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22nd Annual Trucking Industry Defense Association Seminar to feature EPIC’s Michael Nischan on managing risk

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: As the head of the transportation safety and security consulting business for EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, Michael Nischan will present his views on risk management in the trucking industry on a panel during a three-day industry seminar hosted by the Trucking Industry Defense Association (TIDA).

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John Walsh joins EPIC to further strengthen growing Risk Solutions Practice

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: Edgewood Partners Insurance Center (EPIC), a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that John Walsh has joined the firm as their Principal of Executive Liability and Financial Lines insurance. Walsh brings more than 10 years of Financial Lines Broking, Placement, Underwriting, Business Development, Client Service, Operations and Claims Management experience to EPIC.

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AdaptRM Time Tracking and Invoicing service launches in beta

SUNNYVALE, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: Rapid Prototypes, Inc. today announced the release of its AdaptRM Time Tracking and Invoicing beta service. Already supporting unlimited numbers of devices, this release incorporates a new invoicing ability. This option not only allows the user to track time to their various projects, but also creates professional invoices for direct transmission to clients via their preferred method.

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Mortgage compliance services provider The Compliance Group names Jeremy Burcham as Chief Strategy Officer

CARLSBAD, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: Leading mortgage compliance services provider The Compliance Group, Inc. (TCG) today announced it has hired Jeremy Burcham as Chief Strategy Officer. Bringing nearly 14 years of quality control and operations experience, Burcham will be responsible for formulating, facilitating and communicating TCG’s plans for the future.

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NASA 75th Anniversary Open House: ImmersiON-VRelia to exhibit NASA space exploration experience

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: ImmersiON-VRelia, the premier innovator in the HMD Virtual Reality sector, will exhibit at NASA’s 75th Anniversary Open House. The event, set for October 18, 2014 at the NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View, Calif., is expected to draw approximately 120,000 attendees.

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Mark Gustafson Named Market Exec at Bank of Southern California’s Coachella Valley Region

PALM DESERT, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: Bank of Southern California today announced that seasoned community banker, Mark Gustafson has been appointed to lead the bank’s Coachella Valley region. Mr. Gustafson most recently served as Market President for First California Bank which was sold and merged into Pacific Western Bank. He also served as President and CEO of Canyon National Bank, Ogden BancShares, Inc

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Everyday women will prove that the sport of pole dancing is no longer just for strippers

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: Everyday women will prove that the sport of pole dancing is no longer just for strippers when they take the stage, in costume, at a historical bikini bar on Sunday, October 26 during Amanda Leigh’s Amateur Pole Art Showcase Pre-Halloween Party. Held at the World Famous Cheetahs Club Hollywood, show time begins at 8 p.m. and doors open at 7:30 p.m.

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Christopher Walker, Esq. joins Edgewood Partners Insurance Center, further strengthens national Employer Services Platform

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: Edgewood Partners Insurance Center (EPIC), a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Christopher Walker, Esq. has joined the firm as Director of Healthcare Compliance and Associate General Counsel, Employee Benefits. Walker will be based in EPIC’s San Francisco headquarters and will report to Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Dan Crawford.

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Edgewood Partners Insurance Co-founder Dan Francis Exits Company

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: Edgewood Partners Insurance Center (EPIC), a national retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, today announced that Co-founder and Executive Chairman Dan Francis has elected to leave the firm effective Nov. 1, 2014.

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Online foodie retailer Van Dorn Gourmets embraces brick and mortar with first store in Burbank, Calif.

BURBANK, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: Foodies on alert! After experiencing popularity and success through their online store of gourmet rubs, seasonings, spices and dips, Van Dorn Gourmets has recently announced the launch of their first brick and mortar store in Burbank, Calif. Featuring an expanded line and customer-first service the store has been met with quick enthusiasm and positive feedback from area food lovers.

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Rex and Joan Irving Brandt Papers now viewable on Getty Images

LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: Laguna College of Art and Design (LCAD), the West Coast’s top fine art college, today announced with Project Gado that 1,000 pages of material from The Rex and Joan Irving Brandt Papers are now available on Getty Images. California Watercolorist Rex Brandt kept sketchbooks, photographs and archival materials that can now be viewed on the Getty Images website.

