California NEWS INDEX

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California NEWS INDEX
California Newswire Index of Articles and News Stories

Radio Host Imus’ Disparaging Remarks Overshadow Last Words Ford Left the World

NEW YORK, N.Y. -- Don Imus' disrespectful and disparaging remarks about President Gerald R. Ford a month after his death carried a weight of historic proportions, according to FlatSigned Press, Inc.'s Chairman of the Board Tim Miller. "Because of Don Imus' actions, much of the public never heard about the new information President Ford left the world regarding the assassination of President John F. Kennedy," says Miller.

Eye-Catching Jewelry Line Combats Curse of ‘The Evil Eye’

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Today, popular online jewelry merchant MyBargainJewels announced the launch of a new line of charm bracelets dubbed "The Guardian Eye." Each bracelet is handmade of Murano glass beads and fits any wrist size. At first glance, these trendy bracelets are simple enough, yet shrouded in thousands of years of superstition.

How Brendon Burchard Got Free Tickets to Expensive Self-Help Events by Celebrity Speakers, and Why He’s Giving Them Away

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -- Each year the self-help and success industry generates over 3 billion dollars in sales and the top names in the industry-Tony Robbins, Jack Canfield, James Ray, Harv Eker, Debbie Ford, etc.-charge thousands of dollars for their premium seminars. So how did Brendon Burchard, a twenty-nine year-old unknown author, get complimentary tickets to all of their events?

Kentucky Derby Horse a ‘Champion’ for Right To Die – Barbaro’s Central Park Unveiling by Controversial Artist

NEW YORK, N.Y. -- Barbaro, the euthanized champion racehorse, is an emblem for the Right To Die and Death With Dignity movements in a monument to be unveiled in Central Park this April, before the 134th Kentucky Derby. "The Barbaro Memorial for the Right to Die" by controversial sculptor Daniel Edwards is a tribute to the late Triple Crown contender and is dedicated to the institution of euthanasia, announced Manhattan's Leo Kesting Gallery.

New York’s Travelong Receives Award from Delta Airlines

NEW YORK CITY, N.Y. -- Delta Airlines presented its yearly sales award to Travelong.com in recognition for its Outstanding Performance in 2007. A spokesperson from Delta noted that the award is rarely granted and Travelong is one of only seven companies this year to receive this notable achievement.

Frank J. Mercardante Resigns from 1st Pacific Bancorp Board of Directors

SAN DIEGO, Calif. -- 1st Pacific Bancorp (NASDAQ: FPBN) announced today that Frank J. Mercardante, a member of the board of directors of 1st Pacific Bancorp since July 2007, resigned from the Company's board. Prior to his appointment as a director of 1st Pacific Bancorp, Mr. Mercardante was Chairman and CEO of Placer Sierra Bank and previously was President and Chief Executive Officer of Southwest Community Bancorp since 1998.

SolarReserve Hires Solarthermal Power Technology Expert William Gould, Jr.

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- SolarReserve, the Los Angeles-based solar thermal power company that has licensed an innovative energy storage technology for on-demand utility-scale solar power, today announced the appointment of William R. Gould, Jr. to serve as Chief Technical Officer.

Amatokin(R) ‘Stem Cell’ Creams Revolutionizing Anti-Aging Skin Care Market

NEW YORK, N.Y. -- If you haven't heard that "Stem-Cell" technology is revolutionizing skin care, you're probably one of those people who still thinks her supermarket moisturizer is just as good as the "expensive stuff." According to the skincare experts at Voss Laboratories(TM), makers of Amatokin(R) Emulsion For The Face, "Stem Cells" are the future of skin rejuvenation.

CA BOOM V: The West Coast Design Show Coming to Santa Monica

CA BOOM VSANTA MONICA, Calif. -- Highly anticipated annual design show in Southern California hosts largest event to date in March 2008. CA BOOM V features new modern kitchen and bath section, industry-leader prefab exhibition, design + architecture home tours and unprecedented panel discussions.

