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Coalition of Tenant Advocates Stage Press Conference at Alhambra City Hall, Call for a Moratorium on Retaliatory Evictions

Monday, November 11, 2019 - 11:53pm

Tuesday, November 12, 2019, at 6:00 p.m., a broad coalition of tenant advocates will stage a press conference at Alhambra City Hall calling on City Council to pass a moratorium on all retaliatory evictions in the wake of the passage of Assembly Bill 1482, the anti-rent gouging measure recently signed by Governor Newsom.

Key Points: 
  • Tuesday, November 12, 2019, at 6:00 p.m., a broad coalition of tenant advocates will stage a press conference at Alhambra City Hall calling on City Council to pass a moratorium on all retaliatory evictions in the wake of the passage of Assembly Bill 1482, the anti-rent gouging measure recently signed by Governor Newsom.
  • Now a surge in mass evictions and rent gouging, if unchecked, could amount to the potential displacement of thousands of working class Californians by the holidays.
  • Los Angeles was the first local government to take action to protect renters against predatory landlords.
  • Tuesday, Alhambra City Council has a chance to prevent thousands of tenants from becoming homeless by the holidays.

Democracy Live Awarded Certification Approval for Dell/Windows 10 IoT Enterprise Balloting Solution

Monday, November 11, 2019 - 10:48pm

Seattle-based Democracy Live has been awarded full certification of the first stand-alone accessible balloting device in the elections industry.

Key Points: 
  • Seattle-based Democracy Live has been awarded full certification of the first stand-alone accessible balloting device in the elections industry.
  • We are glad to partner with Democracy Live to bring the security and accessibility features of Windows 10 IoT Enterprise into the polling place.
  • The States of Minnesota, Vermont and New Hampshire are the first states to be deploying the Dell/Windows 10 IoT Enterprise balloting solution for use in the polls.
  • With over 400 federal, state and local clients, Democracy Live is the largest provider of cloud and tablet-based balloting in the United States.

AIDS Healthcare Foundation Leads Charge to Mark Iconic, Hollywood Cat & Fiddle Restaurant & Pub Building a Historic-Cultural Monument, Passes City Council

Saturday, November 9, 2019 - 4:21am

The building is most iconic as the longtime home of the Cat & Fiddle Restaurant & Pub, a rock and roll watering hole, and a cherished Hollywood institution.

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  • The building is most iconic as the longtime home of the Cat & Fiddle Restaurant & Pub, a rock and roll watering hole, and a cherished Hollywood institution.
  • The pub occupied the space from 1985 to 2014, until gentrification and a steep rent increase forced it to move.
  • The Fred C. Thomson Building was designed by Henry L. Gogerty and Carl Jules Weyl (an Academy Award Winner).
  • The Thomson Building, once home to the iconic The Cat & Fiddle restaurant on Sunset Boulevard, is a welcome addition to Hollywoods historic cultural monument list.

Let My Doctors Decide Releases New Patient Principles, Calls on Insurers and PBMs to Adopt for Patients

Friday, November 8, 2019 - 10:03pm

Let My Doctors Decide, a national partnership of leaders across health care working to ensure that treatment decisions are left up to doctors and patients, today released a number of new Patient Principles .

Key Points: 
  • Let My Doctors Decide, a national partnership of leaders across health care working to ensure that treatment decisions are left up to doctors and patients, today released a number of new Patient Principles .
  • The LMDD Patient Principles that put patients first are:
    Patients and physicians should make individual treatment choices.
  • You cannot treat all autoimmune diseases the same, as the responses to therapies vary widely from patient to patient.
  • At the pharmacy counter, patients should receive discounts, rebates, and other insurer and non-insurer savings that help make medicines more affordable.

Economic Development Council of Livingston County and Ann Arbor SPARK Celebrate New Investment, Job Growth, Talent Connections at its Annual Meeting

Friday, November 8, 2019 - 6:35pm

At its annual meeting, the Economic Development Council of Livingston County (EDCLC) and its economic development partner, Ann Arbor SPARK, presented the community with an overview of the impact of its work in the last year.

