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Christopher Simmons

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.

Got Movers helps California residents plan a move statewide or nationwide

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Searching movers has never been easy for customers who wish to relocate but do not have any information about moving companies. However, thanks to GotMovers.com things have become quite easy as it offers the most professional, appropriate information about moving companies that are operating locally and nationally.

Professionals Guild Sacramento New Year's Eve 2011 at Hilton Offers 2 Live Bands, DJ, 2 Free Drinks, and Champagne Toasts

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Professionals Guild (PGuild.com) announced today it is offering a New Year's Eve Party at the Hilton Hotel, Arden West. Couples are also welcome to attend. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and the party starts at 8:30 p.m. Magician Richard Kowaleski keeps guests entertained with magic tricks early in the evening when doors first open.

Injunction Against Suprema Distributors and OEM Partners in Patent Infringement Lawsuit won by SecuGen

SANTA CLARA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- SecuGen Corporation, a world leading provider of fingerprint sensor technology in Silicon Valley, announced that it has obtained a permanent injunction against Suprema distributors and OEM partners that are additional defendants in SecuGen's ongoing patent infringement lawsuit against Suprema.

Lake Forest based Professional Community Management of California, Inc. celebrates 40th year with 12 percent growth

LAKE FOREST, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, Professional Community Management of California, Inc. (PCM) announced that the company's 12 percent growth in units managed across Southern California and Southern Nevada, created 55 more jobs and promoted 28 employees, seven of whom now serve on the executive team.

Professionals Guild Bay Area New Year's Party 2011 – Event Sold Out Every Year for More than a Decade

SAN RAMON, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Professionals Guild (PGuild.com) announced today it is hosting a Huge East Bay New Year's Eve Party for singles at the San Ramon Marriott Grand Pavilion. This is a beautiful, new venue with cathedral style windows, a huge dance floor, balloon decorations everywhere, multiple chandeliers, and special dream-like lighting. Couples are welcome to attend.

San Diego Artist Mike Shirk Takes on Inclusion Body Myositis in New Music Video

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Mike Shirk of San Diego, CA lives with a degenerative and deadly disease called IBM, 'inclusion body myositis.' There is no known treatment or cure. Rather than going quietly, Shirk has used his years productively to help and inspire others with physical disabilities. His website (lifedisabled.com) and blog are full of practical, self-help information for the disabled.

John Waguespack, is showcasing his new works at The McLoughlin Gallery in San Francisco December 8, 2011

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- John Waguespack, is showcasing his new works at The McLoughlin Gallery in San Francisco December 8, 2011 through January 21, 2012. 'Deconstructing Hollywood' is his second solo exhibition at The McLoughlin Gallery at 49 Geary Street in San Francisco.

AlohaWanderwell.com archives Unsolved Celebrity Murder Mystery which still haunts Long Beach Harbor

LONG BEACH, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Mobs surrounded the courthouse in 1933, where beautiful blonde adventuress, Aloha Wanderwell, was being questioned in the murder of her husband. 'Once suspected as a German spy, world-traveler Walter Wanderwell was tabloid fodder long before his murder,' says Richard Diamond, of AlohaWanderwell.com. Walter hobnobbed with Hollywood royalty, and ditched his wife to marry his young 'ward' Aloha, now the center of international intrigue.

Pin-Ups for Ron Paul 2012 calendar produced by Los Angeles singer-writer-director Juliet Annerino has arrived

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The 'Pin-Ups for Ron Paul' 2012 calendar produced by Los Angeles singer/writer/director Juliet Annerino has arrived. This sexy collection of female activists is the most innovative way to spread the message of presidential candidate Ron Paul!

Breathtaking Action-Adventure in a Powerful, Unforgettable Novel – the Grand Finale of Ventana's Post-Lux Trilogy

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- 'Questing for Uberjoy' (ISBN: 978-1462029532), a stunning new novel by Konrad Ventana, provides a compelling Journey of Discovery for savvy postmodern readers, revealing vital facets of creativity and achievement through the transformative artistry of literary fiction. This much-anticipated new release has received both 'Editor's Choice' and 'Rising Star' distinctions.

Silicon Valley Comfort Keepers want to STOP Senior Hunger During the Holidays

SAN JOSE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- At least one in nine seniors is at-risk of going hungry due to the inability to obtain sufficient food for their household or having to choose between food and medical care (*note 1). During the Holidays, Comfort Keepers(R) in South Bay and Peninsula is asking the community to make food donations to the 'STOP Senior Hunger' food drive to help local seniors and raise awareness for this growing epidemic that impacts millions of older Americans trying to remain healthy and independent.

