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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.
Fanplayr

Fanplayr Receives SOC 2 Type 2 Certification for Data Security Processes

PALO ALTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Fanplayr, a global leader in online behavioral personalization, artificial intelligence and user privacy, announces it has successfully achieved the Service Organization Control (SOC) 2 Type 2 certification.
Malakai Sparks of TMSG

Orange County-based The Malakai Sparks Group Expands Premium Realty Services to Costa Mesa CA

COSTA MESA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Malakai Sparks Group, a California-based realty brokerage firm headed by real estate expert Malakai Sparks and one of the top realtor entities in all of Orange County, announced the expansion of its premium realty services to now encompass the city of Costa Mesa, offering its plethora of seasoned experience to those looking to buy or sell a home beyond the Huntington Beach area.
Book: Something Better Brewing

Book Premiere for ‘Something Better’s Brewing’ by Former Convict Turned Multi-Millionaire Bikini Barista Mogul

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On July 31, 2021, Los Angeles based publishing company Launch Pad Publishing is celebrating the release of "Something Better's Brewing: What I Learned From Prison, Parenthood and Pouring Coffee" (ISBN: 978-195140765) - the debut memoir from Sarah Birnel.
Visual Artist Bernard Stanley

California Visual Artist Bernard Stanley Hoyes Delivers Symbolic Spiral Steel Sculpture to Jamaica During the Pandemic

PALM DESERT, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- When master visual artist Bernard Stanley Hoyes was first appointed to create an outdoor stainless-steel sculpture for the Kingston Restoration Walking Museum Project in Jamaica, it was before Covid. The project, sponsored by the Kingston Restoration Company and the Duke Street Refurbishing Project and funded by the Tourism Enhancement Fund was a heartfelt assignment for Hoyes, a native of Jamaica and longtime resident of California.
CDF Labor Law LLP - Food from the Bar Supporter

California Families Facing Food Insecurity Receive Over 27,000 Meals From Employees at CDF Labor Law

IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The stories are endless of jobs suddenly gone forever and families struggling to get by. As cities across the nation continue to deal with the economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic, employees at CDF Labor Law LLP (CDF) got busy partnering with food banks and programs aimed to get food into the hands of hungry communities.
NotaryCam

NotaryCam Partners with Mortgage Law Firm, RUTH RUHL, P.C., to Add RON to Firm’s Loss Mitigation Services

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 it has partnered with RUTH RUHL, P.C., a Texas-based law firm, to add security and automation to the firm's loss mitigation services through remote online notarization (RON).
Grace Gardens Memory Care

Town & Country Life Plan Community announces Grace Gardens Memory Care Opens This Summer

SANTA ANA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Town & Country Life Plan Community announces the grand opening of Grace Gardens, a $25 million memory care community featuring one of the largest outdoor garden courtyards in Orange County. The nonprofit community offers residency for approximately 80 residents with Alzheimer's and dementia in four distinct neighborhoods.
BOOK: Adventure Zone

New Children’s Book ‘Adventure Zone’ Excites Experts with Its Fun Format, Explaining Pediatric Therapies

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Authors Allison Klimowicz and Veronica Stanley-Hooper have written a children's book entitled "Adventure Zone" (ISBN: 979-8524737199). This book, written for parents and children from the ages of 6 to 12 years old, explains pediatric therapies in a fun, informative way.
Burbank Widening Citizens Group

Burbank Widening Citizens Group Builds Opposition to Los Angeles’ Burbank Blvd Street Widening Project

NORTH HOLLYWOOD, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Burbank Widening Citizens Group. ("BWC Group") announced today that it is organizing in opposition to the Burbank Blvd. Street Widening Project. The Group consists of businesses and residences situated along the affected Burbank Blvd., between Lankershim Blvd. and Cleon St.
Calif. Governor Newsom - file photo

CA Gov. Newsom Announces Appointments for July 13, 2021 including to Department of Cannabis Control

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, Calif. Governor Gavin Newsom announced the following appointments: First, Nicole Elliott, 36, of Sacramento, has been appointed Director of the California Department of Cannabis Control. Elliott has been the Governor’s Senior Advisor on Cannabis at the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development since 2019.
CA Gov. Newsom

