Monthly Archives: September 2011

Calif. Governor Brown Issues Legislative Update for Sept. 30, 2011

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced today that he has signed the following bills: AB 436 by Assemblymember Jose Solorio (D-Santa Ana) – Public works: labor compliance. AB 536 by Assemblymember Fiona Ma (D-San Francisco) – Physicians and surgeons.

Calif. Gov. Brown Takes Action on Legislation to Protect Seniors and Veterans

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced today that he has signed the following bills to protect senior citizens and veterans in California: AB 313 by Assemblymember William Monning (D-Santa Cruz) – Residential care facilities for the elderly.

Flight Management Computers for Immediate Delivery from CB Jones International Ltd.

BELLEVUE, Wash., Sept. 30, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- CB Jones International President Craig Jones announced today that the company is now offering the 4 MCU flight management computer (FMC part number 176200-01-01) at significant savings over original equipment manufacturer (OEM) pricing. Most significantly, multiple FMCs are ready for immediate delivery on a first come, first serve basis. Typical industry lead times recently have been 200 days or more.

Class Action Suit Filed Against 'Barkworks' Claiming Pet Stores Deceived Consumers About Selling Dogs...

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- This morning, the national non-profit Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) filed suit in California Superior Court in Los...

William Pope.L Releases Set of Text-Based Art at 20×200.com

NEW YORK, N.Y., Sept. 29, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- When William Pope.L donned a business suit and crawled on his belly through the gutter up NYC's Bowery, the 'Friendliest Black Artist in America' was poignantly calling attention to themes of race, social class and power. Now, in his debut project with 20x200 - the place to discover and buy art online - the seminal artist once again addresses these issues with a selection from his ongoing and widely exhibited project 'Skin Set Drawings.'

‘Questing for Uberjoy,’ a New Book from Konrad Ventana, Takes the Reader to New...

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Just Released: Konrad Ventana's 'Questing for Uberjoy' (ISBN: 978-1-46202-953-2) is now available as Hardcover, Softcover, and eBook versions. In this stunning new novel, Ventana sweeps the reader off into a world of high drama and adventure in the remote Himalayan mountains of Nepal and Tibet where lofty ideals clash with the myth of the conquering hero until nothing, not even the evening stars, will ever appear quite the same.

Quandis, Inc. Releases New App to Streamline Short Sell Workflows

FOOTHILL RANCH, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Quandis, Inc., a leading provider of default management mortgage technology solutions, announced it has released a Web-based short sell application that automates short sell workflows and streamlines communications between servicers, lenders, borrowers and real estate agents. The result is the efficient, effective processing of short sale transactions that can be executed in roughly 60 days.

Buffington Homes Offers Highly Desirable North Austin Homes for Sale at Villages of Hidden...

AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 28, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Buffington Homes, a leader in Central Texas and Austin real estate, is excited to offer north Austin homes for sale in Pflugerville's fastest growing community, Villages of Hidden Lake. Buffington Homes offers new homes in Villages of Hidden Lake from the $130's to $300's and home sizes range from 1400 sq. ft. up to 4500 sq. ft. All Buffington Homes are Energy Star certified and tested, meaning Buffington homes use at least 15 percent less energy than a non Energy Star home.

DocMagic Launches Free eSign Technology for Mortgage Industry

CARSON, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- DocMagic, Inc., the mortgage industry's leading provider of loan document and automated compliance technologies, announced an industry break-through by making its eSign platform available to any user at no cost. DocMagic's eSign solution gives users the ability to capture electronic signatures for any document saved in a PDF file format.

