SANTA CLARA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- SecuGen Corp., a world leading optical fingerprint device and technology vendor, is pleased to announce that they will be demonstrating the UN20 Bluetooth, a Bluetooth enabled OEM fingerprint sensor that is FAP 20 certified, small, rugged, and affordable.
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- April is Autism Awareness Month, celebrated worldwide in 2017. Geek Club Books, an autism nonprofit, is challenging the observance with their Autism Acceptance Ambassador Initiative. The initiative mobilizes parents and educators to actively get out and move the public from "awareness" to "acceptance and inclusion" in support of individuals on the autism spectrum in their communities.
CORTE MADERA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Dr. Don Harte, noted chiropractic activist and former Libertarian State Senate candidate, knows that the current debate on so-called 'health care' is wrong, on all sides.
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, the California Film Commission (CFC) announced the recipients for recurring television series, new series, relocating series, and pilots under AB 1839, the California Film and Television Job Retention and Promotion Act, authored by Assemblymember Raul Bocanegra (D-Pacoima) in 2014.
TORRANCE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- DocMagic, Inc., the premier provider of fully-compliant loan document preparation, regulatory compliance and comprehensive eMortgage services, announced that it was named to National Mortgage Professional (NMP) magazine's annual "Top 100 Mortgage Employers" list for 2017. This is the second consecutive year that DocMagic has earned placement on the annual list.
G on Politics (OPINION): As conservative congress-critters hide from their constituents to avoid answering tough questions about the GOP's anti-American policies, RWNJs of all shapes and sizes are spreading disinformation, deceits, deceptions, and outright lies.
CATHEDRAL CITY, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- In years past, Cathedral City, a desert community of 52,000 people located between Palm Springs and Rancho Mirage, was more well-known for its golf courses than its cannabis industry. Now, in the wake of the passage of Prop. 64 last November, a new “Green Rush” has the potential to carve a niche in the Coachella Valley landscape, says MuniServices.
2017 NAMB East Association of Mortgage Professionals Convention: Lender Price to Unveil the Lender Price Marketplace
PASADENA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Lender Price, the emerging leader in real-time, competitive mortgage analytics and product pricing & eligibility (PPE) solutions announced today that it is launching the Lender Price Marketplace at the 2017 NAMB East Association of Mortgage Professionals Convention exhibit in Atlanta, Georgia on March 16 - 18.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Traffk(TM), the Los Angeles art district-based insurance technology company, is excited to announce the acquisition of Portland, Ore.-based Capsci Health. Capsci Health's HIPAA compliant, mobile technology platform personalizes health plan members' benefits, allowing them direct access to their plan's benefits, ID cards, preferred providers and telemedicine.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments: First, Tam Doduc, 50, of Sacramento, has been reappointed to the State Water Resources Control Board, where she has served since 2005. Doduc served in several positions at the California Environmental Protection Agency from 2000 to 2005, including deputy secretary for environmental quality, assistant secretary for air and chemical programs, assistant secretary for agriculture and chemical programs and assistant secretary for technology certification.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr., Attorney General Xavier Becerra, Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León and Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon blasted the cynical ploy by the Trump administration and auto manufacturers to roll back vehicle pollution standards finalized earlier this year. In coordinated action, on the same day the Trump administration moved to weaken these standards, the auto manufacturers also challenged them in federal court.
SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Mortgage Collaborative, the nation's only independent mortgage cooperative, announced today that the 100th lender member joined the organization, a milestone reached following their recent Winter Lender Member Conference in Scottsdale, Ariz.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Led by students and parents, Calif. Assembly Democrats, including Speaker Anthony Rendon (D – Paramount) and members of the Assembly Budget and Higher Education Committees today announced a bold higher education budget package designed to reduce student debt and make college affordability a reality for the nearly 2.8 million undergraduate students in California’s University of California (UC), California State University (CSU) and California Community College (CCC) systems.
SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- ReverseVision, the leading provider of software and technology for the reverse mortgage industry, drew a record crowd of reverse mortgage lenders, brokers and industry newcomers to its second annual user conference February 8-10 at the Hilton San Diego Mission Bay Resort and Spa.
