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.

‘The Gold Thinker,’ an Andy Warhol Original Painting, A Gold Marilyn Comparable Masterpiece, to Be Auctioned for Charity

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Nov. 2, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — “The Gold Thinker,” an Andy Warhol original painting, a Gold Marilyn comparable masterpiece, to be auctioned online with eBay for Charity November 7 – 17, 2016 at thegoldthinker.com, Michael P. Wilson, the painting’s owner, announced today. eBay For Charity will host the auction.

The Best Free Photo Editing App Picas Offers the Most Remarkable Photo Editing Effects

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Nov. 1, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Picas Inc. recently updated its flagship product Picas to 1.0.3 for iOS and 1.0.4 for Android OS. This free photo editor app can turn your photos into artworks with more than 50 filter effects, and each week Picas adds 1-3 new art filters. Due to its good performance, Play Store featured this photo editing app from Sep. 30 as editors’ choice, which brought more than 300,000 downloads and 4.5 average ratings just in a week.

VLP Law Group LLP Continues Growth with Addition of Melissa Krasnow as a Partner in the Firm’s Privacy and Technology Transactions Practice Groups

PALO ALTO, Calif., Oct. 31, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — VLP Law Group LLP is pleased to announce that Melissa Krasnow has joined the firm as a Partner in the Privacy & Data Security, Technology Transactions and Mergers & Acquisitions Practice Groups. As the first Minnesota attorney to join VLP, she will be based in Minneapolis and will continue her practice in these areas.

Picas Makes Perfect Photo Artwork

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Oct. 27, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Picas, a new free photo artwork application from Picas Inc. has recently been released for both Android and iOS. 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.

Residents Medical Prepares its Roster for ERAS Residency Interview Season

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Oct. 26, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Interview season is here and medical residents are gearing up to navigate the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). They’re also trying to locate a medical residency that’s ACGME accredited. Thousands of residency applicants will get rejections this season because they are weak candidates and lack the proper experience for residency consideration. Residents Medical (RM) can help.

ReverseVision Exchange (RVX) LOS Now Offers Integrated Flood Determination from ServiceLink

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Oct. 25, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ReverseVision, the leading provider of software and technology for the reverse mortgage industry, announced it has completed an integration with ServiceLink Flood (ServiceLink) that enables users of RV Exchange (RVX) loan origination software (LOS) to order a “life of loan” flood certification from ServiceLInk without ever leaving the RVX system. ServiceLink flood products can be ordered from within RVX as of the system’s 6.2 update.

MostFit to Hold 5th Annual Fitness Fundraiser Pushups for Puppies

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Oct. 25, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — MostFit Founder and Owner, Andrew Gavigan, along with Personal Trainer and MostFit Cofounder, Erin Fukuda will be holding their fun and heartfelt Pushup for Puppies Workout Event for the fifth consecutive year on Sunday, November 13, 2016. 100-percent of the proceeds go to S.T.A.R.T. Shelter Transport Animal Rescue Team.

EPIC Insurance’s Michael Nischan to Speak at the Seventh Annual Commercial Motor Vehicle Litigation Seminar

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. and ATLANTA, Ga., Oct. 20, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Vice President of Transportation & Logistics Risk Control Michael Nischan will speak at the Seventh Annual CMV Litigation Seminar on Thursday, October 27 at Villa Christina in Atlanta, Georgia.

Utelogy Corporation Successfully Completes Series A Private Equity Offering

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Oct. 18, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Utelogy Corporation, creator of enterprise audio/visual control, management, services and analytics software for use in higher education and enterprises announced that it has successfully closed a fully-subscribed, private equity offering with a small group of private Accredited Investors at an undisclosed value. Funds from this offering will support the company’s current growth trajectory including software developers and additional support staff.

The Mortgage Collaborative Adds 12 New Lender Members

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Oct. 18, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Mortgage Collaborative, the nation’s only independent mortgage lending cooperative, recently added twelve new lenders to their national network of originating members, proclaimed The Collaborative’s EVP of National Sales & Strategic Alliances, Rich Swerbinsky.