Key Points: 
  • At its annual meeting, the Economic Development Council of Livingston County (EDCLC) and its economic development partner, Ann Arbor SPARK, presented the community with an overview of the impact of its work in the last year.
  • Key projects were highlighted as were community partnerships and how Livingston County benefits from Ann Arbor SPARK and EDCLCs economic development work.
  • Since 2012, Ann Arbor SPARK and EDCLCs collaborative efforts have generated $298 million in new investment in Livingston County and the creation of more than 5700 jobs.
  • Its noteworthy that the work of Ann Arbor SPARK and EDCLC has consistently, over the course of seven years, created economic opportunity for Livingston County, said Ann Arbor SPARK senior vice president, business development, Phil Santer.

As N.C. Reforms Sexual Assault Laws, Local Child Abuse Prevention Expert and Author Dr. Amy Tiemann Offers Perspective

Friday, November 8, 2019 - 4:39pm

Dr. Tiemann is the co-author of the best-selling book Doing Right by Our Kids: Protecting Child Safety at All Levels , which draws on her more than two decades of child safety advocacy and training.

Key Points: 
  • Dr. Tiemann is the co-author of the best-selling book Doing Right by Our Kids: Protecting Child Safety at All Levels , which draws on her more than two decades of child safety advocacy and training.
  • Kidpowers training is trauma-informed and has been backed up by research and real-world validation, and is supported by the global nonprofit Kidpower International.
  • Dr. Tiemann taught these youth-serving leaders best practices to set their programs up for safety and success, protecting child safety and preventing abuse from happening within their communities.
  • Dr. Amy Tiemann is the co-author of Doing Right by Our Kids: Protecting Child Safety at All Levels.

Endangered Species to Be Released Into the Ocean for the First Time After Years of Research by Aquarium of the Pacific, NOAA, UC Davis Bodega Marine Laboratory, and Other Partners

Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 6:35pm

This is the first time that this federally protected species is being released into the wild.

Key Points: 
  • This is the first time that this federally protected species is being released into the wild.
  • The Aquarium is a founding partner of the White Abalone Recovery Program and has been working with NOAA for the past eleven years on this project.
  • It is the only public aquarium involved in field activities and research on this species.
  • White abalones reared at the UC Davis lab under this program will be released at undisclosed ocean sites off Southern California in mid-November.

Hawaii MyPVL Service Now Accepting Address Change Requests

Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 5:03pm

The Hawaii Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs (DCCA) Professional and Vocational Licensing Division (PVL) has announced address change requests are now being accepted through the online licensing dashboard, MyPVL .

Key Points: 
  • The Hawaii Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs (DCCA) Professional and Vocational Licensing Division (PVL) has announced address change requests are now being accepted through the online licensing dashboard, MyPVL .
  • Online address change requests will reduce the processing time to 3-5 business days.
  • Licenses must be current, valid and in good standing to submit address change requests.
  • Address change requests that require a relocation application, zoning certification, verification or change form cannot be submitted online.

U.S. Census Bureau Releases New 2020 Census Public Service Announcements

Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 2:00pm

The U.S. Census Bureau today released a series of public service announcements (PSAs) to increase awareness and educate the public on the importance of the 2020 Census.

Key Points: 
  • The U.S. Census Bureau today released a series of public service announcements (PSAs) to increase awareness and educate the public on the importance of the 2020 Census.
  • These PSAs, which the Census Bureau encourages partners and stakeholders to use, can be accessed through a PSA toolkit featured on 2020census.gov .
  • The U.S. Constitution mandates that a census of the population be conducted every decade.
  • PSAs or scripts will be available in English and 12 non-English languages during 2020 Census operations.

Attorney Bridget M. Findley Joins Gilmore Bell

Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 12:00pm

Gilmore & Bell, P.C., a leading public finance law firm, is pleased to announce that Bridget M. Findley has joined the firm as an associate attorney in the Kansas City office.

Key Points: 
  • Gilmore & Bell, P.C., a leading public finance law firm, is pleased to announce that Bridget M. Findley has joined the firm as an associate attorney in the Kansas City office.
  • Gilmore Bell is one of the leading public finance law firms in the United States.
  • For more than 20 years, Gilmore Bell has ranked in the top 10 nationally in the number of bond counsel opinions rendered on municipal bond issues.
  • Gilmore Bell has offices in Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, Utah and Illinois.