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Christopher Simmons

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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.
Blake Chauvin of EPIC

EPIC Adds Blake Chauvin as VP in Concord CA – Will Further Expand EPIC’s Risk Management Capabilities

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property and casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Blake Chauvin has joined the firm as a Producer in their Concord, California office.
Move For Hunger - San Diego Truck Pull 2020

To Fight Food Insecurity, First Ever San Diego Truck Pull will Support Move For Hunger

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Move For Hunger announced today that registration is open for its first-ever San Diego Truck Pull fundraiser. The event, in which teams of 5-10 will compete to see who can pull an eight ton truck 100 feet in the fastest time, will be held at AleSmith Brewing Company, San Diego, on Saturday, Feb. 29.
Dorothy Green, with Gigi

‘Death Sentence’ by Illegal Eviction for 88-Year Old Disabled Widow, Dorothy Green? LA Judge Denies Her Request to Stay Eviction

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- A Los Angeles Superior Court Judge has cleared the way for the L.A. County Sheriff to evict 88-year old Dorothy Green from her own Brentwood Home of 13 years as soon as Monday morning (February 3). Dorothy's doctor says the eviction is likely to cause serious and potentially fatal harm to Dorothy's health. And her attorney, Larry J. Caldwell, contends the eviction is illegal.
100 Volunteers of HWPL gathered at the Arena Green Park

HWPL joins forces with the city of San Jose to beautify the community

SAN JOSE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On Jan 26, 2020 a non-profit volunteer organization called Heavenly Culture, World Peace Restoration of Light (HWPL) had joined forces with the city of San Jose to beautify the community and the parks of San Jose.
Liz Gilbert and Soledad O'Brien - TellHer Summit

Inaugural TELL(h)ER Summit kicks off in L.A. and Puerto Rico with Elizabeth Gilbert, Soledad O’Brien and Azure Antoinette

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Coming April 24-26, The TELL(h)ER Summit 2020 is dedicated to providing a space for humans of all backgrounds to tell their stories. Not limited to writers and authors; the three-day summit curated by diverse industry professionals guide attendees (or TELLERS) through the expiration of storytelling in a multitude of creative outlets.
Mine Not Yours - Jordan Willner and Debbie Rosove

MINE NOT YOURS have a new cozy luxury loungewear line for your Valentine

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Aunt and Niece team, Jordan Willner and Debbie Rosove have a new cozy luxury loungewear line that you won't want to miss out on! Mine Not Yours is an all-women run lifestyle loungewear brand that launched in 2019, inspired by the idea of looking cute and chic while feeling cozy, cute, and chic.
Bank of Southern California NA

Bank of Southern California N.A. Announces Q4 and Year End 2019 Results

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Bank of Southern California, N.A. (OTC Pink: BCAL) today reported results for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2019. Total assets ended the year at $830 million at December 31, 2019, an increase of 8.1% compared to December 2018. Total loans increased 6.6% to $677 million and total deposits increased 7.0% to $672 million compared to the prior year as well.
KROST Merges with BPE&H

KROST CPAs Kicks Off 2020 by Announcing Merger with BPE&H an Accountancy Corporation

PASADENA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- KROST CPAs and Consultants, a firm based out of Los Angeles, has merged in BPE&H out of Woodland Hills effective January 1, 2020. Seven principals will join the leadership team at KROST, including Scott Eisner, Martin Belak-Berger, Bob Price, Phil D'Amico, Scott Gilmore; and founding BPE&H principals Jerry Block and Jane Plant.
TEDxIVC Modifying Human Perception

TEDxIVC Modifying Human Perception Event, Most Ambitious TEDx Event in OC, is Giving Tickets Away

SANTA ANA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Tickets to TEDxIVC have been made available to the public recently. Applications for free tickets are out now, and TEDxIVC will be giving up to 80% of tickets for free. Tickets are also available for purchase to those that want to be guaranteed a seat at the event.
Matrix Systems

Matrix Systems Announces the Launch of Its Redesigned Website for 2020

SAN LEANDRO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Matrix Systems announces the launch of its redesigned website. The site has been updated with a new look and feel that incorporates the latest features of online web design, as well as optimizing the site for mobile devices such as phones and tablets.
Cursive is Cool Handwriting Contest 2020

7th Annual ‘Cursive is Cool’ Handwriting Contest Kicks Off for 2020

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- For some it is a "secret code," for others it is simply cursive handwriting. The annual Cursive is Cool contests kick off on National Handwriting Day, celebrated around the world on Jan. 23 each year in honor of John Hancock's birthday, the American Handwriting Analysis Foundation announced today.
Kevin Melvin of EPIC

