Investigation Launched into ‘Sustainability’ of Controversial Calif. Logging Plans, says Lost Coast League
PETROLIA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Petrolia-based Lost Coast League (LCL) today announced that the growing controversy over Humboldt Redwood Co.'s (HRC's) plans to log virgin forests at Rainbow Ridge stepped up a notch when auditors for the highly regarded Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) announced they will be reviewing the "sustainable" certification associated with two of the company's key logging plans.
Calif. Gov. Brown Announces Appointments for Aug. 10-13, 2018 including to Community Colleges Board of Governors
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On Monday (Aug. 13), Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments: First, Tamma Adamek, 53, of Sacramento, has been appointed deputy director of external affairs and media relations for the Complete Count Census. Adamek has been deputy director of communications at the Financial Information System for California since 2016.
Former L.A. County Sheriff Lee Baca Joins Faculty at the University of Los Angeles College of Divinity
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Former Los Angeles County Sheriff Leroy "Lee" Baca, who retired as the top law enforcement officer in LA County in 2014, was appointed as a professor announced the University of Los Angeles College of Divinity in Compton, Calif. (ULACD). Ironically Sheriff Baca was previously responsible for the LA County Sheriff's department taking over the policing in Compton from the local Compton Police department in 2000, saving the city over $8 million.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. and WASHINGTON, D.C. /California Newswire/ -- Last week, key priorities in the High School CODES Act were signed into law. The effort, led by Reps. Tony Cárdenas (D-CA) and Pete Olson (R-TX) and Sens. Maria Cantwell (D-WA) and Bill Cassidy (R-LA), will help high schools throughout the country encourage computer coding education, establishing a pipeline between students and jobs that will strengthen America’s economy.
Calif. Gov. Brown Announces Appointments for Aug. 1-6, 2018 including University of California Board of Regents
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- This past week, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments on Aug. 6: First, Laphonza Butler, 39, of Los Angeles, has been appointed to the University of California Board of Regents. Butler has been president of SEIU United Long Term Care Workers Union since 2010.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. this past week (Aug. 2) announced that he has signed a tribal-state gaming compact between the State of California and the La Jolla Band of Luiseño Indians, as well as amendments to the current tribal-state gaming compacts with the Santa Ynez Band of Mission Indians, the Karuk Tribe and the Dry Creek Rancheria Band of Pomo Indians.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. and WASHINGTON, D.C. /California Newswire/ -- The merger should have been a spike in the end zone for Sinclair, but the refs stopped them at the 1st yard line for unfair play, says Calif. Congressman Tony Cardenas (29th District of Calif.). It must have been a real upset for Sinclair. But not for the American public.
Coach Mike Miller Reveals Facts About His Innocence on TV show After Being Found Not Guilty On All Charges In Jury...
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Los Angeles City College Coach Mike Miller, who gained fame as the most winning college basketball coach in the country from 1997-2006, with a winning percentage of .885 and a record of 241-38, was found not guilty by 12-0 vote in a jury trial verdict in Los Angeles Superior Court; announced the California Basketball Association (CBA).
SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Mortgage Collaborative (TMC), the nation's only independent mortgage cooperative, today announced the release of its enhanced benchmarking solution for its lender members. In collaboration with TMC Preferred Partner LBA Ware, TMC Benchmark now has an improved user interface, augmented reporting dashboards and peer segmentation.
IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Cloudvirga, a leading provider of digital mortgage point-of-sale (POS) software whose enterprise technology is powered by the intelligent Mortgage Platform, has partnered with Radian Guaranty, a subsidiary of Radian Group (NYSE:RDN), to deliver instant and accurate mortgage insurance (MI) rate quotes and streamline the ordering of MI certificates for lenders.
Alt-Rock Legend Mike Shinoda of Linkin Park Headlines 2018 Monster Energy Outbreak Tour in North America
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Outbreak Presents and Live Nation announced today that Mike Shinoda is set to headline the latest installment of the Monster Energy Outbreak Tour. Tickets go on sale starting Friday, August 10 at 10 a.m. local time, with special pre-sales starting Tuesday, August 7 at 10 a.m. local time.
MCT’s Bid Auction Manager (BAM) Tech Automates Tri-Party Agreement for Investors’ Bid Tape AOT Loan Sale Executions
SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Mortgage Capital Trading, Inc. (MCT), a leading mortgage hedge advisory and secondary marketing software firm, announced automation of the Tri-Party Agreement required between lenders, investors, and broker dealers during Assignment Of Trade (AOT) transactions in the secondary market. The functionality is built into MCT's Bid Auction Manager(TM) (BAM) bid tape management and best execution platform.
