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The Pacific Pinball Museum signs Letter of Intent with Alameda to restore the vacant Carnegie Library as its new home

ALAMEDA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- After more than a decade of preserving and promoting the game of pinball, the Pacific Pinball Museum (PPM) is excited to announce it has signed a Letter of Intent with the City of Alameda to restore the vacant Carnegie Library as their new home. This magnificent 1902 building has sat vacant since 1998. This location will more than triple the museum's display capacity. The facility will also provide space for community events, classrooms, exhibits and many other expansions.
Anniversary of Legalized Abortion

Coalition Launches Innovative Crowdfunding Plan to Help Educate Californians on Reproductive Rights and Health Services

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- A coalition of reproductive rights organizations and Storefront Political Media are working together to produce a new short film on the history of reproductive health services in California. The project will be partly financed through an innovating crowd-funding campaign.

Walk of Hope Event Supports California Families Struggling with Infertility

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- California IVF Fertility Center and RESOLVE, the National Infertility Association, are sponsoring Sacramento's first Walk of Hope, on Sept. 21, 2013. The Walk of Hope aims to build connections and offer encouragement for the 7.3 million Americans struggling with infertility.

Food Finders announces its third annual Viva Las Vegas Casino Night fundraiser to fight hunger in Southern California

SIGNAL HILL, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- For the third year in a row, Food Finders is betting that its Viva Las Vegas Casino Night will be another fundraising success, sure to offer something for everyone. On September 21, 2013, the 24-year young nonprofit will celebrate its 100 millionth pound of food rescued by hosting the event at the Alpert Jewish Community Center in Long Beach. Proceeds will support its Food Rescue Program.

A troupe of comedians with disabilities promises big laughs to benefit the Pacific Pinball Museum

ALAMEDA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- A blind man. A woman who stutters. A wheelchair user. A Little Person. While this may sound like a description of a support group, it is, in fact, the lineup for the 'Comedians with Disabilities Act,' a comedy tour that the San Francisco Examiner called 'The most unconventional comics to pop up in 2011.'

Pacific Pinball Museum announces 'Sailing Through Pinball' Art and Pop Culture Exhibition

ALAMEDA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Pacific Pinball Museum is excited to announce the opening of a new art show celebrating the America's Cup Race with a collection of pinball machines and art featuring sailing and yachting: 'Sailing Through Pinball.'

A limited number of complimentary tickets to the HTCIA CISO Summit in Summerlin, Nevada are now available

ROSEVILLE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The HTCIA (High Technology Crimes Investigation Association) today announced that several sponsors generously donated a limited amount of complimentary tickets to the HTCIA CISO Summit in Summerlin, Nevada on September 12. Summit sponsors McAfee, Cylance, Symantec, Essextec and InfoSecurity donated the complimentary tickets for the event.

Food Finders Signal Hill Takes Summer Seriously with Local Businesses Joining the Campaign to Feed Children in Need

SIGNAL HILL, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- There are smiles on the faces of more children and families this summer - smiles very familiar to one local food bank. For the third year in a row, Food Finders of Signal Hill is hosting its 'Summer To End Hunger' food drive 2013. This drive aims to fill in the hunger gaps where school breakfast and lunch programs end.

Los Angeles PR and Marketing Firm NEOTROPE announces annual NonProfit Public Relations Grant Winners for 2013

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Neotrope(R), an advertising, marketing and PR firm launched in 1983, announced today the recipients of its annual Non-Profit PR Grant for 2013. Each worthy cause is a U.S.-based 501(c)3 charity 'doing good' on a local, or national level. As part of this in-kind grant program, Neotrope is providing PR solutions, news dissemination (through its Send2Press(R) Newswire service), online advertising, and social media marketing for the charities.
Orange County Great Park

City of Fremont Parks and Recreation 2013 programs for low income families kicks off with TeamF1 Inc as Gold Sponsor

FREMONT, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- TeamF1, Inc., the leader in embedded networking and security software solutions for wired and wireless applications and a Fremont, California business for more than a decade, continues its tradition of community involvement this year by sponsoring the city of Fremont's programs benefiting local youth and families. The company's local outreach initiative, which it calls 'F1rstHand,' invests in activities that lend a hand to deserving local causes.

