California NEWS INDEX

California NEWS INDEX
California Newswire Index of Articles and News Stories

SUNNYVALE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The latest 'US Remodeling Sentiment Report' from Remodel or Move indicated that the continued economic recovery has favorably affected homeowners. Homeowner respondents report their average home equity is now over $165,000, up from $115,000 in 2013, which combined with continued low interest rates and pent-up demand for home repair and improvements, is fueling growth.

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Civic Resource Group International (CRG) is delighted to announce their appointment as Associate Partner in the Smart Cities Council. CRG will participate with the Smart Cities Council as a technology solutions provider and a champion of the 'Smart Cities' concept of 'digital' transformation by providing solutions that streamline the traditional organization and management of urban living.
Parks Forward

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Parks Forward this past week announced a neat new app - "CaliParks" - for those wanting to explore and...

LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Laguna College of Art and Design (LCAD) today announced that Mark and Janet Hilbert of The Hilbert Collection donated 'Evening Rendezvous' (Watercolor on Paper, 10x14 inches, 1960) by acclaimed California watercolorist Rex Brandt. The iconic watercolor will be part of the college's permanent collection, which also includes The Rex and Joan Irving Brandt Archives.

SANTA ANA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Veros Real Estate Solutions, an award-winning industry leader in enterprise risk management, collateral valuation services and predictive analytics, announces that CEO Darius Bozorgi will be a panelist at the 2015 ABS Vegas conference, the largest capital markets conference in the world.

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Civic Resource Group International (CRG) is pleased to announce its designation as an APN Technology Partner in the AWS Partner Network (APN), a program which provides technical, business, and marketing support and provides a way for customers to identify partners with proven experience on AWS.

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Bank of Southern California, N.A. (OTCMKTS:FBBN) (the 'Bank') announced today that it completed a private placement of approximately $7.2 million of its common stock, positioning the Company to grow its Southern California Franchise.
Isadore Hall III

SAN PEDRO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Tonight, Calif. Senator Isadore Hall, III (D – South Bay) released the following statement regarding the Pacific Maritime...

NORTH HOLLYWOOD, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- For over five years, studio owner, instructor and performer, Heather West has successfully championed the fine art of living lusciously with her Luscious Maven Pole Dance Studio. This Valentine's Day, West will raise the libido as her North Hollywood based studio plays host to a series of events for singles and couples alike.

PORTOLA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Agru America, Inc. today announced that the city of Portola, Calif. is now using its exclusive EPA Subtitle D compliant landfill closure system - ClosureTurf(R). Officials at the landfill had to address significant challenges including ground water issues and a short construction window.

ROSEVILLE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The High Technology Crime Investigation Association (HTCIA) will unveil its 29th Annual International Conference and Training Expo on August 30, 2015, at the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort in beautiful Orlando, Florida. This International Conference brings together groups including law enforcement, private industry, government and academia from the United States and from around the world.

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Protector Holdings, a joint venture of EPIC (Edgewood Partners Insurance Center) and Dowling Capital Partners, announced today the acquisition of Peartree Insurance Services. Headquartered in Brea, California, Peartree specializes in providing insurance services to Hispanic consumers.
California vs. Big Plastic

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- According to a news release this week from the grassroots California vs. Big Plastic organization, plastic bag companies have...

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property and casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Kent Collier, J.D., LEED AP BD+C, has joined the firm's Greyling Insurance Brokerage Division as an associate client manager. Greyling is a highly regarded specialty insurance broker and risk management consulting team serving architects, engineers, contractors, environmental service firms and law firms across the country.

TORRANCE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Integrated Physical Medicine (IPM) in coordination with the Unified Small Business Alliance (USBA) held a networking event on January 30, 2015 at IPM in the city of Torrance, Calif. The main purpose of this mixer was to unify South Bay businesses and encourage community members to support economic growth by shopping local.

ALAMEDA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Pacific Pinball Museum (PPM) today announced that the International Flipper Pinball Association (IFPA), is coordinating the second annual State Championship Series finale, a competition held simultaneously across 33 different states on Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015. This year's competition in California will be held at the Pacific Pinball Museum.

MILL VALLEY, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Fine art investment company ArteQuesta today announced that urban artist Evan Skrederstu has been commissioned for a Star Wars themed piece in a crescendo to his acclaimed 'Mask Series' of painted bugs. The commissioned image of the iconic Darth Vader mask is to be painted on a largest breed of beetle, Titanus Gigantus, measuring 5.75 inches.

