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California NEWS INDEX
California Newswire Index of Articles and News Stories

Petrobras is World’s Most Sustainable Oil/Gas Company 2008 According to M&E

MADRID, Spain -- Petrobras is the world's most sustainable oil/gas company according to the 5th annual oil/gas ranking by the sustainability research and rating firm Management & Excellence (M&E, Madrid & Sao Paulo).

Former NFL Coach Mike Ditka Promotes New Resorts in Florida

ORLANDO, Fla. -- "Da Coach" Mike Ditka, former NFL Coach of the 1985 Super Bowl champs, the Chicago Bears, will soon celebrate his latest victory with the official grand opening of the first two Mike Ditka Resorts in Orlando, Lighthouse Key Resort & Spa and Runaway Beach Club Resort.

Boston HR Company KGA Inc. Faces Pandemic Potential Head-On

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. -- It's the worst-case scenario: a dangerous outbreak, a devastating man- or nature-driven disaster. KGA Inc. (www.kgreer.com), a Greater Boston human resources consulting firm, appreciates the potential for a crisis to affect not only its clients, but also its own internal operations. On January 14, 2008, KGA Inc. tested a plan to ensure the company remains operational in the event a pandemic or catastrophe prevents employees from accessing its headquarters.

Passers-by and Web Users Interact with Jumbli(TM) on Times Square Digital Screen

BOSTON, Mass. -- LocaModa Inc., pioneers of mobile and web-based interactive out-of-home media, today announce their platform integration with Clear Channel Spectacolor's giant 40' by 40' digital screen in New York's premier Times Square location. LocaModa's platform enables out-of-home signage to be controlled by mobile consumers and visible from the web.

Manhattan LAMN Jam Launches March 18 in N.Y.C. – Music Artists Perform, Industry Listens, $20K in Prizes

Los Angeles Music NetworkHOLLYWOOD, Calif. and MANHATTAN, N.Y. -- The Los Angeles Music Network's "LAMN Jam" heads for the Big Apple. Launched three years ago in Los Angeles (where performances continue), LAMN Jams go beyond traditional showcases by featuring artists performing original songs, followed by instant professional critiques from a panel of industry experts. This year, artists will perform for $20,000 in prizes.

Outspoken Willie Nelson: Impeach Bush, ‘Throw The Bastards Out’

AUSTIN, Texas -- American icon Willie Nelson says he supports efforts to impeach President Bush and "throw the bastards out," adding that the administration will do anything to stay in power, including staging an event to cancel the election. In his second appearance this month, Nelson told The Alex Jones Show today that he supported Dennis Kucinich's attempt to impeach Bush.

Two Oregon Men, Eric Pepin and Jamison Priebe, Cleared of all Sex Charges

HILLSBORO, Ore. -- Washington county judge Steven L. Price said he had questions regarding the accuracy of the accuser's testimony. The judge's statement came after 5 days of trial (case #C061748CR) where he found Eric Pepin and Jamison Priebe not guilty of all charges.

Neotrope Interactive Chosen to Provide Internet Marketing Solutions for Direct Mail Firm, The Ballantine Corporation

NeotropeTORRANCE, Calif. -- Neotrope(R), a leading advertising, PR, and Internet Marketing firm established 1983, today announced it has been chosen by a leading direct mail printing firm, The Ballantine Corporation, to provide promotion and brand development for their company and Website.

IBC Energy Saving Insulated Electrical Box Expected to be Incorporated Into New Homes

BREVARD, N.C. -- Insulation Business Consultants announced today that the firm has developed a means of maintaining the thermal integrity of exterior walls, eliminating the voids in the insulation where electrical boxes (switch and receptacle boxes), create significant holes in the residential thermal envelope.

TenthGate International Retains Sandler Communications

BRADENTON, Fla. -- TenthGate International, Inc. (PINK:TGTI / OTCPK: TGTI), ("TenthGate"), an innovative medical holding company uniquely positioned to acquire and for development of life changing technologies, announced today the engagement of Sandler Communications, LLC ("SC"), a financial communications company, to assist TenthGate with its public and investor communications.