BETA Records to Sign 100 Indie Music Artists in 2008

BETA Records HollywoodHOLLYWOOD, Calif. -- Rebelling against the current downturn for traditional record companies, Chris Honetschlaeger, President of BETA Records, has announced a new generation of record deal which partners the company with the artist in a non-exclusive three song contract and plans to sign 100 artists in 2008.

‘The Baby Schedule Ruler’ is a New Book by Author and Baby Whisper Dee Rule

NEW YORK, N.Y. -- In her new book, Dee Rule gives advice on baby scheduling, parenting, and breastfeeding. She wrote "The Baby Schedule Ruler" (ISBN: 9780980126105), in the nursery, in the dark on her Palm Pilot. She is now announcing the availability of her new book.

Dallas-based Biometric Signature ID to Team with Zolon Tech for U.S. Dept of State HITSS Program

DALLAS, Texas -- Biometric Signature ID ("BSI") CEO Jeff Maynard announces it has signed a teaming agreement to become a member of a team led by Zolon Tech, Inc. of Sterling, Virginia that was recently awarded a prime contract for the U.S. Department of State's Hybrid Information Technology Support Services (HITSS) program.

Barbaro to be Remembered with Statue in New York’s Central Park

NEW YORK, N.Y. -- A statue of Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro will be unveiled at the Central Park South location where a carriage horse was tragically killed last year. The unveiling will correspond with the introduction of a proposal titled Barbaro's Law, urging the mandatory disclosure of race-related horse injuries and fatalities. "The Barbaro Memorial" by controversial sculptor Daniel Edwards, courtesy of Manhattan's Leo Kesting Gallery, will be unveiled April 30th.

Perfect Climate Control Puts Money in the Pockets of New Yorkers and Heat in the Home

NEW YORK, N.Y. -- With oil prices spiraling out of control, people are seeking ways to save money while still staying warm this winter. Perfect Climate Control, a smart energy green company, has the answer. On January 2, 2008, oil broke the $100 mark. As of December 31, 2007, home heating oil cost $3.54 per gallon in New York City.

Forgot Your Password? The Internet Password Organizer Can Help

CARY, N.C. -- If getting organized this year is a top New Year's resolution, Innovention Lab, Inc. can help. The company crafts innovative solutions to today's modern problems. Their newest creation - the Internet Password Organizer(TM) (ISBN-13: 978-0615164700) - provides Internet users with a practical solution to password management.

Long Term Care Insurance Leader Offers Advice on Preventing Dementia with Free Guidebook

KIRKLAND, Wash. -- "A failing mind, not body, is the biggest reason people need long term care today," says Cameron Truesdell, CEO of LTC Financial Partners, the nation's most experienced long term care insurance agency. "That shouldn't be, so we're going to give our clients information to help stay mentally fit." To that end, the company is offering a free guidebook and web links to helpful resources.

Interim HealthCare Hospice of S.C. Announces Their Medicare Certification

ROCK HILL, S.C. -- Interim HealthCare Hospice of Rock Hill, South Carolina, provider of home health hospice care services is pleased to announce that they have recently received their Hospice Medicare certification. Interim HealthCare of Rock Hill is a locally-owned franchise which is part of a national home care and staffing company with nearly 300 offices throughout the United States.

LOGICARE Selects M2SYS Biometric Fingerprint Software to Ensure Patient Privacy

ATLANTA, Ga. -- M2SYS Technology, an award-winning biometric fingerprint technology firm, announced today that LOGICARE Corporation has enhanced its OnRecord(TM) healthcare solution for emergency departments and patient educators by integrating M2SYS' Bio-Plugin(TM) fingerprint software. The biometric module is now available to LOGICARE's growing customer base for OnRecord(TM) solutions throughout the United States.

Denver Homeowners Say ‘I’ll Do It Myself’ When it Comes to Remodeling

DENVER, Colo. -- Denver area homeowners break with the pack when it comes to remodeling, according to the Remodeling Sentiment Report, a semi-annual survey of 5,000 U.S. homeowners sponsored by Frontrangeremodeling.com. The most recent survey reveals that remodeling plans are of a similar scope and cost as in previous years, but now homeowners are taking additional steps to reduce costs.

