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— SACRAMENTO – Today, AARP applauded California Governor Jerry Brown for signing into law the landmark Senate Bill 1234, California Secure Choice Retirement Savings Act (SB 1234), introduced by Senate President Pro Tem Kevin De León. In signing SB 1234, California has created an auto-enrolled, supplemental retirement savings program for nearly 7 million private sector workers in California who did not previously have access to a retirement savings plan through their job. “AARP applauds California Governor Jerry Brown for this momentous …

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— Los Angeles residents spend an average of 81 hours per year stuck in traffic, waiting for buses and trains, and navigating streets that are unfriendly for bikes and pedestrians. These are hours that could instead be filled with quality time with our families, kids, grandparents, and friends. At AARP, we believe our neighborhoods and communities should be livable and age-friendly for all. That’s why we invite you today to join AARP in supporting “The Los Angeles County Traffic Improvement Plan”, …

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— Very few people have had as much impact in shaping California as Mariano Guadalupe Vallejo. Vallejo was born in Monterey in 1807, when that city was the capital of Alta California in the Viceroy of New Spain. As a young man, Vallejo worked as a clerk for English merchant William Hartnell, learning English, French, and Latin. Vallejo was serving as personal secretary to the Governor of California, Luis Arguello in 1821, when news of Mexico’s independence from Spain reached Monterey. …

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— Pío de Jesus Pico was a first-generation Californio, born in Alta California to parents who emigrated from the part of New Spain that is now Mexico. He was born at the Mission San Gabriel Arcángel on May 5, 1801. After the death of his father in 1819, Pico settled in San Diego, where he married María Ignacia Alvarado on February 24, 1834. Pico served twice as Governor of Alta California, for a short time in 1832, then again in 1844 …

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— This series includes four events held by AARP at the Arthur F. Turner Community Library in West Sacramento. Each monthly event will feature a different topic about living healthy as an older adult. You are welcome to bring a lunch. No registration is required. Arthur F. Turner Community Library Community Room 1212 Merkley Ave West Sacramento, CA 95691  All presentations are from 12:30pm to 2pm  September 14: “HomeFit” Workshop: Learn about simple, do-it-yourself repairs — or even larger design projects …

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— SACRAMENTO – Today, AARP commended the California State Legislature for their landmark passage of the California Secure Choice Retirement Savings Act (Senate Bill 1234), introduced by Senate President Pro Tem Kevin De León. The bill passed out of Senate concurrence and now awaits signature by California Governor Jerry Brown. If Gov. Brown signs SB1234, it would create an auto-enrolled, supplemental retirement savings program for more than 7 million private sector workers in California who do not have access to a …

Rep. Loretta Sanchez and Attorney General Kamala Harris are vying for an open U.S. Senate seat. Photos courtesy of the campaigns.

— By Laura Mecoy For the first time in modern political history, California will have no Republican U.S. Senate candidate on the Nov. 8 ballot. Voters will choose between two Democrats: U.S. Rep. Loretta Sanchez and state Attorney General Kamala Harris. They were the two top vote-getters in June under the 2011 Top Two Candidates Open Primary Act. That created a challenge for their campaigns to find differences on issues, even as the presidential race draws so much attention. “The Senate …

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— Gardena, CA – At a ceremony today at the Second Time Around Senior Club, Representative Maxine Waters (CD 43) was presented with AARP’s “Champion of 50+” award, in recognition of her strong support for a new U.S. Department of Labor rule, which requires that retirement plan advice be given in the best interest of consumers – a rule which could save American families billions of dollars per year. Rep. Waters also voted AGAINST legislation that would have stopped the rule …

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— SACRAMENTO – Today, AARP applauded the vote on the Assembly Floor (52-26) passing the California Secure Choice Retirement Savings Act (Senate Bill 1234), introduced by Senate President Pro Tem Kevin De León, back to the Senate for concurrence. AARP strongly supports SB 1234, which, if passed out of concurrence and signed by Governor Brown, would create an auto-enrolled, supplemental retirement savings program for more than 7 million private sector workers in California who do not have access to a retirement …

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— AARP is one of the largest non-profit, non-partisan organizations in the world. With more than 38 million members (3.3 million in California), AARP is committed to improving the quality of life for ALL as they age. We are currently looking for a few dynamic individuals to join our California team. If you have a passion for positive social change, AARP just might be the place for you! We are now interviewing for the following positions: Metro Manager (San Jose) The …