California NEWS INDEX

    California NEWS INDEX
    California Newswire Index of Articles and News Stories
    ReverseVision

    Reverse Mortgage Tech Leader, ReverseVision to Host UserCon 2017 Feb. 8-10 in San Diego

    SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- ReverseVision, the leading provider of software and technology for the reverse mortgage industry, today announced it will host its second annual user conference Feb. 8-10, 2017, at the Hilton San Diego Resort and Spa in San Diego, Calif. ReverseVision UserCon 2017 will deliver three days of educational programming, financial product sales training, networking opportunities and vendor exhibits tailored for industry newcomers as well as seasoned reverse mortgage loan originators and operations personnel.
    Jim Hughes joins EPIC

    Jim Hughes joins EPIC Insurance as VP and Managing Consultant of Loss Control

    SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Jim Hughes has joined the firm as a vice president and the Managing Consultant of Loss Control Services in their National Construction Specialty Group.
    Michael C. Perry

    Michael C. Perry’s ‘Empty Box of Wine’ wins Best Animation at Action on Film International Film Festival

    PASADENA, 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 won first prize in the category "Best Animation" in the 12th Annual Action on Film International Film Festival. Perry is the lead singer in 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."
    VLP Law Group LLP

    VLP Law Group LLP Welcomes Executive Compensation Partner Mark Bradford to Team

    PALO ALTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- VLP Law Group LLP is pleased to announce that Mark Bradford has joined the firm as a partner in its Executive Compensation Practice Group. Mr. Bradford brings over 16 years of experience as an executive compensation and employee benefits attorney.
    FOLAR - LA River

    A Night at the LA River Sept. 10 at the Frog Spot, FoLAR’s riverside visitor center

    LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Friends of the Los Angeles River and the UCLA Luskin Center for Innovation are hosting A Night at the LA River at the Frog Spot, FoLAR’s riverside visitor center on Saturday September 10th 5 – 8 PM. The evening will feature the release of the Luskin Center’s LA River Greenway Guide, a panel discussion - The LA River Greenway Through Public-Private Partnership.
    Opinion: Deep Throat 2016

    Opinion: Deep Throat 2016 – While drunk and stoned, a GOP operative spills the beans

    G on Politics (OPINION: SATIRE) -- While drunk and stoned, a GOP operative spills the beans on some of the dank, dark secrets of members of the Treason Party. The title of this column has nothing to do with Linda Lovelace or the porn film that catapulted her to fame. Instead, it is a reference to Mark Felt, the high-ranking FBI official who provided crucial leads to Woodward and Bernstein.
    Heal the Bay

    Pick-up Artists: From Arcadia to Zuma, volunteers sought for huge Sept. 17, 2016 Coastal Cleanup Day

    SANTA MONICA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Local environmental group Heal the Bay has issued a call for Southland residents to join the world’s biggest single-day volunteer event – the 32nd annual Coastal Cleanup Day, to be held Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016.
    Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.

    Calif. Gov. Brown Announces Appointments for Sept. 8, 2016 including California State Rehabilitation Council

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On Thursday, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments: First, Victoria Benson, 62, of Fresno, has been reappointed to the California State Rehabilitation Council, where she has served since 2014. Benson has been adult transition project coordinator at the Exceptional Parents Unlimited Region 3 Parent Training and Information Center since 2005.
    Brown Sheep - Comedy CD 2016

    New stand-up comedy CD ‘Brown Sheep’ by Tamer Kattan released by Uproar Entertainment

    LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Uproar Entertainment is excited to announce the release of "Brown Sheep" by Tamer Kattan. Recorded in front of a live audience at The Comedy Underground in Seattle Washington this CD showcases the exceptional talent of Tamer Kattan who uses his cultural diversity to inform his unique comic views on life, society and the world today.
    Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.

    Calif. Governor Brown Signs Ambitious and Historic Climate Change Legislation

    LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Ten years after California adopted the toughest greenhouse gas emission reduction goals in the nation, Calif. Governor Edmund...
    Calif. Gov. Jerry Brown

    Calif. Governor Brown Announces Appointments for Sept. 6, 2016

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- This week, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments: First, Joyce E. Dudley, 63, of Carpinteria,...
    Wilson Long and Zohreh Talebzadeh

    Wilson Long and Zohreh Talebzadeh of EPIC Insurance Recognized as 2016 Young Guns by Insurance Business

    SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Insurance Business America (IBA) has named Principal Wilson Long (Birmingham, Ala.) and Team Leader Zohreh Talebzadeh (San Francisco, Calif.) among their "Young Guns" of 2016.
    The Mortgage Collaborative

