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CSA Travel Protection and Cheapoair to Deliver Affordable Travel Insurance

SAN DIEGO, Calif. -- CSA Travel Protection, a leading provider of travel insurance, has teamed up with Cheapoair.com, a top budget travel website to provide Cheapoair consumers with affordable travel insurance. This partnership gives travelers immediate access to purchase travel protection at time of booking flight arrangements with Cheapoair.

HaleyBopTees Creates Limited Edition Shirt for Junko Yoshioka Fashion Show

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- 300 lucky guests of the Wedding Channel Couture Show will receive a special limited edition T-shirt designed for the show by HaleyBopTees. Taking place at the Waldorf=Astoria in New York City on October 21st, the Wedding Channel Couture show is set to feature today's top wedding designers including famed wedding gown designer Junko Yoshioka.

Cosmetics that Rock: AMP Cosmetics Mixes Makeup with Music

OAKLAND, Calif. -- AMP Cosmetics has launched a new line of cosmetics that rock. The products are dedicated to women who not only changed the sound, but the look of rock and roll. The team of experts at AMP Cosmetics has assembled a collection of high-quality products in some of the most vivid and bold colors available today.

CADFORCE, Inc. Bolsters BIM and Green Capabilities With Hiring of International AEC Technology Expert

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- CADFORCE, the Los Angeles-based global leader in outsourced architectural services, today announced the hiring of David Gerber, Ph.D., as Vice President of Innovation. "In Dr. Gerber, we have found a rare combination of architectural and technology expertise that makes us the clear innovation leader in Revit," said Bob Vanech, Chief Executive Officer of CADFORCE.

Applied Business Software, Inc. and Reliable Trust Deed Services Announce Strategic Partnership

LONG BEACH, Calif. -- Applied Business Software Inc. ("ABS"), developer of The Mortgage Office(TM), the leading loan servicing software solution for the lending industry, and Reliable Trust Deed Services ("RTDS"), a foreclosure trustee dedicated to providing the most efficient, timely and personal service in the industry, announced today that they have formed a strategic partnership to provide full product integration between The Mortgage Office(TM) and the services provided by RTDS.

Eco Capital and Invest, Inc. and Green Oil Technologies, LLC Introduces Next Generation Gasification Technology to U.S. Markets

SAN DIEGO, Calif. -- Eco Capital and Invest, Inc. of Michigan City, Indiana and Green Oil Technologies of Denver, Colorado have made next generation gasification systems available to the North American markets, using the patented German Technology called KUG Thermolysis. Gasification plants convert many types of waste products into gas and electricity cleanly and efficiently.

Social Platform Grows – Social Networking Software Provider Moves, Adds to Team

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Social Platform, a social networking software provider of scalable web-based solutions for branded, high end social applications announced today their move to larger facilities in Los Angeles. "We wanted to be nearer to our media and entertainment customers in the Los Angeles area while remaining close by our state of the art data center in the downtown area," remarked Eric Schlissel, CEO.

Noah’s Arcade Launches Alternative Kids Apparel Line ‘Just Like Daddy Would Wear’

Noah's Arcade clothingLOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Noah's Arcade, a California-based clothing line for boys - newborn to 6T - announces a fun, hip line that caters to the edgy crowd. When co-owners of Noah's Arcade, Allyson Wagoner and Shannon Hanly, went shopping for their new baby boys, they discovered that the market for cool and happening boy's apparel was limited.

Neotrope Selected to Provide Internet Marketing Solutions for LetsGoToPonce.com

Neotrope marketingTORRANCE, Calif. -- Neotrope(R), a leading California-based advertising, public relations, and Internet Marketing firm established 1983, today announced that Puerto Rico-based international marketing and PR firm I:Avalanche Corp. has selected Neotrope to provide promotion assistance for LetsGoToPonce.com, South Puerto Rico's (Porta Caribe) only highly segmented network of tourism, business and relocation opportunities.

Java Juice(R) – Consumer Demand Puts the Squeeze on Liquid Coffee Extract Company

Java Juice flavorsLOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Somewhere in the middle of the FAQ page of Java Juice(R) liquid coffee extract website, there is a snarky reply to the question, "Why no Decaf Java Juice(R)?" Answer: "What's the point?" Fans of Java Juice(R) immediately recognized the product's quality and commitment to organic and fair-trade coffee practices, as well as its award-winning flavor.

Custom Motorcycle Manufacturer Rhino Motorcycles, offers a Special Rebate Program to the Men and Women of the United States Military

Rhino MotorcyclesLOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Rhino Motorcycles, located in Sun Valley California just announced a special rebate program for the U.S. Military. The special program offers a discount of 5% or up to $1,000 off the purchase of a motorcycle. Rhino Motorcycles is the very first motorcycle manufacturer to offer this special discount to all the men and women of the United States Military who have served and are actively serving the country.

Axiom Cycles Offers Solutions to Alleged Harley Davidson Design Flaw

SANTA ANA, Calif. -- Axiom Cycles, Inc. has tackled the wobble and rear-steer problems with Harley Davidson rubber mounted motorcycles adding products from Ride-Str8 and True-Track to the Harley Davidson parts catalog. Adding these stabilization kits to their selection of aftermarket Harley Davidson parts Axiom Cycles hopes to increase rider safety by improving suspension related issues.

Axiom Cycles Enhances Customer Service and Sets Itself Apart from Internet Competition

SANTA ANA, Calif. --- Axiom Cycles, Inc. sells aftermarket Harley Davidson and custom motorcycle parts and accessories. They recently announced new service offerings to include: additional performance tuning, engine rebuilding, and enhanced customer service and technical support.

GayCalifornia.com acquired for a Cool Quarter Million Dollars

GayCaliforniaDENVER, Colo. -- Hammerberg & Associates, Inc. recently acquired the domain name, GayCalifornia.com, for a price tag of $250,000. According to the purchaser and "technoprenuer," Jeffery Hammerberg, it was a bargain.

Cyrios, Inc. Seeks Expansion into Asia and Europe to Increase Presence in Global Commodities Market

GLENDALE, Calif. -- Cyrios, Inc., a U.S.-based, California corporation, is meeting with their Asian and European partners to discuss expansion of commodity trading, specifically petroleum and coal, in the global market. Cyrios, Inc. was formed when members of two commodity-trading companies recognized the growth potential of combining these businesses to diversify their executive talents and trading expertise.

Wildfire Launches Newsletter Devoted to UV Black Light Effects

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Wildfire, Inc., which specializes in UV effects, including fixtures and expendable materials, has just launched a unique newsletter devoted entirely to UV effects called The Monthly Blaze. We get asked all the time about how to create certain effects with the luminescent paint, how to get a really bright effect, or which kind of fixture to use for a particular application.

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.

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