California NEWS INDEX

California NEWS INDEX
California Newswire Index of Articles and News Stories

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. -- Bondtrac, Inc., a privately-held fixed-income information and analytics provider announced today the launch of Bondtrac Live Order Message, a pre-trade disclosed direct counterparty message system for the fixed income industry. The Live Order Message system maintains full price transparency with orderable offerings directly between counterparties without intermediary mark-up or commissions.

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- American Idol's season six brought Antonella Barba into public view. Despite leading in Internet polling and search engines, Antonella was eliminated (sounds like a fate known by certain politicians). Now Antonella is back in the spotlight but not for glamour or show biz. The senior at Catholic University is reaching out to the new generation of voters by singing the National Anthem, promoting talking avatars, and addressing first time voters on their essential participation for a better democracy.

Uproar.com gamesLOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Uproar.com, a popular entertainment and gaming internet brand created in 1995, has been re-launched by Firstlook. Originally a place for casual gamers to come and play free TV game shows like Family Feud and Jeopardy, Uproar's new community-driven site helps casual gamers to easily find the best and newest online casual games.

SUNRISE, Fla. -- Interim HealthCare, one of the nation's largest home care and health care staffing companies, proudly recognizes the important role Social Workers play in home care, hospice and hospitals throughout the year and during National Social Work Month.

NEW YORK, N.Y. -- A breath of fresh air enters men's fashion with the launch of Ryan Rowe, a new luxury men's footwear brand available in March at Bloomingdale's, Nordstrom and fine retail outlets nationwide. Ryan Rowe is on target with the current shift of men's increased focus on style.

DETROIT, Mich. -- Harper Arrington Publishing LLC today announced the release of The Creative Pack 1 upgrade for Digital Fashion Pro - Fashion Design System. The Digital Fashion Pro System is an innovative solution that gives fashion designers, students, and even ordinary people the tools they need to design their own cutting edge fashion collection using digital fabrics and garment templates.

CHICAGO, Ill. -- Pareto Building Improvement announces a new guidebook on commercial building development and construction that assists working professionals to manage in an increasingly challenging market - "Choosing Project Success: A Guide for Building Professionals" (ISBN: 978-0-9799969-0-0).

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- "Every February for the last 50 years, stock car enthusiasts across the country have packed their sunscreen and descended on Daytona," said Ethan Whitehill, CEO of Two West, Inc. "This year, unfortunately, the economy also decided to head south for vacation."

DALLAS, Texas -- The hamper is full, the kids are screaming and the phone is ringing. Who has time for laundry? Laundry Limo, LLC, serving the Dallas/Fort Worth area, has the answer and the time. With one phone call, or click of the mouse, laundry is picked up, processed and safely delivered back home.

MARSHALL, N.C. -- Whisper Mountain, located outside of the city of Asheville in the heart of western North Carolina, is a community where conservation and preservation meet. That's why Southern Living has chosen this community as the location for their first 2008 green Idea House.

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Underground Mexican hip-hop artist/entrepreneur, SOLOW13, breaks the music game wide open by establishing his own label, TRUTH LOVES LA WFAMILIA, LLC or simply LAWFAMILIA, LLC. The new imprint is a collaborative partnership between SOLOW13 and famed West Coast label, Latin Thug Records - best known for being founded by Cypress Hill's Sen Dog and home to the Reyes Brothers, B Real's "Gunslinger" albums and many other notable releases.

TORRANCE, Calif. -- The Los Angeles Music Network's "LAMN Jam" heads for the Big Apple, and has added an additional event sponsor in Send2Press(R) Newswire, a unit of Neotrope(R). Launched three years ago in Los Angeles (where performances continue), LAMN Jams go beyond traditional showcases by featuring artists performing original songs, followed by instant professional critiques from a panel of industry experts. This year, independent music artists will perform for $20,000 in prizes.

DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. -- In the forthcoming memoir, "An Officer and A Junkie: From West Point to the Point of No Return" (ISBN: 0-7573-0639-6, HCI Books - $15.95 - March 2008) author and West Point graduate Michael Winder tells the powerful and fascinating true story of his drug-induced descent into literal madness - while serving as an officer in the United States Army.

