California Business News

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.


Informative Research Adds Mortgage Finance Expert Kurt Raymond, CMB as Senior Vice President

GARDEN GROVE, Calif., April 23, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Informative Research, a leading technology platform that delivers data-driven solutions to the lending community, announced it has expanded its team to add mortgage industry veteran Kurt Raymond, CMB as Senior Vice President and Borrower Journey Engineer. The move reflects Informative Research’s commitment to helping lenders streamline origination costs and enhance the borrower experience.

California IVF Fertility Center Awarded on Newsweek’s America’s Best Fertility Clinics 2024 List

SACRAMENTO, Calif., April 22, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — California IVF Fertility Center has been awarded on the Newsweek list of America’s Best Fertility Clinics 2024. This prestigious award is presented by Newsweek and Statista Inc., the world-leading statistics portal and industry ranking provider. The award list was announced on April 17, 2024, and can be viewed on Newsweek’s website. In honor of Fertility Awareness, California IVF will give away a free IVF package.

California Safe Schools Honors Earth Day Champions and Celebrates its 26th Anniversary of Environmental Protection

LOS ANGELES, Calif., April 19, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — California Safe Schools (CSS) celebrates 7 Earth Day Champions for their extraordinary achievements and mindfulness of future generations. “California Safe Schools proudly honors these individuals whose dedication and resolve make the world a better place and inspire others,” affirms Robina Suwol, Executive Director of California Safe Schools. [UPDATED]

MCT Launches Complete Best Execution, Now Including Fully Integrated Retain vs. Release MSR Decisioning

SAN DIEGO, Calif., April 18, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Mortgage Capital Trading, Inc. (MCT®), the de facto leader in innovative mortgage capital markets technology, proudly introduces a game-changing advancement: a Best Ex for Released and Retained all in one platform!

An Evening of Joy and Celebration as the Church of Scientology Hosts a Chaand Raat Festival, the ‘Night of the Moon,’ on L. Ron Hubbard Way

LOS ANGELES, Calif., April 16, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Some 1,500 guests from the Los Angeles Bangladeshi community gathered on L. Ron Hubbard Way for their annual Chaand Raat celebration. On the eve of Eid ul Fitr, marking the end of Ramadan, Muslims in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh celebrate Chaand Raat. The term means “The Night of the Moon” in Urdu and it signals the sighting of the crescent moon that ends a month of prayer, fasting and spiritual reflection.

Introducing the Cellular 2 Device: Soberlink’s Latest Advancement in Remote Alcohol Monitoring

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif., April 16, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Introducing the new Cellular 2 Device, the latest addition to Soberlink’s line of remote alcohol monitoring solutions. Designed with user convenience and global accessibility in mind, the Cellular 2 Device seamlessly combines a sleek design with comprehensive functionality, offering a dependable tool for individuals and professionals in Family Law, Addiction Recovery, and Workplace Compliance.

Domaine Carneros Celebrates Earth Day Every Day

NAPA, Calif., April 16, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Adding to its multi-decade legacy of environmental stewardship, Domaine Carneros is pleased to share new initiatives that build upon its commitment to producing outstanding wine while continuously striving for best practices in sustainability. Installation of groundbreaking new microgrid technology in 2023 increased Domaine Carneros’ commitment to renewable energy. In celebration, the winery is proud to release its first microgrid-powered wine, the 2023 Avant Garde Pinot Noir Rose, “Powered by The Sun.”

UniFab All-In-One V2.0.1.6 Revolutionizes Video Enlargement, Deinterlacing, and Denoising with Increased Speed of Conversion

LOS ANGELES, Calif., April 12, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — DVDFab announced today that, with recent updates, UniFab All-In-One has increased the conversion speed of its enlarger, denoiser, and deinterlacer modules. Even the HDR upscaler module has introduced cinema mode (fast) to increase conversion speed while maintaining high-quality images.

Secured Signing for Bullhorn now uses AI to automatically send documents for signatures!

