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Entrepreneur Sarkis Chakarian Launches Memory Foam Mattress Outlet for ‘The Masses’

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Himself a victim of forking over thousands for a so-called "space-age" memory foam mattress, web entrepreneur and president of Memorlux.com, Sarkis Chakarian claims to have unveiled what he calls "a marketing scam of global proportions." His mission, in his own words, is to expose the myths surrounding the memory foam industry.

New College Grads Can Get Career Coaching from Boomer Specialist Rinker and Associates

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Rinker and Associates, a career coaching and consulting business focused on baby boomers, has expanded its services to address the needs of recent college graduates. More than 1.5 million new college grads will make their way into the real world this year. While their baby boomer parents are managing an "empty nest" transition, new grads are struggling with their own transition into the "real world."

AIS® Introduces the Wealth Qualified Investor Profile

SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. -- American Information Strategies(R), creator of the American Surveyed Investor(TM) lead profile, has announced the release of a new type of lead, consisting of accredited investors that have a net worth range from $2,000,000 to $5,000,000. Each lead includes a demographic and psychographic profile and can be filtered through a set of preferences (i.e. age, income, liquidity, etc.).

PhotoSpin.com to Distribute Newstock Image Library

PhotoSpinLONG BEACH, Calif. -- PhotoSpin, a leading royalty free stock subscription service in the United Sates, has added Newstock images to their collection of royalty free images. PhotoSpin's unique subscription model offers thousands of photos, illustrations, fonts, film and sound as an annual service; now with thousands of new images uploaded monthly. Annual subscribers pay one fee, and can then download whatever they need.

Home Improvement Site All Around the Home’s Magical New Partnership

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Customer based home improvement site All Around the Home (AATH) has officially become a staple for Southern California internet bound homeowners. Magic Builders is one of many Los Angeles County contractors who have signed with AATH since the beginning of 2007. Homeowners in the LA County area are sure to be able to find quality contractors for all of their home improvement needs.

Mark Whitacre, Ph.D. Joins Management Team at Cypress Systems, Inc.

Mark WhitacreFRESNO, Calif. -- Cypress Systems, Inc, a Fresno CA based biotechnology company, announced that it has hired Mark Whitacre, Ph.D. Dr. Whitacre joined the executive management team effective January 1, 2007 as COO & President, Technology and Business Development, following the opening of a new office in Pensacola, Florida in December, 2006.

TrashE-Fashions: 13 Year Old Girl Takes Trash and Creates Fashionable Handbag

TrashE-FashionsMISSION VIEJO, Calif. -- Children and adults all over the country are fighting over the right to purchase what otherwise would be called trash. While some might imagine a backyard brawl over yesterday's meatloaf, the real attraction around all the fuss is for TrashE-Fashions one of a kind handbags. TrashE-Fashions is a new product line featured on TheFRAP.com.

HaleyBopTees Fashionable T-Shirt Line Designed by 7 Year Old Girl Breaks into Retail

HaleyBopTeesTRABUCO CANYON, Calif. -- While most 7 year old girls are just learning to put on their own t-shirts, one special girl is busy creating them. Haley Schmidt at just 7 years old might be the youngest t-shirt designer in the country with her new line of fashionable children's t-shirts titled HaleyBopTees.

CURLS Voted as One of the Top 5 Multi-Cultural Hair Care Companies

multi-cultural womenSACRAMENTO, Calif. -- CURLS, LLC, the hair care experts for naturally curly hair for multi-cultural women and children, is excited to announce that it has been named as one of the Top 5 Finalists for "Favorite Multi-Cultural Company" in the Behindthechair.com's 7th Annual Stylist Choice Awards!

Liberty Alliance, Inc. Nationally Certified as Safe Harbor Compliant

YORBA LINDA, Calif. -- Liberty Alliance, Inc., a leading provider of pre employment and background screening services announced today it is among a select group of organizations who have achieved the U.S. Department of Commerce Safe Harbor Certification.

Virtuous Woman Has New Fashion Accessory; Subtle Companion to Help Enhance a Woman’s Life – Redefines Virtue

virtue perfume for virtuous womenORANGE, Calif. -- "Our new perfume is the perfect fashion accessory for a woman of virtue," said Rick Larimore, CEO, of IBI, a niche fragrance company based in Orange, CA. "Our perfume's presence in the market helps bring into focus the real essence of what 'virtue' is really about."

BETA Records Partners with Javien to Provide a Complete eCommerce Solution for Music

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. -- Georg van Handel (CEO) and Chris Honetschlaeger (President) with BETA Records, LLC, announced today that they will partner with Javien Digital Payment Solutions, Inc. to provide a complete solution for the sale of music, merchandise, and other content from their artists within BETA's upcoming social music community.

Passionate Pilates Instructor Debuts New Jewelry Line Using Pilates Poses

Core LinksSACRAMENTO, Calif. -- A certified Pilates Instructor with a passion for fitness and an artful eye for style, Linda Moeller is launching her 2007 Pilates accessories brand, Core Links by Completely Fit For Life. This jewelry line expresses Ms. Moeller's love for beauty and function in twelve distinct pieces and eleven unique pose charms.

