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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.
ROKiT Pharma

ROKiT Pharma Pre-clinical Studies Show Tremendous Promise for Naturally Derived Cancer Drug, ROK-001

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- ROKiT Pharma, Inc., a public-benefit corporation dedicated to putting patients first, announced today it is rapidly progressing through final preclinical studies and moving forward with preparation for the initiation of a Phase 1b/2 clinical trial of ROK-001, a potentially low toxicity cancer drug derived from natural ingredients.
NotaryCam’s Rick Triola

NotaryCam CEO Rick Triola Named 2020 ‘Tech All-Star’ by Mortgage Bankers Association

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- NotaryCam, the pioneering leader in online notarization and original provider of mortgage eClosing solutions, announced that its founder and CEO Rick Triola is one of the five mortgage technology innovators honored by the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) as a 2020 Tech All-Star.
Jordan Etem of Jordan Etem Networks

Jordan Etem Offers Versatile Engagement and Versatile Collaboration in a Post-Pandemic World

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Fear not, we're going to get through this. Every time society has been tested, we've risen to the challenge, says Jordan Etem, founder of Jordan Etem Networks. We've experienced some major setbacks from unforeseen forces before. Coronavirus is a test on the healthcare system, locally, regionally, and nationally. It also is a test on responsiveness and response systems.
Hugh Benjamin, founder, I Think an Idea

Digital Marketing Innovator, I Think an Idea, is Helping Start-Ups and Celebrities Build Brands for the Future

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- There's no better time to build a brand than now. At least that's what Hugh Benjamin, founder, 'I Think an Idea,' a digital marketing agency, believes. He says, "It's time to 'plant seeds for the future' because the future is about to change and brands need to get up to speed. The world is in lockdown. Now's the time to think about what's ahead."
DocMagic

DocMagic Launches AutoPrep Technology, Enabling Total eClose to Accept Documents for Paperless eClosings

TORRANCE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- DocMagic, Inc., the premier provider of fully-compliant loan document preparation, regulatory compliance and comprehensive eMortgage services, today announced the launch of AutoPrep, a new technology that enables the company's Total eClose™ platform to accept documents from any source - including non-e-enabled documents.
mobile testing unit converted from shipping container

Pre-med Son and Father Tackle COVID-19 Mobile and Drive-thru Testing Center Challenges

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- In response to the COVID-19 pandemic affecting every corner of the world, a 24-year-old pre-medical student teamed up with his father to design and manufacture the Mobile Pathogen Testing Unit (MPTU) to be used to combat this viral outbreak. Chase Berman, a current Infectious Diseases researcher at University of California Irvine, and his father, Christopher Berman, have brought forth a mobile unit converted from a 20-foot shipping container, capable of mass viral testing in a highly efficient manner.
Mom Coughing - BabyLiveAdvice

Innovative Telehealth Co, BabyLiveAdvice, Gives Expectant Mothers and Parents Peace of Mind During COVID-19 Crisis

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- No greater concern exists in the current crisis of COVID-19 than for expectant mothers and their loved ones. The problem is two-fold, says BabyLiveAdvice. Women don't want to risk their health by exposing themselves and their unborn or newborn babies to the virus. And, even if they did try to seek outside support during these trying times, an overwhelmed healthcare system cannot meet the need.
Lit Support 365 (LS 365)

Lit Support 365 (LS 365) Is Your De Facto Office Services and Lit Support While Your Law Firm is Closed

IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- LS365 Corporation (LS365) has announced their commitment to remain open for business and support law firms and legal operations that don't have access to their offices during Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic that continues to develop. Vice President James Vickers said Monday "We are finding ourselves collectively in uncharted waters and with daily uncertainty."
Dr. Mario Paz

Stress from Coronavirus Fear Prompts Teeth Grinding says Marina Del Rey Orthodontist Dr. Mario Paz who Shares Stress Reducing Tips

MARINA DEL REY, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Throughout his 30-year career, Dr. Mario Paz is used to hearing reasons why patients grind their teeth at night, but now it's about COVID-19. "Fears of the virus are creating new anxieties causing patients to clench their jaws for sustained period. This alters their bite causing pain," he says.
Valligent Technologies

Valligent Technologies Wins 2020 HousingWire Tech100 Award for Second Consecutive Year

ROSEVILLE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Valligent Technologies (Valligent), the leading residential valuation technology company, today announced that it has been awarded HousingWire's Tech100 award for the second consecutive year.
Push Button Care by OverSightMD Inc.

