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Business, entertainment, technology, financial and regional event news from California, USA.

Larkin McLean’s Fourth Album ‘Ladybug’ Reveals Her Distinctive Hybrid of Audio-Erotica, Head-Bopping Rhythm, and Smartly Lyrical Pop Music

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Aug. 27, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Larkin McLean got her start sitting in at jazz clubs, taking piano lessons from Sarah Vaughan’s accompanist George Gaffney, and studying Flamenco dance. You can hear it woven eloquently throughout her new record, ‘Ladybug.’ A follow-up to the well-received ‘If You’re a Wild Girl, Say Aye,’ McLean first hit the scene with her self-titled album.

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New Education Protector from EPIC Safeguards Student-Athletes’ Education

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Aug. 26, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — While the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) directors reexamine several policies amid controversy about how student athletes are treated, one of the nation’s fastest-growing insurance brokers has moved to protect high school athletes who have received a verbal offer for an athletic scholarship or grant from an NCAA Division I or Division II sports program. EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants today announces Education Protector(SM) from EPIC, the first insurance product of its kind.

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SecuGen to Showcase New Combination Fingerprint and Contactless Smartcard Reader at the 2014 Global Identity Summit

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Aug. 25, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — SecuGen Corporation is pleased to announce that it will be showing at the Global Identity Summit in Tampa, Florida, a completely new device that combines a contactless smartcard reader with SecuGen’s FAP 20 certified, optical fingerprint sensor, the U20. This new product, the Hamster Pro Duo CL(TM), is housed in a sleek new case and provides convenient access to dual mode authentication for enhanced security.

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CRG Kickstarts a SmartCity Development Ecosystem to Seamlessly Merge Solutions for Civic Applications with Okta, Soasta, ClearVision and VRP

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Aug. 22, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Civic Resource Group today announced that it is initiating the City Development Ecosystem, a group which is chartered to promote new software models for civic organizations to take advantage of next generation applications and cloud infrastructure.

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ArteQuesta Adds New Artworks to Israeli Masters Collection in Continued Effort to Preserve Art and Culture of Israel

MILL VALLEY, Calif., Aug. 22, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ArteQuesta, a fine art investment company has announced new artworks to be added to the Israeli Masters Collection as part of their continued effort to preserve Israeli art and culture. The collection was created over ten years ago to gather and preserve historically significant artworks and artifacts by Israeli artists during Israel’s diaspora and the emergence of the Jewish state in 1948.

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ArteQuesta Launches New Fully Featured Website Providing Clients with Art Market Expertise

MILL VALLEY, Calif., Aug. 19, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ArteQuesta, a fine arts investment company is pleased to announce the launch of its new website artequesta.com. ArteQuesta’s website is designed to assist collectors, patrons, art professionals, and individuals in making thoughtful decisions for establishing or maintaining an art-investment portfolio.

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Better Life Technologies Group Goes to Indiegogo for Prototype

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Aug. 18, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The tragic drowning of Albert Jones, a 7-year old boy, closely affected George A. McKinney, president and CEO, Better Life Technologies Group. As a result, in February 2014, he patented a swim safety system device, the ‘Albert Jones Anti-Distress Device’ (AJADD) U.S. Patent #8,659,435 B2 – a device geared to making lives safer in every underwater situation around the globe.

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ImmersiON-VRelia PRO Blue Sky ushers in new world of commercial virtual reality entertainment

IRVINE, Calif., Aug. 15, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ImmersiON-VRelia announced today the launch of the immersive industry’s first-ever virtual reality commercial entertainment division. The new division will be dedicated to providing head mounted displays and content to amusement parks, visitor attractions, immersive cinemas and promotional platforms. The division is the result of a new partnership between ImmersiON-VRelia and International Immersion Industries.

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EPIC adds retail team from JLT Towers Re

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Aug. 13, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC (Edgewood Partners Insurance Center), a nationwide retail property, casualty and employee benefits insurance broker/consultant, announced today the addition of the retail risk management and property/casualty team of JLT Towers Re. This strategic build-out of a team serving large, complex risk management accounts is a product of EPIC’s broadening alliance partnership and collaboration with JLT Towers Re. The agreement is effective August 11.

