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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.
Forensic Detectors

Jumbo CO2 Monitor for Indoor Air Quality Tracking offered by Forensics Detectors

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Carbon Monoxide monitoring for indoor safety has never been more important, as schools, restaurants and work places are beginning re-opening efforts. Over the past 15 months, Forensics Detectors has been dedicated in offering carbon dioxide monitoring products for COVID-19 preparedness planning.
SU Desktop Sliding Screen Tester for Rollable Phones

Bayflex Solutions to Demo New Endurance Test Capabilities for Flexible Displays

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Bayflex Solutions, a systems integrator, and Yuasa System, the leading provider of endurance test systems for displays and flexible electronics, will demonstrate new solutions for flexible display testing at the Society for Information Display (SID) Display Week, taking place virtually May 17-21.
5x Solutions Telemetry BI

5X Solutions LLC Adds Compensation Analysis to Mortgage Business Intelligence Platform

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- 5X Solutions, LLC, a mortgage business intelligence and data analytics company, has announced the addition of loan agent compensation analysis to its automated financial reporting and mortgage business intelligence software.
HomeRise - San Francisco

Community Housing Partnership In San Francisco Announces Name Change to HomeRise

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Community Housing Partnership announced today that it has changed its name to HomeRise. More than 30 years ago, the norm for helping someone experiencing homelessness was to put them up in a small, furnished room and hope for the best. That changed when nonprofit housing developers and homelessness advocates came together and formed Community Housing Partnership.
MCT Introduces BAM Marketplace

MCT Launches BAM Marketplace, the First Truly Open Mortgage Loan Exchange

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Mortgage Capital Trading, Inc. (MCT®), a leading mortgage hedge advisory and secondary marketing software firm, announced the public introduction of BAM Marketplace™. Originally launched to support existing MCT sellers during the 2020 pandemic liquidity crisis, BAM Marketplace now welcomes new buyers and sellers as the world's first truly open loan exchange between unapproved counterparties.
Run Across America For Trauma Awareness

Inaugural Run Across America For Trauma Awareness Event June 2021 #RAAFTA

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Compassion Prison Project (CPP) is very pleased to announce their Inaugural Run Across America For Trauma Awareness (#RAAFTA) fundraising event in partnership with Be The Good. The objective is to run a cumulative 3,000 miles.
Johannes Risseeuw, Rosemary Hartnett, V. Paul Unruh

Fanplayr Appoints New Members to Its Board of Directors for Customer Experience Tech

PALO ALTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Fanplayr, a leading customer experience personalization platform, announces the appointment of three new members to its board of directors. New appointees further strengthen Fanplayr's global and financial connections.
James Dean Porsche

Notable Part of James Dean’s Infamous Porsche 550 Spyder Heads to Auction – Bring A Trailer

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- More than 65 years after the infamous crash, a major component of the James Dean Porsche 550 Spyder will be offered at auction, Don Ahearn, Owner, announced today. This will be the first time ever a confirmed part of the Porsche 550 Spyder will be offered for sale.
Author and Physician Dr. Bruce Perry

Dr. Bruce Perry and Compassion Prison Project: Uncovering Hidden Truths of Childhood Trauma Within Prisons

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Reflecting on his new book with Oprah Winfrey, "What Happened to You? Conversations on Trauma, Resilience and Healing," Dr. Perry sits down this week for an in-depth conversation with Compassion Prison Project Founder and award-winning film producer Fritzi Horstman.
aXtion Extreme Surface Go 2 Tablet Case

The Joy Factory Partners with Microsoft, Providing Protection for its Surface Go 2 Tablets Used in Hazardous Work Environments

IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Joy Factory, Inc., creator of the aXtion(r) Extreme series of tablet cases, recently partnered with Microsoft to bring customers new protection for their Surface Go 2 Tablet. This tablet case targets the mobile workforce for the oil and gas; energy and utilities; and manufacturing industries and they've recently received UL certification for C1D2; and Designed for Surface (DfS) approval as well.
UnityOneCloud

UnityOneCloud Positioned as A ‘Leader’ In 2021 MarketsandMarkets’s DCIM Market Report

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- UnityOneCloud, a Multicloud Management SaaS platform for managing a real-world hybrid cloud environment announced that it has been listed as the "Leader" in MarketsAndMarkets Micro Quadrant on Data Center Infrastructure Management. The report provides a strategic analysis of the market presence on the competitive leadership map.
Loren Data

L.A.-based Loren Data expands UK Partnership with First B2B, a UK based EDI solutions provider

MARINA DEL REY, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Loren Data Corp. (LD.com), a leader in B2B messaging platform technology, today announced the expansion of its partnership with First B2B Limited, a UK based EDI solutions provider, is expanding its long relationship with Loren Data's ECGrid® EDI Network.
Lighthouse Learning Solutions