Recent Study Suggests ‘Diet Pill’ May Reduce Acne Breakouts

NEW YORK, N.Y. -- As crazy as it sounds, recent studies conducted at Stanford and Wake Forest Schools of Medicine suggest there's a connection between stubborn stress-related belly bulge, unsightly acne flare-ups and the so-called "Belly Fat" pill, Relacore(R)... and that link is stress. By now we've all heard that stress increases cortisol and cortisol increases "belly fat." While this may be terrible news for millions of us who seem to be stressed-out even on the best of days, it turns out to be great news for the Carter-Reed Company.

Internationally Acclaimed Spanish Master Painter Ramon Vilanova Coming to New Jersey

SUMMIT, N.J. -- Internationally acclaimed Spanish Master Painter Ramon Vilanova is coming to Summit, New Jersey. He will be in Summit on Saturday, March 8 and Sunday, March 9 to unveil a new collection of Plein-Air paintings. The masterworks collection is featured in the new book of his paintings entitled "Miradas"; the third monograph published featuring the works of this phenomenal artist. Cosmopolitan Fine Art will host a reception and book signing for the artist.

Titan Wood Announces Opening of Americas’ Headquarters in Texas

DALLAS, Texas -- Titan Wood has announced the official opening of its Americas' headquarters office in Dallas, Texas. The company's CEO and several other top executives will be based in Dallas. "In light of demand throughout the Americas, we are pleased to be increasing our presence in the U.S.," Willy Patterson-Brown, Chairman, Titan Wood, said.

Deficit Reduction Act Makes LTC Planning a Must for Small Business Owners

KIRKLAND, Wash. -- In February 2007, "President Bush signed into law a significant piece of legislation, the Deficit Reduction Act," says Todd Grove, Maine-based Partner of LTC Financial Partners LLC, the nation's most experienced long term care insurance agency. "This one act is causing the majority of small business owners to seriously evaluate the financial risks posed by an extended illness -- to themselves, their families, their assets and their companies."

John P. Casciano Joins OMNIPLEX as President of its Subsidiary, OMNISEC International Investigations

CHANTILLY, Va. -- OMNISEC International Investigations, Inc., the trusted leader in personal security investigations services, today announced that Major General (USAF Retired) John Casciano has joined the company as President of its wholly owned subsidiary, OMNISEC International Investigations, Inc. General Casciano will be a member of the OMNIPLEX World Services Corporation Executive Team and lead the day-to-day operations of OMNISEC.

Insight Research says Corporate Phone Bill Will Hit $133 Billion in 2008

BOONTON, N.J. -- Spending by businesses on wired and cellular calling will hit $133 billion by the close of 2008, says a new market research report from Insight Research. The study predicts that cellular calling will account for nearly 39 percent of the corporate phone bill for telecommunication services in 2008, and is the fastest growing expense area.

Martha Rose Construction, Inc. Joins U.S. DOE Secretary Bodman to Launch Builders’ Challenge in Orlando

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Martha Rose Construction, Inc, joined today with U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Samuel Bodman to announce a new national energy-saving initiative - the U.S. Department of Energy's Builders Challenge. Martha Rose was at the Builders Challenge kick-off event held at the International Builders Show in Orlando, Florida.

Telovations Extends Hosted Voice Services to Tech Data Resellers Throughout the U.S.

TAMPA, Fla. -- Telovations Inc. and Tech Data Corporation (Nasdaq GS: TECD) today announced a strategic partnership designed to extend Telovations' Managed Voice Services to select Tech Data resellers in 16 U.S. markets. Tech Data will offer its resellers the ability to promote Telovations' Managed Voice Services to their customer base.

Version 2.1 of the Chemistry Labacus(R) Provides Instant Write-Ups

WILMINGTON, Del. -- Abacalab, Inc. releases Version 2.1 of the Chemistry Labacus(R) mobile laboratory assistant for chemists. Labacus(R) fills a key gap in laboratory information management between the notebook or desktop computer and the physical laboratory environment where chemistry actually happens.

Wacky-Wacky Parking Fees at Waikiki Hotels Are a Gotcha for Hawaii Vacations

HONOLULU, Hawaii -- You might get a great deal on a rental car on the island of Oahu. But if you stay in Waikiki, as almost all visitors to Oahu do, you may pay as much as $25 (plus tax) to park your car for the night, according to a survey of Waikiki hotels conducted by Travel Hawaii LLC in Honolulu, a leading Hawaii Internet booking service.

