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Quality Content Publisher, Neotrope, Re-launches freeNewsArticles.com with Resources for Deadline-focused Print, Broadcast and Web Media Outlets

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.

SB Workforce Investment Board prepared to help California businesses and job seekers through economic recovery

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The San Bernardino County Workforce Investment Board (WIB) surveyed 2,220 local businesses regarding growth, employment trends and quality of workforce for the region and industry sector. The top three industries in the County - healthcare, transportation and logistics and manufacturing - indicate hiring and business growth is expected.

Edgewood Partners Insurance Center adds Joe Costamagna as a Principal in Petaluma, Calif.

PETALUMA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Edgewood Partners Insurance Center (EPIC), a retail property, casualty and employee benefits insurance brokerage, announced today the addition of Joe Costamagna as a principal in their Petaluma office. Costamagna brings 10 years of experience in insurance and risk management, working with a wide range of businesses and specializing in the construction industry.

Palm Springs Villas II added to Professional Community Management of California property management portfolio

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Professional Community Management of California, Inc. (PCM) announced they are managing Palm Springs Villas II Homeowners Association. The community of 476 condominiums offers six large pools, eight spas, tennis courts and a practice putting green.

Lost Spirits Distillery, a New California Malt Whiskey Distillery Launches with Leviathan I, a 110 ppm Peat Monster

MONTEREY, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Lost Spirits Distillery - a tiny California distillery manned by just its two founders - announces the unveiling of their dedicated single malt distillery. The project, which has been under wraps for some years, is an American mom and pop distillery unlike any other. And their first release - Leviathan I - is peated to a staggering 110ppm. Attaining phenol levels only accomplished by two distilleries in the past.
Calif. Governor Brown

Calif. Governor Brown Signs Compact with Coyote Valley Band of Pomo Indians

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Brown and the Coyote Valley Band of Pomo Indians have agreed to an amended tribal-state gaming compact between...

Mortgage Technology SaaS Firm, LendingQB, Signs 12 New Enterprise Clients in Q2 for Loan Origination System

COSTA MESA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- LendingQB, a provider of seamless Web-based mortgage lending technology, announced that it had a banner second quarter, signing 12 new clients, which are either already in production or in the midst of implementation. New clients include mortgage bankers, community banks and credit unions, illustrating the platform's ability to serve all types of mortgage lending institutions

Edgewood Partners Insurance Center adds Patrick McCaleb and Phil Grove as Principals in Fresno, expands into Central Valley

FRESNO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Edgewood Partners Insurance Center (EPIC), a retail property, casualty and employee benefits insurance brokerage, announced today the additions of Patrick McCaleb and Phil Grove as principals in EPIC's newest office located in Fresno.

Sacramento Attorney Myrlys Stockdale Earns Bar Certification – One of Only Seven Certified Family Law Specialists in El Dorado County

EL DORADO HILLS, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The State Bar of California's Board of Legal Specialization has just certified local attorney Myrlys Stockdale as a legal specialist in family law. Ms. Stockdale, 47, is the managing attorney of the marriage and family law firm Stockdale Law Firm, Inc., located in El Dorado Hills and serving clients for the past nearly 10 years.

SmartStops and TradeKing Team to Facilitate Risk Management

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- SmartStops, an online service that helps investors of all levels manage investment risk, announced today that the SmartStops BrokerLink service is now available for clients of online broker-dealer, TradeKing.
L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa

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,...
S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee

SF Mayor Lee and US Transportation Secretary LaHood Break Ground on New SFO Air Traffic Control Tower

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today Mayor Edwin M. Lee joined U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood, Acting Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Administrator...
S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee

SF Mayor Lee Announces Pinterest Relocating to San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee and Pinterest CEO Ben Silbermann announced today that Pinterest, one of the fastest...

Professional Community Management of California, Inc. Receives 7 Vision Award Nominations for Excellence in Community Management

LAKE FOREST, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Professional Community Management of California, Inc. (PCM) today announced that seven of its employees received Vision Award nominations from the California Association of Community Managers (CACM).