Lighthouse Homeschool Offers Free Calif. Homeschooling Curriculum for Summer 2021

OJAI, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Due to the recent explosion in homeschool learning, Lighthouse Homeschool Solutions, a division of Lighthouse Learning Solutions, LLC, is offering a free online curriculum for the summer of 2021.
Shelly Backlar, Stillwater Sciences

Shelly Backlar Joins Stillwater Sciences in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Stillwater Sciences, a leading California-based watershed science and ecosystem restoration consulting firm established in 1996, today announced Watershed Outreach Facilitator Shelly Backlar has joined Stillwater Sciences to help promote education and awareness of the Los Angeles River watershed and its resources to communities throughout the Southland.
James Walker of Olea Kiosks

Olea Kiosks Adds Healthcare Industry Veteran James Walker to Sales Team

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Olea Kiosks®, Inc., a visionary provider of innovative self-service kiosk solutions, today announced the growth of its sales team by adding veteran healthcare sales executive James Walker.
Sam Wagener

EPIC Welcomes Mr. Sam Wagener as Principal to Further Strengthen P&C and Captive Capabilities in West Region

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property and casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Sam Wagener has joined the firm.
DocMagic

DocMagic to Give Away its Popular Bunny Slippers to Donors at 2021 Los Angeles-Area Blood Drive

TORRANCE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- DocMagic, Inc., the premier provider of fully-compliant loan document preparation, automated regulatory compliance and comprehensive eMortgage services, announced that it will be offering its signature pink bunny slippers to each person that donates blood at an upcoming mobile blood drive on Sunday, May 16, in downtown Los Angeles.
Yiftee Whatcom Gift Card

Local Community Gift Card Program by YIFTEE Shows 8X ROI on Federal Funds Invested to Help Small Businesses in Pandemic Recovery

MENLO PARK, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- As communities strive to help their local businesses weather the pandemic storm, Yiftee has grown to more than 270 Community eGift Cards across the United States and executed 74 "Buy-One-Get-One" programs. These programs enlist entire communities in purchasing eGift Cards that can only be spent at local businesses, where the card buyers also receive free bonus gifts for their own
MCT EBX

MCT’s Enhanced Best Execution (EBX) Tech Automates MSR Retain-Release Decisions

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Mortgage Capital Trading, Inc. (MCT), the leading mortgage hedge advisory and secondary marketing software firm, announced today their Enhanced Best-Execution (EBX) tool used for MSR retain-release decisions has now automated the function of pulling comprehensive data from MCTlive!® and MSRlive!®.
Ken Rakusin Grows Gordon Brush

Ken Rakusin Grows Gordon Brush Mfg. Into Major U.S. Manufacturer

CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- In 1990, Ken Rakusin took the position of president at Gordon Brush Manufacturing Company, but he was not sure what he was getting himself into. The company was based out of a dark and rundown 15,000 square foot facility.
National Coronavirus Hotline

National Coronavirus Hotline is Expanding to Rural and Underserved Counties in California

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- National Coronavirus Hotline (NCH), a treatment center for Coronavirus and common health issues, built and managed by Pandemics Projects Inc. is proud to announce that it is expanding to rural and underserved counties in California.
Tapcheck

Tapcheck announces new website design improving user experience and expands financial wellness resources

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Tapcheck, a leading financial service provider that offers an innovative and easy-to-integrate financial wellness benefit that allows employers to give employees the ability to access their earned wages before payday, today announced the launch of its new website.
Olea Kiosks Adds Jim Masters

Olea Kiosks Adds Jim Masters in Sales Team Expansion for its IT Hardware and Software

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Olea Kiosks®, Inc., a visionary provider of innovative self-service kiosk solutions, announced the addition of Jim Masters to its sales team. The company has made a number of recent changes to its sales team as it strategically expands.
Virtual 'Hear Better' Event

Town & Country Life Hosts Virtual ‘Hear Better’ Event in Honor of Better Hearing and Speech Month

SANTA ANA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Town & Country Life Plan community is offering a free, virtual "Hear Better" event in honor of May's Better Hearing and Speech Month. Dr. Kelly Tremblay and Dr. Margaret Wallhagen will share affordable solutions to help manage hearing loss in everyday conversations.
Yiftee eGift Cards

Two Yiftee Communities Win Award at the Main Street Now Conference for Economic Development

MENLO PARK, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On April 12, 2021, the Main Street Now Conference awarded six U.S. communities with the Main Street Forward Award, Yiftee, Inc. announced today. The award celebrates "forward-thinking Main Street recovery and resilience efforts at this unique and challenging moment." The winners were selected by a national jury of economic development experts.
NOOMIS new hires

