California NEWS INDEX

California NEWS INDEX
California Newswire Index of Articles and News Stories

Purplenova 3.1MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. -- Infinishare Technologies has announced the release of Purplenova 3.1 (www.purplenova.com) - A product that allows users to web-host content directly from their Internet-connected PC with a domain / sub-domain name. For example, user John Doe can set home.johndoe123 .com to his home PC and office.johndoe123 .com to his office computer and directly web-host from both.

Body-Mind-Soul SolutionSAN MATEO, Calif. -- The power of exercise is the key theme of "The Body-Mind-Soul Solution" (ISBN: 1933648546), a new book by author Bob Livingstone. Earlier this year Newsweek profiled several studies that have shown that exercise can make you smarter by its ability to cause older nerve cells to form dense, interconnected webs that make the brain run faster and more efficiently.

Abbot Kinney Street FestivalVENICE, Calif. -- The Abbot Kinney District Association (AKDA) announces the 23rd Annual Abbot Kinney Street Festival will take place on September 30, 2007 from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. The family-friendly festival, held between Main Street and Venice Boulevard on Abbot Kinney Boulevard, will feature over 300 arts and crafts vendors, a Youth and Family Court, three musical stages, a "Green Living Tent," three food courts and a beer garden. Admission is free.

Legalize FerretsLOS ANGELES, Calif. -- According to LegalizeFerrets.org, California ferret owners are upset that the head of the California Department of Food and Agriculture, the Honorable A.G. Kawamura has ignored a formal request and letter writing campaign to get the CDFA to reevaluate their position that ferrets pose a threat to the state's agricultural industries.

CULVER CITY, Calif. -- Facto Non Verba, Inc., a national grassroots philanthropic organization, will host its charity cocktail party to benefit the American Cancer Society on Thursday, September 27 at the Atlanta Brewing Co. in Atlanta, Ga. This marks the addition of the group's third city after a five year run that began in the New York metropolitan area.

Neotrope marketingTORRANCE, Calif. -- Neotrope(R), a leading California-based advertising, public relations, and Internet Marketing firm established 1983, today announced that Puerto Rico-based international marketing and PR firm I:Avalanche Corp. has selected Neotrope to provide promotion assistance for LetsGoToPonce.com, South Puerto Rico's (Porta Caribe) only highly segmented network of tourism, business and relocation opportunities.

LOS ANGELES, Calif. and LONDON, England -- BETA Records, the online record company, officially launched BETA Records UK on September 1, opening a London office and a portal for music lovers and artists of every style. Following the success of BETA Records in the USA, Germany and Mexico, company founders Chris Honetschlaeger and Georg van Handel are moving forward with creation of an interconnected online community.

DJ Insane and The G-Man remixLOS ANGELES, Calif. -- DJs, remixers and music-lovers everywhere can share in the celebration surrounding the release of the new G-Man album "Crazed + Dazed" by remixing one of the tracks and/or including it in a club or on-air "set" and sending a recording for consideration to G-Man Music in Los Angeles.

BudoTV video sharingTORRANCE, Calif. -- Otane, Inc. has launched a new service for martial artists and MMA fans called BudoTV.com. The video sharing site allows users to upload their videos for free, participate in ongoing forums, receive up-to-date news via RSS, and allow groups and clubs to be formed within the site.

SAN DIEGO, Calif. -- Benjamin Katz of CompleteCampaigns.com and Ravi Singh of ElectionMall.com announced today that they are forming a strategic partnership to offer campaigns a "one-stop-shop" online. "We saw that we could help campaigns get to the next level by combining what we each do best," said Ravi Singh, CEO of ElectionMall.

XShot monopodSANTA BARBARA, Calif. -- Originally designed to help people take photos of themselves without the inevitable arm extension, XShot, LLC, announces a product that is gaining popularity in still photography, and the video industry as well. What is the XShot? The XShot is a hand-held, monopod-like product that allows the user to capture their picture when no one is around to take it for them.

My Reward BoardLOS ANGELES, Calif. -- My Reward Board today announced it has made an arrangement with Microsoft for a special 30-day trial version of the My Reward Board children's allowance and chore tracking system to be made available to Microsoft Money Plus customers. The My Reward Board program emphasizes a positive approach for encouraging kids to complete their chores.

Art of Drawing home studyLOS ANGELES, Calif. -- According to Renaissance Publications, the arts are under attack in the nation's public schools and students are being denied the arts foundation they need to succeed in life. In answer to monumental budget cuts and diminishing arts programs, Renaissance Publications has launched a series of home study courses that are proving to be a viable alternative.

