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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.
FeelSpace app from FeelU

Calling All School Administrators in Special Education: Expand the Reach of Mental Health Counseling for Students – FeelSpace App

FULLERTON, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- "Depression, isolation, bullying, anxiety, substance abuse, suicides, and school shootings are more prevalent today than ever before," said FeelSpace(TM) App creators, father and son co-founders, Aftab Jiwani and Amaan Jiwani, of FeelU Inc.
iMobie AnyTrans 8

AnyTrans 8 from iMobie Elevates Your iPhone Experience to a Whole New Level – Adds Screen Mirror Tech

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- iMobie AnyTrans today announces the biggest update in 2019 to improve iPhone experience with more possibilities. Phone switch feature evolves to cover all iOS and Android users' needs when switching to new iPhone, whether from iOS or Android. Plus, a newly-added iPhone screen mirror feature that enables users to mirror and record iPhone screen from computer.
Earth and Sky - by Emily Silver

Emily Silver’s ‘On the Mojave Road’ opens at the Desert Light Gallery Sept. 6, 2019

KELSO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Desert Light Gallery, located at the Mojave National Preserve's Kelso Depot Visitors Center presents "On the Mojave Road," a solo exhibit of paintings in watercolor on paper by nationally celebrated painter and National Park Service Artist in Residence, Emily Silver. The Visitors Center is at 90942 Kelso Cima Rd, Kelso, CA 92309 and open to the public from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday - Monday.
Camp EDMO - kids watching science

Camp EDMO Announces Comprehensive After School Programs in the Bay Area

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Camp EDMO, a leading Bay Area non-profit offering STEAM and SEL oriented After School and Summer Camp Programs, announced that it is making its Comprehensive After School Programs, which encompass 180 days of the school year, available to Bay Area schools.
Paragon Insurance Holdings

Paragon Insurance Holdings Launches Nationwide Workers’ Compensation Insurance Program

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Paragon Insurance Holdings LLC ("Paragon"), a national multi-line specialty MGA (Managing General Agency) based in Avon, Conn., today announced the addition of a new nationwide Workers' Compensation Insurance Program.
viv Co - Babylook

viv, Co. Releases BABYLOOK Application Predicting Baby’s Schedule of Development Milestones using Artificial Intelligence

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- viv, Co. (CEO: Kyo Ueda) announced today that they are moving forward with the "BabyLook" project of "visualizing baby's mind" by using baby's facial expression and body information is going to release BabyLook:ver2.0; the application of predicting baby's development.
Cecille Feliciano joins EPIC

Cecille Feliciano Joins EPIC Insurance Brokers in Los Angeles as Senior VP, Employee Benefits

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property and casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Cecille Feliciano has joined the firm as Senior Vice President, Employee Benefits.
Zanthion - digital AI healthcare

Zanthion Launches AI Digital Healthcare SMART Lifetime Bundle to Simplify Seniorcare

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Zanthion launches SMART Lifetime, a complete personal and home security system for life, with no subscription fees and proactive health monitoring with crowdsourced awareness. Zanthion is an AI digital healthcare company with a class-leading Senior Care IoT Platform.
NCVA and TeamSnap

Northern California Volleyball Association (NCVA) Hits Technology Partnership with TeamSnap

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Northern California Volleyball Association (NCVA) and TeamSnap, the household name in integrated sports management, announced today they have reached a new partnership making TeamSnap the exclusive club and team management solution for one of the country's largest volleyball associations.
Condo Rendering, Belize - Legacy Global Development

Legacy Global Development Shares Its Top Reasons to Invest in a Belize Beachfront Vacation Condo

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Legacy Global Development, the developer of the luxurious Orchid Bay, Belize community, shares its insider knowledge on why investing in a beachfront condo is a smart investment, in a blog post titled, "Top 4 Reasons to Invest in a Beachfront Condo."
International Bipolar Foundation

‘Bipolar Is Not An STD’: Live Lecture with Dr. Lauren Goodall and Fundraiser Coordinates with the International Bipolar Foundation in San...

