California Business News - Page 69

Page 69 of California Business News issued by the Send2Press® Newswire service.



Put Down The Bong Pick Up The Ballot Says Los Angeles Mayoral Candidate

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — With 3 hours left to vote in California’s least-watched major election, pastor Craig X. Rubin is reaching out to Los Angeles’ 420 community and asking them to, ‘Put down the bong and pick up the ballot.’ He told supporters, ‘In the remaining hours call a friend and get out the vote.’ This election is going to have a historically low turnout and a few thousand stoners could win it for Pastor Rubin of the Family Church in Pasadena.

Audiolife Offers The Most Cost-Effective, Flexible, and Profitable Way to Sell CDs Online

LOS ANGELES, Calif., March 3 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Audiolife, the Los Angeles-based Artist Services Company responsible for the development of a new media web-platform specifically designed for indie artists to sell music online and on-demand to fans, has released an in-depth report of findings on the future of selling CDs online. The report, ‘The New Way to Sell CDs Online: More Cost-Effective, Flexible and Profitable,’ compares the Audiolife model to competitors like CD Baby and Nimbit.

‘Last on the Ballot, First in Your Heart’ Craig Rubin’s Catchy Slogan in Los Angeles’ Mayor Election to Guide Him to Victory

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — With ten candidates running for mayor Tuesday March 3rd in this year’s election – and most people thinking the mayor is sure to win again – one candidate, Pastor Craig X Rubin, is predicting a big upset and he explains why. ‘We are the only campaign with a positive base of support. The lying mayor is running on safety (the city isn’t safer) and my best opponent is running on an anti-Latino campaign in the largest Latino city in the world, outside of Mexico City.’

Largest Academic Event for San Francisco Students Prepares Middle and High School Participants for Responsible Global Citizenship

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Feb. 26 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — On Saturday, March 14, 2009, over 500 middle and high school students from Northern California schools will convene at San Francisco State University to compete in the largest annual academic event for San Francisco area students. Over 1,000 middle and high school students, volunteer judges, educational leaders, and community guests are expected to take part in the seventh annual World Affairs Challenge(TM) hosted by San Francisco-based global education non-profit World Savvy.

New Book Educates and Provides Historic Framework on Current Credit Crisis

SILVERADO, Calif., Feb. 26 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The credit crisis is on everyone’s minds. But, complicated media jargon is nothing more than mumbo jumbo to the average person on the street. That’s why author Tony Pallante has written a book that clearly defines the current credit crisis, ‘From Your Wallets to Their Pockets’ (ISBN: 978-1440108044, hardcover).

Starlight Children’s Foundation’s Annual ‘A Stellar Night’ Gala Honors Teri Hatcher and Nintendo of America and its President, Reggie Fils-Aime

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Starlight Children’s Foundation will present Teri Hatcher with its 2009 ‘Heart of Gold Award’ at the organization’s annual ‘A Stellar Night’ gala, presented by California Pizza Kitchen, on Friday, March 27, 2009 at 7 p.m. at The Beverly Hilton Hotel. Starlight’s Jacki Carlish Humanitarian of the Year Award will be bestowed upon Nintendo of America and its President and COO, Reggie Fils-Aime.

Medical Marijuana Author Endorses Craig X Rubin for Mayor

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Dennis Peron, the senior citizen who wrote Proposition P back in 1991, says, Vote for Craig Rubin. Proposition P was the nation’s first medical marijuana legislation and has inspired national change. When it was introduced 80-percent of the voters in California’s county and city supported medical use. Since then nearly two dozen states have legalized marijuana for medical purposes. Dennis Peron, the man who started the medical marijuana movement, has come out in support of Mayoral candidate Craig X Rubin.

CyberTouch|AV Announces 19-inch Rack Mount Touch Screen Monitor

NEWBURY PARK, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — CyberTouch|AV is pleased to announce the introduction of ER1900 – the latest addition to CyberTouch|AV’s line of touch screen LCD monitors. Available now, The ER1900 is a professional-grade 19.0-inch integrated touch screen LCD monitor designed specifically for 19-inch rack mount applications. It utilizes a 19.0-inch wide screen diagonal color TFT LCD as display and a resistive touch screen as the input device. Touch screen communication to CPU is RS232 or USB.

Fox News Joins Major News Organizations Promoting Marijuana Candidate with Air Time for Craig Rubin

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Craig Rubin, candidate for mayor in the City of Los Angeles, is certainly happy that Michael Phelps is not going to be prosecuted, but is still organizing an international boycott against Kellogg’s. He is even happier that marijuana seems to be the subject d’jour the month before the L.A. Mayoral election. Rubin, who recently has become a fixture on Los Angeles television and radio, is the off-beat candidate challenging the current mayor in ‘The City of Angels.’