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Quarta Mobile Inc, is pleased to announce that its program mDigger(TM) Reader has successfully passed the "Designed for Palm Products" compatibility test and has permission to use the "Designed for Palm Products" logo.

Los Angeles METROLOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (METRO) features progressive rock band, CANON in an unprecedented environmental event at Union Station (GO METRO to see CANON!), on Saturday, September 8, 2007, 8:00 P.M. at The Old Ticket Room. The only way to attend the concert is to arrive via the Metro subway or bus and by presenting a valid Metro, Metrolink or bus pass.

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Business Communication Headline News announces the launch of a unique interactive website for business communication college instructors. Courtland Bovee and John Thill, the leading authors of business communication college textbooks, designed their new website to be used as a college classroom tool.

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Artist, producer, and film composer Tom Rothrock, legendary vocalist Roman Carter, and a host of studio session pros have completed a unique collaborative project titled: ROMAN CARTER "NEVER SLOW DOWN." A full length release is due out November 6th, 2007, on the recently re-launched independent Bong Load Custom Records label.

Java Juice flavorsLOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Somewhere in the middle of the FAQ page of Java Juice(R) liquid coffee extract website, there is a snarky reply to the question, "Why no Decaf Java Juice(R)?" Answer: "What's the point?" Fans of Java Juice(R) immediately recognized the product's quality and commitment to organic and fair-trade coffee practices, as well as its award-winning flavor.

CULVER CITY, Calif. -- Facto Non Verba, Inc., a national grassroots philanthropic organization, will host its fifth annual charity cocktail party to benefit the American Cancer Society on Thursday, September 20 at The Loft Restaurant & Lounge in New York City.

Rhino MotorcyclesLOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Rhino Motorcycles, located in Sun Valley California just announced a special rebate program for the U.S. Military. The special program offers a discount of 5% or up to $1,000 off the purchase of a motorcycle. Rhino Motorcycles is the very first motorcycle manufacturer to offer this special discount to all the men and women of the United States Military who have served and are actively serving the country.

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- SecuGen, a world leading optical fingerprint recognition technology company, announced today its partnership with M2SYS Technology, a biometric technology research and development firm, to support their award winning Bio-Plugin(TM) software that allows software developers to rapidly integrate a complete, server-based, turn-key fingerprint software system with hardly any development effort.

BREA, Calif. -- Futuristic photography is here. GiSTEQ Corp., a developer of Location Based Services (LBS) applications, today launched a new product - GiSTEQ PhotoTrackr(TM). So, what does it do? Through a combination of digital photos and GPS location mapping, users are provided with a new way to map and share photos with precise locations from GPS satellites.

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- While Republican presidential hopefuls are in Ames, Iowa this weekend shaking hands and jockeying for position among party faithful, two new technology tools are being offered to Iowa voters and political junkies. ElectionMall's eTicketing software and text messaging (SMS) system are being provided through IowaGOP.org allowing supporters to purchase their tickets online to the Iowa Straw Poll and receive results on their cell phone.

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Author D.L. Carroll announces her first novel, "West Coast Lady" (ISBN 1-4241-7318-3). Author D.L. Carroll reveals the secrets of Annabelle's past and stirs your emotions with her courage and passion to thrive against the odds in this adult novel for women. The author conveys a realistic perspective on happily ever after and discloses subtle, yet profound, messages throughout the story.

SANTA ANA, Calif. -- Axiom Cycles, Inc. has tackled the wobble and rear-steer problems with Harley Davidson rubber mounted motorcycles adding products from Ride-Str8 and True-Track to the Harley Davidson parts catalog. Adding these stabilization kits to their selection of aftermarket Harley Davidson parts Axiom Cycles hopes to increase rider safety by improving suspension related issues.

Temple 420 LAPD raidHOLLYWOOD, Calif. -- "I live in the City of Angels where the Mayor cheats on his wife, the City Attorney cheats the tax payers and I teach the Word of God and the love of Jesus and I am being sent to prison for several years," says Rev. Craig X Rubin. I love my country, but I love God more and I must teach the Truth that Jesus proclaimed a Kingdom not a religion.

