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Christopher Simmons

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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.
SecuGen Unity 20 Bluetooth

SecuGen to Showcase Unity 20 Bluetooth Fingerprint Reader at the 2020 Connect:ID Show

SANTA CLARA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- SecuGen, a world leading optical fingerprint device and technology vendor, is pleased to announce that they will showcase the recently released Unity™ 20 Bluetooth fingerprint reader at the Connect:ID Exhibition in Washington, D.C. from March 11-12, 2020 in booth #542.
Absolute Trust Talk with Kirsten Howe

Don’t Shoot Yourself in the Foot: Transferring Firearms in Calif. is Complicated, Prepare Your Estate Plan the Right Way

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Absolute Trust Talk, a monthly podcast released by Absolute Trust Counsel, recently sat down with gun law expert Joseph Fenton, associate attorney of Campbell Green LLP, to discuss the smooth and legal transfer of firearms.
Closing the Gap: UC San Diego Recognized as Standout

UC San Diego Recognized as Standout in Expanding Access to Low-Income Students

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /CALIFORNIA NEWSWIRE/ -- Ensuring access to low-income students and supporting them through graduation is a central part of UC San Diego’s mission to help bridge the gap and improve the outcomes for all qualified students—regardless of family income.
Teri Ramirez of Leo Hamel Fine Jewelry

Teri Ramirez, Sales Director at Leo Hamel Fine Jewelers, Celebrates 26 Years and $50M in Sales

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- This month our Director of Sales, Teri Ramirez, celebrates two major milestones in her career. Not only has she been a valued member of the Leo Hamel Fine Jewelers family for 26 years, but she has also reached the $50 million mark in sales!
SecuGen U20 ASFX fingerprint system

SecuGen to Demonstrate its U20-ASFX High Capacity OEM Fingerprint Sensor at Connect:ID 2020

SANTA CLARA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- SecuGen, a world leading optical fingerprint device and technology vendor, is pleased to announce that they will be demonstrating the newly released U20-ASFX, a high capacity, fully programmable, FAP 20 compliant OEM fingerprint sensor module, at the Connect:ID exhibition in Washington, D.C. next month.
News from California Newswire

Quartz Construction Remodeling in San Jose Noted for Kitchen and Home Services

SAN JOSE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Home remodeling service is very needed and essential in certain conditions. For example, it is when the home looks old with damages here and there. Besides, it is necessary also to renovate it in case the owner wants it to look more beautiful. For homeowners who live in the area of San Jose, Calif., Quartz Construction Remodeling is a choice.
DocMagic - NMP Top Mortgage Employer

DocMagic Named a 2020 Top Mortgage Employer by NMP for the Fourth Straight Year

TORRANCE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- DocMagic, Inc., the premier provider of fully-compliant loan document preparation, regulatory compliance and comprehensive eMortgage services, announced that it has again been selected by National Mortgage Professional (NMP) magazine as a 'Top Mortgage Employer' for the fourth year in a row.
THE CENTER STAGE STUDIO (CSS) at MTCA

THE CENTER STAGE STUDIO Uses Modest Means with Big Dreams for a True Rag to Riches Story

ALISO VIEJO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Local Performing Arts School THE CENTER STAGE STUDIO (CSS) of Aliso Viejo, Calif. won a National Title & coveted "Sweepstakes Award" at "The Musical Theatre Competition of America" held at Disneyland California this past weekend making THE CENTER STAGE STUDIO one of the top Musical Theater Programs in the country.
Autos Latinos

Autos Latinos launches first-of-its-kind interactive car shopping website for Latino and Hispanic consumers

MURRIETA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Autos Latinos has officially launched their service and new website, AutosLatinos.com - a car shopping website that caters specifically to Latino and Hispanic car buyers in Southern California.
Casa Romantica and City leaders

Casa Romantica Shares Beauty of Convergence of Art and Place in New Exhibit at John Wayne Airport

SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Casa Romantica Cultural Center and Gardens, an award-winning southern California 501(c)(3) nonprofit, celebrated the opening of its new exhibit on display at John Wayne Airport on Saturday, February 8.
MaisonLaw

New Fresno Pedestrian Injury Study from Maison Law Maps Most Fatal Roads

VISALIA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- According to a 2018 police report, a staggering 64 percent of fatal crashes in Fresno involved a vehicle and a pedestrian. In an effort to raise awareness and reduce pedestrian fatalities, Maison Law of Visalia, California conducted a study of Fresno's most dangerous roads and intersections for pedestrians.
HEXGN Research

Currency Notes Can Be Super Spreader of COVID-19 says HexGn Research

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- At a time when various governments and health bodies are still figuring out the different modes of transmission of novel coronavirus 2019, there are some spelled out precautions for which there is a universal consensus, says HexGn research. One of them is to avoid contact with the objects, people, surfaces, et al.
CAL STATE LA - Los Angeles

Cal State LA to take part in statewide 2020 Civic Action Fellowship program

LOS ANGELES /California Newswire/ -- Cal State LA has been selected to participate in a new statewide fellowship program for 2020 that encourages student dedication to community engagement and public service.
Chad Anfinson Joins Zanthion

Chad Anfinson Joins Zanthion as its Chief Strategy & Business Development Officer

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Chad Anfinson is Zanthion's newest recruit who has accepted the role of Chief Strategy and Business Development Officer. Chad comes to Zanthion by way of the Senior Living Industry. He began his career in the late 90's as the sales leader for newly constructed Assisted Living Communities in Florida.
Utelogy platform diagram

Utelogy Continues to Disrupt Enterprise Workspace Management with its 3.0 Release

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Utelogy Corporation, a visionary provider of control, monitoring and analytics software for workspace management, announced its 3.0 software release, which continues to expand on the enterprise features necessary to support a globally distributed organization.
GETEC Industrial North America

Getec Industrial Offers Expanded Electronics Thermal Management Solutions for 2020

TORRANCE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Getec Industrial had a great year in 2019. Getec's Thermal Management Solutions Division has seen a 72% increase in sales and growth in 2019. "Getec has added many new customers with our innovative approach to the electronics thermal solutions market," said Hart Cardozo III, COO of Getec Industrial. "And 2020 is looking even better."
Utelogy U-Automate

Utelogy Launches U-Automate Workspace Automation for Unparalleled Productivity

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Utelogy Corporation, a visionary provider of control, monitoring and analytics software for workspace management, today announced its automation tool, U-Automate. This module delivers the Room Readiness feature, which enables IT teams to remotely validate the readiness of all connected devices, sensors, etc., in its workspaces.
Vibe Wines Enhances Valentine’s Day 2020

Vibe Wines Enhances Valentine’s Day 2020 Gift-Giving with Enticing Sexy Pairings

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Give your partner a truly unique and unforgettable Valentine's Day gift this year. Love isn't standardized, so romantic gifts shouldn't be either. Vibe Wines( Sexy Pairings bring their award-winning California wines together with playful products such as romantic lingerie, intimate games, and massage oils to create unique and love-inspiring gift sets designed to keep on giving long after the holiday is over.
Wesley Carson of EPIC

EPIC Adds Wesley Carson as Senior VP in Sacramento, Expanding Employee Benefits Team

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property and casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Wesley Carson has joined the firm as a Senior Vice President, Employee Benefits in their Sacramento, California office.
Blake Chauvin of EPIC

EPIC Adds Blake Chauvin as VP in Concord CA – Will Further Expand EPIC’s Risk Management Capabilities

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property and casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Blake Chauvin has joined the firm as a Producer in their Concord, California office.
Move For Hunger - San Diego Truck Pull 2020

To Fight Food Insecurity, First Ever San Diego Truck Pull will Support Move For Hunger

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Move For Hunger announced today that registration is open for its first-ever San Diego Truck Pull fundraiser. The event, in which teams of 5-10 will compete to see who can pull an eight ton truck 100 feet in the fastest time, will be held at AleSmith Brewing Company, San Diego, on Saturday, Feb. 29.
Dorothy Green, with Gigi

