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Kids Read Now Mails Books to CA Students, Eliminates Learning Loss: Closing Opportunity Gap for California Students
VISTA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Kids Read Now is excited to partner with Guajome Park Academy to mail books directly to their students' homes over the summer. Guajome Park Academy is the first school district in California to partner with Kids Read Now to eliminate learning loss and close the opportunity gap for their students.
GridBright launches GRIDEON Secure Grid Collaboration As A Service to Help Utilities Share Sensitive Data
ALAMO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Essential to managing today's and the future electric grid is data-its movement and security. GRIDEON developed by GridBright under an award from the US Department of Energy (DOE) Advanced Research Project Agency (ARPA-E) addresses this need.
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants CEO Steve Denton announced organizational and restructuring changes, effective immediately, across the company. The moves are designed to position EPIC to thrive for years to come.
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- California-based XG Communities, LLC ("XG Communities" or "XG") recently announced that it constructed more than 50 small cell sites in the fourth quarter of 2020. The project was implemented in St. Louis, MO. Engaged by one of the country's major wireless carriers, XG took less than 90 days from start to finish.
NelsonHall names UnityOneCloud a ‘Leader’ in Cloud Infrastructure Brokerage & Orchestration Services
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- UnityOneCloud announced that its Cloud Infrastructure Brokerage & Orchestration Services has been recognized as a "Leader" in the latest NelsonHall NEAT analysis within the Cloud Orchestration Services market segment.
California Black Chamber of Commerce and National Assoc. of Minority Contractors No. Calif. Chapter Partner to Build Advocacy for M/WBE Construction...
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The new year is off to an industrious start with Jay King, CEO and President of the California Black Chamber of Commerce (CBCC), announcing a statewide partnership with the National Association of Minority Contractors, Northern California (NAMCNC), under the direction of its Northern California Chapter President, Pete Varma.
SAN JOSE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Bayflex Solutions announced that it has signed an agreement with NextFlex, America's Flexible Hybrid Electronics Manufacturing Institute, to expand existing endurance test capabilities at NextFlex.
Author Sheila Lowe launches Write Choice Ink, an independent publisher to manage the production of her published books
VENTURA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Sheila Lowe announces the formation of Write Choice Ink, a publishing imprint, to produce and distribute the complete catalog of her non-fiction and fiction work. Lowe will re-issue her backlist, totaling 14 of her titles over the next few months, starting with POISON PEN on February 23, 2021.
BERKELEY, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Every year, California-based Ethical Traveler reviews the world's developing nations for their commitment to human rights, social welfare, and environmental protection. The ten destinations with the most impressive records are honored with Ethical Destinations Awards.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The field of plastic surgery has long had a gender imbalance: while 92% of patients are women, most plastic surgeons are men. In fact, only 1 out of 5 plastic surgeons is female. This is gradually changing, due in part to women like board certified plastic surgeon Christa Clark, MD, FACS, who employs an all-female staff at her practice, Granite Bay Cosmetic Surgery.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Music collectors take note. Fifty-seven years ago, on February 9, 1964, The Beatles made history with their first live American television appearance on "The Ed Sullivan Show." It had one of the largest viewing audiences ever, changed the course of music and influenced generations to follow. Today, Rockaway Records is proud to present a rare, one-of-a-kind artifact from that historic debut - a fully-signed piece of that stage's backdrop.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Ellen Alexander, Russian-born fashion model, entrepreneur and singer, is releasing a new song "Good Girl Go." What is special about Ellen is her training in the arts field. Ellen started her artistic education when she was five years old.
REDONDO BEACH, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- While everyone continues to deal with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, healthcare workers continue to bear the brunt of it, local businesses are struggling, and people are unsure of how to help. As founder of the popular South Bay Mommies & Daddies, a Los Angeles area community platform for parents and family-friendly local businesses, Laura Stotland was inspired to launch Project South Bay Heroes to help direct well wishes into action in the South Bay community.
PASADENA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Nationwide tax specialty firm KBKG promoted Eddie Price to Principal of Cost Segregation Services, as well as Paul McVoy and Jonathan Tucker to Principals of Research & Development Tax Credit Services.
Flightpath Biosciences Launches via Illumina Accelerator: Will Conduct Largest Clinical Biomarker Study in Lyme Disease
BERKELEY, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Flightpath Biosciences, a life sciences company, launched today claiming a spot in Illumina Accelerator's second global class to develop diagnostics and microbiome-targeted therapeutics to treat rare pathogen-driven diseases. The company has operated in stealth since its founding in mid-2019 and has built a pipeline of drug candidates for a wide range of diseases, starting with acute and Persistent Lyme Disease (PLD).
