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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 Grant Expanded to Fund Job Training for Laid-Off Census Workers

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The San Bernardino County Workforce Investment Board announced that a $1.5 million Workforce Investment Act, Multi-Sector Partnership National Emergency Grant has been expanded to include laid-off census workers. This grant has nearly 200 spaces available to fill by the close of June 30, 2012. Census workers who were laid off between September 21, 2010, and September 27, 2011 are eligible to apply at one of San Bernardino County's Employment Resource Centers.

Fresh Start Surgical Gifts' 20th annual Fresh Start for Kids Celebrity Golf Classic joins together Hollywood actors, athletes and supporters

CARLSBAD, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Fresh Start Surgical Gifts' (freshstart.org) annual Fresh Start for Kids Celebrity Golf Classic joins together Hollywood actors, professional athletes, and Fresh Start supporters to tee off in support of transforming the lives of children with physical deformities.

Bonne Foi Beauty announces addition to anti-aging product line-up: Nourishing Face Cream

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Bonne Foi Beauty Products, an anti-aging skin care line, today, releases its Nourishing Face Cream which will further enhance the Bonne Foi line. Created primarily for night time use, the Nourishing Face Cream will nourish, rejuvenate and moisturize your face, firming your skin and improving its overall appearance.

Hilton Brown to manage client advocacy and claims in EPIC Los Angeles and Irvine offices

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Edgewood Partners Insurance Center (EPIC), a retail property, casualty and employee benefits insurance brokerage, announced today the addition of Hilton Brown who will oversee client claims and advocacy in the company's Los Angeles and Irvine offices. Brown will also provide claims support for sister company PowerGuard Insurance Services, located in Irvine, Calif. Brown brings 22 years of claims management and client advocacy experience to EPIC.

Veteran technology executive Chris Chen to steer expansion of film and TV industry's leading production workflow company

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Sample Digital, the leading provider of production workflow applications for Film and TV production, has appointed Chris Chen as Chief Technology Officer.

Scott Stoddard, CEO of Quandis, Inc. to Speak on Mortgage Servicing Trends Roundtable in Orlando

FOOTHILL RANCH, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Quandis, Inc., a leading provider of default management mortgage technology solutions, announced that its CEO, Scott Stoddard, will participate on a roundtable hosted by SourceMedia at the MBA's National Servicing Convention and Exposition. Participants in the roundtable will address various topics, trends and concerns in today's mortgage servicing landscape.

US Dept. of Labor selects San Bernardino Workforce Investment Board Summer Youth Employment Program for Independent Study

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Labor Employment Training Administration selected the San Bernardino County Workforce Investment Board Summer Youth Employment Program to participate in a study of youth training innovators. Findings of this study will be used to inform workforce investment boards nationwide of best practices.

Professional Community Management of California to Manage Audie Murphy Ranch Community Assoc.

MENIFEE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Professional Community Management of California, Inc. (PCM) announced an agreement with Brookfield Residential to manage the Audie Murphy Ranch Community Association, a new master-planned community located in Menifee, California surrounded by rolling acres of the San Jacinto and San Bernardino Mountains with 2,300 homes projected at build out.

Veterans Make Valuable Contributions in San Bernardino: Employers use Desert Green Veterans Grant to hire vets to rebuild devastated community

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Dalton Trucking, a transportation company based out of Fontana, is now shipping modular building units that will become the temporary facility for St. John's Regional Medical Care Center in Joplin, MO. The transportation company couldn't have taken on such a project without On-the-Job Training incentives and employee referral support through the San Bernardino County Workforce Investment Board.

Californians for a Higher Education Contract want to change affordability and access to public higher education

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- For over six months, Christopher Campbell, a recent graduate of the University of California, Irvine, has been spearheading a campaign, CHEC2012 (Californians for a Higher Education Contract), that will profoundly change affordability and access to public higher education for currently enrolled and future college students in California.

