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Paula Cole Sings for Fans with ‘Ballads’ Album Funded on Kickstarter

Singer/songwriter Paula Cole is funding her new album from the ground up on Kickstarter. Recently Cole launched her campaign to fund an 8th studio album, to be called “Ballads,” which she described on her funding page as so: “Ballads” is a weaving of A…

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New Music: The South Austin Moonlighters Release ‘Ghost Of A Small Town’

The South Austin Moonlighters will be releasing “Ghost of a Small Town,” which features 13 brand new songs including their new single “You, Love and Me.” The South Austin Moonlighters are regulars in most of the finer honky-tonks, listening rooms and v…

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Opinion: Klaatu Talks Trump and Tiny Hands

G on Politics (Opinion/Satire): Is it possible to get an unbiased opinion of the 2016 presidential race? Yes! We interviewed Klaatu, the character from “Day the Earth Stood Still.” The term “hevaltaagu” roughly translates as “American political conservative” or, alternately, “stupid beyond belief.”

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The Friendship Game: Geek Club Books Releases Webisode for Inclusive Classroom on Autism

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Geek Club Books, Inc., an autism nonprofit, today announced the release of their latest educational webisode, “The Friendship Game” to teach elementary school children how to be good friends to their autistic peers. This is the fourth webisode in the free Bluebee TeeVee autism series for the inclusive classroom featuring an autistic host and a Bluebee Pal co-host (Most Innovative Educational Toy 2016).

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Kids in Military Families Can Audition for Youth Music Academy Programs in California

Building on the success of its 2015 partnership, CAMMO, the Center for American Military Music Opportunities, is again joining forces with The Collective Sound (TCS) youth music program to offer an exciting summer experience for two children of active …

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Wireless Innovator 5 Bars will Bring Cutting-Edge Wi-Fi and Cell Systems to Morongo Casino Resort

IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ — 5 Bars(TM) announced today it will be building and installing a state-of-the-art multi-carrier Distributed Antenna System (DAS) for the Morongo Casino Resort and Spa in Cabazon, California. Once the system is installed in the coming months, Morongo guests will experience a profound improvement in wireless connectivity and data speeds within the resort due to the extended reach and connectivity of the DAS.

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New Comedy CD by Steven Briggs ‘Whiskey Dick’ released by Uproar Entertainment

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Uproar Entertainment is excited to announce the release of Steven Briggs’ first comedy CD “Whiskey Dick.” Recorded in front of a live audience at The Comedy Underground in Seattle, Washington, this CD “introduces a new kind of comedic voice, one which can’t be placed into any particular box.”

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Opinion: Hitler Talks Trump and 2016 Race

G on Politics (opinion): Time for some pithy observations about the 2016 race for the U.S. presidency from a great scholar and lovely woman, political historian Alicia Sarah Hitler. (You didn’t think we meant that other Hitler, did you?)

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EPIC Insurance Brokers adds Employee Benefits Consultant Eric Leventhal in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants (EPIC), a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Eric Leventhal has joined the firm’s Employee Benefits Consulting Practice. He will be based in San Francisco and report to John Connell, President, Employee Benefits of California.

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International Band with a Conscience SAG7 Features a Human Band Fronted by a Virtual Lead Singer

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — It is rare when something unique appears on the music scene but SAG7 may be truly one-of-a-kind by being a self-help movement and a musical group. Their first single, “Forget You,” which features live musicians and vocalists with a virtual lead singer called Sagittarius A * and the participation of best-selling author Natascha Kampusch, is part of an ongoing movement to raise human potentiality.

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Bank of Southern California N.A. to Acquire Opus Bank La Quinta Branch

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Bank of Southern California, N.A. (OTC Pink: BCAL / OTCMKTS:BCAL) announced that it has reached a definitive agreement to acquire the deposits of the La Quinta branch of Opus Bank located at 78080 Calle Estado #101, La Quinta, pending regulatory approval. The sale is anticipated to close on or about August 19, 2016.

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Calif. Gov. Brown to Host Inaugural Subnational Clean Energy Ministerial in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Moving to further mobilize states, provinces and cities in the fight against climate change, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. will convene mayors, governors and other regional leaders from around the world next week at the inaugural Subnational Clean Energy Ministerial (SubCEM) in San Francisco. This gathering will be held

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EPIC Insurance adds Nick Tan as Surety Manager serving the Northern California Construction Community

SAN RAMON, Calif. /California Newswire/ — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Nick Tan has joined the firm as Surety Manager. Tan will be based in EPIC’s San Ramon Construction Services Practice, reporting to Regional Director, Property & Casualty, Brian Quinn.

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Opinion: GOP Flips and Flops

G on Politics (opinion): Conservative ‘principles’ are revealed when right-wingers endorse Donald Trump after condemning him as the worst thing since polio. Low-information voters in America are sometimes surprised when conservatives reveal that they have no morality….

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Opinion: Ivanka Trumps Reality

G on Politics (opinion): In her public statements, Ivanka Trump says her deranged and bigoted father is actually a good guy who has elevated the political debate this year. She has not yet said if she also believes the earth is flat and the moon is made of green cheese.

