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    S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee

    SF Mayor Lee Announces Filming of New HBO Series 'Looking' in San Francisco

    SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On Tuesday, S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee and HBO announced the signing of a lease for stage and...

    Envy Corner announces Top Ten Hottest Halloween Costumes for 2013

    LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- California-based Envy Corner, a company selling sexy Halloween costumes and women's lingerie, announced today their list of the 'Top Ten Sexiest Halloween Costumes of 2013.' They surveyed over 1,500 users on social media, and ten costumes were selected to be the ultimate and most popular Halloween costumes of 2013.
    Assemblymember Isadore Hall - Feb 14 2013

    Calif. Assemblymember Hall Statement on Second HIV Transmission of Adult Film Actor

    LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, Calif. Assemblymember Isadore Hall, III (D-Los Angeles) released the following statement following the announcement today that a...

    Jon Gheri presents Theatrical Fashion Show which will help launch Nourishing Minds of our Youth

    LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Jon Gheri presents 'Theatrical Fashion Show' on Saturday, October 12, 2013. Red Carpet begins at 3:30 p.m. Hors d'oeuvres will be served during the event. The show begins at 4 p.m. featuring fashion designs influenced by the 1920's, 1940's and 1960's along with songs from popular recording artists from each of these eras.
    Assemblymember Isadore Hall - Feb 14 2013

    No Happy Endings: Calif. Assemblymember Hall Statement on Reported HIV Transmission from Adult Film Actor

    LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, Calif. Assemblymember Isadore Hall, III (D-Los Angeles) released the following statement in response to news reports that...

    Food Finders announces its third annual Viva Las Vegas Casino Night fundraiser to fight hunger in Southern California

    SIGNAL HILL, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- For the third year in a row, Food Finders is betting that its Viva Las Vegas Casino Night will be another fundraising success, sure to offer something for everyone. On September 21, 2013, the 24-year young nonprofit will celebrate its 100 millionth pound of food rescued by hosting the event at the Alpert Jewish Community Center in Long Beach. Proceeds will support its Food Rescue Program.

    A troupe of comedians with disabilities promises big laughs to benefit the Pacific Pinball Museum

    ALAMEDA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- A blind man. A woman who stutters. A wheelchair user. A Little Person. While this may sound like a description of a support group, it is, in fact, the lineup for the 'Comedians with Disabilities Act,' a comedy tour that the San Francisco Examiner called 'The most unconventional comics to pop up in 2011.'

    Actor Zak Lee Guarnaccia has lead role in Indie Action Feature 'Kalm' Produced by LightRow Pictures and Mill Reef Films

    HOLLYWOOD, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Actor and stuntman Zak Lee Guarnaccia, Executive Producer at LightRow Pictures and Paul Lupi, Producer of Mill Reef Films, are developing a feature film in the martial-arts, action-thriller genre entitled 'Kalm.' In addition, Guarnaccia is in talks for a role in another Lupi production 'Degradation,' written and produced with brother Daniel Lupi.

    Pacific Pinball Museum announces 'Sailing Through Pinball' Art and Pop Culture Exhibition

    ALAMEDA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Pacific Pinball Museum is excited to announce the opening of a new art show celebrating the America's Cup Race with a collection of pinball machines and art featuring sailing and yachting: 'Sailing Through Pinball.'
    S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee

    SF Mayor Lee Announces San Francisco's Third Annual Ping Pong Tournament

    SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee this past week announced the Third Annual Ping Pong Tournament and Festival coming...

    Photographer Ding Kalis' 'The Los Angeles River Flows' Opens in L.A. at the Calumet Gallery

    LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Calumet Gallery, located at Calumet Photographic, 1135 N. Highland Ave. Hollywood, announces the opening of a new fine art photography exhibit, 'The Los Angeles River Flows.' The thematic exhibition, from photographer Ding Kalis, opens on August 5, and closes on September 3.