Adult Movie Director Otto Bauer Purchases Movie Catalog from Mach 2

CHATSWORTH, Calif. -- Award-winning adult movie director, Otto Bauer, founder of Supercore Productions, is pleased to announce that he has obtained the full rights to his catalog of Supercore movies that were previously distributed by Mach 2 Entertainment.

Despite New Construction Woes Altamont Homes Continues to Grow and Diversify

Altamont HomesMARTINEZ, Calif. -- There has been much recent press about the decline in new homes sales for the first part of 2007, but Altamont Homes, Inc., a licensed general contractor, has not been negatively affected; the company has recently expanded to seven western states - California, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, and Arizona.

Heaven Scent: ‘Virtue’ Perfume Reminds Wearer of God, Says Niche Fragrance Company

IBI VIRTUEORANGE, Calif. -- The world's first spiritual perfume - Virtue(R) - was premiered this week by IBI, a niche fragrance company in Orange, CA. Based upon an inspired Biblical formula, the perfume is designed to be a reminder of God, Christ, spiritual self and soul.

Independent Insurance Information Provider AutoHomeHealthLife Researches Some of the Oldest and Most Trusted Insurance Companies for Ease of Use

MILL VALLEY, Calif. -- AutoHomeHealthLife.com, a third party insurance quote provider, has released results comparing 21 aspects of the nation's top 18 insurance providers. For the most part, nationally-based insurance providers can be broken down into the following buckets.

Spanish Auto Lead Service Launches Creditodeauto.com to Help Satisfy Growing Demand for Spanish Auto Leads

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Spanish Lead Services (SLS) announced this week the launching of Creditodeauto.com. "Demand for our Spanish auto leads has grown 245% since we've returned from the NADA industry show held in Las Vegas, this past February," said Seth Schiller, President of SLS.

Insecure Applications Cost Users Billions, Warns San Jose-based Security Consortium Inc.

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Businesses could reduce their losses from data theft and intrusions if vendors would add dedicated security testing to their product development life cycle, says Mark Kadrich, CEO of San Jose-based Security Consortium, and author of "Endpoint Security" (ISBN 0-321-43695-4), to be released in June by Addison Wesley.

San Jose’s Premiere Mobile Auto Repair Service Removes Minor Dents and Door Dings and Repairs Plastic Bumpers and Windshield Rock Chips...

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- At last! A 100% mobile auto repair service that specializes in the removal and repair of door dings, minor dents, plastic bumper scuffs and windshield rock chips at clients' homes or places of business. Dings Plus responds to calls from vehicle owners at remote locations throughout the San Jose, Silicon Valley and South Bay area.

Napatech Receives USD 7.5 Million Venture Capital Funding

NapatechMOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. -- Napatech today announced the investment of USD 7.5 million from existing investors Ferd Venture and Northzone Ventures. Napatech is the market leader in programmable high-speed Ethernet network adapters.

Top Large Law Firm Expert Joins Library Associates Companies (LAC) to Lead Consulting and Executive-Level Recruiting Services

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Library Associates Companies (LAC) announced today that Sarah Clark Kavanagh is joining the firm as Vice President, Strategic Consulting. While based in San Francisco, Ms. Kavanagh will be responsible for serving and working with LAC on national accounts and consulting projects.

Chinese Manufacturing Accounts for 90 Percent of Annual Growth in Worldwide Semiconductor Market, says PricewaterhouseCoopers

China SemiconductorsSAN JOSE, Calif. -- Electronic systems manufactured in China were the driving factor behind 90 percent of growth in worldwide semiconductor consumption in 2005, continuing a trend first observed beginning in 2003, according to a comprehensive analysis by PricewaterhouseCoopers of Chinese and other published statistics on the subject.

Java Juice Brings Joe-To-Go to Military, Rescue Personnel and Campers

java juiceVENICE, Calif. -- Originally, Java Juice(R) was created for, and embraced by, the outdoor-adventure industry. The success of the just-add-water, single-serving version of the product promoted awareness of a need to get the lightweight packets to American soldiers, say the folks at Java Juice, Inc.

FOREX Training – LIVE Non-Farm Payrolls Employment Report Coverage

Forex TrainingBELMONT, Calif. -- FXstreet.com and FX BOOTCAMP welcome Trade The News to their partnership of providing online educational events for Foreign Currency (FOREX, FX or 4X) Traders featuring live news, analysis and forex training.

JAVA JUICE Liquid Coffee Extract Toasts First Birthday at Outdoor Retailer

Java JuiceVENICE, Calif. -- in January 2006, Richard Karno, a Los Angeles-based organic coffee roaster, introduced a single serving packet of organic liquid coffee extract, which he named Java Juice(R). The shelf-stable, portable coffee packets were a great fit for the outdoor and travel industries, so Karno chose the 2006 Winter Outdoor Retailer, the leading outdoor industry event to showcase his invention.