Husky Haven of LA announces Huskies for Adoption Event in Hermosa Beach

PALMDALE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Want to know what Snow Dogs do in the summer? They go to Hermosa Beach, of course. Husky Haven of LA today announced that huskies will be coming to the Fiesta Hermosa annual event in Hermosa Beach this Saturday May 25 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The huskies will be located in front of the Comedy Store. Husky Haven of LA is dedicated to saving the lives of homeless, abandoned Siberian Huskies.

California Council on Economic Education receives State Farm Grant to provide financial education training to teachers

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- CCEE (California Council on Economic Education) recently received an $8,000 State Farm Grant to provide financial education training to teachers through the CCEE Virtual Economics 4.0 program. The teachers trainings are intended to help educators increase student understanding of economic, personal finance, and entrepreneurship concepts.

Food Finders, Inc. Celebrates 100 Million Pounds of Food Rescued for the Food Insecure in Southern California

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Since 1989, when Food Finders, Inc. officially started rescuing food to donate to needy agencies and shelters who feed the hungry, the nonprofit has collected and redistributed 100 million pounds of food. This tremendous milestone was reached this month, coinciding with its 24 year anniversary.

Food Finders' Third Annual Summer To End Hunger Food Drive for 2013 launches May 1st

SIGNAL HILL, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Food Finders announced today that it is kicking off its 3rd Annual 'Summer To End Hunger' Food Drive, starting May 1st. The food drive will run through the entire month of May, and food that Food Finders collects during the May 11 Stamp Out Hunger postal drive will contribute to the Summer drive effort.

MoneyWise Teen Contest award-winning California students produce videos illustrating key economic and financial principles

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The California Council on Economic Education (CCEE) announced today that the four-student team from San Rafael High School, in San Rafael California, led by instructor Abigail Shapiro, won first place in the 2013 MoneyWise Teen Contest. The winning team included students Rebecca Brown, Frances Casey, Natasha Sharp and Roslyn Yeager.

Food Finders Inc. receives 2013 JL Simmons NonProfit PR Grant which will Assist Charity to Better Serve the 'Food Insecure' in...

SIGNAL HILL, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Food Finders, Inc. is pleased to announce it is a recipient of Neotrope's 2013 J.L. Simmons NonProfit PR Grant award. With this commitment, Neotrope will assist with Food Finders' mission to redistribute food donated by the regional hospitality industry and local grocers to feed those who are food insecure.

Recipients of the 18th Women In Technology International Hall of Fame Awards to be honored at Women Powering Technology Summit

SANTA CLARA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Women In Technology International (WITI) is delighted to announce the recipients of the 18th WITI Hall of Fame Awards, to be honored the evening of Monday, June 3, 2013, during WITI's annual three-day Women Powering Technology Summit at the Marriott Hotel in Santa Clara, Calif., June 2-4, 2013.

World Savvy Gala 2013 coming to the Dogpatch WineWorks in San Francisco to Celebrate Global Learning Initiatives

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Tickets are now available for the World Savvy Gala 2013 on April 11 at the Dogpatch WineWorks in San Francisco. With the mission to educate and engage youth in community and world affairs, World Savvy is a nonprofit organization serving youth and educators nationally from offices in San Francisco, New York, and Minneapolis-St. Paul.

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.

Museum of History in Granite having press preview of 100-foot granite 'History of the United States of America' monument

FELICITY, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Appropriately on Washington's Birthday, Feb. 22, 2013, at 10:45 a.m. PST, the Museum of History in Granite is having the first and only preview for the press of the 100-foot granite 'History of the United States of America' monument.
The Perlman Foundation

The Perlman Foundation Announces Recipients of First Annual Bridging The Gap Awards helping 10 So. California Orgs

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, The Perlman Foundation, a 501(c) charitable non-profit organization headquartered in Los Angeles, announced the results of its first annual Bridging the Gap Awards (BGA), an unrestricted grant opportunity designed to identify and support small- and medium-sized charitable organizations that exemplify the Foundation's mission to serve low-income communities.
San Diego Children's Choir

San Diego Children's Choir Honored as a 2012 Top-Rated Nonprofit

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The San Diego Children's Choir (SDCC) today announced that it has been honored with a prestigious 2012 Top-Rated Award by GreatNonprofits, the leading provider of user reviews about nonprofit organizations. "We are excited to be named a Top-Rated 2012 Nonprofit," says Donna Icenhower, executive director.

