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.

Campaign for Cursive Launches Annual Cursive Writing Contest in USA and Canada with March Deadlines

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Jan. 20, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The annual Cursive is Cool(R) contests are presented by the Campaign for Cursive(R), a committee of the American Handwriting Analysis Foundation (AHAF) on National Handwriting Day. Each year, National Handwriting Day is celebrated on Jan. 23, the date associated with the birth of John Hancock.

EPIC Now Ranked No. 26 Among the World’s Largest Commercial Insurance Brokers

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Jan. 20, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, has been ranked #26 among the world’s top insurance brokers in Finaccord’s “Global Insurance Broking: A Strategic Review of the World’s Top 150 Commercial Non-Life Insurance Brokers.”

ReverseVision Names Kelly Kelleher Director of Corporate Marketing and Events

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Jan. 19, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ReverseVision, Inc., the leading provider of software and technology for the reverse mortgage industry, today announced the promotion of Kelly Kelleher to the role of director of corporate marketing and events. In her new role, Kelleher will refine ReverseVision’s brand identity to ensure it resonates with an evolving reverse mortgage marketplace.

‘Hitler in a White Coat’ Stalks California, says Dr. Harte

CORTE MADERA, Calif., Jan. 18, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Dr. Don Harte, noted chiropractic activist and former Libertarian State Senate candidate, condemns the new “children’s rights” bill, SB18, as “a vicious attack upon children, the family and individual liberty. It’s a forced drumming up of the medical business, that is nothing short of medical Nazism.”

National Mortgage Professional Magazine Names MCT’s Chris Anderson to its 2016 Top 40 Under 40 List

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Jan. 18, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Mortgage Capital Trading, Inc. (MCT), an industry leading hedge advisory firm and developer of MCTlive!(TM), the award-winning secondary marketing software suite, announced that its chief administrative officer, Chris Anderson, has been honored by National Mortgage Professional (NMP) magazine’s 2016 on its “Top 40 Most Influential Mortgage Professionals Under 40 List.”

Former Los Angeles City College Basketball Coach Michael Miller Hosting New TV Show ‘Time Out with Coach Miller’

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Jan. 18, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Long time LACC basketball coach Michael Miller is hosting his own live TV show “Time Out with Coach Miller.” Coach Michael “Mike” Miller who broke numerous national records as head basketball coach at Los Angeles City College (LACC) is tearing it up in the world of live television with his new show “Time Out with Coach Miller” seen live twice a month.

EPIC’s Rosemary Manning Hughes to Present at ISCEBS 2017 Health and Welfare Compliance Update

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Jan. 18, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that senior consultant and principal Rosemary Manning Hughes will present at the 2017 Health & Welfare Compliance Update put on by the New York Metro Area Chapter of the International Society of Certified Employee Benefit Specialists (ISCEBS) on Wednesday, Jan. 25 at 8:45 a.m. at BDO, 100 Park Ave., 11th Floor in New York, N.Y.

ReverseVision Distributes Food to San Diego County’s Hungry

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Jan. 17, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ReverseVision Inc., the leading provider of software and technology for the reverse mortgage industry, has teamed up with the San Diego Food Bank to help local residents in need. The Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank is the largest hunger-relief organization in San Diego County.

Thomas ‘Tom’ Oseransky Marries Christy ‘Ha Huynh’ Wong

VALLEY VILLAGE, Calif., Jan. 17, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Bernie and Edy Oseransky and Long Wong and Tot Nguyen are proud to announce the marriage of their children Thomas “Tom” Oseransky and Christy “Ha Huynh” Wong on Saturday, October 1, 2016. The ceremony took place at Nativity Church of El Monte. Father Joseph presided.

