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Christopher Simmons

Christopher Laird Simmons 2021
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Christopher Simmons (aka Christopher Laird 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 Temecula, CA, USA.
Black Hollywood Education Resource Center

BHERC Presents Its First Health Matters Film Screening & Panel Focused on Mental Health During The 28th Annual African American Film...

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Black Hollywood Education Resource Center (BHERC) is proud to welcome an incredible lineup of Films, Filmmakers and Healthcare Professionals to the stage of speakers for our 28th Annual Film Festival and First Annual Health Conference: "SUPLLEMENTALLY": Mastering Mental and Brain Health After the Pandemic Across the Globe: Recovery, Healing, Hope, Reimage, taking place August 27, 2022, Cinemark 18 & XD, 6081 Center Drive, Los Angeles and virtually.
STEGVISION

Talon International Launches STEGVISION, a New Anti-Counterfeit & Consumer Engagement Technology

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Talon International is excited to launch breakthrough anti-counterfeit and consumer engagement technology: StegVision functions off an easy-to-use app that helps businesses and consumers combat counterfeit products across all industries and create powerful engagement(s) with their consumers.
DocMagic, Inc.

For 2022, DocMagic Earns a Second Consecutive Spot on the Inc. 5000 List of Fastest-Growing Private Companies

TORRANCE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- DocMagic, Inc., the premier provider of fully-compliant loan document generation, regulatory compliance, and comprehensive eMortgage services, announced that it again made Inc. 5000's list of fastest-growing private companies for 2022.
Sacramento SPCA - Donate Vehicle

Turning Unwanted Vehicles into Lifesaving Opportunities in 2022: How Vehicle Donations Help the Sacramento SPCA Save Animals’ Lives

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- With gas prices still hovering above $5.30 per gallon and many people leaving their "gas guzzlers" in the driveway, the Sacramento SPCA is reminding the community that it's the perfect time to donate their unwanted vehicle to benefit the animals.
ProNova Partners

New Biometric Tech and 28 Patents for secure Iris ID Available for Investment or Purchase

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- ProNova Partners, an L.A. based Mergers and Acquisitions firm, has been selected to oversee investment in or the sale of a patented, groundbreaking ID and security technology. This technology involves iris recognition including in the outdoors under bright sunlight, plus world-leading iris recognition tech secured by crypto wallet.
Photo courtesy of SamTrans

AI-Based Transit Signal Prioritization Helps Silicon Valley Buses Get Residents in Zero-Vehicle Households to Destinations Quicker

SANTA CLARA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The City/County Association of Governments of San Mateo County C/CAG) and the Intelligent Transit Signal Prioritization (iTSP) project partners have successfully completed a pilot project that demonstrated a positive impact on improved transit performance in East Palo Alto, Sustainable Silicon Valley (SSV) announced today.
Annie Kai Lani Kai Lou: Kauai’s Beloved Pup

Children’s sing-along book author and vocalist Bridget Burton helps Kauai Humane Society

LA JOLLA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Children's sing-along book author and vocalist Bridget Burton will donate $5 from every book bundle sale to the Kauai Humane Society (KHS), starting August 22, 2022. A special "give back" page on the book's website will keep track of purchases of "Annie Kai Lani Kai Lou: Kauai's Beloved Pup" (ISBN: 978-0996216050) hard cover print and companion digital version bundle.
CDF Labor Law - Best Lawyers 2023

17 CDF Labor Law LLP Attorneys Honored, Named to 2023 ‘Best Lawyers’ Lists

IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- CDF Labor Law LLP (CDF) is pleased to announce nine lawyers have been included in the 2023 edition of The Best Lawyers in America® and eight lawyers were recognized in the 2023 Best Lawyers in America "Ones to Watch" for various employment-related practice areas from metropolitan areas throughout California.
MCT - Mortgage Capital Trading

MCTlive! Platform Becomes First to Integrate with Freddie Mac Cash Settlement Purchase Statement API

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- MCT's award-winning capital markets platform, MCTlive!, is the first to integrate with Freddie Mac’s Cash Settlement Purchase Statement API. This API connection allows MCT Mark-to-Market and Hedge Accounting Reports to be updated with Freddie Mac purchase data directly, instead of waiting to run reports through a Loan Origination System (LOS).
Comedians with Disabilities Act

Comedians with Disabilities Act Announces Northern California Tour – Nina G Hosts Comedy Troupe with Four Shows

