Monthly Archives: February 2012

Calif. cities of Claremont, Monrovia, Riverside and Santa Clarita have reached California Green Community Silver status

CLAREMONT, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The City of Claremont has achieved 'Silver' status as a California Green Community for its commitment to sustainability. Claremont is one of only four cities to be honored by California Green Communities for its efforts. In addition to Claremont, the cities of Monrovia, Riverside and Santa Clarita have reached California Green Community Silver status.

Allweather Roof Names Southern Minnesota Native, Tracy Riedemann as Their Austin Branch Manager

AUSTIN, Minn., Feb. 20, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Allweather Roof, based in Minneapolis is proud to announce the hiring of Tracy Riedemann as the new General Manager of its Austin operations. Riedemann brings more than 18 years of commercial roofing experience and has worked on more than 10,000 roofing projects in her career. She has a wealth of knowledge and expertise in roofing repairs, modifications, and re-roofing that adds to Allweather Roof's Southern branch.

National Non-Profit Honors Fort Worth Moving Company as Mover of the Year

FORT WORTH, Texas, Feb. 20, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- FireFighting's Finest Moving and Delivery of Fort Worth, TX has been recognized as Move For Hunger's Mover of the Year for 2011 out of 250 moving companies in 39 different states. The Mover of the Year award is presented to the moving company that best exemplifies the philanthropic spirit of Move For Hunger.

Wave of Deferred Bank Repossessions Expected in 2012

NEW YORK, N.Y., Feb. 20, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- According to Bank Owned Properties (, some 600,000 properties in the U.S. are reported to begin the foreclosure process as the foreclosure industry begins to function more normally.

Denver Based Money Management Firm Announces New Services for Senior Citizens and Busy Professionals

DENVER, Colo., Feb. 17, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- A new look and new services for Building Business Success has been unveiled. The new company name, Sage Money Managers, LLC signifies the expansion of its service offering into the arena of Personal Finance. This is in addition to Accounting and Business Management. The firm's new image personifies its focus on providing solutions and services for individual and business Daily Money Management.
Calif. Gov. Jerry Brown

Calif. Governor Brown Outlines Plan for China-California Joint Task Force to Drive Investment and Collaboration

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- In remarks today at a U.S./China economic forum, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced his intention to form a China-California Joint Task Force to drive more collaboration, investment and trade between California and China.

Calif. Governor Brown Announces Appointments for Feb. 17, 2012

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments. First, Janet Barentson, 49, of Rocklin, has been appointed chief deputy director at the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.

Calif. Governor Brown to Open New Trade and Investment Office in China

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Moving to increase direct investment in California and give the state's businesses a distinct advantage in China, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced plans to open a new trade and investment office in China.

Scott Stoddard, CEO of Quandis, Inc. to Speak on Mortgage Servicing Trends Roundtable in Orlando

FOOTHILL RANCH, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Quandis, Inc., a leading provider of default management mortgage technology solutions, announced that its CEO, Scott Stoddard, will participate on a roundtable hosted by SourceMedia at the MBA's National Servicing Convention and Exposition. Participants in the roundtable will address various topics, trends and concerns in today's mortgage servicing landscape.

Evolve Security and Smartvue Announce Distribution Partnership

PORTLAND, Ore., Feb. 17, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Evolve Security, an IP-focused security distributor based in Portland, Oregon, today announced a distribution partnership with Smartvue, a leading manufacturer of IP video surveillance solutions.

S.F. Mayor Lee Announces the Return of Sunday Streets with Biggest Season to Date

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Mayor Edwin M. Lee today announced the return of the popular Sunday Streets program with a full schedule of car-free events starting Sunday, March 11th, along the Embarcadero.

US Dept. of Labor selects San Bernardino Workforce Investment Board Summer Youth Employment Program for Independent Study

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Labor Employment Training Administration selected the San Bernardino County Workforce Investment Board Summer Youth Employment Program to participate in a study of youth training innovators. Findings of this study will be used to inform workforce investment boards nationwide of best practices.

Calif. Governor Brown and First Lady Honor Pfc. Cesar Cortez

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On behalf of all Californians, Governor Brown and First Lady Anne Gust Brown honor Pfc. Cesar Cortez, who bravely gave his life in service to our state and nation.

Professional Community Management of California to Manage Audie Murphy Ranch Community Assoc.