Uproar Entertainment releases new stand-up comedy CD ‘Chillennial’ by Feraz Ozel, uniquely Hilarious, Passionate and Brilliant

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Jan. 13, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Feraz Ozel, a “brown” comedian, is a light-hearted performer driven by passion, and intelligence, says Uproar Entertainment. His is a diverse and energetic brand of insightful comedy that connects with people from all walks of life. He prides himself on putting on a show that will make you laugh till it hurts, think about a few new things, and remember that regardless of our vast differences, we can all come together for a night of comedy.

EPIC Insurance to Speak at Cap-Intro West Conference

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Jan. 13, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that its Managing Principal & Practice Leader – Financial Risk Solutions, Bill Cosgrove will speak at the Cap-Intro West Conference on January 19 at the Hyatt Regency in San Francisco, Calif. in the Main Hall – Pacific Level.

Kazzit Announces Highest Quarterly Usership Growth to Date

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Jan. 12, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Kazzit, the wine industry’s most all-inclusive online community, has announced a bullish end of the year in terms of company growth. The fourth quarter of 2016 showed a 30 percent increase in unique visitors over Q3, and a 400 percent increase over the previous year. These results were fueled by a recently refreshed design, enhanced content and search capabilities, the launch of the Kazzit mobile app, and international expansion into 17 new countries.

Laguna Art-A-Fair hosts a Call for Artists Jury Day on Feb. 12, 2017 in Laguna Beach

LAGUNA BEACH, Calif., Jan. 12, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Laguna Art-A-Fair announces a Call for Artists Jury Day on Sunday, February 12 with an opportunity to join one of California’s premier summer fine art festivals. Artists and artisans may enter three pieces of their original artwork along with a jury fee from 8 – 11 a.m. at the Boys and Girls Club, 1085 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, CA 92651.

Millbrae School District Expands Edupoint Synergy Solution to Include Online Registration and Assessment

MILLBRAE, Calif., Jan. 12, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Edupoint(R) Educational Systems, creator of the industry-leading Synergy(R) Education Platform for K-12 student information and learning management, has been selected by Millbrae School District (MSD) to implement the company’s Synergy Online Registration and Synergy Assessment solutions, and the Inspect(R) Item Bank from Key Data Systems that works seamlessly with Synergy Assessment. MSD is located in San Mateo County in the San Francisco Bay Area.

5 Bars welcomes Greg Steininger as National Vice President of Communities

IRVINE, Calif., Jan. 10, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — 5 Bars(TM) a leader in wireless technology solutions, announced the appointment of Greg Steininger as National Vice President, Communities. 5 Bars is a premier provider of wireless master plans and asset marketing for cities, counties and large-scale venues.

Hoge Fenton announces that attorney Crystal N. Riggins has been elevated to shareholder, effective Jan. 1, 2017

SAN JOSE, Calif., Jan. 9, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Crystal Riggins, based in Hoge Fenton’s Silicon Valley office, is a member of the Litigation, Intellectual Property, and Ethics & Professional Liability practice groups. Hoge Fenton is a multi-service law firm.

iMobie Updates AnyTrans to Freely Download Online Videos from 900+ Sites Directly to iPhone and Computer

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Jan. 9, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — iMobie Inc., a leading iOS-related software developer, announced today an update of iPhone manager AnyTrans with free Video Download feature. It is the only free tool available in market that can batch download videos from Dailymotion, Vine, Vimeo, Instagram, and 900+ other sites, and directly store in iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, PC, and Mac.

Neotrope Announces 17th Annual Non-Profit PR Grant Program to Help Worthy Causes Raise Visibility

TORRANCE, Calif., Jan. 6, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Neotrope, a 33-year-old brand marketing, PR, and content development firm, today announced the launch of its 2017 annual Non-Profit PR Grants program for U.S.-based 501(c)(3) charities. Launched in 2000, the PR Grant(TM) was designed to help raise awareness of selected charities to traditional media, to the public, as well as to potential “halo” sponsors and donors.

Mortgage Banking Expert Rob Chrisman to Address Special Session at RV UserCon 2017

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Jan. 5, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ReverseVision, the leading provider of software and technology for the reverse mortgage industry, today announced that mortgage industry expert Rob Chrisman will address attendees of RV UserCon 2017 as a special session speaker on February 9 in San Diego.