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., April 10, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Secured Signing, a pioneer in digital signatures and remote online notarization solutions, is thrilled to announce the release of a revolutionary new feature designed exclusively for Bullhorn users. Secured Signing integrates with Bullhorn and provides a one stop Digital Signature solution that delivers a full range of form completion and eSigning capabilities.

L. Ron Hubbard Life Exhibition Announces a New Display of the Royal Bestowal for Mr. Hubbard From His Royal Highness Sultan Tomas Cabili Jr.

LOS ANGELES, Calif., April 9, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — L. Ron Hubbard Life Exhibition in Hollywood, California, proudly announces a new permanent display featuring the royal bestowal of Datu and a Kris sword, presented by HRH Sultan Tomas Cabili Jr. and HRH Sultana Remedios Pastor of Mindanao, Philippines, on the anniversary of Mr. Hubbard’s birthday.

MCT Reports A 15% Lock Volume Increase Heading Into Buying Season

SAN DIEGO, Calif., April 5, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Mortgage Capital Trading, Inc. (MCT®), the de facto leader in innovative mortgage capital markets technology, announced today an increase of 15.36% in mortgage lock volume compared to the previous month. To gain comprehensive insights into the market dynamics, industry professionals and enthusiasts are invited to download the complete report.

Introducing The Boulder Kiosk from Olea: A New Era for Outdoor Solutions

LOS ANGELES, Calif., April 3, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Olea Kiosks®, a visionary provider of self-service kiosk solutions, today announced its latest design, the Boulder Outdoor Kiosk. This new and innovative solution was created to address the growing number of outdoor self-service use cases such as food and beverage ordering, ticketing, parking, and EV charging payments.

Informative Research Announces Manual VOI Integration with Veri-Tax to Improve Mortgage Verification Services

GARDEN GROVE, Calif., April 2, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Informative Research, a leading technology platform that delivers data-driven solutions to the lending community, announced the integration of Veri-Tax, the market leader in delivering the industry’s fastest verifications, into its proprietary Verification Platform. The integration merges Informative Research’s platform with Veri-Tax’s verification services so lenders can access advanced validation tools that elevate the accuracy and reliability of borrower information.

Record Crowd Celebrates Easter at Church of Scientology Los Angeles with a 25,000-Egg Hunt

LOS ANGELES, Calif., April 2, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Despite predictions of rain over Easter weekend, Sunday’s annual Easter Egg Hunt on March 31 proceeded undeterred. Staff and volunteers from the Church of Scientology Los Angeles were prepared no matter the weather, with tents erected in case of a storm. But the afternoon was blessed with blue skies when nearly 7,000 neighbors joined the fun on L. Ron Hubbard Way for the annual Church of Scientology Easter celebration.

Citizens Commission on Human Rights Exposes Dangerous Facts About Psychiatry’s New Celebrity Fad: Ketamine ‘Therapy’

LOS ANGELES, Calif., March 30, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In the wake of the untimely passing of beloved actor Matthew Perry, whose toxicology report revealed elevated levels of ketamine, the Church of Scientology Los Angeles and the Los Angeles chapter of Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) hosted a forum and open house to raise awareness of the dangers of so-called ketamine infusion therapy. Hosting the event was Erin Godley from the Los Angeles chapter of CCHR.

South Bay Music Association Presents ‘Beethoven Ode to Joy at 200’

LOS ANGELES, Calif., March 28, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — On April 6, 2024, at 7 p.m. in El Segundo, CA, the South Bay Wind Ensemble will perform “Beethoven Ode to Joy at 200.” The concert will take place at the El Segundo Performing Arts Center. Join the South Bay Wind Ensemble, the SoCAL Chorale, Maestro Steven Allen Fox, Chorale Director Marya Basaraba, and over 130 musicians on April 6 as we celebrate 200 years of the greatest symphony of all time!

