California Business News, Entertainment, and Technology News (U.S.)

NEWS: EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property and casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Tammy Mission has been recognized as a 'Young Gun' by Insurance Industry America Magazine.

NEWS: Dr. Irene Bih Wakam, a family physician practicing in Ventura, Calif., has been awarded the 2015 Global Health Excellence Award from Student International Development Engagement (SIDE), a program in which students travel abroad to enrich their global experience and contribute to development issues

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that its Vice President of Transportation and Logistics Risk Control Michael Nischan will present at the Sixth Annual Commercial Motor Vehicle Collision - How to Protect Your Company seminar in Atlanta, Ga.

NEWS: According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, addictions to alcohol or illicit substances affect the lives of over 23 million people in the country every year. Intervention Drug Rehab Association has put together a state-of-the-art service to place individuals into the correct addiction treatment program for their specific recovery needs.

NEWS: DocMagic, Inc., the premier provider of fully-compliant loan document preparation, compliance, eSign and eDelivery solutions, announced that Mid America Mortgage, Inc. will utilize DocMagic's SaaS-based compliance and mortgage loan document engine together with the on-premise solutions of DocMagic's recently acquired eSignSystems patented eSigning, eNotary, eVaulting, eRegistration and eRetention solutions.

NEWS: At Right Path Drug Rehab, their compassionate and knowledgeable staff members focus on restoring clients to their maximum potential through an individualized addiction recovery program, complete with support in all areas. No one should have to face recovery alone.

NEWS: Along with the release of iOS 9, iMobie takes several actions to give iPhone and iPad users a clear and comprehensive guideline on how to perform smooth iOS 9 upgrade. With complete and in-depth iOS 9 upgrade tips, #iTroubleShoot event, and the tips on how to save space for 16 GB iPhone 6s (Plus), users can make a hassle-free transition to iOS 9 and the upcoming iPhone 6s (Plus).

NEWS: Envy Corner announces their launch of high quality Halloween costumes at unbeatable prices. The decision to move forward with this came from the President of the company, Armen Leylekian, a very successful entrepreneur whose business practices are based on customer demand satisfaction enablement.

NEWS: Empaxis Data Management, experts in middle and back-office outsourcing for investment management firms, recently announced expansion into the European market. Empaxis has opened an office in London and has launched Empaxis Europe Limited. Empaxis has also appointed Stefano Nocera to direct the European operations.

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: Bank of Southern California, N.A. (OTCQB:FBBN / OTCMKTS:FBBN) welcomes Tom Welch as Senior Vice President, SBA Department Manager and Tammy DeWitt as Vice President, SBA Loan Underwriting Manager to its seasoned team of Southern California bankers. Both Mr. Welch and Ms. Dewitt have been in the banking industry for 37 years and both have over 27 years of SBA and conventional lending and relationship management experience.

NEWS: VLP Law Group LLP is pleased to announce that Tamara L. Osborne has joined the firm's Affordable Housing and Community Development Practice as a partner based in Los Angeles. Prior to joining VLP, Ms. Osborne was Senior Vice President in the equity production group of a large national syndication company.

NEWS: Christopher Merrill, director of the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa, has joined the lineup of literary talents featured at the 2016 Todos Santos Writers Workshop (TSWW) January 24 -30. The center for creative writing located in the historic pueblo magico of Todos Santos, Baja California Sur, Mexico is in its third year.

NEWS: Quandis, Inc., a leading provider of default management technology solutions, announced that it has extended its Military Search Service to locate active duty military personnel in other facets of consumer lending for compliance adherence.

NEWS: Uproar Entertainment announces the debut comedy CD from the dynamic and talented KAT RADLEY. Hailing from Montclair, Virginia, Kat Radley began her stand-up comedian career as a contestant in Rooftop Comedy's National College Comedy Competition. After being voted into the Final Four by the public, Radley landed a coveted spot in the Aspen Comedy Festival.

NEWS: U.S. Olympian Justin Reiter (2014 - Sochi Winter Olympics US Alpine Snowboarding National Team), who rose to national fame in 2013 as the Olympic athlete who had made his pickup truck his home in order to afford top level training, has filed suit in Switzerland against the International Olympic Committee (IOC) seeking to modify the schedule for the 2018 and 2022 Winter Olympics.

NEWS: As an African American dog photographer, director Foster Corder has always had a special affinity and vision for animals. Over the years, his photographic and film contributions have laid the groundwork for some of the most prominent canine experts in the field. With his two hit web series 'Foster's Animal World TV' and 'Conversations with a Pit Bull' he has solidified himself as a preeminent voice for thousands of dogs, particularly those abused and in the shelters.

NEWS: Author Gloria Goldwater opens our eyes to the Golden Age of hip-hop music, as it grew from a localized sub-culture to a worldwide lifestyle in 'SuperFly - My Untold Story of Hip-Hop' (ISBN: 978-0991356003). Her writing revisits her wide-eyed enthusiasm as she launched her improbable magazine publishing career, dedicating herself to a genre that was still unfamiliar to mainstream America and a wide array of artists who were just beginning what would become legendary careers.

NEWS: It's the early 1980's and the radio is blasting a catchy tune about a Chess game, 'One Night in Bangkok.' If you are old enough to remember this time you will also recall the confusion regarding the song. Such is the story too of the musical, 'Chess' being boldly staged by Art-In-Relation in Long Beach, Calif.

