California NEWS INDEX

California NEWS INDEX
California Newswire Index of Articles and News Stories

SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. -- American Information Strategies (AIS), a premier investor lead generation company based in San Clemente, CA, recently entered into a strategic partnership agreement with Ron Huntington, partner of Verne Harnish, author of "Mastering the Rockefeller Habits." Renowned for his keen insights and expertise, Mr. Huntington is a distinguished business leader with over 30 years of entrepreneurial, ownership, and management experience.

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- In Los Angeles Superior Court today Judge Mary H. Strobel ruled from the bench that Minister Rubin of Temple 420 had to expose himself twice a month as part of his probation requirements. The minister of the Hollywood cannabis church offered to submit to a hair test stating, "I am not trying to avoid the responsibility of drug testing, I only want to have some human dignity by not having to expose myself to this gentlemen that is my probation officer."

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- The Gregory Popovich Comedy Pet Theater is taking its show on the road. After touring for seven years and then celebrating its first full year of daily shows at the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, the show is scheduled to appear in several cities throughout California during the month of December.

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Full Performance Fitness Inc. has signed a deal with new Detroit Red Wings defenseman Garrett Stafford. Garrett is a Los Angeles native, but played in the northeast growing up. He finished the regular season as the Sharks top scoring defenseman and T-8th among AHL blueliners with 41 points.

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- CADFORCE, the Los Angeles-based global leader in outsourced architectural services, today announced the hiring of Cliff Moser, AIA, MSQA-LEED(R) AP as Vice President of Architecture. "Cliff's knowledge of quality systems and processes will be passed directly to our clients - resulting in better, more efficient, homes and buildings," said Bob Vanech, CEO.

SAN DIEGO, Calif. -- In response to the current crisis in the Southern California area, Allstar Coaches will begin repositioning its fleet of luxury RV's to the west coast. "This is an effort to help those who have been displaced by the fires. Effective immediately, we have made all available coaches ready for transport to the affected areas. We are proud of the help we provided to victims of hurricanes Katrina, and Wilma and want to continue our tradition of making a difference to those in need," says Rob Tischler, CEO.

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- New Light Entertainment, a multi-faceted, home entertainment company that delivers audio and video content to audiences, announces the upcoming release of Shiloh Falls, a western that will also include downloadable music. Scheduled to be released in January 2008, the Shiloh Falls DVD will include both the movie and music.

MONTEREY, Calif. and BOGOTA, COLOMBIA -- Oilsource Holding Group announced that it has joined with Abundant Biofuels Corporation to begin producing biodiesel from non-food crops in Colombia. Abundant Biofuels Colombia SRL has identified a strong interest from private and government sector.

TORRANCE, Calif. -- Neotrope(R), a leading California-based advertising, PR, and technology company established 1983, today announced the launch of its new PRTrax(TM) Reader Tracking solution, the first service of its kind in the industry. PRTrax allows marketing departments and public relations professionals to track press release readership data across multiple news sites in the Neotrope News Network, including Send2Press(R), and California Newswire(R).

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- WonderWorks Entertainment announces this week the release of its Mobile Matinee collection of eight classic movies and 12 audiobooks on three DVD-ROMs for the rapidly growing iPod and iPhone market. The DVD-ROM titles are pre-formatted for iPod, import quickly to iTunes and can be viewed on iPod, iPod Nano, iPhone, a computer or directly on TV by use of a 3-pin connector.

SAN MARINO, Calif. and BOSTON, Mass. -- Epeius Biotechnologies Corporation today announced that Dr. Frederick L. Hall, President and CEO of Epeius Biotechnologies Inc., has accepted an invitation to give the lead keynote address on "The Advent of Pathotropic Medicine for Cancer" at the Global Pharma R&D Summit 2007 to be held in Boston MA.

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- The Los Angeles Times Media Group today announced the sale of Recycler Classifieds, publisher of four editions of the pioneering Recycler free classified advertising paper and eleven weekly and bi-weekly photo ad and employment guides throughout Southern California, as well as operator of the popular Recycler.com website, to Target Media Partners. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

SAN DIEGO, Calif. -- CSA Travel Protection, a leading provider of travel insurance, has teamed up with Cheapoair.com, a top budget travel website to provide Cheapoair consumers with affordable travel insurance. This partnership gives travelers immediate access to purchase travel protection at time of booking flight arrangements with Cheapoair.

