California NEWS INDEX

    California NEWS INDEX
    California Newswire Index of Articles and News Stories

    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...

    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...

    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.

    Crown Diva Boot Camp Event helps Miss Calif. USA Contestants Take Performance to Next...

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Beauty pageants are sometimes criticized for being overly competitive, cut throat and an advantage to the wealthy due to high costs of preparing for and participating in the pageant, says Stephanie Farrell of Miss Greater Bay Area, Calif. California's state pageant, owned and operated by Top 10 Productions of Southern Calif., works with several independent regional directors who host preliminary pageants that qualify contestants for the Miss California USA(R) and Miss California Teen USA(R) pageants.

    BNP Paribas Brings SmartStops Online Risk Management Tools to Italian Finance Market

    SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- SmartStops, an online service that helps investors of all levels manage investment risk, announced today that it has extended its relationship with BNP Paribas and is now available to investors in the Italian market.

    Augmented Reality Enabled 'GoLauderdale' App Launched on iTunes for Travel in Ft. Lauderdale

    LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Civic Resource Group International (CRG) and the Downtown Development Authority of Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (DDA) today announced the completion of the DDA's modernizing Smart City initiative. The joint collaboration achieves the goal of designing and delivering a mobile solution that provides instant, multi-aspect navigation data.

    DrivenBI's SRK helps BJD Inc. to drive clothing sales cycle analytics for successful growth...

    PASADENA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- BJD Inc., a privately held men's sportswear manufacturer, established in 1985, located in Los Angeles and New York, has selected DrivenBI's SRK to help transform their Sales Cycle Analysis. BJD Inc. owns several different brands, their most distinguished being Michael Brandon, Thread and Cloth, James Tattersall, and Park West. BJD Inc. distributes to retail giants such as Burlington, Marmaxx Group, Ross, Steinmart, and many more.

    Financial Firms Can Better Comply with Servicemembers Civil Relief Act with Quandis' Military Search...

    FOOTHILL RANCH, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Quandis, Inc., a leading provider of default management technology solutions, announced today that it developed and incorporated a sophisticated data parsing and analysis component into its Military Search Service. The new functionality assists servicers and default attorneys in adhering to the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA) in order to avoid non-compliance, lawsuits and fines.

    CIOReview Public Sector Analysts Panel names Civic Resource Group International 'Company of the Month'

    LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Civic Resource Group International (CRG) announced today that it has been named 'Company of the Month' in the magazine's Public Sector special edition, a commendation marking CRG's leading position in the digital transformation of the broad public sector in both the U.S. and internationally.
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    Credit Report Integration with MeridianLink announced by ReverseVision Inc.

    SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- ReverseVision, Inc. has announced their newest credit report partnership with MeridianLink, a leading web-based platform for ordering and delivery of credit reports. This integration within RV Exchange (RVX), ReverseVision's flagship reverse loan origination system (RLOS) platform, increases RVX users' choice of automated credit report services.

    EPIC Insurance Brokers Named a 2015 Elite Agency by Insurance Business America

    SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants ('EPIC'), a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that it has been named a 2015 Elite Agency by Insurance Business America, a publication that reports on the latest achievements in insurance and also provides the latest in business best practices in a continually evolving industry.

    Grant Hier, Chair of Liberal Arts at Laguna College of Art Nominated for Pushcart...

    LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Laguna College of Art and Design (LCAD) announced Grant Hier, Chair of Liberal Arts and Art History, has been nominated for the prestigious Pushcart Prize. Hier was nominated as an author and will choose which works he wishes to submit to Pushcart judges for consideration for inclusion in their revered annual anthology.

    Michelle Doyle joins The Compliance Group as Director of QC to Oversee Mortgage Quality...

    CARLSBAD, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Leading mortgage compliance and quality control (QC) services provider The Compliance Group, Inc. (TCG) announced it has hired Michelle Doyle as Director of Quality Control. Doyle brings more than two decades of experience in mortgage underwriting, quality control, risk mitigation and compliance to her new role at TCG.
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    Deloitte's 2015 Technology Fast 500: ReverseVision Ranked No. 367 Fastest Growing Company in North...

    SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- ReverseVision today announced it ranked number 367 on Deloitte's Technology Fast 500, a ranking of the 500 'fastest growing' technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and energy tech companies in North America. ReverseVision grew 175.1 percent during this period.

    MCT Trading, Inc. Acquires Assets of PLar Analytics and PB Pacific Partners

    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 it has acquired certain key assets of PLar Analytics, LLC, a provider of financial models for mortgage bankers, and of PB Pacific Partners, LLC, which offers consulting services on capital markets and mortgage servicing.
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    Calif. Congressman Tony Cardenas endorses former Secy. of State Hillary Clinton for President of...

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- U.S. Rep. Tony Cardenas (D-San Fernando Valley, Calif.), a member of the prestigious House Committee on Energy and...