Lender Price Investor Glenn Stearns Appearing at 2016 Mortgage Bankers Association Annual Convention in Boston

PASADENA, Calif., Oct. 17, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Lender Price, the emerging leader in real-time, competitive mortgage analytics and product pricing and eligibility (PPE) solutions complete with full mobile functionality and advanced business intelligence, today announced that its investor Glenn Stearns will appear at its 2016 MBA Annual Convention exhibit in Boston on October 23 – 26.

EPIC Insurance Launches Cyber Risk Insurance Platform for Small and Mid-sized Businesses

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. and NEW YORK, Oct. 17, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, today announced the launch of a proprietary Cyber Risk and Insurance Platform, tailored to the unique needs of small and mid-sized businesses who are increasingly the most desirable targets of Cyber-attacks.

HousingWire Designates Chris Anderson of MCT to its Inaugural Insiders Award List

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Oct. 14, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Mortgage Capital Trading, Inc. (MCT), an industry leading hedge advisor and developer of MCTlive!(TM), the award-winning secondary marketing software suite, announced that its chief administrative officer, Chris Anderson, has been named to HousingWire’s inaugural Insider Awards list. The new list is designed to honor unsung heroes who are the cornerstone of every great company, whether in lending, servicing, investing or real estate.

The MReport Again Names Melanie Feliciano of DocMagic to its Leading Ladies List in Mortgage and Housing

TORRANCE, Calif., Oct. 13, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — DocMagic, Inc., the premier provider of fully-compliant loan document preparation, compliance, eSign and eDelivery solutions, announced that its chief legal officer, Melanie Feliciano, Esq., has earned a spot on the MReport’s 2016 “Leading Ladies” in Mortgage and Housing list for the second year.

Beauty Expert Agunes Launches Sexy Golddigger Skin Care Line at Avant Garde Magazine Annual Masquerade Ball

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Oct. 11, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Skin care expert Agunes will send witches and goblins running when she debuts her seductive new beauty care product, Sexy Golddigger (SG), at the Avant Garde Magazine Annual Masquerade Ball 2016 on Saturday, October 29 at the Majestic Downtown.

Lender Price Announces its Investor Kevin Costner Appearing at 2016 MBA Annual Convention in Boston October 23 – 26

PASADENA, Calif., Oct. 10, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Lender Price, the emerging leader in real-time, competitive mortgage analytics and product pricing & eligibility (PPE) solutions complete with full mobile functionality and advanced business intelligence, today announced that its original investor, Best Picture Oscar winning director and Emmy Award winning actor Kevin Costner, will appear at its 2016 MBA Annual Convention exhibit in Boston on October 23-26.

Key Startups and Industry Figures to Present at 2016 Neurotech Leaders Forum

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Oct. 10, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Several promising neurotechnology firms and key industry figures will present at the 2016 Neurotech Leaders Forum. The 16th annual event will take place October 24-25 in San Francisco, presented by Neurotech Reports. Keynote speaker at this year’s event on October 24 will be Doug Weber, who serves as program manager for DARPA’s Biological Technologies Office.

EPIC Insurance Adds Gerrad Newton to CNCDA Auto Dealer Specialty Program in Sacramento, California

SAN FRANCISCO and SACRAMENTO, Calif., Oct. 10, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Gerrad Newton has joined the firm as a producer within their CNCDA Auto Dealer Specialty Program team.

5 Bars Wins Cooperative Purchasing Contract to Provide Connected Wireless Infrastructure Master Planning and Marketing for Cities and Government Entities

IRVINE, Calif., Oct. 7, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — 5 Bars(TM) announced today it has been awarded a national cooperative contract to provide an intelligent technology platform that is used for master planning of wireless infrastructure to cities, municipalities and government entities. The competitively solicited and publicly awarded agreement by the City of Sacramento, Calif. is made available through National IPA.

Uproar Entertainment releases new stand-up comedy CD ‘Orally Challenged’ by Jen Murphy – fierce, funny, fearless, and brash!

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Oct. 7, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Uproar Entertainment is excited to announce the release of “Orally Challenged” by Jen Murphy. Recorded in front of a live audience at The Comedy Underground in Seattle Washington this CD showcases Jen Murphy – who fearlessly goes where few female comics have gone before.

