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  • California Law Usurps Parental Notification Rights

    Jul 18, 2024

    California governor Gavin Newsom preempted parental right when he signed legislation Monday barring school districts from requiring that parents be informed of their child’s change in sexuality or gender identity without the child’s permission. he legislation, assembly bill 1955, overrules school boards with policies in place requiring that schools be transparent with parents about their child’s perceived sexual orientation or gender identity, an issue that remains an active subject of debate especially given its potentially life-altering conse...

  • Division of Boating and Waterways Offers $1.6 Million in Grants to Enhance Recreational Boating Safety Education

    Sep 28, 2023

    Starting this week, California State Parks' Division of Boating and Waterways (DBW) is accepting grant applications from organizations that teach on-the-water boating safety education to the public. A total of $1.6 million in grants is available to local public agencies, nonprofit organizations and colleges/universities operating within California for Aquatic Center Education Program grants. The deadline to apply is Thursday, Oct. 26, 2023, at noon. The grants can be used to: • Purchase b...

  • Santa Clara University Student takes Teen State Crown Home

    Jul 6, 2023

    The Reigning Teen Queen Cassidy Hill Miss California Teen USA 2022 has crowned her successor, The Winner against 37 Contestants, Miss Bay Area Teen USA 2023, Taliya Ariana Peiris as new Miss California Teen USA 2023 at the end of grand finale in the Pageant Venue, Grand Ballroom of Hyatt Regency Orange County at Harbor Blvd Garden Grove today on Sunday June 18th 2023 which started Pageantvision.com LIVE at 3:30pm PDT. The Newly Crowned Taliya Ariana Peiris Miss California Teen USA 2023 is the...

  • Wilk's Bill to Help Break up Ticketmaster Monopoly Unanimously Approved in State Senate

    Jun 8, 2023

    Sen. Scott Wilk (R-Santa Clarita) announced his legislation to loosen the stranglehold companies like Live Nation/Ticketmaster have on the ticket-selling industry unanimously passed out of the California State Senate. "For over a decade companies like Live Nation have lured venues into signing exclusive contracts with promises of cushy kickbacks and access to top talent. But it's the everyday consumer who ultimately pays the price, making up for those kickbacks in the form of Ticketmaster's...

  • CA Bans Gas Cars: How It Will Cost You a Lot

    Mar 23, 2023

    Is it worth it to have Gas Cars eliminated ?...

  • ELAC Professor Earns California Community Colleges' Award

    Mar 23, 2023

    MONTEREY PARK, CA – East Los Angeles College's (ELAC) full-time political science professor and director of the pathway to law program Kenneth Chaiprasert was one of four community college faculty members in the state of California to earn the California Community Colleges' Gerald C. Hayward Award for Excellence in Education. Professor Chaiprasert was selected for his work with pre-law students at ELAC. In his class, his students discover their strengths from their diversity and use p...

  • DeMaio Calls for Failing LA Schools to Be Put Under Receivership

    Mar 23, 2023

    DEMAND ACTION! 72% of students aren't meeting basic proficiencies in California schools, but the school union bosses call a strike to demand big pay raises. It's time to declare a crisis and bring in new leadership!...

  • CA Democrats Propose Reparations for African Americans Costing Taxpayers $648 Billion

    Mar 23, 2023

    California's reparations task force has spoken: African Americans who are direct descendants of slaves living in the U.S. in the 19th century should receive over $360,000 each in reparations from the California taxpayers as well as an apology. In San Francisco, African Americans whether or not they descended from slaves would also receive $5 million each, $98,000 a year for 250 years, an entire house for just $1, and would be excused from paying any consumer debt payments or taxes for the rest...

  • Registrar of Voters Defies Court Order, Continues to Stonewall Review of Wrongly Disqualified Signatures

    Mar 23, 2023

    Los Angeles, CA – In an effort to cover-up the massive amount of wrongly disqualified signatures submitted for the recall of Los Angeles District Attorney George Gascon, the Los Angeles County Registrar of Voters continues to stonewall the Recall Committee's right to conduct a meaningful and timely review in direct defiance of a recently granted preliminary injunction ordering greater access and transparency. In furtherance of a "run out the clock" strategy, the Registrar is now seeking to i...

