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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."
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 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.)
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.
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.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Announcing the launch of a new monthly magazine, from Editor-in-Chief, Tara Chand, HumanNature.org, dedicated to exploring human nature in all its gory and subtlest aspects, through short stories, new characters, reader feedback, and cartoons illustrative of human nature-like holding a mirror to humanity.
SAN JOSE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Jack Grandcolas, Pebble Beach, California, lost his wife on flight 93 on 9/11/2001 and shares his story and the actual final call on an answering machine message from her. In this animated video from YouTuber Kipp Berdiansky and his channel, "Heroes of War," the viewer can listen to this message and see how that day unfolded and how it has affected him to this day.
L.A.-based Finding Erotica Honors Diversity during September Sexual Health Month with ‘Skin Anthology’ Video Series
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Seven years ago, mother, grandmother and pole athlete / movement instructor, Sharonette Briggs, found herself stuck in a dead-end job and dealing with a devastating personal loss. Her business partner, Thomas McKenna was confronted with a cancer diagnosis that forced him to reconfigure his life in very basic and intimate terms. He shared some of his stories with Briggs and a vision was formulated to create a platform using art and writing as a healing diversion. Finding Erotica (FE) was born. (MATURE)
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.
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.
Domaine Carneros Winery and Humphry Slocombe Ice Cream Team Up Again for Rosé Inspired Ice Cream Flavor
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Just in time for Rosé season, San Francisco small-batch ice cream brand Humphry Slocombe - known for its imaginative ingredient-driven flavors - has partnered with the Napa Valley's first name in top quality sparkling wine, Domaine Carneros, to revisit its smash hit "Rosé All Day" flavor, this time as a dairy-based ice cream.
Legacy Launch Pad Publishing releases comedic memoir about mother-daughter relationships, ‘The World According to Bess’
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- How can you honor a lifetime of quirky, funny and off-color perspectives from your beloved but aging mom? If you're Bonnie Lorber Habyan, you gather all those moments, write them into a hilarious book and launch it on her 91st birthday. Legacy Launch Pad Publishing is proud to be releasing "The World According to Bess: A Funny, Unfiltered Memoir of Life Lessons from My 90-Year-Old Mom."
Modern Exploration Society, Hidden Compass, Calls for Proposals for its first $15,000 Pathfinder Prize
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Hidden Compass, a women-founded media company and modern exploration society, has just announced a call for proposals for their first annual Hidden Compass Pathfinder Prize. The $15,000 prize will fund a curious team of modern explorers and allow them to share their discoveries with the public.
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.