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The Truth Hurts: Uproar Entertainment Announces New Comedy CD by Travis Simmons

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Uproar Entertainment is pleased to announce the release of Travis Simmons' newest comedy CD, 'The Truth Hurts.' Simmons' brilliant observations, amazing impressions, and astute political commentary are as compelling and authentic as they are hilarious. 'The Truth Hurts' was recorded at The Comedy Underground in Seattle, Wash. and is Simmons' first recording for Uproar Entertainment.
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Calif. Black License Plates Return: DMV Now Processing Iconic Plates for Legacy Plate Program Created by Assemblyman Gatto

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- In 2012, when Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Glendale) introduced AB 1658 to create the California Legacy License Plate Program, he...

Lehman Moses Photographic Exhibit, Through My Lens, opens at Randsburg Art Gallery

RANDSBURG, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Randsburg Art Gallery is extremely proud to announce the opening of the Lehman Moses Photographic Exhibit 'Through My Lens' on June 27 and 28 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Originally from Philadelphia, Pa., Lee has taken the art of photography to the highest of professional levels. Using medium format film cameras, Lee owns the entire creative process for his most impressive work.

'Carmen' comes to Ernest Borgnine Theatre in Long Beach for One Show, June 20, 2015

LONG BEACH, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Art-in-Relation (AIR) will present a co-production of the classic opera 'Carmen' to The Ernest Borgnine Theatre, Saturday, June 20, 2015. The co-production will run for one performance only. The Ernest Borgnine Theatre is located at 855 Elm Ave. in Long Beach.

2nd Annual City of Angels Celebrity Red Carpet Experience Honors Hip Hop Legend Yolanda 'Yo Yo' Whitaker

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On June 26, 2015, Yolanda 'Yo Yo' Whitaker will be celebrated at the 2nd Annual City of Angels Celebrity Red Carpet Experience through awards and a live performance produced by Darryl Pitts (DP Productions) and partners Kevin and Schvone Rouse (Rouse House Entertainment). For over 25 years, Whitaker has influenced the world of hip hop.

New Comedy CD by Brett Riley announced by Uproar Entertainment

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Uproar Entertainment is pleased to announce the release of Brett Riley's first comedy CD, 'I'm An Idiot.' Riley's signature impersonations, witty observations, and colorful stories incite bouts of laughter from the start. 'I'm An Idiot' was recorded at The Comedy Underground in Seattle, and is Riley's first recording for Uproar Entertainment.

Le French Festival 2015: A 10-Day Bastille Day Celebration in Los Angeles of French Artisans and Culture

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- In a celebration of French artisans and culture in Los Angeles, Selavi Global and Canard Duchene Champagne have teamed up to launch the brand new 'Le French Festival' set to take place across Los Angeles from July 4-14, 2015. The event will end with a closing night party produced by French Tuesdays on Bastille Day, July 14 at Riviera 31 at the Sofitel Hotel.
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Gatto's California Film Tax Credit Legislation is a Hit with the Motion Picture Production Industry

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, the California Film Commission announced that four major television productions will be relocating to California from out of...

Los Angeles Celebrates Veterans on 71st Anniversary of D-Day, 70th Anniversary of VE Day, and 50th Anniversary Vietnam War

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Celebrated philanthropists Jane and Bert Boeckmann of Galpin Ford and the Heritage League of the Second Air Division, today announced they have joined forces again to honor WWII Veterans at the 71th Anniversary D-Day Luncheon at The Proud Bird, in Los Angeles, on June 6. All WWII and Vietnam Veterans, as well as their friends and family, are encouraged and invited to attend.
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Calif. Congressman Cardenas announces winner of 29th Congressional District Art Contest for 2015

PANORAMA CITY, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- U.S. Rep. Tony Cárdenas (D-San Fernando Valley, Calif.) on Tuesday announced the winner of the 29th Congressional District...
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Calif. Senator Isadore Hall, III Names Compton Native Kendrick Lamar 'California Senate Generational Icon'

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On Monday, Calif. Senator Isadore Hall, III (D – South Bay) has bestowed fellow Compton, California native and two...

