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MCTlive! Lock Volume Indices Data for December 2022 Released by Mortgage Capital Trading, Inc.
SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Mortgage Capital Trading, Inc. (MCT®), the leader in capital markets software and services supporting more lenders with hedging and pipeline management solutions than any other single provider, is pleased to present the MCTlive! Lock Volume Indices for December 2022. MCT Data represents a balanced cross section of several hundred lenders among retail, correspondent, wholesale, and consumer direct channels.
Calif. Governor Newsom Appoints Nancy Ward Cal OES Director
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- This past week (Dec. 31, 2022), Calif. Governor Gavin Newsom announced the appointment of Nancy Ward as Director of the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES), the first woman to hold the position. Ward has served in several positions at Cal OES since 2014 and brings decades of distinguished leadership in emergency management, including at the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
Dressmaker Princessly Co., Ltd. Announces its 2023 Prom Dress Collection for the U.S. Market
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Princessly Co., Ltd. is pleased to present its 2023 collection of Prom Dresses for the United States. The acclaimed dressmaker and retailer known for specializing in exquisitely handcrafted women's fashion goods unveils its 2023 collection, which includes 157 different flattering styles, 37 distinct colors, and a wide range of US sizes from US2 to US26W.
CDF Labor Law Expands Leadership Team for 2023, Elevates Three Attorneys to Partner
IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Labor, employment and business immigration law firm CDF Labor Law LLP (CDF) is proud to announce the elevation of three outstanding attorneys to partner. These individuals are among the close to 50 CDF attorneys who aggressively defend and guide employers through the challenging legal landscape in California.
Legacy Launch Pad Releases Hybrid Family Memoir & Political Science Book That Warns Against Political Polarization
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Legacy Launch Pad Publishing is proud to release "Addictive Ideologies: Finding Meaning and Agency when Politics Fail You" (ISBN: 978-1956955491 (ebook); 978-1956955477 (paperback), 978-1956955484 (hardback)) the first book by life partners Dr. Emily Bashah and former Phoenix, Arizona mayor Paul E. Johnson.
Shelli Holland, Chief People Officer, joins Sales Boomerang and Mortgage Coach
IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Sales Boomerang, the mortgage industry's top-rated automated borrower intelligence and retention system, and Mortgage Coach, a platform empowering mortgage lenders to educate borrowers with interactive home loan presentations, today announced the appointment of Shelli Holland to the role of Chief People Officer.
Cal State LA researchers, with the City of Los Angeles’ Data Team, develop an interactive data visualization tool that helps residents...
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Cal State LA researchers, in collaboration with the City of Los Angeles’ Data Team, have developed an interactive data visualization tool that helps residents understand crime trends in neighborhoods. The crime records were previously categorized by the Los Angeles Police Department’s reporting district, which did not align with neighborhood boundaries.
Church of Scientology Los Angeles Holiday Gift Giveaway and Family Fun Day 2022 Welcomes 4,000 Angelinos
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- It was clear skies and perfect weather for a family outing this Sunday when more than 4,000 Angelenos filled the Church of Scientology Los Angeles and L. Ron Hubbard Way for the Church's annual toy giveaway. Children left clutching presents after an afternoon of ice skating, donut-eating contests, face painting, and complimentary cocoa, cookies, popcorn and cotton candy.
FineShare FineVoice is a Digital Voice Solution Unleashing the ‘Charm of Voice’
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- FineShare, an emerging software company committed to improving the user experience of virtual communications, online presentations, and real-time video, today officially announced the launch of its voice processing product, FineVoice. FineShare FineVoice is a one-stop digital voice solution that can transform voice and record sound from multiple sources with ease and offers a variety of features including text to speech, speech to text, audio extractor, and file voice changer.
Mold Inspection Sciences Expands Environmental Testing Capabilities to San Francisco Bay Area
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Leading mold inspection and environmental testing company, Mold Inspection Sciences (MIS), today announces its expansion into the San Francisco market. This new operation will service customers from Santa Rosa to San Jose, continuing to provide affordable, professional, and high-quality mold inspection and testing services to all clients suffering from mold, indoor air-quality, and environmental issues.
