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

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.

How to Get Flossed by Paris Hilton – GoldenPalace Buys Hilton’s Used Dental Floss

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. -- A piece of floss once used by Paris Hilton, smudged with pink lipstick and found in the trash outside Paris Hilton's Hollywood home, sold Tuesday for an impressive $1,000 US to online Casino, GoldenPalace.com. The sellers of the floss, HollywoodStarTrash.com, made headlines worldwide and created an online frenzy with a video on YouTube.

2007 Hollywood Book Festival: 60’s Rock and Roll Icon Dee Dee Phelps (Dick and Dee Dee) to Read Excerpts from ‘Vinyl...

Dee Dee PhelpsLOS ANGELES, Calif. -- On Saturday, July 28th, at 10:30 a.m., Dee Dee Phelps, author of "Vinyl Highway" (ISBN: 978-1934321751), singing as Dick and Dee Dee will read on stage at the 2007 Hollywood Book Festival. The annual program celebrates books that deserve recognition from the film, television and multimedia communities.

Tracey Henk Joins Social Networking Software Firm as VP of Sales and Marketing

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Social Platform, a social networking software provider of scalable web-based solutions for branded, high end social applications announced today the addition of Tracey Henk to their executive management team. Her appointment supports a long term growth strategy for Social Platform and strengthens its position in the rapidly evolving social networking landscape.

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.

BETA Records Hollywood Opens Recording Studio and Tracks The Temptations New CD ‘Back to Front’

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. -- With the opening of the new BETA Studio in the Los Angeles facilities of BETA Records (www.betarecords.com), musicians have a new home for creativity. "(The) new studio is 1,500 sq. ft. pf sonic magic!" says Otis Williams, lead singer of legendary recording artists, The Temptations.

Freeze Tag and Gameshastra to Develop PC, Web, and Mac Versions of Classic Etch A Sketch Game

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Gameshastra (aka Game Shastra), India's largest game services provider, has signed a Master Game Development Agreement with Freeze Tag, a California based casual game publisher and developer. Game Shastra will develop and Freeze Tag will publish "Etch A Sketch(R)," a new game inspired by the classic toy from The Ohio Art Company. Under the terms of the agreement, Game Shastra will develop PC, Web, and Mac versions of the game, as well as any future versions for platforms such as Xbox 360 Live Arcade and Nintendo Wii.

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.

San Diego Singles Tired of Internet Dating Turn to FunQuest Adventures for Entertainment Options

SAN DIEGO, Calif. -- Tired of the bar scene? Not crazy about chatting online with people you don't know? FunQuest Adventures provides an alternative to the typical dating scene and offers active singles a fun and safe way to meet people. Internet dating is big business, but with so many predators out there people are becoming more concerned about safety.

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.

City of Angels vs. Word of God: OJ Simpson’s Lawyer Comes Up in Temple 420 Cannabis Church Case

Rev. Rubin performs candle ceremonyLOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Reverend Craig X Rubin says, "God has called me to do this work. I am spreading the good news of Jesus' Kingdom to new believers and informing people about the real Tree of Life." Reverend Rubin is the leader of Temple420.org, a Judeo-Christian pro-marijuana church that doesn't promote smoking marijuana, but does burn marijuana in its religious ceremonies.

Renowned Fertility and Hormonal Health Expert Dr. Robert Greene to Lead Sacramento Reproductive Practice

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- The Sher Institute for Reproductive Medicine - Sacramento (SIRM-Sacramento) has announced that Dr. Robert Greene will join as full-time medical director, operating out of the Sacramento headquarters as well as the Pleasanton and newly-established Redding satellite offices.

New Author Aimee Schmidt Writes Children’s Book Touting the Value of Being Unique

Abner Finklestein bookRANCHO SANTA MARGARITA, Calif. -- First time author Aimee Schmidt releases a new children's book today focused on teaching kids about the value of being a unique person. The book, "Abner Finklestein" (ISBN-13: 978-1-933732-16-9), focuses on a troubled child that finds himself getting made fun of on a consistent basis by his peers. To cope with being put down, the main character creates an imaginary friend, and in the process finds that being unique is not so bad after all.

