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.


DocMagic and INTEGRA Software Systems Form Strategic Alliance

TORRANCE, Calif., Aug. 15, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — DocMagic, Inc., the premier provider of fully-compliant loan document preparation, regulatory compliance and comprehensive eMortgage services, announced that INTEGRA Software Systems (INTEGRA) will offer the company’s document preparation solution to their client base via an integration with INTEGRA’s new LOS, EPIC.

Battery-gate? Warranty-gate? Charge-gate? Tesla Under Fire After Series Of Class Action Lawsuits

IRVINE, Calif., Aug. 14, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Law Offices of Edward C. Chen have filed a series of class action lawsuits against Tesla, Inc. for issues relating to the recent battery fires that have occurred worldwide and for Tesla’s used/certified pre-owned car sales.

It’s Official: Los Angeles Has a New Spicy Chicken Sandwich Champion!

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Aug. 12, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Among all of the glitz and glamour that is so prevalent in the modern cuisine industry, one factor consistently and undeniably proves itself: that unforgettable, exquisite flavor will always reign superior in the hearts of food lovers. Take into account the groundbreaking story of Korea Town’s/LA’s newest gem, H Cafe – part of the H Hospitality Group.

KROST CPAs and Consultants Named Inside Public Accounting Best of the Best and Top 200 Firms

PASADENA, Calif., Aug. 12, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Inside Public Accounting (IPA) named KROST CPAs & Consultants and its affiliated tax consulting practice Best of the Best and Top 200 Firms for the fourth year in a row. The firm placed 109th on the prestigious top 200 list, a substantial leap from 157th in 2016 when it first made the rankings.

Bank of Southern California N.A. Names Joel Ewan Senior Vice President, Credit Administration

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Aug. 12, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Bank of Southern California, N.A. (OTC Pink: BCAL), a community business bank headquartered in San Diego, has announced the appointment of Joel Ewan as Senior Vice President, Credit Administration. In this newly created role, he will be responsible for managing, implementing, and evaluating credit policy initiatives as well as analyzing and structuring commercial credit for clients across multiple industry sectors.

Legacy Global Development Announces Surge in Home Sales at its Orchid Bay, Belize Property

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Aug. 9, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Legacy Global Development, the developer of the luxurious Orchid Bay, Belize community, today announced that it had a significant increase in home sales for 2019, with a total of 17 homes going under contract between January and July. The developer believes this surge in sales is thanks to Belize’s rise in tourism and the many benefits that the country offers homebuyers.

EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants Acquires Trumark Insurance and Financial Services

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Aug. 8, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property and casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today the acquisition of Trumark Insurance & Financial Services, a Pleasanton, CA-based Brokerage/General Agency specializing in the institutional financial advisory market.

MQMR Bolsters Executive Team with Addition of Mortgage Industry Veteran Stephen Sherman as COO

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Aug. 6, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Mortgage Quality Management and Research, LLC (MQMR) announced today that seasoned mortgage and real estate professional Stephen Sherman has joined the firm as Chief Operating Officer. Sherman brings more than 30 years of experience in mortgage servicing, secondary marketing, warehouse lending, commercial real estate sales, corporate consulting and REO management services to his new role at MQMR, where he will be responsible for overseeing MQMR’s day-to-day operations and managing the firm’s long-term growth strategy.

Galileo Reaches Record-Breaking Financial Assistance Goal

OAKLAND, Calif., Aug. 5, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Galileo Learning, an award-winning summer day camp provider and leader in the K-8 education space, continues to prioritize making high-caliber programs accessible to underserved kids. This month, Galileo hit a milestone in this effort by awarding over 10,000 sessions of financial assistance in one summer.

Bank of Southern California NA Announces Justin Roscoe as AVP, Training Officer

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Aug. 5, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Bank of Southern California, N.A. (OTC Pink: BCAL), a community business bank headquartered in San Diego, has named Justin Roscoe as Assistant Vice President, Training Officer. In this newly created role, he will lead all learning and development, and career pathing programs for the Bank. In addition, he will be responsible for developing a structured recruiting process and company-wide internship program.