EPIC Programs Group Introduces Comprehensive Pizza Industry Insurance Package

SAN RAMON, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EPIC Programs Group, a managing underwriter and program administrator providing leading-edge risk management and insurance solutions nationally, announces the launch of their newest program for Pizza Restaurants and Delivery Operators. Dubbed "SLICE" (safety, loss control, insurance, coverage, expertise), the new program specifically addresses a significant exposure and principle risk management concern of Pizza Delivery Operators
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Calif. Gov. Brown Signs Legislation to Streamline Environmental Review and Fast-Track Job Creation

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Taking action to fast-track the creation of thousands of jobs, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. on Tuesday signed legislation to streamline environmental review for key construction projects. The two bills, signed during a ceremony at the proposed site of the Farmers Field stadium, are expected to drive hundreds of millions in economic investment while ensuring all projects meet California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) criteria.

Rep. Simpson Champions Bill to Strengthen Future for Idaho Dairy Producers

TWIN FALLS, Idaho, Sept. 28, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The Idaho Dairymen's Association (IDA) applauded Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson (R-ID) for taking a strong stand on behalf of the dairy industry as lead Republican proponent of the Dairy Security Act of 2011. Last Friday, the new dairy bill was introduced in the House of Representatives by House Agriculture Committee's Ranking Member Collin Peterson (D-MN).

Foreclosure Follows Unemployment in Alabama and Georgia in the First Half of 2011

NEW YORK, N.Y., Sept. 28, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Bank Owned Properties (BankOwnedProperties.org) reports that Alabama and Georgia showed a drop in bank foreclosures in March of 2011 but then spiked upwards in April and continues to grow in both states. Behind this activity is the cumulative effect of foreclosure processing delays which masked the reality of the foreclosure effect. The August numbers reveal what lies behind that veneer.

Best Lawyers in America and Northern California Super Lawyers Honor VLP Law Group Attorneys

PALO ALTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- VLP is pleased to announce that Corporate and Transactional founding partner David Goldenberg was named a 2011 'Rising Star' by Northern California Super Lawyers as one of the top up-and-coming attorneys in the state for 2011. In addition, Trademark and Copyright partner Brian M. Davis and Executive Compensation partner Stephen T. Lindo were recognized in the 2012 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

New Book: A Way to Solve the New Home Sales Crisis

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- A new book, 'Why People Don't Buy New Homes,' proposing a solution to improve the numbers of new homes being sold, has just been announced by Sales Superiority Publishing. Written by Steve Weston, a new home salesperson with 30 years experience, this book makes the case that it is possible for builders and their own salespeople to re-energize their sales efforts and improve their sales.

Award-Winning Blue Hill Troupe Kicks Off 88th Season with A Funny Thing Happened on...

NEW YORK, N.Y., Sept. 27, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Blue Hill Troupe, Ltd., the only musical theater group in New York City to donate its net proceeds to charity, launches its 88th season with the musical farce 'A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum.' With a score by Stephen Sondheim and book by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart, Forum will run from October 28 through November 5, 2011 at Theatre at St. Clement's, 423 West 46th Street.

Calif. Gov. Brown Signs Padilla Bill to Accelerate NFL Stadium/Convention Project Development Promises Thousands...

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today at the Los Angeles Convention Center, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law Senate Bill 292 authored by Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima). The new law will accelerate the approval process for an NFL football stadium and a modernized convention center in downtown Los Angeles.

Title Insurance Providing Stability and Continuity to New Jersey Real Estate Industry

TOMS RIVER, N.J., Sept. 27, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Counsellors Title Agency, Inc. principal Ralph Aponte sees title insurance providing a stabilizing force within the New Jersey real estate industry through its function of insuring property title. Consequently, with greater scrutiny being given to each and every aspect of the real estate transaction, increased attention is coming upon the role of title agent in New Jersey and the fiscal position of the insurance carrier.

Southeast Computer Solutions Hires Business Development Director Luis Aviles

MIAMI, Fla., Sept. 27, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Southeast Computer Solutions (www.southeastcomputers.com), a Miami-based consulting firm specializing in Sage business software and implementations, announced today the hiring of Luis Aviles. As Business Development Director, Aviles will work with Southeast Computer Solutions (SCS) existing customers as well as developing opportunities with new prospects.

As Health Reform Takes Effect, Companies Must Offer Long-Term Care Insurance to Employees, But...

