California NEWS INDEX

California NEWS INDEX
California Newswire Index of Articles and News Stories

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Social Platform LLC, a leading provider of white label social networking software, today announced it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the niche players quadrant in the "Team Collaboration and Social Software, 2007 Magic Quadrant" (*Note 1) report.

GILROY, Calif. -- Bookstand Publishing announces the release of "Revelation of the Unrevealed" (ISBN: 978-1-58909-431-4), authored by Michael O'Patrickson, and based on real-life experiences. At the core of the book is a discussion and analysis of hypnotism.

OCEANSIDE, Calif. -- Metrolink's Holiday Toy Express makes a rare stop - in Iraq - via live satellite during a very special holiday event at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton in Oceanside, California December 2 at 7:15 p.m.

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -- The old adage that "beauty is only skin deep" is true, but diet and lifestyle make it possible to change the skin's color, if so desired. "Unlocking the Mystery of Skin Color" (ISBN: 978-0-9792103-0-3), a new book scheduled to be released by Thienna, Inc., in mid-December, provides tips on how to control and to change the skin's color.

Dr. Thienna HoSAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -- On Sunday, December 16 at 2:00 p.m., a Guinness World Records (GWR) adjudicator from the United Kingdom will attend a record-breaking attempt by Dr. Thienna Ho. Dr. Thienna is challenging the current record of 4,656 squats in one hour. The event will be held at the San Francisco State University Basketball Gymnasium.

PALO ALTO, Calif. -- Parents are concerned that their children are not playing outside, and they are willing to pay a lot of extra money for a house in a better neighborhood. That's the conclusion of a new survey published on Playborhood.com, an online community for parents who want their children to play outside in their neighborhoods

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. -- SeaNet Company, Inc., a leader in fractional-yacht ownership, is excited to announce their latest fleet addition, the 60-foot Manhattan, which promises to deliver unparalleled performance combined with industry-leading luxury. Four years ago, SeaNet launched its first yacht.

PALO ALTO, Calif. -- Over 80% of all children in the United States never play in their neighborhoods without adults present, according to a new survey published on Playborhood.com. In the San Francisco Bay Area, the figure is even higher - over 90%.

Authernative patentREDWOOD CITY, Calif. -- Authernative, Inc., the developer of innovative user authentication and identity management technologies, announced today that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has granted the company its patent for a key conversion method.

GLENDALE, Calif. -- This holiday season, there is good news for millions of consumers looking to make the right buying decisions for Hi-Definition DVD. As holiday shoppers prepare to spend an estimated $13.5 billion on audio/video products, Intellikey Labs, a highly recognized leader in Hi-Definition Quality Assurance, releases their first-ever Hi-Definition DVD Buyer's Guide.

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. -- Georg van Handel (CEO) and Chris Honetschlaeger (President) of BETA Records, LLC, announced today that they will partner with Audiobaba to match mainstream artist searches to unsigned artists, using their proprietary acoustic fingerprinting technology.

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- SecuGen is proud to announce that Bioscrypt Inc. (TSX: BYT), a leading provider of identity and access management solutions, has chosen to integrate SecuGen's fingerprint sensor into their V-Station (Optical) reader. With the introduction of the V-Station (Optical), Bioscrypt has added SecuGen's optical sensor technology to its award-winning line of readers for physical access control.

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- BETA Records, in anticipation of their upcoming release of Version 3 of their online music social community, has created a technological innovation that could ultimately allow websites to become more dynamic, creative and sophisticated while enabling companies to cut costs and reduce loads on servers needed in large-scale clusters.

DALLAS, Texas -- It's not a song book or a singing book, though technologically possible, but buyers of the new novella anthology, "The Pilgrimage & Dark Spaces: Collected short works of fictional drama" (ISBN: 9780978713003), are asked to broaden their reading experience with a little original music accompaniment. The book written by Randy Doyle Hazlett and newly released by Christian Artist's Workshop directs readership to contemporary music extras.

BENICIA, Calif. and MIAMI, Fla. -- It's a first for NASCAR - a pool party and belly flop contest. The event will be hosted by 1-800-Radiator at NASCAR's Miami event this weekend. Race-goers can cool their engines by getting in the swim of things at the 1-800-Radiator pool party, either as a belly flop contestant, or score keeper.

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- In less time than it took its URL to propagate across the world wide web, internet startup www.freeoverstock.com operated by New Venture Company was flat-lining by Monday morning and pronounced dead (i.e. offline) by late Tuesday. Possibly one of the shortest-lived internet startups in history, considering it was launched only the Thursday before.

