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Pat Brown named Project Manager for SummerPlace Development by PDC CEO Emilio N. Francisco

COSTA MESA, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: Emilio N. Francisco, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of private equity firm PDC Capital Group, this week announced that Mr. Pat Brown is joining senior housing real estate company SummerPlace Development as Project Manager overseeing the development of SummerPlace Assisted Living and Memory Care projects.

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Tammy Mission of EPIC Insurance named a 2015 Industry ‘Power Broker’ by Risk & Insurance

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — 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 Power Broker and an Under-40 designee in the non-profit sector by Risk and Insurance Magazine. This is the second time Mission has received this honor — her first recognition (also in the non-profit sector) came in 2013.

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Anthem Inc. Customer Data Breach Lawsuit May Help Kids, Too, says Weitz & Luxenberg

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: The Anthem Inc. (NYSE:ANTM) data breach class action lawsuit brought this month by Weitz and Luxenberg, P.C. seeks to protect tens of millions of children – and not just adults – affected by the health insurance giant’s massive loss of sensitive confidential records, the New York-based law firm today announced.

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Autumn Sky Wolfe honored by New Music Weekly magazine, with two nominations in their 2015 awards program

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: When 18-year-old Autumn Sky Wolfe was diagnosed with autism, the last thing on anyone’s mind was a singing career. Yet she now has an EP on iTunes and has been nominated by New Music Weekly magazine as Best New Adult Contemporary Artist as well as Crossover Artist of the Year.

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Despite 2015 HUD Financial Assessment Changes in Mortgage Industry, ReverseVision on Track

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: John Button, CEO of leading reverse mortgage software and technology provider ReverseVision, says the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) decision to delay implementation of its Financial Assessment (FA) rules provides a better opportunity for lenders to get the required technology changes including: ReverseVision’s, HUD’s and other systems implemented into their processes.

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Chris Noxx Produces ‘Make Way For The KXNG’ on ‘Sex Money Hip Hop’ for Slaughter House’s Crooked I

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: Quietly over the last decade, Nova Scotia native Chris Noxx has been building his resume. As a producer, composer and arranger he started making trips to and from his hometown of Halifax, Nova Scotia and Music hub Los Angeles, Calif.

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Emilio N. Francisco of PDC Capital announces firm to raise $45M for biodegradable cleaning products co. using EB-5 funds

COSTA MESA, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: Emilio N. Francisco, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of private equity firm PDC Capital Group, today announced that PDC is raising $45 million in EB-5 immigrant investor funds to assist biodegradable organic chemical products firm Clear Currents, Inc.

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Quandis Inc. announces Quandis Loan Servicing SaaS to automate the lifecycle of loans in default

FOOTHILL RANCH, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: Quandis, Inc., a leading provider of default servicing software, announced that it launched Quandis Loan Servicing (QLS), an end-to-end default management platform that automates and compliantly manages the default process from start to finish. QLS is offered as an all-in-one system and also as modules so various components can be leveraged by servicers based on individual needs.

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Weitz & Luxenberg Announces announces Class Action Lawsuit for Anthem Inc. Customer Data Breach

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: Weitz and Luxenberg, P.C., today announced the filing of a class action lawsuit against the nation’s second-largest health insurer, Indianapolis-based Anthem Inc., following disclosure earlier this month that the private information of 80 million Anthem customers was stolen in a massive online data breach.

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The Harman Press acquires A&I, expands into on-demand photo-books and large format fine-art printing

NORTH HOLLYWOOD, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: The Harman Press has acquired AandI Photographic and Digital and its staff, effective February 13, 2015. AandI is expected to move operations from its current Burbank address to The Harman Press facility in North Hollywood before the end of March. The announcement was made by AandI co-owners Baret Lepejian and Vic Lepejian together with The Harman Press president Phillip Goldner.

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Civic Resource Group announces appointment of Jan Muhlfeit as Special Advisor and Chairman

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: Civic Resource Group International (CRG) today announced the appointment of Jan Muhlfeit as Special Advisor and Chairman, CRG International. In his dual role, Mr. Muhlfeit will help guide the company as it establishes and expands its leadership position and capabilities in Digital Government on a global level.

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Veros Real Estate Solutions Delivers First Direct Connection to FHA Electronic Appraisal Delivery Portal

SANTA ANA, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: Veros Real Estate Solutions, an award-winning industry leader in enterprise risk management, collateral valuation services and predictive analytics, today announced that lenders interested in utilizing FHA’s recently announced Electronic Appraisal Delivery (EAD) portal can achieve a direct connection for electronic appraisal submission through Veros’ PATHWAY.