EPIC Welcomes Kevin Melvin as Director of the firm’s Southeast Charter School Practice

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property and casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Kevin Melvin has joined the firm as Director of the firm's Southeast Charter School Practice.
EevolveSelf Lobby

Silicon Beach Welcomes EevolveSelf, a New Cosmetic MedSpa Offering the Latest Treatments to Revitalize, Rejuvenate and Restore

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- A custom Glam-Squad for Injectables, Skin and Body Care. Specializing in non-surgical treatments, exclusive CBD facials, and an IV Drip lounge for total body results. Because every face is different, EevolveSelf focuses on individual solutions that prevent signs of aging, enhance and restore your natural beauty.
So Cal Industries

So Cal Industries announces list of top 2020 musical events in California

CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Holidays are now over, time to get in the know with all upcoming 2020 events! So Cal Industries shares helpful tips when attending these MUST go to festivals this year. The listed festivals are entirely diverse, based on a variety of music genres such as rock, pop, indie, hip hop, and electronic dance music. Also, differentiating each by the designated setting and music genre for all you festivalgoers and soon to be festival attendees!
Joe Morgan, principal Best Financial Life

Best Financial Life Launches Deliberate Money Moves Podcast with Six Episodes Focusing on Topics That Build a Foundation on Eliminating Financial...

DANVILLE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Greater East Bay financial planning firm Best Financial Life announces the launch of the Deliberate Money Moves podcast. Deliberate Money Moves was developed as a new avenue to educate clients and prospects on a wide variety of money and financial wellness topics so they can discover how to make better, more beneficial decisions when it comes to their financial landscape.
Sigi Marmorstein, founder and CEO, BabyLiveAdvice

Nurse Innovator at BabyLiveAdvice Impacts Moms’ and Babies’ Health in ‘Year of the Nurse and Midwife’

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- BabyLiveAdvice, Inc., a Los Angeles-based, woman-owned social enterprise, supports pregnant moms and parents from preconception through early childhood via telehealth, phone and chat. The company's mission is to help one million moms and their babies to be happy and healthy.
MAGLITE - MAG Instrument

Mag Instrument is Launching its MAGLITE Tactical Group at SHOT Show 2020

ONTARIO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Mag Instrument is introducing the MAGLITE Tactical Group (MTG) at SHOT SHOW 2020. The introduction of MTG coincides with the release of several new and enhanced products for tactical use for law enforcement and military including, the ML150LRS Compact Rechargeable System, MAG-TAC II, and Butt Stock Shell Holder.
EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants

EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants Launches New National Specialty Practice: Asset Lifecycle Management

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants announced today the launch of a national specialty practice, Asset Lifecycle Management, providing risk consulting and risk transfer solutions focused on clinical and electronic equipment. Large healthcare systems, major universities, and financial institutions rely on electronic equipment to conduct daily operations.
ReverseVision

OptifiNow Leverages ReverseVision’s RV Exchange to Streamline Reverse Loan Origination at Open Mortgage

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- ReverseVision, the leading provider of Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) and private reverse mortgage sales and origination technology, today announced their recently released Loan Import API has been leveraged by OptifiNow for mutual lender client Open Mortgage.
Rivalry On Ice - from Craig Shelly Beverly Hills

Craig Shelly Beverly Hills Announces ‘Rivalry On Ice’ Harvard vs Yale – Commemorative Legacy Time Piece Collection

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Beverly Hills California is known for bringing you the absolute best in sports entertainment such as Cricket All Stars and PGA Golf Tournaments. On January 11, the teams of Harvard and Yale hit the ice at Madison Square Garden with "Rivalry On Ice" and Craig Shelly Beverly Hills is the first to bring you the Commemorative Time Pieces commemorating this event.
KINONA

LPGA Hall of Famer Patty Sheehan Joins Designer Golf Apparel Firm KINONA’s Advisory Board

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- KINONA, a collection of flattering, modern women's golf apparel designed to bring feminine sensibility to women's golf, announced today that LPGA legend Patty Sheehan has joined its Board of Advisors.
Gray is the New Blonde - movie poster

Red Carpet World Premiere in L.A.: ‘Gray Is The New Blonde’ Documentary Jan. 23, 2020

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Producer/Director Victoria Marie of "Gray is The New Blonde," an award-winning and inspiring documentary about the outdated views and attitudes towards women with gray hair has perfectly captured the current zeitgeist of women worldwide owning their beautiful gray hair. The movie, which has already won 3 awards, will have its world premiere on Jan. 23, 2020 in Los Angeles, California.
California Student Aid Commissio

California Student Aid Commission commends Gov. Newsom for a strong budget that invests in higher education access

