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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.

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.

Los Angeles based NEOTROPE expands 2012 NonProfit PR Grant Program to include Internet Marketing Campaign

TORRANCE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Neotrope, a California based brand identity, internet marketing, and PR firm established in 1983, today announced it has expanded the deliverables of its 2012 Non-Profit PR Grants Program. All recipients of the 2012 program will now also receive up to $2,500 in additional services; specifically free online text and banner advertising on Neotrope(R) News Network sites. This brings the dollar value of the grant to each chosen recipient to $5,000, or $50,000 total value in donated services for 2012.

Green Earth Mall LLC announces launch of world's largest online green shopping portal

ALAMEDA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- 'Tis the season to be green! We are right on track for yet another record year in online holiday shopping sales. GreenEarthMall.com officially launches its portal today. The site boasts a massive array of eco friendly products, making it the largest all green shopping site in the world.

Aloha Wanderwell – the first woman to travel around the globe in a car now has her own online archive

IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- What's blonde, blue-eyed, six-feet tall and looks like a leading actress? She's Aloha Wanderwell - the first woman to travel around the globe in a car; she was 16. And, AlohaWanderwell.com is dedicated to preserving her nitrate films, books and more.

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.

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