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STATE ASSEMBLY UNANIMOUSLY VOTES TO INCREASE FINES AGAINST “JOHNS”

STATE ASSEMBLY UNANIMOUSLY VOTES TO INCREASE FINES AGAINST “JOHNS”

Swanson’s AB 12 Raises Stakes against “Johns,” Increases Fines to $25,000   (Sacramento, CA) –A bill to fight the commercial sexual exploitation of children swiftly passed the Assembly today with a 72 to 0 vote. AB 12, the Abolition of Child Commerce, Exploitation, and Sexual Slavery Act (the ACCESS Act), would increase the fine against a person engaging in commercial sex with a minor to up to $25,000. Assemblymember Swanson (D-Alameda) … Read entire article »

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Seismic Safety Act Speeds to Senate Floor

Seismic Safety Act Speeds to Senate Floor

(Sacramento, CA)–The Seismic Safety Financing Act passed the Senate Committee on Governance and Finance this week with a unanimous vote. Assemblymember Sandré R. Swanson (D-Alameda) issued the following statement after the bill passed:   “Seismic safety is a serious ongoing concern for California. By making it easier for homeowners to protect their homes in the unfortunate event of an earthquake, this bill will increase public safety and reduce the number of … Read entire article »

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Chevron Highlights Significant Contributions to Richmond in latest CR Report

· Saved enough drinking water in Richmond to supply 16,000 homes, or approximately 46,000 people · Contributions toward education have increased opportunities for students in the fields of science, technology engineering and math (STEM) · Achieved a 70 percent reduction in air emissions since the 1970s Richmond, Calif., May 18, 2011 – Chevron recently announced the publication of its 2010 Corporate Responsibility Report that includes specific examples of the company’s community engagement activities around the world. For this year, the report included information on its activities in the City of Richmond, California, including water recycling efforts, STEM programs and air emissions reductions. The Chevron Richmond Refinery has initiated a broad-based effort to better listen to and engage with its neighboring communities and stakeholders, including concerns over health and … Read entire article »

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Electric Vehicle Charging Services Arrive at Oakland International Airport as Coulomb’s ChargePoint Network Expansion Continues into Bay Area

Electric Vehicle Charging Services Arrive at Oakland International Airport as Coulomb’s ChargePoint Network Expansion Continues into Bay Area

– First Airport in Northern California and Second in Nation to Install “New Generation” Electric Vehicle Chargers – The Port of Oakland and Coulomb Technologies today announced that electric vehicle (EV) driver services have arrived at Oakland International Airport (OAK) with the installation of eight ChargePoint® Network charging stations for EVs in the Premier Parking Lot. Oakland International is the first Northern California airport to offer EV charging services as part of the … Read entire article »

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