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Bank of Southern California NA

Bank of Southern California Names Soly Cangarlu VP, Branch Manager in West L.A.

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Bank of Southern California, N.A. (OTC Pink: BCAL / OTCMKTS:BCAL), a community business bank headquartered in San Diego, has named Soly Cangarlu Vice President, Branch Manager. She will be responsible for developing client relationships and expanding the bank's presence in West Los Angeles.
Bank of Southern California NA

Bank of Southern California, NA Names Laura H. Araluce VP, Branch Manager

ORANGE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Bank of Southern California, N.A. (OTC Pink: BCAL / OTCMKTS:BCAL), a community business bank headquartered in San Diego, is pleased to announce that Laura H. Araluce has joined the company as Vice President, Branch Manager. She will be responsible for growing Bank of Southern California's presence in Orange County.
CLOUDVIRGA

Fairway Independent Mortgage Partners with Cloudvirga to Support Its Organizational Growth Goals

IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Cloudvirga, a leading provider of digital mortgage point-of-sale (POS) software whose enterprise technology is powered by the intelligent Mortgage Platform, today announced that Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation (Fairway) has launched Cloudvirga's digital mortgage platform for consumers and loan officers.
Wendy Peel

ReverseVision Expands Support for its Proprietary Reverse Mortgage Technology Products

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- ReverseVision, the leading provider of technology and training for the Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) industry, today announced that it is offering a combination of enhanced software functionality and professional services to help mortgage lenders launch proprietary reverse mortgage products.
XG Communities LLC

XG Communities LLC announces City of Whittier CA to establish new path to 5G using small cell infrastructure

WHITTIER, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- XG Communities LLC, a premier provider of wireless, asset marketing and wireless management services for cities and municipalities across the United States, announces their agreement with the City of Whittier, preparing the City for small cell applications.
EPIC Insurance

EPIC Recognized Among Inc. Magazine’s 2018 Annual List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that it has been ranked No. 2746 on Inc. Magazine's 37th annual Inc. 5000, the most prestigious ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies.
Bank of Southern California NA

Bank of Southern California, NA Expands its Los Angeles Team with the Addition of Three Branch Managers

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Bank of Southern California, N.A. (OTC Pink: BCAL / OTCMKTS:BCAL), a community business bank headquartered in San Diego, Calif., announced the addition of three tenured Branch Managers to support the company's recent expansion into Los Angeles County.
Tony Cardenas

Calif. Congressman Tony Cardenas statement on the end of the Sinclair-Tribune Merger

SACRAMENTO, Calif. and WASHINGTON, D.C. /California Newswire/ -- The merger should have been a spike in the end zone for Sinclair, but the refs stopped them at the 1st yard line for unfair play, says Calif. Congressman Tony Cardenas (29th District of Calif.). It must have been a real upset for Sinclair.  But not for the American public.
LBA WARE

The Mortgage Collaborative Releases TMC Benchmark 2.0

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Mortgage Collaborative (TMC), the nation's only independent mortgage cooperative, today announced the release of its enhanced benchmarking solution for its lender members. In collaboration with TMC Preferred Partner LBA Ware, TMC Benchmark now has an improved user interface, augmented reporting dashboards and peer segmentation.
Bank of Southern California and AUB

Bank of Southern California, N.A. Completes its Acquisition of Americas United Bank

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Bank of Southern California, N.A., San Diego (OTC Pink: BCAL / OTCMKTS:BCAL) announced today the completion of its acquisition of Americas United Bank, Glendale, (OTC Pink: AUNB), effective July 31, 2018. Americas United Bank had total assets of approximately $231 million as of June 30.
small cells come to life

City of Fresno and XG Communities announce a 100 site small cell 5G deployment

FRESNO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, XG Communities, LLC announced the first of over 100 new 4.9G / 5G small cell sites utilizing city-owned infrastructure in the City of Fresno. The network, which is scheduled to be operational by the end of 2018, will cover over half of the City with the latest wireless technology. This places Fresno as a clear market leader among the first cities nationwide to commence the roll-out of advanced small cell networks.
SureCoat Roof Repair Products

