Monthly Archives: April 2012

Calif. Gov. Jerry Brown

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments. First, Panorea Avdis, 33, of Sacramento, has been appointed chief deputy director of the Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz). Avdis has been chief of staff to Sacramento County Supervisor Phil Serna since 2010.

ATLANTA, Ga., April 30, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- On May 12, 2012 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Friendship Community Church at 4141 Old Fairburn Rd., Atlanta, GA, where the school is housed, the Fulton Leadership Academy (FLA) will hold its 2nd Annual Walk for Excellence to raise funds for the charter school's programs.

FRESNO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Central Valley Tea Party has been commissioned to hold a press conference with one hundred Fresno business leaders and owners who will be affected by the imposition of the High-Speed Rail project on 'Mayday,' Tuesday, May 1, 2012. The one hundred business owners who are on the current High-Speed Rail track line will be present in solidarity to 'oppose the High-Speed Rail through Fresno.

FARMINGTON, Utah, April 30, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- GoDavis.biz announces the launch of their new and improved website www.GoDavis.biz. This site, focused on Davis County, Utah, offers consumers a centralized place to search for and find local businesses and services. Additionally, consumers are able to read about local upcoming events, entertainment and even search classifieds. GoDavis is a one-stop resource for the Davis County consumer.

FRESNO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Central Valley Tea Party has been commissioned to hold a press conference with 100 Fresno business leaders and owners who will be affected by the imposition of the High-Speed Rail project. The 100 business owners who are on the current High-Speed Rail track line will be present in solidarity to oppose the High-Speed Rail through Fresno.

MORGAN HILL, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Traditional publishing companies reject 98 percent of new authors, but authors like Moshe Kai Cavalin are quickly discovering that self-publishing can be done effectively with today's Print-on-Demand (POD) technology. In March of 2012, Moshe Kai Cavalin's 'We Can Do' (ISBN: 9781618630452), published using POD technology by Bookstand Publishing, made Amazon's Top 100 list, showing how successful an author with a dream can be.

CHARDON, Ohio, April 27, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- e2b software (www.e2bsoft.com) announced today a strategic alliance and original equipment manufacturer (OEM) agreement with Epicor Software Corporation to private-label its Anytime Collect (www.anytimecollect.com) credit and collections management software for Epicor enterprise resource planning (ERP).

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., April 27, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Arkansas Mutual Insurance Company has earned a Financial Stability Rates(R) (FSR) of A, Exceptional from Demotech, Inc. This level of FSR is assigned to insurers who possess unsurpassed financial stability related to maintaining positive surplus as regards policyholders, liquidity of invested assets, an acceptable level of financial leverage, reasonable loss and loss adjustment expense reserves and realistic pricing.

ELLSWORTH, Maine, April 27, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Beeswax Productions is excited to announce the Second Season of 'Recess Stories,' its ground breaking online comedy series for kids about life on the playground. It's 'Peanuts' meets 'The Little Rascals' with a dash of 'Seinfeld.' Real kids. Real stories. Really funny.
Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- California Assembly Bill (AB) 2464, the Improving Personal Safety at Stadiums Act, authored by Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles), passed two committees this week, both by a strong bipartisan margin. On Monday, the Act passed the Assembly Committee on Public Safety, and on Wednesday, it passed the Assembly’s Arts, Entertainment, Sports, Tourism and Internet Media Committee.

SANTA ANA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Michele Martinez's Campaign for California State Assembly announced the endorsement of the Orange County Coalition of Police and Sheriffs (OC COPS) today.

ATLANTA, Ga., April 26, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- OxBlue(R), pioneers in the construction camera industry, released today several case studies demonstrating the benefits clients have experienced with the OxBlue construction camera systems. 'Construction cameras have supported this industry for some time,' stated Chandler McCormack, President of OxBlue.

MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Environmental education nonprofit Grades of Green has announced its annual awards and green fundraising evening, VERTE, will be held at the LEED Gold-certified Annenberg Community Beach House in Santa Monica, Calif. on April 27 from 6 p.m. - 10 p.m. The evening will feature singer/songwriter, Gregory Alan Isakov, sharing his lyrical hit, '3am,' featured on the hit series 'Brothers and Sisters.'
S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee and Dropbox CEO Drew Houston today officially opened the new office of Dropbox, a tech company that provides a sharing service for users to store photos, documents, and videos. The company's new headquarters is located at 185 Berry Street, occupies 87,000 square feet and provides space for future growth.
S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On Tuesday, S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee and District 5 Supervisor Christina Olague today celebrated the arrival of seven new businesses in the Fillmore, announced a dramatic 21 percent decrease in the vacancy rate from 35 percent to 14 percent in the Fillmore and highlighted several City programs aimed at continuing the momentum in the Fillmore.
S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On Monday, S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee joined Consul General of Japan Hiroshi Inomata and the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department to celebrate the United States-Japan Cherry Blossom Centennial by planting a ceremonial cherry blossom tree in Golden Gate Park's Japanese Tea Garden.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On behalf of all Californians, Governor Brown and First Lady Anne Gust Brown honor Lance Cpl. Ramon T. Kaipat, who bravely gave his life in service to our state and nation. The Governor and First Lady extend their deepest condolences to his family and friends at this difficult time.
Governor Edmund G. Brown

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- In a move that will shrink the state's environmental footprint and save millions of taxpayer dollars, California Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. issued a sweeping executive order today directing agencies and departments to take immediate steps to green the state's buildings, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve energy efficiency.

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- MCT Trading, Inc. (MCT), a recognized leader in mortgage pipeline hedging and risk management services, announced that its COO, Phil Rasori, will speak on a panel at the Mortgage Insight Conference on April 26 in Sacramento, Calif. The session will analyze the future of the mortgage business and address the challenges and opportunities facing loan originators.

