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Passantino Andersen Defeats NIMBYs (again)
Chalking up another win against anti-growth NIMBYs, Passantino Andersen is excited to announce the approval of a new, Sprouts-anchored Lifestyle Center in Palmdale.  We were able to overcome the opposition by clearly demonstrating that they represented only a tiny fraction of the community and that the majority of folks recognize the need for.. more

San Fernando Valley Business Journal - Passantino Andersen Profiled in Top PR..

Op-Ed from George Passantino: Cannabis Industry should heed lessons from the..
http://www.foxandhoundsdaily.com/2018/01/cannabis-industry-heed-lessons-california-green-rush/#facebook-comments Cannabis Industry should heed lessons from the other California “Green Rush” Beginning in the mid 2000s, California experienced a massive influx of solar energy projects—ushering in its first “Green Rush.”.. more

Press Enterprise: Villages of Lakeview project — and its 8,725 houses ..
http://www.pe.com/2017/12/05/villages-at-lakeview-project-and-its-8725-houses-wins-riverside-countys-ok/   By David Downey In a decision that sets the stage for a new “city” to sprout next to a wildlife refuge, Riverside County Supervisors on Tuesday, Dec. 5, approved a scaled-down version of the controversial Villages of La.. more

RenewableEnergyWorld.com: A Tale of Two Counties — California’s..
A Tale of Two Counties — California’s Mojave Desert Offers a Bi-Polar Approach to Solar http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/articles/2017/09/a-tale-of-two-counties-california-s-mojave-desert-bi-polar-approach-to-solar.html by Randy Terrell Although stretching across Utah, Nevada and Arizona, most of the Mojave Desert’s land.. more

Redlands Daily Facts: Walmart gets one-year extension for Redlands Crossing..
REDLANDS >> City leaders have given Walmart Stores Inc. another year to resolve permitting issues and complete offsite improvements before building the Redlands Crossing shopping center. It’s the third extension for the controversial project at the southeast corner of San Bernardino Avenue and Tennessee Street. On Tuesday, t.. more

ComAv wins prestigious FAA award
Victorville Daily Press http://www.vvdailypress.com/news/20170612/comav-wins-prestigious-faa-award ComAv, a leading commercial aircraft asset management service company, was recently recognized by the Federal Aviation Administration for excellence among the company’s aircraft maintenance staff and professionals. VICTORVILLE — ComAv.. more

VV Daily Press: Tapestry Lawsuits Settled
HESPERIA — The court battle that delayed construction of the massive Tapestry housing project has been resolved after the Terra Verde Group made major concessions, city officials announced Tuesday evening. .. more

AAPC Member Spotlight: Scott Alevy
  By: Jenni Cutri Member Spotlight: Scott Alevy Scott Alevy Regional Director Passantino Andersen Communications, LLC AAPC: Who do you look up to in the industry? Scott: Becki Donatelli. It is rare to find someone who has developed a proprietary system that revolutionizes any industry, but Becki’s innovat.. more

Apple Valley residents show they want to vote on water takeover
By: Matthew Cabe Staff Writer APPLE VALLEY — The campaign behind Measure V celebrated a decisive win Wednesday that will result in a vote prior to the town issuing bond debt to pay for a future selling price of Liberty Utilities’ water system should eminent domain prove successful.  Final unofficial election results released.. more

AV Press: Supervisors OK a Primo drive-thru
By: Julie Drake   The Primo restaurant proposed for a plot of vacant land in Acton near the Antelope Valley Freeway will be able to move forward with a drive-thru window after Los Angeles County supervisors upheld an appeal by the restaurant's co-owner of an April 6 decision by the county's Regional Planning Commission to forbid a drive-th.. more

VV Daily Press: Hesperia City Council approves Tapestry Project
By Rene De La Cruz Hesperia - During a boisterous and historic public meeting, a standing-room-only crowd at City Hall watched as the City Council voted to approve the massive Tapestry Project on Tuesday night. Despite a tidal wave of opposition from residents over the last year and during the public hearing Tuesday, the Council v.. more