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Former TV anchor, author, and celebrity presenter Kelly Lange will give the Best Pop Campaign Award to Dee Dee Phelps for her 2007 promotion of "Vinyl Highway, Singing as Dick and Dee Dee" (ISBN: 978-1-934321-75-1). The award will be presented at the 13th annual Book Publicists of Southern California Awards Dinner on Thursday, October 18th, 8 p.m. at the Sportsmen's Lodge in Studio City.

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- 300 lucky guests of the Wedding Channel Couture Show will receive a special limited edition T-shirt designed for the show by HaleyBopTees. Taking place at the Waldorf=Astoria in New York City on October 21st, the Wedding Channel Couture show is set to feature today's top wedding designers including famed wedding gown designer Junko Yoshioka.

OAKLAND, Calif. -- AMP Cosmetics has launched a new line of cosmetics that rock. The products are dedicated to women who not only changed the sound, but the look of rock and roll. The team of experts at AMP Cosmetics has assembled a collection of high-quality products in some of the most vivid and bold colors available today.

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Gallery of Historical Figures announces "The Holocaust," a realistic sculpture by artist G. S. Stuart pays homage to the millions of victims slain in the death camps of World War II. After extensive research, Stuart set a working prisoner in Auschwitz and then carefully modeled the tableau in quarter life size.

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. -- Family Friendly Films, LLC announces that the popular e-book, "Zea Zoo and the Land of Boo: An Urban Fairy Tale," has entered into movie production stage after making its presence known online. Based on a popular children's poem, "Zea Zoo and the Land of Boo" was so successful as an e-book that it is now being made into a computer-generated illustration (CGI) short animated movie.

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. -- As an international distributor of electronic musical instruments during the 1990s, Geoff Farr frequently spent long nights in European hotel rooms watching the only television programs that required no translation: short experimental videos backed with electronic music scores. Farr says German television was an especially rich medium for an American insomniac interested in creative new videos.

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -- LogicEase Solutions Inc., the maker of the industry-leading risk management application ComplianceEase(R), today announced that Irwin Home Equity, a subsidiary of Irwin Union Bank and Trust Company (Irwin), has deployed the DecisionEase(TM) POS Master(TM) portal in just eight weeks.

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Integrated Mobile Electronics (IME) announced today that its upcoming IME Dock will be completely compatible with the full line of Microsoft Zune portable media players, including the existing 30GB model and recently unveiled 4GB, 8GB, and 80GB models.

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. -- Golfers from all over the Bay Area will tee off to support Friends for Youth a nonprofit mentoring organization as the agency marks the 20th year of its Annual Golf Challenge at the exclusive Sharon Heights Golf and Country Club in Menlo Park. A full field of golfers is expected to attend this milestone event - Friends For Youth's most important fundraiser of the year.

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Jessica Alba dazzled her fans in over $170,000 of Whiteflash diamond jewelry last week at the premiere of her highly anticipated romantic comedy, "Good Luck Chuck." The young actress, well-known for her roles in Dark Angel, Sin City and two Fantastic Four blockbusters, is one of Hollywood's hottest stars.

PALO ALTO, Calif. -- RenderX, a market leader in "XML to PDF" and "XML to PostScript" technology, officially released a new software product Visual-XSL (VisualXSL). The VisualXSL application is a powerful tool that can be used in all business applications where forms need to be filled in.

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- CADFORCE, the Los Angeles-based global leader in outsourced architectural services, today announced the hiring of David Gerber, Ph.D., as Vice President of Innovation. "In Dr. Gerber, we have found a rare combination of architectural and technology expertise that makes us the clear innovation leader in Revit," said Bob Vanech, Chief Executive Officer of CADFORCE.

LONG BEACH, Calif. -- Applied Business Software Inc. ("ABS"), developer of The Mortgage Office(TM), the leading loan servicing software solution for the lending industry, and Reliable Trust Deed Services ("RTDS"), a foreclosure trustee dedicated to providing the most efficient, timely and personal service in the industry, announced today that they have formed a strategic partnership to provide full product integration between The Mortgage Office(TM) and the services provided by RTDS.

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Planet One Holdings dba Penthouse Swimwear by Diva Bikinis announced today that the International Penthouse Swimwear Model Search Program officially launches at "Ritual" in Los Angeles on October 3rd, 2007. It has also been confirmed that another L.A. club known for its influential "A list" of attendees, Vice Hollywood will be hosting the L.A. National VIP Launch Contestant Party.

