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BETA Records Bridges the Gap between PHP and JAVA

LOS ANGELES, Calif. — BETA Records, in anticipation of their upcoming release of Version 3 of their online music social community, has created a technological innovation that could ultimately allow websites to become more dynamic, creative and sophisticated while enabling companies to cut costs and reduce loads on servers needed in large-scale clusters.

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First-Ever Pool Party and Belly Flop Contest at NASCAR Event to be Hosted by 1-800-Radiator

BENICIA, Calif. and MIAMI, Fla. — It’s a first for NASCAR – a pool party and belly flop contest. The event will be hosted by 1-800-Radiator at NASCAR’s Miami event this weekend. Race-goers can cool their engines by getting in the swim of things at the 1-800-Radiator pool party, either as a belly flop contestant, or score keeper.

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FreeOverstock Resurrected as CostsZero – Dead Internet Startup Comes Back to Life

LOS ANGELES, Calif. — In less time than it took its URL to propagate across the world wide web, internet startup www.freeoverstock.com operated by New Venture Company was flat-lining by Monday morning and pronounced dead (i.e. offline) by late Tuesday. Possibly one of the shortest-lived internet startups in history, considering it was launched only the Thursday before.

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Where on The Web is Everything for Free? How About FreeOverstock.com

LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Start-up website FreeOverstock.com, owned by New Venture Company, claims to give away overstock merchandise for absolutely nothing. Sure, there’s plenty of free stuff on the web. Free fonts, free screen savers, free music… many with a free virus attached. And it’s a given that nobody gives away valuables like toasters, MP3 players, and jewelry.

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Dragon Pearl Tea Company is Against the War in Iraq, but Supports U.S. Troops by Sending Them Green Tea

GROVER BEACH, Calif. — Sergeant Kolmar, stationed in Iraq, is one of the thousands of troops who now have received natural green tea from California-based Dragon Pearl Tea. He sent his thanks for the U.S. Troop Care Package that contained a travel-size version of Dragon Pearl’s most popular tea product. “Our Platoon buddy loved the tea,” he wrote.

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La Tortilla Oven Makes it to the Latin Grammys

PASADENA, Calif. — La Tortilla Oven has been invited by Distinctive Assets Entertainment Marketing to participate in the Gift Bag program for the 8th Annual Latin GRAMMY(R) Awards on November 8, 2007 at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. The appreciation of Latin music and food has always been a part of La Tortilla Oven and the driving force behind its success.

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Finding the Perfect Tutor Online: A New Partnership Puts Parents and Students at Ease

PORT HUENEME, Calif. — Tutorz’ vertical search engine and Crown Tutoring in-home tutoring services partner to “feed the tutoring needs” of students nationwide. Crown Tutoring will provide discount in home tutoring services using referrals from Tutorz’ unique search engine technology.

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Falling Home Prices Cause Homeowners to Focus on Cost Savings When Remodeling

SUNNYVALE, Calif. — While interest in remodeling remains high, the most recent survey of 5,000 U.S. homeowners by www.remodelestimates.com reveals that cost savings is now a key consideration as U.S. home prices continue to decline. The “Fall 2007 Remodelestimates.com Remodeling Sentiment Report,” a semi-annual survey of 5,000 U.S. homeowners, shows a continuing trend among homeowners toward minimizing remodeling costs.

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ABC Senior Services Expands into Granada Hills and Sherman Oaks Area

SHERMAN OAKS, Calif. — Always Best Care Senior Services has expanded into the Granada Hills/Sherman Oaks, California areas. America’s premier in-home care, assisted living placement service, and personal response company, is proud to announce seniors in Granada Hills/Sherman Oaks can now rely on Always Best Care Senior Services for outstanding care.

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FDA Approves the Opening of a Phase II Registration Protocol Using REXIN-G for Osteosarcoma

SAN MARINO, Calif. — Epeius Biotechnologies Corporation announced today that the company has taken a major step toward the commercialization of its lead product with the opening of a Phase II Registration Protocol using Rexin-G for osteosarcoma in the United States. Following the accelerated approval of Rexin-G for the treatment of all solid tumors by the Bureau of Food and Drugs in the Philippines, Epeius opened a number of Phase I/II clinical trials.

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Products Exclusively ‘Made in USA’ Touted at New Online Shopping Portal

LOS ANGELES, Calif. — “Sustainable” has become an American buzz word and “buy local” is a message that is popping up everywhere. That’s why a newly launched e-commerce site, MadeinUSAForever, promises to sell items made only in the U.S. It’s no secret that manufacturing in the U.S. is on the decline.

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Social Platform LLC Joins Google’s Open Social Initiative

LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Social Platform LLC, a leading white label social networking software provider announced today its support of the Open Social initiative spearheaded by Google. Open Social fosters a collaborative development community through a set of common APIs for building social applications across the web.

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Stinnett RV to Provide Housing Solutions to Southern California Fire Victims

SAN DIEGO, Calif. — Dealers Edge, LLC an Indiana-based management company, Tom Stinnett RV Freedom Center of Clarksville, IN and La Mesa RV Center, Inc. one of the nation’s largest RV dealers, headquartered in San Diego, CA have coordinated their resources in order to offer temporary and short term housing solutions to Southern California wildfire victims.

