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Speaker Anthony Rendon

Calif. Speaker Rendon Reacts to Gov. Newsom’s 2019 Budget Proposal

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood) issued the following statement after Gov. Gavin Newsom released his initial budget proposal: “Years of smart budgeting by legislative Democrats and Gov. Jerry Brown give us a healthy fiscal picture and the opportunity to expand economic opportunity for all.
Dan Sogorka and Kelly Kucera

Dan Sogorka, Former FNF/Black Knight executive joins Cloudvirga as chief revenue officer

IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Cloudvirga, a leading provider of digital mortgage software, today announced the appointments of Dan Sogorka as chief revenue officer and Kelly Kucera as senior vice president of marketing. Sogorka, a seasoned mortgage technology executive, will drive Cloudvirga's continued revenue growth and oversee the firm's sales and marketing strategy with the help of veteran cloud technology marketer Kucera.
UNiQ Realty

UNiQ Realty Launches its New Virtual Real Estate Brokerage Bringing the Real Estate Industry Into the 21st Century

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- With the launch of its new Virtual Real Estate Brokerage, UNiQ Realty brings a solution to the need, giving participating real estate agents full ownership over their real estate businesses and allowing homeowners to receive the best possible service.
Real Estate - 2715 Ribera Road Carmel

Unique Luxury Home in Carmel Available to Own a Piece of Oceanside Paradise

CARMEL, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Jonathan Spencer Properties has announced a rare opportunity to own an oceanfront slice of heaven in sought-after Carmel Meadows. To live in Carmel Meadows is to live in arguably one of the most gorgeous and glorious places imaginable. At over 4,200 square feet, this 5-bedroom and 3.5 bath property offers a beautiful canvas for the next owner to create a showpiece refuge in an exquisite setting that captures the senses and inspires the mind.
Stutterer Interrupted

Stuttering Comedienne Nina G Releases her Memoir in 2019 – ‘Stutterer Interrupted: The Comedian Who Almost Didn’t Happen’

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Stuttering Comedian, Nina G. announces the release of her second book: "Stutterer Interrupted: The Comedian Who Almost Didn't Happen" (ISBN: 978-1631526428; August 6, 2019). While childhood angst and everyday incidents offer fodder for her stand-up comedy on stage, Nina G. peels aside the punchlines to share her very personal story in her new book.
Blake Kirk

EPIC Insurance Adds Blake Kirk as a Principal in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants announced today that risk management and insurance professional Blake Kirk has joined the firm's operations in Northern California as a Senior Vice President and Principal.
Randy Pizer

Randy Pizer Joins EPIC Insurance Brokers in Orange County, Calif.

IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants ('EPIC') announced today that risk management and insurance professional Randy Pizer has joined the firm's operations in California as Vice President/Account Executive.
Danyel Shipley

MCT’s Danyel Shipley Honored as one of Mortgage Banking’s Most Powerful Women for 2018 by NMP Magazine

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Mortgage Capital Trading, Inc. (MCT), a leading mortgage hedge advisory and secondary marketing software firm, announced that long-time employee Danyel Shipley was name to National Mortgage Professional Magazine's (NMP) 2018 list of Mortgage Banking's Most Powerful Women.
Ashley Lundquist of Cloudvirga

Former Houzz and Drip leader, Ashley Lundquist, joins Cloudvirga as vice president of talent

IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Cloudvirga, a leading provider of digital mortgage software, today announced the appointment of Ashley Lundquist as vice president of talent. Lundquist will oversee the firm's initiatives to attract, develop and retain top technology talent as Cloudvirga rapidly expands its team.
The Mortgage Collaborative (TMC)

The Mortgage Collaborative Adds 44 New Lender Members in 2018, Now Growing Staff to Serve 2019 Expansion

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Mortgage Collaborative (TMC), the mortgage industry's only independent cooperative, today announced it added 44 new lender member companies in 2018, its strongest year ever for new member growth. To help support the significant growth of their network, TMC has also added Sarah Oldani and Jennifer Haning to their staff.
Lori Boucher at Bank of Southern California

Bank of Southern California NA Names Lori Boucher VP Branch Manager, La Quinta Branch