Mountain View Welcomes the Launch of Nibav Lifts Showroom

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., March 28, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Nibav Home Lifts, a leading provider of innovative elevator solutions, proudly announces the launch of its new showroom in the heart of Mountain View. This marks a significant step for the company in its commitment to serving the community with cutting-edge mobility solutions.

Pro-Aging Influencer, Makeda Smith, Closes Women’s History Month with Book Release, ‘Flying Over 50 at Any Age’ and New Coaching Portal, ‘The Makeda Method’

LOS ANGELES, Calif., March 28, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — When veteran entertainment industry publicist Makeda Smith began pole dancing as a fitness hobby, over 12 years ago, she had no idea it would morph into a life changing journey. The 63-year-old grandmother, who has received international notoriety for her dance flow movement practice, Flying Over 50, has announced a brand expansion during Women’s History Month.

Legacy of Valor: Persian American Civic Action Network [PACAN] Hosts 3rd Annual Fundraising Gala

LOS ANGELES, Calif., March 26, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Persian American Civic Action Network [PACAN] is a nonprofit dedicated to empowering Iranian-Americans for civic engagement and activism for the restoration of diplomatic relations between the United States and a free, democratic, and secular Iran. PACAN is excited to announce their 3rd annual fundraising Gala to celebrate the Centennial of the Imperial Iranian Air Force (IIAF).

Skateboard Legend Steve Berra Partners with LAPD Hollywood Division for Charitable Skateboard Giveaway

LOS ANGELES, Calif., March 23, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — As part of a toy giveaway in Hollywood for underserved youth, organized by the Church of Scientology Celebrity Centre in conjunction with LAPD Hollywood youth development programs, Scientologist and legendary skateboarder Steve Berra donated signature skateboards, hoodies, and Berra’s Berrics Cariuma CATIBA Pro skate shoes. And what could be more appropriate in a town known as the birthplace of modern skateboarding.

Los Angeles Deserves to Know the Hidden Source of So Many of the City’s Problems: Find Out at the Citizens Commission on Human Rights ‘Psychiatry an Industry of Death Exhibit’

LOS ANGELES, Calif., March 22, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — It’s no accident that while prescriptions for psychiatric medications have soared, the Los Angeles suicide rate has risen 40 percent since the year 2000 while the county’s mental health budget, at nearly $3 billion and rising, is the largest in the United States. Ever wonder why? The answer is not easy to confront. But Angelenos owe it to themselves and their families to visit the Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) ‘Psychiatry: An Industry of Death Exhibit,’ which begins its global tour this week in Los Angeles with a grand opening on Friday, March 22 at 1:30 p.m.

Author of ‘Buying Time’ Financial Guide Changes Course When Tragedy Hits

LOS ANGELES, Calif., March 21, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — When Heidi McNulty sat down to write “Buying Time” (ISBN: 978-1956955941 [ebook]; 978-1-956955958 [paperback]; 978-1956955965 [hardcover]), a finance book for young people for publisher Legacy Launch Pad, based on going from living paycheck-to-paycheck to building a real estate empire for passive income generation – her life seemed set. At 35, she appeared to have it all-she was a successful real estate mogul, tech advisor, wife, mother and had just sold one of her businesses for seven figures.

Fineshare Launches Innovative AI Voice Changer and Soundboard Tool, VoiceTrans, to Enhance Online Communication

LOS ANGELES, Calif., March 20, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In this ever-growing virtual world, how to express yourself better, close distance with others, and light up atmosphere is getting important. As a smart software company that has been exploring the possibility of AI voices, Fineshare presents a new AI voice changer & soundboard tool VoiceTrans to help everyone create personalized voice identities in the virtual world, bringing joy to gamers, streamers, and chat users.

The Scientology Network’s International Day of Happiness Marathon Features an Array of Changemakers Raising the Quality of Life in Their Communities

LOS ANGELES, Calif., March 20, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Scientology Network is celebrating International Day of Happiness with an all-day marathon featuring “The Way to Happiness” – the common-sense moral code written by L. Ron Hubbard – and its positive impact across the globe. The marathon event includes the two-hour The Way to Happiness book-on-film and features episodes of Voices for Humanity showcasing the movement in action.