KIRKLAND, Wash., Sept. 27, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- As part of health reform, American companies are required to enable their employees to participate in the public option for long-term care insurance, known as the Community Living Assistance and Supports (CLASS) program. Now being fleshed out by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, CLASS -- though postponed until 2013 -- calls for employees to be automatically enrolled, with payroll deductions, unless they opt out.

The Energy Cooperative Launches Clean Heat Initiative to help Consumers Save Money and Go...

PHILADELPHIA, Pa., Sept. 26, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The Energy Cooperative, a member-owned nonprofit, announced today the official launch of Clean Heat, an initiative to educate and encourage consumers to use Bioheat - a blend of biodiesel and standard heating oil. Since the original creation of the initiative in February 2011, 1,000 additional members signed on to use Bioheat, bringing total member carbon dioxide reductions to over 1 million pounds in 2011. This is the equivalent of the emissions produced by a car driving 41 times around the earth.

Calif. Gov. Brown Signs Law to Help San Francisco Finance America's Cup Infrastructure

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. on Friday signed AB 664 (Ammiano) to finance improvements the Port of San Francisco needs to host the 2013 America’s Cup yacht race, considered along with the Olympics and the World Cup to be one of the world’s top sporting events.
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Calif. Gov. Brown Signs Landmark Legislation to Create California Jobs, Level the Retail Playing...

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Approving a landmark legislative compromise that creates jobs and ensures that online retailers do not receive an unfair tax advantage over brick-and-mortar businesses, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. on Friday signed a bill that requires Amazon and other internet retailers to collect sales taxes starting next year.

Calif. Gov. Brown Acts to Help Californians Save Money and Clean the Air with...

FOWLER, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Last Thursday (Sept. 22), on a day when the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District issued its third dirty air alert in a week, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. visited Marshall Elementary School in Fowler and signed three bills that bolster the state’s commitment to clean energy.

California 'No-Otter Zone' Public Hearings Hold the Key to Southern Sea Otters’ Future

MONTEREY, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Otter Project today announces that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) will be conducting public hearings regarding the failed 'No-Otter' Zone in Ventura, Santa Barbara and Santa Cruz on September 27, October 4 and October 6, 2011 respectively.

Universal-Fit Washing Machine Shipping Kit Available Through LITKIT Distributors across North America

VIENNA, Ohio, Sept. 23, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Litco International's (www.litco.com/litkit) One Kit Fit® alternative to bolting a frontload or top loading washing machine drum in place during transit is now available to moving professionals through a nationwide network of distributors.

Judds’ Love CAN Build a Bridge… to Better Healthcare in Central Florida

LADY LAKE, Fla., Sept. 22, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Mother and daughter country legends Naomi and Wynonna Judd will make their final scheduled Central Florida stop on their Last Encore Tour, October 15, as headliners of The Grand Oaks Festival featuring The Judds, to benefit the Alliance Healthcare Foundation.

Backbone Security Announces Enhanced Insider Threat Detection Capability

FAIRMONT, W.Va., Sept. 22, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Backbone Security is pleased to announce availability of a new and improved version of their Steganography Analyzer Real-Time Scanner, StegAlyzerRTS, the world's only commercially available network security appliance for detecting digital steganography in real-time.

LRM a Gold Medalist in SPE Parts Competition

ROCKLEDGE, Fla., Sept. 22, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- LRM Industries International, Inc., headquartered in Rockledge, Florida, is the Society of Plastics Engineers 2011 Parts Competition Winner in heavy gauge vacuum forming, as a Gold Medalist.
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Calif. Gov. Brown Vows to Pursue Constitutional Protection for Public Safety Realignment Funding

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire// -- Speaking to more than 500 local government and law enforcement leaders at a statewide conference on public safety realignment, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today vowed to do 'whatever it takes' to provide constitutional protection for realignment funding.

