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SensibleHerbs launches new online boutique delivering options for healthy consumers, including discount herbs and supplements

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — California-based online retailer SensibleHerbs announced its launch at Natural Products Expo West fulfilling increased demand for discount herbs and supplements nation-wide. Starting with a fresh clean design and discount pricing up to 35 percent off SRP, SensibleHerbs.com is a positive entry into the natural products marketplace online.

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Bitcoin for art investments: ArteQuesta Announces Acceptance of Bitcoin, Opens Economic Doors

MILL VALLEY, Calif. /California Newswire/ — ArteQuesta, a California-based fine art investment company, today announced the acceptance of Bitcoin as a method of payment for the purchase of artworks. Without excluding the typical form of monetary exchange, ArteQuesta is the first and only organization in the art investment world to accept Bitcoin.

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World Wide Notary partnership enables DocMagic to compliantly process a fully paperless mortgage eClosing

TORRANCE, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Torrance-based DocMagic, Inc., the premier provider of fully-compliant loan document preparation, compliance, eSign and eDelivery solutions, announced today that it formed an exclusive strategic alliance with World Wide Notary, Inc. (WWN), a pioneering developer of electronic notarization services. The partnership integrates WWN’s patent pending DigaSign eNotary technology into DocMagic’s eServices platform to deliver a fully paperless eClosing solution.

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Hollywood’s The Harman Press will be the Official Printer for the 2015 Pollie Awards and Conference in New Orleans

NORTH HOLLYWOOD, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Marking its active role in the political printing arena, The Harman Press will be the Official Printer for the 2015 Pollie Awards and Conference in New Orleans, March 17-19, 2015, organized by the American Association of Political Consultants. This will be the second year that The Harman Press has provided the AAPC with printing for its programming material and signage for its annual conference and awards events.

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ReverseVision Inc. Releases Financial Assessment-Required Screens by HUD March 2 2015 Deadline

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — ReverseVision, Inc., a leading software and technology provider for the reverse mortgage industry, has released an update to their RV Exchange LOS that includes all Financial Assessment critical screens and calculations. This release was targeted to meet the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD’s) original Financial Assessment (FA) implementation date of March 2, 2015.

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Geoffrey Lipman Joins Civic Resource Group International as Special Advisor, Global Travel and Tourism

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Civic Resource Group International (CRG) today announced the appointment of Geoffrey Lipman as Special Advisor, Global Travel and Tourism. CRG has also entered a strategic partnership with Greenearth.travel of which Mr. Lipman is Chairman.

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Emilio N. Francisco, CEO of PDC Capital Group, Names Pat Brown as Project Manager for SummerPlace Development

COSTA MESA, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Emilio N. Francisco, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of private equity firm PDC Capital Group, today announced that Pat Brown is joining senior housing real estate company SummerPlace Development as Project Manager overseeing the development of SummerPlace Assisted Living and Memory Care projects.

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Tammy Mission of EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants Honored as 2015 Insurance Industry ‘Power Broker’

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property and casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Tammy Mission has been recognized as a Power Broker and an Under-40 designee in the non-profit sector by Risk and Insurance Magazine. This is the second time Mission has received this honor — her first recognition (also in the non-profit sector) came in 2013.

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California vs. Big Plastic Statement On Certification of Signatures by Plastic Bag Industry on SB 270 Referendum

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, California vs. Big Plastic, the coalition of local officials and environmental, labor, and business groups supporting the state’s plastic bag ban, issued the following statement after California Secretary of State Alex Padilla certified signatures gathered by the plastic bag industry that will force a referendum in November 2016 on […]

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ReverseVision Inc. on Track for Financial Assessment Changes in Mortgage Industry Despite HUD Delay

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — John Button, CEO of leading reverse mortgage software and technology provider ReverseVision, says the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) decision to delay implementation of its Financial Assessment (FA) rules provides a better opportunity for lenders to get the required technology changes including: ReverseVision’s, HUD’s and other systems implemented into their processes.

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PDC Capital Group raising $45M in EB-5 immigrant investor funds to assist biodegradable organic chemical firm Clear Currents Inc.

COSTA MESA, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Emilio N. Francisco, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of private equity firm PDC Capital Group, today announced that PDC is raising $45 million in EB-5 immigrant investor funds to assist biodegradable organic chemical products firm Clear Currents, Inc.

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Quandis unveils its Quandis Loan Servicing offering, a comprehensive Default Management Platform

FOOTHILL RANCH, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Quandis, Inc., a leading provider of default servicing software, announced that it launched Quandis Loan Servicing (QLS), an end-to-end default management platform that automates and compliantly manages the default process from start to finish. QLS is offered as an all-in-one system and also as modules so various components can be leveraged by servicers based on individual needs.