LogicEase Receives Notice of Allowance in the U.S. for Automated Loan Compliance Patent

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -- LogicEase Solutions Inc., provider of the mortgage industry's leading suite of risk management solutions - ComplianceEase(R), announced today it has received a Notice of Allowance for a patent on its automated compliance system from the United States Patent and Trademark Office. The allowed patent, "System and Method For Automated Compliance With Loan Legislation" primarily encompasses the ComplianceAnalyzer(R) automated compliance system.

North Carolina Mortgage Company Aids Home Buyers Through Affordable Federally Guaranteed Mortgage

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Not a day goes by without the media reporting on the national mortgage meltdown and tightening guidelines for home loans. But one local mortgage company committed to affordable home ownership for North Carolinians found a way to help rural areas residents become homeowners. Veritas Mortgage Funding, a Raleigh based mortgage firm now offers a great alternative to traditional, more costly mortgages.

New York Cruise Site Unravels Cruise Travel Questions and Headaches

NEW YORK, N.Y. -- A new web site, Cruising From New York, providing all the information travelers need to plan a cruise from the three New York area ports, Manhattan, Brooklyn and Cape Liberty (Bayonne), N.J. was launched today by Anne Campbell, a veteran cruise industry journalist.

Renewed Hilton Hawaiian Lagoon in Waikiki Makes a Splash

HONOLULU, Hawaii -- Hawaii's largest hotel, the Hilton Hawaiian Village in Waikiki has finally completed its long-awaited lagoon revitalization project, according to Travel Hawaii LLC, a leading Hawaii Internet booking service. The project has transformed the once murky, uninviting pond into a delightful 5 acre swimming and recreation center, open not only to guests of the Hilton Hawaiian Village, but to the general public as well.

14th Annual Ely Winter Festival in Minn. includes International Snow Sculpting Symposium

ELY, Minn. -- Preparations are underway for the ten-day Ely Winter Festival being held February 1-10, 2008 in Ely, Minnesota. The cornerstone of the festival is the International Snow Sculpting Symposium in Whiteside Park with 20 "amateur" blocks and 20 large "expert" blocks each carved by a three-person team.

SolarReserve Announces Appointment of Kevin Smith, a Top Power Plant Development Expert

Concentrated Solar Power plantLOS ANGELES, Calif. -- SolarReserve, the Los Angeles-based solar thermal company that has recently commercialized an innovative heat storage technology that provides utility-scale solar power on demand, today announced that Kevin Smith has been hired to serve as Chief Operating Officer and Head of Development.

New Novel Explores Bioterrorism and National Security Measures for WMDs

MOBILE, Ala. -- Pirate Island Press, an independent publisher of historical, medical and military fiction, announces the release of "The Jihad Germ," a novel of bioterrorism and national security (ISBN: 978-0-9799326). The Jihad Germ questions what will happen tomorrow and illuminates the risks of advanced bioengineering and gene manipulation in the hands of religious extremists.

Disaster Recovery America has Formulated a Web-based Solution to Help Families who Lack Disaster Emergency Plans

ST. LOUIS, Mo. -- In 2007, the Federal Emergency Management Association (FEMA) declared 63 major U.S. disasters. Almost every state in the country was affected, including Hawaii. In response to such emergency situations, Disaster Recovery America has formulated a Web-based emergency plan to help families and communities quickly get back on their feet.

LifeSpan Whole Body Vibration Plate Rated Best by Health Magazine

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah -- Health Magazine says the LifeSpan VP1000 Whole Body Vibration Plate gives "...the best workout for the better price." The PCE Fitness LifeSpan VP1000 Vibration Plate was the clear favorite in a review of vibration trainers in Health's Jan/Feb 2008 issue. "With three-way vibration and handles, the LifeSpan VP1000 delivered."

Little-Known Short Film ‘Peege’ Named to National Film Registry

ST. LOUIS, Mo. -- Film maker and director Randal Kleiser's "Peege," a 28-minute movie about his grandmother, was named in December to the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress, alongside such better-known classics as "Back to the Future," "Close Encounters of the Third Kind," and "12 Angry Men." The 1972 production is distributed on DVD by St. Louis' Phoenix Learning Group.

