City: Irvine

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Irvine News - business, entertainment and technology news from Irvine, California

City: Irvine

City: Irvine
Irvine News - business, entertainment and technology news from Irvine, California
MuniServices

MuniServices, Municipal Tax Attorney Proactively Protect Local Revenue

IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Whether you love or hate them, local taxes and fees are critical sources of revenue that pay for good roads, clean water and safe communities. To help protect these funds, MuniServices, one of the nation’s leading municipal tax auditors, has partnered with attorney Ben Fay to advise its city and county clients on the legal application of their local ordinances, and to help protect them against social and economic changes.
cloudvirga inc

Fintech Mortgage Automation Pioneer Cloudvirga Raises $15M in Series B Funding

IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Cloudvirga(SM), developer of the automated, cloud-based intelligent Mortgage Platform(R) (iMP), announced today it has raised $15 million in a series B funding round led by Incenter, a Blackstone Group portfolio company. The new funding will support cloudvirga as it scales its technology and expands its product offerings.
5 BARS

5 BARS Sports welcomes Alessandro Feitosa as VP Solution Engineering for its High-density Wi-Fi Networks

IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- 5 BARS(R) Sports today announced that Alessandro Feitosa has joined 5 Bars as Vice President, Solution Engineering. Alessandro brings 15 years of experience and expertise in the sports and technology space. He has led strategic pursuits and deployments across the globe.
5 BARS Resets Wi-Fi ‘BAR’

5 BARS Resets Wi-Fi ‘BAR’ for Wireless Data Usage, Performance During Super Bowl LI

IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- 5 BARS(R), a premier provider of wireless solutions, set a new record for any single-day wireless data usage event on the Wi-Fi system installed and operating at NRG Stadium. During Super Bowl LI, the Wi-Fi system recorded data usage of 12.2 TB, exceeding last year's record from Levi Stadium.
EPIC INSURANCE

EPIC Strengthens California Benefits Team, Acquires Benefit Compass Insurance Services LLC

IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property & casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today it has acquired Benefit Compass Insurance Services, LLC, a specialist in employee benefits brokerage and consulting services.
Monnie McGaffigan

Monnie McGaffigan named President at 5 BARS in Irvine

IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- 5 BARS(R) announced today the appointment of Monnie McGaffigan as president of the wireless solutions firm. 5 Bars is a premier provider of master wireless plans and marketing agreements for cities and municipalities across the United States.
5 BARS

Greg Steininger joins 5 BARS as National VP of 5 Bars Communities

IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- 5 Bars(TM) a leader in wireless technology solutions, announced the appointment of Greg Steininger as National Vice President, Communities. 5 Bars is a premier provider of wireless master plans and asset marketing for cities, counties and large-scale venues.
LIBERTY Dental Plan of California

Covered California adds LIBERTY Dental Plan as option for 2017 Business and Family Plans

IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- LIBERTY Dental Plan is proud to announce its selection as a participating dental plan for the 2017 benefit year. LIBERTY will offer individual or family dental plans through Covered California this open enrollment period as well as coverage options for small businesses.
5 Bars

5 Bars Wins Cooperative Purchasing Contract to Provide Connected, Wireless Infrastructure to Calif. Government Entities

IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- 5 Bars announced today it has been awarded a national cooperative contract to provide an intelligent technology platform that is used for master planning of wireless infrastructure to cities, municipalities and government entities. The competitively solicited and publicly awarded agreement by the City of Sacramento, Calif. is made available through National IPA.
5 Bars

Wireless Innovator 5 Bars will Bring Cutting-Edge Wi-Fi and Cell Systems to Morongo Casino Resort

IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- 5 Bars(TM) announced today it will be building and installing a state-of-the-art multi-carrier Distributed Antenna System (DAS) for the Morongo Casino Resort and Spa in Cabazon, California. Once the system is installed in the coming months, Morongo guests will experience a profound improvement in wireless connectivity and data speeds within the resort due to the extended reach and connectivity of the DAS.

LIBERTY Dental Plan Comments on Little Hoover Commission Report Recommendations on Improving Oral Health in Calif.

IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- LIBERTY Dental Plan has reviewed the recommendations of the Little Hoover Commission Report, released April 1, 2016, which recognized the need for innovative, comprehensive and collaborative action, along with a vote of confidence for the preventive oral health care model of Dental Managed Care (DMC) program.

