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California Assemblymember Tom Lackey and Safety Advocates Oppose SB 930 - the Late-Night Bar Bill

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Friday, August 12, 2022 - 3:15pm

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Aug. 12, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Assemblymember Tom Lackey (R-Palmdale) and safety advocates from Alcohol Justice, and the California Alcohol Policy Alliance (CAPA) gathered at a Capitol press event Wednesday to oppose California SB 930. The "gut & amend" bill, authored by Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco), and Assembly Member Mark Haney (D-San Francisco), is the 5th attempt since 2013 to disrupt the protections of California's statewide, uniform last call.

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  • SACRAMENTO, Calif., Aug. 12, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Assemblymember Tom Lackey (R-Palmdale) and safety advocates from Alcohol Justice ,and the California Alcohol Policy Alliance (CAPA) gathered at a Capitol press event Wednesday to oppose California SB 930.
  • "I do not know how legislators who vote yes will reconcile the loss of life," state Assemblymember Lackey.
  • "As a 28-year California Highway Patrol veteran, I have made over 40 death notifications to victims of impaired driving.
  • SB 930 would allow closing times for on-sale retailers to be extended from 2 a.m. to 4 a.m. as part of a dangerous "pilot program."

Minnesota Community Specifies Penetron for Safe Drinking Water Treatment Plant

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Thursday, August 11, 2022 - 9:00am

EAST SETAUKET, N.Y., Aug. 11, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Completed in August 2022, the new Robbinsdale Water Treatment Plant in Robbinsdale, Minnesota, provides the community with an increased water treatment capacity – and softer water. PENETRON ADMIX SB, a crystalline concrete waterproofing admixture, was specified to increase the durability of all the plant's concrete structures.

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  • Completed in August 2022, the new Robbinsdale Water Treatment Plant in Robbinsdale, Minnesota, provides the community with an increased water treatment capacity and softer water.
  • EAST SETAUKET, N.Y., Aug. 11, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Completed in August 2022, the new Robbinsdale Water Treatment Plant in Robbinsdale, Minnesota, provides the community with an increased water treatment capacity and softer water.
  • The three regional water treatment plants from the late 1960s and the two existing wells were replaced by one central treatment plant for drinking water.
  • The new 3.5 MGD, 26,000 ft2 water treatment plant also comprises a new centralized lime softening water treatment plant to improve the quality of the region's notoriously hard water.

Fresno City Council Members and Safety Advocates Come Together to Oppose Dangerously Flawed California SB 930 - the 4 a.m. Bar Bill

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Wednesday, August 10, 2022 - 2:00am

FRESNO, Calif., Aug. 9, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Members of the Fresno City Council joined with health and safety advocates from Alcohol Justice and the Friday Night Live Partnership at Fresno City Hall Tuesday to condemn California SB 930.

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  • FRESNO, Calif., Aug. 9, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Members of the Fresno City Council joined with health and safety advocates from Alcohol Justice and the Friday Night Live Partnership at Fresno City Hall Tuesday to condemn California SB 930.
  • The experiment would take place in 6 cities: San Francisco, Oakland, West Hollywood, Cathedral City, Coachella, and Palm Springs.
  • "The effort to keep Fresno bars open until 4 a.m. from 2 a.m. was reckless and dangerous,"said Fresno City Councilmember Gary Bredefeld.
  • That's why several Council colleagues and I are bringing forward a Council resolution on August 11th opposing this stupidity.

Assemblymember Tom Lackey Joins Health and Safety Advocates to Oppose SB 930 - the 4 a.m. Bar Bill

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Tuesday, August 9, 2022 - 6:25pm

If the bill becomes law, all surrounding communities of pilot project cities will be threatened by late night drinkers traveling drunk and fatigued into the early morning commute hours.

Key Points: 
  • If the bill becomes law, all surrounding communities of pilot project cities will be threatened by late night drinkers traveling drunk and fatigued into the early morning commute hours.
  • According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), California currently suffers more annual alcohol-related harm than any other state: 11,000 alcohol-related deaths, $35 billion in total costs, $18.5 billion in state costs.
  • Opposition to SB 930 is growing statewide.
  • Last week, the Los Angeles City Council passed a resolution of opposition , and the powerful Los Angeles County Democratic Party (LACDP) came out against SB 930 in a letter dated June 27, 2022.

Fresno City Council Members Join Health and Safety Advocates to Oppose SB 930 - the 4 a.m. Bar Bill

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Monday, August 8, 2022 - 8:11pm

FRESNO, Calif., Aug. 8, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Members of the Fresno City Council will join with health and safety advocates from Alcohol Justice and the Friday Night Live Partnership at a Fresno City Hall press event to oppose California SB 930.

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  • FRESNO, Calif., Aug. 8, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Members of the Fresno City Council will join with health and safety advocates from Alcohol Justice and the Friday Night Live Partnership at a Fresno City Hall press event to oppose California SB 930.
  • SB 930 would allow closing times for on-sale retailers to be extended from 2 a.m. to 4 a.m. as part of a dangerous "pilot program."
  • The experiment would take place in 6 cities: San Francisco, Oakland, West Hollywood, Cathedral City, Coachella, and Palm Springs.
  • Where: Fresno City Hall 2600 Fresno Street, Media Room 2120 2nd floor.