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Anthem Inc. Customer Data Breach Sparks Class Action Lawsuit, Weitz & Luxenberg Announces

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Weitz & Luxenberg, P.C., today announced the filing of a class action lawsuit against the nation’s second-largest health insurer, Indianapolis-based Anthem Inc., following disclosure earlier this month that the private information of 80 million Anthem customers was stolen in a massive online data breach.

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Commercial printer The Harman Press expands into on-demand photo-books and large format fine-art printing

NORTH HOLLYWOOD, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The Harman Press has acquired A&I Photographic and Digital and its staff, effective February 13, 2015. A&I is expected to move operations from its current Burbank address to The Harman Press facility in North Hollywood before the end of March. The announcement was made by A&I co-owners Baret Lepejian and Vic Lepejian together with The Harman Press president Phillip Goldner.

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Calif. Senator Isadore Hall Statement on Pacific Maritime Association shutting down West Coast ports Pres. Day Weekend

SAN PEDRO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Senator Isadore Hall, III (D – South Bay) today released the following statement regarding the Pacific Maritime Association’s (PMA) decision to shut down vessel loading and unloading at West Coast ports through the President’s Day weekend: “I am extremely concerned and disappointed in the Pacific Maritime Association’s (PMA) latest […]

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ReverseVision, Inc. Welcomes Wendy Peel as VP of Sales and Marketing

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — ReverseVision, Inc., the leading technology provider for the reverse mortgage industry, today announced that seasoned marketing executive Wendy Peel has joined the company as its vice president of sales and marketing. In this position, Wendy will be responsible for managing the ReverseVision brand, working with product development and broadening brand awareness among forward lenders and financial planners.

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DocMagic Inc. Implements MISMO Version 3.3 for the CFPB’s Integrated Disclosure deadline

TORRANCE, Calif. /California Newswire/ — DocMagic, Inc., the mortgage industry’s leader in compliant loan document preparation and driver of complete eMortgage adoption, announced that its entire solution set now adheres to version 3.3 of the Mortgage Industry Standards Maintenance Organization (MISMO) Reference Model.

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Remodel or Move annual US Remodeling Sentiment Report 2015 finds Economic Recovery Contributes to Increase in Renovations

SUNNYVALE, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The latest ‘US Remodeling Sentiment Report’ from Remodel or Move indicated that the continued economic recovery has favorably affected homeowners. Homeowner respondents report their average home equity is now over $165,000, up from $115,000 in 2013, which combined with continued low interest rates and pent-up demand for home repair and improvements, is fueling growth.

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Veros Real Estate Solutions CEO Darius Bozorgi Speaking at 2015 ABS Vegas Conference

SANTA ANA, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Veros Real Estate Solutions, an award-winning industry leader in enterprise risk management, collateral valuation services and predictive analytics, announces that CEO Darius Bozorgi will be a panelist at the 2015 ABS Vegas conference, the largest capital markets conference in the world.

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Bank of Southern California, N.A. Raises $7.2 Million in Capital to Fuel Organic and Acquisition Related Growth

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Bank of Southern California, N.A. (OTCMKTS:FBBN) (the ‘Bank’) announced today that it completed a private placement of approximately $7.2 million of its common stock, positioning the Company to grow its Southern California Franchise.

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Protector Holdings, a joint venture of EPIC and Dowling Capital Partners, acquires Peartree Insurance Services

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Protector Holdings, a joint venture of EPIC (Edgewood Partners Insurance Center) and Dowling Capital Partners, announced today the acquisition of Peartree Insurance Services. Headquartered in Brea, California, Peartree specializes in providing insurance services to Hispanic consumers.

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California vs. Big Plastic says Plastic Bag Companies are Spending Millions to Repeal Ban

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — According to a news release this week from the grassroots California vs. Big Plastic organization, plastic bag companies have raised more than $3.34 Million and spent $3,266,679 in their attempt to put a repeal of California’s plastic bag ban on the ballot, outspending bill supporters by more than 25-1. “This […]

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EPIC Insurance Brokers welcomes Kent Collier to its Greyling Insurance Brokerage and Risk Consulting unit

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property and casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Kent Collier, J.D., LEED AP BD+C, has joined the firm’s Greyling Insurance Brokerage Division as an associate client manager. Greyling is a highly regarded specialty insurance broker and risk management consulting team serving architects, engineers, contractors, environmental service firms and law firms across the country.

