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Smartware ProductsFRESNO, Calif. -- F & M Tool and Plastics Inc., in Leominster Mass., a molding firm specializing in manufacturing eco friendly products, has announced the opening of Smartware Products, a division of F & M Tool and Plastics, a sales and distribution center in the Central Valley of California.

Dr. Rene Q. LacsinaMONTEREY, Calif. -- The Supreme Council of Datus Alimaong has reached agreement with Monterey, CA-based Abundant Biofuels Corporation to develop more than 1.2 million acres of ancestral domain for production of biodiesel from Jatropha curcas in underused Lumad lands on the island of Mindanao.

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- SecuGen is pleased to announce that Club Sentry, Inc. has chosen SecuGen's Hamster fingerprint readers for integration with Club Sentry's club management software. The Hamster readers will be used to scan fingerprints of members when they check-in and check-out through Club Sentry's Biometric ID software module.

Uproar.com gamesLOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Uproar.com, a popular entertainment and gaming internet brand created in 1995, has been re-launched by Firstlook. Originally a place for casual gamers to come and play free TV game shows like Family Feud and Jeopardy, Uproar's new community-driven site helps casual gamers to easily find the best and newest online casual games.

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Underground Mexican hip-hop artist/entrepreneur, SOLOW13, breaks the music game wide open by establishing his own label, TRUTH LOVES LA WFAMILIA, LLC or simply LAWFAMILIA, LLC. The new imprint is a collaborative partnership between SOLOW13 and famed West Coast label, Latin Thug Records - best known for being founded by Cypress Hill's Sen Dog and home to the Reyes Brothers, B Real's "Gunslinger" albums and many other notable releases.

ONEsite IncLOS ANGELES, Calif. -- ONEsite Inc., the leading provider of enterprise community and social networking software, announced today the completion of its acquisition of Social Platform LLC, well recognized as a key player in the custom white label social networking software space.

NeotropeTORRANCE, Calif. -- Neotrope(R), a leading advertising, PR, and Internet Marketing firm established 1983, today announced it has been chosen by a leading direct mail printing firm, The Ballantine Corporation, to provide promotion and brand development for their company and Website.

VISTA, Calif. -- NASCAR racing legend Wally Dallenbach Jr, motor sports broadcaster for NBC, ABC, TNT and USA Network, joins KDHD-TV, LLC's team of broadcasters providing live content to national and local news programs around the country. Dallenbach rounds out the roster of broadcast savvy experts covering the dynamic tech, gaming, travel and toy industries for the satellite tour/broadcast news content provider.

SecuGenSANTA CLARA, Calif. -- SecuGen Corporation, a world leading fingerprint technology company, today announced its collaboration with WCC Smart Search & Match, a leading provider of high-performance search and match software. WCC Smart Search & Match has developed ELISE ID, the Platform for Multi-Modal Fusion.

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -- Global Quarters, Inc. has announced its formation as the world's first fractional ownership brokerage, addressing changing trends in the international real estate marketplace. Three things are changing where and how Americans buy real estate: retiring baby boomers, inherited wealth and technology.

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Lockdown Co., announces Patented Steelcore Spa Straps, made with an innovative cut-resistant material SEW (Steel Encased Webbing). The only spa cover security device strong and secure enough to stop all unauthorized access by anyone of any age. Besides saving lives, and ensuring privacy, they are the only spa straps that secure spa covers in high winds.

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.