California NEWS INDEX

California NEWS INDEX

California Newswire Index of Articles and News Stories

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California NEWS INDEX
California Newswire Index of Articles and News Stories

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.

Tehachapi Hospital Foundation Seeks Funds to Save Rural Critical Access Facility

Tehachapi HospitalTEHACHAPI, Calif. -- The Tehachapi Hospital Foundation, an IRS 501(c)(3) organization, is actively seeking funds to build a new hospital in a region between Lancaster and Bakersfield, CA - Tehachapi. The present Tehachapi Hospital is unable to meet state-mandated earthquake safety requirements; the existing structure cannot be retrofitted.

Battle of the Bands at BB King’s Hollywood will Feature 80 Local and Regional Music Acts

Battle of the Bands competitionHOLLYWOOD, Calif. -- A&R Select, the music industry's benchmark in independent promotion and marketing, is currently hosting an online Battle of the Bands competition held at BB King's Bar and Grille, located at Universal CityWalk in Hollywood, Calif. Over 80 local and regional bands will perform for an industry panel of well-known record labels.

Reception Leader Excels at Pro Day – Prepares to Visit NFL Teams

Maurice PriceIRVINE, Calif. -- Despite not being invited to the NFL Combine, Maurice Price, the nations leading receiver in 2006, has impressed NFL scouts. His agent, Bert Briones of Hip Athletics, reports that a number of clubs have invited him to visit their facilities and hope to draft him. Next week, Price will visit the Kansas City Chiefs and also attend an additional individual workout.

John Waguespack Unveils Latest Exhibit ‘REINCARNATION’ at District in San Francisco

John WaguespackSAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -- John Waguespack, a unique San Francisco Surreal Artist, launches his latest exhibit "REINCARNATION" at District in San Francisco on Thursday April 12th. This exhibit ties history, pop culture, and surrealism into a colorful display of American iconography. "REINCARNATION" shows the affect of a former president's "reincarnation" on the economy.

ClearImage Barcode Recognition Engine Enables Integra to Automate Pharmaceutical Workflow and Lowers Cost of Compliance Procedures

SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- Inlite Research Inc. announced today that Integra Group Inc, has selected the ClearImage Barcode 1D Pro and ClearImage Repair software engines for its DocuTrack pharmacy workflow application. Serving as the front end fulfillment and document tracking system for institutional pharmacies, DocuTrack demands the utmost accuracy and reliability in processing image documents.

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.

TeamF1’s Preintegrated Solution for Wired, Wireless, VPN Applications Enables OEMs to Get Appliances to Market Faster

FREMONT, Calif. -- TeamF1, Inc., a leader in embedded networking and security software, has signed an agreement with Applied Micro Circuits Corp. (AMCC) to offer TeamF1's Secure Gateway Solution software on AMCC's Sequoia evaluation kit, which features the PowerPC(R) 440EPx embedded processor. AMCC is a leading vendor of embedded PowerPC processors and packet processors.

Pet Food Recall: Next Steps for Pet Owners, from Calif. Veterinary Nutritionist

pet food recallDANA POINT, Calif. -- Ask Ariel Your Pet Nutritionist announced today a comprehensive holistic plan to help heal pets affected by the pet food recall. "Pets affected by the pet food recall can greatly benefit from a balanced homemade diet and nutritional supplements that will help detoxify the kidneys and liver," says Susan Blake Davis, veterinary nutritionist.

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.

TechGenii, Inc. Provides Mobile Alerts and Festival Voting for the Eerie Horror Film Festival

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- TechGenii, Inc., an industry leader in digital media and interactivity, announced this week that it will provide mobile alerts and mobile voting during the Eerie Horror Film Festival, October 10th through October 14th, 2007, at the Erie Playhouse in Erie, PA.

CA Boom 4: The West Coast Independent Design Show Showcases Cutting-Edge Green Products and Homes

eco friendly homesSANTA MONICA, Calif. -- California has always been a leader in the environmental movement, having pushed the development and sales of electric and hybrid cars, solar power and the use of recycled materials. Californians now want to take that green consciousness home. CA Boom 4 offers one venue where over 100+ exhibitors, many of whom will feature ecologically friendly products, will showcase their wares.

