Category: Government

Assemblyman Obernolte Seeks Nominations for Small Business of the Year

Big Bear, CA, March 16, 2016 – Every year, Assembly Members select a small business owner in their District to be recognized by the California Small Business Association on California Small Business Day. Assemblyman Jay Obernolte is currently seeking nominations to recognize a small business owner from the 33rd Assembly District for their contributions in the community. He invites residents in the 33rd District to nominate a business who has gone above and beyond to improve and support their community. The nominee that is chosen as Small Business of the Year will be honored in Sacramento with a ceremony and...

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BBLTBID Final Public Hearing Tonight, March 14th, 2016

Big Bear Lake, CA, March 14th, 2016 – Tonight’s public hearing is the last steps required of the City Council in order to establish the BBLTBID (Big Bear Lake Tourism Business Improvement District).  If written protests are received from the businesses in the proposed district that will pay 50% or more of the proposed assessment, the district may not be formed.  Additionally, the Visitor’s Bureau and Lodging Association agreed to a voluntary stipulation to not move forward with formation if 34% of a 100 member control group vote was in opposition.  At the time, zero protests have been received...

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HERO is the #1 energy-efficiency financing program in the United States and is Available To Homeowners In San Bernardino County

San Bernardino, CA, March 14th, 2016 – HERO an acronym that stands for: Home Energy Renovation Opportunity, is a program, which operates in partnership with local governments, enables homeowners to make energy- and water-efficiency improvements and pay for them over time through their property tax bill.  HERO has been active within San Bernardino County since October 2013.  To date, the program has financed 10,800 local home efficiency projects for a total of $228 million.  The program is estimated to have created more than 1,900 local jobs. The HERO Program is available to residential property owners in many cities and...

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Assembly Approves New Minimum Smoking Age

Sacramento, CA, March 7th, 2016 – The California Assembly approved a bill that would raise the minimum smoking age in California from 18 to 21.  Senate Bill (SB) 2X-7 is part of the Second Extraordinary Session called by the Governor in June 2015 and represents a merger of Assemblyman Jim Wood’s Assembly Bill and Senator Ed Hernández’s.  Assemblyman Wood is now the principle co-author of the bill that will head to the Governor’s desk. Assemblyman Wood said, “It’s estimated that 90% of all smokers start before the age of 21. Fewer smokers means healthier people, healthier people means we spend...

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House Passes Bill to Honor Camp Pendleton Medal of Honor Recipients

Washington, D.C., March 3, 2016 – Yesterday the U.S. House of Representatives passed Congressman Darrell Issa’s (R-CA) bill to rename the Camp Pendleton Post Office to honor members of units from Camp Pendleton who have received the Medal of Honor. Congressman Issa released the following statement: “The bravery and heroism displayed by our nation’s Medal of Honor recipients is second to none. These men and women have given so much – some even paying the ultimate sacrifice – in order to defend our freedom. It is my hope that this renaming will serve as a living reminder for all those...

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