LA Unified Schools Appear Poised to Weaken Public Oversight, Again: This Time on a Crucial Public Health Issue
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On Tuesday, November 15, 2022 a majority of the Los Angeles Unified School Board voted to begin a process some fear would dismantle an oversight Committee that has been in place for decades ensuring the globally celebrated environmental policy was implemented according to the district's policy and California's Healthy Schools Act. In its place the Board is recommending establishing an Ad Hoc Committee, says celebrated children's environmental health non-profit California Safe Schools.
Publishers Newswire releases its 2022 ‘Books to Bookmark’ List with 10 Great Books You’ve Likely Never Seen
TEMECULA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Publishers Newswire (PNW), a news publisher covering books, music and software launched in 2004, has announced its annual "books to bookmark" list of 10 new and interesting reads from small publishers and self-published authors in North America published in 2022. These books are often overlooked due to not coming from major traditional book publishing houses.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Fostering UNITY will present their 4th annual Winter Wonderland event at the organization’s headquarters in Acton, CA on Saturday, December 10 from 4-8pm. This free event sold out in less than one week! Families who pre-registered on Eventbrite will bring hundreds of children in foster care to the 10-acre Heritage House in Acton, CA to experience a dazzling drive-through display of colorful lights, festive music, beautiful decorations, an abundance of snow, a choir of carolers, family-friendly activities, and of course – Santa and his elves.
Golden State Pops Orchestra presents the 2022 HOLIDAY POPS Spectacular at the Warner Grand Theatre in San Pedro
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Golden State Pops Orchestra rings in the holiday season with joyous music and high spirits on Saturday, December 17, 2022 at 8 p.m. in the Warner Grand Theatre in San Pedro, California. Celebrate the holiday season with Maestro Steven Allen Fox, Resident Choir Maestra Marya Basaraba, and the Golden State Pops Orchestra and Chorale, with the "Holiday Pops Spectacular."
TORRANCE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, the Roberson brothers are two pictures of success. Jacen, the younger brother, was recently drafted by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the sixteenth round. Meanwhile, his older brother, Cameron, graduated last year from the University of Mass. Amherst, which he attended on a full-ride scholarship. They attribute a portion of their combined athletic-academic success to their connection with We Are G.A.M.E. (Getting Athletes Mentoring and Education).
Todd-versations Lunchtime Heroes: Shining a light on School Nutrition and the ‘Lunchtime Heroes’ that make it happen
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Todd Linsky Consulting (TLC) announced today: TLC-Todd-versations, in collaboration with the Chef Ann Foundation, brings you stories from across our great country on positive changes to the school nutrition landscape, "Todd-versations Lunchtime Heroes."
IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- CDF Labor Law LLP (CDF) proudly congratulates Marie DiSante, Founding and Firm Managing Partner, for being named the recipient of the Vistage 2022 Orange County "Lifetime Achievement Award." Vistage is the world's largest CEO coaching and peer advisory organization for small and midsize businesses.
SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- MCT®, the leader in capital markets software and services supporting more lenders with hedging and pipeline management solutions than any other single provider, is pleased to present the MCTlive! Lock Volume Indices for October 2022. MCT Data represents a balanced cross section of several hundred lenders among retail, correspondent, wholesale, and consumer direct channels.
New illustrated children’s book celebrates magic of adoption and diversity through creative storytelling
SANTA CLARITA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Adam Swain Ferguson, founder, Purple Fox Entertainment, is a creative producer and author. His new book release, "Love Without Wings: An Adoption Fairytale" (ISBN: 979-8986768014), was inspired by a true story - his own story - and celebrates diverse families made complete through adoption. It's scheduled to be released during National Adoption Month on November 19, National Adoption Day.
