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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.

Bagatelle, Pachinko, and Peggle Exhibition Comes to San Francisco with Early Pins-in-a-Board Games on Display

ALAMEDA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Pacific Pinball Museum (PPM) proudly announces the opening of "Bagatelle, Pachinko, and Peggle," an exhibition of early pins-in-a-board games, and the digital extension of these games, Peggle.

Author D.L. Carroll's Children's Book 'Sir Licksalot & The Island Fools' Wins Gold Award

SANTA CLARA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Just released children's chapter book, "Sir Licksalot & The Island Fools" (ISBN: 978-1462680924), makes a summer debut and wins the Gold! According to Author D.L. Carroll, "This is the second book in the Sir Licksalot series. 'Sir Licksalot & The Island Fools,' submitted to Family Review Center for a review, resulted in inclusion to their awards program. I was pleasantly surprised and honored to receive their prestigious 2012 Gold Award."

MCT Trading Inc. Named One of the 2012 'Best Places to Work in San Diego'

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- MCT Trading, Inc. (MCT), a recognized leader in mortgage pipeline hedging and risk management services, announced that is has been named as one of the 2012 Best Places to Work in San Diego, California by the San Diego Business Journal (SDBJ).

Quandis, Inc. announces Release of SCRA Plug-In Tool, Adding to its Military Search Offering

FOOTHILL RANCH, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Quandis, Inc., a leading provider of default management technology solutions, announced today that it released a plug-in tool that allows default servicing law firms to adhere to the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA). The plug-in was designed specifically for law firms that do not have the necessary IT resources to configure Quandis' military search platform to interface with their internal legal applications.

EnviroIngenuity Urban Hydroponic Vertical Farming Division announces completion of Laguna Beach's First Solar-Powered, Hydroponic Vertical Farm

LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, EnviroIngenuity's Urban Hydroponic Vertical Farming Division announced the completion of Laguna Beach's first solar-powered, hydroponic vertical farm. It is located on the private Bluebird Canyon Family Farm property, the first urban organic farm in Laguna Beach with a view of the Pacific.

AutoTap Hands-Free Faucet Control Systems Help Reduce Water and Energy Waste

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- By studying consumers faucet use and washing habits, AutoTap, a San Diego based company, has concluded that all across the U.S., each day in the process of brushing teeth, washing hands, and washing dishes or rinsing them for a dish washer, millions of gallons of heated water is being wasted as run-offs.

Mortgage Technology SaaS Firm, LendingQB, Signs 12 New Enterprise Clients in Q2 for Loan Origination System

COSTA MESA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- LendingQB, a provider of seamless Web-based mortgage lending technology, announced that it had a banner second quarter, signing 12 new clients, which are either already in production or in the midst of implementation. New clients include mortgage bankers, community banks and credit unions, illustrating the platform's ability to serve all types of mortgage lending institutions

Green Planet Productions Documentary on Sustainable Living to feature EnviroIngenuity Hydroponic Vertical Farming

LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EnviroIngenuity's Hydroponic Vertical Farming Division today announced its participation in a Green Planet Productions special feature on sustainable living. A film crew from Green Planet visited two of EnviroIngenuity's hydroponic vertical farms on July 3.

Professional Community Management of California and Aliso Viejo Community Association Team Up for annual 'Relay for Life'

ALISO VIEJO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Professional Community Management of California, Inc. (PCM) announced today that staff and members of the Aliso Viejo Community Association (AVCA) will take part in the annual Aliso Viejo Relay for Life.

California Released Time (CaRT) Christian Education State Conference comes to Costa Mesa

ANAHEIM, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- You can be involved by attending the Annual California Released Time State Conference on August 4, 2012 at Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa. 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. with closing banquet to follow at 5:30 p.m. The event is co-Hosted by Santa Ana and Fullerton Released Time Programs.

Remo Software has announced the launch of Remo Recover for Android

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Remo Software has announced the launch of Remo Recover for Android, a new application built to recover deleted files for smart phones running on Android. With this launch, the company has achieved another milestone, in its long and distinguished career as a utility management developer.

Edgewood Partners Insurance Center adds Patrick McCaleb and Phil Grove as Principals in Fresno, expands into Central Valley

FRESNO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Edgewood Partners Insurance Center (EPIC), a retail property, casualty and employee benefits insurance brokerage, announced today the additions of Patrick McCaleb and Phil Grove as principals in EPIC's newest office located in Fresno.

