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Foreign Nationals from U.S. Embassies Around the World Observe Election Day in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Twenty-five foreign nationals who staff the U.S. Embassies abroad will be in Los Angeles from February 3-6 to examine the U.S. political process during the California presidential primaries. On election day the participants will observe the election process first-hand by visiting polling locations and campaigning events throughout Greater Los Angeles.

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S.F. Based Global Quarters Launches World’s First Fractional Ownership Brokerage

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — Global Quarters, Inc. has announced its formation as the world’s first fractional ownership brokerage, addressing changing trends in the international real estate marketplace. Three things are changing where and how Americans buy real estate: retiring baby boomers, inherited wealth and technology.

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The Only Security Product That Secures Spa Covers, Saving Children’s Lives and Protecting Property

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Lockdown Co., announces Patented Steelcore Spa Straps, made with an innovative cut-resistant material SEW (Steel Encased Webbing). The only spa cover security device strong and secure enough to stop all unauthorized access by anyone of any age. Besides saving lives, and ensuring privacy, they are the only spa straps that secure spa covers in high winds.

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Eye-Catching Jewelry Line Combats Curse of ‘The Evil Eye’

LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Today, popular online jewelry merchant MyBargainJewels announced the launch of a new line of charm bracelets dubbed “The Guardian Eye.” Each bracelet is handmade of Murano glass beads and fits any wrist size. At first glance, these trendy bracelets are simple enough, yet shrouded in thousands of years of superstition.

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Frank J. Mercardante Resigns from 1st Pacific Bancorp Board of Directors

SAN DIEGO, Calif. — 1st Pacific Bancorp (NASDAQ: FPBN) announced today that Frank J. Mercardante, a member of the board of directors of 1st Pacific Bancorp since July 2007, resigned from the Company’s board. Prior to his appointment as a director of 1st Pacific Bancorp, Mr. Mercardante was Chairman and CEO of Placer Sierra Bank and previously was President and Chief Executive Officer of Southwest Community Bancorp since 1998.

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LogicEase Receives Notice of Allowance in the U.S. for Automated Loan Compliance Patent

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — LogicEase Solutions Inc., provider of the mortgage industry’s leading suite of risk management solutions – ComplianceEase(R), announced today it has received a Notice of Allowance for a patent on its automated compliance system from the United States Patent and Trademark Office. The allowed patent, “System and Method For Automated Compliance With Loan Legislation” primarily encompasses the ComplianceAnalyzer(R) automated compliance system.

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SolarReserve Announces Appointment of Kevin Smith, a Top Power Plant Development Expert

Concentrated Solar Power plantLOS ANGELES, Calif. — SolarReserve, the Los Angeles-based solar thermal company that has recently commercialized an innovative heat storage technology that provides utility-scale solar power on demand, today announced that Kevin Smith has been hired to serve as Chief Operating Officer and Head of Development.

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SOLOW13 Brings the Heat with His Debut CD Release WARRIOR13 on Latin Thug Records

hip hop artist SOLOW13LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Latin Thug Records presents the debut album from ground-breaking artist SOLOW13. The album will be available in stores and online February 26, 2008. Produced by SOLOW13 and Aaron (T-Bone) Boatright. The project represents a lifetime of work and experiences from this breaking talent. Legendary mastering engineer Brian “Big Bass” Gardner mastered the project to create what will surely become a classic, iconic album.

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Fashion Launch: Insurance Professional Trades in Ties for T-shirts and Creates Positive Messages

Bob Johnson ProjectLOS ANGELES, Calif. — After 39 years of working as an insurance professional, Bob Johnson of the Bob Johnson Project, decided it was time for a change. Upon retiring, he traded in his ties for t-shirts and has worked with a designer to create a t-shirt line with a positive message.

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Calyx Point Loan Origination System Users Rely on ComplianceEase for Regulatory Compliance Audit

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — ComplianceEase(R), a leading provider of mortgage industry automated compliance and risk management solutions, announced today that its automated compliance system, ComplianceAnalyzer(R), will be available on Calyx Point’s WebConnect(TM) platform on January 10th, 2008. ComplianceAnalyzer has been accessible through Point software for more than four years.

