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San Bernardino Workforce Investment Board helps S & S Trucking deliver skilled employees

ONTARIO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- When S & S Trucking expanded its warehouse operation to Ontario, it needed to hire skilled employees to open the new location. The expert recruiters at the County of San Bernardino Workforce Investment Board (WIB) referred two qualified candidates to S & S Trucking as well as provided On-the-Job training funds. These two candidates were hired and have since been promoted. Today they oversee the entire operation as assistant managers.

A troupe of comedians with disabilities promises big laughs to benefit the Pacific Pinball Museum

ALAMEDA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- A blind man. A woman who stutters. A wheelchair user. A Little Person. While this may sound like a description of a support group, it is, in fact, the lineup for the 'Comedians with Disabilities Act,' a comedy tour that the San Francisco Examiner called 'The most unconventional comics to pop up in 2011.'
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Gatto's Legislation to End Unfair Parking Tickets in California Signed by Governor Brown

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto’s (D-Los Angeles) today announced that his legislation to prohibit local governments from fleecing motorists who...

HTCIA International Conference 2013 adds Cyber Readiness Challenge to Event Schedule

ROSEVILLE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The High Technology Crimes Investigation Association (HTCIA) is inviting all of its International Conference registrants to join the Symantec Cyber Readiness Challenge on September 8, 2013 during the 21st Annual HTCIA International Conference and Training Expo. The Challenge is an exciting, immersive and interactive capture the flag competition designed for all levels of technical expertise.

Actor Zak Lee Guarnaccia has lead role in Indie Action Feature 'Kalm' Produced by LightRow Pictures and Mill Reef Films

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Actor and stuntman Zak Lee Guarnaccia, Executive Producer at LightRow Pictures and Paul Lupi, Producer of Mill Reef Films, are developing a feature film in the martial-arts, action-thriller genre entitled 'Kalm.' In addition, Guarnaccia is in talks for a role in another Lupi production 'Degradation,' written and produced with brother Daniel Lupi.

Pacific Pinball Museum announces 'Sailing Through Pinball' Art and Pop Culture Exhibition

ALAMEDA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Pacific Pinball Museum is excited to announce the opening of a new art show celebrating the America's Cup Race with a collection of pinball machines and art featuring sailing and yachting: 'Sailing Through Pinball.'
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Three Recent Polls Show Strong Support for Prevailing Wage Policies

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- According to Smart Cities Prevail, three recent polls conducted in California show broad support for prevailing wage policies on...

MCT Trading Inc. named to San Diego Business Journal 2013 Top 100 Fastest-Growing Private Companies List

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- MCT Trading, Inc., a leader in mortgage pipeline hedging and risk management services, announced that it has been named to the San Diego Business Journal's 2013 'Top 100' annual fastest-growing private companies list, with a specific ranking of 24. Organizations that earned a spot on the list were honored at a recent awards ceremony held at the Paradise Point Resort and in San Diego.

A limited number of complimentary tickets to the HTCIA CISO Summit in Summerlin, Nevada are now available

ROSEVILLE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The HTCIA (High Technology Crimes Investigation Association) today announced that several sponsors generously donated a limited amount of complimentary tickets to the HTCIA CISO Summit in Summerlin, Nevada on September 12. Summit sponsors McAfee, Cylance, Symantec, Essextec and InfoSecurity donated the complimentary tickets for the event.

Edgewood Partners Insurance Center acquires SafeHarbor Risk Management, expands to the East Coast

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Edgewood Partners Insurance Center (EPIC), a rapidly growing retail property and casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, today announced it has acquired SafeHarbor Risk Management. The firm has locations in New York and Boston, Mass.

The Compliance Group, Inc. expands into larger offices to meet increased demand for Mortgage Compliance Services

CARLSBAD, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- California-based mortgage compliance services provider The Compliance Group, Inc., has relocated from its original San Marcos, Calif.-location into a larger office space, located at 1901 Camino Vida Roble, Ste. 115 in Carlsbad. According to Annemaria Allen, president of The Compliance Group, increased activity in the regulatory sector was a driving factor in the decision to move.

