California NEWS INDEX

    California NEWS INDEX
    California Newswire Index of Articles and News Stories

    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).

    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.

    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.

    CARLSBAD, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Leading mortgage compliance services provider The Compliance Group, Inc. (TCG) today announced it has hired Jeremy Burcham as Chief Strategy Officer. Bringing nearly 14 years of quality control and operations experience, Burcham will be responsible for formulating, facilitating and communicating TCG's plans for the future.

    MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- ImmersiON-VRelia, the premier innovator in the HMD Virtual Reality sector, will exhibit at NASA's 75th Anniversary Open House. The event, set for October 18, 2014 at the NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View, Calif., is expected to draw approximately 120,000 attendees.

    PALM DESERT, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Bank of Southern California today announced that seasoned community banker, Mark Gustafson has been appointed to lead the bank's Coachella Valley region. Mr. Gustafson most recently served as Market President for First California Bank which was sold and merged into Pacific Western Bank. He also served as President and CEO of Canyon National Bank, Ogden BancShares, Inc

    LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Everyday women will prove that the sport of pole dancing is no longer just for strippers when they take the stage, in costume, at a historical bikini bar on Sunday, October 26 during Amanda Leigh's Amateur Pole Art Showcase Pre-Halloween Party. Held at the World Famous Cheetahs Club Hollywood, show time begins at 8 p.m. and doors open at 7:30 p.m.

    SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Edgewood Partners Insurance Center (EPIC), a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Christopher Walker, Esq. has joined the firm as Director of Healthcare Compliance and Associate General Counsel, Employee Benefits. Walker will be based in EPIC's San Francisco headquarters and will report to Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Dan Crawford.

    SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Edgewood Partners Insurance Center (EPIC), a national retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, today announced that Co-founder and Executive Chairman Dan Francis has elected to leave the firm effective Nov. 1, 2014.

    BURBANK, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Foodies on alert! After experiencing popularity and success through their online store of gourmet rubs, seasonings, spices and dips, Van Dorn Gourmets has recently announced the launch of their first brick and mortar store in Burbank, Calif. Featuring an expanded line and customer-first service the store has been met with quick enthusiasm and positive feedback from area food lovers.

    LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Laguna College of Art and Design (LCAD), the West Coast's top fine art college, today announced with Project Gado that 1,000 pages of material from The Rex and Joan Irving Brandt Papers are now available on Getty Images. California Watercolorist Rex Brandt kept sketchbooks, photographs and archival materials that can now be viewed on the Getty Images website.

    SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Edgewood Partners Insurance Center (EPIC), a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that William P. Cosgrove has joined the firm as managing principal and Financial Institutions Practice leader. Cosgrove brings 28 years of insurance industry underwriting, production, marketing, client service, management and executive leadership experience to the firm.

    SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Edgewood Partners Insurance Center (EPIC), a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, today announced the appointment of insurance industry veteran Peter Garvey as Chief Operating Officer, a newly created position reporting to CEO John Hahn. Bringing EPIC nearly 35 years of insurance brokerage strategic operations, mergers and acquisitions, and executive leadership experience, Garvey will be chartered with further accelerating EPIC's growth momentum.
    Senator Alex Padilla

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Gov. Brown this past week signed Senate Bill 1211, authored by Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima). The bill moves...
    Assemblymember Muratsuchi

    TORRANCE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- This past week, Calif. Assemblymember Muratsuchi (D – Torrance) convened aerospace industry stakeholders for an Aerospace Advisory Council (Council)...

    PALO ALTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- VLP Law Group LLP today announced the addition of Jeremy A. Cubert and Richard N. Kimball. Jeremy will join the Intellectual Property Practice Group as a partner based in the Washington D.C. area. Richard, based in Boston, focuses on corporate and transactional matters.

    SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Edgewood Partners Insurance Center (EPIC), a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, today announced that David Wiesner has joined the firm as managing principle and regional director in EPIC's Employee Benefits Consulting Division.
    Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles)

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Social-media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram have stoked concerns from parents about how to protect the privacy of...
    Senator Alex Padilla

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/-- This week, Calif. Governor Jerry Brown signed into law Senate Bill 270 which will phase out single-use plastic bags in...
    Assemblyman Mike Gatto

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Another key water-conservation bill introduced by Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles), and co-authored by Assemblymember Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley),...

    SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants (EPIC), a retail property, casualty and employee benefits insurance brokerage, has been recognized for a fifth year as a 'Best Place to Work in Insurance' by Business Insurance Magazine and survey co-sponsor Best Companies Group.

    IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- 5 Bars, an Irvine, Calif.-based premier provider of indoor and outdoor distributed antenna systems (DAS) and Wi-Fi(R) systems, has installed permanent neutral host DAS and Wi-Fi networks at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. Angel Stadium is a 45,483 seat facility and home to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.
    Senator Alex Padilla

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Senate Bill 1299 authored by Senator Alex Padilla (D-Padilla) was signed by Governor Brown this week. The bill...
    Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Most homeowners want cheaper water bills. If provided the infrastructure, they'd gladly use recycled water to wash cars...
    Assemblymember Bob Wieckowski

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ Calif. Governor Jerry Brown’s signing this week of several bills to aid California seniors by improving oversight of assisted living...

    SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- MCT Trading, Inc., a recognized leader in mortgage pipeline hedging, loan sale execution and risk management services, today announced that it has been chosen by Mortgage Technology magazine as a finalist for the 2014 'Release of the Year' Award.

    ANAHEIM, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Anaheim-based Esperanza High School Cheer and Song Leaders are hosting Team Up for St. Jude Spirited by Varsity - Game Day, a spirit week to raise funds and awareness for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital(R). The Aztec cheer and song teams are enlisting students and fans to help sideline childhood cancer and other deadly diseases by cheering on the Cardinal and Gold at Brea Olinda High Stadium on October 2, 2014, at 7 p.m.
    Smart Cities Prevail

    PALO ALTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- In advance of tomorrow's soft opening of the still incomplete Mitchell Park Library, Dale Howard, spokesperson for Smart Cities Prevail, issued the following statement regarding the status of the troubled project, and called on city officials to change prevailing wage policy to mitigate similar problems in the future:

    LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Utelogy Corporation, creator of audio-visual control and management software will demonstrate its capabilities over SDN-enabled Wi-Fi(R) powered by Meru Networks, Inc. in booth 1037 at Educause 2014, being held September 29 through October 2, 2014 in Orlando, Fla. Meru is a leader in intelligent networking and the only wireless LAN vendor to have received OpenFlow(TM) conformance.
    Assemblyman Mike Gatto

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- After nearly two years of negotiation, legislation to protect and preserve sacred Native American landmarks was signed by Governor...

    VALLEJO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Down the rabbit hole! The City of Vallejo, Calif. has gone Mad for the month of December 2014 - Mad Hatter that is - with its popular 'Mad Hatter Holiday Festival' that attracts thousands to the historic downtown district with its whimsical and fire-shooting Wonderland recreation that turns the city into a fantasy world for children and adults alike!

    IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Alegria Fresh announced today the expansion of the hydroponic vertical farm at Bell Gardens High School, Southern California's first working vertical farm on a high school campus. The farm, which features high-performance urban hydroponic vertical and organic farming methods, will be completed with Phase 2, a high efficiency organic food production system using GardenSoxx(R).
    Smart Cities Prevail

    Unanimous Council Decision Paves Way for SB 7 Compliance NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Last night, the Newport Beach City Council voted unanimously to...
    Assemblymember Muratsuchi

    TORRANCE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Hardhat-wearing solar installers, local business leaders, and elected officials gathered at the Torrance Chamber of Commerce today to celebrate...
    Assemblyman Ken Cooley

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On Thursday, Calif. Governor Jerry Brown signed into law Assemblyman Ken Cooley’s AB 2494 to curb frivolous litigation tactics....
    Senator Alex Padilla

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- SB 1200 by Calif. State Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) was signed by Governor Brown on Saturday. The bill...
    Assemblymember Muratsuchi

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On Monday, Calif. Governor Jerry Brown signed into law Assembly Bill (AB) 2565, authored by Assemblymember Muratsuchi (D–Torrance), a...

    RANDSBURG, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Randall 'Hoot' Smith, owner of the Randsburg Art Gallery in California, today announced his rogue vision of promoting world class artists. 'I know this is hard to believe from an art gallery owner but I think that artists deserve 100 percent of the value of their art! Yes, that's right, 100 percent,' says 'Hoot.'

    LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- LCAD (Laguna College of Art and Design) was chosen as one of the top design schools by LG Electronic USA to participate and final in 'The Art of the Pixel' new-media art competition. LCAD Design and Digital Media program won $25,000 for the most popular votes. Senior student Dohee Yang was chosen as a finalist.

    LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- There is plenty of body art on display in 'Tattoo Nation,' the alternative lifestyle documentary feature film from director Eric Schwartz, but none more famous than the one on the chest of actor Danny Trejo. 'Tattoo Nation' is emerging as the definitive look at how tattoos went from underground and illegal just a few years ago to mass acceptance and the status of art. The film has garnered rave reviews when screened at film festivals around the country.