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California Business News – including business, entertainment, finance, health and medical, non-profit, public policy and technology news from California, USA, as issued by the Send2Press Newswire service.


AAPI Toastmaster to Host The 2021 Los Angeles Congress of Neighborhoods

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Sept. 24, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Asian American Toastmaster Judy Thang has been selected to host the opening session of the 2021 Los Angeles Congress of Neighborhoods. This year, the theme of the event will be “Leading Change Together,” Toastmasters District 52 announced today.

Compassion Prison Project and CA Surgeon General Dr. Nadine Burke-Harris Raise ACE Awareness in CA Prison

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Sept. 23, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Compassion Prison Project (CPP) piloted its innovative new series “Trauma Talks,” an educational video program with accompanying workbook this week. CPP’s mission is to create trauma-informed prisons and communities by bringing trauma awareness education and proven healing modalities to the men and women living and working in prison.

Mortgage Coach introduces integration with LoanSense to help federal student loan holders become homeowners and increase purchase power

CORONA, Calif., Sept. 21, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Mortgage Coach, the industry’s leading platform enabling mortgage lenders to create digital and accurate home loan options for consumers, today announced its partnership with LoanSense, an online student loan advisor that helps federal student loan holders enroll in affordable repayment and forgiveness plans.

Scientology Network Shares Solutions on International Day of Peace

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Sept. 21, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — On International Day of Peace, September 21, a full day of programming on the Scientology Network showcases solutions to create a more peaceful world. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights calls on those who cherish freedom to “strive by teaching and education to promote respect for these rights and freedoms.”

Social Activist AM Davies Introduces New BIPOC Hosts to Share the Mic on Her ‘Yes, a Stripper’ Podcast

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Sept. 17, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — An iconic veteran of Hollywood’s nightlife scene, AM Davies (AMD) has been working with and advocating for dancers and workers within the sex community for nearly two decades. She is the Secretary of Strippers United (formerly Soldiers of Pole), an organization which works to unionize dancers and has hosted her podcast, “Yes, a Stripper” Podcast (YAS Podcast) for the past year and a half as an educational resource for inquiring listeners.

Los Angeles-Based Minority Director, Lakpathy Wijesekara’s Feature Film ‘Free By Noon’ To Hit Theaters In October

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Sept. 16, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Los Angeles-based, Sri Lankan filmmaker, Lakpathy Wijesekara’s latest feature film “Free By Noon” starring John Eisen, Raechel Wong, Justine Herron and Melissa Howell will be theatrically released in Los Angeles from October 15 to October 21, 2021 at the Laemmle theater in Glendale.

Legacy Launch Pad Publishing releases business book by navy captain-turned-entrepreneur Gene Moran

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Sept. 15, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Legacy Launch Pad Publishing is releasing the second book by entrepreneur Gene Moran, founder and president of the consulting firm Capitol Integration. “Make Your Move: Charting Your Post-Military Career” (ISBN 978-1-951407797) synthesizes Moran’s experiences.

MAGLITE and Trekin Outdoors! Partner to Encourage the Adventurous Outdoor Lifestyle and Use of MAGLITE Products During Those Adventures

ONTARIO, Calif., Sept. 14, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — MAGLITE and Trekin outdoors! have formed a partnership which will highlight the outdoor adventures of the Trekin Outdoors! team and will include the generous use of Trekin Outdoors! footage in the MAGLITE social media and offer fans of Trekin Outdoors! the chance to win MAGLITE products.

Beyond Baroque Announces Amanda Gorman Future Voices Poetry Fund

VENICE, Calif., Sept. 14, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Beyond Baroque, one of the nation’s leading independent Literary Arts Centers, has announced the Amanda Gorman Future Voices Poetry Fund. The fund, named in honor of Beyond Baroque alumna and U.S. Presidential Inaugural Poet Amanda Gorman, will provide $10,000 to young poets of color.

Loren Data Launches New Portal with Advanced Visibility and B2B Onboarding Support

MARINA DEL REY, Calif., Sept. 13, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Loren Data Corp., a leader in B2B eCommerce communications technology, announced today that they have introduced a new user interface for their clients. The new portal leverages the core API technologies of ECGrid to provide a holistic view into all production EDI and B2B transactions.