All-New Fontana Mazda Dealership to Begin Two-Week Grand Opening Celebration Monday

FONTANA, Calif., Aug. 2, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Fontana automotive community is about to get a little bit bigger thanks to Fontana Mazda. The team behind the city’s first Mazda dealership will open their doors on August 5, 2019 for two weeks of grand opening celebrations. The public is invited to enjoy a live DJ and many grand opening specials at Fontana Mazda.

The Everest Foundation Supports Puerto Rico’s Teaching Hospitals Post-Hurricane Maria

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Aug. 2, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — It’s been nearly two years since the deadly impact of Hurricane Maria, a Category 5 storm that devastated Puerto Rico, Dominica and the U.S. Virgin Islands. A vital part of the region’s infrastructure, medical facilities, were among the hardest hit. The Everest Foundation was one of the only non-profit, private foundations focused on helping Puerto Rico’s main University Teaching Hospital get back on its feet.

NotaryCam Applauds Texas for Eliminating Roadblock to Recording Remotely Notarized Real Estate Transactions

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., Aug. 2, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — NotaryCam Founder and CEO Rick Triola today praised the Texas legislature for passing SB 2128, which will go into effect on September 1. The bill provides recording jurisdictions with additional clarity when conducting paper recordings of electronically executed documents.

The Sport of Bubbleball is Born – BBA Bubbleball League is Coming to Southern California

IRVINE, Calif., Aug. 1, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — 5 years ago Bubbleball Inc. introduced the bubbleball to the world. Focus now turns to teaching players how to play the more challenging sport of BBA bubbleball, which combines elements of soccer, rugby, and football into one sport. (VIDEO)

Absolute Trust Counsel Launches the Elder Advocacy and Law Boot Camp

WALNUT CREEK, Calif., Aug. 1, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — As the number of aging American 65 and older continues to rise, so does the need to support our elder community care systems to protect quality of life for as long as possible. Taking leadership in addressing these issues is estate planning firm Absolute Trust Counsel and the launch of its Elder Advocacy & Law Boot Camp this fall.

Successful Repayment of $27 Million to EB-5 Investors in New Commercial Enterprise Managed by A&J Capital, Inc.

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Aug. 1, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A&J Capital, Inc. (A&J), a financial services & advisory firm specializing in EB-5, private equity, and investment management, today announced its latest milestone of repaying $27 million of capital to EB-5 investors for one of its managed new commercial enterprises (NCE). A&J serves as a manager of the NCE and oversees its day-to-day activities, including the administration of the EB-5 loan.

Due to the Gilroy Tragedy, the Historic Meeting with Calif. Gov. Newsom and 100-year-old WWII Vet Sidney Walton Occurred at the Capitol Monday, Immediately after the Governor Returned from Gilroy

SACRAMENTO, Calif., July 30, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Sidney Walton, age 100, one of America’s oldest WWII veterans and just back from on-stage in Normandy, met with Gov. Gavin Newsom July 29, 4:30 to 5 p.m. in the Governor’s office. The meeting was arranged by state Senator Brian Jones from San Diego County. (VIDEO)

Happy Neighborhood Project (HNP) Launches Get Happy Greater Sacramento

SACRAMENTO, Calif., July 29, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Happy Neighborhood Project is launching its first ever #GetHappy Greater Sacramento Campaign starting August 1 and ending October 31, 2019. The #GetHappy Campaign is designed to raise the level of happiness in the community.

Legacy Global Development Engages Zurcher Arquitectos to Design New Beach Club at Orchid Bay, Belize

SAN DIEGO, Calif., July 26, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Legacy Global Development today announced it has retained Zurcher Arquitectos to design the Beach Club at its Orchid Bay, Belize property. Construction on the new Beach Club will commence in the near future and is being designed to meet luxury hotel standards.

Historic Meeting with Calif. Gov. Newsom and 100-year-old WWII Vet Sidney Walton

SACRAMENTO, Calif., July 26, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Sidney Walton, age 100, one of America’s oldest WWII veterans and just back from on-stage in Normandy, has announced that he will be driving from San Diego to Sacramento to meet with Gov. Gavin Newsom July 30, 11:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the Governor’s private conference room.