New SureCoat and SureSet Home and Roof Repair Kits Now Available on Amazon

ANAHEIM, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- SureCoat Systems today announced that the launch of their newest gallon and half-gallon SureCoat and SureSet Repair Kits are now available on Amazon. As a result, thousands of contractors and DIY-ers across the country will now have access to these repair kits.
Bank of Southern California

Bank of Southern California, N.A. Names Catherine Puckett VP, Business Development Manager

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Bank of Southern California, N.A. (OTC Pink: BCAL), a community business bank headquartered in San Diego, is pleased to announce that Catherine Puckett has joined the company as Vice President, Business Development Manager. She will be responsible for expanding Bank of Southern California's business banking client base by actively seeking new business opportunities in the San Diego region.
Robert Etzler of Paragon Insurance

Paragon Insurance Holdings Expands Offices in San Diego, adds Robert Etzler

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Paragon Insurance Holdings LLC ("Paragon"), a national multi-line specialty MGA (Managing General Agency) based in Avon, Conn., today announced its expansion in San Diego, Calif. with the opening of new offices at 401 B Street in downtown San Diego and the hiring of top local insurance professional Robert Etzler, under the leadership of Paragon regional president, Andrew Petersen.
OPENCLOSE

OpenClose Launches DecisionAssist Mobile for Originators at CMBA 46th Annual Western Secondary Marketing Conference

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- OpenClose(R), an industry-leading multi-channel loan origination system (LOS) and mortgage fintech provider, announced at the California Mortgage Bankers Association (CMBA) 46th Annual Western Secondary Marketing Conference that it unveiled DecisionAssist(TM) Mobile, which provides fingertip access to the company's proprietary web-based product and pricing engine (PPE)
Julia Moore of EPIC

Business Development Specialist Julia Moore Joins EPIC in Sacramento

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants announced today that new business sales and relationship management professional Julia Moore has joined the firm's operations in Sacramento as Vice President, New Business Development.
NotaryCam

Accurate Group NotaryWorks Complete Notary Solution enhanced with Remote Online Notarization from NotaryCam

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- NotaryCam today announced that it has partnered with Accurate Group, a leading provider of technology-driven real estate appraisal, title and compliance services, to provide remote online notarization services for NotaryWorks(TM), Accurate Group's complete notary solution.
AnyTrans for Cloud

AnyTrans for Cloud is Ready to Manage Files Across Multi-Clouds for FREE

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- iMobie AnyTrans today unveils a breakthrough yet FREE cloud manager - AnyTrans for Cloud, after its well-renowned iPhone manager and Android manager. For the first time, users are able to enjoy a safer, faster and auto cloud file transfer, easy content management and flexible online file sharing at one place, either on mobile, tablet, or computer.
EPIC Insurance Brokers adds Mr. Sarmad Naqvi

EPIC Insurance Brokers adds Mr. Sarmad Naqvi to its Private Client Practice in Northern California

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants announced today that risk management and insurance professional Sarmad Naqvi has joined the firm's Private Client Insurance operations in Northern California, specializing in providing comprehensive, cost effective risk management and insurance protection to high net worth individuals and their families.
GPS Distribution Over Fiber from Optical Zonu

Cost-Effective GPS Distribution Over Fiber from Optical Zonu Corp: Optimized for C-RAN

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Optical Zonu Corp, a U.S. carrier-approved supplier of RF-Over-Fiber transport solutions and fiber monitored digital transport, has released a version of their GPS Fiber Transport specifically designed for providing the GPS connectivity for C-RAN hubs. This feature now offers 8 and 16 outputs with optional auto-switchover redundancy.
CandyLipz LLC Conducts Clinical Trial

CandyLipz LLC Conducts Clinical Trial to Resolve Consumer Cupping Concerns from Lip Plumping System

