Monthly Archives: February 2012

Calif. Gov. Brown Issues Statement on Death of Cottonwood Firefighter

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.

Calif. Governor Brown Appoints Ruth Bermudez Montenegro to Imperial County Superior Court

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.

Free Moving Quote continues to innovate with web portal helping movers get moved

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.

Strata 2012 Conference: NGDATA to Showcase Big Data Management Platform

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.

Non-Profit PR Grant Recipients for 2012 announced by Neotrope

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.

Michele Martinez Receives Endorsement from Key Calif. Law Enforcement Leaders

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.

MEDIA ADVISORY: Florida County-Level ER Dental Visit Data Available

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.

California Association of Highway Patrolmen (CAHP) Endorse Tom Calderon for Assembly

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

Attention! EaseUS Mac Data Recovery Wizard Makes its Debut 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.

Treadstone 71 LLC announced at the RSA Conference two new certification tracks in Cyber Intelligence and Counterintelligence

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.

Titan Lenders Corp. Extends Mortgage Lending Outsource Services to Include Loan Processing and Underwriting, Engages Jan Conner to Head Operations

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.

Social Network for Kids, Jackie Fame Launches FAME 2.0

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.

Ask Your Employer About Long-Term Care Insurance – You May Qualify More Easily and Get a Special Rate

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.

Squarerigger Software Announces Record-Breaking 2011 Performance

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.

CONIX Fraud Detective Replaces Legacy Fraud Systems, Enables Cross-Channel Review of Payments, Advances Financial Institutions’ Detection Strategies

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.

EPIC announced today that Allen Amos has been recognized by Risk and Insurance Magazine

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.

Villa Estrella-Costa Rica Becomes Top Rated All-Inclusive Vacation Villa in Costa Rica on Trip Advisor Travel Website

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.

Edupoint Educational Systems selected as the student information system solutions provider by the Oregon Student Information System Consortium

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).

Sales of Award Winning Text ‘Construction Project Management – a Managerial Approach’ Increase 400 Percent

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.

Protium Technologies Introduces New Product, New Distributor

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.

National Association of Record Industry Professionals leads new delegation of music execs from NY to London for Ad Industry Events

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.

Calif. Governor and First Lady Honor Six Marines

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.

Calif. Senator Padilla Introduces Bill to Spur Manufacturing Jobs Creation in State

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.

2012 MADE In Missouri State Entrepreneurship Competition Begins

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 County Students to Study in China Under the 100,000 Strong Initiative

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.

Workforce Investment Board partners with Roadtrip Nation to help more than 1,300 of the County's unemployed and at-risk youth

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.

U.S. Department of Agriculture Awards iFOS Multi-Year Contract to Provide Professional Support Services for Financial Computer Systems

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.

Expanding On Their Anti Bullying Mission, Project Moves Dance Company Announces Season Opener: One Human Race

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.

L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa Welcomes Lucky Brand Headquarters to Downtown Los Angeles

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 County Workforce Investment Board Grant Expanded to Fund Job Training for Laid-Off Census Workers

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.

Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto's Biogas Bill Means Clean Air, Renewable Energy, and California Jobs

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.

Mortgage Lenders Cite Compliance, Ease of Use As Top Priorities for Initial Disclosures in IDS Survey

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.

Financial Foundation Group (FFG)’s Belinda A. Hoover Appointed Vice President

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.

Fresh Start Surgical Gifts' 20th annual Fresh Start for Kids Celebrity Golf Classic joins together Hollywood actors, athletes and supporters

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.

Calif. Senator Padilla Bill to Protect Against Telecom Service Interruption

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.

CONIX Brings National Duplicate Detection and Fraud Detection Database to the Payments Industry, Will Unveil at 2012 BAI Payments Connect

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.

More Than Skin Deep: Dr. Trevicia Williams Responds to Dallas Texas Being #1 During Women’s History Month

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.

RBC Wealth Management Welcomes George Feneis and Paul Granito to New York Metro Office

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.

CMI to Co-Present with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and Merkle at 2012 Washington Nonprofit Conference

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 Launches Innovative Muni History Exhibit to Celebrate 100 Years

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.

Bonne Foi Beauty announces addition to anti-aging product line-up: Nourishing Face Cream

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Bonne Foi Beauty Products, an anti-aging skin care line, today, releases its Nourishing Face Cream which will further enhance the Bonne Foi line. Created primarily for night time use, the Nourishing Face Cream will nourish, rejuvenate and moisturize your face, firming your skin and improving its overall appearance.

Calif. Governor Brown Announces Appointments for Feb. 21, 2012

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments. First: Ashleigh Aitken, 36, of Anaheim, has been appointed to the 32nd District Agricultural Association, Orange County Fair Board.

California Senate Established New Select Committee on English Learners – Senator Alex Padilla Named Chair

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) announced today that he has been named Chair of the newly created Senate Select Committee on English Learners. The committee will focus its efforts on how to improve the academic success of California's 1.5 million English Learner students.

Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto Introduces Bill to Allow Motorists to Show Registration and Proof of Insurance on Their Smartphones

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles) has introduced Assembly Bill 1708, amending the California Vehicle and Insurance Codes, to give California drivers the option to carry their proof of auto insurance and vehicle registration in electronic form, such as on a smartphone or other personal electronic device.

360 Mortgage Group Releases Closing Doc Functionality to Broker Network

AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 21, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- 360 Mortgage Group, a privately owned wholesale mortgage bank, has announced the release of Broker Docs, a closing document clearing functionality now available online to all 360 Mortgage Group brokers. This new feature to 360 Mortgage Group's suite of proprietary online origination tools is expected to shorten closing time by at least 50 percent.

Hilton Brown to manage client advocacy and claims in EPIC Los Angeles and Irvine offices

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Edgewood Partners Insurance Center (EPIC), a retail property, casualty and employee benefits insurance brokerage, announced today the addition of Hilton Brown who will oversee client claims and advocacy in the company's Los Angeles and Irvine offices. Brown will also provide claims support for sister company PowerGuard Insurance Services, located in Irvine, Calif. Brown brings 22 years of claims management and client advocacy experience to EPIC.

NGDATA, a Big Data Software Provider, Raises Capital to Accelerate Growth

GHENT, Belgium, Feb. 21, 2012 (SEND2PRESSS NEWSWIRE) -- NGDATA ( today announced that the company will raise capital to accelerate its growth activities in the United States and continue investments in the development of its big data management platform.

E’shee Clinical Esthetic Launches High-Tech Skin Serum

PHILADELPHIA, Pa., Feb. 21, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- E'shee Clinical Esthetic announced this week a new addition to its product line of skin serums - Elixir of Life KI Therapy Serum - designed to deliver ultimate skin rejuvenation.

Equation Technologies Certifies Additional Staff on Intacct as Part of Expanding Cloud Computing Strategy

TORONTO, Ontario, Feb. 21, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Equation Technologies (, a leading provider of software solutions for professional services, project-based businesses, corporate head offices, and nonprofit organizations, announced that they have completed training and received implementation certification for additional staff members on Intacct's cloud financial applications.

Veteran technology executive Chris Chen to steer expansion of film and TV industry's leading production workflow company

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Sample Digital, the leading provider of production workflow applications for Film and TV production, has appointed Chris Chen as Chief Technology Officer.