Los Angeles Business News - Page 25

Page 25 of Los Angeles Business News issued by the Send2Press® Newswire service.



Karriem Riggins Plays with Herbie Hancock, Elton John, Diana Krall on Sundance Channel’s Spectacle

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Feb. 2 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Luminary drummer and hip-hop producer Karriem Riggins will be in good company, performing with Herbie Hancock, Elton John, and Diana Krall on Sundance’s new series ‘Spectacle: Elvis Costello With….’ A virtuoso, Riggins has taken love and molded it into life through his talents and passion. He moved from Detroit to New York City at 19 where he played with, and was mentored by jazz great Betty Carter.

Audiolife: Indie Artists and Music Industry Pros Hail New On-Demand Technology as the Future of Promoting and Selling Music and Merchandise Online

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Jan. 28 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — As the economy continues to spiral downward, and cost efficiency takes center stage with every industry from finance to fashion, the young entrepreneurs behind Audiolife could not have chosen a better climate to launch their groundbreaking technology and web-platform specifically designed to empower artists to make money.

Craig Rubin in Mayor’s Election Agrees with Barack Obama

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The War on Drugs has been an utter failure. We need to rethink and decriminalize our marijuana laws, said President Barack Obama January 21, 2004. This quote comes from a video being passed via YouTube.com We need to rethink how we are doing the Drug War. Currently we are not doing a good job. Out of the wide group of candidates running for public office in California, one particular candidate – Craig X Rubin – stands out from the field because he claims legalizing marijuana will create jobs.

Yumi Katsura Paris Fashion Show Collection Inspired by Famous Silver Screen Actresses

PASADENA, Calif., Jan. 23 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Yumi Katsura, a pioneer Japanese haute couture fashion designer, is previewing her new collection at the Four Seasons Hotel George V in Paris on Tuesday January 27th, 2009 at 5:00 p.m. Each of the 25 dresses in this collection is individually inspired by 25 actresses of the silver screen.

President Obama Brings Hope to Home Foreclosure Market

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Jan. 21 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — President Obama is now in the oval office and the time to begin delivering on campaign promises begins now. That’s why BankForeclosuresSale, an online foreclosure listing provider, announces they are ready for action.

Rexin-G Shrinks Metastatic Tumors and Triples Survival Time in Chemotherapy-Resistant Pancreatic Cancer

SAN MARINO, Calif., Jan. 19 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Epeius Biotechnologies announced the results of a U.S. Phase I/II study evaluating the safety and efficacy of Rexin-G in chemotherapy-resistant metastatic pancreatic cancer (ASCO GI Symposium, #249; Sant P Chawla, P.I., January 2009). Rexin-G was well tolerated and there was no dose-limiting toxicity. At Dose Level I, three patients achieved stable disease with no tumor progression; and at Dose Level II, one patient had a 37 percent decrease in tumor size and five patients exhibited disease stabilization with no tumor progression.

Producer Loren Weisman Joins Music Industry Newswire as Contributing Editor

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Jan. 19 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Online-based recording industry publication adds noted music producer Loren Weisman to its editorial staff. Weisman will contribute expertise on issues related to the pro side of the industry, as well as a regular column on how to succeed in the music business for indie bands and artists. Music Industry Newswire(TM) (MIN) is a unit of Neotrope(R) Entertainment, established in California in 1983.

Publishers Newswire Announces its Latest List of Books to Bookmark, for Q4/2008

REDONDO BEACH, Calif., Dec. 31 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Publishers Newswire, an online resource for small publishers, as well as lesser known and first-time book authors, has announced its latest quarterly Books to Bookmark list, for Q4/2008. This list, started in 2005, is a round-up of new and interesting books which are often missed due to not originating from big name authors, or major New York book publishing houses.

Visual Poetry and ‘Eye Haiku’ Highlight FookMovie Videos

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Dec. 30 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — With images inside of images and a nod to such masters of visual communication as surrealist Salvador Dali, the music videos of FookMovie bring together poetry, painting, and performance art. A Los Angeles-based collective of artists, musicians and videographers, FookMovie has completed 43 videos since opening in April of 2008. (VIDEO – VNR)

Pro-Marijuana Mayoral Candidate Craig X Rubin Looks for Jesse Ventura Style Victory

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Major papers are saying that there is no competition for Villaraigosa’s mayoral job. Especially considering that he is sitting on a huge financial war chest. Will that fact and the fact he is planning to run for Governor while not having accomplished much hinder him? Pastor Rubin says, ‘Yes’ and looks for Ventura style victory. (VIDEO – VNR)

Epeius Biotech Awarded Patents in Europe for Targeted Genetic Anti-Cancer Medicine: Company Expands Impressive Intellectual Property Estate

SAN MARINO, Calif., Dec. 16 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Epeius Biotechnologies Corporation, a leader in tumor-targeted gene delivery systems, has received two additional European patents for the platform targeting technologies and molecular designs that enable precision gene delivery to primary cancers and metastatic lesions that have spread throughout the body. With profound demonstrations of clinical benefit and single-agent-efficacy, as well as overall safety, Epeius Biotech continues to lead the field of clinical gene medicine with the advent of pathotropic targeting.

