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IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Orange County Great Park invites visitors to vote for their favorite scarecrow at the third annual Scarecrows in the Park contest, which challenges Orange County’s businesses and community organizations to show off their creative and philanthropic spirit by building creative, themed scarecrows. The 2012 edition of the fundraising and fun-raising contest features 26 scarecrows – the most in the competition’s history – all vying for the title of “Best in Crow.”

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Bynoskia Sams' Resort Collection was featured at Jon Gheri's Afternoon of Elegance fashion show which was held at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles, Calif. on October 14. More than 260 guests enjoyed the late afternoon meal that was given as a part of a fundraiser for the 'A Love Beyond Me' Foundation.

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- John Waguespack is the winner of the San Francisco portion of the 3rd Annual Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series for 'Deconstructing Dandridge,' a compelling portrait of the first African-American woman to be nominated for Best Actress in the Academy Awards.

SANTA MONICA, Calif., /California Newswire/ -- Media Center Entertainment announced today that two dozen of the U.S. Department of Energy supported Clean Cities Coalitions have pledged to hold public alternative fuels events and press conferences to support the GreenAcrossAmerica.com 2012 CNG Road Trip.
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IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Great Park Jack-O-Lantern took flight today to mark the unofficial start of fall and the launch the countdown to the fifth annual Great Park Pumpkin Harvest on Saturday, October 20 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. This year’s Pumpkin Harvest will feature a variety of activities and family entertainment, including free pumpkins from the Great Park Pumpkin Patch for all children 12 and under, while supplies last.

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- DKeeley Press announces publication of the first book in the new Paranormal Mystery series, 'Having a Whaley of a Time' (ISBN: 978-0578104836) by author and publisher Donna Keeley. By using the history and "documented ghosts" from the Whaley House in San Diego, Calif., the book weaves an enjoyable, fictional mystery with real facts.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Professionals Guild announced today it is hosting Halloween dance parties in both Sacramento and the Bay Area. Singles are especially invited. Couples are also welcome. The Sacramento Halloween is at the Hilton Hotel Arden West, 2200 Harvard St. on Friday, October 26, 2012. The Bay Area Halloween party will take place at the San Ramon Marriott Hotel, 2600 Bishop Ranch Dr, San Ramon, Calif.
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IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Orange County Great Park in collaboration with the Irvine International Film Festival will host a series of screenings of award-winning short films at the Palm Court Arts Complex beginning October 4. The Independent & Inspired Film Series feature 18 films that will be screened over five evenings on select Thursdays through November 15.

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- For the first half of 2012, Publishers Newswire (PNW), an online resource established in 2004 for small publishers, as well as lesser known and first-time book authors, has today announced its latest semi-annual 'Books to Bookmark' list. This is a round-up of 13 new and recent books which may have been missed due to not originating from major New York book publishing houses, or 'big name' authors.

VENTURA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On October 7, Carnevale Ventura will host a day in Renaissance Italy with three fashion shows and a marketplace at the Crowne Plaza in downtown Ventura. Talented beauties from across California have signed on to model selections from forty stunning costumes of traditional Renaissance Italy and exotic Venetian carnevale.
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IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Themed Summer’s End Weekend, the finale of the Orange County Great Park’s 2012 Flights & Sounds Summer Festival features the costumed superhero rock group, The Aquabats on August 30, and the sultry sounds of Lavay Smith and Her Red-Hot Skillet Lickers on August 31. Both performances for Summer’s End Weekend will take place in the Festival’s Dance Concourse.
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IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Orange County Great Park’s 2012 Flights & Sounds Summer Festival delivers three evenings of musical Americana with a...

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Josh Valdez Championship Boxing, a business enterprise led by health business executive Josh Valdez and superstar trainer and former IBF Lightweight champion Roberto Garcia, has launched in order to stabilize fighter futures in and out of the ring.

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Neotrope(R), a U.S.-based entertainment publishing company, today announced the re-launch of freeNewsArticles(TM), a quality content resource providing hundreds of current, ready-to-use free news articles in a wide variety of popular topics including business, entertainment and technology. After filling out a simple license agreement, editors may freely use the content in print, online, or on-air.
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IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- It’s a Brits and Celts weekend August 17 and 18 when the Great Park’s Flights & Sounds Summer...
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IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Come to World Beat Weekend at the Orange County Great Park's Flights & Sounds Summer Festival for a musical...

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Hoag Hospital Foundation 552 Club announced today that The Allen Diabetes Center's Herbert Family Program made a generous donation to the 2012 Movie Screening. The Herbert Family's gift will allow young adults with Type 1 Diabetes the opportunity to attend this special evening as VIPs on Wednesday, August 8, 2012.

ALAMEDA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Pacific Pinball Museum (PPM) proudly announces the opening of "Bagatelle, Pachinko, and Peggle," an exhibition of early pins-in-a-board games, and the digital extension of these games, Peggle.

SANTA CLARA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Just released children's chapter book, "Sir Licksalot & The Island Fools" (ISBN: 978-1462680924), makes a summer debut and wins the Gold! According to Author D.L. Carroll, "This is the second book in the Sir Licksalot series. 'Sir Licksalot & The Island Fools,' submitted to Family Review Center for a review, resulted in inclusion to their awards program. I was pleasantly surprised and honored to receive their prestigious 2012 Gold Award."
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IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Orange County Great Park, in association with Irvine Barclay Theatre, launches the fifth annual Flights &...

LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EnviroIngenuity's Hydroponic Vertical Farming Division today announced its participation in a Green Planet Productions special feature on sustainable living. A film crew from Green Planet visited two of EnviroIngenuity's hydroponic vertical farms on July 3.

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Kids Artistic Revue - KAR, America's Favorite National Dance Competition, wraps up the 30th Anniversary 2012 season with a benefit awards show to give back to the community. Music Saves Lives and Keep A Breast Foundation join KARtv on July 6 at the MGM Grand Las Vegas to be part of the first annual Awards Show Benefit. KARtv will donate 100 percent of the proceeds from this event to these organizations.
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IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Orange County Great Park hosts this summer’s premier free family event to mark the Park’s 7th anniversary...
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IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Music lovers of all ages can enjoy a musical tour around the world when the Orange County Great Park,...

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- 'Sarcophagus' by Jean-Pierre Chevalier (ISBN: 978-0-595-67678-1; ebook: ISBN: 978-0-595-83618-5) is now available in Kindle Edition at Amazon.com. This underground classic is a compelling literary phenomenon, read by patient advocates and would-be whistle-blowers.

ALAMEDA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Pacific Pinball Museum (PPM) proudly announces the opening of the 'Pinball Oddity' exhibit, featuring a collection of pinball rarities and giant mural reproductions of pinball art. The exhibit represents the first in a series of scalable exhibits the museum offers for lease to institutions nationwide.

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Richard Diamond, founder of AlohaWanderwell.com, announced this week that June 4, 2012 marks the sixteenth anniversary of Aloha Wanderwell's death, the first woman to travel around the world in an automobile - a Model T Ford that she affectionately named 'Little Lizzie.' Aloha was 16 when she began this journey in 1922.

LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EnviroIngenuity's urban hydroponic vertical farming division today announced plans to develop a hydroponic vertical farming demonstration center in Laguna Beach. The Verti-Gro system, featured at the Epcot theme park at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida for the last 16 years, will be employed at the new demonstration facility.

MORGAN HILL, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Traditional publishing companies reject 98 percent of new authors, but authors like Moshe Kai Cavalin are quickly discovering that self-publishing can be done effectively with today's Print-on-Demand (POD) technology. In March of 2012, Moshe Kai Cavalin's 'We Can Do' (ISBN: 9781618630452), published using POD technology by Bookstand Publishing, made Amazon's Top 100 list, showing how successful an author with a dream can be.

IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Enjoy an all-day celebration of artisan food, sustainable gardening and creative art at the Great Park's first ever Artisan Food and Arts Festival on Saturday, April 28 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m at The Orange County Great Park. Local chefs and artisans will be on hand to demonstrate delicious fresh dishes from local foods, bread baking, jam, cheese and soda making, and refrigerator pickling.

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Jackie Fame, Inc. (FAME), the leading kid/teen social network www.JFame.com, is joining forces with The Weinstein Company to promote the movie 'Bully.' After much debate over the rating, the PG-13 version of the anti-bullying documentary will open in 115 theaters.

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and the Brooklyn Academy of Music will send Jazz Tap Ensemble, a Los Angeles-based dance company, to the Democratic Republic of Congo, Mozambique, and Zimbabwe to tour as part of DanceMotion USA(SM), April 9 - May 5, 2012.

ALAMEDA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Pacific Pinball Museum (PPM) of Alameda, California is pleased to announce that PPM has been chosen as a recipient of a grant from the Neotrope(R) 2012 Non-Profit PR Grants Program. With this commitment, Neotrope aligns itself with the PPM in educating and entertaining children and adults through the preservation of pinball, while making eight decades of games available to be played by everyone.

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On Tuesday, Mayor Edwin M. Lee, San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) and partners Market Street Railway (MSR) and Historypin announced the launch of 'Treasures from the Muni Archive,' a new exhibit of photographs from Muni's extensive archive celebrating the last 100 years.

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Mayor Edwin M. Lee today announced the return of the popular Sunday Streets program with a full schedule of car-free events starting Sunday, March 11th, along the Embarcadero.

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa issued the following statement Saturday on the passing of Whitney Houston: Today, Los Angeles mourns the loss of Whitney Houston, one of the greatest voices of all time. It is with deep sadness that we reflect upon a life taken from us too soon, and a woman whose talents touched so many.

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee today announced plans for a Citywide civic celebration to honor the acclaimed, award winning singer Tony Bennett whose signature song 'I Left My Heart in San Francisco' was recorded 50 years ago.

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and the University of Southern California's School of Cinematic Arts (SCA) announced today the 29 films selected for the American Film Showcase, an international cultural diplomacy initiative that brings people together worldwide through film.

BURBANK, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Join in one of Santa's most exhilarating arrivals with the Holiday Toy Express, a 450-ton train covered with giant glittering ornaments and more than 50,000 twinkling lights on Sunday, December 11 from 4 to 6 p.m. The event is free and open to the public and sponsored by the Downtown Burbank Partnership.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. and First Lady Anne Gust Brown will join Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom and Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson to host the 80th Annual Capitol Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony on Wednesday on the West Steps of the State Capitol.