California

Commentary: Need more fun, less funny business at Del Mar Fair

The 22nd Agricultural Association, a State agency that runs the county fair, recently announced there would be no carnival games, rides, or its quixotic food offerings at this year’s Fair. In its place would be “Homegrown Fun” a scaled down agricultural themed event. With the County now in the orange tier and the Padres welcoming back fans and outdoor events ...

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S.F. Port launches search for developers for historic Central Waterfront buildings

Building 49 and the Kneass Building flank Crane Cove Park on the Central Waterfront. The Port of San Francisco has officially launched a bid to solicit developers for the rehabilitation of two historic buildings that frame the Central Waterfront’s, Crane Cove Park.  The buildings, known as Building 49 and the Kneass Building, are remnants of the city’s shipbuilding legacy. They are 8,000 and ...

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Sonoma County Cities Developing Police-Free Crisis-Response Teams

Santa Rosa purchased two vans to use as part of the city’s new crisis intervention program. Santa Rosa’s program is modeled after the program operated by White Bird Clinic in Eugene, Oregon, for more than 30 years. Photo by William Holderfield, White Bird Clinic It has been almost one year since nationwide protests against police brutality began in response to ...

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Old Fire Station 9 site could be up for sale in the coming months

Long Beach Fire Station 9. Photo by Stephanie Rivera. The old location of Fire Station 9 in Long Beach could be up for sale in the coming months as city staff is recommending that the site that’s been closed since 2019 due to recurring mold be designated as surplus property and sold. A memo from Economic Development Director John Keisler to the ...

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Legal Advertisement April 5, 2021

Public Notice Imperial County Department of Public Works Request for Proposal (RFP) Preliminary Engineering Services for Main St. Improvements from Hwy. 111 to Memphis Ave. in Niland; Federal Aid Project No. CML 5958(119); County Project No. 6601 The County of Imperial Department of Public Works is requesting responses from qualified consulting firms to provide Preliminary Engineering Services for the subject ...

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The Most Effective Functional Strategies To Maximize Your App Development Budget

Driven by competition and curiosity, it is easy for aspiring and seasoned entrepreneurs to build an app for their business quickly. While this may turn out to be great for a few companies – depending on their market segments and functionalities – it may also be a blunder for the rest. App development is a systematic process that requires precision detailing, ...

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County Lines: Santa Barbara Foundation adds three trustees to the board

SANTA BARBARA COUNTY Santa Barbara Foundation adds three trustees to the board The Santa Barbara Foundation has added three new members to its board of trustees, a spokesman for the organization said. Matt Rowe, James Rogers and Tracy Stouffer will join Chair Pamela Gann and members Stephen Hicks, Susan Richards, Diane Adams, Phil Alvarado, Randall Day, Donna France, Angel Iscovich, Danna McGrew, ...

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Request for proposals for professional services Sierra Valley Subbasin SGMA Implementation

The Sierra Valley Groundwater Management District invites qualified respondents to submit proposals to provide professional services in association with the development and completion of a Groundwater Sustainability Plan for the Sierra Valley Subbasin (5-012.01) SGMA Implementation. The District received a Proposition 68 DWR Grant to prepare a Groundwater Sustainability Plan with Work Plan “Category (d)” or Monitoring / Assessment to ...

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LA Port: 1 Million Passengers Post-Pandemic

The Port of Los Angeles started in 2020 with a big announcement of building two new cruise terminals. Now, almost a year later, those plans have largely stalled. “We had definitely some optimism going into 2020 before this all hit; that’s one of the reasons why we were looking to create an RFP (request for proposal).) to build a new ...

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Attorney says San Bernardino’s tow requirements ‘blatantly’ favor one company

Los Angeles attorney Robert A. Ring also says the request for proposals is ‘fatally flawed’ A tow truck leaves the yard at Pepe’s Towing Service in San Bernardino on Tuesday, July 17, 2018. For 18 years, Pepe’s Towing has sought inclusion on San Bernardino’s tow rotation. Despite having a stellar track record and contracts with neighboring cities, Acosta says city ...

