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.


Former loanDepot executive joins Cloudvirga as chief product officer

IRVINE, Calif., Dec. 11, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Cloudvirga, a leading provider of digital mortgage software, announced it has appointed Tim Von Kaenel to the role of chief product officer. In this role, Von Kaenel will oversee product strategy, design and go-to-market planning for Cloudvirga’s growing suite of digital mortgage point-of-sale products. Von Kaenel will report to Cloudvirga CEO Michael Schreck.

Reaching New Heights: Aclaro adds AI Loan Repayment Risk Management Product to its Relationship-Building Tech Solutions

MIAMI, Fla., Dec. 11, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Aclaro, the leading provider and developer of Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain-based technology solutions, announces the launch of their newest Fintech App in conjunction with the opening of a new office in San Francisco, California.

SecuGen to Showcase the Versatile Unity 20 Bluetooth Fingerprint Reader at CES 2019

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Dec. 11, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — SecuGen, the world’s leading optical fingerprint device and technology vendor, is pleased to announce they will be showcasing the new Unity 20 Bluetooth fingerprint reader at the 2019 CES exhibition in Las Vegas in early January.

Professionals Guild Hosts Huge 2018-2019 Bay Area New Year’s Eve at San Ramon Marriott

SAN RAMON, Calif., Dec. 10, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Professionals Guild today announced a Huge East Bay New Year’s Eve Party for singles and couples at the San Ramon Marriott Grand Ballroom, welcoming 2019. The party includes a live band, the Groove Doctors in the Grand Ballroom, DJ, Mike Westerman in a smaller ballroom, a big balloon drop at midnight and more. (VIDEO)

Bank of Southern California NA Hires Pamela Marble as Managing Director in Orange County

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Dec. 10, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Bank of Southern California, N.A. (OTC Pink: BCAL / OTCMKTS:BCAL), a community business bank headquartered in San Diego, has announced the appointment of Pamela Marble as Managing Director in Orange County. In this role, she will be responsible for business development and client relationship management.

Cloudvirga CEO Michael Schreck honored by HousingWire as Vanguard Award winner

IRVINE, Calif., Dec. 4, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Cloudvirga, a leading provider of digital mortgage software, today announced that CEO Michael Schreck is a recipient of HousingWire’s 2018 HW Vanguard Award. Now in its fourth year, the Vanguard Awards spotlight the housing finance industry’s most successful and influential executives.

SecuGen to Feature the Hamster Pro 10, FBI Certified Fingerprint Reader at CES 2019

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Dec. 4, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — SecuGen, a world leading optical fingerprint device and technology vendor, is pleased to be featuring the Hamster Pro(TM) 10, an FBI certified and ultra-slim fingerprint reader, at the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

NotaryCam’s Rick Triola Named A 2018 HousingWire Vanguard

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., Dec. 3, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — NotaryCam, the leader in online notarization and original provider of mortgage eClosing solutions, today announced that its Founder and CEO Rick Triola has been named a 2018 Vanguard by HousingWire magazine as part of its fourth annual HW Vanguards Awards program. In the magazine’s profile on Triola, the HousingWire editorial staff noted Triola’s role as a “pioneer in the field of digital mortgages.”

Jonathan Spencer Announces Opportunity to Own a Coastal Sanctuary in Sought-After Carmel Meadows

CARMEL, Calif., Dec. 3, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Jonathan Spencer Properties has announced a rare opportunity to own an oceanfront slice of heaven in sought-after Carmel Meadows. To live in Carmel Meadows is to live in arguably one of the most gorgeous and glorious places imaginable. At over 4,200 square feet, this 5-bedroom and 3.5 bath property offers a beautiful canvas for the next owner to create a showpiece refuge in an exquisite setting that captures the senses and inspires the mind. (VIDEO)

MQMR President Michael Steer Named Mortgage Industry ‘Vanguard’ by HousingWire Magazine

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Dec. 3, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Mortgage Quality Management and Research, LLC (MQMR) announced today that its President Michael Steer has been recognized by HousingWire magazine in its fourth annual HW Vanguard Awards(TM) program. Steer was honored for his efforts in building a diverse workforce and establishing a strong corporate culture that values employee feedback and community service.