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Dr. Lauren Goodall, Psychologist, is kicking off her book tour in San Diego, Calif. She is very pleased to announce coordinating with the International Bipolar Foundation, for an upcoming seminar on her newly released book, "Bipolar is not An STD" (ISBN: 978-1089401506).
EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants

Reinsurance Specialists and Founders of RBS Re Join EPIC Insurance as Part of Growing EPIC Reinsurance Unit

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants, a retail property and casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today the additions of Alex Soria, Tony Rodriguez, Randy Baker and Ken Knopp, a well-known and highly regarded team of Healthcare Reinsurance specialists, who spent nearly 20 years together as RBS Re and more recently as Cardinal Point, LLC (a South Miami based firm).
BOOK: No New Ideas - by Tim Conn

‘No New Ideas’ – Light Hustle Publishes Book on Franchising by First Time Author Tim Conn

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Light Hustle Publishing, the imprint helmed by New York Times bestselling author Anna David, has released its first business book: "No New Ideas: Everything You Need to Know About Starting a Successful Franchise" (ISBN: 978-1733853231), a step-by-step guide to franchising written by Certified Franchise Expert (CFE) Tim Conn.
Pacific Vision Youth Symphony

Asia America Symphony Association Changes Name from Asia America Youth Symphony to ‘Pacific Vision Youth Symphony’

ROLLING HILLS ESTATES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Asia America Symphony Association announces a new name for their multi-talented youth orchestra to the Pacific Vision Youth Symphony (PVYS). The name change reflects the organization's grass roots (originally founded as the Japan America Symphony Orchestra) and ever-growing diversity among its members.
The Mortgage Collaborative (TMC)

The Mortgage Collaborative Adds Two New Board Members, Enjoys Record Attendance at Summer 2019 Conference

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Mortgage Collaborative (TMC), the mortgage industry's only independent cooperative, today announced the addition of Kate deKay and Allison Johnston to their prestigious board of directors. Johnston and deKay were voted in Sunday, August 18, 2019, during the Lender Co-op board meeting, which took place in Nashville, Tennessee during TMC's summer conference.
27417 North Bay

Real Estate: Lynne B. Wilson Announces Unrivalled Private 17,000 SqFt Lake Arrowhead Masterpiece

LAKE ARROWHEAD, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Lynne B. Wilson and Associates has announced a masterpiece Lake Arrowhead residence offered for $11.75 Million. The luxury English countryside lifestyle you've longed for is now within easy reach. Nestled in the highly acclaimed Mountain Resort within San Bernardino, California, this exquisite lakefront home will have you believe you've stepped straight onto the grounds of a majestic United Kingdom manor.
FeelSpace app from FeelU

When it to Comes to Mental Health Support for Teens and School Safety, Educators Need to do More Connecting with Students...

FULLERTON, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- "Depression, isolation, bullying, anxiety, substance abuse, suicides, and school shootings are more prevalent today than ever before," said FeelSpace App creators, father and son co-founders, Aftab Jiwani and Amaan Jiwani, from FeelU, Inc.
DocMagic and INTEGRA

DocMagic and INTEGRA Software Systems Announce Strategic Alliance for Mortgage Tech Solutions

TORRANCE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- DocMagic, Inc., the premier provider of fully-compliant loan document preparation, regulatory compliance and comprehensive eMortgage services, announced that INTEGRA Software Systems (INTEGRA) will offer the company's document preparation solution to their client base via an integration with INTEGRA's new LOS, EPIC.
Law Offices of Edward C Chen

TESLA Under Fire After Series Of Class Action Lawsuits says Law Offices of Edward C. Chen

IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Law Offices of Edward C. Chen have filed a series of class action lawsuits against Tesla, Inc. for issues relating to the recent battery fires that have occurred worldwide and for Tesla's used/certified pre-owned car sales.
H Cafe - Award Winning Spicy Chicken Sandwich

Los Angeles Has a New Spicy Chicken Sandwich Champion at the H Cafe Restaurant

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Amongst all of the glitz and glamour that is so prevalent in the modern cuisine industry, one factor consistently and undeniably proves itself: that unforgettable, exquisite flavor will always reign superior in the hearts of food lovers. Take into account the groundbreaking story of Korea Town's/LA's newest gem, H Cafe - part of the H Hospitality Group.
Joel Ewan of BCAL