CA Gov. Newsom Signs $100B California Comeback Plan SB 129 to Accelerate State’s Recovery and Address Ongoing Challenges

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- This week, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed SB 129, legislation that reflects the majority of the 2021-22 state budget agreement. This transformative budget includes the biggest economic recovery package in California’s history – a $100 billion California Comeback Plan.
Staff from Petco and the Sacramento SPCA gathered for the check presentation at the Folsom retail store

Sacramento SPCA Receives $15K Lifesaving Investment from Newly Named Petco Love for the Zoe K. McCrea Animal Health Center

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- he Sacramento SPCA announced today that they received a $15,000 grant investment from Petco Love, to support their lifesaving work for animals through the newly constructed Zoe K. McCrea Animal Health Center. A check presentation was held at the Petco retail store located at 855 E Bidwell Street in Folsom, California on Friday, July 9 at 11 a.m.
TruckDriverJobs 411

TruckDriverJobs411 Steps Up to Meet Employment Shortage During Trucking Industry Surge

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- he Federal government's recently proposed infrastructure program is projected to create nearly 3 million new commercial truck driving jobs. That's why platforms such as TruckDriverJobs411.com, the original and free trucking jobs' board, are hustling to meet the growing employment demands. Western Truck Insurance Services, Inc. has recently overhauled its job board site to ensure drivers and owner operators are efficiently matched with jobs.
ADJUSTEC - True Performance

Talon’s Adjustec Division Awarded Second U.S. Patent: US 11,034,130 B2 for its Bandroll Technology

WOODLAND HILLS, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) recently awarded Talon's Adjustec a second patent in a series of patterns concerning their Adjustec stretch technology Bandroll product. The patent provides additional protection for the Adjustec Bandroll-the design behind Talon's Inventor of the Year Award for 2020, awarded by Aramark. Following this second patent are two more patterns pending for the Adjustec Bandroll that cover even a wider range of applications.
DRUNK TALK by Mike Davis AND TL Banks

New Book Combines Humor with Shock: ‘Drunk Talk’ Is A True Original

ANAHEIM, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Authors Mike Davis AND TL Banks would like to announce their new book "Drunk Talk" (ISBN: 979-8675709625). "Drunk Talk" is a one-of-a-kind book with something for everyone and will have you laughing hysterically as you are forced to question what you believe to be true.
Hawkins House of Burgers and Jay King

CEO of California Black Chamber of Commerce, Jay King, Liaisons Critical Support for Small Business Landmark, Hawkins House of Burgers

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- When Hawkins House of Burgers restaurateur Cynthia Hawkins found herself on the other end of a Caltrans state issued decree requiring the removal of part of their building, former Compton resident A.K. King, got wind of the dilemma via social media and reached out to Jay King, the CEO/President of the California Black Chamber of Commerce.
MAGLITE - MAG Instrument

4th of July Marks Deadliest Days of the Year, Sees Dramatic Spike in Traffic-Related Deaths Every Year

ONTARIO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The deadliest days of the year for traffic related accidents are those surrounding the 4th of July holiday. Every year there is a dramatic spike in pedestrian related deaths and injuries during that time. In response MAGLITE® and First Responders Children's Foundation (FRCF) are joining together to promote traffic and pedestrian safety awareness.
James Cha, CPA

The IRS Collection is Back and Sending Final Intent to Levy Notices – Ace Plus Tax Resolution Offers Tax Relief Strategies

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- James Cha, a CPA and a Certified Tax Resolution Specialist from Ace Plus Tax Resolution, underlines that the IRS is starting its collection actions by sending Final Intent to Levy notices, and urges taxpayers to act with tax relief strategies.
Nicole Howell, Executive Director of Empowered Aging

Empowered Aging is new name for Ombudsman Services of Contra Costa, Solano and Alameda

PLEASANT HILL, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, Ombudsman Services of Contra Costa, Solano and Alameda, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting the needs of seniors, adults with disabilities, and their families, announced an official rebrand to Empowered Aging.
Magnify Solutions co-founder, Shana Dohert

Behavioral AI eCommerce Leader Fanplayr Expands in MENA with Woman-led Reseller Magnify Solutions

