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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.
Whimstay Savings Infographic

Whimstay App Delivers Real Savings on Last-Minute Vacation Rentals Nationwide

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Whimstay, the leading marketplace dedicated to last minute vacation rental deals, today announced the availability of over 5,000 properties nationwide in the Whimstay iOS iPhone and Android apps, which provides travelers with real savings on vacation rental properties when booking a stay during the next 10 nights.
AISTORM - Frost and Sullivan Award

AIStorm Wins 2019 Frost & Sullivan Technology Innovation Award for its AI-in-Sensor Fast Edge SoC

SAN JOSE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- California-based AIStorm has developed a novel AI-in-Sensor (AIS) technology that enables real-time processing of sensor data at the edge, without digitization. The AIS technology uses a new patented technique called charge domain processing that controls the electron movement between the storage elements in the chip and uses switch charge circuits for mathematical control over the charge transfer.
Lance Poole, CEO of Juniper Labs

Juniper Labs Announces Open Data Set for Commercial Insurance Launch at Plug and Play Winter Summit

SUNNYVALE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Automated underwriting insurtech Juniper Labs today announced that it is launching the first ever open-sourced data set purpose built for commercial insurance. Juniper Labs plans to release over 40 million business records it acquired to train its underwriting models for anyone to use.
Raylene Chiarizzio has joined EPIC

Raylene Chiarizzio has joined EPIC as Senior VP of the firm’s Southwest Risk Management Practice

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants ("EPIC"), a retail property and casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Raylene Chiarizzio has joined the firm as Senior Vice President of the firm's Southwest Risk Management Practice.
seminar on human rights

International Leaders Declare Forced Conversion an International Problem Violating Human Rights

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On 29 November, Center for Studies on New Religions (CESNUR) from Italy and Human Rights Without Frontiers (HRWF) from Belgium hosted a seminar on human rights entitled "Intolerance and Discrimination Against New Religious Movements: An International Problem," the Human Rights Association for Victims of Coercive Conversion Programs Northern California announced today.
secugen u20-asf-bt

Laxton Integrates SecuGen U20 Sensor into the Chameleon Line of Multi-Modal Biometric Devices

SANTA CLARA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- SecuGen is pleased to announce that Laxton, a global leader in providing election, identity and self-service solutions to governments and corporations, has selected the SecuGen U20 fingerprint sensor for integration into their Chameleon multi-modal biometric tablet.
Kaiser Santa Clara Staff at Bay Area Medical Academy

Bay Area Medical Academy Apprenticeship Provides Effective Pathway for Kaiser Permanente Employees to Upgrade Their Job Skills

SAN JOSE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Bay Area Medical Academy, SEIU UHW-West, and the SEIU-UHW & Joint Employer Education Fund (the Education Fund) have announced today that they have partnered to offer Medical Assistant Apprenticeship training to Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara employees.
EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants

EPIC adds David Thoke to its Risk Management operations in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property and casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that David Thoke has joined the firm as Managing Principal of the firm's Southwest Risk Management Practice.
EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants

BobbiJo DeNofa joins the EPIC Risk Management team in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property and casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that BobbiJo DeNofa has joined the firm as Managing Principal of the firm's Southwest Risk Management Practice.
Whynde Kuehn and William M. Ulrich of BAA

Business Architecture Associates Announces its 2020 Schedule for Business Training Packages

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Business Architecture Associates, Inc. (BAA) is pleased to announce its public, in-house, and online business architecture training options for 2020. BAA has trained industry professionals across the globe in all aspects of business architecture, enhancing their ability to deliver value to their organizations while advancing their professional skills.
America Scores Bay Area - bitpay

AmericaSCORES Bay Area, the Award-Winning Nonprofit, Now Accepts Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, and Ethereum Donations through BitPay

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- AmericaSCORES Bay Area, the award-winning nonprofit that has been studied for its proven benefits to student learning, health, and social-emotional skills of over 2,000 low-income youth, has partnered with blockchain technology and design firm Totem Block and BitPay, the largest global blockchain payment provider, to become an early adopter in accepting cryptocurrency donations.
The Mortgage Collaborative (TMC)

Black Knight Inc. Joins The Mortgage Collaborative (TMC) Preferred Partner Network

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Mortgage Collaborative (TMC), the mortgage industry's only independent cooperative, today announced that Black Knight, Inc. (NYSE:BKI), a leading provider of mortgage software, data and analytics solutions, has been added to its Preferred Partner network.
BargainsLA - 20th Anniversary

BargainsLA, the discount shopping guide to Southern California, publishes their Top Twenty Discount Outlets

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- BargainsLA.com, Southern California's bargain shopping guide to Discount Outlets, Sample Sales, Warehouse Sales and Liquidation Outlets has published their Top Twenty independent discount outlets to celebrate their 20th Anniversary.
Sheryl Marshall of EPIC

