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Becca Tankersley

Lion’s Heart Nonprofit Appoints New Executive Director, Becca Tankersley

IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Lion's Heart announced today that its Board of Directors has named Becca Tankersley as the organization's next Executive Director effective June 11, 2018. She will work in partnership with the Lion's Heart Board of Directors, staff, volunteers, and community partners to lead the organization forward in creating innovative paths for teens to connect with local volunteer opportunities.
CLOUDVIRGA

Cloudvirga Adds Award-Winning Appraisal Order Management from Mercury Network to Its Digital Mortgage POS Platform

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 its completion of a fully automated, lights-out integration with Mercury Network, part of CoreLogic (NYSE: CLGX) and one of the industry's largest appraisal order management platforms.
Attorney Shaz Kojouri

Matic Marks Commitment to Compliance, Adds Attorney Shaz Kojouri to Management Team

SHERMAN OAKS, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Matic, a digital insurance agency whose technology enables borrowers to purchase homeowner's insurance during the mortgage transaction, today announced it has tapped Shahrzad "Shaz" Kojouri as vice president of legal and compliance.
Dr Don Harte

With SB 1424, California Moves to ‘Kill Free Speech and Health,’ says Wellness Activist Dr. Harte

CORTE MADERA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Dr. Don Harte, noted chiropractic activist and former Libertarian State Senate candidate, is issuing a dire warning against SB 1424, designed to create a medical thought police in California. "Let me present myself as California's first 'speech criminal,'" Dr. Harte declares. "This liberty-deficient government of the state of California is in no moral, scientific or legal position to dictate what is fact and what is not.
Veros and IDS Partner

Veros and IDS Partner for an Integrated Solution for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac UCD Data Submissions

SANTA ANA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Veros Real Estate Solutions (Veros), a leading developer of enterprise risk management, collateral valuation, and predictive analytics services, and mortgage document preparation vendor International Document Services, Inc. (IDS) announced today that they have partnered to provide lenders with a fully integrated automated delivery solution for submitting the Uniform Closing Dataset (UCD) to the Government Sponsored Enterprises (GSEs).
CA Senator Josh Newman

Measure to Reduce Distracted Driving in California Passes Senate Appropriations – SB1030

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Senate Bill (SB) 1030, authored by Fullerton Senator Josh Newman, passed out of the Senate Appropriations committee today on a 7-0 vote. The measure would add a point to a driver’s record if the driver is caught driving while handling a mobile device.
Wendy Peel

ReverseVision VP of Sales and Marketing Wendy Peel Honored as a 2018 MBA Insights Tech All-Star

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- ReverseVision, the leading provider of technology and training for the Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) industry, announced today that Vice President of Sales and Marketing Wendy Peel has been honored with the MBA Insights 2018 Tech All-Star Award.
Asia America Youth Symphony

David Benoit Conducts Jazz and Classical Works with Asia America Youth Symphony at the James R. Armstrong Theater

TORRANCE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Grammy-nominated DAVID BENOIT will lead the prestigious ASIA AMERICA YOUTH SYMPHONY through a varied program on April 20 featuring music from "Pirates of the Caribbean" and "Whiplash," and works by Tchaikovsky, Bizet and original works by Benoit himself, 8 p.m., Friday, April 20, 2018 at the James R. Armstrong Theater.
Singer Sam Pocker

Singer Sam Pocker Announces His New Album: Sam Pocker Sings Juliana Hatfield

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Sam Pocker is thrilled to announce the release of his sixth album, "Sam Pocker Sings Juliana Hatfield," available everywhere on Friday April 13, 2018. It is a 1970s-style answer record to the newly released "Juliana Hatfield Sings Olivia Newton-John." It features three Juliana Hatfield classics re-imagined as 12-inch disco records.
MQMR President Michael Steer

MQMR Advises U.S. Mortgage Lenders to Supplement Resources for Compliance Guidance

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Mortgage Quality Management and Research, LLC (MQMR) President Michael Steer today urged lenders to seek additional resources for compliance advice to ensure total compliance with regulatory requirements.
Cloudvirga COO Kyle Kamrooz

Cloudvirga and Freddie Mac to Deliver a Better Borrower Experience and Maximize Fungibility

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(, today launched single-click submission of loan data to both GSEs' automated underwriting systems (AUS) in a collaborative effort with Freddie Mac, delivering on the industry need for greater transactional ease.
KINONA

