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The Rose Parade is a Train Ride Away with Metrolink

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Metrolink is offering special service to the Tournament of Roses Parade on both the Antelope Valley and San Bernardino Lines on New Year's Day. Just take the train to Los Angeles Union Station and transfer for free with a valid Metrolink ticket onto the Metro Gold Line. The Gold Line will take you right to the parade route.

TeamF1 Inc. Launches AuthAgent TACACS+ for Embedded Devices

FREMONT, Calif. -- TeamF1, Inc., the leader in embedded networking and security software, today announced immediate availability of AuthAgent TACACS+, its newest product - an implementation of the Cisco TACACS+ (Terminal Access Controller Access-Control System Plus) Protocol, that provides separate authentication and authorization features for networked devices.

As Targeted Gene Therapy Comes of Age in Clinical Medicine, Epeius Biotechnologies Applauds Their Academic Contemporaries

SAN MARINO, Calif. -- Epeius Biotechnologies Corporation announced today their appreciation of the accomplishments of their contemporaries in 2007, a truly remarkable year in terms of biomedical research, scholarship, and gonzo journalism. It was a year in which a definitive meeting entitled "In Vivo Barriers to Gene Delivery" was held at the prestigious Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, where Nobel laureate James Watson presides, or shall we say presided.

Skin Care Author Sets New Guinness Book World Record for Most Sumo Squats in One Hour

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -- On December 16, at the age of almost 40, Dr. Thienna, a leading skin care author who is conscious of health and fitness on all levels, broke the Guinness Book World Record for the most Sumo squats in one hour. The event was overseen by an official adjudicator from the U.K. at the San Francisco State University Basketball Gymnasium.

IO2 Technology Introduces Larger Heliodisplay Floating Video System

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -- IO2 Technology announced today the release of its new, larger line of free-space display solutions that show full-color full-motion floating video images. The company's Heliodisplay is now available in 30", 50" and 100" diagonal screen sizes. The model sizes correspond to the sizes of a medium-size television, a large-screen television, and a full-size human.

ASEAN News: Epeius Biotechnologies Gains Commercial Approval for Rexin-G(R), a Tumor-Targeted Gene-Based Medicine for Metastatic Cancer

SAN MARINO, Calif. -- Epeius Biotechnologies Corporation announced today that the company has received a Certificate of Product Registration for Rexin-G(R) from the Philippine Bureau of Food and Drugs (BFAD), enabling the commercialization of its lead product as a safe and effective treatment for a broad spectrum of intractable cancers.

Bromba Biometrics BioIDENTICA SDK Adds Support for SecuGen Hamster Fingerprint Readers

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- SecuGen is pleased to announce that Bromba Biometrics BioIDENTICA SDK is now compatible with SecuGen Hamster III, Hamster Plus and Hamster IV fingerprint readers. The BioIDENTICA SDK allows a simple integration of fingerprint technology into any existing or new software application that can benefit from biometric authentication.

Neotrope(R) Selected to Provide Internet Marketing Solutions for N.Y. Computer Tech Firm S & R Network Consulting

TORRANCE, Calif. -- Neotrope(R), a leading advertising, PR, and Internet Marketing firm established 1983, today announced it has been chosen by a leading New York Computer Consulting firm, S & R Network Consulting, to provide promotion and brand development for their company and Website.

World Women Trade Fair Hosts L.A. Expo that Celebrates World Culture

SANTA MONICA, Calif. -- For the first-time ever, the folks who live in Santa Monica and surrounding areas, will get a taste of third-world culture at the International Handcrafted Gifts and Home Textile Expo to be held on January 20 and 21 at the Santa Monica Doubletree Hilton.

Athletic Minded Traveler Announces Annual Best Hotel Gym List

SAN DIEGO, Calif. -- Athletic-Minded Traveler LLC, a San Diego-based active lifestyle media company that operates the largest healthy travel site on the web, www.athleticmindedtraveler.com, released today its 2007 ranking of "The Best Hotel Gyms in the U.S." The Top 10 hotel gyms received the company's recommendation after ongoing research of over 3,500 hotels and anonymous personal tours by the editorial staff.

Free Download of ‘The Brass Swan Cosmology’ to End Soon

RIVERSIDE, Calif. -- The Brass Swan Cosmology, a seminal work of philosophical thought which has been available to the general public and academics worldwide for free download, will not be available for free download after December 31st, 2007, it was announced today by roguewolfinc.

The New Eco-preneurs: The Green Scene’s Merchants of Venice, California

VENICE, Calif. -- So, what's the buzz about the "Al Gore-ified" products and services that have been popping up on the Los Angeles business scene? Java Juice(R), Inc., a Venice-based coffee extract company, talks about the green scene and the upcoming Eco Gift Expo being held at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, December 15-16, 2007.

