California NEWS INDEX

    California NEWS INDEX
    California Newswire Index of Articles and News Stories

    EPIC Insurance Brokers acquires Ascende, Inc., a Leading Human Capital and Employee Benefits Firm

    SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Ascende, Inc., a premier human capital and employee benefits consulting firm, and EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a unique and innovative national retail insurance brokerage and employee benefits consulting firm, announced today that they have joined forces.

    Bank of Southern California NA Announces Change of its Ticker Symbol to BCAL

    SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Bank of Southern California, N.A. (OTC Pink: BCAL / OTCMKTS:BCAL), announced today that FINRA has approved a change in the Company's stock symbol. As of Monday, December 21, 2015 the new trading symbol for Bank of Southern California is BCAL. The former symbol, FBBN is no longer valid.
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    Calif. Gov. Brown Announces Appointments for Jan. 6, 2016 including to the Dental Hygiene Committee

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments: First, Meredith McKenzie, 44, of Los Gatos, has...
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    Calif. Gov. Brown Announces Appointments for Jan. 5, 2016 including Health Professions Education Foundation Board

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On Tuesday, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced a wide variety of new appointments for the first...
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    Calif. Gov. Brown Issues Emergency Order On Aliso Canyon Gas Leak

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Given the prolonged and continuing duration of the Aliso Canyon gas leak and at the request of residents and...

    Carolwood Equities Experiences Superb Growth for Young Entrepreneurs in Real Estate Investing

    LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Carolwood Equities, a privately-held, fully-integrated real estate investment company, just closed a deal for an impressive return and the firm's founders, Andrew Shanfeld and Adam Rubin, partners, say it's just the beginning.
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    Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto Introduces Legislation to Protect Children from Identity Theft – AB 1580

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Glendale) introduced legislation that would allow parents to protect their child and family from identity theft. AB 1580 allows a parent to freeze their child's credit with the three credit bureaus, preventing identity thieves from opening fraudulent credit accounts and ruining their credit at an early age.

    Dr. Don Harte Offers Best 2016 New Year's Health Advice: Beware of Doctor's Scare Tactics

    CORTE MADERA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Dr. Don Harte, noted California chiropractic and health activist, offers everyone the most direct health advice he can for the New Year: 'Want Health? Don't fall for the scare tactics of your doctor! Pursue health instead!' Harte, former medical student, is a principled, traditional chiropractor serving Marin and the Greater Bay Area since 1981.

    San Diego's The Mortgage Collaborative Adds 16 New Lender Members Nationwide

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

    'Iterations in Stone' Exhibit Opens at The Desert Light Gallery with Art Photographer Ken Cook

    KELSO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Desert Light Gallery, located in Mojave National Preserve's Kelso Visitors Center, Kelso California, announces the opening of a new fine art photography exhibit, 'Iterations in Stone,' (Jan. 4 - March 30, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Monday). The exhibit is an Artists in Residence exhibition from art photographer Ken Cook.

    Breakout Film by Urbanstylz and Director Antonio James Sets Precedent for Low Budget Returns

    LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Urbanstylz Entertainment, the independent production company, announced today that its first feature film, 'Trey the Movie,' which was produced for just $68, has grossed more than $150,000 in multiple channels of digital distribution while garnering attention at numerous film festivals. The film tells the story of a man whose life is so overwhelming that he snaps killing everyone in his path. It was Mr. James' directorial debut.

    SecuGen to Showcase the UN20 Serial OEM Sensor for Security Installations at CES 2016 in Las Vegas

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- SecuGen Corp., a world leading optical fingerprint device and technology vendor, is pleased to announce that it will be showcasing the UN20 Serial(TM), a stand-alone high performance, low cost, optical fingerprint sensor at CES 2016 from January 6-9. Developers are invited to come by SecuGen's booth, number 21733 in the South Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center to see a demonstration of this revolutionary new OEM fingerprint sensor.
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    Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto Named Chair of Utilities & Commerce Committee

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Earlier today, Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Glendale) was appointed chairman of the Assembly’s formidable Utilities and Commerce Committee, overseeing...