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."

California Biotech Company Takes Aim at Pancreatic Cancer With an Advanced Phase I/II Clinical Trial

SAN MARINO, Calif. -- Epeius Biotechnologies Corporation announced today that an advanced Phase I/II clinical trial using intravenous Rexin-G(TM) for pancreatic cancer that is refractory to standard chemotherapy will open in the summer of 2007 in Los Angeles, California. Rexin-G is the world's first tumor-targeted injectable gene delivery system that is designed to seek out and destroy both primary tumors and metastatic cancers that have spread throughout the body.

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.).
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Entertainment Review: Jackie Chan’s ‘The Myth’

FILM REVIEW: Billed as a mix between "Raiders of the Lost Ark," "The Mummy," and "Hero," the new Jackie Chan movie, "The Myth" isn't quite any of those, but is unique in its own indelible "Chanesque" style. "The Myth," screened for industry and media on June 26th at the Arclight Cinema in preparation for a fall 2007 release is actually an English dubbed version of a Chinese release from 2005.

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.

Power the new Apple(R) iPhone(R) while In-flight via the Coach Seat Music Jack

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- InflightPower.com announced today the introduction of a new product for those travelers interested in recharging the new Apple(R) iPhone(R) while on the fly. The InFlight Power(TM) iPhone recharging cable has just been released for market sales.

A&R Select Announces Battle of the Bands Winner at BB King’s

idasas redlandsHOLLYWOOD, Calif. -- A&R Select, a full service artist development and marketing firm for independent artists and bands announces that IDASAS from Redlands, California, has won the 2007 Battle of the Bands competition at BB King's, located at Universal's Citywalk.

Beauty TV launches on Joost – The World’s Only 24/7 Beauty TV Network to Broadcast Over Global IPTV Platform

The Beauty TV NetworkBEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- Beauty TV(R), the world's only beauty TV network today announced that it will bring program offerings to Joost(TM), the world's first broadcast-quality Internet television service. Founded in 2006 by Latino entrepreneur Rob E. Angelino, Beauty TV is dedicated to the beauty enthusiast in the ever-growing $150 billion dollar a year beauty industry.

Healthy Life Centers’ Web Site Provides a Free Referral Service and Helps Smokers Kick the Habit

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. -- Healthy Life Centers puts the power to quit smoking in the minds of the people through a free, referral service that directs them to certified hypnosis programs in their local vicinity. National statistics reveal that there are approximately 51 million Americans who smoke, daily. Out of that group, 35 million want to quit.

Media Invited: Jackie Chan Movie Premiere June 26 at ArcLight Cinemas in L.A.

Movie Premiere The MythHOLLYWOOD, Calif. -- Media Invited to Red Carpet screening and afterparty for the North American release of Jackie Chan's The Myth, on June 26th in L.A. The long awaited 96-minute English language version action-comedy feature film from Director Stanley Tong stars Jackie Chan and renowned Asian actors Kim Hee Seon, Tony Leung Ka Fai and Mallika Sherawat.

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.

MEDIA ADVISORY: Barking Cow Distribution and STV Networks Release the North American PREMIERE of the Newest Jackie Chan Action-comedy-adventure Film

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- WHAT: Red carpet screening and after party for the newly completed North American release of Jackie Chan's The Myth. The long awaited 96-minute English language action-comedy feature film from Director Stanley Tong stars Jackie Chan and renowned Asian actors Kim Hee Seon, Tony Leung Ka Fai and Mallika Sherawat. Filmed on location in China, India, Hong Kong, this is the first Jackie Chan U.S.-release in over three years.

Osmetech Licenses Self-Assembling Monolayer (SAM) Technology to Minerva Biotechnologies Corporation

PASADENA, Calif. -- Osmetech plc (LSE, AIM; OMH) today announced that it has granted a non-exclusive research license to Waltham, Massachusetts, US-based Minerva Biotechnologies Corporation ("Minerva") for use of Osmetech's self-assembling monolayer (SAM) technology in conjunction with Minerva's proprietary nanoparticle technology. Osmetech, a fast developing, international molecular diagnostics business with operations in Boston and Pasadena.