Residents Medical Helps Canadian Med School Grads Get Residencies

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Dec. 3, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Canadian medical students and graduates are facing limitations and challenges when it comes to finding credible medical residencies. Residents Medical is offering solutions.

Bank of Southern California, N.A. Opens West Los Angeles Office

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Dec. 3, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Bank of Southern California, N.A. (OTC Pink: BCAL), a community business bank headquartered in San Diego, Calif., is pleased to announce its continued expansion in Los Angeles with the opening of a new production office in West Los Angeles.

Amitabha Buddha’s Holy Birthday Dharma Assembly Held by True Buddha Dharma Center at Bao Ta Si Temple

COVINA, Calif., Nov. 30, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Amitabha Buddha is the Lord of Buddhism of the Western World of the Utmost Bliss, says True Buddha Dharma Center. According to the “Amitabha Sutra Expounded by the Buddha,” this Buddha emits light that is unmeasurable and has a life that is unmeasurable. It is for those reasons, He is called the Amitabha Buddha.

8th Annual Spine IEP Fellows and Young Surgeons’ Course Sets Record Attendance

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Nov. 29, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Magnifi Group Inc. reported a record number of Spine Fellows and Young Surgeons from top spine centers and hospitals across the U.S. in attendance at the 8th Annual Spine IEP Fellows and Young Surgeons’ Course in San Francisco, Calif., on November 16-18, 2018.

CARR Welcomes New Board Member, Ms. Susan Valoff

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Nov. 28, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Consumer Advocates for RCFE Reform (CARR) is pleased to welcome Ms. Susan Valoff as its newest member of the Board of Directors. Ms. Valoff was installed in this role at the organization’s last board meeting on 14 November 2018.

David McNeil of EPIC Named 2018 Broker of Excellence by CalMutuals Joint Powers Risk and Insurance Management Authority

ONTARIO, Calif., Nov. 28, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Principal and Risk Management Consultant David McNeil has been selected as a 2018 Broker of Excellence by The California Association of Mutual Water Companies – Joint Powers Risk & Insurance Management Authority (CalMutuals-JPRIMA).

Cloudvirga taps former Altisource CTO as executive vice president of technology

IRVINE, Calif., Nov. 27, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Cloudvirga, a leading provider of digital mortgage software, today announced that mortgage industry veteran James Vinci has been selected to fill the firm’s newly created executive vice president of technology position. In this role, Vinci will execute Cloudvirga’s technical vision, oversee initiatives to strengthen developer talent and collaborate across departments to scale technical initiatives to the company’s explosive growth.

SecuGen to Showcase the U10, the World’s Smallest FBI Certified Optical Fingerprint Sensor at CES 2019

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Nov. 27, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — SecuGen, the world leading optical fingerprint device and technology vendor, is pleased to announce that they will be showcasing the U10 optical fingerprint sensor, at the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

Real Life Urban Superhero DangerMan Will Tribute Comic Book Legend Stan Lee at Third Annual DangerMan Hero Awards

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Nov. 27, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — An evening of celebration will mark the 20th anniversary for DangerMan, America’s Real Life Urban Super Hero at the Third Annual 2018 DangerMan Hero Awards, taking place on Saturday, December 8 at the California African American Museum (CAAM). During the affair, DangerMan will pay homage to his friend and recently departed mentor, comic book legend, Stan Lee.

EPIC Buys Direct Retail Wine Industry Business From Paragon Insurance Holdings

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Nov. 27, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today the purchase of a retail wine industry book of business from Managing General Agency (MGA) Paragon Insurance Holdings LLC. The accounts in question came to Paragon in the fall of 2017 when they acquired wine industry specialist John Sutak Insurance Brokers, along with two winery programs from the Argo Group.

Paragon Insurance Holdings to Sell its Direct Retail Wine Industry Business

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Nov. 27, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Paragon Insurance Holdings LLC today announced the sale of the firm’s direct retail wine industry business to retail insurance broker EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants. The accounts in question came to Paragon in the fall of 2017 when they purchased wine industry specialist John Sutak Insurance Brokers, along with two winery programs from the Argo Group.

