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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.

TOPICS: California, Energy and Oil, Insurance, Newsdesk
 
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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.

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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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