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IPM and Unified Small Business Alliance South Bay Networking Mixer a Success

TORRANCE, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Integrated Physical Medicine (IPM) in coordination with the Unified Small Business Alliance (USBA) held a networking event on January 30, 2015 at IPM in the city of Torrance, Calif. The main purpose of this mixer was to unify South Bay businesses and encourage community members to support economic growth by shopping local.

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AccuSure Shows Businesses How to Save Money and Meet OSHA Form 300 Requirements

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — AccuSure today announced that is willing to help any Calif. business learn how to comply with one of the most important but overlooked mandates from OSHA (Occupational and Safety Health Administration). Most businesses are required by law to publish a summary of their OSHA 300 log from 02/01 – 04/30 annually.

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Strategy Coach Jaya Savannah Releases Her List of 2015 Top Holistic Health and Beauty Business Trends

SANTA ROSA, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Jaya Savannah, renowned strategy coach for holistic businesses, today announced her 2015 Top Holistic and Beauty Business Trends. In this annual set of predictions, Savannah expects to see business growth in holistic services related to Sensory Integration, Nutrition and Skincare, Farm-to-Face, Weddings, Body Weight Training, Adrenal Fatigue, and Boho Style.

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CRG partners with DrivenBI to offer cloud-based data analysis platform to Government Sectors

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — DrivenBI LLC today announced that Civic Resource Group International (CRG), the innovative developer of CivicConnect(TM), first of a kind fully integrated Mobile / Cloud / Data First platform and solutions for government and civic organizations, is now an authorized reseller of DrivenBI’s market leading cloud-based data analysis platform, SRK.

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Winter Fancy Food Show 2015: Food Philippines highlights the health benefits of coconut products

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The Center for International Trade Expositions and Missions, in partnership with the Philippine Trade and Investment Centers in Silicon Valley and Los Angeles, is gearing up for the Philippine participation at the 2015 Winter Fancy Food Show on January 11-13, 2015.

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Gordon Brush FootMate System Receives Endorsement from College of Foot and Ankle Orthopedics and Medicine

COMMERCE, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The FootMate(R) System by Gordon Brush has acquired a powerful partner. The American College of Foot and Ankle Orthopedics and Medicine (‘ACFAOM’) has endorsed the FootMate System. It is a complete foot care system for cleaning, soothing, stimulating, and massaging feet in the shower.

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EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants adds key team members in Alabama, expands National Energy Construction Practice

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property and casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Aimee Sapp, Kelly Chapple, Heather Perdue and Mark McInnis have all joined Crawford McInnis, Brian Tanner, Wilson Long and Andy D’Entremont as part of EPIC’s Birmingham, Alabama-based National Energy Construction Practice.

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California-based Oceanside Jewelers Releases Mobile Responsive Web Site for Holiday Jewelry Shopping

OCEANSIDE, Calif. /California Newswire/ — In an ongoing effort to continually provide a unique jewelry shopping experience centered on consumer education, Master Jeweler Chad Elliott and the certified gemologist staff at Oceanside Jewelers are pleased to announce the release of their upgraded mobile-responsive website.

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‘California vs. Big Plastic’ Files Complaint with Calif. Secretary of State Alleging Deception by Referendum Signature Gatherers

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Supporters of the state’s plastic bag ban, collectively calling themselves “California vs. Big Plastic,” today filed a complaint with California Secretary of State Debra Bowen calling for “an investigation of the signature gathering by the law’s opponents, citing numerous examples of deceptive signature gathering.” “To ensure the integrity of the […]

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14th Annual Non-Profit PR Grants Winners for 2014 announced by Neotrope

TORRANCE, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Neotrope is proud to announce the recipients for 2014 of its annual J.L. Simmons Non-Profit PR Grant award. With this commitment, Neotrope(R) will provide public relations (PR) and cause-related marketing support to the selected worthy causes over the next year to raise awareness around each organization’s programs and accomplishments.

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EPIC Insurance Brokers adds Shelley Dawson, Jon Greenstein and John Gaffney to Employer Services Platform

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property and casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, today announced that Shelley Dawson, Jon Greenstein and John Gaffney have joined the firm in San Francisco. All will assume leadership roles in EPIC’s rapidly growing Employer Services Platform (ESP).

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Doc-Tech Corp. acquired by DocMagic, Inc. as part of ongoing Expansion in Loan Documents Trade

TORRANCE, Calif. /California Newswire/ — DocMagic, Inc., a premier provider of fully-compliant loan document preparation, compliance, eSign and eDelivery solutions, announced today that it has acquired the assets of Doc-Tech Corporation, dba Document Express, a boutique document preparation company known for its exceptional customer service. The acquisition comes on the heels of DocMagic completing the purchase of award-winning eSignSystems in October.

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