MENIFEE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Professional Community Management of California, Inc. (PCM) announced an agreement with Brookfield Residential to manage the Audie Murphy Ranch Community Association, a new master-planned community located in Menifee, California surrounded by rolling acres of the San Jacinto and San Bernardino Mountains with 2,300 homes projected at build out.

Calif. Governor Brown Announces Appointments for Feb. 15, 2012

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. on Wednesday announced the following appointments. First, Jim Evans, 42, of Sacramento, has been appointed deputy secretary for communications and strategic planning at the Business Transportation and Housing Agency.

The Energy Cooperative Increases Wind Power in 2012 Electricity Mix

PHILADELPHIA, Pa., Feb. 16, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The Energy Cooperative, an electric generation supplier (EGS) since 1998, has announced that it is increasing the amount of Pennsylvania wind power in their 2012 electricity mix. The new renewable energy mix contains 99 percent PA wind power, of which 25 percent wind is sourced from the newly developed Highland Wind farm in Cambria County, PA.

Veterans Make Valuable Contributions in San Bernardino: Employers use Desert Green Veterans Grant to hire vets to rebuild devastated community

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Dalton Trucking, a transportation company based out of Fontana, is now shipping modular building units that will become the temporary facility for St. John's Regional Medical Care Center in Joplin, MO. The transportation company couldn't have taken on such a project without On-the-Job Training incentives and employee referral support through the San Bernardino County Workforce Investment Board.

Californians for a Higher Education Contract want to change affordability and access to public higher education

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- For over six months, Christopher Campbell, a recent graduate of the University of California, Irvine, has been spearheading a campaign, CHEC2012 (Californians for a Higher Education Contract), that will profoundly change affordability and access to public higher education for currently enrolled and future college students in California.

MedAmerica and LTC Financial Partners Announce a Broad Suite of Long-Term Care Insurance Products for the Workplace

KIRKLAND, Wash., Feb. 16, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Today MedAmerica Insurance Company (MedAmerica) and LTC Financial Partners, LLC (LTCFP) announce a distribution agreement to make a broad suite of long-term care insurance products available at reduced underwriting and multi-life discounts to employees. The policy suite is the latest incarnation of multi-life LTC insurance, a relatively new, increasingly-popular type of employee benefit that is proliferating faster than traditional group LTC plans.

California Homemade Food Act Introduced in Calif. State Assembly Would Decriminalize Artisanal Food Production

SACRAMANTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Sustainable Economies Law Center (SELC), the Los Angeles Bread Bakers (LABB), and Proyecto Jardin are pleased to announce that Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D—Los Angeles) has introduced the California Homemade Food Act, AB 1616, in the California State Assembly.

Calif. Assemblymember Warren Furutani Endorses Assemblymember Isadore Hall

COMPTON, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Assemblymember Warren Furutani announced his endorsement of Assemblymember Isadore Hall today. Hall is running for reelection in California's newly...

Stepping Up To Business to Help Small Business Owners with Cash Flow and Financing During All Day Financial Education Conference

ATLANTA, Ga., Feb. 15, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The Small Business Finance Institute is conducting its second annual Stepping Up to Business at the Loudermilk Center in Atlanta, GA on February 29, 2012. For the price of an hour with a business attorney or accountant, attendees can expect a full day of financial mentoring that could transform their enterprise by helping them with cash flow and financing challenges.

New Self Improvement Book Advocates for Personal Responsibility and Accountability

CINCINNATI, Ohio, Feb. 15, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- 'Our Whole Life Is Our Whole Responsibility' (ISBN: 978-0-578-09-448-9), published by Life Energy Publishing, is a recently-launched book that inspires people to take control of their lives.

S.F. Mayor Lee Announces Key Federal Support for Central Subway

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On Tuesday, Mayor Edwin M. Lee and the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) announced that the federal government has once again demonstrated strong support for planned improvements to public transportation in San Francisco.

KMCIS CaseAware solution integrated with Quandis Military Search Service

FOOTHILL RANCH, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Quandis, Inc., a leading provider of default management mortgage technology solutions, announced that it has integrated its military search service with KMC Information Systems, L.C.'s (KMCIS) CaseAware(R) solution that is utilized by law firms and trustees in default servicing.

