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SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today The Mortgage Collaborative (TMC), an independent lending cooperative serving small and mid-sized mortgage lenders and community-based lending institutions, and Fannie Mae agreed upon enhancements to the benefits offered to TMC members that were announced earlier in the year through a strategic partnership agreement.

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property and casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today it has acquired Executive Financial, Inc., an employee benefits consulting firm specializing in executive benefits, life, and disability insurance strategies.

TORRANCE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- DocMagic, Inc., the premier provider of fully-compliant loan document preparation, compliance, eSign and eDelivery solutions, announced today that its eSign platforms have now processed more than 100 million mortgage-related eSignature transactions.

PITTSBURG, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- USS-POSCO Industries (UPI), a West Coast steel mill, will be selling a variety of excess and disused MRO items through an upcoming online auction. According to IAAS Worldwide, presenting the auction, among the many items to be listed will be: bearings, cylinders, pumps, valves, gears, pipe and hose fittings, filters, motors, brakes, electrical parts, fittings, fuses, PCB's, and instrumentation.

COMMERCE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The FootMate(R) System by Gordon Brush will be available to Whole Foods Market Midwest customers in the 44 stores comprising the region beginning in May, 2015. The American-made FootMate System helps make optimal foot health easy.

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Tanis Communications, Inc., an award-winning marketing and PR services firm specializing in business-to-business (B2B) communications for high-tech companies, today announced the opening of its office in Austin, Texas, adding to its presence in Silicon Valley and New York City.

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Edgewood Partners Insurance Center (EPIC), a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Timothy C. (Tim) Woodhull has joined the firm as a principal. Woodhull brings 35 years of diverse insurance industry experience and leadership in corporate insurance brokerage, insurance carrier operations, risk management and insurance program design and management.

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Edgewood Partners Insurance Center (EPIC), a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, today announced that Christopher R. Mitchell has joined the firm as senior vice president of sales in the firm's Northern California Bay Area Property and Casualty Insurance Division.

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Mortgage Collaborative, an independent lending cooperative serving small and mid-sized mortgage lenders and community-based lending institutions, has deepened its senior executive team with the addition of two new hires, announced the Collaborative's Chairman, John Robbins, CMB.

COSTA MESA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Emilio N. Francisco, Chairman and CEO of private equity firm PDC Capital Group, announced the development of SummerPlace at Correll Palms, an assisted living and memory care facility to be located in Titusville, Fla., across the Indian River from the Kennedy Space Center.
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SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Mortgage Collaborative, an independent lending cooperative serving small and mid-sized mortgage lenders and community-based lending institutions, has implemented several changes to its Board of Directors and executive management team, announced the Collaborative's current Chairman, John Robbins, CMB.

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- MCT Trading, Inc., a recognized industry leader in mortgage risk management providing pipeline hedging, best-execution loan sales and centralized lock desk services, announced that Joel Dulmage has joined the company in the capacity of regional sales director. Mr. Dulmage will be responsible for new business development and client service management in the Midwest territory.

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- California-based ReverseVision, Inc., the leading software and technology provider for the reverse mortgage industry, has added a new Operations Team to their growing company. This team will be focused exclusively on product operations, system monitoring, capacity planning, backup, recovery, hosting management and product release.

SANTA ANA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Veros Real Estate Solutions, an award-winning industry leader in enterprise risk management, collateral valuation services and predictive analytics, reports that the residential market is gaining momentum with a greater percentage of markets expected to increase in value over the next 12 months, moving upwards to 86% from last quarter's 82 percent.

SALINAS, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- California-based Lost Spirits LLC today announced it has built a new type of chemical reactor capable of making aged spirits with a near identical chemical signature to 20 year old barrel aged products. The new reactors are compact, portable, and will be deployed to 5 distilleries in a beta-test this summer.

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Protector Holdings, a joint venture of Edgewood Partners Insurance Center (EPIC) and Dowling Capital Partners, today announced the acquisition of Oasis South Insurance Services. With 8 locations across California's San Diego County, Oasis South specializes in providing insurance services to Hispanic consumers.

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Civic Resource Group International today announced it has launched CivicConnect(TM) Project Audience on the Salesforce AppExchange, empowering and enabling arts and cultural organizations and businesses operating in the public sector to connect and provide rich services and cultural experiences to citizens through a variety of digital channels.

COSTA MESA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Emilio N. Francisco, Chairman and CEO of private equity firm PDC Capital Group, today announced the acquisition of ZGlobal Southern California EB-5 Investment Regional Center.

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.

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.

COSTA MESA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Emilio N. Francisco, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of private equity firm PDC Capital Group, LLC, in Calif., announces a company-wide effort to increase scrutiny of potential investors it recruits for EB-5-funded projects.

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- ReverseVision, Inc., the leading software and technology provider for the reverse mortgage industry, announced it has been included in the 2015 edition of HousingWire's HW TECH100 list.

COSTA MESA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Emilio N. Francisco, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of private equity firm PDC Capital Group, today announced that PDC will give priority to military veterans when recruiting new hires to one of its companies.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, California vs. Big Plastic, the coalition of local officials and environmental, labor, and business groups supporting the state’s...
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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.

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.

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.

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.

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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SAN PEDRO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Senator Isadore Hall, III (D – South Bay) today released the following statement regarding the Pacific Maritime Association’s...

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.

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.

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.

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.