Olea Kiosks Announces Addition of Industry Veteran Michael Tulloch
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Olea Kiosks®, Inc., the premier provider of innovative self-service kiosk solutions, is proud to welcome industry veteran Michael Tulloch to its team as Director of Solution Sales. In this role, Tulloch will be responsible for growing the business in Access Control and Transportation.
Domaine Carneros in Napa makes the holidays sparkle for 2022 with elegant gift offerings
NAPA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Domaine Carneros, the award-winning California grower-producer of method traditionelle sparkling wines, has a wide array of gifts available for the 2022 holiday season. Curated by the team at the French inspired chateau situated at the gateway to wine country in northern California, the offerings range from charcuterie and chocolate pairings with wine, to sabers and chillers to luxury candles, all paired up in gift sets that are sure to please.
LA Unified School District and Others Learn Elementary Lesson in Contract Law After $2.5M Ruling and 7-Year Legal Battle
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- A small business construction subcontractor emerged victorious from a hard fought seven-year legal battle when $3.2 million in services, labor and materials were not paid by the Los Angeles Unified School District, their contractor, and their Insurance Bonds company. Nowland Law, a business litigation firm, secured a ruling in favor of the plaintiff December 9th, 2022 for work that the plaintiff performed in 2015.
Comedy Veteran, Pierre, Gets Real About Race in Witty Stand Up Special ‘HALF/TRUTHS’ Streaming on HypePlusTV
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Tired of being misjudged and constantly proving himself in the Black community, biracial comedian and actor, Pierre Edwards (Pierre), speaks his truth in a witty stand-up micro-special on race titled "HALF/TRUTHS." The thought-provoking film was released last week with the soft launch of Comedy Hype's new streaming platform, HypePlusTV.com.
Author Dolores F. Kurzeka Honored by Her Family, Who Published Her Book, ‘Our Walk with Grandma’ After Her Passing
MURRIETA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The family of author Dolores F. Kurzeka is thrilled to announce the release of "Our Walk with Grandma" (ISBN: 978-1039145450, FriesenPress), her long-awaited children's picture book about the beauty of family and nature. Written 20 years ago, Kurzeka was unable to find an illustrator before her passing. Her children continued the search and found the perfect illustrator Nichole Monahan, and brought the book to market to make their mom's dream of publication come true.
Mortgage Coach and Sales Boomerang add Casey Martin to the exec team as chief revenue officer
IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Sales Boomerang, the mortgage industry's top-rated automated borrower intelligence and retention system, and Mortgage Coach, a platform empowering mortgage lenders to educate borrowers with interactive home loan presentations, today announced the appointment of Casey Martin as chief revenue officer.
MCTlive! Lock Volume Indices: November 2022 Data for Housing Markets
SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Mortgage Capital Trading, Inc. (MCT®), the leader in capital markets software and services supporting more lenders with hedging and pipeline management solutions than any other single provider, is pleased to present the MCTlive! Lock Volume Indices for November 2022. MCT Data represents a balanced cross section of several hundred lenders among retail, correspondent, wholesale, and consumer direct channels.
Alpha Floral delivers its exquisite, hand-arranged floral creations in Montecito and Goleta, to fill your celebrations with beauty
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- As the best-rated florist in Santa Barbara, Alpha Floral has won hearts all over the county with its fresh blooms and stunning floral arrangements. Spreading its vines further, the top florists in Santa Barbara also deliver their fresh blooms to the suburbs of Goleta and Montecito.
iTop Software’s Screen Recorder 3 makes it super easy to record and create awesome videos
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- iTop today officially released iTop Screen Recorder 3.3 version, featuring new enhancements in webcam recording, virtual background selection and video size compression. iTop Screen Recorder has been a top-ranking free screen recorder on Windows owing to its solid recording performance, HD video quality and great ease of use.
LA Unified Schools Appear Poised to Weaken Public Oversight, Again: This Time on a Crucial Public Health Issue
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On Tuesday, November 15, 2022 a majority of the Los Angeles Unified School Board voted to begin a process some fear would dismantle an oversight Committee that has been in place for decades ensuring the globally celebrated environmental policy was implemented according to the district's policy and California's Healthy Schools Act. In its place the Board is recommending establishing an Ad Hoc Committee, says celebrated children's environmental health non-profit California Safe Schools.
