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HMD virtual reality leader ImmersiON-VRelia secures larger Silicon Valley offices, and opens Branch in Murcia, Spain

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. /California Newswire/ — ImmersiON-VRelia, the premier innovator in the HMD virtual reality sector, announced today that in order to meet rising demand, it has expanded its Redwood City headquarters and simultaneously opened European offices in Murcia, Spain. This expansion comes on the heels of TigerDirect’s announcement last week that it has claimed national distribution of The GO by ImmersiON-VRelia.

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Calif. Gov. Brown Appoints Two to Orange County Superior Court

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Earlier this week, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the appointment of Gassia Apkarian and Craig E. Arthur to judgeships in the Orange County Superior Court. Apkarian, 47, of Mission Viejo, has been senior attorney and president at Apkarian Defense APC since 2007. She served as a deputy public […]

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Calif. Governor Brown Appoints Two to Riverside County Superior Court

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. this week announced the appointment of Susanne S. Cho and James T. Latting to judgeships in the Riverside County Superior Court. Cho, 48, of Palm Desert, has been an attorney at the Law Offices of Rodney Lee Soda since 2004. She served as a […]

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Calif. Gov. Brown Appoints Six to Los Angeles County Superior Court

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — This week, on Wednesday, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the appointment of Hector E. Gutierrez, Colin P. Leis, Lillian Vega Jacobs, Rob B. Villeza, Shirley K. Watkins and Michael E. Whitaker to judgeships in the Los Angeles County Superior Court. Gutierrez, 40, of Whittier, has served as a […]

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Calif. Gov. Brown Appoints Two to Alameda County Superior Court

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On Wednesday, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the appointment of Thomas E. Stevens and Noël Wise to judgeships in the Alameda County Superior Court. Stevens, 48, of Piedmont, has served as chief at the Oakland Branch of the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Northern District of California since 2013, where […]

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Calif. Gov. Brown Appoints M. Bruce Smith to Fifth District Court of Appeal

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — This week, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the appointment of M. Bruce Smith as associate justice of the Fifth District Court of Appeal. Smith, 58, of Fresno, has served as supervising judge at the Fresno County Superior Court since 2012, where he has served in several positions since […]

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Calif. Gov. Brown Appoints Justices to the First District Court of Appeal

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. this week announced the appointment of Marla J. Miller to Division Two and Jon B. Streeter to Division Four of the First District Court of Appeal. Miller, 59, of San Francisco, has served as a judge at the San Francisco County Superior Court since […]

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Calif. Gov. Brown Announces Appointments for Nov. 10, 2014 including to Department of Health Care Services

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On Monday, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments: First, Thomas Gibson, 47, of Sacramento, has been appointed general counsel at the California Natural Resources Agency. Gibson has been general counsel at the California Department of Fish and Wildlife since 2010, where he was assistant chief counsel […]

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Indiegogo Campaign to Fund Documentary on Digital Underground and Chopmaster J’s encounter in Berlin

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Not many music acts have a 25th anniversary that coincides with the fall of the Berlin Wall. Digital Underground has released a snippet from their upcoming documentary ‘D.U. Days: Adventures in Digital Underground the Apprenticeship of Tupac Shakur,’ which details original founder and D.U. member, Chopmaster J’s encounter in Berlin.

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California Poison Control offers 2014 ‘Top 10 Tips for a Safe Thanksgiving Dinner’

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Thanksgiving is a joyful time for families to gather around the table to give thanks and celebrate, says the California Poison Control System (CPCS). It’s also the most likely time of year to send children and adults to the emergency room to be treated for food poisoning. According to the […]

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Bionic Pioneers: New Book Profiles Pioneering Users of Neurotech Therapies

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Neurotech Press today announced publication of a new book that profiles some of the unsung heroes of medical technologies: the brave people who were among the first to use a new or experimental therapy or device. ‘Bionic Pioneers: Brave Neurotech Users Blaze the Trail to New Therapies’ (ISBN: 9780988234222), by Jennifer French and James Cavuoto, tells the stories of 10 courageous individuals.

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Calif. School Readiness Report Finds 55-percent of Children in Alameda County ‘Not Ready to Learn’

OAKLAND, Calif. /California Newswire/ — A study commissioned by First 5 Alameda County, with support from the Interagency Children’s Policy Council (ICPC) and the Thomas J. Long Foundation, reveals that more than half – 55 percent – of Alameda County’s pre-school-age children are “not ready for school” based on measurements of four “Basic Building Blocks […]

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California Association of Nonprofits names Jennifer Fearing as New Public Policy Director

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Jennifer Fearing, who has successfully led state policy efforts for The Humane Society of the United States, the nation’s largest animal protection organization, will become the new Public Policy Director at the California Association of Nonprofits (CalNonprofits) effective November 20, 2014, it was announced today. Fearing ran the successful […]

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Wahoo’s Fish Taco Co-Founder Wing Lam shares his road to success and what it means to pay it forward

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Money Matters with Dino, hosted by Dino Katsiametis, a local radio show about establishing and maintaining personal wealth, interviews local entrepreneurial legend Wing Lam, co-founder of Wahoo’s Fish Taco restaurants. The show airs live every Sunday morning at 7 a.m. on ‘The Patriot’ KEIB AM1150 and is always available on iTunes and for on-demand viewing.

