California NEWS INDEX

    California NEWS INDEX
    California Newswire Index of Articles and News Stories

    Business Insurance Risk Management: EPIC VP Dan Houston to Moderate Panel on 'Captive'...

    SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. and ATLANTA, Ga. /California Newswire/ -- In the world of risk management, captive insurers are taking on a major role for companies of all sizes. As the number and types of captive insurers are expanding, so too have the types of risks that captive owners are funding through these alternative-risk financing structures, says EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants.
    Teeny Tiny Problem with a Trump Presidency

    Opinion: One Teeny Tiny Problem with a Trump Presidency

    G on Politics (Opinion): Card-carrying members of the GOP are divided over the idea of backing Donald Trump for president. Some oppose him whole-heartedly. Others support him half-heartedly. Less, even. Eighth-heartedly. Sixteenth-heartedly. And for good reason.
    Assemblyman Mike Gatto

    Calif. Assemblyman Gatto Introduces Legislation to Curb Fraudulent Disability Placard Use – AB 2602

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles) introduced legislation to address the illegal use of disabled parking placards in...
    Calif Gov Brown

    Calif. Gov. Brown Announces Appointments for March 10-14, 2016 including California Volunteers Commission

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- This week, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments: First, Sandra Alfaro, 50, of Hanford,...
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    Calif. Legislature Honors Contributions of Pakistani-American Community, Declares March 23 Pakistani American Day 2016

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Calif. State Senate today recognized the contributions of California’s Pakistani-American community by adopting Senate Concurrent Resolution (SCR) 105...
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    ReverseVision Exchange Loan Origination Software selected by Alpha Mortgage of N.C.

    SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- ReverseVision has announced that Wilmington, N.C.-based Alpha Mortgage, a full-service mortgage lender serving the Carolinas and Virginia, has selected RV Exchange (RVX) as its reverse mortgage loan origination software (LOS) solution. Alpha Mortgage opened its reverse mortgage lending channel in early 2016 under the guidance of division manager and Certified Reverse Mortgage Professional Greg Gianoplus.
    Parks Forward

    CaliParks Updated Bilingual, Mobile, Web-Based App Could be a Matchmaker Between People and Nature...

    SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Nature and technology might not seem like a good fit to some. But everyone needs to get outdoors...
    SF Mayor Edwin Lee

    S.F. Mayor Lee Swears in New Appointments and Reappointments to City Boards

    SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Last week, March 7, San Franciso Mayor Edwin M. Lee swore in the following new appointments and reappointments...
    Assemblyman Mike Gatto

    Calif. Asm. Mike Gatto Introduces Legislation Giving Law Enforcement Vital Resources to Investigate Cold...

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles) introduced legislation to strengthen law enforcement’s ability to investigate cold cases in...
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    2016 'Stand up to Hate' Campaign Offers Naturalization Workshops Throughout the U.S.

    LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- As part of the “Stand up to Hate” campaign, SEIU, Mi Familia Vota, NPNA, iAmerica, UFCW, Unite...

    National Lymphedema Network Celebrates March 2016 as Lymphedema Awareness Month

    BERKELEY, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The National Lymphedema Network (NLN) is celebrating Lymphedema Awareness Month this March. The NLN kicked off the month by...

    Actor Massi Furlan plays Anthony Servidone in New Movie 'Live by Night' directed by...

    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Actor Massi Furlan takes on the role of Anthony Servidone opposite Ben Affleck in 'Live by Night' a 1920's prohibition-era American crime film written and directed by Affleck and produced by Leonardo DiCaprio. The film is based on the novel by Dennis Lehane, is being distributed by Warner Bros and slated to hit the theaters in 2017.

    Ascende Wealth Advisers named a 2016 Top 100 Retirement Plan Adviser Team

    SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- For the third time in a row, Ascende Wealth Advisers, Inc. (AWAI) has been named one of PLANADVISER'S Top 100 Adviser Teams in America. Nominated by several clients, vendors and peers, AWAI now qualifies for the PLANSPONSOR Retirement Plan Adviser Team of the Year award - a prestigious recognition the team almost brought home in 2014 when placing as a finalist just three years into AWAI's existence.
    Assemblyman Mike Gatto

    Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto Releases CPUC Reform Initiative, as Proposal Gains Steam

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles) released the text of his proposed constitutional amendment, ACA 11, to reconfigure...

