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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.

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.

SecuGen announce biometric ID management for SAP(R) users with Hamster(TM) fingerprint readers and realtime bioLock(TM) software

SANTA CLARA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- SecuGen, the world's leading optical fingerprint device vendor, is pleased to announce the availability of biometric identity management and fraud prevention for SAP system users with the combination of SecuGen Hamster Plus and Hamster IV fingerprint readers and bioLock software from realtime North America Inc.

100 Fresno Businesses Find High Speed Rail Plans 'Revolting'

FRESNO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Central Valley Tea Party has been commissioned to hold a press conference with one hundred Fresno business leaders and owners who will be affected by the imposition of the High-Speed Rail project on 'Mayday,' Tuesday, May 1, 2012. The one hundred business owners who are on the current High-Speed Rail track line will be present in solidarity to 'oppose the High-Speed Rail through Fresno.

Central Valley Tea Party announces Fresno Press Conference: 100 Fresno Businesses Opposed to High Speed Rail

FRESNO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Central Valley Tea Party has been commissioned to hold a press conference with 100 Fresno business leaders and owners who will be affected by the imposition of the High-Speed Rail project. The 100 business owners who are on the current High-Speed Rail track line will be present in solidarity to oppose the High-Speed Rail through Fresno.

Moshe Kai Cavalin's 'We Can Do,' Published by Bookstand Publishing, Made its Mark on the Amazon Top 100 List

MORGAN HILL, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Traditional publishing companies reject 98 percent of new authors, but authors like Moshe Kai Cavalin are quickly discovering that self-publishing can be done effectively with today's Print-on-Demand (POD) technology. In March of 2012, Moshe Kai Cavalin's 'We Can Do' (ISBN: 9781618630452), published using POD technology by Bookstand Publishing, made Amazon's Top 100 list, showing how successful an author with a dream can be.

Calif. environmental non-profit Grades of Green VERTE Event to recognize Environmental Heroes, raise funds to expand program that inspires students

MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Environmental education nonprofit Grades of Green has announced its annual awards and green fundraising evening, VERTE, will be held at the LEED Gold-certified Annenberg Community Beach House in Santa Monica, Calif. on April 27 from 6 p.m. - 10 p.m. The evening will feature singer/songwriter, Gregory Alan Isakov, sharing his lyrical hit, '3am,' featured on the hit series 'Brothers and Sisters.'

Market Insight Conference: MCT Trading's COO, Phil Rasori, will speak on the future of the mortgage business

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, will speak on a panel at the Mortgage Insight Conference on April 26 in Sacramento, Calif. The session will analyze the future of the mortgage business and address the challenges and opportunities facing loan originators.

Wholesale Trading Co-Op Insurance Services welcomes Jeffrey R. Jamison to NYC Office

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Wholesale Trading Co-Op Insurance Services, LLC (WTCI) announced today that Jeffrey R. Jamison has joined the firm as Assistant VP. Jamison will be based in New York City.

Los Angeles County Workforce Investment Board to help local employers receive assistance to hire and find qualified and trained employees

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Thanks to a multi-million dollar National Emergency Grant (NEG) from the U.S. Department of Labor, the Los Angeles County Workforce Investment Board was awarded funds as part of the California Multi-Sector Workforce Partnership. The aim of this program is to provide retraining and career transition needs to individuals who experienced layoffs.

Professional Community Management of California celebrates 40 years of service and growth this month

LAKE FOREST, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- PCM (Professional Community Management of California, Inc.), celebrates 40 years of service and growth. In 1964, the company began as a non-profit that managed Laguna Woods Village. PCM officially incorporated in 1972 to manage a diverse range of homeowner associations or Common Interest Developments including Huntington Landmark and Sun Lakes Country Club.

Professional Community Management of California and Lake Forest Community Association Help Residents with Home Repairs

LAKE FOREST, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- PCM (Professional Community Management of California, Inc.) announced today that the Lake Forest Community Association launched a new Community Spirit Team. With a $300 starter fund from the Board of Directors, the team will help neighbors with home repairs in order to remain in compliance with the association's rules.
Calif. Gov. Jerry Brown

California Governor Brown Announces Appointments for April 17, 2012

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments. First: Catherine Kuhlman, 59, of Oakland, has been appointed assistant deputy secretary for oceans and coastal matters at the California Natural Resources Agency.

LEAN Manufacturing Program with California Manufacturing Technology Consulting helps Bishamon Industries

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- When Robert Stone, vice president of Engineering and Manufacturing at Bishamon Industries Corporation, received a letter from the San Bernardino County Workforce Investment Board about the LEAN Manufacturing Program with California Manufacturing Technology Consulting (CMTC), it couldn't have come at a better time.

San Francisco-based mobile payments start-up, OpenCuro, today announced release of its payment module for Zen Cart

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- OpenCuro Inc., a San Francisco-based mobile payments start-up, today announced the release of its payment module for Zen Cart, a popular open source shopping cart.

SecuGen Corporation and Suprema Inc. announced today that the companies reached an agreement to settle lawsuits filed against each other

SANTA CLARA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- SecuGen Corporation and Suprema Inc. today announced that the two companies reached an agreement to settle lawsuits filed against each other in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, San Francisco Division. SecuGen and Suprema resolved those disputes on confidential terms and have dismissed the pending lawsuits against each other.

