More older drivers, fewer teens behind the wheel in California

Kristine Chiu, a 19-year-old Mira Loma High School graduate and college student, is only now getting a driver's license after contentedly bumming rides from her parents during the last three years.

Dorothy Dublirer, a 94-year-old Carmichael resident, spent the last eight decades driving a car and rues the day – should it ever come – when she will have to give up her driver's license and the freedom it brings.

Calif. Governor Brown Signs Various Bills into Law

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has signed various bills into law including: AB 11 by Assemblymember Dan Logue (D-Marysville) – Employees: reserve peace officers and emergency rescue personnel. AB 195 by Assemblymember Isadore Hall III (D-Compton) – Counties: construction projects: design-build.

Governor Brown Signs Assemblyman Cooley’s Business Fee Transparency Bill

New law ensures access to fee requirements and schedules for businesses

SACRAMENTO - On Monday, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law Assembly Bill 393 (Cooley) - requiring the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) to provide small businesses with an online location where they can find information on mandatory fee requirements and schedules so that start-ups and established small businesses can budget accordingly throughout the year.

“One priority for a healthy business is the ability to plan,” said Assemblyman Ken Cooley.  “Licensure costs and other fees are usually manageable, if the owners can anticipate them and plan for their eventual payment. Protecting the health of our business community sustains jobs in our community.”

340 Attend Job Fair Hosted by Assemblyman Ken Cooley, Local Employers

SACRAMENTO - More than 340 area residents attended a job fair hosted by Assemblyman Ken Cooley last Friday.

Joined with companies like Aerojet Rocketdyne, Kaiser Permanente, PG&E, Thunder Valley Casino and Vision Service Plan, attendees were able to hear about hundreds of  job opportunities available across the region and in various industries.