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Celebrity artist Daniel Edwards concludes artist’s Celebrity Baby Boomer series that began with 2006 controversial sculpture Monument to Pro-Life

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Leaked 3D ultrasounds of Socialite Kim Kardashian and Duchess of Cambridge Catherine ‘Kate’ Middleton have been fabricated into works of art by pop-culture artist Daniel Edwards; concluding his ‘Celebrity Baby Boomer’ series that began with the 2006 controversial sculpture ‘Monument to Pro-Life,’ which depicted a nude Britney Spears giving birth on a bearskin rug, at select venues in the Los Angeles area this summer, announces Cory Allen Contemporary Art.

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AC Talent Agency and Next Model Management have formed a strategic partnership

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, AC Talent Agency and Next Model Management announced they have formed a strategic partnership. Anna Chudoba Womack, founder of AC Talent, will be in charge of theatrical and commercial bookings for SAG/AFTRA projects for Next.

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Los Angeles Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk Makes Groundbreaking Efforts to Change the Way Citizens Vote in L.A. County

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk (RR/CC) is kicking off the design phase of the Voting Systems Assessment Project (VSAP) — an unprecedented endeavor to modernize and streamline the voting system for the largest electoral jurisdiction in the United States. In collaboration with IDEO, a global design and […]

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Kelly Kyle joins Edgewood Partners Insurance Center as senior account manager in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Edgewood Partners Insurance Center (EPIC), a retail property, casualty and employee benefits insurance brokerage, has added Kelly Kyle as a senior account manager in its Los Angeles office. Kyle brings 12 years of experience in the healthcare and wellness insurance sector to EPIC.

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Karl Kim of Retirement Planning Advisors Inc is quickly gaining a reputation as California’s ‘go-to-guy’ in retirement crisis planning

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Retirement Planning Advisors, Inc.’s Karl Kim CFP, CLTC, is a Medi-Cal specialist who is quickly gaining a reputation for being California’s ‘go-to-guy’ in the retirement crisis planning arena. In fact, RPA is California’s first firm completely dedicated to retirement crisis planning and pre-planning.

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Climate Resolve

Environmental Community Hosts Forum to Discuss L.A.’s Future with 2013 Run-off Election Candidates

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Climate Resolve, the Los Angeles League of Conservation Voters, Sierra Club, and Green LA Coalition, in collaboration with an unprecedented coalition of organizations dedicated to a better Los Angeles, hosted a forum yesterday at the California Endowment for the candidates running for Los Angeles city council, city attorney and […]

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Retirement crisis expert and author Karl Kim Offers Medi-Cal and Long-term Care Solutions in his New Book

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — According to retirement crisis expert. and author of ‘Don’t Go Broke Paying the Nursing Home’ (ISBN: 978-0988902619), Karl Kim, CFP, CLTC; each year thousands of people are thrust into a ‘care crisis’ when a family member or loved one needs long-term care.

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GROW Elect welcomes Josh Valdez, DBA to Board, will help to Ensure California Latino Republican Voices Are Heard

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Josh Valdez, DBA, the former Regional Director for the Federal Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), has accepted an appointment to the Board of GROW Elect, Latino Consultants announced today. GROW Elect is a political organization founded in 2011 for the purpose of electing Latino Republicans to local office in California.

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Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi

Calif. Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi Backs Law Enforcement, Introduces New Bill on Realignment

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi (D-Torrance) announced a bill that will aid law enforcement with the effects of prison realignment. He was joined by Torrance Police Chief John J. Neu, Gardena Police Chief Ed Medrano and other local law enforcement representatives. “Prison realignment is the number one public safety concern […]

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Sandra Piller, chart-topping country artist, will appear April 19-21 at The Hollywood Show 2013 in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Featuring in-person appearances of more than five dozen celebrities from classic motion pictures and television, The Hollywood Show has emerged as one of the world’s most celebrated autograph and photo-opportunities for fans, and the upcoming 2013 event will feature country singer, and Shady Hill Records recording artist, Sandra Piller.

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Los Angeles BBB ‘Expelled’ from the National Organization for Failure to Meet Better Business Bureau Standards (Updated)

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — According to a press release issued today, the “BBB of the Southland,” the Better Business Bureau that served the greater Los Angeles marketplace, has been expelled from the national organization, has lost its right to use the BBB name and logo, and was cut off from services provided by […]

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Dealpoint Merrill welcomes Sterling McGregor as Co-Founder and Chief Investment Officer

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Dealpoint Merrill (a subsidiary of The Merrill Group of Companies), a regional owner and operator of value added adaptive reuse properties, retail conversions and investments, is proud to announce Sterling McGregor has joined the company as Co-Founder and Chief Investment Officer.

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Street Artist Takes MONOPOLY Money for Art, Paints Oscar Winner Adrien Brody’s Car as Game Piece

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — CACA (Cory Allen Contemporary Art) announces that L.A. street artist ‘ALEC Monopoly’ will bring the game of MONOPOLY to life at LAB ART Gallery in Los Angeles, where the artist plans to sell one of his popular pieces for MONOPOLY money and create a designer game piece with Actor Adrien Brody’s ’64 Pontiac Catalina.