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah -- Wildly popular among 30-somethings who don't want to look a single day older and just as popular with 50-somethings who'd like to look 40 again, StriVectin(R)-HS Hydro-Thermal Deep Wrinkle Serum(TM) from Klein-Becker has now been singled out as the only "great" beauty serum for older complexions by The Independent, a leading British newspaper, in a just published "beauty serum" ranking.

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. -- KGA Inc., a human resources consulting firm based in Framingham, Mass., has hired Betsy Pratt as its account executive. According to KGA President Kathleen Greer, the newly created position involves overseeing approximately half of the company's Employee Assistance Program (EAP) accounts, as well as improving upon and building new client relationships.

ATLANTA, Ga. -- M2SYS, an award-winning biometric technology research and development firm, announced today the release of their newest fingerprint biometrics innovation: Bio-AI(TM). This exciting new artificial intelligence enhancement uses a unique "dynamic profiling" technique to learn about a person's fingerprints over time. This knowledge enables the fingerprint software to take actions that mitigate the chance of generating a false reject following a fingerprint scan.

BOSTON, Mass. -- LocaModa Inc. today introduced breakthrough social connectivity to its interactive Out-of-Home platform. LocaModa 3.0 enables mobile consumers to control and interact with social media around them using any mobile phone on any network, while also giving their friends online a window into what's happening via websites such as Facebook.

KIRKLAND, Wash. -- If you suddenly have to care for an incapacitated parent or spouse, the impact can be life-changing. Rising care costs can devour your estate or inheritance. And your loved one's daily needs can make you into a full-time caregiver.

CHICAGO, Ill. -- Based on the exploding demand for special diets supported by the gluten-free and food allergy communities, Glutenfreeonthego.com has more than doubled its North American listings within a 3-month timeframe. The world's largest on-line directory of gluten-free eating establishments now includes 1000-plus gluten-free pizzerias, bakeries, restaurants, hotels, spas and even breweries across the U.S. and Canada!

TEMPE, Ariz. -- STG Media Corp and STG Retail Direct are taking the beverage market to the next level by launching the Extenze Beverage, the first and largest male enhancement drink on the market. "We are very excited to bring this product to market. It's a one of a kind product, and while it's targeting the male consumer, it still brings something for the ladies," COO of STG Media, Kristen Orton said.

Green Energy Fine Art LampsCARPINTERIA, Calif. -- Holland Scott Gallery today announces the debut of the Environmentally Responsible Green Energy Fine Art Lamps. These lamps combine energy-efficiency technology with fine-art design. Elegant photographic floral images and art-deco linoleum patterns from the 1930's are the result of energy efficient LED lamp technology and the Giclee fine-art printmaking process.

WESTWOOD, N.J. -- Imagine Tomorrow, a leading provider of computer classes developmentally designed for young learners, announced today that the company has attained a 33 percent share of the computer-based early childhood education market.

FLANDERS, N.J. -- AERC.com, Inc., the nation's leading full-service secure data management and recycling company, announces the expansion of its secure data destruction and disposal operations as a result of assets acquired Monday, January 7, from DynTek, a leading technology services provider.

BOSTON, Mass. -- LuraTech, Inc., a leading provider of open, ISO-compliant JPEG2000 and PDF/A technology, has added to new features to its robust LuraDocument(R) PDF Compressor Server document processing solution. The first feature - multi-core processor support - enables users to process documents faster while avoiding per page usage charges with LuraTech's unique unlimited usage licensing structure.

400 Years of English HistoryLOS ANGELES, Calif. -- In a new documentary series on DVD, released by Gallery of Historical Figures(R), artist and raconteur George Stuart gives his take on the formative and often turbulent history of England. Murder, treachery, greed, love and hate punctuate the timeline, as the country evolves from Tudor absolutism into constitutional monarchy of Victoria.

DENVER, Colo. -- Can't get everyone together at the same time? Trying to juggle schedules to organize a family reunion? Help is on the way. Vacation Never Ends, LLC announces the launch of a new web site that brings together family and friends for easy trip and event planning.

AKRON, Pa. -- Every year on March 8, millions gather in rallies and parades around the world to honor the achievements of women on International Women's Day, an occasion relatively unknown in the United States. Fair trade retailer Ten Thousand Villages will join forces with a national domestic violence prevention organization to celebrate the event in March.