The Pension Inspector SaaS Updated – Adds Investment Performance and Defined Benefit Funding Ratings

NEW YORK, N.Y., Feb. 15, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- AtPrime Media, Inc., the sponsor of the Atprime Pension Inspector Suite, the leading online service for all Qualified Retirement Plan performance results, announces, 7 Year Investment Performance Ratings for all Qualified Retirement Plans - 401(k), ESOP, Defined Benefit, etc. - as well as Defined Benefit Funding ratings.
Calif. Gov. Jerry Brown

Calif. Gov. Brown Issues Statement on S&P's Upgrade of California's Credit Ratings Outlook

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today issued the following statement after Standard & Poor’s (S&P) Rating Services shifted California’s credit ratings outlook from stable to positive:

Titan Lenders Corp. and The Compliance Group, Inc. Enter Referral Partnership, Delivering Enterprise Quality Control Solutions for Mortgage Lenders

DENVER, Colo., Feb. 14, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Mortgage fulfillment outsource services expert, Titan Lenders Corp. (Titan), and leading mortgage compliance services provider, The Compliance Group, Inc. (TCG), have entered a referral partnership to serve mortgage lenders' compliance, quality control and multi-state licensing needs. Titan and TCG enable lenders to focus on sustaining profitable businesses that respond with agility to regulatory fluctuations.

Fare Buzz Releases New Pre-Paid Car Rental Deals – New Rates Aim to Save Customers Time and Money

NEW YORK, N.Y., Feb. 14, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Fare Buzz, a travel company based in New York City, is now offering pre-paid car rental deals at net rates to save customers money on their daily, weekly or monthly car rentals.

Need for Eye Surgery Lessened by New Corneal Wound and Healing Treatment

NEW WINDSOR, N.Y., Feb. 14, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Mary Davidian, M.D., of Highland Ophthalmology Associates, a leading eye surgeon in The Hudson Valley, announces offering her patients a unique corneal wound repair and healing device called ProKera(R). Today, ProKera(R) is the only medical device that can provide wound healing to patients afflicted with a damaged cornea, the outer transparent surface of the eye.

TeamF1, Inc. today announced that D-Link selected TeamF1's embedded software for their complete family of Unified Services Routers

FREMONT, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- TeamF1, Inc., the leader in embedded networking and security software solutions for wired and wireless applications, today announced that D-Link, the end-to-end networking solutions provider for businesses, selected TeamF1's embedded software for their complete family of Unified Services Routers, including the recently launched DSR-250/250N wired and wireless services routers.

Sample Digital hosts inaugural dax Certification Course in Burbank

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- A total of 76 film and TV production personnel from key Hollywood unions and guilds received official certification as qualified users of Sample Digital's dax platform, the industry's leading digital production workflow and media management application, during a course conducted January 28 at Pickwick Gardens in Burbank.

The Story Project launches 'StoryTelling Series' featuring leading Movie Producers, Feb. 16

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On Thursday, February 16, The Story Project, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to furthering communication and life skills in at-risk and under-served teens, will launch its StoryTelling Series, a sequence of intimate moderated conversations with legendary filmmakers and artists. Todd Felderstein, The Story Project's executive director, is thrilled to have such Hollywood veterans make up our inaugural event.

Calif. Governor Brown Announces Appointments for Feb. 13, 2012

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments. First: Lisa Barkett, 52, of La Jolla, has been appointed to the Race Track Leasing Commission as a representative of the 22nd District Agricultural Association, San Diego Fair Board.

L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa Issues Statement on the Passing of Whitney Houston

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa issued the following statement Saturday on the passing of Whitney Houston: Today, Los Angeles mourns the loss of Whitney Houston, one of the greatest voices of all time. It is with deep sadness that we reflect upon a life taken from us too soon, and a woman whose talents touched so many.

Entrepreneur on a Mission to Launch 100 New Start-Ups

WASHINGTON, D.C., Feb. 13, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- When entrepreneur Cavanaugh L. Gray set out to pursue his own small business dreams he didn't realize the impact it would have on helping others achieve their own dreams. In the spring of 2004, The Entrepreneur Cafe, LLC founder did the unthinkable. He scheduled a meeting with his supervisor, picked out his best suite, walked into his corporate job and fired himself. Given current unemployment rates and a tight lending market this might be considered absurd by today's standards.