San Bernardino County Workforce Investment Board partners with Dept. of Behavioral Health to Place 279 Youth in Summer Jobs

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- California's San Bernardino County Workforce Investment Board partnered with the Department of Behavioral Health to place 279 youth in summer jobs with local employers. The grant paid the wages to County youth ages 18-25 years old and provided transportation assistance as well as work readiness training prior to starting their jobs.

Associa's Professional Community Management of California Expands Support for Local Charities

LAKE FOREST, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Professional Community Management of California, Inc. continues to add charitable organizations to its roster of philanthropic endeavors. Most recently, the company sponsored Second Harvest Food Bank, the International Energy Alliance, Savannah's Organic Ranch Golf Tournament at the Aliso Viejo Country Club, Home Aid Orange County, Boys and Girls Club of Capistrano Valley and the Lake Forest Community Association's Community Spirit Team.

New LendingQB Integration Performs Continuous Automatic Mortgage Compliance Audits from POS to Closing

COSTA MESA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- LendingQB, a provider of seamless mortgage lending technology, announced that it completed an integration with ComplianceEase, the leading provider of mortgage compliance and risk management solutions. LendingQB integrated ComplianceEase's ComplianceAnalyzer product with its end-to-end loan origination system.

Trailer Bills are Loophole Goldmine for Legislators Pet Projects, Like 'Thieves in the Night,' says Gold Pan California

CONCORD, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Gold Pan California, a gold prospecting supply shop located in the Bay Area, is shining light on a California State Budget loophole which is being exploited by Legislators to enact last minute laws on pet projects and further increase California's budget deficit.

Professional Community Management of California Food Drive June 18-29 will Support Second Harvest Food Bank, Community's Hungry

LAKE FOREST, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Professional Community Management of California is sponsoring an employee food drive June 18-29, 2012 to support Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County's efforts to eliminate hunger in the local community.

Michael Persall, CPA and Investor Appointed to Bank of Southern California Board of Directors

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Bank of Southern California announced today that Michael Persall, CPA and Investor was appointed to the company's board of directors. Mr. Persall is President of Persall Group and is a practicing certified public accountant with extensive experience in construction, real estate and finance.

Catholic Online announces their adoption of the new Mobile Politics application for the iPhone

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Catholic Online is announcing their adoption of the new Mobile Politics application for the iPhone to share the social message of the Church. Mobile Politics is being touted as 'the most powerful tool in politics since the invention of the ballot.'
Orange County Great Park

O.C. Great Park Moves Forward With $22.8 Million, 30-acre Expansion

IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Orange County Great Park Corporation today announced it is moving forward with a 30-acre expansion of the Great...
S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee

San Francisco, China's NDRC Sign Agreement to Strengthen Ties in Sustainability

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Mayor Edwin M. Lee today announced that San Francisco signed a Memorandum of Understanding at the 3rd Annual...
S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee

S.F. Mayor Lee & President Chiu Introduce Measure to Reform San Francisco’s Business Tax Structure

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- SF Mayor Edwin M. Lee and Board President David Chiu on Tuesday introduced a proposal to reform the...

RenderX, Inc. Announces the Initial Release of its New CloudFormatting Services for Creating Documents on the Fly

PALO ALTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- RenderX, Inc. announced today the initial release of the CloudFormatting services for creating documents on the fly through simple web-based interfaces. The solution allows any customer to leverage the power of dynamic PDF reporting for their solutions with little to no programming.

ESI Edgebanding Services Releases an Updated Version of the PVC Edgebanding Pattern Search System for 2012

SAN DIMAS, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- ESI Edgebanding Services Inc. has announced the full update of their PVC edgebanding to matching high pressure laminate patterns database. The ESI PVC pattern database is fully searchable by laminate brand, laminate pattern number or laminate pattern name.