‘Death Sentence’ by Illegal Eviction for 88-Year Old Disabled Widow, Dorothy Green? LA Judge Denies Her Request to Stay Eviction

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- A Los Angeles Superior Court Judge has cleared the way for the L.A. County Sheriff to evict 88-year old Dorothy Green from her own Brentwood Home of 13 years as soon as Monday morning (February 3). Dorothy's doctor says the eviction is likely to cause serious and potentially fatal harm to Dorothy's health. And her attorney, Larry J. Caldwell, contends the eviction is illegal.
100 Volunteers of HWPL gathered at the Arena Green Park

HWPL joins forces with the city of San Jose to beautify the community

SAN JOSE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On Jan 26, 2020 a non-profit volunteer organization called Heavenly Culture, World Peace Restoration of Light (HWPL) had joined forces with the city of San Jose to beautify the community and the parks of San Jose.
Liz Gilbert and Soledad O'Brien - TellHer Summit

Inaugural TELL(h)ER Summit kicks off in L.A. and Puerto Rico with Elizabeth Gilbert, Soledad O’Brien and Azure Antoinette

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Coming April 24-26, The TELL(h)ER Summit 2020 is dedicated to providing a space for humans of all backgrounds to tell their stories. Not limited to writers and authors; the three-day summit curated by diverse industry professionals guide attendees (or TELLERS) through the expiration of storytelling in a multitude of creative outlets.
Mine Not Yours - Jordan Willner and Debbie Rosove

MINE NOT YOURS have a new cozy luxury loungewear line for your Valentine

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Aunt and Niece team, Jordan Willner and Debbie Rosove have a new cozy luxury loungewear line that you won't want to miss out on! Mine Not Yours is an all-women run lifestyle loungewear brand that launched in 2019, inspired by the idea of looking cute and chic while feeling cozy, cute, and chic.
Bank of Southern California NA

Bank of Southern California N.A. Announces Q4 and Year End 2019 Results

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Bank of Southern California, N.A. (OTC Pink: BCAL) today reported results for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2019. Total assets ended the year at $830 million at December 31, 2019, an increase of 8.1% compared to December 2018. Total loans increased 6.6% to $677 million and total deposits increased 7.0% to $672 million compared to the prior year as well.
KROST Merges with BPE&H

KROST CPAs Kicks Off 2020 by Announcing Merger with BPE&H an Accountancy Corporation

PASADENA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- KROST CPAs and Consultants, a firm based out of Los Angeles, has merged in BPE&H out of Woodland Hills effective January 1, 2020. Seven principals will join the leadership team at KROST, including Scott Eisner, Martin Belak-Berger, Bob Price, Phil D'Amico, Scott Gilmore; and founding BPE&H principals Jerry Block and Jane Plant.
TEDxIVC Modifying Human Perception

TEDxIVC Modifying Human Perception Event, Most Ambitious TEDx Event in OC, is Giving Tickets Away

SANTA ANA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Tickets to TEDxIVC have been made available to the public recently. Applications for free tickets are out now, and TEDxIVC will be giving up to 80% of tickets for free. Tickets are also available for purchase to those that want to be guaranteed a seat at the event.
Matrix Systems

Matrix Systems Announces the Launch of Its Redesigned Website for 2020

SAN LEANDRO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Matrix Systems announces the launch of its redesigned website. The site has been updated with a new look and feel that incorporates the latest features of online web design, as well as optimizing the site for mobile devices such as phones and tablets.
Cursive is Cool Handwriting Contest 2020

7th Annual ‘Cursive is Cool’ Handwriting Contest Kicks Off for 2020

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- For some it is a "secret code," for others it is simply cursive handwriting. The annual Cursive is Cool contests kick off on National Handwriting Day, celebrated around the world on Jan. 23 each year in honor of John Hancock's birthday, the American Handwriting Analysis Foundation announced today.
Kevin Melvin of EPIC