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Start-up website FreeOverstock.com, owned by New Venture Company, claims to give away overstock merchandise for absolutely nothing. Sure, there's plenty of free stuff on the web. Free fonts, free screen savers, free music... many with a free virus attached. And it's a given that nobody gives away valuables like toasters, MP3 players, and jewelry.

GROVER BEACH, Calif. -- Sergeant Kolmar, stationed in Iraq, is one of the thousands of troops who now have received natural green tea from California-based Dragon Pearl Tea. He sent his thanks for the U.S. Troop Care Package that contained a travel-size version of Dragon Pearl's most popular tea product. "Our Platoon buddy loved the tea," he wrote.

PASADENA, Calif. -- La Tortilla Oven has been invited by Distinctive Assets Entertainment Marketing to participate in the Gift Bag program for the 8th Annual Latin GRAMMY(R) Awards on November 8, 2007 at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. The appreciation of Latin music and food has always been a part of La Tortilla Oven and the driving force behind its success.

PORT HUENEME, Calif. -- Tutorz' vertical search engine and Crown Tutoring in-home tutoring services partner to "feed the tutoring needs" of students nationwide. Crown Tutoring will provide discount in home tutoring services using referrals from Tutorz' unique search engine technology.

SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- While interest in remodeling remains high, the most recent survey of 5,000 U.S. homeowners by www.remodelestimates.com reveals that cost savings is now a key consideration as U.S. home prices continue to decline. The "Fall 2007 Remodelestimates.com Remodeling Sentiment Report," a semi-annual survey of 5,000 U.S. homeowners, shows a continuing trend among homeowners toward minimizing remodeling costs.

SHERMAN OAKS, Calif. -- Always Best Care Senior Services has expanded into the Granada Hills/Sherman Oaks, California areas. America's premier in-home care, assisted living placement service, and personal response company, is proud to announce seniors in Granada Hills/Sherman Oaks can now rely on Always Best Care Senior Services for outstanding care.

SAN MARINO, Calif. -- Epeius Biotechnologies Corporation announced today that the company has taken a major step toward the commercialization of its lead product with the opening of a Phase II Registration Protocol using Rexin-G for osteosarcoma in the United States. Following the accelerated approval of Rexin-G for the treatment of all solid tumors by the Bureau of Food and Drugs in the Philippines, Epeius opened a number of Phase I/II clinical trials.

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- "Sustainable" has become an American buzz word and "buy local" is a message that is popping up everywhere. That's why a newly launched e-commerce site, MadeinUSAForever, promises to sell items made only in the U.S. It's no secret that manufacturing in the U.S. is on the decline.

SAN DIEGO, Calif. -- Always Best Care Senior Services has expanded into the San Diego area. America's premier In-Home Care, Assisted Living Placement Service, and Personal Response Company, is proud to announce seniors in San Diego can now rely on Always Best Care Senior Services for outstanding care.

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Social Platform LLC, a leading white label social networking software provider announced today its support of the Open Social initiative spearheaded by Google. Open Social fosters a collaborative development community through a set of common APIs for building social applications across the web.

SAN DIEGO, Calif. -- Dealers Edge, LLC an Indiana-based management company, Tom Stinnett RV Freedom Center of Clarksville, IN and La Mesa RV Center, Inc. one of the nation's largest RV dealers, headquartered in San Diego, CA have coordinated their resources in order to offer temporary and short term housing solutions to Southern California wildfire victims.

MONTCLAIR, Calif. -- Immerse yourself in the vibrant and colorful Vedic Era! Experience the celebrations and ceremonies of India, western and world music and fun family entertainment, for three energizing and joyful days at the Grand Consecration of a Vedic Temple. Join us at the new Nithyananda Vedic Temple, Nov. 9th - 11th at 9720 N Central Avenue, Montclair CA, 91763.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Always Best Care Senior Services has expanded into the San Joaquin County, California area. America's premier In-Home Care, Assisted Living Placement Service, and Personal Response Company, is proud to announce seniors in San Joaquin County can now rely on Always Best Care Senior Services for outstanding care.

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Social Platform, a leading social networking software provider of scalable web-based solutions for branded, high end social applications announced today the release of their latest version, Social Platform Enterprise 2.0. In keeping with the firm's dedication to developing advanced social media software, release of version 2.0 focuses on a higher degree of functionality.

ORANGE, Calif. -- Recent scientific findings indicates new niche fragrance, Virtue(R) parfum, and its inspirational concept are on solid ground with olfactory research, associative behavior research, and the Bible. "Virtue(R) was created to be a reminder for Godly focus and help a person connect through fragrance. We developed it for anyone seeking a relationship with their Creator," said Vicki Pratt, President, of IBI.

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).