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Legal Advertisement: January 17, 2021

NOTICE INVITING PROPOSALS FOR SENIOR NUTRITION SERVICES FOR IMPERIAL COUNTY PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the County of Imperial Area Agency on Aging (ICAAA) is inviting proposals from qualified consultants to establish, expand, or enhance social services to Imperial County residents, ages 60 and older. Public, private non-profit, and private-for-profit organizations are eligible to apply. Copies of the full Request ...

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Sunday Commentary: A Chance to Hit Reset on Pacifico

The council has for some time been receiving complaints about activities on the Pacifico Property from near neighbors.  As a result, the council made the decision in 2019 to look at repurposing the site.  Given that the site serves people in danger of homelessness, and the fact that they would have to be relocated to another site, it never made ...

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LACERA to hire StepStone as new real estate consultant

Los Angeles County Employees Retirement Association (LACERA) is planning to hire StepStone Group Real Estate as its new real estate consultant. The $58.5bn pension fund, which issued a request for proposal (RFP) last year, said in a meeting document that it is recommending the hiring of StepStone due to the consultant’s investment style and attractive fee discount. Seven firms responded to ...

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Sonoma County Airport looking for grab-n-go food options

The initial check in and ticketing area of the The Charles M. Schulz – Sonoma County Airport. The Charles M. Schulz – Sonoma County Airport is a non-hub, commercial airport owned and operated by the County of Sonoma. AIRPORT FOOD AND BEVERAGE SERVICE KIOSK – GATE 2 AT THE CHARLES M. SCHULZ – SONOMA COUNTY AIRPORT. Proposals must be received ...

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12.9-inch iPad Pro with min-LED display may launch in Q1 2021

According to DigiTimes, Apple has expanded its supply chain for screens and touch panels. With this, display maker BOE has also received approval for supplying display panels for iPhones and GIS will provide touch panels for both iPhone and iPad Pro. San Francisco: Apple has been long rumoured to be working on an iPad Pro with a mini-LED display and now a new report ...

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Chinese Apple supplier Lens Technology accused of using forced Uyghur labour

Another Apple supplier, the Esquel Group, was found involved in China’s alleged forced labour programme, in Xinjiang, TTP said, although China denies that forced labour exists in the country. San Francisco: Lens Technology Co., a key supplier of touch screens for Apple, used thousands of Uyghur labourers from the predominantly Muslim region of Xinjiang in China, according to an investigation by Tech Transparency Project (TTP). ...

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Kratos Accredited as a Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification Third Party Assessment Organization (C3PAO)

SAN DIEGO– Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq: KTOS), a leading National Security Solutions provider, announced today that it is one of the first organizations to be accredited as a C3PAO by the CMMC Accreditation Body (AB). C3PAOs are the only businesses authorized to conduct CMMC assessments. The CMMC is a unified security standard and a certification process developed by ...

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Raytheon Company

Raytheon Company, of El Segundo, California, protests the scope of the corrective action taken by the Space Development Agency (SDA) under request for proposals (RFP) No. HQ0850-20-R-0003, for design, fabrication, assembly, and testing of space vehicles. Raytheon alleges that the scope of the corrective action fails to remedy the issues raised in its previously dismissed protest. We dismiss the protest ...

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Sponsors Create Proposals Requests Faster with Clinical Maestro

Strategikon Pharma announced the latest enhancements of its flagship Clinical Maestro™ platform. This release features the Fast Track RFP — a new bidding capability for Sponsors that accelerates clinical trial outsourcing and leverages service provider expertise. It also includes new features that improve clinical study planning, budgeting, and outsourcing for the Clinical Maestro platform. With the Fast Track RFP, biopharmaceutical ...

