Monthly Archives: February 2012

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today issued the following statement regarding the death of Cottonwood Fire Protection District Captain Mark Ratledge.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the appointment of Ruth Bermudez Montenegro to a judgeship in the Imperial County Superior Court.

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The moving facilitator, Free Moving Quote (, has not only weathered the recession, they have found ways to thrive in this difficult environment. strives to be a one-stop shop for movers looking to find moving companies both at their departure locale and their destination.

SANTA CLARA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- NGDATA ( today announced that the company will showcase Lily, its big data management platform at the Strata 2012 Conference in Santa Clara, California. The O'Reilly Strata Conference is the leading event for the people and technology driving the data revolution.

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Neotrope(R), a public relations, advertising and marketing firm established in 1983, today announced the recipients of the Non-Profit PR Grants Program for 2012. This year's 10 recipients, selected from over 300 applicants, will receive approximately $50,000 total in pro bono services. Originally launched in 2000, the Neotrope PR Grant program has helped raise awareness for worthwhile causes all over the U.S. by providing public relations, news dissemination and online marketing, donated by Neotrope's accredited staff.

SANTA ANA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Santa Ana City Councilwoman Michele Martinez received the endorsement of the Santa Ana Police Management Association (SAPMA) today. The endorsement was announced by Jim Schnabl (Police Commander and Secretary/Treasurer of the SAPMA), on behalf of the association that represents the Command Staff of the Santa Ana Police Department.

LAKE WORTH, Fla., Feb. 28, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The Pew Center on the States on Monday reported tremendous nationwide growth in emergency room visits for many easily prevented dental problems. In Florida, emergency room visits doubled between 2008 and 2010, totaling more than 115,000 visits and generating more than $88 million in medical charges. Pew obtained its Florida information from a Florida Public Health Institute (FPHI) study released in December 2011.

MONTEBELLO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Tom Calderon's campaign for California State Assembly announced the endorsement of the California Association of Highway Patrolmen (CAHP) today.

NEW YORK, N.Y., Feb. 28, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Did someone tell you that your corrupted Mac drive is going to cost you a bunch of money and are you looking for a second opinion? Throw away these letdowns! EaseUS Software, a leading provider of data recovery, partition manager and backup utilities, launches its first Mac data recovery software solution today and brings you an all-in-one Mac OS data recovery software to recover unlimited types of Mac data.

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., /California Newswire/ -- Treadstone 71 announced at the RSA Conference two new certification tracks. The Cyber Intelligence Analyst and the Cyber Counterintelligence (CI) Analyst Certifications focus upon real world, practical activities coupled with theory. The certifications enhance the overall cybersecurity posture of the United States by accelerating the availability of educational and training resources.

DENVER, Colo., Feb. 28, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- In response to industry demand, exacting regulatory requirements and mortgage lenders' need to ensure loan origination compliance, mortgage fulfillment outsource services expert Titan Lenders Corp. (Titan) is now providing mortgage processing and underwriting services. Titan has hired underwriting expert and mortgage industry veteran Jan Conner to manage its new service offering.

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Feb. 28, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Jackie Fame (, which bills itself as the 'kid/teen social network,' a Facebook alternative for kids and teens, announced today the launch of its most anticipated FAME 2.0 social network. Jackie Fame is an investment capital funded, Charlotte and Los Angeles based company.

KIRKLAND, Wash., Feb. 28, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Today one of America's most experienced long-term care insurance agencies - LTC Financial Partners LLC (LTCFP) - reveals a little-known secret for people in the market for LTC insurance. 'Just ask your employer about it,' says Dan Cahn, LTCFP's Senior Vice President of Business Development. Doing so could save you time, paperwork, and money - even if your workplace has no group LTC benefit in force.

SILVERDALE, Wash., Feb. 27, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Squarerigger Software's SQ.7(TM) Fleet Maintenance System, Revolution(R) Tire Tracking and Tire Management System, The Inspector(TM) and its Tire Dealer Advantage(TM) software packages were selected by transportation fleets and tire dealers across the world in 2011, making it the most successful year in the history of the company.

MANCHESTER, Vt., Feb. 27, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- In response to increasing payment fraud risk, CONIX Systems, Inc. (CONIX) is introducing its enhanced Fraud Detective(R) enterprise solution to financial institutions and their payment processors at the 2012 BAI Payments Connect conference, March 12 - 14 (Booth #508). Effective both against current and emerging payment fraud schemes, Fraud Detective either replaces or supplements financial institutions' legacy fraud tools.

SAN RAMON, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Edgewood Partners Insurance Center (EPIC), a retail property, casualty and employee benefits insurance brokerage, announced today that Allen Amos has been recognized by Risk and Insurance Magazine as one of 2012's property and casualty insurance 'Power Brokers.' This is the second consecutive year Amos has been so recognized.

PLAYA OCOTAL, Costa Rica, Feb. 27, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Villa Estrella-Costa Rica ( has announced that it has become the top rated all-inclusive vacation villa in Costa Rica on Trip Advisor's website. Trip Advisor is the world's largest travel site with more than 50 million unique monthly visitors, and over 60 million reviews and opinions.

IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Edupoint(TM) Educational Systems, a leading student information system (SIS) solutions vendor to the national K-12 market, has been exclusively selected as the student information system solutions provider by the Oregon Student Information System Consortium (OSIS).

CHICAGO, Ill., Feb. 27, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Sales of the textbook 'Construction Project Management - a Managerial Approach' (ISBN: 978-0-9799969-1-7) by Pareto Publishing, have increased 400 percent each semester since publication in December 2010. The text is now increasingly used in United States 2-year, 4-year and graduate university construction management, architecture and real estate programs.

