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Scientology L.A. hosted an Easter celebration

Church of Scientology Los Angeles Festival: Fun for Thousands This Easter in East Hollywood

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Church of Scientology Los Angeles hosted a family fun day April 17 to make the holiday memorable for local families. L. Ron Hubbard Way was filled with music and laughter with some 5,000 guests from across Los Angeles joining parishioners and staff of the Church of Scientology for a joyful Easter celebration.
Rachelle Arizmendi Joins Avenu

Rachelle Arizmendi Joins Avenu Insights & Analytics, Adds Public Sector Talent in California

FRESNO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Avenu Insights & Analytics (Avenu) recently announced the addition of Rachelle Arizmendi as one of the company's Government Industry Advisors. Rachelle joins Avenu as a native Californian with a life-long career in serving the public sector and numerous leadership positions.
Cursive is Cool 2022 Contest

9th Annual USA Cursive is Cool Contest 2022 is Still Accepting Student Entries

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- We are excited to announce that the USA Cursive is Cool® contest deadline has been extended until April 22, 2022. The contest is going on as usual this year after encouragement from teachers, parents, and students, announced the American Handwriting Analysis Foundation today, and the entries can now be submitted until April 22 to allow more students to participate.
Night, Mother - Movie Poster

Indie Film from L.A. Executive Producer Sheila Houlahan ‘Night, Mother’ scores 3 Webby Nominations

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- "Night, Mother," the "hybrid" feature film from Executive Producer Sheila Houlahan, is an Official Nominee of the 2022 Webby Awards in the following 3 Virtual and Remote Categories: Media & Entertainment, Technical Achievement, and Best Audience Integration.
Aviation and Aerospace Career Day on the USS Hornet Museum

Aviation and Aerospace Career Day 2022 on the USS Hornet Museum in Alameda California

ALAMEDA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- USS Hornet Museum announces Aviation and Aerospace Career Day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday May 7, 2022. Hear from leaders in these industries about the exciting career opportunities available! We will have booths where businesses will share information and answer any questions you have about careers with them. There will also be stage presentations and panels about careers in Aviation and Aerospace.
Fity.eth (BAYC #4487) - Apocalyptic Apes

Apocalyptic Apes Swings into Action to Bring Web 2.0 to Web 3.0 One NFT at a Time

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The non-fungible token (NFT) market is changing the way some big companies and major products get exposure. And, Apocalyptic Apes is a unique collection of 8,800 post-apocalypse themed chimp NFTs on the Ethereum platform. They're available on the company's website, and OpenSea, the world's first and largest NFT marketplace.
We Are G.A.M.E.

NY Jets Sign We Are G.A.M.E. Alum D.J. Reed with a 3-Year, $33M Contract

TORRANCE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- When DJ Reed connected with We Are G.A.M.E. (Getting Athletes Mentoring and Education) during his junior year of high school, he had big plans to play Division I football in college. He needed scholarships to do so, though, and scholarships didn't come. Fast forward nearly a decade, and Reed just inked a three-year, $33 million contract with the New York Jets.
Jeremy Berlin, Editorial Director

Jeremy Berlin Named Editorial Director at Hidden Compass, a publication of award-winning stories of exploration

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Hidden Compass, a women-founded media company uniting audiences with the humans, causes, and possibilities behind award-winning stories of exploration, has added another seasoned editor to its staff. The California-based startup recently announced Jeremy Berlin as its editorial director.
Ellis Equipment Introduces the Jellifish

Ellis Equipment Introduces the Jellifish, A Crash Barrel Lifting Tool for Construction and Highway

SIGNAL HILL, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Ellis Equipment, Inc. is pleased to introduce the Jellifish, an efficient universal crash barrel lift created by construction industry veteran John Ellis. Perfected over years of careful development and subsequent refinement, this patented tool is presently the only device available on the market with the express purpose of handling most kinds of sand-filled barrels used today.
Janet Flores Pavlovich, Founder of COYOTAS

COYOTAS Tortillas in San Diego is 2022 Pitch Slam People’s Choice!