Helping a California Family in Need: PCM Field Services and Lake Forest Community Assoc. to Help with Home Repairs

LAKE FOREST, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Professional Community Management of California, Inc. (PCM) announced today that its Field Services Division will assist the Lake Forest Community Association's Community Spirit Team to conduct free home repairs for a family that has experienced tragedy and is in need of help to stay in compliance with HOA rules.

The Pacific Pinball Exposition 2012, Museum Fundraiser, and World's Largest Pinball Show Comes to San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Pacific Pinball Museum (PPM) and Novato's Pinball Revival Company announce The Sixth Annual Pacific Pinball Exposition (PPE) to be held at the Marin County Civic Center Exhibition Hall in San Rafael, Calif., September 21-23, 2012.

Sacramento Attorney Myrlys Stockdale Earns Bar Certification – One of Only Seven Certified Family Law Specialists in El Dorado County

EL DORADO HILLS, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The State Bar of California's Board of Legal Specialization has just certified local attorney Myrlys Stockdale as a legal specialist in family law. Ms. Stockdale, 47, is the managing attorney of the marriage and family law firm Stockdale Law Firm, Inc., located in El Dorado Hills and serving clients for the past nearly 10 years.

Destination Earth announces New Eco 'Glamping' Mobile Travel Adventures

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Destination Earth, Inc. has announced the launch of an all-inclusive luxury camping experience. This concept is the brain-child of Jud Yaski and Steve Juba, co-founders. Unlike traditional 'glamping' companies that are stationary, Destination Earth has created a resort that travels to the best destinations in California.

SmartStops and TradeKing Team to Facilitate Risk Management

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- SmartStops, an online service that helps investors of all levels manage investment risk, announced today that the SmartStops BrokerLink service is now available for clients of online broker-dealer, TradeKing.

Calif. Senate Committee 'Sides Against California Manufacturers' says Mag Instrument Inc

ONTARIO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- According to Mag Instrument Inc., the Calif. State Senate Judiciary Committee last week voted against a bill that would have made it easier for American manufacturers - and California manufacturers in particular - to claim their products are made in the United States, dealing a major blow to the state's already weak business climate.

Professional Community Management of California, Inc. Receives 7 Vision Award Nominations for Excellence in Community Management

LAKE FOREST, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Professional Community Management of California, Inc. (PCM) today announced that seven of its employees received Vision Award nominations from the California Association of Community Managers (CACM).

Kids Artistic Revue announces KARtv Dance Awards and Benefit, Joins the Fight Against Cancer

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Kids Artistic Revue - KAR, America's Favorite National Dance Competition, wraps up the 30th Anniversary 2012 season with a benefit awards show to give back to the community. Music Saves Lives and Keep A Breast Foundation join KARtv on July 6 at the MGM Grand Las Vegas to be part of the first annual Awards Show Benefit. KARtv will donate 100 percent of the proceeds from this event to these organizations.

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers CEO Pilar Montoya is Honored for Advancing STEM Awareness

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, Inc (SHPE) Chief Executive Officer, Pilar Montoya, has been nationally recognized...

San Bernardino County Workforce Investment Board partners with Dept. of Behavioral Health to Place 279 Youth in Summer Jobs

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- California's San Bernardino County Workforce Investment Board partnered with the Department of Behavioral Health to place 279 youth in summer jobs with local employers. The grant paid the wages to County youth ages 18-25 years old and provided transportation assistance as well as work readiness training prior to starting their jobs.

Calif. Mortgage Compliance Services Provider, The Compliance Group, adds A.J. Jacobson as National Account Exec

SAN MARCOS, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Leading mortgage compliance services provider, The Compliance Group, Inc., has added A.J. Jacobson in the role of National Account Executive to serve its growing clientele of mortgage providers, including mortgage bankers, independent mortgage lenders, community banks, and credit unions.
Senator Alex Padilla

Calif. Senator Padilla's 'Student-Athlete Bill of Rights' Clears Important Hurdle – Requires Universities to Help Injured Student-Athletes

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Assembly Committee on Arts, Entertainment, Sports, Tourism and Internet Media today approved Senate Bill 1525 authored by Calif....
Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto

Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto's Water Conservation Bill Moves to Senate Floor

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- A key water-conservation bill introduced by Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles) passed the Senate Natural Resources and Water Committee...