Duct Tape Marketing Master Consultant Kelly Weppler Creates Summer School for Small Business in Orange County

COSTA MESA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Kelly Weppler of WH and Associates, an Orange County marketing firm, has announced that she will be presenting several key educational sessions for small business owners at The Microsoft Store at South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa, Calif. As one of six Duct Tape Marketing Master Consultants, Kelly writes and speaks about helping small business marketing.

MCT Trading Inc adds Kerry Masterson as Midwest Regional Director

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- MCT Trading, Inc. (MCT), a recognized leader in mortgage pipeline hedging and risk management services, announced that Kerry Masterson has joined the company as Regional Director where he will be responsible for growing and managing the Midwest territory.

Hydroponic Vertical Farm Demonstration Center in Laguna Beach planned by EnviroIngenuity

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.

Workforce Investment Act Funding Provides California Teens and Young Adults with Career and Educational Opportunities

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The San Bernardino County Workforce Investment Board announced on the heels of the Y4 event on Friday, April 27 that unemployed youth may apply for the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) youth program. The program gives eligible youth access to educational and career opportunities and job skills programs through adult and peer mentoring and counseling.

Celebrating its 40th Anniversary, PCM Opens New Office, Continues Growth in Riverside County

RIVERSIDE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, Professional Community Management of California, Inc. (PCM) relocated its Inland Empire office to 11860 Pierce Street Suite 100, Riverside, CA 92505.

Sixty California Entrepreneurs sought by San Bernardino County Workforce Investment Board

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- California's San Bernardino County Workforce Investment Board invites dislocated workers, veterans and county residents 18 years and older who want to launch their own Internet or service-based business to enroll in an entrepreneur training program. The board will fund training for 60 participants and the deadline to enroll is May 18, 2012.

VLP Law Group LLP adds Martin H. Levenglick as a partner

PALO ALTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- VLP Law Group LLP is very pleased to announce the expansion of its corporate practice with the addition of Martin H. Levenglick as a partner. He brings over thirty years of experience as a corporate and transactional lawyer specializing in venture capital, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, corporate finance, corporate governance, and general corporate counseling.
S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee

S.F. Mayor Lee Celebrates Opening of Dropbox HQ in SoMa with Estimated Space for more than 500 New Jobs

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee and Dropbox CEO Drew Houston today officially opened the new office of Dropbox, a tech company that provides a sharing service for users to store photos, documents, and videos. The company's new headquarters is located at 185 Berry Street, occupies 87,000 square feet and provides space for future growth.
S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee

S.F. Mayor Lee and Supervisor Olague Announce Increased Investment in the Fillmore

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On Tuesday, S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee and District 5 Supervisor Christina Olague today celebrated the arrival of seven new businesses in the Fillmore, announced a dramatic 21 percent decrease in the vacancy rate from 35 percent to 14 percent in the Fillmore and highlighted several City programs aimed at continuing the momentum in the Fillmore.

Wholesale Trading Co-Op Insurance Services welcomes Jeffrey R. Jamison to NYC Office

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Wholesale Trading Co-Op Insurance Services, LLC (WTCI) announced today that Jeffrey R. Jamison has joined the firm as Assistant VP. Jamison will be based in New York City.

Los Angeles County Workforce Investment Board to help local employers receive assistance to hire and find qualified and trained employees

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Thanks to a multi-million dollar National Emergency Grant (NEG) from the U.S. Department of Labor, the Los Angeles County Workforce Investment Board was awarded funds as part of the California Multi-Sector Workforce Partnership. The aim of this program is to provide retraining and career transition needs to individuals who experienced layoffs.

Professional Community Management of California celebrates 40 years of service and growth this month

LAKE FOREST, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- PCM (Professional Community Management of California, Inc.), celebrates 40 years of service and growth. In 1964, the company began as a non-profit that managed Laguna Woods Village. PCM officially incorporated in 1972 to manage a diverse range of homeowner associations or Common Interest Developments including Huntington Landmark and Sun Lakes Country Club.