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Edgewood Partners Insurance Center welcomes Bill Cosgrove to further fuel EPIC 2.0 national expansion

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: Edgewood Partners Insurance Center (EPIC), a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that William P. Cosgrove has joined the firm as managing principal and Financial Institutions Practice leader. Cosgrove brings 28 years of insurance industry underwriting, production, marketing, client service, management and executive leadership experience to the firm.

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Peter Garvey named Chief Operating Officer at Edgewood Partners Insurance Center

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: Edgewood Partners Insurance Center (EPIC), a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, today announced the appointment of insurance industry veteran Peter Garvey as Chief Operating Officer, a newly created position reporting to CEO John Hahn. Bringing EPIC nearly 35 years of insurance brokerage strategic operations, mergers and acquisitions, and executive leadership experience, Garvey will be chartered with further accelerating EPIC’s growth momentum.

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Richard Kimball and Jeremy Cubert join VLP Law Group LLP

PALO ALTO, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: VLP Law Group LLP today announced the addition of Jeremy A. Cubert and Richard N. Kimball. Jeremy will join the Intellectual Property Practice Group as a partner based in the Washington D.C. area. Richard, based in Boston, focuses on corporate and transactional matters.

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EPIC Insurance adds David Wiesner as Regional Director for Employee Benefits in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: Edgewood Partners Insurance Center (EPIC), a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, today announced that David Wiesner has joined the firm as managing principle and regional director in EPIC’s Employee Benefits Consulting Division.

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Business Insurance Magazine names EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants ‘Best Place to Work in Insurance’ 5th Year

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants (EPIC), a retail property, casualty and employee benefits insurance brokerage, has been recognized for a fifth year as a ‘Best Place to Work in Insurance’ by Business Insurance Magazine and survey co-sponsor Best Companies Group.

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Angels Baseball selects 5 Bars to Deliver Pervasive, High-Speed Wi-Fi and DAS in Anaheim, Calif.

IRVINE, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: 5 Bars, an Irvine, Calif.-based premier provider of indoor and outdoor distributed antenna systems (DAS) and Wi-Fi(R) systems, has installed permanent neutral host DAS and Wi-Fi networks at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. Angel Stadium is a 45,483 seat facility and home to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.

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California Cheerleaders ‘Team Up’ to tackle cancer, other deadly diseases for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

ANAHEIM, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: Anaheim-based Esperanza High School Cheer and Song Leaders are hosting Team Up for St. Jude Spirited by Varsity – Game Day, a spirit week to raise funds and awareness for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital(R). The Aztec cheer and song teams are enlisting students and fans to help sideline childhood cancer and other deadly diseases by cheering on the Cardinal and Gold at Brea Olinda High Stadium on October 2, 2014, at 7 p.m.

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MCT Trading a finalist for the 2014 ‘Release of the Year’ Award

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: MCT Trading, Inc., a recognized leader in mortgage pipeline hedging, loan sale execution and risk management services, today announced that it has been chosen by Mortgage Technology magazine as a finalist for the 2014 ‘Release of the Year’ Award.

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Educause 2014: Utelogy and Meru Networks Present Intelligent Campus Solutions

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: Utelogy Corporation, creator of audio-visual control and management software will demonstrate its capabilities over SDN-enabled Wi-Fi(R) powered by Meru Networks, Inc. in booth 1037 at Educause 2014, being held September 29 through October 2, 2014 in Orlando, Fla. Meru is a leader in intelligent networking and the only wireless LAN vendor to have received OpenFlow(TM) conformance.

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Mad Hatter Holiday Festival 2014 turns Vallejo California into a Wonderland for All Ages

VALLEJO, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: Down the rabbit hole! The City of Vallejo, Calif. has gone Mad for the month of December 2014 – Mad Hatter that is – with its popular ‘Mad Hatter Holiday Festival’ that attracts thousands to the historic downtown district with its whimsical and fire-shooting Wonderland recreation that turns the city into a fantasy world for children and adults alike!

