Home City: Los Angeles
Los Angeles News - business, entertainment and technology news from Los Angeles, California
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- WonderWorks Entertainment announces this week the release of its Mobile Matinee collection of eight classic movies and 12 audiobooks on three DVD-ROMs for the rapidly growing iPod and iPhone market. The DVD-ROM titles are pre-formatted for iPod, import quickly to iTunes and can be viewed on iPod, iPod Nano, iPhone, a computer or directly on TV by use of a 3-pin connector.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- The Los Angeles Times Media Group today announced the sale of Recycler Classifieds, publisher of four editions of the pioneering Recycler free classified advertising paper and eleven weekly and bi-weekly photo ad and employment guides throughout Southern California, as well as operator of the popular Recycler.com website, to Target Media Partners. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Former TV anchor, author, and celebrity presenter Kelly Lange will give the Best Pop Campaign Award to Dee Dee Phelps for her 2007 promotion of "Vinyl Highway, Singing as Dick and Dee Dee" (ISBN: 978-1-934321-75-1). The award will be presented at the 13th annual Book Publicists of Southern California Awards Dinner on Thursday, October 18th, 8 p.m. at the Sportsmen's Lodge in Studio City.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Gallery of Historical Figures announces "The Holocaust," a realistic sculpture by artist G. S. Stuart pays homage to the millions of victims slain in the death camps of World War II. After extensive research, Stuart set a working prisoner in Auschwitz and then carefully modeled the tableau in quarter life size.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Integrated Mobile Electronics (IME) announced today that its upcoming IME Dock will be completely compatible with the full line of Microsoft Zune portable media players, including the existing 30GB model and recently unveiled 4GB, 8GB, and 80GB models.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Jessica Alba dazzled her fans in over $170,000 of Whiteflash diamond jewelry last week at the premiere of her highly anticipated romantic comedy, "Good Luck Chuck." The young actress, well-known for her roles in Dark Angel, Sin City and two Fantastic Four blockbusters, is one of Hollywood's hottest stars.
CADFORCE, Inc. Bolsters BIM and Green Capabilities With Hiring of International AEC Technology Expert
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- CADFORCE, the Los Angeles-based global leader in outsourced architectural services, today announced the hiring of David Gerber, Ph.D., as Vice President of Innovation. "In Dr. Gerber, we have found a rare combination of architectural and technology expertise that makes us the clear innovation leader in Revit," said Bob Vanech, Chief Executive Officer of CADFORCE.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Planet One Holdings dba Penthouse Swimwear by Diva Bikinis announced today that the International Penthouse Swimwear Model Search Program officially launches at "Ritual" in Los Angeles on October 3rd, 2007. It has also been confirmed that another L.A. club known for its influential "A list" of attendees, Vice Hollywood will be hosting the L.A. National VIP Launch Contestant Party.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Social Platform, a social networking software provider of scalable web-based solutions for branded, high end social applications announced today their move to larger facilities in Los Angeles. "We wanted to be nearer to our media and entertainment customers in the Los Angeles area while remaining close by our state of the art data center in the downtown area," remarked Eric Schlissel, CEO.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Libreria Martinez, the landmark Latino bookstore in Santa Ana, California will host a book signing for a limited-run edition of the controversial new novel, "America Libre" (ISBN: 0-595-42606-9) on Tuesday, October 9th at 7:00 p.m. After five months as a self-published edition, "America Libre," by Raul Ramos y Sanchez, was acquired by Grand Central Publishing.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- International Productions, a Los Angeles based company, today announced that baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky will perform one live concert on the stage of the Pasadena Civic Auditorium on November 11, 2007 at 7:30 p.m. Accompanied by conductor Constantine Orbelian and the Russian Chamber Orchestra and the Moscow Academy of Choral Arts, Hvorostovsky will perform Russian romances and arias.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- James Nemec, LMT, CST-D, raised on the Atlantic ocean, begins to question the power of touch and collective emotions in the CraniOcean Media release of, "TOUCH THE OCEAN: THE POWER OF OUR COLLECTIVE EMOTIONS" (ISBN: 978-09792805-0-4).