    The Mortgage Collaborative and Roostify Partner to Provide Mortgage Process Automation

    SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Roostify, a provider of automated mortgage transaction technology, today announced that the company has joined the Preferred Partner Network for The Mortgage Collaborative, an independent mortgage lending network of small, mid-sized and community-based lenders, in order to provide network members with access to Roostify's mortgage technology platform.
    Mortgage Capital Trading

    Mortgage Capital Trading and Fannie Mae Form Strategic Collaboration for Tech Deployment

    SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Mortgage Capital Trading, Inc. (MCT), an industry leading hedge advisor and developer of MCTlive!(TM), the award-winning secondary marketing software suite, has entered into a strategic collaboration with Fannie Mae(R) to facilitate new technology deployment, collaborative planning, and better service to mutual clients.
    Jamie Hopkins, Esq., MBA, LLM, CLU

    ReverseVision Welcomes Retirement Income Expert Jamie Hopkins to Board of Directors

    SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- ReverseVision, the leading provider of software and technology for the reverse mortgage industry, today announced that Jamie Hopkins, Esq., MBA, LLM, CLU(R), RICP(R), has joined its board of directors. A noted expert and frequent speaker on matters of financial planning and retirement income, Hopkins is also a distinguished professor who has educated thousands of financial services professionals over the course of his career.
    California Tuberculosis Controllers Association

    Calif. Public Health Dept.’s prepare for increase in TB testing, treatment with new screening guidelines from USPSTF

    SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The California Tuberculosis (TB) Controllers Association welcomes the United States Prevention Services Task Force (USPSTF) rating published yesterday in the Journal of the American Medical Association, recommending the testing of adults at risk for TB exposure. This recommendation is focused on people born in countries with high rates of TB and those who have lived in congregate settings, such as homeless shelters.
    Sambrailo Packaging Launches Certified Organic

    Sambrailo Packaging Launches Certified Organic Fruits and Vegetables Packaging for CCOF-certified Growers

    WATSONVILLE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Sambrailo Packaging recently introduced a new stock print row crop box in partnership with CCOF (California Certified Organic Farmers) for CCOF-certified organic growers. The box clearly states "Certified Organic Fruits and Vegetables" on the sides in an effort to help small organic farmers promote certified organics right from their fields.
    Mike Miller Named Head Coach

    Mike Miller Named Head Coach of California Basketball Association Expansion Team

    LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Former Los Angeles City College (LACC) and Junior College coaching legend Mike Miller has been named head coach of the CBA - California Basketball Association's newest expansion team, the Los Angeles Skyline. From 1992 to 2008 coach Mike Miller led LACC's basketball program into a national prominence.
    iMobie Launches AnyTrans 5

    iMobie Launches AnyTrans 5 iPhone Manager with Blazing Flash-Sync Speed And Redesigned Interface

    LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- iMobie Inc., the leading provider of iOS utility software, today released the most advanced all-in-one iPhone manager AnyTrans 5, offering easy yet comprehensive tools to craft the best iPhone, iPad and iPod touch experience. Redesigned with a minimalistic interface, the program creates a beautiful environment to further liven up its world-class organizing features.
    Aunt Thomasinas and Uncle Toms

    Opinion: Aunt Thomasinas and Uncle Toms

    G on Politics (OPINION): No matter how difficult your job, there are people who face bigger obstacles: like the Uncle Toms who betray their race in exchange for money and perks. Densmore Upton Davis is a man on a mission. His ambitious goal is the creation of a nationwide network of black republicans.
    Gov Brown

    Calif. Governor Brown Issues Proclamation Declaring Sept. 2016 National Preparedness Month

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, the first day of September, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. issued a proclamation declaring September 2016 as “National Preparedness Month” in the State of California. The text of the proclamation follows.
    Calif Gov Brown

    Calif. Governor Brown, Legislative Leaders Announce CAP-and-Trade Expenditure Plan Agreement

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On Wednesday, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr., Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León and Assembly Speaker Anthony...
    Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.