    'Winter on Fire' Director Evgeny Afineevsky Awarded by Ukrainian President

    LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- American-Russian Business Council (ARBC) is pleased to announce that its member and director of the Netflix original documentary 'Winter on Fire: Ukraine's Fight for Freedom,' Evgeny Afineevsky, has been awarded the Medal of the Cross of Ivan Mazepa by Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko.
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    Three More California City Plastic Bag Bans Go Into Effect Jan. 1, 2016

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Three more California cities – Sacramento, American Canyon, and Milpitas – will implement bans on single-use plastic bags on...
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    Calif. Interfaith Experts Discuss Building Community of Peace from Recent Tragedies in San Bernardino and Worldwide

    CLAREMONT, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- In light of the recent tragic events in San Bernardino, California and around the world, Claremont Lincoln University on...
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    Calif. Assemblyman Gatto Reminds on New Laws for Californians Jan. 1, 2016

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- While everyone is out celebrating New Year’s Day, Californians should take note of new laws that will take effect...

    SecuGen Corp. Announces UN20 Serial OEM Sensor in New 'Unity' Product Family

    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.

    ReverseVision Offers Lenders and REALTORS a Reverse Mortgage Education Track at 2016 User Conference

    SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- ReverseVision, Inc. today announced that mortgage lenders, bankers and REALTORS(R) interested in learning why offering reverse mortgages in their lending portfolio allows them to better serve consumers are invited to attend a 'Reverse Mortgage Facts' track at its inaugural User Conference 2016 in San Diego January 20 - 22 at the Sheraton San Diego Hoteland Marina.
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    Calif. Gov. Brown Declares State of Emergency in San Bernardino County to Help with Recovery from Shooting

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On Friday, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. issued an emergency proclamation for San Bernardino County to help the...
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    Calif. Gov. Brown Announces Appointments for Dec. 18, 2015 including to Department of Toxic Substances Control

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On Friday, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments: Russell Atterberry, 39, of Folsom, has been...

    FootMate System from Gordon Brush featured on CNN The Short List for Buying American

    COMMERCE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The FootMate System by Gordon Brush was selected by CNN as one of the companies where one can buy American made products for the holidays. The American-made FootMate System helps make optimal foot health easy. It is a complete foot care system for cleaning, soothing, stimulating, and massaging feet in the shower.

    New on iTunes: Augmented Reality Collaboration between Civic Resource Group and Palm Springs Bureau of Tourism

    PALM SPRINGS, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Civic Resource Group and the Palm Springs Bureau of Tourism today announced the availability of the Augmented Reality 'VisitPalmSprings' App on iTunes. The joint collaboration achieves the goal of designing and delivering a mobile solution that provides instant, multi-aspect navigation data. Residents, visitors and tourists now have instant access to a broad range of information about the city on their mobile device.

    SecuGen Corp. to Showcase New Unity Biometric Development Platform at CES 2016

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- SecuGen Corporation, a world-leading optical fingerprint device and technology vendor, will be showcasing at CES 2016 its new product, Unity BDP, a platform for the development of a wide array of fingerprint enabled biometric products.

    Donald Trump the poster child for Excessivism, says L.A. artist Kaloust Guedel

    LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- We've all heard the phrase, 'Art imitates life.' And it could not ring truer than in how a new contemporary art movement, Excessivism, founded by American artist, Kaloust Guedel, that showcases the excessiveness present in people's lives, correlates to Donald Trump's bid for the GOP presidential nomination.

    EPIC Golf Insurance Services named Insurance Provider of the Year by BoardRoom magazine

    SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that it has been named a 2015 'Excellence in Achievement' award winner by The BoardRoom magazine as the 'Insurance Provider of the Year.'
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    Calif. Senator Tony Mendoza and CHP Hosted a Holiday Traffic Safety Event Dec. 11, 2015

    CERRITOS, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, Calif. Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia), the California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Office of Traffic Safety, Los Angeles County...
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    West Coast Mayors Meet to Seek Federal Support to Address Homelessness, Housing Crises

    LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Mayors from five West Coast cities on Thursday signed a joint statement to the federal government seeking full...
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    Porter Ranch Gas Leak Victims Ask Erin Brockovich, Weitz & Luxenberg for Help

    LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- A standing-room-only crowd of more than 2,200 affected residents gathered Wednesday night Dec. 9 in Porter Ranch, Calif. They were there to listen to environmental activist Erin Brockovich, scientists and attorneys from Weitz and Luxenberg discuss their legal options against Southern California Gas Co. due to a leak from the natural gas storage well in the hills above their homes, the law firm today announced.