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DocMagic Inc. has completed its integration with the MERS eRegistry

TORRANCE, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: DocMagic, Inc., a leading provider of fully-compliant loan document preparation, compliance, eSign and eDelivery solutions for the mortgage industry, today announced that the firm has now completed its integration with the MERS(R) eRegistry, making it one of only a few industry vendors to integrate with the widely used system.

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Reverse mortgage industry leader ReverseVision, Inc. welcomes Wendy Peel as VP Sales and Marketing

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: ReverseVision, Inc., the leading technology provider for the reverse mortgage industry, today announced that seasoned marketing executive Wendy Peel has joined the company as its vice president of sales and marketing. In this position, Wendy will be responsible for managing the ReverseVision brand, working with product development and broadening brand awareness among forward lenders and financial planners.

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Loan document preparation firm DocMagic Inc. implements MISMO Version 3.3

TORRANCE, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: DocMagic, Inc., the mortgage industry’s leader in compliant loan document preparation and driver of complete eMortgage adoption, announced that its entire solution set now adheres to version 3.3 of the Mortgage Industry Standards Maintenance Organization (MISMO) Reference Model.

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Remodel or Move’s US Remodeling Sentiment Report 2015 finds Increase in Renovations – Bathrooms and Kitchens Remain Favorite

SUNNYVALE, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: The latest ‘US Remodeling Sentiment Report’ from Remodel or Move indicated that the continued economic recovery has favorably affected homeowners. Homeowner respondents report their average home equity is now over $165,000, up from $115,000 in 2013, which combined with continued low interest rates and pent-up demand for home repair and improvements, is fueling growth.

TOPICS: California, Construction, Home and Garden, Newsdesk
 
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CRG will participate with the Smart Cities Council as a technology solutions provider

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: Civic Resource Group International (CRG) is delighted to announce their appointment as Associate Partner in the Smart Cities Council. CRG will participate with the Smart Cities Council as a technology solutions provider and a champion of the ‘Smart Cities’ concept of ‘digital’ transformation by providing solutions that streamline the traditional organization and management of urban living.

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Rex Brandt Watercolor donated by Mark and Jan Hilbert to Laguna College of Art and Design Collection

LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: Laguna College of Art and Design (LCAD) today announced that Mark and Janet Hilbert of The Hilbert Collection donated ‘Evening Rendezvous’ (Watercolor on Paper, 10×14 inches, 1960) by acclaimed California watercolorist Rex Brandt. The iconic watercolor will be part of the college’s permanent collection, which also includes The Rex and Joan Irving Brandt Archives.

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Bank of Southern California N.A. (OTC:FBBN) completed private placement of approximately $7.2 million of its common stock

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: Bank of Southern California, N.A. (OTCMKTS:FBBN) (the ‘Bank’) announced today that it completed a private placement of approximately $7.2 million of its common stock, positioning the Company to grow its Southern California Franchise.

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ABS Vegas Conference 2015: Veros Real Estate Solutions CEO Darius Bozorgi a Panelist

SANTA ANA, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: Veros Real Estate Solutions, an award-winning industry leader in enterprise risk management, collateral valuation services and predictive analytics, announces that CEO Darius Bozorgi will be a panelist at the 2015 ABS Vegas conference, the largest capital markets conference in the world.

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Civic Resource Group International now an APN Tech Partner in AWS Partner Network

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: Civic Resource Group International (CRG) is pleased to announce its designation as an APN Technology Partner in the AWS Partner Network (APN), a program which provides technical, business, and marketing support and provides a way for customers to identify partners with proven experience on AWS.

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Heather West hosts ‘Pantychakra: Intimacy Building for Couples’ event in North Hollywood

NORTH HOLLYWOOD, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: For over five years, studio owner, instructor and performer, Heather West has successfully championed the fine art of living lusciously with her Luscious Maven Pole Dance Studio. This Valentine’s Day, West will raise the libido as her North Hollywood based studio plays host to a series of events for singles and couples alike.

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Portola Calif. Landfill selects Agry America’s ClosureTurf to Reduce Environmental Impact

PORTOLA, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: Agru America, Inc. today announced that the city of Portola, Calif. is now using its exclusive EPA Subtitle D compliant landfill closure system – ClosureTurf(R). Officials at the landfill had to address significant challenges including ground water issues and a short construction window.

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HTCIA hosts its 29th Annual International Conference and Training Expo on August 30, 2015

ROSEVILLE, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: The High Technology Crime Investigation Association (HTCIA) will unveil its 29th Annual International Conference and Training Expo on August 30, 2015, at the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort in beautiful Orlando, Florida. This International Conference brings together groups including law enforcement, private industry, government and academia from the United States and from around the world.

