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Christopher Simmons has been a working journalist since his first magazine sale in 1984. He has since written for wide variety of print and online publications covering lifestyle, tech and entertainment. He is an award-winning author, designer, photographer, and musician. He is a member of ASCAP and PRSA. He is the founder and CEO of Neotrope®, based in Torrance, CA, USA.
Lender Price

Provident Funding Partners with Lender Price – joins the Lender Price Marketplace

PASADENA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Lender Price, a provider of mortgage loan pricing and origination technology, announced today that Provident Funding has joined the Lender Price Marketplace. Provident Funding has been committed to the wholesale channel since inception in 1992. The Lender Price Marketplace user base has doubled over the past 12 months with more than 5,700 brokers.
The Leafwing by Deborah Copeland

New YA Novel, ‘THE LEAFWING’ honored on FILM 14: one of the best book trailers of 2020

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- "The Leafwing" (ISBN: 978-0981660233), by author Deborah Copeland, is a new YA fantasy novel that is making waves on the YA Fantasy charts. With a book trailer that lives up to the high-intensity drama and mythological thrill as the novel, it certainly is a great fantasy book to immerse yourself in.
Treadstone 71 LLC

Focused Strategic Intelligence Analysis Certification from Treadstone 71 Drives Cyber Attack Prevention

HALF MOON BAY, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Treadstone 71 announced today the release of the much-awaited and industry-leading Strategic Intelligence Analysis training certification. The in-depth, on-demand course breaks down intelligence collection and analysis complexities over 12-weeks of lectures, exercises, quizzes, and hands-on case studies.
AccountingToday 2021 Top 100 Firms

Los Angeles-Based CPA Firm KROST Receives High Praise from Accounting Today

PASADENA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- KROST CPAs and Consultants, Los Angeles-based firm, receives two new accolades from Accounting Today, Top 100 Firms and Fastest-Growing Firms in the U.S.
California IVF Fertility Center

California IVF Fertility Center Offers 5 Free Infertility Treatments

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- California IVF Fertility Center, a full-service infertility treatment center based in Northern California announced the second annual infertility awareness campaign. The center will accept video applications from now through April 17, 2021. The 5 selected recipients will receive free fertility services that may include IVF, a tubal ligation reversal surgery, and a donor egg IVF cycle.
The Energy Formula

Launch Pad Publishing Releases ‘The ENERGY Formula’ Bringing Biohacking to Everyone

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Launch Pad Publishing is releasing a groundbreaking new book about health, energy and longevity by biochemist, Registered Dietitian, sports nutritionist and formulation scientist Shawn Wells. The author's experiences overcoming a range of personal health battles led to the writing of the book, which supplements scientific research with his own personal experiences.
PhilaNomics PODCAST

PhilaNomics: Calif. Veteran Launches Meditational and Spiritual Podcast in Wake of Mother’s Death

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Local veteran, Phillip Polite ("Phil"), bares his soul and sparks intrigue and thought from his listeners with his new Podcast, "PhilaNomics." Phil is an Air Force and Army PTSD combat veteran who has endured plenty of struggles already in his young life.
The Mortgage Collaborative (TMC)

The Mortgage Collaborative’s Emerging Tech Fund Announces Investment in Maxwell

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Mortgage Collaborative, the nation's largest independent cooperative network in the mortgage industry, announced today the first investment of its recently launched TMC Emerging Technology Fund LP ("TMC Fund").
Andy McNab, Vice President, EMEA, Fanplayr

Fanplayr Announces UK Launch Expansion to Meet Global Demand for E-commerce Personalization

PALO ALTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Fanplayr, the leader in online behavioral personalization and artificial intelligence, accelerates its global growth plans with the opening of new offices in London and Manchester and three new senior appointments in the UK.
Move For Hunger

