California NEWS INDEX

California NEWS INDEX
California Newswire Index of Articles and News Stories

Heliodisplay M3SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -- IO2 Technology announced today the release of its newest mid-air display, the Heliodisplay M3, serving new markets world-wide. "The M3 is another step forward in applications that benefit from free-space displays and we are enthusiastic about its capabilities expanding into a wider application base," commented Chad Dyner, the developer of some of the technology used in the Heliodisplay.

Taylor WilshireSAN DIEGO, Calif. -- Taylor Wilshire, author of "The What-If Guy" (ISBN: 0-9778018-02), has found herself in the book-award spotlight. She recently won the 2006 People's Choice Book Review Award in the Chick-lit category and has also been chosen by "ForeWord Magazine" as a 2006 finalist in the romance category; winners will be announced in June.

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Library Associates Companies (LAC) announced today that Sarah Clark Kavanagh is joining the firm as Vice President, Strategic Consulting. While based in San Francisco, Ms. Kavanagh will be responsible for serving and working with LAC on national accounts and consulting projects.

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- BroadWare Technologies, Inc., the leader in distributed video management, has been selected to implement a sophisticated video surveillance system at Grant Joint Union High School District in Sacramento, CA. Based on the industry-leading BroadWare Media Management System, the new video surveillance system will enable school security personnel to simultaneously monitor the campus and parking lots in all 13 high school and junior high campuses.

BetaRecordsLOS ANGELES, Calif. -- The online record company, BETA Records, invites you to accept a paying job with their company. According to BETA founders Chris Honetschlaeger and Georg van Handel, you can become an A&R (artist & repertoire) representative and turn your love of music into cash.

Henry Ford 1930sHOLLYWOOD, Calif. -- When Reverend Craig X Rubin was arrested at his house of worship he asked the lead LAPD officer for the special rights accorded to clergy under California Penal Codes 1524 and 1525, but was told by the officer that his Bible-based Judeo-Christian organization, that was recognized by the state of California, was "not practicing a real religion." Temple 420 is a registered religious organization with the State of California.

MOUNT SHASTA, Calif. -- With Europe's warmest winter in 1,250 years putting the Winter Olympics at risk, a group representing over a billion are inviting our Earth Family to join in prayer, dance, and celebration this month of our unified love of our Mother Earth, starting Valentine's Day (Feb 14). "This expands on Americans celebrating our sweethearts on Valentine's Day, and unites with this month's Lunar New Year's celebrations and prayers of Asian and global faith communities," according to Mary Ho, President of the China Millennium Council, and Olympic skier, Suzy Chaffee, Native Voices Foundation (NVF) co-chair.

Lord Help Us DVDLOS ANGELES, Calif. -- "Lord Help Us" is a new urban inspirational romantic comedy written, directed and edited by former child actor, Shavar Ross, who played "Dudley," Gary Coleman's best friend for six seasons on the hit 1980's show "Diff'rent Strokes," and produced by Tri-Seven Entertainment.

China SemiconductorsSAN JOSE, Calif. -- Electronic systems manufactured in China were the driving factor behind 90 percent of growth in worldwide semiconductor consumption in 2005, continuing a trend first observed beginning in 2003, according to a comprehensive analysis by PricewaterhouseCoopers of Chinese and other published statistics on the subject.

java juiceVENICE, Calif. -- Originally, Java Juice(R) was created for, and embraced by, the outdoor-adventure industry. The success of the just-add-water, single-serving version of the product promoted awareness of a need to get the lightweight packets to American soldiers, say the folks at Java Juice, Inc.

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. -- Authernative, Inc., the developer of innovative user authentication and identity management technologies, announced today that the European Patent Office has granted the company its patent for a user authentication method.

Shirley RyanPETALUMA, Calif. -- Working Together is offering a unique premier weekend retreat where guests will use a combination of guided meditation, group discussion, and visioning tools to build energy, shed past practices, old belief systems, distress and participate in an intimate journey of renewal. The retreat will be held Friday June 29, through Sunday July 1, 2007.

FREMONT, Calif. -- TeamF1, Inc., a leader in embedded networking and security software solutions for wired and wireless applications, will unveil its latest innovation - the Secure Gateway Solution - in a demonstration at Cavium Networks Booth #1031 at RSA Conference 2007 to be held February 6-9 in the Moscone Center in San Francisco.