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- When some customers showed concern over cupping marks after using the lip plumper manufactured by CandyLipz, LLC, the company quickly jumped into action. It hired a third-party independent investigative research vendor, Biometrix, Inc -, a company that has conducted clinical trials for major multinational biotech, dermatology, product manufacturers and more for 20 plus years - to prove that there was nothing to worry about.
MENYA MUSASHI NITEN ICHIRYU

The #1 Ramen restaurant in Japan, MENYA MUSASHI NITEN ICHIRYU is finally launched in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Renowned Japanese Ramen restaurant MENYA MUSASHI NITEN ICHIRYU is pleased to announce our Grand Opening Special Event on Friday, July 20, 2018 in Sawtelle, Los Angeles.
EPIC Insurance

Risk management and insurance professional Eric Kitei joins EPIC as a Principal in Southern California

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants announced today that risk management and insurance professional Eric Kitei has joined the firm's operations in Southern California as a Principal, focusing on the unique needs of auto dealers and others in the automotive industry.
Corporate Attorney Lloyd A. Schmidt

Lloyd A. Schmidt Elevated to Shareholder at Hoge Fenton in San Jose

SAN JOSE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Hoge Fenton is pleased to announce that, effective July 1, 2018, attorney Lloyd A. Schmidt was elevated to the status of shareholder. Hoge Fenton is a multi-service law firm headquartered in Silicon Valley, with highly focused practitioners.
CEO Ken Rakusin

Gordon Brush Mfg. Co. Wins 2018 ‘MADE: In America Award’ for Manufacturing in the USA

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Gordon Brush Mfg. Co., Inc. announced today that the Company is the 2018 winner of the MADE: In America Award. The award will be presented on July 3 on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., to company President and CEO Ken Rakusin.
C3 Insurance SaferWorks

C3 Risk and Insurance Launches Mobile Inspection App for Businesses and Insurance Pros

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- C3 Risk & Insurance Services today announced the launch of its new SaferWorks smartphone technology for businesses to use in documenting inspections. The app is designed to be extremely simple and easy to use by both the company administrator and by the company end users.
Tonya Fuller and Ashley Forslund

Paragon Insurance Holdings Welcomes Tonya Fuller and Ashley Forslund to Winery and Brewery Team

NAPA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Paragon Insurance Holdings LLC ("Paragon"), a national multi-line specialty MGA (Managing General Agency) based in Avon, Conn., today announced that Tonya Fuller has joined the firm as Vice President, Winery and Brewery. Additionally, Ashley Forslund has become a member of the Paragon team in the role of Senior Underwriter, Winery and Brewery, working in close collaboration with Fuller.
EPIC Insurance

EPIC Insurance’s Philip Westphal to Present on Safe Patient Handling at 2018 California Rural Health Conference

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that EPIC Healthcare Practice Risk Advisor/Broker Philip Westphal will be presenting a one-hour lecture on "Safe Patient Handling on a Budget - Optimizing your Safe Patient Handling and Mobility (SPHM) Program Without Breaking the Bank" at the California Rural Health Conference in Folsom.
Brian Chu, CIC, CLCS

Brian Chu, CIC, CLCS Joins EPIC Insurance Brokers in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants announced today that risk management and insurance professional Brian Chu has joined the firm's operations in Southern California as a Vice President.
Pacific Roofing using SureCoat Roof System

SureCoat Roof System is More Than Green, It’s Waterproof Roof Repair without Construction, says Pacific Roofing Systems

DANA POINT, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Repairing chronic roof leaks due to poor home construction without doing a tear-off or further construction takes innovation, ingenuity, skill, and in this case, the right product line up, says Pacific Roofing Systems. Pacific met the "construction-less" challenge to repair 2,000 square feet of spudded rock flat roofing and sloped metal roofing on a private Laguna Beach residence by instead proposing the use of a unique formulated monolithic liquid single-ply waterproof roof system known as the SureCoat Roof System.
Victoria Dunn

United Fidelity Funding West, UFFWest, Hires Victoria Dunn as National Wholesale Account Executive

IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- United Fidelity Funding West (UFFWest), a rapidly growing national mortgage banker, announced that it added Victoria Dunn to its wholesale lending team of account executives. "We are pleased to have been able to recruit someone with Victoria's proven background of successful execution and solution-oriented sales skill sets," stated John Bell, principal at UFFWest.
Cloudvirga COO Kyle Kamrooz

Cloudvirga Founder Kyle Kamrooz Accepted into Forbes Finance Council

IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Cloudvirga(TM), a leading provider of digital mortgage point-of-sale (POS) software whose enterprise technology is powered by the intelligent Mortgage Platform(R), today announced that company co-founder Kyle Kamrooz has been accepted into the Forbes Finance Council, an invitation-only community for senior-level finance executives.
Mike McNulty of EPIC

EPIC Insurance Adds Michael McNulty as Wine & Beverage Practice Leader in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants announced today that risk management and insurance brokerage veteran Michael McNulty has rejoined the firm as Managing Principal and Wine & Beverage Practice Leader. McNulty will be based in San Francisco and report to Curt Perata, EPIC's Pacific North Region President.
Matic Insurance Services CEO Aaron Schiff

Matic Insurance Services CEO Aaron Schiff Named a 2018 HousingWire Rising Star

SHERMAN OAKS, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Matic, a digital insurance agency whose technology enables borrowers to purchase homeowner's insurance during the mortgage transaction, announced today that company co-founder and CEO Aaron Schiff has been recognized as a HousingWire Rising Star.
Optical Zonu, Sayres, and Cogitari Link Up

Optical Zonu, Sayres, and Cogitari Link Up to Bring Cutting-Edge RF over Fiber Solutions to the Defense Industry

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Optical Zonu Corp ("OZC"), a major manufacturer of analog and digital fiber optic solutions, is pleased to announce a new RF over Fiber solutions partnership with Sayres & Associates and Cogitari.
Michael Rozbruch

Roz Strategies’ Tax Resolution Expert Michael Rozbruch Teaches Tax Pros How to Ramp Up Their Business

STUDIO CITY, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- An exclusive, interactive 4-hour live training for CPAs, EAs and attorneys - "The 7-Figure Tax Resolution Practice Blueprint" - is scheduled for June 28. This free training is hosted by tax resolution expert, Michael Rozbruch, founder of Roz Strategies. He'll show tax professionals how to start a tax resolution practice from scratch (like he did) or take an existing practice to the next level.
DocMagic Integrates eSign Technology with MortgageHippo

DocMagic Integrates eSign Technology with MortgageHippo Digital Lending Platform

TORRANCE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- DocMagic, Inc., the premier provider of fully-compliant loan document preparation, regulatory compliance and comprehensive eMortgage services, and MortgageHippo, a Fintech-driven digital lending platform, announced a seamless eSign integration between their two platforms.
Carl Gibson of WMH

Carl Gibson to head new WMH Corporation Sacramento Office

SAN JOSE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Please join us in welcoming Carl Gibson III to WMH Corporation. Carl will be serving as one of the key transportation leaders in expanding WMH throughout California. His responsibilities will include managing the new Sacramento office, broadening our client base, and mentoring junior staff in their professional development.
Rose Nordbrock joins EPIC in LA

Rose Nordbrock, Jeff Breskin, Pabla Barros and Jose Fuentes Join EPIC Insurance in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants announced today that risk management and insurance professionals Rose Nordbrock, Jeff Breskin, Pabla Barros and Jose Fuentes have joined the firm's operations in Southern California.
EPIC MarCom Team

EPIC Insurance Brokers Marketing Communications Team Wins Three 2018 Communicator Awards

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that the firm's Marketing, Communications and Design team was honored by the 24th Annual Communicator Awards with an "Award of Excellence" and two "Awards of Distinction." The Communicator Awards are an international awards program recognizing big ideas in marketing and communications.
DocMagic Staff Red Nose Day

DocMagic Staff Join Together to Support Fourth Annual US Red Nose Day Fundraising Campaign

