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Californians to Participate in Second-Annual MENTAL HEALTH ACTION DAY on May 19, 2022: 1,600+ orgs, brands and cultural leaders
LOS ANGELES AND TEMECULA /CALIFORNIA NEWSWIRE/ -- As part of its Mental Health is Health initiative, MTV’s second-annual Mental Health Action Day – an open-source movement of brands, organizations, government agencies, and cultural leaders to drive culture of mental health from awareness to action – will bring together more than 1,600 organizations in cities across the country, including in Los Angeles and Temecula, to encourage and empower people to take action for mental health on Thursday, May 19, 2022.
BERKELEY, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Covenant Winery Summer Concert Series kicks off Memorial Day weekend in Berkeley with acclaimed French/American jazz pianist, composer and arranger Franck Amsallem. Franck has recorded ten CDs under his own name as well as a collaboration, "New York Stories," with (Berkeley's own) Joshua Redman, Roy Hargrove, and Danny Gatton on Blue Note.
Isn’t It Possible to Promote Literacy? 10th Anniversary Edition of ‘Little Green’ supports Reading Is Fundamental of Southern California
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Paraphrase, LLC, the publisher of "Little Green" (ISBN: 978-0981587943) by Arnold Rudnick, is donating 500 copies of a special anniversary edition to Reading Is Fundamental of Southern California (RIFSoCal). For 10 years, "Little Green" has been asking, "Isn't it possible?"
Los Angeles 7-year-old Author Releases Debut Book, ‘I Slept in My Bed Last Night’ for Children’s Book Week
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Seven-year-old author, Sammy Wallace, will release his debut rhyming children's picture book, "I Slept in My Bed Last Night" (ISBN 979-8985784404; WF Publications), on May 2, 2022, in conjunction with Children's Book Week. Written as a lighthearted distraction during the medical, racial, and social turbulence of 2020, this comical book has received early success.
BERKELEY, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Share International USA, a non-profit educational organization, announced today the start of a daily prayer/meditation vigil designed to engage the power of the people to bring peace in the current Russia/Ukraine conflict as well as all others ongoing worldwide.
Pat Brown Institute at Cal State LA and California Community Foundation release 2022 survey of Los Angeles Latina/o residents
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Pat Brown Institute for Public Affairs at Cal State LA (PBI) and the California Community Foundation (CCF) released a new survey of Latina/o residents in Los Angeles County, a community that will be a major factor in L.A.’s upcoming mayoral race and in other elections.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Legacy Launch Pad Publishing is releasing "Unboxed: Essays on Learning to Trust Myself to Stop Doing the Things I Hate" (ISBN: 979-8985225327), the first book by coach Lauren Schwarzfeld. In the book, Schwarzfeld shares the diverse life experiences she earned by trying on various careers.
California Ferret Owners Submit Ballot Initiative to Attorney General for Legal Opinion – AG Ignores Civil Code on Domestic Animals
SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Non-profit Legalize Ferrets (legalizeferrets.org) announced today that we are disappointed that California Attorney General ignores Civil Code in Domestic Ferret Ballot Initiative. The ferret legalization grassroots organization, has repeatedly asked the California Attorney General for a legal opinion.
Coalition For A Safe Environment to Distribute Free Personal Protection Equipment to Non-Profit Orgs and Public in So. Calif.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Coalition For A Safe Environment (CFASE), a 20-year old non-profit environmental justice organization headquartered in Wilmington, California, and its Community Emergency Preparedness Network will be distributing free Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) to community non-profit organizations, public health service providers, churches and the public.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Legacy Launch Pad Publishing is releasing "Ketogenic Bodybuilding: A Natural Athlete's Guide to Competitive Savagery" (ISBN: 978-1956955071), the first book by Robert Sikes. The book is the result of Sikes' experiences as a professional bodybuilder and fitness coach.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Cursive is Cool® contest will be held as usual this year after encouragement from teachers, parents, and students, announced the American Handwriting Analysis Foundation today, despite some schools in the USA and Canada operating remotely, or using a hybrid model with in-person learning. In person education is on again, off again, hit or miss these days. Yet, Cursive is Cool Contest is reliable.
