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Professionals Guild: New Years Eve Balloon Drop

Bay Area New Year’s Eve 2023-24 by Professionals Guild Enlivens Walnut Creek CA

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Professionals Guild and the Society of Single Professionals announced a Bay Area New Year's Eve Party for singles and couples at the Chicken Pie Shop and bar in Walnut Creek on Dec. 31, 2023. This East Bay New Year's Eve party includes an optional New Year's Eve Dinner, DJ dancing, a Balloon Drop, and a Champagne Toast followed by more dancing.
Gemoo Introduces Wordance

Gemoo Introduces Wordance: Transform Plain Text into Engaging Music-Synced Videos in Minutes

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Gemoo, the developer of FocuSee, announced the launch of Wordance, a revolutionary AI-powered tool designed to empower users to create captivating music-synced videos and GIFs from plain text effortlessly. Whether for an indie hacker, startup team member, digital marketer, or content creator, Wordance is the go-to solution for generating attention-catching promo videos that resonate with the target audience. What's better, it's completely free for everyone to use.
The Mortgage Collaborative

The Mortgage Collaborative Adds Four Mortgage Industry Luminaries to 2024 Board of Directors

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Mortgage Collaborative (TMC), the nation's largest independent cooperative network serving the mortgage industry, today announced four additions to its 2024 Management Board of Directors.
The EPIC Goal Workbook

Legacy Launch Pad Announces ‘The EPIC Goal Workbook’ by Goal Setting Speaker Anna David

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Legacy Launch Pad Publishing has released "The EPIC Goal Workbook: The Guide to Achieving Extraordinary, Powerful, Impactful and Courageous Goals" (ISBN: 978-1956955682; paperback), written by Anna David, a leading speaker on goal setting.
Nibav Home Lifts Launches First-of-its-Kind Experience Center

Nibav Home Lifts Launches First-of-its-Kind Experience Center in California for Home Design

IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Nibav Home Lifts, a leader in home mobility solutions, is thrilled to unveil the grand opening of its inaugural Experience Center located in the heart of California. This significant milestone marks a substantial stride for the company as it expands its footprint in the United States, bringing a blend of innovation and luxury to the realm of residential elevators.
PRToolFinder Dropdown Category Menu

Introducing PRToolFinder Community: A Unique Dedicated Online Hub for PR Tools, APRs and Consultants

MARTINEZ, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- PRToolFinder announced the official launch of its new membership-based platform, PRToolFinder Community. The innovative platform builds upon the PRToolFinder database with the addition of a PR Consultant Directory and Forum functionality to help connect PR consultants and business leaders seeking assistance.
Glancy Wine Foundation - Tonya Pitts and Cara Patricia

Glancy Wine Education Foundation wraps Auction 2023 Seeking Pledges for Giving Tuesday

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Glancy Wine Education Foundation (GWEF) raised $21,949 at the 12th Anniversary Celebration and Scholarship Auction with the San Francisco Wine School on November 11. A lively event with a signature Somm Olympics component featuring past scholarship winner Tonya Pitts.
NotaryCam

NotaryCam approved to provide RON and eNotary for Illinois notaries

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- NotaryCam®, a Stewart-owned company and a pioneer in providing remote online notarization and identity verification/authentication technology for real estate and legal transactions, announced today the Illinois Department of Secretary of State has approved the company to provide both eNotary and remote online notarization (RON) services to notaries public registered in the state.
Sonoma-based Merriam Vineyards

Sonoma-based Merriam Vineyards declares 2023 a ‘first class’ vintage in newly CCOF Certified Winery

SONOMA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Merriam Vineyards, located in California's Russian River AVA, wrapped up the 2023 harvest with much to celebrate. Winemaker William Weese states that this year is poised to produce a "great and first-class vintage" for Merriam's award-winning cool-climate varieties, especially its Pinot Noir. Throughout Sonoma County and many AVAs within California, the 2023 vintage is already anticipated to be one of the best in decades.
Adam Swain Ferguson, author, Love without Wings, attends a signing at The Open Book in Canyon Country

Adoption Fairytale Videobook for ‘Love Without Wings’ to Release on National Adoption Day 2023

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- "Love Without Wings: An Adoption Fairytale" (ISBN: 979-8986768045), was released one year ago and now it's also available as a read-along videobook narrated by Rayyah McCaul with an original music score by Sleeps Under Beams. The author, Adam Swain Ferguson, founder, Purple Fox Entertainment, says that the book and its video adaptation were imagined to magically introduce the subject of adoption to his son, and to celebrate diverse families made complete through adoption.
NGPA expo pilot hiring discussions