NEWS: Civic Resource Group International (CRGI) announced inclusion of CivicConnect Parking, the Company's high performing product from its 'Smart Cities' Portfolio, in California Mobile Gallery. The product was successfully implemented in San Diego as 'ParkItDTSD' and is featured in the Gallery under this name.

NEWS: Reliable group counseling by certified experts is now available online, according to a group of therapists, psychologists, and consultants who have coalesced to form Growthnet, the world's largest multi-lingual network of Web-based group counselors. According to founders John Toomey, Amy Chang, and Savithri Gandhi, current technology allows services to be provided in several languages, with simultaneous interpretation soon to be available in 17 different tongues.

NEWS: EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants (EPIC), a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Jeff Connelly has joined as senior vice president/client executive in EPIC's Greyling Insurance Brokers Division. He will be based in the firm's St. Louis, Mo. office.

NEWS: Bank of Southern California, N.A. (OTC:FBBN / OTCMKTS:FBBN) announced the creation of its Coachella Valley Advisory Board. This board is comprised of prominent members of the business community in the Desert Cities region who will help increase the bank's presence and market awareness while providing valuable input to better understand the business needs in the Coachella Valley.

NEWS: Ann Randolph's award winning solo show 'LOVELAND' returns to The Marsh along with a transformative interaction workshop on Good Grief following each performance. 'LOVELAND' is directed by Joshua Townshend-Zellner and presented Saturdays at 5 p.m., September 12 - October 17 at The Marsh San Francisco.

NEWS: Everyone is running back to school specials, but one local women's anti-aging spa, Renew You Center, is excited to announce its September special, 'Back to You.' It runs from Sept. 1-30, 2015.

NEWS: EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, has again been named a 'Best Place to Work in the North Bay' winner by the North Bay Business Journal.

NEWS: ReverseVision, Inc. is spotlighting a HECM reverse mortgage origination by Oregon-based Directors Mortgage, a Pacific-Northwest focused full service mortgage banking firm, as it illustrates an ideal application of the product that allows qualified homeowners age 62 or older to access a portion of their home equity as a financial resource, and eliminates the need to make house payments.

NEWS: Steve Comisar is an actor who has appeared in dozens of movies, television shows, and commercials. He is also serving a federal prison sentence for fraud. In July, Obama commuted the sentences of 48 federal prisoners. Comisar's petition should already be on the President's desk, ready for his next round of releases.

NEWS: 5 Bars, a leading innovator in distributed antenna systems (DAS) and Wi-Fi wireless services for intelligent infrastructure, announced today an agreement to develop the City of Sacramento's Wireless Master Plan.

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: MCT Trading, Inc., a recognized industry leader in mortgage risk management providing pipeline hedging, best-execution loan sales and centralized lock desk services, announced that its COO, Phil Rasori, has been named to National Mortgage Professional (NMP) magazine's 2015 'Top 25 Most Connected Mortgage Professionals' list.

NEWS: Cyber threats are one of the most significant risks businesses and individuals face today, says EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants. High profile breaches in the past few years have highlighted the substantial impact and significant costs associated with these attacks.

NEWS: The Mortgage Collaborative, an independent mortgage lending cooperative, today announced the formal approval of eight new lenders to their national network of originating members, announced the Collaborative's EVP of National Sales and Strategic Alliances, Rich Swerbinsky.

NEWS: USS-POSCO Industries (UPI), a large West Coast steel mill, has announced that it will be selling a variety of excess and disused MRO items through a second upcoming online auction, according to IAAS Worldwide who is presenting the auction.

NEWS: PDC Capital Group LLC has announced that United States Citizenship and Immigration Services has approved an I-526 petition filed by an investor in a new Caffe Primo restaurant in San Diego, Calif.

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: ReverseVision, Inc. announces their newest credit report partnership with CBCInnovis, a leading provider of credit and risk management solutions headquartered in Columbus, Ohio. This integration within RV Exchange (RVX), ReverseVision's flagship reverse loan origination system (RLOS) platform, increases

TORRANCE, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: Torrance-based DocMagic, Inc., the premier provider of fully-compliant loan document preparation, compliance, eSign and eDelivery solutions, announced that its chief legal officer, Melanie Feliciano, Esq., has been named to the MReport's 2015 Leading Ladies list. MReport is a leading B2B trade publication serving the broader mortgage field.

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: ReverseVision, Inc. announces it will host its 2016 inaugural user conference January 20-22, 2016, at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina in San Diego, Calif. This event is specifically designed to increase revenue and efficiencies for RVX customers.

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: The Mortgage Collaborative, an independent lending cooperative serving small- to mid-sized mortgage lenders and community-based lending institutions, has implemented several changes to the Board of Directors of the Cooperative as well as the Board of Directors of the Management Company, announced the Collaborative's Chairman, John Robbins, CMB.

SILICON VALLEY, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: California-based Lost Spirits Technologies announces today that it has successfully scaled its experimental distilled spirits aging system and is preparing to begin a nationwide roll out of the revolutionary new technology in October 2015. The system will be implemented through the use of small, portable aging reactors dubbed the THEA One.

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Bob Baldauf has joined the firm as a property and casualty insurance broker/producer for EPIC's Risk Solutions team based in Stamford, Connecticut.

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: Starting Monday, Aug. 31, 2015, at Dave and Buster's Hollywood, the Universal Domino League (UDL) will feature its one-of-a-kind professional domino league to add to the excitement of Dave and Buster's magnificent brand. With over 200 games under their roof, the eatery and mega arcade will add one more game when the Universal Domino League brings their 'Dominos After Dark' event to the party.