NotaryCam Applauds U.S. Treasury Recommendations on Remove Barriers to Online Notarization and ‘Fully Digital Mortgage’
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- CEO Rick Triola, founder of the industry's most popular remote online notarization solution, NotaryCam, calls the Dept. of Treasury's recommendations in its July 31 report to the President: A Financial System That Creates Economic Opportunities: Nonbank Financials, Fintech, and Innovation "a cure to the persistent drags on real estate transactions that have prevented the consumer from experiencing the benefits now possible with digital technologies."
Lost Coast League and Mattole Residents file Grievance over Certification of HRC Ancient Forest Logging in California
PETROLIA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Petrolia-based Lost Coast League (LCL) on Tuesday filed a formal grievance with SCS Global Services for certifying as sustainable a logging plan by Humboldt Redwood Co. (HRC) on untouched, primary forests in the Mattole River watershed on Rainbow Ridge.
SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Bank of Southern California, N.A., San Diego (OTC Pink: BCAL / OTCMKTS:BCAL) announced today the completion of its acquisition of Americas United Bank, Glendale, (OTC Pink: AUNB), effective July 31, 2018. Americas United Bank had total assets of approximately $231 million as of June 30.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Johnny Chief Project is a band with both a mission and a message. The alternative rock band recently revealed they are at L.A.'s Clear Lake Recording Studios recording and putting together what will be the band's debut EP "Talking to Myself."
LONG BEACH, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Children's Theatre of Long Beach (CTLB) presents its first Renaissance Faire experience! Partake of delicious food, Play medieval themed games, create fairy wings or armor and top it all off with a 60 minute version of Shakespeare's "MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING!" Aug. 4, 2018 in Long Beach.
FRESNO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, XG Communities, LLC announced the first of over 100 new 4.9G / 5G small cell sites utilizing city-owned infrastructure in the City of Fresno. The network, which is scheduled to be operational by the end of 2018, will cover over half of the City with the latest wireless technology. This places Fresno as a clear market leader among the first cities nationwide to commence the roll-out of advanced small cell networks.
ANAHEIM, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- SureCoat Systems today announced that the launch of their newest gallon and half-gallon SureCoat and SureSet Repair Kits are now available on Amazon. As a result, thousands of contractors and DIY-ers across the country will now have access to these repair kits.
Two Arrested at Civil Disobedience Protest on Rainbow Ridge, says Forests Forever, a Non-profit Forest Protection Advocacy
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Forests Forever, a non-profit forest protection advocacy group, today announced that five employees of Lear Asset Management, a security contractor for Humboldt Redwood Co. (HRC), swept down on protesters camped near a logging road on Rainbow Ridge in the Mattole River watershed at about 5 a.m. yesterday (July 22).
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Passageway Press, a boutique publisher based in the U.K., has acquired recovery blogger Kelly Fitzgerald Junco's memoir, which recounts her journey from party chica to sober senorita - moving from suburban Pennsylvania to the tourist city of Cancun, Mexico and then succumbing to alcohol and cocaine addiction.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments: First, Claire Tauriainen, 46, of El Dorado Hills, has been appointed general counsel at the California Housing Finance Agency, where she has been an assistant general counsel and single family team lead since 2007.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- This week, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced that he has signed the following bills on July 18: AB 216 by Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher (D-San Diego) – Vote by mail ballots: identification envelopes: prepaid postage. (continued)
SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Bank of Southern California, N.A. (OTC Pink: BCAL), a community business bank headquartered in San Diego, is pleased to announce that Catherine Puckett has joined the company as Vice President, Business Development Manager. She will be responsible for expanding Bank of Southern California's business banking client base by actively seeking new business opportunities in the San Diego region.
SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Paragon Insurance Holdings LLC ("Paragon"), a national multi-line specialty MGA (Managing General Agency) based in Avon, Conn., today announced its expansion in San Diego, Calif. with the opening of new offices at 401 B Street in downtown San Diego and the hiring of top local insurance professional Robert Etzler, under the leadership of Paragon regional president, Andrew Petersen.
OpenClose Launches DecisionAssist Mobile for Originators at CMBA 46th Annual Western Secondary Marketing Conference
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- OpenClose(R), an industry-leading multi-channel loan origination system (LOS) and mortgage fintech provider, announced at the California Mortgage Bankers Association (CMBA) 46th Annual Western Secondary Marketing Conference that it unveiled DecisionAssist(TM) Mobile, which provides fingertip access to the company's proprietary web-based product and pricing engine (PPE)
Basketball Coach Michael ‘Mike’ Miller found not guilty in 12-0 vote in jury trial verdict in Los Angeles Superior Court
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Former Los Angeles City College (LACC) Coach and current CBA Commissioner, Michael Miller, exonerated on all charges in jury trial, the California Basketball Association (CBA) announced today.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants announced today that new business sales and relationship management professional Julia Moore has joined the firm's operations in Sacramento as Vice President, New Business Development.
