California NEWS INDEX

California NEWS INDEX
California Newswire Index of Articles and News Stories

COSTA MESA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Emilio N. Francisco, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of private equity firm PDC Capital Group, today announced that PDC is raising $45 million in EB-5 immigrant investor funds to assist biodegradable organic chemical products firm Clear Currents, Inc.
Isadore Hall III

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Senator Isadore Hall, III (D – South Bay), Chairman of the Senate Governmental Organization Committee and Assemblymember Adam...

FOOTHILL RANCH, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Quandis, Inc., a leading provider of default servicing software, announced that it launched Quandis Loan Servicing (QLS), an end-to-end default management platform that automates and compliantly manages the default process from start to finish. QLS is offered as an all-in-one system and also as modules so various components can be leveraged by servicers based on individual needs.

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Weitz & Luxenberg, P.C., today announced the filing of a class action lawsuit against the nation's second-largest health insurer, Indianapolis-based Anthem Inc., following disclosure earlier this month that the private information of 80 million Anthem customers was stolen in a massive online data breach.

NORTH HOLLYWOOD, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Harman Press has acquired A&I Photographic and Digital and its staff, effective February 13, 2015. A&I is expected to move operations from its current Burbank address to The Harman Press facility in North Hollywood before the end of March. The announcement was made by A&I co-owners Baret Lepejian and Vic Lepejian together with The Harman Press president Phillip Goldner.

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Civic Resource Group International (CRG) today announced the appointment of Jan Muhlfeit as Special Advisor and Chairman, CRG International. In his dual role, Mr. Muhlfeit will help guide the company as it establishes and expands its leadership position and capabilities in Digital Government on a global level.

SANTA ANA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Veros Real Estate Solutions, an award-winning industry leader in enterprise risk management, collateral valuation services and predictive analytics, today announced that lenders interested in utilizing FHA's recently announced Electronic Appraisal Delivery (EAD) portal can achieve a direct connection for electronic appraisal submission through Veros' PATHWAY.

TORRANCE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- DocMagic, Inc., a leading provider of fully-compliant loan document preparation, compliance, eSign and eDelivery solutions for the mortgage industry, today announced that the firm has now completed its integration with the MERS(R) eRegistry, making it one of only a few industry vendors to integrate with the widely used system.
Assemblyman Mike Gatto

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- According to a press release today from Assemblyman Mike Gatto: The first hearing for the newly created Assembly Privacy...
Isadore Hall 2.13.15

SAN PEDRO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Senator Isadore Hall, III (D – South Bay) today released the following statement regarding the Pacific Maritime Association’s...
Calif Gov Brown

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. on Thursday announced the following appointments. First: Lynne Freeman, 54, of Sacramento, has...
Calif. Senator Tony Mendoza

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- In an effort to crack down on the manufacturing and sale of illicit drugs near schools, Senator Tony Mendoza...
Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On Monday, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments: First, Barbara Blake, 63, of Los Angeles,...

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- ReverseVision, Inc., the leading technology provider for the reverse mortgage industry, today announced that seasoned marketing executive Wendy Peel has joined the company as its vice president of sales and marketing. In this position, Wendy will be responsible for managing the ReverseVision brand, working with product development and broadening brand awareness among forward lenders and financial planners.

TORRANCE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- DocMagic, Inc., the mortgage industry's leader in compliant loan document preparation and driver of complete eMortgage adoption, announced that its entire solution set now adheres to version 3.3 of the Mortgage Industry Standards Maintenance Organization (MISMO) Reference Model.

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.