Beta Records Los AngelesLOS ANGELES, Calif. -- BETA Records and founders Chris Honetschlaeger and Georg van Handel are making it possible for independent musicians to take advantage of the communication and promotional advantages of ringtones. New feature is available at no cost for any artist on the site.

prefab weeHouseSANTA MONICA, Calif. -- For decades, prefab homes were supposed to be the next big thing - never mind that they were found primarily on the pages of design magazines or in architects' sketchbooks. What a difference a year makes.

The UnderdogsHOLLYWOOD, Calif. -- How is great music created and produced? What do top music producers look for in an artist? How do you find, develop and keep artist clients? And how do producers handle challenges such as creative control? The answers can be found at the PRODUCING HIT SONG 5-part series, sponsored by the National Association of Record Industry Professionals, to launch on February 16th.

HumorFeedRIVERSIDE, Calif. -- You've seen the news recaps of 2006, the most important stories that gripped the nation's attention. But here's one you may have missed: "TIME Magazine Names Air 'Gas of the Year.'" This exclusive from the New Jersey-based humor website Confusion Road was crowned the top satire news story of 2006 by an expert panel of journalists and humor writers in the second annual HumorFeed Satire News Awards.

Forex TrainingBELMONT, Calif. -- and FX BOOTCAMP welcome Trade The News to their partnership of providing online educational events for Foreign Currency (FOREX, FX or 4X) Traders featuring live news, analysis and forex training.

TeamF1FREMONT, Calif. -- TeamF1, Inc., the leader in embedded connectivity and security, today announced that NetF1 - its high performance, feature-rich embedded TCP/IP stack implementation and virtual routing framework - has passed the IPv6 Ready Logo Program's first stage of certification and has received the IPv6 Ready Logo.

CA BoomSANTA MONICA, Calif. -- For the past three years, the annual CA Boom Design Show has been a must-attend event for both the design trade and savvy consumers of good design. This year, CA Boom 4 will showcase an impressive line-up of fine furniture designers, architects and furniture manufacturers, many of whom will be bringing products that are World, North American or West Coast debuts.

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- If John Abdo has his way 10,000 elementary school children are going to have a day they will never forget! The renowned fitness expert will be providing fun-filled lessons on physical play, that he hopes these kids will take to heart. The Fitness Hall of Fame inductee will be emceeing the Kids Fitness Challenge at the illustrious Rose Bowl, Saturday, January 27th.

Vinyl Highway memoirLOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Author Dee Dee Phelps signs and talks about her memoir "Vinyl Highway" (ISBN-10: 1412073839) singing as Dick and Dee Dee, at Village Books, 1049 Swarthmore Avenue, Pacific Palisades 90272 on Thursday evening, February 8th at 7:30 pm.

football starIRVINE, Calif. -- Former Tustin High School football star Ricky Miller, announced Wednesday that he has accepted an invitation to play in the upcoming college all star game "Texas vs. The Nation." Bert Briones, Miller's agent and president of Hip Athletics, reports that the selection committee was pleased to add Miller to the roster. "The size-speed combination Ricky has makes him an intriguing linebacker prospect to NFL experts," Briones said.

Java JuiceVENICE, Calif. -- in January 2006, Richard Karno, a Los Angeles-based organic coffee roaster, introduced a single serving packet of organic liquid coffee extract, which he named Java Juice(R). The shelf-stable, portable coffee packets were a great fit for the outdoor and travel industries, so Karno chose the 2006 Winter Outdoor Retailer, the leading outdoor industry event to showcase his invention.

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- The Fitness Challenge Foundation has taken the initial step towards getting our nation's children in better shape. The not-for-profit organization has partnered with the California State University system to implement a first of its kind initiative that will provide physical activities programs for elementary schools.

Prapta.comCHINO HILLS, Calif. -- Jixa LLC announces the release of, a growing database that allows users to share personal life experiences while earning points. Experiences ranging from eating an apple to hiking the Tyrolean Alps will inspire you to share your life experiences and set future goals.

Maurice PriceIRVINE, Calif. -- The Nation's leading receiver, Maurice Price, announced Tuesday that he has accepted an invitation to play in the upcoming college all star game "Texas vs. The Nation." Bert Briones, Price's attorney and president of Hip Athletics reports that the selection committee was pleased to add Price to the roster.