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Renowned photographer Wayne Schoenfeld returns to the big top in ‘Circus of the Heart’ his celebrated Icons Iconoclasts circus trilogy

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Renowned photographer Wayne Schoenfeld returns to the big top in ‘Circus of the Heart,’ the completion of his celebrated Icons/Iconoclasts circus trilogy, the largest contemporary photographic series of the 1930’s North American circus, February 26, at LA Circus.

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Assemblymember Isadore Hall – Feb 14 2013

Condoms in All Adult Films Made in California: Assemblymember Hall Introduces Legislation to Address Health Concerns

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, Calif. Assemblymember Isadore Hall, III (D-Los Angeles) introduced legislation, AB 332, requiring condom use in all adult films produced in California. Joined by Michael Weinstein, President of the AIDS Healthcare Foundation and Darren James, a former adult film actor who contracted HIV while working in the industry, Hall’s […]

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Calif. Assemblymember Hall to Introduce Legislation Requiring Condoms in All Adult Films Made in California

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Assemblymember Isadore Hall, III (D-Los Angeles) will hold a Valentine’s Day press conference to introduce legislation requiring condom use in all adult films produced in California. Joined by Michael Weinstein, President of the AIDS Healthcare Foundation and Darren James, a former adult film actor who contracted HIV while […]

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Online Jewelry Retailer Angara presents 2013 Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Online luxury diamond retailer Angara launches their 2013 ‘Valentine’s Day Gift Guide’ with a selection of unique jewelry which is sure to make your loved one feel special. Looking for the perfect Valentine’s Day gift? You can’t go wrong with a beautiful piece of jewelry.

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Calumet Gallery announces ‘Edge of Thought,’ a thematic exhibition from fine art photographer James Maxwell

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calumet Gallery announces ‘Edge of Thought,’ a thematic exhibition from fine art photographer James Maxwell. A native of Tennessee now residing in Pismo Beach, Maxwell is an artist who works at several levels: sculptor; innovative architect; and as a photographer who is equally at home with digital printing as well as alternative photographic processes using a traditional wet darkroom.

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L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa Releases Statement on The Los Angeles 2013 Budget Challenge

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa today issued the following statement about the ongoing collection of the annual community budget survey: “In Los Angeles, we’re making the tough choices to ensure Angelenos get the services they expect, while continuing to invest in our future. “As a result, crime is at the lowest […]

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Many Names Have Never Been Spoken Here: exhibit at the Desert Light Gallery in the Kelso Visitors Center of the Mojave National Preserve

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Creating a fine art exhibit for Mojave National Preserve Artists in Residence program requires reflection, introspection, and then interpretation because artists have to develop a thematic from 1.6 million acres of visual communities and millenniums of history. Make it a Father and Son assignment that projects one voice, and the possibilities grow exponentially.

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Calif. Senator Alex Padilla Introduces Legislation to Create Earthquake Early Warning System in California

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — “Three weeks ago, the California Institute of Technology and the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology published a study concluding for the first time that a statewide California earthquake involving both the Los Angeles and San Francisco metropolitan areas may be possible. This morning I introduced legislation to […]

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The Perlman Foundation

The Perlman Foundation Announces Recipients of First Annual Bridging The Gap Awards helping 10 So. California Orgs

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, The Perlman Foundation, a 501(c) charitable non-profit organization headquartered in Los Angeles, announced the results of its first annual Bridging the Gap Awards (BGA), an unrestricted grant opportunity designed to identify and support small- and medium-sized charitable organizations that exemplify the Foundation’s mission to serve low-income communities.

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Shock the Monkey: LA Street Artist XVALA Gives Tonight Show Chimp Googly Eyes and Lipstick with New Art Exhibit

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Infamous ‘Street Artist’ XVALA, famous for invading the residential trash of celebrities such as Ashton Kutcher and Justin Bieber and tech icons Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg, has set his sights on Robert Downey Jr., Lindsay Lohan, and Taylor Swift for his latest exhibit ‘The Tonight Show with Celebrity Chimp’ at Lab Art Gallery in L.A., announces Cory Allen Contemporary Art.

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Edgewood Partners Insurance Center Welcomes Janice Stanger as Employee Benefits Account Exec in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Edgewood Partners Insurance Center (EPIC), a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, has added Janice Stanger as an account executive on their Los Angeles benefits consulting team. Stanger brings 27 years of experience in healthcare, benefits consulting, human resources, compliance, wellness and client relationship management to EPIC.

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Antimicrobial Screen Protectors for iPhone, iPad and Galaxy 3S announced by Accurate Imaging Resources

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Accurate Imaging Resources announced this week its launch of Accurate Films – screen protectors for cell phones, tablets, laptops, monitors, PCs, and LCD TVs. ‘These new multipurpose and multifunctional screen protectors will work for Apple iPhones, Samsung Galaxy 3S phones, Apple iPads and more,’ Michael Doyle, Director of Sales for Accurate Imaging, says.