Los Altos CA Woman Recognized for Work Helping Women Who Feel Unsafe in Their Own Home

LOS ALTOS, Calif., Sept. 9, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Local woman, Ruth Darlene, founder and executive director of WomenSV, earns two national awards from DomesticShelters.org, a Midpeninsula Media Center award, and a $250,000 grant by Santa Clara County for her work helping women who feel unsafe in their own home.

Whiteoak Invests in Amplify-Now to Accelerate Global Expansion and Development

REDONDO BEACH, Calif., Sept. 9, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Amplify-Now, a leading provider of Strategy Execution Management software headquartered in Adelaide, Australia, announced that Whiteoak, a growth-equity firm based in Sydney, Australia, plans to invest in their company to help spur global growth and product development ambitions..

Award-Winning Toastmaster Launches 2021 Burbank International Film Festival

BURBANK, Calif., Sept. 8, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Award-winning Toastmaster Jeff Rector, of Toastmasters International District 52, invites film industry professionals and film enthusiasts to secure their VIP All-Access Passes to the Festival Screenings, Red Carpet Events, Parties and Closing Night Dinner & Gala Awards Show. The Burbank International Film Festival (BIFF) is proud to celebrate its 13th anniversary in the “Media Capital of the World.”

Legacy Launch Pad Publishing releases business book for female entrepreneurs by angel investor Mimi Maclean

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Sept. 8, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Legacy Launch Pad Publishing is releasing the first book by angel investor, CPA, Columbia Business School alumni, non-profit founder and podcaster Mimi MacLean. “How to Be a Badass Female CEO: Slay the Competition and Reach the Top” (ISBN: 978-1951407681) is designed to help women succeed in male-dominated roles.

Nomis Solutions Senior Product Manager Erik McNally Honored as a 2021 HousingWire Insider

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Sept. 8, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Nomis Solutions (Nomis), a global, industry-leading pricing and profitability management solutions provider, today announced that senior product manager Erik McNally has been named a 2021 HW Insiders Award honoree by industry trade publication HousingWire. The HW Insiders award program honors operational superstars in housing that are driving their companies and clients forward.

Talon International Announces Launch of 100% Sustainable Ghost Net Products

WOODLAND HILLS, Calif., Sept. 8, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — After years of meaningful development, Talon International is proud to announce the launch of its innovative Ghost Net Products. The company successfully developed a solution to improving marine habitats by collecting and recycling the surplus of plastic waste that has consumed our beloved oceans.

MCT’s Paul Yarbrough is named to HousingWire’s 2021 Insiders Award List

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Sept. 2, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Mortgage Capital Trading, Inc. (MCT®), an industry-leading mortgage hedge advisory firm, announced that Paul Yarbrough, Director of the Client Success Group, has been named to HousingWire’s 2021 Insider Awards list. The list is designed to honor an organization’s operational all-stars – those insiders who are the company’s best-kept secret, yet vital to its success.

Mortgage Coach COO Kelli Hodges honored as 2021 HW Insiders award recipient

CORONA, Calif., Sept. 2, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Mortgage Coach, the industry’s leading platform that enables mortgage lenders to create digital and accurate home loan options for consumers, today announced that chief operations officer (COO) Kelli Hodges has been named a 2021 HW Insiders award honoree by HousingWire.

Fanplayr Launches PrivacyID to Address New Privacy Laws and Upcoming Ban on Third-Party Cookies

PALO ALTO, Calif., Aug. 31, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Fanplayr, a global leader in online behavioral personalization, artificial intelligence and user privacy, announced the introduction of its new anonymized user identification solution PrivacyID. The technology behind PrivacyID is unique in that it allows for seamless use of the anonymized information.

Scientology Network Shares Vital Information on International Overdose Awareness Day

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Aug. 31, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — On International Overdose Awareness Day, a full day of drug-prevention programming on the Scientology Network provides solutions at the grassroots level. The Church of Scientology International invites parents, educators and civic and community leaders wishing to make a difference about the drug overdose crisis to see how leaders in the field of drug prevention are making an impact on this urgent issue.