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On April 7, at the "Naturally San Diego" 2nd Annual Pitch Slam, "COYOTAS" Cassava Tortillas, took the People's Choice Award in this Shark Tank style event, showcasing Southern California's emerging and promising natural products companies and their owners in front of a board of experts and a live audience. The sole purpose of this event is for the local community to support and drive growth in their industry.
NotaryCam

NotaryCam reaches 1 million remote online notarization transactions milestone

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 it has performed more than 1 million successful remote online notarization (RON) transactions. Since 2012, NotaryCam has facilitated transactions for Fortune 500 companies, banks, mortgage lenders, attorneys, settlement agents and more across the globe.
KROST CPAs

KROST CPAs Recognized by Los Angeles Business Journal as among Top Accounting Firms in L.A. for 2022

PASADENA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- KROST was recognized as one of Los Angeles Business Journals' Top 100 Accounting Firms in Los Angeles County, with 78% growth in revenue between 2020 and 2019, the firm is ranked 22nd on the list. KROST received this recognition during the Los Angeles Business Journal's Disruptor Awards virtual event.
25th Anniversary of L. Ron Hubbard Way

City and State Officials join Celebration of the 25th Anniversary of L. Ron Hubbard Way in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- State and city officials joined Scientologists, friends and community leaders from across Los Angeles in East Hollywood April 9 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the dedication of L. Ron Hubbard Way, named for the Founder of the Scientology religion. City and state officials who took part in the original dedication were among the crowd celebrating the milestone.
EPIC INSURANCE

EPIC Expands into financial planning and insurance services to medical and dental professionals with acquisition of Treloar & Heisel

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants announced today that it has acquired Treloar & Heisel located in New Castle, Pennsylvania. The strategic decision expands the offerings of financial planning and insurance services to medical and dental professionals.
EPIC Insurance Brokers

EPIC Welcomes Jim McSherry as National Practice Leader for New Employer Stop Loss Center

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants, a retail property and casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Jim McSherry has joined EPIC to lead its newly formed Employer Stop Loss Center of Excellence.
Fence Factory Rentals

Premium Fence and Gate Products Featured at Fence Factory in Atascadero, California

ATASCADERO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Well known throughout the community, Fence Factory in Atascadero is dedicated to selling contractors, landscapers, ranchers, and others in the area the fence & gate supplies they require for their various projects. As skilled fence industry specialists with decades of combined experience and insight, the team there has put together an extensive inventory of premium fence and gate products from many respected manufacturers.
Mortgage Coach

Mortgage Coach and ReverseVision to help consumers compare ‘forward’ and reverse mortgage financing options

IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Mortgage Coach, a borrower conversion platform empowering mortgage lenders to educate borrowers with interactive presentations that model home loan performance over time, today announced an integration with ReverseVision, a subsidiary of Constellation Mortgage Solutions, Inc., the leading national provider of Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) and private reverse mortgage sales and origination technology.
SecuGen

Realtime North America and SecuGen to Provide Strong Biometric Authentication to SAP

SANTA CLARA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- SecuGen, a world leading optical fingerprint device and technology vendor, is pleased to announce the exclusive integration of SecuGen fingerprint readers with realtime North America's bioLock software.
Choice Contemporary

Choice Fine Art Opens the First Fine Art Gallery In Brentwood CA with Choice Contemporary

BRENTWOOD, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Choice Fine Art announces the grand opening of their first gallery Choice Contemporary on April 9, 2022 in Brentwood, California. This gallery marks a new development for the Choice Fine Art brand as an authority in specialized collections of contemporary art. Choice Contemporary merges the excitement of pop culture into the beauty and sophistication of fine art.
CA Gov. Newsom

Calif. Gov. Newsom Announces $136.6M in Awards for 10 New Homekey Projects in the State

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Gavin Newsom on Wednesday (March 30) announced $136.6 million in awards for 10 new Homekey projects located across the state. When fully operational, the projects will provide 488 housing units for people experiencing, or at risk of experiencing, homelessness.
iMobie Updates its DroidKit 2.0

iMobie Updates its DroidKit to version 2.0 Making It a More Comprehensive Solution for All Android Device Issues