Calif. Governor Brown Issues Legislative Update for Sept. 21, 2011

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced today that he has signed the following bills: AB 214 by Assemblymember Mike Davis (D-Los Angeles) – Professional photocopiers. AB 261 by Assemblymember Roger Dickinson (D-Sacramento) – Property tax: tax-defaulted property. AB 289 by Assemblymember Gil Cedillo (D-Los Angeles) – Sales and use taxes: exemption: charitable thrift stores.

Mike McMullen and PowerGuard Insurance named 2011 Risk Innovator and Responsibility Leader by Risk...

IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- PowerGuard Specialty Insurance Services - a Managing General Agent specializing in unique insurance and risk management solutions for the wind and solar energy industries - today announced that Managing Principal Mike McMullen was named by Risk & Insurance magazine as a 2011 Risk Innovator.

26th Annual Muslim Day Parade in NYC – Sept. 25th, 2011

NEW YORK, N.Y., Sept. 21, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- One of the oldest Muslim-American organizations in the USA, the Muslim Foundation of America, in conjunction with multi-cultural television channel Bridges TV, has announced details for the 26th annual United American Muslim Day Parade, taking place in New York City at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, September 25, 2011.

Step it Up in 2011: Most Comfortable Shoes Recommends the Best in Comfort Footwear,...

NEW YORK, N.Y., Sept. 21, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- What comes to mind when you think about comfortable shoes? Thick soles? Ugly styles? Chunky designs? Yes, 'comfortable shoes' have been given a bad rap and are habitually associated with a lack of style in exchange for comfort. Well, online shoes site, Most Comfortable Shoes, is giving this theory a run for its money.

Now It’s Easy to Backup Data on a Network with EaseUS Todo Backup

NEW YORK, N.Y., Sept. 21, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- EaseUS Software, a leading provider of storage management, data recovery, data backup and system disaster recovery solutions, today announces it is easy to fully protect network data with EaseUS Todo Backup, an advanced backup software with comprehensive and easy to use backup features to backup network data in several ways, such as schedule backup, full backup, incremental backup and differential backup.

Berkeley Leads in Exploring Practical and Revolutionary Usages of Web and Cell Tools

BERKELEY, Calif., Sept. 20, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The University of California at Berkeley, in partnership with the World Mind Network, is becoming the nexus of a new movement aiming to maximize the vast power embedded in commonly used Web and Smart phone technologies to effect useful change in the world.

Ecologic Partners with Boart Longyear Financial Services

WASHINGTON, D.C., Sept. 20, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Ecologic Leasing Services announced today that its subsidiary, Ecologic Vendor Services, has signed a long-term agreement with Boart Longyear Financial Services (BLFS), a global vendor captive financing organization. BLFS will offer their customers competitive financing solutions for Boart Longyear mineral exploration drilling equipment.

Author Robert Stowe England Premieres Forthcoming Book ‘Black Box Casino’ October 10 at MBA’s...

CHICAGO, Ill., Sept. 20, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Financial author Robert Stowe England will host a book discussion and signing event for his soon-to-be released tome 'Black Box Casino' (ISBN: 978-0313392894) at the Mortgage Bankers Association's 98th Annual Convention and Expo in Chicago. The signing will take place on Oct. 10 from 6 - 8 p.m. in the East Tower at the Hyatt Regency Chicago.

Pull Up Your Pants – You’ve Been Duked – DUKEXXX Maintains Fashion Freedom for...

ORLANDO, Fla., Sept. 20, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Wearing sagging pants has not only been outlawed in Florida public schools, but the Metropolitan Etiquette Authority recently launched a New York City-wide poster campaign to 'Pull up Your Pants.' Additionally, a San Francisco musician, Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day, was recently booted off Southwest Airlines because his pants were hanging too low. Well, there may now be a solution to these problems - DUKEXXX's 'No drag sagg.'

Softway Solutions partnering with Blazing Forge Games

HOUSTON, Texas, Sept. 20, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Softway Solutions, a web design, web and mobile application development and multimedia company in Houston, Texas, has announced its plans to invest in and grow Blazing Forge Games (BFG), a leading developer of popular video games for multiple platforms, including Xbox Live and the Windows Phone 7.