San Bernardino County's Sandy Harmsen to lead California Workforce Association for second term

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The San Bernardino Workforce Investment Board today announced that executive director, Sandy Harmsen, was elected Chair of the California Workforce Association's Executive Committee. Harmsen will be serving her second term in this role.

Jim Gillette of Edgewood Partners Insurance Center named a 40 Under 40 Regional Broker Leader

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Edgewood Partners Insurance Center (EPIC), a retail property, casualty and employee benefits insurance brokerage, announced today that Jim Gillette has been selected by Business Insurance magazine as a '40 Under 40 Regional Broker Leader' award winner. Gillette is one of only eight to receive this honor in the Western Region.

Quandis Inc. Celebrates its 10th Anniversary Specializing in Web-based Solutions for the Lending Industry

FOOTHILL RANCH, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Headquartered in Foothill Ranch, California, Quandis, Inc., a leading provider of default management technology solutions, today announced its tenth anniversary in the mortgage industry. Quandis was founded in June of 2003 with the mission of engineering innovative software applications for a variety of organizations in the default servicing space.

Lea Walker continues to raise the caliber of Hollywood's Aeriform Arts with rising aerial star Antonio Martinez

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- As busy local studio owner Lea Walker continues to raise the caliber of her dance and fitness center, Aeriform Arts, housing a community of top aerial instructors, one teacher has emerged as a real star. Antonio Martinez is giving the world a sneak peak at what Aeriform Arts' students have experienced first hand, his amazing aerial alchemy.

21st Annual HTCIA International Conference and Training Expo line-up announced with CISO Summit as a New Addition

ROSEVILLE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The HTCIA (High Technology Crimes Investigation Association) will unveil its first HTCIA CISO Summit on Sept. 12, 2013 at the lavish JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort and Spa in Summerlin, Nev. The CISO Summit, sponsored by McAfee, Cylance, Symantec, Essextec and InfoSecurity, will directly follow the 21st Annual HTCIA International Conference and Training Expo.

Regent Education's Regent 8 Solution chosen by National University, the second-largest private, non-profit university in California

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- National University is the second-largest private, non-profit university in California. With more than 23,000 students it was imperative to find a financial aid management solution that would drive automation and support their complex packaging and repackaging needs. Regent Education's Regent 8 was selected based on its advanced packaging and automation capabilities.

Can Sounds Increase Your Intelligence? Pillai Center For Mind Science Brings Artists, Doctors, Researchers and Mystics to Google+ Hangout

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Pillai Center For Mind Science will host a free live-stream webcast and Google+ Hangout on July 28 to present the power of sounds to increase intelligence. The free webcast will provide a forum for collaborative discussion to researchers, doctors and mystics worldwide.

Food Finders Signal Hill Takes Summer Seriously with Local Businesses Joining the Campaign to Feed Children in Need

SIGNAL HILL, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- There are smiles on the faces of more children and families this summer - smiles very familiar to one local food bank. For the third year in a row, Food Finders of Signal Hill is hosting its 'Summer To End Hunger' food drive 2013. This drive aims to fill in the hunger gaps where school breakfast and lunch programs end.

VLP Law Group Expands Technology Transaction Practice with Addition of Darius Kharabi in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- VLP Law Group LLP is pleased to announce that Darius Kharabi has joined the firm as Partner in the Technology Transactions practice. Darius will be based in Los Angeles, Calif. Mr. Kharabi advises companies in a variety of industries, with a focus on the health care and technology spaces.

IntransaBrand products combined with Hitachi Unified Storage create a powerful Integrated Video Server and Storage Solution

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- IntransaBrand products combined with Hitachi Unified Storage (HUS) create a powerfully integrated video server and storage solution for video system integrators and enterprise customers, it was announced today. IntransaBrand products are manufactured and supported under license from Viakoo, Inc.