Associa's Professional Community Management of California Expands Support for Local Charities

LAKE FOREST, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Professional Community Management of California, Inc. continues to add charitable organizations to its roster of philanthropic endeavors. Most recently, the company sponsored Second Harvest Food Bank, the International Energy Alliance, Savannah's Organic Ranch Golf Tournament at the Aliso Viejo Country Club, Home Aid Orange County, Boys and Girls Club of Capistrano Valley and the Lake Forest Community Association's Community Spirit Team.

Mobile Classified Advertising Network launched by Scan Code Saver

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- 'A coupon is something a consumer presents to a restaurant, store or service business for a discount,' says Seth Schiller, CEO of Scan Code Saver. 'Companies like Groupon and Living Social don't distribute coupons. They sell on-line discounted certificates. There's a big difference. I believe business owners are getting tired of giving away all the profit in those deals just to get a one-time customer.'

Quandis Inc. Named to 'Top 50 Service Providers' List Second Year in a Row

FOOTHILL RANCH, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Quandis, Inc., a leading provider of default management technology solutions, announced that is has been selected as a Top 50 Servicer Provider by Mortgage Technology magazine back-to-back years.

New LendingQB Integration Performs Continuous Automatic Mortgage Compliance Audits from POS to Closing

COSTA MESA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- LendingQB, a provider of seamless mortgage lending technology, announced that it completed an integration with ComplianceEase, the leading provider of mortgage compliance and risk management solutions. LendingQB integrated ComplianceEase's ComplianceAnalyzer product with its end-to-end loan origination system.
Calif. Governor Brown

Calif. Governor Brown Announces Appointments for June 25, 2012

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: First, Dean Grafilo, 40, of West Sacramento, has been...
California Gov. Brown

Calif. Governor Brown Announces Govt. Appointments for June 22, 2012

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. on Friday announced the following appointments: First, Sonia Huestis, 38, of Courtland, has been...
Senator Alex Padilla

Calif. State Senator Alex Padilla Elected President, National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- California State Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) has been elected President of the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed...

Trailer Bills are Loophole Goldmine for Legislators Pet Projects, Like 'Thieves in the Night,' says Gold Pan California

CONCORD, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Gold Pan California, a gold prospecting supply shop located in the Bay Area, is shining light on a California State Budget loophole which is being exploited by Legislators to enact last minute laws on pet projects and further increase California's budget deficit.

Riveting Novel, 'Sarcophagus' by Jean-Pierre Chevalier, Sheds New Light on Modern Health-Care Issues

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- 'Sarcophagus' by Jean-Pierre Chevalier (ISBN: 978-0-595-67678-1; ebook: ISBN: 978-0-595-83618-5) is now available in Kindle Edition at Amazon.com. This underground classic is a compelling literary phenomenon, read by patient advocates and would-be whistle-blowers.

Assemblymember Wilmer Amina Carter presents award to Premier Medical Transportation

COLTON, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Premier Medical Transportation, Inc., a Colton-based medical transportation company, was selected from Assembly District 62 to be honored on Small Business Day. Assemblymember Wilmer Amina Carter presented the award on June 11, 2012 in Sacramento.

Mobile Apps Assist In-Home Care for Seniors and the Disabled, says Anna Chu Lin of Friends Beyond Borders

TORRANCE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Smart phones have changed the way most of us do many things. Now they can aid those who provide in-home care for seniors or the disabled, according to Anna Chu Lin of Friends Beyond Borders. Golden Days Senior Care Services, in Torrance, Calif., has released a list of some of the best apps for the iPhone, Blackberry, and Android operating systems.

Professional Community Management of California Food Drive June 18-29 will Support Second Harvest Food Bank, Community's Hungry

LAKE FOREST, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Professional Community Management of California is sponsoring an employee food drive June 18-29, 2012 to support Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County's efforts to eliminate hunger in the local community.

Workforce Investment Board of San Bernardino County announces Four At-Large members Appointed by Chair Josie Gonzales

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Workforce Investment Board of San Bernardino County, a public-private volunteer board that oversees the use of federal dollars to train the local workforce to support local employers, announced five At-Large members appointed by Chair Josie Gonzales, County of San Bernardino Fifth District Supervisor.

Michael Persall, CPA and Investor Appointed to Bank of Southern California Board of Directors

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Bank of Southern California announced today that Michael Persall, CPA and Investor was appointed to the company's board of directors. Mr. Persall is President of Persall Group and is a practicing certified public accountant with extensive experience in construction, real estate and finance.