Author Kelly Browne Reissues '101 Ways To Say Thank You' with Social Media Tips for 2015

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- 'In the electronic revolution we live in, nothing makes an impact and expresses your gratitude more than the classic handwritten thank you note, sent in the mail with a stamp!' says Kelly Browne, author of the bestselling book, '101 Ways To Say Thank You' (ISBN: 9781402747021; Sterling Publishing)

Author Ryan Gattis and Artist Evan Skrederstu collaborate on new, hard hitting novel 'All Involved'

MILL VALLEY, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- ArteQuesta, a fine arts investment company, today announced that 'Ernie's Last Ride,' a piece by Evan Skrederstu, a Los Angeles-based artist and member of art collective UGLARworks (Unified Group of Los Angeles Residents), has been featured in fellow UGLARworks member Ryan Gattis's latest novel, 'All Involved' (ISBN: 978-0062378798).

Master Jeweler David Bellman and Segway inventor Dean Kamen unveil AquaSonic Wave for Daytime Emmy Stars

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- This year's Daytime Emmy(R) Award stars will walk away with trophies and accolades as well as learning about a revolutionary new invention, The AquaSonic Wave. Co-created by Dean Kamen, creator of the Segway, and Master Jeweler David Bellman, the AquaSonic Wave provides a novel, time-effective way to keep diamonds and other precious jewelry sparkling like new.

Kings And Queens Robotics Team Advances to 2015 FIRST Tech Challenge World Championship Second Year in a Row

MONROVIA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Monrovia High Robotics Program announced today that the ten Monrovia High School students of the 'Kings and Queens' robotics team and their purple robot 'Sir Lancelot' qualified to advance to the 2015 FIRST Tech Challenge Robotics World Championships for a second year in a row as a result of their excellent performance at the West Super-Regional Robotics Tournament held in Oakland March 26-28.

New book by Margaret Galabe is unforgettable story of the human spirit triumphing over poverty, hopelessness and despair

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Margaret Galabe, author, award-winning humanitarian, philanthropist, and founder of Student International Development Engagement (SIDE), a program in which students travel abroad to enrich their global experience, contribute to development issues, shares her experiences as a member of the team that brought this pilot project to fruition in this meaningful, heartfelt, and insightful, illustrated book.

Art-In-Relation announces musical 'Forever Plaid' swings into Long Beach for Limited Engagement

LONG BEACH, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Art-In-Relation, in conjunction with the Long Beach Scottish Rite, will present 'Forever Plaid' the musical, about a 1950's quartet of high-school chums who return from the afterlife for one final chance at musical glory. Show dates are April 24-26, May 3, May 9 and 10, 2015.

John Waguespack's 'Channeling The Dionysian' presented at Rocha Art in San Francisco April 10 – May 15, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- John Waguespack, a San Francisco based artist, unveils a new chapter in his creative evolution in 'Channeling the Dionysian,' a solo exhibition at Rocha Art. In his first solo exhibition in over a year, Waguespack's work is inspired by Friedrich Nietzsche's dramatic theory of the 'Dionysian' and 'Apollonian' modes of the human mind.

Author of the 'Sir Licksalot' Series, D.L. Carroll, Receives Prestigious 2015 Award from Family Review Center

SANTA CLARA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Family Review Center honors D.L. Carroll, author of the 'Sir Licksalot' children's book series, with the 2015 Star Award. The Star Award is to recognize outstanding companies and business owners. An interview with Carroll is published in the 2015 Awards Edition of the Family Review Center's Magazine.

Casting Call: Casting Agent Jacqui Pitman is Looking for Reality TV's New 'It' Couple

BURBANK, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Casting is the backbone of all great reality shows and veteran TV casting agent Jacqui Pitman knows casting. She is a true behind-the-scenes powerhouse when it comes to finding the perfect people for the perfect parts. Her agency, Pitman Casting, is a full service, reality television casting company that has provided talent for some of TV's hottest shows. Now the veteran casting director is on the search for reality TV's next 'It' couple.