NORTHBOROUGH, Mass., Feb. 27, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Protium Technologies, Inc. has announced today that it is now shipping the P6020, a 20 MHz-6 GHz digitized tuner, and that the company has signed an agreement with Marlborough Communications Limited (MCL) in Surrey, England, to serve as the distributor in the U.K.

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- National Association of Record Industry Professionals ( president Tess Taylor leads a delegation of creative music executives from New York to London this week for meetings to create new opportunities for music whose uses contribute to the national economies of the United States, the United Kingdom and world culture.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On behalf of all Californians, Governor Brown and First Lady Anne Gust Brown honor six Marines who bravely gave their lives in service to our state and nation.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) announced today the introduction of Senate Bill 1128, which would encourage investment, job creation and economic growth in California by exempting advanced manufacturing companies from paying sales and use taxes on manufacturing equipment.

MARSHALL, Mo., Feb. 24, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The Missouri Alliance for the Development of Entrepreneurship announced the launch of its third MADE In Missouri State Entrepreneurship Competition. The competition encourages new and aspiring businesses through a competitive, educational and technical assistance business development process with winners receiving grants to help grow their business.

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On February 17, U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping visited the International Studies Learning Center (ISLC), a public middle and high school in South Gate, California, within the Los Angeles Unified School District.

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Continuing its support of young people facing obstacles to employment, the Workforce Investment Board of San Bernardino County partnered with the Roadtrip Nation Experience to provide an intensive curriculum to the Year-round Workforce Investment Act youth program.

WASHINGTON, D.C., Feb. 24, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Intelligent Fiscal Optimal Solutions (iFOS), LLC, announced today the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service Agency has awarded a multi-year contract to provide application development, maintenance and support for the agency national financial systems.

BROCKTON, Mass., Feb. 23, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Project Moves Dance Company, Inc., the resident company of The Gold School of Dance Art in Brockton, Mass., is proud to announce its inaugural season opener, One Human Race. Performances for One Human Race will be held March 17 and 18, 2012, at the Boston Center for the Arts, Stanford Calderwood Pavilion.

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa today joined Councilmember Jose Huizar and the CEOs of Fifth and Pacific Companies and Lucky Brand for the grand opening of the new Lucky Brand Headquarters in downtown Los Angeles.

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The San Bernardino County Workforce Investment Board announced that a $1.5 million Workforce Investment Act, Multi-Sector Partnership National Emergency Grant has been expanded to include laid-off census workers. This grant has nearly 200 spaces available to fill by the close of June 30, 2012. Census workers who were laid off between September 21, 2010, and September 27, 2011 are eligible to apply at one of San Bernardino County's Employment Resource Centers.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles) on Wednesday introduced Assembly Bill (AB) 1900, a bill that would change California's laws pertaining to biogas. Biogas (also known as bio-methane) is natural gas produced by decomposing matter.

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, Feb. 23, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- International Document Services (IDS), a mortgage document preparation vendor, has compiled the results of its 2011 annual client survey to determine lender experiences and expectations regarding initial disclosure documents, an element of mortgage origination targeted by new regulations in recent and coming years.

DENVER, Colo., Feb. 23, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Belinda Hoover has been promoted to Vice President of Client Services with the Financial Foundation Group. In Belinda Hoover's 20 years of business experience she was an executive with an engineering consulting and training company where amongst her corporate management duties as Chief Administrative Officer; her responsibilities included the administration of the corporate insurance and benefits program.

CARLSBAD, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Fresh Start Surgical Gifts' ( annual Fresh Start for Kids Celebrity Golf Classic joins together Hollywood actors, professional athletes, and Fresh Start supporters to tee off in support of transforming the lives of children with physical deformities.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) today introduced SB 1160 to protect California consumers by preventing the arbitrary interruption of telecommunications service.

MANCHESTER, Vt., Feb. 22, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- With FFIEC compliance in force, operating efficiency paramount, and fraud evolving rapidly, CONIX Systems, Inc. (CONIX) has enabled financial institutions and payment processors to aggregate payment anomalies in a shared SaaS database. Creating a shared national duplicate and fraud detection database is imperative in meeting the challenges of today's increasing payment alternatives.

DALLAS, Texas, Feb. 22, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Women's History Month celebrates triumphant women and mothers who empowered themselves through education then nurtured their daughters and paved the way for them to have access as well. A local celebration will be held on Saturday, March 3: Beauty Inside Out Fierce You is an event for professional and entrepreneurial women to attend, be empowered, gain personal and business insight through educational seminars, have fun with fashion and build their business networks.

PARAMUS, N.J., Feb. 22, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- RBC Wealth Management, one of the nation's largest full-service securities firms, recently welcomed the highly sought after FG Group, consisting of Financial Advisors George Feneis and Paul C. Granito, to the New York metro area, according to Scott Fergang, Paramus Branch Director. The FG Group joins RBC Wealth Management from Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, and has more than $350 million in assets under management and close to $3 million in production.

ATLANTA, Ga., Feb. 22, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Alisa Hamilton, director of project management for CMI, will present sessions with St. Jude Children's Research Hospital(R) and Merkle, a CMI client, at the 2012 Washington Nonprofit Conference. The conference will offer more than 30 educational sessions, a keynote presentation, and roundtable discussions covering innovative strategies and creative approaches to fundraising that help nonprofits develop new initiatives and increase donations.

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On Tuesday, Mayor Edwin M. Lee, San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) and partners Market Street Railway (MSR) and Historypin announced the launch of 'Treasures from the Muni Archive,' a new exhibit of photographs from Muni's extensive archive celebrating the last 100 years.