Penna Piererra Teams with Hitchhiker Media, Penthouse Swimwear and SwappWatch at Erotica LA Booth 1424

Hitchhiker Media LLCLOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Hitchhiker Media LLC and Princess Penna, Inc. announced that adult film superstar Penna Piererra will team up with lifestyles company SwappWatch and Penthouse Swimwear where she will be signing autographs at booths 1444 and 1445 (formerly 1424) during the Erotica LA show at the Los Angeles Convention Center from June 22nd - June 24th.

Art Inspires 7 Year Old to Create Line of Clothing and Benefit Charity

Haley Schmidt's HaleyBopTeesTRABUCO CANYON, Calif. -- Possibly the youngest fashion designer in the country, 7 year old Haley Schmidt has designed and created her own line of T-shirts titled, HaleyBopTees. This inspiring young artist has a flare for fashion and a passion for art, so much so that not only are her T-shirts are sold online at www.haleyboptees.com, they are also sold at Out Of The Bleu children's clothing boutique in Foothill Ranch, California.

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.

State Programs Pay Education Loans for Certain Qualified Professions

California Student Aid CommissionRANCHO CORDOVA, Calif. -- The California Student Aid Commission offers a platter of state-sponsored loan assumption programs to pay education loans for those seeking professional training and employment in specific areas of need in California. By providing education loan relief, the state through the California Student Aid Commission encourages individuals to seek careers as teachers, nursing faculty, and nurses in state facilities.

From Homelessness to Harvard to Hollywood to Happiness: Dawn Clare Launches Company SPISE BLISS

life coach Dawn Clare,LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Are you happy is a simple question but being blissful seems to elude nearly everyone. Even Oprah on a recent show admitted that she was not 100% happy. Dawn T. Clare seeks to fill this gap through counseling and corporate consulting. Dawn overcame many challenges on her path to bliss.

Latino Media Embraces New Novel America Libre, an Apocalyptic Vision of the Immigration Controversy

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- "When I first read about America Libre, I knew this was an important book," said Veronica Jacuinde, producer/reporter of On The Up at SiTV. "As the debate over immigration becomes more inflammatory, people need to hear the message of this book. It's a warning sign of the consequences of overreaction and prejudice." America Libre (ISBN: 0-595-42606-9), is a novel by Raul Ramos y Sanchez.

Potential Republican Presidential Candidate Faces Seven Years in Jail

Craig Rubin in GQHOLLYWOOD, Calif. -- On August 16th 2005 Reverend Rubin announced that he'd be seeking the Republican Nomination for the office of President of the United States of America, with the publishing of his book "9021GROW" (ISBN: 0974711004). The opening line of the book prophetically stated that by the time you hear of the Rev. Craig Rubin, he'd either be in the White House or in jail. At the moment it is not hard to guess which scenario is most likely to happen: going to jail.

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.

Osmetech Licenses Roche Hot Start® Polymerase Technology

PASADENA, Calif. -- Osmetech plc (AIM; LSE: OMH) today announced that it has been granted a non-exclusive worldwide diagnostics license from Swiss-based F. Hoffman LaRoche Ltd and its US affiliate Roche Molecular Systems Inc. (collectively "Roche") to use Hot Start(R) polymerase technology in Osmetech nucleic acid diagnostic assays.

California Ferret Organization Calls for Re-Evaluation of Ban on Domestic Ferrets

LegalizeFerrets.orgSAN DIEGO, Calif. -- In an open letter to Secretary of Agriculture A.G. Kawamura, dated June 2nd, 2007, the non-profit organization, LegalizeFerrets.org, part of the San Diego chapter of Ferrets Anonymous, requested a formal re-evaluation of the statewide ban on domestic ferrets (Musteo putorius furo).