Starting the Year Right With a Book to Help Bring Happiness: watch book-on-film on the Scientology Network
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Avoid the pitfalls that can derail those New Year's resolutions by adopting the common-sense moral code contained in "The Way to Happiness." Watch "The Way to Happiness" book-on-film on the Scientology Network.
Equality for All’s Nfamara Jawneh is featured in an episode of Voices for Humanity on the Scientology Network
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Church of Scientology International shares the story of how Nfamara Jawneh and his nonprofit Equality for All ("Beakangyan" in the local language) helped end two decades of tyranny by raising awareness of human rights. His story is featured in an episode of Voices for Humanity on the Scientology Network.
TEMECULA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Publishers Newswire, a news publisher covering books, music and software launched in 2004, has announced its annual "books to bookmark" list of 11 new and interesting reads from small publishers and self-published authors across the U.S. These books are often overlooked due to not coming from major traditional book publishing houses.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- As Human Rights Day 2021 approaches, the Church of Scientology International shares the work of human rights activists featured on the Scientology Network. Mary Shuttleworth, featured in an episode of "Voices for Humanity," founded Youth for Human Rights International in 2001.
True Joy for the Retired: new book reveals breakthrough in unleashing the power of appreciation, love and inclusion between generations
SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Paulina Kay has released a new book entitled "True Joy for the Retired, A Holistic Approach to Spreading the Love to Our Forgotten Elderly" (ISBN: 978-1773710075). It shows the young and old how to overcome: the deeply rooted Disconnection between generations; the often heartbreaking loneliness and hopelessness of the elderly; and the fear about getting older.
CERRITOS, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- A new "Theory of Everything" is being presented by the Pantheory Research Organization. This theory combines Quantum Mechanics (QM), the theory of the smallest particles, with General Relativity (GR), the theory of gravity and the world of the large, in a theoretical construct which they assert is without contradiction. This is their latest version of the theory that relates to problems in the forefront of modern physics as of the fall of 2021.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Robaba Mohammadi, Afghanistan's most famous artist, who paints with her mouth due to a birth defect which denies her the use of her limbs, is reacting to the Taliban's recent takeover of her homeland by building a movement to honor Heroes everywhere, and seeks assistance from those who share her goals with the Robaba Art and Cultural Center.
South Bay Mommies & Daddies, a Parents Network, Rebrands as Local Anchor with National Expansion Underway
REDONDO BEACH, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- South Bay Mommies & Daddies, a popular Los Angeles area community platform for parents that boasts nearly 8,000 members, is rebranding and expanding as Local Anchor after being selected for the 2021 Facebook Community Accelerator Program.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Compassion Prison Project (CPP) piloted its innovative new series "Trauma Talks," an educational video program with accompanying workbook this week. CPP's mission is to create trauma-informed prisons and communities by bringing trauma awareness education and proven healing modalities to the men and women living and working in prison.
Comedy Series, ‘Get Laughs or Cry Trying with Ken Rudnick’ is official selection at Battle of the Sketches
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- "Get Laughs or Cry Trying" is a fresh digital sketch comedy series, releasing original sketches on 4K HD on YouTube every Sunday through January 16, 2022, followed by HD release the next day on Instagram. The second episode, "PostMurder" premiered July 25, 2021, and is an Official Selection of The 4th Annual Battle of the Sketches.
Book Premiere for ‘Something Better’s Brewing’ by Former Convict Turned Multi-Millionaire Bikini Barista Mogul
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On July 31, 2021, Los Angeles based publishing company Launch Pad Publishing is celebrating the release of "Something Better's Brewing: What I Learned From Prison, Parenthood and Pouring Coffee" (ISBN: 978-195140765) - the debut memoir from Sarah Birnel.
California Families Facing Food Insecurity Receive Over 27,000 Meals From Employees at CDF Labor Law
IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The stories are endless of jobs suddenly gone forever and families struggling to get by. As cities across the nation continue to deal with the economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic, employees at CDF Labor Law LLP (CDF) got busy partnering with food banks and programs aimed to get food into the hands of hungry communities.
New Children’s Book ‘Adventure Zone’ Excites Experts with Its Fun Format, Explaining Pediatric Therapies
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Authors Allison Klimowicz and Veronica Stanley-Hooper have written a children's book entitled "Adventure Zone" (ISBN: 979-8524737199). This book, written for parents and children from the ages of 6 to 12 years old, explains pediatric therapies in a fun, informative way.