New eBook series: The 22 Best Kept Secrets of All Time

ESCONDIDO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Unexplained thoughts and sensations await readers of 'The 22 Best Kept Secrets of All Time,' a 22-book set of beautifully illustrated e-books, holding within a lifetime of searching, learning, and discovering by author Reverend Linda Glas.

Los Angeles regional iPhone and iPad repair service: iBroken Inc. brings the repair to you with new mobile service truck

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- iBroken, Inc., the Apple(R) iPhone, iPod and iPad repair company, is proud to announce the launch of its new mobile repair truck division along with a new company website. Based out of Simi Valley, CA, iBroken has expanded operations at its office/warehouse facility and now has the first mobile iProduct repair vehicle successfully servicing the greater Los Angeles area.

e-Signature Technology Solution from DocMagic Inc. Allows Users Across All Industries to Electronically Sign Any Document

CARSON, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- DocMagic, Inc., a leading provider of document production and compliance technologies, announced that it has opened up the use of its eSign platform to anyone and everyone at no cost. DocMagic eSign provides for the secure capture of electronic signatures for all documents stored in the PDF file format. Documents are digitally sealed and access is provided to all parties with audit trail capabilities, document versioning, and email notifications. As a result, organizations save paper, time and money using eSign.

Breakthrough Solution for ASP eCommerce Systems to integrate with Amazon Payment Systems

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Digital Ray, a custom web development and search engine optimization (SEO) firm in Los Angeles, California, has developed a solution that enables websites coded in Classic ASP to accept Amazon's e-commerce checkout solution. This is something of a watershed because Amazon Checkout doesn't support Classic ASP; it supports a more modern version of the dynamic language, ASP.NET.

Calif. Attorney Stanley D. Prowse has announced the launch of a new, full feature web site

CARLSBAD, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Attorney Stanley D. Prowse has announced the launch of a new, full feature web site. To mark the event Mr. Prowse has written many new articles posted on the site. These articles are not written for lawyers. They are written for ordinary people to provide them with readable information about various aspects of the law and the legal system.

Lacy Young, Health Coach, says 'Going Naked Never Felt So Good!'

SAN JOSE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- What do Hope Solo, Blake Griffin, Jose Reyes, Gretchen Bleiler and Lacy Young have in common? They all appeared in the buff recently to celebrate their bodies. Lacy Young isn't a famous athlete with national endorsement deals, nor is she admired by millions of fans. But she felt the need to bare it all in the name of eating healthy.

NonProfit PR Grants Program for 2012: Los Angeles PR Firm Again Donates Services to Worthy Causes

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Neotrope(R), a brand identity, public relations, and marketing firm established Jan. 1983, announces its latest Non-Profit PR Grants Program for 2012. The firm is again donating $25,000 in free public relations and newswire services to worthy non-profit and charitable organizations to celebrate its 29th anniversary.

Survey4Water LLC helps industry find undergroud water using Active Sonar

WILLITS, Calif., /California Newswire/ -- Survey4Water, a full service water resource company, announced this week that it is taking an old technology - active sonar - and applying it to a new use - locating underground water.

McDonald's South Africa uses SecuGen Based Time and Attendance Solution

SANTA CLARA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- SecuGen, the world's leading optical fingerprint device vendor, is pleased to announce that iPulse Systems, a South African manufacturer of market-leading biometric devices and a SecuGen OEM partner, is implementing a nationwide rollout of a biometric-centered time and attendance system for McDonald's South Africa.

Social network Mightybell and World Mind Network encourage Stanford, Berkeley Students to Compete for Web 2.0 Prize

PALO ALTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The World Mind Network, in conjunction with social network Mightybell (www.mightybell.com), is holding a contest between Stanford and UC Berkeley students to find the best example of the use of Mightybell software to create an experience around a fresh approach to planetary problems like climate change, poverty, disease, sustainability, and illiteracy.

TeamF1, Inc. selected by SiliconIndia as one of the Top 100 U.S.-based companies founded and managed by Indian technology professionals

FREMONT, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- TeamF1, Inc. (www.TeamF1.com), the leader in embedded networking and security software solutions for wired and wireless applications, announced that it has been selected by SiliconIndia, the premier magazine for business and technology, as one of the Top 100 U.S.-based companies founded and managed by Indian technology professionals.

NARIP tackles international intellectual property issues with 'Hollywood to London Music Delegation'

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- National Association of Record Industry Professionals (www.NARIP.com) president Tess Taylor leads a music delegation from Hollywood to London this week for meetings to protect intellectual property, preserve creativity, and create new opportunities for music whose uses contribute to the national economies of the United States, the United Kingdom and world culture.