SuiteAmerica Named the Move For Hunger 2020 Corporate Housing Co of The Year

EL DORADO HILLS, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- During the 2020 CHPA Tower of Excellence Awards, SuiteAmerica was named Move For Hunger's 2020 Corporate Housing Company of the Year. SuiteAmerica considers it a great honor and is deeply humbled to be able to provide for those in need.
XLNT Foods

XLNT Foods Beefs Up Brand Just in Time for National Tamale Day

LONG BEACH, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- XLNT Foods, the oldest continuously operating Mexican food brand in the United States, is no stranger in the supermarket aisle. It's been producing small batch tamales and chili con carne with the same authentic recipe since 1894, but knows its marketing could benefit from more variety.
UnitedLayer

UnitedLayer named a ‘Leader’ in Cloud Infrastructure Brokerage and Orchestration Services by global analyst firm NelsonHall

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- UnitedLayer, a leading American colocation services provider, announced that its Cloud Infrastructure Brokerage & Orchestration Services have been named a "Leader" in the latest NelsonHall NEAT analysis within the Cloud Orchestration Services market segment.
DocMagic and Secure Insight

DocMagic & Secure Insight Form Partnership to Create a National Database of Certified Remote Online Notarization Providers

TORRANCE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- DocMagic, Inc., the premier provider of fully-compliant loan document preparation, automated regulatory compliance and comprehensive eMortgage services, and Secure Insight, Inc., the leading risk reporting firm for data intelligence on mortgage settlement agents, jointly announced the offering of a centralized training program on remote online notarization (RON) technology and processes.
ACE Plus Tax Resolution

2021 Restaurant Revitalization Fund and Restaurant Tax Relief Strategies by Ace Plus Tax Resolution

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- James Cha, a CPA and a Certified Tax Resolution Specialist from Ace Plus Tax Resolution, underlines the newly enacted restaurant revitalization fund, recent tax challenges the restaurant industry is facing, and tax relief strategies.
Everyday Self-Care and Your High Needs Child

Everyday Self-Care and Your High Needs Child: Launch Pad Publishing Releases Self-Care Book For Parents with High Needs Children

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Launch Pad Publishing is releasing the first book in a new self-care series and it's the answer to caring for a child with high needs in our "sacrificial mom" culture. "Everyday Self-Care and Your High Needs Child" follows author Natalie Brobin's journey.
EPIC Insurance

Jeremy Lawson Joins EPIC’s Contingency Risk Practice as Managing Principal in Texas

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants announced today that Jeremy "Jez" Lawson has joined the firm as Managing Principal of its expanding Contingency Risk Practice group.
William (Champ) Geoffrey Morgan

Champ Kennels: An L.A. Dog Breeder to the Stars with Miniature French Bulldogs

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- When selling dreams wasn't a choice, William (Champ) Geoffrey Morgan, chose to focus on pairing people with "man's best friend." In this case, man's best friends are miniature French bulldogs and Champ Kennels, a luxury dog service, shows that hard work breeds opportunity.
United Private Cloud

United Private Cloud: named ‘Leader’ in Cloud Infrastructure Brokerage and Orchestration Services

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- United Private Cloud, a global leader in software-defined hybrid cloud management, announced that its Cloud Infrastructure Brokerage & Orchestration Services has been named as a "Leader" in the latest NelsonHall NEAT analysis, within the Cloud Orchestration Services market segment.
Olga Kambod, before and after images

California Woman, Former Beauty Queen, Survives Acid Attack and Works to Raise Awareness

PASADENA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Olga Kambod, a Pasadena, California resident, was the victim of a brutal acid attack which scarred the right side of Her face. And while she may have been the victim in the incident, her attitude is far from someone who's giving in to her attacker.
Kids Read Now 2021

Kids Read Now Mails Books to CA Students, Eliminates Learning Loss: Closing Opportunity Gap for California Students

VISTA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Kids Read Now is excited to partner with Guajome Park Academy to mail books directly to their students' homes over the summer. Guajome Park Academy is the first school district in California to partner with Kids Read Now to eliminate learning loss and close the opportunity gap for their students.
GridBright, Inc. launches GRIDEON

