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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.

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.

IO2 Technology Releases New Heliodisplay into Expanded Markets

Heliodisplay M3SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -- IO2 Technology announced today the release of its newest mid-air display, the Heliodisplay M3, serving new markets world-wide. "The M3 is another step forward in applications that benefit from free-space displays and we are enthusiastic about its capabilities expanding into a wider application base," commented Chad Dyner, the developer of some of the technology used in the Heliodisplay.

Generation X Author Taylor Wilshire Achieves Award-winning Status and Shares the Light of the Winner’s Circle

Taylor WilshireSAN DIEGO, Calif. -- Taylor Wilshire, author of "The What-If Guy" (ISBN: 0-9778018-02), has found herself in the book-award spotlight. She recently won the 2006 People's Choice Book Review Award in the Chick-lit category and has also been chosen by "ForeWord Magazine" as a 2006 finalist in the romance category; winners will be announced in June.

Top Large Law Firm Expert Joins Library Associates Companies (LAC) to Lead Consulting and Executive-Level Recruiting Services

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Library Associates Companies (LAC) announced today that Sarah Clark Kavanagh is joining the firm as Vice President, Strategic Consulting. While based in San Francisco, Ms. Kavanagh will be responsible for serving and working with LAC on national accounts and consulting projects.

Grant Joint Union High School District Enhances Campus Security with BroadWare Media Management System

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- BroadWare Technologies, Inc., the leader in distributed video management, has been selected to implement a sophisticated video surveillance system at Grant Joint Union High School District in Sacramento, CA. Based on the industry-leading BroadWare Media Management System, the new video surveillance system will enable school security personnel to simultaneously monitor the campus and parking lots in all 13 high school and junior high campuses.

California Record Company Pays People to Find and Sign New Artists and Bands

BetaRecordsLOS ANGELES, Calif. -- The online record company, BETA Records, invites you to accept a paying job with their company. According to BETA founders Chris Honetschlaeger and Georg van Handel, you can become an A&R (artist & repertoire) representative and turn your love of music into cash.

A Billion Praying to Rebalance Earth – Invitation to Join Hearts for Our Earth Mother

MOUNT SHASTA, Calif. -- With Europe's warmest winter in 1,250 years putting the Winter Olympics at risk, a group representing over a billion are inviting our Earth Family to join in prayer, dance, and celebration this month of our unified love of our Mother Earth, starting Valentine's Day (Feb 14). "This expands on Americans celebrating our sweethearts on Valentine's Day, and unites with this month's Lunar New Year's celebrations and prayers of Asian and global faith communities," according to Mary Ho, President of the China Millennium Council, and Olympic skier, Suzy Chaffee, Native Voices Foundation (NVF) co-chair.

Inspirational Film ‘Lord Help Us’ Gets Star Cast and Distribution

Lord Help Us DVDLOS ANGELES, Calif. -- "Lord Help Us" is a new urban inspirational romantic comedy written, directed and edited by former child actor, Shavar Ross, who played "Dudley," Gary Coleman's best friend for six seasons on the hit 1980's show "Diff'rent Strokes," and produced by Tri-Seven Entertainment.

Working Together Announces Light & Energy Shifting Weekend Retreat in Point Reyes, Calif.

Shirley RyanPETALUMA, Calif. -- Working Together is offering a unique premier weekend retreat where guests will use a combination of guided meditation, group discussion, and visioning tools to build energy, shed past practices, old belief systems, distress and participate in an intimate journey of renewal. The retreat will be held Friday June 29, through Sunday July 1, 2007.

Top Music Producers ‘The Underdogs’ Share Trade Secrets at NARIP’s Producing Hit Songs Event

The UnderdogsHOLLYWOOD, Calif. -- How is great music created and produced? What do top music producers look for in an artist? How do you find, develop and keep artist clients? And how do producers handle challenges such as creative control? The answers can be found at the PRODUCING HIT SONG 5-part series, sponsored by the National Association of Record Industry Professionals, to launch on February 16th.