SAN DIEGO, Calif. -- Eco Capital and Invest, Inc. of Michigan City, Indiana and Green Oil Technologies of Denver, Colorado have made next generation gasification systems available to the North American markets, using the patented German Technology called KUG Thermolysis. Gasification plants convert many types of waste products into gas and electricity cleanly and efficiently.

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Social Platform, a social networking software provider of scalable web-based solutions for branded, high end social applications announced today their move to larger facilities in Los Angeles. "We wanted to be nearer to our media and entertainment customers in the Los Angeles area while remaining close by our state of the art data center in the downtown area," remarked Eric Schlissel, CEO.

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Libreria Martinez, the landmark Latino bookstore in Santa Ana, California will host a book signing for a limited-run edition of the controversial new novel, "America Libre" (ISBN: 0-595-42606-9) on Tuesday, October 9th at 7:00 p.m. After five months as a self-published edition, "America Libre," by Raul Ramos y Sanchez, was acquired by Grand Central Publishing.

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- International Productions, a Los Angeles based company, today announced that baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky will perform one live concert on the stage of the Pasadena Civic Auditorium on November 11, 2007 at 7:30 p.m. Accompanied by conductor Constantine Orbelian and the Russian Chamber Orchestra and the Moscow Academy of Choral Arts, Hvorostovsky will perform Russian romances and arias.

TeamF1 KerberosFREMONT, Calif. -- TeamF1, Inc. (www.TeamF1.com), the high-performance embedded networking and security software company, today announced it has signed on as a founding sponsor of the MIT Kerberos Consortium, a non-profit group with a vision of promoting an environment where fully functional and interoperable Kerberos-based authentication and authorization will be as ubiquitous as TCP/IP-based networking itself.

RIVERSIDE, Calif. -- Sunshine Media Inc. a leading publisher of locally focused business-to-business magazines covering high impact sectors of the economies of the United States and Canada, has named Bobby Thompson, Publisher of M.D. News, Inland Empire Region.

Touch the OceanLOS ANGELES, Calif. -- James Nemec, LMT, CST-D, raised on the Atlantic ocean, begins to question the power of touch and collective emotions in the CraniOcean Media release of, "TOUCH THE OCEAN: THE POWER OF OUR COLLECTIVE EMOTIONS" (ISBN: 978-09792805-0-4).

BETA and LimelightLOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Georg van Handel (CEO) and Chris Honetschlaeger (President) with BETA Records, LLC, announced today that they will partner with Limelight Networks to allow users to stream and download songs and videos at lightning speeds. Using their reliable network to distribute content globally, music fans will enjoy a high-quality rich media experience.

TEAM F1 softwareFREMONT, Calif. -- TeamF1, Inc., the leader in embedded networking and security software solutions for wired and wireless applications, will present its latest innovation - advanced VPN/UTM capabilities integrated with a Draft 11n Wi-Fi(R) access-point - in a joint demonstration with partner Applied Micro Circuits Corp. (AMCC) (NASDAQ: AMCC) at two global events.

GRACE USAHALF MOON BAY, Calif. -- Natasha Martin, founder of Grassroots Alliance for Community Education, G.R.A.C.E. explains "where the money goes" for grant and microfinance projects to a group of philanthropists in Northern California. These donors learn the complexities in deciding which three Kenyan grassroots community-based NGO (non-governmental organization) projects should be the recipient of a five thousand dollar grant.

Noah's Arcade clothingLOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Noah's Arcade, a California-based clothing line for boys - newborn to 6T - announces a fun, hip line that caters to the edgy crowd. When co-owners of Noah's Arcade, Allyson Wagoner and Shannon Hanly, went shopping for their new baby boys, they discovered that the market for cool and happening boy's apparel was limited.

Author Raul Ramos y SanchezIRVINE, Calif. -- Author Raul Ramos y Sanchez has been invited by the Southern California Writers Conference to speak and host a workshop on his journey from self-published author to acquisition by a major publisher. The conference will be held in Irvine, California September 28-30. A book signing for the current edition of America Libre will be held on October 9th, 2007 at 7:00 p.m. at Libreria Martinez.

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Metrolink recently announced that as of Saturday September 8, Antelope Valley Metrolink riders can enjoy increased weekend service. Saturday service now includes six round trips beginning with a 6:45 a.m. train from Lancaster to Union Station.