SAN JOSE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- We are pleased to announce that Counsel Lee Lueddemann, formerly of the Law Office of Leopold Lueddemann in San Ramon, Calif., and Associate Marianna Khoury, formerly of Twitter, Inc., have joined Hoge Fenton. Both are members of the firm's Intellectual Property and Privacy & Data Security Groups.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On March 8, Chairman of the California Senate Insurance Committee Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia) convened a hearing on the development of Autonomous Vehicles and the implications for the auto insurance industry. While no legislative proposals were presented, the informational hearing will be a factor in the policy discussions going forward.
G on Politics (Opinion/Satire): Inside a Mexican restaurant in one of the touristy parts of Los Angeles, our intrepid writer converses with the moral chaperone of Donald J. Trump. I sat down for an interview with the conscience of Donald J. Trump, our nation's first illegitimate president.
Calif. Congressman Tony Cardenas votes to oppose Republicans’ Affordable Care Act repeal legislation
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today in Washington, D.C., U.S. Representative Tony Cárdenas released the following statement regarding his vote to oppose Republicans’ Affordable Care Act repeal legislation.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Jonas Sills, founder and executive producer of Art-In-Relation (A.I.R.), announces a grand benefit performance of "Broadway-LA." After three successful seasons of theater in the Long Beach area, Art-In-Relation made its move to Los Angeles with two acclaimed productions, "Andrew Lippa's Wild Party" and "Frankenstein, A New Musical" in the fall of 2016. They were honored to receive rave reviews and an "Ovation Recommendation" from the LA Theater Alliance.
Calif. Asm. Bocanegra Introduces Legislation to Help Fund Film and TV Workforce Development Programs
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Assemblymember Raul Bocanegra (D-Pacoima), the author of the current California Film Tax Credit, and Assemblymember Ian Calderon (D-Whittier) proposed legislation today (AB1664) to increase funding for entertainment industry job-training programs to help build a bigger workforce of below-the-line workers in California.
EPIC Insurance Brokers Recognized as a ‘Top Specialist’ for Construction and Design Firms Nationally by IBA
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that EPIC has been recognized among an elite group of U.S. specialty brokers by Insurance Business America (IBA).
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell (D – Long Beach) honored Long Beach’s Martha Beatriz Cota on the Assembly Floor yesterday as the 70th District’s 2017 Woman of the Year. Ms. Cota founded Latinos In Action in 2009 and has served as its Executive Director since its inception.
SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Consumer Advocates for RCFE Reform (CARR) is pleased to announce Grace Care Management as CARR's first corporate sponsor. President and CEO Cindy Hasz stated, "Grace Care Management is pleased to support CARR's consumer advocacy work; it long overdue, and much needed by the growing numbers of seniors who are receiving assisted living placements in California."
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Assemblymember Kevin McCarty (D – Sacramento) today named children’s advocate Tamika L’Ecluse as the Assembly District 7’s 2017 Woman of the Year. Ms. L’Ecluse was born in Sacramento and raised by a single mother. After graduating from high school, she enrolled at American River College in hopes of earning an Associate degree in Science, but later shifted her focus to Early Childhood Education.
Calif. Asm. Speaker Rendon Appoints Rosemead Mayor Pro Tem Polly Low to Commission on Asian & Pacific Islander Affairs
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Paramount) has appointed Polly Low, the Mayor Pro Tem of the City of Rosemead, to the California Commission on Asian and Pacific Islander Affairs.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- This past week, Calif. Assemblymember Speaker Anthony Rendon (D – Lakewood) announced he has renamed Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell (D – Long Beach) as Chair of the Assembly Select Committee on Ports and Goods Movement. Assemblymember O’Donnell’s district includes the twin ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles, which together represent the two busiest maritime hubs in the United States.
COSTA MESA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Simple Recovery, a leading Chemical Dependency Treatment Center in Orange County, California, announced today their ability to provide in-network addiction treatment services through 14 major insurance carriers, including Anthem Blue Cross.
G on Politics (OPINION): Take heart, America: conservative attacks on democracy will not stand. A brighter future will arrive and we will demonstrate that conservatism's bigotry, plutocracy, and inhumanity are not what make this country great.
SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire -- ReverseVision, the leading provider of software and technology for the reverse mortgage industry, today announced it has been named to HousingWire's HW TECH100(TM) list of the housing economy's most innovative technology companies for a second time. Previously recognized in 2015, ReverseVision is the only reverse mortgage loan origination software (LOS) provider to be selected for the prestigious award in 2017.