KINONA Names Nathan Boroff to Board of Advisors of Women’s Golf Apparel Company

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- KINONA, a collection of flattering, modern women's golf apparel designed to bring feminine sensibility to women's golf, announced today that Nathan Boroff, former TravisMathew Apparel CFO, has joined its Board of Advisors.
City of El Monte California

California Park and Recreation Society Recognizes El Monte with Prestigious Award

EL MONTE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The California Park and Recreation Society (CPRS) recognized the City of El Monte as the 2017 Award of Excellence recipient for the City’s Fall programming brochure “Capture the Spirit.”
CA Senator Josh Newman

CA Senate Bill to Create More Earning Opportunities for Military Families in Transportation Industry

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Senate Bill (SB) 1080 passed out of the Senate Transportation and Housing Committee on Tuesday on a 13-0 vote. The measure would allow active duty military and their spouses and family members to drive for transportation network companies (TNC) immediately upon their relocation to California, with a valid out-of-state driver’s license.
Steve Denton of EPIC

Steve Denton Named President of EPIC Holdings Inc.

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EPIC (Edgewood Partners Insurance Center dba EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants) today announced the addition of insurance industry veteran Steve Denton as President of its parent company EPIC Holdings, Inc. reporting to EPIC Holdings CEO John Hahn. Denton will join EPIC as of May 1, 2018.
Bank of Southern California

Bank of Southern California, N.A. Expands Team to Serve Orange County and Los Angeles Region

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Bank of Southern California, N.A. (OTC Pink: BCAL / OTCMKTS:BCAL), a community business bank headquartered in San Diego, is pleased to announce the hiring of two seasoned banking and lending professionals to further support the Bank's expansion in Southern California.
Jazz Vocalist Sandra Booker

Jazz Vocalist Sandra Booker Tributes Sarah Vaughan at Herb Alpert’s Vibrato Jazz Grill

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- When jazz vocalist Sandra Booker first burst onto the Los Angeles music scene in the '90s, the comparisons to the legendary Sarah Vaughan came fast and furious. Her stirring, soulful renditions didn't just mimic the melodious icon, they seemed to channel her. On Sunday, April 22, Booker will pay a unique homage to her muse with "Forever Sassy: The Divine Music of Sarah Vaughan" at the Vibrato Jazz Grill.
Patrick Macdonald-King Joins Hyperion

Film Tech Guru Patrick Macdonald-King Joins Hyperion Media Group as Strategic Advisor

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Exiting his role as Prime Focus Technologies President after completing his earn out and roll-out of the company's award-winning DAX Platform, Patrick Macdonald-King has agreed to join the Advisory Board of film and tech finance firm Hyperion Media Group to help create a fund focused on content, and the intersection of content and technology.
Assemblymember Kevin McCarty

CA Assemblymembers Weber and McCarty Announce Landmark Policy to Address Deadly Use of Force

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- This week, Calif. Assemblymembers Shirley N. Weber, Ph.D. (D-San Diego) and Kevin McCarty (D-Sacramento) were joined by a representative of Stephon Clark’s family, community members and activists to announce legislation aimed at making significant changes to how law enforcement deploys lethal force against civilians.
City of La Puente - XG Communities

La Puente joins 20 California cities to help standardize small cell deployment with XG Communities

LA PUENTE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- XG Communities LLC, a premier provider of wireless, asset marketing and engineering services for cities and municipalities across the United States, announces their agreement to market and manage wireless coverage solutions for the City of La Puente, California.
EPIC and WBN

Worldwide Broker Network and EPIC Announce 58th Global Conference in San Antonio, TX

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Worldwide Broker Network (WBN), the world's largest fully integrated international network of independent Property & Casualty and Employee Benefits brokers, has announced its 58th Global Conference on April 11-14, 2018 in San Antonio. Partnering with Member Host EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, the 2018 Global Conference will include more than 300 brokers, carrier sponsors, and speakers from more than 100 countries.
Gordon Brush Co. earns ABMA Award

Gordon Brush Mfg Co. Wins 2018 ABMA William A. Cordes Innovation Excellence Award for ‘PlateScrape’

CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Gordon Brush Mfg. Co. worked with the inventors of the PlateScrape to create an environmentally friendly, revolutionary, new, effective, and simple way to pre-sanitize dirty plates in restaurants, hotels, convention centers, and banquet halls.
Neotrope 2018 Non-Profit PR Grants

18th Annual Non-Profit PR Grants Helping Worthy Causes announced by Neotrope

TORRANCE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Neotrope, a brand marketing, PR, and entertainment media company, today announced the launch of its 2018 annual Non-Profit PR Grants program for 501(c)(3) charities. Launched in 2000, the PR Grant(TM) helps to raise awareness of selected charities to traditional media, to the public, as well as to potential "halo" sponsors and corporate donors.
The Pirates of Penzanc

Gilbert and Sullivan’s ‘The Pirates of Penzance’ dock in Long Beach May 11-20

LONG BEACH, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Children's Theatre of Long Beach (CTLB), Art in Relation (AIR) and the Scottish Rite Event Center present a historic, hilarious family friendly farce featuring silly pirates, bumbling policemen, and nervous naive young lovers - Gilbert & Sullivan's rollicking musical masterpiece, "The Pirates of Penzance," comes alive at the beautiful Ernest Borgnine Theatre at the Scottish Rite Event Center of Long Beach May 11 - May 20, 2018.
MortgageHippo

MortgageHippo Picks Matic for Integrated Homeowner’s Insurance That Helps Consumers and Lenders Save Money

SHERMAN OAKS, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Matic, a digital insurance agency whose technology enables borrowers to purchase homeowner's insurance during the mortgage transaction, today announced the availability of its one-click "get quote" button within MortgageHippo, a cloud-based digital mortgage platform that guides consumers through a modern, lender-branded borrowing experience.
The Mortgage Collaborative (TMC)

The Mortgage Collaborative Welcomes Partners Credit & Verification Solutions to Preferred Partner Network

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Mortgage Collaborative, the nation's only independent mortgage cooperative, today announced the addition of credit and verification solutions firm Partners Credit & Verification Solutions to its Preferred Partner network. Partners Credit offers TMC members a suite of comprehensive and customized credit related products and services.
Bank of Southern California

Bank of Southern California, N.A. Completes $26M Capital Offering (BCAL)

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Bank of Southern California, N.A. (OTC Pink:BCAL / OTCMKTS:BCAL) today announced the completion of a capital raise of approximately $26 million through the issuance of common stock in a private placement to institutional and accredited individual investors at a price of $14.75 per share.
iMobie PhoneRescue 2018

iMobie PhoneRescue 2018 Can Now Recover Forgotten iTunes Backup Passwords

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ - iMobie, a leading software developer for iOS and Android, today announces that its cutting-edge data recovery software PhoneRescue is now able to recover forgotten iTunes backup password. For those iPhone users who failed to remember their iTunes backup passwords, PhoneRescue can easily help them get access to their encrypted backups no matter how complicated the password is, and restore photos, messages, contacts and other essentials from the backups successfully.
DOCMAGIC

Deutsche Bank Implements DocMagic eVault Technology for eMortgages

TORRANCE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- DocMagic, Inc., the premier provider of fully-compliant loan document preparation, regulatory compliance and comprehensive eMortgage services, announced that Deutsche Bank has successfully implemented and is actively utilizing its proprietary eVault technology.
Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore

Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG Announces New US Campaign Promoting Wines from Italy

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore D.O.C.G. announces that Charles Communications Associates is now their agency of record for the United States. The Consortium is a private body created to represent vine-growers, winemaking companies and bottlers from Conegliano Valdobbiadene and to safeguard the standards of the D.O.C.G. criteria in crafting wines of the highest quality and distinct provenance.
CLOUDVIRGA

Cloudvirga Updates Enterprise Mortgage POS Platform to Raise the Digital Mortgage Bar

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 a major update to the Cloudvirga Enterprise POS. New features designed to improve lender speed, compliance and productivity will make the platform's 4.0 release the most robust POS solution on the market.
small cells come to life in Sacramento

First small cells come to life in Sacramento – goal to be nation’s first 5G city close to realization

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- XG Communities LLC and the City of Sacramento announced that multiple carriers have received permit approvals to build small cells in downtown Sacramento. Mobilitie began construction immediately and already has sites on air. Sacramento's model invites carriers and connectivity providers to enhance wireless coverage and capacity for the citizens of Sacramento by leveraging city-owned assets.
IEP - Interactive Educational Program

