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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.


MCT Integrates its MCTlive! Secondary Marketing Software with Freddie Mac for Automated Loan Sale Pricing and Commitment

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Aug. 17, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Mortgage Capital Trading, Inc. (MCT), a leading mortgage hedge advisory and secondary marketing software firm, announced new functionality that delivers real-time pricing and automates loan committing for Freddie Mac clients. MCT’s lender clients receive the pricing information seamlessly via its integrated capital markets technology platform, MCTlive! MCT is the first vendor to have successfully completed the first commitment via Freddie Mac’s new API technology.

Mortgage Professional America Magazine Honors MCT’s Rhonda Beck, CMB with 2018 Elite Women in Mortgage Award

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Aug. 17, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Mortgage Capital Trading, Inc. (MCT), a leading mortgage hedge advisory and secondary marketing software firm, announced that Rhonda Beck, CMB, has been designated to Mortgage Professional America (MPA) magazine’s list of Elite Women in Mortgage for 2018.

Investigation Launched into ‘Sustainability’ of Controversial Logging Plans

PETROLIA, Calif., Aug. 15, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Petrolia-based Lost Coast League (LCL) today announced that the growing controversy over Humboldt Redwood Co.’s (HRC’s) plans to log virgin forests at Rainbow Ridge stepped up a notch when auditors for the highly regarded Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) announced they will be reviewing the “sustainable” certification associated with two of the company’s key logging plans.

Former L.A. County Sheriff Leroy ‘Lee’ Baca Joins the Faculty at the University of Los Angeles College of Divinity

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Aug. 13, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Former Los Angeles County Sheriff Leroy “Lee” Baca, who retired as the top law enforcement officer in LA County in 2014, was appointed as a professor announced the University of Los Angeles College of Divinity in Compton, Calif. (ULACD). Ironically Sheriff Baca was previously responsible for the LA County Sheriff’s department taking over the policing in Compton from the local Compton Police department in 2000, saving the city over $8 million.

LACC Basketball Coach Mike (Michael) Miller Reveals Facts About His Innocence on TV show After Being Found Not Guilty On All Charges In Jury Trial

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Aug. 7, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Los Angeles City College Coach Mike Miller, who gained fame as the most winning college basketball coach in the country from 1997-2006, with a winning percentage of .885 and a record of 241-38, was found not guilty by 12-0 vote in a jury trial verdict in Los Angeles Superior Court; announced the California Basketball Association (CBA).

The Mortgage Collaborative Announces Release of TMC Benchmark 2.0

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Aug. 7, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Mortgage Collaborative (TMC), the nation’s only independent mortgage cooperative, today announced the release of its enhanced benchmarking solution for its lender members. In collaboration with TMC Preferred Partner LBA Ware, TMC Benchmark now has an improved user interface, augmented reporting dashboards and peer segmentation.

Cloudvirga Adds Digital Mortgage Integration with Leading Mortgage Insurance Provider Radian

IRVINE, Calif., Aug. 7, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Cloudvirga, a leading provider of digital mortgage point-of-sale (POS) software whose enterprise technology is powered by the intelligent Mortgage Platform, has partnered with Radian Guaranty, a subsidiary of Radian Group (NYSE: RDN), to deliver instant and accurate mortgage insurance (MI) rate quotes and streamline the ordering of MI certificates for lenders.

Mike Shinoda (of Linkin Park) to Headline Monster Energy Outbreak Tour in North America This Fall

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Aug. 6, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — As announced today by Outbreak Presents and Live Nation, Mike Shinoda is set to headline the latest installment of the Monster Energy Outbreak Tour. Tickets go on sale starting Friday, August 10 at 10 a.m. local time, with special pre-sales starting Tuesday, August 7 at 10 a.m. local time.

MCT’s Bid Auction Manager (BAM) Technology Automates Tri-Party Agreement for Investors’ Bid Tape AOT Loan Sale Executions

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Aug. 3, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Mortgage Capital Trading, Inc. (MCT), a leading mortgage hedge advisory and secondary marketing software firm, announced automation of the Tri-Party Agreement required between lenders, investors, and broker dealers during Assignment Of Trade (AOT) transactions in the secondary market. The functionality is built into MCT’s Bid Auction Manager(TM) (BAM) bid tape management and best execution platform.

