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90 political leaders head to Mexico City to strengthen binational ties

SAN DIEGO (CNS) – The San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce will lead nearly 90 area political and business leaders on an annual trip to Mexico City, beginning Sunday, to strengthen binational ties. The delegation includes county Supervisor Ron Roberts, San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer, Imperial Beach Mayor Serge Dedina and Tijuana Mayor Juan Manuel Gastelum. Also making the trip…

Bill proposes pension funds be divested from companies involved in building border wall

SAN DIEGO (CNS) – A San Diego state legislator and two other Assembly members today introduced a bill that would require California’s pension funds to divest from companies involved in building the border wall championed by President Donald Trump. Assembly Bill 946 — the Resist the Wall Act — was co-authored by Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher, D-San Diego, and Assemblymen…

National recall on edamame, frozen pizza for listeria contamination

(CNN) –  Edamame and frozen pizza products have been recalled all over the nation. An Edamame product has been recalled in 33 states due to fears it may be contaminated with potentially fatal listeria bacteria. Advanced Fresh Concepts (AFC) issued the voluntary recall after random quality testing found potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination. As of March 16, no illnesses had been…

Waiter fired after asking diners for proof of residency

(CNN) – A California waiter has been fired after asking patrons at a Huntington Beach restaurant for proof of residency when they ordered a drink. The exchange happened at the Saint Marc pub-café on March 11, according to CNN affiliate KABC. “The fact that he said, ‘I need to make sure you’re from here before I serve you,’ was completely unacceptable,”…

Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher introduces Athlete Protection Act

AB 1435 Creates First-in-the-Nation Athlete Protection Commission

SACRAMENTO —(Wednesday, March 15, 2017) – California State Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher (D-San Diego), today announced the introduction of her Athlete Protection Act, which creates the nation’s first Athlete Protection Commission to oversee health and safety regulations for collegiate athletes. The Assemblywoman was joined by Ramogi Huma, a former UCLA football player and current Executive Director of the National College…