Jailed Actor Steve Comisar Ranked in Top One Percent of All Social Media Influencers by Klear

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Jan. 5, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Steve Comisar is not your average celebrity felon. Comisar is the only Hollywood actor on earth that is also a famous con man. With over 700K Twitter followers and over one million YouTube views, he is a social media phenom.

Bank of Southern California Completes $7 Million Capital Offering and Announces New Board of Directors

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Jan. 4, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Bank of Southern California, N.A. (OTC Pink: BCAL / OTCMKTS:BCAL) announced that it has completed a capital raise of $7 million through a stock purchase agreement of the Bank’s common stock with Castle Creek Capital, based in Rancho Santa Fe, California.

The Everest Foundation is one of the only non-profits assisting to alleviate the ‘Medical Residency Bottleneck’

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Dec. 29, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Everest Foundation, a non-profit 501(c)(3), has made it its core passion to help the Graduate Medical Education community. The foundation is renowned in circles of Medical Schools, Universities and Residency Programs. The foundation, in part, assists with funding of research, personnel, edu-initiatives, and residency training slots.

SecuGen Releases UN20 Serial, a FAP 20, Low Cost, Optical, OEM Fingerprint Sensor

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Dec. 27, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — SecuGen, a world leading optical fingerprint device and technology vendor, is excited to announce the immediate availability of the UN20 Serial(TM) a standalone, optical, OEM fingerprint sensor that is FAP 20 certified by the FBI.

HousingWire Honors Mortgage Capital Trading President Curtis Richins with 2016 Vanguard Award

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Dec. 21, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Mortgage Capital Trading, Inc. (MCT), an industry leading hedge advisory firm and developer of MCTlive!(TM), the award-winning secondary marketing software suite, announced that its president, Curtis Richins, has been designated to HousingWire’s Vanguard Award list for 2016. Now in its second year, the program recognizes executives that have made a positive impact at their companies and for the entire mortgage industry.

The Mortgage Collaborative Releases Aggressive 2016 Growth Data, Marking $150 Billion in Origination Volume

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Dec. 20, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Mortgage Collaborative, the industry’s premier mortgage cooperative, today released year-end data on its 2016 growth. “Adding 50 new lender members and 20 new Preferred Partners in 2016 met the aggressive goals established by our Board, and grew our aggregate origination volume to over $150 billion,” said David G. Kittle, CMB, the Collaborative’s President.

EPIC Insurance Recognized for a Seventh Time as a Best Place to Work in the Insurance Industry

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Dec 19, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, has been recognized by their team members nationally as one of the “Best Places to Work in Insurance” in a survey conducted annually by Business Insurance Magazine and co-sponsor Best Companies Group. This is the 7th time that EPIC has received this significant and meaningful award.

Rod Gummerman Joins Utelogy Corporation as Senior Developer

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Dec. 16, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Utelogy Corporation, creator of software for control and management of audiovisual systems for business and education, brings Rod Gummerman on board as Senior Developer in the company’s most recent hire.

Beyond Baroque to Mark 50th Anniversary in 2018

VENICE, Calif., Dec. 13, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Beyond Baroque, one of the nation’s leading independent Literary Arts Centers, is planning a year-long celebration of its 50th anniversary in 2018. Guided by the nonprofit’s Executive Director, Richard Modiano, and council of prominent artist-curators, a program of activities commencing January 1, 2018, will take place at Beyond Baroque’s Venice location and in venues throughout Los Angeles.

NRMLA Adds ReverseVision President and CEO John Button to Board of Directors

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Dec. 13, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ReverseVision, the leading provider of software and technology for the reverse mortgage industry, today announced that its president and CEO, John Button, has joined the board of directors for the National Reverse Mortgage Lenders Association (NRMLA).