TOPICS: California, Defense, Information Technology, News: Non-Profit Organization, News: Police, Fire and Rescue, Newsdesk
 
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Acquisition of Peartree Insurance Services by Premier Insurance Services brand portfolio announced

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: Protector Holdings, a joint venture of EPIC (Edgewood Partners Insurance Center) and Dowling Capital Partners, announced today the acquisition of Peartree Insurance Services. Headquartered in Brea, California, Peartree specializes in providing insurance services to Hispanic consumers.

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Kent Collier, J.D. joins Greyling Insurance Brokerage and Risk Consulting

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property and casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Kent Collier, J.D., LEED AP BD+C, has joined the firm’s Greyling Insurance Brokerage Division as an associate client manager. Greyling is a highly regarded specialty insurance broker and risk management consulting team serving architects, engineers, contractors, environmental service firms and law firms across the country.

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Integrated Physical Medicine and USBA South Bay Networking Mixer Huge Success

TORRANCE, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: Integrated Physical Medicine (IPM) in coordination with the Unified Small Business Alliance (USBA) held a networking event on January 30, 2015 at IPM in the city of Torrance, Calif. The main purpose of this mixer was to unify South Bay businesses and encourage community members to support economic growth by shopping local.

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Pacific Pinball Museum to host 2015 IFPA Championship Pinball Tournament in San Francisco

ALAMEDA, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: Pacific Pinball Museum (PPM) today announced that the International Flipper Pinball Association (IFPA), is coordinating the second annual State Championship Series finale, a competition held simultaneously across 33 different states on Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015. This year’s competition in California will be held at the Pacific Pinball Museum.

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Artist Evan Skrederstu Paints Darth Vader Mask on Titanus Gigantus Beetle as Part of ‘Mask’ Art Series

MILL VALLEY, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: Fine art investment company ArteQuesta today announced that urban artist Evan Skrederstu has been commissioned for a Star Wars themed piece in a crescendo to his acclaimed ‘Mask Series’ of painted bugs. The commissioned image of the iconic Darth Vader mask is to be painted on a largest breed of beetle, Titanus Gigantus, measuring 5.75 inches.

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Phil Rasori of MCT Trading, Inc. named to Annual Top 40 Under 40 List by National Mortgage Professional Mag

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, was named one of the Top 40 Most Influential Mortgage Professionals Under 40 by National Mortgage Professional magazine.

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Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Sacramento Founders Day Celebration to feature Daphne Maxwell Reid

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: More than 600 members of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., the largest African-American women’s organization in the country, will spend Friday and Saturday Jan. 30 and 31 in Sacramento at the Doubletree Hotel celebrating their Founders Day.

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Art-In-Relation hosts ‘Fresh A.I.R.’ Musical Theatre and Concert Fundraising Event

LONG BEACH, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: Art-In-Relation (AIR), a new non-profit arts organization will be holding its first fundraising event on Sunday, February 22, 2015 beginning at 2 p.m. at Ernest Borgnine Theatre in Long Beach. The event is called “Fresh A.I.R. – a Broadway Benefit.” Proceeds benefit Art-In-Relation and The Long Beach Scottish Rite Childhood Language Center.

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Former bad-boy Mark Wahlberg will be asked to help Actor Steve Comisar in prison until 2018

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: Mark Wahlberg will be asked to ‘step up and help’ fellow actor Steve Comisar who will be released from prison in 2018. Wahlberg, Robert Downey Jr., Wesley Snipes, Tim Allen, and Danny Trejo are among the top Hollywood stars who served time in prison.

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Integrated Physical Medicine is hosting business mixer in coordination with the Unified Small Business Alliance

TORRANCE, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: Integrated Physical Medicine (IPM) will be hosting a business mixer in coordination with the Unified Small Business Alliance (USBA). The event will take place on January 30, 2015 at 4 p.m. at IPM located at 3661 Torrance Blvd., Suite 201, Torrance.

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AccuSure Webinar Shows Businesses How to Save Money and Meet OSHA Form Requirements

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: AccuSure today announced that is willing to help any Calif. business learn how to comply with one of the most important but overlooked mandates from OSHA (Occupational and Safety Health Administration). Most businesses are required by law to publish a summary of their OSHA 300 log from 02/01 – 04/30 annually.

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Pacific Pinball Museum signs agreement with Phaeno Museum to create unique exhibition of pinball art and science

SAN FRANCISO, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: The Pacific Pinball Museum (PPM) in California has signed an agreement with Phaeno Museum of Wolfsburg, Germany to create a never-before-seen exhibition of pinball art and science. This will mark the first time a major exhibition of pinball art and exhibits has made the journey to Europe.

