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HOLLYWOOD, Calif. -- Georg van Handel (CEO) and Chris Honetschlaeger (President) with BETA Records, LLC, announced today that they will partner with Javien Digital Payment Solutions, Inc. to provide a complete solution for the sale of music, merchandise, and other content from their artists within BETA's upcoming social music community.

Core LinksSACRAMENTO, Calif. -- A certified Pilates Instructor with a passion for fitness and an artful eye for style, Linda Moeller is launching her 2007 Pilates accessories brand, Core Links by Completely Fit For Life. This jewelry line expresses Ms. Moeller's love for beauty and function in twelve distinct pieces and eleven unique pose charms.

CHATSWORTH, Calif. -- Award-winning adult movie director, Otto Bauer, founder of Supercore Productions, is pleased to announce that he has obtained the full rights to his catalog of Supercore movies that were previously distributed by Mach 2 Entertainment.

Altamont HomesMARTINEZ, Calif. -- There has been much recent press about the decline in new homes sales for the first part of 2007, but Altamont Homes, Inc., a licensed general contractor, has not been negatively affected; the company has recently expanded to seven western states - California, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, and Arizona.

IBI VIRTUEORANGE, Calif. -- The world's first spiritual perfume - Virtue(R) - was premiered this week by IBI, a niche fragrance company in Orange, CA. Based upon an inspired Biblical formula, the perfume is designed to be a reminder of God, Christ, spiritual self and soul.

MILL VALLEY, Calif. --, a third party insurance quote provider, has released results comparing 21 aspects of the nation's top 18 insurance providers. For the most part, nationally-based insurance providers can be broken down into the following buckets.

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Spanish Lead Services (SLS) announced this week the launching of "Demand for our Spanish auto leads has grown 245% since we've returned from the NADA industry show held in Las Vegas, this past February," said Seth Schiller, President of SLS.

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Businesses could reduce their losses from data theft and intrusions if vendors would add dedicated security testing to their product development life cycle, says Mark Kadrich, CEO of San Jose-based Security Consortium, and author of "Endpoint Security" (ISBN 0-321-43695-4), to be released in June by Addison Wesley.

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- At last! A 100% mobile auto repair service that specializes in the removal and repair of door dings, minor dents, plastic bumper scuffs and windshield rock chips at clients' homes or places of business. Dings Plus responds to calls from vehicle owners at remote locations throughout the San Jose, Silicon Valley and South Bay area.

NapatechMOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. -- Napatech today announced the investment of USD 7.5 million from existing investors Ferd Venture and Northzone Ventures. Napatech is the market leader in programmable high-speed Ethernet network adapters.

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Library Associates Companies (LAC) announced today that Sarah Clark Kavanagh is joining the firm as Vice President, Strategic Consulting. While based in San Francisco, Ms. Kavanagh will be responsible for serving and working with LAC on national accounts and consulting projects.

China SemiconductorsSAN JOSE, Calif. -- Electronic systems manufactured in China were the driving factor behind 90 percent of growth in worldwide semiconductor consumption in 2005, continuing a trend first observed beginning in 2003, according to a comprehensive analysis by PricewaterhouseCoopers of Chinese and other published statistics on the subject.

java juiceVENICE, Calif. -- Originally, Java Juice(R) was created for, and embraced by, the outdoor-adventure industry. The success of the just-add-water, single-serving version of the product promoted awareness of a need to get the lightweight packets to American soldiers, say the folks at Java Juice, Inc.

Forex TrainingBELMONT, Calif. -- and FX BOOTCAMP welcome Trade The News to their partnership of providing online educational events for Foreign Currency (FOREX, FX or 4X) Traders featuring live news, analysis and forex training.

Java JuiceVENICE, Calif. -- in January 2006, Richard Karno, a Los Angeles-based organic coffee roaster, introduced a single serving packet of organic liquid coffee extract, which he named Java Juice(R). The shelf-stable, portable coffee packets were a great fit for the outdoor and travel industries, so Karno chose the 2006 Winter Outdoor Retailer, the leading outdoor industry event to showcase his invention.

Gravity Defyer ShoesSYLMAR, Calif. -- Alexander Innovation Wizard debuted the Gravity Defyer Shoes, dress shoes with springs in the heel, at the Consumer Electronics Show last week. What is a pair of dress shoes doing at the world's largest electronics show? Alex, inventor of the HomePride Hot Dog Rotisserie, Steinhausen Watches, and hundreds of the world's craziest innovations explained his decision. "When attendants of the CES are spending more time on their feet than they are sleeping, they need relief." A video now available on YouTube shows various enthusiastic shoe wearers expressing their relief.

