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NonProfit Statewide Children and Family Service Agency Changes Its Name

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — Moss Beach Homes, Inc., the lead agency for Aspira, one of the largest private providers of foster care services in California announced that it has changed its name to Aspiranet to better reflect the work it does in communities across California. In the agency’s thirty-three years, it has gone from a single group home in Moss Beach, California, to a collaborative network of youth, family and community services that provide permanency and lifelong connections in communities throughout the State of California.

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New SecuGen Hamster Plus Fingerprint Reader with Smart Capture is Now Faster, Better, Cheaper

SecuGen HamsterSANTA CLARA, Calif. — SecuGen is pleased to announce the immediate availability of an improved version of the Hamster Plus fingerprint reader. This newly upgraded device captures fingerprint images much faster than previously. In addition, the Hamster Plus now makes the Smart Capture feature available. Smart Capture automatically adjusts the sensor brightness to capture fingerprints from dry and moist fingers.

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Plangarden Enhances Vegetable Garden Software by Allowing Vegetable Gardeners to Share, View, Comment and Rate Gardens in the Social Network

Plangarden social networkingHALF MOON BAY, Calif. — Plangarden enhances its drag-and-drop online vegetable gardening software by expanding features for its rapidly growing community of vegetable gardeners. The new Web 2.0 social networking features enable vegetable garden enthusiasts from all over the world to interact over a “virtual backyard fence” where they can ask or swap advice. On a Google Maps mash-up you can visually find fellow gardeners in your area or type in locations around the world that you are interested in.

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Virtue(R) Perfume Links to God, Holy Spirit, Christ, Eckhart Tolle and Stillness

IBI Virtue perfumeORANGE, Calif. — “Be Still and know that I am God,” said IBI CEO Rick Larimore, “is the passage that Eckhart Tolle referenced from the Bible’s Psalm 46:10 in the first interview of Oprah’s on-line presentation of Tolle’s recent book ‘The New Earth,’ presented at oprah.com. This is the Biblical passage we have referenced the last 2 1/2 years on virtueperfume.com and our pamphlet, for the same reason. God resides in the still, silent center that is us.”

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MyHollywoodFilm Creates Virtual Studio System and P2P Networking Community

MyHollywoodFilm MHFLOS ANGELES, Calif. — MyHollywoodFilm, a global virtual studio for the Independent Film production and education industry, has established a unique P2P networking community. Filmmakers can find instruction, establish their careers, create the films of tomorrow and gain worldwide, viewable exposure, 24/7.

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Mark Whitacre, Ph.D. Promoted to COO at Cypress Systems, Inc. and a Warner Bros. Movie to be Filmed About Him

Mark E. Whitacre, Ph.D.FRESNO, Calif. — Cypress Systems, Inc, a Fresno CA based biotechnology company, announced that it has promoted Mark E. Whitacre, Ph.D. to become the company’s Chief Operating Officer (COO) and President of Operations. Dr. Whitacre joined the executive management team in December 2006 as President of Technology and Business Development for the new east coast office.

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Epeius Bio Awarded U.S. Patent for Targeted Injectable Gene Delivery In Vivo

Epeius BiotechnologiesSAN MARINO, Calif. — Epeius Biotechnologies Corporation announced today the issue of U.S. Patent No. 7,347,998 for Targeted Gene Delivery in vivo. This patent provides additional intellectual property protection for the platform of highly advanced biotechnologies embodied in the company’s leading anti-cancer agent, Rexin-G.

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Controversial Author Biskeborn Exploring How Veterans of Iraq Adapt to Civilian Life

author Mark BiskebornIRVINE, Calif. — The recent novel, “Mojave Winds” (ISBN: 978-0-9801383-0-6), by Mark Biskeborn, has been met with widespread interest and some controversy. On the eve of the 5th anniversary of the Iraq invasion and in light of the recent Winter Soldier conference, the new novel attracts a great deal of attention to the plight of returning Iraq War Veterans, and their struggles to integrate back into society.

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TechGenii CEO Barbara Bickham Named Digital Media Expert in Entrepreneur Influencers Issue

TechGenii CEO Barbara BickhamLOS ANGELES, Calif. — Barbara Bickham is the wizard behind the curtain and is creating digital media magic at TechGenii, Inc. And, as a result, Entrepreneur Magazine recently recognized her as an expert in the field of digital media. Entrepreneur Magazine picks the nation’s top 25 influencers – individuals, groups or trends – that they believe will have substantial impact on business owners in the coming year.

