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The Los Angeles Times Completes Sale of Recycler Classifieds to Target Media Partners

LOS ANGELES, Calif. — The Los Angeles Times Media Group today announced the sale of Recycler Classifieds, publisher of four editions of the pioneering Recycler free classified advertising paper and eleven weekly and bi-weekly photo ad and employment guides throughout Southern California, as well as operator of the popular Recycler.com website, to Target Media Partners. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

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CSA Travel Protection and Cheapoair to Deliver Affordable Travel Insurance

SAN DIEGO, Calif. — CSA Travel Protection, a leading provider of travel insurance, has teamed up with Cheapoair.com, a top budget travel website to provide Cheapoair consumers with affordable travel insurance. This partnership gives travelers immediate access to purchase travel protection at time of booking flight arrangements with Cheapoair.

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Author Dee Dee Phelps to Receive Best Pop Campaign Award at Book Publicists Awards Dinner

LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Former TV anchor, author, and celebrity presenter Kelly Lange will give the Best Pop Campaign Award to Dee Dee Phelps for her 2007 promotion of “Vinyl Highway, Singing as Dick and Dee Dee” (ISBN: 978-1-934321-75-1). The award will be presented at the 13th annual Book Publicists of Southern California Awards Dinner on Thursday, October 18th, 8 p.m. at the Sportsmen’s Lodge in Studio City.

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HaleyBopTees Creates Limited Edition Shirt for Junko Yoshioka Fashion Show

ANAHEIM, Calif. — 300 lucky guests of the Wedding Channel Couture Show will receive a special limited edition T-shirt designed for the show by HaleyBopTees. Taking place at the Waldorf=Astoria in New York City on October 21st, the Wedding Channel Couture show is set to feature today’s top wedding designers including famed wedding gown designer Junko Yoshioka.

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Cosmetics that Rock: AMP Cosmetics Mixes Makeup with Music

OAKLAND, Calif. — AMP Cosmetics has launched a new line of cosmetics that rock. The products are dedicated to women who not only changed the sound, but the look of rock and roll. The team of experts at AMP Cosmetics has assembled a collection of high-quality products in some of the most vivid and bold colors available today.

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Exclusive Exhibit at the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust – Sculpture Honors Holocaust Victims

LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Gallery of Historical Figures announces “The Holocaust,” a realistic sculpture by artist G. S. Stuart pays homage to the millions of victims slain in the death camps of World War II. After extensive research, Stuart set a working prisoner in Auschwitz and then carefully modeled the tableau in quarter life size.

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Computer-Generated Animation Film Ministers to Children of Katrina and the World

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — Family Friendly Films, LLC announces that the popular e-book, “Zea Zoo and the Land of Boo: An Urban Fairy Tale,” has entered into movie production stage after making its presence known online. Based on a popular children’s poem, “Zea Zoo and the Land of Boo” was so successful as an e-book that it is now being made into a computer-generated illustration (CGI) short animated movie.

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Experimental Electronica Music Videos Are a Next-Generation Variety Show

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — As an international distributor of electronic musical instruments during the 1990s, Geoff Farr frequently spent long nights in European hotel rooms watching the only television programs that required no translation: short experimental videos backed with electronic music scores. Farr says German television was an especially rich medium for an American insomniac interested in creative new videos.

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Irwin Home Equity Launched DecisionEase’s POS System in Two Months

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — LogicEase Solutions Inc., the maker of the industry-leading risk management application ComplianceEase(R), today announced that Irwin Home Equity, a subsidiary of Irwin Union Bank and Trust Company (Irwin), has deployed the DecisionEase(TM) POS Master(TM) portal in just eight weeks.

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20th Year Anniversary of The Peninsula Golf Challenge Benefiting Local Nonprofit for At-Risk Youth

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. — Golfers from all over the Bay Area will tee off to support Friends for Youth a nonprofit mentoring organization as the agency marks the 20th year of its Annual Golf Challenge at the exclusive Sharon Heights Golf and Country Club in Menlo Park. A full field of golfers is expected to attend this milestone event – Friends For Youth’s most important fundraiser of the year.

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Jessica Alba is Radiant at Diamond-Studded ‘Good Luck Chuck’ Premiere

LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Jessica Alba dazzled her fans in over $170,000 of Whiteflash diamond jewelry last week at the premiere of her highly anticipated romantic comedy, “Good Luck Chuck.” The young actress, well-known for her roles in Dark Angel, Sin City and two Fantastic Four blockbusters, is one of Hollywood’s hottest stars.

