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Favorable ruling in reverse public records case

The Los Angeles Times prevailed last week in obtaining a favorable decision in a reverse-Public Records Act case. The court awarded the Times its attorney fees against both the City of Pasadena and the Pasadena Police Officers Association for prevailing in years of litigation over...

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PACE clean-up bill clears first hurdle

Last year, the legislature hastily passed a measure to regulate Property Assessed Clean Energy or “PACE” financing programs and in the process, created a new exemption under the California Public Records Act. This year, Senator Richard Roth (D-Riverside) is the author of a bill to...

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California Journalism Awards winners named

Following a multimedia slide show, first-place plaques for General Excellence and Online General Excellence were presented at the 2017 California Journalism Awards Luncheon on April 14 in Sonoma. View all winners We will have more from the CNPA Press Summit in next Tuesday’s Bulletin. If...

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Members approve bylaw changes

CNPA’s Active Members last week voted to approve two bylaws changes. One will change the chair of the Nominating Committee from the immediate CNPA past-president to the vice president, secretary/treasurer. The vote affirmed that the secretary/treasurer would be in a better position to lead the...

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Two new CNPA members named

The CNPA Board of Directors approved membership applications from these publications at its April 12 meeting: Class Member San Quentin News (monthly); Steve McNamara, publisher Campus Member Branham High School-Bear Witness, San Jose; Fitzgerald Vo, adviser Directors also were informed of these membership drops: El...

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Pulitzer for Press Democrat’s fire coverage

The Press Democrat in Santa Rosa has won the Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News for its coverage of last fall’s wildfires, which killed 40 people and destroyed 6,190 homes in the region. “The real test of a newspaper is in a disaster, and our journalists...

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