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Grand Yoga and Vedic Cultural Centre and University Opening in Los Angeles

MONTCLAIR, Calif. — Immerse yourself in the vibrant and colorful Vedic Era! Experience the celebrations and ceremonies of India, western and world music and fun family entertainment, for three energizing and joyful days at the Grand Consecration of a Vedic Temple. Join us at the new Nithyananda Vedic Temple, Nov. 9th – 11th at 9720 N Central Avenue, Montclair CA, 91763.

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Social Platform LLC Announces Enhanced Enterprise Social Networking Software

LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Social Platform, a leading social networking software provider of scalable web-based solutions for branded, high end social applications announced today the release of their latest version, Social Platform Enterprise 2.0. In keeping with the firm’s dedication to developing advanced social media software, release of version 2.0 focuses on a higher degree of functionality.

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Connecting to God with World’s First Spiritual Perfume

ORANGE, Calif. — Recent scientific findings indicates new niche fragrance, Virtue(R) parfum, and its inspirational concept are on solid ground with olfactory research, associative behavior research, and the Bible. “Virtue(R) was created to be a reminder for Godly focus and help a person connect through fragrance. We developed it for anyone seeking a relationship with their Creator,” said Vicki Pratt, President, of IBI.

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American Information Strategies, Inc.(R) Forms Strategic Partnership with Powerhouse Business Leader

SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. — American Information Strategies (AIS), a premier investor lead generation company based in San Clemente, CA, recently entered into a strategic partnership agreement with Ron Huntington, partner of Verne Harnish, author of “Mastering the Rockefeller Habits.” Renowned for his keen insights and expertise, Mr. Huntington is a distinguished business leader with over 30 years of entrepreneurial, ownership, and management experience.

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Popovich Comedy Pet Theater Schedules Holiday Tour in California

LOS ANGELES, Calif. — The Gregory Popovich Comedy Pet Theater is taking its show on the road. After touring for seven years and then celebrating its first full year of daily shows at the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, the show is scheduled to appear in several cities throughout California during the month of December.

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Garrett Stafford of Detroit Red Wings Endorses Vitamin Supplement, 1st Step for Energy

LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Full Performance Fitness Inc. has signed a deal with new Detroit Red Wings defenseman Garrett Stafford. Garrett is a Los Angeles native, but played in the northeast growing up. He finished the regular season as the Sharks top scoring defenseman and T-8th among AHL blueliners with 41 points.

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Cliff Moser to Head Architecture Department at CADFORCE

LOS ANGELES, Calif. — CADFORCE, the Los Angeles-based global leader in outsourced architectural services, today announced the hiring of Cliff Moser, AIA, MSQA-LEED(R) AP as Vice President of Architecture. “Cliff’s knowledge of quality systems and processes will be passed directly to our clients – resulting in better, more efficient, homes and buildings,” said Bob Vanech, CEO.

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Allstar Coaches Makes Temporary Housing Available for California Fire Evacuees

SAN DIEGO, Calif. — In response to the current crisis in the Southern California area, Allstar Coaches will begin repositioning its fleet of luxury RV’s to the west coast. “This is an effort to help those who have been displaced by the fires. Effective immediately, we have made all available coaches ready for transport to the affected areas. We are proud of the help we provided to victims of hurricanes Katrina, and Wilma and want to continue our tradition of making a difference to those in need,” says Rob Tischler, CEO.

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New Light Entertainment Brings Change to the World of Home Entertainment

LOS ANGELES, Calif. — New Light Entertainment, a multi-faceted, home entertainment company that delivers audio and video content to audiences, announces the upcoming release of Shiloh Falls, a western that will also include downloadable music. Scheduled to be released in January 2008, the Shiloh Falls DVD will include both the movie and music.

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Oilsource Holding Group Inc. and Abundant Biofuels Corporation Form Joint Venture to Produce Biodiesel in Colombia

MONTEREY, Calif. and BOGOTA, COLOMBIA — Oilsource Holding Group announced that it has joined with Abundant Biofuels Corporation to begin producing biodiesel from non-food crops in Colombia. Abundant Biofuels Colombia SRL has identified a strong interest from private and government sector.

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Neotrope Announces Launch of PRTrax Reader Tracking for PR Business Intelligence

TORRANCE, Calif. — Neotrope(R), a leading California-based advertising, PR, and technology company established 1983, today announced the launch of its new PRTrax(TM) Reader Tracking solution, the first service of its kind in the industry. PRTrax allows marketing departments and public relations professionals to track press release readership data across multiple news sites in the Neotrope News Network, including Send2Press(R), and California Newswire(R).

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WonderWorks Introduces iPod Movies, Audiobooks on DVD-ROM

LOS ANGELES, Calif. — WonderWorks Entertainment announces this week the release of its Mobile Matinee collection of eight classic movies and 12 audiobooks on three DVD-ROMs for the rapidly growing iPod and iPhone market. The DVD-ROM titles are pre-formatted for iPod, import quickly to iTunes and can be viewed on iPod, iPod Nano, iPhone, a computer or directly on TV by use of a 3-pin connector.

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Epeius Biotechnologies Leads with Keynote Address on the Advent of Pathotropic Medicine for Cancer at the Global Pharma R&D Summit Conference in Boston

SAN MARINO, Calif. and BOSTON, Mass. — Epeius Biotechnologies Corporation today announced that Dr. Frederick L. Hall, President and CEO of Epeius Biotechnologies Inc., has accepted an invitation to give the lead keynote address on “The Advent of Pathotropic Medicine for Cancer” at the Global Pharma R&D Summit 2007 to be held in Boston MA.

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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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