NGPA Celebrates 10th Industry Expo: NGPA Winter Warm-Up Registration Now Open for LGBTQ Aviation Pros

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The NGPA is thrilled to announce another captivating series of events set to take place in the sunny city of Palm Springs. The NGPA Palm Springs Events will encompass a wide range of activities, including a career fair, industry expo, networking socials, a weekend fly-in, member socials, hiring sessions, and LGBTQ+ advocacy breakout sessions.
Geneva Kiosk for upscale hospitality and entertainment

Olea Kiosks Introduces Redesigned Edition of its Indoor and Outdoor Geneva Kiosk

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Olea Kiosks®, a visionary provider of self-service kiosk solutions, announced a redesign of its popular Geneva kiosk as it debuts this new model at International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAPPA) in Orlando November 14 to 17, 2023.
David Claytor of SureThing Productions

L.A.-based marketing firm, Digitl Mediums announces partnership with David Claytor and SureThing Productions

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Digitl Mediums, a bi-coastal boutique full services consulting, marketing and branding company, is pleased to announce a strategic partnership with SureThing Productions, a renowned name in the entertainment industry.
California Association of Veteran Service Agencies

The California Association of Veteran Service Agencies (CAVSA) Annual Report: Continued Challenges for the Golden State’s 1.38 Million Veterans

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, the California Association of Veteran Service Agencies (CAVSA), a consortium of six non-profit veteran service providers, released its 2023 California Veterans Community Report, providing data and analysis on the current challenges faced by California veterans, highlighting the strides made in the past year, and presenting their advocacy strategy for 2024 and beyond-with a focus on behavioral health and housing initiatives.
Homebuilding Veteran Mitchell Bradford

Homebuilding Veteran Mitchell Bradford Joins Diversified Pacific in California

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Real estate veteran Mitchell Bradford has joined the talented team at Diversified Pacific. His 35 years of experience and leadership in the industry as a homebuilder and multi-family investor/owner will play a key role in the company as it seeks to grow and expand its reach and focus.
MCT - Mortgage Capital Trading

Mortgage Volume Continues Downward Trend in Q4/2023 in Latest MCT November Indices Report

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Mortgage Capital Trading, Inc. (MCT®), a leading mortgage hedge advisory and secondary marketing software firm, reported today a drop of 17.76% in mortgage lock volume over the prior month. Loan originations for October continued to dip as mortgage rates hovered around 8% and lack of housing supply continues to slow origination volume. While overall mortgage lock volume dropped more than 17% in October, cash out refinances did see a boost.
Neotrope expands AI image service

Neotrope expands AI image service for its online press release distribution solutions

TEMECULA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, Neotrope®, a 40+ year old tech and marketing firm, and Send2Press® Newswire, a 24 year old online newswire service, announce updated use of AI tools for client image optimization, such as upscaling and generative fill to make news images better for social and syndication.
2023 Great Communicator Debate finalists

Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation & Institute announces opening of 2024 season for the Great Communicator Debate Series

SIMI VALLEY, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute is proud to announce the start of the 2024 season for the Great Communicator Debate Series (GCDS). The debate competition features a series of regional competitions across America culminating in the National Championship hosted at The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in California. Finalists compete to receive their share of $50,000 in college scholarships.
Book, Sustainability in the Air

Legacy Launch Pad announces book: ‘Sustainability in the Air’ to Offer Climate Change Hope

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Legacy Launch Pad Publishing proudly presents "Sustainability in the Air: The Innovators Helping the Aviation Industry Take Climate Action" (ISBN: 978-1-956955-80-4 [ebook]; 978-1-956955-81-1 [paperback]), co-authored by Shashank Nigam and Dirk Singer, respectively the Founder & CEO and the Head of Sustainability of aviation consulting firm SimpliFlying.
2023 Neurotech Leaders Forum

Emerging Neurotech Startups to Present at the 2023 Neurotech Leaders Forum in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Neurotech Reports, the publisher of the Neurotech Business Report newsletter, announced that several promising neurotechnology startups and early-stage firms will present at the 2023 Neurotech Leaders Forum in San Francisco, November 6-7. The 23rd annual event-the most established in the industry-will also feature presentations and panel discussions on important issues confronting the neurotechnology industry.
Send2Press and NEOTROPE caution about ghost posts

Send2Press and NEOTROPE caution marketing and PR firms to stop spooking clients with online ghost posts

