

Calif. Assemblymember McCarty Releases Statement on Governor Brown’s 2018-19 Proposed State Budget

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Assemblymember Kevin McCarty (D-Sacramento), Chair of the Assembly Budget Subcommittee on Education Finance released the following statement in response to Governor Jerry Brown’s proposed 2018-19 state budget.
Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.

Calif. Gov. Brown Announces Appointments for Jan. 8-10, 2018 including to Department of Water Resources

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments: First, Karla Nemeth, 47, of Sacramento, has been appointed director of the California Department of Water Resources. Nemeth has served as Governor Brown’s deputy secretary and senior advisor for water policy at the California Natural Resources Agency since 2014, where she was Bay Delta Conservation Plan project manager from 2009 to 2014.
Speaker Anthony Rendon

California Legislative Leaders Announce Bipartisan Approach on Sexual Harassment Prevention for 2018

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood) and Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de Leon (D-Los Angeles) today announced the formation of a joint committee tasked with creating a bicameral set of additional reforms to improve how the Legislature addresses the issue of sexual harassment and how it can better protect those who report harassment or abuse.
SF Mayor Edwin Lee

San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee Passes Away After Heart Attack

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The staff here at California Newswire were sad to learn early this morning of the passing of S.F. Mayor Edwin "Ed" Mah Lee was the 43rd mayor of San Francisco and the first Asian American to lead the city. He reportedly died of a heart attack while shopping for groceries at a Safeway store. He was 65.
Assemblymember Kevin McCarty

Calif. Assemblymember McCarty Calls for California Legislators to be Financially Liable for Sexual Harassment Claims

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Assemblymember Kevin McCarty (D-Sacramento) released the following statement on his commitment to end sexual harassment in the California Legislature. As the State Assembly looks into ways to further protect workers from sexual harassment and abuse, Assemblymember McCarty has offered a number of reforms to increase accountability of elected officials and prevent sexual harassment in the workplace.
Speaker Anthony Rendon

Calif. Assembly Speaker Rendon Statement on Raul Bocanegra

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood) released the following statement regarding allegations made against Assemblymember Raul Bocanegra: "These allegations are extremely disturbing, especially since they come after Mr. Bocanegra had previously been investigated and disciplined as a staff member and agreed to stop any harassing or abusive behavior.
LA MESA CA Ferret Friendly

City of La Mesa CA offers Official Proclamation Supporting Ferret Legalization for California

LA MESA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Mayor Mark Arapostathis and all members of the La Mesa City Council issued a proclamation on November 9 urging the California State Legislature to pass ferret legalization legislation, non-profit Legalize Ferrets announced today.
California State Assembly

CA Asm. Laura Friedman Announces Hearing on Changing Capitol Culture, Stopping Sexual Harassment and Abuse

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Assemblymember Laura Friedman (D-Glendale) Chair of the Assembly Rules Subcommittee on Harassment, Discrimination, and Retaliation Prevention and Response has announced the first of the subcommittee’s hearings, which will be held on Tuesday, November 28th in the State Capitol.
Tony Cardenas

Calif. Congressman Tony Cardenas Hosting Manufacturing Day Events in San Fernando Valley

SAN FERNANDO VALLEY, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- This Friday, U.S. Representative Tony Cárdenas (D-San Fernando Valley) will host his next Manufacturing Day Events at Los Angeles Mission College Campus Center in Sylmar, CA on Friday, October 27 and Spectrolab on Monday, October 30, 2017.
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.

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