Bank of Southern California, NA Names Joel Ewan Senior Vice President, Credit Administration

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Bank of Southern California, N.A. (OTC Pink: BCAL), a community business bank headquartered in San Diego, has announced the appointment of Joel Ewan as Senior Vice President, Credit Administration. In this newly created role, he will be responsible for managing, implementing, and evaluating credit policy initiatives as well as analyzing and structuring commercial credit for clients across multiple industry sectors.
KROST CPA - Inside Public Accounting

KROST CPAs & Consultants Named to Inside Public Accounting 2019 ‘Best of the Best’ and ‘Top 200 Firms’

PASADENA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Inside Public Accounting (IPA) named KROST CPAs & Consultants and its affiliated tax consulting practice Best of the Best and Top 200 Firms for the fourth year in a row. The firm placed 109th on the prestigious top 200 list, a substantial leap from 157th in 2016 when it first made the rankings.
Orchid Bay Villas Belize

Legacy Global Development Announces Surge in 2019 Home Sales at its Orchid Bay, Belize Property

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Legacy Global Development, the developer of the luxurious Orchid Bay, Belize community, today announced that it had a significant increase in home sales for 2019, with a total of 17 homes going under contract between January and July. The developer believes this surge in sales is thanks to Belize's rise in tourism and the many benefits that the country offers homebuyers.
EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants

EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants Acquires Trumark Insurance & Financial Services

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property and casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today the acquisition of Trumark Insurance & Financial Services, a Pleasanton, CA-based Brokerage/General Agency specializing in the institutional financial advisory market.
Stephen Sherman COO, MQMR

MQMR Bolsters Exec Team with Addition of Mortgage Industry Veteran Stephen Sherman as COO

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Mortgage Quality Management and Research, LLC (MQMR) announced today that seasoned mortgage and real estate professional Stephen Sherman has joined the firm as Chief Operating Officer. Sherman brings more than 30 years of experience in mortgage servicing, secondary marketing, warehouse lending, commercial real estate sales, corporate consulting and REO management services to his new role at MQMR, where he will be responsible for overseeing MQMR's day-to-day operations and managing the firm's long-term growth strategy.
Galileo Summer Camps

Galileo Learning Reaches Record-Breaking Financial Assistance Goal

OAKLAND, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Galileo Learning, an award-winning summer day camp provider and leader in the K-8 education space, continues to prioritize making high-caliber programs accessible to underserved kids. This month, Galileo hit a milestone in this effort by awarding over 10,000 sessions of financial assistance in one summer.
Justin Roscoe AVP, Training Officer, BCAL

Justin Roscoe named AVP, Training Officer at Bank of Southern California, N.A.

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Bank of Southern California, N.A. (OTC Pink: BCAL), a community business bank headquartered in San Diego, has named Justin Roscoe as Assistant Vice President, Training Officer. In this newly created role, he will lead all learning and development, and career pathing programs for the Bank. In addition, he will be responsible for developing a structured recruiting process and company-wide internship program.
Fontana Mazda

New Fontana Mazda Dealership in Calif. to Begin Two-Week Grand Opening Celebration in August

FONTANA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Fontana automotive community is about to get a little bit bigger thanks to Fontana Mazda. The team behind the city's first Mazda dealership will open their doors on August 5, 2019 for two weeks of grand opening celebrations. The public is invited to enjoy a live DJ and many grand opening specials at Fontana Mazda.
NotaryCam

NotaryCam Applauds Texas for Eliminating Roadblock to Remote Notarized Real Estate Transactions

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- NotaryCam(R) Founder and CEO Rick Triola today praised the Texas legislature for passing SB 2128, which will go into effect on September 1. The bill provides recording jurisdictions with additional clarity when conducting paper recordings of electronically executed documents.
The Everest Foundation

The Everest Foundation Supports Puerto Rico’s Teaching Hospitals Post-Hurricane Maria

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- It's been nearly two years since the deadly impact of Hurricane Maria, a Category 5 storm that devastated Puerto Rico, Dominica and the U.S. Virgin Islands. A vital part of the region's infrastructure, medical facilities, were among the hardest hit. The Everest Foundation was one of the only non-profit, private foundations focused on helping Puerto Rico's main University Teaching Hospital get back on its feet.
BBA Bubbleball League

BBA Bubbleball League announces Bubbleball Sport is Coming to Southern California

IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- 5 years ago Bubbleball Inc. introduced the bubbleball to the world. Focus now turns to teaching players how to play the more challenging sport of BBA bubbleball, which combines elements of soccer, rugby, and football into one sport.
A and J Capital - Calif Marketplace

Successful Repayment of $27M to EB-5 Investors in New Commercial Enterprise Managed by A&J Capital, Inc.