Whittier Daily News: Whittier approves contract with Athens for trash pick up
The City Council late Tuesday voted 3-1 to approve a trash franchise with Athens Services that will go into effect July 1. .. more

AV Press: The children will love it!
By: Julie Drake PALMDALE - The Domestic Divas' creamy, cheesy chicken potato casserole earned the top prize and a spot on a future menu in Palmdale School District's inaugural Chopped cook-off event modeled after the Food Network program. The competition pitted four teams of six kitchen managers - The Domestic Divas, Chopettes, Gourmet Gals and.. more

Google Comes To Palmdale This Friday
Local Professionals Invited to Breakfast with Google this Friday By: AV-Today Leading experts from Google are coming to Palmdale this Friday to share free marketing tips and answer your questions over breakfast. The event, titled "Breakfast with Google," will focus on promoting products and services and attracting new customers. Speak.. more

APPLE VALLEY: Water company, town hire media consultants
Passantino Andersen working for AV Ranchos; town hires The 20/20 Network   By GARY BRODEUR STAFF WRITER Posted Mar. 9, 2015 at 4:27 PM  APPLE VALLEY — The attorney for Apple Valley and the town's major water provider have moved to retain public relations companies ov.. more

Victorville Daily Press: Wal-Mart center celebrates a decade
Wal-Mart center celebrates a decade BY RENE RAY DE LA CRUZ    STAFF WRITER    APPLE VALLEY • Wal-Mart associates and local officials were on hand Wednesday as the company’s distribution center in Apple Valley celebrated its 10th anniversary.    “Wal-Mart has been a grea.. more

Tehachapi News: Golden Hills board elects new chair, hears from recall advocate,..
By SCOTT CAMP TEHACHAPI NEWS   District makes emergency space available to school The Golden Hills Community Services District capped off their final board meeting of the year last week, on Thursday, Dec. 19, by restructuring the board, approving the services a communications firm, and agreeing to a request from Golden Hills Elementary to u.. more

Pasadena Star News: Altadena Walmart grocery store opens
ALTADENA - Walmart's Neighborhood Market opened its doors Friday morning, completing its arrival in the community while questions remain about a possible second location in Altadena. Store managers held a ribbon cutting before a crowd of about 100 people surged in to the new 28,000-square-foot store at 2408 Lincoln Ave. The Neighborhood Market is.. more

Bloomberg: First Solar May Sell Cheapest Solar Power, Less Than Coal
First Solar Inc. (FSLR), the world’s largest maker of thin-film solar panels, may sell electricity at a lower rate than new coal plants earn, according to a regulatory filing from a project it purchased in New Mexico. .. more

San Gabriel Valley Tribune: Walmart Supercenter to open Wednesday at Eastland..
By Juliette Funes http://www.sgvtribune.com/news/ci_21990589/walmart-supercenter-open-wednesday-at-eastland-center-west WEST COVINA - Eastland Shopping Center customers gearing up for the holiday season will have another giant retailer to look to for their shopping needs. A 121,000-square-foot, two-story Walmart Supercenter will open its door.. more

Aerotech News: VEX Robotics Team Reaches New Heights
Aerotech News: VEX Robotics Team Reaches New Heights http://www.aerotechnews.com/news/2012/10/26/vex-robotics-team-reaches-new-heights/ After a proud showing at the World Championship in Anaheim, Calif., earlier this year, Joe Walker STEALTH Academy’s VEX Robotics team set a new goal for the next school year. Their goal was to raise en.. more

Redlands Daily Facts: Walmart Supercenter development voted into Redlands
Redlands Crossing Project gets 4-1 blessing of City Council before crowd of dissenting residents http://www.redlandsdailyfacts.com/ci_21790076/walmart-supercenter-development-voted-into-redlands REDLANDS -- Before a crowd of residents who packed its chambers to capacity on Tuesday night, the City Council voted 4-1 to approve the Redlands Crossi.. more

