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Save the Oranges! California Legislature Takes Step to Save Iconic California Citrus Industry

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ –A tiny bug that causes huge problems is one step closer to being eradicated, says Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto. Huanglongbing (HLB), a disease spread by the Asian Citrus Psyllid, infects citrus trees and destroys them. There is no known cure. The disease has almost destroyed China’s citrus industry, and Florida has [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

California Bill to Require Condoms in Adult Films Approved by Assembly Labor and Employment Committee

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, legislation by Assemblymember Isasdore Hall, III (D – Compton) to require frequent testing for Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD) and condom use in all adult films made in California, has cleared the state Assembly’s Labor and Employment Committee with a bipartisan five (5) to zero (0) vote; with Republican Assemblymember [...]

Calif. Environmental and Business Coalition supports Padilla Bill to Phase Out Single-Use Plastic Bags in California

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, at a State Capitol press conference, Calif. Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) was joined by a coalition of environmental and business groups to show support for Senate Bill 405 (Padilla), which would “phase out single-use plastic bags in California grocery stores, convenience stores, liquor stores, and pharmacies.” The environmental and [...]

Calif. Assemblyman Jeff Gorell Comments on Texas Governor’s Plans to ‘Lure Jobs’ from his District

OXNARD, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Assembly Member Jeff Gorell (R-Camarillo) released the following statement today regarding news that Governor Rick Perry of Texas will be visiting his district on February 12 in an effort to lure to Texas one of the Assembly member’s constituent companies, Haas Automation, an Oxnard-based manufacturer: “I am frustrated that [...]

S.F. Mayor Lee Announces Open Data Partnership with Yelp to Improve Public Health and Transparency

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee and Yelp CEO and Co-founder Jeremy Stoppelman announced at the U.S. Conference of Mayors Technology and Innovation Task Force the initial integration of city-provided restaurant health score information on Yelp, which connects people with great local businesses. San Francisco will lead the charge [...]

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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 ...

S.F. Mayor Lee & President Chiu Introduce Measure to Reform San Francisco’s Business Tax Structure

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — SF Mayor Edwin M. Lee and Board President David Chiu on Tuesday introduced a proposal to reform the City’s current anti-job business tax structure for the November 2012 ballot. After months of thorough analysis by the City Controller, economic ...

S.F. Mayor Lee Celebrates Opening of Dropbox HQ in SoMa with Estimated Space for more than 500 New Jobs

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee and Dropbox CEO Drew Houston today officially opened the new office of Dropbox, a tech company that provides a sharing service for users to store photos, documents, and videos. The company's new headquarters is located at 185 Berry Street, occupies 87,000 square feet and provides space for future growth.