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Georg van Handel (CEO) and Chris Honetschlaeger (President) with BETA Records, LLC, announced today that they will partner with Limelight Networks to allow users to stream and download songs and videos at lightning speeds. Using their reliable network to distribute content globally, music fans will enjoy a high-quality rich media experience.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Noah's Arcade, a California-based clothing line for boys - newborn to 6T - announces a fun, hip line that caters to the edgy crowd. When co-owners of Noah's Arcade, Allyson Wagoner and Shannon Hanly, went shopping for their new baby boys, they discovered that the market for cool and happening boy's apparel was limited.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Metrolink recently announced that as of Saturday September 8, Antelope Valley Metrolink riders can enjoy increased weekend service. Saturday service now includes six round trips beginning with a 6:45 a.m. train from Lancaster to Union Station.
Media Advisory: Press Conference – California Ferret Owners Seek Answers from the California Department of Food & Agriculture
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- According to LegalizeFerrets.org, California ferret owners are upset that the head of the California Department of Food and Agriculture, the Honorable A.G. Kawamura has ignored a formal request and letter writing campaign to get the CDFA to reevaluate their position that ferrets pose a threat to the state's agricultural industries.
Globalization of Online Record Company Continues with Launch of BETA Records UK – Indie Music Artists and Fans Invited to Join
LOS ANGELES, Calif. and LONDON, England -- BETA Records, the online record company, officially launched BETA Records UK on September 1, opening a London office and a portal for music lovers and artists of every style. Following the success of BETA Records in the USA, Germany and Mexico, company founders Chris Honetschlaeger and Georg van Handel are moving forward with creation of an interconnected online community.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- DJs, remixers and music-lovers everywhere can share in the celebration surrounding the release of the new G-Man album "Crazed + Dazed" by remixing one of the tracks and/or including it in a club or on-air "set" and sending a recording for consideration to G-Man Music in Los Angeles.
My Reward Board Offers Microsoft Money Plus Customers a Fun and Effective Way to Manage Their Children’s Allowance and Track Chores
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- My Reward Board today announced it has made an arrangement with Microsoft for a special 30-day trial version of the My Reward Board children's allowance and chore tracking system to be made available to Microsoft Money Plus customers. The My Reward Board program emphasizes a positive approach for encouraging kids to complete their chores.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- According to Renaissance Publications, the arts are under attack in the nation's public schools and students are being denied the arts foundation they need to succeed in life. In answer to monumental budget cuts and diminishing arts programs, Renaissance Publications has launched a series of home study courses that are proving to be a viable alternative.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (METRO) features progressive rock band, CANON in an unprecedented environmental event at Union Station (GO METRO to see CANON!), on Saturday, September 8, 2007, 8:00 P.M. at The Old Ticket Room. The only way to attend the concert is to arrive via the Metro subway or bus and by presenting a valid Metro, Metrolink or bus pass.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Business Communication Headline News announces the launch of a unique interactive website for business communication college instructors. Courtland Bovee and John Thill, the leading authors of business communication college textbooks, designed their new website to be used as a college classroom tool.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Artist, producer, and film composer Tom Rothrock, legendary vocalist Roman Carter, and a host of studio session pros have completed a unique collaborative project titled: ROMAN CARTER "NEVER SLOW DOWN." A full length release is due out November 6th, 2007, on the recently re-launched independent Bong Load Custom Records label.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Somewhere in the middle of the FAQ page of Java Juice(R) liquid coffee extract website, there is a snarky reply to the question, "Why no Decaf Java Juice(R)?" Answer: "What's the point?" Fans of Java Juice(R) immediately recognized the product's quality and commitment to organic and fair-trade coffee practices, as well as its award-winning flavor.
Custom Motorcycle Manufacturer Rhino Motorcycles, offers a Special Rebate Program to the Men and Women of the United States Military
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Rhino Motorcycles, located in Sun Valley California just announced a special rebate program for the U.S. Military. The special program offers a discount of 5% or up to $1,000 off the purchase of a motorcycle. Rhino Motorcycles is the very first motorcycle manufacturer to offer this special discount to all the men and women of the United States Military who have served and are actively serving the country.
