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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.
Interactive Education Program - SPINE

Record Sponsor and Fellow-Young Surgeon Turnout Noted for 2021 11th Annual Spine IEP Course

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Magnifi Group, Inc., a developer of e-learning technology for the medical device industry, reported a record turnout of medical device and biotech companies at its 11th Annual Spine IEP Fellows & Young Surgeons' Course (Spine Interactive Educational Program). The course was held November 19-21, 2021 at The US Grant Hotel in San Diego.
COO Kelli Hodges

Mortgage Coach COO Kelli Hodges honored with National Mortgage Pro’s 2021 Mortgage Lending’s Women of Inspiration award

IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Mortgage Coach, a borrower conversion platform empowering mortgage lenders to educate borrowers with interactive presentations that model home loan performance over time, today announced that chief operations officer (COO) Kelli Hodges has been named a 2021 Mortgage Lending's Women of Inspiration award recipient by National Mortgage Professional Magazine.
Big Balloon Drop, East Bay New Years

Professionals Guild East Bay New Year’s Eve 2021-2022 at San Ramon Marriott in California

SAN RAMON, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Professionals Guild announces an Elegant East Bay New Year's Eve Party for singles and couples at the San Ramon Marriott Hotel, Dec. 31, 2021. Includes a live band, Top Secret Variety Dance Band, in the Bishop Ranch Grand Ballroom.
News from California Newswire

Dream Pairs Holiday Sale in December: 10% off boots, heels, flats and more

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Dream Pairs, a best-selling female-focused footwear brand, today announced a site-wide sale giving shoppers a 10% discount throughout the festive season for Women boots, heels, flats and more shoes on the official Dream Pairs' website.
News from California Newswire

L.A.-based Persian Female Rapper Arzu Releases Tribute to Her Mother

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- With more than 31,000 YouTube video views for her March debut single release, "Persian Drip," Arzu is set to drop her next single. On December 1, 2021, the female Persian rapper will release "Come Back," written as a tribute to her recently deceased mother.
MORTGAGE COACH

Mortgage Coach integrates with First American Title, empowering consumers greater insight into title fees during loan selection

IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Mortgage Coach, a borrower conversion platform empowering mortgage lenders to educate borrowers with interactive presentations that model home loan performance over time, today announced its integration with First American Title Insurance Company, a leading provider of title insurance and settlement services and the largest subsidiary of First American Financial Corporation (NYSE: FAF).
Holiday Pops Spectacular 2021

Golden State Pops Orchestra and Chorale announce special guests David E. Talbert, Bill Rogers, and Drew Tablak at 2021 Holiday POPS...

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Golden State Pops Orchestra announces director David E. Talbert, voice actor Bill Rogers, and singer Drew Tablak as special guests for the "Holiday POPS Spectacular" on Saturday, December 18, 2021 at 8 p.m. The concert will be held at the Warner Grand Theatre in San Pedro, Calif., and will include two world premieres: A musical suite from the movie "Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey," and a new work for narrator and orchestra based on music from the motion picture "Elf" titled "How Buddy the Elf Saved Christmas."
Painting by Gregory Kondos, titled French Irises

Third Annual Sacramento SPCA Art Fur Paws Online Auction Opens Nov. 18

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The 3rd Annual Art Fur Paws Online Auction to benefit the Sacramento SPCA will be live at Witherell's from November 18 to December 2, 2021. Now in its third year, this two-week auction will feature artwork by many of the region's finest artists, as well as antiques, collectibles, and jewelry, all donated by Sacramento SPCA supporters.
Eric Samuelson and Andres Ochoa of ReverseVision

ReverseVision Adds New Team Members to Support Expansion of Functional Areas and Corporate Infrastructure

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- ReverseVision, the leading national provider of Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) and private reverse mortgage sales and origination technology, announced that it added Eric Samuelson as vice president of finance and Andres Ochoa as systems administrator. The two positions will play key roles in optimizing internal functions and prepping the company to scale.
Burn-In by Dr. Patrick Tran

Burn-In: A Doctors Guide to Finding Happiness — Legacy Launch Pad Publishing releases book by Dr. Patrick Tran