AUSTIN, Texas, April 25, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- 360 Mortgage Group, a privately owned wholesale mortgage bank, announces that it has added 20-year mortgage lending veteran Gino Berchock as an account executive in its Southern region, specifically targeting the Georgia market.
Senator Alex Padilla

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- California's Senate Judiciary Committee today passed Senate Bill 1267, authored by Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima). The bill would establish the California Genetic Information Privacy Act. The measure now goes to the Senate Appropriations Committee for consideration.

NEW YORK, N.Y., April 24, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- CITYarts is celebrating 44 years of empowering international children and youth through art. CITYarts brings young people and professional artists together to create Public Art. Through this creative process, CITYarts empowers youth and connects children locally and around the world to become active participants in transforming communities.
Governor Edmund G. Brown

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- California Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. on Monday announced the following appointments. First, David Cole, 45, of Roseville, has been appointed retail recruitment manager at the California State Lottery. Cole has been the owner of James David Cellars since 2007 and was business area manager for Wells Fargo Bank from 2003 to 2008.
Calif. Gov. Jerry Brown

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. on Monday issued this statement following the release by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) of 'The Future of California Corrections: A Blueprint to Save Billions of Dollars, End Federal Court Oversight, and Improve the Prison System':

DALLAS, Texas, April 23, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The Texas Association of Certified Public Accountants (TACPA - www.tacpa.net) announced today the opening of registration for its 2012 Spring Meeting and CPE Sessions. This conference is open to all Texas-licensed CPAs and meets all Texas CPE requirements.

AUSTIN, Texas, April 23, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- 360 Mortgage Group, a privately owned wholesale mortgage bank, has added Glenn Bonds as account executive for its Mid-Atlantic region. In his more than 15 years' mortgage industry experience, Bonds has held leadership positions and earned a reputation for optimizing broker performance.

PINE BLUFF, Ark., April 23, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The community of Sulphur Springs, County Judge Mike Holcomb, the Jefferson County Mutual Aid Association (JCMAA), and the Office of Emergency Management (OEM) will hold a fire safety day and a ribbon cutting on May 5, 2012 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Wholesale Trading Co-Op Insurance Services, LLC (WTCI) announced today that Jeffrey R. Jamison has joined the firm as Assistant VP. Jamison will be based in New York City.
Governor Edmund G. Brown

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On Sunday, April 22, 2012, California Governor Brown issued the following Proclamation Declaring Earth Day:

DAYTON, Ohio, April 23, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Crown is pleased to announce the addition of Pete Luongo, prior President and CEO of the Berry Company and well-known author, to its Board of Advisors. Luongo, a luminary in the state of Ohio and beyond, brings to the board his rich business experience gained over his 33-year career.

PHOENIX, Ariz., April 23, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- LendingQB, a provider of seamless mortgage lending technology, announced an innovative new service that helps lenders understand and measure the impact of technology on their business, which will be introduced at the MBA Technology Conference and Exposition in Phoenix, Arizona. Known as the Enterprise Process Assessment (EPA), it provides lenders with an extensive breakdown of their operations.
Senator Alex Padilla

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- California Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) today announced that his bill, SB 1233 (Padilla) was passed by the Senate Elections Committee. The bill would require ballot initiative petitions to be provided in other languages. The bill now moves to the Senate Appropriations Committee for consideration.

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Thanks to a multi-million dollar National Emergency Grant (NEG) from the U.S. Department of Labor, the Los Angeles County Workforce Investment Board was awarded funds as part of the California Multi-Sector Workforce Partnership. The aim of this program is to provide retraining and career transition needs to individuals who experienced layoffs.

BALLINGER, Texas, April 20, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Mueller, Inc., a leading manufacturer of steel buildings and residential metal roofing, wants to extend a helping hand again this year to a Texas non-profit in need of a new facility. The campaign is called 'Helping Hand.' One organization will be selected to receive a new Mueller steel building up to 4,000 square feet through applications received by June 1, 2012.

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y., April 20, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- FREUNDLICH SUPPLY CO., a subsidiary of Precision Aerospace Components, Inc., is among the first U.S.-based fastener distributors to receive AS9100 Rev. C certification. This achievement is another significant milestone in Freundlich's 70+ year history of supplying high quality fasteners to Government, aerospace and industrial markets.

LAKE FOREST, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- PCM (Professional Community Management of California, Inc.), celebrates 40 years of service and growth. In 1964, the company began as a non-profit that managed Laguna Woods Village. PCM officially incorporated in 1972 to manage a diverse range of homeowner associations or Common Interest Developments including Huntington Landmark and Sun Lakes Country Club.

HOUSTON, Texas, April 19, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- In close cooperation with the American Gem Society Laboratories (AGSL), Whiteflash Inc. announced today a new innovation on the Platinum Diamond Quality(R) Documents (DQD) of all new round brilliant diamonds in stock.
Senator Alex Padilla

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Calif. Senate Education Committee today approved SB 1530 authored by Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima). The bill expedites and elevates the dismissal process for teachers and other certificated employees whose misconduct is serious and egregious. SB 1530 won the unanimous support of the committee. The bill now moves to the Senate Appropriations Committee for consideration.

LAKE FOREST, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- PCM (Professional Community Management of California, Inc.) announced today that the Lake Forest Community Association launched a new Community Spirit Team. With a $300 starter fund from the Board of Directors, the team will help neighbors with home repairs in order to remain in compliance with the association's rules.

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, April 18, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Progressive Finance, a merchandise lease to own financer, has recently integrated click-sign functionality with their online contracts. This new system will allow for stores to forgo the process of printing contracts for the customers to physically sign, and instead allow the customers to digitally sign their contracts from a computer, tablet, or smart phone.