Ten U.S. based charitable non-profits will receive in-kind grants totaling $50,000 with the 2013 Non-Profit PR Grants

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Neotrope, a marketing, PR, and information publishing company founded in 1983, today announced its annual Nonprofit PR Grant Program for 2013. Ten U.S. based charitable non-profits will receive in-kind grants totaling $50,000, including public relations, news dissemination and online marketing services, as part of the company's 30th anniversary.
Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto

Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto Receives Legislator of the Year Award From the Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles) will be presented with the Legislator of the Year Award tonight from the Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas (CRNG), a not-for-profit group that represents renewable natural-gas producers throughout the country. Renewable natural gas is an alternative, renewable energy, derived from the natural decomposition of waste from landfills and organic sources and is used to generate green electricity and clean transportation fuel.

At Starlight Children's Foundation's Winter Wonderland, Children with Cancer to Experience the Holiday with Celebrity Guests and Activities

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Starlight Children's Foundation's Winter Wonderland - a day when more than 350 Starlight kids, siblings and their parents are given the opportunity to experience the holidays by decorating cookies, making ornaments, meeting Hollywood celebrities, and more - will be held Dec. 8 at 10 a.m. at CBS Studios. The current 'X Factor' soundstage is being turned into a children's wonderland courtesy of Northwestern Mutual.
San Diego Children's Choir

San Diego Children's Choir is looking for children who 'love to sing'

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- San Diego Children’s Choir is holding auditions in December and January. The Choir offers children a chance to achieve artistic excellence, attain personal goals and perform service to the community. Short 5-10 minute auditions will be held on Dec. 12 and 13 as well as Jan. 9 and 12 for children in grades 3-12. No audition is required for grades 1-2. The Choir has five convenient sites in Del Mar, Mira Mesa, Hillcrest, Lake Murray and Rancho Bernardo.
Best-in-Crow Award 2012

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.
The Nature Conservancy

The Nature Conservancy gifts 750 acres to the Elkhorn Slough Foundation for continued conservation management

WATSONVILLE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Nature Conservancy today transferred ownership of the majority of their Elkhorn Slough land holdings (750 acres) to the Elkhorn Slough Foundation for continued conservation management. This is the largest single transfer of conservation lands in history of Elkhorn Slough and cements the Elkhorn Slough Foundation as a significant conservation leader and land trust in the central bay area.
Canna Leaf Rainbow (c) 2012 Julie Jaycox

Canessa Gallery announces the second annual 'Nature in the City' arts exhibit

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The non-profit Canessa Gallery has announced the second annual "Nature in the City" exhibit, opening on September 3, 2012, with a mix of photography, painting, sculptures and other media from more than a dozen successful San Francisco Bay Area artists.

Calif. environmental non-profit Grades of Green VERTE Event to recognize Environmental Heroes, raise funds to expand program that inspires students

MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Environmental education nonprofit Grades of Green has announced its annual awards and green fundraising evening, VERTE, will be held at the LEED Gold-certified Annenberg Community Beach House in Santa Monica, Calif. on April 27 from 6 p.m. - 10 p.m. The evening will feature singer/songwriter, Gregory Alan Isakov, sharing his lyrical hit, '3am,' featured on the hit series 'Brothers and Sisters.'

The Pacific Pinball Museum chosen as recipient of a grant from the Neotrope 2012 Non-Profit PR Grants Program

ALAMEDA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Pacific Pinball Museum (PPM) of Alameda, California is pleased to announce that PPM has been chosen as a recipient of a grant from the Neotrope(R) 2012 Non-Profit PR Grants Program. With this commitment, Neotrope aligns itself with the PPM in educating and entertaining children and adults through the preservation of pinball, while making eight decades of games available to be played by everyone.

Non-Profit PR Grant Recipients for 2012 announced by Neotrope

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Neotrope(R), a public relations, advertising and marketing firm established in 1983, today announced the recipients of the Non-Profit PR Grants Program for 2012. This year's 10 recipients, selected from over 300 applicants, will receive approximately $50,000 total in pro bono services. Originally launched in 2000, the Neotrope PR Grant program has helped raise awareness for worthwhile causes all over the U.S. by providing public relations, news dissemination and online marketing, donated by Neotrope's accredited staff.
L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa

L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa, Council President Garcetti Announce Los Angeles' First Annual Nonprofit Day

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa on Tuesday joined City Council President Eric Garcetti in Council Chambers to declare the City of Los Angeles' first annual Nonprofit Day. The event was organized by the Mayor's Office of Strategic Patnerships and featured organizations including Peace Over Violence, City Year, Downtown Women's Center and Conservation Corps.