    Lea Walker continues to raise the caliber of Hollywood's Aeriform Arts with rising aerial star Antonio Martinez

    HOLLYWOOD, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- As busy local studio owner Lea Walker continues to raise the caliber of her dance and fitness center, Aeriform Arts, housing a community of top aerial instructors, one teacher has emerged as a real star. Antonio Martinez is giving the world a sneak peak at what Aeriform Arts' students have experienced first hand, his amazing aerial alchemy.

    Stories Behind Andrew Dice Clay Movie 'Ford Fairlane' Now Available in Kindle Edition

    LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Marking the 23rd anniversary of 'The Adventures of Ford Fairlane,' the controversial 1990 motion picture released by 20th Century Fox, directed by Renny Harlin, and starring Andrew Dice Clay, indie e-Book publisher Cultmachine is offering Ford Fairlane fans for the first time the original stories on which the movie was based.

    Daniel Edwards latest pop culture romp to feature Nude Pregnant Kim Kardashian 'Fertility Statue' to debut at LAB ART Gallery

    LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- A nude pregnant sculpture of Kim Kardashian with her belly fully accessible for gallery-goers to rub for 'good luck' is set for L.A. exhibit. The statue joins the celebrity baby sculptures created recently by artist Daniel Edwards; celebrating the beauty of celebrity pregnancy. The work, part of the artist's 'Celebrity Baby Boomer' series that began with the 2006 controversial sculpture 'Monument to Pro-Life,' which depicted a nude Britney Spears giving birth on a bearskin rug, will be revealed at LAB ART Gallery in Los Angeles.

    Adventure Travel Memoir recounts real-life of heroine Aloha Wanderwell Baker – the first woman to travel around the globe in an...

    NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Starting at the age of 16, Aloha Wanderwell Baker became the first woman to travel around the globe in an automobile, a Model-T Ford. 'Aloha Wanderwell: Call to Adventure' (ISBN: 9781484118801) is a new book published by the Nile Baker Estate and Boyd Production Group that journals those adventures.

    The new Children's Entertainment Network features reporters aged from eight to 18 covering video games, TV, film and more

    HOLLYWOOD, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- There's a new kid on the block - Children's Entertainment Network (CEN) - produced and directed by Mark Rowley is a new web series launched in mid January 2013. 'This exciting new kids' viewing venue is meant to entertain and educate,' Rowley says.

    Celebrity artist Daniel Edwards concludes artist's Celebrity Baby Boomer series that began with 2006 controversial sculpture Monument to Pro-Life

    LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Leaked 3D ultrasounds of Socialite Kim Kardashian and Duchess of Cambridge Catherine 'Kate' Middleton have been fabricated into works of art by pop-culture artist Daniel Edwards; concluding his 'Celebrity Baby Boomer' series that began with the 2006 controversial sculpture 'Monument to Pro-Life,' which depicted a nude Britney Spears giving birth on a bearskin rug, at select venues in the Los Angeles area this summer, announces Cory Allen Contemporary Art.
    Downtown Burbank Car Classic

    A Salute to Southern California Automotive Culture highlight of 2013 Downtown Burbank Car Classic

    BURBANK, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The region’s most fabulous automobiles will cruise into Downtown Burbank for the 2nd annual Car Classic featuring restored and...

    AC Talent Agency and Next Model Management have formed a strategic partnership

    LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, AC Talent Agency and Next Model Management announced they have formed a strategic partnership. Anna Chudoba Womack, founder of AC Talent, will be in charge of theatrical and commercial bookings for SAG/AFTRA projects for Next.

    DAX LLC has been awarded the StudioDaily Prime Award for Ease of Use

    CULVER CITY. Calif. /California Newswire/ -- DAX, LLC, the Los Angeles-based provider of cloud production workflow and media asset management applications and services to companies that produce, distribute and license audio-visual content, has been awarded the StudioDaily Prime Award for 'Ease of Use.'

