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Calif. Congressman Tony Cardenas introduced critical legislation to improve U.S. cybersecurity, amendments to the National Defense Authorization Act

SAN FERNANDO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — In Washington, D.C., Thursday evening, U.S. Rep. Tony Cárdenas (D-San Fernando Valley) introduced critical legislation to improve cybersecurity in the United States, which passed the U.S. House unanimously. The three pieces of legislation were amendments to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The Cárdenas amendments will ensure the United [...]

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Calif. Gov. Brown, Business Leaders and Workers Call for Action on Economic Development Plan

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. joined the region’s business leaders and workers to call for action on his plan to revamp the state’s economic development program and help put Californians back to work. “California’s thirty-year-old Enterprise Zone program is not enterprising, it’s wasteful. It’s inefficient and not giving [...]

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S.F. Mayor Lee Announces Spotify Becomes Eleventh Tech Company to Move to the Central Market Neighborhood

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee today announced that four new businesses have signed leases in the Central Market neighborhood, including digital music service Spotify, which has signed a lease for 13,500 square feet of office space in the Warfield Building on Market Street. Three other businesses are joining Spotify [...]

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S.F. Mayor Lee Announces New QB3 Biotech Incubator in Central San Francisco Waterfront

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — This past week, Mayor Edwin M. Lee and the California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences (QB3) announced that QB3 will develop a new biotech incubator at 953 Indiana Street in San Francisco’s Central Waterfront area. The incubator will be called “QB3@953”and will advance QB3’s work to support life science companies [...]

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Local South Bay Schools to Receive $2 million in Calif. School Construction Grants

TORRANCE, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, Calif. Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi congratulated schools on successful applications. The State Allocation Board has approved nearly $2 million in grant funding for four school construction projects in the 66th Assembly District. The projects are shovel-ready and include facility improvements to modernize the campuses, improve security, address accessibility shortcomings or [...]

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San Francisco International Airport (SFO) Ten-Year Capital Improvement Plan announced by SF Mayor Lee

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee announced a $4.1 billion capital improvement plan for San Francisco International Airport (SFO). The long-term infrastructure plan provides funding for terminal improvements, facility enhancements, and the creation of an on-site luxury hotel, pending environmental approval. The plan is expected to create more than [...]

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California slated to be first state in the nation to provide voter registration through Health Benefit Exchange similar to ‘Motor Voter’

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — California Health Benefit exchange is one of hundreds of state offices required to offer voter registration services under Senate Bill 35 by Calif. Senator Alex Padilla. Last year, Governor Brown signed Senate Bill 35, authored by Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima), which expands voter registration by requiring that California come into [...]

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Los Angeles Leaders and Calif. Gov. Brown Call for Action on Plan to Improve School Funding System and Restore Local Control

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today joined with education and business leaders and elected officials at Humphreys Avenue Elementary School in East Los Angeles to call for action on his plan to direct additional resources to the state’s neediest students and restore local control over how money [...]

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San Francisco Unemployment Rate Drops to 5.4 Percent in April 2013

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee issued the following statement on San Francisco’s unemployment rate dropping to 5.4 percent in April from an adjusted 6.1 percent in March, based on preliminary unemployment numbers released by the California Employment Development Department (EDD): “San Francisco’s steady economic recovery is the result [...]

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Kicking off San Francisco’s Small Business Week, SF Mayor Lee Announces New Loans to Boost Small Businesses

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee announced the launch of the “Emerging Business Loan Fund” which will make $12 million in affordable loans available to support small business, boost the local economy and create jobs. The Emerging Business Loan Fund (EBLF) program expands accessible financing to businesses that cannot [...]

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San Francisco Submits Bid to Host NFL Super Bowl L/LI in 2016/2017

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — SF Mayor Edwin M. Lee today celebrated the submission of the San Francisco Bay Area regional bid in partnership with the San Francisco 49ers and the Super Bowl Bid Committee to the National Football League (NFL) to host Super Bowl L/LI in 2016/2017. The Super Bowl game, which would [...]

