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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.
Parks Forward

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.
5 BARS

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.

Down the rabbit hole in time for tea: the 5th Annual Mad Hatter Holiday Festival 2014 is a Wonderland

VALLEJO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Down the rabbit hole! The City of Vallejo, Calif. has gone Mad for the month of December 2014 - Mad Hatter that is - with its popular 'Mad Hatter Holiday Festival' that attracts thousands to the historic downtown district with its whimsical and fire-shooting Wonderland recreation that turns the city into a fantasy world for children and adults alike!

California Art Gallery 'Goes Rogue' with Zero Commissions and all Artists Welcome

RANDSBURG, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Randall 'Hoot' Smith, owner of the Randsburg Art Gallery in California, today announced his rogue vision of promoting world class artists. 'I know this is hard to believe from an art gallery owner but I think that artists deserve 100 percent of the value of their art! Yes, that's right, 100 percent,' says 'Hoot.'
Assemblyman Mike Gatto

Gov. Brown Signs Historic Deal for California Film Tax Credit Extension for Five Years

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- After months of intensive negotiations, Calif. Governor Jerry Brown joined Assemblymembers Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles) and Raul Bocanegra (D-Pacoima)...

The ideal holiday for cosplay, Envy Corner announces 2014 Top 5 Halloween Costumes as voted by Facebook fans

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Sexy Halloween costume retailer, Envy Corner, today announced the 'top five Halloween costumes' that were voted to be the best costumes for women this year. Fans of Envy Corner's Facebook page picked the top five Halloween costumes, to create the ultimate 'complete costume.'

Sandy Spin Slade Inc. Announces New Classic Family Fitness Game 'Fitivities'

CORONA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Sandy Spin Slade, Inc., the company that created Skillastics(R), the successful series of games for the educational market, is excited to announce the launch of the indoor/outdoor family fitness game FITIVITIES(TM).

Art-In-Relation announces West Coast Premiere of 'Frankenstein The Musical' at the Ernest Borgnine Theatre

LONG BEACH, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Jonas Sills and Ray Buffer today announced their new performing arts company in Long Beach called Art-In-Relation (AIR). Art-In-Relation's first production, 'Frankenstein The Musical' will open Oct. 23 at the Ernest Borgnine Theatre inside the Scottish Rite Event Center in Long Beach. The two producers also appear in this powerful production, as Victor Frankenstein and The Creature, respectively.

Keyboardist Isha Love Pours 'Jars of Waters' with Her New Solo Piano CD Release

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- With ten gospel-tinged jazz originals and four unique interpretations of traditional spiritual hymns, Isha Love's "Jars of Waters" is a tall refreshing glass to drink from. When the fingers of Isha Love glide across the piano, a dazzling cascade of melody rushes forth spraying the atmosphere like the mist from a waterfall.

Teams from all armed service branches to launch personal watercraft in 'Never Quit Challenge' 2014 in Calif.

TUSTIN, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- It's time for several teams of war-injured military veterans and active servicemen participating in the 'Never Quit Challenge' organized by Shawn Alladio to put their personal watercraft into the Pacific Ocean and do what they've always done - finish the job. Event to help Wounded Veterans Charities.

In 'Tattoo Nation' Director Eric Schwartz takes viewers on fact-filled and eye-popping journey through the tattoo experience

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- 'Tattoo Nation' began as a simple series of portrait photography sessions and grew to become an 86-minute exploration of the art of ink-on-flesh by director Eric Schwartz. Now available for streaming or purchase on DVD, 'Tattoo Nation' is emerging as the definitive look at how tattoos went from underground and illegal to mass acceptance and the status of art.

'Legends of Surf Music' concert in San Diego to benefit Wounded Warrior Homes

VISTA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Stars and Stripes Events, a concert production company located in Escondido, Calif., is promoting a surf rock concert with former members of eight of the best known famous surf rock bands of the sixties. The promoter will donate 10 percent of ticket sales directly to Wounded Warrior Homes also located in Vista Calif. The 'Legends of Surf Music' concert is at the Moonlight Amphitheatre in Vista on October 25.

Larkin McLean's New Album 'Ladybug' Flies with Her Distinctive Smartly Lyrical Pop Music

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Larkin McLean got her start sitting in at jazz clubs, taking piano lessons from Sarah Vaughan's accompanist George Gaffney, and studying Flamenco dance. You can hear it woven eloquently throughout her new record on iTunes, 'Ladybug.' A follow-up to the well-received 'If You're a Wild Girl, Say Aye,' McLean first hit the scene with her self-titled album.