GridBright launches GRIDEON Secure Grid Collaboration As A Service to Help Utilities Share Sensitive Data

ALAMO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Essential to managing today's and the future electric grid is data-its movement and security. GRIDEON developed by GridBright under an award from the US Department of Energy (DOE) Advanced Research Project Agency (ARPA-E) addresses this need.
EPIC Insurance

EPIC Announces Nationwide Leadership Structure Realignment

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants CEO Steve Denton announced organizational and restructuring changes, effective immediately, across the company. The moves are designed to position EPIC to thrive for years to come.
XG Communities LLC

XG Communities Rapidly Constructs Over 50 Small Cell Sites in St. Louis for Major Wireless Carrier

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- California-based XG Communities, LLC ("XG Communities" or "XG") recently announced that it constructed more than 50 small cell sites in the fourth quarter of 2020. The project was implemented in St. Louis, MO. Engaged by one of the country's major wireless carriers, XG took less than 90 days from start to finish.
UnityOneCloud

NelsonHall names UnityOneCloud a ‘Leader’ in Cloud Infrastructure Brokerage & Orchestration Services

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- UnityOneCloud announced that its Cloud Infrastructure Brokerage & Orchestration Services has been recognized as a "Leader" in the latest NelsonHall NEAT analysis within the Cloud Orchestration Services market segment.
Jay King and Pete Varma

California Black Chamber of Commerce and National Assoc. of Minority Contractors No. Calif. Chapter Partner to Build Advocacy for M/WBE Construction...

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The new year is off to an industrious start with Jay King, CEO and President of the California Black Chamber of Commerce (CBCC), announcing a statewide partnership with the National Association of Minority Contractors, Northern California (NAMCNC), under the direction of its Northern California Chapter President, Pete Varma.
FlexData Software - Bayflex Solutions

Bayflex Solutions Expands YUASA Systems Endurance Test Capabilities at NextFlex Tech Hub

SAN JOSE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Bayflex Solutions announced that it has signed an agreement with NextFlex, America's Flexible Hybrid Electronics Manufacturing Institute, to expand existing endurance test capabilities at NextFlex.
Write Choice Ink

Author Sheila Lowe launches Write Choice Ink, an independent publisher to manage the production of her published books

VENTURA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Sheila Lowe announces the formation of Write Choice Ink, a publishing imprint, to produce and distribute the complete catalog of her non-fiction and fiction work. Lowe will re-issue her backlist, totaling 14 of her titles over the next few months, starting with POISON PEN on February 23, 2021.
ETHICAL Traveler

Ethical Traveler Announces its ‘10 Best (Post-Pandemic) Destinations’ 2021 Awards

BERKELEY, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Every year, California-based Ethical Traveler reviews the world's developing nations for their commitment to human rights, social welfare, and environmental protection. The ten destinations with the most impressive records are honored with Ethical Destinations Awards.
Dr. Amie Miller, Dr. Christa Clark, and Dr. Annika Meyer

Sacramento’s Granite Bay Cosmetic Surgery Paves the Way for Women in Cosmetic Medicine

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The field of plastic surgery has long had a gender imbalance: while 92% of patients are women, most plastic surgeons are men. In fact, only 1 out of 5 plastic surgeons is female. This is gradually changing, due in part to women like board certified plastic surgeon Christa Clark, MD, FACS, who employs an all-female staff at her practice, Granite Bay Cosmetic Surgery.
Ed Sullivan Stage Wall Signed by The Beatles

Rockaway Records Announces Musical Artifact from THE BEATLES on The Ed Sullivan Show for Sale

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Music collectors take note. Fifty-seven years ago, on February 9, 1964, The Beatles made history with their first live American television appearance on "The Ed Sullivan Show." It had one of the largest viewing audiences ever, changed the course of music and influenced generations to follow. Today, Rockaway Records is proud to present a rare, one-of-a-kind artifact from that historic debut - a fully-signed piece of that stage's backdrop.
Ellen Alexander