Domaine Carneros by Taittinger and Voluspa light up the holiday season with Sparkling Cuvée Candle and Sparkling Wine duo
NAPA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Two iconic California-based handcrafted brands come together this holiday season with the release of the limited edition "Sparkling Cuvée" Signature Duo, featuring a luxuriously scented Voluspa candle and Sparkling Wine by the ever-elegant Domaine Carneros by Taittinger, paired in holiday gift packaging. Artisans of the senses, Voluspa and Domaine Carneros worked closely to accent the aromas of pink grapefruit and stone fruits found in the sparkling wine in the newest candle in the Voluspa portfolio
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Neurotech Reports, the publisher of the Neurotech Business Report newsletter, announced that 12 promising neurotechnology startups and early-stage firms will present at the 2022 Neurotech Leaders Forum in San Francisco, November 7-8. The 22nd annual event - the most established in the industry - will also feature presentations and panel discussions on important issues confronting the neurotechnology industry.
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Glancy Wine Education Foundation announces its 11th annual gala celebration event and auction, taking place at the San Francisco Wine School in South San Francisco on Saturday, November 12, 2022, from 5-10 p.m.
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property and casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Anita Huang has joined the firm as a Senior Vice President within its Life and Executive Benefits practice managed by Vanbridge, an EPIC company.
SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Founded by two black doctors who tired of watching patients who looked like them die sicker and younger, Welfie is launching "Booster Troop," a fun health media literacy initiative that helps underserved children better spot misinformation. It launches October 24 for Media Literacy Week, and it includes a 7-minute animated episode in both English and Spanish, a lesson plan, and other classroom materials. Welfie provides culturally competent health and mental health education and care coordination to schools.
Legacy Launch Pad Releases Personal Finance Guidebook to Achieving Financial Security by Dan Nicholson
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Legacy Launch Pad Publishing has released "RIGGING THE GAME: How to Achieve Financial Certainty, Navigate Risk and Make Money on Your Own Terms" (ISBN: 978-1956955439 paperback), written by Dan Nicholson. In "RIGGING THE GAME," Nicholson reveals why some entrepreneurs seem to always win while others routinely fail. (Spoiler alert: it's not luck.)
LONG BEACH, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The 4th Annual Long Beach Gives campaign, an online giving day sponsored by the City's leading nonprofit funders and nonprofit support organizations, invites donors from throughout the city and beyond to give to the local nonprofit of their choosing. This year, the effort raised $1,965,539 to support 232 participating nonprofits. BOSS™ (Business Of Student Success) raised $130,000 from more than 300 donors, making it the second most contributed to charity in this year's campaign.
Top Colleges and U.S. Universities to Attend Vistamar School 14th Annual Multicultural Student College Fair on October 16, 2022
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On October 16, 2022, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Vistamar School hosts its 14th annual Multicultural Student College Fair at Vistamar School, 737 Hawaii Street in El Segundo. Open to all students, this College Admissions Fair is an opportunity for high school students to meet representatives and alumni from a wide range of top colleges, universities, and service academies from across the country. These institutions seek to meet Los Angeles area high school students of all backgrounds.
PBS SoCal and Our L.A. Present Documentary Film: ‘Bridging the Divide: Tom Bradley and The Politics of Race’
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- "Bridging the Divide: Tom Bradley and the Politics of Race" reveals the life and legacy of the first African American mayor elected in a major American city, with an overwhelmingly white majority, and will be broadcast on PBS SoCal on Thursday, October 6 at 8:30 p.m., Our L.A. announced today. The encore presentation of the award-winning documentary is being released during another historic Los Angeles mayoral race occurring now. It is also available on PBS.org, and on PBS and World Channel's Saturday Playlist Initiative on race.
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Glancy Wine Education Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of a new board member, Maggie Heile, joining this month as co-chair of fundraising. Heile joins just before the foundation's annual gala celebration, which plays a crucial role in raising the funds required to provide wine education scholarships to wine and hospitality professionals in need of assistance.
31 dogs saved from dog-meat farm in China have arrived in California following year-long CDC dog ban
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- hina Rescue Dogs, a 501(c)(3) organization, committed to rescuing and saving dogs from the slaughterhouses, meat trade, abuse, and neglect in China, has rescued into the U.S. the first large shipments of dogs from China following the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) dog ban.