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Jovare brings unique jewelry hand crafted in South Africa to the US Fashion Marketplace

FOOTHILL RANCH, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Introducing Jovare, a collection of handcrafted, affordable jewelry from Africa that caters to the woman who wants a distinctive look. Suitable for both casual and formal wear, the jewelry will be sold online exclusively online. The Jovare wearable art line will not be available in retail stores.

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EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants adds Crawford McInnis, Brian Tanner and Wilson Long in Alabama

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property and casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, today announced that Crawford McInnis, Brian Tanner and Wilson Long have joined the firm as principals in Birmingham, Ala.

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HOARDERS TV Star Cory Chalmers will be making guest appearance at newest Steri-Clean franchise opening in Sacramento

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Cable TV Star and lead expert of the hit television show ‘Hoarders,’ Cory Chalmers, will be making a special guest appearance at his newest Steri-Clean franchise. This franchise owned by Chapin Fowler is hosting the Sacramento Metro Chamber of Commerce for a ribbon cutting on November 14 at 4:30 p.m. held at the chamber office at One Capitol Mall, suite 300 Sacramento.

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Bank of Southern California, N.A. Acquires Frontier Bank, FSB dba El Paseo Bank – Its Third Acquisition in Coachella Valley

PALM DESERT, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Bank of Southern California, N.A. (OTCMKTS:FBBN / OTC Markets FBBN) announced today that it purchased substantially all the assets and liabilities of Frontier Bank, FSB dba El Paseo Bank through a purchase and assumption agreement with the FDIC.

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EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants adds Karman Chan as new CFO

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Karman Chan has joined the firm as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) in San Francisco. EPIC’s current CFO, Michael Gonthier, will transition to a new EPIC position as Chief Administrative Officer.

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Artist Marta Thoma Hall Makes Sculpture Transforming Bottles while Day Job Includes Designer Audiophile Headphones

SAN JOSE, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The ‘Brain Works’ sculpture in San Jose, is the latest public art installation for artist Marta Thoma Hall, who is also president of Velodyne Acoustics, Inc. For Hall, the process of designing a new line of headphones or subwoofers is no different than creating, say, a piece of sculpture.

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Calif. Gov. Brown Announces Appointments for Nov. 4, 2014 including to California State Independent Living Council

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On Tuesday, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: First, Alene Shimazu, 52, of Sacramento, has been appointed director of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation Division of Administrative Services. Shimazu has served as chief at the California Department of Human Resources Office of Financial […]

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Senator Alex Padilla

Alex Padilla Statement On His Election as California Secretary of State

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, Calif. Senator Alex Padilla released the following statement after being declared the winner in California’s 2014 mid-term election for Secretary of State: “I spoke to Pete Peterson this morning when he graciously called with his congratulations. I’m proud of our positive campaign that was focused on creating jobs, protecting […]

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EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants welcomes Sharon Rusconi as VP and Regional Surety Executive

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property and casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, today announced that surety executive Sharon Rusconi and her team have joined the firm in Sacramento, Calif. Rusconi’s book of business and other assets were purchased by EPIC from Lesron Insurance Agency.

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Documentary Film director Eric Schwartz shows Chicano contribution to worldwide body-art culture

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Tattoos adorn the bodies of over 45 million Americans and the phenomenon of ink-on-flesh is now global. One area often overlooked when discussing tattoo art is the contribution of the Chicano community. ‘The elevation of the tattoo to the status of art can be directly traced to Chicano culture,’ notes Eric Schwartz, director of the documentary motion picture, ‘Tattoo Nation.’

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MCT Trading’s new secondary marketing technology platform MCTlive! earns Release of the Year Award

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — MCT Trading, Inc., a recognized industry leader in risk management providing pipeline hedging, best-execution loan sales and centralized lock desk services, is pleased to announce that MCTlive!, MCT’s best-in-class secondary marketing software platform, has been selected as the winner of Mortgage Technology magazine’s 2014 Release of the Year Award.

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The Original Patented Selfie Stick Proves 10 Years Later that Not all Selfie Poles are Created Equal

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — When Wayne Fromm invented and patented the Quik Pod, the original ‘selfie stick,’ more than 10 years ago, he had no idea how popular selfies would become. In fact, according to an article in Psychology Today, selfies have redefined how we document experiences.