Telegraph Hill Neighborhood Center Names First Asian Executive Director

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Telegraph Hill Neighborhood Center (Tel-Hi) has named Nestor L. Fernandez II, a corporate executive with a specialty in...

Ca. Gov. Schwarzenegger Announces New Governance Entity to Advance Health Information Exchange in California with Stimulus Funding

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Schwarzenegger and California Health and Human Services Agency (CHHS) Secretary Kim Belshé today announced the state’s intent to...

Colbie Caillat, Demi Lovato, and Audrina Patridge put their creativity to fashionable good use for Starlight Children's Foundation

LOS ANGELES /California Newswire/ -- On Dec. 19, 2009 Forever 21, Inc. is launching a charitable line of T-shirts personally designed by notable celebrities...

Young Actress to spearhead Starlight Children's Foundation StarPower Program, proving you're never too young to give back

LOS ANGELES /California Newswire/ -- Starlight Children's Foundation - which for 25 years has helped seriously ill children and their families cope with their...

The Henry Armstrong Foundation Announces First Athletic and Medical Scholarships

LOS ANGELES /California Newswire/ -- The Henry Armstrong Foundation announced this week that it has awarded its first round of college scholarships to five...

Auction for Emmys Event and After-party Tickets will benefit Starlight Children’s Foundation

HOLLYWOOD /California Newswire/ -- Starlight Children's Foundation is currently auctioning off a VIP package for two lucky individuals to walk the red carpet and...

Cal Net Technology Group, will join YAO Chair Liesel Pritzker to raise funds for capitalizing a bank in Tanzania

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Cal Net Technology Group has announced that Founder & CEO Zack Schuler will serve on the board with...

Students, Teachers, Parents Running 140 Miles to Sacramento to Save Public Education

SAN CARLOS, Calif. /California Newswire/ --Teachers, parents, and students of California’s founding charter school will run from San Carlos to Sacramento to capture attention...

IBD Web Portal for Young Adults Offers Support for Living Independently

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Children's Digestive Health & Nutrition Foundation (CDHNF) and Starlight Children's Foundation announced the launch of "IBDU: Graduating to...

Californians Facing Tax Filing Deadline Encouraged to Make Charitable Contribution on State Tax Form

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- As Californians face the annual April 15th tax filing deadline, it is important for taxpayers to remember how...

High School Musical’s Corbin Bleu Signs on as National Spokesperson for Starlight Children’s Foundation

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Starlight Children's Foundation is pleased to announce that Corbin Bleu is the new national spokesperson for the nonprofit...

World Savvy Hosts Largest Academic Event for San Francisco Students, Prepares Them for Responsible Global Citizenship

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -- On Saturday, March 14, 2009, over 500 middle and high school students from Northern California schools will convene at San...

Starlight Children’s Foundation Annual ‘A Stellar Night’ Gala in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Starlight Children's Foundation (starlight.org) will present Teri Hatcher with its 2009 "Heart of Gold Award" at the organization's...

Neotrope Announces Non-Profit PR Grant Program Recipients for 2009, Celebrating 25th Anniversary

TORRANCE, Calif. -- Neotrope(R), a brand identity, PR, and marketing firm established Jan. of 1983, announced today the 2009 Non-Profit PR Grant Program recipients:...

Neotrope Extends Non-Profit PR Grant Application Deadline for 25th Anniversary

TORRANCE, Calif. -- Neotrope®, a brand identity, PR, and marketing firm established Jan. of 1983, has extended the 2009 grant application deadline for non-profit...

Los Angeles PR Firm to Donate Services to Worthy Causes – Non-Profit Organizations to Receive $25K in Grants

TORRANCE, Calif. -- Neotrope(R), a brand identity, PR, and marketing firm established Jan. 1983, is donating $25,000 in free public relations and newswire services...

Jazz Prodigy Eric Reed to Perform at Get a Life Childcare Foundation’s First Annual Jazz to Support Life Event

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Get a Life Childcare Foundation, the only non-profit foundation in the nation dedicated to caring for children whose parents or...