New virtual reality commercial entertainment division launched by ImmersiON-VRelia and International Immersion Industries

IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- ImmersiON-VRelia today announced the launch of the immersive industry's first-ever virtual reality commercial entertainment division. The new division will be dedicated to providing head mounted displays and content to amusement parks, visitor attractions, immersive cinemas and promotional platforms. The division is the result of a new partnership between ImmersiON-VRelia and International Immersion Industries.
Isadore Hall III

Calif. Assemblymember Hall Statement on AB 1576, requiring condom use in adult films, was held in Senate Appropriations Committee

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, Calif. Assemblymember Isadore Hall, III (D – Los Angeles) released the following statement after his AB 1576, requiring...

John Dellroy Band Mixes Genres and Crosses Countries – audiences dance to sounds of rock, folk, and folktronica

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calling their sound 'alternative folk-rock without limits,' the John Dellroy Band is unafraid to go from hard-charging rock to a reflective ballad while zooming through a set-list that contains numbers featuring a full range of modern pop styles.

Elite athletes from CrossFit Community featured in Bosma's 'Elite Athleticism: Beauty, Brawn, and Solitude' Photo Exhibit

BREA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The California Center of Digital Arts announces the opening of a new fine art photography exhibit, 'Elite Athleticism: Beauty, Brawn, and Solitude,' July 11-18, 2014, a thematic exhibition from photographer John Bosma. The Center will host a wine and cheese Artists Reception on July 11 from 6-9 p.m. with an artist talk at 7 p.m.
Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto

California Film and Television Job Creation Act Passes Final Policy Committee – AB 1839

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- AB 1839, the California Film and Television Job Retention and Promotion Act of 2014, cleared a major legislative hurdle...
Isadore Hall III

Calif. Legislation to Require STD Testing & Condoms in Adult Films Approved by Senate Labor Committee – AB 1576

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Legislation by Calif. Assemblymember Isadore Hall, III (D – Los Angeles) to require documentation of condom or other personal...

UK Band, Unsung Lilly, steers Charity Fundraiser at The Mint in L.A., supporting Better Vision For Children

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The British are coming! There will be a British invasion at The Mint, Los Angeles' legendary cultural enclave for live music, on Saturday, July 19 when Global Journey Media presents popular UK artists, the singing duo, Unsung Lilly, in a benefit concert performance for Better Vision For Children (BVC).

Top automotive design will take center stage at the 3rd annual Downtown Burbank Car Classic 2014

BURBANK, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Top automotive design will take center stage at the third annual 2014 Downtown Burbank Car Classic on July 26 from 3 to 9 p.m. Included will be a Red Carpet Expo with celebrity vehicles from film and television, along with a display of legendary cars from the Petersen Automotive Museum and The World Famous West Coast Customs.

Los Angeles Music Network announces 2014 Round 1 LAMN Jam Music Contest Winners

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Los Angeles Music Network (LAMN) is pleased to announce the winning artists of Round #1 of its Rock / Pop and Urban / R&B / Hip Hop music contests: Sad Robot and Hewan, respectively. Sad Robot and Hewan advance to the semi finals along with Young Beautiful In A Hurry and Zach Jones (rock), and Lydia Rene and Trademark (urban).

The City of Angels Celebrity Red Carpet Experience 2014 to be hosted by BET's Wendy Raquel Robinson in L.A.

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Event host Kevin Rouse, alongside partners Darryl Pitts, Chuckie Miller, Marva King and Dantae Dupree, are gearing up for a live weekend amid the momentum of the 'BET Experience' happening in Los Angeles. On June 28, 2014, the promotional crew will present the beautiful actress Wendy Raquel Robinson, television's popular Tasha Mack from BET's hit series 'The Game,' as the host of their 'The City of Angels Celebrity Red Carpet Experience.'
Isadore Hall III

Measure to Require Condoms in California Produced Adult Films Approved by State Assembly – AB 1576

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Legislation by Assemblymember Isadore Hall, III (D – Los Angeles) to require condoms or other personal protective equipment in...
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Calif. Congressman Cardenas Announces Congressional Art Competition Winner

SUN VALLEY, Calif. and WASHINGTON, D.C. /California Newswire/ -- U.S. Rep. Tony Cárdenas (D-San Fernando Valley) is proud to announce the winner of...

70th Anniversary of D-Day recongnized in Los Angeles with events by non-profit Heritage League of the Second Air Division

VAN NUYS, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Heritage League of the Second Air Division, and celebrated philanthropists Jane and Bert Boeckmann of Galpin Ford, today announced today they have joined forces to honor WWII Veterans at the 70th Anniversary D-Day Luncheon at the 94th Aero Squadron in Van Nuys on Friday, June 6, 2014 at 10 a.m. All WWII Veterans, friends and family are encouraged and invited to attend.

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