EPIC Welcomes Kevin Melvin as Director of the firm’s Southeast Charter School Practice

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property and casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Kevin Melvin has joined the firm as Director of the firm's Southeast Charter School Practice.
EevolveSelf Lobby

Silicon Beach Welcomes EevolveSelf, a New Cosmetic MedSpa Offering the Latest Treatments to Revitalize, Rejuvenate and Restore

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- A custom Glam-Squad for Injectables, Skin and Body Care. Specializing in non-surgical treatments, exclusive CBD facials, and an IV Drip lounge for total body results. Because every face is different, EevolveSelf focuses on individual solutions that prevent signs of aging, enhance and restore your natural beauty.
So Cal Industries

So Cal Industries announces list of top 2020 musical events in California

CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Holidays are now over, time to get in the know with all upcoming 2020 events! So Cal Industries shares helpful tips when attending these MUST go to festivals this year. The listed festivals are entirely diverse, based on a variety of music genres such as rock, pop, indie, hip hop, and electronic dance music. Also, differentiating each by the designated setting and music genre for all you festivalgoers and soon to be festival attendees!
Joe Morgan, principal Best Financial Life

Best Financial Life Launches Deliberate Money Moves Podcast with Six Episodes Focusing on Topics That Build a Foundation on Eliminating Financial...

DANVILLE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Greater East Bay financial planning firm Best Financial Life announces the launch of the Deliberate Money Moves podcast. Deliberate Money Moves was developed as a new avenue to educate clients and prospects on a wide variety of money and financial wellness topics so they can discover how to make better, more beneficial decisions when it comes to their financial landscape.
Sigi Marmorstein, founder and CEO, BabyLiveAdvice

Nurse Innovator at BabyLiveAdvice Impacts Moms’ and Babies’ Health in ‘Year of the Nurse and Midwife’

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- BabyLiveAdvice, Inc., a Los Angeles-based, woman-owned social enterprise, supports pregnant moms and parents from preconception through early childhood via telehealth, phone and chat. The company's mission is to help one million moms and their babies to be happy and healthy.
MAGLITE - MAG Instrument

Mag Instrument is Launching its MAGLITE Tactical Group at SHOT Show 2020

ONTARIO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Mag Instrument is introducing the MAGLITE Tactical Group (MTG) at SHOT SHOW 2020. The introduction of MTG coincides with the release of several new and enhanced products for tactical use for law enforcement and military including, the ML150LRS Compact Rechargeable System, MAG-TAC II, and Butt Stock Shell Holder.
EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants

EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants Launches New National Specialty Practice: Asset Lifecycle Management

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants announced today the launch of a national specialty practice, Asset Lifecycle Management, providing risk consulting and risk transfer solutions focused on clinical and electronic equipment. Large healthcare systems, major universities, and financial institutions rely on electronic equipment to conduct daily operations.
ReverseVision

OptifiNow Leverages ReverseVision’s RV Exchange to Streamline Reverse Loan Origination at Open Mortgage

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- ReverseVision, the leading provider of Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) and private reverse mortgage sales and origination technology, today announced their recently released Loan Import API has been leveraged by OptifiNow for mutual lender client Open Mortgage.
Rivalry On Ice - from Craig Shelly Beverly Hills

Craig Shelly Beverly Hills Announces ‘Rivalry On Ice’ Harvard vs Yale – Commemorative Legacy Time Piece Collection

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Beverly Hills California is known for bringing you the absolute best in sports entertainment such as Cricket All Stars and PGA Golf Tournaments. On January 11, the teams of Harvard and Yale hit the ice at Madison Square Garden with "Rivalry On Ice" and Craig Shelly Beverly Hills is the first to bring you the Commemorative Time Pieces commemorating this event.
KINONA

LPGA Hall of Famer Patty Sheehan Joins Designer Golf Apparel Firm KINONA’s Advisory Board