EPIC Adds Sheryl Marshall in Napa, CA

NAPA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property and casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Sheryl Marshall has joined the firm as Principal within the firm's Moving & Storage Practice.
Mariano Tripiciano, Managing Director Latin America for Fanplayr

Fanplayr Opens Latin American HQ in Mexico City

PALO ALTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Fanplayr, a leader in targeted ecommerce conversion solutions, announced it has opened a new corporate hub in Mexico City. Located in the prestigious Polanco district, Fanplayr's headquarters for Latin America (LATAM) has been in operation since September.
Scott Weiss of EPIC

EPIC Adds Scott Weiss as Principal – Strengthens its Risk Management Operations in California

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property and casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Scott Weiss has joined the firm as a Principal in their Risk Management Practice.
Danger Man Award 2019

The 2019 DangerMan Hero Awards Show and Concert Celebrates TV’s First Black Superheroes Actors Carl Lumbly and Simone Missick

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Fourth Annual DangerMan Hero Award Show and Concert will be super special this year! Among the numerous honorees for the night being acknowledged for their community activism are two celebrated thespians who have portrayed history making superheroes on television.
Kelly Geary of EPIC

Kelly Geary of EPIC Insurance Brokers Named National Executive Risk and Cyber Practice Leader

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Kelly Geary has been named National Executive Risk & Cyber Practice Leader. Geary and her team bring deep knowledge and expertise in Cyber and Executive Risk to EPIC and their clients with an average of over 25 years of experience.
Composer Artie Kane

‘Music to My Years’ – Legendary Film and TV Composer Artie Kane Wins Reader’s Favorite Award

VENICE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- "Music to My Years, Life and Love Between the Notes" (ISBN: 978-0983655039) by film and TV composer and conductor Artie Kane won the 2019 Readers' Favorite Gold Medal in the Non-Fiction and Music/Entertainment category at the annual Reader's Favorite awards held on November 23, 2019 at the Regency Hotel Miami.
Book: EVA - men's adventure supermodel

New Book, ‘Eva: Men’s Adventure Supermodel’ Showcases Career of Actress, Pinup and Artist’s Model Eva Lynd: A Lost World of Glamour

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The latest installment in the acclaimed Men's Adventure Library series from editors Robert Deis and Wyatt Doyle, "Eva: Men's Adventure Supermodel" (ISBN 978-1943444397) has been released. The book chronicles model, pin-up, and actress Eva Lynd's remarkable career.
Braxtly Knee Pads Holiday

Great Holiday Gift for DIY Dads: Gel Knee Pads for Work Made of Same Material Pro Athletes Wear

LONG BEACH, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Braxtly Tools now offers a work knee pad made from the same materials used by professional million-dollar athletes in protecting their knees, an advanced technology competitively priced for both professionals and DIYers.
SciScore - report your science, better

SciScore’s Innovative Solution Supports Pre-clinical Research Reproducibility and Transparency

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- SciScore announces the release of its innovative solution, the first and only working application of its kind, in support of the pre-clinical scientific research community's pursuit of reproducibility and transparency.
The Whole Child - Bezos Day 1 Grant

The Whole Child Receives Bezos Day 1 Families Fund Grant to Help End Homelessness in Los Angeles

WHITTIER, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Whole Child, a lead housing agency for families experiencing homelessness in Southeast Los Angeles County, announced that it has been selected to receive a $5 million grant from the Bezos Day One Families Fund.
Belize breaks ground on Corozal-Sarteneja Rd

Government of Belize Breaks Ground on Corozal-Sarteneja Road – Belize Tourism and Real Estate Boom Coming

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- As of November 14, 2019, the Government of Belize has officially commenced the construction of the Corozal-Sarteneja Road. The project, funded by the Government of Taiwan with a loan of $50 million, aims to ease travel between the two locations with a 27-mile road, including the Pablo Nuevo and Laguna Seca bridges.
CA Gov. Newsom

Calif. Gov. Newsom Issues Proclamation Declaring November as Native American Heritage Month

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, Calif. Governor Gavin Newsom today issued a proclamation declaring November 2019 as “Native American Heritage Month” in the State of California.
Professionals Guild - New Year's Eve Big Balloon Drop

Elegant East Bay Area New Year’s Eve, 12.31.19 at San Ramon Marriott by Professionals Guild

SAN RAMON, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Professionals Guild announced an Elegant East Bay New Year's Eve Party for singles and couples at the San Ramon Marriott Hotel. The party includes a live band, the Floorshakers in the Grand Ballroom, as well as a new approach to live dance music, where people can dance to their favorites.
Braxtly Tools Heavy Duty Gel Knee Pads