Kaloust Guedel, Excessivism Artist, Offers Innovative Approach to Bringing Historical Roots to Contemporary Art
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Over the past four decades, Kaloust Guedel has worked in diverse styles and techniques, constantly searching for the "perfect" resonance, ever aware that his search is an endless one. His next experiment was to combine a painting he had painted with a sculpture he didn't particularly like.
Keeping Local Dollars Local, Yiftee Inc. Surpasses 400 Community eGift Cards – Adds New In-Person Sales Capability
MENLO PARK, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- As of today, Yiftee, Inc. is offering another way to "Keep Local Dollars Local" with its new "Order Desk" capability. City offices, Chambers of Commerce, Main Streets, and Downtown Associations can now sell their custom-branded Community eGift Cards to walk-in buyers and at public events, in addition to online sales.
Death Row Resident and Author Jarvis Jay Masters Reveals Poignant Childhood Trauma in Compassion Prison Project Podcast
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Compassion Prison Project Founder and Compassion in Action podcast host, Fritzi Horstman, has released a riveting, in-depth interview with San Quentin death row resident and author, Jarvis Jay Masters, author of "That Bird Has My Wings: The Autobiography of an Innocent Man on Death Row." Oprah Winfrey has recently selected "That Bird Has My Wings" as her latest pick for Oprah's Book Club.
CALABASAS, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- BabyLiveAdvice, the leading virtual maternal telehealth provider, announced the completion of a $1.1 million seed investment led by Venn Ventures and Synergen Technology Labs. BabyLiveAdvice, founded by CEO Sigi Marmorstein, RN, PHN, MSN, FNP-BC, partners with healthcare providers and health systems to support coordinated, comprehensive prenatal, postpartum, and infant care.
After mentoring DJ through High School, We Are GAME Alum DJ Reed’s NFL Career Demonstrates ‘It Takes a Village’
TORRANCE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Allen Thigpen, co-founder of We Are G.A.M.E., grew up in Plainfield, New Jersey rooting for the New York Jets, even back when they were the Titans. After graduating from Pennsylvania Military College (now Widener University), in Chester, Pennsylvania, Thigpen was commissioned as a second Lieutenant in the United States Army and served as an officer during the Vietnam era.
Opening Sept. 15 in L.A.: ‘Veils’ The Musical Takes Center Stage Reminding Us of The Price Paid for The Freedoms Won
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Black Hollywood Education and Resource Center (BHERC) has teamed with Restoration Stage (Washington, D.C.) to bring the popular musical "Veils" to the Los Angeles area for a short run Thursday, September 15, and Friday, September 16 at 8 p.m.; Saturday, September 17 at 2 and 8 p.m. and Sunday, September 18 at 8 p.m. at the Nate Holden Performing Art Center in Los Angeles.
The Joy Factory and Augmentir Partner to Offer AI and Productivity Solutions for Mobile Connected Workforces
IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Global mobile tablet accessory manufacturer The Joy Factory has partnered with smart workforce solutions provider Augmentir™ to deliver the tools needed by today's mobile connected workers to boost productivity, streamline processes, improve work quality, and ensure safety particularly in the fields of Oil & Gas, Energy & Utilities, and Manufacturing.
BHERC Presents Its First Health Matters Film Screening & Panel Focused on Mental Health During The 28th Annual African American Film...
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Black Hollywood Education Resource Center (BHERC) is proud to welcome an incredible lineup of Films, Filmmakers and Healthcare Professionals to the stage of speakers for our 28th Annual Film Festival and First Annual Health Conference: "SUPLLEMENTALLY": Mastering Mental and Brain Health After the Pandemic Across the Globe: Recovery, Healing, Hope, Reimage, taking place August 27, 2022, Cinemark 18 & XD, 6081 Center Drive, Los Angeles and virtually.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Talon International is excited to launch breakthrough anti-counterfeit and consumer engagement technology: StegVision functions off an easy-to-use app that helps businesses and consumers combat counterfeit products across all industries and create powerful engagement(s) with their consumers.
