California NEWS INDEX

California NEWS INDEX

California Newswire Index of Articles and News Stories

California NEWS INDEX

California NEWS INDEX
California Newswire Index of Articles and News Stories
Take the Dictator Quiz

Opinion: Take the Dictator Quiz

G on Politics (OPINION): Lots of people dream of having unlimited power but that requires a hatred of democracy. Take this test to see if you are ignorant and biased enough to try holding the reins of an embarrassed nation.
FOLAR 2016 CleanUp

Friends of the LA River announce the 28th Annual Great Los Angeles River CleanUp: La Gran Limpieza

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Friends of the LA River (FOLAR) is proud to announce the 28th Annual Great Los Angeles River CleanUp: La Gran Limpieza (CleanUp). FOLAR’s annual CleanUp has exploded in recent years, shattering records for volunteer turnout and trash collected, and is the largest urban river cleanup in America.
Calif. Senator Tony Mendoza

Calif. Senator Tony Mendoza Appointed to The Joint Legislative Audit Committee

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de León today appointed Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia) to the Joint Legislative Audit Committee (JLAC). The Senate Rules Committee confirmed the appointment Wednesday afternoon.
Marion Gatley Institute

In California, Marion Gatley Institute Opens Its Doors to all Who Want to Learn a New Language

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Marion Gatley Institute has just opened to provide services and classes for people that want to learn another language, but haven't been able to do so prior. We provide a flexible class schedule in which can bend to your personal life and daily obligations.
Brian Tanner, Mary Grandy and Tony Lorber

EPIC Brokers’ Brian Tanner, Mary Grandy and Tony Lorber Honored as 2017 ‘Power Brokers’ by Risk & Insurance

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Principal Brian Tanner, Senior Vice President Mary Grandy and Senior Vice President Tony Lorber have been recognized as 2017 Power Brokers by Risk & Insurance Magazine.
Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.

Calif. Gov. Brown Appointments for Feb. 21, 2017 include California Earthquake Authority Advisory Panel

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On Tuesday, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments: First, Christiana Tiedemann, 59, of Berkeley, has been appointed deputy secretary for law enforcement and counsel at the California Environmental Protection Agency.
Speaker Anthony Rendon

Calif. Speaker Rendon Appoints Bell Mayor Saleh to Los Angeles Rivers and Mountains Conservancy

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Paramount) this week announced the appointment of Mayor Ali Saleh of the City of Bell to serve on the board of the San Gabriel and Lower Los Angeles Rivers and Mountains Conservancy.
Qualia Labs

Qualia Labs Achieves SOC 2 Information Security Certification

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Qualia, the fastest growing provider of title settlement software, announced that it has earned the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants' (AICPA's) Service Organization Control 2 (SOC 2) certification after completing an independent audit process with a third-party certified public accounting (CPA) firm.
Larry Brody of CEI

Utelogy Corp. and Communications Engineering Inc. Partner for Audio Visual Management and Analytics

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Utelogy, which makes software for control, management and analytics of audiovisual systems for business and education, has signed a strategic solution partnership agreement with Communications Engineering Inc., (CEI), a premier full service consulting, design and implementation company providing turnkey broadcast, audio visual and media IT system integration services.
Cannabis Business Expo

California’s 2018 Business-critical Cannabis Regulations to be Addressed at San Diego Cannabis Business Expo

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- MJIC, Inc., the leading provider of cannabis regulatory compliance solutions and services, media, investor capital and supply chain distribution, announced today that it expects to sell out for its upcoming third Annual Cannabis Business Expo, March 5 - 8, 2017 in San Diego, California.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
Poets About Poetry

EGW Publishing Announces Its Newest Book, ‘Poets About Poetry: Interviews with Contemporary American Poets’

FREMONT, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EGW Publishing, established 1979, is proud to announce the release of its newest book, "Poets About Poetry: Interviews with Contemporary American Poets" by H. Philip Hsieh. 14 renowned poets, including four Poets Laureate of the United States, a Nobel Prize winner (chemistry), three Pulitzer Prize Winners and other prestigious poetry award recipients are presented in this book of interviews.
MostFit

2017 IHRSA Conference: MostFit and Power Systems to Feature Core Hammer and SYN Ring Demonstrations

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On March 9 and 10, 2017, MostFit will join more than 350 fitness equipment and technology exhibitors from around the world to network and meet with thousands of health club operators at the IHRSA Annual International Trade Show and Convention in Los Angeles.
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.
ALEX ELKIN 'Live from Las Vegas'

UPROAR Entertainment releases Stand-Up Comedy CD by ALEX ELKIN ‘Live from Las Vegas’

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Uproar Entertainment is excited to announce the release of "Live From Las Vegas" by Alex Elkin. Comedian Alex Elkin has a comedy style that is unique and true to himself. He is unapologetic, says what he thinks, delivers the unexpected, and knows what funny is.
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.
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.
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.
Trump Voters Conned

Opinion: When Will Trump Voters Realize They Were Conned?

G on Politics (OPINION): What will it take for the sheep to see they've been shorn? How much damage to democracy will it require before people acknowledge the evil of Trump and the conservative movement?
Lisa Ann Walter

Exclusive Interview with Actress Lisa Ann Walter: Is Hollywood Still Sexist?

