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Valerie Gotten

Valerie Gotten
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Valerie G has been an editor with California Newswire for several years, is a gifted theremin player, can quote copious lines from 'Red Dwarf' and also knows where her towel is. Oddly, she does not drive, nor does she take the bus. She identifies as both human and democrat.

2007 Hollywood Book Festival: 60’s Rock and Roll Icon Dee Dee Phelps (Dick and Dee Dee) to Read Excerpts from ‘Vinyl...

Dee Dee PhelpsLOS ANGELES, Calif. -- On Saturday, July 28th, at 10:30 a.m., Dee Dee Phelps, author of "Vinyl Highway" (ISBN: 978-1934321751), singing as Dick and Dee Dee will read on stage at the 2007 Hollywood Book Festival. The annual program celebrates books that deserve recognition from the film, television and multimedia communities.

Tracey Henk Joins Social Networking Software Firm as VP of Sales and Marketing

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Social Platform, a social networking software provider of scalable web-based solutions for branded, high end social applications announced today the addition of Tracey Henk to their executive management team. Her appointment supports a long term growth strategy for Social Platform and strengthens its position in the rapidly evolving social networking landscape.

Freeze Tag and Gameshastra to Develop PC, Web, and Mac Versions of Classic Etch A Sketch Game

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Gameshastra (aka Game Shastra), India's largest game services provider, has signed a Master Game Development Agreement with Freeze Tag, a California based casual game publisher and developer. Game Shastra will develop and Freeze Tag will publish "Etch A Sketch(R)," a new game inspired by the classic toy from The Ohio Art Company. Under the terms of the agreement, Game Shastra will develop PC, Web, and Mac versions of the game, as well as any future versions for platforms such as Xbox 360 Live Arcade and Nintendo Wii.

San Diego Singles Tired of Internet Dating Turn to FunQuest Adventures for Entertainment Options

SAN DIEGO, Calif. -- Tired of the bar scene? Not crazy about chatting online with people you don't know? FunQuest Adventures provides an alternative to the typical dating scene and offers active singles a fun and safe way to meet people. Internet dating is big business, but with so many predators out there people are becoming more concerned about safety.

Entrepreneur Sarkis Chakarian Launches Memory Foam Mattress Outlet for ‘The Masses’

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Himself a victim of forking over thousands for a so-called "space-age" memory foam mattress, web entrepreneur and president of Memorlux.com, Sarkis Chakarian claims to have unveiled what he calls "a marketing scam of global proportions." His mission, in his own words, is to expose the myths surrounding the memory foam industry.

New Author Aimee Schmidt Writes Children’s Book Touting the Value of Being Unique

Abner Finklestein bookRANCHO SANTA MARGARITA, Calif. -- First time author Aimee Schmidt releases a new children's book today focused on teaching kids about the value of being a unique person. The book, "Abner Finklestein" (ISBN-13: 978-1-933732-16-9), focuses on a troubled child that finds himself getting made fun of on a consistent basis by his peers. To cope with being put down, the main character creates an imaginary friend, and in the process finds that being unique is not so bad after all.

New College Grads Can Get Career Coaching from Boomer Specialist Rinker and Associates

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Rinker and Associates, a career coaching and consulting business focused on baby boomers, has expanded its services to address the needs of recent college graduates. More than 1.5 million new college grads will make their way into the real world this year. While their baby boomer parents are managing an "empty nest" transition, new grads are struggling with their own transition into the "real world."

PhotoSpin.com to Distribute Newstock Image Library

PhotoSpinLONG BEACH, Calif. -- PhotoSpin, a leading royalty free stock subscription service in the United Sates, has added Newstock images to their collection of royalty free images. PhotoSpin's unique subscription model offers thousands of photos, illustrations, fonts, film and sound as an annual service; now with thousands of new images uploaded monthly. Annual subscribers pay one fee, and can then download whatever they need.

Power the new Apple(R) iPhone(R) while In-flight via the Coach Seat Music Jack

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- InflightPower.com announced today the introduction of a new product for those travelers interested in recharging the new Apple(R) iPhone(R) while on the fly. The InFlight Power(TM) iPhone recharging cable has just been released for market sales.