    'Merging Harmonies' featuring Gizella Nyquist, Pamela Lagoni and David Nelson Opens at the Calumet Gallery in Santa Ana

    SANTA ANA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- 'This is an exceptional exhibit, one that offers deeply personal work from photographers launching new themes,' noted Bob Killen, the fine art program leader for Calumet University, the education and events division of Calumet Photographic which hosts the Calumet Gallery.

    Dr. Barry Eichengreen to guest on 'Market Wrap with Moe Ansari' to discuss the looming threat of Europe on Wall Street

    NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On April 10, Dr. Barry Eichengreen will be the Guest Expert on 'Market Wrap with Moe Ansari,' a nationally syndicated radio show that analyzes Wall Street news and provides insight into the complexities of the stock market.

    Retirement crisis expert and author Karl Kim Offers Medi-Cal and Long-term Care Solutions in his New Book

    LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- According to retirement crisis expert. and author of 'Don't Go Broke Paying the Nursing Home' (ISBN: 978-0988902619), Karl Kim, CFP, CLTC; each year thousands of people are thrust into a 'care crisis' when a family member or loved one needs long-term care.

    Performer Moky Huynh to debut 'USC Dropout' at Elephant Stages Lillian Theater in Hollywood

    HOLLYWOOD, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Performer Moky Huynh announced this week that he will perform a 75-minute solo show - 'USC Dropout' - on Wednesday, April 17 at the Elephant Stages' Lillian Theatre on Santa Monica Boulevard in Hollywood.

    Sandra Piller, chart-topping country artist, will appear April 19-21 at The Hollywood Show 2013 in Los Angeles

    LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Featuring in-person appearances of more than five dozen celebrities from classic motion pictures and television, The Hollywood Show has emerged as one of the world's most celebrated autograph and photo-opportunities for fans, and the upcoming 2013 event will feature country singer, and Shady Hill Records recording artist, Sandra Piller.

    Ruth Roberts Holiday Music is Fun for the Whole Family with Humorous Seasonal Sing-A-Long Songs

    LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Whatever holiday pops up on your calendar, two things are always true: kids are happy about it and the late Ruth Roberts wrote kids' music to help you celebrate it.

    TV star and dancer Sophia Lucia from 'Dance Moms' to attempt to Break the Guinness World Record of 36 Consecutive Pirouettes

    SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- 10-year-old dance prodigy and featured performer on the hit TV series on Lifetime, 'Dance Moms,' Sophia Lucia, will attempt to break the Guinness World Record of '36 Consecutive Pirouettes' on March 30, 2013 in her home town of San Diego. The event will take place at San Diego Dance Centre, where Sophia started dancing at the young age of 2.

    Donalyn Kling Honored by Maple Youth Ballet at Second Annual Diamonds and Dance Gala

    IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Maple Youth Ballet honored Donalyn Kling, one of its most dedicated patrons at the second annual Diamonds and Dance Gala on Saturday, March 9 at Black, Starr and Frost in Newport Beach. 'Donalyn, without you we would not have been able to do so many of the things we have accomplished this year,' said Charles Maple, co-founder of the Maple Conservatory.

    Latest 'Books to Bookmark' List of 10 Interesting New Book Titles from 2013 Announced by Publishers Newswire

    LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, Publishers Newswire (PNW), an online resource established in 2004 for small publishers, as well as lesser known and first-time book authors, has announced its latest semi-annual 'Books to Bookmark' list. This is a round-up of 10 new and recent books from Q4/2012 and Q1/2013 which may have been missed due to not originating from major New York book publishing houses, or 'big name' writers.

    NAB 2013: CEO Patrick Macdonald-King of DAX LLC keynotes Cloud Computing Conference

    CULVER CITY, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Patrick Macdonald-King, CEO/President of DAX, LLC (formerly Sample Digital), the leading provider of cloud workflow and media asset management applications and services to companies that produce, distribute and license audio-visual content, will be a keynote speaker at the Cloud Computing Conference, a feature of this year's NAB in Las Vegas.