Teen social network JACKIE FAME teams with The Weinstein Company to promote the movie 'BULLY'

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Jackie Fame, Inc. (FAME), the leading kid/teen social network www.JFame.com, is joining forces with The Weinstein Company to promote the movie 'Bully.' After much debate over the rating, the PG-13 version of the anti-bullying documentary will open in 115 theaters.
Calif. Gov. Jerry Brown

Calif. Governor Brown Announces Appointments for April 12, 2012

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: First, Shanda Chaudhry, 36, of West Sacramento, has been appointed assistant deputy director of legislation at the California Technology Agency. She has served as senior legislative aide to Senator Curren Price since 2008.

SecuGen Corp issues statement clarifying prior press release, Permanent Injunction Against Suprema Distributors and OEM Partners in Patent Infringement Lawsuit

SANTA CLARA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- SecuGen Corporation, a worldwide leader in the area of fingerprint sensor technology, which is located in Silicon Valley, issued a statement today clarifying a prior press release entitled: 'SecuGen Obtains Permanent Injunction Against Suprema Distributors and OEM Partners in Patent Infringement Lawsuit.'
S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee

San Francisco Mayor Lee's Statement on California High-Speed Rail

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Mayor Edwin M. Lee today made the following statement as the California High-Speed Rail Authority approves and signs the MOU for Caltrain electrification, an early investment in high-speed rail in California.

GCA California Real Estate Fund announced for Calif. 'Boomers' by GCA Equity Partners, LLC

CAMPBELL, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- GCA Equity Partners, LLC today announced that it has opened the GCA California Real Estate Fund, LLC - a new investment offering available to qualified California residents. The fund's 8 percent preferred annual return rate and real-estate secured investment portfolio can help meet the retirement planning needs of those residents born between 1946 and 1964, collectively known as the 'baby boom' generation.

LendingQB SaaS helps iServe Residential Lending cut technology costs in half

COSTA MESA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- LendingQB, a seamless mortgage lending platform provider, announced that iServe Residential Lending, LLC, a retail mortgage banker, has reported a dramatic increase in employee productivity, slashed technology costs, and reduced costs per loan since implementing LendingQB. iServe selected LendingQB approximately a year ago because it eliminated having to use multiple platforms, databases and integrations.

Yodot File Recovery Software launched to solve common Windows PC problems

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Yodot Software, known for software that are designed to be result oriented and fast, has recently launched Yodot File Recovery Software, which helps in recovering lost, deleted files on Windows. Yodot software can also perform file recovery from recycle bin after it is emptied. The software is now available for purchase from its official web site.

Geocoded Address Batch Processing Service for New Congressional District Matching announced by Online Image

SAN JOSE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Online Image, a GIS software and technology company, today announced the Geocoded Address Batch Processing Service for New Congressional District Matching. This service is the first to match addresses to newly redrawn districts, enabling organizations to update their member address files and direct their members to support the candidates they endorse for the 2012 elections.

Los Angeles Publicity Firm, G-Man Marketing, Celebrates 10 Years of Broadcast and Internet Branding

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Whether you call it publicity, media relations or hype, everybody needs it and John Scott G has been providing it for a decade. 'Just by visiting the Internet, you have been influenced by our work,' states the head of G-Man Marketing. 'We create and publish media announcements, press alerts, video messaging, social networking communication, and what I call ghost marketing.'

The Pacific Pinball Museum chosen as recipient of a grant from the Neotrope 2012 Non-Profit PR Grants Program

ALAMEDA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Pacific Pinball Museum (PPM) of Alameda, California is pleased to announce that PPM has been chosen as a recipient of a grant from the Neotrope(R) 2012 Non-Profit PR Grants Program. With this commitment, Neotrope aligns itself with the PPM in educating and entertaining children and adults through the preservation of pinball, while making eight decades of games available to be played by everyone.

New Mortgage Technology Cloud Solution Connecting Lenders and Real Estate Vendors announced by Quandis, Inc.

FOOTHILL RANCH, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Quandis, Inc., a leading provider of default management mortgage technology solutions, announced it launched a solution that connects mortgage service companies with a nationwide network of real estate vendors. The module provides a centralized Web portal that creates a medium for vendors to list the services and expertise they provide, and for mortgage companies to locate vendors based on their business needs.

Urban Hydroponic Vertical Farming: Dr. Dave Williams and Dr. Steven Dreyer Join EnviroIngenuity

LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EnviroIngenuity today added two health experts to its urban hydroponic vertical farming division. Dr. Dave Williams and Dr. Steven Dreyer join EnviroIngenuity.

Studio Find It, Inc. launches portal to help locals make money renting gear to the Hollywood Entertainment Industry

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- In an economy where people are working hard just to stay current with their bills, why not look toward the thriving Hollywood industry for extra income? Studio Find It, Inc. offers a way for home, business, land, vehicle, heavy equipment, watercraft and aircraft owners to turn their assets into income by renting their items for cash to motion picture studios by simply registering with them online.

Jonathan Goodwin announces new book for those who want a career in teaching English abroad

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Goodwin Publishing, LLC announced today the release of its new audio and e-book, 'Teaching English Abroad: A Financial Prayer Answered' (ISBN: 987-1-937860-20-2), by Jonathan Goodwin.

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