Pet Probiotic Supplements Can Benefit a Pet's Long-term Health, Making Them Essential, says Susan Blake Davis

DANA POINT, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- According to Susan Blake Davis, Pet Nutritionist at Ask Ariel Your Pet Nutritionist, 'Probiotics for dogs and cats are quickly becoming an invaluable part of pet nutrition.' More veterinarians are prescribing pet probiotics as they see how much these supplements benefit dogs and cats. Probiotics are friendly bacteria that naturally inhabit the digestive tract.
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Solar panel and module manufacturers using PowerGuard warranty solution show notable growth in Japanese markets

IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- PowerGuard(R) Specialty Insurance Services today announced that more than one million insured solar panels have been reported to the PowerGuard Third Party Warranty Program and delivered into the Japanese marketplace. It allows solar manufacturers to offer clients the enhanced security of additional warranty protection in the unlikely event of a solar manufacturer's bankruptcy.

Los Angeles PR and Marketing Firm NEOTROPE announces annual NonProfit Public Relations Grant Winners for 2013

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Neotrope(R), an advertising, marketing and PR firm launched in 1983, announced today the recipients of its annual Non-Profit PR Grant for 2013. Each worthy cause is a U.S.-based 501(c)3 charity 'doing good' on a local, or national level. As part of this in-kind grant program, Neotrope is providing PR solutions, news dissemination (through its Send2Press(R) Newswire service), online advertising, and social media marketing for the charities.

Alegria Farm announced today it has partnered with Orange County Produce to offer a locally grown organic summer vegetable box

LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Alegria Farm announced today it has partnered with Orange County Produce, LLC, to offer a locally grown, certified organic, freshly harvested summer vegetable box. Delivering on its promise to offer the freshest produce available, Alegria Fresh's vegetable box is delivered within 24 hours of harvest and can be customized to suit individual tastes.

LumeVi introduces the LumeVi brand table lamp which boasts a 75 year lifetime

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Until the advent of CFLs and now LEDs, lighting your room was simple. Just screw in a bulb and when it burned out screw a new one in. It would have been nice if the incandescent bulb had had a longer service life then they did, but hey they were cheap and simple. Now, especially with the disappointing performance of CFLs, there's good reason to feel intimidated by the purchase of an LED light bulb, says LumeVi Lighting.

Los Angeles Marketing Pro Kelly Weppler to Answer Common Questions from Business Owners During Live Duct Tape Marketing Seminar

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- WH and Associates' Kelly Weppler, a Los Angeles marketing expert, will be a guest instructor alongside 'Duct Tape Marketing' author and founder, John Jantsch during a three-day online seminar for business owners starting June 26, 2013.
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City of Fremont Parks and Recreation 2013 programs for low income families kicks off with TeamF1 Inc as Gold Sponsor

FREMONT, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- TeamF1, Inc., the leader in embedded networking and security software solutions for wired and wireless applications and a Fremont, California business for more than a decade, continues its tradition of community involvement this year by sponsoring the city of Fremont's programs benefiting local youth and families. The company's local outreach initiative, which it calls 'F1rstHand,' invests in activities that lend a hand to deserving local causes.

Velplex LLC announces their TopProdeals portal drills down to top discounts for Dental Medical Supplies

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Velplex, LLC announced this week that after one year, TopProdeals(TM), a technology platform that connects buyers and sellers of discount dental supplies, has evolved into being an industry leader. On average, dentists realize an average savings of 50 to 75 percent off retail prices. Product diversity is also a key to the site's success.

Understanding Healthcare Reform: EPIC Insurance's second video in healthcare series offers concise overview of Affordable Care Act

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Edgewood Partners Insurance Center (EPIC), a retail property, casualty and employee benefits insurance brokerage and consultancy, announced today their release of the second in a series of Healthcare Engagement Videos, 'Understanding Healthcare Reform.' The video provides a clear overview of the Affordable Care Act, simplifying its many elements into a straightforward, easily understood review.

Bright Spanish spells out a New Way to Learn: Teachers Provide Free Live Online Spanish Classes

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Bright Spanish, an organization comprised of a small group of Spanish teachers, is offering free six-week Spanish courses online. The classes are taught live in a video conference 'classroom,' where students listen to the teacher and participate in real time. The group hopes to make Spanish learning more accessible by providing interactive, guided classes that anyone can take regardless of their location or budget.