Educational Wildfire Resource Empowers California Homeowners and Aids Firefighters

GRANITE BAY, Calif. -- Prepare Stay Defend (PSD), a California non-profit organization, has launched a web site that empowers homeowners against wildfires; they are the first organization of its kind to support homeowners, nationwide, through their educational web site and on-line fire training.

Orange County’s Prince of Peace Kids Sow for Second Harvest

Prince of Peace kids reap joy in givingCOSTA MESA, Calif. -- Today was a perfect Southern California day for students at Prince of Peace Christian School: warm, sunny, with a 100% chance of learning. Students from pre-school to sixth grade observed and tended their seedling crop. The young plants are three to four inches high and ready to be harvested and transplanted to a field where food is farmed specifically for the benefit of local families in need.

NonProfit Statewide Children and Family Service Agency Changes Its Name

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -- Moss Beach Homes, Inc., the lead agency for Aspira, one of the largest private providers of foster care services in California announced that it has changed its name to Aspiranet to better reflect the work it does in communities across California. In the agency's thirty-three years, it has gone from a single group home in Moss Beach, California, to a collaborative network of youth, family and community services that provide permanency and lifelong connections in communities throughout the State of California.

Foreign Nationals from U.S. Embassies Around the World Observe Election Day in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Twenty-five foreign nationals who staff the U.S. Embassies abroad will be in Los Angeles from February 3-6 to examine the U.S. political process during the California presidential primaries. On election day the participants will observe the election process first-hand by visiting polling locations and campaigning events throughout Greater Los Angeles.

20th Year Anniversary of The Peninsula Golf Challenge Benefiting Local Nonprofit for At-Risk Youth

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. -- Golfers from all over the Bay Area will tee off to support Friends for Youth a nonprofit mentoring organization as the agency marks the 20th year of its Annual Golf Challenge at the exclusive Sharon Heights Golf and Country Club in Menlo Park. A full field of golfers is expected to attend this milestone event - Friends For Youth's most important fundraiser of the year.

G.R.A.C.E. Goes Beyond Microfinance to Help Grassroots Community-Based NGOs in Africa Address HIV/AIDS Epidemic

GRACE USAHALF MOON BAY, Calif. -- Natasha Martin, founder of Grassroots Alliance for Community Education, G.R.A.C.E. explains "where the money goes" for grant and microfinance projects to a group of philanthropists in Northern California. These donors learn the complexities in deciding which three Kenyan grassroots community-based NGO (non-governmental organization) projects should be the recipient of a five thousand dollar grant.

Updated: Facto Non Verba Hosts their 5th Annual Charity Event

CULVER CITY, Calif. -- Facto Non Verba, Inc., a national grassroots philanthropic organization, will host its charity cocktail party to benefit the American Cancer Society on Thursday, September 27 at the Atlanta Brewing Co. in Atlanta, Ga. This marks the addition of the group's third city after a five year run that began in the New York metropolitan area.

California Ferret Organization Calls for Re-Evaluation of Ban on Domestic Ferrets

LegalizeFerrets.orgSAN DIEGO, Calif. -- In an open letter to Secretary of Agriculture A.G. Kawamura, dated June 2nd, 2007, the non-profit organization, LegalizeFerrets.org, part of the San Diego chapter of Ferrets Anonymous, requested a formal re-evaluation of the statewide ban on domestic ferrets (Musteo putorius furo).

Automobile Safety Foundation Addresses Unsafe Mirror Crisis with the Introduction of ‘Maxi View Mirrors’

LA JOLLA, Calif. -- Nearly every minute of every day, there is an accident on the road as a direct result of a defective standard equipment side view mirrors, that harbor a blind spot that prohibits safe lane changes. 160,000 people per year, many of them young and inexperienced drivers, are injured as a direct result of blind spot related accidents.

Tehachapi Hospital Foundation Seeks Funds to Save Rural Critical Access Facility

Tehachapi HospitalTEHACHAPI, Calif. -- The Tehachapi Hospital Foundation, an IRS 501(c)(3) organization, is actively seeking funds to build a new hospital in a region between Lancaster and Bakersfield, CA - Tehachapi. The present Tehachapi Hospital is unable to meet state-mandated earthquake safety requirements; the existing structure cannot be retrofitted.

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