Soy Labs and Missouri Plant Science Center in Governor’s Spotlight for Innovative and Economic...

MEXICO, Mo., Sept. 20, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon, whose job-creation strategy has focused on investing in science, technology and innovation, and encouraging and incentivizing entrepreneurship, selected Soy Labs and the Missouri Plant Science Center on Friday, as the site to discuss the importance of the Missouri House passing the Missouri Science and Innovation Reinvestment Act (MOSIRA) as part of the Made in Missouri Jobs Package.

Sage Intergy to Sage ERP MAS 500 Interface Available from Southeast Computer Solutions

MIAMI, Fla., Sept. 20, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Southeast Computer Solutions (SCS), the largest authorized Sage Business Partner in Miami, announced today the availability of an interface between Sage Intergy Practice Management and Sage ERP MAS 500. It was developed and designed by SCS to allow system users to view and analyze financial data collected from both systems daily without duplicate data entry.

e2b teknologies Named to Accounting Today’s VAR 100 List

CHARDON, Ohio, Sept. 20, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- e2b teknologies was named to Accounting Today's annual VAR 100 list ranked at 77. This is the first year that e2b teknologies has been included on the exclusive list and is just one of many accolades received this year following a second appearance on the national Inc. 500/5000 list of fastest growing companies.
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Calif. Gov. Brown Establishes Tribal Advisor to Strengthen Communication, Collaboration with California’s Native American...

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- In order to strengthen communication and collaboration between California state government and Native American Tribes, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today issued an Executive Order establishing the position of Governor’s Tribal Advisor in the Office of the Governor.

Calif. Governor Brown Acts to Protect Budget and Strengthen State Finances

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Moving swiftly to keep California's fiscal house in order, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. on Friday signed two bills that will help maintain the state's balanced budget and vetoed a third bill that would have undermined investor confidence in California's bonds.

Intellectual Property Attorney Kent Cheng Joins VLP Law Group LLC

PALO ALTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- VLP Law Group LLP is very pleased to announce the expansion of its Intellectual Property practice with the addition of Dr. Kent H. Cheng as a partner. Dr. Cheng joins VLP from Cohen Pontani Lieberman and Pavane LLP where he was a partner representing clients in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device, and high tech industries.

Long-Term Care Insurance Can Be Cheaper than Do-It-Yourself Caregiving, Leading Agency Advises

KIRKLAND, Wash., Sept. 19, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- If one of your aging parents suddenly needs help with the tasks of daily living, who will provide it? You? 'If that's your default plan,' says Craig Smith, President of LTC Financial Partners LLC (LTCFP), 'be prepared for sticker shock. Your services don't come free.' LTCFP is one of the nation's largest and most experienced long-term care insurance agencies.

Dawn Westerberg to Speak at NCACPA 2011 Members in Business and Industry Conference

AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 19, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Dawn Westerberg, president of Dawn Westerberg Consulting LLC, will be speaking at the North Carolina Association of CPAs (NCACPA) 2011 Members in Business and Industry Conference September 22 - 23, 2011 in Asheville, N.C. One session, 'Putting Social Media to Work for Your Business' will focus on Social Media.

Sky Ball League Begins Airing Championship Games in Arizona

PHOENIX, Ariz., Sept. 16, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Sky Ball League, the exciting next generation coed pro sport, begins airing the first of the two-part Tournament of Champions this weekend on Fox Sports Arizona, Saturday, September 17 at 9:30 a.m. This is the culmination of Sky Ball League's first season. Sky Ball League is also seen nationally on Dish and DirecTV.

Sky Ball League Begins Airing Championship Games in Florida

TAMPA, Fla., Sept. 16, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Sky Ball League, the exciting next generation coed pro sport, begins airing the first of the two-part Tournament of Champions this weekend on Fox Sport Florida, Saturday, September 17 at 11 a.m. This is the culmination of Sky Ball League's first season.

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