PASADENA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Lender Price, the emerging leader in real-time, competitive mortgage analytics and product pricing & eligibility (PPE) solutions complete with full mobile functionality and advanced business intelligence, today announced it has been included in the 2017 HW TECH100 list published by housing industry trade magazine HousingWire.
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Qualia, the fastest growing provider of title settlement software, announced it has completed an integration with Old Republic Title's ezJacket and Closing Protection Letter (CPL) software applications. As a result, title agents can now generate policy jackets, policy reports and CPLs directly without leaving the Qualia system.
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that it will sponsor and exhibit at NCHRA's HR West 2017 Conference on March 6-8 at the Oakland Convention Center in Oakland, Calif. Please visit us at the EPIC Booth 13.
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Qualia, the fastest growing provider of title settlement software, announced that it has been selected by HousingWire as a 2017 HW TECH100(TM) award winner, an honor given to the most innovative technology companies in real estate. For title settlement professionals, Qualia provides an all-in-one solution for more efficient and seamless closings.
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Former actor Steve Comisar is living proof that nothing is impossible. With close to one million Twitter followers and over one million YouTube video views, Comisar has become a highly respected social media celebrity. This is because Steve Comisar is the only Hollywood actor that is also a famous con man.
SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Consumer Advocates for RCFE Reform (CARR) announced today that it is the recipient of a $30,000 grant funded by the Del Mar Healthcare Fund, through the Age Friendly Communities Program at the San Diego Foundation. The grant will move San Diego towards becoming an Age Friendly/Livable Community for All Ages, a designation of the World Health Organization and AARP.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- With extreme weather putting increasing stress on California's roads, bridges and flood control system, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr....
G on Politics (OPINION): Lots of people dream of having unlimited power but that requires a hatred of democracy. Take this test to see if you are ignorant and biased enough to try holding the reins of an embarrassed nation.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Friends of the LA River (FOLAR) is proud to announce the 28th Annual Great Los Angeles River CleanUp: La Gran Limpieza (CleanUp). FOLAR’s annual CleanUp has exploded in recent years, shattering records for volunteer turnout and trash collected, and is the largest urban river cleanup in America.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de León today appointed Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia) to the Joint Legislative Audit Committee (JLAC). The Senate Rules Committee confirmed the appointment Wednesday afternoon.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Marion Gatley Institute has just opened to provide services and classes for people that want to learn another language, but haven't been able to do so prior. We provide a flexible class schedule in which can bend to your personal life and daily obligations.
EPIC Brokers’ Brian Tanner, Mary Grandy and Tony Lorber Honored as 2017 ‘Power Brokers’ by Risk & Insurance
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Principal Brian Tanner, Senior Vice President Mary Grandy and Senior Vice President Tony Lorber have been recognized as 2017 Power Brokers by Risk & Insurance Magazine.
Calif. Gov. Brown Appointments for Feb. 21, 2017 include California Earthquake Authority Advisory Panel
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On Tuesday, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments: First, Christiana Tiedemann, 59, of Berkeley, has been appointed deputy secretary for law enforcement and counsel at the California Environmental Protection Agency.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Paramount) this week announced the appointment of Mayor Ali Saleh of the City of Bell to serve on the board of the San Gabriel and Lower Los Angeles Rivers and Mountains Conservancy.
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Qualia, the fastest growing provider of title settlement software, announced that it has earned the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants' (AICPA's) Service Organization Control 2 (SOC 2) certification after completing an independent audit process with a third-party certified public accounting (CPA) firm.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Utelogy, which makes software for control, management and analytics of audiovisual systems for business and education, has signed a strategic solution partnership agreement with Communications Engineering Inc., (CEI), a premier full service consulting, design and implementation company providing turnkey broadcast, audio visual and media IT system integration services.
California’s 2018 Business-critical Cannabis Regulations to be Addressed at San Diego Cannabis Business Expo
SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- MJIC, Inc., the leading provider of cannabis regulatory compliance solutions and services, media, investor capital and supply chain distribution, announced today that it expects to sell out for its upcoming third Annual Cannabis Business Expo, March 5 - 8, 2017 in San Diego, California.