VLP Law Group LLP announces Patrick Lawler and Jacob Dy-Johnson have joined the firm's Commercial Lending Practice

PALO ALTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- VLP Law Group LLP today announced that Patrick Lawler and Jacob Dy-Johnson have joined the firm's Commercial Lending Practice. Mr. Lawler joins VLP as a partner from the Corporate Finance group of the Los Angeles office of O'Melveny and Myers. Mr. Dy-Johnson joins VLP as counsel.

Edgewood Partners Insurance Center, Dowling Capital Partners and Premier Insurance Team to Change Hispanic Insurance Market

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Edgewood Partners Insurance Center (EPIC), a retail property, casualty and employee benefits insurance brokerage and consultancy, announced today a partnership with Dowling Capital Partners (DCP) and Premier Insurance Services, focusing on the personal insurance needs of the Hispanic market in the West and Southwest regions of the United States.

Stories Behind Andrew Dice Clay Movie 'Ford Fairlane' Now Available in Kindle Edition

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Marking the 23rd anniversary of 'The Adventures of Ford Fairlane,' the controversial 1990 motion picture released by 20th Century Fox, directed by Renny Harlin, and starring Andrew Dice Clay, indie e-Book publisher Cultmachine is offering Ford Fairlane fans for the first time the original stories on which the movie was based.

Daniel Edwards latest pop culture romp to feature Nude Pregnant Kim Kardashian 'Fertility Statue' to debut at LAB ART Gallery

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- A nude pregnant sculpture of Kim Kardashian with her belly fully accessible for gallery-goers to rub for 'good luck' is set for L.A. exhibit. The statue joins the celebrity baby sculptures created recently by artist Daniel Edwards; celebrating the beauty of celebrity pregnancy. The work, part of the artist's 'Celebrity Baby Boomer' series that began with the 2006 controversial sculpture 'Monument to Pro-Life,' which depicted a nude Britney Spears giving birth on a bearskin rug, will be revealed at LAB ART Gallery in Los Angeles.

Husky Haven of LA announces Huskies for Adoption Event in Hermosa Beach

PALMDALE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Want to know what Snow Dogs do in the summer? They go to Hermosa Beach, of course. Husky Haven of LA today announced that huskies will be coming to the Fiesta Hermosa annual event in Hermosa Beach this Saturday May 25 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The huskies will be located in front of the Comedy Store. Husky Haven of LA is dedicated to saving the lives of homeless, abandoned Siberian Huskies.

Edgewood Partners Insurance Center welcomes 'Power Broker' Kathleen Felderman and expands with new Denver Office

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Edgewood Partners Insurance Center (EPIC), a retail property, casualty and employee benefits insurance brokerage, announced today that brokers Kathleen Felderman and Jonathan Griffiths have joined the firm. Felderman, who has received national recognition as a Real Estate industry Power Broker in 2008, 2010, and 2011 joins EPIC as national real estate practice leader and managing principal.

Wholesale Trading Co-Op Insurance Services announces enhanced Catastrophe Risk Modeling and Consulting Services

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- WTCI (Wholesale Trading Co-Op Insurance Services, LLC) today announced that it has enhanced its Catastrophe Risk Modeling and Consulting Services. WTCI has added Risk Management Solutions catastrophe modeling software to the foundation of its risk modeling services and solutions. In addition, Bruce Norris, a WTCI director, recently enhanced his personal consulting capabilities by earning the Certified Catastrophe Modeler (CCM) designation from the AIR Institute.

Edgewood Partners Insurance Center (EPIC) adds Kris Beale as Employee Benefits Senior Compliance Consultant in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Edgewood Partners Insurance Center (EPIC), a retail property, casualty and employee benefits insurance brokerage, has added Kris Beale as Employee Benefits Division Senior Compliance Consultant in its San Francisco office. Beale has more than 14 years of experience in employee benefits, regulations, and the analysis of complex legislation.