CyberTouch Announces 24-inch, Wide-Screen LCD Touch Screen Monitor

Orion24 touch screenNEWBURY PARK, Calif. -- CyberTouch is pleased to announce the introduction of Orion 24 - the latest addition to CyberTouch's line of touch screen LCD monitors. Available now, Orion 24 is a 24" diagonal (16:9 aspect ratio) touch screen LCD monitor and ideal for financial trading floors, house-of-worship, dispatch, call centers and medical office information.

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.

Applied Business Software, Inc. and Ellie Mae® Announce Strategic Partnership

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Applied Business Software Inc. (ABS), developer of The Mortgage Office(TM), the leading loan servicing software solution for the lending industry, and Ellie Mae Inc., an award-winning provider of innovative software and services for the mortgage industry, announced today that they have formed a strategic partnership to provide full product integration between The Mortgage Office(TM) and Encompass(R) mortgage automation system.

CA Boom 4 adds Modern Parenting Zone, Caters to Parents Seeking Out Modernist Design for Children from Newborn to Teen

CA BoomSANTA MONICA, Calif. -- Recognizing that good design need not stop at the door to the kid's room, the CA Boom design show will for the first time ever include a "Modern Parenting Zone," a new and exciting display of the latest in modern design for babies, kids, and contemporary parents. CA Boom's Modern Parenting section will showcase how designers and manufacturers are meeting the needs of today's parents.

Country Keyboard Player Doug Colosio and Electronica Artist The G-Man Launch Golosio Publishing

Doug Colosio and G-ManLOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Electronic artist The G-Man and country keyboard player Doug Colosio announce the formation of Golosio Publishing (www.golosio.com), a music licensing company which will supply songs for film, TV, games and commercials. Colosio has been playing keyboards with country legend Merle Haggard for the past seven years and has songwriting credits on some of Haggard's recent albums.

AmeriChinaB2B Connection Makes Distributor Recruiting in China Easier

PALO ALTO, Calif. -- AmeriChinaB2B, the importing and exporting Internet marketing platform to China has launched its newest service, a web portal exclusively for recruiting distributors. The recruiting portal is designed to provide U.S. businesses with assistance in locating distributors, middlemen or manufacturing sourcing sites in China's vast industrial base.

New Weight Loss Book Teaches Dieters How to Change Behaviors and Keep the Weight Off

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -- When it comes to weight loss, finding an understanding doctor can be almost impossible. Just ask Hamilton Erridge, author of the new book "Creating Your New Lifestyle" (ISBN: 0-9793455-0-2). Erridge communicates thoughts about weight loss and long-term success to the reader through a rare combination of warmth, humor, inspiration, and cautionary stories.

Rumors of Castro Regime’s Imminent Demise Spark Interest in Cuban Diaspora as ‘Broken Paradise’ Hits Bookstores

SamartinLOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Interest in pre-Communist Cuba and Cuban Diaspora issues have caused unprecedented interest in books about Cuba and Cuban Americans. Indeed, a quick Internet search will find an extraordinary 65,396 books currently available about Cuba. The best among them may be the new historical novel, Broken Paradise (ISBN-13: 978-0-7432-8779-1), by Cecilia Samartin.

Therapist Offers Cautionary Warning and Workshop in Santa Monica Regarding ‘The Secret’

SANTA MONICA, Calif. -- Ray Doktor, M.A., clinical hypnotherapist, presents a 2-hour workshop on March 24th on "Learn the Truth Behind 'The Secret' to Get What You Really Want," at "Upstairs" @ Wild Oats Market 500 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90401. Workshop is $15. He also provides individual sessions.

TeamF1’s High-Performance Networking and Security Software Powers the Latest Versions of NETGEAR’s VPN/Firewall Routers

TeamF1FREMONT, Calif. -- NETGEAR, a global provider of technologically advanced, branded networking products for business and home users, has chosen TeamF1's security software for use in the next generation of NETGEAR's ProSafe(TM) VPN Firewall Routers, according to Mukesh Lulla, president of TeamF1, Inc., a leader in embedded networking and security software.

LuraTech Announces LuraWave™ JP2 Image Content Server Version 1.04

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- LuraTech, Inc., a leading provider of open, ISO-compliant JPEG2000 and PDF/A technology, announces their LuraWave JP2 Image Content Server (ICS), v1.04. LuraWave JP2 ICS is a new imaging software tool kit that enables the delivery of JPEG2000 images, document collections and their respective metadata through powerful, browser-based viewing applications without any plug-ins, Active X components or additional viewing software.