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Legacy Launch Pad Publishing is releasing "Burn-In: A Doctors Guide to Finding Happiness, Avoiding Burnout and Catching FIRE (Financial Independence, Retire Early)" (ISBN 978-19514079-0), the second book by Dr. Patrick Tran.
CA Gov. Newsom

Calif. Gov. Newsom Announces Appointments for Nov. 12, 2021 including to California Student Aid Commission

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On November 12, 2021, California Governor Gavin Newsom announced the following appointments: First, Jessica Lynne Holmes, 39, of Roseville, has been appointed Chief Deputy Executive Director at the State Board of Education. Holmes has been Assistant Program Budget Manager at the California Department of Finance since 2018 and served as a Principal Program Budget Analyst and Finance Budget Analyst there from 2013 to 2018.
CalRecycle

America Recycles Day 2021: California takes on the recycling slump with upgrades that fight trash pollution

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Every year, California discards enough plastic to fill 80,000 Olympic-sized pools. In response to a lagging statewide recycling rate and rising public concern about this surge of single-use trash polluting our neighborhoods and ocean, California is modernizing its recycling system to expand reuse and in-state remanufacturing.
Book: True Joy for the Retired

True Joy for the Retired: new book reveals breakthrough in unleashing the power of appreciation, love and inclusion between generations

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Paulina Kay has released a new book entitled "True Joy for the Retired, A Holistic Approach to Spreading the Love to Our Forgotten Elderly" (ISBN: 978-1773710075). It shows the young and old how to overcome: the deeply rooted Disconnection between generations; the often heartbreaking loneliness and hopelessness of the elderly; and the fear about getting older.
Nomis Solutions

Nomis Announces Strategic Collaboration with J.D. Power to Deliver Enhanced B2B Automotive Finance Pricing Strategies

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Nomis Solutions (Nomis), a global, industry-leading pricing and profitability management solutions provider, announced it has formed a strategic collaboration with J.D. Power, a global leader in data analytics and consumer intelligence, to deliver enhanced automotive financing price optimization to financial institutions throughout the United States and Canada.
David McNeil of EPIC

EPIC’s David McNeil Receives 2021 Broker of the Year Award from CalMutuals-JPRIMA

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Principal and Risk Management Consultant David McNeil has been selected as 2021 Broker of the Year by The California Association of Mutual Water Companies - Joint Powers Risk & Insurance Management Authority (CalMutuals-JPRIMA).
Entertainment in Music Association

Golden State Pops Orchestra/Friends of the GSPO create Entertainment in Music Association

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Golden State Pops Orchestra / Friends of the GSPO nonprofit arts organization announces that they will now be doing business as the Entertainment in Music Association. The purpose of the association will be to support passion and creativity through the art and entertainment of music. This includes governing and funding the Golden State Pops Orchestra ensemble and other new projects related to music entertainment.
NotaryCam

Newport Beach-based NotaryCam resumes ‘Help a Hero’ initiative, offering complimentary Online Virtual Notary services for military members for Veterans Day

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- NotaryCam, a Stewart-owned company and a pioneering provider of remote online notarization and identity verification / authentication technology for real estate and legal transactions, today announced its semi-annual "Help a Hero" initiative will once again offer free remote online notarization (RON) sessions to United States veterans and current service members.
TMC Emerging Tech Fund

TMC Emerging Technology Fund LP Invests in Clever Real Estate, with Series B investment round

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Mortgage Collaborative (TMC), the nation's largest independent cooperative network serving the mortgage industry, announced today that the TMC Emerging Technology Fund LP (the Fund) recently participated in a Series B investment round for Clever Real Estate. Clever offers free educational resources - including expert advice, reviews and guides - to help consumers navigate their real estate journey.
Natalie ‘NatsHoney’ Clark AM Davies (AMD)

Innovative Los Angeles ‘Strip Artist’ Coworking Space, The Artists Plex, Kicks Off GoFundMe

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- A dedicated group of current and former strip artists have combined their resources to form Artists Plex, a community based, coworking space that promotes creative collaboration and financial prosperity, while merging the current demand for networking and production facilities within their industry.
Vlastimil Spalek

How the Need to Reach Youth of the Czech Republic with the Truth About Drugs Inspires a Movement

