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Assemblywoman Rubio’s Save Local Journalism Act Sails Through Senate and Assembly, Heads to the Governor

Assemblywoman Blanca Rubio (D- Baldwin Park) today announced that her Assembly Bill 323, the Save Local Journalism Act, was passed by the State Senate and State Assembly and is on its way to the Governor’s desk. AB 323 was voted off the Senate Floor and passed by the Assembly in the last few days of the 2019-2020 legislative session. The Senate passed AB 323 by a 39-0 vote; the final vote on the Assembly Floor was 60-2.

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Guest Opinion: For readers’ sake, #savelocaljournalism

A brand management and crisis communication professor I know at a leading university contends that brands reside in the minds of customers, not at company headquarters. So, when crisis strikes, he argues, protecting the brand boils down to this: protecting your customers.

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Power Emergency in California

Urgent message from CNPA President and CEO. Over the next week, California and the rest of the West Coast will face a historic heatwave that will put pressure on our energy grid. In order to avoid electricity shortages, the State is asking residents to reduce energy usage in order to prevent service interruptions. CNPA members can help get the word out by using the content links below to encourage consumers to take steps that conserve energy and protect at risk populations.

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Paginator (Newspaper)

The Metropolitan News Company has an immediate opening in Downtown Los Angeles for a newspaper layout paginator. You will work closely with editorial personnel on the layout, production, quality control, and proofreading of high quality daily and weekly newspaper pagination. Work closely with production to...

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Catch up with CNPA-Member webinars

CNPA launched a Member Exclusive Webinar Program in April to foster member engagement, reveal compelling industry data and discuss issues that may affect the success of the news business on a go-forward basis. Here is a recap: April 16: “Newspapers at a Turning Point —...

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Tell the stories behind the statistics

Everyday news reports are filled with statistics as COVID-19 continues to dominate headlines. The number of individuals who have tested positive and those who have died of the coronavirus. Patients hospitalized and those in ICU. Confirmed cases broken down by gender, ethnicity and county of residence. The tally of businesses that have closed. The rising unemployment totals. Terms of financial assistance programs available at federal, state and local levels. Bankruptcy and foreclosure totals.

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Because sometimes, take a timeout

Your grubbiest executive will check out of this space for the next two weeks, perhaps in search of cool water, blue skies and mellifluous sounds. Please send news and notes to, if that’s what floats your Tuesday boat. Or reach out to others on the team. And...

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CNPA launches hard push for AB 323

"Our free media - one of our most cherished Constitutional rights - is at risk of extinction," Blanca Rubio (D- Baldwin Park) said in a news releaseon Aug. 10 introducing the Save Local Journalism Act. "At a time when local information is critical for our communities and the rebuilding of our economy. AB 323 will prevent 'news deserts' by providing a lifeline to California's community and ethnic media outlets."

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Apply through Monday for California Competes Tax Credit

The Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) is accepting applications for the California Competes Tax Credit (CCTC) through Monday, Aug. 17.  There are $80 million in tax credits available for businesses that are expanding and adding full-time jobs in the state. The deadline...

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