California NEWS INDEX

    California NEWS INDEX
    California Newswire Index of Articles and News Stories
    California vs. Big Plastic

    Valley Industry and Commerce Assoc. Endorses ‘Yes’ Vote On Calif. Plastic Bag Ban Prop 67

    LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- California vs. Big Plastic recently announced that The Valley Industry and Commerce Association (VICA) added its support for...
    VLP Law Group LLP

    VLP Law Group LLP adds Partner Edward Kwok to Firm’s Intellectual Property Practice Group

    PALO ALTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- VLP Law Group LLP is pleased to announce that Edward Kwok has joined the firm's Intellectual Property Practice Group as a partner based in Silicon Valley, California. Mr. Kwok's practice focuses on patent prosecution and Inter Partes adverse proceedings before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and intellectual property litigations in state and federal courts.
    Opinion: Trump Translated

    Opinion: Trump Translated – what is the actual meaning of his word-salad rants?

    G on Politics (OPINION/satire): Donald Trump, current leader of the Know-Nothing Party, can be described in five words: extremely loud and dangerously gross. When he speaks, phrases are strung together in ways that sometimes resemble English sentences. But what is the actual meaning of his word-salad rants?
    New Comedy CD by Jackie Fabulous

    New Comedy CD by Jackie Fabulous released by Uproar Entertainment

    LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Uproar Entertainment is excited to announce the release of "Who Is Jackie Fabulous?" Recorded in front of a live audience at Harvey's Comedy Club in Portland, Oregon this CD features the multi-talented Jackie Fabulous - a comedic force to be reckoned with.
    ReverseVision

    New American Funding Builds Out 47-State Reverse Mortgage Op with ReverseVision RVX

    SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- ReverseVision, the leading provider of software and technology for the reverse mortgage industry, is pleased to announce that Tustin, California-based national mortgage lender New American Funding is expanding its reverse mortgage lending operation to 47 states using the RV Exchange (RVX) loan origination software (LOS).
    inaugural TACKTalks conference

    Tack Artist Group Launches TACKTalks: An Innovative Educational Conference for Beauty Industry Artists Looking to Grow Their Personal Brands

    LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Tack Artist Group – a premier artist management, production, and branding agency – will be holding its inaugural TACKTalks conference in Los Angeles, Calif. on September 7, 2016. Designed for beauty industry artists looking to cultivate their personal brands into viable businesses, the exclusive event will offer up to 300 attendees an unprecedented opportunity to learn from and network with a panel of the industry’s top beauty influencers, insiders, and success stories.
    Conservatism, Thy Name is Trump

    Opinion: Conservatism, Thy Name is Trump

    G on Politics (OPINION/satire): In an 'off the record' conversation, a drunken GOP advisor reveals the truth about how Trump represents the Conservative movement. "This is totally off the record," the GOP campaign operative said between shots of Don Q Single Barrel Rum. Although it came out more like "Thiz toally off the recor."
    Renaissance Bay Area Makers Popup

    Renaissance Bay Area Makers Popup in S.F. features Workshops, Local Food and Live Music

    SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center presents Renaissance Bay Area Makers Popup - a shopping experience featuring over 30 of our Alumni and some of the most diverse and talented makers on September 10, 2016, from 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. at The Yard at Mission Rock.
    The Mortgage Collaborative

    San Diego’s The Mortgage Collaborative Adds 12 Providers to Preferred Partner Network

    SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Mortgage Collaborative, an independent mortgage lending cooperative, today announced the formal approval of twelve new preferred partner companies to their national network, announced the Collaborative's EVP of National Sales & Strategic Alliances, Rich Swerbinsky.
    Platinum Data Solutions

    Nations Valuation Services Implements Platinum Data’s Collateral Expert

    ALISO VIEJO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Platinum Data Solutions, a provider of valuation data and analytics solutions for the mortgage industry, has announced that Nations Valuation Services, a nationwide appraisal management company, has quantifiably improved its workflow processes by implementing Platinum Data's Collateral Expert(R) property information report.
    Stop Wage Theft

    City Of Berkeley Enacts First of Its Kind Wage Theft Prevention Ordinance

    BERKELEY, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Last night, the City of Berkeley approved a first-of-its-kind local ordinance aimed at preventing wage theft on local construction projects, Smart Cities Prevail announced on July 20; authored by Councilmember Laurie Capitelli, co-sponsored by a majority of the Council and supported by construction industry trade associations and workers’ rights groups.
    GOP Speeches are 110-percent Original