SOLOW13 Brings the Heat with His Debut CD Release WARRIOR13 on Latin Thug Records

hip hop artist SOLOW13LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Latin Thug Records presents the debut album from ground-breaking artist SOLOW13. The album will be available in stores and online February 26, 2008. Produced by SOLOW13 and Aaron (T-Bone) Boatright. The project represents a lifetime of work and experiences from this breaking talent. Legendary mastering engineer Brian "Big Bass" Gardner mastered the project to create what will surely become a classic, iconic album.

Fashion Launch: Insurance Professional Trades in Ties for T-shirts and Creates Positive Messages

Bob Johnson ProjectLOS ANGELES, Calif. -- After 39 years of working as an insurance professional, Bob Johnson of the Bob Johnson Project, decided it was time for a change. Upon retiring, he traded in his ties for t-shirts and has worked with a designer to create a t-shirt line with a positive message.

Introducing gus™ Fine Leather Fashion Accessories for Modern Men

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -- gus is pleased to introduce their premier line of higher end leather wallets and accessories designed exclusively for men and featuring beautifully hand-sewn craftsmanship as well as their unique "splitshot perforation" styling.

Calyx Point Loan Origination System Users Rely on ComplianceEase for Regulatory Compliance Audit

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -- ComplianceEase(R), a leading provider of mortgage industry automated compliance and risk management solutions, announced today that its automated compliance system, ComplianceAnalyzer(R), will be available on Calyx Point's WebConnect(TM) platform on January 10th, 2008. ComplianceAnalyzer has been accessible through Point software for more than four years.

MedSort Online Health Record System Ensures Patient Privacy and Physician Efficiency

ENCINO, Calif. -- In December 2007, MedSort.com, a premier online personal medication list management system, launched a comprehensive personal health records system - MedSort Health(TM) - which empowers consumers and patients to take control of their health records. Since January 2007, MedSort.com has been helping patients to create and manage their medication and allergy list online.

Holistic Pet Care Expert Susan Davis Recommends Visit to the Vet BEFORE Pet Acts Sick

DANA POINT, Calif. -- Holistic Pet Expert, Susan Blake Davis from Ask Ariel Your Pet Nutritionist is urging pet owners to take their pets to the veterinarian BEFORE their pets act sick. Davis says that holistic and preventative veterinary care are the keys to pet health and longevity. Her statement comes as a result of hearing heart wrenching tales from pet owners over the holidays seeking miracle cures because their pets needed to be euthanized and they didn't even know they were sick.

Celebrity Nurse to the Stars Gives Advice to Families on Toddler Sleep Routine

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Dee Rule, "Baby Nurse and Nanny to the Stars," has been helping families for over 18 years. She is now making the media circuit and offering free advice to parents who need answers on sleep routines.

The Rose Parade is a Train Ride Away with Metrolink

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Metrolink is offering special service to the Tournament of Roses Parade on both the Antelope Valley and San Bernardino Lines on New Year's Day. Just take the train to Los Angeles Union Station and transfer for free with a valid Metrolink ticket onto the Metro Gold Line. The Gold Line will take you right to the parade route.

TeamF1 Inc. Launches AuthAgent TACACS+ for Embedded Devices

FREMONT, Calif. -- TeamF1, Inc., the leader in embedded networking and security software, today announced immediate availability of AuthAgent TACACS+, its newest product - an implementation of the Cisco TACACS+ (Terminal Access Controller Access-Control System Plus) Protocol, that provides separate authentication and authorization features for networked devices.

As Targeted Gene Therapy Comes of Age in Clinical Medicine, Epeius Biotechnologies Applauds Their Academic Contemporaries

SAN MARINO, Calif. -- Epeius Biotechnologies Corporation announced today their appreciation of the accomplishments of their contemporaries in 2007, a truly remarkable year in terms of biomedical research, scholarship, and gonzo journalism. It was a year in which a definitive meeting entitled "In Vivo Barriers to Gene Delivery" was held at the prestigious Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, where Nobel laureate James Watson presides, or shall we say presided.