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CADFORCE, Inc. Bolsters BIM and Green Capabilities With Hiring of International AEC Technology Expert

LOS ANGELES, Calif. — CADFORCE, the Los Angeles-based global leader in outsourced architectural services, today announced the hiring of David Gerber, Ph.D., as Vice President of Innovation. “In Dr. Gerber, we have found a rare combination of architectural and technology expertise that makes us the clear innovation leader in Revit,” said Bob Vanech, Chief Executive Officer of CADFORCE.

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Applied Business Software, Inc. and Reliable Trust Deed Services Announce Strategic Partnership

LONG BEACH, Calif. — Applied Business Software Inc. (“ABS”), developer of The Mortgage Office(TM), the leading loan servicing software solution for the lending industry, and Reliable Trust Deed Services (“RTDS”), a foreclosure trustee dedicated to providing the most efficient, timely and personal service in the industry, announced today that they have formed a strategic partnership to provide full product integration between The Mortgage Office(TM) and the services provided by RTDS.

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International Penthouse Swimwear Model Search Launches at VIP Hotspot ‘Ritual’ in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Planet One Holdings dba Penthouse Swimwear by Diva Bikinis announced today that the International Penthouse Swimwear Model Search Program officially launches at “Ritual” in Los Angeles on October 3rd, 2007. It has also been confirmed that another L.A. club known for its influential “A list” of attendees, Vice Hollywood will be hosting the L.A. National VIP Launch Contestant Party.

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Eco Capital and Invest, Inc. and Green Oil Technologies, LLC Introduces Next Generation Gasification Technology to U.S. Markets

SAN DIEGO, Calif. — Eco Capital and Invest, Inc. of Michigan City, Indiana and Green Oil Technologies of Denver, Colorado have made next generation gasification systems available to the North American markets, using the patented German Technology called KUG Thermolysis. Gasification plants convert many types of waste products into gas and electricity cleanly and efficiently.

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Social Platform Grows – Social Networking Software Provider Moves, Adds to Team

LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Social Platform, a social networking software provider of scalable web-based solutions for branded, high end social applications announced today their move to larger facilities in Los Angeles. “We wanted to be nearer to our media and entertainment customers in the Los Angeles area while remaining close by our state of the art data center in the downtown area,” remarked Eric Schlissel, CEO.

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Libreria Martinez Hosts Signing for Limited Edition of Controversial Novel, America Libre

LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Libreria Martinez, the landmark Latino bookstore in Santa Ana, California will host a book signing for a limited-run edition of the controversial new novel, “America Libre” (ISBN: 0-595-42606-9) on Tuesday, October 9th at 7:00 p.m. After five months as a self-published edition, “America Libre,” by Raul Ramos y Sanchez, was acquired by Grand Central Publishing.

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Announcing the Los Angeles Leg of Dmitri Hvorostovsky’s North America Tour

LOS ANGELES, Calif. — International Productions, a Los Angeles based company, today announced that baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky will perform one live concert on the stage of the Pasadena Civic Auditorium on November 11, 2007 at 7:30 p.m. Accompanied by conductor Constantine Orbelian and the Russian Chamber Orchestra and the Moscow Academy of Choral Arts, Hvorostovsky will perform Russian romances and arias.

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TeamF1, Inc. Joins MIT Kerberos Consortium as a Founding Sponsor

TeamF1 KerberosFREMONT, Calif. — TeamF1, Inc. (www.TeamF1.com), the high-performance embedded networking and security software company, today announced it has signed on as a founding sponsor of the MIT Kerberos Consortium, a non-profit group with a vision of promoting an environment where fully functional and interoperable Kerberos-based authentication and authorization will be as ubiquitous as TCP/IP-based networking itself.

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TeamF1 to Demonstrate Integrated Draft 11n AP and Secure Business Gateway on AMCC’s 440EPx Processor

TEAM F1 softwareFREMONT, Calif. — TeamF1, Inc., the leader in embedded networking and security software solutions for wired and wireless applications, will present its latest innovation – advanced VPN/UTM capabilities integrated with a Draft 11n Wi-Fi(R) access-point – in a joint demonstration with partner Applied Micro Circuits Corp. (AMCC) (NASDAQ: AMCC) at two global events.