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On-site and Online Auction at USS POSSCO Industries Offers Excess and Disused MRO Spares

PITTSBURG, Calif. /California Newswire/ — USS-POSCO Industries (UPI), a large, West Coast steel mill, has announced that it will be selling a variety of excess and disused MRO items through an upcoming onsite auction – and online auction conducted by IAAS Worldwide – on Saturday, June 11, beginning at 9 a.m. PDT. Auction Inspection will be held the day prior, Friday, June 10, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. onsite at 900 East 3rd Street, Pittsburg, California.

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EPIC Insurance adds Broker-Producer Jake Perata to Calif. Golf Insurance Services Team

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Jake Perata has joined the firm as an insurance broker/producer for the firm’s Sacramento Calif.-based Golf Insurance Services Practice.

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Jody Leshinsky, formerly of Broward Cultural Division, Joins The Creatives in Pompano Beach

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ — Alyona Ushe, President & CEO of The Creatives, has announced that Jody Leshinsky is joining the nonprofit organization as the Vice President of Administration. Leshinsky, the former Assistant Director of the Broward Cultural Division, will work closely with Ushe in managing venues including The Pompano Beach Amphitheater (The Amp), the upcoming Cultural Center and other cultural initiatives throughout the City of Pompano Beach.

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VLP Law Group LLP Welcomes Corporate Partner Chris Laukenmann to Team

PALO ALTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — VLP Law Group LLP is pleased to announce that Chris Laukenmann has joined the firm’s Corporate Practice Group as a partner based in California. Mr. Laukenmann’s practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, securities, finance, private equity, venture capital, general corporate, restructuring and regulatory compliance across industries.

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Opinion: Eeek, a Trumpenstein Monster!

G on Politics (opinion): Now that Donald Trump has emerged as the presumptive presidential nominee for the Republican Party, there are alarm bells going off inside anyone with a soul or an I.Q. above 80. There are so many things to fear.

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EPIC Insurance Brokers Adds Senior Communications Consultant Liz Miller in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property and casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consulting firm, announced today that Liz Miller has joined the organization’s employee benefits division as a senior communications consultant. Miller will be based in EPIC’s San Francisco headquarters and report to John Gaffney, director of national benefits operations.

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Tris is the new Social Search Engine with a ‘Near Me’ Feature to Bring People and Places Closer

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Developed by Tris Holdings, Tris Search and Chat Platform’s goal is to be used to foster real communication in real life instead of virtual, and bridge online chat to real life chat.

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EPIC Insurance Brokers’ Inland Empire Team Supports Local Community and The Joyful Child Foundation

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, today announced details of community support provided by their Inland Empire division. In 2015, the EPIC Invitational Golf Tournament raised approximately $28,000 for the Joyful Child Foundation. This year’s tournament generated an additional $40,477.

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Apps World North America 2016 to feature EZER App for Crowd Sourced Delivery Services

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — EZER, the app that connects those with trucks to businesses or individuals who need their stuff picked up and delivered, will showcase at Apps World North America on May 11 and 12, 2016, in Santa Clara, Calif. The EZER booth will be located in the Startup City section of the expo at space S28.

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Uproar Entertainment releases new stand-up comedy CD by edgy-raw comedian John Moses

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Uproar Entertainment is excited to announce the release of John Moses’ second CD ‘Upper Middle Trash,’ recorded in front of a live audience. John Moses has been delightfully offending audiences throughout the United States, Canada and the U.K. for more than 10 years.

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C. diff. Awareness Conference and Health Expo 2016 announced by C Diff Doundation

TAMPA, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ — The C Diff Foundation ‘International Raising C. diff. Awareness’ Conference and Health Expo will be hosted in Atlanta on Sept. 20, 2016 featuring world-renowned experts delivering presentations on health care topics pertaining to the most common pathogen identified, a leading healthcare-associated infection (HAI) in U.S. hospitals alone: Clostridium difficile (C. diff.).

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Prince’s Death Just One More Example of Gross Medical Stupidity, says Calif. Chiropractor Dr. Harte

CORTE MADERA, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Noted Marin County chiropractor, Dr. Donald E. Harte, calls out noted Marin County ‘addiction specialist,’ Dr. Howard Kornfeld, as ‘having a totally wrong-headed approach.’

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Frontier FAIL: Calif. Assemblymember O’Donnell to Host Town Hall Confronting Troubled Transition from Verizon to Frontier

LONG BEACH, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell invites residents to a town hall for customers impacted by the switch from Verizon to Frontier Communications. The public will have the opportunity to resolve service issues with representatives from Frontier Communications and the California Public Utilities Commission. WHO: Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell California Public Utilities

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Auto accident lawyer Bernard Walsh comments on proposed roadside test software known as Textalyzer

BRADENTON, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ — Despite public awareness campaigns and new laws targeting texting while driving in many states, deaths and injuries related to distracted driving have continued to rise, says Attorney Bernard Walsh. Lawmakers are struggling to come up with viable solutions that address the problems law enforcement officers are facing when attempting to enforce texting-while-driving laws.

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Geek Club Books Releases Interactive Digital Autistic Hero Comic Book for Inclusive Family Learning

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Geek Club Books, Inc., an autism nonprofit, today announced the release of their interactive digital comic book, ‘The Mighty League, Vol. 2: The Horrible Hug.’ This is the second in their digital and app autistic hero comic series created to help children understand their autistic peers and end the stigma of autism. The comic is downloadable via the Geek Club Books website.

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