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Alegria Fresh announced today the expansion of the hydroponic vertical farm at Bell Gardens High School

IRVINE, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: Alegria Fresh announced today the expansion of the hydroponic vertical farm at Bell Gardens High School, Southern California’s first working vertical farm on a high school campus. The farm, which features high-performance urban hydroponic vertical and organic farming methods, will be completed with Phase 2, a high efficiency organic food production system using GardenSoxx(R).

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Randsburg Art Gallery ‘Goes Rogue’ to support all world-class artists

RANDSBURG, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: Randall ‘Hoot’ Smith, owner of the Randsburg Art Gallery in California, today announced his rogue vision of promoting world class artists. ‘I know this is hard to believe from an art gallery owner but I think that artists deserve 100 percent of the value of their art! Yes, that’s right, 100 percent,’ says ‘Hoot.’

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Laguna College of Art and Design chosen as finalist by LG for ‘The Art of the Pixel’ new-media art competition

LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: LCAD (Laguna College of Art and Design) was chosen as one of the top design schools by LG Electronic USA to participate and final in ‘The Art of the Pixel’ new-media art competition. LCAD Design and Digital Media program won $25,000 for the most popular votes. Senior student Dohee Yang was chosen as a finalist.

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Indie feature film, Tattoo Nation, from director Eric Schwartz presents stories of ink-on-flesh including actor Danny Trejo

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: There is plenty of body art on display in ‘Tattoo Nation,’ the alternative lifestyle documentary feature film from director Eric Schwartz, but none more famous than the one on the chest of actor Danny Trejo. ‘Tattoo Nation’ is emerging as the definitive look at how tattoos went from underground and illegal just a few years ago to mass acceptance and the status of art. The film has garnered rave reviews when screened at film festivals around the country.

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WTCI adds Sean Shannon to San Francisco insurance services team

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: Wholesale Trading Co-Op Insurance Services, LLC (WTCI) announced today that Sean Shannon has joined the firm’s property team as Vice President/Property Broker. WTCI is an independently operated and managed wholesale brokerage firm that collaborates directly with its retail insurance broker members to develop comprehensive placement strategies to better serve clients.

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Jeff Birdsell named VP to lead new RV Professional Services division for Reverse Mortgage Industry

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: ReverseVision, Inc. today announced the launch of their Professional Services division aimed at helping reverse mortgage lenders and brokers to be more successful. Mortgage industry veteran and the company’s former head of product management, Jeff Birdsell, CMB, will lead the RV Professional Services as Vice President of this new division.

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Wholesale Trading Co-Op Insurance Services welcomes Karen Kutger as new Senior VP

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: Wholesale Trading Co-Op Insurance Services, LLC (WTCI) today announced that professional liability brokerage veteran Karen Kutger has joined the firm as Senior VP. Kutger joins WTCI from Howden Insurance Services, Inc. where she specialized in professional liability, management liability, cyber liability and related financial lines coverages.

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Envy Corner announces Top 5 Halloween Costumes for 2014 as voted by fans

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: Sexy Halloween costume retailer, Envy Corner, today announced the ‘top five Halloween costumes’ that were voted to be the best costumes for women this year. Fans of Envy Corner’s Facebook page picked the top five Halloween costumes, to create the ultimate ‘complete costume.’

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AnyTrans 4 is a new Complete iOS 8 amd iPhone 6 Content Management Solution

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: iMobie Inc., an innovative software company, today announced AnyTrans 4 to give users the best support on iOS 8. It introduces a set of breakthrough features that are tailored for managing music, photos, messages, notes, and all the iOS 8 content. Meanwhile, the Apple devices’ content syncing performance has been boosted up – about 3 times faster than regular iTunes sync.

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ReverseVision Inc. named a 2014 Lenders’ Choice Award Finalist

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: ReverseVision Inc. today announced it has been named a finalist for the 2014 Lenders’ Choice Award by Mortgage Technology magazine. ReverseVision is the leading provider of business solutions for the reverse industry offering such products as RV Exchange (RVX), and RV University.

