California NEWS INDEX

    California NEWS INDEX
    California Newswire Index of Articles and News Stories
    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..

    Ultimate Silicon Valley Party Mixer and 2016 San Francisco Charity Ball co-sponsored by Professionals Guild

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Professionals Guild announced today it is co-sponsoring two large April 2016 dance/networking parties: one in Silicon Valley; the other, a Charity Ball to cure blindness, in San Francisco.

    EPIC Insurance Brokers' Mark Niebuhr Recognized as a 2016 Energi Elite Producer

    SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Energi, a leading provider of risk management and insurance programs for the energy industry, has recognized Mark Niebuhr of EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants as a 2016 Energi Elite Producer. At Energi's third Elite Producer Conference in Miami, Florida, Energi acknowledged Niebuhr and 64 other leading producers for their outstanding performance and dedication to promoting energy insurance products and services.

    Healthy Earth Music & Arts Fest Debuts Earth Day Weekend, in L.A. at Leimert Park

    LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Earth Day Weekend will hold special significance this year when the inaugural Healthy Earth Music and Arts Fest makes its premiere in Los Angeles' historic Leimert Park, Saturday, April 23. In addition to this multi-cultural, sustainable lifestyle event, produced by Transmedia 360, encouraging health and environmental awareness, the festival will feature the unveiling of the humanitarian organization, Cure4Hunger's (C4H) new agricultural technology.

    Uproar Entertainment Announces New Comedy CD by Jodi Miller 'No Child Left Behind'

    LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Uproar Entertainment is excited to announce the release of Jodi Miller's first comedy CD 'NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND.' Recorded in front of a live audience at The Comedy Underground in Seattle, Wash., this CD is instantly a hilariously relatable, and spontaneously pushes the envelope. This is Jodi's first recording for Uproar Entertainment.

    Employee Benefits Consultant Penny Miller joins EPIC Insurance in San Francisco

    SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Penny Miller has joined the firm's Employee Benefits Consulting team. She will be based in San Francisco and report to David Wiesner, Regional Director Employee Benefits.
    Calif. Senator Tony Mendoza

    Paul Lee School Bus Safety Law Approved by Calif. Senate Committee

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- After hearing testimony from the parents of Paul Lee, a special needs student from Whittier, who tragically passed away...

    At Mortgage Banking Conference in L.A., ReverseVision's Jeff Birdsell Recognized as MBA Tech 'All-Star'

    SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Jeff Birdsell, CMB and vice president of professional services for ReverseVision, Inc., today was honored with Mortgage Banking magazine's Tech All-Star award. Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) Chief Economist Mike Fratantoni and Mortgage Banking Editor-in-Chief Janet Hewitt presented Birdsell with the award during the MBA's National Technology in Mortgage Banking Conference and Expo 2016 in Los Angeles.
    California Women in Business

    Connecting Women to Power Business Conference 2016 comes to Carson, Calif.

    CARSON, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The "Connecting Women to Power Business Conference: Navigating Beyond Your Limits" brings together entrepreneurs and leaders from major corporations,...

    Alan and Judie Sherin Open Dream Vacations Franchise for L.A. Travel Clients

    LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Alan and Judie Sherin recently completed an intensive training program to become certified vacation specialists and owners of a Dream Vacations travel franchise in Los Angeles. As a result of being part of the nation's leading home-based travel agent franchise network, their travel agency TourTakers Dream Vacations, has access to the best cruise and land vacation deals and exclusive, elite product and service offerings.

    Sulphur World Symposium 2016: EPIC Insurance's Chuck Simpson to Speak on Hydrogen Sulphide Safety

    SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property and casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, today announced that Senior Risk Control Consultant Chuck Simpson will present at the Sulphur World Symposium 2016 being held at the Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver in Vancouver, Canada on April 11 to April 13. Simpson is a member of EPIC's National Energy Construction Practice.

    Platinum Data Launches RealView QB Providing Mortgage Lenders with Single System of Record for Appraisal QC

    ALISO VIEJO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Platinum Data Solutions, a provider of valuation data and analytics solutions, has launched RealView QB (Quality Bridge), the industry's only appraisal quality technology that allows users to authorize access and share information with third parties, including lenders, AMCs, appraisers and investors.

    eClosing Leader Pavaso Completes 2000 Live Transactions on Digital Closing Platform

    LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Pavaso, a leader in eClosing and Consumer Management technology solutions, announced it has recorded its 2,000th live transaction on the Digital Close platform. In addition, more than 6,500 user accounts have been created in the platform, spanning from mortgage lenders to title/settlement agents to REALTORS and consumers. The announcement was made in conjunction with the Mortgage Bankers Association's National Technology in Mortgage Banking Conference and Expo.

    LIBERTY Dental Plan Comments on Little Hoover Commission Report Recommendations on Improving Oral Health in Calif.

    IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- LIBERTY Dental Plan has reviewed the recommendations of the Little Hoover Commission Report, released April 1, 2016, which recognized the need for innovative, comprehensive and collaborative action, along with a vote of confidence for the preventive oral health care model of Dental Managed Care (DMC) program.
    Gov Brown

    Landmark Agreement to Raise California Minimum Wage Starting in 2017

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- This week, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. joined legislators and labor leaders to announce a landmark agreement that...
    GOP Campaign Diaries

    Opinion: GOP Campaign Diaries

    G on Politics (opinion/satire): Bombshell revelations of sex and drugs! Oodles of behind-the-scenes rumor and innuendo! Here are the totally true but entirely fabricated diary entries from high-ranking or perhaps nonexistent members of the right-wing nut-job bigot brigade.
    Isadore Hall III

    Calif. Legislative Black Caucus Issues Statement in Support of $15 Minimum Wage Legislation – SB 3

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC) today announced its support for SB 3 (Leno), landmark legislation that would increase...
    SF Mayor Edwin Lee

    S.F. Mayor Lee Statement on State Legislature Approving Bill to Raise California Minimum Wage

    SAN FRANCISO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee today issued the following statement regarding both State Senate and State Assembly in...
    Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.

    Calif. Gov. Brown Announces Appointments for Mar. 29, 2016 including the California Natural Resources Agency

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On Tuesday, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments: First, Jemahl Amen, 45, of Sacramento has...
    Calif. Senator Tony Mendoza

    Calif. Senator Mendoza Bill to Combat Government Corruption Approved by Key Committee: SB 1011

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- A bill that strengthens California’s conflict of interest laws and restores public trust and accountability was approved today by...

    EPIC Insurance's Tiffany McClellan to Present at Human Resource Executive Health & Benefits Leadership Conference

    SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property and casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, today announced that its Regional Director of Employee Benefits Tiffany McClellan will present at the Human Resource Executive Health and Benefits Leadership Conference at the Aria Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, March 30 to April 1. McClellan will speak on 'Strategies for Creating Impactful Employee Communications' alongside Cari Graham of Guidance Software Inc.
    Assemblyman Mike Gatto

    Calif. Asm. Mike Gatto Introduces Bill to Give Consumers the Power to Cancel from Services with a Simple Click

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- You’ve seen the ads from companies that advertise the ease of signing up for their cable or internet service...

    ReverseVision Exchange Software selected by NOVA Home Loans to Originate Reverse Mortgages

    SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- ReverseVision, Inc. announced today that NOVA(R) Home Loans (NOVA), a Tucson, Arizona-based mortgage lender serving the Southwestern United States, has selected RV Exchange (RVX) as its reverse mortgage loan origination software (LOS). NOVA has originated reverse mortgages as a correspondent lender since 2014.

    DocMagic Launches New Total eClosing Solution, Transforming the Entire Mortgage Process

    TORRANCE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- DocMagic, Inc., the premier provider of fully-compliant loan document preparation, compliance, eSign and eDelivery solutions, announced today the formal launch of its fully integrated eClosing solution that electronically transforms the entire mortgage process from initial eDisclosure to final eClosing through investor eDelivery.

    ISC West 2016 Las Vegas: SecuGen Corp. to Showcase UN20 Serial OEM Sensor

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- SecuGen, a world leading optical fingerprint device and technology vendor, is pleased to announce the UN20 Serial(TM), a stand-alone high performance, low cost, optical fingerprint sensor. SecuGen will be showcasing the UN20 Serial at ISC West 2016 from April 6-8, 2016.
    Nut Runs for President

    Opinion: Nut Runs for President as 'Unity Candidate'

    G on Politics (opinion/satire): Republican Party leaders are on the lookout for a so-called "unity candidate" for president. My friend Nate has selflessly offered himself for the job. I selflessly offered to interview him.

    The Carlyle Group Acquires Wholesale Trading Co-op and Rebrands Firm as Wholesale Trading Insurance Services

    SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Wholesale Trading Co-op Insurance Services, a privately-held wholesale insurance specialist serving a group of leading retail insurance brokers, announced today that The Carlyle Group (NASDAQ:CG) has agreed to acquire a majority stake in wholesale insurance broker JenCap Holdings, LLC and the assets of Wholesale Trading Co-Op Insurance Services, which will be re-named Wholesale Trading Insurance Services, LLC.

    LIBERTY Dental Plan Advances Oral Health, Empowering Physicians to Provide Fluoride Varnish

    IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- LIBERTY Dental Plan continues to innovate and be a champion for whole health by partnering with the Center for Oral Health and medical providers to create a program that will help increase the number of children receiving fluoride varnish - a critical treatment that helps prevent further dental issues later in life.