Book Release from Campaign Justice: ‘Say Their Names, 101 Unarmed Black Women, Men and Children Killed By Law Enforcement’
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Campaign Justice announced today that Black History Month is not only a time of recognizing the accomplishments of African-Americans, but is also a time to brighten the spotlight on systemic racism within law enforcement. "Say Their Names: 101 Unarmed Black Women, Men and Children Killed By Law Enforcement" (ISBN: 979-8570456860) is a newly released reference book which documents the stories of a few who have lost their lives during a brush with police.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Olea Kiosks, Inc., a visionary provider of innovative self-service kiosk solutions, today announced that CRN, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Rusty Gaynes, Director of Sales, Alliances and Strategic Partnerships, to its 2021 list of Channel Chiefs.
PASADENA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- KROST CPAs and Consultants, the Los Angeles based firm, has announced a new Principal, Stacey R. Korman, CPA, MST. Stacey has extensive experience in assurance & advisory and accounting services and since joining the firm she has led the accounting and audit departments.
L.A. Singer-Songwriter Emma Negrete Teases Debut EP with Release of New Single ‘Lost In Translation’
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Business Records LLC today announced that soulful-pop singer-songwriter and Des Moines native, Emma Negrete, teases her debut EP "Algorithms," with the release of the first single, "Lost In Translation."
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EPIC Holdings, Inc. (EPIC) announced today that it has agreed to acquire Pharmaceutical Strategies Group (PSG). The move incorporates the expertise and resources of the nation's largest independent pharmacy benefit consulting firm into EPIC's Employee Benefits Consulting practice.
JACKSON, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- SunnyCal Solar Inc., a provider of innovative solar products, announces release of the new EV Solar Carport to provide independent charging power for Electric Vehicles.
SAN JOSE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Lincoln Law School of San Jose is proud to announce that its newly designed website launched on January 25, 2021, after several months of working on its development. Their old site was perfectly functional, but this much-needed refresh will help students, potential students, faculty, and supporters to gain more from Lincoln's online presence.
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants is pleased to welcome John Prentis and Larry Bowlus to its Executive Risk and Cyber practice. Joining from a global broker, Prentis and Bowlus will focus on large public, technology, and financial institution executive liability coverages, including Directors & Officers Liability.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Skell, Inc., dba Bug-A-Salt, has filed suit against the department store chain Dillard's and its distributor, William E. Connor & Associates, for infringing on Skell's 2013 patent for a "bug killing gun," according to Bug-A-Salt's attorney, Liat Cohen.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Olea Kiosks®, Inc., a visionary provider of innovative self-service kiosk solutions, today announced the growth of its leadership team to include sales management and strategic business development. The company has expanded the role of Rusty Gaynes to Director of Sales, Alliances and Strategic Partnerships and promoted Daniel Olea to Director of Strategy and Business Development.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Breaking Hits, an organized aggregator of an authentic opinion App, is ramping up to launch its pilot program. The first will focus on the Super Bowl and the second on Valentine's Day. Both will ask, "Retire or fire?" and ask music and non-music related questions. It's a new voice that music industry pros will want to hear.
TORRANCE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The COVID-19 pandemic has devastated businesses all over the country. Despite this hostile business climate, Getec Industrial's business grew by 28%. This was due to several actions taken by executive leadership this year.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Sacramento SPCA announced today that they have reached more than 90% of their fundraising goal to finish construction of the Zoe K. McCrea Animal Health Center - and the non-profit organization is asking for community support to help cross the finish line.
South Bay Mommies & Daddies teams with Beach Cities Health District to Support Raising Happy and Resilient Children
REDONDO BEACH, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- "Parents' Guide to Raising Happy, Healthy and Resilient Children," presented in partnership with Beach Cities Health District and South Bay Mommies and Daddies, is a five-part video series designed for parents of children ages 0-6.
PALO ALTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Certa, the leading no-code platform for cross-enterprise solutions including supplier risk management, KYC/AML and credit and insurance applications, has significantly boosted its leadership strength with key hires of senior talent, as well as other leadership moves.
PALO ALTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Fanplayr, a leader in online behavioral personalization and artificial intelligence for the past 10 years, announced it will add Personalized SMS to its menu of products for targeting lead generation and online shoppers.
The Joy Factory Rolls Out First Apple iPad Product in aXtion Extreme Series Designed for Hazardous Work Environments
IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Joy Factory, Inc., a global manufacturer of leading tablet mounting, cases, enclosures, kiosks and mobility accessory products, recently launched the first product in its aXtion Extreme Series - a heavy-duty enclosure for iPads.
AmTrav Corporate Travel Launches Innovative Flight Shopping Experience for Business Travelers and Travel Managers
AGOURA HILLS, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- AmTrav, the one-stop platform for business travel, announced today the launch of its brand-new flight shopping experience in their award winning a2b booking tool.
