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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.

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.
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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....
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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.
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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...
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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.

World Travel in a Model T Ford: Adventure and Intrigue Surround the Life of Aloha Wanderwell

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Richard Diamond, founder of AlohaWanderwell.com, announced this week that June 4, 2012 marks the sixteenth anniversary of Aloha Wanderwell's death, the first woman to travel around the world in an automobile - a Model T Ford that she affectionately named 'Little Lizzie.' Aloha was 16 when she began this journey in 1922.

New White Paper from LendingQB can Help Lenders Make Sound Technology Decisions

COSTA MESA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- LendingQB, a provider of seamless mortgage lending technology, announced that it published the availability of a free white paper designed for lenders that are considering replacing their loan origination system (LOS).

San Diego's Bank of Southern California Recognized as One of the Top Small Business Lenders

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Bank of Southern California, a locally owned community business bank has been recognized as one of the top small business lenders in the greater San Diego area according to the U.S. Small Business Administration and Multifunding, a financial advisory provider.

Hydroponic Vertical Farm Demonstration Center in Laguna Beach planned by EnviroIngenuity

LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EnviroIngenuity's urban hydroponic vertical farming division today announced plans to develop a hydroponic vertical farming demonstration center in Laguna Beach. The Verti-Gro system, featured at the Epcot theme park at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida for the last 16 years, will be employed at the new demonstration facility.

Associa's PCM Hosted an Employee Health and Lifestyle Expo

LAKE FOREST, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- PCM (Professional Community Management of California, Inc.) treated 200 employees to a different type of lunch hour with a Health and Lifestyle Expo on Wednesday, May 23 at the company's corporate headquarters.

Tawab Abawi joins MCT Trading, Inc. as Senior Trader

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- MCT Trading, Inc., a recognized leader in mortgage pipeline hedging and risk management services, announced that it added Tawab Abawi to its capital markets trading team.

Today, Professional Community Management of California, Inc. sponsored the Fifth Annual Savannah's Organic Ranch Golf Tournament

LAKE FOREST, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Professional Community Management of California, Inc. (PCM) today sponsored the Fifth Annual Savannah's Organic Ranch Golf Tournament at the Aliso Viejo Country Club. The event supports efforts to fight pediatric cancer and promote a healthier future.

2nd Annual PayLease Golf Tournament to help San Diego Non-Profit Fresh Start Surgical Gifts

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Fresh Start Surgical Gifts, a San Diego non-profit organization, has been chosen as the beneficiary for the 2nd Annual PayLease Golf Tournament on Saturday, June 9th at Riverwalk Golf Club in Mission Valley. All proceeds will help Fresh Start achieve its mission of transforming the lives of children with deformities through reconstructive surgery.

LendingQB Web-based Loan Origination System implemented by Omega Financial Services, Inc.

COSTA MESA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- LendingQB, a provider of seamless mortgage lending technology, announced that Omega Financial Services, Inc., a retail and wholesale mortgage banker, has implemented its comprehensive Web-based loan origination system (LOS) to automate each of its business channels.

Workforce Investment Act Funding Provides California Teens and Young Adults with Career and Educational Opportunities

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The San Bernardino County Workforce Investment Board announced on the heels of the Y4 event on Friday, April 27 that unemployed youth may apply for the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) youth program. The program gives eligible youth access to educational and career opportunities and job skills programs through adult and peer mentoring and counseling.

Father's Day Gadget: Patented Quik Pod Helps Travelers Take Better Pictures and Be Included in Photos

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Quik Pod(R), by Fromm Works Inc., allows Dad to be included in every photo and video without asking strangers for help. Just in time for Father's Day get the man in your life the world's first handheld extendable monopod for smartphones.

Yodot Hard Drive Recovery Software for Windows OS Announced

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Yodot Software, after launching File Recovery and Photo Recovery tools, brings to you Yodot Hard Drive Recovery Software that can recover data from partitions and drives with all the original file names and directory structure. With the launch of this data recovery utility the Yodot recovery line of products now has a complete advanced suite of data recovery tools for any Windows OS user.

28th Annual Shoe Drive to Distribute Thousands of Shoes to Local Homeless Shelters in Long Beach and Orange County

SEAL BEACH, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Since 1984 Dr. Marc Spitz of the Foot Pain Center has been conducting a Shoe Drive to distribute thousands of shoes to local homeless shelters in Long Beach and Orange County. The 28th annual Shoe Drive takes place June 11-15, 2012.

Palm Springs Plumbing Contractor Reaches the Three-Ton Mark in Collecting Food for Community Donations

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- KC's 23 1/2 Hour Plumbing, Inc., a Palm Springs plumbing contractor, announced this week that it has now reached the three-ton mark in collecting food for community donations. This past ton was collected within three months.

The Pacific Pinball Museum in San Francisco adds 100 Rare Items to their Collection

ALAMEDA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Pacific Pinball Museum (PPM) proudly announces the addition of more than 100 rare items to their massive collection through a donation made by business entrepreneur and renowned philanthropist Richard Foos.

Celebrating its 40th Anniversary, PCM Opens New Office, Continues Growth in Riverside County

RIVERSIDE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, Professional Community Management of California, Inc. (PCM) relocated its Inland Empire office to 11860 Pierce Street Suite 100, Riverside, CA 92505.

Sixty California Entrepreneurs sought by San Bernardino County Workforce Investment Board

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- California's San Bernardino County Workforce Investment Board invites dislocated workers, veterans and county residents 18 years and older who want to launch their own Internet or service-based business to enroll in an entrepreneur training program. The board will fund training for 60 participants and the deadline to enroll is May 18, 2012.

Securing the Digital Lifestyle: Yodot Software Launches the Latest in Photo Recovery Technology with Advanced Scanning Algorithms to Recover Lost Data

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The recently launched version of Yodot Software's Photo Recovery Software for Windows is the most advanced photo recovery tool available today. The software is loaded with advanced scanning algorithms to recover any type of photo from hard drives, memory cards and other removable external storage devices.

2012 Elections: New GIS Software Ensures Accurate Matches of Addresses to Redistricted Congressional and State Legislative Districts

SAN JOSE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Online Image, a GIS software and web technology company, is now making available the nation's most accurate matching of addresses and zip codes to redistricted congressional and state legislative districts. As a result, candidates can run and supporters can vote in the correct districts in the 2012 elections.

VLP Law Group LLP adds Martin H. Levenglick as a partner

PALO ALTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- VLP Law Group LLP is very pleased to announce the expansion of its corporate practice with the addition of Martin H. Levenglick as a partner. He brings over thirty years of experience as a corporate and transactional lawyer specializing in venture capital, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, corporate finance, corporate governance, and general corporate counseling.

MCT Trading, Inc announces a New Outsourced Service That Implements and Manages a Centralized Lock Desk for Mortgage Bankers

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- MCT Trading, Inc. (MCT), a recognized leader in mortgage pipeline hedging and risk management services, announced it established an outsourced service that implements and manages a centralized lock desk for mortgage bankers that offers them a viable alternative to operating an in-house lock desk.

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