Adventure Travel Memoir recounts real-life of heroine Aloha Wanderwell Baker – the first woman to travel around the globe in an...

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Starting at the age of 16, Aloha Wanderwell Baker became the first woman to travel around the globe in an automobile, a Model-T Ford. 'Aloha Wanderwell: Call to Adventure' (ISBN: 9781484118801) is a new book published by the Nile Baker Estate and Boyd Production Group that journals those adventures.
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Calif. Governor Brown Proposes to Reform Prop 65 – get back on track to protect Californians from harmful chemicals

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Yesterday, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. proposed reforms to strengthen and restore the intent of Proposition 65, a...
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Calif. Governor Brown Issues Proclamation Declaring Wildfire Awareness Week for Californians

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, in response to the recent fires in Southern California at the start of the "annual fire season," Calif....

The new Children's Entertainment Network features reporters aged from eight to 18 covering video games, TV, film and more

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- There's a new kid on the block - Children's Entertainment Network (CEN) - produced and directed by Mark Rowley is a new web series launched in mid January 2013. 'This exciting new kids' viewing venue is meant to entertain and educate,' Rowley says.

Celebrity artist Daniel Edwards concludes artist's Celebrity Baby Boomer series that began with 2006 controversial sculpture Monument to Pro-Life

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Leaked 3D ultrasounds of Socialite Kim Kardashian and Duchess of Cambridge Catherine 'Kate' Middleton have been fabricated into works of art by pop-culture artist Daniel Edwards; concluding his 'Celebrity Baby Boomer' series that began with the 2006 controversial sculpture 'Monument to Pro-Life,' which depicted a nude Britney Spears giving birth on a bearskin rug, at select venues in the Los Angeles area this summer, announces Cory Allen Contemporary Art.

Excellence in Human Capital Management: Edgewood Partners Insurance Center named a 'Healthiest Employer' for 2013 by Sacramento Business Journal

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- For 2013, Edgewood Partners Insurance Center (EPIC), a retail property, casualty and employee benefits insurance brokerage has been recognized by the Sacramento Business Journal as a 'Healthiest Employer.' EPIC is one of just 23 Sacramento area companies to be honored with this designation.

Integrated Comfort, Inc. has completed DualCool installations on 12 more Walmart stores in Northern and Central California

VACAVILLE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Integrated Comfort, Inc. has completed DualCool installations on 12 more Walmart Stores (NYSE: WMT) in Northern and Central California. DualCool is a retrofittable system that significantly improves the efficiency of rooftop cooling units (RTU's) in dry climates.

AC Talent Agency and Next Model Management have formed a strategic partnership

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, AC Talent Agency and Next Model Management announced they have formed a strategic partnership. Anna Chudoba Womack, founder of AC Talent, will be in charge of theatrical and commercial bookings for SAG/AFTRA projects for Next.

Food Finders, Inc. Celebrates 100 Million Pounds of Food Rescued for the Food Insecure in Southern California

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Since 1989, when Food Finders, Inc. officially started rescuing food to donate to needy agencies and shelters who feed the hungry, the nonprofit has collected and redistributed 100 million pounds of food. This tremendous milestone was reached this month, coinciding with its 24 year anniversary.

Teen Entrepreneur pushing California Legislators to pass proposed Made in the USA Labeling Bill

SAN CARLOS, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- California businesses cannot claim their products are 'Made in the USA' unless 100 percent of the components are manufactured in the country. The federal standard is 75 percent, which places an unfair disadvantage on California firms because there are some products that have components which are not available in the United States. Bulldog Lighting - a Calif.-based firm founded by teenage entrepreneur Dylan Sievers - is spearheading and promoting the passage of legislation that would make the 75 percent federal standard applicable in California.

The Compliance Group President Annemaria Allen named to California Mortgage Bankers Association Board of Directors

SAN MARCOS, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, The Compliance Group, Inc., a leading mortgage compliance services provider, has announced that the California Mortgage Bankers Association recently named its CEO and president Annemaria Allen a director.

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