California NEWS INDEX

    California NEWS INDEX
    California Newswire Index of Articles and News Stories
    Opinion: GOP Flips and Flops

    Opinion: GOP Flips and Flops

    G on Politics (opinion): Conservative 'principles' are revealed when right-wingers endorse Donald Trump after condemning him as the worst thing since polio. Low-information voters in America are sometimes surprised when conservatives reveal that they have no morality....
    Calif. Senator Tony Mendoza

    Calif. Joint Legislative Audit Committee Approves Audit of Alliance College-Ready Public Charter Schools

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, the Joint Legislative Audit Committee (JLAC) approved an audit request by Cailf. Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia) on a...
    Opinion: Ivanka Trumps Reality

    Opinion: Ivanka Trumps Reality

    G on Politics (opinion): In her public statements, Ivanka Trump says her deranged and bigoted father is actually a good guy who has elevated the political debate this year. She has not yet said if she also believes the earth is flat and the moon is made of green cheese.
    USS POSSCO Industries

    On-site and Online Auction at USS POSSCO Industries Offers Excess and Disused MRO Spares

    PITTSBURG, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- USS-POSCO Industries (UPI), a large, West Coast steel mill, has announced that it will be selling a variety of excess and disused MRO items through an upcoming onsite auction - and online auction conducted by IAAS Worldwide - on Saturday, June 11, beginning at 9 a.m. PDT. Auction Inspection will be held the day prior, Friday, June 10, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. onsite at 900 East 3rd Street, Pittsburg, California.
    Jake Perata

    EPIC Insurance adds Broker-Producer Jake Perata to Calif. Golf Insurance Services Team

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Jake Perata has joined the firm as an insurance broker/producer for the firm's Sacramento Calif.-based Golf Insurance Services Practice.

    Open Mortgage Rolls Out Reverse Mortgage Wholesale Operation on ReverseVision RV Exchange

    SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- ReverseVision, the leading provider of software and technology for the reverse mortgage industry, is pleased to announce that Texas-based mortgage lender Open Mortgage has launched its reverse mortgage wholesale operation on the RV Exchange (RVX) loan origination software (LOS).
    Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell

    Calif. Assemblymember O'Donnell Continues to Press Frontier for Answers in Sacramento Hearing

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, Calif. Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell (D-Long Beach) questioned Frontier and California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) representatives in Sacramento about...
    Anthony Rendon

    Speaker Rendon, Calif. Assembly Colleagues Launch Resolution Recognizing National Gun Violence Awareness Day

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Paramount) joined Assembly colleagues today to introduce House Resolution 52 to mark National Gun Violence...
    Chris Laukenmann

    VLP Law Group LLP Welcomes Corporate Partner Chris Laukenmann to Team

    PALO ALTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- VLP Law Group LLP is pleased to announce that Chris Laukenmann has joined the firm's Corporate Practice Group as a partner based in California. Mr. Laukenmann's practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, securities, finance, private equity, venture capital, general corporate, restructuring and regulatory compliance across industries.

    Concord Mortgage Group Helps Baby Boomers Downsize Affordably with HECM and ReverseVision Exchange (RVX)

    SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- ReverseVision announced today that Concord Mortgage Group (Concord), a Westerville, Ohio-based full-service mortgage banker and division of NOIC, Inc. (NMLS# 121455), has chosen RV Exchange (RVX) as its reverse mortgage loan origination software (LOS). Concord offers home-equity conversion mortgages (HECM), commonly called reverse mortgages, to clients in eight states.
    JRL GOLF Junior Academy

    JRL Golf Junior Academy Open House at Angeles National Golf Club

    SUNLAND, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- JRL GOLF is excited to announce their open house for the JRL GOLF Junior Academy, Saturday June 4, 2016 at Angeles National Golf Club from 10:30 a .m. - 5 p.m. JRL GOLF's open house provides the opportunity for junior golfers and their parents to experience the academy, meet the instructors, learn about our teaching philosophy, and hear from guest speakers, such as Chris Zambri Head Golf Coach at USC.
    Eeek, a Trumpenstein Monster!

    Opinion: Eeek, a Trumpenstein Monster!