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The California Student Aid Commission commends Governor Newsom and his Administration for a strong budget that invests in higher education access, affordability, and success. “We are pleased to lead a working group on student loan debt issues, including the critical need to perform outreach about financial aid grants and loan options,” said Catalina Cifuentes, Chair of the Commission.
Calif. Governor Newsom Proposes 2020-21 State Budget

Calif. Governor Newsom Proposes 2020-21 State Budget

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, Calif. Governor Gavin Newsom submitted his 2020-21 State Budget proposal to the Legislature, which makes responsible investments in the state’s economic future while tackling head-on persistent challenges facing the state.
The Mortgage Collaborative and MGIC

The Mortgage Collaborative Partners with Mortgage Guaranty Insurance Company (MGIC)

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Mortgage Collaborative (TMC), the mortgage industry's only independent cooperative, is pleased to announce it has signed an agreement with Mortgage Guaranty Insurance Company (MGIC) to be the newest addition to join its Preferred Partner Network.
CA Gov. Newsom

Calif. Gov. Newsom Previews $1B Budget Proposal to Jump-Start New California Homeless Fund

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- As a national homelessness crisis spreads across the West Coast and cities across the country, Governor Gavin Newsom is continuing his Administration’s comprehensive response to the crisis through a combination of new accountability measures, unprecedented proposed new resources, and an executive order to significantly reduce and prevent street homelessness, connect people to services and build housing faster.
Calif. Gov. Gavin Newsom

Calif. Gov. Newsom Announces Appointments for 1.7.20 including to the California Naturopathic Medicine Committee

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On Tuesday, Calif. Governor Gavin Newsom announced the following appointments for January 7, 2020: First, Mary McComb, 62, of Davis, has been reappointed state public defender in the Office of the State Public Defender, where she has served as state public defender since 2016.
Jordan Etem - Driving Innovation

Driving Innovation, Jordan Etem is a Good Fit for Growth Environments

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Not all environments are created equal. Some environments are designed to limit. Some environments are designed for growth. The verdict is in: Jordan Etem and his network (Jordan Etem Networks) is meant for the latter, for growth environments.
Creativity Coach, Lauren Wallett

Creativity Coach Lauren Wallett opens the Business School for Coaches with 90-day Accelerator Program

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Creativity Coach, Lauren Wallett has opened the Business School for Coaches with her inaugural 90 day accelerator program, Simply Irresistible, which teaches coaches and VA's how to create multiple irresistible offers that keep clients coming back for more.
Katie Otto Joins California Farmland Trust Team

Katie Otto Joins California Farmland Trust Team after 12 years with the California FFA Foundation

ELK GROVE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The California Farmland Trust (CFT) is pleased to announce Katie Otto as their new Development and Operations Director. She joins the CFT team after 12 years with the California FFA Foundation (Foundation) and brings her deep roots and experience with agriculture, fundraising and finance management to the organization.
Keri Ann Kimball

Kimball Entertainment merges with K-Star PR to better serve clients in entertainment, film and TV production

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Kimball Entertainment is a full-service Entertainment Co. based in Beverly Hills, California. Founder Keri Ann Kimball has found a unique way to bring her relationships and assets to this multidimensional company by integrating a strategic coaching team in house at Kimball Entertainment.
CALNOC (the Collaborative Alliance for Nursing Outcomes)

Introducing The CALNOC Nightingale Research Fund: Raising Nursing’s Voice in Health Services Research

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- CALNOC is pleased to introduce The CALNOC Nightingale Research Fund, an innovative and opportune resource in health services research focused on and administrated by nursing. We are excited to announce the Research Fund today in honor of Florence Nightingale and in celebration of the Year of the Nurse 2020.
Samson and the Burning Bush - Long Beach

Long Beach Arts: Ralph Brunson debuts musical comedy, ‘Samson and the Burning Bush’ – A Farce to Be Reckoned With

LONG BEACH, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Ralph Brunson Productions, in association with Art-In-Relation, announces the world premiere fully staged production of "Samson and the Burning Bush." Jan. 10-12 at the Long Beach Playhouse Studio Theater.
NotaryCam’s Rick Triola

NotaryCam CEO Rick Triola Praises Florida for Continuing Remote Online Notarization Legalization and Advancement

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- NotaryCam Founder and CEO Rick Triola today applauded the Florida legislature for passing HB 409, which went into effect on January 1, 2020. The bill authorizes online notarizations and specifies requirements and standards for performance of such online notarizations.
EPIC acquires Frenkel & Co