For a Healthy Pond and Aquatic Environment Discount Pumps Helps Size the Right Pond Aerator for Maximum Aeration

SANTA MARIA, Calif., July 26, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A property with a pond and all of the aquatic life is beautiful and serene, but in order to keep a healthy balance and water clarity, a pond aerator is essential. To maximize your pond’s aeration, the pond aerator you select needs to be large enough for the pond size. Discount Pumps presents a variety of pond aerators and sizes to choose from.

Bank of Southern California N.A. Announces Second Quarter 2019 Results

SAN DIEGO, Calif., July 24, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Bank of Southern California, N.A. (OTC Pink: BCAL) today reported results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2019. Total assets were $767 million for the second quarter of 2019, a 47% increase compared to the second quarter of 2018. Quarterly net income increased 20% to $1.57 million compared to $1.31 million in Q2 of 2018.

CARR Expands Board with New Members – Brings Aboard Added Legal and Real Estate Expertise

SAN DIEGO, Calif., July 23, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Consumer Advocates for RCFE Reform (CARR) announced today that it has welcomed two new members to its Board of Directors: Teri Christensen and Daniel Shillito, Esq.

ReverseVision Taps Sunny Mahdii as Vice President of Operations

SAN DIEGO, Calif., July 22, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ReverseVision, the leading provider of technology and training for the Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) industry, today announced it has appointed Sunny Mahdii to the position of vice president of operations. In this role, Mahdii will work with ReverseVision’s professional services, training, implementation, document management and customer success teams to execute a holistic operations strategy.

Former IRS Executive, Mark Bodenstab, Joins KBKG as Director of Research and Development Tax Credits

PASADENA, Calif., July 22, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Nationwide tax specialty firm KBKG adds another former IRS manager to their team of experts. Mark Bodenstab joins as the firm’s Director of Research & Development Tax Credits with over 30 years combined at the IRS and in the private sector.

TEDxIVC Announces Speaker Applications for 2020 Event

IRVINE, Calif., July 22, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — TEDxIVC recently announced their speaker applications for those interested in giving a TEDx Talk at the event, which will take place in the Performing Arts Center at Irvine Valley College on March 6, 2020. The theme of the event is “Modifying Human Perception” which is intended to introduce the audience to, as stated on TED’s page, a “hidden array of thoughts and ideas that will effectively challenge our perspectives on life.”

‘GENERATION Z’ Takes on Mental Health in New Web Series

LOS ANGELES, Calif., July 17, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — “Generation Z” focuses on mental health issues that young adults are currently battling. Created by and about Gen Z the series follows 5 teenagers in a therapy support group; these 5 diverse characters deal with different mental health issues and individual struggles. The show is executive produced by health brand HealthGenYZ.

Bank of Southern California NA Names Ian McKay Managing Director

SAN DIEGO, Calif., July 17, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Bank of Southern California, N.A. (OTC Pink: BCAL), a community business bank headquartered in San Diego, has expanded its business development team with the hiring of Ian McKay as Managing Director of Business Banking. He will focus on developing and managing a portfolio of small to medium sized businesses located throughout Orange County.

16-Year-Old Singer Signs Major Record Deal with FameUS / UniversalCMG World Entertainment 1954

LOS ANGELES, Calif., July 16, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — FameUS, an imprint of UniversalCMG World Entertainment 1954, today announced the signing of Keytona, a 16-year-old singer, songwriter, actress, and model from the South to a recording contract. Keytona has been pursuing her dream to be a national recording artist since she was 8 years old. Now she has the opportunity to live out her dream.

Lawsuit Filed Against Uber in San Francisco Superior Court

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., July 16, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — On July 8, 2019, Rahman Law PC filed a lawsuit on behalf of their client, a cyclist, against Uber after Uber failed to take responsibility for a May 23, 2018 accident in which an Uber driver veered across several lanes of traffic on Market Street in San Francisco, running a bicyclist off the road and into a light pole. The reckless behavior of the Uber driver was caught on video by witnesses.