    Calif. Governor Brown Signs Legislation including AB 1564, 1658 and more

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- This week, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced that he has signed various Assembly Bills, including: AB 1564...
    Isadore Hall III

    California Legislative Black Caucus Announces Leadership for the 2017-18 Session

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC) today announced its Caucus leadership for the 2017-18 legislative session. After the election...
    Anthony Rendon

    Calif. Assembly Concludes Productive, Prudent & Progressive 2015-16 Legislative Session

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Paramount) released the following statement after the Assembly gaveled down on the 2015-2016 legislative...
    EPIC Consultants Rob Massa and Craig Schmidt

    Rob Massa and Craig Schmidt of EPIC Insurance Honored as Employee Benefit Advisers of the Year

    SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Employee Benefit Adviser (EBA) has named Director of Retirement Rob Massa the "Retirement Advisor of the Year" and Senior Wellness Consultant Craig Schmidt the "Wellness Advisor of the Year" in the publication's 2016 Employee Benefit Advisers of the Year Awards.
    Operation Gratitude Volunteers

    Operation Gratitude Volunteers to Honor First Responders, Assemble 10,000+ Care Kits on 15th Anniversary of Sept. 11 Attacks

    LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- In partnership with the Los Angeles Fire Department and Los Angeles Police Department, Operation Gratitude volunteers will gather...
    EPIC Insurance

    EPIC Insurance Recognized in the 35th Annual INC 5000 List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies

    SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Inc. magazine recently ranked EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, NO. 2288 on its 35th annual Inc. 5000, the most prestigious ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. To earn this recognition, EPIC posted a solid 158 percent increase in annual revenue between 2012 and 2015.
    Catch a Lift Fund (CAL)

    MostFit to Hold Catch a Lift Fund Workout Event in Los Angeles to Help Wounded Veterans

    LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- MostFit is holding their annual Catch a Lift (CAL) Fund Workout Event in two cities this year - Los Angeles and Austin, Texas - on Sept. 10. These fun group workouts are open to ALL with a $10 minimum donation, and free to Active Duty and Veterans. The events are designed to help raise money for Post 9/11 combat wounded vets to regain and maintain their physical and mental health by providing granted gym memberships, fitness programs or in-home gym equipment anywhere in the U.S.
    MCT Trading Inc

    Mortgage Capital Trading, Inc. Named ‘Best Place to Work’ by San Diego Business Journal for Fifth Straight Year

    SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Mortgage Capital Trading, Inc. (MCT), a recognized leader in mortgage risk management providing pipeline hedging, best-execution loan sales, and centralized lock desk services, announced that it has been named Best Places to Work by the San Diego Business Journal (SDBJ) for the fifth straight year.
    iMobie iPhone Data Recovery

    Top 5 iPhone Data Recovery Software Roundup Review 2016 by iMobie Inc.

    SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Apple's iPhone 7 and iOS 10 are reportedly ready for launch in the next week, and the iMobie team continues its 2016 "Escort Your iOS 10 Upgrade Trip" campaign to smooth the way of upgrading to new version of iPhone and iOS.
    Bank of Southern California NA

    Bank of Southern California, N.A. Recognized as a Top Small Business Lender

    SAN DIEGO, Calif., /California Newswire/ -- Bank of Southern California, N.A. (OTC Pink: BCAL / OTCMKTS:BCAL) has been recognized as a top small business lender in San Diego County based on the volume of SBA 7(a) loans originated according to the San Diego District Office of the U.S. Small Business Administration's fiscal year-end lender rankings as of July 31, 2016.
    Secugen SCPIV 2016

    SecuGen Releases Hamster Pro Duo SC/PIV Combination FAP 20 Fingerprint Reader

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- SecuGen, a world leading optical fingerprint device and technology vendor, is pleased to announce the immediate availability of the Hamster Pro Duo SC/PIV, a dual mode fingerprint and smart card authentication device.
    Buying Trump Support on RWNJ Radio

    Opinion: Buying Trump Support on RWNJ Radio

    G on Politics (OPINION): There are RWNJ radio bloviators who called for the GOP to rewrite their convention rules in order to rid the party of The Donald -- but then suddenly jumped aboard the Trump trainwreck. What gives?
    Bank of Southern California NA

    Bank of Southern California N.A. Completes Acquisition of Opus Bank Branch

    SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Bank of Southern California, N.A. (OTC Pink: BCAL / OTCMKTS:BCAL) has completed the purchase of the deposits of the La Quinta branch of Opus Bank. The transaction closed on Friday, August 19, 2016. Customers of the Opus Bank La Quinta branch were consolidated into the existing La Quinta branch of Bank of Southern California. As of Monday, August 22, 2016, the former Opus Bank La Quinta customers now have access to all Bank of Southern California locations, including three Coachella Valley branches located in La Quinta, El Paseo-Palm Desert, and Rancho Mirage.
    Thank You, Donald Trump