Second Annual HumorFeed Satire News Competition Winner Announced

HumorFeedRIVERSIDE, Calif. -- You've seen the news recaps of 2006, the most important stories that gripped the nation's attention. But here's one you may have missed: "TIME Magazine Names Air 'Gas of the Year.'" This exclusive from the New Jersey-based humor website Confusion Road was crowned the top satire news story of 2006 by an expert panel of journalists and humor writers in the second annual HumorFeed Satire News Awards.

TeamF1’s Embedded Multi-threaded Network Stack Awarded IPv6 Ready Logo

TeamF1FREMONT, Calif. -- TeamF1, Inc., the leader in embedded connectivity and security, today announced that NetF1 - its high performance, feature-rich embedded TCP/IP stack implementation and virtual routing framework - has passed the IPv6 Ready Logo Program's first stage of certification and has received the IPv6 Ready Logo.

Author Dee Dee Phelps to Appear at Village Books in Pacific Palisades

Vinyl Highway memoirLOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Author Dee Dee Phelps signs and talks about her memoir "Vinyl Highway" (ISBN-10: 1412073839) singing as Dick and Dee Dee, at Village Books, 1049 Swarthmore Avenue, Pacific Palisades 90272 on Thursday evening, February 8th at 7:30 pm.

The Fitness Challenge Foundation Launches Initiative to End Childhood Obesity Epidemic

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- The Fitness Challenge Foundation has taken the initial step towards getting our nation's children in better shape. The not-for-profit organization has partnered with the California State University system to implement a first of its kind initiative that will provide physical activities programs for elementary schools.

Life Experience Website Prapta.com Offers the Ultimate Blogging Experience

Prapta.comCHINO HILLS, Calif. -- Jixa LLC announces the release of Prapta.com, a growing database that allows users to share personal life experiences while earning points. Experiences ranging from eating an apple to hiking the Tyrolean Alps will inspire you to share your life experiences and set future goals.

Nation’s Reception Leader Maurice Price Accepts Invitation to College All Star Game

Maurice PriceIRVINE, Calif. -- The Nation's leading receiver, Maurice Price, announced Tuesday that he has accepted an invitation to play in the upcoming college all star game "Texas vs. The Nation." Bert Briones, Price's attorney and president of Hip Athletics reports that the selection committee was pleased to add Price to the roster.

Batteries Not Required for Star of the Consumer Electronics Show

Gravity Defyer ShoesSYLMAR, Calif. -- Alexander Innovation Wizard debuted the Gravity Defyer Shoes, dress shoes with springs in the heel, at the Consumer Electronics Show last week. What is a pair of dress shoes doing at the world's largest electronics show? Alex, inventor of the HomePride Hot Dog Rotisserie, Steinhausen Watches, and hundreds of the world's craziest innovations explained his decision. "When attendants of the CES are spending more time on their feet than they are sleeping, they need relief." A video now available on YouTube shows various enthusiastic shoe wearers expressing their relief.

Celeste and Danielle Have Created a Unique Pleasure-Based Approach to Sex and Intimacy Coaching

Celeste and DanielleSAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -- With a Ph.D. and an M.A. in Human Sexuality, Danielle Harel and Celeste Hirschman can help make anyone's sex life sizzle. They use a powerful combination of talk and body-based coaching methods to support people in overcoming sexual concerns, expanding comfort, and joy in their bodies, and achieving their highest pleasure potential.

Retex, the Largest Corporate Purchasing Consortium in the U.S., Partners with World Business Services

PETALUMA, Calif. -- World Business Services, Inc., founded in 1994, has contractual agreements with a myriad of vendors who provide one-of-a-kind programs designed to help businesses save money, improve efficiencies, and increase sales. By having several service providers available, World Business Services, Inc. is able to custom tailor a specific program to help any sized company, in any vocation, in the United States.

World’s Craziest Music Video Launched for First Single from The Crazed + Dazed Album

Trans AddictionLOS ANGELES, Calif. -- As befits anything from an album by DJ Insane and The G-Man, the first music video is one of the strangest ever posted online. The opening track, entitled "Trans Addiction," from the U.S. album CRAZED + DAZED (Delvian Records, UPC 6-75604-10252-0), has prompted an advertising copywriter in India to use open source film footage by an avant-garde German director to create the "Trans Addiction Wine Symphony."