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California-based artist Anne Kerry Swank creates Angel Series to glorify God

LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. /California Newswire/ — California-based artist/photographer Anne Kerry Swank’s limited edition Angel watercolor photographs series now hangs in the Vatican, Rome, after a twenty-year journey of the artist that began with a morning prayer to God and Divine Inspiration. The first limited edition watercolor that was received by His Holiness, Pope Francis, and selected for display is ‘Serenity,’ in green tones, number 1/30.

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SuperFly Magazine Publisher Gloria Goldwater announces New Book on Her Untold Story of Hip-Hop Legacy

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — New book, ‘SuperFly – My Untold Story of Hip-Hop’ (ISBN: 9780991356010), authored by Gloria Goldwater, pulls back the curtain on how the popular hip-hop magazine, SuperFly, that launched in the early 90s, came to be and why it ultimately folded.

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With focus on Ebola, many forget that every 4 hours a Californian is diagnosed with Tuberculosis (TB)

OAKLAND, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Ebola is dominating the news headlines, bringing public health into the spotlight. Tragically, thousands have died. In the U.S., public health departments everywhere are quickly learning about Ebola and taking measures to prevent an epidemic here; but they are not starting from scratch, says the California Tuberculosis Controllers Association (CTCA).

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New web portal hopes to offer the best travel deal guide for Vegas Tourism

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — It’s not hard to lose money in Las Vegas, says new start-up VegasTourism.com. Remember the phrase, The house always wins? For the most part, gone are the days when hotel-casino heads figured that if they could get the tourists there, they’d spend so much money gambling it was worth it to sell prime rib plates for $4.99 and offer cheap entertainment.

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5 Bars Communities will develop a Wireless Master Plan for the 73 Toll Road in Orange County

IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ — 5 Bars Communities announced today that it has been selected as the chief wireless consultant for the San Joaquin Hills Transportation Corridor Agency’s 73 Toll Road. Amid growing demands for high-speed mobile broadband connectivity, the addition of strategically and sensitively placed cell sites on the 73 Toll Road will improve safety and provide added convenience for commuters.

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EPIC Insurance Brokers Ranked 46 Among World’s Top Insurance Brokers in Finaccord’s Global Insurance Broking

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, has been ranked 46 among the world’s top insurance brokers in Finaccord’s Global Insurance Broking: A Strategic Review of the World’s Top 150 Commercial Non-Life Insurance Brokers.

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Calif. Gov. Brown Announces Appointments for Oct. 22, 2014 including to California Film Commission

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On Wednesday, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments. First, Thomas Davis, 56, of Sherman Oaks, has been appointed to the California Film Commission. Davis is third international vice president of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees Executive Board, where he has been a member since […]

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Calif. Gov. Brown Announces Appointments for Oct. 21, 2014 including to California Travel and Tourism Commission

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On Tuesday, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments. Clark Ducart, 53, of Crescent City, has been appointed warden at Pelican Bay State Prison, where he has been acting warden since 2014 and has served in several positions since 1989, including chief deputy warden, correctional administrator, correctional […]

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Calif. Gov. Brown Announces Appointments for Oct. 20, 2014 including to California Department of Human Resources

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On Monday, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments. First, Richard Gillihan, 46, of Folsom, has been appointed director of the California Department of Human Resources, where he has served as acting director since 2014. Gillihan has served in several positions at the California Department of Finance […]

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Assemblymember Muratsuchi

Californians Can Still Access Over $37 million in Middle Class Tuition Assistance – AB 94

REDONDO BEACH, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi (D-Torrance), Chairman of the Assembly Budget Subcommittee on Education Finance, called upon the California Student Aid Commission (CSAC) to improve their outreach efforts to encourage more students to apply for the newly-created Middle Class Scholarship program. Assembly Bill 94, which Muratsuchi co-authored, created the Middle […]

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Michael Nischan of EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants to Advise Trucking Industry on Minimizing Risk, Enhancing Safety

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — As the head of the transportation safety and security consulting business for EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, Michael Nischan will present his views on risk management in the trucking industry on a panel during a three-day industry seminar hosted by the Trucking Industry Defense Association (TIDA).

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Rapid Prototypes announces beta launch of AdaptRM Time Tracking and Invoicing service

SUNNYVALE, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Rapid Prototypes, Inc. today announced the release of its AdaptRM Time Tracking and Invoicing beta service. Already supporting unlimited numbers of devices, this release incorporates a new invoicing ability. This option not only allows the user to track time to their various projects, but also creates professional invoices for direct transmission to clients via their preferred method.

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Edgewood Partners Insurance Center adds John Walsh as Executive Liability and Financial Lines Principal

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Edgewood Partners Insurance Center (EPIC), a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that John Walsh has joined the firm as their Principal of Executive Liability and Financial Lines insurance. Walsh brings more than 10 years of Financial Lines Broking, Placement, Underwriting, Business Development, Client Service, Operations and Claims Management experience to EPIC.

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