Los Angeles City Council Votes NO on SB 930 - the 4 a.m. Bar Bill, Sends Strong Message to Sacramento and Senator Wiener that Public Safety is more Important than Nightlife Revenue

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Saturday, August 6, 2022 - 3:35am

SB 930 would allow closing times for on-sale retailers to be extended from 2 a.m. to 4 a.m. as part of a dangerous "pilot program."

Key Points: 
  • SB 930 would allow closing times for on-sale retailers to be extended from 2 a.m. to 4 a.m. as part of a dangerous "pilot program."
  • The experiment would take place in 6 cities: San Francisco, Oakland, West Hollywood, Cathedral City, Coachella, and Palm Springs.
  • In Los Angeles, the powerful Los Angeles County Democratic Party (LACDP) came out against SB 930 in a letter made public before a City Hall opposition rally last week.
  • Alcohol Justice encourages the public to TAKE ACTION to STOP SB 930: Text JUSTICE to 313131 or visit: https://alcoholjustice.org/take-action/stop-sb-930-no-late-last-calls-in...

KBRA Releases Monthly CMBS Trend Watch

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Thursday, August 4, 2022 - 3:12pm

KBRA releases the July 2022 issue of CMBS Trend Watch.

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  • KBRA releases the July 2022 issue of CMBS Trend Watch.
  • This months Spotlight features a review of the impact of servicer advancing (or lack thereof) for end-of-life conduit transactions.
  • Servicer advancing requires the master servicer to advance principal and interest on delinquent loans to the extent deemed recoverable.
  • KBRA is a full-service credit rating agency registered in the U.S., the EU, and the UK, and is designated to provide structured finance ratings in Canada.

Penetron Helps Bring Vancouver, WA Innovation School to Life

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Thursday, August 4, 2022 - 9:00am

EAST SETAUKET, N.Y., Aug. 4, 2022  /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- After a ceremonial ribbon cutting celebration in August 2022, the new Vancouver Innovation, Technology and Arts Elementary School (VITA) in Vancouver, Washington, welcomed its first students to the new campus. The new school follows a project-based learning concept with a focus on arts and innovation. PENETRON ADMIX SB was specified to waterproof the concrete foundation slab and below-grade retaining walls.

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  • The new school follows a project-based learning concept with a focus on arts and innovation.
  • The new school follows a project-based learning concept with a focus on arts and innovation.
  • PENETRON ADMIX SB was specified to waterproof the concrete foundation slab and below-grade retaining walls.
  • The new Vancouver Innovation, Technology and Arts Elementary School (VITA) accommodates 300 children in grades kindergarten through fifth grade.

Los Angeles Rallies to STOP SB 930 - 4 a.m. Bar Bill in Southern California

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Friday, July 29, 2022 - 2:03am

LOS ANGELES, July 28, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Members of Los Angeles Drug & Alcohol Policy Alliance (L.A. DAPA), California Alcohol Policy Alliance (CAPA) and Alcohol Justice, along with Los Angeles City Councilmember Paul Koretz, demonstrated at a City Hall rally yesterday to oppose California SB 930. The "gut & amend" bill, authored by Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) and Assembly Member Mark Haney (D-San Francisco) is the 5th attempt since 2013 to disrupt the protections of California's statewide uniform last call.

Key Points: 
  • LOS ANGELES, July 28, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Members of Los Angeles Drug & Alcohol Policy Alliance (L.A. DAPA), California Alcohol Policy Alliance (CAPA) and Alcohol Justice , along with Los Angeles City Councilmember Paul Koretz , demonstrated at a City Hall rally yesterday to oppose California SB 930.
  • SB 930 would allow closing times for on-sale retailers to be extended from 2 a.m. to 4 a.m. as part of a dangerous "pilot program."
  • "The data is clear and this is why we must prevent the 4 a.m. bar bill from taking effect in Los Angeles and in California.
  • Alcohol Justice encourages the public to TAKE ACTION to STOP SB 930: Text JUSTICE to 313131 or visit: https://alcoholjustice.org/take-action/stop-sb-930-no-late-last-calls-in...

AM Best Affirms Credit Ratings of Core Traditional Insurance Subsidiaries of Grupo Catalana Occidente S.A.

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Thursday, July 28, 2022 - 4:21pm

All three companies are wholly owned subsidiaries of Grupo Catalana Occidente S.A. (GCO), the non-operating holding company of the GCO group, and are the traditional insurance business units of the group.

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  • All three companies are wholly owned subsidiaries of Grupo Catalana Occidente S.A. (GCO), the non-operating holding company of the GCO group, and are the traditional insurance business units of the group.
  • For additional information regarding the use and limitations of Credit Rating opinions, please view Guide to Bests Credit Ratings .
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  • AM Best is a global credit rating agency, news publisher and data analytics provider specialising in the insurance industry.