    G on Politics (opinion): Now that Donald Trump has emerged as the presumptive presidential nominee for the Republican Party, there are alarm bells going off inside anyone with a soul or an I.Q. above 80. There are so many things to fear.

    Elite Women in Mortgage: ReverseVision's Wendy Peel Named to 2016 List of Mortgage Professionals

    SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- ReverseVision, Inc., a leading provider of software and technology for the reverse mortgage industry, today announced that Vice President of Sales and Marketing Wendy Peel is one of Mortgage Professional America (MPA) magazine's 2016 'Elite Women in Mortgage.'

    DocMagic Announces 'eQC' Automated Due Diligence Solution for Lending Industry

    TORRANCE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- DocMagic, Inc., the premier provider of fully-compliant loan document preparation, compliance, eSign and eDelivery solutions, announced the formal launch of its fully integrated 'eQC' solution that automates due diligence for investors and correspondent lenders.

    EPIC Insurance Brokers Adds Senior Communications Consultant Liz Miller in San Francisco

    SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property and casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consulting firm, announced today that Liz Miller has joined the organization's employee benefits division as a senior communications consultant. Miller will be based in EPIC's San Francisco headquarters and report to John Gaffney, director of national benefits operations.

    The Mortgage Collaborative Adds 14 New Lender Members Nationwide including Arizona and Texas

    SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Mortgage Collaborative, an independent mortgage lending cooperative, today announced the addition of 14 new lenders to their national network of originating members, according to the Collaborative's EVP of National Sales and Strategic Alliances, Rich Swerbinsky.

    Tris is the new Social Search Engine with a 'Near Me' Feature to Bring People and Places Closer

    LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Developed by Tris Holdings, Tris Search and Chat Platform's goal is to be used to foster real communication in real life instead of virtual, and bridge online chat to real life chat.

    The California Legislative Black Caucus Releases 2016-17 State Budget Priorities

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC) today announced their 2016-17 budget priorities with a clear emphasis on issues that...

    International Trade Education Programs Honored at 90th Annual World Trade Week Kickoff Breakfast

    CARSON, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- International Trade Education Programs (ITEP), a nonprofit focused on connecting high school students to careers, was recently honored with the 2016 Bob Kleist Leadership Award by the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce. Recipients of the prestigious award demonstrate inspirational and visionary leadership in the development of world trade in Southern California.

    EPIC Insurance Brokers' Inland Empire Team Supports Local Community and The Joyful Child Foundation

    SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, today announced details of community support provided by their Inland Empire division. In 2015, the EPIC Invitational Golf Tournament raised approximately $28,000 for the Joyful Child Foundation. This year's tournament generated an additional $40,477.

    Apps World North America 2016 to feature EZER App for Crowd Sourced Delivery Services

    LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EZER, the app that connects those with trucks to businesses or individuals who need their stuff picked up and delivered, will showcase at Apps World North America on May 11 and 12, 2016, in Santa Clara, Calif. The EZER booth will be located in the Startup City section of the expo at space S28.
    EPIC Insurance

    Communicator Awards 2016: EPIC Insurance Wins 'Gold Award of Excellence' and 'Silver Award of Distinction'

    SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that the firm's Marketing, Communications and Design Team has received the 'Gold Award of Excellence and the 'Silver Award of Distinction' from the 22nd Annual Communicator Awards, the leading international awards program honoring communication professionals for creative excellence.
    Assemblyman Mike Gatto

    Calif. Assemblyman Gatto to Question Frontier Communications Over Outages

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Members of the local media are invited to attend a hearing held by Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto’s (D-Los Angeles)...

    Uproar Entertainment releases new stand-up comedy CD by edgy-raw comedian John Moses

    LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Uproar Entertainment is excited to announce the release of John Moses' second CD 'Upper Middle Trash,' recorded in front of a live audience. John Moses has been delightfully offending audiences throughout the United States, Canada and the U.K. for more than 10 years.

    Prince's Death Just One More Example of Gross Medical Stupidity, says Calif. Chiropractor Dr. Harte

    CORTE MADERA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Noted Marin County chiropractor, Dr. Donald E. Harte, calls out noted Marin County 'addiction specialist,' Dr. Howard Kornfeld, as 'having a totally wrong-headed approach.'
    Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell

    Frontier FAIL: Calif. Assemblymember O’Donnell to Host Town Hall Confronting Troubled Transition from Verizon to Frontier

    LONG BEACH, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell invites residents to a town hall for customers impacted by the switch from...