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Metrolink Board Considers Fare Increase

LOS ANGELES, Calif. — In 2007, Metrolink’s Board of Directors approved a three year program of annual system wide average fare adjustments of 3.5% that would take effect on July 1, 2007, 2008 and 2009 to keep pace with higher costs to operate commuter train service. Because of the escalating cost of diesel fuel, scheduled increases in costs for operating services contracts and new start-up costs related to the arrival of additional passenger cars in 2009, the Board is considering a fare increase of up to 7.5%.

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Biodiesel Joint Venture with Mindanao Lumad Tribes Will Bolster Community Development

Dr. Rene Q. LacsinaMONTEREY, Calif. — The Supreme Council of Datus Alimaong has reached agreement with Monterey, CA-based Abundant Biofuels Corporation to develop more than 1.2 million acres of ancestral domain for production of biodiesel from Jatropha curcas in underused Lumad lands on the island of Mindanao.

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Intellikey Labs Releases First Ever Blu-ray AMP(TM) and Ultimate DVD Testing Matrix

Intellikey LabsGLENDALE, Calif. — Intellikey Labs, a recognized leader in optical disc quality assurance content testing, announced today the launch of Intellikey DVD Testing Matrix 7.0. The first ever Blu-ray AMP(TM) and along with the latest Standard Def matrix enables Intellikey to provide the most definitive AMP(TM) rating system available for DVD testing on domestic players. Matrix 7.0 is the most representative DVD testing matrix ever released.

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Club Sentry Selects SecuGen Hamster Fingerprint Readers for Use with Biometric Check-in Software

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — SecuGen is pleased to announce that Club Sentry, Inc. has chosen SecuGen’s Hamster fingerprint readers for integration with Club Sentry’s club management software. The Hamster readers will be used to scan fingerprints of members when they check-in and check-out through Club Sentry’s Biometric ID software module.

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Uproar’s Re-launch Revolutionizes the Casual Gamer Experience

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.

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Triumph from Tragedy: Self-Made Hip-Hop Artist SOLOW13 Spreads the TRUTH

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.

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Send2Press(R) Joins Sponsors of Manhattan LAMN Jam – Indie Music Artists Perform and Industry Listens

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.

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Photographic Fine Art Lamps Feature New Environmentally Responsible LED Lighting

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.

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New DVD Documentary Series, 400 Years of English History, Brings The Tudors to Life

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.

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Manhattan LAMN Jam Launches March 18 in N.Y.C. – Music Artists Perform, Industry Listens, $20K in Prizes

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.

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Neotrope Interactive Chosen to Provide Internet Marketing Solutions for Direct Mail Firm, The Ballantine Corporation

NeotropeTORRANCE, Calif. — Neotrope(R), a leading advertising, PR, and Internet Marketing firm established 1983, today announced it has been chosen by a leading direct mail printing firm, The Ballantine Corporation, to provide promotion and brand development for their company and Website.

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NASCAR Driver-Network Broadcaster Wally Dallenbach Jr. Joins KDHD.TV as Automotive Expert

VISTA, Calif. — NASCAR racing legend Wally Dallenbach Jr, motor sports broadcaster for NBC, ABC, TNT and USA Network, joins KDHD-TV, LLC’s team of broadcasters providing live content to national and local news programs around the country. Dallenbach rounds out the roster of broadcast savvy experts covering the dynamic tech, gaming, travel and toy industries for the satellite tour/broadcast news content provider.

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RenderX Releases New Products – DataStyler 1.3.0 Beta and XML Report Generator 1.3.0 Beta

RenderX IncPALO ALTO, Calif. — RenderX, a market leader in “XML to PDF” and “XML to PostScript” technology, officially released the Beta versions of two new software products – DataStyler and XML Report Generator (XMLRG). DataStyler is an application for quick creation of templates for variable data embedding.

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Software Developed by Tutis Technologies Harnesses Secugen Fingerprint Technology for User Identification

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — SecuGen Corporation, a world leading fingerprint technology company, announced today that its well-known Hamster(TM) line of fingerprint readers is now available with Tutis Biometric Logon, an Active Directory compatible network authentication application.

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SecuGen(R) Fingerprint Technology Now Supported on the WCC Multi-Modal Fusion Platform

SecuGenSANTA CLARA, Calif. — SecuGen Corporation, a world leading fingerprint technology company, today announced its collaboration with WCC Smart Search & Match, a leading provider of high-performance search and match software. WCC Smart Search & Match has developed ELISE ID, the Platform for Multi-Modal Fusion.

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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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