Push Button Care Mobilizes Certified Senior Advisors in Calif. and Across US to Provide a Local Response Team

MILPITAS, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Push Button Care, a division of OverSightMD Inc., has mobilized Certified Senior Advisors nationwide to bring its special support services directly to vulnerable seniors concerned about staying independent while facing the current health crisis and beyond.
AutoAccident.com - Personal Injury Lawyers

AutoAccident.com Offers Virtual Legal Consultations During Sacramento Stay at Home Order

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Sacramento County officials issued a "Stay at Home" order in an effort to slow the spread and transmission of COVID-19. The legal order means that all individuals must stay in their residence and leave only for essential activities, notes AutoAccident.com.
Energy Systems Service Tech at Site

Energy Systems: We Are Still Open to Serve You in California for Generator Maintenance and Repair

STOCKTON, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- During these unprecedented times in the United States and across the world, safety and health concerns for our nation's people are at the forefront. With that in mind, the Energy Systems family wants you to know that we are here for you.
Push Button Care by OverSightMD Inc.

OverSightMD activates self-quarantine support service for vulnerable California seniors and staff

MILPITAS, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- OverSightMD Inc., headquartered in Milpitas, California, has activated a self-quarantine support service through its existing Push Button Care division. The purpose is to apply our Push Button Care senior health monitoring program to meet the health monitoring needs of the medically vulnerable or others who may need to self-quarantine during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Leverage Network - MALVA

Amidst COVID-19 Outbreak, The Leverage Network of Coaches Emerge to Support Their Communities and One Another

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Right now, people need support. The coronavirus scare is bringing many people's lives to a halt. Fear is taking over as everyone preps for the worst-case scenario. I understand people must ensure the safety of themselves and their families, but once the essential supplies are stocked, then what? Life must go on," says Lauren Wallet, Founder of The Leverage Network (aka MALVA).
Credit: Eric Gilkes on Unsplash

Are Your Kids in Danger of Being Abused at School? Stop School Sexual Abuse (SSSA) Helps Parents Keep Their Kids Safe

SAN MATEO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Thousands of children every year are molested, used for pornography or otherwise sexually abused by teachers, coaches or other school employees - according to leading research, school employees sexually abuse one in ten students before the end of high school. New resources from Stop School Sexual Abuse (SSSA) help parents keep their kids safe.
A student uses Studies Weekly Online in a classroom

Studies Weekly opens its online curriculum to all California Teachers during COVID-19 outbreak

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Due to California school closures, and the need for many teachers and students to conduct learning remotely, Studies Weekly announced March 13 that it opened its online curriculum platform, Studies Weekly Online, free to all users.
EPIC Adds Nick Nelson as Senior Vice President

EPIC Adds Nick Nelson as Senior VP, Property & Casualty in Rancho Cordova, Calif.