    Home-Equity Loans Facts Track seminar for mortgage lenders in Huntington Beach May 11

    SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- ReverseVision, Inc. is pleased to announce that it is again offering the popular 'Home-Equity Loans Facts Track' seminar for mortgage lenders interested in learning more about the home-equity conversion mortgage (HECM) loan on May 11, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach, Sandpiper Room from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
    Assemblyman Mike Gatto

    Calif. Asm. Mike Gatto’s Legislation to Protect Children From Identity Theft Clears Privacy Committee

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Calif. Assembly’s Privacy and Consumer Protection Committee passed legislation by Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles) and Assemblywoman Jacqui...

    Geek Club Books Releases Interactive Digital Autistic Hero Comic Book for Inclusive Family Learning

    SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Geek Club Books, Inc., an autism nonprofit, today announced the release of their interactive digital comic book, 'The Mighty League, Vol. 2: The Horrible Hug.' This is the second in their digital and app autistic hero comic series created to help children understand their autistic peers and end the stigma of autism. The comic is downloadable via the Geek Club Books website.
    Toxic People Find Hillary Toxic

    Opinion: Toxic People Find Hillary Toxic

    G on Politics (opinion): There is nothing too vile for right-wing nut-jobs to say or do in attacking Hillary Clinton, as evidenced by their three-decade-long hissy fit against the former first lady, senator, and Secretary of State. Here are some points to counter the bat-crap crazies of the GOP.

    EPIC Broker's David McNeil Appointed to Calif. Joint Powers Risk Management Authority Advisory Board

    SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, today announced that David McNeil, a principal in the firm's Inland Empire division, has been appointed to the Advisory Board of the California Association of Mutual Water Companies Joint Powers Risk and Insurance Management Authority (CAMWC-JPRIMA).

    Mortgage Technology Provider, DocMagic Wins 2016 Innovation Award for SmartCLOSE TRID Portal

    TORRANCE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- DocMagic, Inc., a premier provider of fully-compliant loan document preparation, compliance, eSign and eDelivery solutions, announced that PROGRESS in Lending presented the company with one of its annual Innovation Awards for the development and widely successful launch of its industry-leading SmartCLOSE(TM) collaborative closing portal for TRID compliance. DocMagic was one of only seven recipients to receive the honor out of numerous applicants.

    Isn't It Possible to Save the Frogs? asks Paraphrase LLC in Support of Save The Frogs Day

    LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- 'Little Green' book publisher, Paraphrase, LLC, pledges support for Save The Frogs Day 2016. Did you know there is a 'Save The Frogs Day'? You may have read or heard at some point in the last few years about the alarming rate of disappearance of frogs in the world. While you might ask why this is important, frogs are essential to many ecosystems around the world.
    Calif. Senator Tony Mendoza

    Senate Judiciary Committee Approves Senator Mendoza Legislation to Prevent Wage Theft from California Workers

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- A measure, SB 1342, authored by Calif. Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia) that would protect workers by paving the way...

    Bank of Southern California N.A. adds Kt Duong and Troy Ferguson to Sales Team

    SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Bank of Southern California, N.A. (OTC Pink: BCAL / OTCMKTS:BCAL), welcomes Kt Duong and Troy Ferguson, as Vice President, Business Relationship Managers to its seasoned team of bankers. Mr. Duong has been in banking and finance for 8 years, including Commercial Capital Partners, Commercewest Bank and Citigroup.

    EPIC Insurance Continues 2016 Growth in the Sacramento Region with the Addition of Two New Consultants

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, has announced continued expansion of their operations in the Sacramento Region with the additions of Victoria McKinney and Robin Neer. Both will be based in EPIC's Gold River office, under the leadership of Regional Director of Employee Benefits, Beth Barr.
    L.A. Mayor Garcetti

    L.A. Mayor Garcetti and Other Officials to Participate in Annual Great L.A. River Cleanup 2016

    LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Fifteen sites, three days, one LA River! This April, (Earth Month) come to the Los Angeles River for...

