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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.
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.
The Joy Factory aXtion Extreme Enclosure for iPad

The Joy Factory Rolls Out First Apple iPad Product in aXtion Extreme Series Designed for Hazardous Work Environments

IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Joy Factory, Inc., a global manufacturer of leading tablet mounting, cases, enclosures, kiosks and mobility accessory products, recently launched the first product in its aXtion Extreme Series - a heavy-duty enclosure for iPads.
AmTrav

AmTrav Corporate Travel Launches Innovative Flight Shopping Experience for Business Travelers and Travel Managers

AGOURA HILLS, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- AmTrav, the one-stop platform for business travel, announced today the launch of its brand-new flight shopping experience in their award winning a2b booking tool.
Parkk App

Parkk, the first RV focused parking app that allows travelers to reserve private RV parking in advance

PASO ROBLES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Parkk, the first RV focused parking app that allows travelers to reserve private RV parking in advance, today announced the parking technology is now available on both iPhone and Android, so RV travelers will no longer have to limit their travel routes based on current RV parking options.
Yiftee Surpasses 200 Community eGift Card Programs

Yiftee Inc. Surpasses 200 Community eGift Card Programs, Supporting Over 10,000 Local Businesses

MENLO PARK, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Yiftee, Inc., a leader since 2012 in local business eGift Cards, celebrates having implemented over 200 Community eGift Card Programs across the United States. Consumers, corporations, schools, hospitals and other organizations showed their heartfelt support of small business by buying millions of dollars' worth of cards that can only be spent in their local communities.
Paramount Property Tax Appeal

Paramount Property Tax Appeal Offering Free New Year’s Evaluation for Homeowners & Business Property Owners, RE: ‘Feb 16 Changes to Tax...

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- With only 20 days left before CA tax laws change, imposing limitations on property tax relief - property tax reduction firm Paramount Property Tax Appeal is ushering in the New Year with a free New Years evaluation for California families, affluent homeowners and all types of business property owners - to determine what steps to take to lower their property tax bill.
Head of School, Chris Bright and Board Chair, Kris Rone

Vistamar School in El Segundo Begins Construction on New Viking Commons

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The COVID-19 pandemic has heightened many issues of inequity across our region. Vistamar School, an independent college preparatory day school serving grades 9-12, announced construction started this week on the Viking Commons, a new commercial kitchen and gathering space for the school.
Cursive is Cool Contest 2021

Handwriting is Cool! 8th Annual Cursive is Cool Contest Adds Additional Prizes for Pandemic-Friendly Participation

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Cursive is Cool® contest will be held as usual this year after encouragement from teachers, parents and students, announced the American Handwriting Analysis Foundation today, despite some schools in the USA and Canada operating remotely, or using a hybrid model with in-person learning.
David Burruss of MCT

MCT Hires David Burruss to Address Demand for its MSR Services

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- MCT® announced that David Burress has joined the company in the position of MSR Sales Director, directly addressing the increase in market demand for MCT's MSR products. The hiring of Mr. Burruss ensures MCT can continue serving the needs of their MSR clients.
OLEA Building Expansion

Olea Kiosks Announces Los Angeles Manufacturing Expansion, Engineering Growth

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Olea Kiosks®, Inc., a visionary provider of self-service kiosk solutions, today announced expansion of its manufacturing and engineering capacity in Los Angeles, Calif. This expansion enables Olea to continue to grow its customer base, partnerships, and OEM relationships to provide faster time to market and greater operational agility.
ReverseVision

ReverseVision Lowers Lenders’ Costs to Originate Reverse Mortgages with Restructured Tech Plans

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- ReverseVision®, the leading national provider of Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) and private reverse mortgage sales and origination technology, today announced it has restructured its technology plans and pricing matrix to ease lenders' entry into reverse lending and support their success.
Horstman and guest Dr. Vincent Felitti

PODCAST: Childhood Trauma – The Dark Secret 64% of Us Share: Compassion Prison Project with Dr. Vincent Felitti

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Two years ago this month, film producer Fritzi Horstman, and Compassion Prison Project founder, walked into a California maximum-security prison and sat down with the men who were serving time, hoping to bring them compassion and trauma-awareness.
CA Gov. Newsom

Calif. Gov. Newsom Proposes 2021-22 California State Budget

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Governor Gavin Newsom today submitted his 2021-22 State Budget proposal to the Legislature – a $227.2 billion fiscal blueprint that provides funding for immediate COVID-19 response and relief efforts where Californians need it most while making investments for an equitable, inclusive and broad-based economic recovery.
Trans Family Support Services

Denial of Coverage for Gender-Affirming Care in California Declared Unlawful says TransFamily Support Services

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- TransFamily Support Services (transfamilysos.org) today announced a milestone victory in the organization's mission to build a world where all genders are accepted and treated equally.
Forensics Detectors

New Carbon Dioxide Monitors from Forensics Detectors Meet California Compliance Monitoring Requirements

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- As more and more businesses, schools and other public indoor spaces prepare to open up, they're working to not only be effective, but compliant too. Forensics Detectors works to solve both challenges with the recent launch of its first carbon dioxide (CO2) monitors for COVID-19 preparedness planning.
AWAIR Inc

Awair Announces Strategic Investment from Emerson (NYSE: EMR)

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Awair, the San Francisco-based startup that makes Indoor Air Quality monitoring and software solutions for home and commercial spaces, has received a major strategic investment from Emerson (NYSE: EMR). Emerson is a leader in the heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) controls industry, as well as the creator of the highly-rated smart thermostat, Emerson Sensi.
ReverseVision CEO Joe Langner

ReverseVision Announces Joe Langner New CEO

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 the promotion of its president Joe Langner to president and chief executive officer. In this expanded role, Langner will lead ReverseVision's mission to empower America's seniors to use home equity as part of retirement finance.
Fanplayr: Ueda, Yencken, and Adelman

Fanplayr, a leader in online behavioral personalization, acquires Jamu Inc.

PALO ALTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Fanplayr, a leader in online behavioral personalization, announced it has acquired Jamu Incorporated, a reseller and development firm based in Tokyo, Japan. The acquisition represents the fulfillment of a long-term relationship between Fanplayr and Jamu Inc.
FUZON

TechAhead Corporation Launches Fuzon to Expand Internet of Things (IoT) Solutions

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- As the Internet of Things (IoT) transforms the way the world works, businesses have to keep pace, says TechAhead Corporation. With the launch of Fuzon.io, their new website, Fuzon helps them do exactly that.

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