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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.
Teamsters Local 396

Teamsters Local 396 Builds Momentum in Contract Campaign for Over 2,700 Sanitation Workers in Orange County

SANTA ANA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On Tuesday, August 17, 2021, the City of Santa Ana stood up for working people by rejecting the city staff recommendation to replace its unionized waste hauler with a non-union hauler with a track record of union busting, air pollution and paying near poverty wages, Teamsters Local 396 said today.
Jared Epstein

Olea Kiosks Adds Ticketing Industry Specialist Jared Epstein to Sales Team

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Olea Kiosks®, Inc., a visionary provider of innovative self-service kiosk solutions, today announced the expansion of its sales team by adding Jared Epstein to handle the ticketing vertical.
CDF Labor Law LLP

CDF Labor Law LLP Attorneys in California Receive Best Lawyers in America Awards

IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- CDF Labor Law LLP (CDF) proudly congratulates seven partners who were recognized in The Best Lawyers in America© for 2022 and four associates who were recognized in the 2022 Best Lawyers in America© "Ones to Watch" for various employment-related practice areas from metropolitan areas throughout California.
Executive Coach, Jovita Jenkins

Author and Executive Transformation Coach Jovita Jenkins to Speak at Management and Leadership Skills Masterclass

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- SNGroup announced today that International Executive Coach, Jovita Jenkins, will be featured as a distinguished speaker at the upcoming live webinar: "Critical Management Skills for Managers and Leaders Virtual Masterclass" to be held Nov. 16, 2021. Jenkins is the author of "Get Out Of Your Own Way" (ISBN: ‎978-0974988719).
UNCOMMON THREADS

Legacy Launch Pad Publishing Releases Memoir by MH Equipment CEO John Wieland Connecting Family, Business and Faith

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Legacy Launch Pad Publishing is releasing the first book by MH Equipment CEO John Wieland. "Uncommon Threads: Weaving a Life Through Family, Business and Faith" (ISBN: 978-1951407711) is equal parts self-deprecating and informative.
News from California Newswire

Galway Insurance Holdings, LP Announces Strategic Acquisition of MAI Capital Management

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Galway Holdings ("Galway") today announced its investment in MAI Capital Management LLC ("MAI"). The move adds a new business vertical in financial and wealth management services to complement existing business relationships within EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants as well other areas of specialization across all Galway platforms.
Governor of the state of California Seal

California Implements First-in-the-Nation Measure to Encourage School Staff to Get Vaccinated

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On Wednesday, in order to best protect students and staff as California starts the school year fully in-person, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) issued a new public health order requiring all school staff to either show proof of full vaccination or be tested at least once per week.
The Art of the Real by Daniel Lebensohn

Launch Pad Publishing Announces New Book by Art Impresario and Real Estate Mogul Daniel Lebensohn

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Los Angeles based publishing company Launch Pad Publishing is celebrating the release of "The Art of the Real: Real Life, Real Relationships and Real Estate" (ISBN: 978-1951407629) - the debut memoir from Daniel Lebensohn.
KROST CPAS

KROST CPAs Acts as Financial Advisor for Integrity Bio in Sale to Curia

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Integrity Bio, Inc., a privately held formulation and fill-finish organization, was sold to Curia (formerly Albany Molecular Research, Inc. (AMRI)), a Contract Development and Manufacturing Organization (CDMO) and leading global provider of advanced contract research, development, and manufacturing solutions. KROST, a Los Angeles-based firm, acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Integrity Bio in the transaction.
DocMagic - Chris Lewis

DocMagic Names Mr. Chris Lewis Director of Enterprise Solutions

TORRANCE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- DocMagic, Inc., the premier provider of fully-compliant loan document preparation, automated regulatory compliance, and comprehensive eMortgage services, announced that it has promoted Chris Lewis to Director of Enterprise Solutions. The new title reflects the elevated role he has proactively taken at the company in increasing revenue, forging strategic partnerships, and making inroads with large entities and marquee accounts.
Ellen Weis, director of the Museum of Modern Mythology

Brand Expert Ellen Havre Weis, founder of San Francisco pop culture museum, dies at 64

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Ellen Havre Weis, founder of San Francisco's Museum of Modern Mythology, died Tuesday, July 27. The cause was brain cancer, her husband, Gordon Whiting, announced today. Weis was 64. Weis and her husband formed WeisPR in 1994 in Berkeley, California.
Cottontail bamboo toilet paper

Nature Fluent offers free same-day delivery of its eco-friendly Cottontail bamboo toilet paper in So. Calif.

MENIFEE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Cottontail bamboo toilet tissue is now available for free same-day delivery in Temecula, Murrieta, Menifee and other select South Riverside County cities on all online orders placed at Cottontailusa.com before 3 p.m. local time. The new service is being offered directly to consumers and businesses, and will expand to other areas in the coming months.
Fanplayr

Fanplayr Receives SOC 2 Type 2 Certification for Data Security Processes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- NotaryCam®, a Stewart-owned company and a pioneering provider of remote online notarization and identity verification / authentication technology for real estate and legal transactions, today announced it has partnered with RUTH RUHL, P.C., a Texas-based law firm, to add security and automation to the firm's loss mitigation services through remote online notarization (RON).
Grace Gardens Memory Care

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

TruckDriverJobs411 Steps Up to Meet Employment Shortage During Trucking Industry Surge

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Propel Launches Product 360 to Enable True Enterprise Collaboration

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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