    New Homes Navigator and MLSListings Inc Offer New Tool to Expand California Home Search

    SUNNYVALE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- MLSListings Inc. today became the first multiple listing service (MLS) in California to offer New Homes Navigator - a first of its kind service that connects real estate professionals with new construction inventory for their clients' home search.

    Community Leaders to be Honored at 2015 Awards Luncheon in Sacramento including Women of...

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- More than 500 people are expected to attend the annual award luncheon Saturday, November 14, 2015 in Sacramento, to recognize winners of the 'Women of Excellence,' 'Lifetime Achievement' and 'Business of the Year' Awards presented by the Sacramento Chapter of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women.

    Stephanie Wiltz Design and Decor Grand Launch in Ontario for Black Friday 2015

    ONTARIO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- It will be a festive time Black Friday Weekend! While shoppers shop, those seeking eloquent items for that perfect Christmas party or shimmering adornment for that New Year's Eve 2016 special toast, will partake in the grand launch of Stephanie Wiltz Design and Decor Grand Showroom Launch.
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    Calif. Gov. Brown Announces Appointments for Nov. 9, 2015 including to 39th District Agricultural...

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On Monday, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments: First, Andrew Campbell, 23, of Oakdale, has...

    KMA Black Belt Champions: Martial Artist Maria Turnhout Promoted to 5th Degree Black Belt

    LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015, KMA Black Belt Champions is proud to host their 16th ceremony showcasing the new Black Belts at their Sherman Oaks, California school. The celebration, at Van Nuys High School Auditorium, is the culmination of a three month testing process.

    Frank A. Daniele joins VLP Law Group LLP as Executive Compensation Partner in NYC

    PALO ALTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- VLP Law Group LLP announces that noted executive compensation lawyer Frank Daniele has joined the firm as a partner based in New York City. Prior to joining VLP, Mr. Daniele spent 23 years with Willkie Farr and Gallagher LLP, where he was a partner and served as co-head of the firm's Executive Compensation and ERISA practice group.

    EPIC Insurance Brokers adds Daniel Garcia in Petaluma, California

    SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Daniel Garcia has joined as a property and casualty insurance broker/producer in the firm's Petaluma office. He will report locally to North Bay managing principal, Mike Ryan.
    U.S. Rep. Tony Cardenas

    Calif. Congressman Cardenas Introduces Law to Inform Consumers About Veterans Hiring – H.R. 3919

    SAN FERNANDO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- In Washington, D.C., as part of his commitment to find ways to employ our nation’s brave Veterans, U.S....

    MCT Trading COO Phil Rasori Earns 'Top 40 Under 40' Award from San Diego...

    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 to San Diego Metro (SD Metro) magazine's prestigious Top 40 Under 40 list for 2015.

    Phil Sears Collectibles announces Walt Disney Teenage Scrapbook of Original Cartoon Drawings at Auction

    LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Phil Sears Collectibles LLC announced today that the only known existing scrapbook of original cartoons drawn by Walt Disney will be auctioned at Bonhams in New York City this month. Walt Disney was no more than 17 years old when he drew the 13 cartoon characters in the scrapbook. Two of the characters are rodents, drawn a full 10 years before he created his iconic Mickey Mouse.

    New Art Movement, Excessivism, is a Commentary on Economic Materialism

    LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Art collectors have something to get excited about. It's a new global art movement called 'Excessivism' and its early adopters date back to the late twentieth century. The movement's founder, American artist Kaloust Guedel, explains that Excessivism is a commentary on economic materialism.

    Idea Makers Can Disrupt Industries in Four Ways, says Kick Punch Labs' Lance Mayfield

    FULLERTON, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Kick Punch Labs, a Calif.-based web and app development firm, knows that idea makers might find the app ecosystem intimidating, but it believes that it's still an open market for people who know how to disrupt the current environment.
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    MostFit will Feature Core Hammer Demos at the Athletic Business Conference and Expo 2015

    LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On November 19-21, 2015, MostFit will join more than 300 manufacturers, suppliers, architects and consultants from the sports, recreation, fitness, active-aging and medical fitness industries, plus attendees from 49 states and 20 countries at the 34th annual Athletic Business Conference and Expo.

    Dana Liedel of EPIC Insurance honored among 2015 Most Influential Women in Benefits Advising

    SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property and casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Dana Liedel, Managing Principal of EPIC's Employer Services Platform, has been recognized among 'The Most Influential Women in Benefits Advising' by Employee Benefits Advisor Magazine.

    EPIC Insurance Brokers named to 100 Fastest Growing Private companies in the Bay Area...

    SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today it has been ranked 66th on San Francisco Business Times' 2015 list of 100 fastest-growing private companies in the Bay Area.

    SecuGen Corporation Announces Realtime North America Integrates SecuGen Hamster Pro 20 into bioLock for...