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FITIVITIES is the New Family Fitness Game from makers of Skillastics

CORONA, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: Sandy Spin Slade, Inc., the company that created Skillastics(R), the successful series of games for the educational market, is excited to announce the launch of the indoor/outdoor family fitness game FITIVITIES(TM).

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DrivenBI and Polonious partner to launch self-service business intelligence SaaS

PASADENA, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: Polonious Investigations Management Systems, the premier provider of special investigative unit (SIU) and investigation management systems for the insurance and investigation industries, announced its partnership with DrivenBI, the leading provider of cloud based self-service analysis platforms, empowering Polonious customers to create their own analysis in entirely new ways.

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Costume Outfitter, Sexy Wear Avenue, Celebrates its 10-Year Anniversary in 2014

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: Sexy Wear Avenue, a popular online retailer of adult Halloween costumes for women, is celebrating its 10-year anniversary with limited-time anniversary specials of extra 15 percent-off discount on all products storewide with coupon code SWA15.

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L.A. Premiere of ‘Frankenstein The Musical’ stars Jonas Sills and Ray Buffer

LONG BEACH, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: Jonas Sills and Ray Buffer today announced their new performing arts company in Long Beach called Art-In-Relation (AIR). Their first AIR production, ‘Frankenstein The Musical’ will open Oct. 23 at the Ernest Borgnine Theatre. The two co-producers also appear in this powerful production, as Victor Frankenstein and The Creature, respectively.

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Fine Arts Investment Company ArteQuesta Offers New Art Investment Program for Military Families

MILL VALLEY, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: ArteQuesta today announced a new art investment program in its support for veterans and military families. The fine arts investment company believes that every opportunity for the enjoyment of art, including the opportunity for art investment, should be given to those who serve the United States.

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Tiffany McClellan joins EPIC the firm as Regional Director Employee Benefits in Calif.

IRVINE, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: Edgewood Partners Insurance Center (EPIC), a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Tiffany McClellan has joined the firm as Regional Director Employee Benefits. McClellan brings 16 years of experience in strategic market planning, sales organizational leadership, new product/service development and health and welfare plan consulting to the firm.

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Isha Love Pours ‘Jars of Waters’ with Her New Solo Inspirational Piano Release

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: With ten gospel-tinged jazz originals and four unique interpretations of traditional spiritual hymns, Isha Love’s “Jars of Waters” is a tall refreshing glass to drink from. When the fingers of Isha Love glide across the piano, a dazzling cascade of melody rushes forth spraying the atmosphere like the mist from a waterfall.

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Acquisition of Northern California’s SavePro Insurance Solutions announced by Protector Holdings LLC

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: Protector Holdings, LLC, a joint venture of EPIC (Edgewood Partners Insurance Center) and Dowling Capital Partners, today announced the acquisition of Northern California’s SavePro Insurance Solutions. Addition to Premier Insurance Services brand adds auto, homeowners and commercial insurance products and Latino service markets.

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New line of Pandora Jewelry launched by California-based Oceanside Jewelers

OCEANSIDE, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: Oceanside Jewelers, owned and operated by Master Jeweler Chad Elliott, today announced it is expanding the store’s award-winning collection of fine jewelry and engagement rings, and will be launching a new line of Pandora jewelry, bracelets, and charms in-store.

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Beware! Yokai! Artist Evan Skrederstu featured in Japanese Yokai Exhibit

MILL VALLEY, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: ArteQuesta today announced that Evan Skrederstu, a Los Angeles-based urban artist and member of street-art collective UGLARworks (Unified Group of Los Angeles Residents), will be a featured artist in an upcoming exhibition titled ‘Beware! Yokai!’ at the Empire Seven Studios in San Jose, Calif.

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HUD-insured Home Equity Conversion Mortgage Have Less Risk for Lenders says ReverseVision Board Member, Jeffrey Taylor

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: According to reverse mortgage expert Jeffrey Taylor, a ReverseVision board member and president of Wendover Consulting, mortgage lenders offering the HUD-insured Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) will find that originating reverse loans carries fewer risks than traditional mortgages.