Nomis Builds First-String Team to Spearhead Mortgage Initiatives

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Nomis Solutions (Nomis), a global, industry-leading pricing and profitability management solutions provider, announced it has added several new sales and marketing hires to support its mortgage pricing and profitability management initiatives and competitive intelligence technology.
Mike Robertson and Justin Putz

Mortgage Capital Trading, Inc Dives into 2021/Q2 with Two New Industry Leaders to Support Growth

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Mortgage Capital Trading, Inc. (MCT®), a leading mortgage hedge advisory and secondary marketing software firm, announced Mike Robertson and Justin Putz have joined the company in the roles of Senior Regional Sales Director and Midwest Regional Sales Director respectively.
XG Communities LLC

The Central Valley in California joins the 5G technology revolution – 5G IS LIVE IN FRESNO

FRESNO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The City of Fresno has been a leader in ushering wireless connectivity in the central valley and has opened its doors to the deployment of 5G. The City of Fresno, together with XG Communities created a transparent process in order to push forward the deployment of small cells for all carriers.
CalRecycle

Earth Day 2021: California invests $25 million to rebuild a cleaner, more self-sustaining economy

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- To confront a surge of pandemic-fueled, single-use trash pollution and a global climate crisis, California is investing $25 million in local communities to modernize recycling systems. Long-term upgrades from our disposable economy to one centered on reuse and in-state remanufacturing could create over 100,000 much-needed new jobs, CalRecycle enounced today.
California Safe Schools

California Safe Schools Honors Students, 2021 Earth Day Champions

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- March 30, 2021 marked the 23rd anniversary of California Safe Schools (CSS), a celebrated children's environmental health and justice coalition, founded by Robina Suwol in 1998 after grade school students, including Robina's two sons, were sprayed with the herbicide Princep, as they headed to class.
ReverseVision President and CEO Joe Langner

ReverseVision’s CEO Joe Langner Appointed to National Reverse Mortgage Lenders Association Board of Directors

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- ReverseVision®, the leading national provider of Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) and private reverse mortgage sales and origination technology, announced that company President and CEO Joe Langner has been unanimously elected to the National Reverse Mortgage Lenders Association (NRMLA) Board of Directors.
MAGLITE - MAG Instrument

Mag Instrument, maker of the MAGLITE Flashlight, celebrates World Amateur Radio Day by joining forces with ARRL, the national association for...

ONTARIO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- In celebration of World Amateur Radio Day on April 18, Maglite and ARRL, the national association for Amateur Radio®, have announced they have formed a partnership based on the common mission of helping people be prepared for emergencies and to serve their communities in extreme situations such as natural disasters.
SecuGen Corporation

SecuGen Releases Unity 20 Serial Standalone Fingerprint System with RS232 serial interface

SANTA CLARA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- SecuGen, a world leading optical fingerprint device and technology vendor, is pleased to announce the official release of the Unity 20 Serial, an ultra-compact, RS232 serial interface fingerprint system that captures and matches fingerprints on the reader itself.
USVINData.com

USVINData.com Data Suggests an Upturn in Used Vehicle Sales for 2021

MAR VISTA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Since the pandemic began, a year ago, searches on leading vehicle records site, USVINData.com have fallen as the used car sales market has fallen away but the latest figures show a rise in searches which is good news for used vehicle sellers.
Rajiv Sunkara, Simon Yencken, Derek Adelman

Fanplayr Issued a US Patent for its Segmentation as a Service

PALO ALTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Fanplayr, a leader in online behavioral personalization and artificial intelligence for the past decade, announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has issued U.S. Patent No. 10,958,743 which is related to the use of true first party observed data to offer behavior personalization focused on growing revenues for Fanplayr customers.
FinTech Veteran Joe Zeibert

Nomis Solutions Names Fintech Expert Joe Zeibert as VP, Head of Mortgage Product and Strategy

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Nomis Solutions (Nomis), a global, industry-leading pricing and profitability management solutions provider, announced today the promotion of FinTech expert Joe Zeibert to vice president, head of mortgage product and strategy.
ReverseVision

ReverseVision Selects AWS as Cloud Provider – Will Deliver World-Class Digital Reverse Mortgage Lending Experience

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- ReverseVision, the leading national provider of Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) and private reverse mortgage sales and origination technology, announced it has adopted Amazon Web Services, Inc (AWS) as its preferred cloud provider.
Lender Price

Provident Funding Partners with Lender Price – joins the Lender Price Marketplace

PASADENA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Lender Price, a provider of mortgage loan pricing and origination technology, announced today that Provident Funding has joined the Lender Price Marketplace. Provident Funding has been committed to the wholesale channel since inception in 1992. The Lender Price Marketplace user base has doubled over the past 12 months with more than 5,700 brokers.
The Leafwing by Deborah Copeland