Inaugural Annual Lower Extremity IEP Fellows and Young Surgeons Course hosted by Magnifi Group and Bespa Global

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Lower Extremity Fellows, Residents and Young Surgeons from leading U.S. Orthopaedic Centers and Hospitals will attend the 1st annual Lower Extremity IEP Fellows & Young Surgeons Course, to be held in Austin, Texas, May 18-20, 2018, Magnifi Group announced today.
Matcha Dessert Shop - Matcha cha

Grand Opening: New Matcha Dessert Shop ‘Matcha cha’ Comes to Sawtelle in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Lovely and yummy, Matcha dessert shop "Matcha cha" with its signature Matcha soft-serve ice cream is making Sawtelle debut on March 31, 2018. Enjoy the authentic Matcha flavor delivered from Kyoto, Japan!
Speaker Anthony Rendon

CA Assembly Speaker Rendon Statement on Inauguration of Senate President Pro Tempore Toni Atkins

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood) today released the following statement on the inauguration of Senator Toni Atkins (D-San Diego) as President pro Tempore of the California State Senate:
Comedy CD by Comedian Julian Michael

‘Insert Token’ Debut Stand-Up Comedy CD by Comedian Julian Michael released by Uproar Entertainment

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Uproar Entertainment announces the release of "Insert Token", the debut stand-up comedy CD by Julian Michael. Recorded live at The Comedy Underground in Seattle, Wash., 'Insert Token' presents the unique comic perspective of a man who considers himself a "double minority."
MQMR Harris and Alderton

Two Mortgage Quality Management and Research Employees Selected as MBA, California MBA Future Leaders

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Mortgage Quality Management and Research, LLC (MQMR), a leader in mortgage risk management and compliance services, today announced that two employees from the MQMR family of companies have been selected to participate in executive leadership development programs sponsored by the national Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) and the California Mortgage Bankers Association.
CLOUDVIRGA

New Mobile App from Cloudvirga Connects Loan Officers and Realtors on Its Digital Mortgage Platform

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, today announced the launch of a new mobile app that will enable real estate agents to collaborate with mortgage loan officers in real time. This native mobile app allows instantaneous and secure exchange of loan documents and communication between real estate agents and loan teams for a faster, more efficient mortgage experience.
Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.

Calif. Gov. Brown Announces Appointments for March 13-16, 2018 including to California Department of Technology

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- This past week, on March 16, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.announced the following appointments: First, Susan Fanelli, 55, of Orangevale, has been appointed chief deputy director of policy and programs at the California Department of Public Health, where she has been assistant director since 2015 .
Top Mortgage Employer

National Mortgage Professional names Mortgage Capital Trading a 2018 Top Mortgage Employer

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Mortgage Capital Trading, Inc. (MCT), a leading mortgage hedge advisory and secondary marketing software firm, announced that National Mortgage Professional (NMP) magazine named the company to its 2018 'Top Mortgage Employers' list. MCT was one of only ten companies to be included in the Services Providers category.
Bank of Southern California

Bank of Southern California, N.A. Welcomes Phillip Mulder and Billy Szeto to Its Commercial Real Estate and SBA Group

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Bank of Southern California, N.A. ( OTC Pink: BCAL / OTCMKTS:BCAL ), a community business bank headquartered in San Diego, Calif., announces the addition of two tenured Business Development Officers to support the company's continued expansion into the Southern California region.
Speaker Anthony Rendon

CA Gov. Brown and Legislative Leaders Partner to Bolster Climate Resilience, Improve Disaster Planning, Management and Response

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Following a year of devastating floods, fires, mudslides and other extreme weather, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.this week joined Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León, Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon, Senate Republican Leader Patricia Bates, Assembly Republican Leader Brian Dahle and Senate President pro Tempore-designee Toni Atkins in partnering on solutions this year that will make California more resilient against the impacts of natural disasters and climate change.
ReverseVision

ReverseVision 2018 Third Annual User Conference Equips New and Experienced HECM Lenders with Data-Driven Insights

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- ReverseVision, the leading provider of technology and training for the Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) industry, attracted a record crowd of industry newcomers to its third annual user conference February 6-8 at the Kona Kai Resort and Spa in San Diego.
LEGAL NEWS