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Misinformation and ignorance open the door to abuse and addiction according to the United Nations World Drug Report. A drug prevention champion featured on Voices for Humanity on the Scientology Network safeguards youth of the Czech Republic with the Truth About Drugs, an initiative supported by Scientologists and the Church of Scientology International.
ReverseVision - Bill Mitchell

ReverseVision Names Industry Pro, Bill Mitchell Chief Revenue Officer

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- ReverseVision, the leading national provider of Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) and private reverse mortgage sales and origination technology, announced that it has hired Bill Mitchell as chief revenue officer (CRO).
Crawford McInnis of EPIC

Crawford McInnis Named Chief Sales Officer at EPIC to Lead Next Level of Sales Excellence

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants, a retail property and casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Crawford McInnis has been named Chief Sales Officer, reporting to Philip Moyles, Chief Growth Officer.
BioElectRx Business Report

Neurotech Reports Announces Launch of BioElectRx Business Report, Serving Bioelectronic Medicine Industry

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Neurotech Reports, the San Francisco, California publisher of market intelligence for the healthcare industry, announced the launch of a new monthly newsletter covering the bioelectronic medicine industry, one of the newest and fastest growing industry segments. The publication, BioElectRx Business Report, is the first industry newsletter devoted to bioelectronic medicine.
XG Communities

Yvonne Robinson joins the team at XG as new VP of Operations

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- California-based XG recently announced that Yvonne Robinson had joined XG as their new Vice President of Operations. Before joining XG, Yvonne served as Manager for Development and Engineering for T-Mobile, and previously as Market Manager of Regional Site Development for Sprint.
TMC Mortgage TECH DAY

TMC Emerging Technology Fund LP will host TMC Mortgage Tech Day on March 19, 2022

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Mortgage Collaborative (TMC), the nation's largest independent cooperative network serving the mortgage industry, announced today that the TMC Emerging Technology Fund LP (the "Fund") will host TMC Mortgage Tech Day on March 19, 2022, in conjunction with TMC's Winter Conference at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach.
CDF Labor Law

CDF California Labor and Employment Law Blog Listed 7th on Feedspot ‘Top 40′

IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- CDF Labor Law LLP (CDF), a California-based labor, employment and business immigration defense law firm, proudly announces its California Labor & Employment Law Blog ("blog") has been ranked 7th on Feedspot's recent list of the "Top 40 California Law Blogs and Websites."
MORTGAGE COACH

Mortgage Coach & Sales Boomerang accelerate lead conversion with personalized Total Cost Analysis (TCA)

IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Mortgage Coach, the borrower conversion platform empowering mortgage lenders to deliver clear mortgage advice and lending education with the interactive Total Cost Analysis (TCA) loan comparison, today announced an integration with Sales Boomerang, the mortgage industry's top-rated automated borrower intelligence and retention system.
Coalition For A Safe Environment

Environmental Org, Coalition For A Safe Environment, Submits Request for The U.S. EPA to Take Over Carson Hydrogen Sulfide Chemical Leak...

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Coalition For A Safe Environment a 20-year old non-profit environmental justice organization headquartered in Wilmington, California after conducting its own independent investigation of potential sources of the toxic Hydrogen Sulfide Gas Leak in Carson is requesting that the federal U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) take over the investigation.
Pantheory Research Organization

Pantheory Research Organization announces 2021 paper on a new ‘Theory of Everything’

CERRITOS, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- A new "Theory of Everything" is being presented by the Pantheory Research Organization. This theory combines Quantum Mechanics (QM), the theory of the smallest particles, with General Relativity (GR), the theory of gravity and the world of the large, in a theoretical construct which they assert is without contradiction. This is their latest version of the theory that relates to problems in the forefront of modern physics as of the fall of 2021.
Liat Law

Bug-A-Salt Brand Wins Patent and Trademark Settlement Over Dillard’s Dept. Store

SANTA MONICA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Bug-A-Salt (a subsidiary of Skell Inc.) this month prevailed in a patent and trademark infringement lawsuit against Dillard's Department Stores, according to the Bug-A-Salt, attorney, Liat Cohen, Esq.
Video order process in VOMA

