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The Riggs Report: Search for answers in Las Vegas massacre

October 13, 2017

What happens to those family members left behind in the tragedy?

The devastating wildfires this week in California have pushed, for now, the aftermath of the horrendous violence in Las Vegas out of the headlines in Northern California. But the search by investigators for a motive, for any explanation for the largest mass shooting in modern U.S. history, continues.

For family members of the 58 slain victims who were shot as they attended a country music festival outside the Mandalay Bay Hotel, the horror goes on.

And for the family of…

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The Riggs Report: Can California’s presidential vote matter?

​September 28, 2017

State primary will be moved up three months for 2020 elections

It was a memorable quote, offered up by Gov. Jerry Brown in response to a question I posed about lingering presidential ambitions at a 2010 campaign debate at UC Davis.

“Hell, if I was younger, you know I’d be running again,” Brown said, acknowledging his three previous runs for the White House in 1976, 1980 and 1992.

Instead, he went on to claim a unique spot in California political history by winning another term as governor, 28 years after…

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Randle Communications Earns Top Ranking By Sacramento Business Journal

August 25, 2017

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Randle Communications (Randle) today announced that the firm is the number one ranked public relations agency according to the Sacramento Business Journal’s 2017 Book of Lists. Randle’s continued growth in the Sacramento market reflects the firm’s longstanding commitment to maintaining a talented team of professionals that thrive providing exceptional service to a diverse, high-profile network of clients.

“Our team is proud to be the Sacramento region’s number one public relations firm,” said Randle Communications President and CEO Jeff Randle. “We are dedicated to helping clients succeed, whether it be…

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Interested in joining our team? We’re looking for talent!

Randle Communications is looking for talent! If you’re a highly motivated communications pro looking to support the firm’s growing public affairs practice you may be the ideal fit for our Public Affairs Coordinator position. An ideal candidate has two years legislative/campaign experience, strong communication skills and is detail-oriented.

Team Randle is also looking for a new team member to serve as a Public Relations Account Executive. An ideal candidate has three to five years communications, public relations or community education experience, and is a strong writer and project manager.

To apply for either of…

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The Riggs Report: A Capitol feeding frenzy

​September 14, 2017

Vote nears on how to spend $1.5B in climate change funds

One longtime Capitol insider describes it as “a feeding frenzy: That’s what happens when a large pot of money, in this case roughly $1.5 billion, is available to spend on broad efforts to reduce carbon emissions and improve air quality across California.

There are a lot of different groups who want to stake their claim in this mini-Gold Rush.

That’s why clean air folks, agricultural interests, clean energy researchers and car manufacturers, among others, have been engaged in negotiations with…

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Erin Dunlay Earns Promotion to Director at Randle Communications

September 11, 2017

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Sacramento’s top public relations and public affairs firm, Randle Communications (Randle), today announced that Erin Dunlay earned a promotion to the firm’s senior leadership team as a Director. Dunlay will play a leadership role working with Randle clients and staff to develop and execute communications strategies for statewide and local public affairs and public relations initiatives. She will continue to manage the firm’s marquee local public relations projects, including Golden 1 Credit Union and the effort by Sacramento Sports & Entertainment Holdings (SSEH) and Sacramento Republic FC to secure Major League Soccer (MLS)…

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Reflecting on the Legislative All Star Game With our Media Relations Specialist

September 7, 2017

Last night, Democrats and Republicans traded in their floor votes, political strategies and campaign analytics to don cleats and baseball gloves for the 15th annual Legislative All Star softball game at Raley Field. I was honored to call this time-honored gig from the announcer’s booth, and there was plenty of pre-game pomp, circumstance and bluster.

The Democrats were defending champs, having won the previous two games. Chants bellowed from the grandstands behind the GOP dugout while on the other side, a sea of blue fired back hoots and hollers of their own.

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The Riggs Report: The DACA decision’s fallout in California

September 7, 2017

California’s Republican seats are prime targets in 2018

The Trump administration’s decision to nail the door shut on the DACA program has revived talk of a long-elusive issue—that of passing comprehensive immigration reform. But it also guarantees an epic campaign fight next year in California in which a handful of Republican-held congressional seats will be squarely in the bull’s eye.

California is home to more than 200,000 Dreamers. That’s more than 1 in 4 of the total nationwide, so the stakes here are greater than in any other state.

Let’s be…

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Randle Communications Ranked No. 1 Sacramento Area Public Relations Agency

August 25, 2017

Sacramento Business Journal

We are honored and thrilled to announce Randle Communications has been ranked the NUMBER ONE Sacramento Area Public Relation Agency by Sacramento Business Journal! This could not have been possible without our amazing team, fantastic clients and supportive family members.

Click here to view the full list.

 

 

The Riggs Report: Panetta’s take on the North Korea threat

​August 10, 2017

Former CIA director says negotiations, not bluster, are key to avoiding war

Leon Panetta has always been a refreshingly candid political figure. That was true when I first knew him as a second-term congressman representing a big swath of California’s Central Coast.

Panetta would regularly schedule round table sessions for local media. And I, working in my first job as a radio reporter in San Luis Obispo, made a point of attending these sessions where we were able to pose questions on whatever topics came to mind.

I was reminded…

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