Gallo LLP Files first New Consumer Claims Against Google (GOOGL) Following Revision of Gmail Architecture

SAN RAFAEL, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- San Francisco Bay Area law firm Gallo LLP has filed the first of what it predicts could be thousands of individual damages cases against Google based on the same misconduct alleged in Matera v. Google, Case No. 15-CV-04062-LHK. Acting for a class of consumers who never signed up for Gmail (but nevertheless had their email scanned by Google), the Matera plaintiffs sought injunctive relief under the federal Electronic Communications Privacy Act (the "Wiretap Act") and California Invasion of Privacy Act ("CIPA").
Bank of Southern California

San Diego’s Bank of Southern California NA Recognized as a Top Small Business Lender

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Bank of Southern California, N.A. (OTC Pink: BCAL / OTCMKTS:BCAL) announced it was awarded two top small business lending partner awards in the medium sized bank category by the San Diego District Office of the U.S. Small Business Administration based on the largest quantity and dollar volume of SBA 7(a) loans originated. The rankings reflect the SBA's fiscal year-end results as of September 30, 2017. These accolades follow the bank's recognition by the SBA as the top performing small business lending partner for medium sized banks in 2016.
Medical Candidates

March 2018 is Residency Match Month and Residents Medical Candidates Achieve Medical Residency across U.S.

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Every March dozens of Residents Medical medical residency candidates find out if they attained their much-desired medical residency. There is no other more anticipated event for medical school graduates than the National Resident's Matching Program (NRMP) Match and Supplemental Offer and Acceptance Programs (SOAP). More than 50,000 applicants apply annually, but more than 5,000 don't make the cut. Residents Medical works to ensure their medical residency candidates achieve their dream residency.
DataVerify and ReverseVision

ReverseVision Partners with DataVerify to Help HECM Lenders Reduce Risk and Improve Loan Quality

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- ReverseVision, the leading provider of technology and training for the Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) industry, today announced the availability of DataVerify's DRIVE(R) verification platform within ReverseVision's flagship RV Exchange (RVX) loan origination system (LOS). DRIVE helps lenders improve efficiency and reduce repurchase risk by monitoring changes to borrower identity, loan application, and property data throughout the origination process.
Mortgage Quality Management

MQMR – Mortgage Risk Management and Compliance Vendor Grows Sixth Consecutive Year Serving Lenders and Servicers

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Mortgage Quality Management and Research, LLC (MQMR), a leader in mortgage risk management and compliance services, today announced that 2017 was a banner year for the company, marked by the launch of two new auditing programs and the addition of senior-level staff members.
EPIC Power Brokers

EPIC Insurance’s Suzanne McGarey, Matias Ormaza and Louis Hefter Honored as 2018 Risk & Insurance ‘Power Brokers’

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 Suzanne McGarey and Senior Vice President Matias Ormaza have been recognized as 2018 Power Brokers by Risk & Insurance Magazine. Principal Louis Hefter was named a finalist.
PhoneRescue from iMobie

iMobie PhoneRescue 2018 Recovers Deleted Messages on iPhone and Android Phones Without a Backup

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Recently, message recovery has been a hot topic among iPhone and Android users. Aiming to address people's concerns about data loss, iMobie Inc., a leading software company, introduces PhoneRescue that can retrieve lost messages and many other important data directly to iPhone and Android phone, even without a backup. With the world's top data recovery success rate, it has successfully saved over 5.7 million iOS and Android users from data disasters. Under the help of PhoneRescue, the retrieval of lost data is a piece of cake.
Lion's Heart - teen volunteers

Lion’s Heart Receives $10K Corporate Sponsorship to Support 2018 Teen Volunteers

IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Lion's Heart is thrilled to announce it has received a $10,000 corporate partner sponsorship from the esteemed Orange County law firm, Shulman Hodges & Bastian LLP. These funds will support the cultivation of age-appropriate service projects for over 10,000 empowered teen Members across the country as well as support general law and business counsel for the organization.
Amanda Conover as VP, Director of Marketing

Bank of Southern California, N.A. (BCAL) Announces Amanda Conover as VP, Director of Marketing