Beauty TV launches on Joost – The World’s Only 24/7 Beauty TV Network to Broadcast Over Global IPTV Platform

The Beauty TV NetworkBEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- Beauty TV(R), the world's only beauty TV network today announced that it will bring program offerings to Joost(TM), the world's first broadcast-quality Internet television service. Founded in 2006 by Latino entrepreneur Rob E. Angelino, Beauty TV is dedicated to the beauty enthusiast in the ever-growing $150 billion dollar a year beauty industry.

Media Invited: Jackie Chan Movie Premiere June 26 at ArcLight Cinemas in L.A.

Movie Premiere The MythHOLLYWOOD, Calif. -- Media Invited to Red Carpet screening and afterparty for the North American release of Jackie Chan's The Myth, on June 26th in L.A. The long awaited 96-minute English language version action-comedy feature film from Director Stanley Tong stars Jackie Chan and renowned Asian actors Kim Hee Seon, Tony Leung Ka Fai and Mallika Sherawat.

MEDIA ADVISORY: Barking Cow Distribution and STV Networks Release the North American PREMIERE of the Newest Jackie Chan Action-comedy-adventure Film

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- WHAT: Red carpet screening and after party for the newly completed North American release of Jackie Chan's The Myth. The long awaited 96-minute English language action-comedy feature film from Director Stanley Tong stars Jackie Chan and renowned Asian actors Kim Hee Seon, Tony Leung Ka Fai and Mallika Sherawat. Filmed on location in China, India, Hong Kong, this is the first Jackie Chan U.S.-release in over three years.

Osmetech Licenses Self-Assembling Monolayer (SAM) Technology to Minerva Biotechnologies Corporation

PASADENA, Calif. -- Osmetech plc (LSE, AIM; OMH) today announced that it has granted a non-exclusive research license to Waltham, Massachusetts, US-based Minerva Biotechnologies Corporation ("Minerva") for use of Osmetech's self-assembling monolayer (SAM) technology in conjunction with Minerva's proprietary nanoparticle technology. Osmetech, a fast developing, international molecular diagnostics business with operations in Boston and Pasadena.

Penna Piererra Teams with Hitchhiker Media, Penthouse Swimwear and SwappWatch at Erotica LA Booth 1424

Hitchhiker Media LLCLOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Hitchhiker Media LLC and Princess Penna, Inc. announced that adult film superstar Penna Piererra will team up with lifestyles company SwappWatch and Penthouse Swimwear where she will be signing autographs at booths 1444 and 1445 (formerly 1424) during the Erotica LA show at the Los Angeles Convention Center from June 22nd - June 24th.

Art Inspires 7 Year Old to Create Line of Clothing and Benefit Charity

Haley Schmidt's HaleyBopTeesTRABUCO CANYON, Calif. -- Possibly the youngest fashion designer in the country, 7 year old Haley Schmidt has designed and created her own line of T-shirts titled, HaleyBopTees. This inspiring young artist has a flare for fashion and a passion for art, so much so that not only are her T-shirts are sold online at www.haleyboptees.com, they are also sold at Out Of The Bleu children's clothing boutique in Foothill Ranch, California.

From Homelessness to Harvard to Hollywood to Happiness: Dawn Clare Launches Company SPISE BLISS

life coach Dawn Clare,LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Are you happy is a simple question but being blissful seems to elude nearly everyone. Even Oprah on a recent show admitted that she was not 100% happy. Dawn T. Clare seeks to fill this gap through counseling and corporate consulting. Dawn overcame many challenges on her path to bliss.

Latino Media Embraces New Novel America Libre, an Apocalyptic Vision of the Immigration Controversy

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- "When I first read about America Libre, I knew this was an important book," said Veronica Jacuinde, producer/reporter of On The Up at SiTV. "As the debate over immigration becomes more inflammatory, people need to hear the message of this book. It's a warning sign of the consequences of overreaction and prejudice." America Libre (ISBN: 0-595-42606-9), is a novel by Raul Ramos y Sanchez.

Potential Republican Presidential Candidate Faces Seven Years in Jail

Craig Rubin in GQHOLLYWOOD, Calif. -- On August 16th 2005 Reverend Rubin announced that he'd be seeking the Republican Nomination for the office of President of the United States of America, with the publishing of his book "9021GROW" (ISBN: 0974711004). The opening line of the book prophetically stated that by the time you hear of the Rev. Craig Rubin, he'd either be in the White House or in jail. At the moment it is not hard to guess which scenario is most likely to happen: going to jail.