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‘Never Quit Challenge’ 2014 in Calif. to help Wounded Veterans Charities

TUSTIN, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: It’s time for several teams of war-injured military veterans and active servicemen participating in the ‘Never Quit Challenge’ organized by Shawn Alladio to put their personal watercraft into the Pacific Ocean and do what they’ve always done – finish the job. Event to help Wounded Veterans Charities.

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Now on DVD and Streaming, ‘Tattoo Nation’ takes viewers on an eye-popping journey through worldwide phenomenon

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: ‘Tattoo Nation’ began as a simple series of portrait photography sessions and grew to become an 86-minute exploration of the art of ink-on-flesh by director Eric Schwartz. Now available for streaming or purchase on DVD, ‘Tattoo Nation’ is emerging as the definitive look at how tattoos went from underground and illegal to mass acceptance and the status of art.

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Solutions Direct specializes in increasing traffic to a new website or handling more advanced advertising campaigns

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: Everyone these days is looking for ways to save money, while making money. So, what’s the answer? A new advertising company, Solutions Direct, thinks it knows. It starts with automated push technology. It can help with the simplest of projects such as increasing traffic to a new website to handling more advanced advertising campaigns for global corporations.

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San Diego Attorney Stanley D. Prowse Launches Mobile Version of Family Law Information Portal

CARLSBAD, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: In response to the growing demand for sound legal information available over the internet, Certified Family Law Specialist Stan Prowse in San Diego has released an updated mobile-friendly version of his comprehensive and easy to understand legally oriented web site. Easy access to helpful legal information is now available 24/7/365, optimized for all devices and web platforms.

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Legends of Surf Music: a Calif. surf rock concert with former members of the best known surf rock bands

VISTA, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: Stars and Stripes Events, a concert production company located in Escondido, Calif., is promoting a surf rock concert with former members of eight of the best known famous surf rock bands of the sixties. The promoter will donate 10 percent of ticket sales directly to Wounded Warrior Homes also located in Vista Calif. The ‘Legends of Surf Music’ concert is at the Moonlight Amphitheatre in Vista on October 25.

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New Music: iTunes Album ‘Ladybug’ by Larkin McLean features her alluring tribute to self-pleasuring ‘In Your Honor’

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: Larkin McLean got her start sitting in at jazz clubs, taking piano lessons from Sarah Vaughan’s accompanist George Gaffney, and studying Flamenco dance. You can hear it woven eloquently throughout her new record on iTunes, ‘Ladybug.’ A follow-up to the well-received ‘If You’re a Wild Girl, Say Aye,’ McLean first hit the scene with her self-titled album.

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New Education Protector from EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants Safeguards Student-Athletes’ Education

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants (EPIC) today announced Education Protector(SM) from EPIC, the first insurance product of its kind. While the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) directors reexamine several policies amid controversy about how student athletes are treated, one of the nation’s fastest-growing insurance brokers has moved to protect high school athletes who have received a verbal offer for an athletic NCAA scholarship.

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Global Identity Summit 2014: SecuGen to Showcase New Fingerprint and Contactless Smartcard Reader, Hamster Pro Duo CL

SANTA CLARA, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: SecuGen Corporation today announced that it will be showing at the Global Identity Summit in Tampa, Fla., a completely new device that combines a contactless smartcard reader with SecuGen’s FAP 20 certified, optical fingerprint sensor, the U20. This new product, the Hamster Pro Duo CL(TM), is housed in a sleek new case and provides convenient access to dual mode authentication for enhanced security.

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Civic Resource Group Kickstarts a SmartCity Development Ecosystem for Civic Applications

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: Civic Resource Group today announced that it is initiating the City Development Ecosystem, a group which is chartered to promote new software models for civic organizations to take advantage of next generation applications and cloud infrastructure. It is software interoperability among multiple vendors that makes the City Development Ecosystem possible.

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ArteQuesta expands its Israeli Masters Collection as part of their continued effort to preserve Israeli art

MILL VALLEY, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: ArteQuesta, a fine art investment company has announced new artworks to be added to the Israeli Masters Collection as part of their continued effort to preserve Israeli art and culture. The collection was created over 10 years ago to gather and preserve historically significant artworks and artifacts by Israeli artists during Israel’s diaspora and the emergence of the Jewish state in 1948.