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Bank of Southern California, N.A. (OTC Pink: BCAL / OTCMKTS:BCAL), a community business bank headquartered in San Diego, has named Lori Boucher Vice President, Branch Manager. She will be responsible for sales and service of both consumer and business relationships at Bank of Southern California's La Quinta branch in Coachella Valley.
secugen u20-asf-bt

SecuGen Releases Unity 20 Bluetooth Fingerprint Reader for 2019

SANTA CLARA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- SecuGen, the world's leading optical fingerprint device and technology vendor, is pleased to announce the release of the Unity 20 Bluetooth fingerprint reader and the U20-ASF-BT Bluetooth fingerprint sensor module for OEMs. Both products are available for purchase immediately.
Calif. Lt. Governor-elect Ambassador Eleni Kounalakis

Calif. Lt. Governor-elect Ambassador Eleni Kounalakis names Panorea Avdis as her Chief of Staff

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- California's 2019 Lieutenant Governor-elect Ambassador Eleni Kounalakis today named Panorea Avdis as her Chief of Staff. Avdis is the Director of the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz), the state’s leading agency for economic development and job creation programs. She was appointed to GO-Biz in 2012 by Governor Brown.
Speaker Anthony Rendon

Calif. Speaker Rendon Announces Assembly Leadership and Committee Assignments for 2019-2020 Session

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood) today announced assignments for the membership of Assembly leadership positions and standing committees for the 2019-2020 legislative session.
secugen u20-asf-bt

At CES2019, SecuGen to Demonstrate its New FBI Certified Bluetooth Fingerprint Sensor Module

SANTA CLARA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- SecuGen, the world's leading optical fingerprint device and technology vendor, is pleased to announce that they will be demonstrating the U20-ASF-BT, a Bluetooth enabled OEM fingerprint sensor module at the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas in January.
DocMagic and Art To Grow

DocMagic Teams with the Art To Grow On Children’s Art Center to Provide Holiday Art Boxes for Patients at Children’s Hospital...

TORRANCE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- DocMagic, Inc., a comprehensive eMortgage software solutions provider, announced that it has purchased 100 custom designed Art Boxes to Art To Grow On Children's Art Center Inc., which delivered the Art Boxes to patients being treated at the Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA), a non-profit, pediatric academic medical center that provides patient care, education, and leading-edge research to help children in need.
Comedian Nina G

NINA G, Stuttering Comedian and Author, to Headline Invisible Disabilities Comedy Show

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Stuttering stand-up comic Nina G will have the top spot at the Invisible Disabilities Comedy Show at the Sacramento Punch Line on Sunday, January 27 2019! Author of the forthcoming book "Stutterer Interrupted: The Comedian Who Almost Didn't Happen," Nina's comedy is funny, revealing, unapologetic, and always a window to her experience as a person who stutters. Through humor, Nina G is challenging now people think of stuttering.
California Safe Schools

Children’s Health Champion California Safe Schools – Celebrates 20th Anniversary and Honors Heroes

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On Tuesday December 4, at the California Endowment in historic downtown Los Angeles, California Safe Schools’ (CSS), a children’s environmental health and environmental justice coalition, held “Your Life is Now” an Environmental Health, Safety & Enforcement Forum celebrating CSS’s 20th Anniversary and honoring individuals who have made our world a much better place.
DocMagic and SecurityNational

SecurityNational Mortgage Corp. Implements Fully Paperless Closing Process Using DocMagic’s Total eClose Platform

TORRANCE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- DocMagic, Inc., the premier provider of fully-compliant and document preparation, regulatory compliance and comprehensive eMortgage services, and SecurityNational Mortgage Corporation (SNMC), an independent national mortgage banker, jointly announced that they successfully rolled out DocMagic's comprehensive Total eClose(TM) platform.
Joshua Mello at Bank of Southern California

Bank of Southern California Adds Joshua Mello, Managing Director, in San Diego

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Bank of Southern California, N.A. (OTC Pink: BCAL / OTCMKTS:BCAL), a community business bank headquartered in San Diego, has announced the appointment of Joshua Mello as Managing Director. He will be responsible for developing and managing a portfolio of commercial clients in the greater San Diego region.
Secugen u10-sf at CES

SecuGen to Unveil its New U10-SF, the World’s Smallest Programmable Fingerprint Module, at CES 2019

SANTA CLARA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- SecuGen, the world's leading optical fingerprint device and technology vendor, is pleased to announce that they will unveil the U10-SF at the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. It comes preloaded with SecuGen's Fingerprint Management System software that allows it to be used right out of the box to capture fingerprint images, extract templates, enroll, search and match fingerprints all in one device.
EPIC Holdings Inc. and INTEGRO

EPIC Holdings to Acquire Integro Holdings Inc.

