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LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Today, popular online jewelry merchant MyBargainJewels announced the launch of a new line of charm bracelets dubbed "The Guardian Eye." Each bracelet is handmade of Murano glass beads and fits any wrist size. At first glance, these trendy bracelets are simple enough, yet shrouded in thousands of years of superstition.

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -- Each year the self-help and success industry generates over 3 billion dollars in sales and the top names in the industry-Tony Robbins, Jack Canfield, James Ray, Harv Eker, Debbie Ford, etc.-charge thousands of dollars for their premium seminars. So how did Brendon Burchard, a twenty-nine year-old unknown author, get complimentary tickets to all of their events?

SAN DIEGO, Calif. -- 1st Pacific Bancorp (NASDAQ: FPBN) announced today that Frank J. Mercardante, a member of the board of directors of 1st Pacific Bancorp since July 2007, resigned from the Company's board. Prior to his appointment as a director of 1st Pacific Bancorp, Mr. Mercardante was Chairman and CEO of Placer Sierra Bank and previously was President and Chief Executive Officer of Southwest Community Bancorp since 1998.

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- SolarReserve, the Los Angeles-based solar thermal power company that has licensed an innovative energy storage technology for on-demand utility-scale solar power, today announced the appointment of William R. Gould, Jr. to serve as Chief Technical Officer.

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -- LogicEase Solutions Inc., provider of the mortgage industry's leading suite of risk management solutions - ComplianceEase(R), announced today it has received a Notice of Allowance for a patent on its automated compliance system from the United States Patent and Trademark Office. The allowed patent, "System and Method For Automated Compliance With Loan Legislation" primarily encompasses the ComplianceAnalyzer(R) automated compliance system.

Bob Johnson ProjectLOS ANGELES, Calif. -- After 39 years of working as an insurance professional, Bob Johnson of the Bob Johnson Project, decided it was time for a change. Upon retiring, he traded in his ties for t-shirts and has worked with a designer to create a t-shirt line with a positive message.

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -- gus is pleased to introduce their premier line of higher end leather wallets and accessories designed exclusively for men and featuring beautifully hand-sewn craftsmanship as well as their unique "splitshot perforation" styling.

TORRANCE, Calif. -- Neotrope(R), a leading advertising, PR, and Internet Marketing firm established 1983, today announced it has been chosen by a leading New York Computer Consulting firm, S & R Network Consulting, to provide promotion and brand development for their company and Website.

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- SecuGen, a world-leading provider of fingerprint recognition technology, is pleased to announce that ZK Software has selected SecuGen's FDU02 fingerprint sensor for integration with its newly released S900 access control and time & attendance terminal. ZK's S900 features the fastest commercial based fingerprint matching algorithm.

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Engate Technology Corporation, a leading anti-spam supplier and pioneer of next generation network profiling and connection management security solutions, today announced the signing of an Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) Agreement with Net Integration Technologies Inc., a provider of all-in-one small business servers.

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Big box stores make it difficult for shoppers to find products made close to home. However, MadeinUSAForever.com lists hundreds of products, all American made, that promise to make gift giving easy, safe and fun. Lately, there has been an increased interest in safety and products. According to the Wall Street Journal, 45 million toys have been recalled this year and others are likely to be added to the list.

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -- Acme Made(R) has recently introduced its new line of designer bags and laptop cases for the holidays. The highlights of the line include the "Metro Tote," their new Telun vulcanized canvas, and their sustainable textile, EcoStripe.

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- A stunning, new line of accessories with shimmering crystal team logos on bags, belts and scarves has just been introduced by L.A. designer, Betsy Stephens. According to Rachael Ray and Lara Spencer (The Insider), the latest, greatest "man magnet" is to don these fabulous accessories, whether you're a sports fan or just want to fake it.

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -- Cyber-Pirates beware: This week, SearchSystems.net, a highly regarded site for researching public records around the world, obtained a judgment of $780,000 in U.S. District Court (case C07-01918) against convicted Cyber-Pirate Mark Musselman and his website, courtsonline.org, it was announced today by Novo Law Group, P.C.