Heavy Duty Gel Knee Pads from Braxtly Tools for Work Can Save Your Knees

LONG BEACH, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Braxtly Tools, a leader in heavy duty and industrial grade tools for Professionals and serious DIYers, announces the launch of their new Heavy-Duty Gel Knee Pads to combat knee and joint pain commonly found from prolonged kneeling.
CalRecycle

CalRecycle and Cal OES announce completion of debris removal in Paradise after deadliest wildfire in California history

PARADISE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On the heels of the one-year anniversary of the Camp Fire, the most deadly wildfire in state history, the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) joined the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) today to announce the completion of debris removal on nearly 11,000 properties.
Wendy Katagi - Heirlooms

Joy to the World Concert in Gardena features Wendy Katagi with InnerVox Jazz Singers

GARDENA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Inspirational singer-songwriter, Wendy Katagi is joined by Grammy-nominated jazz pianist Tom Zink and Grammy-nominated vocalist Anne Walsh in a spirited "Joy to the World" concert with InnerVox jazz singers and cellist, Nancy Korb at Gardena Valley Baptist Church on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2019, 4:00-5:30 p.m.
Aging in Place Support Services

OverSightMD Saves Precious Time for Family Caregivers with its Nationwide ‘Push Button Care’ Service

MILPITAS, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- OverSightMD is expanding its Push Button Care service with two new exciting products for Family Caregivers. A family caregiver support package and a family caregiver assistant are now part of the Push Button Care lineup of aging in place support solutions.
KROST Restaurant Accountants

Jean Hagan Brings Decades of Restaurant Operations Experience to the Culinary Institute of America as Newly Appointed Adjunct Professor

PASADENA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Jean Hagan, Principal of KROST CPAs & Consultants and leader of the firm's restaurant consulting practice, has recently taken on an additional title as Adjunct Professor of Restaurant Operations and Management Strategies at the Culinary Institute of America (CIA). Her first course, Operations and Management Strategies for the Restauranteur, began this fall.
Treadstone 71 - CyberIntellipedia

CyberIntellipedia Launches: Treadstone 71 Announces Comprehensive Knowledgebase for Cyber Intelligence

HALF MOON BAY, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Treadstone 71, the highly focused and standards-driven cyber and threat intelligence tradecraft company, today announced the beta release of CyberIntellipedia. The extremely detailed, expansive wiki includes knowledge gained over years of cyber and threat intelligence program builds, targeted adversary research, and intelligence community-driven cyber intelligence training courses.
SecuGen Corporation

SecuGen Expands Free Fingerprint Software Portfolio with Citrix SDK Plugin

SANTA CLARA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- SecuGen, world leader in optical fingerprint technology, is pleased to announce that is it once again increasing its portfolio of free software with the SecuGen SDK Plugin for Citix. The SDK Plugin is available for free for up to two simultaneous connections for XenApp and XenDesktop users.
Shincheonji Graduates 2019

Shincheonji church of Jesus Graduates 100,000 Students Worldwide, from San Francisco to South Korea

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On November 10, 2019, Shincheonji church of Jesus, the Temple of the Tabernacle of the Testimony held one of the world's largest graduation with the count of 103,764 graduates. In addition to the 100,000 graduates in South Korea, it was also held simultaneously around the world from school locations in Asia Pacific, Europe, Africa, and the United States.
Betsey Brewer of EPIC

EPIC’s Betsey Brewer honored with 2019 Ramsden/Sullivan Memorial Award from the Independent Insurance Brokers and Agents of California

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Betsey L. Brewer, CPCU was honored recently with the distinguished Ramsden/Sullivan Memorial Award.
Stop School Sexual Abuse

SSSA announces Child Sexual Abuse Settlements Obtained from St. Matthew’s Episcopal Day School in The Silicon Valley

SAN MATEO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Stop School Sexual Abuse (SSSA) announced settlements today of claims totaling more than $1.25 million for two survivors of child sexual abuse by a pre-kindergarten teacher at St. Matthew's Episcopal Day School in San Mateo, California. SSSA volunteers worked with the parties in these claims.
Dr. Nevine Carmelle PhD

New YouTube Channel, ‘Dr. Nevine Carmelle TV’ Spotlights Financial and Real Estate Problems and Solutions

IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Dr. Nevine Carmelle, PhD is excited to announce the launch of her new YouTube channel - "The Dr. Nevine Carmelle TV Show." After receiving numerous questions pertaining to tax problems and the law via phone calls and emails, she thought it would be a good idea to launch a channel where people could tune in on their own time and have many of their questions answered for free.
Soundwaves 360 Music Event

Soundwaves 360° Music Event in LA: Twista, Veronica Vega, DJ G-Love, Crazy Town X with R1ckOne and more to Perform

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Los Angeles is in for a massive infusion of harmonious ripples when "Soundwaves 360 Music Event" rolls on to the boulevard on Thursday, November 14 at the Academy LA. Party goers will be able to surf a kaleidoscope of genres with acts ranging from hip hop to rock. The evening, presented by Brandi Irwin Productions and G-Love Productions, will be flooded with talent.
Push Button Care by OverSightMD Inc.