NotaryCam Applauds Treasury Recommendations to Remove Barriers to Remote Online Notarization and ‘Fully Digital Mortgage’

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., Aug. 2, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Rick Triola, founder and CEO of the industry’s most popular remote online notarization solution, NotaryCam, calls the Department of Treasury’s recommendations in its July 31 report to the President: A Financial System That Creates Economic Opportunities: Nonbank Financials, Fintech, and Innovation “a cure to the persistent drags on real estate transactions that have prevented the consumer from experiencing the benefits now possible with digital technologies.”

Mattole Residents file Grievance over Certification of HRC Ancient Forest Logging

PETROLIA, Calif., Aug. 1, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Petrolia-based Lost Coast League (LCL) on Tuesday filed a formal grievance with SCS Global Services for certifying as sustainable a logging plan by Humboldt Redwood Co. (HRC) on untouched, primary forests in the Mattole River watershed on Rainbow Ridge.

Cloudvirga SVP of Product Management Josephine Yen Honored by HousingWire as a 2018 Women of Influence

IRVINE, Calif., Aug. 1, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Cloudvirga, a leading provider of digital mortgage point-of-sale (POS) software whose enterprise technology is powered by the intelligent Mortgage Platform, today announced that Josephine Yen, its senior vice president of product management, has been named to HousingWire’s 2018 Women of Influence list.

Bank of Southern California NA Completes Acquisition of Americas United Bank

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Aug. 1, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Bank of Southern California, N.A., San Diego, California (OTC Pink: BCAL / OTCMKTS:BCAL) announced today the completion of its acquisition of Americas United Bank, Glendale, California (OTC Pink: AUNB), effective July 31, 2018. Americas United Bank had total assets of approximately $231 million as of June 30, 2018.

Alternative Rock Band Johnny Chief Project Recording New EP ‘Talking to Myself’

LOS ANGELES, Calif., July 31, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Johnny Chief Project is a band with both a mission and a message. The alternative rock band recently revealed they are at L.A.’s Clear Lake Recording Studios recording and putting together what will be the band’s debut EP “Talking to Myself.”

Summer Shakespeare Family Fun Faire at the Shore in Long Beach

LONG BEACH, Calif., July 27, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Children’s Theatre of Long Beach (CTLB) presents its first Renaissance Faire experience! Partake of delicious food, Play medieval themed games, create fairy wings or armor and top it all off with a 60 minute version of Shakespeare’s “MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING!” Aug. 4, 2018 in Long Beach.

The City of Fresno and XG Communities announce 100 site small cell 4.9G / 5G deployment

FRESNO, Calif., July 27, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Today, XG Communities, LLC announced the first of over 100 new 4.9G / 5G small cell sites utilizing city-owned infrastructure in the City of Fresno. The network, which is scheduled to be operational by the end of 2018, will cover over half of the City with the latest wireless technology. This places Fresno as a clear market leader among the first cities nationwide to commence the roll-out of advanced small cell networks.

Cloudvirga’s Josephine Yen Named to MPA Magazine’s 2018 Elite Women in Mortgage

IRVINE, Calif., July 26, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Cloudvirga, a leading provider of digital mortgage point-of-sale (POS) software whose enterprise technology is powered by the intelligent Mortgage Platform, today announced that senior vice president of product management Josephine Yen has been named one of Mortgage Professional America magazine’s 2018 Elite Women in Mortgage.

SureCoat Systems’ New SureCoat and SureSet Repair Kits Now Available on Amazon

ANAHEIM, Calif., July 26, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — SureCoat Systems today announced that the launch of their newest gallon and half-gallon SureCoat and SureSet Repair Kits are now available on Amazon. As a result, thousands of contractors and DIY-ers across the country will now have access to these repair kits.

MQMR’s Erin Harris Recognized by Mortgage Professional America as One of Its ‘2018 Elite Women in Mortgage’

LOS ANGELES, Calif., July 25, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Mortgage Quality Management and Research, LLC (MQMR), a leader in mortgage risk management and compliance services, today announced that Erin Harris, manager of MQMR’s vendor management division HQ Vendor Management, has been named by industry trade magazine Mortgage Professional America (MPA) as a 2018 Elite Women in Mortgage honoree.