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Civic Resource Group Receives Prestigious Designation of ‘100 Most Promising Technology Companies’ from CIOReview Magazine

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Aug. 13, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — CIO Review magazine announced that Civic Resource Group (CRG) received a notable inclusion on the CIOReview100 list for its innovative programs and solutions that help civic organizations across the U.S. achieve their goals to become ‘Smart Cities’ in 2014.

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Reverse Mortgage Volumes Trend Up in Closed Loan Data, FHA Endorsements a Lagging Indicator, says ReverseVision’s Rob Katz

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Aug. 12, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Contrary to what has been reported for the past six months, reverse mortgage originations have been trending up according to ReverseVision, the leading provider of reverse mortgage lending solutions. ReverseVision’s RV Exchange (RVX) is the leading reverse loan origination system (RLOS) and lending system of record for the majority of reverse lenders.

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VLP Continues to Grow with the Addition of Mark D. Taylor and Jeffrey A. Fromm

PALO ALTO, Calif., Aug. 5, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — VLP Law Group LLP is pleased to announce the addition of Mark D. Taylor and Jeffrey A. Fromm as partners. Mark, based in Washington, D.C., practices bankruptcy law. Jeff, based in New York City, focuses on corporate and transactional matters.

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Scott Law Firm Automates Name Permutation Searches for Military Personnel to Comply with SCRA, Quandis Technology Enables

FOOTHILL RANCH, Calif., July 30, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Quandis, Inc., a leading provider of mortgage servicing software, announced that Scott Law Firm, which serves the default servicing industry, is actively utilizing its new military search name permutation functionality. Scott Law Firm can now more easily and efficiently identify active duty military borrowers in the Department of Defense (DoD) database to comply with the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA).

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ReverseVision Offers Free Online Course on HUD Mortgagee Letter Changes through RV University (RVU)

SAN DIEGO, Calif., July 23, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ReverseVision, Inc., the leading provider of business solutions for the reverse mortgage industry is offering a free on-line class focused on changes announced by HUD in recent Mortgagee Letters 2014-07 and 2014-12 through its ReverseVision University (RVU).

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New Discovery Opens the Door to Possible Cure for Heart Disease

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif., July 21, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Larry Weisenthal, M.D., Ph.D., today announced new findings that unravel mysteries about the root cause of atherosclerosis – the narrowing of blood vessels that leads to heart attack and stroke. It is a big step toward developing drugs, possibly in the very near future, that prevent the most common forms of heart disease.

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EPIC Purchases Jenkins Insurance Services

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., July 21, 2014 (SEN2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The shareholders of Jenkins Insurance Services (Jenkins), a Leavitt Group agency, have sold 100 percent of their shares in Jenkins to EPIC (Edgewood Partners Insurance Center). The transaction, which closed on July 17, was retroactively effective July 1. Jenkins, with California offices in Concord, Sacramento, San Jose, Orange County, and in Reno, Nevada, employs 160 and has approximately $34 million of annual revenue.

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Annual PR Grant Program for Non-Profits announced by Neotrope to Help Worthy Causes Tackle Earned Media

TORRANCE, Calif., July 17, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Neotrope, a 31 year old brand marketing, PR, and content development firm, today announced launch of its latest annual PR Grant program for U.S.-based 501(c)3 charities for 2014. Launched in 2000, the non-profit PR Grant was designed to help raise awareness of selected charities to traditional media, to the public, as well as to potential ‘halo’ sponsors and donors.

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Andrea Levin joins EPIC as a Vice President in Petaluma

PETALUMA, Calif., July 14, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC (Edgewood Partners Insurance Center), a retail property, casualty and employee benefits insurance broker/consultant, announced today the addition of Andrea Levin as a vice president in their Petaluma office. Levin brings 24 years of experience in the development and management of property and casualty insurance and risk management programs, working with a wide range of business and industry and specializing in financial institutions.