Osmetech Licenses Roche Hot Start® Polymerase Technology

PASADENA, Calif. -- Osmetech plc (AIM; LSE: OMH) today announced that it has been granted a non-exclusive worldwide diagnostics license from Swiss-based F. Hoffman LaRoche Ltd and its US affiliate Roche Molecular Systems Inc. (collectively "Roche") to use Hot Start(R) polymerase technology in Osmetech nucleic acid diagnostic assays.

California Ferret Organization Calls for Re-Evaluation of Ban on Domestic Ferrets

LegalizeFerrets.orgSAN DIEGO, Calif. -- In an open letter to Secretary of Agriculture A.G. Kawamura, dated June 2nd, 2007, the non-profit organization, LegalizeFerrets.org, part of the San Diego chapter of Ferrets Anonymous, requested a formal re-evaluation of the statewide ban on domestic ferrets (Musteo putorius furo).

Epeius Biotechnologies Draws the Sword of Targeted Gene Delivery (Rexin-G) from the Stone of Chemistry and Physics

Epeius BiotechnologiesSAN MARINO, Calif. -- Epeius Biotechnologies Corporation today announced the publication of a historic landmark in medical oncology and a definitive benchmark in the emerging field of cancer gene therapy. The first clinical report of its kind, Le Morte du Tumour - was published in the June issue of the International Journal of Oncology.

Epeius Biotechnologies Gains FDA Approval for Two New Clinical Trials Using Rexin-G(TM) for Breast Cancer and Sarcoma

SAN MARINO, Calif. -- Epeius Biotechnologies Corporation announced today the expansion of ongoing clinical trials using Rexin-G(TM) in the United States to include breast cancer and all types of sarcomas that have failed standard chemotherapy. Following on the heels of their landmark clinical trials in the United States and abroad, the US FDA granted Orphan Drug Status for Rexin-G.

What Your Habits Say About You and You Don’t Even Know It!

Tamir QadreeOAKLAND, Calif. -- Esteem Now Inc is announcing that Tamir Qadree will be appearing on The Ronnie Duncan Morning Show, News Talk 1300 WERE AM. According to Qadree, a best selling author, speaker and Life Coach, "You can tell a lot about a person by the little things they do," and he says he will break it all down in his own "charismatic and inimitable style."

Hollywood and International Entertainment Community Can Now Network with Productionpoint.com

Productionpoint.comLOS ANGELES, Calif. -- As the old Hollywood adage goes, it's not what you know, it's who you know. This could be the reason Productionpoint.com has become one of the fastest growing online networks for the advertising and entertainment industries.

The Food Network’s ‘Unwrapped’ to feature Java Juice® Liquid Coffee Extract

Java JuiceVENICE, Calif. -- Just in time for camping season, the Food Network's series Unwrapped features Java Juice(R), a "machine-less" liquid coffee essence. On the upcoming Unwrapped segment titled "On the Go," foodies will discover why the liquid concentrate was an immediate hit with the outdoor industry.

Liberty Alliance, Inc. Nationally Certified as Safe Harbor Compliant

YORBA LINDA, Calif. -- Liberty Alliance, Inc., a leading provider of pre employment and background screening services announced today it is among a select group of organizations who have achieved the U.S. Department of Commerce Safe Harbor Certification.

Friendster Founder’s New Website Socializr Threatened for Alleged Copyright Infringement

evite vs SocializrSAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -- Socializr, Inc. is a three person San Francisco startup founded by Friendster creator Jonathan Abrams. Ticketmaster, owner of event invitation service Evite, has threatened to sue upstart competitor Socializr for alleged copyright infringement.

Annual Best Hotel Lap Pool List Announced by AthleticMindedTraveler.com

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Athletic-Minded Traveler LLC, a Southern California-based active lifestyle media company that operates the largest healthy travel site on the web, released today its 2007 ranking of "The Top 10 Hotel Lap Pools in North America." The 10 best hotel lap pools received the company's recommendation after in-depth research on over 3,000 hotels and anonymous personal tours.

Intellikey Labs Launches DVD Quality Assurance Podcast Series

Intellikey Tests podcastGLENDALE, Calif. -- Intellikey Labs announced today the launch of their podcast series "Intellikey Tests" now available on the Intellikey corporate website. The podcasts are designed for content providers who want to learn how to apply quality assurance testing to their products to avoid errors that may upset customers and clients.