Mindstock Re-issues MPC3K Sound Sets for Akai MPC-3000 Free for Holidays

TORRANCE, Calif., Dec. 7 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Mindstock(R), a California based multimedia publisher of ‘elements for sound, music and vision,’ announced today the re-issue of its decade old custom sample set for the classic Akai(R) MPC-3000. Three MPC3K(TM) sound sets will be offered absolutely free for download through the holiday season as part of the company re-launch for 2009. Mindstock is a unit of Neotrope(R), established in 1983.

Neotrope Launches WordPress News Feeds Plug-in

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Dec. 2 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Neotrope(R), an entertainment publishing company established Jan. of 1983, announced on Dec. 1st a free news feed plug-in for WordPress, the popular blog and CMS application. The plug-in allows a business site, content portal, or blogger running WordPress to easily integrate custom news content by topics like business, computing, entertainment, medical, or travel; and micro-topics like books, or music. News content is powered by Send2Press(R) Newswire, a U.S. based news service.

Rexin-G Controls Tumor Growth and Improves Survival in Chemotherapy-Resistant Soft Tissue Sarcoma and Osteosarcoma

SAN MARINO, Calif., Nov. 20 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Epeius Biotechnologies announced today the results of Phase I/II and II studies of Rexin-G in chemotherapy-resistant metastatic soft tissue sarcoma and osteosarcoma, as presented by Dr. Sant P. Chawla, principal investigator, at the CTOS 14th annual meetings held in London UK on November 13-15, 2008. Patients received repeated infusions of Rexin-G i.v. over a period up to 9 months.

EV Rental Cars, LLC Takes Delivery Of New Fleet

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Nov. 11 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EV Transportation, Inc. (OTC:EVTP / EVTP.OB), owner of EV Rental Cars, LLC, today announced it is taking delivery of new 2008 Toyota hybrids. ‘As part of our restructuring, we are defleeting our older cars and are bringing in new Toyota hybrids,’ said Bill Plamondon, Chairman and CEO of EV Transportation, Inc. ‘We will continue to bring in new cars over the next six to nine months.’

Neotrope Extends Non-Profit PR Grant Application Deadline

TORRANCE, Calif., Nov. 7 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Neotrope(R), a brand identity, PR, and marketing firm established Jan. of 1983, has extended the 2009 grant application deadline for non-profit organizations, from Nov. 12th, to Dec. 7th, 2008, due to the recent U.S. elections. The company is donating $25,000 in free public relations and newswire services to worthy smaller non-profit and charitable organizations to celebrate its 25th anniversary. Neotrope previously donated $25K worth of services in 2000, and $22K in 2005; and has provided discounted or free services to various non-profits for more than 20 years.

Philatron International Winner of 2008 Latin Business Association Annual Sol Award

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Nov. 3 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Philatron International and CEO, Founder, and Owner, Phillip M. Ramos, Jr. were honored at the 2008 Latino Business Association Annual SOL awards as top business of the year. Top business with over $5 million in sales.

USA Book News Names Dee Dee Phelps Finalist in The National Best Book 2008 Awards

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Oct. 31 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Altergate Publishing announced today that author Dee Dee Phelps’s ‘Vinyl Highway’ (ISBN: 978-1934321751) is a finalist in the National USA Book News Best Book Awards Autobiography category. Vinyl Highway goes on tour across the 1960’s in this humorous chronicle of destiny and rock-and-roll, as 18-year old Mary transforms from shy college student to hit singer/songwriter, half the singing team Dick and Dee Dee, one of the most popular recording duos of the era.

Returning Patriotism to the Coffeehouse: Free Coffee to Thank Voters

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Oct. 30 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Inspired by America’s rich history of the coffeehouse as a hotbed of revolution and political discourse, groundwork coffee company is offering a free cup of American joe to voters in this year’s presidential election. Those who vote can redeem their ballot stub at any one of groundwork coffee company’s six Los Angeles cafe locations, on November 4th or 5th, for a free 12-ounce cup of fresh brewed coffee.