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Nick Nelson has joined the firm as Senior Vice President in their property and casualty practice based in Rancho Cordova, California office. Nelson will report to Kevin E. Harnetiaux, COO, Pacific North Region.
Newsom Launches Statewide 'California for All' Health Care Tour in Sacramento

Calif. Gov. Newsom Issues New Executive Order Enhancing Government’s Ability to Respond to COVID-19 Pandemic

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, Calif. Governor Gavin Newsom issued a new executive order further enhancing California’s ability to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. Among many initiatives, it readies the state to commandeer property for temporary residences and medical facilities for quarantining, isolating or treating individuals.
Tournament MVP Jerron Wilbut with Coach Michael Miller

University of L.A. College of Divinity Captures The First National Championship of 2020 ‘March Madness’

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- In only its third season of fielding a men's basketball team the University of Los Angeles College of Divinity (ULACD) overcomes all odds to win the ACCA national championship in Joplin, Missouri.
Calif. Governor Newsom Proposes 2020-21 State Budget

Calif. Public Health Experts: Mass Gatherings Should be Postponed Statewide to Slow Spread of COVID-19

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Governor Gavin Newsom announced on Wednesday that California public health officials this evening issued an updated policy on gatherings to protect public health and slow the spread of COVID-19.
CA Gov. Newsom

Calif. Gov. Newsom Announces Appointments for March 10 and 11, 2020 including Department of Developmental Services

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- This week, Governor Gavin Newsom announced the following appointments: First, Nancy Bargmann, 58, of Long Beach, has been reappointed director of the California Department of Developmental Services, where she has served as director since 2016.
Joe Langner President, ReverseVision

HECM Innovator ReverseVision Names Mortgage Tech Veteran Joe Langner President

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 the appointment of Joe Langner as president. Langner will lead the company to achieve its strategic vision of establishing HECM and private reverse mortgages as lending portfolio staples alongside traditional and government loans.
Corey Wade - Berkeley Coding Academy

Berkeley Coding Academy Launches 2020 Summer Camp in Machine Learning and A.I.

BERKELEY, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Berkeley Coding Academy, a new computer science team of credentialed teachers, is offering summer camps to empower youth in Python Programming, Data Analytics, Machine Learning, and Artificial Intelligence.
Zanthion named Top 10 Home Healthcare Solution Provider

AI-powered digital health company, Zanthion, named Top 10 Home Healthcare Solution Provider for 2020

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Zanthion, an AI-powered digital health company that provides technology solutions for home healthcare, senior group living, and remote patient monitoring, was recently chosen as a Top 10 Home Healthcare Solution Provider by Healthcare Tech Outlook, a print platform offering healthcare decision makers critical information on adopting, innovating and building new programs and approaches to enhance their capability to provide care.
Bay Area Lyme Foundation

Bay Area Lyme Foundation announces Lyme Disease Biobank Expands Into San Diego

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Bay Area Lyme Foundation, a leading sponsor of Lyme disease research in the U.S., announces the opening of the San Diego collection site of the Bay Area Lyme Foundation's Lyme Disease Biobank, which is the first program to provide researchers with blood and urine samples from people with early Lyme disease from multiple endemic regions across the country.
Ted Rigoni's Oxidized! Exhibition

‘Oxidized!’ Exhibition from Artist Ted Rigoni opens at Progress Gallery March 7 – 29, 2020

POMONA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Progress Gallery, located at 300 S. Thomas St., Pomona, CA presents "Oxidized!" - a solo exhibit of art photographs of pigment on paper by artist Ted Rigoni. The Progress Gallery is open to the public from 3 to 6 p.m. Thursday - Saturday and is celebrating this work with an Artist's Reception during the Artist Walk, on March 14, 2020 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Rick Triola of NotaryCam

NotaryCam named to 2020 seventh annual HW Tech100 Mortgage List

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 included on the seventh annual HW Tech100TM list published by housing and mortgage industry trade magazine HousingWire.
Temecula FUN 2020

Temecula’s 2020 State of the City to be held May 28 #TemeculaFUN

TEMECULA, Calif. /CALIFORNIA NEWSWIRE/ -- Temecula Mayor James “Stew” Stewart is all business, balanced with #TemeculaFUN. “As a businessman, family-man, 30-year Temecula resident, Old Town Temecula Rotarian, landlord, handyman and property manager of multiple rental properties, owner of five barber shops, Council Member and 2020 Mayor, I am all about hard work and grit,” states Mayor Stewart.
Calif. Governor Newsom Proposes 2020-21 State Budget