Florida P.I. John Krause Coaches on How to Start Up an Investigative Agency

PENSACOLA, Fla. -- Is your inner P.I. waiting to be released? Do you question your neighbors, rent Magnum P.I. reruns and have an obsession with dark corners and disguises? If so, John Krause's recently re-released, "The Private Investigator's Guide" (ISBN: 978-0-615-13411-6), may be just what the doctor ordered.

CorEdge Networks Introduces Cavium Networks’ OCTEON Option for its CEN-RL20 20Gbps AMC

BARCELONA, Spain -- At the Mobile World Congress show, CorEdge Networks Inc., the industry's leading developer of essential building blocks for MicroTCA solutions, introduces a Cavium Networks' OCTEON(TM) Multicore MIPS64 processor powered daughter card option for its CEN-RL20(TM) 20Gbps AdvancedMC (AMC) line card.

NASCAR Driver-Network Broadcaster Wally Dallenbach Jr. Joins KDHD.TV as Automotive Expert

VISTA, Calif. -- NASCAR racing legend Wally Dallenbach Jr, motor sports broadcaster for NBC, ABC, TNT and USA Network, joins KDHD-TV, LLC's team of broadcasters providing live content to national and local news programs around the country. Dallenbach rounds out the roster of broadcast savvy experts covering the dynamic tech, gaming, travel and toy industries for the satellite tour/broadcast news content provider.

Los Angeles Artist XVALA Challenges the Art World with Altered Britney Spears Tabloid Image

artist XVALALOS ANGELES, Calif. and NORMAN, Okla. -- Last year, images of Britney Spears' shaved head were splayed all over the media. And, in celebration of Spears, Mainsite Contemporary Art in Norman is exhibiting an appropriated image for public viewing through March 28. Los Angeles artist, known as XVALA, set out to define Spears' spiritual, emotional and economical value.

Luscious Lips Improve Valentine Celebrations – Detroit Cosmetic Surgeon Offers Lip Tips You’ll Love

STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich. -- With Valentine's Day just around the corner, Dr. Mark Berkowitz, Medical Director of Accents Cosmetic Surgery and Medical Spa, is just in time to prepare pouty lips and transform thin lips for a special Valentine's Day. Berkowitz has just released a free, fact-filled report, entitled: "Lip Tips You'll Love" - an in-depth review of today's lip enhancing options sure to dispel common myths and leave Detroiter's smiling seductively.

A New Romance Travel Guide for Sedona, Arizona

SEDONA, Ariz. -- Phyllis Johnson Innovative Strategies, LLC announces Sedona Romance Travel, an online travel newsletter that captures the spirit of Sedona. A personal journey that guides the reader and describes why Sedona is a special place for romancing the spirit and nourishing the soul. A place where lives and relationships can change forever.

RenderX Releases New Products – DataStyler 1.3.0 Beta and XML Report Generator 1.3.0 Beta

RenderX IncPALO ALTO, Calif. -- RenderX, a market leader in "XML to PDF" and "XML to PostScript" technology, officially released the Beta versions of two new software products - DataStyler and XML Report Generator (XMLRG). DataStyler is an application for quick creation of templates for variable data embedding.

eMarketing ‘Personal Trainers’ Strengthen Digital Delts, Partner with Saatchi & Saatchi Healthcare Communications Group Teams in Tech Circuit Training

NEW YORK, N.Y. -- Brand teams at a leading New York healthcare communications group are taking their digital skills to the next level at a day-long Tech Fit fair on Tuesday, February 12, 2008, at Saatchi & Saatchi Healthcare Communications Group (SSHCG) headquarters in lower Manhattan.

Top 10 Super Bowl Ad with Justin Timberlake features Intro from JSM Music, Inc.

NEW YORK, N.Y. -- JSM Music (www.jsmmusic.com), the largest commercial music production company in America, scored a major touch down at the Super Bowl having provided music for one of the top ad-spots during the game. JSM's music was featured on Pepsi's "Magnetic Attraction" advertisement which showcased the musical and acting talents of superstar performer Justin Timberlake.

