Los Angeles Business News

News from Los Angeles, California (CA) USA – Los Angeles business news, as issued by the Send2Press Newswire service.


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).

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.

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.”

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

‘FlyingOver50’ Granny Pole Dancer, Makeda Smith, Continues to Elevate Mature Women with New MercVille Productions Music Video

LOS ANGELES, Calif., June 20, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Grandmother, publicist and pole dancer Makeda Smith, the creator behind the blog-turned-movement, FlyingOver50, has once again teamed with Christina Villegas and Jeff Mercer, the owners of MercVille Productions, to create a mesmerizing pole dance music video (safe for work).

Residents Medical Tackles Severe Doctor Shortage in America

LOS ANGELES, Calif., June 18, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — It’s a fact. There’s an increasing shortage of primary and specialty care physicians in the U.S. According to new research by the Association of American Medical Colleges, estimates show that by 2030 there could be a shortage of up to 120,000 licensed physicians. Residents Medical is working to help fill the gap.

Brian Chu, CIC, CLCS Joins EPIC Insurance in Southern California

LOS ANGELES, Calif., June 18, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants announced today that risk management and insurance professional Brian Chu has joined the firm’s operations in Southern California as a Vice President.

It’s More Than Green, It’s Waterproofing, says Pacific Roofing Systems

DANA POINT, Calif., June 14, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Repairing chronic roof leaks due to poor home construction without doing a tear-off or further construction takes innovation, ingenuity, skill, and in this case, the right product line up, says Pacific Roofing Systems. Pacific met the “construction-less” challenge to repair 2,000 square feet of spudded rock flat roofing and sloped metal roofing on a private Laguna Beach residence by instead proposing the use of a unique formulated monolithic liquid single-ply waterproof roof system known as the SureCoat Roof System.

Matic CEO Aaron Schiff Named 2018 HousingWire Rising Star

SHERMAN OAKS, Calif., June 6, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Matic, a digital insurance agency whose technology enables borrowers to purchase homeowner’s insurance during the mortgage transaction, announced today that company co-founder and CEO Aaron Schiff has been recognized as a HousingWire Rising Star.

Optical Zonu, Sayres, and Cogitari Link Up to Bring Cutting-Edge RF over Fiber Solutions to the Defense Industry

LOS ANGELES, Calif., June 5, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Optical Zonu Corp (“OZC”), a major manufacturer of analog and digital fiber optic solutions, is pleased to announce a new RF over Fiber solutions partnership with Sayres & Associates and Cogitari.

Tax Resolution Expert Teaches Tax Pros How to Ramp Up Business and Dramatically Boost Their Bottom Line

STUDIO CITY, Calif., June 5, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — An exclusive, interactive 4-hour live training for CPAs, EAs and attorneys – “The 7-Figure Tax Resolution Practice Blueprint” – is scheduled for June 28. This free training is hosted by tax resolution expert, Michael Rozbruch, founder of Roz Strategies. He’ll show tax professionals how to start a tax resolution practice from scratch (like he did) or take an existing practice to the next level.

‘The (Original) Adventures of Ford Fairlane’ debuts at Noir At The Bar

LOS ANGELES, Calif., June 4, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Author Rex Weiner will debut “The (Original) Adventures of Ford Fairlane” (ISBN: 978-1945572807) his gritty tales featuring private eye Ford Fairlane, the music industry’s “rock n roll detective,” at Noir At The Bar on June 10 at 7 p.m. The event brings together crime fiction fans with crime fiction authors reading from their work at the Mandrake Bar, Los Angeles.

Subsequent QC’s Nick Corpuz Honored as 2018 HW Rising Star

LOS ANGELES, Calif., June 1, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Mortgage Quality Management and Research, LLC (MQMR), a leader in mortgage risk management and compliance services, today announced that Nicholas Corpuz, Vice President of MQMR servicing-focused sister firm Subsequent QC (SQC), has been honored by HousingWire magazine as a 2018 Rising Star. Corpuz was profiled in the June issue of HousingWire.

Rose Nordbrock, Jeff Breskin, Pabla Barros and Jose Fuentes Join EPIC Insurance in Southern California

LOS ANGELES, Calif., May 31, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants announced today that risk management and insurance professionals Rose Nordbrock, Jeff Breskin, Pabla Barros and Jose Fuentes have joined the firm’s operations in Southern California.

Residents Medical Amasses a Dream Team Consisting of Deans, Chief Residents, MDs and PhDs to Help Medical Residency Candidates

LOS ANGELES, Calif., May 14, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Every year between Sept. and Feb., thousands of medical school graduates interview for residencies. It’s the last stage before a M.B.B.S., M.D., or D.O. degree holder can sit for their Board examinations and practice as a licensed physician in the U.S. This is where Residents Medical comes in – a respected organization that specializes in education, guidance, preparation, consulting and medical residency placement. (UPDATED)

MQMR Counsels Mortgage Lenders to Increase Internal Audit Frequency and Compliance Resources to Safeguard Secondary Market Activities

LOS ANGELES, Calif., May 10, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Mortgage Quality Management and Research, LLC (MQMR) President Michael Steer today advised lenders to increase the frequency with which they conduct their internal audits to ensure secondary market activities and relationships are not negatively impacted by undiscovered risks.

Mag Instrument, Inc. will Highlight New Products, New Partnerships and continued support of American Manufacturing at 2018 National Hardware Show

ONTARIO, Calif., May 7, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — MAG Instrument, Inc. will once again be a major sponsor of the National Hardware Show and demonstrate its commitment to American manufacturing being the Co-Title Sponsor of the “MADE IN USA Pavilion.” MAG is committed to making its products in the U.S.A. and educating consumers as to the quality and craftsmanship that separate U.S. products from those made overseas.