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Big Sky Technology today announced the ultimate Ajax/Web event - The 2007 Rich Web Experience - to be held in San Jose, September 6-8, 2007. Big Sky Technology, the company behind the wildly successful "No Fluff Just Stuff Software Symposium Series" (NFJS), is host of this year's Rich Web Experience which promises to be the most innovative Ajax/Web event ever held.

DJ Insane and The G-Man albumLOS ANGELES, Calif. -- The full title of the new DJ Insane and The G-Man album (UPC 6-75604-10252-0) is "CRAZED + DAZED: An Experiment in Stimulating Psychotomimetic Manifestations Through the Use of Subliminal Bass Tones, Phase-Shifted Harmonics, Ultra Aural Distortion and the Relentless Application of Thump for the Rump." But you can just call it "Crazed."

Miss Teenage CaliforniaSACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Many of today's beauty pageants appear superficial and focus too much on outward appearance, but Danfranc Productions, a special event planning company, has been producing the Miss Teenage California Scholarship Pageant for 29 years with a focus on education. The 29th annual Miss Teenage California Scholarship Pageant is scheduled for April 18-20, 2008 in L.A.

SANTA ANA, Calif. --- Axiom Cycles, Inc. sells aftermarket Harley Davidson and custom motorcycle parts and accessories. They recently announced new service offerings to include: additional performance tuning, engine rebuilding, and enhanced customer service and technical support.

GayCaliforniaDENVER, Colo. -- Hammerberg & Associates, Inc. recently acquired the domain name, GayCalifornia.com, for a price tag of $250,000. According to the purchaser and "technoprenuer," Jeffery Hammerberg, it was a bargain.

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. -- A piece of floss once used by Paris Hilton, smudged with pink lipstick and found in the trash outside Paris Hilton's Hollywood home, sold Tuesday for an impressive $1,000 US to online Casino, GoldenPalace.com. The sellers of the floss, HollywoodStarTrash.com, made headlines worldwide and created an online frenzy with a video on YouTube.

Dee Dee PhelpsLOS ANGELES, Calif. -- On Saturday, July 28th, at 10:30 a.m., Dee Dee Phelps, author of "Vinyl Highway" (ISBN: 978-1934321751), singing as Dick and Dee Dee will read on stage at the 2007 Hollywood Book Festival. The annual program celebrates books that deserve recognition from the film, television and multimedia communities.

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Social Platform, a social networking software provider of scalable web-based solutions for branded, high end social applications announced today the addition of Tracey Henk to their executive management team. Her appointment supports a long term growth strategy for Social Platform and strengthens its position in the rapidly evolving social networking landscape.

GLENDALE, Calif. -- Cyrios, Inc., a U.S.-based, California corporation, is meeting with their Asian and European partners to discuss expansion of commodity trading, specifically petroleum and coal, in the global market. Cyrios, Inc. was formed when members of two commodity-trading companies recognized the growth potential of combining these businesses to diversify their executive talents and trading expertise.

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. -- With the opening of the new BETA Studio in the Los Angeles facilities of BETA Records (www.betarecords.com), musicians have a new home for creativity. "(The) new studio is 1,500 sq. ft. pf sonic magic!" says Otis Williams, lead singer of legendary recording artists, The Temptations.

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Gameshastra (aka Game Shastra), India's largest game services provider, has signed a Master Game Development Agreement with Freeze Tag, a California based casual game publisher and developer. Game Shastra will develop and Freeze Tag will publish "Etch A Sketch(R)," a new game inspired by the classic toy from The Ohio Art Company. Under the terms of the agreement, Game Shastra will develop PC, Web, and Mac versions of the game, as well as any future versions for platforms such as Xbox 360 Live Arcade and Nintendo Wii.

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Wildfire, Inc., which specializes in UV effects, including fixtures and expendable materials, has just launched a unique newsletter devoted entirely to UV effects called The Monthly Blaze. We get asked all the time about how to create certain effects with the luminescent paint, how to get a really bright effect, or which kind of fixture to use for a particular application.

SAN DIEGO, Calif. -- Tired of the bar scene? Not crazy about chatting online with people you don't know? FunQuest Adventures provides an alternative to the typical dating scene and offers active singles a fun and safe way to meet people. Internet dating is big business, but with so many predators out there people are becoming more concerned about safety.

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Himself a victim of forking over thousands for a so-called "space-age" memory foam mattress, web entrepreneur and president of Memorlux.com, Sarkis Chakarian claims to have unveiled what he calls "a marketing scam of global proportions." His mission, in his own words, is to expose the myths surrounding the memory foam industry.