PALO ALTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Fanplayr, the leader in online behavioral personalization and artificial intelligence, announces it will continue its global expansion with a presence in the Middle East and North Africa through a partnership with Magnify Solutions - a woman-led reseller based in Dubai.
AmTrav

AmTrav and Emburse Automate Travel Expenses with AP and Expense Automation Solutions

AGOURA HILLS, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- AmTrav, the one connected platform for business travel, and Emburse, a global leader in expense management and accounts payable automation, today announced the next evolution in their partnership with the launch of their automatic receipts integration.
J. Craig Venter Institute

NEW STUDY: Dissecting Inflammation to Understand Chronic Disease in Type 2 Diabetes

LA JOLLA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Scientists are pursuing novel strategy to understand the source of inflammation in chronic diseases at the molecular level. Dr. Marcelo Freire at The J. Craig Venter Institute, is among the scientists conducting this provocative research and he's the lead and senior author of a recent study, 'Transcriptomics of type 2 diabetic and healthy human neutrophils.'
Bunny Hull, Grammy Award winner

Bunny Hull, Dream A World Education Founder, to Be Inducted Into Women Songwriters Hall Of Fame

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Bunny Hull, Grammy Award winner and Founder and Executive Director of Dream a World Education, a Los Angeles-based non-profit that delivers virtual and in-classroom arts-based social-emotional learning to young children, will be inducted into the Women Songwriters Hall of Fame in a ceremony on June 25 at the Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C.
John Robitaille, Taylor Blasko, Jim Hellyer, Joseph Hellyer, Jim Magagna

Synergy for Ecological Solutions Makes 2021 Grant for Soil Health and Climate Wellness

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The nonprofit Synergy for Ecological Solutions made their first grant to Carbon Asset Network's landowner member, Hellyer Ranch. This grant will enable the ranch to execute a customized plan for greater soil health developed by both Hellyer and Carbon Asset Network's certified professional agronomist, Neal Fehringer.
Herman Roup, President of Adjustec

Aramark 2020 Innovator Award goes to Talon’s Adjustec Stretch & Performance for patented BandRoll and manufacturing systems

WOODLAND HILLS, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Aramark, one of the world's largest food service, facilities, and uniform providers, has awarded its 2020 Innovator Award to Talon International's Adjustec Stretch & Performance Technology Division. This division of the legendary Zipper company and Trims manufacturer is making non-stretch fabric stretch and recover, even replacing elastics, while helping wearers to be more comfortable, fabrics to last longer, and to improve the fit of the garments.
PROPEL

Propel Launches Product 360 to Enable True Enterprise Collaboration

SANTA CLARA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Propel, developer of the only unified quality management (QMS) and product lifecycle management (PLM) solution built on Salesforce, has introduced Product 360, a pure cloud approach to address lingering deficiencies of traditional PLM tools.
Charles Lawson

Propel Names Charles Lawson as New Chief Revenue Officer (CRO)

SANTA CLARA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Propel, developer of the only unified quality management (QMS) and product lifecycle management (PLM) solution built on Salesforce, today announced the appointment of Charles Lawson as its Chief Revenue Officer (CRO). The newly created role will manage sales, professional services, and customer success through the company's next phase of growth.
CDF Labor Law

Santa Ana High School Students Get Mentorship Leg Up from CDF Labor Law LLP for 10th year

IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Two high school juniors, from low to moderate income families in Santa Ana are about to get a significant boost to their career path from CDF Labor Law LLP, a California-based labor, employment, and immigration law firm who will sponsor them for an eight-week, paid internship. This is CDF's 10th year participating in Project SELF mentoring program of at-risk youth.
MAGLITE - a USA Manufacturer

MAG Instrument (MAGLITE) and First Responders Children’s Foundation (FRCF) Partner to Promote Traffic and Pedestrian Safety

ONTARIO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Maglite and First Responders Children's Foundation (FRCF) are joining together to support traffic and pedestrian safety during the deadliest days of the year. According to the Pedestrian Safety Institute, July is the deadliest month of the year for traffic related fatalities including those of pedestrians. The days surrounding July 4th are particularly dangerous.
DocMagic