New YA Novel, ‘THE LEAFWING’ honored on FILM 14: one of the best book trailers of 2020

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- "The Leafwing" (ISBN: 978-0981660233), by author Deborah Copeland, is a new YA fantasy novel that is making waves on the YA Fantasy charts. With a book trailer that lives up to the high-intensity drama and mythological thrill as the novel, it certainly is a great fantasy book to immerse yourself in.
Treadstone 71 LLC

Focused Strategic Intelligence Analysis Certification from Treadstone 71 Drives Cyber Attack Prevention

HALF MOON BAY, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Treadstone 71 announced today the release of the much-awaited and industry-leading Strategic Intelligence Analysis training certification. The in-depth, on-demand course breaks down intelligence collection and analysis complexities over 12-weeks of lectures, exercises, quizzes, and hands-on case studies.
AccountingToday 2021 Top 100 Firms

Los Angeles-Based CPA Firm KROST Receives High Praise from Accounting Today

PASADENA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- KROST CPAs and Consultants, Los Angeles-based firm, receives two new accolades from Accounting Today, Top 100 Firms and Fastest-Growing Firms in the U.S.
California IVF Fertility Center

California IVF Fertility Center Offers 5 Free Infertility Treatments

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- California IVF Fertility Center, a full-service infertility treatment center based in Northern California announced the second annual infertility awareness campaign. The center will accept video applications from now through April 17, 2021. The 5 selected recipients will receive free fertility services that may include IVF, a tubal ligation reversal surgery, and a donor egg IVF cycle.
The Energy Formula

Launch Pad Publishing Releases ‘The ENERGY Formula’ Bringing Biohacking to Everyone

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Launch Pad Publishing is releasing a groundbreaking new book about health, energy and longevity by biochemist, Registered Dietitian, sports nutritionist and formulation scientist Shawn Wells. The author's experiences overcoming a range of personal health battles led to the writing of the book, which supplements scientific research with his own personal experiences.
PhilaNomics PODCAST

PhilaNomics: Calif. Veteran Launches Meditational and Spiritual Podcast in Wake of Mother’s Death

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Local veteran, Phillip Polite ("Phil"), bares his soul and sparks intrigue and thought from his listeners with his new Podcast, "PhilaNomics." Phil is an Air Force and Army PTSD combat veteran who has endured plenty of struggles already in his young life.
The Mortgage Collaborative (TMC)

The Mortgage Collaborative’s Emerging Tech Fund Announces Investment in Maxwell

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Mortgage Collaborative, the nation's largest independent cooperative network in the mortgage industry, announced today the first investment of its recently launched TMC Emerging Technology Fund LP ("TMC Fund").
Andy McNab, Vice President, EMEA, Fanplayr

Fanplayr Announces UK Launch Expansion to Meet Global Demand for E-commerce Personalization

PALO ALTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Fanplayr, the leader in online behavioral personalization and artificial intelligence, accelerates its global growth plans with the opening of new offices in London and Manchester and three new senior appointments in the UK.
Move For Hunger

SuiteAmerica Named the Move For Hunger 2020 Corporate Housing Co of The Year

EL DORADO HILLS, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- During the 2020 CHPA Tower of Excellence Awards, SuiteAmerica was named Move For Hunger's 2020 Corporate Housing Company of the Year. SuiteAmerica considers it a great honor and is deeply humbled to be able to provide for those in need.
XLNT Foods

XLNT Foods Beefs Up Brand Just in Time for National Tamale Day

LONG BEACH, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- XLNT Foods, the oldest continuously operating Mexican food brand in the United States, is no stranger in the supermarket aisle. It's been producing small batch tamales and chili con carne with the same authentic recipe since 1894, but knows its marketing could benefit from more variety.
UnitedLayer

UnitedLayer named a ‘Leader’ in Cloud Infrastructure Brokerage and Orchestration Services by global analyst firm NelsonHall

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- UnitedLayer, a leading American colocation services provider, announced that its Cloud Infrastructure Brokerage & Orchestration Services have been named a "Leader" in the latest NelsonHall NEAT analysis within the Cloud Orchestration Services market segment.
DocMagic and Secure Insight

DocMagic & Secure Insight Form Partnership to Create a National Database of Certified Remote Online Notarization Providers

TORRANCE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- DocMagic, Inc., the premier provider of fully-compliant loan document preparation, automated regulatory compliance and comprehensive eMortgage services, and Secure Insight, Inc., the leading risk reporting firm for data intelligence on mortgage settlement agents, jointly announced the offering of a centralized training program on remote online notarization (RON) technology and processes.

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