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- iMobie Inc., a cutting-edge software company, updates its complete Android toolkit - DroidKit to version 2.0. It currently integrates 8 efficient tools, including Screen Unlocker, FRP Bypass, Data Recovery, etc., and the newly-added Data Manager. Almost all Android issues now can be solved with more ease by DroidKit 2.0.
The Voice of Marilyn

Music News: Actress Who Portrayed ‘The Voice of Marilyn’ In 1993 Cult Classic Film Releases New Album

LAKE ARROWHEAD, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Singer, Songwriter and Actress Miss Cortney Page, 57, has an album called "The Voice of Marilyn" and has 19 songs on iTunes. Cortney Page is the voice of Marilyn Monroe in the 1993 cult classic "Calendar Girl," starring Jason Priestley.
Voices for Humanity

Voices of Humanity: If the Slave Trade Was Abolished, Why Do an Estimated 40 Million Still Live in Slavery?

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- March 25 was International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade. Churches of Scientology mark this day by raising awareness of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. And with good reason.
Ben Itkin of MCT

Mortgage risk management leader, MCT, names Ben Itkin National Sales 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 Ben Itkin has been appointed the new National Sales Director.
Harper Point Photography - VENTURA CA

Ventura, California-Based Harper Point Photography Expands Shooting Area to Santa Barbara County

VENTURA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- With Harper Point Photography, those in Ventura or Santa Barbara County don't have to travel all the way to Los Angeles to get vibrant, eye-catching, professional photography for their products, brands, or other business or personal purposes. For more than 15 years now, the dream duo of Kira Friedman and Nathan Rega have used their immense skills and passion for photography to immortalize moments of magic and produce exceptional imagery that makes the viewer truly feel something.
Rev. Samuel Richard Sembuya and Scientology Volunteer Minister Jan-Maarten Kruijt

How a Scientology Volunteer Minister Jan-Maarten Kruij and a Christian Priest Worked Together to Help Uganda

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- At an open house at the Church of Scientology Amsterdam earlier this month, held in commemoration of World Civil Defense Day, Volunteer Minister Jan-Maarten Kruijt introduced those attending to the Scientology Volunteer Ministers program. He shared how he and a Christian priest worked together to help Uganda communities overcome challenges and increase sustainability.
LA County Sheriff Alex Villanueva

Media Alert: 2022 Campaign Kick-Off to Re-Elect L.A. County Sheriff Villanueva

SANTA FE SPRINGS, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The campaign to re-elect Sheriff Alex Villanueva will hold its kick off rally this Saturday, March 26 in Santa Fe Springs. The rally is the first of several planned over the next several months. The Santa Fe Springs office will be the first of several campaign offices throughout L.A. County.
National Auto Coverage (NAC)

National Auto Coverage (NAC) Auto Warranty Administrator Helps Protect Auto Consumers from Frauds and Scams

TUSTIN, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- National Auto Coverage (NAC) is a seasoned Auto Warranty Provider that has recently opened its doors to the public after becoming an Administrator. As the Administrator of your policy we create, and handle all aspects of your policy including claims! This allows us to maintain control over our policies to ensure that all our customers receive the best possible service.
SHARE International USA

Share International USA Announces 2022 Campaign to End All War

BERKELEY, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Share International USA, a non-profit educational organization, announced today the start of a daily prayer/meditation vigil designed to engage the power of the people to bring peace in the current Russia/Ukraine conflict as well as all others ongoing worldwide.
Adrienne D.A. Smith

Parallel Napa Valley Winery Promotes Adrienne D.A. Smith to Partner

NAPA VALLEY, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The partners of Parallel Napa Valley are pleased to announce the promotion of their General Manager Adrienne D.A. Smith to General Manager and Partner. After four years with the company, Adrienne has overseen strong growth for the brand in her role overseeing marketing, hospitality, sales and operations with an innovative and high energy approach.
YIFTEE: Bemidji, MN Chamber of Commerce

Yiftee announces 115 Sponsors Step Up to Engage Communities in Shop Local Campaigns