Parkk, the first RV focused parking app that allows travelers to reserve private RV parking in advance
PASO ROBLES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Parkk, the first RV focused parking app that allows travelers to reserve private RV parking in advance, today announced the parking technology is now available on both iPhone and Android, so RV travelers will no longer have to limit their travel routes based on current RV parking options.
MENLO PARK, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Yiftee, Inc., a leader since 2012 in local business eGift Cards, celebrates having implemented over 200 Community eGift Card Programs across the United States. Consumers, corporations, schools, hospitals and other organizations showed their heartfelt support of small business by buying millions of dollars' worth of cards that can only be spent in their local communities.
Paramount Property Tax Appeal Offering Free New Year’s Evaluation for Homeowners & Business Property Owners, RE: ‘Feb 16 Changes to Tax...
SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- With only 20 days left before CA tax laws change, imposing limitations on property tax relief - property tax reduction firm Paramount Property Tax Appeal is ushering in the New Year with a free New Years evaluation for California families, affluent homeowners and all types of business property owners - to determine what steps to take to lower their property tax bill.
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The COVID-19 pandemic has heightened many issues of inequity across our region. Vistamar School, an independent college preparatory day school serving grades 9-12, announced construction started this week on the Viking Commons, a new commercial kitchen and gathering space for the school.
Handwriting is Cool! 8th Annual Cursive is Cool Contest Adds Additional Prizes for Pandemic-Friendly Participation
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Cursive is Cool® contest will be held as usual this year after encouragement from teachers, parents and students, announced the American Handwriting Analysis Foundation today, despite some schools in the USA and Canada operating remotely, or using a hybrid model with in-person learning.
SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- MCT® announced that David Burress has joined the company in the position of MSR Sales Director, directly addressing the increase in market demand for MCT's MSR products. The hiring of Mr. Burruss ensures MCT can continue serving the needs of their MSR clients.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Olea Kiosks®, Inc., a visionary provider of self-service kiosk solutions, today announced expansion of its manufacturing and engineering capacity in Los Angeles, Calif. This expansion enables Olea to continue to grow its customer base, partnerships, and OEM relationships to provide faster time to market and greater operational agility.
SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- ReverseVision®, the leading national provider of Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) and private reverse mortgage sales and origination technology, today announced it has restructured its technology plans and pricing matrix to ease lenders' entry into reverse lending and support their success.
PODCAST: Childhood Trauma – The Dark Secret 64% of Us Share: Compassion Prison Project with Dr. Vincent Felitti
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Two years ago this month, film producer Fritzi Horstman, and Compassion Prison Project founder, walked into a California maximum-security prison and sat down with the men who were serving time, hoping to bring them compassion and trauma-awareness.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Governor Gavin Newsom today submitted his 2021-22 State Budget proposal to the Legislature – a $227.2 billion fiscal blueprint that provides funding for immediate COVID-19 response and relief efforts where Californians need it most while making investments for an equitable, inclusive and broad-based economic recovery.
Denial of Coverage for Gender-Affirming Care in California Declared Unlawful says TransFamily Support Services
SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- TransFamily Support Services (transfamilysos.org) today announced a milestone victory in the organization's mission to build a world where all genders are accepted and treated equally.
New Carbon Dioxide Monitors from Forensics Detectors Meet California Compliance Monitoring Requirements
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- As more and more businesses, schools and other public indoor spaces prepare to open up, they're working to not only be effective, but compliant too. Forensics Detectors works to solve both challenges with the recent launch of its first carbon dioxide (CO2) monitors for COVID-19 preparedness planning.
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Awair, the San Francisco-based startup that makes Indoor Air Quality monitoring and software solutions for home and commercial spaces, has received a major strategic investment from Emerson (NYSE: EMR). Emerson is a leader in the heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) controls industry, as well as the creator of the highly-rated smart thermostat, Emerson Sensi.
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 the promotion of its president Joe Langner to president and chief executive officer. In this expanded role, Langner will lead ReverseVision's mission to empower America's seniors to use home equity as part of retirement finance.
PALO ALTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Fanplayr, a leader in online behavioral personalization, announced it has acquired Jamu Incorporated, a reseller and development firm based in Tokyo, Japan. The acquisition represents the fulfillment of a long-term relationship between Fanplayr and Jamu Inc.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- As the Internet of Things (IoT) transforms the way the world works, businesses have to keep pace, says TechAhead Corporation. With the launch of Fuzon.io, their new website, Fuzon helps them do exactly that.
Sarah Hellman of MCT Selected as Finalist for San Diego Business Journal 2020 Business Women of The Year
SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Mortgage Capital Trading, Inc. (MCT®), a leading mortgage hedge advisory and secondary marketing software firm, announced that Senior Trader, Sarah Hellman, was selected as one of the finalists for San Diego Business Journal's 2020 Business Women of the Year.