KMCIS CaseAware solution integrated with Quandis Military Search Service

FOOTHILL RANCH, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Quandis, Inc., a leading provider of default management mortgage technology solutions, announced that it has integrated its military search service with KMC Information Systems, L.C.'s (KMCIS) CaseAware(R) solution that is utilized by law firms and trustees in default servicing.

TeamF1, Inc. today announced that D-Link selected TeamF1's embedded software for their complete family of Unified Services Routers

FREMONT, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- TeamF1, Inc., the leader in embedded networking and security software solutions for wired and wireless applications, today announced that D-Link, the end-to-end networking solutions provider for businesses, selected TeamF1's embedded software for their complete family of Unified Services Routers, including the recently launched DSR-250/250N wired and wireless services routers.

Sample Digital hosts inaugural dax Certification Course in Burbank

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- A total of 76 film and TV production personnel from key Hollywood unions and guilds received official certification as qualified users of Sample Digital's dax platform, the industry's leading digital production workflow and media management application, during a course conducted January 28 at Pickwick Gardens in Burbank.

The Story Project launches 'StoryTelling Series' featuring leading Movie Producers, Feb. 16

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On Thursday, February 16, The Story Project, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to furthering communication and life skills in at-risk and under-served teens, will launch its StoryTelling Series, a sequence of intimate moderated conversations with legendary filmmakers and artists. Todd Felderstein, The Story Project's executive director, is thrilled to have such Hollywood veterans make up our inaugural event.

Los Angeles chapter of the American Parkinson's Disease Association along with James Gray Gallery, present: Living Artistically with Parkinson's Disease

SANTA MONICA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Los Angeles chapter of the American Parkinson's Disease Association (apdala.org), along with James Gray Gallery, present 'Living Artistically with Parkinson's Disease,' a unique exhibition featuring works of art created by celebrated artists living with PD. To celebrate the exhibition, which runs from February 8-13, 2012, the APDA L.A. is hosting a champagne brunch with a silent auction this Sunday, February 12.

L.A. entertainment marketing co, G-Man Marketing, offers 'end of the world' program for clients

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- With the end of the world scheduled to take place later this year, G-Man Marketing (gmanmarketing.com) is partnering with its clients to offer special reduced rates in public relations, songwriting, audio mixing and mastering, radio advertising, graphic design, live music promotion, music distribution, and more.

EnviroIngenuity partners with Verti-Gro to promote hydroponic vertical farming systems throughout So. California

LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EnviroIngenuity today announced a partnership with Verti-Gro(R) to represent and promote hydroponic vertical farming systems throughout Southern California. Verti-Gro, Inc. designs and manufactures cost-effective, high density hydroponic growing systems.

Cavium OCTEON III Multicore MIPS64 Processor support announced by TeamF1, Inc.

FREMONT, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- TeamF1, Inc., the leader in embedded networking and security software solutions for wired and wireless applications, today announced it will support the new state-of-the art OCTEON(R) III MIPS64(R) family of 1 - 48 core multicore processors from Cavium, Inc. (NASDAQ: CAVM), a leading provider of semiconductor products that enable intelligent processing for networking, communications, and the digital home.

CAI-OCRC honors Professional Community Management staff members

LAKE FOREST, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Professional Community Management (PCM) proudly announced General Manager Jerry Storage, Towers Director Judie Zoerhof and Government and Governmental and Public Affairs Manager Wendy Bucknum at Laguna Woods Village were honored at the California Associations Institute Orange County Regional Chapter Excellence in Community Awards Dinner on Friday, February 3.

DocMagic teams with the 315th U.S. Army Tactical Company to distribute this year's new DocMagic Bunny 'Sergeant Doc' to local children

CARSON, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- DocMagic, Inc., the mortgage industry's leading provider of automated loan document production and compliance solutions, announced that it has teamed with the 315th U.S. Army Tactical Company to distribute this year's new DocMagic Bunny Sergeant Doc to local children and their families. The bunny is dressed in regulation military clothing as a tribute to the men and women who serve this country and the families that eagerly wait for their return.