SecuGen Fingerprint Readers Add Compatibility with Realtime bioLock Software

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- SecuGen is pleased to announce that realtime has integrated SecuGen fingerprint readers with realtime's bioLock Software to provide biometric authentication and fraud mitigation for SAP applications. To date, bioLock is the only certified technology available for ERP market leader, SAP, that offers biometric access and function control.

Purplenova FunCaster: Sharing on Web 2.0 No Longer Means Having to Upload

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. -- Purplenova has announced the release of FunCaster - A widget that allows users to make selective PC content directly accessible from popular social networking sites, forums and portals. The FunCaster, says the company, was developed in response to concern among Internet users about having to upload photos, videos and other personal content on to third-party servers to be able to share them with friends.

ZK Software Selects SecuGen Sensor for S900 Access Control Terminal

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- SecuGen, a world-leading provider of fingerprint recognition technology, is pleased to announce that ZK Software has selected SecuGen's FDU02 fingerprint sensor for integration with its newly released S900 access control and time & attendance terminal. ZK's S900 features the fastest commercial based fingerprint matching algorithm.

B Real of Cypress Hill Brings the Heat with His New Mixtape Release

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Rap icon B Real of Cypress Hill brings the heat just in time to melt away those holiday blues with the release of his eagerly anticipated new mixtape, The Gunslinger 3: For A Few Dollars More on Latin Thug Records, available in stores and online December 11 across the USA.

Authernative Cryptographic Module Achieves NIST Pre-Validation

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. -- Authernative, Inc., the developer of innovative user authentication and identity management technologies, announced today that the Authernative(R) Cryptographic Module has been placed on the Pre-validation list for the Federal Information Processing Standards Publications (FIPS) 140-2 Validation.

Engate MailSentinel(TM) Network Profiling and Connection Management Technology Empowers Nitix(TM) AntiSpam

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Engate Technology Corporation, a leading anti-spam supplier and pioneer of next generation network profiling and connection management security solutions, today announced the signing of an Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) Agreement with Net Integration Technologies Inc., a provider of all-in-one small business servers.

Holiday Shoppers Can Now Easily Find Gifts Made in the USA

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Big box stores make it difficult for shoppers to find products made close to home. However, MadeinUSAForever.com lists hundreds of products, all American made, that promise to make gift giving easy, safe and fun. Lately, there has been an increased interest in safety and products. According to the Wall Street Journal, 45 million toys have been recalled this year and others are likely to be added to the list.

Acme Made Introduces New Line of Innovative Mac and PC Laptop Bags, Designer Totes

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -- Acme Made(R) has recently introduced its new line of designer bags and laptop cases for the holidays. The highlights of the line include the "Metro Tote," their new Telun vulcanized canvas, and their sustainable textile, EcoStripe.

Instant ‘Man Magnet’ – Luxury Sports Logo Belts, Bags and Scarves Score with Female Fans

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- A stunning, new line of accessories with shimmering crystal team logos on bags, belts and scarves has just been introduced by L.A. designer, Betsy Stephens. According to Rachael Ray and Lara Spencer (The Insider), the latest, greatest "man magnet" is to don these fabulous accessories, whether you're a sports fan or just want to fake it.

Holiday Toy Express Rolls into Burbank and Glendale

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Metrolink's Holiday Toy Express(TM) the 450 ton holiday train decked out with over 50,000 twinkling lights and decorations rolls into Downtown Burbank and Glendale on Friday, Dec. 7. VIP guests include Los Angeles County Supervisor, Michael Antonovich and Assemblymember, Paul Krekorian.

Federal Judge Issues $780K Damage Award and Injunction Against Alleged Cyber Pirate

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -- Cyber-Pirates beware: This week, SearchSystems.net, a highly regarded site for researching public records around the world, obtained a judgment of $780,000 in U.S. District Court (case C07-01918) against convicted Cyber-Pirate Mark Musselman and his website, courtsonline.org, it was announced today by Novo Law Group, P.C.

epOxybOx Gallery Kicks off the Holiday Shopping Season

VENICE, Calif. -- This holiday season, epOxybOx and epOxyGreen, sister companies specializing in green art, and environmentally friendly products for personal use and home design, kick off the holiday gift-giving season with a Holiday Extravaganza on December 7, 2007, 7 p.m. - 11 p.m. All are welcome to an evening of music, gourmet treats from Market Gourmet, and wine, and non-alcoholic beverages.

Social Platform LLC Positioned in the Magic Quadrant Report for Team Collaboration and Social Software

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Social Platform LLC, a leading provider of white label social networking software, today announced it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the niche players quadrant in the "Team Collaboration and Social Software, 2007 Magic Quadrant" (*Note 1) report.