TEMECULA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, Neotrope, a 40+ year old marketing firm based in California, and Send2Press Newswire, a 24 year old online newswire service, caution PR and marketing pros about the fallacy of using questionable newswire services to place client news announcements on invisible, pointless news platforms, to scare up false and misleading ROI.
Teresa Bryce Bazemore and Nandita Bakhshi

Nandita Bakhshi to Join Teresa Bryce Bazemore in Conversation at Financial Women of San Francisco 2023 Annual

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Financial Women of San Francisco (FWSF) today announced that Nandita Bakhshi, Special Advisor and Board Member at BMO Financial Group and Former CEO of Bank of the West, will be the guest moderator as FWSF honors Teresa Bryce Bazemore, President and CEO of the Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco, at the 2023 Financial Woman of the Year luncheon in San Francisco, CA on Tuesday, November 7, 2023.
Gemoo FocuSee: Screen Recording

Gemoo Releases FocuSee: Innovative Screen Recording App with Auto Editing

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Gemoo, an innovative startup team aiming to simplify the workflow of video creation, editing, and sharing, has launched FocuSee, a groundbreaking screen recording application with auto-editing features designed to empower users without video editing skills to craft stunning tutorial, promotional, sales, and demo videos in minutes.
The Daily Outpost

Veteran Hospitality Duo Opening ‘The Daily Outpost’ a New Venue At Iconic Restaurant Corner In Studio City

STUDIO CITY, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- For decades, Laurel Canyon Blvd. and Ventura Blvd. have been a crossroad for some of Studio City's most dynamic restaurant ventures. Now, two proven restaurateurs, Brian Lenzo (Blue Palms Brewhouse and many others) and Dick Raskin (Shanghai Rose) have teamed up to launch a brand new 144-seat eatery, The Daily Outpost, on the second level of the sprawling space located on the intersection's southeast corner.
Peter Andrews, DipWSET, MBA, Founder and President of Culture Wine Co

Culture Wine Co. Launches in San Francisco to Enhance Representation of South African Wine In The U.S.

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Culture Wine Co. launches today as the sole importer, wholesaler, e-commerce retailer and wine club in the United States dedicated exclusively to the wines of South Africa. The goal? To drastically increase the representation and import-value of South African wine in the United States.
(L-R) Olympian Paul Carayas of Chez TJ, San Francisco Wine School Co-Owners Kristin Campbell and David Glancy, and Olympian Lindsey Young

San Francisco Wine School: 2023 SOMM Olympics Spotlights Rising Wine Talent and Supports Educational Scholarships

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On Saturday, November 11th from 3:30-8pm, San Francisco Wine School invites the public to join their 12th Anniversary Celebration and Scholarship Auction featuring their signature Somm Olympics event benefiting the Glancy Wine Education Foundation, which provides scholarships to wine & hospitality professionals from diverse communities demonstrating financial need.
Sports in the Los Angeles Basin: The 2023 Economic Impact Analysis

Landmark Study Reveals $2B Increase in Economic Impact of Sports in So. California, Revealing Significant Growth Post-Pandemic

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- LA Sports Council, the region's premier sports trade association, and the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC) released "Sports in the Los Angeles Basin: The 2023 Economic Impact Analysis" at the Metro LA Sports Innovation Conference on Tuesday, detailing a region charging back with more growth on the horizon.
The Mortgage Collaborative

The Mortgage Collaborative Announces its Selected 2024 Board of Directors and Advisory Council

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Mortgage Collaborative (TMC), the nation's largest independent cooperative network serving the mortgage industry, today announced its 2024 Board of Directors and Advisory Council.

Golf Envy Announces Grand Opening in Covina, Calif.

COVINA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Golf enthusiasts and novices alike are set to tee off like never before as Golf Envy, the premier indoor golf facility, announces its grand opening in Covina, CA, on Saturday, Oct. 14, 2023. Centrally located in the heart of Covina, Golf Envy invites all in and around the community to join the celebration.
TMC Emerging Technology Fund LP

TMC Emerging Technology Fund LP Invests in Halcyon to Better Serve Mortgage Industry

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Mortgage Collaborative (TMC), the nation's largest independent cooperative network serving the mortgage industry, announced today that the TMC Emerging Technology Fund LP (the "Fund") has made its latest investment in Halcyon. Halcyon's suite of services provides financial institutions with a 360-degree financial relationship with its customers by affordably expanding their offerings to include investment advisory, IRS transcripts and tax preparation services.
NotaryCam