NUREMBERG, Germany -- RoweBots Research Inc., a Waterloo supplier of software tools and embedded system consulting, today announced the launch of Unison(TM) Version 4 for the 32 bit PIC32(R) micro-controller (MCU) family from Microchip Technology (NASDAQ:MCHP), a leading supplier of micro-controllers and analog semiconductors.

HEATHSVILLE, Va. -- Safe Return! Wilderness Emergency Care & Survival Training Center, an independent American Safety and Health Institute authorized training center, is offering schools, groups, and organizations with outdoor and public safety interests free medical emergency care seminars as an outreach and public information service.

CHICAGO, Ill. -- As Chicago's specialist for restaurant and tavern transactions, Tom Bradley, Broker, will be seeking a "multi-location transaction" or the purchase of a small restaurant chain. Thomas J Bradley & Associates owns and operates the BradleyBrokers.com website which generates Illinois' largest, most targeted, web traffic in this brokerage segment.

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- LocaModa Inc., a leading out-of-home social platform provider, announced today that Stephen W. King has joined the company as Vice President of Sales. Mr. King has over 10 years of experience selling interactive advertising and social media at Dotomi, Monster and Facebook.

DALLAS, Texas -- Biometric Signature ID ("BSI") announces that its CEO, Jeff Maynard, will be a featured speaker at InnoTech, the Business & Technology Innovation Conference to take place at the Norris Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas. Mr. Maynard is scheduled to speak on Thursday March 6, 2007 at 8:30 a.m. on a very popular topic entitled "Biometric Signatures for Identity Authentication and Reduction in Identity Fraud."

Mojave Winds novelIRVINE, Calif. -- "Mojave Winds" (ISBN: 978-0-9801383-0-6), a novel by Mark Biskeborn, highlights the growing social impact on Iraq War veterans returning home, and their struggles to reintegrate to the civilian world.

ONEsite IncLOS ANGELES, Calif. -- ONEsite Inc., the leading provider of enterprise community and social networking software, announced today the completion of its acquisition of Social Platform LLC, well recognized as a key player in the custom white label social networking software space.

MADRID, Spain -- Petrobras is the world's most sustainable oil/gas company according to the 5th annual oil/gas ranking by the sustainability research and rating firm Management & Excellence (M&E, Madrid & Sao Paulo).

ORLANDO, Fla. -- "Da Coach" Mike Ditka, former NFL Coach of the 1985 Super Bowl champs, the Chicago Bears, will soon celebrate his latest victory with the official grand opening of the first two Mike Ditka Resorts in Orlando, Lighthouse Key Resort & Spa and Runaway Beach Club Resort.

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. -- It's the worst-case scenario: a dangerous outbreak, a devastating man- or nature-driven disaster. KGA Inc. (www.kgreer.com), a Greater Boston human resources consulting firm, appreciates the potential for a crisis to affect not only its clients, but also its own internal operations. On January 14, 2008, KGA Inc. tested a plan to ensure the company remains operational in the event a pandemic or catastrophe prevents employees from accessing its headquarters.

BOSTON, Mass. -- LocaModa Inc., pioneers of mobile and web-based interactive out-of-home media, today announce their platform integration with Clear Channel Spectacolor's giant 40' by 40' digital screen in New York's premier Times Square location. LocaModa's platform enables out-of-home signage to be controlled by mobile consumers and visible from the web.

Los Angeles Music NetworkHOLLYWOOD, Calif. and MANHATTAN, N.Y. -- The Los Angeles Music Network's "LAMN Jam" heads for the Big Apple. Launched three years ago in Los Angeles (where performances continue), LAMN Jams go beyond traditional showcases by featuring artists performing original songs, followed by instant professional critiques from a panel of industry experts. This year, artists will perform for $20,000 in prizes.

AUSTIN, Texas -- American icon Willie Nelson says he supports efforts to impeach President Bush and "throw the bastards out," adding that the administration will do anything to stay in power, including staging an event to cancel the election. In his second appearance this month, Nelson told The Alex Jones Show today that he supported Dennis Kucinich's attempt to impeach Bush.