Autistic Teen Singer Autumn Sky Wolfe Succeeding Despite the Odds

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The word 'autism' strikes fear in most people's hearts but teen Autumn Sky Wolfe is battling it with a singing career and bold live performances. 'Here is a young woman who is unshakable in her delivery of a song,' states manager Meredith Day of Starmaker Machinery. 'When she performs, she exhibits resolve and power that can uplift the entire audience.'

Comedian Who Stutters Goes Beyond the Punch Lines – Nina G to perform at the Pacific Pinball Museum

ALAMEDA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Nina G bills herself as 'America's Only Female Stuttering Comedian.' Less obvious about this stand-up comedian, social activist, and author, is that she also has a learning disability. Both Nina G's stutter and her learning disability are subjects in her new one woman show, 'Going Beyond Inspirational,' which premieres on (funnily enough) April Fools' Day! April 1, 2015 at the Pacific Pinball Museum in Alameda, Calif.

Teenager Autumn Sky Wolfe Creates Inspiring Music Combining Autism and Artistry

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- When 18-year-old Autumn Sky Wolfe was diagnosed with autism, the last thing on anyone's mind was a singing career. Yet she now has an EP on iTunes and has been nominated by New Music Weekly magazine as Best New Adult Contemporary Artist as well as Crossover Artist of the Year.

Canadian Music Producer Chris Noxx Lands in L.A. to record with Legendary Mogul Dr Dre

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Quietly over the last decade, Nova Scotia native Chris Noxx has been building his resume. As a producer, composer and arranger he started making trips to and from his hometown of Halifax, Nova Scotia and Music hub Los Angeles, Calif.

Commercial printer The Harman Press expands into on-demand photo-books and large format fine-art printing

NORTH HOLLYWOOD, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Harman Press has acquired A&I Photographic and Digital and its staff, effective February 13, 2015. A&I is expected to move operations from its current Burbank address to The Harman Press facility in North Hollywood before the end of March. The announcement was made by A&I co-owners Baret Lepejian and Vic Lepejian together with The Harman Press president Phillip Goldner.
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New 'CaliParks' Social Media App Helps Californians Discover Calif. Parks, Plan Trips, Share Experiences

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Parks Forward this past week announced a neat new app - "CaliParks" - for those wanting to explore and...

Mark and Jan Hilbert Donate Rex Brandt Watercolor to Laguna College of Art and Design Permanent Collection

LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Laguna College of Art and Design (LCAD) today announced that Mark and Janet Hilbert of The Hilbert Collection donated 'Evening Rendezvous' (Watercolor on Paper, 10x14 inches, 1960) by acclaimed California watercolorist Rex Brandt. The iconic watercolor will be part of the college's permanent collection, which also includes The Rex and Joan Irving Brandt Archives.

'Pantychakra: Intimacy Building for Couples' event in No. Hollywood makes Valentine's Day more Intimate

NORTH HOLLYWOOD, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- For over five years, studio owner, instructor and performer, Heather West has successfully championed the fine art of living lusciously with her Luscious Maven Pole Dance Studio. This Valentine's Day, West will raise the libido as her North Hollywood based studio plays host to a series of events for singles and couples alike.

Pacific Pinball Museum to host 2015 California State Championship Pinball Tournament

ALAMEDA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Pacific Pinball Museum (PPM) today announced that the International Flipper Pinball Association (IFPA), is coordinating the second annual State Championship Series finale, a competition held simultaneously across 33 different states on Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015. This year's competition in California will be held at the Pacific Pinball Museum.

DARTH BEETLE: ArteQuesta Urban Artist Evan Skrederstu Paints Star Wars Beetle as Part of 'Mask' Series

MILL VALLEY, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Fine art investment company ArteQuesta today announced that urban artist Evan Skrederstu has been commissioned for a Star Wars themed piece in a crescendo to his acclaimed 'Mask Series' of painted bugs. The commissioned image of the iconic Darth Vader mask is to be painted on a largest breed of beetle, Titanus Gigantus, measuring 5.75 inches.