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Ten U.S. based charitable non-profits will receive in-kind grants totaling $50,000 with the 2013 Non-Profit PR Grants

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Neotrope, a marketing, PR, and information publishing company founded in 1983, today announced its annual Nonprofit PR Grant Program for 2013. Ten U.S. based charitable non-profits will receive in-kind grants totaling $50,000, including public relations, news dissemination and online marketing services, as part of the company’s 30th anniversary.

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At Starlight Children’s Foundation’s Winter Wonderland, Children with Cancer to Experience the Holiday with Celebrity Guests and Activities

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Starlight Children’s Foundation’s Winter Wonderland – a day when more than 350 Starlight kids, siblings and their parents are given the opportunity to experience the holidays by decorating cookies, making ornaments, meeting Hollywood celebrities, and more – will be held Dec. 8 at 10 a.m. at CBS Studios. The current ‘X Factor’ soundstage is being turned into a children’s wonderland courtesy of Northwestern Mutual.

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Calif. Senator Padilla Issues Statement on California State Auditor’s Report on LAUSD Handling of Child Abuse Allegations

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /Califonria Newswire/ — California State Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) released the following statement today regarding the California State Auditor’s report on Los Angeles Unified School District’s (LAUSD) handling of child abuse allegations:

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L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa Releases Statement on the Re-Election of President Barack Obama

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa late last night released a statement on the re-election of President Barack Obama: President Obama campaigned on a vision of strengthening America’s ladder of opportunity, expanding our middle class and making the investments that will ensure America’s future prosperity. Tonight, this vision won.

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L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa and Councilmember Huizar Announce Winner of Design Competition for 6th St. Bridge

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Mayor Villaraigosa today joined Councilmember Jose Huizar to announce that the architecture firm HNTB is the winner of the international design competition for the redesign of the 6th Street Bridge.

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Assemblymember Hall to Host Forum on Impacts of California’s ‘Cap and Trade’ Program

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ – California Assemblymember Isadore Hall, III (D- Los Angeles) and Assemblymember Susan A. Bonilla (D- Concord) will hold a forum, featuring California Air Resources Board (CARB) Chair Mary Nichols to discuss the impact of AB 32 (Chapter 488, 2006) and CARB’s Cap-and-Trade program on businesses, utilities, public universities and local governments throughout the state on Friday, August 24, 2012 from 2 – 4 p.m. in Carson, Calif.

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L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa Announces Plans to Develop New Online Resource for L.A. Apparel Industry

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On Monday, Los Angeles Mayor Villaraigosa announced the development of an online resource for the Los Angeles apparel industry. The Mayor’s Office of Economic and Business Policy will partner with the Los Angeles Regional Export Council (LARExC) to research and compile the first-ever online comprehensive resource guide of apparel […]

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Romney Campaign Expands Latino Focus: Names Josh Valdez, DBA, Chairman of Campaign’s Health Care Insurance Industry Group

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Latino Consultants, LLC today announced that Josh Valdez, DBA, the former Regional Director for the Federal Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), has been named the Chair of Health Care Insurance Industry Group by the Romney for President campaign.

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L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa Celebrates Opening of Restored and Renovated City Hall Park

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Mayor Villaraigosa on Thursday celebrated the opening of the newly renovated City Hall Park. City Hall Park has been undergoing restoration since December of 2011. The renovation design, chosen by public and the City, includes needed updates to landscape design, irrigation systems, lighting, and plant selection. “The new City […]

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Calif. Gov. Brown Signs Legislation (SB 1029) to Improve California’s Transportation System

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. yesterday signed SB 1029, which will create thousands of new jobs in California by modernizing regional transportation systems and linking them to the state’s future high-speed rail line. The $4.7 billion investment will be matched by an additional $7.9 billion in federal and local […]

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Calif. Governor Brown Signs California Homeowner Bill of Rights

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today signed the California Homeowner Bill of Rights to halt the “abusive tactics” of loan servicers and protect struggling homeowners who are trying, in good faith, to renegotiate their mortgages. “Californians should not have to suffer the abusive tactics of those who would push […]

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L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa Signs Ordinance Reforming Tax Structure for Auto Dealers

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Mayor Villaraigosa on Monday signed a City ordinance exempting new car dealers from the City’s gross receipts tax, or business tax, at KIA of Downtown. “Ending the auto dealer business tax is smart policy that will pay dividends for years to come,” said Mayor Villaraigosa. “New dealerships mean new […]

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Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers CEO Pilar Montoya is Honored for Advancing STEM Awareness

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, Inc (SHPE) Chief Executive Officer, Pilar Montoya, has been nationally recognized by U.S. STEMconnector(TM), "100 Women Leaders in STEM," for her efforts to increase STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) awareness, access, support and leadership development among the Hispanic community. In a special reception […]

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Riveting Novel, ‘Sarcophagus’ by Jean-Pierre Chevalier, Sheds New Light on Modern Health-Care Issues

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.

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