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Calif. Gov. Newsom Issues New Executive Order Enhancing Government’s Ability to Respond to COVID-19 Pandemic
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, Calif. Governor Gavin Newsom issued a new executive order further enhancing California’s ability to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. Among many initiatives, it readies the state to commandeer property for temporary residences and medical facilities for quarantining, isolating or treating individuals.
Calif. Public Health Experts: Mass Gatherings Should be Postponed Statewide to Slow Spread of COVID-19
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Governor Gavin Newsom announced on Wednesday that California public health officials this evening issued an updated policy on gatherings to protect public health and slow the spread of COVID-19.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- As part of the state’s response to address the global COVID-19 outbreak, Governor Gavin Newsom today declared a State of Emergency to make additional resources available, formalize emergency actions already underway across multiple state agencies and departments, and help the state prepare for broader spread of COVID-19.
California Student Aid Commission commends Gov. Newsom for a strong budget that invests in higher education access
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The California Student Aid Commission commends Governor Newsom and his Administration for a strong budget that invests in higher education access, affordability, and success. “We are pleased to lead a working group on student loan debt issues, including the critical need to perform outreach about financial aid grants and loan options,” said Catalina Cifuentes, Chair of the Commission.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, Calif. Governor Gavin Newsom submitted his 2020-21 State Budget proposal to the Legislature, which makes responsible investments in the state’s economic future while tackling head-on persistent challenges facing the state.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- As a national homelessness crisis spreads across the West Coast and cities across the country, Governor Gavin Newsom is continuing his Administration’s comprehensive response to the crisis through a combination of new accountability measures, unprecedented proposed new resources, and an executive order to significantly reduce and prevent street homelessness, connect people to services and build housing faster.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery is announcing the arrests of 10 suspects accused of smuggling out-of-state beverage containers into California to defraud the state’s California Redemption Value fund.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, former California state Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D – Los Angeles) submitted to the Attorney General for title and summary a ballot initiative that radically changes the state’s approach to homelessness. The initiative would treat certain existing crimes (“Intervention Predicates,”) as cries for help –- opportunities to both engage the homeless and return respect for the law on our streets
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Unicheck, a versatile plagiarism and cheating prevention solution that helps educators worldwide create well-educated students, announced the launch of their advanced digital cheating detection, which spots intricate, tech-enabled cheating endeavors.
EL DORADO HILLS, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Glynns Thomas of Glynns Thomas Portraits LLC in El Dorado Hills, California has earned the Certified Professional Photographer (CPP) designation from Professional Photographers of America (PPA).
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Northern California Volleyball Association (NCVA) and TeamSnap, the household name in integrated sports management, announced today they have reached a new partnership making TeamSnap the exclusive club and team management solution for one of the country's largest volleyball associations.
Due to Gilroy Tragedy, Historic Meeting with Gov. Newsom and 100-year-old WWII Vet Sidney Walton Occurred at the Capitol Monday
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Sidney Walton, age 100, one of America's oldest WWII veterans and just back from on-stage in Normandy, met with Gov. Gavin Newsom July 29, 4:30 to 5 p.m. in the Governor's office. The meeting was arranged by state Senator Brian Jones from San Diego County.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Happy Neighborhood Project is launching its first ever #GetHappy Greater Sacramento Campaign starting August 1 and ending October 31, 2019. The #GetHappy Campaign is designed to raise the level of happiness in the community.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Sidney Walton, age 100, one of America's oldest WWII veterans and just back from on-stage in Normandy, has announced that he will be driving from San Diego to Sacramento to meet with Gov. Gavin Newsom July 30, 11:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the Governor's private conference room.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that EPIC Sacramento-based Vice President of Property & Casualty, Mary Grandy, was the 2019 recipient of the Joe Quigley Memorial Award, conferred annually by the Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA).
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, in his first act as California’s 40th Governor, Governor Gavin Newsom announced a series of major, first-in-the-nation proposals to lower prescription drug and health care costs for all California families and move California closer to the goal of health care for all.