Teen Jockey Eswan Flores to support nonprofit FixNation, whose mission is to reduce the population of homeless cats in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Eswan Flores wanted to give back to the non-profit organization, FixNation, that worked to control the cat population at the Los Alamitos Race Course where he began his horse-racing career so he decided to sponsor them.

Group1 announces Stay or Switch (SoS) Service for Internet Filtering

SAN JOSE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Group1 (www.Group1iam.com) today launched its new online SoS Stay or Switch service, designed to help the growing number of Internet filtering customers unhappy with their current product's performance, support or price.

PCM and Associa announced the promotion of Michelle Thomson to Regional Director of West Coast Associa Services

LAKE FOREST, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Professional Community Management of California, Inc. (PCM) and Associa announced the promotion of Michelle Thomson to Regional Director of West Coast Associa Services.

Phil Rasori Named to 'Top 40 Most Influential Mortgage Professionals Under 40 List' for Second Year in a Row

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- MCT Trading, Inc. (MCT), a recognized leader in mortgage pipeline hedging and risk management services, announced that its COO, Phil Rasori, has again been named to National Mortgage Professional magazine's Top 40 Most Influential Mortgage Professionals Under 40 list for 2011.

Urban Agriculture Pioneer Dr. Dave Schemberger Joins EnviroIngenuity Team

LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EnviroIngenuity today announced its vertical farming division, which is developing vertical farming processes in Southern California to enable individuals and communities to grow their own food in urban areas.

Solar panel manufacturer Lightway Green New Energy Co joins providers globally that have adopted PowerGuard's unique PowerClip(TM) extended warranty solution

IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- PowerGuard Specialty Insurance Services announced today that solar panel manufacturer Lightway Green New Energy Co. Ltd. ('Lightway') has joined the growing number of solar energy providers globally that have adopted PowerGuard's unique PowerClip(TM) extended warranty protection.

Ski Dazzle and Southern California Marine Association Team for New Consumer Show at L.A. Convention Center May 4-6, 2012

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- According to SUMMER SHOW LLC, summer is the season for unlimited adventures, and the 'Summer Show' is the place for unlimited choices! Fun seekers of all ages will discover hundreds of new and creative summer fun ideas, activities, active sports, and hobbies under one roof at the Los Angeles Convention Center from May 4 - 6, 2012.

Quandis, Inc. increases revenue, expands operations in mortgage technology industry

FOOTHILL RANCH, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Quandis, Inc., a leading provider of default management mortgage technology solutions, announced that it had a banner year in 2011, spawning significant growth. Quandis took a number of different measures to effectively manage its rapid expansion.

Los Angeles' Apparel Deals launches new discount fashion web portal

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Apparel Deals announced this week the launch of its new wholesale clothing website - ApparelDeals.com. Apparel Deals has been providing quality goods and competitive pricing to hundreds of thousands of customers for nine years and decided it was time to create an online presence.

EPIC Enhances SLICE insurance program for Pizza Restaurant and Delivery Operators

SAN RAMON, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EPIC Programs Group, a managing underwriter and program administrator providing leading-edge risk management and insurance solutions nationally, announced that they have expanded the menu of coverage available in their newest program for Pizza Restaurants and Delivery Operators. Dubbed 'SLICE' (safety, loss control, insurance, coverage, expertise), the program now includes customized Commercial Excess Liability Coverage designed specifically for Pizza Delivery Operators.