ElectionMall.com Makes History by Offering Ames Straw Poll Tickets Online with Results via Cell Phone Messaging
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- While Republican presidential hopefuls are in Ames, Iowa this weekend shaking hands and jockeying for position among party faithful, two new technology tools are being offered to Iowa voters and political junkies. ElectionMall's eTicketing software and text messaging (SMS) system are being provided through IowaGOP.org allowing supporters to purchase their tickets online to the Iowa Straw Poll and receive results on their cell phone.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- The full title of the new DJ Insane and The G-Man album (UPC 6-75604-10252-0) is "CRAZED + DAZED: An Experiment in Stimulating Psychotomimetic Manifestations Through the Use of Subliminal Bass Tones, Phase-Shifted Harmonics, Ultra Aural Distortion and the Relentless Application of Thump for the Rump." But you can just call it "Crazed."
2007 Hollywood Book Festival: 60’s Rock and Roll Icon Dee Dee Phelps (Dick and Dee Dee) to Read Excerpts from ‘Vinyl...
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- On Saturday, July 28th, at 10:30 a.m., Dee Dee Phelps, author of "Vinyl Highway" (ISBN: 978-1934321751), singing as Dick and Dee Dee will read on stage at the 2007 Hollywood Book Festival. The annual program celebrates books that deserve recognition from the film, television and multimedia communities.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Social Platform, a social networking software provider of scalable web-based solutions for branded, high end social applications announced today the addition of Tracey Henk to their executive management team. Her appointment supports a long term growth strategy for Social Platform and strengthens its position in the rapidly evolving social networking landscape.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Gameshastra (aka Game Shastra), India's largest game services provider, has signed a Master Game Development Agreement with Freeze Tag, a California based casual game publisher and developer. Game Shastra will develop and Freeze Tag will publish "Etch A Sketch(R)," a new game inspired by the classic toy from The Ohio Art Company. Under the terms of the agreement, Game Shastra will develop PC, Web, and Mac versions of the game, as well as any future versions for platforms such as Xbox 360 Live Arcade and Nintendo Wii.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Wildfire, Inc., which specializes in UV effects, including fixtures and expendable materials, has just launched a unique newsletter devoted entirely to UV effects called The Monthly Blaze. We get asked all the time about how to create certain effects with the luminescent paint, how to get a really bright effect, or which kind of fixture to use for a particular application.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Himself a victim of forking over thousands for a so-called "space-age" memory foam mattress, web entrepreneur and president of Memorlux.com, Sarkis Chakarian claims to have unveiled what he calls "a marketing scam of global proportions." His mission, in his own words, is to expose the myths surrounding the memory foam industry.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Reverend Craig X Rubin says, "God has called me to do this work. I am spreading the good news of Jesus' Kingdom to new believers and informing people about the real Tree of Life." Reverend Rubin is the leader of Temple420.org, a Judeo-Christian pro-marijuana church that doesn't promote smoking marijuana, but does burn marijuana in its religious ceremonies.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- InflightPower.com announced today the introduction of a new product for those travelers interested in recharging the new Apple(R) iPhone(R) while on the fly. The InFlight Power(TM) iPhone recharging cable has just been released for market sales.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Customer based home improvement site All Around the Home (AATH) has officially become a staple for Southern California internet bound homeowners. Magic Builders is one of many Los Angeles County contractors who have signed with AATH since the beginning of 2007. Homeowners in the LA County area are sure to be able to find quality contractors for all of their home improvement needs.
MEDIA ADVISORY: Barking Cow Distribution and STV Networks Release the North American PREMIERE of the Newest Jackie Chan Action-comedy-adventure Film
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- WHAT: Red carpet screening and after party for the newly completed North American release of Jackie Chan's The Myth. The long awaited 96-minute English language action-comedy feature film from Director Stanley Tong stars Jackie Chan and renowned Asian actors Kim Hee Seon, Tony Leung Ka Fai and Mallika Sherawat. Filmed on location in China, India, Hong Kong, this is the first Jackie Chan U.S.-release in over three years.