Two Arrested at Civil Disobedience Protest on Rainbow Ridge

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., July 23, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Forests Forever, a non-profit forest protection advocacy group, today announced that five employees of Lear Asset Management, a security contractor for Humboldt Redwood Co. (HRC), swept down on protesters camped near a logging road on Rainbow Ridge in the Mattole River watershed at about 5 a.m. yesterday (July 22).

Recovery Blogger Kelly Fitzgerald Junco Sells Memoir About Her Adventures as The ‘Sober Senorita’

LOS ANGELES, Calif., July 18, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Passageway Press, a boutique publisher based in the U.K., has acquired recovery blogger Kelly Fitzgerald Junco’s memoir, which recounts her journey from party chica to sober senorita – moving from suburban Pennsylvania to the tourist city of Cancun, Mexico and then succumbing to alcohol and cocaine addiction.

Bank of Southern California NA Names Catherine Puckett VP, Business Development Manager

SAN DIEGO, Calif., July 18, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Bank of Southern California, N.A. (OTC Pink: BCAL), a community business bank headquartered in San Diego, is pleased to announce that Catherine Puckett has joined the company as Vice President, Business Development Manager. She will be responsible for expanding Bank of Southern California’s business banking client base by actively seeking new business opportunities in the San Diego region.

Mortgage Risk Management Firm MQMR Continues Corporate Philanthropy Efforts through Volunteer Day at Camp Impact

LOS ANGELES, Calif., July 17, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Mortgage Quality Management and Research, LLC (MQMR), a leader in mortgage risk management and compliance services, recently completed a volunteer day at Camp Impact as part of its on-going corporate commitment to community service. Camp Impact offers free summer camps to homeless and underprivileged youth in the Arlington and Grand Prairie, Texas, communities.

Paragon Insurance Holdings Expands Operations in San Diego with addition of Robert Etzler and opening of new offices

SAN DIEGO, Calif., July 17, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Paragon Insurance Holdings LLC (“Paragon”), a national multi-line specialty MGA (Managing General Agency) based in Avon, Conn., today announced its expansion in San Diego, Calif. with the opening of new offices at 401 B Street in downtown San Diego and the hiring of top local insurance professional Robert Etzler, under the leadership of Paragon regional president, Andrew Petersen.

OpenClose Launches DecisionAssist Mobile for Originators

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., July 16, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — OpenClose(R), an industry-leading multi-channel loan origination system (LOS) and mortgage fintech provider, announced at the California Mortgage Bankers Association (CMBA) 46th Annual Western Secondary Marketing Conference that it unveiled DecisionAssist(TM) Mobile, which provides fingertip access to the company’s proprietary web-based product and pricing engine (PPE)

Coach Michael ‘Mike’ Miller found not guilty by 12-0 vote in jury trial verdict in Los Angeles Superior Court

LOS ANGELES, Calif., July 12, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Former Los Angeles City College (LACC) Coach and current CBA Commissioner, Michael Miller, exonerated on all charges in jury trial, the California Basketball Association (CBA) announced today.

Business Development and Relationship Management Specialist Julia Moore Joins EPIC in Sacramento CA

SACRAMENTO, Calif., July 12, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants announced today that new business sales and relationship management professional Julia Moore has joined the firm’s operations in Sacramento as Vice President, New Business Development.

Accurate Group Enhances Its NotaryWorks Complete Notary Solution with Remote Online Notarization from NotaryCam

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., July 10, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — NotaryCam today announced that it has partnered with Accurate Group, a leading provider of technology-driven real estate appraisal, title and compliance services, to provide remote online notarization services for NotaryWorks(TM), Accurate Group’s complete notary solution.

AnyTrans is Ready to Manage, Transfer, and Share Files Across Multiple Clouds for FREE

LOS ANGELES, Calif., July 9, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — iMobie AnyTrans today unveils a breakthrough yet FREE cloud manager – AnyTrans for Cloud, after its well-renowned iPhone manager and Android manager. For the first time, users are able to enjoy a safer, faster and auto cloud file transfer, easy content management and flexible online file sharing at one place, either on mobile, tablet, or computer.