Software Developed by Tutis Technologies Harnesses Secugen Fingerprint Technology for User Identification

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- SecuGen Corporation, a world leading fingerprint technology company, announced today that its well-known Hamster(TM) line of fingerprint readers is now available with Tutis Biometric Logon, an Active Directory compatible network authentication application.

Willie Nelson Challenges Official Government Account of 9/11 Attacks on Alex Jones Show

AUSTIN, Texas -- Willie Nelson appeared Monday, February 4, 2008, on the nationally-syndicated Alex Jones Show in a ground breaking interview where the country music legend said the twin towers were imploded on 9/11. "I saw those towers fall and I've seen an implosion in Las Vegas - there's too much similarities between the two, and I saw a building fall that didn't get hit by nothing."

Cengea acquires Inform Network for Systems Management Limited

VANCOUVER, Canada -- Cengea Solutions Inc. announces today that it has acquired the assets of Inform Network for Systems Management Limited. Cengea and Inform have been the two dominant suppliers of spatially enabled information systems to the forest products industry in Canada and have had growing success in providing systems to the forest products industry in the United States.

New Copper Bonding Products for Telecommunications Will Grow Carrier Ethernet and Wireless Backhaul Markets

BOONTON, N.J. -- A new class of hardware product that bonds together multiple slower-speed copper circuits into a high-speed link promises to extend the worldwide market penetration of carrier Ethernet services as well as lower backhaul costs for wireless and DSL services, says a market analysis study from Insight Research.

Meteorologist and Mom Susanne Horgan Returns to NewsChannel 5 Cleveland

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Meteorologist Susanne Horgan returns to NewsChannel 5's Good Morning Cleveland on Wednesday, February 6th. Following the birth of her first child Thomas in December, Susanne spent her maternity leave learning the ropes of motherhood away from the Power of 5 weather center.

SecuGen(R) Fingerprint Technology Now Supported on the WCC Multi-Modal Fusion Platform

SecuGenSANTA CLARA, Calif. -- SecuGen Corporation, a world leading fingerprint technology company, today announced its collaboration with WCC Smart Search & Match, a leading provider of high-performance search and match software. WCC Smart Search & Match has developed ELISE ID, the Platform for Multi-Modal Fusion.

‘Bringing Home the Baking’ Book Provides Inside Scoop on How to Start a Licensed Home-Based Baking Business

ATLANTA, Ga. -- Author Quincella C. Geiger, announces the release of her new book, "Bringing Home the Baking," (ISBN: 978-0-615-14518-1) that reveals the secrets to setting up a successful home-based baking business. Starting a business can be expensive, but starting a home-based baking business is smart and cost-effective.

Foreign Nationals from U.S. Embassies Around the World Observe Election Day in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Twenty-five foreign nationals who staff the U.S. Embassies abroad will be in Los Angeles from February 3-6 to examine the U.S. political process during the California presidential primaries. On election day the participants will observe the election process first-hand by visiting polling locations and campaigning events throughout Greater Los Angeles.

2008 Mavericks Surf Event Uses SecurWireless Water Cam

LANDOVER, Md. -- SecurWireless, Inc., provider of wireless video surveillance solutions for government, state and local, and commercial applications, partnered with live web casting company, iTV360, to provide live video coverage of the 2008 Mavericks Surf Contest, that began January 12th, in Half Moon Bay, California. Strapped to the back of a jet ski, SecurWireless' waterproof Water Cam provided live video coverage from the water of the famed surfing event.

Northeast Motorcycle Expo with Billy Lane and the Garage Girls Hits Boston

BOSTON, Mass. -- Motorcycle enthusiasts of all ages won't want to miss this year's Northeast Motorcycle Expo in Boston, MA. This year, Kev-Marv Productions, LLC , Perewitz Inc, and Bikers for the Cure are joining forces to raise money for the Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation. Starting in Hartford and continuing at our Boston show, two of the industries rising stars, Jody Perewitz and Sara Liberte, will be constructing a bobber style custom creation.

North Carolina’s Haywood County Tomatoes Travel the Internet

WAYNESVILLE, N.C. -- Haywood County tomatoes are now traveling worldwide, thanks to a short web-based video recently produced by the Buy Haywood Market Development Project. More and more, people are receiving messages that communicate "thousands of miles fresher," "buy local," and "support sustainable agriculture."