Calif. Gov. Newsom Declares State of Emergency to Help State Prepare for Broader Spread of COVID-19

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- As part of the state’s response to address the global COVID-19 outbreak, Governor Gavin Newsom today declared a State of Emergency to make additional resources available, formalize emergency actions already underway across multiple state agencies and departments, and help the state prepare for broader spread of COVID-19.
ULACD team after victory at Occidental College

ULACD and Coach Mike Miller Notch Nation’s Second Best Two-Year Record of 56-4 Among All Four-Year Colleges from 2018-19 to 2019-20

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Association of Christian College Athletics announce 2020 Championship Tournament Bracket. Despite a wonderful record of 27-1 the University of Los Angeles College of Divinity (ULACD) has a very tough road ahead as the fourth seed.
350 Bay Area ACTION

Climate Action Group, 350 Bay Area Action Creating Climate Report Cards for California and Local Candidates

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Climate action group 350 Bay Area Action today announced climate report cards, to be issued for 2020 Bay Area candidates for the California Assembly and the state Senate. Local candidates in crucial city council and supervisorial races will also be rated.
ReverseVision

ReverseVision Named a 2020 HW Tech100 Mortgage Company for Sixth Year

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 it has been named a HousingWire (HW) Tech100 Mortgage company for a sixth year.
SecuGen Unity Biometric Platform

SecuGen Brings Unity BDP to Connect:ID 2020

SANTA CLARA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- SecuGen, a world leading optical fingerprint device and technology vendor, will be highlighting the Unity™ Biometric Development Platform (BDP) at the Connect:ID 2020 exhibition for next generation identity solutions.
SCV AV - Audio Video

95Visual LLC announces launch of SCV Audio Video’s New Website to Showcase High-Quality A/V Services

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- 95Visual is pleased to announce the launch of SCV Audio Video's new website: scvaudiovideo.com. The old website did not capture just how remarkable their services are in the audio-video field.
BREADISTA

Pre-Launch for Baking and Bread Lovers: ‘BREADISTA – bake like a pro’ starts a unique bread baking subscription box for everyone

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Craving good bread led to the idea to develop this unique baking subscription box: BREADISTA. Have you ever checked the ingredients list of store-bought bread? Have you ever wondered why there is "enriched flour"?
SecuGen Unity 20 Bluetooth

SecuGen to Showcase Unity 20 Bluetooth Fingerprint Reader at the 2020 Connect:ID Show

SANTA CLARA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- SecuGen, a world leading optical fingerprint device and technology vendor, is pleased to announce that they will showcase the recently released Unity™ 20 Bluetooth fingerprint reader at the Connect:ID Exhibition in Washington, D.C. from March 11-12, 2020 in booth #542.
Absolute Trust Talk with Kirsten Howe

Don’t Shoot Yourself in the Foot: Transferring Firearms in Calif. is Complicated, Prepare Your Estate Plan the Right Way

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Absolute Trust Talk, a monthly podcast released by Absolute Trust Counsel, recently sat down with gun law expert Joseph Fenton, associate attorney of Campbell Green LLP, to discuss the smooth and legal transfer of firearms.
Closing the Gap: UC San Diego Recognized as Standout

UC San Diego Recognized as Standout in Expanding Access to Low-Income Students

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /CALIFORNIA NEWSWIRE/ -- Ensuring access to low-income students and supporting them through graduation is a central part of UC San Diego’s mission to help bridge the gap and improve the outcomes for all qualified students—regardless of family income.
Teri Ramirez of Leo Hamel Fine Jewelry

Teri Ramirez, Sales Director at Leo Hamel Fine Jewelers, Celebrates 26 Years and $50M in Sales

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- This month our Director of Sales, Teri Ramirez, celebrates two major milestones in her career. Not only has she been a valued member of the Leo Hamel Fine Jewelers family for 26 years, but she has also reached the $50 million mark in sales!
SecuGen U20 ASFX fingerprint system