VOMA One-Stop Video Editing Application Maximizes Content Creators’ Efficiency and Creative Control

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Professional video editors save content creators on platforms like YouTube and TikTok massive amounts of time. But communication, file sharing, and order tracking can make dealing with a video editor more trouble than it's worth. VOMA, a first-of-its-kind platform launched by video editing startup Tasty Edits, seeks to solve these issues.
SecuGen Hamster Air

SecuGen Leads the Biometrics Pack with New Hamster Air, Touchless Fingerprint Reader

SANTA CLARA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- SecuGen, world leader in optical fingerprint technology, is excited to announce the release of the new Hamster Air, the industry's first, low cost, single finger, contactless fingerprint reader. The Hamster Air combines secure biometric authentication with safe touchless fingerprint scanning technology.
CERTA logo

Certa Welcomes New Hire, Marc Goldberg, Departing Dun & Bradstreet to Head Customer Experience

SARATOGA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Certa, the leading third-party risk management platform, today announced the hiring of Marc Goldberg as Chief Customer Experience Officer. Formerly Chief Procurement Office and VP of Financial Shared Services at Dun & Bradstreet, Goldberg brings a decade of experience in Supply Chain and Vendor management to his new role.
MORTGAGE COACH

Mortgage Coach and HomeBinder partner to engage homeowners in actively managing home financing

IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Mortgage Coach, the mortgage industry's leading platform enabling lenders to create digital and accurate home loan options for consumers, today announced an integration with HomeBinder, a centralized home management platform that keeps homeowners connected with mortgage lenders, Realtors and other authorized professionals.
Rock for Human Rights band

Bullying Prevention Month 2021: Rock for Human Rights (R4HR) Says Tackling Bullying is a Matter of Life and Death

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Bullying is a serious, often life-threatening issue. For Bullying Prevention Month, the Church of Scientology International shares the story of a humanitarian who found a simple way to change the culture of bullying to one of compassion. Rock for Human Rights (R4HR) launched its "30 Days-30 Rights" human rights school concert tour across America.
Fanplayr Makes Strategic Appointments

SaaS AI Leader Fanplayr Announces Strategic Appointments to Support Growth in US and APAC

PALO ALTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Fanplayr, a leader in SaaS and online behavioral personalization, announced the hiring of Jack Hallahan as Vice President of Sales for the U.S.; David Ticconi as Managing Director for Australia and New Zealand; and promoted Mariano Tripiciano to Managing Director of the Americas.
Artist Robaba Mohammadi - Credit Ali Mohammadi

Exiled Afghan Artist Robaba Mohammadi Paints Without Arms or Legs and Inspires Hero Awards

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Robaba Mohammadi, Afghanistan's most famous artist, who paints with her mouth due to a birth defect which denies her the use of her limbs, is reacting to the Taliban's recent takeover of her homeland by building a movement to honor Heroes everywhere, and seeks assistance from those who share her goals with the Robaba Art and Cultural Center.
Reindeer Road

Reindeer Road in Arcadia, Drive-Through Animated Light Show Comes to Southern California

ARCADIA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- World of Illumination - the producer of the world's largest drive-through animated light show - is unveiling a brand new theme park called Reindeer Road in Arcadia, California. Slated to open November 17 at Santa Anita Park, the show's construction is already underway and presale tickets are now on sale.
Vallejo Wash N Dry

Vallejo Wash N Dry’s 2021 Wash For A Cause Wednesday Supports Vallejo’s Cooper Elementary School Student Reading Materials

VALLEJO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Vallejo Wash N Dry, a local leading laundromat, is hosting Wash For A Cause Wednesday to raise funds for Cooper Elementary School in Vallejo. The event will be held on October 27, 2021 from 5 p.m. - 9 p.m. at the laundromat.
Local Anchor - Community Accelerator Program

South Bay Mommies & Daddies, a Parents Network, Rebrands as Local Anchor with National Expansion Underway

REDONDO BEACH, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- South Bay Mommies & Daddies, a popular Los Angeles area community platform for parents that boasts nearly 8,000 members, is rebranding and expanding as Local Anchor after being selected for the 2021 Facebook Community Accelerator Program.
Golden State Pops Orchestra and Maestro Fox 2019