A Tip From the Church of Scientology to Help Make International Happiness Day Something to Celebrate

LOS ANGELES, Calif., March 14, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — According to a February 2024 Gallup Poll, fewer than 50 percent of Americans are “very satisfied” with how things are going in their personal lives. With the International Day of Happiness approaching, Scientology Churches everywhere are opening their doors to the community to share The Way to Happiness, a booklet that can spell the difference between happiness and despair.

Tax Relief CPA Alerts Delinquent Taxpayers as IRS Intensifies Collection Efforts and Audit Activities for 2024

LOS ANGELES, Calif., March 13, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — James Cha, a CPA and a Certified Tax Resolution Specialist from Ace Plus Tax Resolution, alerts that the IRS is ramping up collections and tax audits in 2024, and urges taxpayers to act with tax relief strategies. If you haven’t received IRS notices recently about unfiled returns or unpaid taxes, expect that to change. The IRS is hiring more auditors and resuming collection notices aggressively. Be prepared for stepped-up IRS collections efforts in 2024.

March 13, the Birthday of Author, Humanitarian and Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard

LOS ANGELES, Calif., March 13, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — While Scientologists across the globe celebrate L Ron Hubbard’s birthday today, they are joined by millions more who honor him for the humanitarian activities he inspired and his impact on their lives. In his famous essay, “My Philosophy,” L. Ron Hubbard wrote “I like to help others and count it as my greatest pleasure in life to see a person free himself of the shadows which darken his days.”

Informative Research Announces Mortgage Lenders Using Fannie Mae’s Desktop Underwriter Can Now Validate Income and Employment with AccountChek

GARDEN GROVE, Calif., March 7, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Informative Research, a leading technology platform that delivers data-driven solutions to the lending community, announced that lenders using Fannie Mae’s Desktop Underwriter® (DU®) can now leverage a 12-month asset verification report to validate income and employment in addition to assets with a single asset report. By using direct deposit banking data to evaluate income and employment, lenders can streamline processes and improve the borrower experience.

MCT Reports a 20.9% Increase In Mortgage Lock Volume Amidst Rising Rates

SAN DIEGO, Calif., March 6, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Mortgage Capital Trading, Inc. (MCT®), the de facto leader in innovative mortgage capital markets technology, has reported a 20.9% increase in mortgage lock volume in February compared to the previous month. To gain comprehensive insights into the market dynamics, industry professionals and enthusiasts are invited to download the complete report.

BHERC 14th Annual Youth Diversity Film Festival To Take Place Saturday, March 23, 2024 in Los Angeles

HOLLYWOOD, Calif., March 4, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Black Hollywood Education and Resource Center (BHERC) is proud to present the 14th Annual Youth Diversity Film Festival (YDFF) Saturday, March 23rd (in-person) at Regal L.A. Live, 1000 West Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015. Films can also be viewed (virtually) online at www.BHERC.TV through Sunday, March 24, 2024.

Publishers Newswire announces its Semi-annual BOOKS TO BOOKMARK List for March 2024 – Eight New Books You’ve Never Heard Of

TEMECULA, Calif., March 4, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Publishers Newswire (PNW), an online news publisher covering books, music and software launched in 2004, has announced its latest semi-annual “books to bookmark” list of eight new and interesting books from small publishers and self-published authors in North America published over the past year. These books are often overlooked due to not coming from major traditional N.Y. book publishing houses.

Hollywood Village Does Something Special to Back Up Local Firefighters – Men and Women Who Risk Their Lives to Ensure the Safety of Us All

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Feb. 29, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Firefighters are in the business of saving lives. These are the men and women who provide fire prevention and rescue. They battle the blazes throughout the city and the notorious Los Angeles brushfires and wildfires. They are also the ambulance drivers, EMTs and paramedics who provide emergency medical response. And they do so day and night every day of the year. Hollywood Village is a partnership between the Church of Scientology, The Way to Happiness Foundation, the Los Angeles Police Department, local businesses, and numerous faith-based and neighborhood groups.