    Opinion: GOP Speeches are 110-percent Original

    G on Politics (opinion/satire): All New! All Improved! All Original! That's how GOP officials are describing the content of Conservative statements and speeches. After the brouhaha over Melania Trump's plagiarizing of Michelle Obama's address to the 2008 Democratic convention, there has been more active scrutiny of all comments from Conservatives.
    Steve Comisar

    Movie Rights to Life Story of Actor-Felon Steve Comisar up for Grabs to Hollywood Filmmakers

    LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Studios love to make movies about con men and audiences have spent over one billion dollars watching these exciting films. Enter Steve Comisar, an actor who has appeared in numerous movies, TV shows, and commercials. He is also a convicted con man finishing the last year of a 15-year prison sentence for fraud.
    Empty Box of Wine

    ‘Empty Box of Wine’ Selected for San Francisco Frozen Film Festival

    SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Chart-topping musical artist and Los Angeles-based filmmaker Michael C. Perry today announced that his film "Empty Box of Wine" has been selected for the upcoming San Francisco Frozen Film Festival. Perry is the lead singer in the band, Jour Majesty, who last year rose to #2 on the indie folk charts; his entry into the film festival accompanies the upcoming Jour Majesty album, "Empty Box of Wine."
    Assemblyman Mike Gatto

    Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto and Gov. Brown Announce Sweeping CPUC Reforms

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles), the author of ACA 11 (which passed the Assembly by a 61-9 vote...
    The Mortgage Collaborative

    The Mortgage Collaborative Announces Speakers for 2016 Summer Member Conference in Denver

    SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Mortgage Collaborative, an independent mortgage lending cooperative with a rapidly growing membership, will open the doors to its annual summer member conference two months from today on August 20 at the soaring Four Seasons Hotel in downtown Denver, Colorado.
    Actor Brian White

    Actor Brian White to Host the 3rd Annual City of Angels After Party BET Experience Weekend

    LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- DP Entertainment and Chuckie Miller announce actor Brian White ("Scandal," "Chicago Fire") to host a night of dancing and entertainment with professionals from around the country, June 24. The "BET Experience at L.A. Live" will bring together thousands of music lovers for a four-day, jam-packed entertainment fest.
    Dan Collen

    WMH Corp. welcomes Dan Collen, PE, as a Senior Consultant Specializing in Infrastructure Transportation Design

    SAN JOSE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- WMH Corporation, a specialist in transportation infrastructure design, is pleased to welcome Dan Collen, PE, as a Senior Consultant. Dan brings over 35 years of experience in transportation design and planning to the WMH team. Before joining WMH, Dan spent his career at Santa Clara County Roads and Airport Department.
    Klaatu Talks Trump and Tiny Hands

    Opinion: Klaatu Talks Trump and Tiny Hands

    G on Politics (Opinion/Satire): Is it possible to get an unbiased opinion of the 2016 presidential race? Yes! We interviewed Klaatu, the character from "Day the Earth Stood Still." The term "hevaltaagu" roughly translates as "American political conservative" or, alternately, "stupid beyond belief."
    Calif. Senator Tony Mendoza

    Calif. State Assembly Approves Senator Mendoza Legislation to Prevent Wage Theft from California Workers – SB 1342

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- A measure, SB 1342, authored by Calif. Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia) that would protect workers by paving the way...
    Anthony Rendon

    Speaker Rendon, Budget Chair Ting on the Assembly Passing the California 2016-17 State Budget

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Paramount) and Assembly Budget Chair Phil Ting (D-San Francisco) issued the following statements Wednesday...
    SEIU

    Service Employees International Union (SEIU) California endorses Safety for All Initiative on Nov. 2016 Ballot

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The 700,000 member Service Employees International Union (SEIU) California on Wednesday announced its endorsement of the Safety for All...
    EPIC Insurance

    EPIC Insurance Brokers now one of the 15 largest Employee Benefits Broker-Consultants in U.S., says miEdge

    SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants (EPIC), a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, today announced a significant milestone, having become the 15th largest employee benefits broker/consultant in the U.S. In addition, EPIC ranks #11 among the country's fastest growing large group broker/consultants, based on Form 5500 data from the Department of Labor, compiled by business intelligence provider miEdge.
    Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell

    Calif. Asm. O'Donnell Declares Budget Agreement a Win for the California College Promise and Fiscal Responsibility

