Senators Oppose Tariffs That Would Harm Solar Industry

Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) joined a bipartisan group of senators, are urging the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) to not impose tariffs that would negatively affect the American solar industry. In a letter to Chairman Rhonda Schmidtlein, the lawmakers—who both represent states that have a growing solar industry—expressed their deep concern with the pending Section 201 global safeguard case regarding solar cell and module manufacturing in the United States.

California State Parks Seeks Public Input on the Land-Based Concessions at Angel Island State...

California State Parks will hold a public meeting on the future of the land-based concessions located at Angel Island State Park on Thursday, Aug. 17 in Corte Madera. The meeting will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Corte Madera Community Center, 498 Tamalpais Drive

HOMELESS THIRD STRIKER SENTENCED TO 21 YEARS TO LIFE IN PRISON FOR ROBBING AND...

A homeless third striker was sentenced today to 21 years to life in state prison for robbing and assaulting a Santa Ana business owner.

Attorney General Becerra Urges Trump Administration to Continue Protecting Nursing Home Residents

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, along with 16 fellow attorneys general, submitted comments to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recommending that it maintain its pro-patient rule that protects patients’ rights by prohibiting pre-dispute arbitration clauses in nursing home and other long-term care contracts.
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KTGY Designs Landmark Gateway Project for Little Saigon

International award-winning KTGY Architecture + Planning unveiled today the planning and design for a new Experiential Urban Lifestyle development in the City of Westminster, California. Currently called Bolsa Row, the new project will serve as the prominent gateway to “Little Saigon,” the largest Vietnamese community in the U.S., and one of Orange County’s fastest growing treasures.

HUD APPROVES DISCRIMINATION AGREEMENT BETWEEN CALIFORNIA FAIR HOUSING GROUP AND MARIN COUNTY LANDLORD

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today announced an agreement between a Northern California fair housing organization and the owners and managers of two apartment complexes in Greenbrae, California. The agreement resolves allegations the owners and their agents discriminated against a female tenant with disabilities who requires an assistance animal.
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Grand Opening of VITAE, a New Modern Home Community in Costa Mesa

The countdown to the grand opening has begun for VITAE, a collection of 20 detached single-family homes in the heart of Costa Mesa, developed by Newport Beach-based Planet Home Living and designed by international award-winning KTGY Architecture + Planning of Irvine. KTGY and Planet Home Living have partnered on many successful small-lot communities around the greater Los Angeles area. VITAE is Planet Home Living’s newest community in Orange County. To date, the interest list for VITAE has nearly 170 homebuyers and continues to grow.

EPA Renews Permit for Point Loma Plant, Paves Way for Landmark Pure Water Project

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today renewed(link is external) a special five-year permit for ocean discharges from the City’s Point Loma Wastewater Treatment Plant that will ensure water quality remains high and give a boost to San Diego’s innovative water recycling program.
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CBRE’s Philip D. Voorhees, Preston Fetrow, Kirk Brummer and NRP-West Team Complete Sale of...

CBRE Executive Vice President Philip D. Voorhees and Senior Vice Presidents, Preston Fetrow and Kirk Brummer announced today that they, in conjunction with the National Retail Partners – West (NRP-West) team, completed the sale of Riverlakes Village, a 92,212-square-foot grocery-anchored shopping center in the city of Bakersfield, Calif.
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Hanley Investment Group Completes Sale of New Two-Tenant Retail Property in Foothill Ranch, Calif....

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 new two-tenant retail building occupied by Dunkin’ Donuts/Baskin Robbins Drive-Thru and MOD Pizza at 26722 Portola Parkway in Foothill Ranch, Calif. The 4,150-square-foot pad building is part of Foothill Ranch Towne Centre

Reps. Royce and Moore Introduce Bipartisan GSE Reform Bill to Stabilize Housing Market

U.S. Representatives Ed Royce (R-CA) and Gwen Moore (D-WI), introduced H.R. 3556, the Taxpayer Protections and Market Access for Mortgage Finance Act, legislation requiring the GSEs to increase credit risk transfers (CRT) with the private sector.