Epeius Biotechnologies Draws the Sword of Targeted Gene Delivery (Rexin-G) from the Stone of Chemistry and Physics

Epeius BiotechnologiesSAN MARINO, Calif. -- Epeius Biotechnologies Corporation today announced the publication of a historic landmark in medical oncology and a definitive benchmark in the emerging field of cancer gene therapy. The first clinical report of its kind, Le Morte du Tumour - was published in the June issue of the International Journal of Oncology.

AMCC Selects TeamF1’s Managed Access Point Solution for AMCC’s PowerPC 405EX Processor

FREMONT, Calif. -- TeamF1, Inc., the leader in embedded networking and security software, announced that it has been selected to integrate its Managed Access Point Solution software (MAPS) on to the new PowerPC 405EX processor from Applied Micro Circuits Corp. (NASDAQ: AMCC).

Epeius Biotechnologies Gains FDA Approval for Two New Clinical Trials Using Rexin-G(TM) for Breast Cancer and Sarcoma

SAN MARINO, Calif. -- Epeius Biotechnologies Corporation announced today the expansion of ongoing clinical trials using Rexin-G(TM) in the United States to include breast cancer and all types of sarcomas that have failed standard chemotherapy. Following on the heels of their landmark clinical trials in the United States and abroad, the US FDA granted Orphan Drug Status for Rexin-G.

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!

Rock Festival to be Held in Anaheim: Heart Transplant Fund to be Established for Iron Butterfly Bassist Lee Dorman

Iron Butterfly AnaheimANAHEIM, Calif. -- A benefit concert in the name of original Iron Butterfly bass player Lee Dorman will be held Sunday June 24th at the Phoenix Club in Anaheim, next to the Honda Center. Iron Butterfly shook the music world in 1968 with the release of the monumental LP, In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida, featuring the 17 minute side-long track that outsold every record in the history of recorded music.

What Your Habits Say About You and You Don’t Even Know It!

Tamir QadreeOAKLAND, Calif. -- Esteem Now Inc is announcing that Tamir Qadree will be appearing on The Ronnie Duncan Morning Show, News Talk 1300 WERE AM. According to Qadree, a best selling author, speaker and Life Coach, "You can tell a lot about a person by the little things they do," and he says he will break it all down in his own "charismatic and inimitable style."

TeamF1 Introduces Managed Access Point Solution for Production-Ready Wi-Fi(R) Devices

FREMONT, Calif. -- TeamF1, Inc. (www.TeamF1.com), the leader in embedded networking and security software, today announced its Managed Access Point Solution (MAPS), a new comprehensive turnkey software package that combines the latest 802.11 wireless standards with field-proven networking and security components.

Hollywood and International Entertainment Community Can Now Network with Productionpoint.com

Productionpoint.comLOS ANGELES, Calif. -- As the old Hollywood adage goes, it's not what you know, it's who you know. This could be the reason Productionpoint.com has become one of the fastest growing online networks for the advertising and entertainment industries.

The Food Network’s ‘Unwrapped’ to feature Java Juice® Liquid Coffee Extract

Java JuiceVENICE, Calif. -- Just in time for camping season, the Food Network's series Unwrapped features Java Juice(R), a "machine-less" liquid coffee essence. On the upcoming Unwrapped segment titled "On the Go," foodies will discover why the liquid concentrate was an immediate hit with the outdoor industry.

Intelligent Automation Corporation Wins U.S. Navy Contract to Develop Advanced Engine Diagnostics for Joint Strike Fighter

POWAY, Calif. -- Intelligent Automation Corporation (IAC), leaders in combat-proven aviation diagnostics and conditions-based maintenance technologies, has been selected by the U.S. Navy to design and develop a next-generation engine diagnostic and prognostic system for the F-35 Lightning II's Pratt & Whitney F135 engine. The F-35 Lightning is the Navy's newest, affordable, next-generation strike aircraft weapons system.

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.

mTraks Music Community Launching Public Beta Website with a Tasty Catalog of Over 6,000 Independent Record Labels

mTraks beta launchSAN DIEGO, Calif. -- mTraks, Inc. announces the official launch of its public beta website, now open. mTraks(TM) is a killer social music community and digital music marketplace. mTraks has raised $550,000 from a consortium of private angel investors and is represented by Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati.

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