    Uproar Entertainment announces new Comedy CD by Funny Man Josh Adams

    LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Uproar Entertainment is excited to announce the release of Josh Adams' first comedy CD 'LIVE FROM THE DROP.' Recorded in front of a live audience at The Drop Comedy Club in South Bend Indiana, Adams delivers a clever, laid back, in your face look at the world in which we live accented with heavy hitting jokes.
    U.S. Rep. Tony Cardenas

    Calif. Congressman Cardenas Statement on Effects of AT&T – Univision Dispute

    SAN FERNANDO VALLEY, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, Calif. Congressman Cárdenas released the following statement in response to the ongoing dispute between Univision and...

    Jeff Birdsell, CMB and VP at ReverseVision Named 2016 MBA Tech All-Star

    SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Mortgage Banking magazine announced today in its March issue that Jeff Birdsell, CMB and Vice President of professional services for ReverseVision, Inc., is a 2016 Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) Tech All-Star. Birdsell is among just nine industry innovators who received the prestigious award, which celebrates leaders who have made outstanding long-term contributions to the field of mortgage technology.

    At EPIC Way2Wellness Webinar, Dr. David Chenoweth to Address Workforce Health and Productivity

    SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Business leaders are too often faced with spiraling health costs that take a financial toll on their organization. However, these costs can be confronted through health and wellness programs that not only promote a healthier workplace, but also increase productivity. EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property and casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, today announced its Way2Wellness webinar on Health and Productivity Management (HPM) on March 15, 2016 from 10 to 11 a.m. PT.

    Protector Holdings Acquires BetterWay Insurance Services, adds to Premier Insurance Services Brand

    SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Protector Holdings, a joint venture of EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants and Dowling Capital Partners, announced today the acquisition of BetterWay Insurance Services. Premier Insurance Services, acquired by Protector Holdings in 2013, targets the growing Hispanic Community in California.
    Opinion: Cutthroat Politics

    Opinion: Cutthroat Politics at Hillmont Elementary School

    G on Politics (opinion): The race for Student Body President of Hillmont Elementary School was contentious. Candidates hurled accusations at each other on a regular basis and every day brought new ugly rumors of vicious whisper-gossip campaign tactics.
    MOST FIT

    MostFit to Feature Product Line at 2016 IHRSA, ACSM and NIRSA Trade Shows

    LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On March 22 through April 3, 2016, the MostFit team will be in Orlando, Florida exhibiting and offering product demos, discounts and special offers at three of the largest fitness/recreational sports conferences in U.S.; the IHRSA International Trade Show and Convention, followed by the ACSM Summit, followed by the National Intramural-Recreation Sports Associations Annual Conference.

    Covert Entertainment announces New Single 'Miss Jill on 108th' by Gay Hip Hop Artist...

    LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Covert Entertainment's 23-year-old powerhouse performer, Rahccy is packing pain, pushing power, igniting love and stirring the fever in her every verse with the release of her debut single, 'Miss Jill on 108th.' Young, gifted and unapologetically gay, Rahccy is knocking down musical walls and rebuilding them her way, single-handedly revamping hip hop and restructuring its current status quo.
    Assemblymember Ian Calderon

    Calif. Nursing Home Quality, Staffing Still Falls Short, AB 2079 to Improve Patient Safety,...

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Assemblymember Ian Calderon (D-Whittier) today joined more than one hundred nursing home workers to unveil AB 2079, a...

    Platinum Data Solutions Named to the HousingWire HW TECH100 for Third Consecutive Year

    ALISO VIEJO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Platinum Data Solutions, a provider of valuation data and analytics solutions, has been included on HousingWire's 2016 HW TECH100 list for the third year of the three year old awards program. Since hiring eLynx co-founder Phil Huff as CEO in 2012, Platinum Data been focused on consistent innovation.