CLA announces that Tami Heim is the new president and CEO of Christian Leadership Alliance

SAN CLEMENTE, Calif., /California Newswire/ -- The Board of Directors of Christian Leadership Alliance (CLA) has named Mrs. Tami Heim as CLAs new president and CEO. She will begin in this role on Jan. 1, 2012.

Mortgage Technology Conference: DogMagic's Melanie Feliciano to Speak on Mortgage Technology Compliance

CARSON, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- DocMagic, Inc., the mortgage industry's leading provider of loan document and automated compliance solutions, announced that its chief legal officer (CLO), Melanie Feliciano, will speak on a panel session that will discuss various compliance challenges and technology solutions. The panel is being held at the 13th Annual Mortgage Technology Conference by SourceMedia and Mortgage Technology magazine at the Doral Golf Resort in Miami, Florida.

Montebello, California's $2.5 million Tax and Revenue Anticipation Notes Close

MONTEBELLO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Montebello's $2.5 million Tax and Revenue Anticipation Notes (TRANs) closed today - marking a milestone towards the City's ability to continue improving its operations.

360 Mortgage welcomes Bob Paglia as a newly hired account executive, based out of Lancaster, Calif.

AUSTIN, Texas /California Newswire/ -- 360 Mortgage Group, a privately owned wholesale mortgage bank, welcomes Bob Paglia as a newly hired account executive. Based out of Lancaster, Calif., just north of Los Angeles, Paglia's territory includes the Southern California region.

KC's 23 1/2 Hour Plumbing has collected more than one ton of food to help people in need

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Most people don't associate plumbing with food, but they may not know about KC's 23 1/2 Hour Plumbing Inc. This week, the company announced that it has collected more than one ton of food and will continue to collect food from its clients for people in need, year round.

EPIC, California's fastest growing insurance broker continues to strengthen leadership team with Scott Gunnison

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Edgewood Partners Insurance Center (EPIC), a retail property, casualty and employee benefits insurance brokerage, has added Scott Gunnison as Principal, Strategic Development. Gunnison brings more than 30 years of diversified insurance underwriting, retail and wholesale brokerage, specialty program development, and operations experience to EPIC. He will be based in Chicago and report directly to EPIC president and co-founder, John Hahn.

Edgewood Partners Insurance Center adds Scott Lihme as Principal in Irvine, Calif.

IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Edgewood Partners Insurance Center (EPIC), a retail property, casualty and employee benefits insurance brokerage, announces the addition of property and casualty insurance broker and risk management consultant, Scott Lihme as a principal in the company's Irvine, Calif. office. Lihme brings 25 years of underwriting, production, client advocacy and program management experience to EPIC.

SecuGen's New Fingerprint Products added to the GSA FIPS 201 Approved Products List

SANTA CLARA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- SecuGen, the world's leading optical fingerprint device vendor, is pleased to announce that the SecuGen Hamster IV v2 and the ID-USB SC/PIV v2 have been added to the General Services Administration's FIPS 201 Evaluation Program Approved Products List.

San Bernardino County Business Consulting Program Helps Microdyne Plastics Reduce Pricing, Cut Costs And Remain Competitive

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The County of San Bernardino Workforce Investment Board's partnership with California Manufacturing Technology Consulting(R) (CMTC) helped a local manufacturer, Microdyne Plastics, create a more competitive pricing structure and identify cost savings to maintain profitability.

California Steel's Craft Development Program gets boost from San Bernardino Workforce Investment Board

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The County of San Bernardino Workforce Investment Board (WIB) has been an instrumental partner in helping local manufacturers such as California Steel Industries, Inc. (CSI) successfully graduate 34 electricians and 17 mechanics from its craft development program.

Edgewood Partners Insurance Center honored by North Bay Business Journal with Healthiest Company Award

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Edgewood Partners Insurance Center (EPIC), a retail property, casualty and employee benefits insurance brokerage, is being recognized by the North Bay Business Journal with a 2011 Healthiest Companies award.

City of Montebello, Calif., is on an 'Improved Path' Kosmont Management Report states

MONTEBELLO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The City of Montebello announces an improved path. As Americans, we are all in this together. Our country has gone through the worst recession since the tumultuous years of the Great Depression. Thousands of cities across the nation are in financial turmoil. Economic analysis shows continued stagnation over these next few years, making it more difficult for communities to propel themselves forward. We ask ourselves, 'How do we put the past behind us and build for our future?'

RobotDough Software Corporation has issued a call for entries in a writing competition for finance students

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- RobotDough Software Corporation has issued a call for entries in a writing competition for finance students. The competition, initiating an annual series, requires use of RobotDough's online equity research platform to deliver 500-word articles on the world's equity markets. A panel of expert judges will select five winners, each of whom will receive cash prizes and continuing blogger or analyst positions with RobotDough.com.