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EPIC Holdings, Inc. today announced an agreement to acquire Integro Holdings Inc., which houses substantially all of the U.S. operations of Integro Group Holdings, LP. Founded in 2005, Integro has built a highly successful specialty insurance brokerage and consulting business in the U.S. with revenue in excess of $150 million.
Gov Brown

Calif. Gov. Brown Announces Appointments for Dec. 14, 2018 including to Carcinogen Identification Committee

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On Friday, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments: First, Joseph R. Landolph, 70, of Altadena, has been reappointed to the Carcinogen Identification Committee, where he has served since 1993. Landolph has been a member of the University of Southern California Free Radical Institute since 2013 and associate professor of pathology, molecular microbiology and immunology at the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine since 1987, where he has been a member of the Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center since 1982.
NotaryCam

In Virginia, NotaryCam & Stewart Title Execute First Complete Purchase and Sale Mortgage Transaction via Remote Online Closing

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- NotaryCam(R), the leader in online notarization and the original provider of mortgage eClosing solutions, today announced it has completed the first remote online closing (ROC) for a purchase and sale transaction in Virginia in conjunction with Stewart Title(R).
DangerMan and Troy Druppal

Urban Superhero DangerMan Culminates 20 Years, Presents Amputee Cancer Survivor Troy Druppal with DangerMan Hero of the Year Award

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- DangerMan, America's Real Life Urban Superhero, culminated his 20th anniversary with the Third Annual 2018 DangerMan Hero Awards, held recently at California African American Museum (CAAM) in Los Angeles. The momentous occasion acknowledged eight community activists as "DangerMan Heroes."
City of El Monte California

City of El Monte to Provide Over 800 Food and Toy Baskets to Needy Families at 2018 Holiday Event

EL MONTE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The City of El Monte Police Department will be making holiday dreams come true by providing over 800 food and toy baskets to families in need. Local community members and business leaders have donated thousands in toys and monetary donations. The food basket giveaway will take place on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018 7:30 a.m. at the El Monte High School parking lot.
Tim Von Kaenel

Tim Von Kaenel, Former loanDepot executive joins Cloudvirga as chief product officer

IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Cloudvirga(TM), a leading provider of digital mortgage software, announced it has appointed Tim Von Kaenel to the role of chief product officer. In this role, Von Kaenel will oversee product strategy, design and go-to-market planning for Cloudvirga's growing suite of digital mortgage point-of-sale products. Von Kaenel will report to Cloudvirga CEO Michael Schreck.
SecuGen u10 Sensor

SecuGen Corporartion to Showcase its Versatile Unity 20 Bluetooth Fingerprint Reader at CES 2019

SANTA CLARA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- SecuGen Corporation, the world's leading optical fingerprint device and technology vendor, is pleased to announce they will be showcasing the new Unity(TM) 20 Bluetooth fingerprint reader at the 2019 CES exhibition in Las Vegas in early January.
Aclaro Dashboard

Aclaro adds AI Loan Repayment Risk Management Product to its Relationship-Building Tech, Opens New San Francisco Office

SAN FRANISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Aclaro, the leading provider and developer of Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain-based technology solutions, announces the launch of their newest Fintech App in conjunction with the opening of a new office in San Francisco, California.
Bank of Southern California NA

Bank of Southern California, N.A. Hires Pamela Marble as Managing Director in Orange County CA

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Bank of Southern California, N.A. (OTC Pink: BCAL / OTCMKTS:BCAL), a community business bank headquartered in San Diego, has announced the appointment of Pamela Marble as Managing Director in Orange County. In this role, she will be responsible for business development and client relationship management.
Bay Area New Years Events: Professionals Guild