Phat Inc. Magazine and Subaru of San Bernardino Support Santa with 4th Annual Red Carpet Toy Drive

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif., Dec. 12, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Local celebrity Vincent Ayon aka Invinceable, the publisher of Phat Inc. Magazine, is once again donning his Santa hat. With the support of Subaru of San Bernardino, the former hip hop artist proudly presents his 4th Annual Red Carpet Toy Drive.

SecuGen to Unveil New Hamster Pro 45, a FAP 45 Two-Finger Reader, at CES Las Vegas

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Dec. 12, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — SecuGen, a world leading optical fingerprint device and technology vendor, is pleased to announce the unveiling of the Hamster Pro 45(tm), a new FAP 45 fingerprint reader that supports both flat, two-finger and rolled finger captures.

Residents Medical’s Candidates Getting Interviews and Pre-Match Residency slots October through December

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Dec. 12, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — America’s Medical Residency applicants are deep into the residency application season. In September, the application period opened for medical students and graduates that want to be licensed physicians and surgeons via the only path in America – Completing medical residency training, says Residents Medical.

Utelogy and ProVideo Solutions Announce Partnership

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Dec. 9, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Utelogy, creator of software for control and management of audiovisual systems for business and education, has signed a strategic partnership with Texas-based ProVideo Solutions.

Big Christmas? New Book, ‘Axe the Taxes’ Will Pay For It!

RIVERSIDE, Calif., Dec. 7, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Marvin Lee Robey announces the release of his latest book, “Axe the Taxes.” Mr. Robey says “Axe the Taxes” is based on Supreme Court cases dealing with taxes and quotes those Supreme Court rulings.

rateOne Home Loans, A Division of Finance of America Mortgage, Opens Branch Office in San Clemente

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Dec. 5, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Finance of America Mortgage, a national, full service mortgage banker, is pleased to announce that Jeana Ziroli Kobielsky has opened rateOne Home Loans, a division of Finance of America Mortgage in San Clemente, Calif. Orange County native, Jeana Ziroli Kobielsky, will serve as Branch Manager and will focus on developing new retail branches by assembling a team of talented mortgage advisors and processors.

SecuGen to Feature UN20 Bluetooth, OEM Fingerprint Sensor at CES Las Vegas

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Dec. 5, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — SecuGen, a world leading optical fingerprint device and technology vendor, is pleased to announce that they will be demonstrating the UN20 Bluetooth, a Bluetooth enabled OEM fingerprint sensor that is FAP 20 certified, small, rugged, and affordable.

Protector Holdings Acquires Big Savings Insurance Agency

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Dec. 5, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Protector Holdings, a joint venture of EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants and Dowling Capital Partners, announced today the acquisition of Big Savings Insurance Services, the firm’s largest acquisition to date. Headquartered in Sacramento, California, Big Savings specializes in providing insurance services to Hispanic consumers; writing auto insurance from 14 California locations including Sacramento, Yuba City, Lodi, Stockton, Rancho Cordova, Roseville, Modesto, Turlock, Fresno, San Leandro, San Jose and Salinas.

HousingWire Names ReverseVision President and CEO John Button a 2016 Vanguard Award Winner

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Dec. 1, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ReverseVision, the leading provider of software and technology for the reverse mortgage industry, today announced that its President and CEO John Button has been selected as a 2016 Vanguard Award(TM) winner by HousingWire magazine. Button was recognized for his excellence as a business leader as well as his overall contributions to the reverse mortgage industry and U.S. housing economy.

EPIC Golf Insurance Services Named ‘Insurance Provider of the Year’ for the Second Year in a Row by BoardRoom Magazine

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Nov. 30, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that it has been named the 2016 “Excellence in Achievement” award winner for the second year in a row by BoardRoom Magazine as the “Insurance Provider of the Year.”

