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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.
Harmonica Sunbeam - credit: Jose Ramon Photography

Drag Queen Story Hour Hosts 2020 World Pride Party via Livestream, a Celebration of Diverse Stories for Kids Across the Globe

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Drag Queen Story Hour announced its inaugural global pride celebration "Drag Queen Story Hour World Pride Party 2020," to be held Saturday, June 27, 2020, at 1 p.m. EDT (10 a.m. PDT / 6 p.m. BST / 7 p.m. CEST) as a livestream. Timed to coincide with the observance of LGBTQ Pride in several cities across the globe.
ReverseVision’s Wendy Peel

ReverseVision’s Wendy Peel Honored by NEXT Mortgage Events’ 2020 Awards Program

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 that Vice President of Sales and Marketing Wendy Peel has been named a NEXT Mortgage Events (NEXT) 50 Over 50 honoree.
Serenity Time

Serenity Time, a Private Wholesale Travel Platform, is Well Poised for Wholesale Travel Growth

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Serenity Time, a private wholesale travel platform, is starting to see a big upswing in consumer interest to travel again. Travel searches and increased booking activity appear to be a sign of things to come.
RevelOne

RevelOne Vaults into Top 50 Executive Search Firms in U.S. for 2020

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- RevelOne, the largest marketing-specialized search firm in the U.S., was recognized by Hunt Scanlon as a Top 50 Search Firm by revenue according to their recently released annual industry rankings. RevelOne's revenues grew 66% year over year, which puts it in the Top 3 fastest growing search firms in the U.S.
Fisheye Studio

Irvine-based wedding videographer Fisheye Studio offers live streaming for destination weddings during Pandemic

IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Fisheye Studio has seen the demand for live streaming increase for weddings since the global COVID-19 pandemic. The Orange County, California based wedding videography company recently filmed a wedding on May 20 in Hollywood for a couple whose original plans to wed were to be at the end of June.
HAGO Energetics

Hago Energetics Announces Participation in the NASA CO2 Conversion Challenge Phase 2

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Hago Energetics Inc., a startup company focused on development of scalable solutions to climate change, announced today that it is a participant in the NASA CO2 Conversion Challenge. This Challenge seeks to make colonization on Mars possible for future generations.
Louis Masry of Quest Settlements

Quest Settlements’ Louis Masry Takes Role as President of the National Structured Settlements Trade Association (NSSTA)

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The National Structured Settlements Trade Association (NSSTA) has named Louis Masry as 2020-2021 President. Masry is a co-owner at Quest Settlements, where he serves as Principal and as a Senior Settlement Consultant. He has assumed the role of President from Michelle Caine, who completed her year in the role.
The Chaplaincy Institute

The Chaplaincy Institute announces Interfaith Chaplains Training for the Work of Racial Justice

BERKELEY, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Responding to the recent murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Reverend Ineda Adesanya, CEO, announced that the Chaplaincy Institute ("ChI") is committing to training student chaplains and equipping current chaplains with new tools for spiritual care of those harmed by injustice.
Elder Justice Lunch and Learn

Supporting Elder Care Workers, Ombudsman Services of Contra Costa, Solano and Alameda Launches ‘Elder Justice Lunch and Learn Series’

PLEASANT HILL, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Since the coronavirus pandemic began, it has changed the world, our community, and the elder care industry as we know it. Given the immense impact on seniors and older disabled adults, it is more important than ever to support our elder community care systems. Taking the lead in addressing these issues is Ombudsman Services of Contra Costa, Solano and Alameda with the launch of their 12-month Elder Justice Lunch and Learn Series.
CEO Charisse Bremond Weaver

L.A. based Brotherhood Crusade CEO weighs in on nationwide protests, calls for everyone to join the fight for change

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Brotherhood Crusade, a Los Angeles based, 52 year old civil rights institution, announced a statement today by President and CEO, Charisse Bremond Weaver, who weighed in on the recent protests in Los Angeles and across the country regarding police brutality and people of color.
George Floyd Memorial Bust - by Rodman Edwards