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SF Mayor Lee Announces Recipients of 2013 Mayor’s Teacher of the Year Award

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On Monday, S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee announced five recipients of the 2012-2013 Mayor’s Teacher of the Year Award. The award recipients will be recognized this evening during a San Francisco Giants’ home plate ceremony at AT&T Park. “Our public school teachers are true champions in San Francisco,” said [...]

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SF Mayor Lee Launches Summer Jobs + 2013 Initiative to Create Unprecedented 6,000 Jobs

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — This week, Mayor Edwin M. Lee and the United Way of the Bay Area – along with City Departments and private sector employers – announced the launch of Summer Jobs+ 2013, challenging employers this summer to create 6,000 jobs and paid internships for San Francisco youth. Mayor Lee’s Summer [...]

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Calif. Congressman Tony Cardenas Holds Congressional Forum on School Safety Improvement

SAN FERNANDO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — In the wake of several horrible incidents of violence by young people perpetrated throughout the United States, U.S. Rep. Tony Cárdenas (D-San Fernando Valley) will hold a Congressional Forum Sat. April 27, to discuss community-based solutions for improving school safety in Los Angeles and nationwide. The Congressional Forum will [...]

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SF Mayor Lee & Supervisors Sign Mandatory Seismic Retrofit Program for City’s Soft Story Buildings

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee joined the Board of Supervisors and City Officials to mark the 107th anniversary of the 1906 Great Earthquake and Fire at the yearly commemoration at Lotta’s Fountain in downtown San Francisco, and signed into law the Mandatory Seismic Retrofit Program for Soft Story [...]

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Calif. Congressman Tony Cardenas and Schiff Call on Senate to Focus on Juvenile Justice Efforts

SAN FERNANDO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — This week, in Washington, D.C., U.S. Rep. Tony Cárdenas (D-San Fernando Valley) and U.S. Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) sent a letter to Sen. Majority Leader Harry Reid and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, calling on the Senate to recognize the critical importance of juvenile mental health in preventing violence, including [...]

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Los Angeles Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk Makes Groundbreaking Efforts to Change the Way Citizens Vote in L.A. County

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk (RR/CC) is kicking off the design phase of the Voting Systems Assessment Project (VSAP) — an unprecedented endeavor to modernize and streamline the voting system for the largest electoral jurisdiction in the United States. In collaboration with IDEO, a global design and [...]

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Calif. Congressman Cardenas Demands Comprehensive Immigration Reform Protect Farm Workers

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, in Washington, D.C., U.S. Rep. Tony Cárdenas (D-San Fernando Valley) issued a statement regarding the announcement of a deal on farm worker policies present in the comprehensive immigration reform legislation currently progressing through the U.S. Senate. “I am pleased that my colleagues in the Senate understand the essential need [...]

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SF Mayor Lee Launches Initiative to Improve Pedestrian Safety and Reduce Pedestrian Injuries in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On Thursday, S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee – as part of the Nation’s first Walk to Work Day – announced the launch of San Francisco’s Pedestrian Strategy to increase walkability around the City and make all neighborhoods safe for pedestrians as outlined in the Mayor’s Pedestrian Safety Executive Directive. [...]

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State Senator Alex Padilla announces Candidacy for California Secretary of State

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) today announced his candidacy for the office of California Secretary of State with a formal statement (text follows). “Today I am officially announcing my candidacy for Secretary of State. The strength of our democracy depends on the active involvement of all of our citizens. Last [...]

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Calif. Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi Calls for Alternatives to Gov. Brown’s Education Funding Plan

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, the Calif. Assembly Budget Subcommittee on Education Finance met to discuss the Governor’s controversial Local Control Funding Formula. Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi (D- Torrance), a member of the committee, requested that the Legislative Analyst Office (LAO) propose alternatives to the formula to ensure that all school districts benefit under a [...]