Long Beach-based Art-In-Relation Breathes New Life Into Arts with 'Fresh A.I.R.' Musical Event

LONG BEACH, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Art-In-Relation (AIR), a new non-profit Long Beach based Arts Organization will be holding its first fundraising event on Feb. 22, 2015 beginning at 2 p.m. at the Ernest Borgnine Theatre in Long Beach. The event is called 'Fresh A.I.R. - a Broadway Benefit.'
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Actor and felon Steve Comisar to ask Mark Wahlberg for a little help

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Mark Wahlberg will be asked to 'step up and help' fellow actor Steve Comisar who will be released from prison in 2018. Wahlberg, Robert Downey Jr., Wesley Snipes, Tim Allen, and Danny Trejo are among the top Hollywood stars who served time in prison.

Pacific Pinball Museum to storm German Culture with American Pinball Exhibition

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Pacific Pinball Museum (PPM) in California has signed an agreement with Phaeno Museum of Wolfsburg, Germany to create a never-before-seen exhibition of pinball art and science. This will mark the first time a major exhibition of pinball art and exhibits has made the journey to Europe.

Cory Chalmers, of Hoarders TV Show, makes guest appearance at The International Cat Association show in Sacramento

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- TV Star and lead expert of the hit cable television show 'Hoarders, Cory Chalmers, will be making a special guest appearance at the TICA Cat Show January 2-4, 2015 in Sacramento, Calif. This year's show is called 'Mardi Gras Madness' and is presented by Jazzy Cats.

Sacramento hosts a fun New Year's Party for qualified single fellows and gals with couples welcome

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Professionals Guild announced today it is producing a Sacramento New Year's Eve Party at the Hilton Hotel, Arden West. Couples are also welcome. The gathering begins at 8:30 p.m. Dec. 31, 2014. The Live bands for dancing are Nunchuck Taylor and the Groove Thang Band. Keyboard soloist Kevin Kooyumjian and DJ Ron Davis will also be performing in separate regions of the hotel.

Mad Hatter Holiday Festival envelopes the City of Vallejo California during December, Making a Wonderland

VALLEJO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- A different kind of Christmas! The City of Vallejo, California celebrates the Mad Hatter Holiday Festival throughout the city combining a parade, tree lighting, festival, boat parade, museum exhibit, grand homes tour, city hall exhibit and free bus service to and from the festival throughout the city.

Professionals Guild announces New Year's Eve Party 2014 Silicon Valley with 'Livewire' performing, Live DJ and More

SANTA CLARA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Professionals Guild today announced it is producing its latest 2014 New Year's Eve Party at the Hyatt Regency Santa Clara with Live Band, DJ, Two Free Drinks, and Champagne Toast. Singles and Couples are welcome. The festivities start at 8:30 p.m.

Limited Edition Art Print From Urban Artist Evan Skrederstu announced by ArteQuesta

MILL VALLEY, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Leading fine art investment company ArteQuesta today announced that urban artist, Evan Skrederstu, has produced an exclusive collection of 12 art prints entitled 'Titanus' for ArteQuesta clients. The prints feature a unique subject matter that Skrederstu has become famous for: painted bugs.

Indiegogo Campaign to Fund Documentary on Digital Underground and Chopmaster J's encounter in Berlin

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Not many music acts have a 25th anniversary that coincides with the fall of the Berlin Wall. Digital Underground has released a snippet from their upcoming documentary 'D.U. Days: Adventures in Digital Underground the Apprenticeship of Tupac Shakur,' which details original founder and D.U. member, Chopmaster J's encounter in Berlin.

Bionic Pioneers: New Book Profiles Pioneering Users of Neurotech Therapies

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Neurotech Press today announced publication of a new book that profiles some of the unsung heroes of medical technologies: the brave people who were among the first to use a new or experimental therapy or device. 'Bionic Pioneers: Brave Neurotech Users Blaze the Trail to New Therapies' (ISBN: 9780988234222), by Jennifer French and James Cavuoto, tells the stories of 10 courageous individuals.