George Floyd Memorial Bust Released for Free 3D Printing by Sculptors Daniel and Rodman Edwards

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- A memorial bust of George Floyd will be available to everyone supporting the Black Lives Matter (BLM) protests all over the globe. The George Floyd memorial bust 3D printing file is available for free at Sketchfab and is a presentation of love from the sculptors to the Floyd family and protesters at large, announced Cory Allen Contemporary Art.
ABC Showcase USA

ABC Showcase USA Launch Program Helps California Companies Start Selling Direct to Consumers in China

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- ABC Showcase USA, a leading provider of cross border e-commerce services, international trade and logistics fulfillment, established in 2018, announced expansion of a comprehensive solution to help U.S. companies sell directly to consumers in China and S.E. Asia.
Kim Ashley Design Diamonds

Kim Ashley Design is Connecting with Customers in a COVID-19 World

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, small businesses struggle to find their stride of maintaining relevance during a pandemic. One local Los Angeles entrepreneur - Kim Ashley, founder of Kim Ashley Design - found a meaningful way to connect with her customers.
Edupoint Synergy SIS

California’s Ed Tech Joint Powers Authority Contracts with Edupoint to Expedite Procurement of Synergy SIS

IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- California's Ed Tech Joint Powers Authority (Ed Tech JPA) has contracted with Edupoint(R) Educational Systems to provide streamlined procurement of the company's market-leading Synergy(r) Student Information System (SIS) to Ed Tech JPA members under a consortium purchasing agreement, saving members time and resources while ensuring adherence with data privacy and public procurement laws.
Katie Knorovsky, editor of Hidden Compass

Katie Knorovsky Named Managing Editor at Hidden Compass Magazine

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- In an era where most publications are shrinking, Hidden Compass, an award-winning quarterly magazine on exploration, is expanding. This week, the California-based startup is announcing Katie Knorovsky as its new managing editor.
GETEC Industrial North America

Getec Industries in Torrance is Operating at Full Manufacturing Capacity During the COVID-19 Pandemic

TORRANCE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Getec Industrial is proud to announce that they are operating at full capacity. "We are 100% open for business, and we have enacted several new policies in accordance with CDC guidelines in response to the COVID-19 outbreak," says Hart Cardozo III, COO of Getec Industries.
Pastor Klann Retreat setting in Laguna Hills

‘Real Power Today’ led by Pastor Arnie Klann kicks off his 2020 Spiritual Warfare Retreats in California

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Pastor Arnie Klann, "Real Power Today" announced. Pastor Klann is thrilled to have the opportunity to kick off ministry "that speaks to the unusual and trying times of today, that can lead to strong spiritual interface."
DocMagic

Amid Ongoing Work-From-Home Requirements, DocMagic Provides its eSign Tech at No Cost to Boost Employee Productivity

TORRANCE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- DocMagic, Inc., the premier provider of fully-compliant loan document preparation, regulatory compliance and comprehensive eMortgage services, announced it has made an agnostic version of its eSign technology available for free in order to help organizations increase productivity, efficiency and compliance among work-from-home employees during COVID-19 stay-at-home orders as well as after they are lifted.
The PPE Supply Co.

San Diego-based The PPE Supply Co. distributes medical supplies nationwide to hospitals and government agencies

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- A local San Diego company, The PPE Supply Co., plays a significant role in getting hospitals and government agencies the PPE they need. Located in San Marcos, California the company began in an attempt to help during the coronavirus crisis.
iMobie Launches AnyUnlock

iMobie Launches AnyUnlock to Remove Various iPhone Locks, Allowing Users to Freely Enjoy iPhone Again

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- iMobie, a tech company who is devoted to making digital life easy & efficient for global users, announced a new product release: AnyUnlock - iPhone Password Unlocker! It can unlock various passwords for iOS devices securely and quickly, including Apple ID, screen passcode, Screen Time passcode, and even encrypted iTunes backup, with the highest success rate.
Artist Ayzay Ukwuoma

Images of Artist Ayzay Ukwuoma’s Performance from Before Pandemic Become Increasingly Relevant as Places Re-open, Fates Unfold