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Kevin Ware’s Injury Brings Renewed Focus to Injured Student-Athletes, says California State Senator Alex Padilla

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, California State Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) called on the NCAA to raise their standards and adopt strong rules that require continued academic and medical support for injured student-athletes. “My thoughts and prayers go out to Louisville basketball player Kevin Ware for a speedy and complete recovery,” said Senator Alex [...]

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Calif. Congressman Tony Cardenas will Host a Telephone Town Hall to Discuss Federal Budget

SAN FERNANDO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — U.S. Rep. Tony Cárdenas will host a telephone town hall at 1:00 p.m. Pacific Time on Thursday, April 4, 2013, for interested residents of the San Fernando Valley to learn more about the impact of the House Republican Budget on San Fernando Valley families. Callers are invited to email [...]

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Calif. Assemblyman Gatto’s Resolution to Overturn Citizens United Decision Passes First Major Legislative Hurdle

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto’s (D-Los Angeles) legislation to limit corporate “personhood” for federal corporate campaign contributions overcame its first major legislative hurdle today, passing the Assembly Judiciary Committee by a vote of 7-2. The legislation, AJR 1, employs an exceedingly rare procedure outlined in Article V of the United States [...]

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San Francisco’s First New Fire Station in More Than 40 Years to Meet Safety Needs of Vibrant, Growing Neighborhood

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee cut the ribbon on the new Fire Station One, located at 935 Folsom Street in the South of Market neighborhood, which is the first new San Francisco Fire Department (SFFD) fire station in more than 40 years. The new Fire Station One is [...]

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U.S. Rep. Tony Cardenas Marks Third Anniversary Of Affordable Care Act

SAN FERNANDO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Saturday marked the third anniversary of the day President Barack Obama signed the Affordable Care Act into law. U.S. Rep. Tony Cardenas (D-San Fernando Valley) released a statement marking the date: “Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, working families in my community will now have access to health care,” [...]

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Calif. Congressman Tony Cardenas’ First U.S. House Bill Honors Cesar Chavez

WASHINGTON, D.C. /California Newswire/ — On Thursday, U.S. Rep. Tony Cárdenas (D-San Fernando Valley) introduced his inaugural piece of legislation in the United States House of Representatives. The bill, H.Res. 132, is a Congressional resolution honoring the life and activities of Cesár Chávez, the laborer and organizer who organized migrant and farm laborers in the [...]

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Calif. Congressman Tony Cardenas Votes Against ‘Devastating Republican Budget’

SAN FERNANDO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today in Washington, D.C., U.S. Rep. Tony Cardenas (D-San Fernando Valley), member of the House Committee on the Budget, released a statement following his vote against the Republican budget, authored by committee Chair Paul Ryan. “Today, the House approved a budget that will once again devastate the middle class, [...]

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SF Mayor Lee Announces Full Funding for GoSolarSF Program: Two Million Dollars for Solar for Fiscal Year 2013-2014

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On Wednesday, S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee announced that the City’s successful solar initiative, GoSolarSF, will receive an additional $2 million in funding for the fiscal year 2013-2014. The additional allocation will increase the total funds available for GoSolarSF financial incentives starting July 1, 2013 to $4 million. GoSolarSF [...]

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Jobs Potential for a FAA UAV Test Site in California to be discussed at Assembly Select Committee on Aerospace

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Assemblyman Jeff Gorell (R-Camarillo) stated today that he was very bullish on the job and commerce opportunities for Ventura County and California as related to the massive aerospace job growth expected in non-military use of unmanned aerial vehicles. The chairman of the Assembly Select Committee on Aerospace, Assemblyman Al [...]

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Calif. Congressman Tony Cardenas Remarks at Republican ‘Ryan Budget’ Committee Hearing, March 13, 2013

SAN FERNANDO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today in Washington, D.C., in his opening statement at a House Budget Committee hearing on the 2014 “Paul Ryan” Republican budget, U.S. Rep. Tony Cárdenas (D-San Fernando Valley) expressed his disappointment in the failure of the Republican budget proposal to invest in America’s future workforce. Cárdenas served as chair [...]