Achieving Life Satisfaction Is Our Ultimate Goal – Personal Development Writer, Jonathan J. Woolverton, Releases Inspiring Book On Finding Purpose
OTTAWA, Ontario /California Newswire/ -- An inspiring story about finding your purpose and achieving happiness by tapping into three spheres: personal growth, family values, and career focus, "For A Better Chance At Life: Achieving Life Satisfaction" (ISBN: 978-0228880103; Tellwell Publishing) is a personal development novel by author Jonathan J. Woolverton.
Publishers Newswire releases its 2022 ‘Books to Bookmark’ List with 10 Great Books You’ve Likely Never Seen
TEMECULA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Publishers Newswire (PNW), a news publisher covering books, music and software launched in 2004, has announced its annual "books to bookmark" list of 10 new and interesting reads from small publishers and self-published authors in North America published in 2022. These books are often overlooked due to not coming from major traditional book publishing houses.
Nonprofit Fostering UNITY Presents Winter Wonderland 2022 Holiday Event in L.A.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Fostering UNITY will present their 4th annual Winter Wonderland event at the organization’s headquarters in Acton, CA on Saturday, December 10 from 4-8pm. This free event sold out in less than one week! Families who pre-registered on Eventbrite will bring hundreds of children in foster care to the 10-acre Heritage House in Acton, CA to experience a dazzling drive-through display of colorful lights, festive music, beautiful decorations, an abundance of snow, a choir of carolers, family-friendly activities, and of course – Santa and his elves.
MCT Launches BAMCO, a Co-issue Loan Sale Marketplace for Finance Industry
SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Mortgage Capital Trading, Inc. (MCT®), a leading mortgage hedge advisory and secondary marketing software firm, announced the release of BAMCO, a new marketplace for co-issue loan sales. Co-issue loan sales, also known as flow-based mortgage servicing rights (MSR) sales, are a three-way transaction involving the sale of loans to one of the agencies with a simultaneous sale of the MSRs to a separate third party.
Azarus.io Launches Sponsored ‘Play and Earn’ Overlay Games to Streams with Themed Trivia
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Azarus has expanded its reach as the pioneer of livestreaming interactivity with a new Overlay Games platform allowing streamers to play along with their fans live and earn rewards. Founded in 2018, Azarus is rolling out an upgrade to its Overlay Games platform to enable streamers and brands to activate massive live audiences through Overlay Games on any streaming platform.
iTop Easy Desktop: Auto Organize Windows Desktop Icons, Bring Safety for Data
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- iTop today announced the latest release of its lightweight freeware iTop Easy Desktop with a major update. It adds a handy new private box to protect users' sensitive data, and the new version further improves the desktop customization feature greatly. As an easy-to-use desktop organizer, iTop Easy Desktop automatically collects files, folders, and icons on the desktop to avoid clutter more efficiently.
Golden State Pops Orchestra presents the 2022 HOLIDAY POPS Spectacular at the Warner Grand Theatre in San Pedro
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Golden State Pops Orchestra rings in the holiday season with joyous music and high spirits on Saturday, December 17, 2022 at 8 p.m. in the Warner Grand Theatre in San Pedro, California. Celebrate the holiday season with Maestro Steven Allen Fox, Resident Choir Maestra Marya Basaraba, and the Golden State Pops Orchestra and Chorale, with the "Holiday Pops Spectacular."
The Roberson Brothers, Two We Are G.A.M.E. Alums, Find Success On and Off the Sports Field
TORRANCE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, the Roberson brothers are two pictures of success. Jacen, the younger brother, was recently drafted by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the sixteenth round. Meanwhile, his older brother, Cameron, graduated last year from the University of Mass. Amherst, which he attended on a full-ride scholarship. They attribute a portion of their combined athletic-academic success to their connection with We Are G.A.M.E. (Getting Athletes Mentoring and Education).
NotaryCam ‘Help a Hero’ initiative 2022 provides complimentary online notarization for military service members
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- NotaryCam, a Stewart-owned company and a pioneering provider of remote online notarization and identity verification / authentication technology for real estate and legal transactions, today announced its semi-annual "Help a Hero" initiative will run Friday, November 11 through Sunday, November 13, 2022, and once again offer free remote online notarization (RON) sessions to United States veterans and current service members.