LIBERTY Dental Plan Advances Oral Health, Empowering Physicians to Provide Fluoride Varnish

IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- LIBERTY Dental Plan continues to innovate and be a champion for whole health by partnering with the Center for Oral Health and medical providers to create a program that will help increase the number of children receiving fluoride varnish - a critical treatment that helps prevent further dental issues later in life.

Wireless Leader 5 BARS to Deliver Carrier-Grade Wi-Fi for NRG Stadium in Houston

IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- 5 Bars(TM) announced today they are building a carrier-grade Wi-Fi system for NRG Stadium at NRG Park: the premier sports, convention, tradeshow and entertainment complex located in Harris County, the cultural center and urban hub of Houston.

Clarence Bates Joins EPIC Insurance as Principal, Employee Benefits in Irvine, Calif.

IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a unique and innovative national retail insurance brokerage and employee benefits consulting firm, announced today that Clarence Bates has joined the firm as a Principal in the Employee Benefits Practice.

Living Textiles Baby & Kids introduces organic cotton baby line 'Liv Organix' at ABC Kids Expo 2015

IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- For the first time since its launch in 2009, Living Textiles Baby and Kids, the innovative textiles and design baby and kids brand, is relaunching their own website. This initiative will provide Living Textiles and Baby a larger platform to expand and grow its ecommerce.

5 Bars Appoints 3 New Executives to Key Roles at Fast Growing Wireless Innovator

IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- 5 Bars, one of the USA's fastest growing innovators in premier DAS and Wi-Fi wireless infrastructure services, announced today three key leadership appointments that will add deep experience to the Company's leadership team and help accelerate the company's go-to-market strategies and growth capabilities.

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.

Monnie McGaffigan joins 5 Bars as Senior VP Business Development

IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- 5 Bars(TM) a leader in wireless technology solutions, announced the appointment of Monnie McGaffigan as Senior VP of Business Development. 5 Bars is a premier neutral host provider of indoor/outdoor distributed antenna systems, small cells and Wi-Fi(R) networks. The 5 Bars team designs, builds, operates and maintains wireless systems and has designed and developed over 500 wireless projects nationwide.

5 Bars Communities will develop a Wireless Master Plan for the 73 Toll Road in Orange County

IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- 5 Bars Communities announced today that it has been selected as the chief wireless consultant for the San Joaquin Hills Transportation Corridor Agency's 73 Toll Road. Amid growing demands for high-speed mobile broadband connectivity, the addition of strategically and sensitively placed cell sites on the 73 Toll Road will improve safety and provide added convenience for commuters.
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.

Southern California's First Working Vertical Farm on a High School Campus to include GardenSoxx drought resistant food growing system

IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Alegria Fresh announced today the expansion of the hydroponic vertical farm at Bell Gardens High School, Southern California's first working vertical farm on a high school campus. The farm, which features high-performance urban hydroponic vertical and organic farming methods, will be completed with Phase 2, a high efficiency organic food production system using GardenSoxx(R).

Edgewood Partners Insurance Center adds Tiffany McClellan as Regional Director of Employee Benefits

IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Edgewood Partners Insurance Center (EPIC), a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Tiffany McClellan has joined the firm as Regional Director Employee Benefits. McClellan brings 16 years of experience in strategic market planning, sales organizational leadership, new product/service development and health and welfare plan consulting to the firm.

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.

ImmersiON Partnership with VRelia will enhance the Augmented Virtual Reality experience

IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- ImmersiON, a USA company of Manuel R. Gutierrez Novelo, announced today its strategic fusion with VRelia, a company owned by Jose Antonio Garcia Marin headquartered in Spain. Novelo, the founder of internationally awarded TDVision, has proven a leader in the design and development of 3D digital infrastructure and visualization systems.

Alegria Fresh, Orange County Produce and Filtrexx Corporation launch the 'Farm of the Future' at the Great Park in Irvine

IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- California-based Alegria Fresh, in collaboration with Orange County Produce, LLC and Filtrexx Corporation, today announced the launch of the 'Farm of the Future' hydroponic and organic farming demonstration center at the Great Park in Irvine. The demonstration center just completed a new organic food production farm using GardenSoxx.

Regent Education Financial Aid Management Solution, Regent 8, selected by Brandman University

IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Brandman University has selected Regent Education's financial aid management solution to enable them to successfully transition to Competency Based Learning and support their innovative curriculum model. Regent 8 is the only financial aid management solution to offer complete support for all enrollment models.