Voices.com Announces Industry Roadshow, LevelUp

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Oct. 6, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The largest voice-over marketplace in the world, Voices.com, has announced the launch of an industry roadshow, set to take place across the United States this upcoming Spring 2017. The event is LevelUp – a fast, 1-day information sharing event that will bring voice actors, coaches, and clients together like never before for a fast-paced day of workshops and networking.

Controversial Artist NEO 10Y ‘Kills’ Donald Trump in Shocking Concept Film

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Oct. 5, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Controversial music and visual artist NEO 10Y today released a three-part concept film depicting the death of presidential candidate Donald Trump. The six minute documentary style film “NEO 10Y vs. NIHIL: The Kid That Killed Trump (A Concept Film)” shows the story of a drug forlorn Times Square Mickey Mouse impersonator convincing Donald Trump to end his life. (NSFW)

EPS Inc. announces the launch of the No Lift Pallet Mover

NEWARK, Calif., Oct. 5, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Engineered Process Solutions, Inc. (EPS) is pleased to announce the launch of a unique risk mitigation tool – the No Lift Pallet Mover. Designed and patented by the CEO of EPS, Mr. Eugene Swinehart, the No Lift Pallet Mover allows any manufacturing or distribution center worker to safely move an empty pallet.

Authentic Japanese Restaurant Yuzu Ramen & Broffee Launches Three New Ramen Dishes

EMERYVILLE, Calif., Oct. 3, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Yuzu Ramen & Broffee, an authentic Japanese restaurant in the Bay area, announced they have added 5 new ramen dishes to their menu now offering 8 varieties in total. The new additions include a spicy tonkotsu, spicy gyukotsu, spicy veggie, cheesy tonkotsu, and a cheesy gyukotsu.

Lender Price Launches Real-Time, Competitive Analytics and Pricing Platform at 2016 MBA Annual Convention in Boston Oct. 23-26

PASADENA, Calif., Oct. 3, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Lender Price, the emerging leader in real-time, competitive mortgage analytics and product pricing & eligibility (PPE) solutions complete with full mobile functionality and advanced business intelligence, today announced its upcoming launch at the 2016 MBA Annual Convention in Boston, October 23 – 26.

Utelogy Corporation Joins the Cisco Solution Partner Program

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Sept. 29, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Utelogy Corporation announced that it has joined the Cisco(R) Solution Partner Program as a Solution Partner. The Internet of Everything (IoE) continues to bring together people, processes, data and things to enhance the relevancy of network connections. As a member of the Cisco Solution Partner Program, Utelogy is able to quickly create and deploy solutions to enhance the capabilities, performance and management of the network to capture value in the IoE.

Corporate Settlement Solutions Implements DocMagic’s Total eClose™ Solution

TORRANCE, Calif., Sept. 29, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — DocMagic, Inc., the premier provider of fully-compliant loan document preparation, compliance, eSign and eDelivery solutions, announced that Corporate Settlement Solutions (CSS), a title and settlement services company, has successfully implemented DocMagic’s Total eClose(TM) solution. As a result, CSS can offer a completely new customer experience, gain a competitive advantage, and remain 100 percent TRID compliant at all times.

Bank of Southern California N.A. Announces $7 Million Capital Offering

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Sept. 27, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Bank of Southern California N.A. (OTC Pink: BCAL / OTCMKTS:BCAL) announced today that it has signed a stock purchase agreement for a private placement of $7 million of the Bank’s common stock with Castle Creek Capital, based in Rancho Santa Fe, California. The transaction is anticipated to close in the fourth quarter, subject to regulatory approvals and other standard closing conditions.

Join Brandy Vaughan of LearnTheRisk.org for Important and Free Talk ‘Is Your Health For $ale?’ in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Sept. 22, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Join Brandy Vaughan, former Merck pharmaceutical rep and founder of LearnTheRisk.org, a campaign of the Council for Vaccine Safety, for a FREE talk on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016 at 1 p.m. in San Francisco, as she exposes the dark side of today’s ‘health’care system and explains how we can stay healthy in a system that wants to keep us sick.

MCT Lands on Inc. 5000 List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies for the Sixth Year in a Row

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Sept. 20, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Mortgage Capital Trading, Inc. (MCT), a leader in mortgage risk management providing pipeline hedging, best-execution loan sales and centralized lock desk services, announced that it has earned a spot on the Inc. 5000 list for the sixth straight year. MCT had a three-year growth rate of 62 percent and annual revenue of $11.4 million for 2015.