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Calif. Congressman: Ryan budget makes ‘the death of the American Dream … the law of the land’

SAN FERNANDO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, in Washington, D.C., U.S. Rep. Tony Cardenas (D-San Fernando Valley), a member of the House Committee on the Budget, commented on the Republican Budget plan for 2014, released by committee Chairman Paul Ryan of Ohio. “The Republican budget is an insult to working Americans,” said Cardenas. “I am [...]

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SF Mayor Lee Celebrates Opening of SFPD Central Market Safety Hub on Sixth Street

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On Friday, S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee celebrated the opening of the San Francisco Police Department Central Market Safety Hub on Sixth Street. Increased beat officers and service providers will increase community outreach, stabilization and crime prevention to improve neighborhood safety and cleanliness. The Central Market Safety Hub is [...]

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Calif. Congressman Cardenas Welcomes More Than 230,000 American Jobs

SAN FERNANDO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — U.S. Rep. Tony Cardenas (D-San Fernando Valley), member of the House Committee on the Budget, today welcomed the addition of more than 230,000 jobs to the U.S. economy in February. The announcement Friday morning, by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, also indicated that unemployment dropped to 7.7 percent following [...]

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Calif. Congressman Cardenas Calls for Solution to Damaging Cuts: Thousands could be harmed by ‘sequester’ cuts scheduled to begin Friday

SAN FERNANDO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — With only one legislative day remaining until “sequestration” budget cuts begin taking effect, today called on the U.S. Congress in Washington, D.C., to come together to stop the devastating cuts. “Cutting funds in this irresponsible manner will hurt thousands in my district,” said Rep. Tony Cardenas (D-San Fernando Valley). [...]

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Calif. Communications Networks During Emergencies and Natural Disasters Focus of Hearing – Padilla to Discuss Earthquake Early Warning System

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Senator Alex Padilla, Chair of the Senate Energy, Utilities and Communications Committee will speak at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) public hearing regarding challenges to the nation’s communications networks during emergencies and natural disasters, and how innovative technology can enhance communication during emergencies. Senator Padilla will focus his comments on [...]

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S.F. Mayor Lee Appoints Katy Tang as District 4 Supervisor

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee announced his appointment of Katy Tang to the District 4 Supervisor’s seat that will be vacated on February 27th by Supervisor Carmen Chu when she is sworn in as San Francisco’s newest Assessor-Recorder. “I am very proud to appoint Katy Tang as the [...]

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Calif. Senator Padilla Introduces Bill to Protect Public’s Access to Wireless Communication Services

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) this week introduced SB 380. The bill would prevent the arbitrary interruption of wireless communication services. “For decades, California law has required a court order to interrupt or shut down traditional telephone service. SB 380 would extend these protections to the modern mobile communications network [...]

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SF Mayor Lee Announces Online Tool to Help Local Entrepreneurs Start, Stay and Grow in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Mayor Edwin M. Lee today launched an online tool to help new businesses navigate the City’s permitting and licensing requirements. License 123 is an easy-to-use tool that allows entrepreneurs and small business owners to access permits and licenses at one convenient site, instead of contacting several City agencies, as [...]

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New Videos Celebrate San Francisco Companies and Innovators to Highlight City as Ideal Place for Doing Business

SAN FRANCISO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee today launched the San Francisco is “Where the World Changes Campaign” with a six minute video celebrating the San Francisco-based companies and innovators and promoting San Francisco as the ideal place for doing business for potential companies and entrepreneurs and for workforce and investment. [...]

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S.F. Mayor Lee Highlights Accomplishments and 2013 Priorities in ‘State of the City’ Address

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — This week, Mayor Edwin M. Lee delivered his 2013 “State of the City” Address at College Track, a community-based organization in the City’s Bayview that prepares San Francisco youth for college. Joined by civic, labor, business and community leaders, Mayor Lee outlined his vision for San Francisco’s continuing recovery [...]