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MedSort Online Health Record System Ensures Patient Privacy and Physician Efficiency

ENCINO, Calif. — In December 2007, MedSort.com, a premier online personal medication list management system, launched a comprehensive personal health records system – MedSort Health(TM) – which empowers consumers and patients to take control of their health records. Since January 2007, MedSort.com has been helping patients to create and manage their medication and allergy list online.

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Holistic Pet Care Expert Susan Davis Recommends Visit to the Vet BEFORE Pet Acts Sick

DANA POINT, Calif. — Holistic Pet Expert, Susan Blake Davis from Ask Ariel Your Pet Nutritionist is urging pet owners to take their pets to the veterinarian BEFORE their pets act sick. Davis says that holistic and preventative veterinary care are the keys to pet health and longevity. Her statement comes as a result of hearing heart wrenching tales from pet owners over the holidays seeking miracle cures because their pets needed to be euthanized and they didn’t even know they were sick.

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The Rose Parade is a Train Ride Away with Metrolink

LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Metrolink is offering special service to the Tournament of Roses Parade on both the Antelope Valley and San Bernardino Lines on New Year’s Day. Just take the train to Los Angeles Union Station and transfer for free with a valid Metrolink ticket onto the Metro Gold Line. The Gold Line will take you right to the parade route.

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TeamF1 Inc. Launches AuthAgent TACACS+ for Embedded Devices

FREMONT, Calif. — TeamF1, Inc., the leader in embedded networking and security software, today announced immediate availability of AuthAgent TACACS+, its newest product – an implementation of the Cisco TACACS+ (Terminal Access Controller Access-Control System Plus) Protocol, that provides separate authentication and authorization features for networked devices.

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As Targeted Gene Therapy Comes of Age in Clinical Medicine, Epeius Biotechnologies Applauds Their Academic Contemporaries

SAN MARINO, Calif. — Epeius Biotechnologies Corporation announced today their appreciation of the accomplishments of their contemporaries in 2007, a truly remarkable year in terms of biomedical research, scholarship, and gonzo journalism. It was a year in which a definitive meeting entitled “In Vivo Barriers to Gene Delivery” was held at the prestigious Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, where Nobel laureate James Watson presides, or shall we say presided.

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Skin Care Author Sets New Guinness Book World Record for Most Sumo Squats in One Hour

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — On December 16, at the age of almost 40, Dr. Thienna, a leading skin care author who is conscious of health and fitness on all levels, broke the Guinness Book World Record for the most Sumo squats in one hour. The event was overseen by an official adjudicator from the U.K. at the San Francisco State University Basketball Gymnasium.

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IO2 Technology Introduces Larger Heliodisplay Floating Video System

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — IO2 Technology announced today the release of its new, larger line of free-space display solutions that show full-color full-motion floating video images. The company’s Heliodisplay is now available in 30″, 50″ and 100″ diagonal screen sizes. The model sizes correspond to the sizes of a medium-size television, a large-screen television, and a full-size human.

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ASEAN News: Epeius Biotechnologies Gains Commercial Approval for Rexin-G(R), a Tumor-Targeted Gene-Based Medicine for Metastatic Cancer

SAN MARINO, Calif. — Epeius Biotechnologies Corporation announced today that the company has received a Certificate of Product Registration for Rexin-G(R) from the Philippine Bureau of Food and Drugs (BFAD), enabling the commercialization of its lead product as a safe and effective treatment for a broad spectrum of intractable cancers.

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Bromba Biometrics BioIDENTICA SDK Adds Support for SecuGen Hamster Fingerprint Readers

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — SecuGen is pleased to announce that Bromba Biometrics BioIDENTICA SDK is now compatible with SecuGen Hamster III, Hamster Plus and Hamster IV fingerprint readers. The BioIDENTICA SDK allows a simple integration of fingerprint technology into any existing or new software application that can benefit from biometric authentication.

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Neotrope(R) Selected to Provide Internet Marketing Solutions for N.Y. Computer Tech Firm S & R Network Consulting

TORRANCE, Calif. — Neotrope(R), a leading advertising, PR, and Internet Marketing firm established 1983, today announced it has been chosen by a leading New York Computer Consulting firm, S & R Network Consulting, to provide promotion and brand development for their company and Website.