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- An American artist, Ayzay Ukwuoma, presents new images from an art performance he had done less than one month before the arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic. Today's practice of social distancing, currently makes the performance impossible to do.
native garden and butterfly sculpture at Casa Romantica

Casa Romantica Re-opens Gardens to Public During Spring Bloom in San Clemente

SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Casa Romantica Cultural Center and Gardens, an award-winning Southern California 501(c)(3) nonprofit, opened their gardens to the public on Friday, May 22, in accordance with social distancing and safety guidelines provided by the state of California.
Toray Advanced Composites

Toray Advanced Composites TC346 Epoxy Resin System for Motorsports Receives Flame-Retardancy Certification

MORGAN HILL, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Toray Advanced Composites announces that its industry-leading Toray TC346 prepreg resin system has passed the SFI 56.1 and UL94 V0 flame-retardancy tests. The passing of these stringent flame-retardancy tests further demonstrates how the Toray TC346 system is ideally suited to satisfy the rigorous demands of the Formula One, NASCAR, and other high performance automotive and motorsport markets.
AutoAccident.com - Personal Injury Lawyers

AutoAccident.com: As Lawsuits Mount, Johnson & Johnson Ends Sales of Talc-Based Baby Powder

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- AutoAccident.com: After a century of selling baby powder, Johnson & Johnson has decided to pull the plug on further sales of its talc-based product. Sales will officially end in the U.S. and Canada after supplies already on the shelf run out.
Tapcheck

HealthCare Synergy and Tapcheck Partner to Better Serve Home Health Community Workers

TARZANA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Employee recruitment and retention continue to be top-of-mind human resource concerns for businesses around the country. That's why financial solutions company such as Tapcheck are partnering with companies to provide flexible solutions for employees.
HUMANLY and The Kleinbach Group

TKG Implements the Humanly AI Platform to Efficiently Connect Talent With Opportunity

GRANITE BAY, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- TKG, a boutique recruiting firm specializing in clinical diagnostics, is rolling out Humanly's AI-based conversational recruiting platform to help streamline the team's ability to connect exceptional talent with their Fortune 500 healthcare clients.
3rd Annual Lower Extremity IEP Fellows

Record Early Enrollment for Lower Extremity IEP Fellows, Residents & Young Surgeon 3rd Annual Course

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Magnifi Group, Inc. and Bespa Global, LLC, co-organizers of the program, announced today that despite the change of date for its 3rd Annual Lower Extremity IEP Fellows, Residents and Young Surgeons Course it is still experiencing record early registration. The course, originally scheduled for May 1-3 will take place from Nov. 6-8, 2020 at The Omni Downtown, Austin, Texas.
California Bluegrass Association - Turn Your Radio OnLINE

California Bluegrass Association Announces Turn Your Radio OnLINE Music Event

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The California Bluegrass Association (CBA) has announced the launch of Turn Your Radio OnLINE, a webcast series starting Saturday, May 23, 2020 at 6 p.m. Pacific Time, and continuing each Saturday through June 20. This new online music event is inspired by the CBA's annual Father's Day Festival, held in Grass Valley, California, since 1975.
Gabriele Ciampi

Musician Producer Gabriele Ciampi’s New Release ‘She Walks in Beauty’ Musically Transforms Lord Byron’s Poetry into Hopeful Message

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- With lyrics inspired by famed poet, Lord Byron, Gabriele Ciampi's, "She Walks in Beauty" was composed and orchestrated by him to pay tribute to the heroes on the frontline of the current pandemic. This eloquent music video serves as a glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel with the promise of a return to normal. The video and song will be released, worldwide, on May 15 by Universal Music Group.
FEAR OF EVIL (F.O.E.) movie

Mysterious Pandemic breaks out in psych thriller movie ‘Face Of Evil’

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Awarded psychological thriller/horror film "Face Of Evil" (F.O.E.), produced by V-Movie Productions, turns out prophetic and realistic once again. Topical for the latest mass shootings afflicting our country, the movie is hot again for the recent pandemic outbreak of Corona Virus afflicting the world. A killer soundtrack wraps up the picture.
12Traits - Personal Growth Report