Penna Piererra Teams with Hitchhiker Media, Penthouse Swimwear and SwappWatch at Erotica LA Booth 1424
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Hitchhiker Media LLC and Princess Penna, Inc. announced that adult film superstar Penna Piererra will team up with lifestyles company SwappWatch and Penthouse Swimwear where she will be signing autographs at booths 1444 and 1445 (formerly 1424) during the Erotica LA show at the Los Angeles Convention Center from June 22nd - June 24th.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Are you happy is a simple question but being blissful seems to elude nearly everyone. Even Oprah on a recent show admitted that she was not 100% happy. Dawn T. Clare seeks to fill this gap through counseling and corporate consulting. Dawn overcame many challenges on her path to bliss.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- "When I first read about America Libre, I knew this was an important book," said Veronica Jacuinde, producer/reporter of On The Up at SiTV. "As the debate over immigration becomes more inflammatory, people need to hear the message of this book. It's a warning sign of the consequences of overreaction and prejudice." America Libre (ISBN: 0-595-42606-9), is a novel by Raul Ramos y Sanchez.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- As the old Hollywood adage goes, it's not what you know, it's who you know. This could be the reason Productionpoint.com has become one of the fastest growing online networks for the advertising and entertainment industries.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Athletic-Minded Traveler LLC, a Southern California-based active lifestyle media company that operates the largest healthy travel site on the web, released today its 2007 ranking of "The Top 10 Hotel Lap Pools in North America." The 10 best hotel lap pools received the company's recommendation after in-depth research on over 3,000 hotels and anonymous personal tours.
L.A.-Based BETA Records and Fliptrack Partner to Provide Music Video Creation Tools to Indie Artists
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Georg van Handel (CEO) and Chris Honetschlaeger (President) with BETA Records, LLC, announced this week that they will partner with Fliptrack to provide music video creation tools for their artists and listeners. Fliptrack's technology will enable BETA artists to easily create music videos of their songs to express themselves in a simple way and with a wide reach.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- The Los Angeles Times announced today that in its 12th straight year the Festival of Books drew between 130,000 and 140,000 people and featured the largest number of writers, panel discussions, exhibitors, and activities in its history. Held on the beautiful UCLA campus on Saturday, April 28th and Sunday, April 29th, the event drew higher than expected attendance and drove record book sales for sponsors.
Indie Artists Invited to Party and Network With Record Executives from Around the World at Key Club in Hollywood
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- If you are an unsigned music artist, BETA Records invites you to a special event May 1st at the Sunset Strip Key Club as part of MUSEXPO 2007, the annual gathering of the world's leading music executives, producers, managers, and new media content experts.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- L.A. based BETA Records to launch Mexico unit, announces additional international expansion which follows the success enjoyed by U.S. and German sites of the online record company headed by founders Chris Honetschlaeger and Georg van Handel. "Beginning the first of May, BETA Records is opening its online portal to singers, songwriters, instrumentalists and bands based in Mexico," states Honetschlaeger.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- TechGenii, Inc., an industry leader in digital media and interactivity, announced this week that it will provide mobile alerts and mobile voting during the Eerie Horror Film Festival, October 10th through October 14th, 2007, at the Erie Playhouse in Erie, PA.
Spanish Auto Lead Service Launches Creditodeauto.com to Help Satisfy Growing Demand for Spanish Auto Leads
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Spanish Lead Services (SLS) announced this week the launching of Creditodeauto.com. "Demand for our Spanish auto leads has grown 245% since we've returned from the NADA industry show held in Las Vegas, this past February," said Seth Schiller, President of SLS.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Applied Business Software Inc. (ABS), developer of The Mortgage Office(TM), the leading loan servicing software solution for the lending industry, and Ellie Mae Inc., an award-winning provider of innovative software and services for the mortgage industry, announced today that they have formed a strategic partnership to provide full product integration between The Mortgage Office(TM) and Encompass(R) mortgage automation system.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Electronic artist The G-Man and country keyboard player Doug Colosio announce the formation of Golosio Publishing (www.golosio.com), a music licensing company which will supply songs for film, TV, games and commercials. Colosio has been playing keyboards with country legend Merle Haggard for the past seven years and has songwriting credits on some of Haggard's recent albums.
Rumors of Castro Regime’s Imminent Demise Spark Interest in Cuban Diaspora as ‘Broken Paradise’ Hits Bookstores
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Interest in pre-Communist Cuba and Cuban Diaspora issues have caused unprecedented interest in books about Cuba and Cuban Americans. Indeed, a quick Internet search will find an extraordinary 65,396 books currently available about Cuba. The best among them may be the new historical novel, Broken Paradise (ISBN-13: 978-0-7432-8779-1), by Cecilia Samartin.