Kazzit Announces Website Redesign and New Mobile App

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Sept. 16, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Kazzit, the wine industry’s most all-inclusive online community, today announced the launch of a new, redesigned version of its website, www.kazzit.com. Still 100 percent free to consumers, key features of the site include a sleeker, more attractive design, a more engaging user experience with enhanced search and navigation, and a new mobile app.

EPIC’s Rob Massa, Suzannah Gill and Rosemary Hughes to Present at the 35th Annual ISCEBS Employee Benefits Symposium

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Sept. 15, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Director of Retirement Rob Massa, Benefits Strategy Consultant Suzannah Gill and Principal Rosemary Manning Hughes will present at the 35th Annual ISCEBS Employee Benefits Symposium at the Hilton Baltimore.

Edupoint’s Growth in California Continues with Elk Grove Unified School District’s Selection of Synergy

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Sept. 15, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Edupoint(R) Educational Systems, creator of the industry-leading Synergy(R) Education Platform for K-12 student information, learning management and assessment, has been selected by Elk Grove Unified School District to implement the company’s Synergy Student Information System (SIS). The district required a state-of-the-art SIS that could comply with increasingly demanding external mandates.

Troubleshoot iOS 10 Data Lost Disaster and Other Common iOS 10 Problems with iMobie Complete Tutorial

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Sept. 14, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Although many users believe their iPhones are 100 percent safe for iOS 10 update, thousands of iOS data disasters occur everyday and countless vital data are missing forever. To minimize the risk and cost of such miseries, the iMobie content team prepared a full range of iPhone Data Recovery solutions (covering up to 12 categories of iOS data) for smoothing the way of iOS 10 / iPhone 7 Upgrade.

ReverseVision to Host UserCon 2017 February 8–10 in San Diego

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Sept. 14, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ReverseVision, the leading provider of software and technology for the reverse mortgage industry, today announced it will host its second annual user conference Feb. 8-10, 2017, at the Hilton San Diego Resort and Spa in San Diego, Calif. ReverseVision UserCon 2017 will deliver three days of educational programming, financial product sales training, networking opportunities and vendor exhibits tailored for industry newcomers as well as seasoned reverse mortgage loan originators and operations personnel.

Chart-Topping Musician’s film ‘Empty Box of Wine’ wins Best Animation at the 12th Annual Action on Film International Film Festival

PASADENA, Calif., Sept. 13, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Chart-topping musical artist and Los Angeles-based filmmaker Michael C. Perry today announced that his film “Empty Box of Wine” has won first prize in the category “Best Animation” in the 12th Annual Action on Film International Film Festival. Perry is the lead singer in Jour Majesty, who last year rose to #2 on the indie folk charts; his entry into the film festival accompanies the upcoming Jour Majesty album, “Empty Box of Wine.”

EPIC Insurance Adds Jim Hughes as Vice President and Managing Consultant of Loss Control

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Sept. 13, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Jim Hughes has joined the firm as a vice president and the Managing Consultant of Loss Control Services in their National Construction Specialty Group.

VLP Law Group LLP Continues Growth with Addition of Executive Compensation Partner Mark Bradford

PALO ALTO, Calif., Sept. 12, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — VLP Law Group LLP is pleased to announce that Mark Bradford has joined the firm as a partner in its Executive Compensation Practice Group. Mr. Bradford brings over 16 years of experience as an executive compensation and employee benefits attorney.

Uproar Entertainment releases new stand-up comedy CD ‘Brown Sheep’ by Tamer Kattan – the epitome of talent, diversity and intelligence

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Sept. 9, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Uproar Entertainment is excited to announce the release of “Brown Sheep” by Tamer Kattan. Recorded in front of a live audience at The Comedy Underground in Seattle Washington this CD showcases the exceptional talent of Tamer Kattan who uses his cultural diversity to inform his unique comic views on life, society and the world today.

Roostify and The Mortgage Collaborative Partner to Provide Mortgage Process Automation

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Sept. 8, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Roostify, a provider of automated mortgage transaction technology, today announced that the company has joined the Preferred Partner Network for The Mortgage Collaborative, an independent mortgage lending network of small, mid-sized and community-based lenders, in order to provide network members with access to Roostify’s mortgage technology platform.