Wahoo's Fish Taco Co-Founder Wing Lam shares his road to success and what it means to pay it forward

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Money Matters with Dino, hosted by Dino Katsiametis, a local radio show about establishing and maintaining personal wealth, interviews local entrepreneurial legend Wing Lam, co-founder of Wahoo's Fish Taco restaurants. The show airs live every Sunday morning at 7 a.m. on 'The Patriot' KEIB AM1150 and is always available on iTunes and for on-demand viewing.

Artist Marta Thoma Hall Makes Sculpture Transforming Bottles while Day Job Includes Designer Audiophile Headphones

SAN JOSE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The 'Brain Works' sculpture in San Jose, is the latest public art installation for artist Marta Thoma Hall, who is also president of Velodyne Acoustics, Inc. For Hall, the process of designing a new line of headphones or subwoofers is no different than creating, say, a piece of sculpture.

Documentary Film director Eric Schwartz shows Chicano contribution to worldwide body-art culture

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Tattoos adorn the bodies of over 45 million Americans and the phenomenon of ink-on-flesh is now global. One area often overlooked when discussing tattoo art is the contribution of the Chicano community. 'The elevation of the tattoo to the status of art can be directly traced to Chicano culture,' notes Eric Schwartz, director of the documentary motion picture, 'Tattoo Nation.'

The Original Patented Selfie Stick Proves 10 Years Later that Not all Selfie Poles are Created Equal

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- When Wayne Fromm invented and patented the Quik Pod, the original 'selfie stick,' more than 10 years ago, he had no idea how popular selfies would become. In fact, according to an article in Psychology Today, selfies have redefined how we document experiences.

SuperFly Magazine Publisher Gloria Goldwater announces New Book on Her Untold Story of Hip-Hop Legacy

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- New book, 'SuperFly - My Untold Story of Hip-Hop' (ISBN: 9780991356010), authored by Gloria Goldwater, pulls back the curtain on how the popular hip-hop magazine, SuperFly, that launched in the early 90s, came to be and why it ultimately folded.
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Calif. Gov. Brown Announces Appointments for Oct. 22, 2014 including to California Film Commission

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On Wednesday, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments. First, Thomas Davis, 56, of Sherman...

ImmersiON-VRelia space exploration experience on GO Head Mounted Display at 75th Anniversary Open House

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- ImmersiON-VRelia, the premier innovator in the HMD Virtual Reality sector, will exhibit at NASA's 75th Anniversary Open House. The event, set for October 18, 2014 at the NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View, Calif., is expected to draw approximately 120,000 attendees.

Amanda Leigh's Amateur Pole Art Showcase Pre-Halloween Party 2014 in Hollywood

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Everyday women will prove that the sport of pole dancing is no longer just for strippers when they take the stage, in costume, at a historical bikini bar on Sunday, October 26 during Amanda Leigh's Amateur Pole Art Showcase Pre-Halloween Party. Held at the World Famous Cheetahs Club Hollywood, show time begins at 8 p.m. and doors open at 7:30 p.m.
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Angels Baseball selects 5 Bars to Deliver High-Speed Wi-Fi and DAS to Increase Efficiencies for Post Season Games

IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- 5 Bars, an Irvine, Calif.-based premier provider of indoor and outdoor distributed antenna systems (DAS) and Wi-Fi(R) systems, has installed permanent neutral host DAS and Wi-Fi networks at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. Angel Stadium is a 45,483 seat facility and home to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.

Tackle Cancer with a Cheer! Inaugural 'Team Up for St. Jude, Spirited by Varsity – Game Day' will help find cures,...

ANAHEIM, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Anaheim-based Esperanza High School Cheer and Song Leaders are hosting Team Up for St. Jude Spirited by Varsity - Game Day, a spirit week to raise funds and awareness for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital(R). The Aztec cheer and song teams are enlisting students and fans to help sideline childhood cancer and other deadly diseases by cheering on the Cardinal and Gold at Brea Olinda High Stadium on October 2, 2014, at 7 p.m.

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