Bay Area New Years Events: Professionals Guild Hosts Huge 2018-2019 New Year’s Eve at San Ramon Marriott

SAN RAMON, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Professionals Guild today announced a Huge East Bay New Year's Eve Party for singles and couples at the San Ramon Marriott Grand Ballroom to welcome 2019. The party includes a live band, the Groove Doctors in the Grand Ballroom, DJ, Mike Westerman in a smaller ballroom, a big balloon drop at midnight and more.
Brown delivers remarks at opening of Eastern Economic Forum

Calif. Gov. Brown Announces Appointments for Dec. 5, 2018 including to the California Conservation Corps

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On Wednesday, Dec. 5, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments: First, Heidi Steinecker, 41, of Sacramento, has been appointed deputy director of the Center for Health Care Quality at the California Department of Public Health. Steinecker has been health care executive consultant at Global Health Consulting since 2017.
CAL STATE LA - Los Angeles

Cal State LA honored as a 2018 Champion for Transfer Students

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Cal State LA was among 16 colleges and universities in California recognized for exemplary efforts to support transfer students. The Campaign for College Opportunity named 12 community colleges and four California State University campuses as 2018 Champions of Higher Education for Excellence in Transfer. The institutions was honored at a December 4 event in Los Angeles.
Cloudvirga CEO Michael Schreck

Cloudvirga CEO Michael Schreck honored by HousingWire with 2018 Vanguard Award

IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Cloudvirga(TM), a leading provider of digital mortgage software, today announced that CEO Michael Schreck is a recipient of HousingWire's 2018 HW Vanguard Award(TM). Now in its fourth year, the Vanguard Awards spotlight the housing finance industry's most successful and influential executives.
SecuGen to Feature the Hamster Pro 10

SecuGen to Feature the Hamster Pro 10, FBI Certified Fingerprint Reader at CES 2019

SANTA CLARA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- SecuGen, a world leading optical fingerprint device and technology vendor, is pleased to be featuring the Hamster Pro(TM) 10, an FBI certified and ultra-slim fingerprint reader, at the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
2715 Ribera Road

REALTOR Jonathan Spencer Announces Opportunity to Own Coastal Sanctuary in Sought-After Carmel Meadows

CARMEL, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Jonathan Spencer Properties has announced a rare opportunity to own an oceanfront slice of heaven in sought-after Carmel Meadows. To live in Carmel Meadows is to live in arguably one of the most gorgeous and glorious places imaginable. At over 4,200 square feet, this 5-bedroom and 3.5 bath property offers a beautiful canvas for the next owner to create a showpiece refuge in an exquisite setting that captures the senses and inspires the mind.
MQMR President Michael Steer

MQMR President Michael Steer Named Mortgage Industry ‘Vanguard’ by HousingWire Magazine

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Mortgage Quality Management and Research, LLC (MQMR) announced today that its President Michael Steer has been recognized by HousingWire magazine in its fourth annual 2018 HW Vanguard Awards(TM) program. Steer was honored for his efforts in building a diverse workforce and establishing a strong corporate culture that values employee feedback and community service.
NotaryCam’s Rick Triola

NotaryCam’s Rick Triola Named A 2018 HousingWire Vanguard

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- NotaryCam, the leader in online notarization and original provider of mortgage eClosing solutions, today announced that its Founder and CEO Rick Triola has been named a 2018 Vanguard by HousingWire magazine as part of its fourth annual HW Vanguards Awards program. In the magazine's profile on Triola, the HousingWire editorial staff noted Triola's role as a "pioneer in the field of digital mortgages."
Residents Medical

Residents Medical Group Helps Canadian Med School Graduates Get 2019 Residencies

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Canadian medical students and graduates are facing limitations and challenges when it comes to finding credible medical residencies. Residents Medical is offering solutions.
Bank of Southern California NA

Bank of Southern California NA Opens West Los Angeles Office, Fifth In County

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Bank of Southern California, N.A. ( OTC Pink: BCAL / OTCMKTS:BCAL ), a community business bank headquartered in San Diego, Calif., is pleased to announce its continued expansion in Los Angeles with the opening of a new production office in West Los Angeles.
True Buddha Dharma Center at Bao Ta Si Temple

