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Country Swing Makes a Comeback on New Tune from Joss and Colosio

REDDING — Scott Joss and Doug Colosio, taking time off from their regular gig in Merle Haggard’s band The Strangers, have released a new tune through Golosio Publishing that recaptures the country swing of such greats as Bob Wills, Milton Brown, and Asleep at the Wheel. Titled “I Wonder If I Do Too Much,” the […]

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SecuGen Broadens Platform Support and Adds New NIST MINEX SDKs

SANTA CLARA — SecuGen® is pleased to announce the immediate availability of the SecuGen SDK Collection, Release 11. This new release adds Software Developer Kits that reflect SecuGen’s commitment to continuing its efforts to provide Independent Software Vendor (ISV) partners with the broadest platform support in the biometrics industry. The Pro series of SDKs use […]

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Limnia, Inc. Partnership to Deliver Leading Energy Storage Solution to Worldwide Marketplace

SAN FRANCISCO — Limnia, Inc., in a private/public partnership with university and national lab efforts, has announced an initiative to aggregate over $100M of past research from 30 years of private lab development. This project’s goal is to deliver an energy storage solution to the marketplace which holds more energy than traditional batteries with optimal […]

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Machine-less Coffee Makes Perfect Back-to-School Fuel: Java Juice(R) Organic Liquid Coffee Extract Big on Campus

VENICE — As college campuses, in response to student demands, search for green products, undergrads are digging a different kind of eco-friendly alternative this semester. Bicycles built for four? Biodegradable textbooks? Try Java Juice(R), a coffee extract that students say they’re enjoying, and not just because it’s as green as it gets: Fairly Traded with […]

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Rockers, Starving For Gravity, Bring Home The Gold at LAMN Jam Finale

HOLLYWOOD — Though they didn’t wear Speedos like Michael Phelps, the band Starving For Gravity brought home the gold and won the LAMN Jam Grand Slam Rock Artist of the Year title. The Los Angeles Music Network competition – held during June, July and August – was Olympic in proportion, and SFG beat out hundreds […]

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Pioneer of California Senior Housing and Assisted Living Facilities Launches Long Term Care Insurance Agency

COSTA MESA — Gary L. Davidson, one of the true pioneers of senior housing and assisted living facilities, has launched the Windstone Insurance Agency which specializes in long-term care insurance. Gary first became involved in the long-term care industry in 1967 when he co-founded General Residential Corporation, a developer and manager of senior housing. His […]

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Now on YouTube: Operation Blue Light: My Secret Life Among Psychic Spies

SACRAMENTO — It took Philip Chabot 40 years to tell his story, and it’s now available on YouTube through philipchabot.com. Chabot was an integral part of what he believes to be an American conspiracy, where the U.S. Government and the CIA allegedly took advantage of, and held hostage, a select group of people who had […]

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New Microphone Stand, Alien Hand, Makes Holding Microphones Easier

SAN FRANCISCO — Alien Apparatus Company, Inc. announces the release of The Alien Hand Microphone Stand, a microphone stand designed specifically for miking speaker cabinets. The Alien Hand was designed to overcome the inadequacies of the traditionally used floor-mounted microphone stand. Its design consists of a plastic spring clip with an extended arm to hold […]

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Passware and Perlustro Partnership Produces Ground-Breaking Forensics Technology

MOUNTAIN VIEW — The joint partnership of Passware, Inc. and Perlustro, L.P. has enabled the development of a new technology that will allow forensics specialists to access system data indexes on all Microsoft platforms, including Windows Vista. The technology can successfully recover data that, heretofore, has been hidden from forensics investigators. Passware, Inc., the worldwide […]

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Scrum Club Starts Pre-sales on Corporate Espionage Game

LOS ANGELES — Scrum Club, a not-for-profit organization, announced today that they have begun pre-sales of their first fundraising product, a card game titled “Corporate Espionage.” This game represents a battle between freshly-funded start-up companies who all have similar ideas and are entering the same target market. Each company must ramp up quickly in order […]