    Syntax Creative partners with Children's Music Arm of Elevation Church

    SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Syntax Creative is pleased to announce a new deal with Elevation Church, which Outreach Magazine named in 2015 the 15th largest church in America. Pastored by Steven Furtick, the multi-site church with 20,000 weekly attendees calls over a dozen locations home, including its base in Matthews, North Carolina. Elevation Church will release its second Kids Worship album, 'One In a Million,' worldwide on April 29.

    Vaccination Health Freedom Rally and CDC Truth March in San Francisco on April 22

    SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- LearnTheRisk will host a Health Freedom Rally and March demanding truth and transparency from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) on the U.S. vaccine system and expose the real risks linked to vaccines. When: FRIDAY, April 22, 2016, 12-2 p.m. Where: San Francisco City Hall, 1 Dr Carlton B Goodlett Place.
    Isadore Hall III

    Calif. Legislative Black Caucus Issues Statement Praising New $20 Bill Featuring Harriet Tubman

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC) today praised the United States Treasury Department for its announcement that Harriet Tubman,...
    Calif. Senator Tony Mendoza

    Calif. Senator Mendoza Bill to Increase Representation on L.A. County Metro Transportation Authority Board

    SACRAMENTO, Cailf. /California Newswire/ -- On Tuesday, the Senate Transportation and Housing Committee approved SB 1472 authored by Calif. Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia), on...

    ReverseVision Exchange Loan Origination Software Now Used in 12 States by Willow Bend Mortgage

    SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- ReverseVision announced today that Willow Bend Mortgage, an independent mortgage lender serving the South Central United States, has selected RV Exchange (RVX) as its reverse mortgage loan origination software (LOS). A long-standing community lender in its home state of Texas, Willow Bend began expanding its reverse mortgage program in 2015 and is currently licensed to operate in 12 states.

    CyberCopy Launches Rencay SuperFineArt Scanning Imaging Service in California

    CULVER CITY, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- CyberCopy, Inc. is excited to announce that it is the first, and currently only, company to offer the Rencay SuperFineArt(TM) scanning back imaging system in the U.S. To date, Rencay has been mostly exclusive to Europe and Asia.

    SEIU Local 2015 in Solidarity with California Advocates in Support of President Obama Executive Actions on Immigration

    LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument on President Obama’s deferred action initiatives, DAPA and expanded...
    Anthony Rendon

    Calif. Assem. Speaker Rendon Statement on Transform California

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On Monday, Calif. Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Paramount) released the following statement on Transform California, a statewide campaign to...
    UFO meets GOP

    Opinion: UFO meets GOP

    G on Politics (opinion/satire): Alien life forms in unidentified flying objects swoop past earth from time to time, just checking things out. As one might expect of highly advanced beings, they are not pleased by what they see.

    Up for Auction This Week: Six Calif. Luxury Homes In The San Francisco Bay Area Totaling Over $85 Million

    SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- This Sunday, April 24, is the deadline to participate in an extraordinary buying event for some of the finest San Francisco Bay Area real estate. Luxury home auction consultant Guy Masters, in cooperation with Olivia Hsu Decker, the legendary luxury home specialist and co-owner of Decker Bullock Sotheby's International Realty present this unparalleled opportunity.

    On the Run 2 Rio in Long Beach: Fundraiser for Cape Verdean Olympic Contender Jordin Andrade

    LONG BEACH, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- U.S. born track and field champion Jordin Andrade has never been to his native country, Cape Verde, but the Olympic hopeful has their full support. On Sunday, April 17, 2016, at 4 p.m., 'On the Run 2 Rio,' a celebration fundraiser is being held in his honor. The event will take place at the El Dorado Park West Social Center, in Long Beach, Calif.
    Trump Hunts Delegates

    Opinion: Trump Hunts Delegates

    G on Politics (opinion): The race for the nomination of the Treason Party is heading toward a strange finish line called an 'open convention' or a 'contested convention.' Here is what will happen when irresistible farce (Trump) meets immovable idiot (Cruz).

    DocMagic Named 'Top 100 Mortgage Employer' for 2016

    TORRANCE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- DocMagic, Inc. the premier provider of fully-compliant loan document preparation, compliance, eSign and eDelivery solutions, announced that it was named to National Mortgage Professional magazine's annual 'Top 100 Mortgage Employers' list for 2016..