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G.R.A.C.E. Goes Beyond Microfinance to Help Grassroots Community-Based NGOs in Africa Address HIV/AIDS Epidemic

GRACE USAHALF MOON BAY, Calif. — Natasha Martin, founder of Grassroots Alliance for Community Education, G.R.A.C.E. explains “where the money goes” for grant and microfinance projects to a group of philanthropists in Northern California. These donors learn the complexities in deciding which three Kenyan grassroots community-based NGO (non-governmental organization) projects should be the recipient of a five thousand dollar grant.

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Noah’s Arcade Launches Alternative Kids Apparel Line ‘Just Like Daddy Would Wear’

Noah's Arcade clothingLOS ANGELES, Calif. — Noah’s Arcade, a California-based clothing line for boys – newborn to 6T – announces a fun, hip line that caters to the edgy crowd. When co-owners of Noah’s Arcade, Allyson Wagoner and Shannon Hanly, went shopping for their new baby boys, they discovered that the market for cool and happening boy’s apparel was limited.

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Provocative Novel, America Libre, Acquired by Grand Central Publishing – Author to Appear at Southern California Writers Conference

Author Raul Ramos y SanchezIRVINE, Calif. — Author Raul Ramos y Sanchez has been invited by the Southern California Writers Conference to speak and host a workshop on his journey from self-published author to acquisition by a major publisher. The conference will be held in Irvine, California September 28-30. A book signing for the current edition of America Libre will be held on October 9th, 2007 at 7:00 p.m. at Libreria Martinez.

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Cell Phones, iPods, MP3 Players and Habit Braker Enterprises Inc. Now Bring a Very Real Health Solution to Everyone

MENIFEE, Calif. — Habit Braker Enterprises Inc., a privately held California corporation, has developed a new and highly effective way to help everyone make it to their healthy goals! Using short, healthy issue specific messages, that last only between seconds and about a minute, that have been developed to be placed into portable audio devices.

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CyberTouch Announces TouchScreen LCD Monitors Compatible with Pioneer DVD-V8000 Professional DVD Player

CyberTouch OrionAV-PNEWBURY PARK, Calif. — CyberTouch is pleased to announce the introduction of the OrionAV-P – the latest product line specifically designed to interact seamlessly with the Pioneer(R) DVD-V8000 Professional DVD-Video Player. The direct connection to the Pioneer DVD-V8000 allows interaction with the DVD content or other video sources simply by touching the screen – no need to access the player.

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New Treatments for Kidney Cancer Offer Hope, but Create Difficult Choices for Cancer Patients

California Kidney Cancer FoundationSAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — California Kidney Cancer Foundation Executive Director, Dr. David Minor will present a review of treatments for metastatic kidney cancer as presented at the most recent American Society of Clinical Oncology Conference. The presentation will be from 3 to 5 PM on September 15, 2007 at California Pacific Medical Center, 2333 Buchanan Street, San Francisco.

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New Magazine ‘Wetpixel Quarterly’ Focuses on Spectacular Underwater Imagery and the Marine Environment

Wetpixel QuarterlySAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — Wetpixel LLC announces the arrival of a new quarterly print magazine devoted to high-quality underwater photography. Wetpixel Quarterly brings fans of the underwater realm spectacular imagery in a landscape-oriented, high-resolution format. As well as celebrating the beauty of the deep, Wetpixel Quarterly provides a forum for a necessary dialog on marine conservation.

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Red Herring Names Gameshastra as one of the 100 Most-Promising Private Technology Ventures in Asia

Red Herring 100 Asia 2007 awardHYDERABAD, India and BELMONT, Calif. — Today, Red Herring Magazine announced that Gameshastra, India’s largest Game Services provider, has won the prestigious Red Herring 100 Asia 2007 awards. The Red Herring 100 Asia winners were selected from a pool of more than 500 applicants based in 16 countries/regions including China, India, Japan, Singapore, Korea, Australia, and Vietnam.

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Purplenova First to Launch Secure Home Server Software Supporting Domain Names

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.

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New Book: Studies Prove Exercise Can Heal the Body Mind and Soul

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.

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Abbot Kinney Street Festival Goes Green – To Be Held Sept. 30, 2007

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.

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Media Advisory: Press Conference – California Ferret Owners Seek Answers from the California Department of Food & Agriculture

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.

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Updated: Facto Non Verba Hosts their 5th Annual Charity Event

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.

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Neotrope Selected to Provide Internet Marketing Solutions for LetsGoToPonce.com

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.

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Globalization of Online Record Company Continues with Launch of BETA Records UK – Indie Music Artists and Fans Invited to Join

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.

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