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Obsello Disrupts U.S. Absinthe Market with Rare, Excellent Taste and Authenticity

SAN FRANCISCO — Obsello, an authentic Spanish absinthe verte, announces its official entrance into the U.S. market today. Obsello, hand-crafted in the Catalan region of Spain, is the only brand of absinthe readily available in the U.S. that is twice distilled, infused with real herbs including grande wormwood and made with un-aged brandy from the […]

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Recording Artist ‘The G-Man’ Releases a Soundtrack to Burning Man

LOS ANGELES — With a mixture of rock, trance, ambient and classical music, composer Scott G (recording artist The G-Man) creates a near-psychedelic journey on “Burning Man Soundscapes.” The 14 instrumental tracks are all influenced by the Burning Man social experiment held annually on the Playa in the Nevada desert. Song titles like “Serpent in […]

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BETA Records and SoundWave360 Offer Artists First-Ever Premium Upgrade to Audio Files

LOS ANGELES, Calif. — BETA Records LLC, the expanding international network and community of music artists and fans, will partner with Surroundphones Holdings Inc (SoundWave360), enabling artists to upgrade MP3 music files with a proprietary process giving their music more analog sound, cleaner dynamics, higher signal-to-noise ratio and more depth in playback, particularly in the […]

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Gameshastra and Sony Europe to Develop PlayStation 2 Game Featuring Traditional Indian Sports

LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Today, Hyderabad and Los Angeles based Gameshastra Inc, announced a partnership with Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) to build a game on the PlayStation(R)2 platform for the Global market. The game will feature traditional Indian sports like Kho Kho, Kabaddi, Gulli Danda, etc. SCEE plans to grow the market in India […]

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Podclass Announces Web Services Technology to Bring Education into Social Networks

SAN DIEGO, Calif. — Podclass, Inc. announces Podclass Web Services (PWS), an application programming interface to enable online courses to be accessed from within Facebook(R) and other social networking sites. PWS enables users of learning management systems to access and manage course content, and to collaborate and interact with classmates from within Facebook. Currently, PWS […]

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Orange County Foot Surgeon Receives International Recognition

LAKE FOREST, Calif. — Orange County foot surgeon Dr. Richard Moy is widely recognized as the developer of “virtually pain-free” bunion surgery. Normally, bunion surgeries are painful and require lengthy recovery time. But signed patient affidavits (compiled since July of 2005) confirm that 97% of Dr. Moy’s patients describe their surgery and recovery as virtually […]

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GiSTEQ PhotoTrackr Now Available for Mac OSX

BREA, Calif. — GiSTEQ, the creators of the popular PhotoTrackr, are excited to announce that their program is now available for Mac users. Ever since the PhotoTrackr was created, photographers, both amateur and professional, have been making use of its easy-to-use features, allowing them to properly date, map, categorize, and organize their photos. The program […]

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Podclass is a Recipient of fbFund for Application Built on Facebook(R) Platform

SAN DIEGO, Calif. — Podclass, Inc. announces that their new web services technology that interfaces with Moodle, the leading open-source learning management software system, built on Facebook Platform has been awarded a grant through Facebook’s fbFund. The announcement was made today at f8, Facebook’s annual developers’ conference, and helps deliver on Facebook’s mission to give […]

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Iglesias Nights – An Evening of Salsa Dancing and Latin Culture in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Imagine a night of sensual Latin performers, igniting the dance floor with their passion for life, and their spirit for living. The vibrant strains of the music, combined with the flavors and spicy taste of Tapas and Empanadas, along with the distilled liquid fire of premium Tequila cocktails – this sounds […]

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CareTools Announces iChart Available on Apple App Store

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif. — CareTools Inc., an industry recognized mobile healthcare information technology leader, today announced its native digital medical record system for iPhone and iPod touch will be available tomorrow on the Apple App Store. “We recognized early on that iPhone has the potential to radically change the use of information technology at the […]