MCT Releases Custom TBA Indications to Provide Price Discovery for Illiquid Coupons

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Feb. 28, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Mortgage Capital Trading, Inc. (MCT®), the de facto leader in innovative mortgage capital markets technology, today announced the release of pricing indications for the to-be-announced mortgage-backed securities (TBAs) used by mortgage lenders to hedge their open mortgage pipelines. TBA indications improve transparency in illiquid market segments and act as a key reference point on lenders’ unique executions – critical data for generating accurate front-end borrower pricing.

Secured Signing Unveils Cutting-Edge Features and Enhancements in Latest Announcement

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Feb. 27, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Secured Signing, a leading provider of digital signature solutions, today announced the release of its latest version, featuring a range of innovative features and enhancements designed to make the signing process smoother and more efficient than ever. These updates benefit users of the We Sign, Form Filler templates, and Remote Online Notarization (RON) platforms.

CDF Labor Law LLP Expands Firm Leadership, Elevates Six Women

IRVINE, Calif., Feb. 22, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — CDF Labor Law LLP is proud to announce the promotion of two attorneys to Partner and four to Senior Counsel, all of whom are talented women employment defense litigators. These promotions reflect our commitment to cultivating an inclusive environment that values and advances our team members’ diverse skills and contributions. These individuals, part of our nearly 50-strong legal team, exemplify CDF’s dedication to guiding and defending employers in California’s complex labor and employment legal terrain.

IRS Solutions Releases IRS Advance Notice, Innovative Tax Resolution Platform Feature that Tracks and Alerts Users to IRS Transcript Changes

VALENCIA, Calif., Feb. 14, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — IRS Solutions® announces the addition of IRS Advance Notice™ (IAN) to the industry’s favorite tax resolution platform. The new feature detects and alerts tax professionals to changes on client IRS transcripts, often months in advance of official notification by mail. CPAs, Enrolled Agents, Attorneys and other tax specialists can work less, earn more, and enjoy steady year-round income with IAN.

MCT Awarded HW Tech100 Mortgage Award for the 5th Consecutive Year

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Feb. 13, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Mortgage Capital Trading, Inc. (MCT®), the de facto leader in innovative mortgage capital markets technology, was announced as a 2024 HousingWire Tech100 Mortgage Winner for the 5th consecutive year. For more than a decade, HousingWire’s Tech100 program has identified and recognized the most innovative technology companies serving the mortgage and real estate industries.

The Untold Story of the Church of Scientology Global Response to the Pandemic Now Airs in New Documentary

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Feb. 8, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Scientology Network announces an original feature-length documentary, “Operation: Do Something About It,” now airing on DIRECTV Channel 320 and available to stream. The documentary tells the story of how the Church of Scientology harnessed its state-of-the-art facilities, rallied its worldwide network of volunteers and mobilized the largest humanitarian effort in its history to bring hope, help and compassion in the wake of the unimaginable.

Enjoy a Slice and Half an Hour of Fun on National Pizza Day: Watch an Episode of Meet a Scientologist on the Founder of Mr. Jim’s Pizza

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Feb. 7, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — According to a Harris Poll survey of more than 2,000 U.S. adults, pizza is America’s favorite food. So, in honor of National Pizza Day, celebrated each year on February 9th, you are invited to enjoy a slice with your favorite topping while the Scientology Network serves up an episode of Meet a Scientologist, featuring Jim Johnson, who turned pizza into a way of life.

LA Sports Council Announces New President & CEO Matthew Cacciato

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Feb. 6, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The LA Sports Council, the region’s premier sports trade association, is proud to announce the hiring of a new President and CEO of the organization, Matthew Cacciato. As President, Cacciato’s first initiative will be the organization’s 19th Annual LA Sports Awards, a flagship celebration honoring the best in LA sports and top moments of the year.