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S.F. Mayor Lee Announces Laguna Honda Tops U.S. Nursing Home Ratings

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee announced the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services raised the quality rating for San Francisco Department of Public Health’s Laguna Honda Hospital and Rehabilitation Center to the highest rating of five stars. It is the third quality rating increase for Laguna Honda [...]

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San Francisco Mayor Lee’s Statement on SF Unemployment Rate Dropping to 6.5 Percent

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Mayor Edwin M. Lee on Friday (Jan. 18) issued the following statement on San Francisco’s unemployment rate dropping to 6.5 percent in December for San Francisco County, its lowest since 2008, based on preliminary unemployment numbers released by the State Employment Development Department (EDD): “When I first came into [...]

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Calif. Governor Brown Announces Appointments for Jan. 2, 2013

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. on Wednesday announced the following appointments: First, Luis Dominicis, 59, of Downey, has been appointed to the California Dental Board, where he has served since 2008. Dominicis has been a dentist in private practice since 1993.

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Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto Secures Funding for Cutting Edge Piezoelectricity Project

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — After two years of work, California Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles) has found a new partner in the fight for green transportation and domestically produced alternative energy. Building on an idea of Gatto’s, the California Energy Commission (CEC) has announced that it will fund preliminary research on the potential of using California’s roadways to generate green electricity.

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SF Mayor Lee Launches Season of Giving Campaign to Support San Francisco Families and People in Need

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee announced the launch of San Francisco’s Season of Giving campaign to support organizations that help San Franciscans and organizations helping victims of Hurricane Sandy. The Season of Giving will last through Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday weekend on January 15, 2013 and residents and businesses are encouraged to give back to their own communities or to the American Red Cross for hurricane victims to provide warm meals, a place to stay and other essential services.

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SF Mayor Lee Unveils Violence Prevention Service Center in Sunnydale Hope SF Public Housing

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee on Thursday opened the new Visitacion Valley Family Resource Center annex at the Sunnydale HOPE SF public housing site as part of the Mayor’s IPO (Interrupt, Predict and Organize for a Safer San Francisco) violence prevention strategy.

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Calf. Governor Brown Announces Appointments to District Agricultural Associations for Oct. 19, 2012

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: First, Shawn Bagley, 61, of Salinas, has been appointed to the 7th District Agricultural Association, Monterey County Fair Board. Bagley has been a founding partner and vice president at Complete Produce Inc. since 2002.

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San Francisco Mayor Lee Announces Patrick Otellini as Director of Earthquake Safety

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — As San Francisco Bay Area marks the 23rd anniversary of the devastating Loma Prieta earthquake, Mayor Edwin M. Lee on Wednesday announced the appointment of Patrick Otellini to lead San Francisco’s groundbreaking Earthquake Safety Implementation Program (ESIP).

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Calif. Assemblyman Gatto’s Bill to Bring Back Vintage License Plates signed by Gov. Brown

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Assembly Bill (AB) 1658, by Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D–Los Angeles) was signed today by Governor Brown, establishing the California Legacy License Plate Program. The program will allow car enthusiasts to apply to the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) for one of three iconic California license plate designs.

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Calif. Gov. Brown Signs Padilla Bill to Spur Job Creation in California – Incentivize Investment in Advanced Manufacturing

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Governor Jerry Brown today signed Senate Bill 1128 authored by State Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima). The bill will encourage investment, job creation and economic growth in California by allowing sales and use tax exemptions on the purchase of manufacturing equipment in the advanced manufacturing sector. The bill will go into effect on January 1, 2013.

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Calif. Governor Brown Signs Padilla’s ‘Student-Athlete Bill of Rights’ – goes into effect on January 1, 2013

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Jerry Brown today signed into law Senate Bill 1525 authored by State Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima). The new law, known as the “Student-Athlete Bill of Rights”, will require universities located in California that generate on average more than $10 million a year in media revenues to provide specific protections to college-athletes.

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Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto’s California Green Fuels Bill Signed into Law

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Assembly Bill 1900, authored by Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles), a bill which removes barriers to the development of renewable natural gas (RNG) as a fuel in California and will save local rate-payers millions on their utility bills, was signed by Governor Brown today.