U.S. Air Force Selects Intelligent Automation Corporation to Develop Advanced Engine Vibration Monitoring System for C-17 Globemaster III

IACPOWAY, Calif. -- Intelligent Automation Corporation (IAC), proven leaders in aircraft Health and Usage Monitoring Systems (HUMS), were selected by the U.S. Air Force to develop a next-generation Engine Vibration Monitoring System (EVMS) for the Boeing C-17 Globemaster III's F117-PW-100 engine.

Senior Systems Receives Electronics Supplier of the Year Award from Boeing

PALMDALE, Calif. -- Senior Systems Technology, Inc., a premier provider of high-end electronic manufacturing services, today announced that it has received the prestigious Boeing Supplier of the Year award in the Electronics / Hydraulics / Mechanical category. Senior Systems was one of 11 companies honored recently at Boeing's annual supplier award ceremony.

L.A.-Based BETA Records and Fliptrack Partner to Provide Music Video Creation Tools to Indie Artists

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Georg van Handel (CEO) and Chris Honetschlaeger (President) with BETA Records, LLC, announced this week that they will partner with Fliptrack to provide music video creation tools for their artists and listeners. Fliptrack's technology will enable BETA artists to easily create music videos of their songs to express themselves in a simple way and with a wide reach.

Passionate Pilates Instructor Debuts New Jewelry Line Using Pilates Poses

Core LinksSACRAMENTO, Calif. -- A certified Pilates Instructor with a passion for fitness and an artful eye for style, Linda Moeller is launching her 2007 Pilates accessories brand, Core Links by Completely Fit For Life. This jewelry line expresses Ms. Moeller's love for beauty and function in twelve distinct pieces and eleven unique pose charms.

Adult Movie Director Otto Bauer Purchases Movie Catalog from Mach 2

CHATSWORTH, Calif. -- Award-winning adult movie director, Otto Bauer, founder of Supercore Productions, is pleased to announce that he has obtained the full rights to his catalog of Supercore movies that were previously distributed by Mach 2 Entertainment.

BETA Records Mexico Invites Independent Artists to Join Launch, ‘Viva la Musica in Espanol’

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- L.A. based BETA Records to launch Mexico unit, announces additional international expansion which follows the success enjoyed by U.S. and German sites of the online record company headed by founders Chris Honetschlaeger and Georg van Handel. "Beginning the first of May, BETA Records is opening its online portal to singers, songwriters, instrumentalists and bands based in Mexico," states Honetschlaeger.

Tehachapi Hospital Foundation Seeks Funds to Save Rural Critical Access Facility

Tehachapi HospitalTEHACHAPI, Calif. -- The Tehachapi Hospital Foundation, an IRS 501(c)(3) organization, is actively seeking funds to build a new hospital in a region between Lancaster and Bakersfield, CA - Tehachapi. The present Tehachapi Hospital is unable to meet state-mandated earthquake safety requirements; the existing structure cannot be retrofitted.

John Waguespack Unveils Latest Exhibit ‘REINCARNATION’ at District in San Francisco

John WaguespackSAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -- John Waguespack, a unique San Francisco Surreal Artist, launches his latest exhibit "REINCARNATION" at District in San Francisco on Thursday April 12th. This exhibit ties history, pop culture, and surrealism into a colorful display of American iconography. "REINCARNATION" shows the affect of a former president's "reincarnation" on the economy.

ClearImage Barcode Recognition Engine Enables Integra to Automate Pharmaceutical Workflow and Lowers Cost of Compliance Procedures

SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- Inlite Research Inc. announced today that Integra Group Inc, has selected the ClearImage Barcode 1D Pro and ClearImage Repair software engines for its DocuTrack pharmacy workflow application. Serving as the front end fulfillment and document tracking system for institutional pharmacies, DocuTrack demands the utmost accuracy and reliability in processing image documents.

Heaven Scent: ‘Virtue’ Perfume Reminds Wearer of God, Says Niche Fragrance Company

IBI VIRTUEORANGE, Calif. -- The world's first spiritual perfume - Virtue(R) - was premiered this week by IBI, a niche fragrance company in Orange, CA. Based upon an inspired Biblical formula, the perfume is designed to be a reminder of God, Christ, spiritual self and soul.