EPIC’s Wilson Long and Zohreh Talebzadeh Recognized as Young Guns 2016 by Insurance Business

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., and BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Sept. 8, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Insurance Business America (IBA) has named Principal Wilson Long (Birmingham, Ala.) and Team Leader Zohreh Talebzadeh (San Francisco, Calif.) among their “Young Guns” of 2016.

Mortgage Capital Trading and Fannie Mae Form Strategic Collaboration for the Benefit of Mutual Clients

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Sept. 7, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Mortgage Capital Trading, Inc. (MCT), an industry leading hedge advisor and developer of MCTlive!(TM), the award-winning secondary marketing software suite, has entered into a strategic collaboration with Fannie Mae(R) to facilitate new technology deployment, collaborative planning, and better service to mutual clients.

Renowned Retirement Income Expert Jamie Hopkins Joins ReverseVision Board of Directors

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Sept. 6, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ReverseVision, the leading provider of software and technology for the reverse mortgage industry, today announced that Jamie Hopkins, Esq., MBA, LLM, CLU(R), RICP(R), has joined its board of directors. A noted expert and frequent speaker on matters of financial planning and retirement income, Hopkins is also a distinguished professor who has educated thousands of financial services professionals over the course of his career.

Local Public Health Departments prepare for increase in TB testing and treatment due to new screening recommendations from the USPSTF

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Sept. 6, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The California Tuberculosis (TB) Controllers Association welcomes the United States Prevention Services Task Force (USPSTF) rating published Sept. 6 in the Journal of the American Medical Association, recommending the testing of adults at risk for TB exposure. This recommendation is focused on people born in countries with high rates of TB and those who have lived in congregate settings, such as homeless shelters.

Sambrailo Packaging is Helping CCOF-Certified Growers Promote ‘Certified Organic’

WATSONVILLE, Calif., Sept. 6, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Sambrailo Packaging recently introduced a new stock print row crop box in partnership with CCOF (California Certified Organic Farmers) for CCOF-certified organic growers. The box clearly states “Certified Organic Fruits and Vegetables” on the sides in an effort to help small organic farmers promote certified organics right from their fields.

Former Los Angeles City College Basketball Coach Mike Miller, Named Head Coach of CBA Expansion Team

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Sept. 6, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Former Los Angeles City College (LACC) and Junior College coaching legend Mike Miller has been named head coach of the California Basketball Association’s newest expansion team, the Los Angeles Skyline. From 1992 to 2008 coach Mike Miller led LACC’s basketball program into a national prominence.

iMobie Launches AnyTrans 5 – The Ultimate iPhone Manager with Blazing Flash-Sync Speed And Redesigned Interface

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Sept. 5, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — iMobie Inc., the leading provider of iOS utility software, today released the most advanced all-in-one iPhone manager AnyTrans 5, offering easy yet comprehensive tools to craft the best iPhone, iPad and iPod touch experience. Redesigned with a minimalistic interface, the program creates a beautiful environment to further liven up its world-class organizing features.

EPIC Consultants Rob Massa and Craig Schmidt Honored as Employee Benefit Advisers of the Year

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. and HOUSTON, Texas, Sept. 1, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Employee Benefit Adviser (EBA) has named Director of Retirement Rob Massa the “Retirement Advisor of the Year” and Senior Wellness Consultant Craig Schmidt the “Wellness Advisor of the Year” in the publication’s 2016 Employee Benefit Advisers of the Year Awards.

EPIC Recognized Among Inc. Magazine’s 35th Annual List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. and NEW YORK, N.Y., Aug. 31, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Inc. magazine recently ranked EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, NO. 2288 on its 35th annual Inc. 5000, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. To earn this recognition, EPIC posted a solid 158 percent increase in annual revenue between 2012 and 2015.

MostFit To Hold Catch a Lift (CAL) Fund Workout Events in Two Cities to Help Wounded Veterans

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Aug. 30, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — MostFit is holding their annual Catch a Lift (CAL) Fund Workout Event in two cities this year – Los Angeles and Austin, Texas – on Sept. 10. These fun group workouts are open to ALL with a $10 minimum donation, and free to Active Duty and Veterans. The events are designed to help raise money for Post 9/11 combat wounded vets to regain and maintain their physical and mental health by providing granted gym memberships, fitness programs or in-home gym equipment anywhere in the U.S.