Neotrope Nonprofit PR Grants for 2018 to Help Worthy Causes Market Charitable Efforts

LOS ANGELES, Calif., May 7, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Neotrope, a brand marketing, PR, and entertainment company, has launched its 2018 annual Nonprofit PR Grant program for 501(c)(3) charities and is now accepting applications. Value of each in-kind donation service grant is $2,400 and will be offered to 10 U.S.-based non-profit organizations “doing good” on a national or regional level for 2018/19.

Jailed Actor Steve Comisar Finally Gets His Freedom

LOS ANGELES, Calif., April 27, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — On April 27, 2018, actor and con man Steve Comisar returns to Hollywood to resume his acting career after finally finishing his federal prison sentence. With the help of A-list actors, agents, directors and producers, Comisar will immediately begin taking on acting roles in motion pictures.

Uproar Entertainment Releases 3rd Stand-Up Comedy CD from Adam Hunter ‘Still Broke’

LOS ANGELES, Calif., April 20, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Uproar Entertainment announces the release of “Still Broke” by Adam Hunter. Recorded live at The Comedy Underground in Seattle, Wash. “Still Broke” is the third Stand-Up Comedy CD Uproar has produced by Adam Hunter. A talented performer and writer, Hunter has performed all over the world. (VIDEO)

Matic Marks Commitment to Compliance with Appointment of Shaz Kojouri to Senior Management Team

SHERMAN OAKS, Calif., April 18, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Matic, a digital insurance agency whose technology enables borrowers to purchase homeowner’s insurance during the mortgage transaction, today announced it has tapped Shahrzad “Shaz” Kojouri as vice president of legal and compliance.

Sam Pocker Announces the New Album ‘Sam Pocker Sings Juliana Hatfield’

LOS ANGELES, Calif., April 13, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Sam Pocker is thrilled to announce the release of his sixth album, “Sam Pocker Sings Juliana Hatfield,” available everywhere on Friday April 13, 2018. It is a 1970s-style answer record to the newly released “Juliana Hatfield Sings Olivia Newton-John.” It features three Juliana Hatfield classics re-imagined as 12-inch disco records.

KINONA Names Nathan Boroff to Board of Advisors

LOS ANGELES, Calif., April 12, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — KINONA, a collection of flattering, modern women’s golf apparel designed to bring feminine sensibility to women’s golf, announced today that Nathan Boroff, former TravisMathew Apparel CFO, has joined its Board of Advisors.

MQMR Advises Mortgage Lenders to Supplement Resources for Compliance Guidance

LOS ANGELES, Calif., April 12, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Mortgage Quality Management and Research, LLC (MQMR) President Michael Steer today urged lenders to seek additional resources for compliance advice to ensure total compliance with regulatory requirements.

Vocalist Sandra Booker Tributes Sarah Vaughan at Herb Alpert’s Vibrato Jazz Grill

LOS ANGELES, Calif., April 11, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — When jazz vocalist Sandra Booker first burst onto the Los Angeles music scene in the ’90s, the comparisons to the legendary Sarah Vaughan came fast and furious. Her stirring, soulful renditions didn’t just mimic the melodious icon, they seemed to channel her. On Sunday, April 22, Booker will pay a unique homage to her muse with “Forever Sassy: The Divine Music of Sarah Vaughan” at the Vibrato Jazz Grill.

City of La Puente votes 5-0, joining 20+ California cities to help standardize and expedite small cell deployment

LA PUENTE, Calif., April 6, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — XG Communities LLC, a premier provider of wireless, asset marketing and engineering services for cities and municipalities across the United States, announces their agreement to market and manage wireless coverage solutions for the City of La Puente, California.

Gordon Brush Mfg Co. Inc. Wins ABMA 2018 William A. Cordes Innovation Excellence Award for PlateScrape

CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif., April 5, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Gordon Brush(R) worked with the inventors of the PlateScrape to create an environmentally friendly, revolutionary, new, effective, and simple way to pre-sanitize dirty plates in restaurants, hotels, convention centers, and banquet halls.

HousingWire Honors Matic as a Top Innovator in Housing Tech for 2018

SHERMAN OAKS, Calif., April 4, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Matic, a fintech company whose technology enables borrowers to purchase homeowner’s insurance during the mortgage transaction, today announced it has been named to HousingWire’s 2018 Tech100 list of the most innovative tech providers in the housing industry.

Gilbert and Sullivan’s ‘PIRATES’ dock in Long Beach May 11-20

LONG BEACH, Calif., April 3, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Children’s Theatre of Long Beach (CTLB), Art in Relation (AIR) and the Scottish Rite Event Center present a historic, hilarious family friendly farce featuring silly pirates, bumbling policemen, and nervous naive young lovers – Gilbert & Sullivan’s rollicking musical masterpiece, “The Pirates of Penzance,” comes alive at the beautiful Ernest Borgnine Theatre at the Scottish Rite Event Center of Long Beach May 11 – May 20, 2018.

MortgageHippo Picks Matic for Integrated Homeowner’s Insurance That Helps Lenders and Consumers Save Money

SHERMAN OAKS, Calif., April 3, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Matic, a digital insurance agency whose technology enables borrowers to purchase homeowner’s insurance during the mortgage transaction, today announced the availability of its one-click “get quote” button within MortgageHippo, a cloud-based digital mortgage platform that guides consumers through a modern, lender-branded borrowing experience.