A&R Select Helps Music Artists Affected by Hurricane

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. -- A&R Select, the music industry's benchmark in independent promotion and marketing, has recently extended a helping hand to many artists affected by the tragic events of Hurricane Katrina. A&R Select's timely and heartfelt outreach is an important part of their vow to assist musical artists in underprivileged circumstances.

Authernative Granted US Patent for User Authentication Method and Interface

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. -- Authernative, Inc., the developer of innovative user authentication and identity management technologies, announced today that the US Patent & Trademark Office has granted the company its patent for a user authentication method and interface.

Living Folklore, Inc. Releases ‘Funny-Bone Logic’ Interactive DVD for Ages 3-8

Funny Bone LogicVENICE, Calif. -- Join Giggly Sprout and Gumbo Wobbly as they take you on a playful family adventure using research from leading authorities in the fields of brain science and psychology. Funny Bone Logic is an interactive DVD with games for developing minds ages 3-8.

Gen-9 Announces New NOAH Software Release

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. -- Gen-9, Inc. announced today a new release of their data management software called NOAH(TM). The first version became available on September 27, 2006 to selected users as part of a limited Beta release. NOAH Beta 2 is now being made available in a general release.

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.

ENow Inc Announces Mailscape 4.0

ENow MailscapeORANGE, Calif. -- ENow Inc, an emerging force in the development of software to simplify Microsoft Exchange system management, today announced the formal launch of Mailscape V4.0. Mailscape is a unique and innovative systems management tool that automates and streamlines Exchange monitoring, administration, and maintenance.

Intelligent Automation Corporation HUMS Makes First Flight on the US Army Special Operation Aviation Regiment Aircraft

POWAY, Calif. -- Intelligent Automation Corporation (IAC), proven leaders in aircraft Health and Usage Monitoring Systems (HUMS), successfully completed its first installation and test flight on the U.S. Army 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment's (160th SOAR) MH-47G Chinook helicopter. IAC is under contract to provide advanced diagnostic systems for the 160th SOAR MH-47G, MH-60K, and MH-6J "Little Bird" helicopters.

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.

IAC Wins U.S. Army Contract to Develop Advanced Diagnostic System for Shadow Tactical Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Intelligent Automation CorporationPOWAY, Calif. -- Intelligent Automation Corporation, a proven leader in aircraft Health and Usage Monitoring Systems, has been awarded a contract in conjunction with the U.S. Army's Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center Prototype Integration Facility and Joint Venture Yulista and SES to integrate its just introduced SuperHUMS(TM) technology onboard the U.S. Army's RQ-7A/B Shadow 200 Tactical Unmanned Aircraft Systems.

Intellikey Labs Releases Ultimate DVD Testing Matrix and AMP Rating System

GLENDALE, Calif. -- Intellikey Labs, a recognized leader in optical disc quality assurance content testing, announced today the launch of Intellikey DVD Testing Matrix 6.0. This latest matrix enables Intellikey to provide the most definitive AMP(SM) rating system available for DVD testing on domestic players. Matrix 6.0 is the most representative DVD testing matrix ever released.

New Passware Recovery Kit is First Software to Recover Windows Vista and Office 2007 Passwords

SAN MATEO, Calif. -- Passware, Inc., the technological leader in password-recovery solutions, announces the release of Passware Kit 8.0 - a comprehensive suite that, in an emergency, allows IT professionals and computer forensics to access password-protected files.

Gadget Universe Goes Hollywood at the GBK Oscar® Gift Suite

Keith RobinsonSYLMAR, Calif. -- Gadget Universe, the premier innovation catalog, showcased several products at the GBK Oscar(R) Gift Suite this year. Several celebrities, including Academy Award Nominee Keith Robinson, received elegant Steinhausen watches as well as other gadgets and innovations.

Ute Lemper in Concert – A Journey from Berlin to Los Angeles

Ute LemperLOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Personifying the cabaret genre, Ute Lemper is known for her moody interpretations of songbook standards, laced with witty asides and knowing looks, weaving an atmosphere that draws in audiences like few other performers today.