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Calif. Governor Brown Signs Legislation to Support Veterans

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. on Thursday signed several bipartisan bills that improve services and opportunities for veterans in California.

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Calif. Governor Brown Announces Appointments for Sept. 20, 2012

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: First, Elliot Block, 51, of Sacramento, has been appointed deputy director, legal counsel at the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery, where he has served since 2006.

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Calif. Governor Brown Announces Appointments for Sept. 13, 2012

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: First, Rody Boonchouy, 34, of Vacaville, has been appointed to the California Concurrence Committee. Boonchouy has been the principal at the Da Vinci Charter Academy since 2011.

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Calif. Governor Brown Issues Legislative Update for Sept. 13, 2012 – Signs New Bills into Law

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has signed the following bills, including: AB 197 by Assemblymember Joan Buchanan (D-San Ramon) – Public employees’ retirement. AB 801 by Assemblymember Sandre Swanson (D-Oakland) – Illegal dumping enforcement officers and code enforcement officers. (Additional follow.)

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Calif. Governor Brown Announces Appointments for Sept. 12, 2012

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: First, Tina Andolina, 36, of Davis, has been appointed director of legislation and regulation at the California Department of Pesticide Regulation.

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Calif. Gov. Brown Signs Bills into Law: Legislative Update for Sept. 7, 2012

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has signed the following bills: AB 233 by Assemblymember Isadore Hall (D-Los Angeles) – Personal income taxes: voluntary contributions: California YMCA Youth and Government Fund. AB 432 by Assemblymember Roger Dickinson (D-Sacramento) – Transit: Sacramento County. Additional follow:

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California Stadium Violence Prevention Bill Signed by Governor Brown

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Next time you find yourself at a football game, with a front row seat to a brawl in the stands between two rowdy fans, you’ll be able to more quickly and less conspicuously summon stadium security. Assembly Bill 2464, the Improving Personal Safety at Stadiums Act, authored by Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles), was signed into law today by Calif. Governor Brown.

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments for Sept. 5, 2012

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. on Wednesday announced the following appointments: First, Matthew McGuinness, 46, of San Francisco, has been appointed to the California Architects Board. McGuinness has held multiple positions at Interior Design Services Inc. since 1988, including president, vice president, sales and marketing manager, sales associate and bookkeeper.

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Calif. Governor Brown Announces Appointments for Aug. 29, 2012

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: First, Richard S. Gordon, 64, of Menlo Park, has been appointed to the Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission. Gordon has served as an Assemblymember for the 21st Assembly District since 2010.

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Calif. Governor Brown Announces Appointments for Aug. 22, 2012

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: First, Jeffrey Azoff, 26, of Beverly Hills, has been appointed to the California Exposition and State Fair Board of Directors. Azoff has been senior manager and strategic operations manager at Front Line Management Group Inc. since 2008.

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L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa Announces Plans to Develop New Online Resource for L.A. Apparel Industry

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On Monday, Los Angeles Mayor Villaraigosa announced the development of an online resource for the Los Angeles apparel industry. The Mayor’s Office of Economic and Business Policy will partner with the Los Angeles Regional Export Council (LARExC) to research …

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California State Assembly Approves Padilla’s ‘Student-Athlete Bill of Rights’- Senate Bill 1525

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, the California State Assembly approved Senate Bill 1525 on a vote of 51 – 25. Authored by State Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima), the legislation known as the “Student-Athlete Bill of Rights,” would require universities located in California that …

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Calif. Governor Brown Announces Appointments for Aug. 20, 2012 to the California Board of Behavioral Sciences

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: First, Leah Brew, 45, of Brea, has been appointed to the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Brew has been chair and professor at the department of counseling at California State …

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Calif. Governor Brown Issues Legislative Update with Bills Signed into Law

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has signed the following bills: First, AB 391 by Assemblymember Richard Pan (D-Sacramento) – Secondhand dealers and pawnbrokers: electronic reporting. Also, AB 805 by Assemblymember Norma Torres (D-Pomona) – Common interest …