Reckon Memoir Launches New EP

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Feb. 17 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Reckon Memoir, a pop/rock band originally from Orange County, Calif., established in the year 2007, announced today the release of their first self entitled EP which features four songs from their repertoire. This four song preview to their upcoming album includes songs Domino Effect, Just Leave, Shattered, and Blindfolded; songs that – after being played in front of audiences around L.A. and Orange County – people are very exited about.

Beginners Luck, or Creative Artists of the First Rank? Epeius Biotechnologies Launches Rexin-G eBook Tutorial

SAN MARINO, Calif., Feb. 12 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Epeius Biotechnologies announces the launch of its new informative website, containing an award-winning video and an interactive e-book designed to introduce the general public to the tumor-targeting and cancer-destroying biotechnologies behind the clinical development of Rexin-G. Honored as the first and so far only targeted, genetic medicine that has been validated in clinical trials worldwide (Nature Reviews, Genetics, 2007), Rexin-G is designed to seek-out and destroy metastatic cancers that are resistant to chemotherapy and which have spread throughout the body.

International Boycott of Kellogg’s Products Called for Over Michael Phelps Firing

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Millions of Americas are currently unemployed with hundreds of thousands being added to the unemployment roles monthly. Michael Phelps is obviously not unemployed, but he has been fired by Kellogg’s as their spokesman. Pastor Craig X Rubin, candidate for mayor in the City of Los Angeles, is calling for an international boycott of all Kellogg’s products as a result of his firing.

New Sales Personality Report Uses a Form of Body Language to Help Sales Teams Close More Business

TEMECULA, Calif., Feb. 10 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Written Inc. today released Salesperson Insight, a new type of sales personality report that teaches salespeople how their traits are impacting their sales, what they’re communicating to their prospect through their body language and what they can do specifically to change and improve.

Obama is Powerless Over DEA Says Candidate Craig Rubin

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The pro-medical marijuana candidate said, ‘While the DEA is raiding local marijuana facilities against the wishes of President Barack Obama our mayor says nothing. When I am Mayor I’ll protect patients and clubs.’ L.A.’s current mayor has ducked debating candidate Craig X Rubin who is challenging him for another term as leader of the City of Angels.

Marijuana Leads to Harder Things Says Mayoral Candidate as He Gains in Polls

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Law enforcement has said marijuana leads to hard things. Pastor Craig X Rubin, candidate for L.A.’s mayor race, agrees, ‘Barack Obama wrote that he smoked marijuana. The Super Bowl MVP smoked pot, the greatest Olympian of all time, the world’s highest paid actor and some of the world’s top educators have all smoked grass, so by looking at these results one can conclude that marijuana does lead to harder things….like a leadership position in your chosen field.’

Bob Rains Joins Affiliate Media, Inc. as Vice President of Marketing

IRVINE, Calif., Feb. 5 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Affiliate Media, Inc., a recognized leader in the worldwide online affiliate marketing space, announced today that it has hired Bob Rains as the company’s new Vice President of Marketing. Affiliate marketing leader signs up well-known online marketing pro to lead marketing efforts. Mr. Rains brings to the Affiliate Media family almost a decade’s worth of Internet marketing success.

Artists Explore the Apron as an Art Form in New Magazine: Apronology

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif., Feb. 4 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Since the launch of Belle Armoire magazine in 2001, art and crafting publisher Stampington & Company has been at the forefront of emerging trends in wearable art. Through special publications, such as Altered Couture, Haute Handbags and Belle Armoire Jewelry, they have continued to explore artistic movements within the world of art-to-wear through specific niche art forms. On February 1, 2009, they released the premiere issue of Apron*ology (apronology), an annual special publication that focuses on artfully-made aprons.

ENow Launches New Monitoring and Reporting Tool for BlackBerry Enterprise Server

ORANGE, Calif., Feb. 2 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ENow, inc., innovative leaders in the development of software to simplify Microsoft Exchange system management, today announced the formal launch of Mailscape for BlackBerry(R) Enterprise Server. Mailscape for BlackBerry Enterprise Server is a unique and innovative systems management tool that provides monitoring and reporting capabilities that will help administrators ensure that their users wireless mobile devices stay connected.

Marijuana in the News Propels Craig Rubin to New Highs in Los Angeles Mayor’s Race

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Three months ago Super Bowl MVP Santonio Holmes was cited for marijuana possession, Olympian Michael Phelps outed with a bong, brother of Barack Obama jailed for possessing one joint of cannabis, so marijuana has been in the news a lot this week. One candidate for the officer of Mayor of Los Angeles in the upcoming election is hoping the trend continues. Craig Rubin says, ‘Marijuana is the way out of the economic crisis. Here in California, marijuana is the number one cash crop.’