TORRANCE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- DocMagic, Inc., the premier provider of fully-compliant loan document preparation, regulatory compliance and comprehensive eMortgage services, announced that on Thursday, May 24, the entire company participated in Red Nose Day - an effort to help end child poverty both in the U.S. and in some of the poorest communities in the world. Red Noses can still be purchased from Walgreens retail outlets through June 2, 2018 in support of the fundraising campaign.
MAGNIFI Learn-Wise GO

Magnifi Group Inc. to Host its 5th Annual European Learn-Wise User Conference in Frankfurt

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Magnifi Group will hold its 5th annual Learn-Wise European User's Conference, June 6, 2018 in Frankfurt. The European User's Conference is dedicated to the unique training and compliance needs of European medical device companies.
MAG Instrument, Inc.

MAGLITE Helps Sponsor The American Veterans Center and 2018 National Memorial Day Parade in DC

ONTARIO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- MAG Instrument, Inc., (MAG) has entered into a sponsorship agreement with The American Veterans Center and National Memorial Day Parade to provide resources for the organization and its programs. Among these efforts MAG will assist veterans to attend and be honored at the annual event.
Smart Cities Prevail

Smart Cities Prevail Launches California TV and Online Campaign On Prevailing Wage Laws

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Smart Cities Prevail today released a series of new TV advertisements on prevailing wage laws, part of a multi-state public information campaign launching in California and New Mexico. "Rebuilding America" highlights the important role that prevailing wage laws play in promoting local hiring and higher quality workmanship on schools, roads and other public projects.
Gaylin Anderson joins Bank So Cal

Bank of Southern California, N.A. Hires Market Executive Gaylin Anderson to Grow Bank’s Los Angeles Presence

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Bank of Southern California, N.A. (OTC Pink: BCAL / OTCMKTS:BCAL), a community business bank headquartered in San Diego, is pleased to announce Gaylin Anderson has joined the company as Executive Vice President, Market Executive in Southern California. He will be responsible for leading Bank of Southern California's regional presence by actively seeking new business opportunities while expanding upon current relationships.
DocMagic

Guaranteed Rate Partners with DocMagic to Cut Closing Time in Loan Document Prep

TORRANCE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- DocMagic, Inc., the premier provider of fully-compliant loan document preparation, regulatory compliance and comprehensive eMortgage services, announced that retail mortgage lender Guaranteed Rate can now cut closing time by electronically signing mortgage closing documents in advance.
NotaryCam

NotaryCam Honors US Military Vets and Service Members with Complimentary Notarizations During Memorial Day Holiday

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- NotaryCam, Inc. today announced the return of its annual "Help a Hero" initiative. This Memorial Day weekend from Friday, May 25, through Monday, May 28, 2018, NotaryCam will honor those who have served by offering no-cost online notarization sessions to United States military veterans and service members.
CLOUDVIRGA

Cloudvirga Raises $50 Million Series-C Funding to Deliver Digital Mortgage Technologies

IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Cloudvirga, a leading provider of digital mortgage point-of-sale (POS) software whose enterprise technology is powered by the intelligent Mortgage Platform, today announced the closing of a $50-million Series C funding round led by private-equity firm Riverwood Capital with ongoing participation from Upfront Ventures.
MAGLITE Flashlight Wins 2018 Best New Product

MAGLITE Flashlight Wins 2018 National Hardware American Manufacturing Award for ‘Best New Product’

ONTARIO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- MAG Instrument Inc. (MAG), the world leader in flashlight technology, has been awarded the National Hardware American Manufacturing Award for Best New Product for the second year in a row. The award was presented to MAG by John Lederer with the National Hardware Show (NHS) and Marcie Gabor of the Made In USA Brand. The Maglite ML150LR LED Rechargeable Flashlight System was selected out of eight finalists to receive the award.
MQMR President Michael Steer

MQMR Counsels Mortgage Lenders to Increase Internal Audit Frequency to Safeguard Secondary Market Activities

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Mortgage Quality Management and Research, LLC (MQMR) President Michael Steer today advised lenders to increase the frequency with which they conduct their internal audits to ensure secondary market activities and relationships are not negatively impacted by undiscovered risks.

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