Freedom and Focus Play Equal Roles in Artist Robert Cipriani’s Abstract Paintings

DUXBURY, Mass. -- One informs the other; the other informs the one. "As an abstract painter, I am very influenced by my life's work as a graphic designer. Alternatively, my approach to painting impacts my design work in a way that makes it richer and more interesting," explains artist Robert Cipriani, whose abstract painting, Red 2, received an honorable mention award at the Cambridge Art Association's "Red" show in November 2007.

S.F. Based Global Quarters Launches World’s First Fractional Ownership Brokerage

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -- Global Quarters, Inc. has announced its formation as the world's first fractional ownership brokerage, addressing changing trends in the international real estate marketplace. Three things are changing where and how Americans buy real estate: retiring baby boomers, inherited wealth and technology.

The Only Security Product That Secures Spa Covers, Saving Children’s Lives and Protecting Property

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Lockdown Co., announces Patented Steelcore Spa Straps, made with an innovative cut-resistant material SEW (Steel Encased Webbing). The only spa cover security device strong and secure enough to stop all unauthorized access by anyone of any age. Besides saving lives, and ensuring privacy, they are the only spa straps that secure spa covers in high winds.

Ohio TV: Save Money This February On Good Morning Cleveland

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Watch NewsChannel 5's Good Morning Cleveland during the month of February and save money. Consumer Specialist Angie Lau reveals 29 ways to save during the 29 days of the month. From lowering your utilities to saving on meals, viewers throughout northeast Ohio will learn unique and practical ways to put money back in their pockets.

Ballantine Corporation Releases 2008 Direct Mail Format Report

WAYNE, N.J. -- The Ballantine Corporation, a full-service direct mail production company, announces the release of their 2008 Direct Mail Format Report. With the recent postage increase, deciding on effective direct mail formats is financially important to a company's well being. That's why the Ballantine Corporation surveyed their marketing contacts and clients and asked them what direct mail formats they plan to test in 2008 and why.

Protecting Productivity at the Worksite in Challenging Times: Retaining Seasoned Employees through Long Term Healthcare Education

KIRKLAND, Wash. -- In uncertain times, older, experienced employees are the ones companies want to keep. But these seasoned people may leave of their own accord. Or they may start taking time off. Why? "A large percentage have aging parents who break a hip or develop dementia, suddenly needing constant attention," says Mario Sestito, Director of Business Development for LTC Financial Partners, the nation's most experienced long term care insurance agency.

Kitchen Design Firm Arclinea Boston Named #1 by Local Citysearch.com Users

BOSTON, Mass. -- Arclinea Boston, the area's premier contemporary custom kitchen design firm, has been voted best in the "Home Decor" category by visitors to Citysearch.com's Boston website for the second year in a row. "Arclinea's contemporary kitchen designs have been recognized worldwide as the standard for meticulous craftsmanship and technological innovation, and since opening in Boston, we've been honored to receive many prestigious design awards."

Gold and Diamond Pendants by James Allen Add to Rich Valentine’s Day Tradition

FREDERICK, Md. -- With less than two weeks to Valentine's Day, Internet jewelry sales leader Jamesallen.com announced today that it has added 150 new gold and diamond pendants and lockets to its online jewelry offerings. These stunning gifts - with many gold and diamond variations available - offer both value and higher-end shoppers many options as Valentine's Day approaches.

SYSTEN Releases Innovative Internet File System That Stands Apart

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. -- SYSTEN, LLC, a Web and software-solutions company, announces the release of a newly re-architected Internet file system - TrueShare; it makes remote file access, file storage, and file sharing, easier and more effective than ever. Originally launched in 2006, SYSTEN has completely re-architected the web-based software.

PTseats.com Announces $90K No-Limit Hold ’em Poker Tournament at Trump Taj Mahal

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. -- As the first and only online poker tournament seat reservation system, PTseats.com proudly presents the inaugural $90K event to be held at the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City on February 16, 2008. PTseats.com offers avid poker players the opportunity to securely reserve their seats in advance using any major credit card. The convenience of PTseats.com allows players to claim their reserved seat and arrive to the tournament with ease, without the hassle of waiting in line.

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