MENLO PARK, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- In pandemic years 2020 and 2021, more than 100 of Yiftee's almost 400 communities who use its Community eGift Card platform ran dedicated gift card grant or bonus programs to benefit their small businesses, helping them stay afloat. Who were the "hometown heroes" that sponsored these programs during tough times, and continue to do so?
Kennedy Intelligent Data

Kennedy Intelligent Data Partners with Blueshift Cyber Security to Provide Data Security Services

SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- With the threat of ransomware and cyber-attacks in general growing daily due to worldwide unrest and economic insecurity, Kennedy Intelligent Data (KID) has allied with Blueshift Cyber Security. This alliance allows KID to provide comprehensive and turnkey managed security services for companies like those in the auto industry that are at significant risk of data theft and financial harm to their customers.
Church of Scientology of the Valley

The Church of Scientology of the Valley Celebrates its 5th Anniversary in 2022 at its New Home

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- With its reputation as a hub for the entire community, the Church of Scientology of the Valley looks forward to helping neighbors turn the post-COVID new normal into "flourish and prosper." The Church of Scientology of the Valley is featured in an episode of "Destination Scientology."
LA County Sheriff Alex Villanueva

Campaign to Re-Elect L.A. Sheriff Villanueva in 2022 Announces First Endorsements and Diverse Campaign Staff in Advance of June Primary

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The campaign to re-elect Sheriff Alex Villanueva announced via social media its first set of major endorsers today, including Gloria Romero, former State Senator and Majority Leader of the California State Senate. Sheriff Villanueva was elected in 2018 on a campaign of "reform, rebuild and restore."
Nancy Pfund

Nancy Pfund, Pioneering Leader in Impact Investing, Named 2022 Financial Woman of the Year

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Financial Women of San Francisco (FWSF) today named Nancy Pfund, the Founder and Managing Partner of DBL Partners, as the FWSF 2022 Financial Woman of the Year. DBL Partners is one of the first venture capital firms to bring impact investing into the mainstream. Nancy and her colleagues launched DBL out of JP Morgan in 2008 after seeing increased momentum in the move to social and environmental impact.
Face of Jules - Ionix Light

Face of Jules in L.A. Offers Revolutionary New Ionix Light Facial Treatment

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Los Angeles-based Skin Care Clinic, Face of Jules, introduces the new Ionix Light Facial Treatment! This revolutionary new system incorporates five treatment modalities in one device, providing a total facial rejuvenation experience. The applications include diamond abrasion, oxygen therapy, ultrasound, microcurrent stimulation and light/oxygen therapy.
ViewTech Borescopes

Calif. SB 721 and SB 326: ViewTech’s Video Borescopes Utilized for Inspecting Balconies and Elevated Structures

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- In response to the 2015 deck collapse in Berkeley which caused six fatalities, California legislation signed into law SB 721 and SB 326 requiring periodic inspections of exterior elevated elements (EEE) that structurally rely on wood or wood-based materials, says ViewTech Borescopes.
MCT Live!

MCTlive! Integrates with Fannie Mae Connect Whole Loan Purchase Advice Seller API

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- MCT's award-winning capital markets platform, MCTlive!, is now integrated with the Fannie Mae Connect™ Whole Loan Purchase Advice Seller API. This API connection allows MCT Mark-to-Market and Hedge Accounting Reports to be updated with Fannie Mae purchase data instantly, instead of waiting to run reports through a Loan Origination System (LOS).
Amplify-Now and Asteri Partners

Amplify-Now and Asteri Partners join forces to drive client business transformation outcomes

REDONDO BEACH, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Amplify-Now, a leading global provider of Strategy Execution Management (SEM) software, and Asteri Partners, a North American advisory and analytics firm, are excited to announce a new partnership that will help companies deliver complex, transformational change.
CAL STATE LA - Los Angeles

Pat Brown Institute at Cal State LA and California Community Foundation release 2022 survey of Los Angeles Latina/o residents

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Pat Brown Institute for Public Affairs at Cal State LA (PBI) and the California Community Foundation (CCF) released a new survey of Latina/o residents in Los Angeles County, a community that will be a major factor in L.A.’s upcoming mayoral race and in other elections.
CA Gov. Newsom