Java Juice Donates Perfect Stocking Stuffer for Soldiers

VENICE, Calif. -- The liquid-coffee extract buzz has caught on with US troops, and local owners, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Karno, are helping the military squeeze the most out of their budget during these holidays by donating thousands of packets of their Java Juice(R) to all our well-deserving soldiers.

UCLA Grad Starts Non-Profit, Delivers $30K in Medical Supplies to Ethiopia

Ashley NoahSAN RAMON, Calif. -- Streams of Life International (SOLI), founded by Ashley Noah, a 23-year old recent UCLA graduate, led a team of volunteers to Ethiopia to provide medical care, donate $30,000 USD in medical supplies, and refurbish a pediatrics room. Their efforts were concentrated at the Assosa Hospital, located in the Benishangul-Gumuz Region of Ethiopia. This gift generated excitement in the community and received Ethiopian television and newspaper coverage.

DermHair Clinic Provides New Hope and Applies New Technique for Baldness

DermHair ClinicREDONDO BEACH, Calif. -- DermHair Clinic, a division of FineTouch Dermatology, Inc., located in Redondo Beach, Calif., offers a unique hair-restoration procedure called "Body Hair Transplantation" (BHT) where body hair is transplanted to balding areas on the head.

Embedded Security Software Leader TeamF1 Targets Growing Regional Markets in Korea, Taiwan and India

FREMONT, Calif. -- TeamF1, Inc., the leader in embedded networking and security software solutions for wired and wireless applications, expanded its sales presence in Korea, Taiwan and India by signing agreements with leading resellers in these markets.

Intelligent Automation Corporation Selected for M2M Top 100

POWAY, Calif. -- Intelligent Automation Corporation (IAC), a global leader in aviation diagnostic and water security systems, announced today that it has been named to the prestigious 2007 M2M Magazine's M2M 100 list of the most important and influential companies offering machine-to-machine (M2M) technology solutions. The M2M 100 list provides a snapshot of the market as it exists today and the companies with the greatest impact on its direction.

Wildfire Moves Corporate and Manufacturing Headquarters to New Facility in Torrance

Wildfire IncTORRANCE, Calif. -- Wildfire, Inc., the industry leader in providing UV effects solutions and creative ideas through sales and rentals of its proprietary line of high intensity black light fixtures, fluorescent paints & other expendable products, today announced the move of its corporate offices and manufacturing facility to a new headquarters located at 2908 Oregon Court, Suite GI, Torrance, CA 90503.

Authernative Granted Patent in China for Private & Secure Financial Transactions Method

Authernative IncREDWOOD CITY, Calif. -- Authernative, Inc., the developer of innovative user and transaction authentication and identity management technologies, announced today that the People's Republic of China Patent Office has granted the company its patent for a private and secure financial transactions method. The newly issued patent number 01143367.1, entitled "System and Method For Private and Secure Financial Transactions," adds to similar patent issuances in Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.

Dog Cancer – Can Holistic Pet Care and Homemade Diets Help?

DANA POINT, Calif. -- "Dogs with cancer can be helped using holistic pet care," says Susan B. Davis, veterinary nutritionist for Ask Ariel Your Pet Nutritionist (www.AskAriel.com). Diet and nutritional supplements can help boost a dog's immune system, increase longevity and overall quality of life. Dogs and cats with cancer need a diet that is high in quality protein, low in carbohydrates and rich in enzymes and Omega 3 fatty acids. However, depending upon the type of dog cancer, e.g. canine liver cancer and/or other complications such as canine kidney disease, a high protein diet may not be appropriate. Thus, a customized homemade diet for dogs is often required.

CyberTouch Announces FlexTouch Touch Screen Technology

NEWBURY PARK, Calif. -- CyberTouch is pleased to announce the introduction of FlexTouch, an unbreakable and flexible line of new touch screens designed for flat-panel or rear-projection displays. Utilizing polymer-on-polymer construction, FlexTouch incorporates four-wire resistive analog technology offering up to 86% transparency. The user-surface is abrasion-resistant and anti-glare.