Provocative New Book Exposes Effects of Hypnotism

GILROY, Calif. -- Bookstand Publishing announces the release of "Revelation of the Unrevealed" (ISBN: 978-1-58909-431-4), authored by Michael O'Patrickson, and based on real-life experiences. At the core of the book is a discussion and analysis of hypnotism.

Metrolink Brings Holiday Train to Marines – in Iraq

OCEANSIDE, Calif. -- Metrolink's Holiday Toy Express makes a rare stop - in Iraq - via live satellite during a very special holiday event at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton in Oceanside, California December 2 at 7:15 p.m.

New Book by Skin Expert and Geneticist Reveals Ways to Enhance and Alter Skin Color

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -- The old adage that "beauty is only skin deep" is true, but diet and lifestyle make it possible to change the skin's color, if so desired. "Unlocking the Mystery of Skin Color" (ISBN: 978-0-9792103-0-3), a new book scheduled to be released by Thienna, Inc., in mid-December, provides tips on how to control and to change the skin's color.

Leading Skin Expert Author Attempts to Break Guinness Book World Record in San Francisco

Dr. Thienna HoSAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -- On Sunday, December 16 at 2:00 p.m., a Guinness World Records (GWR) adjudicator from the United Kingdom will attend a record-breaking attempt by Dr. Thienna Ho. Dr. Thienna is challenging the current record of 4,656 squats in one hour. The event will be held at the San Francisco State University Basketball Gymnasium.

Parents Will Pay For Better California Neighborhoods, But Can They Find Them?

PALO ALTO, Calif. -- Parents are concerned that their children are not playing outside, and they are willing to pay a lot of extra money for a house in a better neighborhood. That's the conclusion of a new survey published on Playborhood.com, an online community for parents who want their children to play outside in their neighborhoods

SeaNet Company Adds New Yacht to Fleet – Expands Fractional-Yacht Ownership Offerings

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. -- SeaNet Company, Inc., a leader in fractional-yacht ownership, is excited to announce their latest fleet addition, the 60-foot Manhattan, which promises to deliver unparalleled performance combined with industry-leading luxury. Four years ago, SeaNet launched its first yacht.

New Survey Reports California Children Aren’t Playing Much, and Parents Aren’t Happy About It

PALO ALTO, Calif. -- Over 80% of all children in the United States never play in their neighborhoods without adults present, according to a new survey published on Playborhood.com. In the San Francisco Bay Area, the figure is even higher - over 90%.

Authernative Granted U.S. Patent on Key Conversion Method for Communication Session Encryption

Authernative patentREDWOOD CITY, Calif. -- Authernative, Inc., the developer of innovative user authentication and identity management technologies, announced today that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has granted the company its patent for a key conversion method.

Intellikey Labs Launches First-Ever Shopping Guide for HD DVD and Blu-ray

GLENDALE, Calif. -- This holiday season, there is good news for millions of consumers looking to make the right buying decisions for Hi-Definition DVD. As holiday shoppers prepare to spend an estimated $13.5 billion on audio/video products, Intellikey Labs, a highly recognized leader in Hi-Definition Quality Assurance, releases their first-ever Hi-Definition DVD Buyer's Guide.

BETA Records Partners with Audiobaba to Match Mainstream Artist Searches to Indie Music Artists

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. -- Georg van Handel (CEO) and Chris Honetschlaeger (President) of BETA Records, LLC, announced today that they will partner with Audiobaba to match mainstream artist searches to unsigned artists, using their proprietary acoustic fingerprinting technology.

Bioscrypt Integrates SecuGen’s Fingerprint Sensor into V-Station

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- SecuGen is proud to announce that Bioscrypt Inc. (TSX: BYT), a leading provider of identity and access management solutions, has chosen to integrate SecuGen's fingerprint sensor into their V-Station (Optical) reader. With the introduction of the V-Station (Optical), Bioscrypt has added SecuGen's optical sensor technology to its award-winning line of readers for physical access control.

BETA Records Bridges the Gap between PHP and JAVA

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- BETA Records, in anticipation of their upcoming release of Version 3 of their online music social community, has created a technological innovation that could ultimately allow websites to become more dynamic, creative and sophisticated while enabling companies to cut costs and reduce loads on servers needed in large-scale clusters.

First-Ever Pool Party and Belly Flop Contest at NASCAR Event to be Hosted by 1-800-Radiator

BENICIA, Calif. and MIAMI, Fla. -- It's a first for NASCAR - a pool party and belly flop contest. The event will be hosted by 1-800-Radiator at NASCAR's Miami event this weekend. Race-goers can cool their engines by getting in the swim of things at the 1-800-Radiator pool party, either as a belly flop contestant, or score keeper.