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- A&J Capital, Inc. (A&J), a financial services & advisory firm specializing in EB-5, private equity, and investment management, today announced its latest milestone of repaying $27 million of capital to EB-5 investors for one of its managed new commercial enterprises (NCE). A&J serves as a manager of the NCE and oversees its day-to-day activities, including the administration of the EB-5 loan.
Bay Area Elder Care Boot Camp

Absolute Trust Counsel Launches Contra Costa County Elder Advocacy and Law Boot Camp

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- As the number of aging American 65 and older continues to rise, so does the need to support our elder community care systems to protect quality of life for as long as possible. Taking leadership in addressing these issues is estate planning firm Absolute Trust Counsel and the launch of its Elder Advocacy & Law Boot Camp this fall.
Sidney Walton meets with CA Gov Newsom July 29

Due to Gilroy Tragedy, Historic Meeting with Gov. Newsom and 100-year-old WWII Vet Sidney Walton Occurred at the Capitol Monday

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Sidney Walton, age 100, one of America's oldest WWII veterans and just back from on-stage in Normandy, met with Gov. Gavin Newsom July 29, 4:30 to 5 p.m. in the Governor's office. The meeting was arranged by state Senator Brian Jones from San Diego County.
ten ways to be happy

The Happy Neighborhood Project is launching its first ever #GetHappy Greater Sacramento Campaign

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Happy Neighborhood Project is launching its first ever #GetHappy Greater Sacramento Campaign starting August 1 and ending October 31, 2019. The #GetHappy Campaign is designed to raise the level of happiness in the community.
Rendering: Beach Club at Orchid Bay

Legacy Global Development Selects Zurcher Arquitectos for Design of New Beach Club at Orchid Bay Belize

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Legacy Global Development today announced it has retained Zurcher Arquitectos to design the Beach Club at its Orchid Bay, Belize property. Construction on the new Beach Club will commence in the near future and is being designed to meet luxury hotel standards.
100-year-old WWII Veteran Sidney Walton

100-year-old WWII Veteran Sidney Walton Takes Historic Meeting with Calif. Gov. Newsom

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Sidney Walton, age 100, one of America's oldest WWII veterans and just back from on-stage in Normandy, has announced that he will be driving from San Diego to Sacramento to meet with Gov. Gavin Newsom July 30, 11:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the Governor's private conference room.
Pond Fountains - Discount Pumps

Discount Pumps Shares Tips for a Healthy Pond and Aquatic Environment for Maximum Aeration

SANTA MARIA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- A property with a pond and all of the aquatic life is beautiful and serene, but in order to keep a healthy balance and water clarity, a pond aerator is essential. To maximize your pond's aeration, the pond aerator you select needs to be large enough for the pond size. Discount Pumps presents a variety of pond aerators and sizes to choose from.
Bank of Southern California NA

Bank of Southern California, N.A. Announces 2019 Q2 Results

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Bank of Southern California, N.A. (OTC Pink: BCAL) today reported results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2019. Total assets were $767 million for the second quarter of 2019, a 47% increase compared to the second quarter of 2018. Quarterly net income increased 20% to $1.57 million compared to $1.31 million in Q2 of 2018.
Consumer Advocates for RCFE Reform (CARR)

Consumer Advocates for RCFE Reform (CARR) Expands Board with New Members – Brings Aboard Added Legal and Real Estate Expertise

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Consumer Advocates for RCFE Reform (CARR) announced today that it has welcomed two new members to its Board of Directors: Teri Christensen and Daniel Shillito, Esq.
Former IRS Exec, Mark Bodenstab

Former IRS Exec, Mark Bodenstab, Joins KBKG as Director of Research and Development Tax Credits