Total eClose Enables Industry’s First Completely Paperless Digital Closing – Start to Finish

TORRANCE, Calif., Nov. 29, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — DocMagic, Inc., the premier provider of fully-compliant loan document preparation, regulatory compliance and comprehensive eMortgage services, announced that it has successfully completed the mortgage industry’s first comprehensive eClosing in Massachusetts, which included both lender and closing/settlement agent documentation, for radius financial group, inc.

Free Photo Editor Picas is Trending on Instagram after Featured on Google Play Store as Editors’ Choice

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Nov. 28, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Picas, the free photo editor, is trending now on a famous photo sharing platform Instagram after it featured on Play Store as Google editors’ choice. With machine learning algorithms using artificial intelligence in combination with neural networks, Picas can help you turn a regular photo into famous fine art paintings with different styles and effects. Picas is available both for Android and iOS users.

VLP Law Group LLP Continues Growth with Addition of Corporate Partner Geoffrey Perusse

PALO ALTO, Calif., Nov. 22, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — VLP Law Group LLP is pleased to announce that Geoffrey Perusse has joined the firm’s Corporate Practice Group as a partner based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Mr. Perusse will chair the firm’s Private Funds and Investment Management Group.

Utelogy Continues Building Technology Team with New Hire to Augment Support and Integration

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Nov. 22, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Utelogy Corporation, creator of software for control and management of audiovisual systems for business and education, continues to hire as a result of growth and a desire to build a strong team of developers and technical experts.

Tommy Wiseau’s ‘The Room’ Named Worst Film Ever by FilmSnobbery Survey of Cinema Experts

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Nov. 22, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — With Thanksgiving on the near horizon, FilmSnobbery decided to serve up another type of turkey: in this case, the cinematic variety, with a seasonal celebration of the worst films of all time. And in a survey of approximately 100 filmmakers, critics, historians and performers, the choice for the worst film of all time went to Tommy Wiseau’s utterly astonishing 2003 production “The Room.”

MostFit Partners with Power Systems in an Exclusive Product Distribution Arrangement

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Nov. 22, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — MostFit has joined forces with leading fitness product provider, Power Systems, in an exclusive distribution arrangement. Starting December 1, 2016 sales of all MostFit products will run through Power Systems.

Cogensia, LLC Named to CIOReview’s 20 Most Promising Data Integration Solution Providers 2016

FREMONT, Calif., Nov. 22, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Cogensia, LLC, the premier provider of breakthrough data-driven marketing strategies and solutions, has earned a spot in the 2016 edition of CIOReview’s 20 Most Promising Data Integration Solution Providers. Headquartered in Schaumburg, Ill., Cogensia is a privately owned Marketing and Advertising company founded in 2002.

Pyramid Press announces their newest book, ‘The Adventures of Steamo The Wonder Crab’

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Nov. 22, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Pyramid Press announces the release of their newest book, “The Adventures of Steamo The Wonder Crab” (ISBN: 978-0989901796) by well-known educator and former college professor Michael Miller, M.Ed., M.S. “Steamo” is illustrated by Jeffrey Vernon and art director Minhee Choe.

EPIC Named Elite Agency for Second Year in a Row by Insurance Business America

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Nov. 22, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that it has been named a 2016 Elite Agency for the second year in a row by Insurance Business America, a publication that reports on the latest achievements in insurance and also provides the latest in business best practices in a continually evolving industry.

EPIC Insurance’s Chuck Simpson to Speak at OSHA Oil & Gas Safety and Health Conference

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. and HOUSTON, Texas, Nov. 21, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Senior Risk Control Consultant Chuck Simpson will speak at the OSHA Oil & Gas Safety and Health Conference on Wednesday, November 30 at 2 p.m. at the Hilton Americas in Houston, Texas.

The Mortgage Collaborative Appoints David G. Kittle, CMB, President

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Nov. 21, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Mortgage Collaborative, an independent mortgage lending cooperative, today announced the appointment of David G. Kittle, CMB as its President said John M. Robbins, CMB, the corporation’s Chairman.