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Athletic Minded Traveler Announces Annual Best Hotel Gym List

SAN DIEGO, Calif. — Athletic-Minded Traveler LLC, a San Diego-based active lifestyle media company that operates the largest healthy travel site on the web, www.athleticmindedtraveler.com, released today its 2007 ranking of “The Best Hotel Gyms in the U.S.” The Top 10 hotel gyms received the company’s recommendation after ongoing research of over 3,500 hotels and anonymous personal tours by the editorial staff.

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The New Eco-preneurs: The Green Scene’s Merchants of Venice, California

VENICE, Calif. — So, what’s the buzz about the “Al Gore-ified” products and services that have been popping up on the Los Angeles business scene? Java Juice(R), Inc., a Venice-based coffee extract company, talks about the green scene and the upcoming Eco Gift Expo being held at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, December 15-16, 2007.

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SecuGen Fingerprint Readers Add Compatibility with Realtime bioLock Software

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — SecuGen is pleased to announce that realtime has integrated SecuGen fingerprint readers with realtime’s bioLock Software to provide biometric authentication and fraud mitigation for SAP applications. To date, bioLock is the only certified technology available for ERP market leader, SAP, that offers biometric access and function control.

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Purplenova FunCaster: Sharing on Web 2.0 No Longer Means Having to Upload

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — Purplenova has announced the release of FunCaster – A widget that allows users to make selective PC content directly accessible from popular social networking sites, forums and portals. The FunCaster, says the company, was developed in response to concern among Internet users about having to upload photos, videos and other personal content on to third-party servers to be able to share them with friends.

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ZK Software Selects SecuGen Sensor for S900 Access Control Terminal

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — SecuGen, a world-leading provider of fingerprint recognition technology, is pleased to announce that ZK Software has selected SecuGen’s FDU02 fingerprint sensor for integration with its newly released S900 access control and time & attendance terminal. ZK’s S900 features the fastest commercial based fingerprint matching algorithm.

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Authernative Cryptographic Module Achieves NIST Pre-Validation

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. — Authernative, Inc., the developer of innovative user authentication and identity management technologies, announced today that the Authernative(R) Cryptographic Module has been placed on the Pre-validation list for the Federal Information Processing Standards Publications (FIPS) 140-2 Validation.

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Engate MailSentinel(TM) Network Profiling and Connection Management Technology Empowers Nitix(TM) AntiSpam

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Engate Technology Corporation, a leading anti-spam supplier and pioneer of next generation network profiling and connection management security solutions, today announced the signing of an Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) Agreement with Net Integration Technologies Inc., a provider of all-in-one small business servers.

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Holiday Shoppers Can Now Easily Find Gifts Made in the USA

LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Big box stores make it difficult for shoppers to find products made close to home. However, MadeinUSAForever.com lists hundreds of products, all American made, that promise to make gift giving easy, safe and fun. Lately, there has been an increased interest in safety and products. According to the Wall Street Journal, 45 million toys have been recalled this year and others are likely to be added to the list.

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Instant ‘Man Magnet’ – Luxury Sports Logo Belts, Bags and Scarves Score with Female Fans

LOS ANGELES, Calif. — A stunning, new line of accessories with shimmering crystal team logos on bags, belts and scarves has just been introduced by L.A. designer, Betsy Stephens. According to Rachael Ray and Lara Spencer (The Insider), the latest, greatest “man magnet” is to don these fabulous accessories, whether you’re a sports fan or just want to fake it.

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Holiday Toy Express Rolls into Burbank and Glendale

LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Metrolink’s Holiday Toy Express(TM) the 450 ton holiday train decked out with over 50,000 twinkling lights and decorations rolls into Downtown Burbank and Glendale on Friday, Dec. 7. VIP guests include Los Angeles County Supervisor, Michael Antonovich and Assemblymember, Paul Krekorian.

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Federal Judge Issues $780K Damage Award and Injunction Against Alleged Cyber Pirate

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — Cyber-Pirates beware: This week, SearchSystems.net, a highly regarded site for researching public records around the world, obtained a judgment of $780,000 in U.S. District Court (case C07-01918) against convicted Cyber-Pirate Mark Musselman and his website, courtsonline.org, it was announced today by Novo Law Group, P.C.

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