OverSightMD Activates Aging in Place ‘Push Button Care Network’ in 100 Retirement Cities

MILPITAS, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Push Button Care network by OverSightMD provides comprehensive aging in place support and care coordination for older adults nationwide. Every day 10,000 people are turning 65 years old and are faced with aging in place decisions.
NotaryCam’s Rick Triola

NotaryCam’s Continues ‘Help a Hero’ Initiative for 7th Consecutive Year

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- NotaryCam(R) today announced that in honor of Veterans Day, it would once again offer free remote online notarization (RON) sessions to United States veterans and current service members as part of its semi-annual "Help a Hero" initiative.
Bank of Southern California NA

Bank of Southern California, N.A. Names Troy Perry Managing Director, Business Banking in L.A. Area

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Bank of Southern California, N.A. (OTC Pink: BCAL), a community business bank headquartered in San Diego, is pleased to announce that Troy Perry has joined the company as Managing Director of Business Banking. He will be responsible for broadening Bank of Southern California's market presence by actively seeking new business opportunities throughout Los Angeles' Westside.
Chef Kat's Bone Cleaner BBQ Sauce

Chef Kat’s Bone Cleaner BBQ Sauce Serves Up Toiletries for L.A. Homeless with Thanksgiving Food Drive

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- When Kathleen Bowen aka Chef Kat mixed the first servings of her signature Bone Cleaner BBQ Sauce for a few friends and family, she never imagined the response would be so overwhelming. Naked bones were the only thing left on plates! Today Chef Kat is preparing even bigger batches of her signature brand for everyone from the hip hop community to the homeless.
Fanplayr

Fanplayr Creates Better Consumer and Provider Experiences by Making E-commerce Behavioral Data Actionable in Real Time

PALO ALTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Fanplayr, the leader in targeted, real-time e-commerce conversion solutions, announced today the creation of a focused system of software providing real-time, actionable behavioral data, called Behavioral Data Hub.
CalRecycle

California Cracks Vegas-to-LA Beverage Container Smuggling Ring

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery is announcing the arrests of 10 suspects accused of smuggling out-of-state beverage containers into California to defraud the state’s California Redemption Value fund.
Spine IEP Fellows and Young Surgeons’ Course

Record Sponsor and Fellow-Young Surgeon Turnout Expected for 9th Annual Spine IEP Course 2019

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Magnifi Group, Inc., a developer of e-learning technology for the medical device industry, will have a record turnout of medical device and biotech companies at its 9th Annual Spine IEP Fellows & Young Surgeons' Course (Spine Interactive Educational Program).
DocMagic #1 Lender Loyalty Score

DocMagic Holds Highest Market Share in Document Generation in STRATMOR Group’s 2019 Study

TORRANCE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- DocMagic, Inc., the premier provider of fully-compliant loan document preparation, regulatory compliance and comprehensive eMortgage services, announced that its Total eClose(TM) platform is the eClosing leader based on market share, overall satisfaction and lender loyalty in STRATMOR Group's 2019 Mortgage Technology Insight Study.
Dorsey Academy of Entrepreneurs

Celebrity Chris Spencer Partners with Dorsey Academy of Entrepreneurs on 2019 Golfing for Families Charity Event in Sun Valley

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- In an historic move, on Monday November 11, 2019 Veterans Day, Golfing for Families and Dorsey Academy of Entrepreneurs will hold its fourth annual charity event in Sun Valley at Angeles National Golf course. This year's event will be hosted by Celebrity Comedian / Producer Chris Spencer and friends.
Haibu Zoohackathon

Haibu partners with the US Dept. of State’s Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs on ‘Zoohackathon’

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Haibu is an award-winning series of books, films, cartoons and video games that promotes wildlife conservation around the world. Haibu has partnered with the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs (OES) on Zoohackathon, a global competition to develop new and innovative technology tools to fight wildlife trafficking.
Tom Mackey of EPIC

Tom Mackey of EPIC Insurance Brokers Recognized as 2019 ‘Young Gun’ by Insurance Business America

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a unique and innovative national retail insurance brokerage and employee benefits consulting firm, announced today that Tom Mackey, Risk Management Consultant has been named a 2019 Insurance Industry "Young Gun" by Insurance Business America (IBA).
iMobie Phonerescue 4

PhoneRescue 4 from iMobie Makes iOS and Android Data Recovery More Comprehensive than Before

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- iMobie, a leading software developer for iOS and Android, has just announced the new release of the iPhone data recovery solution PhoneRescue 4 with new improved features. Now, it can be used to remove forgotten Lock Screen Passcode and Screen Time Passcode. What's more, also save your dead iPhone or iPad back to normal.

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