Uprize Brings Professional FOREX Training and Tools to the Masses

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, Feb. 13, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- A recently launched business, Uprize, is already experiencing rapid growth. In its first week in business, Uprize already has customers and affiliates in more than 10 countries - including the U.S.; Canada; Thailand; Korea; Japan; Brazil; Germany; Mexico; Australia; and the Philippines.
L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa

Metro Issues Request for Next Gen Super-Clean Buses for Los Angeles in Pilot Program Initiated by Mayor Villaraigosa

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) released a request for proposals (RFP) for up to 30 Super Low Emission Buses (SLEBs) and/or Zero Emission Buses (ZEBs) as part of a pilot program to evaluate burgeoning technologies for LA’s future bus fleet.

L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa Issues Statement On Martin Gomez Stepping Down as City Librarian

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa today issued the following statement regarding the resignation of Martin Gomez as City Librarian. Gomez will assume the post of Vice Dean of the University of Southern California Libraries on April 2.

Nylabone Launches Romp’n Chomp Treat Toys and Treat Refills

NEPTUNE CITY, N.J., Feb. 10, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Leave it to Nylabone(R), the makers of safe, healthy chews since 1955, to combine a dog's two favorite pastimes - playing and eating - into one great new product line: Romp'n Chomp(TM) Treat Toys. The new line, available in pet specialty stores this spring, makes treats last longer while keeping dogs entertained and promoting safe, healthy chewing.

Calif. Governor Brown Announces Appointments for Feb. 10, 2012

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments. First: A. Charles Crabb, 60, of San Luis Obispo, has been appointed to the designated local authority for the former Pismo Beach redevelopment agency, in San Luis Obispo County.

Los Angeles chapter of the American Parkinson's Disease Association along with James Gray Gallery, present: Living Artistically with Parkinson's Disease

SANTA MONICA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Los Angeles chapter of the American Parkinson's Disease Association (, along with James Gray Gallery, present 'Living Artistically with Parkinson's Disease,' a unique exhibition featuring works of art created by celebrated artists living with PD. To celebrate the exhibition, which runs from February 8-13, 2012, the APDA L.A. is hosting a champagne brunch with a silent auction this Sunday, February 12.

San Francisco to Honor Tony Bennett

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee today announced plans for a Citywide civic celebration to honor the acclaimed, award winning singer Tony Bennett whose signature song 'I Left My Heart in San Francisco' was recorded 50 years ago.

Calif. Gov. Brown and US Transportation Secretary LaHood Reaffirm Strong Support for High-Speed Rail

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. and United States Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood today reaffirmed their strong support for building High-Speed Rail in California.

Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show Announces Appearance of American Sporting Legend Ted Nugent

HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 9, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- On Saturday, February 11, 2012, American Sporting Legend and rock star Ted Nugent will appear at the Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show (February 4-12, State Farm Show Complex, Harrisburg, PA) to sign autographs and greet guests.

USC School of Cinematic Arts Announce Films for 2012 American Film Showcase

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and the University of Southern California's School of Cinematic Arts (SCA) announced today the 29 films selected for the American Film Showcase, an international cultural diplomacy initiative that brings people together worldwide through film.

Georgia Association of Business Brokers Leader Expects Stronger Business Sales in 2012

ATLANTA, Ga., Feb. 9, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Sales of Georgia businesses should be much stronger in 2012, predicts C. David Chambless, a top-selling broker and the incoming president of the GABB, the state's only professional association dedicated to buying and selling businesses.

Anytime Collect Available as a Private Label, Revenue-Generating Member Service for Professional Trade Associations

CHARDON, Ohio, Feb. 9, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Anytime Collect ( by e2b software is now available as a unique private label member service for trade and professional association affinity programs. Anytime Collect helps association business members to effectively manage their accounts receivable and collections process improving cash flow while reducing bad debt write-offs.

San Francisco Taxis Surpass Emissions Goal with a 49 percent reduction of GHG emissions

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today Mayor Edwin M. Lee, California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom, San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA), Department of the Environment and San Francisco taxi industry leaders announced that San Francisco's taxis have exceeded the 2008 goal of reducing the average per-vehicle greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 20 percent from 1990 levels by 2012.

Backbone Security Announces Enhanced Steganography Detection Tool

FAIRMONT, W.Va., Feb. 8, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Backbone Security, the market leader in advanced digital steganography detection and hidden information extraction tools, is pleased to announce availability of the newest version of Steganography Analyzer Artifact Scanner, StegAlyzerAS, their industry leading application for detecting 1,025 digital steganography applications.