New Yiftee White Paper ‘Coming Back Stronger’ Illustrates Communities Banding Together to Support Local Business

MENLO PARK, Calif., Aug. 30, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Today Yiftee published a new white paper based on its experience with more than 300 Community eGift Card programs across the country, 90% of which were started during the pandemic. The paper uses 16 short case studies to describe different chamber of commerce, main street, downtown and city programs all centered around simple digital gift cards.

Legacy Launch Pad Publishing Releases Memoir by Writer-Comedian and Widow of NFL Super Bowl Champion Nate Hobgood-Chittick

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Aug. 30, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Legacy Launch Pad Publishing is releasing the first book by writer and comedian Kelsey Chittick. The hilarious and moving memoir, “Second Half: Surviving Loss and Finding Magic in the Missing” (ISBN: 978-1951407445), documents her experience losing her husband, NFL football player Nate Hobgood-Chittick, when he was 42 and then navigating love, loss and widowhood while raising two children.

DocMagic Named to Inc. 5000 List of Fastest-Growing Private Companies

TORRANCE, Calif., Aug. 26, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — DocMagic, Inc., the premier provider of fully compliant loan document preparation, automated regulatory compliance, and comprehensive eMortgage services, announced that it has been named to the 2021 Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the fastest-growing private companies in the country.

Bre Maa Releases New EP that Promises Rap in its Purest Form

LONG BEACH, Calif., Aug. 26, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Rap artist, Bre Maa, also known as “The Hood Celestial” or “T.H.C.” just announced the release of her debut EP – “Brightly Unveiling Majesty” (B.U.M.). With four tracks, this album is poised to quickly brighten the rap scene.

‘Get Laughs or Cry Trying with Ken Rudnick’ is official selection at Battle of the Sketches

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Aug. 26, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — “Get Laughs or Cry Trying” is a fresh digital sketch comedy series, releasing original sketches on 4K HD on YouTube every Sunday through January 16, 2022, followed by HD release the next day on Instagram. The second episode, “PostMurder” premiered July 25, 2021, and is an Official Selection of The 4th Annual Battle of the Sketches.

Church of Scientology Reaches Out to Help Turn the Tide on Overdose Awareness Day

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Aug. 26, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — With the CDC reporting overdose deaths up 30 percent in 2020, the Church of Scientology International reaches out with vital information anyone may use to take effective action at home and in their communities. Effective drug education is more urgent now than ever. Because the best time to end drug abuse is before it begins.

Blockchain-based, AI-powered mortgage advisor Home Lending Pal raises $2.2M in pre-Series A round led by TMC Emerging Technology Fund LP

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Aug. 26, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Mortgage Collaborative (TMC), the nation’s largest independent cooperative network serving the mortgage industry, announced today that the TMC Emerging Technology Fund LP (the “Fund”) recently led a pre-Series A investment round in Home Lending Pal, a technology-enabled marketplace .

Industry-Leading No-Code Platform Certa Signs Agreement with supplier.io to Provide Diversity Analytics to Clients

PALO ALTO, Calif., Aug. 26, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Certa, the leading no-code platform for procurement, risk and compliance, and supplier.io, a pioneer in the field of supplier diversity solutions, announced a strategic partnership to bring Certa’s clients supplier.io’s best-in-class supplier diversity analytics.

Fontana Hyundai announces the grand opening of their new auto dealership facility located in the city of Fontana, CA

FONTANA, Calif., Aug. 25, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Emerging auto dealership Fontana Hyundai announces the ribbon cutting of their brand-new facility located in Fontana, California, in San Bernardino County on August 27, 2021. In attendance will be Fontana Mayor Acquanetta Warren as well as members of the Chamber of Commerce.