Travel Transparency Partners with Carnival Cruise Line to Expand Member Benefits

CARLSBAD, Calif., July 12, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Travel Transparency, a private wholesale travel platform, reports rapid growth. Regional offices have been added in Northern California and Arizona and staff has tripled over the past 12 months. In part, it attributes this swell to a recent partnership with Vacation Tour and Travel (VVT) and Carnival Cruise Lines.

Treadstone 71 Releases Cyber Intelligence and CounterIntelligence Training Roadmap for Threat Analysts

HALF MOON BAY, Calif., July 11, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Treadstone 71, the leading cyber and threat intelligence tradecraft company, today announced the Treadstone 71 Intelligence Roadmap. The new education program includes in-depth training along the cyber threat intelligence and counterintelligence lifecycles covering each phase in detail.

Total Expert and ReverseVision Team Up to Transform the Reverse Mortgage Customer Journey

SAN DIEGO, Calif., July 10, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ReverseVision, the leading provider of technology and training for the reverse mortgage industry, today announced a partnership with Total Expert, creator of the first marketing operation system (MOS) specifically for banks and mortgage lenders. The two companies have deployed an API integration that links the Total Expert MOS with ReverseVision’s RV Exchange (RVX).

The Whole Child Triples Home Visiting Program for Children and Their Parents – Prenatal to Five Years

WHITTIER, Calif., July 10, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Whole Child is thrilled to announce the agency has been awarded the Parents as Teachers Home Visiting Program contract through the Department of Public Health that will triple their existing program. This contract will allow The Whole Child to increase client capacity by 300% as well as expand our geographic reach deeper into Los Angeles County Service Planning Area (SPA) 7 Southeast Los Angeles County and newly enter Service Planning Area (SPA) 3 San Gabriel Valley.

Legacy Global Development Announces Release of 4 New Bungalow Homes at ORCHID BAY, BELIZE

SAN DIEGO, Calif., July 9, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Legacy Global Development today announced the release of four new Bungalows at its luxurious Orchid Bay, Belize property. Beachfront Bungalows make owning a home in Belize attainable to a wider pool of potential buyers, as they have a more affordable price point than Orchid Bay’s other homes.

Lynne B. Wilson Lists a Lake Arrowhead Masterpiece Built by Ron Dolman

LAKE ARROWHEAD, Calif., July 9, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Lynne B. Wilson and Associates, Inc. has announced a one-of-a-kind showplace nestled on a secluded 1.03 acres in the exclusive, gated Cedar Ridge Estates offered for $2.5 Million. The perfect abode is one where a sense of comfort is paramount; a property which not only fuses seamlessly with its stunning landscaped and manicured surrounds, but embraces you with its soulful, timeless design.

OverSightMD Expands Aging in Place Solutions with Connelly Certified Care in Illinois

MILPITAS, Calif. and CHICAGO, Ill., July 2, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — OverSightMD has made Connelly Certified Care, a St. Charles Illinois based home care company as its exclusive certified partner to offer aging in place solutions to seniors and their families in the greater Chicago area.

When It Comes to Mental Health Support for Teens and Adolescents, Schools Need to Do More Connecting with Their Students Early, Before It’s Too Late: FeelU

FULLERTON, Calif., July 2, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — “Depression, isolation, bullying, anxiety, suicides, and school shootings are more prevalent today than ever before,” says the 17-year-old high school junior and the co-founder of FeelU, Amaan Jiwani.

San Francisco Personal Injury Attorney Shaana Rahman Named a 2019 Northern California Super Lawyer

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., July 2, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Rahman Law PC announces the eleventh year of the law firm’s principal and founder, Shaana A. Rahman, a personal injury attorney in San Francisco and Paso Robles, has been selected by Super Lawyers(r) for a spot on their coveted lists.

EPIC adds Benefits Consultant Dennis Park in Irvine CA

SAN FRANCISCO and IRVINE, Calif., July 2, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property and casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Dennis Park has joined the firm as Vice President, Employee Benefits.