Burbank Widening Citizens Group Builds Opposition to Los Angeles’ Burbank Blvd Street Widening Project
NORTH HOLLYWOOD, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Burbank Widening Citizens Group. ("BWC Group") announced today that it is organizing in opposition to the Burbank Blvd. Street Widening Project. The Group consists of businesses and residences situated along the affected Burbank Blvd., between Lankershim Blvd. and Cleon St.
Sacramento SPCA Receives $15K Lifesaving Investment from Newly Named Petco Love for the Zoe K. McCrea Animal Health Center
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- he Sacramento SPCA announced today that they received a $15,000 grant investment from Petco Love, to support their lifesaving work for animals through the newly constructed Zoe K. McCrea Animal Health Center. A check presentation was held at the Petco retail store located at 855 E Bidwell Street in Folsom, California on Friday, July 9 at 11 a.m.
ANAHEIM, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Authors Mike Davis AND TL Banks would like to announce their new book "Drunk Talk" (ISBN: 979-8675709625). "Drunk Talk" is a one-of-a-kind book with something for everyone and will have you laughing hysterically as you are forced to question what you believe to be true.
4th of July Marks Deadliest Days of the Year, Sees Dramatic Spike in Traffic-Related Deaths Every Year
ONTARIO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The deadliest days of the year for traffic related accidents are those surrounding the 4th of July holiday. Every year there is a dramatic spike in pedestrian related deaths and injuries during that time. In response MAGLITE® and First Responders Children's Foundation (FRCF) are joining together to promote traffic and pedestrian safety awareness.
Scientology Volunteer Ministers provide Help to the people of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, an Island in Need
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- For 16 days, a team of Scientology Volunteer Ministers from Florida, arranged by the Freewinds, the Church of Scientology religious retreat, came to the aid of the people of St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
In Response to San Jose Shooting, ‘Sponsor A Ride’ Will Underwrite Local Trips for Essential Workers during VTA Shutdown
CUPERTINO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Due to the tragic shooting today at the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority rail yard in San Jose, Sponsor a Ride is underwriting local Uber and Lyft trips for all essential workers, medical personnel, and first responders who cannot get to their jobs due to the VTA shutdown, according to Logistics coordinator Mirna Saraswati.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Compassion Prison Project (CPP) is very pleased to announce their Inaugural Run Across America For Trauma Awareness (#RAAFTA) fundraising event in partnership with Be The Good. The objective is to run a cumulative 3,000 miles.
Dr. Bruce Perry and Compassion Prison Project: Uncovering Hidden Truths of Childhood Trauma Within Prisons
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Reflecting on his new book with Oprah Winfrey, "What Happened to You? Conversations on Trauma, Resilience and Healing," Dr. Perry sits down this week for an in-depth conversation with Compassion Prison Project Founder and award-winning film producer Fritzi Horstman.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- March 30, 2021 marked the 23rd anniversary of California Safe Schools (CSS), a celebrated children's environmental health and justice coalition, founded by Robina Suwol in 1998 after grade school students, including Robina's two sons, were sprayed with the herbicide Princep, as they headed to class.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- "The Leafwing" (ISBN: 978-0981660233), by author Deborah Copeland, is a new YA fantasy novel that is making waves on the YA Fantasy charts. With a book trailer that lives up to the high-intensity drama and mythological thrill as the novel, it certainly is a great fantasy book to immerse yourself in.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Launch Pad Publishing is releasing a groundbreaking new book about health, energy and longevity by biochemist, Registered Dietitian, sports nutritionist and formulation scientist Shawn Wells. The author's experiences overcoming a range of personal health battles led to the writing of the book, which supplements scientific research with his own personal experiences.
LONG BEACH, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- XLNT Foods, the oldest continuously operating Mexican food brand in the United States, is no stranger in the supermarket aisle. It's been producing small batch tamales and chili con carne with the same authentic recipe since 1894, but knows its marketing could benefit from more variety.
Everyday Self-Care and Your High Needs Child: Launch Pad Publishing Releases Self-Care Book For Parents with High Needs Children
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Launch Pad Publishing is releasing the first book in a new self-care series and it's the answer to caring for a child with high needs in our "sacrificial mom" culture. "Everyday Self-Care and Your High Needs Child" follows author Natalie Brobin's journey.