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- KINONA, a collection of flattering, modern women's golf apparel designed to bring feminine sensibility to women's golf, announced today that LPGA legend Patty Sheehan has joined its Board of Advisors.
Gray is the New Blonde - movie poster

Red Carpet World Premiere in L.A.: ‘Gray Is The New Blonde’ Documentary Jan. 23, 2020

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Producer/Director Victoria Marie of "Gray is The New Blonde," an award-winning and inspiring documentary about the outdated views and attitudes towards women with gray hair has perfectly captured the current zeitgeist of women worldwide owning their beautiful gray hair. The movie, which has already won 3 awards, will have its world premiere on Jan. 23, 2020 in Los Angeles, California.
California Student Aid Commissio

California Student Aid Commission commends Gov. Newsom for a strong budget that invests in higher education access

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The California Student Aid Commission commends Governor Newsom and his Administration for a strong budget that invests in higher education access, affordability, and success. “We are pleased to lead a working group on student loan debt issues, including the critical need to perform outreach about financial aid grants and loan options,” said Catalina Cifuentes, Chair of the Commission.
Calif. Governor Newsom Proposes 2020-21 State Budget

Calif. Governor Newsom Proposes 2020-21 State Budget

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, Calif. Governor Gavin Newsom submitted his 2020-21 State Budget proposal to the Legislature, which makes responsible investments in the state’s economic future while tackling head-on persistent challenges facing the state.
The Mortgage Collaborative and MGIC

The Mortgage Collaborative Partners with Mortgage Guaranty Insurance Company (MGIC)

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Mortgage Collaborative (TMC), the mortgage industry's only independent cooperative, is pleased to announce it has signed an agreement with Mortgage Guaranty Insurance Company (MGIC) to be the newest addition to join its Preferred Partner Network.
CA Gov. Newsom

Calif. Gov. Newsom Previews $1B Budget Proposal to Jump-Start New California Homeless Fund

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- As a national homelessness crisis spreads across the West Coast and cities across the country, Governor Gavin Newsom is continuing his Administration’s comprehensive response to the crisis through a combination of new accountability measures, unprecedented proposed new resources, and an executive order to significantly reduce and prevent street homelessness, connect people to services and build housing faster.
Calif. Gov. Gavin Newsom

Calif. Gov. Newsom Announces Appointments for 1.7.20 including to the California Naturopathic Medicine Committee

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On Tuesday, Calif. Governor Gavin Newsom announced the following appointments for January 7, 2020: First, Mary McComb, 62, of Davis, has been reappointed state public defender in the Office of the State Public Defender, where she has served as state public defender since 2016.
Jordan Etem - Driving Innovation

Driving Innovation, Jordan Etem is a Good Fit for Growth Environments

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Not all environments are created equal. Some environments are designed to limit. Some environments are designed for growth. The verdict is in: Jordan Etem and his network (Jordan Etem Networks) is meant for the latter, for growth environments.
Creativity Coach, Lauren Wallett

Creativity Coach Lauren Wallett opens the Business School for Coaches with 90-day Accelerator Program

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Creativity Coach, Lauren Wallett has opened the Business School for Coaches with her inaugural 90 day accelerator program, Simply Irresistible, which teaches coaches and VA's how to create multiple irresistible offers that keep clients coming back for more.
Katie Otto Joins California Farmland Trust Team

Katie Otto Joins California Farmland Trust Team after 12 years with the California FFA Foundation

ELK GROVE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The California Farmland Trust (CFT) is pleased to announce Katie Otto as their new Development and Operations Director. She joins the CFT team after 12 years with the California FFA Foundation (Foundation) and brings her deep roots and experience with agriculture, fundraising and finance management to the organization.
Keri Ann Kimball

Kimball Entertainment merges with K-Star PR to better serve clients in entertainment, film and TV production

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Kimball Entertainment is a full-service Entertainment Co. based in Beverly Hills, California. Founder Keri Ann Kimball has found a unique way to bring her relationships and assets to this multidimensional company by integrating a strategic coaching team in house at Kimball Entertainment.

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