Funbee Toys’ New Toy Library and Family Meetup is Designed to Inspire Minds and Build Community in Sacramento Area
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Funbee Toys is a one-of-a-kind toy library in the greater Sacramento area that also serves as a meetup for families with babies to preschoolers. The Funbee Toys Events meetup is the RSVP site for toy pick-ups as well as other community events such as potluck picnics, and outings to child-centered locations.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- TeamSnap, the household name in integrated sports management, confirmed today it has extended its partnership with Rugby NorCal - one of the largest state-run rugby organizations in the United States. With the extension, TeamSnap becomes Rugby NorCal's preferred team and sports organization management platform.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Leadership California, whose mission is to increase the representation of women leaders and elevate their influence in business, public service, and local communities across the state, is pleased to announce the 2019 Legacy of Leadership award recipients. Each year, Leadership California recognizes individuals and corporations who have made significant contributions and support the advancement of women.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today it will sponsor the Generations Family Business Conference on Feb. 11-12, 2019 at the Sacramento Convention Center in Sacramento, Calif.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Newly elected Calif. Governor Gavin Newsom submitted his 2019-20 “California for All” budget proposal to the Legislature this week – a fiscal blueprint that builds a strong financial foundation by investing an unprecedented $13.6B in budget resiliency and paying down unfunded pension liabilities.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- California's 2019 Lieutenant Governor-elect Ambassador Eleni Kounalakis today named Panorea Avdis as her Chief of Staff. Avdis is the Director of the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz), the state’s leading agency for economic development and job creation programs. She was appointed to GO-Biz in 2012 by Governor Brown.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Stuttering stand-up comic Nina G will have the top spot at the Invisible Disabilities Comedy Show at the Sacramento Punch Line on Sunday, January 27 2019! Author of the forthcoming book "Stutterer Interrupted: The Comedian Who Almost Didn't Happen," Nina's comedy is funny, revealing, unapologetic, and always a window to her experience as a person who stutters. Through humor, Nina G is challenging now people think of stuttering.
500 Leaders Expected to Attend 17th Annual Sacramento Event: Women in Law Enforcement Community Awards
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- More than 500 people are expected to attend the 17th annual award luncheon Saturday, November 17th, to recognize winners of the "Women in Law Enforcement" Business and Community Awards presented by the Sacramento Chapter of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that insurance industry veteran Kevin Harnetiaux has joined the firm as Senior Vice president and Chief Operating Officer of EPIC's Sacramento Region, including Sacramento, Calif., Gold River, Calif., and Reno, Nev.
Imagine John Lennon at 78, Helping to End Hunger, One License Plate at a Time, with California Association of Food Banks
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today would have marked the 78th birthday of John Lennon, and his legacy is still helping to "Imagine there's no hunger," in California, Florida and throughout the U.S. Yoko Ono Lennon has kindly authorized the use of the iconic self-portrait image to help the California Association of Food Banks and Feeding Florida in their ongoing fight to end hunger.
California Receives Top Grades in Digital Technology for 2018, One of Three States that Won Three Category Awards
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- California received an overall grade of A- from the Center for Digital Government’s 2018 Digital States Survey. The biannual survey benchmarks government use of digital technologies to improve service delivery, increase capacity and reach policy goals across all 50 states.
Calif. State Assembly passes resolution ACR 267, declaring November 2018 as Sikh Appreciation and Awareness Month in CA
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- California Assembly members gave a standing ovation and warm welcome to Sikh American guests at the California State Assembly (August 21, 2018), says The Punjabi American Heritage Society. The Assembly unanimously passed resolution ACR 267 declaring the month of November as Sikh Appreciation and Awareness Month.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants announced today that new business sales and relationship management professional Julia Moore has joined the firm's operations in Sacramento as Vice President, New Business Development.
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.
EPIC Insurance’s Philip Westphal to Present on Safe Patient Handling at 2018 California Rural Health Conference
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that EPIC Healthcare Practice Risk Advisor/Broker Philip Westphal will be presenting a one-hour lecture on "Safe Patient Handling on a Budget - Optimizing your Safe Patient Handling and Mobility (SPHM) Program Without Breaking the Bank" at the California Rural Health Conference in Folsom.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Smart Cities Prevail today released a series of new TV advertisements on prevailing wage laws, part of a multi-state public information campaign launching in California and New Mexico. "Rebuilding America" highlights the important role that prevailing wage laws play in promoting local hiring and higher quality workmanship on schools, roads and other public projects.