ICE Mortgage Acquires eVault Tech from DocMagic, Inc. for Encompass eClose

TORRANCE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- ICE Mortgage Technology™, part of Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (NYSE: ICE), a leading global provider of data, technology and market infrastructure, today announced it will deploy an eVault solution for secure storage of digital mortgages and notes, based upon technology acquired from DocMagic, Inc.
News from California Newswire

California State Treasurer Fiona Ma Extends Partnership that Financed Purchase of 33,000 Low-Emission Trucks

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. State Treasurer Fiona Ma announced the landmark program between the California Pollution Control Financing Authority (CPCFA) and the California Air Resources Board (CARB) has now been extended two additional years.
MORTGAGECOACH

Mortgage Coach adds debt consolidation strategies in Total Cost Analysis to educate consumers on using home equity

CORONA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Mortgage Coach, the only platform enabling mortgage lenders to create digital and accurate home loan options for consumers, today announced its addition of detailed debt consolidation strategies in the Total Cost Analysis (TCA) presentation, allowing loan originators to educate consumers on lower interest debt repayment options as peaking home equity values offer household cashflow relief.
DocMagic and AmeriSave

AmeriSave Leverages DocMagic’s Fintech to Scale Operations, Elevate the Borrower Experience and Maximize Productivity

TORRANCE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- DocMagic, Inc., the premier provider of fully-compliant loan document preparation, automated regulatory compliance, and comprehensive eMortgage services, announced that AmeriSave Mortgage Corporation, one of the fastest-growing privately-held mortgage lenders in the nation and a pioneer in digital origination, is utilizing its document preparation solution and Total eClose™ platform to drive digital mortgage efficiency.
United Private Cloud

United Private Cloud Positioned as ‘Innovators’ in Cloud Infrastructure Services’ Micro Quadrant

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- United Private Cloud, a secure enterprise-grade multicloud hosting provider known for designing, building, and managing enterprise-class private cloud infrastructure, has been positioned as "Innovators" in MarketsandMarkets' Infrastructure as a Service Micro Quadrant Report.
The Mortgage Collaborative (TMC)

Staff Retention Tops List of 2021 Mortgage Lender Concerns, Inaugural Survey from The Mortgage Collaborative Finds

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Mortgage Collaborative (TMC), the nation's largest independent mortgage industry cooperative network, has announced the results of its inaugural The Pulse of the Mortgage Industry survey ranking mortgage lenders' top concerns based on 598 executive responses from the co-op's 234 lender members.
Zak Lee Guarnaccia 'Next Big Hit'

L.A. Filmmaker Zak Lee Guarnaccia Creates New Movie Genre: A Martial Arts Musical Comedy!

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- To his knowledge, it hasn't been done before, but that doesn't scare Zak Lee Guarnaccia, actor/stuntman, and executive producer at LightRow Pictures, a subsidiary of Light Row Ranch, LLC. In fact, it excites him. Audiences are hungry for something new and he's ready to deliver with "The Next Big Hit," a martial arts musical comedy, set to come out fighting in 2022.
SSPCA Doggy Dash 2021

Doggy Dash 2021 2K/5K dog walk and pet festival with the Sacramento SPCA on June 5

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Sacramento SPCA is hosting their annual Doggy Dash on Saturday, June 5, 2021 - and this year is sure to offer more than just another walk in the park. Now celebrating its 28th anniversary, the Sacramento SPCA's Doggy Dash has grown into Northern California's largest 2K/5K dog walk and pet festival.
intelliMEDIA and SanAttest

IntelliMedia Networks and SanAttest Announce Partnership Streamlining Business Sanitization and Cleanliness Validation

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- IntelliMedia Networks Inc., a leading provider of streaming media distribution and immersive training technology, and SanAttest, LLC, a fast-growing provider of sanitization and cleanliness training, validation and tracking technologies, today announced they have entered into a technology partnership.
iMOBIE DroidKit

iMobie DroidKit is New Solution to Recover Lost Data, Remove Lock Screen, Bypass FRP Lock, and Fix Android System Issues in...

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- iMobie Inc., a software developer with 10-year experience, today proudly released the first ever complete Android solution - DroidKit. Aiming at saving Android users from any disaster, this program is capable of recovering lost data, rescuing the system crashed or locked phone, and enhancing Android device experience, simply and securely.
MAGLITE - MAG Instrument

Mag Instrument, US manufacturer of MAGLITE Flashlights, Forms Partnership with First Responders Children’s Foundation

ONTARIO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Mag Instrument, the U.S.A. manufacturer of the MAGLITE Flashlight, has formed a partnership with First Responders Children's Foundation. The initial kick-off of the partnership will be Maglite's sponsorship of the Foundation's annual Fun City Bowl.