Catholic Online announces their adoption of the new Mobile Politics application for the iPhone

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Catholic Online is announcing their adoption of the new Mobile Politics application for the iPhone to share the social message of the Church. Mobile Politics is being touted as 'the most powerful tool in politics since the invention of the ballot.'

RenderX, Inc. Announces the Initial Release of its New CloudFormatting Services for Creating Documents on the Fly

PALO ALTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- RenderX, Inc. announced today the initial release of the CloudFormatting services for creating documents on the fly through simple web-based interfaces. The solution allows any customer to leverage the power of dynamic PDF reporting for their solutions with little to no programming.

Vintage Surfboard Appraisal Day for Charity Coming to Surf City USA

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Waverider Auctions is producing the '2012 U.S. Vintage Surf Charity Auction and Ocean Art Sale' to be held on August 18, 2012 at the Hilton Hotel Waterfront Beach Resort in 'Surf City USA' Huntington Beach, Calif. Public is invited to have their vintage surfboard or surf memorabilia appraised, by Gary 'Seahag' Sahagen at June event.

ESI Edgebanding Services Releases an Updated Version of the PVC Edgebanding Pattern Search System for 2012

SAN DIMAS, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- ESI Edgebanding Services Inc. has announced the full update of their PVC edgebanding to matching high pressure laminate patterns database. The ESI PVC pattern database is fully searchable by laminate brand, laminate pattern number or laminate pattern name.

San Bernardino County Workforce Investment Board Hosts Celebration and Job Fair for Veterans and Their Families

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The San Bernardino County Workforce Investment Board will host, 'Honoring Our Vets,' job fair on National Flag Day, Thursday, June 14, 2012, from 3 to 8 p.m. at Mojave Narrows Regional Park, 18000 Yates Road in Victorville, Calif. There will be employment workshops, a barbeque and a honor guard celebration for veterans and their families.

Duct Tape Marketing Master Consultant Kelly Weppler Creates Summer School for Small Business in Orange County

COSTA MESA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Kelly Weppler of WH and Associates, an Orange County marketing firm, has announced that she will be presenting several key educational sessions for small business owners at The Microsoft Store at South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa, Calif. As one of six Duct Tape Marketing Master Consultants, Kelly writes and speaks about helping small business marketing.

2012 U.S. Vintage Surf Charity Auction and Ocean Art Sale to be held on August 18 in Huntington Beach, Calif.

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On Saturday August 18, 2012 Waverider Auctions will hold one of the largest main land surf charity auction events in history. Charities benefiting from a percentage of the auction fees will be: The International Surf Museum, The Surfrider's Foundation, Wounded Warriors Project and CHOC Hospitals, according to Seth Schiller, producer of the event.

Tina Brink of Edgewood Partners Insurance Center Receives Top Employee Benefits Consultant Honor

SAN MATEO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Edgewood Partners Insurance Center (EPIC), a retail property, casualty and employee benefits insurance brokerage, announced today that senior account executive Tina Brink has again been recognized by Risk and Insurance and Human Resource Executive magazines as a 'Top Employee Benefits Consultant' in 2012. Brink is one of only 18 benefits professionals nationwide to be selected for the honor this year. Brink was also named a Top Consultant in 2011.

MCT Trading Inc adds Kerry Masterson as Midwest Regional Director

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- MCT Trading, Inc. (MCT), a recognized leader in mortgage pipeline hedging and risk management services, announced that Kerry Masterson has joined the company as Regional Director where he will be responsible for growing and managing the Midwest territory.

Associa's PCM Field Services and Lake Forest Community Association Volunteers Kick-Off First Home Repair Project

LAKE FOREST, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Professional Community Management of California, Inc. (PCM) presented the Lake Forest Community Association's Community Spirit Team with a matching $300 gift to help residents who demonstrate a financial hardship to complete home repairs that put them in jeopardy with the association's rules.

Pinball Oddity: an Exhibition of Rare Pinball Machines and Oversized Pinball Art comes to Rhythmix Cultural Works K Gallery

ALAMEDA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Pacific Pinball Museum (PPM) proudly announces the opening of the 'Pinball Oddity' exhibit, featuring a collection of pinball rarities and giant mural reproductions of pinball art. The exhibit represents the first in a series of scalable exhibits the museum offers for lease to institutions nationwide.

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