San Francisco Chapter of Les Dames d’Escoffier 2022 Etoile d’Escoffier Culinary Scholarship Recipients
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The San Francisco Chapter of Les Dames d'Escoffier International (LDEI-SF) is delighted to announce that five recipients have been awarded the Etoile d'Escoffier Culinary Scholarship in 2022. L'Etoile scholarships support outstanding female students and graduates in achieving their professional aspirations as they become the next leaders of the culinary industry.
MCT Expands Investor Services Team, Appoints Jennifer Kennelly as Senior Director
SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Mortgage Capital Trading, Inc. (MCT®), a recognized industry leader in mortgage risk management providing pipeline hedging, best execution loan sales, and centralized lock desk services, announced today that Jennifer Kennelly has been appointed as the new Senior Director of MCT's quickly expanding Investor Services team.
Todd-versations Lunchtime Heroes: Shining a light on School Nutrition and the ‘Lunchtime Heroes’ that make it happen
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Todd Linsky Consulting (TLC) announced today: TLC-Todd-versations, in collaboration with the Chef Ann Foundation, brings you stories from across our great country on positive changes to the school nutrition landscape, "Todd-versations Lunchtime Heroes."
Vistage Recognizes CDF Law co-founder, Marie DiSante with 2022 Lifetime Achievement Award
IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- CDF Labor Law LLP (CDF) proudly congratulates Marie DiSante, Founding and Firm Managing Partner, for being named the recipient of the Vistage 2022 Orange County "Lifetime Achievement Award." Vistage is the world's largest CEO coaching and peer advisory organization for small and midsize businesses.
Mortgage Capital Trading’s MCTlive! Lock Volume Indices: October 2022 Data
SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- MCT®, the leader in capital markets software and services supporting more lenders with hedging and pipeline management solutions than any other single provider, is pleased to present the MCTlive! Lock Volume Indices for October 2022. MCT Data represents a balanced cross section of several hundred lenders among retail, correspondent, wholesale, and consumer direct channels.
New illustrated children’s book celebrates magic of adoption and diversity through creative storytelling
SANTA CLARITA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Adam Swain Ferguson, founder, Purple Fox Entertainment, is a creative producer and author. His new book release, "Love Without Wings: An Adoption Fairytale" (ISBN: 979-8986768014), was inspired by a true story - his own story - and celebrates diverse families made complete through adoption. It's scheduled to be released during National Adoption Month on November 19, National Adoption Day.
Domaine Carneros by Taittinger and Voluspa light up the holiday season with Sparkling Cuvée Candle and Sparkling Wine duo
NAPA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Two iconic California-based handcrafted brands come together this holiday season with the release of the limited edition "Sparkling Cuvée" Signature Duo, featuring a luxuriously scented Voluspa candle and Sparkling Wine by the ever-elegant Domaine Carneros by Taittinger, paired in holiday gift packaging. Artisans of the senses, Voluspa and Domaine Carneros worked closely to accent the aromas of pink grapefruit and stone fruits found in the sparkling wine in the newest candle in the Voluspa portfolio
Don’t Just Wash Your Clothes, Disinfect and Sanitize Them with Ozone: Now at Both Paradise Laundry Locations
CITRUS HEIGHTS, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Paradise Laundry has recently added a state-of-the-art new feature to their Citrus Heights laundromat. The pandemic has demonstrated the importance of cleanliness resulting in multiple methods being used to kill bacteria i.e., antibacterial soap, hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes. With the addition of the Ozone Laundry System to the Citrus Heights store, customers can now disinfect and sanitize their clothing and linens at both Paradise Laundry locations.
12 Startups to Present at 2022 Neurotech Leaders Forum in San Francisco
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Neurotech Reports, the publisher of the Neurotech Business Report newsletter, announced that 12 promising neurotechnology startups and early-stage firms will present at the 2022 Neurotech Leaders Forum in San Francisco, November 7-8. The 22nd annual event - the most established in the industry - will also feature presentations and panel discussions on important issues confronting the neurotechnology industry.
Glancy Wine Education Foundation annual Gala Celebration and auction 2022 announced
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Glancy Wine Education Foundation announces its 11th annual gala celebration event and auction, taking place at the San Francisco Wine School in South San Francisco on Saturday, November 12, 2022, from 5-10 p.m.