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2015 Top Holistic Health and Beauty Business Trends announced by Renowned Strategy Coach for Holistic Businesses

SANTA ROSA, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: Jaya Savannah, renowned strategy coach for holistic businesses, today announced her 2015 Top Holistic and Beauty Business Trends. In this annual set of predictions, Savannah expects to see business growth in holistic services related to Sensory Integration, Nutrition and Skincare, Farm-to-Face, Weddings, Body Weight Training, Adrenal Fatigue, and Boho Style.

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Civic Resource Group Named a CIOReview 2014 Top 20 Most Promising Government Technology Provider

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: Civic Resource Group International (CRG), a leading provider of Mobile/Cloud/Data First solutions for the broad public sector, announced today that the Company has been selected to the CIOReview ‘Top 20 Most Promising Government Technology Providers’ list, a recognition indicative of CRG’s role in leading the digital transformation of the broad public sector in both the U.S. and international markets.

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Civic Resource Group partners with DrivenBI to bring new level of business intelligence capability to e-government clients

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: DrivenBI LLC today announced that Civic Resource Group International (CRG), the innovative developer of CivicConnect(TM), first of a kind fully integrated Mobile / Cloud / Data First platform and solutions for government and civic organizations, is now an authorized reseller of DrivenBI’s market leading cloud-based data analysis platform, SRK.

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At the Winter Fancy Food Show 2015: Food Philippines highlights Philippine coconut benefits for health

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: The Center for International Trade Expositions and Missions, in partnership with the Philippine Trade and Investment Centers in Silicon Valley and Los Angeles, is gearing up for the Philippine participation at the 2015 Winter Fancy Food Show on January 11-13, 2015.

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FootMate System receives endorsement from ACFAOM to benefit people with tired and sore feet

COMMERCE, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: The FootMate(R) System by Gordon Brush has acquired a powerful partner. The American College of Foot and Ankle Orthopedics and Medicine (‘ACFAOM’) has endorsed the FootMate System. It is a complete foot care system for cleaning, soothing, stimulating, and massaging feet in the shower.

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EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants expands National Energy Construction Practice

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property and casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Aimee Sapp, Kelly Chapple, Heather Perdue and Mark McInnis have all joined Crawford McInnis, Brian Tanner, Wilson Long and Andy D’Entremont as part of EPIC’s Birmingham, Alabama-based National Energy Construction Practice.

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Books to Bookmark from 2014: Publishers Newswire’s List of 19 Interesting Book Titles You Might Have Missed

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: Publishers Newswire (PNW), an online resource established in 2004, today announced its latest semi-annual ‘Books to Bookmark’ list of new titles ‘worth a look’ that most have probably not heard of. This list contains 19 new books published in 2014 which may have been missed due to not originating from major New York book publishers, or ‘big name’ authors.

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The International Cat Association (TICA) show in Sacramento, Jan. 2015, welcomes Cory Chalmers, of Hoarder’s TV Show

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: TV Star and lead expert of the hit cable television show ‘Hoarders, Cory Chalmers, will be making a special guest appearance at the TICA Cat Show January 2-4, 2015 in Sacramento, Calif. This year’s show is called ‘Mardi Gras Madness’ and is presented by Jazzy Cats.

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Manage iPhone Content and iPod Music without iTunes with free Mac software from iMobie Inc.

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: iMobie Inc., an international innovative Apple related software developer, today announces the update of its two widely-praised products PhoneTrans and PodTrans; the world-first free iPhone content and iPod music management software on Mac and Windows computers, which also breaks the rule of no way to transfer iPhone, iPod music back to computer.

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Oceanside Jewelers Releases Mobile Responsive Website for Holiday Shopping

OCEANSIDE, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: In an ongoing effort to continually provide a unique jewelry shopping experience centered on consumer education, Master Jeweler Chad Elliott and the certified gemologist staff at Oceanside Jewelers are pleased to announce the release of their upgraded mobile-responsive website.

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At CES 2015 Las Vegas, SecuGen Corp. to Showcase its New U20 and SDA04PX Fingerprint Sensors

SANTA CLARA, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: SecuGen Corporation today announced that it will be showcasing its two newest low cost, high quality OEM fingerprint sensors, the ultra-compact U20 and the serial interface SDA04PX, at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

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Recipients of NonProfit PR Grants for Worthy Causes 2014 announced by Neotrope

TORRANCE, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: Neotrope is proud to announce the recipients for 2014 of its annual J.L. Simmons Non-Profit PR Grant award. With this commitment, Neotrope(R) will provide public relations (PR) and cause-related marketing support to the selected worthy causes over the next year to raise awareness around each organization’s programs and accomplishments.