Amitabha Buddha’s Holy Birthday Dharma Assembly 2018 Held by True Buddha Dharma Center at Bao Ta Si Temple

COVINA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Amitabha Buddha is the Lord of Buddhism of the Western World of the Utmost Bliss, says True Buddha Dharma Center. According to the "Amitabha Sutra Expounded by the Buddha," this Buddha emits light that is unmeasurable and has a life that is unmeasurable. It is for those reasons, He is called the Amitabha Buddha.
Spine IEP Fellows and Young Surgeons Course

8th Annual Spine IEP Fellows and Young Surgeons’ Course in S.F. Sets Record Attendance

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Magnifi Group Inc. reported a record number of Spine Fellows and Young Surgeons from top spine centers and hospitals across the U.S. in attendance at the 8th Annual Spine IEP Fellows and Young Surgeons' Course in San Francisco, Calif., on November 16-18, 2018.
Consumer Advocates for RCFE Reform (CARR)

Consumer Advocates for RCFE Reform (CARR) Welcomes New Board Member, Ms. Susan Valoff

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Consumer Advocates for RCFE Reform (CARR) is pleased to welcome Ms. Susan Valoff as its newest member of the Board of Directors. Ms. Valoff was installed in this role at the organization's last board meeting on 14 November 2018.
David McNeil of EPIC

EPIC Insurance’s David McNeil Named 2018 ‘Broker of Excellence’ by CalMutuals Joint Powers Risk & Insurance Management Authority

ONTARIO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants ("EPIC"), a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Principal and Risk Management Consultant David McNeil has been selected as a 2018 Broker of Excellence by The California Association of Mutual Water Companies - Joint Powers Risk & Insurance Management Authority (CalMutuals-JPRIMA).
James Vinci of Cloudvirga

Cloudvirga taps former Altisource CTO James Vinci as Executive VP of Technology

IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Cloudvirga(TM), a leading provider of digital mortgage software, today announced that mortgage industry veteran James Vinci has been selected to fill the firm's newly created executive vice president of technology position. In this role, Vinci will execute Cloudvirga's technical vision, oversee initiatives to strengthen developer talent and collaborate across departments to scale technical initiatives to the company's explosive growth.
Mike McNulty of EPIC

EPIC Insurance Buys Direct Retail Wine Industry Business From Paragon

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today the purchase of a retail wine industry book of business from Managing General Agency (MGA) Paragon Insurance Holdings LLC. The accounts in question came to Paragon in the fall of 2017 when they acquired wine industry specialist John Sutak Insurance Brokers, along with two winery programs from the Argo Group.
Paragon Insurance Holdings

Paragon Insurance Holdings LLC to Sell its Direct Retail Wine Industry Business

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Paragon Insurance Holdings LLC today announced the sale of the firm's direct retail wine industry business to retail insurance broker EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants. The accounts in question came to Paragon in the fall of 2017 when they purchased wine industry specialist John Sutak Insurance Brokers, along with two winery programs from the Argo Group.
DangerMan and Stan Lee

Real Life Urban Superhero DangerMan to Tribute Stan Lee at Third Annual DangerMan Hero Awards

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- An evening of celebration will mark the 20th anniversary for DangerMan, America's Real Life Urban Super Hero at the Third Annual 2018 DangerMan Hero Awards, taking place on Saturday, December 8 at the California African American Museum (CAAM). During the affair, DangerMan will pay homage to his friend and recently departed mentor, comic book legend, Stan Lee.
Secugen sc-u10-1000

SecuGen to Showcase its U10 FBI Certified Optical Fingerprint Sensor at CES 2019

SANTA CLARA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- SecuGen Corporation, the world leading optical fingerprint device and technology vendor, is pleased to announce that they will be showcasing the U10 optical fingerprint sensor, at the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
Bank of Southern California NA

Bank of Southern California, N.A. Hires Juliana Rowland as Managing Director in Orange County

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Bank of Southern California, N.A. (OTC Pink: BCAL / OTCMKTS:BCAL), a community business bank headquartered in San Diego, has announced the appointment of Juliana Rowland as Managing Director in Orange County. She will be responsible for cultivating new client relationships for the Bank with a focus on Orange County's business community.

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