12traits At Home Wellbeing Assessment: Gaming and Mental Health During 2020 Pandemic

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- As increased feelings of anxiety and depression rise during this global pandemic, 12traits announces the release of a free assessment and report breaking down the psychology of health and wellbeing as it pertains to COVID-19 circumstances - especially the decrease in physical contact due to social distancing measures.
IMPRES Technology Solutions

IMPRES Technology Solutions Selected for GSA’s Government-wide Single Award Dell Rugged Products BPA

SANTA FE SPRINGS, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- IMPRES Technology Solutions, Inc., a leading IT solutions provider for the US Federal Government, today announced an estimated $67 million award to provide standardized, pre-configured rugged laptop devices to federal customers via the General Services Administration AdvantageSelect program.
ero Mammoth is an air filtration device

Startup Designs ‘Hero Mammoth’ Nasal Respirator to Protect Airways While Freeing the Mouth

WINTERS, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Modern Mammoth Technologies, LLC, is announcing the launch of a unique nasal respirator to provide more protection to more people-especially the frontline heroes. Modern Mammoth is a startup founded by two veterinarians, Dr's Valerie Fournier and Alejandro Garcia.
Book: CIRCUMCISION SCAR - by Jay. J. Jackson

Hookona Books Presents ‘Circumcision Scar’ a Powerful LGBTQ Memoir by Jay J. Jackson

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Hookona Books is proud to release an intensely personal story that cuts close to home for everyone who values protecting children, First Amendment rights, and body integrity. "Circumcision Scar" (ISBN: 978-1734555806) is the unprecedented story about Jay J. Jackson's 35-year foreskin restoration and how Christian American doctors forced this mandate onto a nation.

Magnifi Group announces Record Early Spine Fellows & Young Surgeon Enrollment for 10th Annual Spine IEP Course

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Magnifi Group, Inc., announced today it is experiencing record early registration for its 10th Annual Spine IEP Fellows & Young Surgeons' Course (Spine Interactive Educational Program). The course will be conducted November 20-22 at The Fairmont Hotel, Austin, Texas.
APOCRYPHILE PRESS

Online Literary Journal ‘COVID TALES’ Helps Readers Find Meaning During 2020 Quarantine

OAKLAND, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- APOCRYPHILE PRESS, LLC (apocryphilepress.com) has announced the launch of a new online literary journal, "COVID TALES" featuring fiction, memoir, and poetry set during the Covid-19 Sheltering-in-place order.
Bank of Southern California NA

Bank of Southern California, N.A. Funds More Than $487.8 Million in PPP Loans

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Bank of Southern California, N.A. (OTC Pink: BCAL), a community business bank headquartered in San Diego, announced today that it has funded more than $487.8 million in Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans. These results, as of 9:30 p.m. PDT on May 7, 2020, provided 1,940 local businesses affected by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) with critical financing to retain or restore jobs for 51,523 individuals.
KROST CPA - Inside Public Accounting

KROST CPAs Provides Much-Needed Help to Businesses Affected by the Economic Downturn Caused by the COVID-19 Pandemic

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Los Angeles-based firm, KROST CPAs & Consultants, has launched several programs to assist businesses during the Coronavirus pandemic. Since April 2020, the firm has assisted hundreds of businesses and individuals through the development of COVID-19 resources.
Sacramento SPCA - Ms. Chonk

Sacramento SPCA is Giving More Than Shelter: Need for lifesaving work surging during pandemic

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Sacramento SPCA announced today that demand for its COVID-related services is surging in May despite an anticipated decrease based on federal stimulus and unemployment payments to Sacramento area residents. The increase in need comes at a time when the organization is preparing to expand programs, including adoptions, as part of the area's re-opening plans.
Superhero Cooking School

Superhero Cooking School, Hot New Comedy Show on YouTube, Provides Comedic Relief with Zoom-Filmed Episode