AI-Based Transit Signal Prioritization Helps Silicon Valley Buses Get Residents in Zero-Vehicle Households to Destinations Quicker
SANTA CLARA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The City/County Association of Governments of San Mateo County C/CAG) and the Intelligent Transit Signal Prioritization (iTSP) project partners have successfully completed a pilot project that demonstrated a positive impact on improved transit performance in East Palo Alto, Sustainable Silicon Valley (SSV) announced today.
Comedians with Disabilities Act Announces Northern California Tour – Nina G Hosts Comedy Troupe with Four Shows
OAKLAND, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The producers and contributors of the Comedians with Disabilities Act are pleased to announce the upcoming tour of its wildly popular show in October 2022. The comedy troupe is the brainchild of the late comedian Michael O'Connell, who started the group in 2010, and was later joined by Steve Danner and Nina G not long after.
PALO ALTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- RenderX®, the leader in formatting solutions for various content including XML, released a new product - InGrid, RenderX's second-generation load balancing formatting server. RenderX's patented technology is used by hundreds of organizations worldwide in the financial, consumer, insurance, government, manufacturing, transportation and pharmaceutical sectors.
L.A. Metro Partners with Strive for Innovative Transit Ambassador Program as Strategy, Reinforcing Public Safety
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) approved a bold initiative to pioneer a multi-year transit ambassador program throughout its bus and rail system. Metro is contracting with Strive, a reputable and experienced wellness and community health partner, to implement and manage a diverse team of transit ambassadors.
PLEASANTON, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- This two-day California Soul Food Cookout and Festival is not only filled with food, fun and music, but purpose too. For 12 years running, this premier food and music event has grown to be a regional favorite. This year's festival will be held at the Alameda Fairgrounds on September 17 and 18, 2022 and will donate a portion of revenue to different charities in the Bay area who work to help the homeless and domestic violence victims.
SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Mortgage Capital Trading (MCT®), a leading mortgage hedge advisory and secondary marketing software firm, announced today that National Mortgage Professional's Mortgage Women Magazine selected Natalie Arshakian, Senior Director and Head of Lock Desk Operations at MCT, to its annual 2022 Mortgage Star Awards.
LONG BEACH, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Santa Fe Importers proudly celebrates its 75th year in business. To honor the occasion, the deli is offering commemorative items and limited edition giveaways to customers in the coming months. Along with these offerings, a new website was launched in February that will make it possible for customers to place online orders before year end. The company has two locations.
NAPA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- As harvest kicks off in Napa this week, Domaine Carneros Winery is pleased to announce the appointment of Tim Rowe, seasoned viticultural expert with over a decade of impressive positions within the California wine industry, to the position of Vineyard Manager. Succeeding Alberto Zamora, who is retiring after a 40-year career in the wine industry, ten of which were spent transforming the vineyards at Domaine Carneros, Rowe states that his new position is a viticulturist's dream.
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- 71-year-old gay elder David Vass, who participated in the birthing of the gay liberation movement from seedlings, has launched his long-awaited one-man show, 'What Could Go Wrong?' His series of monologues is based on over 70 diaries kept since Vass was seven years old.
WOODLAND HILLS, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Talon International Inc. and KC Wearable Technologies Srl. in Italy have formed a strategic partnership to supply Talon's customers, the world's largest fashion brands, with the KC's wearable technology innovations. With a strong vision for the future, the cooperation will facilitate the sales and distribution of existing KC innovations, as well as the creation of exciting future joint developments to make new functionalities in clothing and accessories possible.
Californian Travels to Poland to Document Interviews with Ukrainian Soldiers and Refugees, and Animate their Stories
SAN JOSE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Kipp Berdiansky, a 57-year-old engineer from Silicon Valley, traveled to Poland in May to interview Ukrainian soldiers and refugees. He subsequently had Ukrainian illustrators, animators and voice-over freelancers animate the story for a new YouTube channel called "Heroes of War."