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World’s Greatest Endurance Man Attempts Record Breaking Feats in New York City

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — San Francisco-based Thienna Inc., a skin care company that focuses on health, is sponsoring Paddy Doyle from the U.K. as he attempts several record-breaking physical strength endurance tests. The event is scheduled to be held at the famous Equinox Fitness Club on Fifth Avenue and 43rd Street near Times Square on […]

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Distinguished Animators from Kazakhstan Visit Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Four leading animators from the Zhebe Studio in Kazakhstan will be in Los Angeles July 14 – 21 as part of an effort to revive the production of cartoons in their country. While in Los Angeles these distinguished International Visitors will meet with their professional counterparts to gain first-hand knowledge of […]

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Media Mayhem Creates Unique Opportunities for Advertisers to Reach Horror Enthusiasts

LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Media Mayhem Corporation (MMC) announces Monday exclusive representation of the multi-tiered horror network of web sites that have film and production studios scrambling for placement of their latest projects on the small and silver screens. MMC is delivering successful campaigns hand over fist for major studios such as Warner Brothers, Lions […]

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New Novel Portrays How a Woman Escapes an Abusive Marriage in Saudi Arabia

LOS ANGELES, Calif. — The recent thriller by author, Mark Biskeborn, “A Sufi’s Ghost,” has won a great deal of attention with its controversial characters. A Sufi’s Ghost, a novel by Mark Biskeborn, dramatizes how a woman flees an abusive, polygamous marriage in Saudi Arabia and reveals secrets of Islam. Larry Larson honed his skills […]

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FDA Grants Rexin-G from Epeius Biotechnologies a Third Orphan Drug Designation

SAN MARINO, Calif. — Epeius Biotechnologies Corporation today announced that Rexin-G(R) has been granted Orphan Drug Designation by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of all soft tissue sarcomas. This latest approval is the third clinical indication for which Rexin-G has been formally recognized by the FDA in the United States. […]

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Publishers Newswire Announced Today its Latest List of Books ‘Worth a Look’

REDONDO BEACH, Calif. — Publishers Newswire, an online resource for small publishers and first-time book authors, has announced its latest quarterly “Books to Bookmark” list, for Q2/2008. This list is a roundup of new and interesting books which are often missed due to their nature of not originating from “big name” authors, or major publishing […]

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China Sage Consultants Provides Logical First Step to Doing Business in China

LOS ANGELES, Calif. — China is a global powerhouse and China Sage Consultants, Inc. (CSC) actively assists resource-limited companies to execute business there. They are excited to announce that they have successfully assisted five companies to establish a strong presence in the Chinese market, thereby proving the effectiveness of their China Business Incubator (CBI) model. […]

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A Ghost Worked on the New Instrumental Album by The G-Man

LOS ANGELES, Calif. — When Scott G began to mix The G-Man’s new album, “Audio Takes a Stand” produced by Songs and Soundtracks, he was shocked to see that an unseen entity had completed it for him. “I started to assign levels to the separate tracks of bass, drums, keyboards and guitars — the process […]

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Epeius Biotechnologies’ Tumor-Targeted Rexin-G Receives FDA Orphan Drug Designation for Osteosarcoma Treatment

SAN MARINO, Calif. — Epeius Biotechnologies Corporation today announced that Rexin-G has been granted Orphan Drug Designation by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of osteosarcoma. Based on several criteria, including the rarity, seriousness, and current lack of effective therapies for metastatic osteosarcoma, as well as the scientific and medicinal merit […]

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Operation Blue Light: My Secret Life Among Psychic Spies, A Memoir by Philip Chabot with Laurie Anne Blanchard

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Finally, after several decades of secrecy, an unusual and compelling true story of deception and subterfuge is finally told. This book is an in-depth look at one man’s harrowing experience with the United States Government as a Psychic Spy. Now, 40 years later, Philip Chabot finally tells his story with his new […]

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Museum of Robots in Second Life Announces Competition Winners at Event on July 19, 2008