    The Miracle of You: new music fuses talents of Paul Luftenegger and NY Times best-selling author Anita Moorjani

    LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Multi award-winning singer, songwriter and composer Paul Luftenegger and New York Times best-selling author Anita Moorjani, whose hugely successful book 'Dying to be Me' chronicles her struggle with cancer and her near death experience with heaven , are jointly releasing an album to inspire self-love, 'The Miracle of You.'

    Personal Spirit Dolls for transformative healing and gifting launched by Bush Empress

    LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Around the world, dolls are a recognized as universal forces to contend with. For centuries they have served as creative artifacts used as toys, religious objects and in celebratory displays. This holiday season, craftswoman Bush Empress is adding to this cultural legacy and introducing a magical line of handmade collectibles known as Personal Spirit Dolls.

    Charles Wright's A Million $ Worth of Memories Presents Soul Music New Year's Eve in Beverly Hills

    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Join us at the Saban Theater in Beverly Hills, Calif., at 8 p.m. for the funky grooves of headliner Charles Wright and The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band! Special musical guests include The Original Lakeside, Bloodstone and Chante Moore will keep the stage hot until the ball drops. A champagne toast and party favors help you bring in 2016 with fireworks, fun and soul music from many decades.

    The Mortgage Collaborative and NAHREP Consulting Announce Strategic Alliance

    SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Mortgage Collaborative (TMC), an independent lending cooperative serving small- to mid-sized mortgage lenders and community-based lending institutions, has formed a strategic alliance with NAHREP Consulting Services (NCS), announced TMC Vice Chairman David G. Kittle, CMB.
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    ReverseVision Inc. Debuts Credit Report Integration with Certified Credit Reporting

    SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- ReverseVision, Inc. has announced its newest credit report partnership with Certified Credit Reporting, a nationwide provider of credit reports and mortgage information services. This integration within RV Exchange (RVX), ReverseVision's flagship reverse loan origination system (RLOS) platform, increases RVX users' choice of automated credit report services.

    Author A.A. Jones Takes Plunge in Underwater Pole Dance for Re-Release of 'Tilt' Memoir

    BURBANK, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- A.A. Jones is re-releasing her memoirs, 'Tilt Diary of a Virgin Stripper' (ISBN: 978-1257802869) just in time for holiday reading. Instead of doing it with a bang however, the self-confessed housewife by day and exotic dancer by night has taken a plunge instead. 'Plunge' is the title of a provocative yet inspirational pole dance shot underwater by world-renowned photographer Brett Stanley.

    SecuGen Corp. Unveils Unity Biometric Development Platform, will Demo at CES 2016 in Las Vegas

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- SecuGen Corp.,, a world leading optical fingerprint device and technology vendor, is pleased to announce Unity(TM) BDP, a new platform for the development of a wide array of fingerprint enabled biometric products.

    D-List Actor Steve Comisar Joins Social Media Superstars to Jumpstart Career afrer Prison

    HOLLYWOOD, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Actor Steve Comisar has appeared in numerous films, TV shows, and commercials. He is also a felon completing the last year of a 15-year federal prison sentence for fraud. The unique combination of felon and actor is apparently very appealing to the public. Just ask Comisar's half a million Twitter followers or the over one million fans that have viewed his YouTube videos.
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    Porter Ranch Gas Leak Victims to Meet Erin Brockovich and Weitz & Luxenberg, Dec. 9

    LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Environmental activist Erin Brockovich - whom actress Julia Roberts famously portrayed in an Oscar-winning role - will join environmental and consumer protection attorneys from Weitz and Luxenberg, P.C., at a Southern California townhall meeting Wednesday evening, Dec. 9, for victims of the Porter Ranch gas leak, Weitz and Luxenberg today announced. (Press Release)
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    Calif. Congressman Cardenas Introduces Manufacturing Jobs Bill, inspired by 'Race to the Top'

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- This week in Washington, D.C., U.S. Reps. Tony Cárdenas (D-San Fernando Valley, Calif.) and Brad Ashford (D-Omaha, Neb.) today...