OAKLAND, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The producers and contributors of the Comedians with Disabilities Act are pleased to announce the upcoming tour of its wildly popular show in October 2022. The comedy troupe is the brainchild of the late comedian Michael O'Connell, who started the group in 2010, and was later joined by Steve Danner and Nina G not long after.
RenderX Inc

RenderX Inc. Releases New Product, InGrid: Its Second-generation Load Balancing Formatting Server

PALO ALTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- RenderX®, the leader in formatting solutions for various content including XML, released a new product - InGrid, RenderX's second-generation load balancing formatting server. RenderX's patented technology is used by hundreds of organizations worldwide in the financial, consumer, insurance, government, manufacturing, transportation and pharmaceutical sectors.
Strive Well-Being

L.A. Metro Partners with Strive for Innovative Transit Ambassador Program as Strategy, Reinforcing Public Safety

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) approved a bold initiative to pioneer a multi-year transit ambassador program throughout its bus and rail system. Metro is contracting with Strive, a reputable and experienced wellness and community health partner, to implement and manage a diverse team of transit ambassadors.
CDF Labor Law LLP

CDF LABOR LAW Named to Bloomberg Law 2022 Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Framework

IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- CDF Labor Law LLP, a California employment, labor and immigration employer-side law firm, was named one of only 43 U.S.-based law firms to earn a place on Bloomberg Law's second Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Framework list.
Fontana Hyundai dealership

Fontana Hyundai dealership providing food and live music for its one-year anniversary event

FONTANA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Hyundai dealership in the town of Fontana, California (Fontana Hyundai) is excited to celebrate the one-year anniversary of its grand opening with local residents this month. To commemorate the milestone, the branch will be providing food and fun for the residents of Fontana.
California Soul Food Cookout and Festival

California Soul Food Cookout and Festival in Pleasanton Area to Benefit Regional Charities

PLEASANTON, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- This two-day California Soul Food Cookout and Festival is not only filled with food, fun and music, but purpose too. For 12 years running, this premier food and music event has grown to be a regional favorite. This year's festival will be held at the Alameda Fairgrounds on September 17 and 18, 2022 and will donate a portion of revenue to different charities in the Bay area who work to help the homeless and domestic violence victims.
MCT's Natalie Arshakian

Natalie Arshakian named a 2022 Mortgage Star by Mortgage Women Magazine

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Mortgage Capital Trading (MCT®), a leading mortgage hedge advisory and secondary marketing software firm, announced today that National Mortgage Professional's Mortgage Women Magazine selected Natalie Arshakian, Senior Director and Head of Lock Desk Operations at MCT, to its annual 2022 Mortgage Star Awards.
Long Beach, CA 1947 Santa Fe Importers Italian Deli and Market Opening Day

Santa Fe Importers Italian Deli in Long Beach Celebrates 75 Years Serving Southern California

LONG BEACH, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Santa Fe Importers proudly celebrates its 75th year in business. To honor the occasion, the deli is offering commemorative items and limited edition giveaways to customers in the coming months. Along with these offerings, a new website was launched in February that will make it possible for customers to place online orders before year end. The company has two locations.
Mom's Touch serves delicious fried chicken

Mom’s Touch Brings its Exceptional Fried Chicken Restaurants to Long Beach and South Bay

LONG BEACH, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Mom's Touch, a renowned brand with more than 1,300 restaurants across Korea, is pleased to bring its unique and inspired take on fried chicken to the United States. There are convenient locations open in Long Beach and Gardena, with a third coming soon to the City of Industry. A globally-focused operation with concrete plans for continued growth, Mom's Touch is also known for its ample franchise opportunities and extensive franchisee support.
MCT's Natalie Arshakian

MPA Magazine Names MCT’s Natalie Arshakian to List of Elite Women For 2022

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Mortgage Capital Trading (MCT®), a leading mortgage hedge advisory and secondary marketing software firm, announced today that Natalie Arshakian has been selected to Mortgage Professional America (MPA) magazine's list of Elite Women in Mortgage for 2022. The annual awards, now in their sixth year, celebrate 67 successful women who are taking on gender inequality in leadership by continuously challenging societal expectations.
MCTlive! Lock Volume Indices for July 2022

MCT Releases MCTlive! Lock Volume Indices for July 2022, Covering Mortgage Lender Activity

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- MCT®, the leader in capital markets software and services supporting more lenders with hedging and pipeline management solutions than any other single provider, is pleased to present the MCTlive! Lock Volume Indices for July 2022. MCT Data represents a balanced cross section of several hundred lenders among retail, correspondent, wholesale, and consumer direct channels.
Linarc Project Summary Dashboard