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New ArteQuesta website focuses on art as an investment and the current state of the art market

MILL VALLEY, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: ArteQuesta, a fine arts investment company is pleased to announce the launch of its new website at artequesta.com. ArteQuesta’s web portal is designed to assist collectors, patrons, art professionals, and individuals in making thoughtful decisions for establishing or maintaining an art-investment portfolio.

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African American inventor George A. McKinney launches crowdfunding campaign for patented invention to save kids from drowning

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: The tragic drowning of 7-year old Albert Jones closely affected inventor George A. McKinney, president and CEO, Better Life Technologies Group. As a result, in February 2014, he patented a swim safety system device, the ‘Albert Jones Anti-Distress Device’ (AJADD); – a device geared to making lives safer in every underwater situation around the globe.

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The Compliance Group Inc Grows Business by 20 Percent in Q2-2014

CARLSBAD, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: The Compliance Group, Inc. (TCG), a Leading mortgage compliance services provider, today announced it has increased its roster of clients by 20 percent in the second quarter of 2014. This crop of new business includes a mix of mortgage lenders, retail and community banks and credit unions.

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ImmersiON-VRelia and International Immersion Industries partner for commercial virtual reality entertainment

IRVINE, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: ImmersiON-VRelia today announced the launch of the immersive industry’s first-ever virtual reality commercial entertainment division. The new division will be dedicated to providing head mounted displays and content to amusement parks, visitor attractions, immersive cinemas and promotional platforms. The unit is a new partnership between ImmersiON-VRelia and International Immersion Industries.

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Led by executive VP Steve Levene, the JLT Towers Re team will join the EPIC Risk Solutions platform

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: Edgewood Partners Insurance Center (EPIC), a nationwide retail property, casualty and employee benefits insurance broker/consultant, today announced the addition of the retail risk management and property/casualty team of JLT Towers Re. This strategic build-out of a team serving large, complex risk management accounts is a product of EPIC’s broadening alliance partnership and collaboration with JLT Towers Re.

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Civic Resource Group named to CIOReview100 list 2014 for its CivicConnect Cloud-based E-Government Platform

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: Civic Resource Group today announced that it received a notable inclusion on the CIOReview100 list in CIO Review magazine for its innovative programs and solutions that help civic organizations across the U.S. achieve their goals to become ‘Smart Cities’ in 2014.

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Rob Katz of ReverseVision says reverse mortgage originations have been trending up in 2014

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: Contrary to what has been reported for the past six months, reverse mortgage originations have been trending up according to ReverseVision, Inc., a leading provider of reverse mortgage lending solutions. ReverseVision’s RV Exchange (RVX) is the leading reverse loan origination system (RLOS) and lending system of record for the majority of reverse lenders.

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VLP Law Group welcomes Mark D. Taylor and Jeffrey A. Fromm as part of continued law practice growth in 2014

PALO ALTO, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: VLP Law Group LLP today announced the addition of Mark D. Taylor and Jeffrey A. Fromm as partners. Taylor, based in Washington, D.C., practices bankruptcy law. Fromm, based in New York City, focuses on corporate and transactional matters.

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WTC Insurance Services LLC welcomes Jennifer Terra in New York office

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: Wholesale Trading Co-Op Insurance Services, LLC (WTCI) announced today that casualty brokerage veteran Jennifer Terra has joined the firm as Vice President/Casualty Broker. Terra will be based in WTCI’s New York office, reporting to casualty team leader and Director, Joe Hayes.

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Scott Law Firm is actively utilizing Quandis’ new military search name permutation functionality

FOOTHILL RANCH, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: Quandis, Inc., a leading provider of mortgage servicing software, today announced that Scott Law Firm, which serves the default servicing industry, is actively utilizing its new military search name permutation functionality. Scott Law Firm can now more easily and efficiently identify active duty military borrowers in the DoD database to comply with the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act.

