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SF Weekly, San Francisco’s award-winning cultural, literary and alternative weekly publication is seeking a staff writer with a wide range of storytelling experience, versatility and expertise to provide compelling coverage of the cultural fabric of San Francisco and the many issues confronting the city as...

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Stephen Laxineta

Stephen Laxineta, 2002 CNPA President, died July 19, 2019. Laxineta was the former president and CEO of The Beach Reporter in Manhattan Beach. “While Steve was a valued colleague, business partner, mentor and friend, he meant so much more to me,” said Will Fleet, a...

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Vanessa Henderson is new executive assistant, events director

Vanessa Henderson has joined the CNPA Services Inc. team as Executive Assistant and Director of Events. Henderson, a California State University, Sacramento alum, earned her Bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies with an emphasis in Mass Communications and a minor in Journalism. Vanessa’s previous role as...

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Racy-deepfake bill headed to Senate Appropriations Committee

AB 602, Assemblymember Marc Berman’s (D-Palo Alto) bill that provides a civil cause of action for individuals whose likenesses are used without their consent in deepfakes that depict sexual conduct was approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee this week, and will next be considered by...

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