SecuGen to Demonstrate its U20-ASFX High Capacity OEM Fingerprint Sensor at Connect:ID 2020

SANTA CLARA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- SecuGen, a world leading optical fingerprint device and technology vendor, is pleased to announce that they will be demonstrating the newly released U20-ASFX, a high capacity, fully programmable, FAP 20 compliant OEM fingerprint sensor module, at the Connect:ID exhibition in Washington, D.C. next month.
News from California Newswire

Quartz Construction Remodeling in San Jose Noted for Kitchen and Home Services

SAN JOSE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Home remodeling service is very needed and essential in certain conditions. For example, it is when the home looks old with damages here and there. Besides, it is necessary also to renovate it in case the owner wants it to look more beautiful. For homeowners who live in the area of San Jose, Calif., Quartz Construction Remodeling is a choice.
DocMagic - NMP Top Mortgage Employer

DocMagic Named a 2020 Top Mortgage Employer by NMP for the Fourth Straight Year

TORRANCE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- DocMagic, Inc., the premier provider of fully-compliant loan document preparation, regulatory compliance and comprehensive eMortgage services, announced that it has again been selected by National Mortgage Professional (NMP) magazine as a 'Top Mortgage Employer' for the fourth year in a row.
THE CENTER STAGE STUDIO (CSS) at MTCA

THE CENTER STAGE STUDIO Uses Modest Means with Big Dreams for a True Rag to Riches Story

ALISO VIEJO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Local Performing Arts School THE CENTER STAGE STUDIO (CSS) of Aliso Viejo, Calif. won a National Title & coveted "Sweepstakes Award" at "The Musical Theatre Competition of America" held at Disneyland California this past weekend making THE CENTER STAGE STUDIO one of the top Musical Theater Programs in the country.
Autos Latinos

Autos Latinos launches first-of-its-kind interactive car shopping website for Latino and Hispanic consumers

MURRIETA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Autos Latinos has officially launched their service and new website, AutosLatinos.com - a car shopping website that caters specifically to Latino and Hispanic car buyers in Southern California.
Casa Romantica and City leaders

Casa Romantica Shares Beauty of Convergence of Art and Place in New Exhibit at John Wayne Airport

SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Casa Romantica Cultural Center and Gardens, an award-winning southern California 501(c)(3) nonprofit, celebrated the opening of its new exhibit on display at John Wayne Airport on Saturday, February 8.
MaisonLaw

New Fresno Pedestrian Injury Study from Maison Law Maps Most Fatal Roads

VISALIA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- According to a 2018 police report, a staggering 64 percent of fatal crashes in Fresno involved a vehicle and a pedestrian. In an effort to raise awareness and reduce pedestrian fatalities, Maison Law of Visalia, California conducted a study of Fresno's most dangerous roads and intersections for pedestrians.
HEXGN Research

Currency Notes Can Be Super Spreader of COVID-19 says HexGn Research

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- At a time when various governments and health bodies are still figuring out the different modes of transmission of novel coronavirus 2019, there are some spelled out precautions for which there is a universal consensus, says HexGn research. One of them is to avoid contact with the objects, people, surfaces, et al.
CAL STATE LA - Los Angeles

Cal State LA to take part in statewide 2020 Civic Action Fellowship program

LOS ANGELES /California Newswire/ -- Cal State LA has been selected to participate in a new statewide fellowship program for 2020 that encourages student dedication to community engagement and public service.
Chad Anfinson Joins Zanthion

Chad Anfinson Joins Zanthion as its Chief Strategy & Business Development Officer

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Chad Anfinson is Zanthion's newest recruit who has accepted the role of Chief Strategy and Business Development Officer. Chad comes to Zanthion by way of the Senior Living Industry. He began his career in the late 90's as the sales leader for newly constructed Assisted Living Communities in Florida.

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