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Bank of Southern California, N.A. ( OTC Pink: BCAL / OTCMKTS:BCAL ), a community business bank headquartered in San Diego, Calif., has named Amanda Conover as Vice President, Director of Marketing. She will be responsible for developing and executing a strategic marketing plan that strengthens brand awareness and drives growth, further supporting the Bank's efforts to increase its presence as it continues its expansion in the Southern California region.
Soul Singer and L.A. Native PHILLIP BRANDON

Soul Singer and L.A. Native PHILLIP BRANDON Opens for Grammy-Winning THE MANHATTAN TRANSFER

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Billboard Chart Topping Soul Singer-Songwriter-Actor and Los Angeles Native Phillip Brandon to open for 10-time Grammy(r) Award Winning THE MANHATTAN TRANSFER at The Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills, March 9 at 8 p.m. Celebrating their 45th anniversary in 2017, The Manhattan Transfer continues to set the standard as one of the worlds greatest and most innovative vocal groups.
Tony Cardenas

Calif. Congressman Tony Cárdenas and Co-Sponsors Praise Passage of SOAR Act

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On Tuesday in Washington, D.C., Calif. Congressman Tony Cárdenas (CA-29), bill sponsor Steve Cohen and co-sponsors Ann Wagner and Adam Kinzinger praised passage of the Stop, Observe, Ask and Respond (SOAR) to Health and Wellness Training Program (H.R. 767), a measure aimed at detecting ongoing human trafficking activity. Congressman Cárdenas is a co-lead of the bill.
Matic Insurance and RoundPoint

Matic Insurance and RoundPoint Automate Homeowner Insurance for Mortgage Servicing and Home Buyers

SHERMAN OAKS, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Matic, a digital insurance agency whose technology enables borrowers to purchase homeowner's insurance during the mortgage transaction, today announced a wide-ranging integration with RoundPoint Mortgage Servicing Corporation (RoundPoint), a mortgage loan originator and one of the nation's largest non-bank mortgage servicing companies. The integration will make Matic's one-click "get quote" button available to both customers and employees of RoundPoint.
Senior Litigator Eugene Ashley

Trial Attorney and Senior Litigator Eugene Ashley Joins Hoge Fenton in California

SAN JOSE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Hoge Fenton is pleased to announce that Eugene "Geno" Ashley has joined the firm's Business Litigation group. A senior litigator and trial attorney, Geno, a former Hopkins & Carley shareholder, brings a wealth of litigation and trial experience to Hoge Fenton.
Travel Transparency

Exclusive Travel Site – Travel Transparency – Gives Members Access to Wholesale Prices and Beats Competition Every Time

CARLSBAD, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Travel Transparency, a private wholesale travel platform, is creating a real buzz in the travel and tourism industry. It guarantees to beat any pricing on major Internet travel sites such as Expedia, Orbitz, Priceline, Kayak, Travelocity, Hotwire and more. For serious or beginning travelers, Travel Transparency saves time and money and people can feel confident that they have gotten the best deal possible.
Matic Insurance

Matic Insurance and Mortgage Professionals Providing Hope Challenge Lenders to Help Families Achieve Affordable Housing

SHERMAN OAKS, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Matic, a digital insurance agency whose technology enables borrowers to purchase homeowner's insurance during the mortgage transaction, is calling on mortgage lenders, realtors and insurance providers nationwide to support Housed & Hopeful, a public/private partnership with non-profit Mortgage Professionals Providing Hope (MPPH) that aims to house America's homeless families.
Bank of Southern California and AUB

Americas United Bank and Bank of Southern California NA Announce Merger

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Bank of Southern California, N.A., San Diego, Calif. (OTC Pink: BCAL / OTCMKTS:BCAL) and Americas United Bank, Glendale, Calif. (OTC Pink: AUNB), today announced the signing of a definitive agreement and plan of merger (the "Agreement") whereby Americas United Bank will merge with and into Bank of Southern California. The merger is subject to customary closing conditions, including the receipt of all regulatory approvals and the approval of the shareholders of AUB and BCAL, and is expected to close in the third quarter of 2018.
CA Senator Josh Newman

New Bill: Calif. Drivers able to Choose their License Photo under SB 1407 by CA Senator Newman

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Senator Josh Newman (D-Fullerton) this week introduced SB 1407 to allow drivers to choose the photo which goes on their California state driver’s license. SB 1407 would allow drivers to take more than one photo when they are at the Department of Motor Vehicles with an additional fee assessed for each additional photo taken.

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