Linarc Launches All-in-One Construction Project Management Software to Foster Collaboration and Efficiency for Mid to Large Scale Projects

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Linarc, Inc., the fastest growing collaborative project management platform in the construction industry, has launched a better way to deliver construction projects. Linarc solves the daily challenges that owners, design teams, and contractors confront while driving projects to completion.
Tim Rowe, Domaine Carneros. Photo Credit Jason Tinacci

Viticultural expert Tim Rowe named Vineyard Manager at Domaine Carneros Winery in Sonoma County

NAPA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- As harvest kicks off in Napa this week, Domaine Carneros Winery is pleased to announce the appointment of Tim Rowe, seasoned viticultural expert with over a decade of impressive positions within the California wine industry, to the position of Vineyard Manager. Succeeding Alberto Zamora, who is retiring after a 40-year career in the wine industry, ten of which were spent transforming the vineyards at Domaine Carneros, Rowe states that his new position is a viticulturist's dream.
David Vass, Monologist

David Vass’ Comedic Raunchy One Man Show ‘What Could Go Wrong?’ Hits Pay-Per-View

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- 71-year-old gay elder David Vass, who participated in the birthing of the gay liberation movement from seedlings, has launched his long-awaited one-man show, 'What Could Go Wrong?' His series of monologues is based on over 70 diaries kept since Vass was seven years old.
Talon International

Talon International and KC Wearable Technologies Launch New Fashion Innovations

WOODLAND HILLS, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Talon International Inc. and KC Wearable Technologies Srl. in Italy have formed a strategic partnership to supply Talon's customers, the world's largest fashion brands, with the KC's wearable technology innovations. With a strong vision for the future, the cooperation will facilitate the sales and distribution of existing KC innovations, as well as the creation of exciting future joint developments to make new functionalities in clothing and accessories possible.
KROST CPAs

KROST CPAs in Los Angeles Announce Paren Knadjian as Principal of M&A and Capital Markets and Brad Pauley as Principal of...

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Los Angeles-based CPA Firm, KROST CPAs and Consultants announced Paren Knadjian as Principal of M&A and Capital Markets and Brad Pauley as Principal of Tax. Knadjian has successfully completed over 200 M&A and Capital Markets transactions worth over $1 billion.
Curtis Richins of MCT

Mortgage Banker Magazine Names Curtis Richins of MCT on 2022 Legends of Lending List

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Mortgage Capital Trading (MCT®), a leading mortgage hedge advisory and secondary marketing software firm, announced that Curtis Richins, President of MCT, has been selected to Mortgage Banker Magazine's inaugural "Legends of Lending" list. The magazine's inaugural class was compiled to highlight the most talented, ambitious, and legendary individuals who are achieving excellence and making a difference in the mortgage industry.
Heroes of War YouTube Channel

Californian Travels to Poland to Document Interviews with Ukrainian Soldiers and Refugees, and Animate their Stories

SAN JOSE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Kipp Berdiansky, a 57-year-old engineer from Silicon Valley, traveled to Poland in May to interview Ukrainian soldiers and refugees. He subsequently had Ukrainian illustrators, animators and voice-over freelancers animate the story for a new YouTube channel called "Heroes of War."
Petco and the Sacramento SPCA check presentation

Petco Love Invests over $12K in Sacramento SPCA to Expand Lifesaving Support for Pets Affected by Fire Disasters

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Sacramento SPCA announced today that they received a $12,500 grant investment from national nonprofit Petco Love, to expand their lifesaving support for animals affected by disaster in Northern California. Petco Love is a national nonprofit leading change for pets by harnessing the power of love to make communities and pet families closer, stronger, and healthier.
Chief eServices Executive Brian D. Pannell

National Mortgage Professional (NMP) Selects DocMagic Chief eServices Executive Brian D. Pannell for 2022 Most Connected Mortgage Professionals Award

TORRANCE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- DocMagic, Inc., the premier provider of fully-compliant loan document generation, regulatory compliance, and comprehensive eMortgage services, announced that Brian D. Pannell, the company's chief eServices executive, has been recognized by National Mortgage Professional (NMP) magazine as one of the most connected mortgage professionals within the industry for 2022.
NotaryCam

Mortgage eClosing solutions innovator, NotaryCam, announces eClose360® product updates

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- NotaryCam, the pioneering leader in online notarization and original provider of mortgage eClosing solutions, announced today that it has made updates to its eClose360 platform to expand its capabilities and deliver a better user experience for both notaries and document signers.
We Are G.A.M.E.

