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PDC Capital Group's Emilio N. Francisco named a Goodwill Southern California Partner of Hope

COSTA MESA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Emilio N. Francisco, Chairman and CEO of PDC Capital Group, has been named a Partner of Hope by Goodwill Southern California. The Goodwill Partner of Hope program allows generous donors to make regularly scheduled donations that fund education, job-training and job-placement services for individuals with physical or mental disabilities or other difficulties finding a job.

Opinion: The Failure of Modern Medicine and Growing Opioid Addiction

CORTE MADERA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- 'Giving voice to a growing public health problem,' notes Dr. Don Harte, Marin County chiropractor, 'a recent cover of TIME magazine bears a picture of a fishhook, with a pill as 'bait.' That cover proclaims 'They're the most powerful painkillers ever invented. And they're creating the worst addiction crisis America has ever seen.' No kidding!'

EPIC Insurance Brokers Launches Private Exchange Platform with Employee Benefit Services

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a national retail property and casualty insurance brokerage, and employee benefits consultant, this week unveiled its next generation private exchange, coined EPIC EXP (The EPIC Exchange Platform) in partnership with Atlanta-based Hodges-Mace, LLC.

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.

Edgewood Partners Insurance Center welcomes Sheryl McLamb to EPIC's Private Client Group in Sacramento

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Edgewood Partners Insurance Center (EPIC), a retail property, casualty and employee benefits insurance brokerage and consultant, announces that Sheryl McLamb has joined as an Account Manager in EPIC's Private Client Group. McLamb will be based in Sacramento as EPIC expands its private client services.

Reverse Mortgage Loan Origination System Support Portal launched by ReverseVision Inc

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- ReverseVision, Inc. has announced the launch of its new RV Support Portal designed to improve the support experience for users of RV Exchange (RVX), ReverseVision's flagship reverse loan origination system (RLOS) platform.

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.
Rosemary Hughes

EPIC Insurance Brokers Expands National Employer Services Platform with Davin Millholland and Rosemary Hughes in Georgia

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty and employee benefits insurance brokerage and consultant, announced today the additions of Employee Benefits Consulting professionals Davin Millholland and Rosemary Hughes to its rapidly growing Employer Services Platform (ESP).

Historic WWII D-Day Flag to be Auctioned by Grenadier Military Antiques Auctions for 71st anniversary of D-Day

SANTA MONICA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- An historic 48-star American D-Day flag - similar to one radio personality Glenn Beck paid $350,000 for in an auction last June - will be offered for auction during June 2015 by Grenadier Military Antiques Auctions in Los Angeles. The auction coincides with the 70th anniversary of the end of WWII and the 71st anniversary of the D-Day landings.

Victoria Jackson Cosmetics Re-Launches Brand Portal with Classic Products and New Offerings

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Victoria Jackson Cosmetics is proud to announce an exciting brand refresh. Known as The Original 'No Make-up, Makeup'(R), Victoria Jackson Cosmetics has re-launched its website with a brand new look and new products. Victoria's favorites are still available like her 'No Make-up' Foundation Duo, Gentle Eye Makeup Remover, Universal Brow Pencil and the Victoria Jackson Survival Kit(R).

EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants Grows in Reno with Addition of Courtney Pino and Move into New Offices

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants (EPIC), a national retail property, casualty and employee benefits insurance brokerage and consultant, announced today the addition of Courtney Pino as a commercial insurance broker/producer as well as their move into new Reno, Nevada offices.

Southern California Oil Spill Victims' Claims being explored by Weitz & Luxenberg

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Weitz and Luxenberg P.C., today announced it is investigating claims from members of the fishing industry, property owners and others harmed by an oil spill that began Tuesday and blighted the shoreline just north of Santa Barbara, Calif.

Edgewood Partners Insurance Center welcomes Myesha Lamison Director, Benefits Technology

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Edgewood Partners Insurance Center (EPIC), a retail property, casualty and employee benefits insurance brokerage and consultant, announces that Myesha Lamison has joined as Director, Benefits Technology as a part of EPIC's growing national Employer Services Platform (ESP) team.

Telecom Industry Veteran Bruce Banigan joins 5 Bars as Vice President

IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- 5 Bars(TM), a leader in wireless technology solutions, announced the appointment of Bruce Banigan as Vice President. California-based 5 Bars is a premier neutral host provider of indoor/outdoor distributed antenna systems, Wi-Fi and small cells networks.
Assemblyman Mike Gatto

Gatto Introduces Bill to Cut California Bureaucracy and Protect Water-Conscious Residents

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- When Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Glendale), the principal co-author of last year’s California water bond and numerous water-efficiency bills,...

Civic Resource Group International Names Former VMware Global VP Dane Smith as New Company President

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Civic Resource Group Intl. (CRGI) is pleased to announce that Dane Smith has joined the company as President. Mr. Smith comes to CRGI from On-Ramp Wireless, an IoT technology provider. In his role, Mr. Smith will be responsible for providing strategic leadership for the Company by working with the CRGI Executive Team, their Advisory Board, and community leaders to establish long-term goals, strategies, plans, and policies for implementing successful Smart City campaigns globally.