The AV Times: Gregg Anderson Academy hosts grand opening ceremony!
By AV Times Staff September 28th, 2012 http://www.theavtimes.com/2012/09/28/gregg-anderson-academy-hosts-grand-opening-ceremony/ LANCASTER – It was a big day at the new Gregg Anderson Academy as Westside Union School District welcomed public officials, local community leaders and the late Gregg Anderson’s family to a ceremon.. more

East Victorville Walmart Approved
Victorville Daily Press: East Victorville Walmart Approved Brooke Edwards Staggs, City Editor VICTORVILLE • After six years of debate and delays, a split City Council gave the green light Tuesday to a controversial Walmart Supercenter planned near the entrance to Spring Valley Lake. The project passed on a 3-1 vote, with Councilwom.. more

Release: California Launches New Commercial Recycling Law
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 12, 2012 CONTACT: Dave Saltman 661-538-1100 California Launches New Commercial Recycling Law Business owners required by law to recycle after July 1 Victorville , Calif. – July 1 marks the launch of a new commercial recycling law that few businesses and residents in California are aware o.. more

Release: Governor Jerry Brown Signs Bill to Move Solar Jobs Forward
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   GOVERNOR JERRY BROWN SIGNS BILL TO MOVE SOLAR JOBS FORWARD AB 1073 Will Help K Road Calico Solar Create Jobs in San Bernardino County’s High Desert Communities.   Sacramento, CA – May 25, 2012 – Governor Jerry Brown signed into law Assembly Bill 1073 on Wednesday that will clarify that the .. more

LA Times: Solar project in desert gets boost from California Legislature
The legislation to enable the developer to bypass local agencies in seeking approval was fast-tracked in the Assembly. Environmentalists say the proposed Calico Solar facility would be ecologically damaging. May 11, 2012|By Louis Sahagun, Los Angeles Times Despite strong opposition from environmentalists, the state Assembly on Thursday approv.. more

City Plays Ball With the Grizzlies
It could cost Fresno taxpayers nearly a million dollars but city leaders say the Grizzlies are an investment in the community.  Thursday night, the Fresno City Council voted to approve a new lease agreement for the team.  The new agreement will require the city to chip in about $600,000 for maintenance.  It will also essentially give.. more

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Update: Solargen says all Construction Jobs in County
Oct 13, 2010 By Connor Ramey In a strong sign of support, the board of supervisors Tuesday approved three preliminary steps in the proposal for Solargen Energy's Panoche Valley solar farm. The board unanimously supported the final environmental impact report and in a 4-1 vote - with Supervisor Pat Loe dissenting - agreed to cancel 12 William.. more

1,000-Megawatt Plant in Calif. Marks New Milesstone in Solar Expansion
By SCOTT STREATER of Greenwire Federal regulators are nearing final approval of what would be the largest solar power plant in the world, a milestone that sets a new standard for the industry and marks a major advancement in the Obama administration's efforts to expand renewable energy production nationwide. The Bureau of Land Management ha.. more

City Council OKs deal to help Fresno Grizzlies
Posted at 07:44 PM on Thursday, Dec. 17, 2009 By George Hostetter / The Fresno Bee The Fresno City Council approved a revised downtown stadium lease with the Fresno Grizzlies on Thursday evening, ending months of closed-door negotiations with the financially ailing baseball team. Council Member Henry T. Perea cast the only no in the 6-1 vote.. more

Grizzlies' lease terms presented to Council
WRITTEN BY BEN KELLER, THE BUSINESS JOURNAL      THURSDAY, 03 DECEMBER 2009 23:17 A crowd of baseball enthusiasts gathered in support of the Fresno Grizzlies last night as the City Council listened to the terms of a revised lease that aimed to extend the economically challenged team’s stay at Chukchansi park. .. more

Grizzlies take city rent issue to public
Published online on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2009 By George Hostetter / The Fresno Bee A looming balloon payment is the driving force behind secretive stadium lease renegotiations that promise to dramatically change the troubled relationship between the Fresno Grizzlies and City Hall. The financial pressure on the tottering Fresno Baseball Club LL.. more

Fresno Harley Dealer in Flux
Motorcycle business has not said whether dealer pact will be renewed. Published online on Thursday, Sep. 17, 2009 By Sanford Nax / The Fresno Bee On the same day the Fresno City Council commended a longtime motorcycle dealer for its proposed downtown expansion, the business announced that Harley-Davidson corporate officials haven't blessed t.. more