Frenkel & Company Completes Transition to the EPIC Brand

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Edgewood Partners Insurance Center, which operates as EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants (EPIC), announced today that Frenkel & Company, acquired by EPIC in November 2017, has completed their adoption of the EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants name and brand.
150-foot observation wheel is among the attractions being planned for Golden Gate Park’s 150th anniversary in 2020

Golden Gate Park 150th Anniversary: 150-Foot Observation Wheel to Offer ‘Bay to Breakers’ Views for Riders in 2020

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- San Francisco Mayor London N. Breed has announced an illuminated 150-foot observation wheel is among the attractions being planned for Golden Gate Park’s 150th anniversary in 2020. The wheel will provide riders with sweeping views from the ocean to downtown San Francisco.
Chairman Lee Open Word Seminar

Shincheonji Church of Jesus Accomplishments: 100,000 Graduates, Open Word Seminars, and Volunteers all Across the World

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- As we reign in the end of 2019, many are reflecting back to their achievements within this year. Without a doubt, this past year the religious realm has seen progressive developments however, none has made such achievements as Shincheonji Church of Jesus.
Real Estate - 2255 Fox Hills Drive

Leslie Kavanaugh Offers a Prime L.A. Location Condo with Stunning Sunset Views

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Luxury Estate Realtor, Leslie Kavanaugh, has announced an incredible property offered for $1,150,000. A high-quality home located near Google's newest coming location, UCLA, Century City and close to Beverly Hills, this represents the carefree lifestyle today.
Santa relaxes at Oasis Death Valley pool

Santa Knows Who’s Been Naughty or Nice and, More Importantly, Where to Escape the Crowds After Christmas – The Oasis at...

DEATH VALLEY, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Santa's discovered one of the best-kept secret hot spots in the United States - The Oasis at Death Valley, on the California/Nevada border, where the spring-fed pool is consistently 85 degrees, the weather is warm and it's mostly sunny.
NotaryCam

NotaryCam Approved to Provide eNotary, RON Services for Michigan State’s Notaries

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- NotaryCam the pioneering leader in online notarization and original provider of mortgage eClosing solutions, today announced that it has been approved by the Michigan Department of State to provide both eNotary and remote online notarization (RON) services to the more than 113,000 notaries public registered in the state.
Talon International Inc and CFDA

Talon International Inc. Joins the CFDA Supply Chain Collective

LOS ANGELES, Calif., /California Newswire/ -- On Friday, Dec. 13, 2019, Talon International and the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) announced their partnership for the CFDA's Supply Chain Collective, the not-for-profit trade association's new initiative designed to bring even greater value to the nearly 500 American womenswear, menswear, jewelry and accessory designers in their membership.
Lisa Huscher of EPIC

EPIC welcomes Lisa Huscher as a Sales Executive, as Part of its LEAP Program

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property and casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Lisa Huscher has joined the firm as a sales executive through their LEAP sales development program.
Legend in Mammoth - Ask Ariel Your Pet Nutritionist

Canine Epilepsy Success Stories from Ask Ariel: Holistic Seizure Treatment for Dogs Can Keep Them Happy And Healthy

DANA POINT, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- "Natural remedies and vitamins for dogs with seizures can help," says Susan Blake Davis, Pet Nutritionist at Ask Ariel Your Pet Nutritionist (AskAriel.com). There are many misconceptions about what causes seizures in dogs. Upon receiving the diagnoses, some pet owners may consider euthanasia.
Staff and campers at Camp Galileo 2018

Galileo Learning Announces 2019 Spark Innovation Scholarship Winners for Aspiring Educators

OAKLAND, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Three university students who are aspiring educators have been awarded Galileo's 2019 Spark Innovation Scholarship. Each winning student will receive $1000 to apply to their own educational endeavors. This year's winners are Jessica Cheng (University of California, Berkeley), Leah Nadir (Scripps College) and Cloey Stump (University of Redlands).
Jewish Los Angeles - Special Needs Trust

JLA Trust: Lifting People with Disabilities Out of Poverty, JLA Pooled Trust Hits $5M in Beneficiary Assets

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- In recognition of the highly impactful, life-changing work provided to people with disabilities in the region, the Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles (The Foundation) has awarded Jewish Los Angeles Special Needs Trust & Services (JLA Trust) with a three-year, $250,000 Next Stage Grant.
Bank of Southern California

Bank of Southern California, NA (OTC:BCAL) Completes Capital Offering and Plans to Form Holding Company

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Bank of Southern California, N.A. (OTC Pink: BCAL / OTCMKTS: BCAL), a community business bank headquartered in San Diego, announced today the successful completion of a capital raise of approximately $12 million through the issuance of common stock in a private placement to institutional and accredited individual investors at a price of $12.00 per share.
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.

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