SF Mayor and City Administrator Appoints Carrie Bishop as City’s First Chief Digital Services Officer
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On Friday, S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee and City Administrator Naomi M. Kelly today announced the appointment of Carrie Bishop to serve as San Francisco’s first Chief Digital Services Officer.
LAKEWOOD, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Senator Tony Mendoza and the California Contractors State License Board are hosting a free Senior Scam Stoppers seminar. A panel of experts will provide information to seniors about scams and how they can protect themselves from becoming victims.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- This past week, Calif. Assemblymember Kevin McCarty (D – Sacramento), introduced AB 1008, known as the Fair Chance Act, which will eliminate employment barriers for individuals formerly convicted of a crime. Historically known as, “Ban the Box,” this bill would prohibit a prospective public or private employer from asking a prospective employee if they had been convicted of a crime on an initial application for employment.
SAN FERNANDO VALLEY, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On Tues., Feb. 21, 2017, U.S. Representative Tony Cárdenas (CA-29) will host an Affordable Care Act ("Obamacare") Town Hall meeting in San Fernando.
LIFESTYLE: At what point are you Old? Is it 50, 60, or maybe 90? And who decides that you are Old? Society, your children, your Doctor or yourself? And what kind of old are we talking about? Body age? Emotional age? Brain age? Generational age? Experiential age? Is it age or maturity?
G on Politics (OPINION): Congratulations to Donald Trump, with an assist from Steve Bannon, for entering the Top 5 in the Conservatism Hall of Fame (which sane people know as the Conservatism Hall of Shame). There have been a great many moments in rightwing douchebaggery and here, listed in chronological order, are the current top five conservative flustercucks.
iMobie Introduces The World’s First iCloud Manager to Sync and Manage iCloud Data Across Multiple Accounts
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- iMobie Inc., an advanced iOS-related software developer, updated iPhone manager AnyTrans with exclusive iCloud management feature to manage and sync contents across multi-iCloud accounts. For the first time, users can view, edit and batch upload/download iCloud photos, messages, contacts, etc. with simple drag-and-drop, remove private info, or even move sensitive data to another confidential iCloud account.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Utelogy 2.0, the latest release from Utelogy Corporation, was selected as an AVTechnology "Best of Show" status at Integrated Systems Europe 2017 convention in Amsterdam this past week. Utelogy is a leader in Software-Defined audiovisual (SDAV) technology.
SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- ReverseVision, the leading provider of software and technology for the reverse mortgage industry, today announced that Vice President of Professional Services Jeff Birdsell, CMB, has been selected as one of Mortgage Professional America (MPA) magazine's 2017 Hot 100. Birdsell was recognized for his significant contributions to the reverse mortgage industry over a career that has spanned 25 years.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- PrimoSync Inc., a leading provider of iOS utility software, today released its new iOS data recovery software: Primo iPhone Data Recovery. Specially designed for the latest iOS 10 and iPhone 7/7 Plus users, it helps retrieve up to 25 types of mis-deleted, damaged or lost data from your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. It also offers 3 reliable ways to ensure a maximum recovery rate: Recover from iOS Device, iTunes Backup and iCloud Backup.
PEARBLOSSOM, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- In the scenic hills of Pearblossom, lives a craftswoman named Lynn Hollywood who makes art for horses by creating beautiful, 100-percent Mohair cinches and breast collars at her grassroots company, The Wildflower Ranch(TM).
Japanese Food Supporter Event Comes to San Francisco with Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Japan
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- In San Francisco on February 27, 2017 the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Japan will hold briefing sessions and exchange meetings aimed at promoting understanding of this system and expanding the number of supporter store certifications for restaurants and retail stores, Japan Products Promotions announced today.
EGW Publishing Announces Its Newest Book, ‘Poets About Poetry: Interviews with Contemporary American Poets’
FREMONT, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EGW Publishing, established 1979, is proud to announce the release of its newest book, "Poets About Poetry: Interviews with Contemporary American Poets" by H. Philip Hsieh. 14 renowned poets, including four Poets Laureate of the United States, a Nobel Prize winner (chemistry), three Pulitzer Prize Winners and other prestigious poetry award recipients are presented in this book of interviews.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On March 9 and 10, 2017, MostFit will join more than 350 fitness equipment and technology exhibitors from around the world to network and meet with thousands of health club operators at the IHRSA Annual International Trade Show and Convention in Los Angeles.