Skin Care Author Sets New Guinness Book World Record for Most Sumo Squats in One Hour

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -- On December 16, at the age of almost 40, Dr. Thienna, a leading skin care author who is conscious of health and fitness on all levels, broke the Guinness Book World Record for the most Sumo squats in one hour. The event was overseen by an official adjudicator from the U.K. at the San Francisco State University Basketball Gymnasium.

IO2 Technology Introduces Larger Heliodisplay Floating Video System

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -- IO2 Technology announced today the release of its new, larger line of free-space display solutions that show full-color full-motion floating video images. The company's Heliodisplay is now available in 30", 50" and 100" diagonal screen sizes. The model sizes correspond to the sizes of a medium-size television, a large-screen television, and a full-size human.

ASEAN News: Epeius Biotechnologies Gains Commercial Approval for Rexin-G(R), a Tumor-Targeted Gene-Based Medicine for Metastatic Cancer

SAN MARINO, Calif. -- Epeius Biotechnologies Corporation announced today that the company has received a Certificate of Product Registration for Rexin-G(R) from the Philippine Bureau of Food and Drugs (BFAD), enabling the commercialization of its lead product as a safe and effective treatment for a broad spectrum of intractable cancers.

Bromba Biometrics BioIDENTICA SDK Adds Support for SecuGen Hamster Fingerprint Readers

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- SecuGen is pleased to announce that Bromba Biometrics BioIDENTICA SDK is now compatible with SecuGen Hamster III, Hamster Plus and Hamster IV fingerprint readers. The BioIDENTICA SDK allows a simple integration of fingerprint technology into any existing or new software application that can benefit from biometric authentication.

Neotrope(R) Selected to Provide Internet Marketing Solutions for N.Y. Computer Tech Firm S & R Network Consulting

TORRANCE, Calif. -- Neotrope(R), a leading advertising, PR, and Internet Marketing firm established 1983, today announced it has been chosen by a leading New York Computer Consulting firm, S & R Network Consulting, to provide promotion and brand development for their company and Website.

World Women Trade Fair Hosts L.A. Expo that Celebrates World Culture

SANTA MONICA, Calif. -- For the first-time ever, the folks who live in Santa Monica and surrounding areas, will get a taste of third-world culture at the International Handcrafted Gifts and Home Textile Expo to be held on January 20 and 21 at the Santa Monica Doubletree Hilton.

Athletic Minded Traveler Announces Annual Best Hotel Gym List

SAN DIEGO, Calif. -- Athletic-Minded Traveler LLC, a San Diego-based active lifestyle media company that operates the largest healthy travel site on the web, www.athleticmindedtraveler.com, released today its 2007 ranking of "The Best Hotel Gyms in the U.S." The Top 10 hotel gyms received the company's recommendation after ongoing research of over 3,500 hotels and anonymous personal tours by the editorial staff.

Free Download of ‘The Brass Swan Cosmology’ to End Soon

RIVERSIDE, Calif. -- The Brass Swan Cosmology, a seminal work of philosophical thought which has been available to the general public and academics worldwide for free download, will not be available for free download after December 31st, 2007, it was announced today by roguewolfinc.

The New Eco-preneurs: The Green Scene’s Merchants of Venice, California

VENICE, Calif. -- So, what's the buzz about the "Al Gore-ified" products and services that have been popping up on the Los Angeles business scene? Java Juice(R), Inc., a Venice-based coffee extract company, talks about the green scene and the upcoming Eco Gift Expo being held at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, December 15-16, 2007.

SecuGen Fingerprint Readers Add Compatibility with Realtime bioLock Software

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- SecuGen is pleased to announce that realtime has integrated SecuGen fingerprint readers with realtime's bioLock Software to provide biometric authentication and fraud mitigation for SAP applications. To date, bioLock is the only certified technology available for ERP market leader, SAP, that offers biometric access and function control.

Purplenova FunCaster: Sharing on Web 2.0 No Longer Means Having to Upload

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. -- Purplenova has announced the release of FunCaster - A widget that allows users to make selective PC content directly accessible from popular social networking sites, forums and portals. The FunCaster, says the company, was developed in response to concern among Internet users about having to upload photos, videos and other personal content on to third-party servers to be able to share them with friends.

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