Rexin-G Returns to The Big Apple: Clinical Trials for Pancreatic Cancer and Breast Cancer Open in Manhattan

SAN MARINO, Calif., Oct. 29 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Epeius Biotechnologies Corporation announced today the expansion of clinical trials using intravenous Rexin-G for pancreatic cancer and breast cancer in Manhattan, New York. Rexin-G is the world’s first tumor-targeted genetic medicine that is designed to seek out and destroy both primary tumors and metastatic cancers that have spread throughout the body.

Agent Influence Meets Market Demand for Local Knowledge

LONG BEACH, Calif., Oct. 14 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — After years of managing national interactive marketing campaigns for some of the largest real estate firms in the country, Agent Influence’s seasoned management team knew that making tested high end web applications, technologies and tools available to local agents would provide them with an extraordinary advantage in their own communities.

Neal Spector and Guy Hepner Los Angeles Announce the Opening Date for ‘Labels’

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Oct. 7 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Guy Hepner Los Angeles and Los Angeles based artist Neal Spector announce October 23, 2008 as the formal opening of Labels. Los Angeles based, Detroit native Neal Spector is no stranger to the limelight. Before commencing work as an artist, Spector was one of the founding creatives behind one of Hollywood’s biggest creative firms. Years of exposure to both television and conspicuous consumption inspired him to create the ‘Labels’ body of work.

Targeting Metastatic Cancer from the Inside: Epeius Biotech Reveals a New Generation of Tools for Medical Gene Delivery

SAN MARINO, Calif., Oct. 6 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Epeius Biotechnologies Corporation today announced the publication of another landmark paper describing recent technological advances in medical gene delivery. The latest scientific paper, entitled ‘Targeting metastatic cancer from the inside: A new generation of targeted gene delivery vectors enables personalized cancer vaccination in situ,’ was published in the October issue of the International Journal of Oncology.

Joss and Colosio Create a Country Song of Love and Remembrance

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The new song from country duo Scott Joss and Doug Colosio is Darlin’, a deeply-felt ballad that celebrates many aspects of love. Released by Golosio Publishing, Darlin’ is quietly exciting in a very peaceful and intimate style. ‘If ever a song could be said to wear its heart on its sleeve, this is the one,’ says John Scott G, a partner in Golosio Publishing.

the testing group Formed by Merger of QA Industry Pioneers Intellikey Labs and Direct QC

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Oct. 3 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Quality Assurance industry leaders Intellikey Labs and Direct QC have merged their operations to create the testing group, inc., a leading-edge testing facility serving the digital content and commerce marketplace. This merger is the first of several strategic initiatives that the testing group plans to take to accelerate mass acceptance of break-through consumer technologies. The announcement was made by Lauren K. Evers and James Richardson.

Publishers Newswire Announced Today its Latest List of Books to Bookmark, for Q3/2008

REDONDO BEACH, Calif., Oct. 2 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Publishers Newswire, an online resource for small publishers, as well as lesser known and first-time book authors, has announced its latest quarterly ‘Books to Bookmark’ list, for Q3/2008. This list is a round-up of new and interesting books which are often missed due to not originating from ‘big name’ authors, or major New York book publishing houses.

FookMovie Creates 30 Music Videos in 2008

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Oct. 1 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Communications expert John Scott G (recording artist The G-Man) leads a collective of artists, musicians and videographers known as FookMovie in the creation of wildly colorful music videos. Since opening in April, the company has completed 30 productions. (VIDEO – VNR)

Ron Paul Style Politician, Craig X Rubin, Running for Mayor of Los Angeles Gives Press Conference

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Craig X Rubin held a press conference at the Los Angeles Press Club Monday evening, September 29th, to announce his plans as the next Mayor of the City of Los Angeles. In the next election he detailed how he planned to go after the current Mayor at his base. Despite being a ‘white boy’ from the Westside, Candidate Rubin is a fluent Spanish speaker, who even ad-libbed some Spanish in a guest appearance he made on Showtime’s hit series ‘Weeds’ starring Kevin Nealon and Mary-Louis Parker.

Non-Profit Organizations to Receive $25K in Free PR Grants and Marketing Support

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Oct. 1 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Neotrope(R), a brand identity, PR, and marketing firm established Jan. 1983, is donating $25,000 in free public relations and newswire services to worthy non-profit and charitable organizations to celebrate its 25th anniversary. Neotrope previously donated $25K worth of services in 2000, and $22K in 2005; and has provided discounted or free services to various non-profits for more than 20 years. Organizations may apply for this program starting today.