  • SoCal Roofing & Solar Company Solves Dilemma for Homeowners Facing Expiring NEM 2 Rates with Innovative Program

    Mar 16, 2023

    Roof King Roofing & Solar, a leading provider of roofing and solar solutions, is proud to announce the launch of its Solar Letter of Intent Program (SLIP). With the SLIP program, homeowners can protect their Net Energy Metering (NEM) 2 rates and make informed solar decisions without the pressure of a rushed installation. NEM 2 is a significant incentive program that allows homeowners to save money by selling excess energy generated by their solar panels back to the utility grid. However, NEM 2...

  • SBA Disaster News Release – SBA to Open Disaster Loan Outreach Center in Danville

    Mar 16, 2023

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Director Tanya N. Garfield of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Disaster Field Operations Center-West today announced the opening of its Disaster Loan Outreach Center to meet the needs of businesses and individuals who were affected by severe winter storms, flooding, landslides and mudslides that occurred Dec. 27, 2022 - Jan. 31, 2023. The center will be located in the Old Town Office beginning Friday, March 17 in Danville. “SBA customer service representatives will be on hand at the following center to answer quest...

  • Joni and Friends Joins Partners to Celebrate Disability Awareness Day

    Mar 9, 2023

    To celebrate Disability Awareness Month, Joni and Friends, KWAVE, and Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa will cohost a fun-filled family day dedicated to increasing disability public awareness. This event will take place Saturday, March 25th from 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa, 3800 Fairview Street, Santa Ana, CA 92704. The afternoon will include a complimentary lunch (served between 12:00 and 12:40 p.m.) and an inspirational message from Joni Eareckson Tada, Founder and CEO of Joni...

  • UCLA Students Host Ocean Carnival In Support Of Increased Ocean Protections

    Mar 9, 2023

    On Thursday afternoon, March 9, student activists at UCLA hosted a carnival to demonstrate support for increased ocean protections in California. Organized by CALPIRG (California Public Interest Research Group)-a student-run nonprofit at the university-the event was a part of their Save Our Seas campaign. To address the threat of offshore oil drilling and commercial overfishing to marine ecosystems, the campaign pushes for increasing the number of marine protected areas (MPAs) to cover 30% of...

  • California's 'ZEERO' Offers Low-Waste Shop to Level Up Conscious Consumption with Curated Cruelty Free Products

    Mar 9, 2023

    According to the Biz Women: Business Journals 6 in 10 Americans are practicing conscious consumption and one innovative company has its finger on the pulse of this trend. Meet ZEERO, an onsite space that provides eco-friendly products that do not require radical lifestyle changes. The owners of ZEERO know "Simple changes can have significant impacts on the amount of waste we produce as humans." ZEERO is a leader in that movement. The forward-thinking online retailer sells everything a savvy...

  • Riverside, CA credit repair service Strong Credit Repair offering free consultations to Inland Empire residents

    Mar 9, 2023

    Riverside County's credit repair experts at Strong Credit Repair (StrongCreditRepair.com) are currently offering free consultations to local residents as the Riverside-based company focuses on growing its relationships with clients in the Inland Empire. Strong Credit Repair has established itself as a reliable and effective credit repair service, providing one-on-one professional advice to help consumers in Riverside County and nationwide. Unlike many other credit repair services, Strong Credit...

  • ORANGE COUNTY HOUSING FINANCE TRUST CONTRIBUTES $3.3 MILLION FOR HOMELESS VETERAN HOUSING IN SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO

    Mar 9, 2023

    The Orange County Housing Finance Trust (OCHFT) along with the County of Orange helped with the funding that today allowed Jamboree Housing and the City of San Juan Capistrano to break ground on the Paseo Adelanto project, a 49-unit apartment complex to serve homeless veterans and those at risk of becoming homeless. The site, which has served as San Juan Capistrano's "temporary" city hall for about 50 years, will be demolished and a new permanent city hall will be built along with permanent...

  • State, Federal Officials to Provide Update on March Storm Response

    Mar 9, 2023

    State, Federal officials will provide an update on the state's response to impacted California communities following a series of significant storms in March. Speakers will be available from the following agencies: • California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) • Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) • National Weather Service (NWS) • Department of Water Resources (DWR) • California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) • California Department of Transporta...