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- MCT Trading, Inc., a recognized industry leader in mortgage risk management providing pipeline hedging, best-execution loan sales and centralized lock desk services, announced that its COO, Phil Rasori, was named one of the Top 40 Most Influential Mortgage Professionals Under 40 by National Mortgage Professional magazine.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- More than 600 members of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., the largest African-American women's organization in the country, will spend Friday and Saturday Jan. 30 and 31 in Sacramento at the Doubletree Hotel celebrating their Founders Day.
Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- This week, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments: First, Jennifer Kent, 41, of Sacramento, has...
Mayor Edwin Lee

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Mayor Edwin M. Lee on Tuesday announced that the U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded...

LONG BEACH, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Art-In-Relation (AIR), a new non-profit Long Beach based Arts Organization will be holding its first fundraising event on Feb. 22, 2015 beginning at 2 p.m. at the Ernest Borgnine Theatre in Long Beach. The event is called 'Fresh A.I.R. - a Broadway Benefit.'

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Mark Wahlberg will be asked to 'step up and help' fellow actor Steve Comisar who will be released from prison in 2018. Wahlberg, Robert Downey Jr., Wesley Snipes, Tim Allen, and Danny Trejo are among the top Hollywood stars who served time in prison.
Kamala D. Harris

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, Calif. Attorney General Kamala D. Harris issued an information bulletin to California law enforcement agencies, higher education...

TORRANCE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Integrated Physical Medicine (IPM) will be hosting a business mixer in coordination with the Unified Small Business Alliance (USBA). The event will take place on January 30, 2015 at 4 p.m. at IPM located at 3661 Torrance Blvd., Suite 201, Torrance.

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- AccuSure today announced that is willing to help any Calif. business learn how to comply with one of the most important but overlooked mandates from OSHA (Occupational and Safety Health Administration). Most businesses are required by law to publish a summary of their OSHA 300 log from 02/01 - 04/30 annually.
Assemblyman Mike Gatto

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- A government repository of the DNA of all children born? It sounds like something out of 20th Century...

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Pacific Pinball Museum (PPM) in California has signed an agreement with Phaeno Museum of Wolfsburg, Germany to create a never-before-seen exhibition of pinball art and science. This will mark the first time a major exhibition of pinball art and exhibits has made the journey to Europe.
CalNonprofits

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- As the “Chamber of Commerce" representing the nonprofit sector in California, the California Association of Nonprofits (CalNonprofits) today...
Mayor Edwin Lee

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On Thursday, S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee delivered his 2015 State of the City address at the recently...
Calif Gov Brown

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On Friday, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments: First, John Boyd, 45, of Folsom, has...
Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- This past Thursday, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments: First, Donald Cavier, 44, of Rocklin,...
Governor Edmund G. Brown

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- This past Wednesday, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments: First, James Greene, 63, of Sacramento,...
Calif Gov Brown

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Last Monday, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments: First, Linda Broyles, 59, of Coronado, has...
California Gov. Brown

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. issued a proclamation declaring January 15, 2015, as Dr. Martin Luther King...

SANTA ROSA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Jaya Savannah, renowned strategy coach for holistic businesses, today announced her 2015 Top Holistic and Beauty Business Trends. In this annual set of predictions, Savannah expects to see business growth in holistic services related to Sensory Integration, Nutrition and Skincare, Farm-to-Face, Weddings, Body Weight Training, Adrenal Fatigue, and Boho Style.

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- DrivenBI LLC today announced that Civic Resource Group International (CRG), the innovative developer of CivicConnect(TM), first of a kind fully integrated Mobile / Cloud / Data First platform and solutions for government and civic organizations, is now an authorized reseller of DrivenBI's market leading cloud-based data analysis platform, SRK.

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Civic Resource Group International (CRG), a leading provider of Mobile/Cloud/Data First solutions for the broad public sector, announced today that the Company has been selected to the CIOReview 'Top 20 Most Promising Government Technology Providers' list, a recognition indicative of CRG's role in leading the digital transformation of the broad public sector in both the U.S. and international markets.
Assemblyman Mike Gatto

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Glendale) introduced legislation to improve probate process and cut Fees for families (AB 139)....
Calif. Senator Tony Mendoza

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia), Chair of the Senate Labor & Industrial Relations Committee, today issued the following statement...