    RSA Conference 2016: XTec and Secugen Team for Streamlined Card Lifecycle Management

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- SecuGen, world leading manufacturer of optical fingerprint technology and products together with XTec Incorporated, the industry leader in secure identity solutions, today announced a low-cost, dual factor fingerprint and smartcard reader, the Hamster(TM) Pro Duo/SC.
    California Safe Schools Coalition

    Support the Non-profit California Safe Schools Coalition and Protect Health and the Environment

    LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- California Safe Schools Coalition (CSSC) is a children’s environmental health and justice non-profit founded in 1998 by Robina...

    5th Annual Comics Rock! 2016 adds Headliner Marsha Warfield in L.A.

    LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Five years of funny is no small feat when you are a female in a male dominated industry coordinating an annual comedy fest. In fact, it is literally not a joke. But comedienne Hope Flood has handled it with amazing finesse and style as her Comics Rock! Convention returns, April 26 to 30, 2016 at J. Anthony Brown's JSpot Comedy Club.

    EPIC Insurance adds Broker-Producer Steve Hall in Concord, Calif.

    SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a unique and innovative national retail insurance brokerage and employee benefits consulting firm, announced today that Steve Hall has joined the firm as a property and casualty insurance broker/producer.

    The Malakai Sparks Group Succeeds with Huntington Beach Luxury Real Estate Market

    HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- When it came to selling real estate in Huntington Beach in 2015, nobody did it better than the Malakai Sparks Group. As the top team at Coldwell Banker in Huntington Beach, Calif., Malakai and his associates constantly set one record after another. Always setting new price records in the areas in which they sold, the Malakai Sparks Group knows what it takes to sell a property quickly and at the best possible price.

    EPIC Insurance Strengthens Northern Calif. Construction Practice with Addition of Trish Drew

    SAN FRANCISCO and CONCORD, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a unique and innovative national retail insurance brokerage and employee benefits consulting firm, announced today that Trish Drew has joined the firm's Northern California Construction Practice.

    Medical Diagnostics Company, Holomic Re-Brands as CellMic LLC

    LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Holomic, LLC has been innovating mobile diagnostics for over 5 years, and continues to commercialize technology aimed at improving diagnostics in an ever-increasing environment that mandates on-demand, point-of-care and remote solutions. In this spirit, Holomic announced today the launch of their new corporate trademark, CellMic, LLC in a show of dedication to this mission.

    Mark Niebuhr of EPIC Insurance Brokers Honored as a 2016 Insurance Industry 'Power Broker'

    SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants (EPIC), a retail property and casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Mark Niebuhr has been recognized as a 2016 Power Broker in the Manufacturing sector by Risk and Insurance Magazine.
    The Making of a Conservative

    Opinion: The Making of a Conservative

    G on Politics (opinion): Are Conservatives evil from nature or nurture? What turns a normal, decent human being into a Republican? While some people are born bad, the main problem comes from kids being raised in the oppressive atmosphere of a rightwing household.
    Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.

    Calif. Gov. Brown Announces Appointments for Feb. 22, 2016 including Park and Recreation Commission

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On Monday, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments: First, Steven Cliff, 46, of Sacramento, has...

    California Chiropractor Dr. Don Harte Calls New Use for Common Diabetes Drug Metformin 'NUTS!'

    CORTE MADERA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Dr. Don Harte, noted Marin County, Calif. chiropractic activist, is calling the latest proposed use of the diabetes drug, metformin, 'Nuts!' 'In the 2/22/16 issue of TIME magazine, in what they call the 'Longevity Issue,' I have seen THE most outrageous potential claim that Medicine has ever made,' declares Dr. Harte.

    RSA Conference 2016: SecuGen to Showcase the Hamster Pro Duo/SC

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- SecuGen, a world leading optical fingerprint device and technology vendor, is pleased to announce that it will be showcasing the Hamster(TM) Pro Duo/SC, a new combination contact smartcard and fingerprint reader, at the RSA Conference 2016. Visitors are invited to come by SecuGen's booth, number 4615 in the North Hall of Moscone Center in San Francisco to see a demonstration of this new fingerprint product.

    Meoded Expands 2016 Decorative Wall Techniques Classes in Hollywood

    LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- 40 creative painting artisans attended the New Decorative Wall Techniques for 2016 Class at Meoded Paint and Plaster at the showroom in Hollywood on February 18, 2016. Meoded Classes have been expanded this year because of the high demand for unique finishes from interior designers, home and business owners.