Accurate Group NotaryWorks Complete Notary Solution enhanced with Remote Online Notarization from NotaryCam
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- NotaryCam today announced that it has partnered with Accurate Group, a leading provider of technology-driven real estate appraisal, title and compliance services, to provide remote online notarization services for NotaryWorks(TM), Accurate Group's complete notary solution.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- iMobie AnyTrans today unveils a breakthrough yet FREE cloud manager - AnyTrans for Cloud, after its well-renowned iPhone manager and Android manager. For the first time, users are able to enjoy a safer, faster and auto cloud file transfer, easy content management and flexible online file sharing at one place, either on mobile, tablet, or computer.
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants announced today that risk management and insurance professional Sarmad Naqvi has joined the firm's Private Client Insurance operations in Northern California, specializing in providing comprehensive, cost effective risk management and insurance protection to high net worth individuals and their families.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Optical Zonu Corp, a U.S. carrier-approved supplier of RF-Over-Fiber transport solutions and fiber monitored digital transport, has released a version of their GPS Fiber Transport specifically designed for providing the GPS connectivity for C-RAN hubs. This feature now offers 8 and 16 outputs with optional auto-switchover redundancy.
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- When some customers showed concern over cupping marks after using the lip plumper manufactured by CandyLipz, LLC, the company quickly jumped into action. It hired a third-party independent investigative research vendor, Biometrix, Inc -, a company that has conducted clinical trials for major multinational biotech, dermatology, product manufacturers and more for 20 plus years - to prove that there was nothing to worry about.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Renowned Japanese Ramen restaurant MENYA MUSASHI NITEN ICHIRYU is pleased to announce our Grand Opening Special Event on Friday, July 20, 2018 in Sawtelle, Los Angeles.
Risk management and insurance professional Eric Kitei joins EPIC as a Principal in Southern California
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants announced today that risk management and insurance professional Eric Kitei has joined the firm's operations in Southern California as a Principal, focusing on the unique needs of auto dealers and others in the automotive industry.
CORTE MADERA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Dr. Don Harte, noted chiropractic activist and former Libertarian State Senate candidate, is "horrified and disgusted" by the California medical board's attack upon pro-vaccine freedom pediatrician, Dr. Bob Spears.
SAN JOSE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Hoge Fenton is pleased to announce that, effective July 1, 2018, attorney Lloyd A. Schmidt was elevated to the status of shareholder. Hoge Fenton is a multi-service law firm headquartered in Silicon Valley, with highly focused practitioners.
July 4 Horror Movie Party: Infected Vet Shoots Among the Crowd in Thriller ‘Face Of Evil’ released by Gravitas
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Awarded feature film "Face Of Evil" (F.O.E.) is being released by Gravitas Ventures and is now available on Video On Demand and DVD, right on time for your July 4th party! "This psychological thriller horror is also very entertaining and grotesque, and it's ideal for your post-barbeque chilly-afternoon movie-time," says the film's writer/director Vito Dinatolo, of V-Movie.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On Wednesday, seven and a half years after taking office and inheriting a $27 billion budget deficit, California Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. signed his final state budget, which fills the Rainy Day Fund to the brim and sends record funding to California’s classrooms.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Jerry Brown yesterday signed the 2018-19 Budget Act into law, enacting a responsible, balanced, and on-time budget that includes historic reserves for a rainy day and makes critical investments in the people of California. Working closely with the Legislature, this budget brings together shared priorities of the Assembly, the Senate, and the Governor.
Calif. Gov. Brown Announces Appointments for June 28, 2018 including to California Ocean Protection Council
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments: First, Carlie Jackson, 38, of Elk Grove, has been appointed administrative assistant at the California Natural Resources Agency, where she served as an administrative assistant from 2012 to 2014.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- This week, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the appointment of 10 California superior court judges, which include: One in Calaveras County; 4 in Los Angeles County; one in Orange County; one in San Francisco County; one in Santa Barbara County; one in Santa Clara County; and one in Sonoma County.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Gordon Brush Mfg. Co., Inc. announced today that the Company is the 2018 winner of the MADE: In America Award. The award will be presented on July 3 on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., to company President and CEO Ken Rakusin.
Cal State LA awarded $1 million grant to improve diversity and inclusion for California students in sciences
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- California State University, Los Angeles today announced it has received a $1 million grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) to train faculty to better engage with students from all backgrounds who study science.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Joint Committee on Rules today approved a landmark overhaul of the Legislature’s policies on sexual harassment with an aim of transforming the workplace culture in California. The comprehensive policy revision attempts to promote a workplace culture of respect, civility and diversity, using a range of tools.
CORTE MADERA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Dr. Don Harte, noted chiropractic activist and former Libertarian State Senate candidate, is disgusted but not surprised by the latest "medical scam/fake news."
SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- C3 Risk & Insurance Services today announced the launch of its new SaferWorks smartphone technology for businesses to use in documenting inspections. The app is designed to be extremely simple and easy to use by both the company administrator and by the company end users.
NAPA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Paragon Insurance Holdings LLC ("Paragon"), a national multi-line specialty MGA (Managing General Agency) based in Avon, Conn., today announced that Tonya Fuller has joined the firm as Vice President, Winery and Brewery. Additionally, Ashley Forslund has become a member of the Paragon team in the role of Senior Underwriter, Winery and Brewery, working in close collaboration with Fuller.
‘FlyingOver50’ Granny Pole Dancer, Makeda Smith, Continues to Elevate Women Over 50 with New Music Video
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Grandmother, publicist and pole dancer Makeda Smith, the creator behind the blog-turned-movement, FlyingOver50, has once again teamed with Christina Villegas and Jeff Mercer, the owners of MercVille Productions, to create a mesmerizing pole dance music video (safe for work).
EPIC Insurance’s Philip Westphal to Present on Safe Patient Handling at 2018 California Rural Health Conference
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that EPIC Healthcare Practice Risk Advisor/Broker Philip Westphal will be presenting a one-hour lecture on "Safe Patient Handling on a Budget - Optimizing your Safe Patient Handling and Mobility (SPHM) Program Without Breaking the Bank" at the California Rural Health Conference in Folsom.
SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Bank of Southern California, N.A. (OTC Pink: BCAL / OTCMKTS:BCAL), understands that selecting a commercial bank that fits your company's needs can be a grueling task. Tony DiVita, Chief Banking Officer at Bank of Southern California, shares the following valuable tips to help guide small businesses in selecting the right bank.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants announced today that risk management and insurance professional Brian Chu has joined the firm's operations in Southern California as a Vice President.
Residents Medical Tackles Severe Doctor Shortage in America by Facilitating Residency Program Placements
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- It's a fact. There's an increasing shortage of primary and specialty care physicians in the U.S. According to new research by the Association of American Medical Colleges, estimates show that by 2030 there could be a shortage of up to 120,000 licensed physicians. Residents Medical is working to help fill the gap.
Calif. Legislature Sexual Harassment Prevention Subcommittee Releases Draft Recommendations for Transforming Capitol Culture
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Assemblymember Laura Friedman (D-Glendale), chair of the Joint Committee on Rules Subcommittee on Sexual Harassment Prevention and Response, and Senator Holly Mitchell (D-Los Angeles), vice chair of the subcommittee, today released draft recommendations to overhaul the Legislature’s policies on sexual harassment and to transform the workplace culture.
SAN PEDRO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Kicking off the start of summer 2018, Friends of Cabrillo Marine Aquarium will unveil two new commissioned murals by artist John Van Hamersveld, whose iconic work celebrates Southern California’s surf and sand culture. The Aquarium is part of the new state-designated San Pedro Cultural Arts District due to its design by world-famous architect Frank Gehry.
SureCoat Roof System is More Than Green, It’s Waterproof Roof Repair without Construction, says Pacific Roofing Systems
DANA POINT, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Repairing chronic roof leaks due to poor home construction without doing a tear-off or further construction takes innovation, ingenuity, skill, and in this case, the right product line up, says Pacific Roofing Systems. Pacific met the "construction-less" challenge to repair 2,000 square feet of spudded rock flat roofing and sloped metal roofing on a private Laguna Beach residence by instead proposing the use of a unique formulated monolithic liquid single-ply waterproof roof system known as the SureCoat Roof System.
IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- United Fidelity Funding West (UFFWest), a rapidly growing national mortgage banker, announced that it added Victoria Dunn to its wholesale lending team of account executives. "We are pleased to have been able to recruit someone with Victoria's proven background of successful execution and solution-oriented sales skill sets," stated John Bell, principal at UFFWest.
IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Cloudvirga(TM), a leading provider of digital mortgage point-of-sale (POS) software whose enterprise technology is powered by the intelligent Mortgage Platform(R), today announced that company co-founder Kyle Kamrooz has been accepted into the Forbes Finance Council, an invitation-only community for senior-level finance executives.
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants announced today that risk management and insurance brokerage veteran Michael McNulty has rejoined the firm as Managing Principal and Wine & Beverage Practice Leader. McNulty will be based in San Francisco and report to Curt Perata, EPIC's Pacific North Region President.
NotaryCam Celebrates 100K Online Notarizations, Demos at National Settlement Services Summit (NS3) 2018
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- NotaryCam, Inc. (NotaryCam) today announced that it has completed more than 100,000 online notarizations since introducing the service in 2012. To celebrate this milestone, NotaryCam will offer free demos of its eClose360 platform to attendees of the 2018 National Settlement Services Summit (NS3) being held June 6-8 at the Marriott Renaissance Center in Detroit.