Pet Food Recall: Next Steps for Pet Owners, from Calif. Veterinary Nutritionist

pet food recallDANA POINT, Calif. -- Ask Ariel Your Pet Nutritionist announced today a comprehensive holistic plan to help heal pets affected by the pet food recall. "Pets affected by the pet food recall can greatly benefit from a balanced homemade diet and nutritional supplements that will help detoxify the kidneys and liver," says Susan Blake Davis, veterinary nutritionist.

TechGenii, Inc. Provides Mobile Alerts and Festival Voting for the Eerie Horror Film Festival

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- TechGenii, Inc., an industry leader in digital media and interactivity, announced this week that it will provide mobile alerts and mobile voting during the Eerie Horror Film Festival, October 10th through October 14th, 2007, at the Erie Playhouse in Erie, PA.

CA Boom 4: The West Coast Independent Design Show Showcases Cutting-Edge Green Products and Homes

eco friendly homesSANTA MONICA, Calif. -- California has always been a leader in the environmental movement, having pushed the development and sales of electric and hybrid cars, solar power and the use of recycled materials. Californians now want to take that green consciousness home. CA Boom 4 offers one venue where over 100+ exhibitors, many of whom will feature ecologically friendly products, will showcase their wares.

Spanish Auto Lead Service Launches Creditodeauto.com to Help Satisfy Growing Demand for Spanish Auto Leads

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Spanish Lead Services (SLS) announced this week the launching of Creditodeauto.com. "Demand for our Spanish auto leads has grown 245% since we've returned from the NADA industry show held in Las Vegas, this past February," said Seth Schiller, President of SLS.

CA Boom 4 adds Modern Parenting Zone, Caters to Parents Seeking Out Modernist Design for Children from Newborn to Teen

CA BoomSANTA MONICA, Calif. -- Recognizing that good design need not stop at the door to the kid's room, the CA Boom design show will for the first time ever include a "Modern Parenting Zone," a new and exciting display of the latest in modern design for babies, kids, and contemporary parents. CA Boom's Modern Parenting section will showcase how designers and manufacturers are meeting the needs of today's parents.

TeamF1’s High-Performance Networking and Security Software Powers the Latest Versions of NETGEAR’s VPN/Firewall Routers

TeamF1FREMONT, Calif. -- NETGEAR, a global provider of technologically advanced, branded networking products for business and home users, has chosen TeamF1's security software for use in the next generation of NETGEAR's ProSafe(TM) VPN Firewall Routers, according to Mukesh Lulla, president of TeamF1, Inc., a leader in embedded networking and security software.

Living Folklore, Inc. Releases ‘Funny-Bone Logic’ Interactive DVD for Ages 3-8

Funny Bone LogicVENICE, Calif. -- Join Giggly Sprout and Gumbo Wobbly as they take you on a playful family adventure using research from leading authorities in the fields of brain science and psychology. Funny Bone Logic is an interactive DVD with games for developing minds ages 3-8.

Gen-9 Announces New NOAH Software Release

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. -- Gen-9, Inc. announced today a new release of their data management software called NOAH(TM). The first version became available on September 27, 2006 to selected users as part of a limited Beta release. NOAH Beta 2 is now being made available in a general release.

ENow Inc Announces Mailscape 4.0

ENow MailscapeORANGE, Calif. -- ENow Inc, an emerging force in the development of software to simplify Microsoft Exchange system management, today announced the formal launch of Mailscape V4.0. Mailscape is a unique and innovative systems management tool that automates and streamlines Exchange monitoring, administration, and maintenance.

IAC Wins U.S. Army Contract to Develop Advanced Diagnostic System for Shadow Tactical Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Intelligent Automation CorporationPOWAY, Calif. -- Intelligent Automation Corporation, a proven leader in aircraft Health and Usage Monitoring Systems, has been awarded a contract in conjunction with the U.S. Army's Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center Prototype Integration Facility and Joint Venture Yulista and SES to integrate its just introduced SuperHUMS(TM) technology onboard the U.S. Army's RQ-7A/B Shadow 200 Tactical Unmanned Aircraft Systems.

New Passware Recovery Kit is First Software to Recover Windows Vista and Office 2007 Passwords

SAN MATEO, Calif. -- Passware, Inc., the technological leader in password-recovery solutions, announces the release of Passware Kit 8.0 - a comprehensive suite that, in an emergency, allows IT professionals and computer forensics to access password-protected files.

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