San Diego Business Journal Names MCT to its Best Places to Work List for the Fifth Straight Year

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Aug. 30, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Mortgage Capital Trading, Inc. (MCT), a recognized leader in mortgage risk management providing pipeline hedging, best-execution loan sales, and centralized lock desk services, announced that it has been named Best Places to Work by the San Diego Business Journal (SDBJ) for the fifth straight year.

SecuGen Releases Hamster Pro Duo SC/PIV Combination FAP 20 Fingerprint Reader and Contact Smart Card Reader

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Aug. 29, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — SecuGen, a world leading optical fingerprint device and technology vendor, is pleased to announce the immediate availability of the Hamster Pro Duo SC/PIV, a dual mode fingerprint and smart card authentication device.

Bank of Southern California Recognized as a Top Small Business Lender

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Aug. 29, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Bank of Southern California, N.A. (OTC Pink: BCAL / OTCMKTS:BCAL) has been recognized as a top small business lender in San Diego County based on the volume of SBA 7(a) loans originated according to the San Diego District Office of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s fiscal year-end lender rankings as of July 31, 2016.

Bank of Southern California Completes Acquisition of Opus Bank Branch

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Aug. 26, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Bank of Southern California, N.A. (OTC Pink: BCAL) has completed the purchase of the deposits of the La Quinta branch of Opus Bank. The transaction closed on Friday, August 19, 2016. Customers of the Opus Bank La Quinta branch were consolidated into the existing La Quinta branch of Bank of Southern California. As of Monday, August 22, 2016, the former Opus Bank La Quinta customers now have access to all Bank of Southern California locations, including three Coachella Valley branches located in La Quinta, El Paseo-Palm Desert, and Rancho Mirage.

EPIC adds Vincent G. Caracciolo as Managing Director of Claims and Coverage Advocacy

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. and NEW YORK, N.Y., Aug. 25, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Vincent G. Caracciolo has joined the firm as National Managing Director of Claims and Coverage Advocacy.

Arrakis Arts Opens in Carlsbad, California

CARLSBAD, Calif., Aug. 24, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A grand opening event on August 10 hosted by the Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce celebrated a new addition to the Carlsbad arts community – Arrakis Arts; a unique art gallery and lifestyle space that features objects and events to promote self-awareness and enhance personal intuition while stimulating the mind and soul.

Art-In-Relation pairs two unknown works of musical theater art, ‘Wild Party’ and ‘Frankenstein, A New Musical’ in Hollywood

HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Aug. 24, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Art-In-Relation, Jonas Sills, producer, announces a move from Long Beach, after two successful seasons, to Hollywood with two hauntingly gorgeous, but lesser known musical theater productions at The Complex Theatres, Hollywood. A combination of “The Wild Party.” a lesser known version of the musical based on the poem by Joseph Moncure, and written by Andrew Lippa, coupled with Mary Shelley’s tale with a musical twist, “Frankenstein, A New Musical.”

ReverseVision Integrates with Informative Research to Expand Credit Report Options for RV Exchange (RVX) LOS Users

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Aug. 23, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ReverseVision, the leading provider of software and technology for the reverse mortgage industry, announced it has completed its integration with Informative Research, one of the nation’s oldest and largest credit reporting agencies. The integration makes it faster and easier for users of RV Exchange (RVX) loan origination software (LOS) to order Premier Credit Report, Informative Research’s version of the tri-merge credit report that has become the mortgage industry standard.

Adelaide Prescod Cota Teaches People Importance of Self-Advocacy

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Aug. 22, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Adelaide P. Cota learned the hard way that there’s no better advocate than yourself. However, not many people know where to begin. They need the confidence and resources to get started. That’s where Cota comes in. “I’m devoted to sharing my experiences with others so I can help them to advocate for themselves,” she says.

EPIC adds Jim Williford to National Energy Construction Practice

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., and BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Aug. 22, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that risk management and insurance professional Jim Williford has joined the firm’s National Energy Construction Practice as a Business Development Manager.