Bank of Southern California NA Hires Juliana Rowland as Managing Director in Orange County

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Nov. 26, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Bank of Southern California, N.A. (OTC Pink: BCAL / OTCMKTS:BCAL), a community business bank headquartered in San Diego, has announced the appointment of Juliana Rowland as Managing Director in Orange County. She will be responsible for cultivating new client relationships for the Bank with a focus on Orange County’s business community.

Magnifi Group, Inc. Joins WYSE Travel Confederation

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Nov. 20, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Magnifi Group, a leading provider of educational technology solutions, has joined membership of the WYSE Travel Confederation. WYSE Travel Confederation is a world-renowned not-for-profit organization serving the youth, student, and education travel industry. WYSE membership enables Magnifi to serve the Student and Youth Travel Industry with its state-of-the-art eLearning platform, Learn-WiseGo.

Frisbee Sonic by Wham-O Named One of the Best New Toys of 2018 by Fatherly

CARSON, Calif., Nov. 20, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Frisbee(R) Sonic, the new “square” Frisbee by Wham-O, has been added to the Fatherly list of 100 Best New Toys of 2018. The designations, compiled by a team of editors, dads and kids, honor the manufacturers who harness technological advancements, imagination and product design to churn out play products that inform, inspire, develop and entertain. Wham-O reinvented the way Frisbee and all discs will fly in the future with the introduction of the Frisbee Sonic.

MCT Hires Industry Veteran Rhiannon Bolen as Regional Sales Manager to Satisfy Increasing Demand for its Product and Service Offerings

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Nov. 16, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Mortgage Capital Trading, Inc. (MCT), a leading mortgage hedge advisory and secondary marketing software firm, announced that Rhiannon Bolen has joined the company’s sales team as one of its Regional Sales Managers and will be responsible for overseeing the Southern territory.

Former Roostify exec joins Cloudvirga as chief customer success officer

IRVINE, Calif., Nov. 14, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Cloudvirga, a leading provider of digital mortgage software, today announced the appointment of Jesse Decker to the role of chief customer success officer. Decker will lead the company’s customer success division and work collaboratively with its product development and marketing teams to help leading mortgage lenders leverage the full potential of Cloudvirga’s revolutionary point-of-sale (POS) products.

More than 500 Expected to Attend 17th Annual Sacramento Event: Women in Law Enforcement Community Awards

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Nov. 14, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — MEDIA ADVISORY — More than 500 people are expected to attend the 17th annual award luncheon Saturday, November 17, 2018, to recognize winners of the “Women in Law Enforcement” Business and Community Awards presented by the Sacramento Chapter of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women.

Large Number of Medical Residency Applicants Receive Rejections

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Nov. 14, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — This year marked the 16th consecutive increase in the number of medical residency positions offered and Residents Medical, an educational and residency placement organization, is taking notice.

Bank of Southern California, NA Announces Third Quarter 2018 Financial Results (OTC:BCAL)

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Nov. 13, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Bank of Southern California, N.A. (OTC Pink: BCAL / OTCMKTS:BCAL) announced quarterly net income of $874,988 for the third quarter of 2018, compared to $1,088,043 for the third quarter of 2017. For the nine months ended September 30, 2018, net income was $3,253,441, compared to $2,830,295 for the nine months ended September 30, 2017. Results for the quarter and nine months ended Sept. 30, 2018, include approximately $1.2 million and $1.6 million, respectively, in expenses related to the acquisition of Americas United Bank (OTC Pink: AUNB), which was completed on July 31, 2018.

Magnifi Group, Inc. to Host the 8th Annual Spine IEP Fellows and Young Surgeons’ Course in San Francisco, CA

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Nov. 12, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Over 60 Spine Fellows and Young Surgeons from the United States’ top spine centers and hospitals across the U.S. will attend the 8th annual Spine IEP Fellows & Young Surgeons’ Course, to be held in San Francisco, Calif., Nov. 16-18, 2018, Magnifi Group announced today.

NotaryCam to Offer Complimentary Notarizations for Active Duty, Retired U.S. Military Members in Honor of Veterans Day

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., Nov. 9, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — NotaryCam today announced it would offer free remote online notarization (RON) sessions to United States veterans and current service members in honor of Veterans Day as part of its semi-annual “Help a Hero” initiative. From Nov. 9-12, active duty and retired service members can connect to a live notary public via NotaryCam’s secure virtual signing room to legally notarize, sign and execute documents and agreements online from anywhere in the world.