Virtual Heaven: Author Graham Jules Writes First Screenplay to be Illustrated by Artificial Intelligence
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- We've all seen movies like "The Terminator" where artificial intelligent machines rise to take over the world with catastrophic consequences. But what is the reality of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the creative arts? Entrepreneur and writer Graham Jules has already utilised the technology in creating his illustrated screenplay, "Virtual Heaven (Back to Reality)," PUW Media Ltd (Pop Up World) announced today.
EPIC Expands Again with Acquisition of SLCO LLC, headquartered in Lafayette, California
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants announced it has acquired SLCO LLC, headquartered in Lafayette, California. The acquisition expands EPIC's growing presence in Northern California and adds to its client offerings both regionally and nationally.
L.A.-based Design-Build Firm LETTER FOUR Partners with CRISPx for Rebranding
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Design-Build firm LETTER FOUR has collaborated with brand innovation agency CRISPx to revamp their branding and deliver a marketing experience that's perfectly attuned to client needs. Timed in anticipation of LETTER FOUR's 12-year anniversary, this extensive project has included an overhaul of the firm's website, as well as content production geared toward informing clients about the Design-Build process and sharing the team's expertise.
SOLIS WATER: When direct Sunlight is absorbed, for an Ayurveda healing prescribed time, it changes the molecular structure to convert dead...
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Introducing "Solis" Sun Charged Water ... The only one of its kind, Sun Charged Water prepared and packaged, according to the centuries old Ayurvedic Health Methods!
Anita Huang Joins EPIC’s Life and Executive Benefits Practice as a Senior Vice President
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property and casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Anita Huang has joined the firm as a Senior Vice President within its Life and Executive Benefits practice managed by Vanbridge, an EPIC company.
Trust Administration 101: Absolute Trust Counsel to Hold Free Virtual Trust Administration Event for California CFPs and CPAs
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Leading Bay Area estate planning firm Absolute Trust Counsel will host a free virtual event, The Absolute Trust Academy Trust Administration 101, on October 28, 2022, to equip CPAs and CFPs with a stronger knowledge of trust administration processes. The webinar is aimed at enhancing advisors' client services and relationships.
NotaryCam founder Rick Triola earns third HousingWire Vanguard Award
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- NotaryCam®, a Stewart-owned company and a pioneering provider of remote online notarization and identity verification/authentication technology for real estate and legal transactions, announced today that its founder and outgoing Division President Rick Triola has been named a 2022 HousingWire Vanguard.
With New Ruling, an Immigration Law Office of Los Angeles Case Changes U.S. Immigration Policy
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Immigration Law Office of Los Angeles, P.C., a full-service immigration law practice that handles employment, investment, and family immigration cases, has achieved a landmark victory for a client unfairly refused permanent residency. The case has also fundamentally changed U.S. immigration policy.
BOOSTER TROOP Animation Project Tackles Misinformation, Vaccines for Media Literacy Week
SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Founded by two black doctors who tired of watching patients who looked like them die sicker and younger, Welfie is launching "Booster Troop," a fun health media literacy initiative that helps underserved children better spot misinformation. It launches October 24 for Media Literacy Week, and it includes a 7-minute animated episode in both English and Spanish, a lesson plan, and other classroom materials. Welfie provides culturally competent health and mental health education and care coordination to schools.
Legacy Launch Pad Releases Personal Finance Guidebook to Achieving Financial Security by Dan Nicholson
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Legacy Launch Pad Publishing has released "RIGGING THE GAME: How to Achieve Financial Certainty, Navigate Risk and Make Money on Your Own Terms" (ISBN: 978-1956955439 paperback), written by Dan Nicholson. In "RIGGING THE GAME," Nicholson reveals why some entrepreneurs seem to always win while others routinely fail. (Spoiler alert: it's not luck.)
BOSS, an education nonprofit, Racks Up $130K in a Day and Places Second in Long Beach Gives
LONG BEACH, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The 4th Annual Long Beach Gives campaign, an online giving day sponsored by the City's leading nonprofit funders and nonprofit support organizations, invites donors from throughout the city and beyond to give to the local nonprofit of their choosing. This year, the effort raised $1,965,539 to support 232 participating nonprofits. BOSS™ (Business Of Student Success) raised $130,000 from more than 300 donors, making it the second most contributed to charity in this year's campaign.