FreeOverstock Resurrected as CostsZero – Dead Internet Startup Comes Back to Life

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- In less time than it took its URL to propagate across the world wide web, internet startup www.freeoverstock.com operated by New Venture Company was flat-lining by Monday morning and pronounced dead (i.e. offline) by late Tuesday. Possibly one of the shortest-lived internet startups in history, considering it was launched only the Thursday before.

Where on The Web is Everything for Free? How About FreeOverstock.com

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Start-up website FreeOverstock.com, owned by New Venture Company, claims to give away overstock merchandise for absolutely nothing. Sure, there's plenty of free stuff on the web. Free fonts, free screen savers, free music... many with a free virus attached. And it's a given that nobody gives away valuables like toasters, MP3 players, and jewelry.

Dragon Pearl Tea Company is Against the War in Iraq, but Supports U.S. Troops by Sending Them Green Tea

GROVER BEACH, Calif. -- Sergeant Kolmar, stationed in Iraq, is one of the thousands of troops who now have received natural green tea from California-based Dragon Pearl Tea. He sent his thanks for the U.S. Troop Care Package that contained a travel-size version of Dragon Pearl's most popular tea product. "Our Platoon buddy loved the tea," he wrote.

La Tortilla Oven Makes it to the Latin Grammys

PASADENA, Calif. -- La Tortilla Oven has been invited by Distinctive Assets Entertainment Marketing to participate in the Gift Bag program for the 8th Annual Latin GRAMMY(R) Awards on November 8, 2007 at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. The appreciation of Latin music and food has always been a part of La Tortilla Oven and the driving force behind its success.

Finding the Perfect Tutor Online: A New Partnership Puts Parents and Students at Ease

PORT HUENEME, Calif. -- Tutorz' vertical search engine and Crown Tutoring in-home tutoring services partner to "feed the tutoring needs" of students nationwide. Crown Tutoring will provide discount in home tutoring services using referrals from Tutorz' unique search engine technology.

Falling Home Prices Cause Homeowners to Focus on Cost Savings When Remodeling

SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- While interest in remodeling remains high, the most recent survey of 5,000 U.S. homeowners by www.remodelestimates.com reveals that cost savings is now a key consideration as U.S. home prices continue to decline. The "Fall 2007 Remodelestimates.com Remodeling Sentiment Report," a semi-annual survey of 5,000 U.S. homeowners, shows a continuing trend among homeowners toward minimizing remodeling costs.

ABC Senior Services Expands into Granada Hills and Sherman Oaks Area

SHERMAN OAKS, Calif. -- Always Best Care Senior Services has expanded into the Granada Hills/Sherman Oaks, California areas. America's premier in-home care, assisted living placement service, and personal response company, is proud to announce seniors in Granada Hills/Sherman Oaks can now rely on Always Best Care Senior Services for outstanding care.

FDA Approves the Opening of a Phase II Registration Protocol Using REXIN-G for Osteosarcoma

SAN MARINO, Calif. -- Epeius Biotechnologies Corporation announced today that the company has taken a major step toward the commercialization of its lead product with the opening of a Phase II Registration Protocol using Rexin-G for osteosarcoma in the United States. Following the accelerated approval of Rexin-G for the treatment of all solid tumors by the Bureau of Food and Drugs in the Philippines, Epeius opened a number of Phase I/II clinical trials.

Products Exclusively ‘Made in USA’ Touted at New Online Shopping Portal

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- "Sustainable" has become an American buzz word and "buy local" is a message that is popping up everywhere. That's why a newly launched e-commerce site, MadeinUSAForever, promises to sell items made only in the U.S. It's no secret that manufacturing in the U.S. is on the decline.

San Diego Office Added by Always Best Care Senior Services

SAN DIEGO, Calif. -- Always Best Care Senior Services has expanded into the San Diego area. America's premier In-Home Care, Assisted Living Placement Service, and Personal Response Company, is proud to announce seniors in San Diego can now rely on Always Best Care Senior Services for outstanding care.

Social Platform LLC Joins Google’s Open Social Initiative

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Social Platform LLC, a leading white label social networking software provider announced today its support of the Open Social initiative spearheaded by Google. Open Social fosters a collaborative development community through a set of common APIs for building social applications across the web.

Stinnett RV to Provide Housing Solutions to Southern California Fire Victims

SAN DIEGO, Calif. -- Dealers Edge, LLC an Indiana-based management company, Tom Stinnett RV Freedom Center of Clarksville, IN and La Mesa RV Center, Inc. one of the nation's largest RV dealers, headquartered in San Diego, CA have coordinated their resources in order to offer temporary and short term housing solutions to Southern California wildfire victims.

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