    Weitz and Luxenberg Secure $5.2M Verdict in Asbestos Lawsuit Against Fluor and Subsidiaries

    LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Nationally known law firm Weitz and Luxenberg P.C. secured a verdict of $5.2 million in damages on behalf of an 82-year-old Orange County, California, man and his wife who sued a Fortune 500 company they charged with contributing to his increased risk of developing mesothelioma, Weitz & Luxenberg announced today.

    Help Fund Horror Indie MALEVOLENT with Voice Talent of Ray Wise, Morena Baccarin and...

    LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Coverage Ink Films, producers of the animated horror thriller 'Malevolent' have launched an IndieGogo campaign. The goal is to reach $45K for finishing funds. The film stars Ray Wise, Morena Baccarin, Bill 'Choptop' Moseley and sci-fi legend William Shatner. 'Malevolent' combines horror and sci-fi into an original, time-twisting concoction.

    New Energy Start-Up Wattcoin Technologies Launched in San Francisco

    SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Wattcoin Technologies Inc., a platform-as-a-service (PAAS) solution for energy companies to manage their customer's billing processes, energy savings and renewable energy investments, opens office in San Francisco, Calif.
    Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell

    Calif. Assemblymember O’Donnell Introduces Legislation to Drive Down Suicide Rates – AB 2246

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, Calif. Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell (D – Long Beach) introduced AB 2246 requiring local school districts to adopt a...
    SF Mayor Edwin Lee

    S.F. Mayor Lee Launches Innovative Emergency Medical Response Team to Reduce 911 Calls

    SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- This past week, S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee announced the launch of the "Homeless Emergency Assessment & Response...
    Chris Matthews

    Opinion: Chris Matthews and the New Economy of Language

    G on Politics (opinion): As the insightful and entertaining host of 'Hardball,' airing daily on MSNBC, Chris Matthews has awards and accolades galore. But lately he has slipped into two annoying habits: he clips syllables from words he speaks, and he cuts off words from the sentences of his guests.
    Gov Brown

    Calif. Gov. Brown Proposes $176.6 Million Exide Cleanup Plan

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. proposed a $176.6 million spending plan to fund expedited and expanded testing...
    Calif Gov Brown

    Calif. Gov. Brown Announces Appointments for Feb. 16, 2016 including Department of Finance

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On Tues., Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments: First, Amy Costa, 39, of Alameda, has...

    Augmented Reality Pioneer Civic Resource Group Secures Major Investor Backing Led by Atlantic Bridge

    LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Civic Resource Group (CRG), a data, mobile and Augmented Reality pioneer in the burgeoning Smart City market, has secured financial support and backing from a group of international investors led by Atlantic Bridge (ABVEN) out of Silicon Valley, London, and Dublin, and Globalive Capital out of Toronto, it was announced by Gregory G. Curtin, Ph.D., Founder and CEO of CRG.
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    Bank of Southern California N.A. Announces Senior VP Promotions in San Diego

    SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Bank of Southern California, N.A. (OTC Pink: BCAL / OTCMKTS:BCAL) announced the promotion of Marie Crivello and Debbie Marshall to Senior Vice President. Ms. Crivello joined Bank of Southern California in 2012 as Vice President, Client Relationship Manager. She has over 16 years of banking and client relationship management experience. Ms. Marshall joined the bank in 2011 as Vice President, Deposit Operations, bringing over 30 years of banking, compliance, and risk management experience to the bank.
    Calif. Senator Tony Mendoza

    Calif. School Bus Safety Legislation Introduced by Senator Tony Mendoza

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, Calif. Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia) introduced a measure to improve school bus safety in California. SB 1072 would...
    Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell

    Calif. Assemblymember O'Donnell Co-Authors Bill that Shines a Light on Coastal Commission

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, Calif. Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell (D – Long Beach) co-authored AB 2002, requiring those who lobby the California Coastal...
    Assemblymember Isadore Hall - Feb 14 2013

    Calif. Senator Isadore Hall to Introduce Wage Equality Act of 2016 – SB 1063

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Senator Isadore Hall, III (D – South Bay) will be joined by civil rights and minority leaders from...

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