Sting Operation Hits Unlicensed Contractors

Sting Operation Highlights Importance of Checking License First Suspect caught during undercover sting trying to use someone else’s license. Jose German Lepe Puentes thought he was just going to give a homeowner a bid for concrete work at a house in North Auburn this week. Instead, the 35 year-old from Elk Grove wound up with […]

Chavez March Protests Loss of 30,000 Jobs

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Labor, community leaders join 2011 Cesar Chavez March to protest loss of 30,000 jobs, devastating budget cutbacks The annual Cesar E. Chavez March, commemorating the life and legacy of the late California labor leader doubled as a protest against the loss of state jobs. The Sacramento Labor Council for Latin American Advancement AFL-CIO (LCLAA), sponsor […]

Company Protests California Roadway Design Software Procurement Process, Loses

Bentley Systems says its protest of the California Department of General Services’ procurement process for roadway design software (RDS) has been denied. The Caltrans RFP was a good fit for the company’s software, according to CEO Greg Bentley. His company had worked with Caltrans for over five years. The Bentley bid was rejected for apparently […]

CAL FIRE Trains National Guard Firefighting Ops

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Every year California is plagued by wildfires that char hundreds of thousands of acres, destroy countless homes and wreak havoc on communities. To ensure every available resource is used to battle major fire sieges, CAL FIRE and the California National Guard train together each year to provide additional staffing and resources on the frontlines. The […]

French Firefighters Visit, Learn from CAL FIRE

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CAL FIRE has a world-wide reputation as a superior wildland firefighting and emergency response department. 37 firefighters from France are headed to northern California to learn about the successes of CAL FIRE and to exchange ideas. The group from France’s Ecole Nationale Superiure des Officiers Sapeurs Pompiers (ENSOSP), which translates to “The National School of […]