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Valerie Gotten

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ABOUT THE EDITOR: Valerie Gotten (aka Valerie G) is an abstract painter, former movie stand-in, and volunteers for "green events" to help raise awareness about global warming, and help preserve California's wilderness and natural beauty.

DANA POINT, Calif. -- "Dogs with cancer can be helped using holistic pet care," says Susan B. Davis, veterinary nutritionist for Ask Ariel Your Pet Nutritionist (www.AskAriel.com). Diet and nutritional supplements can help boost a dog's immune system, increase longevity and overall quality of life. Dogs and cats with cancer need a diet that is high in quality protein, low in carbohydrates and rich in enzymes and Omega 3 fatty acids. However, depending upon the type of dog cancer, e.g. canine liver cancer and/or other complications such as canine kidney disease, a high protein diet may not be appropriate. Thus, a customized homemade diet for dogs is often required.

NEWBURY PARK, Calif. -- CyberTouch is pleased to announce the introduction of FlexTouch, an unbreakable and flexible line of new touch screens designed for flat-panel or rear-projection displays. Utilizing polymer-on-polymer construction, FlexTouch incorporates four-wire resistive analog technology offering up to 86% transparency. The user-surface is abrasion-resistant and anti-glare.

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. -- Gen-9, Inc. announced today that, as a result of a recent Microsoft announcement restricting the use of the 2007 Microsoft Office User Interface to non-competing products, Gen-9 will be no longer be implementing the 2007 Microsoft Office User Interface in NOAH. Gen-9 was one of the first companies to implement the new interface in one of its products.

SAN MARINO, Calif. -- Epeius Biotechnologies recently announced the publication of clinical data from studies conducted at the University of the Philippines, Asian Hospital and Medical Center, Makati Medical Center, Manila, Philippines and Lutheran Medical Center, New York, USA, revealing the safety and single agent efficacy of Rexin-G(TM) for the treatment of a broad spectrum of chemotherapy-resistant cancers.

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- CADFORCE, the Los Angeles-based global leader in outsourced architectural services, today announced that it has raised $3.1 million in a Series B funding round. Louisiana Ventures, LP, of Bossier City, Louisiana led the round with a $1.5 million investment. This follows Rincon Venture Partners' August 2005 Series A, bringing the total capital investment in CADFORCE to just under $5 million.

H. Lewis SmithLOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Recognizing the need for another effective medium, H. Lewis Smith, author of "Bury that Sucka" (ISBN: 1413792693), is the founder of a new non-profit organization, United Voices for a Common Cause, Inc. The organization pledges and holds true "to not use the n-word as they strive toward cultural integrity and mutual respect for all Americans and to offer uncompromising resistance to social forces and structures which deny or limit their ability to do so. It is their intent to promote racial harmony, self-respect, pride and dignity affirming the highest of standards and values for the African American communities."

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- In its quest to increase sales, Wildfire, Inc. (www.wildfirefx.com), Los Angeles based manufacturer of VHO, DMX controllable UV lights and UV sensitive materials, hired a new marketing director recently, promoting Aaron Stanley, the former Accounting Manager, to Director of Marketing and Public Relations.

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Wildfire, Inc. of Los Angeles, known for providing UV effects and materials to the entertainment industry for 17 years, will be joining the set of "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" in an episode to be aired Sunday, October 15 at 8/9 pm CST.

Showtime WEEDSHOLLYWOOD, Calif. -- Is art imitating life or what? Craig X who sells pot on Showtime's hit show "Weeds" is opening a pro-pot Temple on Hollywood Blvd this week. In the first season he plays himself as the owner of the "Bodhi Sativa Care Givers Club." In season two, this week's episode (August 21-25), "Cooking with Jesus" he appears as the owner of cannabis club called the "Mohasky Cup."

OnlineBootyCallSAN DIEGO, Calif. -- The dating Web site, OnlineBootyCall.com, a division of Mobeze, Inc., is proud to announce that they have received only one confirmed report of marriage since their Web site's inception three years ago. "Reaching the one million member mark with only a single reported marriage is a tremendous accomplishment," Moses Brown, Founder and CEO said.

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Temple420.org opened on April 20th to incredible success. There have been thousands of people flocking to the site and a true community is being created on-line. Two community members of Temple420.org have decided to get married and they have asked Craig X Rubin, the new Pope of Pot, to officiate over their Wedding. The other exciting news is that Rubin, the Temple's Reverend, is going to Washington D.C. to be trained as a preacher by Arch Bishop George Augustus Stallings.