VENICE, Calif. -- This holiday season, epOxybOx and epOxyGreen, sister companies specializing in green art, and environmentally friendly products for personal use and home design, kick off the holiday gift-giving season with a Holiday Extravaganza on December 7, 2007, 7 p.m. - 11 p.m. All are welcome to an evening of music, gourmet treats from Market Gourmet, and wine, and non-alcoholic beverages.

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Social Platform LLC, a leading provider of white label social networking software, today announced it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the niche players quadrant in the "Team Collaboration and Social Software, 2007 Magic Quadrant" (*Note 1) report.

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. -- SeaNet Company, Inc., a leader in fractional-yacht ownership, is excited to announce their latest fleet addition, the 60-foot Manhattan, which promises to deliver unparalleled performance combined with industry-leading luxury. Four years ago, SeaNet launched its first yacht.

Authernative patentREDWOOD CITY, Calif. -- Authernative, Inc., the developer of innovative user authentication and identity management technologies, announced today that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has granted the company its patent for a key conversion method.

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. -- Georg van Handel (CEO) and Chris Honetschlaeger (President) of BETA Records, LLC, announced today that they will partner with Audiobaba to match mainstream artist searches to unsigned artists, using their proprietary acoustic fingerprinting technology.

BENICIA, Calif. and MIAMI, Fla. -- It's a first for NASCAR - a pool party and belly flop contest. The event will be hosted by 1-800-Radiator at NASCAR's Miami event this weekend. Race-goers can cool their engines by getting in the swim of things at the 1-800-Radiator pool party, either as a belly flop contestant, or score keeper.

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- In less time than it took its URL to propagate across the world wide web, internet startup www.freeoverstock.com operated by New Venture Company was flat-lining by Monday morning and pronounced dead (i.e. offline) by late Tuesday. Possibly one of the shortest-lived internet startups in history, considering it was launched only the Thursday before.

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Start-up website FreeOverstock.com, owned by New Venture Company, claims to give away overstock merchandise for absolutely nothing. Sure, there's plenty of free stuff on the web. Free fonts, free screen savers, free music... many with a free virus attached. And it's a given that nobody gives away valuables like toasters, MP3 players, and jewelry.

GROVER BEACH, Calif. -- Sergeant Kolmar, stationed in Iraq, is one of the thousands of troops who now have received natural green tea from California-based Dragon Pearl Tea. He sent his thanks for the U.S. Troop Care Package that contained a travel-size version of Dragon Pearl's most popular tea product. "Our Platoon buddy loved the tea," he wrote.

PASADENA, Calif. -- La Tortilla Oven has been invited by Distinctive Assets Entertainment Marketing to participate in the Gift Bag program for the 8th Annual Latin GRAMMY(R) Awards on November 8, 2007 at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. The appreciation of Latin music and food has always been a part of La Tortilla Oven and the driving force behind its success.

SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- While interest in remodeling remains high, the most recent survey of 5,000 U.S. homeowners by www.remodelestimates.com reveals that cost savings is now a key consideration as U.S. home prices continue to decline. The "Fall 2007 Remodelestimates.com Remodeling Sentiment Report," a semi-annual survey of 5,000 U.S. homeowners, shows a continuing trend among homeowners toward minimizing remodeling costs.

SHERMAN OAKS, Calif. -- Always Best Care Senior Services has expanded into the Granada Hills/Sherman Oaks, California areas. America's premier in-home care, assisted living placement service, and personal response company, is proud to announce seniors in Granada Hills/Sherman Oaks can now rely on Always Best Care Senior Services for outstanding care.

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- "Sustainable" has become an American buzz word and "buy local" is a message that is popping up everywhere. That's why a newly launched e-commerce site, MadeinUSAForever, promises to sell items made only in the U.S. It's no secret that manufacturing in the U.S. is on the decline.

ORANGE, Calif. -- Recent scientific findings indicates new niche fragrance, Virtue(R) parfum, and its inspirational concept are on solid ground with olfactory research, associative behavior research, and the Bible. "Virtue(R) was created to be a reminder for Godly focus and help a person connect through fragrance. We developed it for anyone seeking a relationship with their Creator," said Vicki Pratt, President, of IBI.

SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. -- American Information Strategies (AIS), a premier investor lead generation company based in San Clemente, CA, recently entered into a strategic partnership agreement with Ron Huntington, partner of Verne Harnish, author of "Mastering the Rockefeller Habits." Renowned for his keen insights and expertise, Mr. Huntington is a distinguished business leader with over 30 years of entrepreneurial, ownership, and management experience.

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Full Performance Fitness Inc. has signed a deal with new Detroit Red Wings defenseman Garrett Stafford. Garrett is a Los Angeles native, but played in the northeast growing up. He finished the regular season as the Sharks top scoring defenseman and T-8th among AHL blueliners with 41 points.

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- CADFORCE, the Los Angeles-based global leader in outsourced architectural services, today announced the hiring of Cliff Moser, AIA, MSQA-LEED(R) AP as Vice President of Architecture. "Cliff's knowledge of quality systems and processes will be passed directly to our clients - resulting in better, more efficient, homes and buildings," said Bob Vanech, CEO.

MONTEREY, Calif. and BOGOTA, COLOMBIA -- Oilsource Holding Group announced that it has joined with Abundant Biofuels Corporation to begin producing biodiesel from non-food crops in Colombia. Abundant Biofuels Colombia SRL has identified a strong interest from private and government sector.

TORRANCE, Calif. -- Neotrope(R), a leading California-based advertising, PR, and technology company established 1983, today announced the launch of its new PRTrax(TM) Reader Tracking solution, the first service of its kind in the industry. PRTrax allows marketing departments and public relations professionals to track press release readership data across multiple news sites in the Neotrope News Network, including Send2Press(R), and California Newswire(R).

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- The Los Angeles Times Media Group today announced the sale of Recycler Classifieds, publisher of four editions of the pioneering Recycler free classified advertising paper and eleven weekly and bi-weekly photo ad and employment guides throughout Southern California, as well as operator of the popular Recycler.com website, to Target Media Partners. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

SAN DIEGO, Calif. -- CSA Travel Protection, a leading provider of travel insurance, has teamed up with Cheapoair.com, a top budget travel website to provide Cheapoair consumers with affordable travel insurance. This partnership gives travelers immediate access to purchase travel protection at time of booking flight arrangements with Cheapoair.

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- 300 lucky guests of the Wedding Channel Couture Show will receive a special limited edition T-shirt designed for the show by HaleyBopTees. Taking place at the Waldorf=Astoria in New York City on October 21st, the Wedding Channel Couture show is set to feature today's top wedding designers including famed wedding gown designer Junko Yoshioka.

OAKLAND, Calif. -- AMP Cosmetics has launched a new line of cosmetics that rock. The products are dedicated to women who not only changed the sound, but the look of rock and roll. The team of experts at AMP Cosmetics has assembled a collection of high-quality products in some of the most vivid and bold colors available today.

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- CADFORCE, the Los Angeles-based global leader in outsourced architectural services, today announced the hiring of David Gerber, Ph.D., as Vice President of Innovation. "In Dr. Gerber, we have found a rare combination of architectural and technology expertise that makes us the clear innovation leader in Revit," said Bob Vanech, Chief Executive Officer of CADFORCE.

LONG BEACH, Calif. -- Applied Business Software Inc. ("ABS"), developer of The Mortgage Office(TM), the leading loan servicing software solution for the lending industry, and Reliable Trust Deed Services ("RTDS"), a foreclosure trustee dedicated to providing the most efficient, timely and personal service in the industry, announced today that they have formed a strategic partnership to provide full product integration between The Mortgage Office(TM) and the services provided by RTDS.

SAN DIEGO, Calif. -- Eco Capital and Invest, Inc. of Michigan City, Indiana and Green Oil Technologies of Denver, Colorado have made next generation gasification systems available to the North American markets, using the patented German Technology called KUG Thermolysis. Gasification plants convert many types of waste products into gas and electricity cleanly and efficiently.