Napa Citizens Rally to Halt Walt Ranch Deforestation and Development Project!

NAPA, Calif., Nov. 17, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Napa County citizens and Defenders of East Napa Watersheds will rally in front of the County Administration Building at noon on Friday, November 18, 2016, Forests Forever announced today. This occasion is the first day of hearings on the appeal against the Walt Ranch project.

CARR Presents Paper at GSA’s Annual Scientific Meeting

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Nov. 17, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Christina L. Selder, Principal Investigator and co-founder of CARR (Consumer Advocates for RCFE Reform) presented in the Assisted Living Issues of Quality and Translations to Nursing Homes session of the Gerontological Society of America’s (GSA) 2016 Annual Scientific Meeting being held November 16 – 20, 2016 in New Orleans, La.

The Everest Foundation Launches Initiative with Mount Sinai Medical Center

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Nov. 16, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Everest Foundation (“EF”), a non-profit 501(c)(3) located in Los Angeles, California that is nationally focused on the advancement of medical research, has partnered with Mount Sinai Medical Center (“MSMC”) in Miami, Florida in a recent initiative to assist with research funding and Graduate Medical Education (“GME”) support.

Local Banker Luz Gonzalez Joins Bank of Southern California, N.A.

RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif., Nov. 16, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Bank of Southern California, N.A. (OTC Pink: BCAL / OTCMKTS:BCAL) announced today that Luz Gonzalez has joined the Company as Branch Sales Manager of its Rancho Mirage branch. Most recently, Ms. Gonzalez served the Coachella Valley community as a Deputy Sheriff for the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, following a successful eleven-year career at El Paseo Bank.

LIBERTY Dental Plan Selected to Participate in Covered California for Individual/Family Plans and for Small Businesses

IRVINE, Calif., Nov. 15, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — LIBERTY Dental Plan is proud to announce its selection as a participating dental plan for the 2017 benefit year. LIBERTY will offer individual or family dental plans through Covered California this open enrollment period as well as coverage options for small businesses.

Community Leaders to be Honored at Excellence in Education and Leadership Awards Luncheon on Saturday

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Nov. 14, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — More than 500 people are expected to attend the 15th annual award luncheon Saturday, November 19, 2016, to recognize winners of the “Excellence in Education and Leadership in Business” Awards presented by the Sacramento Chapter of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women (NCBW).

Box Home Loans Selects ReverseVision Exchange (RVX) LOS to Support New Reverse Mortgage Unit

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Nov. 14, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ReverseVision, the leading provider of software and technology for the reverse mortgage industry, today announced that Utah-based Box Home Loans (Box) has selected ReverseVision Exchange (RVX) loan origination system (LOS) to support its new reverse mortgage origination business.

Enhancements to Mortgage Capital Trading’s Industry-Leading Best Execution Services Extends Market Share

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Nov. 14, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Mortgage Capital Trading, Inc. (MCT), an industry leading hedge advisory firm and developer of MCTlive!(TM), the award-winning secondary marketing software suite, announced that it has added a number of new features to its best execution service offering. The enhancements outpace existing competitor offerings and position MCT to capture additional business among lenders.

EPIC Insurance adds Broker/Producer Rick Haycock in Sacramento, Calif.

SAN FRANCISCO and SACRAMENTO, Calif., Nov. 14, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a unique and innovative national retail insurance brokerage and employee benefits consulting firm, announced today that Rick Haycock has joined the firm as a property & casualty insurance broker/producer.

Lesser Known Provision of Prop 64 (The Adult Use of Marijuana Act) Allows Expungement of Previous Marijuana Convictions

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Nov. 4, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In addition to legalizing adult possession of small amounts of marijuana and the cultivation of up to six marijuana plants, the passage of Proposition 64 allows those convicted under the previous marijuana laws to return to court and have their conviction either completely expunged or reduced from a felony to a misdemeanor, says says California Marijuana Attorney Richard Glen Boire, of RGB LAW GROUP.