IO2 Technology Releases New Heliodisplay into Expanded Markets

Heliodisplay M3SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -- IO2 Technology announced today the release of its newest mid-air display, the Heliodisplay M3, serving new markets world-wide. "The M3 is another step forward in applications that benefit from free-space displays and we are enthusiastic about its capabilities expanding into a wider application base," commented Chad Dyner, the developer of some of the technology used in the Heliodisplay.

Generation X Author Taylor Wilshire Achieves Award-winning Status and Shares the Light of the Winner’s Circle

Taylor WilshireSAN DIEGO, Calif. -- Taylor Wilshire, author of "The What-If Guy" (ISBN: 0-9778018-02), has found herself in the book-award spotlight. She recently won the 2006 People's Choice Book Review Award in the Chick-lit category and has also been chosen by "ForeWord Magazine" as a 2006 finalist in the romance category; winners will be announced in June.

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.

Grant Joint Union High School District Enhances Campus Security with BroadWare Media Management System

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- BroadWare Technologies, Inc., the leader in distributed video management, has been selected to implement a sophisticated video surveillance system at Grant Joint Union High School District in Sacramento, CA. Based on the industry-leading BroadWare Media Management System, the new video surveillance system will enable school security personnel to simultaneously monitor the campus and parking lots in all 13 high school and junior high campuses.

California Record Company Pays People to Find and Sign New Artists and Bands

BetaRecordsLOS ANGELES, Calif. -- The online record company, BETA Records, invites you to accept a paying job with their company. According to BETA founders Chris Honetschlaeger and Georg van Handel, you can become an A&R (artist & repertoire) representative and turn your love of music into cash.

Christianity ‘Not A Real Religion’ According to LAPD as Cannabis Church Files Complaint Against City of Angels

Henry Ford 1930sHOLLYWOOD, Calif. -- When Reverend Craig X Rubin was arrested at his house of worship he asked the lead LAPD officer for the special rights accorded to clergy under California Penal Codes 1524 and 1525, but was told by the officer that his Bible-based Judeo-Christian organization, that was recognized by the state of California, was "not practicing a real religion." Temple 420 is a registered religious organization with the State of California.

A Billion Praying to Rebalance Earth – Invitation to Join Hearts for Our Earth Mother

MOUNT SHASTA, Calif. -- With Europe's warmest winter in 1,250 years putting the Winter Olympics at risk, a group representing over a billion are inviting our Earth Family to join in prayer, dance, and celebration this month of our unified love of our Mother Earth, starting Valentine's Day (Feb 14). "This expands on Americans celebrating our sweethearts on Valentine's Day, and unites with this month's Lunar New Year's celebrations and prayers of Asian and global faith communities," according to Mary Ho, President of the China Millennium Council, and Olympic skier, Suzy Chaffee, Native Voices Foundation (NVF) co-chair.

Inspirational Film ‘Lord Help Us’ Gets Star Cast and Distribution

Lord Help Us DVDLOS ANGELES, Calif. -- "Lord Help Us" is a new urban inspirational romantic comedy written, directed and edited by former child actor, Shavar Ross, who played "Dudley," Gary Coleman's best friend for six seasons on the hit 1980's show "Diff'rent Strokes," and produced by Tri-Seven Entertainment.

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.

Authernative Granted EU Patent for User Authentication Method

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. -- Authernative, Inc., the developer of innovative user authentication and identity management technologies, announced today that the European Patent Office has granted the company its patent for a user authentication method.

Working Together Announces Light & Energy Shifting Weekend Retreat in Point Reyes, Calif.

Shirley RyanPETALUMA, Calif. -- Working Together is offering a unique premier weekend retreat where guests will use a combination of guided meditation, group discussion, and visioning tools to build energy, shed past practices, old belief systems, distress and participate in an intimate journey of renewal. The retreat will be held Friday June 29, through Sunday July 1, 2007.

TeamF1 SMB VPN/Firewall Gateway Software to Demo on Cavium Networks OCTEON Processors at RSA Conference 2007

FREMONT, Calif. -- TeamF1, Inc., a leader in embedded networking and security software solutions for wired and wireless applications, will unveil its latest innovation - the Secure Gateway Solution - in a demonstration at Cavium Networks Booth #1031 at RSA Conference 2007 to be held February 6-9 in the Moscone Center in San Francisco.

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