Gen-9 Inc. Will No Longer Implement the 2007 Microsoft Office UI in its Internet Data Management Software

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. -- Gen-9, Inc. announced today that, as a result of a recent Microsoft announcement restricting the use of the 2007 Microsoft Office User Interface to non-competing products, Gen-9 will be no longer be implementing the 2007 Microsoft Office User Interface in NOAH. Gen-9 was one of the first companies to implement the new interface in one of its products.

Rexin-G, The World’s First Tumor-Targeted Gene Therapy Vector, Stymies Metastatic Cancer

SAN MARINO, Calif. -- Epeius Biotechnologies recently announced the publication of clinical data from studies conducted at the University of the Philippines, Asian Hospital and Medical Center, Makati Medical Center, Manila, Philippines and Lutheran Medical Center, New York, USA, revealing the safety and single agent efficacy of Rexin-G(TM) for the treatment of a broad spectrum of chemotherapy-resistant cancers.

Louisiana Ventures, LP and Rincon Venture Partners Invest In Los Angeles-based CADFORCE, Inc.

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- CADFORCE, the Los Angeles-based global leader in outsourced architectural services, today announced that it has raised $3.1 million in a Series B funding round. Louisiana Ventures, LP, of Bossier City, Louisiana led the round with a $1.5 million investment. This follows Rincon Venture Partners' August 2005 Series A, bringing the total capital investment in CADFORCE to just under $5 million.

New Non-Profit Org asks: Does the News Media Patronize the Black Community?

H. Lewis SmithLOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Recognizing the need for another effective medium, H. Lewis Smith, author of "Bury that Sucka" (ISBN: 1413792693), is the founder of a new non-profit organization, United Voices for a Common Cause, Inc. The organization pledges and holds true "to not use the n-word as they strive toward cultural integrity and mutual respect for all Americans and to offer uncompromising resistance to social forces and structures which deny or limit their ability to do so. It is their intent to promote racial harmony, self-respect, pride and dignity affirming the highest of standards and values for the African American communities."

Wildfire Hires Marketing Director, Two Others in Quest for Growth

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- In its quest to increase sales, Wildfire, Inc. (www.wildfirefx.com), Los Angeles based manufacturer of VHO, DMX controllable UV lights and UV sensitive materials, hired a new marketing director recently, promoting Aaron Stanley, the former Accounting Manager, to Director of Marketing and Public Relations.

Wildfire Lights Up Extreme Makeover: Home Edition

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Wildfire, Inc. of Los Angeles, known for providing UV effects and materials to the entertainment industry for 17 years, will be joining the set of "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" in an episode to be aired Sunday, October 15 at 8/9 pm CST.

Character from ‘Weeds’ Opens Pro-Pot Temple on Hollywood Blvd.

Showtime WEEDSHOLLYWOOD, Calif. -- Is art imitating life or what? Craig X who sells pot on Showtime's hit show "Weeds" is opening a pro-pot Temple on Hollywood Blvd this week. In the first season he plays himself as the owner of the "Bodhi Sativa Care Givers Club." In season two, this week's episode (August 21-25), "Cooking with Jesus" he appears as the owner of cannabis club called the "Mohasky Cup."

San Diego-based Dating Communty, OnlineBootyCall, Reaches the One Million Member Mark with Only a Single Marriage

OnlineBootyCallSAN DIEGO, Calif. -- The dating Web site, OnlineBootyCall.com, a division of Mobeze, Inc., is proud to announce that they have received only one confirmed report of marriage since their Web site's inception three years ago. "Reaching the one million member mark with only a single reported marriage is a tremendous accomplishment," Moses Brown, Founder and CEO said.

Pope of Pot Finds Success on the Internet with Temple420.org

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Temple420.org opened on April 20th to incredible success. There have been thousands of people flocking to the site and a true community is being created on-line. Two community members of Temple420.org have decided to get married and they have asked Craig X Rubin, the new Pope of Pot, to officiate over their Wedding. The other exciting news is that Rubin, the Temple's Reverend, is going to Washington D.C. to be trained as a preacher by Arch Bishop George Augustus Stallings.

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