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Fifth Annual Mad Hatter Holiday Festival Makes a Wonderland of San Francisco Bay Area City

VALLEJO, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: A different kind of Christmas! The City of Vallejo, California celebrates the Mad Hatter Holiday Festival throughout the city combining a parade, tree lighting, festival, boat parade, museum exhibit, grand homes tour, city hall exhibit and free bus service to and from the festival throughout the city.

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Professionals Guild announces Huge San Francisco New Year’s Party for Singles and Couples

SANTA CLARA, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: Professionals Guild today announced it is producing its latest 2014 New Year’s Eve Party at the Hyatt Regency Santa Clara with Live Band, DJ, Two Free Drinks, and Champagne Toast. Singles and Couples are welcome. The festivities start at 8:30 p.m.

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Greyling Insurance Brokerage and Risk Consulting, Inc. acquired by EPIC Insurance Brokers

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants today announced it has acquired Greyling Insurance Brokerage and Risk Consulting, Inc., a specialty insurance broker and risk management consultant based in Atlanta, with locations in St. Louis, and Tampa. The firm will now operate as ‘Greyling Insurance Brokerage – a Division of EPIC.’

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Evan Skrederstu has produced an exclusive collection of 12 art prints entitled ‘Titanus’ for ArteQuesta clients

MILL VALLEY, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: Leading fine art investment company ArteQuesta today announced that urban artist, Evan Skrederstu, has produced an exclusive collection of 12 art prints entitled ‘Titanus’ for ArteQuesta clients. The prints feature a unique subject matter that Skrederstu has become famous for: painted bugs.

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California-based Team AMVETS Welcome Home Program wins 2014 Neotrope NonProfit PR Grant

ANAHEIM, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: The Team AMVETS Welcome Home Program is pleased to announce it is one of 10 recipients for 2014 of Neotrope’s annual J.L. Simmons Non-Profit PR Grant award. Team AMVETS’ mission is to serve the veterans of our great nation, and to enhance the mental, physical and social well-being of all veterans.

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DEMO Fall 2014: AccuSure launches Cloud Solution for Commercial Insurance

SAN JOSE, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: AccuSure today announced the launch of its revolutionary business at DEMO Fall 2014, world-renowned for launching the most innovative companies in mobile, cloud computing, consumer, and social media technologies. (DEMO Booth: B24.)

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Sacramento Chapter of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women to Honoe Women of Excellence, Awards 2014

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: More than 500 people are expected to attend the annual award luncheon Saturday, November 22, to recognize winners of the ‘Women of Excellence, Lifetime Achievement and Business of the Year Awards’ presented by the Sacramento Chapter of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women (NCBW).

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2014 Neotrope NonProfit PR Grant awarded to California Safe Schools, a Child Environmental Health Coalition

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: California Safe Schools (CSS) today announces it is one of 10 recipients for 2014 of Neotrope’s annual J.L. Simmons Non-Profit PR Grant award. With this commitment, Neotrope(R) will provide public relations and cause-marketing support to CSS over the next year to raise awareness around its programs and accomplishments.

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ImmersiON-VRelia secures larger Silicon Valley offices and opens Branch in Spain

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: ImmersiON-VRelia, the premier innovator in the HMD virtual reality sector, announced today that in order to meet rising demand, it has expanded its Redwood City headquarters and simultaneously opened European offices in Murcia, Spain. This expansion comes on the heels of TigerDirect’s announcement last week that it has claimed national distribution of The GO by ImmersiON-VRelia.

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Andy D’Entremont joins EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants team in Birmingham, Ala.

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property and casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Andy D’Entremont has joined Crawford McInnis, Brian Tanner and Wilson Long as a principal in Birmingham, Ala.

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Lea Walker’s Aeriform Arts Celebrates 3 Year Anniversary with ‘The Elements’ Event in Hollywood

NORTH HOLLYWOOD, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: It has been three years since busy television executive Lea Walker decided to moonlight as an aerial fitness studio owner. Her Aeriform Arts center has since literally taken off, with hundreds of students testing the conditioning feats of aerial hammocks, lyra, aerial yoga, hanging silks and pole dance.

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Indiegogo Campaign to Fund Documentary on Digital Underground ‘Berlin Wall’

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: Not many music acts have a 25th anniversary that coincides with the fall of the Berlin Wall. Digital Underground has released a snippet from their upcoming documentary ‘D.U. Days: Adventures in Digital Underground the Apprenticeship of Tupac Shakur,’ which details original founder and D.U. member, Chopmaster J’s encounter in Berlin.

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New Book ‘Bionic Pioneers’ Profiles Pioneering Users of Neurotech Therapies

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: Neurotech Press today announced publication of a new book that profiles some of the unsung heroes of medical technologies: the brave people who were among the first to use a new or experimental therapy or device. ‘Bionic Pioneers: Brave Neurotech Users Blaze the Trail to New Therapies’ (ISBN: 9780988234222), by Jennifer French and James Cavuoto, tells the stories of 10 courageous individuals.

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Wahoo’s Fish Taco Co-Founder Wing Lam shares his road to success on Money Matters with Dino radio show

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: Money Matters with Dino, hosted by Dino Katsiametis, a local radio show about establishing and maintaining personal wealth, interviews local entrepreneurial legend Wing Lam, co-founder of Wahoo’s Fish Taco restaurants. The show airs live every Sunday morning at 7 a.m. on ‘The Patriot’ KEIB AM1150 and is always available on iTunes and for on-demand viewing.

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Introducing Jovare, a collection of handcrafted, wearable art jewelry from Africa

FOOTHILL RANCH, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: Introducing Jovare, a collection of handcrafted, affordable jewelry from Africa that caters to the woman who wants a distinctive look. Suitable for both casual and formal wear, the jewelry will be sold online exclusively online. The Jovare wearable art line will not be available in retail stores.