Nomis Solutions Introduces Margin Setter Dashboard, Adjusts Mortgage Rate Data Refresh Frequency in Latest Product Update

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Aug. 25, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Nomis Solutions (Nomis), a global, industry-leading pricing and profitability management solutions provider, recently introduced several product enhancements to its mortgage technology solution, further enhancing the market intelligence and actionable pricing capabilities available to its mortgage lending clients.

Del Monte Group Launches A Place of Possibility™ Podcast Series Exploring the World of Wealth Management beyond Money

ALAMO, Calif., Aug. 24, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Today, Greater Bay Area wealth management firm Del Monte Group announces the launch of “A Place of Possibility” podcast, co-hosted by Del Monte Group founder Richard Del Monte and partner and COO Angela Wright.

Olea Kiosks, Inc. Delivers Height Adjustable Austin Kiosk for Healthcare

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Aug. 24, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Olea Kiosks®, Inc., a visionary provider of innovative self-service kiosk solutions, today announced the addition of its height adjustable base for the Austin series kiosk. This new addition is available for ordering now.

EPIC Welcomes Peter Marshall – Further Strengthens Entertainment and Sports Practice

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Aug. 23, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property and casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Peter Marshall has joined its Entertainment & Sports practice as Managing Principal, Media Services.

New Jersey Native Pop Singer-Songwriter EM Scores Top 20 Billboard Adult Contemporary Chart Single – ‘Hear Your Love’

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Aug. 23, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In an era starved for young Pop artists with something significant to share, singer/songwriter Em (Emily Wachspress) delivers with her music and her message in her latest album, “DEAR LIFE,” a ginger breeze of mood, truth, and soulful Pop. “This album represents a big chapter in my life of growth and empowerment,” says Em.

Teamsters Local 396 Builds Momentum in Contract Campaign to Raise Wages and Working Conditions for Over 2,700 Sanitation Workers in Orange County

SANTA ANA, Calif., Aug. 20, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — On Tuesday, August 17, 2021, the City of Santa Ana stood up for working people by rejecting the city staff recommendation to replace its unionized waste hauler with a non-union hauler with a track record of union busting, air pollution and paying near poverty wages, Teamsters Local 396 said today.

AMI Expeditionary Healthcare and Maclean Health announce partnership to provide COVID-testing, vaccinations, and other safety measures to help California schools to open safely

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Aug. 20, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — AMI Expeditionary Healthcare, an international health-care provider with unparalleled experience in responding to global pandemics, and Maclean Health, a renowned Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise (DVBE) healthcare distributor, have teamed up to deliver COVID testing, vaccinations, and healthcare supplies to school districts with the support of California School Boards Association (CSBA).

CDF Labor Law LLP Attorneys Receive Best Lawyers in America© Awards

IRVINE, Calif., Aug. 19, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — CDF Labor Law LLP (CDF) proudly congratulates seven partners who were recognized in The Best Lawyers in America© for 2022 and four associates who were recognized in the 2022 Best Lawyers in America© “Ones to Watch” for various employment-related practice areas from metropolitan areas throughout California.

On World Humanitarian Day, Scientology Salutes Those Who Help in Times of Need

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Aug. 19, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — World Humanitarian Day, August 19, “recognizes the efforts of aid workers who put their lives on the line to help affected people during times of global crisis.” With the number and severity of natural disasters escalating and a pandemic that continues to surge, World Humanitarian Day takes on entirely new dimensions. The Church of Scientology International extends thanks to numerous orgs.

Olea Kiosks, Inc. Adds Ticketing Specialist Jared Epstein to Sales Team

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Aug. 19, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Olea Kiosks®, Inc., a visionary provider of innovative self-service kiosk solutions, today announced the expansion of its sales team by adding Jared Epstein to handle the ticketing vertical.

Executive Leadership and Transformation Coach Jovita Jenkins to Speak at Management and Leadership Skills Masterclass

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Aug. 18, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — SNGroup announced today that International Executive Coach, Jovita Jenkins, will be featured as a distinguished speaker at the upcoming live webinar: “Critical Management Skills for Managers and Leaders Virtual Masterclass” to be held Nov. 16, 2021. Jenkins is the author of “Get Out Of Your Own Way” (ISBN: ‎978-0974988719).