Software-Defined Audio Video Leader Utelogy Corporation Opens New Training Facility in Irvine

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Utelogy Corporation has signed a new lease to open its expanded corporate office and training facility within a mile of John Wayne Airport in Orange County, Calif. Utelogy is a leader in Software-Defined Audio Video (SDAV) technology primarily deployed in higher education institutions.

Marketing Expert Luke Avedon warns California CEOs that 'Marketing Phobia' is Leading Cause of Small Business Bankruptcy

IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The fear of self-promotion is a taboo subject in our small business community - no one will discuss it - however, it is the hidden cause behind business failure statistics, says marketing expert Luke Avedon. 'It's incredible how devastating 'marketing phobia' can be,' says Avedon, a respected authority on small business marketing in Irvine, Calif.
Orange County Great Park

Federal Government Shutdown Will Not Stop Solar Decathlon 2013 and XPO International Event in Irvine

IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2013 is moving forward as planned October 3-6 and October 10-13 at...

Orange County Produce, LLC and the Orange County Great Park Partner to Glean Food for Local Food Banks

IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Orange County Produce, LLC and the Orange County Great Park in Irvine, Calif., continues its 'Parks without Borders' program by offering fresh food to Orange County's local food banks and soup kitchens. Orange County Produce is growing food on the four-acre VALOR Field at the Orange County Great Park in Irvine, to support this effort.
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Toyota hosts 'Ride and Drives' at XPO Clean Energy Exposition held alongside U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2013

IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. (NYSE:TM) will host the Toyota Drive Center at the XPO, a clean, renewable and...
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UC Irvine named official Host University of the 2013 XPO, a clean, renewable and efficient energy exposition

IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- UC Irvine has been named the official Host University of the XPO, a clean, renewable and efficient energy exposition...

Orange County Business Journal names Edgewood Partners Insurance Center as a 2013 'Best Place to Work'

IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Edgewood Partners Insurance Center has announced that the Orange County Business Journal has recognized EPIC as a 'Best Place to Work' in Orange County, Calif. EPIC is one of only 34 Orange County companies with 250 or more employees to receive this honor and is ranked fourth in the large company category.
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Transportation Zone in the XPO creates first-ever educational transportation component of U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon

IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The addition of the GreenStreets Experience within a new Transportation Zone at the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon...
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Solar panel and module manufacturers using PowerGuard warranty solution show notable growth in Japanese markets

IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- PowerGuard(R) Specialty Insurance Services today announced that more than one million insured solar panels have been reported to the PowerGuard Third Party Warranty Program and delivered into the Japanese marketplace. It allows solar manufacturers to offer clients the enhanced security of additional warranty protection in the unlikely event of a solar manufacturer's bankruptcy.
Orange County Great Park

Solar Decathlon 2013: Foundation for the Great Park becomes Title Sponsor of Powerful Ideas Symposium at the XPO

IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On Wednesday, The Foundation for the Great Park announced that it has committed $25,000 to become the Title Sponsor...

Insurance coverage for Solar Panels can now be easily verified online with PowerGuard Solar Panel Program Warranty Verification Portal

IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- PowerGuard Specialty Insurance Services today announced the launch of their Solar Panel Program Warranty Verification Portal, accessible from their Web site. The Warranty Verification Portal was developed to help those purchasing panels from PowerGuard's solar manufacturing clients verify the existence of extended warranty coverage.

Donalyn Kling Honored by Maple Youth Ballet at Second Annual Diamonds and Dance Gala

IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Maple Youth Ballet honored Donalyn Kling, one of its most dedicated patrons at the second annual Diamonds and Dance Gala on Saturday, March 9 at Black, Starr and Frost in Newport Beach. 'Donalyn, without you we would not have been able to do so many of the things we have accomplished this year,' said Charles Maple, co-founder of the Maple Conservatory.

Second annual Diamonds and Dance Gala to honor Donalyn Kling and support the Charles A. Maple, Sr. Scholarship

IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Maple Youth Ballet along with Black, Starr & Frost, presents the second annual Diamonds & Dance Gala on Saturday, March 9, 2013 from 5 - 8 p.m. at Black, Starr & Frost's harbor side location in Newport Beach. The gala will honor Donalyn Kling of the Kling Family Foundation, who has been a dedicated patron of the Maple Youth Ballet.