Petco Love Invests over $12K in Sacramento SPCA to Expand Lifesaving Support for Pets Affected by Fire Disasters
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Sacramento SPCA announced today that they received a $12,500 grant investment from national nonprofit Petco Love, to expand their lifesaving support for animals affected by disaster in Northern California. Petco Love is a national nonprofit leading change for pets by harnessing the power of love to make communities and pet families closer, stronger, and healthier.
Cyber Intelligence Firm, Treadstone 71 releases in-depth details of hybrid operations and cognitive warfare actions by Iran
HALF MOON BAY, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Treadstone 71, LLC, your primary source for cyber intelligence and counterintelligence training and services, released in-depth details of Iranian intelligence-backed hybrid operations and cognitive warfare actions.
TORRANCE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Two more student-athletes who connected with We Are G.A.M.E. (Getting Athletes Mentoring and Education) have put what they learned to work. Now, their G.A.M.E. foundation has propelled them into success as they graduate with not just significant degrees, but also jobs.
ONTARIO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Mag Instrument, Inc., maker of the world-renowned family of MAGLITE® flashlights, launches the much-anticipated MAG-TAC® 2 tactical LED flashlight. MAG-TAC 2 is an additional American design built to exacting standards of Founder and CEO of Mag Instrument, Inc., Anthony 'Tony' Maglica. The new Maglite® MAG-TAC® 2 LED tactical flashlight is a compact flashlight with full-size power.
BERKELEY, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Covenant Winery Summer Music Series, which kicked off on Memorial Day weekend in Berkeley at their Sixth Street winery, continues through July with four concerts, July 3, 10, 17 and 24, 2022. Showcased at the winery's new outdoor tasting lounge, fans of wine and music can enjoy the vibe of the Berkeley Drinks District, while sipping a nice array of California and Israeli wines.
Actress Ally Walker’s directing debut ‘Far More’ gets a new lease on life, aboard top streaming platforms
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Libelula Productions, LLC. presents, "Far More," which will begin streaming on July 5, 2022, on Apple TV, Google Play/YouTubeTV, Vudu, and Amazon Prime. "Far More" stars Adrian Grenier ("CLICKBAIT") as Sean McCallister, a successful fashion designer who returns home after a long absence to see his terminally-ill brother, played by Bailey Chase ("LONGMIRE").
Calif. and West Coast States Launch New Multi-State Commitment to Reproductive Freedom, Standing United on Protecting Abortion Access
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ Today, the governors of California, Oregon and Washington today issued a Multi-State Commitment to defend access to reproductive health care, including abortion and contraceptives, and committed to protecting patients and doctors against efforts by other states to export their abortion bans to our states.
Calif. Gov. Newsom and LGBTQ Caucus Lift Up California’s Fight for Equality and Leadership on LGBTQ Rights
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Governor Gavin Newsom and First Partner Jennifer Siebel Newsom on Thursday (June 23) joined members of the California Legislative LGBTQ Caucus at the historic Governor’s Mansion for the Caucus’s 20th anniversary Pride celebration and to highlight California’s leadership on LGBTQ rights.
Hosted by Anna Davis, Legacy Launch Pad Podcast ‘Entrepreneur Publishing Academy’ Named One Of The Best Publishing Podcasts
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Legacy Launch Pad Publishing's podcast Entrepreneur Publishing Academy has been named one of the best publishing podcasts by numerous outlets, including LA Weekly, Feedburner and Kindlepreneur.
EV Range Inc. Reduces Central California Range Anxiety on Highway 101 with Faster Charging and Frictionless Payments
SOLEDAD, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EV Range, Inc., the leader in zero emission vehicle charging station management software solutions and installation services today announced the launch of new fast chargers for electric vehicles in Soledad, California. The EV market is quickly moving from early adopters to the mass market with EVs becoming a person's primary and only vehicle.