In Response to San Jose Shooting, ‘Sponsor A Ride’ Will Underwrite Local Trips for Essential Workers during VTA Shutdown

CUPERTINO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Due to the tragic shooting today at the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority rail yard in San Jose, Sponsor a Ride is underwriting local Uber and Lyft trips for all essential workers, medical personnel, and first responders who cannot get to their jobs due to the VTA shutdown, according to Logistics coordinator Mirna Saraswati.
DocMagic and Atlantic Bay

Atlantic Bay Mortgage Group Surpasses 10,000 Paperless eClosings with DocMagic Total eClose Solution

TORRANCE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- DocMagic, Inc., the premier provider of fully-compliant loan document preparation, automated regulatory compliance, and comprehensive eMortgage services, announced that Atlantic Bay Mortgage Group®, a national independent mortgage banker, has successfully processed more than 10,000 paperless eClosings.
Kennedy Intelligent Data

Kennedy Intelligence Data (KID) to Begin AI Marketing Program for California Toyota Dealerships

SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Kennedy Intelligence Data (KID) with its partner SQREEM Technologies Pte. Ltd. developed and executed a program for Toyota of San Bernardino with its proprietary artificial intelligence (AI) technology to increase the success of the dealership's digital advertising campaigns.
UnitedLayer

UnitedLayer Recognized As ‘Innovators’ in 2021 Micro Quadrant: Data Center Colocation Report by MarketsandMarkets

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- UnitedLayer, a leading colocation service provider based out of San Francisco, was recognized as "Innovators" in MarketsandMarkets' Data Center Colocation Micro Quadrant Report.
Forensic Detectors

Jumbo CO2 Monitor for Indoor Air Quality Tracking offered by Forensics Detectors

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Carbon Monoxide monitoring for indoor safety has never been more important, as schools, restaurants and work places are beginning re-opening efforts. Over the past 15 months, Forensics Detectors has been dedicated in offering carbon dioxide monitoring products for COVID-19 preparedness planning.
SU Desktop Sliding Screen Tester for Rollable Phones

Bayflex Solutions to Demo New Endurance Test Capabilities for Flexible Displays

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Bayflex Solutions, a systems integrator, and Yuasa System, the leading provider of endurance test systems for displays and flexible electronics, will demonstrate new solutions for flexible display testing at the Society for Information Display (SID) Display Week, taking place virtually May 17-21.
5x Solutions Telemetry BI

5X Solutions LLC Adds Compensation Analysis to Mortgage Business Intelligence Platform

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- 5X Solutions, LLC, a mortgage business intelligence and data analytics company, has announced the addition of loan agent compensation analysis to its automated financial reporting and mortgage business intelligence software.
HomeRise - San Francisco

Community Housing Partnership In San Francisco Announces Name Change to HomeRise

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Community Housing Partnership announced today that it has changed its name to HomeRise. More than 30 years ago, the norm for helping someone experiencing homelessness was to put them up in a small, furnished room and hope for the best. That changed when nonprofit housing developers and homelessness advocates came together and formed Community Housing Partnership.
MCT Introduces BAM Marketplace

MCT Launches BAM Marketplace, the First Truly Open Mortgage Loan Exchange

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Mortgage Capital Trading, Inc. (MCT®), a leading mortgage hedge advisory and secondary marketing software firm, announced the public introduction of BAM Marketplace™. Originally launched to support existing MCT sellers during the 2020 pandemic liquidity crisis, BAM Marketplace now welcomes new buyers and sellers as the world's first truly open loan exchange between unapproved counterparties.
Run Across America For Trauma Awareness

Inaugural Run Across America For Trauma Awareness Event June 2021 #RAAFTA

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Compassion Prison Project (CPP) is very pleased to announce their Inaugural Run Across America For Trauma Awareness (#RAAFTA) fundraising event in partnership with Be The Good. The objective is to run a cumulative 3,000 miles.

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