Two More Student-athletes and We Are G.A.M.E. Alums Graduate with Notable Degrees and Clear Paths

TORRANCE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Two more student-athletes who connected with We Are G.A.M.E. (Getting Athletes Mentoring and Education) have put what they learned to work. Now, their G.A.M.E. foundation has propelled them into success as they graduate with not just significant degrees, but also jobs.
MAG Instrument Releases MAG-TAC 2

MAG Instrument Releases MAG-TAC 2, its New Tactical LED Flashlight

ONTARIO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Mag Instrument, Inc., maker of the world-renowned family of MAGLITE® flashlights, launches the much-anticipated MAG-TAC® 2 tactical LED flashlight. MAG-TAC 2 is an additional American design built to exacting standards of Founder and CEO of Mag Instrument, Inc., Anthony 'Tony' Maglica. The new Maglite® MAG-TAC® 2 LED tactical flashlight is a compact flashlight with full-size power.
Lock volume for June 2022 broken out by transaction type

MCTlive! Lock Volume Indices: June 2022 Data – represents a balanced cross section of lenders among retail, correspondent, wholesale, and consumer...

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- MCT®, the leader in capital markets software and services supporting more lenders with hedging and pipeline management solutions than any other single provider, is pleased to present the MCTlive! Lock Volume Indices for June 2022.
Covenant Winery Summer Music Series

Covenant Winery Summer Music Series July 2022: Berkeley, CA Drinks District is Hopping

BERKELEY, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Covenant Winery Summer Music Series, which kicked off on Memorial Day weekend in Berkeley at their Sixth Street winery, continues through July with four concerts, July 3, 10, 17 and 24, 2022. Showcased at the winery's new outdoor tasting lounge, fans of wine and music can enjoy the vibe of the Berkeley Drinks District, while sipping a nice array of California and Israeli wines.
FAR MORE movie poster

Actress Ally Walker’s directing debut ‘Far More’ gets a new lease on life, aboard top streaming platforms

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Libelula Productions, LLC. presents, "Far More," which will begin streaming on July 5, 2022, on Apple TV, Google Play/YouTubeTV, Vudu, and Amazon Prime. "Far More" stars Adrian Grenier ("CLICKBAIT") as Sean McCallister, a successful fashion designer who returns home after a long absence to see his terminally-ill brother, played by Bailey Chase ("LONGMIRE").
GridBright

GridBright completes Oracle Utilities Network Management System implementation at Colquitt EMC

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- State-of-the-art electric utility network management systems are no longer only possible in the realm of large utility organizations. The needed sophistication to manage the modern grid does not recognize any utility network as too small to pose operating challenges. But the cost of these systems can be too high for smaller utilities to absorb. GridBright, in its implementation of Oracle Utilities Network Management System at Colquitt, has changed the game for smaller but not less essential utility operations.
MAGLITE a USA manufacturer

MAGLITE and American Paramedic Assoc. Partner with Pedestrian Safety Institute, Promoting Safety During July: The Deadliest Month of The Year

ONTARIO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Maglite brand partners up with the American Paramedics Association (APA) and the Pedestrian Safety Institute (PSI) to support traffic and pedestrian safety during the deadliest month of the year. According to the PSI, July maintains the highest rate of traffic related fatalities specifically with those of pedestrians. The days surrounding July 4th are particularly dangerous.
Toastmaster Harriet Kamakil Brown

L.A. Resident Advances in The World’s Largest Speech Contest – Harriet Kamakil Brown will represent Toastmasters District 52

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Toastmaster Harriet Kamakil Brown, of Los Angeles, California, rose among more than 70 local contestants to win the district-level competition of the Toastmasters International Speech Contest, Toastmasters District 52 announced today. Kamakil Brown advances to the region quarterfinal round of the contest, competing for one of 28 spots in the semifinals, to be held in a hybrid format on Thursday, Aug. 18.
Photo Credit: San Francisco Wine School

As California’s Mandatory Responsible Beverage Service Certification Deadline Looms, San Francisco Wine School Offers ABC Accredited Live Training

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The State of California has issued a new mandate for Responsible Beverage Service (RBS) certification, for all 56,000 licensed businesses in California where alcohol is served that goes into effect this Friday, July 1, San Francisco Wine School (SFWS) announced today.
Lender Price

Lender Price Launches Marketplace 2.0: Enhanced Pricing Capabilities and Deal Intelligence

PASADENA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Lender Price, a leading provider of product, pricing and eligibility technology, announced today they have released Marketplace 2.0, a major enhancement to their Broker Marketplace platform, one of the largest communities of wholesale brokers in the mortgage industry.
Calif. Governor Newsom - file photo