  • Inaugural JA Inspire – A Career Exploration Fair for LAUSD Students in April

    Mar 9, 2023

    After successfully running the "JA Career Exploration Fair – Sports and Entertainment", in the Spring of 2022, Junior Achievement of Southern California (JASoCal) will launch their first JA Inspire – a Career Exploration Fair in April. This in-person event will take place on April 12, at Los Angeles Trade-Technical College (LATTC), and is expected to serve 2,000 8th graders from multiple LAUSD Middle Schools. JA Inspire is a one-of-a-kind career exploration event for middle school students tha...

  • SBA to Close Its Business Recovery Center in Capitola

    Mar 9, 2023

    Director Tanya N. Garfield of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Disaster Field Operations Center-West announced today that SBA will close its Capitola Business Recovery Center at 5 p.m. on Friday, March 17. “SBA opened the center to provide personalized assistance to businesses that were affected by the severe winter storms, flooding, landslides and mudslides that occurred Dec. 27, 2022 - Jan. 31, 2023,” said Garfield. Until the center closes, SBA customer service representatives will continue to meet with business owners to answe...

  • SBA Disaster Loan Outreach Centers to Close in Orcutt and Solvang

    Mar 9, 2023

    Director Tanya N. Garfield of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Disaster Field Operations Center-West announced today that SBA will close its Orcutt Disaster Loan Outreach Center at 5 p.m. on Friday, March 17 and the Solvang Disaster Loan Outreach Center at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 18. “SBA opened the centers to provide personalized assistance to California businesses and residents who were affected by the severe winter storms, flooding, landslides and mudslides that occurred Dec. 27, 2022 - Jan. 31, 2023. Until the Orcutt and Sol...

  • Silicon Valley Bank Crash Creates Opportunity for Hype Snagger to Make Strategic Acquisitions

    Mar 9, 2023

    Hype Snagger, a leading media company specializing in business and technology news, has announced its acquisition of Business Gazette, Commerce Digest, Business Roundup, Biz Buzz News, and Business Announcer. These strategic acquisitions come on the heels of the Silicon Valley bank crash, which has created an opportunity for Hype Snagger to expand its portfolio and strengthen its position in the industry. "Acquiring these respected business publications is a significant milestone for Hype Snagger," said CEO Sven Patzer. "We are committed to del...

  • As National Nutrition Month Begins, Agriculture Secretary Vilsack to Travel to California, Highlight USDA and California's Efforts to Support Students' Access to Healthy, Nutritious School Meals with California First Partner Siebel Newsom & Congressman Garamendi

    Mar 2, 2023

    On Monday, March 6, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack will travel to Contra Costa County, California. There, he will join local, state, and federal stakeholders, including California First Partner Jennifer Siebel Newsom, California State Superintendent Tony Thurmond, and Congressman John Garamendi, and visit a local school where he will highlight how under the Biden-Harris Administration, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is working to ensure students in California and across the...

  • Deadline for local equity applicants to be considered for provisional license 

    Mar 2, 2023

    Local equity applicants have until March 31st to submit a license application to be considered for a provisional license per Business and Professions Code 26050.2 (a) (3) (D). Here is a checklist to assist you with submitting a provisional license application: • Review current regulations for application requirements • Gather and submit all requirements in accordance with California Code of Regulations section 15002 and 15011 • Follow the online instructions for how to apply • Reach out to local jurisdiction for your local authori...

  • Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District Board of Trustees Votes to Oppose Deceptive Proposition Aimed for November 2024 Statewide Ballot

    Mar 2, 2023

    The Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District (GLACVCD) Board of Trustees unanimously voted to oppose Initiative 21-0042A1, a deceptive, developer-sponsored proposition aimed for the November 2024 statewide ballot that would undermine voter rights and significantly jeopardize local agencies’ ability to provide essential services and infrastructure for residents. The measure is being pushed by millions of dollars in contributions from developers and by the California Business Roundtable, an association that represents the largest and w...

  • BOE Adjusts the Proposition 19 $1 Million Intergenerational Transfer Exclusion Amount

    Mar 2, 2023

    Today, the California State Board of Equalization (BOE) released the new amount adjusting the $1 million exclusion for Proposition 19 intergenerational transfers occurring on February 16, 2023, through February 15, 2025. The BOE is required to calculate and publish the adjustment every other year based on the Federal Housing Finance Agency’s House Price Index for California. This is the first adjustment since the passage of Proposition 19 in November 2020, and the amount increased by 2.26 percent to $1,022,600. “The 2.26 percent increase wil...

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