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, Calif. Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell (D-Long Beach) issued this statement following the passage of the 2016-2017 budget agreement: “Today’s...
    The Friendship Game

    The Friendship Game: Geek Club Books Releases Webisode for Inclusive Classroom on Autism

    SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Geek Club Books, Inc., an autism nonprofit, today announced the release of their latest educational webisode, "The Friendship Game" to teach elementary school children how to be good friends to their autistic peers. This is the fourth webisode in the free Bluebee TeeVee autism series for the inclusive classroom featuring an autistic host and a Bluebee Pal co-host (Most Innovative Educational Toy 2016).
    Mark Millard

    EPIC Insurance Brokers adds Mark Millard to Risk Solutions Practice in Connecticut

    SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that risk management professional Mark Millard has joined the firm's Stamford, Conn.-based EPIC Risk Solutions team as a Principal and Senior Producer.
    Department of General Services

    New Data Shows California Ahead of Schedule in Meeting Governor Brown's Green Goals for 2016

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- New data released today shows California is shrinking its environmental footprint and is ahead of schedule in meeting Governor...
    SWS Panel and Truss

    Cold-Formed Steel Building Systems Built by SWS Panel and Truss to Be Tested by UCSD Engineering Dept. June 15

    SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The University of California San Diego along with their partners including SWS Panel and Truss, the builders of the engineered Mid-Rise Cold-Formed Steel Building Wall Systems, is preparing for the largest simulated earthquake testing on June 15 in San Diego, less than a week after a recorded 5.2 real earthquake took place in San Diego.
    Calif. Senator Tony Mendoza

    Paul Lee School Bus Safety Law Approved by Calif. State Assembly Transportation Committee – SB 1072

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The “Paul Lee School Bus Safety Law” authored by Calif. Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia) was approved today by the...
    Millbrae California

    Nine Millbrae California Residents Honored for 130 Years of Service

    MILLBRAE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On Tuesday, June 14, nine Millbrae residents will be recognized for their 130 years of combined service to the...
    Friends of the Los Angeles River

    Friends of the L.A. River and Aquarium of the Pacific Release STATE of the RIVER 3 – The Long Beach Fish...

    LONG BEACH, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- This week, Friends of the Los Angeles River (FoLAR) in partnership with the Aquarium of the Pacific, released...
    Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.

    Calif. Gov. Brown Announces Appointments for June 9, 2016 including Contractors State License Board

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On Thursday, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments: First, Peter Cervinka, 44, of Sacramento, has...
    EPIC’s Mark Niebuhr

    EPIC’s Mark Niebuhr and Bill Cosgrove to Present at Globalaw’s European Regional Meeting

    SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Managing Principal and Practice Leader for the Financial Risk Solutions Practice Bill Cosgrove and Senior Vice President Mark Niebuhr will present at Globalaw ERM Amsterdam on Saturday, June 11 from 10:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. at the Sofitel Legend the Grand Hotel in Amsterdam.
    5 Bars

    Wireless Innovator 5 Bars will Bring Cutting-Edge Wi-Fi and Cell Systems to Morongo Casino Resort

    IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- 5 Bars(TM) announced today it will be building and installing a state-of-the-art multi-carrier Distributed Antenna System (DAS) for the Morongo Casino Resort and Spa in Cabazon, California. Once the system is installed in the coming months, Morongo guests will experience a profound improvement in wireless connectivity and data speeds within the resort due to the extended reach and connectivity of the DAS.
    comedy CD Whiskey Dick

    New Comedy CD by Steven Briggs 'Whiskey Dick' released by Uproar Entertainment

    LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Uproar Entertainment is excited to announce the release of Steven Briggs' first comedy CD "Whiskey Dick." Recorded in front of a live audience at The Comedy Underground in Seattle, Washington, this CD "introduces a new kind of comedic voice, one which can't be placed into any particular box."
    Hitler Talks Trump and 2016 Race

    Opinion: Hitler Talks Trump and 2016 Race

    G on Politics (opinion): Time for some pithy observations about the 2016 race for the U.S. presidency from a great scholar and lovely woman, political historian Alicia Sarah Hitler. (You didn't think we meant that other Hitler, did you?)
    Ted Myles Terry and Dick Gregory

    Celebrity Mgr. Theodore ‘Ted’ Myles Terry Announces Success of ‘Turn Me Loose’ NY Theatrical Performance Honoring Dick Gregory

    LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Theodore "Ted" Myles Terry, a Hollywood celebrity manager and former radio disc jockey, is celebrating the success of his brainchild, "Turn Me Loose," a one-man biographical adaptation of the life and times of Dick Gregory, the critically acclaimed master comedian, social/civil rights activist and humanitarian. Terry has been an integral part of Dick Gregory's management team since 1998, managing Gregory's engagement scheduling, website, the Dick Gregory Foundation, and more.
    Dana Liedel, Suzanne McGarey and Lydia Rivera

    Three of EPIC Insurance's Consultants Recognized in 25 Most Influential Women in Benefit Advising

    SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Managing Principal Dana Liedel, Senior Vice President Suzanne McGarey and Senior Vice President Lydia Rivera have been included in Employee Benefit Adviser's list of the 25 Most Influential Women in Benefit Advising.
    ReverseVision

    ReverseVision and Factual Data to Provide Integrated Credit Reporting Solutions to Users of RVX LOS

    SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- ReverseVision, the leading provider of software and technology for the reverse mortgage industry, has partnered with Factual Data to provide integrated credit reporting solutions to users of RV Exchange (RVX) loan origination software (LOS). Credit information supplied by Factual Data is available in RVX as of the system's most recent update on April 18.
    Calif. Senator Tony Mendoza

    Calif. 'Teacher Bill of Rights' Bill by Senator Tony Mendoza Approved by State Senate – SB1225

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Senate Bill 1225, authored by Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia), was approved by the State Senate this week. The...
    Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell

    Calif. Asm. O’Donnell Bill to Help Foster Youth Achieve Academic Success Passes Assembly – AB 2656

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Legislation by Calif. Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell (D-Long Beach) ensuring foster youth can attain their educational and economic goals passed...
    SEIU

    Largest Long Term Care Workers Union in U.S. Celebrates One Year Anniversary with Groundbreaking Victories

    LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- This week, SEIU Local 2015, one of the largest unions of long term care workers in the nation...
    Calif. Senator Tony Mendoza

    U.S. African American Buffalo Soldiers to Be Honored by Calif. State Senate at Capitol Ceremony

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- To celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the Buffalo Soldiers, an historic group of African American service members, Calif. Senator...
    Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell

    California Legislation Supporting Arts Education Sails Through Assembly – AB 2862

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- AB 2862, by Calif. Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell (D-Long Beach), promoting visual and performing arts education won Assembly approval today....
    Isadore Hall III

    Calif. Asm. Hall Legislation to Create Nation's Strongest Wage Equality Law Approved by State Senate

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The California State Senate this week approved SB 1063 by Senator Isadore Hall, III (D – South Bay), which...

    Calif. Speaker Rendon Announces Assemblymembers to Serve on Budget Conference Committee

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- This week, Calif. Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Paramount) appointed the following members of the Assembly to serve on the...
    ReverseVision RVX LOS

    ReverseVision and Open Mortgage to Exhibit Reverse Mortgage Origination Tech at 2016 EMERGE Forum

    SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- ReverseVision, the leading provider of software and technology for the reverse mortgage industry, is pleased to announce that it will be an exhibitor at the EMERGE: Consumer Financial Health Forum being held June 15-17 at the historic Roosevelt Hotel in New Orleans, Louisiana.
    Eric Leventhal

    EPIC Insurance Brokers adds Employee Benefits Consultant Eric Leventhal in San Francisco

    SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants (EPIC), a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Eric Leventhal has joined the firm's Employee Benefits Consulting Practice. He will be based in San Francisco and report to John Connell, President, Employee Benefits of California.
    Band with a Conscience SAG7

    International Band with a Conscience SAG7 Features a Human Band Fronted by a Virtual Lead Singer

    LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- It is rare when something unique appears on the music scene but SAG7 may be truly one-of-a-kind by being a self-help movement and a musical group. Their first single, "Forget You," which features live musicians and vocalists with a virtual lead singer called Sagittarius A * and the participation of best-selling author Natascha Kampusch, is part of an ongoing movement to raise human potentiality.
    Alicia Amerson

    Top-Notch Volunteer Alicia Amerson Joins Calif. Asm. Mike Gipson Political Campaign

    LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Volunteer recruitment is one of the toughest tasks when it comes to running a tight political campaign. That's why Assemblymember Mike Gipson was thrilled to meet and recruit Alicia Amerson, a political science graduate with well-honed interpersonal and leadership skills, coupled with global views. And, from June 3 through June 5, she will be a part of the Mike Gipson GOTV (Get Out the Vote) Campaign.

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