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Northern California Real Estate Investor Sentenced for Rigging Bids at Public Foreclosure Auctions

A Northern California real estate investor was sentenced yesterday for his role in a conspiracy to rig bids at public real estate foreclosure auctions in Northern California, the Department of Justice announced.

Bipartisan Repeatedly Flooded Properties Insurance Reform Introduced

U.S. Representatives Ed Royce (R-Calif.) and Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) introduced H.R. 1558, the Repeatedly Flooded Communities Preparation Act. The bill aims to limit the financial resources expended by the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) on claims for properties flooded multiple times

Royce Pushes for Better Flood Risk Mitigation and Transparency

U.S. Representative Ed Royce (R-Calif.) questioned expert witnesses about his proposal to help local communities mitigate flood risk and ways to increase transparency in flood insurance coverage for homeowners during a Housing and Insurance Subcommittee hearing entitled “Flood Insurance Reform: A Community Perspective."

AGUILAR RESPONDS TO TRUMP’S PLAN TO SLASH FUNDS SUPPORTING SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY RESIDENTS

Rep. Pete Aguilar issued a statement in response to President Donald Trump’s “skinny budget,” which outlines the priorities of the federal budget for Fiscal Year 2018. The president’s proposal would gut funding for critical federal programs affecting San Bernardino County residents, such as affordable housing, after school and summer programs, work-study aid, and transportation and infrastructure projects including the Redlands Passenger Rail, which is funded through the TIGER grant program

NAPOLITANO REJECTS TRUMP’S BUDGET PROPOSAL

Rep. Grace F. Napolitano (D-El Monte) rejected President Donald Trump’s budget proposal for fiscal year 2018, issuing the following statement: “In gutting the EPA and firing over 3,000 employees who work to remove toxins from our air, ground, and water, President Trump is risking the health of the public and our planet.

Colleges and Universities Can Lead America’s Shift to 100 Percent Renewable Energy

America’s colleges and universities are positioned to lead the transition to 100 percent renewable energy, according to a report released today by UCLA CALPIRG Students. The report stresses that a complete shift to clean, renewable energy is the best way for colleges and universities to achieve their carbon reduction goals and highlights schools across the country that are taking measures to make the transition to renewable energy

RANKING MEMBER NAPOLITANO CALLS FOR RENEWED FEDERAL COMMITMENT TO WATER-RELATED INFRASTRUCTURE

Rep. Grace F. Napolitano (D-El Monte), Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment, called for renewed federal commitment to water-related infrastructure at the Subcommittee’s first hearing of the 115th Congress

Pelosi Statement on Civil Engineers’ D+ Grade for American Infrastructure

Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi today released the following statement after the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) released the quadrennial American Infrastructure Report Card, which scores a D+ for our nation’s infrastructure.

Learning from Leaders Promotes Leadership in Real Estate

“Learning from Leaders in the Year of the Fire Rooster” last Friday aimed at encouraging real estate professionals to be leaders in organized real estate. The event, hosted by the SILVAR's Global Business Council and Young Professionals Network (YPN), attracted over 100 members from SILVAR and other real estate associations.

LaMalfa and Garamendi Introduce Legislation to Facilitate Funding of Sites Reservoir

Northern California Representatives Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) and John Garamendi (D-CA) announced the introduction of H.R. 1269, which will accelerate the federal review of Sites Reservoir and better position the project for funding under Proposition 1. The bill also authorizes the federal government to be involved in construction of the project should it be found feasible and is an innovative new way for the federal government to participate in a locally controlled project

Garamendi Meets with Levee Stakeholders, Local Farmers, and Tours Emergency Levee Repairs

Over the course of five meetings on March 3rd, Congressman John Garamendi (D-Yuba City, Fairfield, Davis, CA) met with a number of local leaders and farmers focused on the Oroville Dam spillway crisis, its impact on farmers, job training programs, and affordable housing

Northern California Representatives Introduce Bill to Facilitate Construction of Sites Reservoir

Northern California Representatives Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) and John Garamendi (D-CA) announced the introduction of H.R. 1269, which will accelerate the federal review of Sites Reservoir and better position the project for funding under Proposition 1, the voter-approved California water bond designed to make the state’s water systems more resilient. The bill also authorizes the federal government to participate in construction of the project should it be found feasible

Costa Statement on Initial CVP Water Allocations

The Bureau of Reclamation announced the initial Central Valley Project 2017 Water Supply Allocation for Friant, Eastside and American River division contractors. Rep. Jim Costa (CA-16) released the following statement

SERIAL ARSONIST ARRAIGNED FOR SETTING MULTIPLE FIRES AT APARTMENT COMPLEX IN FULLERTON

A serial arsonist was arraigned today for setting multiple fires at an apartment complex in Fullerton. Esther Eunjung Cha, 24, Fullerton, is charged with four felony counts of arson of another’s property, two felony counts of attempted arson, one misdemeanor count of possession of a controlled substance, and one misdemeanor count of possession of controlled substance paraphernalia. If convicted, Cha faces a maximum of eight years in state prison and is scheduled for a pre-trial hearing on March 2, 2017. The time and location are to be determined.

Elk Grove Ranks Among Top 20 Cities in the Country to Start a Family

Elk Grove’s s affordability, safety and quality of life amenities have once again placed it among the top cities in the country for young people looking to buy a home and start a family. In a study released this week by LendEDU, an online financial resource site, Elk Grove ranked 18th best city in the country to start a family

GRAND RE-OPENING OF THE SACRAMENTO VALLEY STATION

The City of Sacramento celebrated the grand re-opening of the Sacramento Valley Station downtown at 5th and I streets. The 68,000 square-foot building underwent a complete facelift including the addition of 25,000 square feet of mixed-use leasable space. The new, old station improves the experience for rail and transit users and restores treasured features of the building.

California Introduces 100% Renewable Energy Legislation

With federal climate and clean energy programs facing an uncertain future, California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León has introduced legislation to commit the Golden State to meet 100 percent of its electricity needs with renewable energy by 2045

San Diego’s Credit Rating Upgraded, Positioning the City for Lower-Cost Infrastructure Projects

Highlighting the City of San Diego’s strong fiscal practices and healthy local economy, Fitch Ratings has upgraded the City’s credit rating – a move that could lower future borrowing costs for infrastructure projects.
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GOVERNOR BROWN TAKES ACTION TO BOLSTER DAM SAFETY AND REPAIR TRANSPORTATION AND WATER INFRASTRUCTURE

With extreme weather putting increasing stress on California's roads, bridges and flood control system, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced a series of immediate and longer-term actions to bolster dam safety, improve flood protection and fix the state's aging transportation and water infrastructure
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Rep. McNerney Statement on the Confirmation of Scott Pruitt as EPA Administrator

Congressman Jerry McNerney issued the following statement in response to the Senate confirmation of Scott Pruitt as Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. “Any doubt that Mr. Trump would keep his promises to protect the environment were put to an end when he nominated Mr. Pruitt to head the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

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Royce Pushes for Better Flood Risk Mitigation and Transparency

U.S. Representative Ed Royce (R-Calif.) questioned expert witnesses about his proposal to help local communities mitigate flood risk and ways to increase transparency in flood insurance coverage for homeowners during a Housing and Insurance Subcommittee hearing entitled “Flood Insurance Reform: A Community Perspective."

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Northern California Real Estate Investor Sentenced for Rigging Bids at Public...

A Northern California real estate investor was sentenced yesterday for his role in a conspiracy to rig bids at public real estate foreclosure auctions in Northern California, the Department of Justice announced.