Golden State Pops Orchestra announce Return to the Stage with 2021 Holiday POPS Spectacular

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Golden State Pops Orchestra announces their Return to the Stage with the "Holiday POPS Spectacular" on Saturday, December 18, 2021 at 8pm in the Warner Grand Theatre in San Pedro, CA. Celebrate the holiday season with Maestro Steven Allen Fox, Resident Choir Maestra Marya Basaraba, and the Golden State Pops Orchestra and Chorale with a festive performance of timeless holiday film music, traditional favorites, special guests, and snow!
Teamsters Local 396

Teamsters Local 396 announce negotiations for sanitation workers In Orange County make progress as the threat of strike looms

ORANGE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Over 1,100 sanitation workers in Orange County, CA are bargaining for a new contract for residential, commercial, and government waste removal services. Over the last 40 years, Teamsters Local 396 has bargained contracts that initially fought back against the poverty jobs created during the initial privatization and contracting out of public sanitation services.
Lender Price

Lender Price Announces Strategic Investment Led by Argentum to Support Its Rapid Growth

PASADENA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Lender Price, a leading provider of cloud-based mortgage pricing and digital lending solutions, announced today that it has received a strategic investment led by Argentum with participation from First Analysis and existing investor Costner Lake Investments. The investment will further accelerate Lender Price's rapid growth by supporting product development, sales & marketing, and customer service capabilities.
Transgender actress Hera Anderson

Transgender Actress and Writer Hera Anderson Stars in Upcoming Indie Film ‘The Black Rose’

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- 3Films Entertainment has made an official disclosure, confirming that star actress and writer Hera Anderson will play the leading role in their highly anticipated LGBT short film "The Black Rose." At the helm of the production of the LGBT short film "The Black Rose" is Alexander Kurbonov as the Production Manager. Also boarding as the director is Sinan Yalvac.
So California Conference Championship

Pop Warner Southern California Conference Hosts its 2021 Championship at So-Fi Stadium

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Southern California Conference (SCC) of Pop-Warner Football & Cheer announced today that it will host its annual Championship at So-Fi Stadium. It will be the first youth sports organization to play in the new Los Angeles So-Fi Stadium.
Vistamar School ribbon cutting. Photo credit: CW Productions.

Vistamar School in El Segundo Opens New Viking Commons Gathering Space

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- As students look for connection after months of pandemic induced isolation, Vistamar School, an independent college preparatory day school serving grades 9-12, announced the official opening of the Viking Commons, a new gathering space and commercial kitchen providing a nutritious lunch to the entire school community every day, at no daily charge.
Azad Rafat of MCT

Mortgage Capital Trading, Inc. Deepens Mortgage Servicing Rights Expertise with Hire of Azad Rafat

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Mortgage Capital Trading, Inc. (MCT), a leading mortgage hedge advisory and secondary marketing software firm, announced today that Azad Rafat has joined the company as the new Senior Director of MSR Services.
DocMagic

DocMagic eSign 3.0 Enhances Remote Notary and eClosing Capabilities

TORRANCE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- DocMagic, Inc., the premier provider of fully compliant loan document preparation, automated regulatory compliance, and comprehensive eMortgage services, announced the official launch of its eSign 3.0 platform. The enhancements to the mortgage industry's preeminent eSigning platform introduce new tools and features designed to enable lenders to easily facilitate remote online notarization (RON) for paperless eClosings.
international businessman, Kofi Nartey

Beverly Hills based real estate broker, Kofi Nartey, Takes on Role as Brand Ambassador for Armagnac Brandy, Cardinal Du Four

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Cardinal du Four, 21 Rébellion, a flagship spirit for the Armagnac world and the modern connoisseur's answer to Cognac, has partnered with international businessman, Kofi Nartey, as its first brand ambassador. After hosting several successful events together, the Armagnac maker and the Beverly Hills based real estate broker saw the alignment and knew a partnership was inevitable.
Galway Holdings

Galway Announces Formal Close of MAI Capital Management Deal

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Galway Holdings ("Galway") today announced its investment in MAI Capital Management, LLC ("MAI") has officially closed. Retaining the MAI Capital Management name, the firm now operates as a part of the Galway Companies.

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