Congressman Sherman Introduces Resolution to Preserve the Dream of Homeownership

Congressmen Brad Sherman (D-CA) and Peter King (R-NY) introduced a bipartisan House Resolution expressing support for the home mortgage interest and property tax deductions. Reps. Sherman and King were joined by Representatives Nanette Barragan (D-CA), Paul Cook (R-CA), Dan Donovan (R-NY), Sheila Jackson-Lee (D-TX), Gregory Meeks (D-NY), Carol Shea-Porter (D-NH), Eric Swalwell (D-CA), and Dina Titus (D-NV)

Rep. Peters Votes to Advance Drinking Water Safety Reforms that Include his Water Security...

U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) voted in the Energy and Commerce Committee to advance the Drinking Water Systems Improvement Act, a comprehensive update to the Safe Drinking Water Act that authorizes $8 billion over five years for drinking water revolving funds, allows these funds to be used to repair or replace existing treatment facilities and pipes, and increases the use of smart technology for safety and compliance.
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KTGY Architecture + Planning Brings Modern Design with Stunning Views to The Cliffs Village...

International award-winning firm KTGY Architecture + Planning reports that the firm’s residential designs at two brand new neighborhoods by Toll Brothers in The Cliffs village of Summerlin, Granite Heights and Ironwood, have been selling at a brisk pace. Ironwood opened their models on June 8, 2017, and they have already sold 16 homes. The models at Granite Heights opened a week later, and the team has had 14 sales to date.

Rep. Calvert Praises National Security Funding Bill

Congressman Ken Calvert (CA-42) delivered remarks on the House floor in support of H.R. 3219, the Make America Secure Appropriations Act. H.R. 3219 includes the appropriations bills for defense, military construction and veterans, energy and water, and the legislative branch.

House Passes Brownley-Napolitano Amendment Supporting California Ports and Harbors

The U.S. House of Representatives passed an amendment to an FY 2018 appropriations bill (H.R. 3219) offered by Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) and Congresswoman Grace Napolitano (D-El Monte) that would ensure California’s ports and harbors receive a fair share of funds for port and harbor infrastructure.

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

After being convicted at trial, a Northern California real estate investor was sentenced today for his role in a conspiracy to rig bids at public real estate foreclosure auctions, the Department of Justice announced.

REP. AMI BERA ANNOUNCES $3.74 MILLION DOLLAR GRANT FOR SACRAMENTO MATHER AIRPORT

Congressman Ami Bera (CA-7) announced a major, multi-million dollar grant from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today to improve Sacramento Mather Airport. The grant of $3,742,000 will be used to resurface pavement areas and upgrade drainage systems that will improve the airport’s safety and efficiency.

House Passes Rep. Cook’s Legislation to Ensure Fair Housing Benefit for Student Veterans

Rep. Paul Cook (R-Apple Valley) voted today for HR 3218, Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2017. The bill passed the House unanimously. Rep. Cook was a co-sponsor of the legislation, which includes language from his original bill
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Hanley Investment Group Arranges Sale of Single-Tenant NNN Taco Bell in Stockton for $882...

Hanley Investment Group Real Estate Advisors, a nationally-recognized real estate brokerage and advisory firm specializing in retail property sales, arranged the sale of a single-tenant absolute net-leased Taco Bell property located at 627 N. Wilson Way in Stockton, Calif. The tenant has a 48-year operating history at this location. The purchase price was $1.45 million or $882 per square foot.

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Attorney General Becerra Opposes Trump Administration’s Illegal Attempt to Suspend Clean...

Attorney General Xavier Becerra filed his strong opposition to the Trump Administration’s illegal attempt to suspend for two years the 2015 Clean Water Rule, which would protect California’s lakes, rivers, and streams from pollutants.