Made in USA E-Commerce Site Reports Record Growth Despite Economic Downturn

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Sept. 30 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — MadeinUSAForever, an e-commerce site that sells products made only in America, announces that they continue to grow their business in spite of the Wall Street chaos proving that people are re-focusing their energies on Main Street. ‘There is hope,” Todd Lipscomb, president and founder says. ‘One area that is paramount to America’s turnaround is showing strength despite the current grim economic news.’

City of Angels a Heavenly Place to Live Promises Pastor When Elected Mayor of Los Angeles

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Media Advisory: Press Conference — Controversial religious leader, and now Los Angeles Mayoral candidate, Pastor Craig X Rubin of the Family Church (formerly of Temple 420), is taking questions from the press and public in an open interview press conference as he announces his candidacy for Mayor of the City of Los Angeles. (VIDEO – VNR)

Java Juice Coffee Geek Technique Produces Portable Perk

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Stop the French presses. A new-school brew developed by Java Juice, Inc. fuels the future of coffee and allows coffee lovers to toss their brewers, grinders, filters and energy-sucking coffee machinery aside. Java Juice may eventually render whole beans as old-school fuel.

US Renewables Group Partners with Citi, Credit Suisse on $140MM Solar Investment

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Sept. 16 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Today SolarReserve, a developer of utility scale solar power plants, announced that it has closed a second round of funding totaling $140 million. The financing was led by the renewable energy private equity group within Citi Alternative Investments, Sustainable Development Investments (SDI), and Credit Suisse’s Customized Fund Investment Group.

Epeius Biotechnologies’ Lead Product, Rexin-G for Metastatic Cancer, Aptly Highlighted by National Cancer Institute Journal

SAN MARINO, Calif., Sept. 15 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Epeius Biotechnologies Corporation today announced that Rexin-G, its lead product in development for metastatic cancer, has been highlighted in a recent NEWS article published by the Journal of the National Cancer Institute (JNCI, Sept. 9, 2008). The article, authored by Vickie Brower, describes recent advances and new approaches in genetic medicine that may succeed where small molecules and proteins have failed.

Feature Film: Action Thriller Horror, ‘RULES’ by Filmmaker Zak Lee Guarnaccia

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Italian-born filmmaker Zak Lee Guarnaccia with ZASH Productions has just completed producing and directing his first feature film, an action / thriller / horror project titled, ‘Rules’ inspired by a true story. Zak is an award winning actor, world martial arts champion and fitness expert with several successful exercise videos on the market. Zak was also inspired and motivated by the WGA strike and the threat of SAG strike.

Starving For Gravity: From Bar Band to Buzz Band

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Sept. 10 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Temecula Valley International Film & Music Festival formally invited Starving for Gravity to play a music showcase on September 20th. One of the hottest buzz bands on the scene today, SFG used to play cover tunes four hours a night — sort of like another act named after an insect. Obviously, they’ve come a long way from those days.

Why Are Popular Young Stars Flocking to The ‘Net?

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Sept. 9 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Eye Scream Films today announced the premiere of their new on-line comedy series, Poor Paul, starring Kevin G. Schmidt (Cheaper By The Dozen 1 and 2, Butterfly Effect, Young and The Restless), Zack Bennett (Down the PCH), Nicholas Braun (Sky High, Minutemen), Samantha Droke (Suite Life of Zack and Cody), Floriana Lima (How I Met Your Mother), Palmer Scott (Nip/Tuck) and co-produced by Kevin Schlanser (lonelygirl15). It will air on YouTube, MySpace and exclusively in HD on KoldCastTV. (VIDEO – VNR)

New Title for the Instrumental Album from The G-Man is ‘Burning Fan Soundscapes’

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Music composer John Scott G (recording artist The G-Man) has changed the title of his instrumental album ‘Burning Man Soundscapes’ to ‘Burning Fan Soundscapes.’ More information and song samples are online at the new website for the album.

Scrum Club Starts Pre-sales on Corporate Espionage

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Scrum Club, a not-for-profit organization, announced today that they have begun pre-sales of their first fundraising product, a card game titled ‘Corporate Espionage.’ This game represents a battle between freshly-funded start-up companies who all have similar ideas and are entering the same target market. Each company must ramp up quickly in order to compete, and when that fails, take out the competition by any means necessary.

The G-Man Releases a Soundtrack to Burning Man

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Aug. 3 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — With a mixture of rock, trance, ambient and classical music, composer Scott G (recording artist The G-Man) creates a near-psychedelic journey on ‘Burning Man Soundscapes.’ Like the orchestral music by Alexander Scriabin (1872-1915), composer Scott G is hoping listeners to the Burning Man Soundscapes tracks achieve a state of synesthesia. (VIDEO – VNR)