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — Museum of Robots in Second Life will announce the winners of its first annual “Build-a-Robot” Competition at an event on July 19, 2008 at 9:30 a.m. PDT. A Linden dollars prize will be awarded to 10 winners and all entrants receive a merchandise prize. Winners will be selected by a panel […]

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Jazz Prodigy Eric Reed to Perform at Get a Life Childcare Foundation’s First Annual Jazz to Support Life Event

LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Get a Life Childcare Foundation, the only non-profit foundation in the nation dedicated to caring for children whose parents or siblings are living with chronic or terminal illness, will be holding their first annual “Jazz to Support Life” event benefiting the foundation’s second child care facility in West Los Angeles. The […]

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Firebombers Incorporated: The Future of Wildland Firefighting?

LOS ANGELES, Calif. — As global warming causes mega-fires to become the norm, as firefighting budgets are slashed, firefighting aircraft are grounded due to thick smoke, and firefighters are overwhelmed by the sheer number and size of wildfires, people are asking: Can technology be harnessed to produce a firefighting force capable of taking on such […]

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Professionals Guild Announces Singles Dance Parties in Berkeley and Sacramento

BERKELEY, Calif. — Professionals Guild is hosting two huge singles dance parties and mixers in July: one on Sat. 7/19 at Golden Gate Fields (GGF) in Berkeley; the other, on Fri. 7/25 in Sacramento at the Hilton Hotel, Arden West. Both parties go from 8pm to midnight. The party at GGF also includes an optional […]

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Fertility Specialist, Steven A. Brody, M.D., Ph.D. to Anchor New San Diego Medical Institute

SAN DIEGO, Calif. — Sher Institutes for Reproductive Medicine(R) (SIRM) have announced the opening of an office in La Jolla, California, with Dr. Steven A. Brody accepting the position of Scientific Director and attending physician. Dr. Brody is a world renowned physician, author, and reproductive health expert with longstanding ties to San Diego. Sher Institutes […]

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Nobel Prize Winner Dr. Stephen Schneider Hails Tribal Snow Contributions: ‘Whatever Works, Go For It!’

PALO ALTO, Calif. — “I think it is wonderful that ski areas have been inviting the tribes back to ski and snowboard, which inspired them this winter to share their earth-honoring prayers and snowdances for all U.S. Ski Areas. It would be wise to further explore and expand such cross-fertilization,” said Stanford Climatologist Dr. Stephen […]

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Breakthrough Children’s Video Series Prepares Kids Ages 2-5 for Childhood’s Big Milestones

LOS ANGELES, Calif. — ThinkBox Inc. today announces the release of “Showy Show! Preschool Show,” the first in a new live action educational video series for 2-5 year olds. The “Showy Show” series is specifically designed to use music and participation to help kids and their parents get ready for the major challenges of childhood […]

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Ecologic Leasing Solutions Acquires San Francisco’s Captara Corporation

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. and WASHINGTON, D.C. — Ecologic Leasing Solutions announced today that it completed the acquisition of Captara Corporation, a San Francisco, Calif.-based lease management software company, which had been Ecologic’s main competitor. “Captara software enables users to easily plan and manage their corporate equipment lease portfolio. We were most interested in their lessor […]

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Music and Social Networking Get Redefined in New Interactive Site from BETA Records

LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Giving musicians and music lovers more power and flexibility than ever before, BETA Records (betarecords.com) has launched a newly expanded site combining search-and-match music selection, virtual commerce, and social interaction. Technology partners took part in a global 2-year effort to transform BETA Records into a music ecosystem to accommodate the way […]

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Boating Industry Magazine Launches 2008 Top 100 and Leadership Alliance

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. and VENTURA, Calif. — With the boating market facing some of the most difficult economic conditions in recent history, it is of vital importance that boating consumers are directed toward the most stable and professional dealers to buy and service their boats. Thanks to Boating Industry magazine and its soon-to-be-published list of the […]

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