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- SecuGen, the world's leading optical fingerprint device vendor, is pleased to announce the immediate availability of biometric identity management and fraud prevention for SAP(R) system users with SecuGen's flagship fingerprint reader, the Hamster Pro 20.

    Oct. 24 Rally for Vaccine Truth in Oakland will Stand Together with Freedom Rally...

    OAKLAND, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- OAKLAND, Calif., Oct. 23, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Minister Keith Muhammad, of the Oakland Mosque, in collaboration with community leaders, announce that on Oct. 24, 2015 at 12 noon, protesters will rally at Frank Ogawa Plaza in Oakland, Calif. in solidarity with the Truth, Transparency and Freedom Rally happening on the same day at the CDC in Atlanta.

    NonProfit PR Grant Program Offers $250K in Like-Kind Funding in 2016 for Cause Marketing

    TORRANCE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Los Angeles-based Neotrope, a 32-year-old brand marketing, PR, and content development firm, today announced the launch of its 2016 annual PR Grants program for U.S.-based 501(c)3 charities. Launched in 2000, the Non-Profit PR Grant was designed to help raise awareness of selected charities to traditional media, to the public, as well as to potential 'halo' sponsors and donors.
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    California Congressman Cardenas says Stop Putting Kids In Jail For Skipping School – H.R....

    SAN FERNANDO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- In Washington, D.C., as part of the President’s recognition of Youth Justice Awareness Month, U.S. Rep. Tony Cárdenas...

    Uproar Entertainment Announces New Comedy CD from Darryl Littleton, pka D'Militant

    LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Uproar Entertainment is pleased to announce the release of Darryl Littleton's newest comedy CD, 'Too Raw for Mainstream.' For Darryl Littleton pka D'Militant, no subject is out of bounds, no topic too sensitive, no commentary too raw. With his crackling wit, Littleton holds nothing back, unflinchingly delivering slicing and incisive social and political commentary.

    The Vax Truth: Rally Demanding Vaccine Truth in Oakland in Solidarity with Rally at...

    OAKLAND, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Council for Vaccine Safety, and A Voice for Choice, in collaboration with community leaders, announce that on October 24, 2015 at 12 noon, protesters will rally at Frank Ogawa Plaza in Oakland, Calif. in solidarity with the Truth, Transparency and Freedom Rally happening on the same day at the CDC in Atlanta, Georgia.

    Veros Real Estate Solutions' Home Valuation Annual Forecast 2015 is Strongest in More Than...

    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 reports that residential market values will continue in a positive trajectory over the next 12 months, with overall annual appreciation rising to +3.6 percent from its Q2 forecast of 3.1 percent. The number of markets expected to increase in value is up to 94 percent from last quarter's 90 percent.

    EPIC Insurance Brokers adds DeAnna Slater in Fresno to fuel further growth across Central...

    SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that DeAnna Slater has joined as a principal and property and casualty insurance broker/producer in the firm's Fresno office. She will report locally to managing principal, Terri Parreira.

    The Mortgage Collaborative continues strong year of growth with seven new lender members added

    SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Mortgage Collaborative, an independent mortgage lending cooperative, today announced the formal approval of 7 new lenders to their national network of originating members, announced the Collaborative's EVP of National Sales and Strategic Alliances, Rich Swerbinsky.

    Bank of Southern California N.A. promotes Rhonda Guthrie to Senior VP

    SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Bank of Southern California, N.A. (OTCQB:FBBN / OTCMKTS:FBBN) has announced the promotion of Rhonda Guthrie to the position of Senior Vice President, Loan Administration. With over 20 years in Loan Administration, Guthrie joined the Company in 2013 as Loan Administration Manager responsible for all functions related to loan processing, documentation, compliance and loan servicing.

    EPIC Brokers Named Fastest Growing Employee Benefits Broker by Business Insurance Magazine

    SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, has received top rankings from Business Insurance Magazine in its 2015 Broker Supplement in three categories.

    EPIC Insurance Brokers Enters into Strategic Transaction with Alliant Insurance

    SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants has announced a mutually beneficial transaction of certain books of business to Alliant Insurance Services, including the customers of David Alvarado and a group of employees who came to
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    Calif. Gov. Brown Issues Legislative Update – Bills Signed into Law Oct. 10 and...

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- This weekend Calif. Gov. Brown signed a wide variety of senate and assembly bills into law, including: AB 169...
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    Calif. Legislation to Modernize and Diversify Development at the Port of LA Signed into...

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Governor Jerry Brown (D – California) has signed a package of bills into law by Senator Isadore Hall,...

    Living Textiles Baby & Kids introduces organic cotton baby line 'Liv Organix' at ABC...

    IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- For the first time since its launch in 2009, Living Textiles Baby and Kids, the innovative textiles and design baby and kids brand, is relaunching their own website. This initiative will provide Living Textiles and Baby a larger platform to expand and grow its ecommerce.

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