Russian Model-Singer-Songwriter Ellen Alexander is Changing Perceptions Through Music in the USA

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Ellen Alexander, Russian-born fashion model, entrepreneur and singer, is releasing a new song "Good Girl Go." What is special about Ellen is her training in the arts field. Ellen started her artistic education when she was five years old.
Thank You Heroes - South Bay Mommies and Daddies

South Bay Families Comes Together to Show Support for Local Healthcare Community on Valentine’s Day

REDONDO BEACH, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- While everyone continues to deal with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, healthcare workers continue to bear the brunt of it, local businesses are struggling, and people are unsure of how to help. As founder of the popular South Bay Mommies & Daddies, a Los Angeles area community platform for parents and family-friendly local businesses, Laura Stotland was inspired to launch Project South Bay Heroes to help direct well wishes into action in the South Bay community.
Eddie Price, CCSP; Paul McVoy; Jonathan Tucker

KBKG Adds 3 New Principals to Cost Segregation and Research & Development Tax Credit Services

PASADENA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Nationwide tax specialty firm KBKG promoted Eddie Price to Principal of Cost Segregation Services, as well as Paul McVoy and Jonathan Tucker to Principals of Research & Development Tax Credit Services.
Flightpath Biosciences

Flightpath Biosciences Launches via Illumina Accelerator: Will Conduct Largest Clinical Biomarker Study in Lyme Disease

BERKELEY, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Flightpath Biosciences, a life sciences company, launched today claiming a spot in Illumina Accelerator's second global class to develop diagnostics and microbiome-targeted therapeutics to treat rare pathogen-driven diseases. The company has operated in stealth since its founding in mid-2019 and has built a pipeline of drug candidates for a wide range of diseases, starting with acute and Persistent Lyme Disease (PLD).
BOOK: Say Their Names by Campaign Justice

Book Release from Campaign Justice: ‘Say Their Names, 101 Unarmed Black Women, Men and Children Killed By Law Enforcement’

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Campaign Justice announced today that Black History Month is not only a time of recognizing the accomplishments of African-Americans, but is also a time to brighten the spotlight on systemic racism within law enforcement. "Say Their Names: 101 Unarmed Black Women, Men and Children Killed By Law Enforcement" (ISBN: 979-8570456860) is a newly released reference book which documents the stories of a few who have lost their lives during a brush with police.
Olea Kiosks - Rusty Gaynes

Rusty Gaynes of Olea Kiosks Recognized as a CRN 2021 Channel Chief

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Olea Kiosks, Inc., a visionary provider of innovative self-service kiosk solutions, today announced that CRN, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Rusty Gaynes, Director of Sales, Alliances and Strategic Partnerships, to its 2021 list of Channel Chiefs.
Stacey R Korman CPA - KROST CPAS

Los Angeles Based KROST CPAs Announces New Principal, Stacey R. Korman, CPA, MST

PASADENA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- KROST CPAs and Consultants, the Los Angeles based firm, has announced a new Principal, Stacey R. Korman, CPA, MST. Stacey has extensive experience in assurance & advisory and accounting services and since joining the firm she has led the accounting and audit departments.
Emma Negrete 'LOST IN TRANSLATION'

L.A. Singer-Songwriter Emma Negrete Teases Debut EP with Release of New Single ‘Lost In Translation’

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Business Records LLC today announced that soulful-pop singer-songwriter and Des Moines native, Emma Negrete, teases her debut EP "Algorithms," with the release of the first single, "Lost In Translation."
EPIC Insurance

EPIC Insurance Brokers Acquires Pharmaceutical Strategies Group

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EPIC Holdings, Inc. (EPIC) announced today that it has agreed to acquire Pharmaceutical Strategies Group (PSG). The move incorporates the expertise and resources of the nation's largest independent pharmacy benefit consulting firm into EPIC's Employee Benefits Consulting practice.
EV Solar Charging Carport