NotaryCam President Brian Webster named a 2023 Vanguard

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- NotaryCam, a Stewart-owned company and leading remote online notarization (RON) provider for real estate and legal transactions, today announced Brian Webster has been selected by the publication HousingWire for its annual Vanguard awards program. Webster was selected for his leadership and the company's strategic growth. He's placed an emphasis on expanding the company's RON products and services, resulting in a 36% year-over-year growth in real estate transactions and 121% in its insurance transactions.
Tom Watson and his Kansas City-based Watson Links

Tom Watson and his Watson Links program announce national expansion with First Tee – Greater Sacramento

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Eight time Major Champion, Tom Watson and his Watson Links™ program, which was inspired to pave the road for the next generation of lifetime golfers, is expanding beyond its Kansas City base for the first time. Partnering with First Tee - Greater Sacramento, the program will offer free tee times to junior golfers who are connected with mentors on courses in the Sacramento area.
Month-over-month Change in Lock Volume for Sept. by Transaction Type

High Mortgage Rates & Low Supply Drag Down Mortgage Volume in MCT Oct. 2023 Indices Report

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Mortgage Capital Trading, Inc. (MCT®), a leading mortgage hedge advisory and secondary marketing software firm, reported today a significant dip of 13.29% in mortgage lock volume over the prior month.
MCT - Mortgage Capital Trading

MCT (Mortgage Capital Trading) Named Best Place To Work 2023 By SDBJ

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Mortgage Capital Trading, Inc. (MCT®), the de facto leader in innovative mortgage capital markets technology, announced that it has been named one of the Best Places to Work 2023 by the San Diego Business Journal (SDBJ) in the medium-sized company category (50 - 249 U.S. employees).
KROST CPAs

INSIDE Public Accounting Ranks KROST CPAs & Consultants Among Top 100 Firms in the US in 2023

PASADENA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- INSIDE Public Accounting (IPA) has named KROST CPAs & Consultants Top 100 Firm in 2023. The firm ranked 73rd on the prestigious Top 100 list. KROST along with other recipients of these distinguished awards are highlighted in IPA's monthly newsletter. KROST has been named Top 100 firm for the third year in a row.
Resident Edith Hansen, Dr. John Stumbo, Joanna Stumbo and resident Rhea Zakich at the Grace Gardens Dedication Ceremony

Grace Gardens Dedication at Town & Country in Santa Ana Celebrates 2 Years of Premier Memory Care

SANTA ANA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Town & Country Life Plan Community celebrated the two-year anniversary of Grace Gardens Memory Care with a Dedication Ceremony on September 16. Dr. John Stumbo, the president of The Christian and Missionary Alliance, presided over the dedication, which was attended by city officials, business partners, residents, and their families.
Manasvi Pinnaka, founder and CEO of Nysha.ai

High School Senior Manasvi Pinnaka Works to Improve Cystic Fibrosis Research through AI and Her Nonprofit

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Manasvi Pinnaka is a senior at BASIS Independent Silicon Valley in San Jose, CA. She's also the founder and CEO of Nysha.ai, a nationally-recognized nonprofit organization committed to raising awareness for cystic fibrosis. Pinnaka's goals are to create awareness about this disease in all races and ethnicities while empowering and educating students to explore the world of AI research to advance the finding of a cure for the disease.
Glynns Thomas Portraits

Glynns Thomas Portraits Annnounces its New Studio Location in Downtown Sacramento

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Glynns Thomas Portraits, a leading provider of professional headshot and brand photography services, is excited to announce the opening of its second studio location at 717 K Street in Sacramento, CA. This strategic expansion positions them in the vibrant heart of downtown Sacramento, directly across from the Downtown Commons (DOCO) and the world-renowned Golden 1 Center.
Golden State Pops Orchestra

Golden State Pops Orchestra announces the 2023 Holiday Pops Spectacular in L.A.

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The holiday spirit will be brought to life once again with the "Holiday Pops Spectacular" taking place on Saturday, December 16, 2023, at 8 p.m., marking the final appearance at the Warner Grand Theatre in San Pedro, CA. Join Maestro Steven Allen Fox, Resident Choir Maestra Marya Basaraba, and the Golden State Pops Orchestra and Chorale in a heartwarming journey filled with joy and merriment!
Neo-Bionica Appoints Uli Gommel As CTO

Neo-Bionica Appoints Uli Gommel As CTO in U.S.