MCT Trading's Philip Rasori to Speak on Risk Management Panel in Texas

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- MCT Trading, Inc. (MCT), a leading hedging and risk management firm, announced that its COO, Philip Rasori, will speak on a panel session on the subject of risk management advisory in the secondary market at the Texas MBA's Southern Secondary Market Conference. The panel is being held at the Marriott Woodlands Waterway Hotel and Convention Center in Woodlands, Texas on Wednesday, January 18 from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

SunEdison has joined the growing number of solar energy providers to adopt PowerGuard's unique PowerClip extended warranty protection

IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- PowerGuard Specialty Insurance Services announces that leading global provider of solar energy services, SunEdison, a client of retail insurance broker Lockton Companies, has joined the growing number of solar energy providers to adopt PowerGuard's unique PowerClip extended warranty protection.

RAR file repair utility for repairing corrupt Windows archives announced by Remo Software

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Remo Software, a leading software company who provides consumer software utilities today has announced the availability of a RAR file repair utility for repairing corrupt or damaged RAR archive files created by WinRAR.

Voices.com steps up to the microphone as a Premier sponsor of VOICE 2012, a conference for voice actors, June 13-16 in...

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Voices.com, an online marketplace connecting businesses with voice actors, is pleased to announce their sponsorship of The VoiceOver International Creative Experience (VOICE 2012). Voices.com supported VOICE 2007 and 2010 in previous years through sponsorship, social media reporting and editorial coverage, extending the reach of the conference to a global audience hungry for the latest news, information and trends observed during the industry conference.

According to San Francisco based The Futon Shop, conventional mattresses are very likely to contain chemicals, some potentially toxic to humans

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- According to The Futon Shop, conventional mattresses are very likely to contain chemicals, some potentially toxic to humans and/or harmful to the environment. Most of these chemical compounds have a cloud surrounding the information on the possible harms they can cause. The way to go green is to choose a mattress with fewer chemicals or no chemicals. The ideal mattress would have low VOCs, no PBDEs, no formaldehyde, and no phthalates.

Dr. Marc Spitz and The Foot Pain Center Celebrates 38 Years of Treating Peripheral Neuropathy

LONG BEACH, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Since 1974, Dr. Marc Spitz of the Foot Pain Center has been helping patients to beat peripheral neuropathy. After observing epidemic numbers of people developing peripheral neuropathy in their feet, he decided to make this his practice's focus.

Solar manufacturer, Talesun, selects PowerGuard PowerClip extended warranty protection

IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- PowerGuard Specialty Insurance Services announces that leading solar manufacturer, Talesun, has joined the growing number of global solar panel manufacturers to choose PowerGuard's unique PowerClip extended warranty protection.

L.A. Marketing Firm Celebrates 29th year with $50K in services donated to worthy charitable orgs, extends grant application deadline

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Neotrope, a California-based brand identity, internet marketing, and PR firm established in 1983, today announced an extension on the deadline for its 2012 PR Grant program for nonprofit orgs to January 31.

LiveView GPS announced this week the launch of its new GPS tracking device – the Live Trac EZ GPS Vehicle Tracker

VALENCIA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- LiveView GPS announced this week the launch of its new GPS tracking device - the Live Trac EZ GPS Vehicle Tracker - that takes only seconds to install and provides 10-second vehicle-tracking position updates.

Energy Resource Tribes (CERT) today announced formation of a strategic business relationship with BioJet International

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Council of Energy Resource Tribes (CERT) today announced formation of a strategic business relationship with BioJet International. CERT is comprised of 57 sovereign Indian tribes as members. CERT members collectively own and manage more than 30 percent of the coal west of the Mississippi; 40 percent of domestic uranium; and 10 percent of known national oil and gas reserves in the United States.

LONG ENERGY, a client of Marsh Los Angeles, adopts PowerGuard's unique PowerClip extended warranty protection

IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- PowerGuard Specialty Insurance Services announces that leading Chinese solar manufacturer, LONG ENERGY (Shenglong, Suzhou Shenglong PV-Tech Co., Ltd.), a client of Marsh Los Angeles, has joined the growing number of China-based solar panel manufacturers to adopt PowerGuard's unique PowerClip extended warranty protection.