PASADENA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Nationwide tax specialty firm KBKG adds another former IRS manager to their team of experts. Mark Bodenstab joins as the firm's Director of Research & Development Tax Credits with over 30 years combined at the IRS and in the private sector.
Sunny Mahdii of ReverseVision

ReverseVision Names Sunny Mahdii Vice President of Operations

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- ReverseVision, the leading provider of technology and training for the Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) industry, today announced it has appointed Sunny Mahdii to the position of vice president of operations. In this role, Mahdii will work with ReverseVision's professional services, training, implementation, document management and customer success teams to execute a holistic operations strategy.
TEDxIVC - TED Event

TEDxIVC Announces Speaker Applications for 2020 Event ‘Modifying Human Perception’ at Irvine Valley College

IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- TEDxIVC recently announced their speaker applications for those interested in giving a TEDx Talk at the event, which will take place in the Performing Arts Center at Irvine Valley College on March 6, 2020. The theme of the event is "Modifying Human Perception" which is intended to introduce the audience to, as stated on TED's page, a "hidden array of thoughts and ideas that will effectively challenge our perspectives on life."
Generation Z - web series

‘GENERATION Z’ Web Series Takes on Mental Health Issues Modern Young Adults are Battling

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- "Generation Z" focuses on mental health issues that young adults are currently battling. Created by and about Gen Z the series follows 5 teenagers in a therapy support group; these 5 diverse characters deal with different mental health issues and individual struggles. The show is executive produced by health brand HealthGenYZ.
Bank of Southern California NA

Bank of Southern California, N.A. Names Ian McKay Managing Director

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Bank of Southern California, N.A. (OTC Pink: BCAL), a community business bank headquartered in San Diego, has expanded its business development team with the hiring of Ian McKay as Managing Director of Business Banking. He will focus on developing and managing a portfolio of small to medium sized businesses located throughout Orange County.
KEYTONA, Singer

Keytona, a 16-Year-Old Singer Signs Record Deal with FameUS / UniversalCMG World Entertainment 1954

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- FameUS, an imprint of UniversalCMG World Entertainment 1954, today announced the signing of Keytona, a 16-year-old singer, songwriter, actress, and model from the South to a recording contract. Keytona has been pursuing her dream to be a national recording artist since she was 8 years old. Now she has the opportunity to live out her dream.
Uber driver runs bicyclist off the road

Lawsuit Filed Against Uber in San Francisco Superior Court – Driver Runs Bicyclist off the Road

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On July 8, 2019, Rahman Law PC filed a lawsuit on behalf of their client, a cyclist, against Uber after Uber failed to take responsibility for a May 23, 2018 accident in which an Uber driver veered across several lanes of traffic on Market Street in San Francisco, running a bicyclist off the road and into a light pole. The reckless behavior of the Uber driver was caught on video by witnesses.
Travel Transparency

Travel Transparency and Carnival Cruise Line Partner to Expand Member Benefits

CARLSBAD, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Travel Transparency, a private wholesale travel platform, reports rapid growth. Regional offices have been added in Northern California and Arizona and staff has tripled over the past 12 months. In part, it attributes this swell to a recent partnership with Vacation Tour and Travel (VVT) and Carnival Cruise Lines.
Treadstone 71 Releases its 2019 CyberIntelligence and CounterIntelligence Training Roadmap

Treadstone 71 Releases its 2019 Cyber Intel and CounterIntelligence Training Roadmap for Threat Analysts

HALF MOON BAY, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Treadstone 71, the leading cyber and threat intelligence tradecraft company, today announced the Treadstone 71 Intelligence Roadmap. The new education program includes in-depth training along the cyber threat intelligence and counterintelligence lifecycles covering each phase in detail.
ReverseVision and Total Expert

Total Expert and ReverseVision Join Forces to Transform Reverse Mortgage Customer Journey

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- ReverseVision, the leading provider of technology and training for the reverse mortgage industry, today announced a partnership with Total Expert, creator of the first marketing operation system (MOS) specifically for banks and mortgage lenders. The two companies have deployed an API integration that links the Total Expert MOS with ReverseVision's RV Exchange (RVX).

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