Batteries Not Required for Star of the Consumer Electronics Show

Gravity Defyer ShoesSYLMAR, Calif. -- Alexander Innovation Wizard debuted the Gravity Defyer Shoes, dress shoes with springs in the heel, at the Consumer Electronics Show last week. What is a pair of dress shoes doing at the world's largest electronics show? Alex, inventor of the HomePride Hot Dog Rotisserie, Steinhausen Watches, and hundreds of the world's craziest innovations explained his decision. "When attendants of the CES are spending more time on their feet than they are sleeping, they need relief." A video now available on YouTube shows various enthusiastic shoe wearers expressing their relief.

Globally Known Operations Exec and Architectural Industry Leaders Tapped to Grow Premier Architectural Services Company, Cadforce Inc.

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- CADFORCE, the Los Angeles-based global leader in outsourced architectural services, today announced that it has added three new people to its management team. They are Paul Fielding, Ph.D., Chief Operating Officer; Jeffrey Matzek, AIA, Vice President of Quality; and Catrina Gregory, Vice President of Client Care.

Retex, the Largest Corporate Purchasing Consortium in the U.S., Partners with World Business Services

PETALUMA, Calif. -- World Business Services, Inc., founded in 1994, has contractual agreements with a myriad of vendors who provide one-of-a-kind programs designed to help businesses save money, improve efficiencies, and increase sales. By having several service providers available, World Business Services, Inc. is able to custom tailor a specific program to help any sized company, in any vocation, in the United States.

Oxygenics(R) Showerheads Now Sold in Target Stores Nationwide

MODESTO, Calif. -- Now, it's easier than ever get your hands on your very own Oxygenics showerhead! In one of the most exciting developments of the year, ETL(R) is proud to announce that Oxygenics is now available in all Target stores nationwide and online at target.com.

Java Juice Donates Perfect Stocking Stuffer for Soldiers

VENICE, Calif. -- The liquid-coffee extract buzz has caught on with US troops, and local owners, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Karno, are helping the military squeeze the most out of their budget during these holidays by donating thousands of packets of their Java Juice(R) to all our well-deserving soldiers.

Intelligent Automation Corporation Selected for M2M Top 100

POWAY, Calif. -- Intelligent Automation Corporation (IAC), a global leader in aviation diagnostic and water security systems, announced today that it has been named to the prestigious 2007 M2M Magazine's M2M 100 list of the most important and influential companies offering machine-to-machine (M2M) technology solutions. The M2M 100 list provides a snapshot of the market as it exists today and the companies with the greatest impact on its direction.

Wildfire Moves Corporate and Manufacturing Headquarters to New Facility in Torrance

Wildfire IncTORRANCE, Calif. -- Wildfire, Inc., the industry leader in providing UV effects solutions and creative ideas through sales and rentals of its proprietary line of high intensity black light fixtures, fluorescent paints & other expendable products, today announced the move of its corporate offices and manufacturing facility to a new headquarters located at 2908 Oregon Court, Suite GI, Torrance, CA 90503.

Authernative Granted Patent in China for Private & Secure Financial Transactions Method

Authernative IncREDWOOD CITY, Calif. -- Authernative, Inc., the developer of innovative user and transaction authentication and identity management technologies, announced today that the People's Republic of China Patent Office has granted the company its patent for a private and secure financial transactions method. The newly issued patent number 01143367.1, entitled "System and Method For Private and Secure Financial Transactions," adds to similar patent issuances in Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.

Megatrux Companies Move to 170,000 Sq. Ft. World Headquarters in Rancho Cucamonga

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. -- With endless growth as the vision, The Megatrux Companies now occupy a 170,000 square foot facility built to exacting specification to serve as the world headquarters for an end-to-end global logistics operation. This state-of-the-art distribution center in Rancho Cucamonga, CA stores 15,000 racked pallet positions, has 36 dock doors, is RFID equipped and houses the companies' management and global logistics team.

Neotrope Announces the Relaunch of News and Lifestyle Magazine eNewsChannels

TORRANCE, Calif. -- Neotrope(R), a 24 year old entertainment, publishing, brand marketing and content company, announced today the formal re-launch of its online news and lifestyle magazine, eNewsChannels(TM). The publication (at www.eNewsChannels.com) features articles on social issues, personal well being, and entertainment. Selected news stories from the offbeat to the fascinating are included. The publication is edited by veteran journalist Christopher Laird Simmons, with a varied list of storied contributors.

Louisiana Ventures, LP and Rincon Venture Partners Invest In Los Angeles-based CADFORCE, Inc.

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.

Prime Companies, Inc. Successfully Acquires Mount Logic Assets

YUBA CITY, Calif. -- Prime Companies, Inc. (OTC: PRMC / PRMC.pk) announces that it has executed an agreement and has consummated the purchase of certain strategic assets from Mount Logic, LLC, including Mount Logic's Manufacturing Patents of ergonomic arms and mounts.

Intellikey Labs Tests DVD Copy Protection

GLENDALE, Calif. -- Intellikey Labs, the first and most established content and DVD testing lab, is on the forefront of DVD content copy protection testing. Utilizing its proprietary protocols developed specifically for copy protection testing, Intellikey performs definitive copy protection testing for optical media via its expansive domestic and international DVD player matrices.

Wildfire Hires Marketing Director, Two Others in Quest for Growth

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.

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