Insurance broker Mike McMullen honored by Risk and Insurance magazine for outstanding solutions and service in alternative energy

IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- PowerGuard Specialty Insurance Services announced today that Risk and Insurance Magazine has recognized managing principal Mike McMullen as one of 2013's alternative energy 'Power Brokers.' McMullen was chosen as a 'Power Broker' for his groundbreaking presentation of risk to the alternative energy market.

The Maple Youth Ballet presents the enchanting adaptation of 'Snow White' to Orange County dance audiences

IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Maple Youth Ballet presents the enchanting adaptation of 'Snow White' to Orange County dance audiences. Conceived by award-winning choreographer and Artistic Director Charles Maple, this unique production is sure to transport families to a 'fairytale world of magic, drama and romance.'

Housing industry veteran Elliot Light launches New Home Nexus to serve Calif. homebuilders, investors, asset managers and financial institutions

IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Housing industry veteran Elliot Light announced today the formation of New Home Nexus (NHN). NHN is a marketing, sales and advertising firm that connects buyers and builders, maximizing consumer satisfaction and builder success. From initial due diligence to final sale, New Home Nexus will serve homebuilders, investors, asset managers and financial institutions throughout Southern California.

Maple Conservatory of Dance now accepting male and female applicants ages 7-17 for 2013 Charles A. Maple, Sr. Scholarship

IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Maple Conservatory of Dance is now accepting male and female applicants ages 7-17 for the 2013 Charles A. Maple, Sr. Scholarship. Auditions are scheduled on Saturday, March 2, 2013 at 1824 Kaiser Avenue in Irvine,

The Maple Conservatory of Dance Announces auditions for Summer 2013 Ballet Intensive Program

IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Maple Conservatory of Dance announces the Summer 2013 Senior and Junior Ballet Intensives Program. Auditions are scheduled on Sunday, February 24, 2013 at the Conservatory's studio at 1824 Kaiser Avenue, Irvine, CA.
Orange County Great Park

U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2013 Collegiate Teams welcomed by Orange County Great Park

IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Students representing the 20 collegiate teams competing in the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2013 arrived at the Orange County Great Park today to prepare for the award-winning competition, which will take place October 3-13 at the Great Park. The arrival of the students marks a significant milestone in the planning efforts for the event which will attract worldwide attention to Irvine and Orange County.
Orange County Great Park

Children’s Gardening Workshops at the Great Park Farm + Food Lab

IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Families from throughout Orange County can expect their kids to come home with dirty hands after a day at one of the Orange County Great Park's Children's Gardening Workshops. The free monthly workshop series at the Great Park’s Farm + Food Lab provides hands-on gardening activities for children ages 3-to-11. The year-round series of Children's Gardening Workshops is set to begin Sunday, January 13.

Edgewood Partners Insurance Center welcomes Hali Nielson as senior VP in Irvine

IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Edgewood Partners Insurance Center (EPIC), a retail property, casualty and employee benefits insurance brokerage, announced today the addition of Hali Nielson as senior vice president private client services in its Irvine office. Nielson brings 19 years of experience in insurance and risk management for individuals with a high asset base and significant property and liability exposures.
Orange County Great Park

OC Great Park Names Award-Winning Choreographer Jennifer Backhaus 'Artist-in-Residence'

IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Orange County Great Park is proud to welcome Artist-in-Residence Jennifer Backhaus, an award-winning choreographer, who will invent and direct one-of-a-kind dance works at the Great Park. Visitors will see and experience dance performances developed by one of Orange County’s premier choreographers.
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Great Park Announces Scarecrows in the Park Winners: Competition raised $13,000 for Second Harvest Food Bank, and education programs

IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Orange County Great Park today announced the top winners of the third annual Scarecrows in the Park fundraising competition, which challenges local businesses and community organizations to build creative, themed scarecrows that are displayed for public voting at the Great Park’s Farm + Food Lab and on the Great Park’s website.

Edupoint Synergy Student Information System selected by Poudre School District

IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Edupoint(TM) Educational Systems, a leading student information system (SIS) solutions provider to the national K-12 market, has been selected by Poudre School District to implement its Synergy(R) SIS solution. The centralized web-based system will connect the district's schools and administration facilities to serve students, their parents, teachers, and district staff.

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