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- CADFORCE, the Los Angeles-based global leader in outsourced architectural services, today announced that it has added three new people to its management team. They are Paul Fielding, Ph.D., Chief Operating Officer; Jeffrey Matzek, AIA, Vice President of Quality; and Catrina Gregory, Vice President of Client Care.

PETALUMA, Calif. -- World Business Services, Inc., founded in 1994, has contractual agreements with a myriad of vendors who provide one-of-a-kind programs designed to help businesses save money, improve efficiencies, and increase sales. By having several service providers available, World Business Services, Inc. is able to custom tailor a specific program to help any sized company, in any vocation, in the United States.

MODESTO, Calif. -- Now, it's easier than ever get your hands on your very own Oxygenics showerhead! In one of the most exciting developments of the year, ETL(R) is proud to announce that Oxygenics is now available in all Target stores nationwide and online at

VENICE, Calif. -- The liquid-coffee extract buzz has caught on with US troops, and local owners, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Karno, are helping the military squeeze the most out of their budget during these holidays by donating thousands of packets of their Java Juice(R) to all our well-deserving soldiers.

POWAY, Calif. -- Intelligent Automation Corporation (IAC), a global leader in aviation diagnostic and water security systems, announced today that it has been named to the prestigious 2007 M2M Magazine's M2M 100 list of the most important and influential companies offering machine-to-machine (M2M) technology solutions. The M2M 100 list provides a snapshot of the market as it exists today and the companies with the greatest impact on its direction.

Wildfire IncTORRANCE, Calif. -- Wildfire, Inc., the industry leader in providing UV effects solutions and creative ideas through sales and rentals of its proprietary line of high intensity black light fixtures, fluorescent paints & other expendable products, today announced the move of its corporate offices and manufacturing facility to a new headquarters located at 2908 Oregon Court, Suite GI, Torrance, CA 90503.

Authernative IncREDWOOD CITY, Calif. -- Authernative, Inc., the developer of innovative user and transaction authentication and identity management technologies, announced today that the People's Republic of China Patent Office has granted the company its patent for a private and secure financial transactions method. The newly issued patent number 01143367.1, entitled "System and Method For Private and Secure Financial Transactions," adds to similar patent issuances in Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. -- With endless growth as the vision, The Megatrux Companies now occupy a 170,000 square foot facility built to exacting specification to serve as the world headquarters for an end-to-end global logistics operation. This state-of-the-art distribution center in Rancho Cucamonga, CA stores 15,000 racked pallet positions, has 36 dock doors, is RFID equipped and houses the companies' management and global logistics team.

TORRANCE, Calif. -- Neotrope(R), a 24 year old entertainment, publishing, brand marketing and content company, announced today the formal re-launch of its online news and lifestyle magazine, eNewsChannels(TM). The publication (at features articles on social issues, personal well being, and entertainment. Selected news stories from the offbeat to the fascinating are included. The publication is edited by veteran journalist Christopher Laird Simmons, with a varied list of storied contributors.

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- CADFORCE, the Los Angeles-based global leader in outsourced architectural services, today announced that it has raised $3.1 million in a Series B funding round. Louisiana Ventures, LP, of Bossier City, Louisiana led the round with a $1.5 million investment. This follows Rincon Venture Partners' August 2005 Series A, bringing the total capital investment in CADFORCE to just under $5 million.

YUBA CITY, Calif. -- Prime Companies, Inc. (OTC: PRMC / announces that it has executed an agreement and has consummated the purchase of certain strategic assets from Mount Logic, LLC, including Mount Logic's Manufacturing Patents of ergonomic arms and mounts.

GLENDALE, Calif. -- Intellikey Labs, the first and most established content and DVD testing lab, is on the forefront of DVD content copy protection testing. Utilizing its proprietary protocols developed specifically for copy protection testing, Intellikey performs definitive copy protection testing for optical media via its expansive domestic and international DVD player matrices.

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- In its quest to increase sales, Wildfire, Inc. (, Los Angeles based manufacturer of VHO, DMX controllable UV lights and UV sensitive materials, hired a new marketing director recently, promoting Aaron Stanley, the former Accounting Manager, to Director of Marketing and Public Relations.