Electric Vehicle Solar Charging Carport Offered by SunnyCal Solar

JACKSON, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- SunnyCal Solar Inc., a provider of innovative solar products, announces release of the new EV Solar Carport to provide independent charging power for Electric Vehicles.
Lincoln Law School of San Jose Launches New Website

Lincoln Law School of San Jose Calif. Launches New Website

SAN JOSE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Lincoln Law School of San Jose is proud to announce that its newly designed website launched on January 25, 2021, after several months of working on its development. Their old site was perfectly functional, but this much-needed refresh will help students, potential students, faculty, and supporters to gain more from Lincoln's online presence.
EPIC Insurance

EPIC Welcomes John Prentis and Larry Bowlus to Executive Risk and Cyber Practice in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants is pleased to welcome John Prentis and Larry Bowlus to its Executive Risk and Cyber practice. Joining from a global broker, Prentis and Bowlus will focus on large public, technology, and financial institution executive liability coverages, including Directors & Officers Liability.
Liat Law

Skell, Inc., dba Bug-A-Salt, Files Patent Infringement Suit Against Dillard’s Inc.

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Skell, Inc., dba Bug-A-Salt, has filed suit against the department store chain Dillard's and its distributor, William E. Connor & Associates, for infringing on Skell's 2013 patent for a "bug killing gun," according to Bug-A-Salt's attorney, Liat Cohen.
Daniel Olea and Rusty Gaynes

Olea Kiosks Expands Leadership Team to Include Sales and Strategic Focus Members

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Olea Kiosks®, Inc., a visionary provider of innovative self-service kiosk solutions, today announced the growth of its leadership team to include sales management and strategic business development. The company has expanded the role of Rusty Gaynes to Director of Sales, Alliances and Strategic Partnerships and promoted Daniel Olea to Director of Strategy and Business Development.
Breaking Hits App

Breaking Hits App Dials Up the Volume on Amplified Authentic Opinions from the Music Business

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Breaking Hits, an organized aggregator of an authentic opinion App, is ramping up to launch its pilot program. The first will focus on the Super Bowl and the second on Valentine's Day. Both will ask, "Retire or fire?" and ask music and non-music related questions. It's a new voice that music industry pros will want to hear.
GETEC Industrial North America

Getec Industries Achieved Record-Breaking Growth in 2020 with Pandemic Specific Compliance

TORRANCE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The COVID-19 pandemic has devastated businesses all over the country. Despite this hostile business climate, Getec Industrial's business grew by 28%. This was due to several actions taken by executive leadership this year.
puppy recently treated by the Sacramento SPCA

Sacramento SPCA Races to Complete its Zoe K. McCrea Animal Health Center

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Sacramento SPCA announced today that they have reached more than 90% of their fundraising goal to finish construction of the Zoe K. McCrea Animal Health Center - and the non-profit organization is asking for community support to help cross the finish line.
Parents Guide to Happy Children

South Bay Mommies & Daddies teams with Beach Cities Health District to Support Raising Happy and Resilient Children

REDONDO BEACH, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- "Parents' Guide to Raising Happy, Healthy and Resilient Children," presented in partnership with Beach Cities Health District and South Bay Mommies and Daddies, is a five-part video series designed for parents of children ages 0-6.
Certa, the leading no-code platform for cross-enterprise solutions

CERTA, the No-Code Platform, Hires Senior Talent From D&B and GLG

PALO ALTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Certa, the leading no-code platform for cross-enterprise solutions including supplier risk management, KYC/AML and credit and insurance applications, has significantly boosted its leadership strength with key hires of senior talent, as well as other leadership moves.
Fanplayr

Fanplayr Launches Personalized SMS for Brands Focused on eCommerce

PALO ALTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Fanplayr, a leader in online behavioral personalization and artificial intelligence for the past 10 years, announced it will add Personalized SMS to its menu of products for targeting lead generation and online shoppers.

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