Calif. Gov. Newsom Announces Appointments for March 8, 2022 including to Office of Emergency Services

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On Tuesday, Calif. Governor Gavin Newsom announced the following appointments: First, Raymond C. Hitchcock, 51, of Carmichael, has been appointed Executive Secretary at the California Native American Heritage Commission.
UNBOXED by Lauren Schwarzfeld

Legacy Launch Pad Publishing Releases UNBOXED, a Book of Essays by Author Lauren Schwarzfeld

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Legacy Launch Pad Publishing is releasing "Unboxed: Essays on Learning to Trust Myself to Stop Doing the Things I Hate" (ISBN: 979-8985225327), the first book by coach Lauren Schwarzfeld. In the book, Schwarzfeld shares the diverse life experiences she earned by trying on various careers.
Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard

Scientologists Suggest Celebrating L. Ron Hubbard’s Birthday by Doing Something Special for You

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard once wrote, "I like to help others and count it as my greatest pleasure in life to see a person free himself of the shadows which darken his days." In honor of L. Ron Hubbard's birthday, March 13, you are invited to watch a film on the Scientology Network that may very well change your life.
DocMagic HW TECH100 2022

DocMagic Named One of the Top 100 Most Innovative Mortgage Companies for 2022

TORRANCE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- DocMagic, Inc., the premier provider of compliant loan document generation, automated regulatory compliance and comprehensive eMortgage services, announced that it earned a spot on HousingWire's coveted 2022 Tech100 list for the ninth straight year.
MAAS Companies

Calif. School Construction Projects Slowed by Pandemic, but Maas Companies Sees Hope Supply Chain Problems To Ease Up

IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Construction project timeline delays, increased material costs, labor shortages, and supply chain lags stemming from the pandemic have reportedly affected 70% of construction projects across the nation (*see citation), however Maas Companies, advisors in program and construction management for the academic community, believe the tide is close to changing.
Beverage Industry Thought Leader Amanda Wittstrom Higgins

Beverage Industry Thought Leader Amanda Wittstrom Higgins Launches Full Cup Solutions

PASO ROBLES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Leveraging her knowledge of - and networks in - all aspects of the alcohol beverage space and propelled by a deep personal investment in the agricultural world, industry notable and business strategist Amanda Wittstrom Higgins recently launched Full Cup Solutions, a full-service firm specializing in results driven unconventional planning in the marketing, sales, operations, employee development sectors and beyond.
STACK SPIORTS - Super Bowl Champions

Game Prep Tech Firm, GamePlan powered by Stack Sports, helps lift Los Angeles Rams to first Super Bowl win since 1999

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- A National Football League team based in Los Angeles, California recently won the 2021 Super Bowl LVI. While everyone watched them play, what they didn't see was their preparation using GamePlan - a mobile game preparation tool from Stack Sports - to win the championship.
Nomis Solutions

Nomis Solutions announces strategic alliance with edtech non-profit Moneythink

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Nomis Solutions (Nomis), a global, industry-leading pricing and profitability management solutions provider, today announced it has established a philanthropic partnership with Moneythink, a national ed-tech nonprofit. Through the partnership, Nomis has pledged to make annual investments in the Moneythink platform and advise Moneythink on ways it can further empower historically marginalized students to achieve college success through informed financial decision-making.
Scientology Women's Day Marathon

Brave Women Are The Focus of Scientology Network’s International Women’s Day Marathon

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- In honor of International Women's Day, Scientology Network is proud to present a marathon of shows featuring extraordinary women from diverse cultures and nations. First observed in 1911, International Women's Day is commemorated annually on March 8.
Legalize Ferrets

California Ferret Owners Submit Ballot Initiative to Attorney General for Legal Opinion – AG Ignores Civil Code on Domestic Animals

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Non-profit Legalize Ferrets (legalizeferrets.org) announced today that we are disappointed that California Attorney General ignores Civil Code in Domestic Ferret Ballot Initiative. The ferret legalization grassroots organization, has repeatedly asked the California Attorney General for a legal opinion.

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