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Engate Technology Corporation, a leading supplier of next generation network profiling connection management security solutions, today announced the general availability of Engate MailSentinel(TM) to anti-spam software, security appliance, router, firewall, and unified threat management vendors. The Engate solution empowers vendors to differentiate themselves by integrating Engate's proprietary Network Profiling Connection Management technology into their products.

Sundance 07HOLLYWOOD, Calif. -- A&R Select, the leading independent A&R firm in Hollywood, has announced it will be a participant in America's leading independent film festival. A&R Select will sponsor an event highlighting "Music for Films" at the Sundance Film Festival.

Gravity Defyer ShoesSYLMAR, Calif. -- Alexander Innovation Wizard debuted the Gravity Defyer Shoes, dress shoes with springs in the heel, at the Consumer Electronics Show last week. What is a pair of dress shoes doing at the world's largest electronics show? Alex, inventor of the HomePride Hot Dog Rotisserie, Steinhausen Watches, and hundreds of the world's craziest innovations explained his decision. "When attendants of the CES are spending more time on their feet than they are sleeping, they need relief." A video now available on YouTube shows various enthusiastic shoe wearers expressing their relief.

Hayden PanetierreSAN ANSELMO, Calif. -- Members from the casts of Golden Globe nominees Lost and Heroes got the chance to indulge in the luxurious t'Zerah skin care treatments at the Backstage Creations Retreat during rehearsals at the 2007 Golden Globe(R) Awards and left looking and feeling a little more relaxed, gorgeous and ready for the red carpet.

Celeste and DanielleSAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -- With a Ph.D. and an M.A. in Human Sexuality, Danielle Harel and Celeste Hirschman can help make anyone's sex life sizzle. They use a powerful combination of talk and body-based coaching methods to support people in overcoming sexual concerns, expanding comfort, and joy in their bodies, and achieving their highest pleasure potential.

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- CADFORCE, the Los Angeles-based global leader in outsourced architectural services, today announced that it has added three new people to its management team. They are Paul Fielding, Ph.D., Chief Operating Officer; Jeffrey Matzek, AIA, Vice President of Quality; and Catrina Gregory, Vice President of Client Care.

PETALUMA, Calif. -- World Business Services, Inc., founded in 1994, has contractual agreements with a myriad of vendors who provide one-of-a-kind programs designed to help businesses save money, improve efficiencies, and increase sales. By having several service providers available, World Business Services, Inc. is able to custom tailor a specific program to help any sized company, in any vocation, in the United States.

Winzy.comMOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. -- Is your search engine boring? Try Winzy ( for great search results and a fun way to win free prizes with friends. "Our users love searching the Web and winning free prizes," Brian Park, Winzy founder and president, said. "Our growth has come almost entirely from Winzy members who invite their friends to join."

Trans AddictionLOS ANGELES, Calif. -- As befits anything from an album by DJ Insane and The G-Man, the first music video is one of the strangest ever posted online. The opening track, entitled "Trans Addiction," from the U.S. album CRAZED + DAZED (Delvian Records, UPC 6-75604-10252-0), has prompted an advertising copywriter in India to use open source film footage by an avant-garde German director to create the "Trans Addiction Wine Symphony."

MODESTO, Calif. -- Now, it's easier than ever get your hands on your very own Oxygenics showerhead! In one of the most exciting developments of the year, ETL(R) is proud to announce that Oxygenics is now available in all Target stores nationwide and online at

VENICE, Calif. -- The liquid-coffee extract buzz has caught on with US troops, and local owners, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Karno, are helping the military squeeze the most out of their budget during these holidays by donating thousands of packets of their Java Juice(R) to all our well-deserving soldiers.

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -- "Juiceless Wagering on California Teams" has odds on IFL Championships, Pride Shockwave 2006, UFC 66 and K-1 Dynamite 2006. With the explosion of Mixed Martial Arts into the mainstream is always reliable for odds on the fights.

Ashley NoahSAN RAMON, Calif. -- Streams of Life International (SOLI), founded by Ashley Noah, a 23-year old recent UCLA graduate, led a team of volunteers to Ethiopia to provide medical care, donate $30,000 USD in medical supplies, and refurbish a pediatrics room. Their efforts were concentrated at the Assosa Hospital, located in the Benishangul-Gumuz Region of Ethiopia. This gift generated excitement in the community and received Ethiopian television and newspaper coverage.