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Free Online Course on 2014 HUD Mortgagee Letter Changes offered by ReverseVision University (RVU)

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: ReverseVision, Inc., a leading provider of business solutions for the reverse mortgage industry is offering a free online class ‘Understanding the New Rules Regarding Non-Borrowing Spouses,’ focused on changes announced by HUD in recent Mortgagee Letters 2014-07 and 2014-12 through its ReverseVision University (RVU).

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New medical research posits that persons at risk for atherosclerosis could be identified through a simple blood test

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: Larry Weisenthal, M.D., Ph.D., today announced new findings that unravel mysteries about the root cause of atherosclerosis – the narrowing of blood vessels that leads to heart attack and stroke. It is a big step toward developing drugs, possibly in the very near future, that prevent the most common forms of heart disease.

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Jenkins Insurance Services acquired by Edgewood Partners Insurance Center (EPIC)

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: The shareholders of Jenkins Insurance Services, a Leavitt Group agency, have sold 100 percent of their shares in Jenkins to Edgewood Partners Insurance Center (EPIC). The transaction, which closed on July 17, was retroactively effective July 1, 2014. Jenkins, with California offices in Concord, Sacramento, San Jose, Orange County, and in Reno, Nevada, employs 160 and has approximately $34 million of annual revenue.

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Annual 2014 J.L. Simmons Non-Profit PR Grant announced by Neotrope to Develop Cause Marketing for U.S. Charities

TORRANCE, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: Neotrope, a 31 year old brand marketing, PR, and content development firm in California, today announced launch of its latest annual PR Grant program for U.S.-based 501(c)3 charities for 2014. Launched in 2000, the non-profit PR Grant was designed to help raise awareness of selected charities to traditional media, to the public, as well as to potential ‘halo’ sponsors.

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Andrea Levin joins Edgewood Partners Insurance Center in California

PETALUMA, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: Edgewood Partners Insurance Center (EPIC), a retail property, casualty and employee benefits insurance broker/consultant, today announced the addition of Andrea Levin as a vice president in their Petaluma office. Levin brings 24 years of experience in the development and management of property and casualty insurance and risk management programs, working with a wide range of business and industry and specializing in financial institutions.

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Information security managers invited to ‘Lessons from the Field’ at 2nd Annual HTCIA CISO Summit

ROSEVILLE, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: HTCIA (The High Technology Crime Investigation Association) will be hosting its 2nd Annual CISO Summit on Aug. 28, 2014 at the Hyatt Lost Pines Resort and Spa in Austin. This is a full day event where IT information security managers, risk management professionals and executives can interact and exchange strategies from leaders in the field.

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ImmersiON announces partnership with VRelia for virtual reality and augmented reality applications

IRVINE, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: ImmersiON, a USA company of Manuel R. Gutierrez Novelo, announced today its strategic fusion with VRelia, a company owned by Jose Antonio Garcia Marin headquartered in Spain. Novelo, the founder of internationally awarded TDVision, has proven a leader in the design and development of 3D digital infrastructure and visualization systems.

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Alternative folk-rock peformers, the John Dellroy Band, is unafraid to go from hard-charging rock to folktronica

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: When the John Dellroy Band cranks it up on stage, audiences are treated to a melodic onslaught. Calling their sound ‘alternative folk-rock without limits,’ the John Dellroy Band is unafraid to go from hard-charging rock to a reflective ballad while zooming through a set-list that contains numbers featuring a full range of modern pop styles.

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California Center of Digital Arts offers new fine art photography exhibit ‘Elite Athleticism’ by John Bosma

BREA, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: The California Center of Digital Arts announces the opening of a new fine art photography exhibit, ‘Elite Athleticism: Beauty, Brawn, and Solitude,’ July 11-18, 2014, a thematic exhibition from photographer John Bosma. The Center will host a wine and cheese Artists Reception on July 11 from 6-9 p.m. with an artist talk at 7 p.m.

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28th Annual HTCIA International Conference to have keynote from FBI Cyber Division’s Joseph M. Demarest

ROSEVILLE, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: The High Technology Crimes Investigation Association (HTCIA) will host its 28th Annual HTCIA International Conference and Training Expo August 24 – 27, 2014, at the Hyatt Lost Pines Resort and Spa in Austin. This year’s Keynote Speaker will be FBI Cyber Division’s Assistant Director Joseph M. Demarest.