CandyLipz Conducts Clinical Trial to Resolve Consumer Cupping Concerns

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., July 9, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — When some customers showed concern over cupping marks after using the lip plumper manufactured by CandyLipz, LLC, the company quickly jumped into action. It hired a third-party independent investigative research vendor, Biometrix, Inc -, a company that has conducted clinical trials for major multinational biotech, dermatology, product manufacturers and more for 20 plus years – to prove that there was nothing to worry about.

Cost-Effective GPS Distribution Over Fiber – GPS Fiber Transport Optimized for C-RAN

LOS ANGELES, Calif., July 9, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Optical Zonu Corp, a U.S. carrier-approved supplier of RF-Over-Fiber transport solutions and fiber monitored digital transport, has released a version of their GPS Fiber Transport specifically designed for providing the GPS connectivity for C-RAN hubs. This feature now offers 8 and 16 outputs with optional auto-switchover redundancy.

EPIC adds Sarmad Naqvi to its Private Client Practice in Northern California

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., July 9, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants announced today that risk management and insurance professional Sarmad Naqvi has joined the firm’s Private Client Insurance operations in Northern California, specializing in providing comprehensive, cost effective risk management and insurance protection to high net worth individuals and their families.

The No.1 Ramen restaurant in Japan, MENYA MUSASHI NITEN ICHIRYU is finally launched in North America

LOS ANGELES, Calif., July 3, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Renowned Japanese Ramen restaurant MENYA MUSASHI NITEN ICHIRYU is pleased to announce our Grand Opening Special Event on Friday, July 20, 2018 in Sawtelle, Los Angeles.

EPIC Insurance adds Eric Kitei as a Principal in Southern California

LOS ANGELES, Calif., July 3, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants announced today that risk management and insurance professional Eric Kitei has joined the firm’s operations in Southern California as a Principal, focusing on the unique needs of auto dealers and others in the automotive industry.

‘California punishes doctor for acting like a doctor,’ says Dr. Harte

CORTE MADERA, Calif., July 2, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Dr. Don Harte, noted chiropractic activist and former Libertarian State Senate candidate, is “horrified and disgusted” by the California medical board’s attack upon pro-vaccine freedom pediatrician, Dr. Bob Spears.

Lloyd A. Schmidt Elevated to Shareholder at Hoge Fenton

SAN JOSE, Calif., July 2, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Hoge Fenton is pleased to announce that, effective July 1, 2018, attorney Lloyd A. Schmidt was elevated to the status of shareholder. Hoge Fenton is a multi-service law firm headquartered in Silicon Valley, with highly focused practitioners.

July 4: Vet shoots among the crowd – It’s not real news – It’s thriller ‘Face Of Evil’ released by Gravitas

LOS ANGELES, Calif., June 29, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Awarded feature film “Face Of Evil” (F.O.E.) is being released by Gravitas Ventures and is now available on Video On Demand and DVD, right on time for your July 4th party! “This psychological thriller horror is also very entertaining and grotesque, and it’s ideal for your post-barbeque chilly-afternoon movie-time,” says the film’s writer/director Vito Dinatolo, of V-Movie.

Gordon Brush Mfg. Co. Inc. Wins 2018 MADE: In America Award

LOS ANGELES, Calif., June 28, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Gordon Brush Mfg. Co., Inc. announced today that the Company is the 2018 winner of the MADE: In America Award. The award will be presented on July 3 on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., to company President and CEO Ken Rakusin.

‘WHOOPING COUGH UPTICK’ is Medical Fake News, Medical Scam, says Dr. Don Harte

CORTE MADERA, Calif., June 25, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Dr. Don Harte, noted chiropractic activist and former Libertarian State Senate candidate, is disgusted but not surprised by the latest “medical scam/fake news.”

Cloudvirga Named One of North America’s Top 100 Tech Firms by Red Herring

IRVINE, Calif., June 21, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Cloudvirga, a leading provider of digital mortgage point-of-sale (POS) software whose enterprise technology is powered by the intelligent Mortgage Platform, was honored today with Red Herring’s Top 100 North America award.