    Street Artist Takes MONOPOLY Money for Art, Paints Oscar Winner Adrien Brody's Car as Game Piece

    LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- CACA (Cory Allen Contemporary Art) announces that L.A. street artist 'ALEC Monopoly' will bring the game of MONOPOLY to life at LAB ART Gallery in Los Angeles, where the artist plans to sell one of his popular pieces for MONOPOLY money and create a designer game piece with Actor Adrien Brody's '64 Pontiac Catalina.

    Renowned photographer Wayne Schoenfeld returns to the big top in 'Circus of the Heart' his celebrated Icons Iconoclasts circus trilogy

    LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Renowned photographer Wayne Schoenfeld returns to the big top in 'Circus of the Heart,' the completion of his celebrated Icons/Iconoclasts circus trilogy, the largest contemporary photographic series of the 1930's North American circus, February 26, at LA Circus.

    Second annual Diamonds and Dance Gala to honor Donalyn Kling and support the Charles A. Maple, Sr. Scholarship

    IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Maple Youth Ballet along with Black, Starr & Frost, presents the second annual Diamonds & Dance Gala on Saturday, March 9, 2013 from 5 - 8 p.m. at Black, Starr & Frost's harbor side location in Newport Beach. The gala will honor Donalyn Kling of the Kling Family Foundation, who has been a dedicated patron of the Maple Youth Ballet.

    Written and directed by international chanteuse, Juliet Annerino, 'The Lord's Lover' breaks conventional boundaries of modern stage

    HOLLYWOOD, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Written and directed by international chanteuse, Juliet Annerino, 'The Lord's Lover' breaks conventional boundaries of modern stage with cabaret, performance art, live music, dramatic theater, exotic dance, and cutting edge video imagery. The intricacies of human sexuality and controversial themes of desire and 'free will' are explored and celebrated.
    Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto

    Calif. Assemblyman Gatto Appointed to Commission to Keep Film and Television Jobs in California

    HOLLYWOOD, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles) has been appointed to the California Film Commission (CFC). The Film Commission enhances...

    The Maple Youth Ballet presents the enchanting adaptation of 'Snow White' to Orange County dance audiences

    IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Maple Youth Ballet presents the enchanting adaptation of 'Snow White' to Orange County dance audiences. Conceived by award-winning choreographer and Artistic Director Charles Maple, this unique production is sure to transport families to a 'fairytale world of magic, drama and romance.'

    Calumet Gallery announces 'Edge of Thought,' a thematic exhibition from fine art photographer James Maxwell

    LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calumet Gallery announces 'Edge of Thought,' a thematic exhibition from fine art photographer James Maxwell. A native of Tennessee now residing in Pismo Beach, Maxwell is an artist who works at several levels: sculptor; innovative architect; and as a photographer who is equally at home with digital printing as well as alternative photographic processes using a traditional wet darkroom.

    Many Names Have Never Been Spoken Here: exhibit at the Desert Light Gallery in the Kelso Visitors Center of the Mojave...

    LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Creating a fine art exhibit for Mojave National Preserve Artists in Residence program requires reflection, introspection, and then interpretation because artists have to develop a thematic from 1.6 million acres of visual communities and millenniums of history. Make it a Father and Son assignment that projects one voice, and the possibilities grow exponentially.

    Celebrated artist John Waguespack returns home for art exhibition showcasing the Southeast's preeminent artists

    SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Atlanta-born John Waguespack will unveil three new art works - 'Spring Forward,' 'Red Sea at Dawn' and 'Black Alaskan Waters' - which beautifully illustrate his broad range of artistic styles at Spotlight on Art for Trinity School Feb. 4-9.

    At 2013 NAMM Show in Anaheim, the Bob Moog Foundation will show vintage Moog instruments and archival material

    ASHEVILLE, N.C. and ANAHEIM, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Bob Moog Foundation (BMF) will celebrate the indelible nature of the synthesizer pioneer's legacy at the 2013 NAMM Show in Anaheim, Calif. Beginning on January 24, NAMM attendees will have opportunities to see and hear demonstrations of vintage Moog instruments and explore rarely seen archival material from the Bob Moog Foundation Archives.