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.
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:
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 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.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, Calif. Gov. Brown delivers his final State of the State speech to lawmakers and media. Brown appears before the Legislature for the 16th — and final — time to offer his thoughts on current affairs in California, and the path forward for our Golden State.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants announced today that risk management and insurance professional Philip Westphal has joined the firm's commercial property/casualty team in Sacramento, Calif. as a Risk Advisor/Broker in EPIC's Healthcare Practice. Westphal will report to Managing Principal and Healthcare Practice Co-leader, Tom McCready.
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.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Keeping the state on a path to long-term fiscal stability, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today proposed a $131.7 billion General Fund budget plan for 2018-19 that fills the state's Rainy Day Fund to its constitutional target, fully implements the state's K-12 school funding formula two years ahead of schedule and provides $4.6 billion for the first year of a 10-year transportation improvement plan.
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.
Calif. Assemblymember McCarty Statement Following Firing of Sacramento Officers Involved in Shooting Death of Joseph Mann
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Assemblymember Kevin McCarty (D – Sacramento) today released the following statement in response to two Sacramento Police Department officers that were fired following an investigation of their involvement in the shooting death of an African American Sacramento resident, Joseph Mann.
California IVF Fertility Center opens new Sacramento fertility center with updated tech to support next generation of fertility treatments
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- California IVF Fertility Center opens a new fertility center with updated technology to support the next generation of fertility treatments. The practices in Sacramento, on Auburn Boulevard, and Davis, California have been consolidated into a single location to better serve patients. The new facility will allow the infertility specialists of California IVF to expand on their excellent rates of success.
In Sacramento, the California Conceptions Donor Embryo Program Offers Genetic Screening of Embryos at New Location
SACRAMENTO, Calif., Oct. 23, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- California IVF Fertility Center opens a new fertility center with updated technology to support the next generation of fertility treatments. The new facility offers physical improvements to the laboratory air quality and laboratory work-flow. California Conceptions Donor Embryo Program has enjoyed excellent success since 2010.
Sergeant Orrlando Mayes with Sacramento Sheriff’s Department is the 2017 recipient of Dunakin Memorial Award for Extraordinary Achievement
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Sergeant Orrlando Mayes with the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department is the 2017 recipient of the Mark Dunakin Memorial Award for Extraordinary Achievement, the Union Institute & University announced today. The graduation was held Sunday, August 13 where the award was presented.
At Union Institute & University Commencement, Parents of Fallen Deputy McCarthy to Accept Degree on His Behalf
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Union Institute & University 2017 California Commencement Ceremony is Sunday, August 13 at 11 a.m. at the Crest Theater in Sacramento. Diplomas will be bestowed to over 140 graduates in the baccalaureate and master's programs. Keynote address by Union Institute & University President Roger H. Sublett. Dr. Sublett's address will revolve around three themes: Confidence, Creativity, and Leadership.
DIXON, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Moller International, Inc. (OTC-QB:MLER) is again offering to sell its original M400 Skycar(R) via public auction as a centerpiece of any car or aircraft collection in a public or private museum. It is the world's first true VTOL (vertical takeoff and landing) "Flying Car" to be demonstrated. It is very prevalent on Google and YouTube under M400 Skycar. The "aerocar" has been relisted at a more reasonable starting price.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Assemblymember Kevin McCarty (D – Sacramento) this week named United States Army veteran Sergeant First Class Norma Christensen as the Assembly District 7’s 2017 Veteran of the Year. Christensen served in the Army for three decades, taking on a range of assignments including Military Police, career counselor and reservist.
EPIC Insurance Strengthens its Six Year Relationship with the California New Car Dealers Association
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, and the California New Car Dealers Association (CNCDA) jointly announced today that CNCDA has expanded their relationship with EPIC, appointing the insurance broker / consultant as their exclusive licensed broker to provide health and welfare insurance consulting to CNCDA members across the state.
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).