2011 VISA USA National Qualifier Heather Chan from the L.A. School of Gymnastics will perform at UCLA's Women's Gymnastics 7th Annual...

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On Sunday, January 8, 2012 at 2 p.m., former USA National Team members Diana Mkhitaryan and Rebecca Terzian and the 2011 VISA USA National Qualifier Heather Chan from the Los Angeles School of Gymnastics (LASG) will perform at UCLA's Women's Gymnastics 7th Annual John Wooden Challenge at The John Wooden Center (221 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90095). The John Wooden Challenge honors all competing teams' academic and athletic achievements.

San Diego Society for Human Resource Management gives 2011 award to MCT Trading, Inc.

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- MCT Trading, Inc. (MCT), a leader in hedging and risk management services, announced that it has been named a 2011 Medallion winner for the annual Workplace Excellence Awards held by the San Diego Society for Human Resource Management (SD SHRM). Each year, the SD SHRM honors local companies having exceptional HR practices that become instrumental to their success and profitability.

Destination Earth Inc. Changes Lives of Locals and Gives Guests an Eco-Travel Experience of a Lifetime

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Destination Earth has announced the launch of their unique Voluntourism Travel concept with a tour to Cambodia and Vietnam. This adventure highlights their business model, which offers fun, safe adventure tours to those who would like to travel responsibly and give back while enjoying their vacation.

Association of Professional Ball Players of America selects LTC Financial Partners to offer long-term care education and services to its members

PLACENTIA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today the Association of Professional Ball Players of America (APBPA) announces the selection of LTC Financial Partners LLC (LTCFP) to offer long-term care education and long-term care insurance coverage to their 11,000 Members. For members that choose to purchase the insurance, applications for individual policies will be completed by LTCFP and underwritten by Transamerica Life Insurance Company.

3D Home Theatre event will take place at the newly remodeled Haas Entertainment showroom in Culver City on Jan. 14

CULVER CITY, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On Saturday, January 14, 2012, 12 Noon, Haas Entertainment will be unveiling its state-of-the-art 3D video projection system in time for the end of the football postseason playoffs. Haas Entertainment will also be showcasing the latest in home automation controls from Crestron for your iPad. The public and media are invited to see first-hand how projection system can enhance the viewing experience of the upcoming divisional playoffs.

PowerGuard Specialty Insurance Services announces ZNShine adopts PowerClip Warranty Solution

IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- PowerGuard Specialty Insurance Services announces that Chinese solar manufacturer, ZNShine, has joined the growing number of international solar panel manufacturers adopting PowerGuard's unique PowerClip extended warranty protection.

ESI Edgebanding Services Inc. Releases Updated HanStone Color Selections for 2012

SAN DIMAS, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- ESI Edgebanding Services Inc., Has announced the full update of HanStone Quartz Surfaces color selections for 2012 on the ESI web site. HanStone Fine Quartz Surfaces combines the natural elegance of quartz with advanced technology to create a new realm of possibilities, dramatic colors and vibrant patterns in a solid surface with Greater strength and resilience.

Integrated Comfort Inc. recently completed DualCool installations on 14 Walmart stores in northern and central California

VACAVILLE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Integrated Comfort Inc. (ICI) of Vacaville, CA has recently completed DualCool installations on 14 Walmart stores in northern and central California. DualCool is a retrofittable system that significantly improves the efficiency of rooftop cooling units (RTU's) in dry climates. The patented DualCool technology is owned and manufactured by ICI.

MCT Trading, Inc. adds Ben Itkin who will oversee Trade Desk Operations

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- MCT Trading, Inc. (MCT), a recognized leader in mortgage pipeline hedging and risk management services, has announced the hiring of Ben Itkin as Senior Trade Desk Executive. In this role, Mr. Itkin will be responsible for co-managing MCT's Trading Desk operations along with Head Trader and COO, Philip Rasori, as MCT continues to expand its team of mortgage traders due to growth in new client engagements.

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