INTERVIEW: You may think Hollywood is a man’s world but after an exclusive interview with Lisa Ann Walter star of indie film “Dependent’s Day,” think again – times are changing. “Looking back into history there were strong female characters back in the 1940’s, and I think that reflects what was happening at the time.," says Walter.
AVNation Names Utelogy Corp. an Award Winner

AVNation Names Utelogy Corp. an Award Winner at Integrated Systems Europe 2017 in Amsterdam

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Utelogy has been selected as an AVNation 2016 award winner. Utelogy was nominated in three of the four product categories and was voted winner of the unique "Saved My Bacon" award. The awards were announced at the AV industry's largest conference Integrated Systems Europe 2017 in Amsterdam this week.
5 BARS Resets Wi-Fi ‘BAR’

5 BARS Resets Wi-Fi ‘BAR’ for Wireless Data Usage, Performance During Super Bowl LI

IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- 5 BARS(R), a premier provider of wireless solutions, set a new record for any single-day wireless data usage event on the Wi-Fi system installed and operating at NRG Stadium. During Super Bowl LI, the Wi-Fi system recorded data usage of 12.2 TB, exceeding last year's record from Levi Stadium.
Bill Cosgrove of EPIC

Bill Cosgrove of EPIC to Lead Panel Discussion at 2017 Advisen Cyber Risk Insights Conference

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Bill Cosgrove, Managing Principal & Practice Leader, EPIC Financial Risk Solutions, will moderate a panel on Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) exposures at Advisen's Cyber Risk Insights Conference on Wed., Feb. 15 in San Francisco.
Gov Brown

Calif. Gov. Brown announces Appointments for Feb. 8, 2017 including State Council on Developmental Disabilities

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments: First, Sid Voorakkara, 46, of San Diego, has been appointed deputy director of external affairs at the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz), where he has served as senior business development specialist since 2013.
Qualia Labs

Qualia Partners with Stewart Information Services Corp. to Enhance Title Agent Experience

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Qualia, the fastest growing provider of title settlement software, announced it has completed an integration with Stewart Information Services Corp. (NYSE:STC), a leading provider of title insurance. Through the integration with Stewart Access, title agents will be able to obtain Stewart rate information, create title policy jackets and issue Closing Protection Letters (CPLs) directly within Qualia.
Assemblymember Kevin McCarty

Calif. Assemblymembers McCarty, Gonzalez Fletcher and Nazarian to Introduce ‘California Welcomes Refugees’ Legislation

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Assemblymembers Kevin McCarty (D- Sacramento), Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher (D – San Diego) and Adrin Nazarian (D- Sherman Oaks) will introduce a legislative package that builds upon California’s efforts to welcome and successfully integrate refugees from around the world.
Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.

Calif. Gov. Brown Announces Appointments for Feb. 7, 2017, including to California Department of Technology

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments for Feb. 7 -- first, Cindy Messer, 48, of Sacramento, has been appointed chief deputy director at the California Department of Water Resources, where she has served as assistant chief deputy director since 2016. She was deputy director of the Planning, Performance and Technology Division at the Delta Stewardship Council from 2012 to 2016.
California Federation of Teachers

Calif. Federation of Teachers Statement on Confirmation of Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Despite an unprecedented surge of opposition and protest, the United States Senate voted to confirm Betsy DeVos as the nation’s 11th Secretary of Education on Tuesday. The California Federation of Teachers is extremely disappointed in the confirmation of this unqualified candidate to lead our nation’s education system.
EPIC Insurance adds Doug Bull

EPIC Insurance adds Doug Bull to Construction & Design Solutions Practice in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that risk management and insurance professional Doug Bull has joined the firm's Construction and Design Solutions team in San Francisco as a vice president.
Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell

Calif. Assemblymember O’Donnell Leads the Charge to Deliver Academic Equality for Students with Disabilities

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, Calif. Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell (D – Long Beach) introduced AB 312, which strengthens California’s support for students with disabilities by creating a state funding source for special education preschool services and addressing long-standing special education funding inequities.
Speaker Anthony Rendon

Calif. Speaker Rendon Statement on Trump’s ‘Out of Control’ Comment

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- California Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Paramount) released the following statement in response to Donald Trump’s Super Bowl interview: “California has the most manufacturing jobs in the nation. Our state grows a quarter of the nation’s food. Our minimum wage increase has not only helped our poorest workers, it has boosted the economy while unemployment continues to drop.
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.
Coach Mike Miller

Mike Miller Recognized as First Coach in California History to Win State Titles for High School and Community College

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Coach Michael "Mike" Miller has been recognized by the California Basketball Association for being the first coach in California history to win State Titles at the high school and Community College levels announced the California Basketball Association.
Under2 Climate Coalition

Calif. Governor Brown Welcomes Australian and Mexican States to Under2 Climate Coalition

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- This past week, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. welcomed the states of Aguascalientes, Mexico and Victoria, Australia to the Under2 Coalition - the global pact among cities, states and countries to limit the increase in global average temperature to below 2 degrees Celsius, the level of potentially catastrophic consequences.
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.
Tony DiVita

Bank of Southern California, NA Promotes Tony DiVita to Executive VP, Chief Banking Officer

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Bank of Southern California, N.A. (OTCMKTS:BCAL / OTC Pink: BCAL) announced that Tony DiVita has been promoted to the role of Executive Vice President, Chief Banking Officer. In his expanded role, he will continue to oversee new business origination and customer retention efforts, the Small Business Administration (SBA) Group, and bank marketing.

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