PASADENA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Olga Kambod, a Pasadena, California resident, was the victim of a brutal acid attack which scarred the right side of Her face. And while she may have been the victim in the incident, her attitude is far from someone who's giving in to her attacker.
Kids Read Now Mails Books to CA Students, Eliminates Learning Loss: Closing Opportunity Gap for California Students
VISTA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Kids Read Now is excited to partner with Guajome Park Academy to mail books directly to their students' homes over the summer. Guajome Park Academy is the first school district in California to partner with Kids Read Now to eliminate learning loss and close the opportunity gap for their students.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Music collectors take note. Fifty-seven years ago, on February 9, 1964, The Beatles made history with their first live American television appearance on "The Ed Sullivan Show." It had one of the largest viewing audiences ever, changed the course of music and influenced generations to follow. Today, Rockaway Records is proud to present a rare, one-of-a-kind artifact from that historic debut - a fully-signed piece of that stage's backdrop.
Book Release from Campaign Justice: ‘Say Their Names, 101 Unarmed Black Women, Men and Children Killed By Law Enforcement’
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Campaign Justice announced today that Black History Month is not only a time of recognizing the accomplishments of African-Americans, but is also a time to brighten the spotlight on systemic racism within law enforcement. "Say Their Names: 101 Unarmed Black Women, Men and Children Killed By Law Enforcement" (ISBN: 979-8570456860) is a newly released reference book which documents the stories of a few who have lost their lives during a brush with police.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Sacramento SPCA announced today that they have reached more than 90% of their fundraising goal to finish construction of the Zoe K. McCrea Animal Health Center - and the non-profit organization is asking for community support to help cross the finish line.
South Bay Mommies & Daddies teams with Beach Cities Health District to Support Raising Happy and Resilient Children
REDONDO BEACH, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- "Parents' Guide to Raising Happy, Healthy and Resilient Children," presented in partnership with Beach Cities Health District and South Bay Mommies and Daddies, is a five-part video series designed for parents of children ages 0-6.
Handwriting is Cool! 8th Annual Cursive is Cool Contest Adds Additional Prizes for Pandemic-Friendly Participation
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Cursive is Cool® contest will be held as usual this year after encouragement from teachers, parents and students, announced the American Handwriting Analysis Foundation today, despite some schools in the USA and Canada operating remotely, or using a hybrid model with in-person learning.
Denial of Coverage for Gender-Affirming Care in California Declared Unlawful says TransFamily Support Services
SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- TransFamily Support Services (transfamilysos.org) today announced a milestone victory in the organization's mission to build a world where all genders are accepted and treated equally.
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Library of Congress has just announced its annual list of 25 films selected to be preserved in the National Film Registry's vault. And, Richard Diamond, trustee, Richard Diamond Trust, is excited to share that "With Car and Camera Around the World" made the cut.
Calif. Wildfire survivors must act now to join the California no-cost 2020 wildfire cleanup program, says CalRecycle
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Survivors whose homes were damaged in the 2020 California wildfires now have until January 15, 2021, to sign up for the government-run debris removal program, says CalRecycle. The program is also available to property owners with fire damaged trees in danger of falling on public roads and other infrastructure.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Author/Educator and Chiropractor based in Santa Monica, Dr. Todd Gewant, today announced the release of his 2nd book in the "What I Wish I Was Told" children's book series, "What I Wish I Was Told: Part 2: A Poetic Guide To Unite Us All" (ISBN: 979-8696235394).
California Association of Food Banks and CalRecycle recommend practical steps every Californian can take right now to help hungry families
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Demand for food assistance has more than doubled during the COVID-19 pandemic, with nearly 1 in 4 Californians without enough to eat. Sheltering-in-place makes it difficult to take part in traditional in-person holiday food drives and fundraising events. But this year it’s more important than ever to help people struggling to feed their families during the holidays, according to the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery and its partner the California Association of Food Banks.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Sacramento SPCA will host a special stay-at-home fundraiser on Saturday, October 24, 2020 at 6 p.m. to help fund and build the new Zoe K. McCrea Animal Health Center at the Sacramento SPCA.