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EPIC’s rapidly growing Employer Services Platform welcomes Shelley Dawson, Jon Greenstein and John Gaffney

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property and casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, today announced that Shelley Dawson, Jon Greenstein and John Gaffney have joined the firm in San Francisco. All will assume leadership roles in EPIC’s rapidly growing Employer Services Platform (ESP).

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Calif. Tuberculosis Risk Assessment Questionnaire replaces universal TB testing requirement for school employees

OAKLAND, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: The California Tuberculosis Controllers Association (CTCA) announces, effective Jan. 1, 2015, Pre-K and K-12 public, private and parochial school employees, volunteers (with frequent and prolonged student contact) and contractors are required to get a tuberculosis (TB) test only when TB risk factors are identified.

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DocMagic’s acquisition of Doc-Tech Corp adds industry-leading talent proven to deliver exceptional service

TORRANCE, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: DocMagic, Inc., a premier provider of fully-compliant loan document preparation, compliance, eSign and eDelivery solutions, announced today that it has acquired the assets of Doc-Tech Corporation, dba Document Express, a boutique document preparation company known for its exceptional customer service. The acquisition comes on the heels of DocMagic completing the purchase of award-winning eSignSystems in October.

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Estimator of the Year Award for 2014 goes to Dr. Ricardo Valerdi

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: Galorath, Inc., creator of SEER(R) project estimation software, is excited to announce that it has awarded its 2014 Estimator of the Year honor to Dr. Ricardo Valerdi, professor at the University of Arizona.

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Nunchuck Taylor and the Groove Thang Band rock Sacramento New Year’s 2014-2015 at Hilton Hotel Arden West

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: The Professionals Guild announced today it is producing a Sacramento New Year’s Eve Party at the Hilton Hotel, Arden West. Couples are also welcome. The gathering begins at 8:30 p.m. Dec. 31, 2014. The Live bands for dancing are Nunchuck Taylor and the Groove Thang Band. Keyboard soloist Kevin Kooyumjian and DJ Ron Davis will also be performing in separate regions of the hotel.

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SecuGen Corp announces new Hamster Pro Duo/CL Contactless Smart Card, FAP 20, PIV Fingerprint Reader

SANTA CLARA, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: SecuGen Corporation is very pleased to announce the release of the new Hamster Pro Duo/CL, a product that combines a contactless smart card reader with an optical fingerprint reader that is FAP 20 Mobile ID and PIV certified. The Hamster Pro DUO/CL was designed for projects such as National ID programs that require a contactless smart card to store a fingerprint template. The Hamster Pro Duo/CL features SecuGen’s U20 USB fingerprint sensor that is FBI Certified and captures very high quality images.

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Employers with 1099 Contractors Should Prepare for Possible Workers Comp Claims

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: We are all looking to operate as lean as possible and many employers turn to 1099 employees to reduce tax and insurance burden, says Jamie Reid, CEO of AccuSure. But a big question remains: if they file a work comp claim, would it be covered? Can the insurance company charge premium on a work comp audit? These are important for employers to know.

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Quandis to Partner with Banks and Servicers for New Military Personnel Program

FOOTHILL RANCH, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: Quandis, Inc., a leading provider of mortgage servicing software, today announced that it rolled out a website to help address President Obama’s New Executive Actions to assist service members, veterans and their families.

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EPIC Insurance Brokers ranked #20 among nation’s top large group employee benefits consultants by Employee Benefit Advisor

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants (EPIC), a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, has been ranked #20 among the nation’s ‘top large group employee benefits consultants’ by Employee Benefit Advisor.

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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.

TOPICS: Advertising, Armed Forces, California, News: Non-Profit Organization, Newsdesk
 
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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.)

TOPICS: California, Computing, Insurance, Newsdesk
 
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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).

TOPICS: African American Interest, Awards, California, News: Women's Interest, Newsdesk
 
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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.

TOPICS: California, Employment, Insurance, Newsdesk, State: Alabama
 
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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.

TOPICS: California, Education, Entertainment, Fitness, Newsdesk
 
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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.

TOPICS: Books, California, Medical, Newsdesk
 
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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.

TOPICS: California, Insurance, Newsdesk
 
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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.

TOPICS: Arts and Entertainment, California, Electronics, Entertainment, Newsdesk
 
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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.

TOPICS: Banking and Finance, California, Newsdesk
 
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