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- "Superhero Cooking School," a new web comedy series, has been generating laughs around the world. Featured exclusively on YouTube, Superhero Cooking School was created by Gina Nemo, an award-winning actress and filmmaker, and founder of G Plan Media, and has earned acclaim for its unique comedic style and Saturday Night Live vibes, where actors create characters and parody famous comic book personalities.
Wente Vineyards Virtual Wine Tasting Voice App

California’s Wente Vineyards offers First Ever Voice App Wine Tasting Experience

LIVERMORE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Wente Vineyards, the longest continuously owned and operated family winery, and a company of many firsts throughout its 137-year history, nationally launches today an interactive home wine tasting feature with both Alexa and Google home devices. A wine industry first, this ability to experience a guided wine tasting with one's smart device will bring the wine country experience straight to the home.
SUFI Psychology Association

Sufi Psychology Association – The Only COVID-19 Initiative that Brings Self-Care to Frontliners While in Action

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On National Nurses Day, the Sufi Psychology Association ("SPA"), through its "Caring for Our Caregivers" COVID-19 initiative, will provide direct access to hours of self-care and meditation programs to help bring solace to healthcare professionals fighting on the frontlines of this pandemic.
AutoAccident.com Staff

AutoAccident.com Delivers Food to its Sacramento Clients During COVID-19 Crisis

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Law Office of Edward A. Smith, dba AutoAccident.com, is providing food assistance to present and former clients of the firm by delivering groceries to their homes, free of charge.
Bank of Southern California NA

Bank of Southern California, N.A. (BCAL) Announces Q1 2020 Results

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Bank of Southern California, N.A. (OTC Pink: BCAL) today reported results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2020. Total assets increased to $852 million at March 31, 2020, up from $830 million in the prior quarter and an increase of 10.8% compared to March 31, 2019.
Certain Lending

Certain Lending Launches Major Survey of 500 Real Estate Investors

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Certain Lending released a national survey of real estate investors. A majority of real estate investors expect COVID-19 will cause home prices to decline up to 20%. The survey of 569 real estate investors across the U.S., conducted between April 20 and 24, is the first of its kind.
ComForCare Home Care North County

ComForCare Home Care North County Implements Innovative OversightMD Inc. Solution to Protect Caregivers and Clients During COVID-19 Pandemic

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- ComForCare Home Care North County San Diego, a leading provider of in-home care services, has partnered with OverSightMD Inc., the leader in employee & patient population oversight, to deliver daily employee and patient wellness screenings that can help to detect symptoms of COVID-19 and other communicable disease infections.
Bank of Southern California and CalWest Bank

Bank of Southern California, N.A. and CalWest Bancorp Announce Changes to Merger Agreement

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Bank of Southern California, N.A. (OTC Pink: BCAL) and CalWest Bancorp (OTCBB: CALW), today announced that they have renegotiated the terms of their merger and have agreed to amend the initial Definitive Agreement announced on October 21, 2019 following shareholder meetings held on April 22, 2020.
Nailing It For America

Nailing It For America: Pledging 1,975 Meals and More, Marking 45 Years Since Refugees First Arrived in the US, April 30,...

WESTMINSTER, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Vietnamese Americans in Orange County's Little Saigon issued a "Nailing It For America" challenge to other Vietnamese communities throughout the country: Join the national day of giving back beginning Thursday, April 30 to help healthcare professionals and other front-line workers fighting the coronavirus (COVID-19).
Top Hit-And-Run-Roads - AutoAccident.com

New Sacramento Accident Study from AUTOACCIDENT.COM Identifies and Maps Roads with Highest Hit-and-Run Rates

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- AUTOACCIDENT.COM - According to the AAA Foundation for Traffic safety, a hit-and run-accident occurs about 60 times per minute. 36% of hit-and-run accidents in Sacramento between 2017-2018 have resulted in injury or death.
Alegria Fresh - Growspan

Alegría Fresh and Impact Bioenergy Sign a Strategic Deal to Deliver Alegría Farmacy Plant-based Food and Energy Systems

LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Erik Cutter, President and CEO of Alegría Fresh and Jan Allen, President and CEO of Impact Bioenergy are proud to announce the development of the Alegria Farmacy food production system.

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