    ReverseVision Jan. 2016 Inaugural User Conference features keynote from Jamie Hopkins

    SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- ReverseVision, Inc. today announced that noted financial planning expert Jamie Hopkins, Esq., JD, CLU(R), RICP(R), an associate professor of taxation at The American College in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania will deliver the keynote address at its inaugural User Conference 2016.

    ArteQuesta signs Ziv Koren, Award-Winning, Critically Acclaimed Photo Journalist

    MILL VALLEY, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Fine Art Investment firm ArteQuesta announces the exclusive USA representation of world-renowned Israeli Photo Journalist, Ziv Koren. In signing with ArteQuesta, Koren stated, 'I'm very excited and looking forward to a fruitful collaboration. Through my photography, I'd rather be honest than impressive.'

    Civic Resource Group and TransitScreen to Modernize MTC's Transit Signage across San Francisco Bay Area

    SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Civic Resource Group (CRG) and TransitScreen, Inc. today announced they have joined forces to modernize the transit displays in 46+ different locations across the San Francisco Bay Area as part of the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC)'s Hub Signage program.

    New Tatt2Away Studio Center opens in Venice Calif. at Black Diamond Tattoo

    VENICE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Rejuvatek Medical Inc. officially launches a Tatt2Away non-laser tattoo removal system in the Venice California area. Bree Solomon in Venice, has come on board with the company to offer to all its clientele certified tattoo removal as the first Tatt2Away Center in the Southern California area. Bringing into their high quality of service and products, the all natural system.

    Arab-Latina Beauty Sofia Hanan Runs for Miss California USA Despite Backlash Towards Arabs

    LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Regardless of America's focus on 'white nationalism,' Palestinian-Latina-American Sofia Hanan continues on her quest to become Miss California USA 2016. The U.S. has become ultra sensitive to the idea of outsiders living amongst them. Fears heightened after recent Paris attacks and the on-going manhunt for its coordinator.

    EPIC Brokers Again Named Among 'Best Places to Work' in Insurance by Business Insurance Magazine

    SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that it has been ranked #5 among the 2015 'Best Places to Work in Insurance' in the medium employer category (250-999 U.S. employees) by Business Insurance Magazine and Best Companies Group.
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    Calif. Senator Isadore Hall Receives 100-percent Approval Rating from Planned Parenthood

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- This week, Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California (PPAC) recognized Calif. Senator Isadore Hall’s (D – South Bay) unwavering commitment...

    Jeffrey S. Taylor of ReverseVision Honored by NRMLA for Reverse Mortgage Leadership

    SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- ReverseVision, Inc. today announced that board member Jeffrey S. Taylor, Master CMB, has received the National Reverse Mortgage Lenders Association (NRMLA) Career Achievement Award. The award was presented to Taylor at NRMLA's 2015 Annual Meeting and Expo held November 16-18 in San Francisco.

    Digital Spiritual Resort: Celebrated Hollywood Creatives Launch a Unique New Form of Entertainment

    MALIBU, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- This is The Frequency presents 'The Digital Spiritual Resort,' a totally original and anarchic form of interactive entertainment that turns enlightenment, meditation and philosophy on its head. The Frequency experience uses music, humor and drama to explore the deepest issues of existence, and offers insights that will help you overcome the obstacles you face in getting the life you want.

    National Foundation for Military Family Support teams with The Charitable Mint to launch two initiatives

    LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Helping to weave a critically needed safety net for our nation's soldiers and their loved ones, the non-profit National Foundation for Military Family Support (NFMFS) has joined forces with The Charitable Mint to battle urgent needs military families are facing not met by other sources.

    The Mortgage Collaborative Welcomes 10 New Providers to Preferred Partner Network

    SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Mortgage Collaborative, an independent mortgage lending cooperative, today announced the formal approval of 10 new preferred vendor partners to their national network, announced the Collaborative's EVP of National Sales and Strategic Alliances, Rich Swerbinsky.

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