While Most Companies and Industries Struggled in 2008, LifeModeler, Inc. Used Unique Products to Post Aggressive Business Gains in All Areas

SAN CLEMENTE, Calif., Feb. 4 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — To say that LifeModeler, Inc. (LMI) bucked the prevailing trend and posted a series of successes in 2008 that are providing a platform for even greater accomplishments this year, wouldn’t quite be telling the whole story. This past year will actually be considered the most formative for the young company, as it literally expanded its presence in every category-from revenue and customer growth, to staff enhancement, to university teaching programs, and even to helping put men on Mars.

NARIP Announces 2009 Best in the Biz Winners

HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Feb, 3 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The winners are in! Chop Shop’s Alexandra Patsavas, Live Nation’s Creighton Burke and Universal Music & Video Distribution’s Jim Urie won by a landslide in the 2009 Best of the Biz List from NARIP (National Association of Record Industry Professionals), which recognizes excellence and high professional standards in our business. NARIP’s list identifies top-level executive talent and know-how in major areas of the record and music industries.

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.

My Credit Group Reports that Credit Repair Does Not Work

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Jan. 30, 2009 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The current economic environment has resulted in the emergence of thousands of so called credit repair companies that seek to take advantage of anxious consumers who have false hopes of repairing their credit rating. My Credit Group Inc., which provides professional credit optimization services, warns consumers to beware.

Hitt Music Group Collaborates with American Airlines

HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Jan. 29 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Hitt Music Group is happy to announce the continuing success of their collaboration with American Airlines and Beat Marketing. HMG artists are now appearing exclusively on two separate channels as part of AA’s in-flight entertainment.

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.

Love Can be Better the Second Time Around: New Book Offers Encouragement and Hope for a Successful Second Marriage

GILROY, Calif., Jan. 26 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ‘It is never too late for a second chance at love,’ says Patricia Bubash, Licensed Professional Counselor and author of a new book, Successful Second Marriages (ISBN 978-1-58909-563-2), published by Bookstand Publishing. ‘Having experienced a failed second marriage, I wondered why so few second marriages work,’ says Bubash.

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.

Obsello Absinthe Verte Proud Libation Sponsor of the 9th Edwardian Ball

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Obsello Spanish absinthe verte is proud to support the 9th annual Edwardian Ball in San Francisco this year. Once just a one-night event, the ball has grown into a three-day extravaganza (Jan. 23 – Jan. 25) filled with art, burlesque, circus acts, music and all that is representative of the Edwardian Period and Edward Gorey – a mid-20th century artist, poet and musical composer.

SuperCoach International Announces the First Fully Programmable Tennis Ball Machine on the Market – the Most Advanced in the World Today

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Jan. 22 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Until a few years ago all tennis ball machines were practically the same, ranging in price from a few hundred dollars (providing one type of ball return) to about $10,000.00 (providing up to 8 variations) per cycle. Then the SuperCoach appeared on the market in 2004 (Version 1.0). (VIDEO – VNR)

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.

SecuGen SDA04(TM) and SDA04M(TM) OEM Fingerprint Sensors Raise the Bar on Biometric Access Control

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Jan. 14 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — SecuGen is pleased to announce the immediate availability of two new ultra high capacity OEM fingerprint sensors, the SDA04M(TM) and the SDA04(TM). The SDA04M is intended for commercial biometrics applications, and the SDA04 is intended for government and commercial applications where FIPS 201/PIV compliance is required.

Sun Microsystems and SecuGen Collaborate to Bring Fingerprint Biometrics to Sun Solaris, SunRay, and Sun Identity Management Solutions

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Jan. 8 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — SecuGen is pleased to announce that its Hamster(TM) Plus and Hamster(TM) IV fingerprint biometric readers are now compatible with Sun Solaris, Sun Ray, and Sun’s Identity Management Solutions. SecuGen’s engineering and Sun’s ISV engineering team worked closely together to provide a seamless integration of their products.

Authernative Granted Patent in Australia for User Authentication Method

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Authernative, Inc., the developer of innovative user authentication and identity management technologies, announced today that the Australian Patent Office has granted the company a patent for a user authentication method. The newly issued patent number 2004323374 entitled, ‘Authentication System and Method Based Upon Random Partial Digitized Path Recognition’ describes a ‘what user knows’-based authentication method.

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)

Expert Skin Care Author Wins Guinness World Record for Longest Wall Sit

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Dr. Thienna Ho, founder of Thienna, Inc., a skin care company that focuses on health, is no stranger to setting world records. She is the current Guinness World Records’ holder for the most sumo squats in one hour. And, on Saturday, December 20, she completed yet another world record – the longest wall sit.

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)