Walmart Gets OK
SuperTarget downgraded, but still a go This story appeared in the Antelope Valley Press Thursday, July 9, 2009. By BOB WILSON Valley Press Staff Writer FOR, AGAINST - Wal-Mart employees sit at Wednesday morning's Planning Commission meeting at Lancaster City Hall on the proposed supercenters to be built in Quartz Hill at 60th Street West.. more

Clovis Moving Closer to Having Super Wal-Mart
Last Update: 9:12 am, June 30, 2009 KGPE (CBS) Fresno After seven years of debate the City of Clovis is one step closer to getting a Super Wal-Mart. Hundreds packed a special meeting Monday night as the Clovis City Council approved an environmental impact report. The Wal-Mart would be built at Herndon and Highway 168. Wal-Mart says the stor.. more

Wal-Mart one step closer in Clovis
Last Updated on Tuesday, 30 June 2009 10:11 Written by Fresno Business Journal Staff A Wal-Mart Supercenter in Clovis is one step closer to becoming a reality. At part two of a special meeting last night, the Clovis City Council voted 3 to 2 in favor of approving documents that would move the 490,000 square foot project forward. The propo.. more

Super Walmart in Clovis?
KFSN (ABC) Fresno June 30, 2009 Plans for a "Super-Walmart" in Clovis cleared a major hurdle Wednesday night.

Super Walmart Coming to Clovis
Tuesday, June 30, 2009 KFSN (ABC) Fresno Fresno, Calif. (KFSN) -- A Super Walmart will be coming to Clovis, but the decision to allow it was a tough one. Opponents heard a sour note in a supporter's musical pitch to bring in the super store at a city council meeting. Some people brought signs that read "keep Clovis safe&qu.. more

Clovis OKs document on Wal-Mart shopping center
Published online on Monday, Jun. 29, 2009 By Marc Benjamin / The Fresno Bee The Clovis City Council approved certification of an environmental document Monday night for a 490,000-square-foot shopping center that includes a Wal-Mart Supercenter. The vote was 3-2 with Mayor Harry Armstrong and Council Member Lynne Ashbeck opposed because they .. more

Wal-Mart Supercenter Clears Clovis Hurdle
Posted: June 29, 2009 11:06 PM PDT By Clint Olivier/KMPH (Fox) Fresno CLOVIS - Hundreds gather in the Veterans Memorial Building in Clovis for a special city council meeting. At issue, should the city green-light a development that's supposed to go on this 50 acre lot at Herndon and the 168. It's a vote that's been years in the making. Tonig.. more

Passantino Andersen launches expansion effort
Article located in the Victor Valley Daily Press Local Columns, June 12, 2009 By Staff Reporters PALMDALE • Southern California sales expert John Woodman has joined Passantino Andersen, a strategic communications firm with offices in Palmdale and Fresno. During the past 10 years, Woodman estimates his total sales volume at more than $1.. more

Communication firm grows with the Valley
Article located in the Antelope Valley Press Business Profile, May 8, 2009 By Alexa Vaughn Valley Press Staff Writer Getting Megan’s Law passed through the California legislature would be the first time George Passantino and Andy Andersen marked a huge career achievement together, but it would not be the last. A little more than a de.. more

Foundation Pushes For Four-Year Aniversity
This story appeared in the Antelope Valley Press Thursday, January 22, 2009. Runner urges joint powers pact to reach school goal By JIM SKEEN Valley Press Business Editor PALMDALE – The high desert needs a four-year university to prevent its youth from leaving the region, business and civic leaders were told Wednesday. A four-year u.. more

PR Firm Specializes in Land Use
This story appeared in the Antelope Valley Press on Tuesday, May 22, 2007. By TINA FORDE Valley Press Business Editor PALMDALE - George Passantino and his Riverside County-based partner Andew Andersen have expanded their young public relations company, Passantino Andersen Communications, to provide additional services to help land developers n.. more

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