Gordon Brush Plans Massive Expansion of its Made in the USA Products for Q3-2015 with New Calif. Facility

CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Gordon Brush Company, which boasts one of the world's largest selection of industrial brushes, has acquired a new building and will move its factory and offices from its current 51,000 square foot facility at 6247 Randolph Street in Commerce, CA, to a 182,000 square foot building in the City of Industry, CA, located at 3737 Capitol Avenue.

Insider Software Launches Digital Asset Manager, EXPO, Which Centralizes Creative Assets and Streamlines Workflow

SAN JOSE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Insider Software, the maker of FontAgent(R) Pro, has launched Expo(TM), an innovative asset manager that redefines how web, creative and marketing professionals discover, manage and utilize images, fonts, icons, multimedia and application documents in their projects. By supporting their creative workflow, Expo helps them develop better designs, websites, documents, presentations and materials.

MostFit welcomes certified sports nutritionist and exercise physiologist Tom Holland, as a Brand Ambassador

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- MostFit is excited and proud to announce the onboarding of internationally recognized exercise physiologist and certified sports nutritionist Tom Holland, as a Brand Ambassador.

EPIC Insurance Brokers expands Employee Benefits Practice with acquisition of Executive Financial, Inc.

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property and casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today it has acquired Executive Financial, Inc., an employee benefits consulting firm specializing in executive benefits, life, and disability insurance strategies.
Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.

Calif. Gov. Brown Announces Historic Investment in Schools, Rainy Day Fund, New Earned Income Tax Credit in Revised Budget

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. released a revised state budget that prudently pays down debt and saves...

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.
Kristina Andrada

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...

EPIC Insurance Brokers Strengthens its Auto Dealer Programs with acquisition of Sorci Insurance Brokerage

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property and casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today it has acquired Sorci Insurance Brokerage, Inc., a specialist in providing comprehensive Workers' Compensation Insurance services to New Car Auto Dealers in California.

DocMagic Surpasses 100 Million eSignature Transactions for the Mortgage Industry

TORRANCE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- DocMagic, Inc., the premier provider of fully-compliant loan document preparation, compliance, eSign and eDelivery solutions, announced today that its eSign platforms have now processed more than 100 million mortgage-related eSignature transactions.
U.S. Dept. of State

San Diego Unified Port District partners with U.S. Dept. of State for Maritime Security

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Ambassador William R. Brownfield, Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs...
CARR

San Diego County Awards Contract to CARR for Development of Assisted Living Facility Rating System

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The County of San Diego, Aging and Independence Services awarded Consumer Advocates for RCFE Reform (CARR) a fixed price contract for a pilot project to create a rating system for the County's assisted living facilities, and to develop a consumer-friendly website to display the ratings and facility information.

Civic Resource Group International working with Microsoft on CityNext for 'Smart Cities' Tech

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Civic Resource Group International (CRGI) today announced it is working with Microsoft on Microsoft CityNext, an initiative designed to help governments, businesses, and citizens re-imagine what is next for their cities. For the first time in history, more than one-half of the world's population live in urban areas and nearly 70 percent of people will live in cities by 2050.

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)

Diversification of EB-5 Investor Pool is a Positive Evolution of the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program

COSTA MESA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- In response to the surge in EB-5 applications from mainland China, the U.S. State Department has announced a cutoff date for immigrant investors from mainland China applying for permanent residency in the U.S. through the EB-5 visa program, according to PDC Capital Group.

Jonathan Burke Endowed Presidential Scholarship announced by Laguna College of Art and Design

LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Laguna College of Art and Design (LCAD) announced the Jonathan Burke Endowed Presidential Scholarship commemorating Burke's 35 years with the college. From 1985 to 2011, Burke was dean of fine arts, co-vice president of Academic Affairs and gallery director at LCAD.
SEIU

Calif. Senator Hall and Certified Nursing Assistants Demand Quality Assurance at Skilled Nursing Facilities – SB 779

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Senate Bill (SB) 779 authored by Calif .Senator Isadore Hall, III (D-South Bay), and sponsored by SEIU-United Long Term Care Workers (ULTCW), would address understaffing that currently places the lives of nursing home residents at risk.

Silicon-Valley's Tanis Communications Inc. Expands with New Austin Office

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Tanis Communications, Inc., an award-winning marketing and PR services firm specializing in business-to-business (B2B) communications for high-tech companies, today announced the opening of its office in Austin, Texas, adding to its presence in Silicon Valley and New York City.

Civic Resource Group International Makes Cloud-based CivicConnect Water Conservation Platform Available to Drought-Stricken California Cities

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Civic Resource Group International (CRG) today announced immediate availability of its award-winning CivicConnect(TM) Water Conservation and Drought Management Platform to all the Cities and Water Agencies throughout California.

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.
Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.

Calif. Governor Brown Directs First Ever Statewide Mandatory Water Reductions

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Following the lowest snowpack ever recorded and with no end to the drought in sight, Calif. Governor Edmund G....

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