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Neo-Bionica, a leading innovator in the field of medical device development and manufacturing, is thrilled to announce the appointment of Uli Gommel as its new Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Uli will lead Neo-Bionica's technology division spearheading its mission to revolutionize the way that companies bring novel neurotechnologies and smart MedTech devices to market.
The Biggest Leap: Building a Profitable Insurance Agency from the Ground Up

Inspirational entrepreneur Tim Gaspar, an insurance industry pioneer releases ‘The Biggest Leap’

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Inspirational entrepreneur Tim Gaspar has re-launched his debut book "The Biggest Leap: Building a Profitable Insurance Agency from the Ground Up" (ASIN: B0C3JGZZQR).
Reagan Foundation and GE

Reagan Foundation and GE Announce 2024 Scholarship Application Open Date of Oct. 16, 2023

SIMI VALLEY, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute, in partnership with GE, are pleased to announce that the 2024 GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program will open for applications on October 16, 2023. This program awards up to $400,000 in scholarships to deserving high school seniors across the country in 2024.
ASAKA WHISKY

Japanese Whiskys from Asaka Distillery win Silver and Double Gold Medals at NY World Wine and Spirits Competition

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The 2023 New York World Wine and Spirits Competition awarded its coveted Double Gold Medal to Asaka Distillery's Asaka Single Malt Japanese Whisky, Aril Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Cask Reserve, and a Silver Medal to Asaka Single Malt Japanese Whisky, Bourbon Cask Reserve, Suzuki-Marketing, Incorporated announced today.
MASL - Major Arena Soccer League

Major Arena Soccer League Receives Congressional Support to Allow US Visas for Foreign Players

ONTARIO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Major Arena Soccer League (MASL) received support from the U.S. House of Representatives Soccer Caucus this week to help highly talented players be granted visas to play in the United States. Professional soccer players from around the world are currently being denied entry into the United States despite the clear intention of Congress to make sure professional athletes are able to enter the country.
World Open Water Swimming Association (WOWSA)

World Open Water Swimming Association Announces Final Review on Nyad’s 2013 Cuba-Florida Swim: Ratification Denied

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The World Open Water Swimming Association's (WOWSA) Advisory Board reached a decision regarding Diana Nyad's submission for ratification for the Cuba to Florida swim in 2013. WOWSA supports a global community of open water swimmers committed to safety, sportsmanship, and adventure.
Soberlink Launches ‘Addiction Care is Healthcare’ Campaign

Soberlink Launches 2023 ‘Addiction Care is Healthcare’ Campaign in Honor of National Recovery Month

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- In recognition of National Recovery Month this September, Soberlink, the 'Gold Standard' in alcohol monitoring, is proud to announce the launch of its 'Addiction Care is Healthcare' campaign. The initiative seeks to normalize addiction care and firmly establish its place within the larger umbrella of holistic healthcare.
Sacramento SPCA

Petco Love Invests $25K in Sacramento SPCA to Save and Improve Lives of Pets in Sacramento Region

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Sacramento SPCA announced today that they received a $25,000 grant investment from national nonprofit Petco Love in support of their lifesaving work for animals in the Sacramento region.
iTop Data Recovery

iTop Data Recovery 4: Optimized Scanning Unleashed for Enhanced File Recovery and 99% Success Rate

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- iTop has rolled out the latest version of iTop Data Recovery, setting a new standard in file recovery with its remarkable 99% success rate. This new version empowers users to effortlessly recover deleted, formatted, or lost files, showcasing cutting-edge scanning algorithms that expedite the process. iTop Data Recovery 4 also introduces a redesigned user interface for a smoother experience and faster speed.
We Are G.A.M.E.

From Calif. Classroom to Career: Two We Are G.A.M.E. Alumni Kickstart Their Professional Lives

TORRANCE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Graduating from college and embarking on a professional career is a rite of passage for young adults. This summer, two talented alumni from We Are G.A.M.E. have made that important leap: Bailey Wong and Hannah Walker. Their stories serve as an inspiration for aspiring student-athletes and highlight the power of education and mentorship.
Frankenstein: Alive in Concert

South Bay Music Association Presents ‘Frankenstein: Alive in Concert’ with a 2002 score by composer Michael Shapiro

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- South Bay Wind Ensemble (SBWE) is thrilled to begin our 2023/2024 season with "Frankenstein: Alive in Concert" on October 28, 2023 at 7 p.m. The classic 1931 film has sound and dialog, but no music. So now, South Bay Winds are providing the music with a 2002 score by composer Michael Shapiro.

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