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Crawford McInnis, Brian Tanner and Wilson Long join EPIC Insurance Brokers in Birmingham, Ala.

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property and casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, today announced that Crawford McInnis, Brian Tanner and Wilson Long have joined the firm as principals in Birmingham, Ala.

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TV Star Cory Chalmers of ‘Hoarders’ is making guest appearance at Steri-Clean franchise opening in Sacramento, Calif.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: Cable TV Star and lead expert of the hit television show ‘Hoarders,’ Cory Chalmers, will be making a special guest appearance at his newest Steri-Clean franchise. This franchise owned by Chapin Fowler is hosting the Sacramento Metro Chamber of Commerce for a ribbon cutting on November 14 at 4:30 p.m. held at the chamber office at One Capitol Mall, suite 300 Sacramento.

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Bank of Southern California, N.A. Acquires El Paseo Bank in Coachella Valley from FDIC

PALM DESERT, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: Bank of Southern California, N.A. (OTCMKTS:FBBN / OTC Markets FBBN) announced today that it purchased substantially all the assets and liabilities of Frontier Bank, FSB dba El Paseo Bank through a purchase and assumption agreement with the FDIC.

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Karman Chan named new CFO at EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants in California

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Karman Chan has joined the firm as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) in San Francisco. EPIC’s current CFO, Michael Gonthier, will transition to a new EPIC position as Chief Administrative Officer.

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For artist Marta Thoma Hall the process of designing a new line of headphones is no different than creating sculptures

SAN JOSE, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: The ‘Brain Works’ sculpture in San Jose, is the latest public art installation for artist Marta Thoma Hall, who is also president of Velodyne Acoustics, Inc. For Hall, the process of designing a new line of headphones or subwoofers is no different than creating, say, a piece of sculpture.

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Sharon Rusconi joins EPIC as VP and Regional Surety Executive in Sacramento

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property and casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, today announced that surety executive Sharon Rusconi and her team have joined the firm in Sacramento, Calif. Rusconi’s book of business and other assets were purchased by EPIC from Lesron Insurance Agency.

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Aspects of Hispanic Heritage Explored in ‘Tattoo Nation’ Documentary on Skin Artists

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: Tattoos adorn the bodies of over 45 million Americans and the phenomenon of ink-on-flesh is now global. One area often overlooked when discussing tattoo art is the contribution of the Chicano community. ‘The elevation of the tattoo to the status of art can be directly traced to Chicano culture,’ notes Eric Schwartz, director of the documentary motion picture, ‘Tattoo Nation.’

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MCT Trading MCTlive! wins Mortgage Technology magazine 2014 Release of the Year Award

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: MCT Trading, Inc., a recognized industry leader in risk management providing pipeline hedging, best-execution loan sales and centralized lock desk services, is pleased to announce that MCTlive!, MCT’s best-in-class secondary marketing software platform, has been selected as the winner of Mortgage Technology magazine’s 2014 Release of the Year Award.

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A decade of sports, entertainment and family selfies proves the Quik Pod is still the best Selfie Stick

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: When Wayne Fromm invented and patented the Quik Pod, the original ‘selfie stick,’ more than 10 years ago, he had no idea how popular selfies would become. In fact, according to an article in Psychology Today, selfies have redefined how we document experiences.

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Artist Anne Kerry Swank Angel Art Series Glorifies God, and is in the Vatican

LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: California-based artist/photographer Anne Kerry Swank’s limited edition Angel watercolor photographs series now hangs in the Vatican, Rome, after a twenty-year journey of the artist that began with a morning prayer to God and Divine Inspiration. The first limited edition watercolor that was received by His Holiness, Pope Francis, and selected for display is ‘Serenity,’ in green tones, number 1/30.

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New Book on Hip-Hop Legacy of SuperFly Magazine Publisher Gloria Goldwater Announced

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: New book, ‘SuperFly – My Untold Story of Hip-Hop’ (ISBN: 9780991356010), authored by Gloria Goldwater, pulls back the curtain on how the popular hip-hop magazine, SuperFly, that launched in the early 90s, came to be and why it ultimately folded.

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With 2,170 cases of TB reported last year in Calif., TB programs must be maintained says California Tuberculosis Controllers Assoc.

OAKLAND, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: Ebola is dominating the news headlines, bringing public health into the spotlight. Tragically, thousands have died. In the U.S., public health departments everywhere are quickly learning about Ebola and taking measures to prevent an epidemic here; but they are not starting from scratch, says the California Tuberculosis Controllers Association (CTCA).

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New Budget Traveler’s Guide to Las Vegas launches at VegasTourism.com

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: It’s not hard to lose money in Las Vegas, says new start-up VegasTourism.com. Remember the phrase, The house always wins? For the most part, gone are the days when hotel-casino heads figured that if they could get the tourists there, they’d spend so much money gambling it was worth it to sell prime rib plates for $4.99 and offer cheap entertainment.

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EPIC Insurance Brokers’ sustained growth, acquisitions propel firm to top 50 on Finaccord Global Insurance Broking

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, has been ranked 46 among the world’s top insurance brokers in Finaccord’s Global Insurance Broking: A Strategic Review of the World’s Top 150 Commercial Non-Life Insurance Brokers.

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5 Bars Named Official Wireless Consultant for San Joaquin Hills Transportation Corridor 73 Toll Road

IRVINE, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: 5 Bars Communities announced today that it has been selected as the chief wireless consultant for the San Joaquin Hills Transportation Corridor Agency’s 73 Toll Road. Amid growing demands for high-speed mobile broadband connectivity, the addition of strategically and sensitively placed cell sites on the 73 Toll Road will improve safety and provide added convenience for commuters.

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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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