2017 Boating Infrastructure Grant Available for Marina Operators

Public and private marina owners can now apply for a Federal Boating Infrastructure Grant (BIG) through California State Parks Division of Boating and Waterways (DBW). The deadline to submit applications to DBW is Aug. 1, 2017

Key Assembly Committee Votes for 100% Renewable Electricity by 2045

The California Assembly Committee on Utilities and Energy voted today in favor of a critical bill that will put California on the path to independence from dirty fossil fuels. Senate Bill 100, authored by Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León, will accelerate California’s current mandate to achieve 50 percent of its electricity from renewable sources from 2030 up to 2026; it will also establish that California will generate 60 percent renewable electricity by 2030 and 100 percent by 2045.

Two California Men Sentenced to Prison for Their Roles in Fake Law Firms that...

 Two Orange County, California men were sentenced yesterday in U.S. District Court in Santa Ana, California to serve 41 and 47 months in prison, respectively, for their roles in a multi-million dollar fraudulent mortgage modification scheme posing as a successful law firm, the Justice Department announced
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C.A.R.’s Innovators Workshop announces finalists and seeks new product ideas

The CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®’ (C.A.R.) Innovators Workshop was launched in 2016 to drive further innovation of products, services, and solutions that create efficiencies, improve productivity, and help REALTORS®, brokerages, and other real estate professionals do their jobs and serve their clients better, smarter, and more efficiently.

CalHFA Helps Hundreds with Free Homebuyer Education

With all of the research and work that goes into it, the actual process of buying a home doesn’t feel like a fairy tale at first. Still, the California Housing Finance Agency does all it can to make sure its homebuyers live happily ever after.

Feinstein, Harris Oppose House Water Bill

Senators Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harris (both D-Calif.) today released the following statement in opposition to H.R. 23, the Gaining Responsibility on Water Act
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KTGY Architecture + Planning Completes Sixth School Year Mentoring High School Students in Los...

International award-winning KTGY Architecture + Planning announced today the firm’s Los Angeles office has completed its sixth year of teaching and mentoring students attending Bell High School in the City of Bell, Calif. Through the ACE (Architecture-Construction-Engineering) Mentor Program Los Angeles
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Hanley Investment Group Completes Sale of Single-Tenant LA Fitness in Los Angeles

Hanley Investment Group Real Estate Advisors, a nationally-recognized real estate brokerage and advisory firm specializing in retail property sales, has completed the sale of a single-tenant net-lease retail investment occupied by LA Fitness in Montebello, California. The price could not be disclosed

Mayor Faulconer, Civic Leaders Kick Off S.D. Housing Commission’s $80M Plan to House Homeless...

Me With the goal of reducing the number of homeless individuals living on San Diego’s streets, Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer, the San Diego Housing Commission (SDHC) and civic leaders on Wednesday kicked off SDHC’s PDF icon three-year plan to direct nearly $80 million toward programs that will provide permanent housing opportunities for thousands of homeless San Diegans, as well as prevent individuals and families from becoming homeless.

California State Parks Warns of Drowning Risks Before Fourth of July Holiday Weekend

With the long holiday weekend upon us, California State Parks is alerting water enthusiasts to take life-saving precautions for themselves and their loved ones.  Drowning is the fifth leading cause of accidental death in the United States. About 10 people die from unintentional drowning every day, but it can easily be prevented by educating children and adults about water safety and lifesaving techniques.

Rep. Cook’s Jobs and Conservation Bill Passes House of Representatives

The House of Representatives unanimously passed HR 497, the Santa Ana River Wash Land Plan Exchange Act. This bill, which is authored by Rep. Cook (R-Apple Valley) and co-authored by Rep. Pete Aguilar (D-San Bernardino), authorizes an exchange of land between the San Bernardino Valley Water Conservation District (SBVWCD) and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).

Two Amendments by Congressman Garamendi Accepted into FAA Reauthorization Legislation

Congressman John Garamendi (D-Fairfield, Davis, Yuba City, CA), a member of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, announced today that two of his amendments were unanimously accepted into the so-called Aviation Innovation, Reform and Reauthorization Act.

LaMalfa Supports Comprehensive Aviation Reform

Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee passed H.R. 2997, the 21st Century Aviation Innovation Reform and Reauthorization (AIRR) Act. The bill will transfer operation of air traffic services currently provided by Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to a separate, not-for-profit entity, which will ensure America’s aviation system moves into the modern era.

Senators Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Encourage Residential Water Conservation

Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Dean Heller (R-Nev.), Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) and Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) today introduced the Water Conservation Tax Parity Act, a bipartisan bill to encourage residential water conservation and stormwater management programs.

Seattle homeowners sue over being forced to help fill candidates’ coffers

Seattle’s new “democracy voucher” program flouts the First Amendment by forcing property owners, through a new tax, to subsidize other people’s political campaign donations and fund candidates not of their choosing

California Resident Pleads Guilty to Stealing Homeless Individuals’ IDs and Using Them to Seek...

A California resident pleaded guilty yesterday to conspiring to file false claims for tax refunds, submitting false claims for tax refunds, mail fraud and aggravated identity theft, announced Acting Deputy Assistant Attorney General Stuart M. Goldberg of the Justice Department’s Tax Division and U.S. Attorney Brian J. Stretch for the Northern District of California
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Hanley Investment Group Completes Sale of Brand New Two-Tenant Retail Property in La Quinta,...

Hanley Investment Group Real Estate Advisors, a nationally-recognized real estate brokerage and advisory firm specializing in retail property sales, announced today that the firm completed the sale of a two-tenant retail building occupied by T.J. Maxx and ULTA Beauty at 78-825 Highway 111 in La Quinta, Calif. The 33,708-square-foot pad building is part of Washington Park Shopping Center, which includes major tenants Target, Lowe’s, Trader Joe’s, ALDI, Stein Mart and Century Theatres. The sale price was $8,862,500

Campaign launched to educate California residents about 100 percent renewable energy

Environment California Research & Policy Center is deploying hundreds of door-knockers this summer in a major effort to educate Californians about the prospects for shifting to 100 percent clean, renewable energy

Congressman Lowenthal Bill Will Create Dedicated Revenue Source To Invest In Crumbling National Freight...

Congressman Alan Lowenthal (D-CA) today introduced bipartisan legislation which will create a dedicated revenue source to strengthen America’s economic competitiveness by investing in the rebuilding of our crumbling national freight infrastructure

LaMalfa Votes to Streamline Permitting for Water Infrastructure

Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after the House passed H.R. 1654, the Water Supply Permitting Coordination Act. This bill establishes the Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) as the single lead agency to coordinate all reviews, analysis, and permitting of construction of new water infrastructure.

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Michael Carroll is CalHFA’s New Director of Multifamily Programs

The California Housing Finance Agency’s Board of Directors announced today that it has unanimously appointed Michael Carroll as CalHFA’s Director of Multifamily Programs.

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AGUILAR ANNOUNCES OVER $625,000 IN HOUSING SUPPORT FOR SAN BERNARDINO VETERANS

Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that Knowledge and Education for Your Success, Inc. (KEYS), a nonprofit organization affiliated with the San Bernardino Housing Authority, received $625,325 in renewal funding for the fifth consecutive year from the Department of Veterans Affairs through the Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) Program. The program aims to provide services to low-income veterans and their families who are living in, or transitioning to, permanent housing.