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Jane Imperatore and Michael Kass join VLP Law Group as partners with an emphasis on Construction Law and Affordable Housing

PALO ALTO, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: VLP Law Group LLP today announcd the addition of Jane Imperatore and Michael Kass as partners with an emphasis on Construction Law and Affordable Housing. VLP’s Real Estate Practice Group represents real estate owners, developers and investors in a broad array of transactions.

TOPICS: California, Construction, Legal and Law, News: Real Estate, Newsdesk
 
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HTCIA CISO Summit 2014 in Texas Tackles Issues Facing InfoSec Professionals

ROSEVILLE, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: The High Technology Crimes Investigation Association (HTCIA) will host its 2nd HTCIA CISO Summit on August 28, 2014 at the Hyatt Lost Pines Resort and Spa in Austin, Texas directly following the organization’s 28th Annual HTCIA International Conference and Training Expo. The CISO Summit is exclusively for Information Technology and Security Officers and features a powerful lineup of speakers, including Brian Engle (CISO for the State of Texas) and Alan Daines (CISO, Dell Computers).

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PhoneRescue iOS Data Recovery Software announced by iMobie Inc.

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: iMobie Inc., an innovative iOS related software developer, today announced the release of PhoneRescue – a comprehensive iPhone data recovery solution that is fully capable of retrieving almost all the commonly used personal data and multimedia files directly from an iPhone, iPad, iPod touch.

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Headlining at The Mint in L.A.: Unsung Lilly, plus Master keyboardist and producer, Wayne Vaughn

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: The British are coming! There will be a British invasion at The Mint, Los Angeles’ legendary cultural enclave for live music, on Saturday, July 19 when Global Journey Media presents popular UK artists, the singing duo, Unsung Lilly, in a benefit concert performance for Better Vision For Children (BVC).

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Senior from Mission San Jose High School in Fremont, Eric Deng, Accepts Stamps Leadership Scholarship to USC

FREMONT, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: Eric Deng, a high school senior from Mission San Jose High School in Fremont, has chosen to enroll at the University of Southern California as a Stamps Leadership Scholar. The value of the Stamps Leadership Scholarship for four years at USC is worth up to approximately $202,000, including enrichment funds for international travel, research internships, and outdoor leadership experiences.

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Loren Weisman, self-proclaimed branding fool, launches ‘Proof of Concept Tour,’ a 2-month, 40-city book and speaking tour

SANTA MONICA, Calif., /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: Loren Weisman, a music industry consultant, and self-proclaimed ‘branding fool,’ is the author of ‘The Artist’s Guide to Success in the Music Business’ (ISBN: 978-1608325788). On June 28, he begins the ‘Proof of Concept Tour,’ a two-month, 40-city book and speaking tour. It will take place from 12 to 4 p.m. at The Third Street Promenade Barnes and Noble in Santa Monica, Calif. Special guests include multi Grammy(R) Award Winning Producer/Engineer, Val Garay.

TOPICS: Books, California, Music, Newsdesk, Videos
 
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Utelogy Corporation partners with Integrated Media Pty. Ltd. for management and analytics of audiovisual systems

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: Utelogy, which makes software for control, management and analytics of audiovisual systems for business and education, announces that it has signed a strategic partnership agreement with Integrated Media Pty. Ltd in Australia. Utelogy is a leader in Software-Defined audiovisual (SDAV) technology.

TOPICS: California, Education, News: Telecom and VoIP, Newsdesk, Software
 
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Quandis updates military search service, identifies multiple name variations of borrowers which could have active duty status in the U.S. military

FOOTHILL RANCH, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: Quandis, Inc., a leading provider of mortgage servicing software, announces that it rolled out a new feature within its existing military search service that identifies multiple name variations of borrowers which could have active duty status in the U.S. military. If in default but on active duty, certain rules prohibit foreclosure. This comprehensive search reduces the risk of missing a name and potentially failing to comply with the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA) of 2003.

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