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Proposal Requests with Clinical Maestro – Sponsors Can Create Them Faster

Strategikon Pharma announced the latest augmentations of its flagship Clinical Maestro™ platform, which features the Fast Track RFP, an innovative bidding capability for Sponsors to accelerate clinical trial outsourcing and leverages service provider expertise. It also includes new features that improve clinical study planning, budgeting, and outsourcing for the Clinical Maestro platform. With the Fast Track RFP biopharmaceutical companies can ...

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Council issues RFP for water system GIS service

The California City city council issued an RFP for a new GIS system to allow Public Works to more easily track and update information on the city’s water lines. The new system would allow employees to better locate valves in the event of a blowout like the one that happened at the Rancho reservoir tower in August. CALIFORNIA CITY — ...

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Notice Inviting Bids

Notice Inviting Bids NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Plumas Unified School District, California, acting by and through its Governing Board, hereinafter referred to as the District is requesting proposals, for the award of Erate contracts for the following: FY21, Form 470 #210008910, Category 1: Data Transmission and/or Internet Access FY21, Form 470 #210008912 Category 2: Internal Connections-Network Electronics FY21, Form ...

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School district seats 2 new board members

New trustees Anne Ching and Troy Knox took the oath of office on Dec. 15. Melanie Blake on campus at Dunbar School in Glen Ellen. Blake was named president of the board of trustees of the Sonoma Valley Unified School District on Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020. A new slate of governing Sonoma Valley Unified School District board members were selected ...

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Marina issues request for proposals for equestrian center

Current tenant, Marian Equestrian Association, intends to submit a proposal before Jan. 4 deadline The city of Marina has issued a request for proposals for those interested in entering into a concession agreement for the Marian Equestrian Center. Current tenants, Marina Equestrian Association, hope to propose being an umbrella entity with other organizations offering different services at the facility. MARINA ...

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Sponsors Create Proposal Requests Faster With Clinical Maestro

Advancement Leverages CRO Collaboration to Speed Design and Planning for Clinical Trials SAN FRANCISCO — Strategikon Pharma announced the latest enhancements of its flagship Clinical Maestro™ platform. This release features the Fast Track RFP — a new bidding capability for Sponsors that accelerates clinical trial outsourcing and leverages service provider expertise. It also includes new features that improve clinical study ...

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Stanislaus County fund boosts targets to equity, alternatives

This Arch with the name and mottos of the City Welcomes visitors to Modesto in the Central Valley of Northern California. Stanislaus County Employees’ Retirement Association, Modesto, Calif., increased its targets to domestic equities, private infrastructure, private debt and real estate following an asset-liability study. The $2.3 billion pension fund’s board approved the new asset mix at its Nov. 24 ...

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Yreka takes first steps toward the new fire station

The Yreka City Council at its meeting Thursday took the first steps toward building a new fire station in town when they directed city staff to issue a Request for Proposals for a grant writing and administration consultant firm to look into the project. The current fire department is over 100 years old.  The Yreka Fire Department’s Ley Station The Yreka Volunteer Fire Department ...

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Santa Monica Art Studios owner accuses City of corruptly seizing his business

Events were a significant part of the operation at SMO. Local artist Yossi Govrin filed a lawsuit on Nov. 17 against the City of Santa Monica and Mayor Kevin McKeown alleging that his studios and artist community were seized through a corrupt bidding process. Govrin leased a hangar in the Santa Monica Airport from 2002 to 2018 to operate Santa ...

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Consultant sought to redesign the Powell Library

Project boosters want revamp to begin in early 2022 Books sit in quarantine at the Powell Library earlier this year as part of COVID-19-related precautions. Library supporters say the Powell community has outgrown the space and, at their request, commissioners are putting out a request for a building consultant. Those pushing for a bigger and better Powell Library hope to ...

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Tulare County starts investment consultant hunt

Tulare County Employees’ Retirement Association, Visalia, Calif., issued an RFP seeking investment consulting services for the $1.6 billion plan. The plan’s board approved issuing the RFP in September because current consultant Verus Advisory has been the plan’s investment consultant for 10 years. The plan’s board approved issuing the RFP in September because it “felt it was incumbent upon them to ...

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