Cloudvirga’s Michael Schreck and Kyle Kamrooz lauded among Orange County’s most influential business leaders

IRVINE, Calif., Nov. 7, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Cloudvirga, a leading provider of digital mortgage software, today announced that company CEO Michael Schreck and Co-founder Kyle Kamrooz have been named to Orange County Business Journal’s ‘OC 500’ list of the most influential business leaders in Orange County, California.

Leslie Kavanaugh Announces Opportunity to Own Best Home in Malibu’s Most Coveted Area of Point Dume

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Nov. 7, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Luxury Estate Realtor, Leslie Kavanaugh, has announced an exceptional property located in Malibu’s most coveted neighborhood offered for $8,888,888. This exquisite property and estate offer an unparalleled combination of superior finishes, high tech services, and gorgeous coastlines views.

MCT Moves to Secure Sensitive Borrower Data Exposed in 90 Percent of Secondary Market Transactions

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Nov. 7, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Mortgage Capital Trading, Inc. (MCT), a leading mortgage hedge advisory and secondary marketing software firm, announced that it is incorporating the company’s patent-pending geocoding technology into its Bid Auction Manager(TM) (BAM) whole loan trading platform in order to shield borrower addresses from being shared with non-buying entities throughout the whole loan bidding process.

Western Case Presents How to Select the Right Case for Equipment

RIVERSIDE, Calif., Nov. 5, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Protecting equipment during travel preserves sensitive equipment from damage, as Western Case shares firsthand how blow molded carrying equipment cases and custom foam packaging protects equipment. The in-stock, semi-custom, and custom designed carrying cases can fit any kind of equipment just right to prevent damage.

Take a Stroll Down Memory Lane with Wham-O ‘Super Book’ to Celebrate 70 Years of Fun!

CARSON, Calif., Nov. 5, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Wham-O, the iconic all-American recreational toy brand, will release a new commemorative book marking the 70th anniversary of the company. The book, entitled “SUPER BOOK – Fantastic Tales From Inside The Fun Factory” (ISBN: 978-0692163054), takes readers on a journey through the innovation and imagination that led to the creation of some of the world’s most inventive, beloved toys and games that every family has played with for the last 70 years.

Women’s Rights for Life: Iranian Women’s Movement for Freedom of Choice

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Nov. 2, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ‘I’m a woman … living in the 21st century. My existence is not a crime, and it’s not for trade. I have the right to choose, and my choice is freedom, liberty, and persistence,’ says Golsa Sarabi an international actress and a business entrepreneur. ‘Being a woman means to have strength, to stand up, and to fight! To fight for freedom, for equality and for change. You are not alone … I’m standing with you.’ (VIDEO)

Magnifi Group Announces eLearning Platform Integration with Med World Live Video Platform

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Nov. 1, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Magnifi Group, Inc. has announced the release of an Application Program Interface (API) between its eLearning Learn-WiseGo platform and the Med World Live video delivery platform. This integration allows authorized sales trainees to view Med World Live videos directly in their Learn-WiseGo content library.

QRL Leverages DocMagic’s eVault Technology to Purchase eNotes from Correspondent Clients

ANAHEIM, Calif., Oct. 29, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Annual CUNA Lending Council Conference — DocMagic, Inc., the premier provider of fully-compliant loan document preparation, regulatory compliance and comprehensive eMortgage services, announced that QRL Financial Services (QRL), a nationwide provider of residential mortgage lending services for community banks and credit unions, has leveraged its eVault technology to purchase eNotes. The announcement was made during the 24th Annual CUNA Lending Council Conference at the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim, Calif.

ReverseVision Vice President Wendy Peel Recognized as One of Mortgage Banking’s Most Powerful Women

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Oct. 26, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ReverseVision, the leading provider of technology and training for the reverse mortgage industry, announced today that Vice President of Sales and Marketing Wendy Peel has been honored by National Mortgage Professional (NMP) Magazine as one of Mortgage Banking’s Most Powerful Women.