SecuGen Corp issues statement clarifying prior press release, Permanent Injunction Against Suprema Distributors and OEM Partners in Patent Infringement Lawsuit

SANTA CLARA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- SecuGen Corporation, a worldwide leader in the area of fingerprint sensor technology, which is located in Silicon Valley, issued a statement today clarifying a prior press release entitled: 'SecuGen Obtains Permanent Injunction Against Suprema Distributors and OEM Partners in Patent Infringement Lawsuit.'
L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa

L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa Signs Development Reform Ordinance Cutting Red Tape

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa signed the Multiple Approvals Ordinance on Monday, cutting red tape and simplifying the development review process. Under the new ordinance development projects that require multiple approvals from the City of Los Angeles will now have one deadline rather than multiple expiration dates for individual entitlements.

GCA California Real Estate Fund announced for Calif. 'Boomers' by GCA Equity Partners, LLC

CAMPBELL, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- GCA Equity Partners, LLC today announced that it has opened the GCA California Real Estate Fund, LLC - a new investment offering available to qualified California residents. The fund's 8 percent preferred annual return rate and real-estate secured investment portfolio can help meet the retirement planning needs of those residents born between 1946 and 1964, collectively known as the 'baby boom' generation.
Senator Alex Padilla

California Autonomous Vehicle Bill Moves Forward: Senator Padilla Bill would Establish Standards for Testing and Operation

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- CA Senate Bill 1298, authored by Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima), passed the Senate Transportation Committee today on an 8 to 0 vote. The bill would establish safety and performance standards for the safe operation of autonomous vehicles on public roads in California.

Los Angeles Publicity Firm, G-Man Marketing, Celebrates 10 Years of Broadcast and Internet Branding

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Whether you call it publicity, media relations or hype, everybody needs it and John Scott G has been providing it for a decade. 'Just by visiting the Internet, you have been influenced by our work,' states the head of G-Man Marketing. 'We create and publish media announcements, press alerts, video messaging, social networking communication, and what I call ghost marketing.'

The Pacific Pinball Museum chosen as recipient of a grant from the Neotrope 2012 Non-Profit PR Grants Program

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.
L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa

L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa Releases Regional Export Plan at Inaugural Brookings and JP Morgan Chase Conference

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa on Wednesday announced the release of the Los Angeles Regional Export Plan and new funding for programs facilitating exports through the Los Angeles Regional Export Council (LARExC) during a keynote speech at the Inaugural Brookings Institution and JPMorgan Chase Global Cities Initiative (GCI) Forum.
L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa

L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa Announces 2012 Minority Business Firms of the Year

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and the Los Angeles City Council will honor five Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs) during the two-day 17th Annual Minority Business Awards and Conference 'Fostering Strategic Business Growth for Job Creation' to be held March 23rd and 27th.

Calif. Governor Brown Marks Boeing's Delivery of 787 Dreamliner to California

LONG BEACH, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today welcomed Boeing's new 787 Dreamliner to California, saying the cutting-edge airliner symbolizes the state's innovation and creativity. Hundreds of California engineers helped to design the Dreamliner, which uses 20 percent less fuel than similar-sized planes.

S.F. Mayor Lee Launches TechSF Initiative to Train S.F. Residents For High Tech Jobs

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /Califonria Newswire/ -- Mayor Edwin M. Lee today launched TechSF to train and reskill San Francisco residents for the City's growing number of technology and IT jobs, announcing a $5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor's Technical Skills Training Grants program to jumpstart funding for the City's major new workforce training initiative.

Calif. Gov. Brown Inaugurates Major Bottle-to-Bottle Recycling Plant

RIVERSIDE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On Friday, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. inaugurated carbonLITE's 220,000 square foot plant in Riverside, California, the largest bottle-to-bottle recycling plant in the world.

Retailer Macys.com Signs San Francisco’s Second Largest Lease of The Year

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- San Francisco Mayor Edwin M. Lee today announced that Macy's, the nation's largest department store chain, has entered into a 242,753 square-foot lease at 680 Folsom Street in South of Market (SoMa) to house the e-commerce operations of macys.com.

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