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HTCIA CISO Summit Presents – Lessons from the Field

ROSEVILLE, Calif., July 10, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The High Technology Crime Investigation Association (HTCIA) will be hosting its 2nd Annual CISO Summit on August 28, 2014 at the Hyatt Lost Pines Resort and Spa in Austin. This is a full day event where IT information security managers, risk management professionals and executives can interact and exchange strategies from leaders in the field.

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ImmersiON announces strategic fusion with VRelia

IRVINE, Calif., July 9, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ImmersiON, a USA company of Manuel R. Gutierrez Novelo, announced today its strategic fusion with VRelia, a company owned by Jose Antonio Garcia Marin headquartered in Spain. Novelo, the founder of internationally awarded TDVision, has proven a leader in the design and development of 3D digital infrastructure and visualization systems.

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Breaking Down Musical Borders: John Dellroy Band Mixes Genres and Crosses Countries

LOS ANGELES, Calif., July 1, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — When the John Dellroy Band cranks it up on stage, audiences are treated to a melodic onslaught. ‘We rock, but with folk and electronic influences, and the melodies are designed to let you hum along immediately and even sing with us after you hear the hook just a couple of times,’ states lead vocalist John Dellroy.

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‘Elite Athleticism: Beauty, Brawn, and Solitude’ at The California Center for Digital Arts

BREA, Calif., June 27, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The California Center of Digital Arts, 590 W. Central Ave. Suite A, announces the opening of a new fine art photography exhibit, ‘Elite Athleticism: Beauty, Brawn, and Solitude,’ July 11 – July 18, 2014, a thematic exhibition from photographer John Bosma. The Center will host an ‘Open to the Public’ wine and cheese Artists Reception on July 11 from 6-9 p.m. with an artist talk at 7 p.m.

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HTCIA International Conference and Training Expo Announces FBI Assistant Director of the Cyber Division, Joseph Demarest Jr., as Keynote Speaker

ROSEVILLE, Calif., June 26, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The High Technology Crimes Investigation Association (HTCIA) will host its 28th Annual HTCIA International Conference and Training Expo August 24 through the 27 at the Hyatt Lost Pines Resort and Spa in Austin, Texas. This year’s Keynote Speaker will be FBI Cyber Division’s Assistant Director Joseph M. Demarest.

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HTCIA International Conference Directly Tackles the Issues facing Information Security Officers at the 2nd Annual HTCIA CISO Summit

ROSEVILLE, Calif., June 24, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The High Technology Crimes Investigation Association (HTCIA) will host its 2nd HTCIA CISO Summit on August 28, 2014 at the Hyatt Lost Pines Resort and Spa in Austin, Texas directly following the organization’s 28th Annual HTCIA International Conference and Training Expo. The CISO Summit is exclusively for Information Technology and Security Officers and features a powerful lineup of speakers, including Brian Engle (CISO for the State of Texas) and Alan Daines (CISO, Dell Computers).

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iMobie Releases PhoneRescue – an iOS Data Recovery Software for Retrieving Lost Personal Data and Media Content on iPhone iPad

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., June 19, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — iMobie Inc., an innovative iOS related software developer, announces the release of PhoneRescue – a comprehensive iPhone data recovery solution that is fully capable of retrieving almost all the commonly used personal data and multimedia files directly from an iPhone, iPad, iPod touch.

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The British Are Coming! UK’s Unsung Lilly Takes Over The Mint in Los Angeles for Better Vision for Children Charity Fundraiser

LOS ANGELES, Calif., June 19, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The British are coming! The British are coming! There will be a British invasion at The Mint, Los Angeles’ legendary cultural enclave for live music, on Saturday, July 19 when Global Journey Media presents popular UK artists, the singing duo, Unsung Lilly, in a benefit concert performance for Better Vision For Children (BVC).

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Eric Deng Accepts Stamps Leadership Scholarship to USC

FREMONT, Calif., June 18, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Mr. Eric Deng, a high school senior from Mission San Jose High School in Fremont, Calif., has chosen to enroll at the University of Southern California as a Stamps Leadership Scholar. The value of the Stamps Leadership Scholarship for four years at USC is worth up to approximately $202,000, including enrichment funds for international travel, research internships, and outdoor leadership experiences. Eric was chosen for his leadership, scholarship, perseverance, service, and creativity.

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