Calif. and West Coast States Launch New Multi-State Commitment to Reproductive Freedom, Standing United on Protecting Abortion Access

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ Today,  the governors of California, Oregon and Washington today issued a Multi-State Commitment to defend access to reproductive health care, including abortion and contraceptives, and committed to protecting patients and doctors against efforts by other states to export their abortion bans to our states.
ProNova Partners

New, Patented Device for Non-Invasive Elimination of Hemorrhoids Now Available with All Rights for Manufacture from ProNova Partners

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- ProNova Partners, a seventeen-year-old California based Mergers and Acquisitions firm, has been commissioned to assist in the sale of all rights to manufacture and sell a patented, painless, non-invasive, device to eliminate hemorrhoids. Use of the device requires no anesthesia, is conducted in under 2 minutes, and can be performed in any medical setting: a doctor's office, a surgery center, an endo suite, or a hospital.
Governor and First Partner join members of the LGBTQ Caucus at the Governor’s Mansion for 20th anniversary Pride celebration

Calif. Gov. Newsom and LGBTQ Caucus Lift Up California’s Fight for Equality and Leadership on LGBTQ Rights

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Governor Gavin Newsom and First Partner Jennifer Siebel Newsom on Thursday (June 23) joined members of the California Legislative LGBTQ Caucus at the historic Governor’s Mansion for the Caucus’s 20th anniversary Pride celebration and to highlight California’s leadership on LGBTQ rights.
DocMagic’s eClosing team member Leah Sommerville

DocMagic’s eClosing team member Leah Sommerville Recognized with 2022 Trailblazer Award

TORRANCE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- DocMagic, Inc., the premier provider of fully-compliant loan document generation, regulatory compliance, and comprehensive eMortgage services, announced that Leah Sommerville, a senior account executive on its eClosing team, has been honored by PROGRESS in Lending as a 2022 Sales & Marketing Trailblazer. The award recognizes sales, marketing and public relations executives that are blazing trails in the mortgage industry.
Entrepreneur Publishing Academy

Hosted by Anna Davis, Legacy Launch Pad Podcast ‘Entrepreneur Publishing Academy’ Named One Of The Best Publishing Podcasts

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Legacy Launch Pad Publishing's podcast Entrepreneur Publishing Academy has been named one of the best publishing podcasts by numerous outlets, including LA Weekly, Feedburner and Kindlepreneur.
EV Range Inc. Reduces Central California Range Anxiety

EV Range Inc. Reduces Central California Range Anxiety on Highway 101 with Faster Charging and Frictionless Payments

SOLEDAD, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EV Range, Inc., the leader in zero emission vehicle charging station management software solutions and installation services today announced the launch of new fast chargers for electric vehicles in Soledad, California. The EV market is quickly moving from early adopters to the mass market with EVs becoming a person's primary and only vehicle.
TMC Emerging Technology Fund LP

TMC Emerging Technology Fund LP Invests in leadPops, a digital customer acquisition software and marketing innovation platform

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Mortgage Collaborative (TMC), the nation's largest independent cooperative network serving the mortgage industry, announced today that the TMC Emerging Technology Fund LP (the "Fund") recently participated in a follow-on round to a recent $3.5M Series A completed by leadPops, a digital customer acquisition software and marketing innovation platform. leadPops allows users to create robust, automated lead-generating systems that drive qualified leads directly to their business.
Talon BONDING Services for fashion industry

Talon International Launches its New Brand, Focusing on High Quality Fashion Bonding

WOODLAND HILLS, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Talon International, Inc. continues its legacy and history as lead innovators, introducing its newest division, "Bonding." With technology suitable for various categories within the apparel industry as well as many other applications: such as outdoor products, automotive and countless other applications.
MCT - Mortgage Capital Trading

New MSR Technology from MCT Empowers MSR Buyers with Live Loan-Level Pricing

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Mortgage Capital Trading (MCT®), a leading mortgage hedge advisory and secondary marketing software firm, has announced today a new technology for mortgage servicing rights (MSR) buyers to produce more granular pricing for mortgage servicing. The feature leverages an application programming interface (API) to connect MSRlive!, MCT's state-of-the-art MSR valuation platform to clients' systems for more precise and accurate loan-level pricing in real time.
John J. Patterson Joins Vanbridge

John J. Patterson Joins Vanbridge an EPIC Company’s Financial Services Division

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property and casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that John J. Patterson has joined the firm as Managing Principal, Head of Claims with Vanbridge, its Financial Services division.

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