'A Workbook For Young Inventors' features Dreamalings that are used to educate and motivate children

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Inventive Minds continues to add useful and inspirational media products to its line of tools for inventions. Most recently, it has created and released 'A Workbook For Young Inventors' (ISBN: 978-0983344803). This workbook for kids incorporates colorful characters known as the 'Dreamalings(R)' that are used to educate and motivate children to imagine and create, and ultimately - invent.

To leverage advanced virtualization and extensibility, TeamF1 Inc joins Open Virtualization Alliance

FREMONT, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- TeamF1, Inc., the leader in embedded networking and security software solutions for wired and wireless applications, today announced its support for the Open Virtualization Alliance (OVA) that aims to foster the adoption of open virtualization technologies, including Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM)

Now on DVD: filmmakers E. Raymond Brown and Williams Arntz independent movie 'Ghetto Physics'

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- When filmmakers E. Raymond Brown and Williams Arntz first released the independent movie 'Ghetto Physics' in late 2010, they knew the film was an early battle cry, a wake up call to America and beyond. Distributed by Intention Media, owned by 'What the BLEEP, Do We Know?' filmmaker Betsy Chasse, the cutting edge hybrid documentary explored the dynamics of the 'powers that be' in laymen terms that the 'man on the street' could easily relate to.

Healthiest Employers of the Bay Area honor given to Edgewood Partners Insurance Center

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Edgewood Partners Insurance Center (EPIC), a retail property, casualty and employee benefits insurance brokerage, has been recognized as one of 2011's 'Healthiest Employers of the Bay Area.'

Unclutter for the holidays with 1-800-HOARDERS and Steri-Clean Inc.

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- 'A new annual tradition for hoarding families has begun at 1800HOARDERS.COM,' stated Cory Chalmers the company's President and Featured Expert on A&E's smash hit 'Hoarders.' Steri-Clean Inc. - the parent company of 1800HOARDERS - is looking for two needy families that would otherwise not be able to afford a clean-up.

SecuGen Corporation Sues Suprema Distributors and OEM Partners for Patent Infringement

SANTA CLARA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- SecuGen Corporation, a world leading provider of fingerprint sensor technology in the Silicon Valley, announced today that it has added RBH Access Technologies, Inc., RBH USA, Inc., and Apiary, Inc. as defendants in its ongoing patent infringement lawsuit against Suprema.

200 laid-off workers being recruited for free job training by San Bernardino County Workforce Investment Board

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Two hundred laid-off workers are being recruited for free job training by the San Bernardino County Workforce Investment Board. Employers are also being sought to receive a reimbursement for wages paid through On-the-Job Training contracts.

Edupoint selected by Oregon's Redmond School District for Proficiency-based Teaching and Learning

IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Edupoint(TM) Educational Systems, a leading student information system (SIS) solutions provider to the national K-12 market, has been selected by the High Desert Education Service District to replace their eSIS SIS solution with Edupoint's GENESIS(TM) SIS.

The Infinite Loop skips a beat: Steve Jobs resigns as Apple CEO, named Chairman

CUPERTINO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- According to reports breaking today after the markets closed, Steve Jobs has resigned as CEO of Apple Computer, Inc. (AAPL), with Tim Cook taking over as has been expected. Job's health issues the past couple of years have made a move like this somewhat inevitable.

Opinion: Toyota USA reveals new 2013 Lexus GS 350 at Pebble Beach – and it doesn't suck!

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- OPINION: Well, for the many long-time Lexus fans and owners who stared aghast at the recent show car preview of the "future of Lexus design" and lost our cookies, I'm very happy to say the actual car revealed today at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance looks pretty darn snazzy.

Local CEO Phillip M. Ramos, Jr. Appointed to Orange County Business Ethics Council

Phillip M. Ramos, JrSANTA FE SPRINGS, Calif. -- In recognition to his dedication to business ethics, Phillip (Phil) M. Ramos, Jr., CEO of Philatron International, Inc, was appointed to the Business Ethics Panel of the upcoming 6th Annual Orange Catholic Foundation Conference on Business and Ethics. The Conference on Business Ethics is to be held on April 24th, 2008 from 7:45 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at the Doubletree Hotel, Santa Ana.

New 24/7 DUI Prevention Service for California’s Major Cities is Like ‘Career Insurance’

SAN DIEGO, Calif. -- Finally, there's a new way to enjoy a night on the town in your own car and never worry about getting a DUI. Those with a lot to lose from a DUI arrest call it their "career insurance." Safe Ride Solutions (SRS) is a national network of off-duty and retired, veteran police officers. It's a new, unique, collaborative DUI prevention program developed by peace officers, professional athletes and business professionals to address the real world problem of DUI.

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