    The Maple Conservatory of Dance Announces auditions for Summer 2013 Ballet Intensive Program

    IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Maple Conservatory of Dance announces the Summer 2013 Senior and Junior Ballet Intensives Program. Auditions are scheduled on Sunday, February 24, 2013 at the Conservatory's studio at 1824 Kaiser Avenue, Irvine, CA.

    Shock the Monkey: LA Street Artist XVALA Gives Tonight Show Chimp Googly Eyes and Lipstick with New Art Exhibit

    LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Infamous 'Street Artist' XVALA, famous for invading the residential trash of celebrities such as Ashton Kutcher and Justin Bieber and tech icons Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg, has set his sights on Robert Downey Jr., Lindsay Lohan, and Taylor Swift for his latest exhibit 'The Tonight Show with Celebrity Chimp' at Lab Art Gallery in L.A., announces Cory Allen Contemporary Art.

    DAX LLC wins additional U.S. patent for cloud-based media workflow application for film and TV industries

    CULVER CITY, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- DAX LLC and its parent company, Sample Digital Holdings LLC, announce today that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued a patent for 'a system and method for media content collaboration throughout the media production process,' as U.S. Patent No. 8,218,764.

    ArteQuesta Israeli Masters Collection offers Visual History of Israel's Emergence as Jewish State and Preserves Cultural Assets

    MILL VALLEY, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- ArteQuesta launches its Israeli Masters Collection, announces Rayah Levy and Jessica Jacobson, co-founders of ArteQuesta. This collection is the culmination of a decade of work to gather and preserve historically significant art works by Israeli Master Artists during Israel's emergence as the Jewish state.

    New Exhibit in Hollywood, 'Five Views' Represents Recent Work by Five Emerging Photographers

    LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calumet Photographic is proud to host this exceptional exhibit that offers deeply personal work from photographers exploring new themes: 'Five Views' represents recent work by five emerging photographers in the gallery of Calumet's Hollywood store located at 1135 N. Highland Ave. The exhibit begins January 8 and runs through February 8, 2013.

    Launch of ArteQuesta Portal Features Museum-Quality Artworks and Collections, Resources for Art Investors, and Humanitarian Community

    MILL VALLEY, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- ArteQuesta co-founders Jessica Jacobson and Rayah Levy today announced the long-awaited launch of ArteQuesta.com, the company's intuitive new web portal featuring museum-quality artworks and collections.

    The Pacific Pinball Museum welcomes the public to experience pinball with a European flair, with new rare addition to collection

    ALAMEDA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Pacific Pinball Museum (PPM) welcomes the public to experience pinball with a European flair. Play a game on the newest addition to their exciting collection of more than 80 playable games: a 1967 Rally West Club. This game marks the one resident of their collection not produced in the United States.

    Former MMA Fighter Derrick Jones is Helping Kids Avoid Gang Violence by Participating in a Junior MMA Tournament

    CULVER CITY, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Derrick Jones, a former MMA fighter, is helping kids avoid gang violence through a Junior MMA tournament. The tournament will be held on December 9, 2012 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Focus Self Defense, 9000 Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90231.
    Orange County Great Park

    OC Great Park Names Award-Winning Choreographer Jennifer Backhaus 'Artist-in-Residence'

    IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Orange County Great Park is proud to welcome Artist-in-Residence Jennifer Backhaus, an award-winning choreographer, who will invent and direct one-of-a-kind dance works at the Great Park. Visitors will see and experience dance performances developed by one of Orange County’s premier choreographers.

    Professionals Guild announced today a Huge Multicultural East Bay New Year's Eve 2012 Party for Singles and Couples

    OAKLAND, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Professionals Guild today announced a Huge Multicultural East Bay New Year's Eve Party for singles and couples at the Oakland Marriott City Center. This 'Think Different Multicultural New Year's Eve' features Latin music, Old School Top 40, and Smooth Jazz.

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