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Calif. Bill SB 1160 to Protect Public’s First Amendment Rights and Ensure Access to 911 Services Headed to Gov. Brown

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The California State Senate today approved SB 1160 with overwhelming bipartisan support, on a vote of 34 to 0. Authored by Senator Alex Padilla, the bill would protect California consumers by preventing the arbitrary interruption of communication services used …

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Bill to Protect Public’s 1st Amendment Rights and Ensure Access to 911 Services Passed by California State Assembly

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The California State Assembly today approved SB 1160 with overwhelming bipartisan support, on a vote of 69 to 0. Authored by Senator Alex Padilla, the bill would protect California consumers by preventing the arbitrary interruption of communication services used for …

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Calif. Gov. Brown announces appointments to California County Superior Courts

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On Tuesday, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the appointment of various individuals to California Country Superior Court positions. First, Richard H. DuBois was appointed to a judgeship in the San Mateo County Superior Court.
DuBois, 62, of Woodside, has …

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Calif. Governor Brown Announces Appointments for July 27, 2012

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. on Friday announced the following appointments: First, Carole Goldsmith, 47, of Fresno, has been appointed to the California Partnership for the San Joaquin Valley. Goldsmith has held multiple positions at the West Hills Community College District …

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San Francisco Mayor Lee Celebrates SPUR Ocean Beach Master Plan

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Mayor Edwin M. Lee today celebrated the completion of the Ocean Beach Master Plan, a landmark climate adaptation plan developed by San Francisco Planning and Urban Research Association (SPUR) through a two-year interagency effort to envision a sustainable long-term …

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SF Mayor Lee Signs San Francisco’s Balanced Budget for Fiscal Year 2012-13 & 2013-14

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee on Thursday signed San Francisco’s first-ever two-year balanced budget for Fiscal Year 2012-13 and 2013-14 after the Board of Supervisors unanimously approved it yesterday. The City’s first Two Year Budget closed a projected $263 …

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Calif. Governor Brown Announces Appointments for July 24, 2012

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: First, Jim Butler, 47, of Elk Grove, has been appointed chief procurement officer, deputy director of procurement at the California Department of General Services, where he has served since 2008.
Butler …

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Calif. Governor Brown Announces Appointments for July 19, 2012

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. on Thursday announced the following appointments: First, Lisa Bates, 43, of Sacramento, has been appointed deputy director of housing policy development at the California Department of Housing and Community Development. Bates has served as deputy …

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Calif. Gov. Brown Signs Legislation (SB 1029) to Improve California’s Transportation System

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. yesterday signed SB 1029, which will create thousands of new jobs in California by modernizing regional transportation systems and linking them to the state’s future high-speed rail line. The $4.7 billion investment will be …

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Calif. Governor Brown Announces Appointments for July 17, 2012

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. on Tuesday announced the following appointments: First, Eric Gelber, 65, of Davis, has been appointed assistant director of the office of legislation at the California Department of Developmental Services. Gelber has been chief consultant for …

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Calif. Governor Brown Announces Appointments for July 16, 2012

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. on Monday announced the following appointments: First, Todd Irby, 54, of Sacramento, has been appointed chief counsel at the California Department of Veterans Affairs. Irby has served as deputy attorney general at the California Department …

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Calif. Governor Brown Announces Appointments for July 13, 2012

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments: First, Adele Arnold, 60, of Sonora, has been appointed to the Board of State and Community Corrections. Arnold has served as chief probation officer for Tuolumne County since 2009. She …

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Calif. Governor Brown Issues Legislative Update for July 13, 2012 – New Assembly Bills Signed

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced that he has signed the following bills: First, AB 57 by Assemblymember Jim Beall Jr. (D-San Jose) – Metropolitan Transportation Commission. AB 1047 by Assemblymember Kevin Jeffries (R-Riverside) – Vehicles: motorcycle safety. Additional:
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