    Opinion: Thank You, Donald Trump

    G on Politics (OPINION): An open letter to the leader of the political party that is becoming known as Goons Obstructing Progress. Dear Donald Trump: Thank you for putting so many things in perspective. Before you came along, it appeared that many people failed to acknowledge the pestilence known as Conservatism.
    EPIC Insurance

    EPIC Insurance Brokers adds Vincent G. Caracciolo as Managing Director of Claims and Coverage Advocacy

    SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Vincent G. Caracciolo has joined the firm as National Managing Director of Claims and Coverage Advocacy.
    Arrakis Arts

    Artist Lina Casale Announces Her New Gallery Opening: Arrakis Arts in Carlsbad, California

    CARLSBAD, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- A grand opening event on August 10 hosted by the Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce celebrated a new addition to the Carlsbad arts community - Arrakis Arts; a unique art gallery and lifestyle space that features objects and events to promote self-awareness and enhance personal intuition while stimulating the mind and soul.
    Art-In-Relation

    Art-In-Relation pairs 2 rare works of musical theater in ‘Wild Party’ and ‘Frankenstein, A New Musical’

    HOLLYWOOD, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Art-In-Relation, Jonas Sills, producer, announces a move from Long Beach, after two successful seasons, to Hollywood with two hauntingly gorgeous, but lesser known musical theater productions at The Complex Theatres, Hollywood. A combination of "The Wild Party." a lesser known version of the musical based on the poem by Joseph Moncure, and written by Andrew Lippa, coupled with Mary Shelley's tale with a musical twist, "Frankenstein, A New Musical."
    Isadore Hall III

    Calif. Legislation to Create Nation’s Strongest Wage Equality Law Approved by State Assembly – SB1063

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The California State Assembly today approved SB 1063 by Senator Isadore Hall, III (D – South Bay), which will...
    Anthony Rendon

    Calif. Assembly Speaker Rendon Statement on Passage of Climate Change Legislation – SB32

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Paramount) released the following statement after the Assembly passed Senate Bill 32 to extend...
    Union for Postdocs UAW

    NLRB Columbia Ruling Breaks Down Major Barrier to Organizing Higher Ed Workers

    BERKELEY, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Postdoctoral scholars at the University of California applaud today’s 3-1 decision from the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) that will help expand the academic labor movement. Overturning a 2004 decision, the NLRB ruled that Graduate Teaching Assistants and Research Assistants at private universities are workers with organizing rights.
    ReverseVision and Informative Research

    ReverseVision RV Exchange (RVX) Integrates with Informative Research to Expand Credit Report Options

    SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- ReverseVision, the leading provider of software and technology for the reverse mortgage industry, announced it has completed its integration with Informative Research, one of the nation's oldest and largest credit reporting agencies. The integration makes it faster and easier for users of RV Exchange (RVX) loan origination software (LOS) to order Premier Credit Report, Informative Research's version of the tri-merge credit report that has become the mortgage industry standard.
    actor Steve Comisar

    Obama’s Clemency Process Unfairly Excludes White-Collar Fraudsters, says Jailed Actor Steve Comisar

    LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The exclusive Presidential power of clemency has historically been used to grant harshly sentenced inmates an early release from federal prison. According to imprisoned actor Steve Comisar, President Obama is unfairly using his power to grant clemency to mostly African American drug offenders, while leaving out nearly everyone else.
    Adelaide Prescod Cota

    You are Your Best Advocate: Adelaide Prescod Cota Teaches People Importance of Self-Advocacy

    LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Adelaide P. Cota learned the hard way that there's no better advocate than yourself. However, not many people know where to begin. They need the confidence and resources to get started. That's where Cota comes in. "I'm devoted to sharing my experiences with others so I can help them to advocate for themselves," she says.
    Jim Williford

    EPIC Insurance adds Jim Williford to National Energy Construction Practice

    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 and insurance professional Jim Williford has joined the firm's National Energy Construction Practice as a Business Development Manager.
    Opinion: Will the Ape Debate Hillary?

    Opinion: Will the Ape Debate Hillary?

    G on Politics (opinion/satire): Whether or not Donald Trump chickens out of debating Hillary Clinton, Americans are already judging the speeches, statements, and pronouncements of the sane candidate and the angry orange orangutan.
    Anthony Rendon

    Calif. Assembly Speaker Rendon Statement on Cap and Trade Spending Plan

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Paramount) released the following statement regarding a cap and trade spending plan: "A responsible...
    Latino Victory Fund

    Latino Victory Fund Statement on Donald Trump Extreme Immigrant Vetting Process

    LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Donald Trump recently said he will implement a strict, extreme screening process for people who wish to immigrate...
    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...

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