Send2Press Entertainment and Technology Weekly News Summary: Jan. 25, 2008

February 1st, 2008 - 12:45 am ICT by admin  

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Jan. 26 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The weekly news feature summary from the Send2Press Wire Service includes this week: Controversial sculptor Daniel Edwards latest N.Y. unveiling honors Derby winner Barbaro and right to die movement; CA BOOM V home design show 2008 coming to L.A. in March; and LTC Financial Partners offers free guidebook on preventing dementia.

CA BOOMSelected News Stories for Week Ending Friday January 25th, 2008.
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* Frank J. Mercardante Resigns from 1st Pacific Bancorp Board of Directors

SAN DIEGO, Calif. - Jan. 25 — 1st Pacific Bancorp (NASDAQ: FPBN) announced today that Frank J. Mercardante, a member of the board of directors of 1st Pacific Bancorp since July 2007, resigned from the Company’s board. Prior to his appointment as a director of 1st Pacific Bancorp, Mr. Mercardante was Chairman and CEO of Placer Sierra Bank and previously was President and Chief Executive Officer of Southwest Community Bancorp since 1998.

* Court Motion Filed Against California Judge - Alleged Bias and Favoritism Toward Indian Gambling Casino and Resort

SAN DIEGO, Calif. - Jan. 25 — A California Judge is being challenged in Court by Redd Law Group (case 37-2007-00060464-CU-PO-EC), on behalf of Mr. and Mrs. Chisley, for clear favoritism and bias toward Indian Casinos and Resorts in the San Diego area. Judge Jan Goldsmith, now on leave from the Bench and now running for San Diego City Attorney, Ruled in favor of Barona Valley Ranch Resort & Casino, an Indian Casino in Lakeside, California.

* Eye-Catching Jewelry Combats ‘The Evil Eye’ Curse

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Jan. 25 — Today, popular online jewelry merchant Mybargainjewels.com announced the launch of a new line of charm bracelets dubbed ‘The Guardian Eye.’ Each bracelet is handmade of Murano glass beads and fits any wrist size. At first glance, these trendy bracelets are simple enough, yet shrouded in thousands of years of superstition.

* How a 29-Year-Old Kid Got Free Tickets to Thousand Dollar Events by Tony Robbins and Other Celebrity Speakers

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. - Jan. 25 — Each year the self-help and success industry generates over 3 billion dollars in sales and the top names in the industry - Tony Robbins, Jack Canfield, James Ray, Harv Eker, Debbie Ford, etc. - charge thousands of dollars for their premium seminars. So how did Brendon Burchard, a twenty-nine year-old unknown author, get complimentary tickets to all of their events?

* CA BOOM V: The West Coast Design Show - Media Overview and Calendar Listing

SANTA MONICA, Calif. - Jan. 24 — Highly anticipated annual design show in Southern California hosts largest event to date in March 2008. CA BOOM V features new modern kitchen and bath section, industry-leader prefab exhibition, design + architecture home tours and unprecedented panel discussions.

* SolarReserve Announces Hiring of Distinguished Solarthermal Power Technology Expert

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Jan. 24 — SolarReserve, the Los Angeles-based solar thermal power company that has licensed an innovative energy storage technology for on-demand utility-scale solar power, today announced the appointment of William R. Gould, Jr. to serve as Chief Technical Officer.

* BETA Records to Sign 100 Indie Artists in 2008

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. - Jan. 24 — Rebelling against the current downturn for traditional record companies, Chris Honetschlaeger, President of BETA Records, has announced a new generation of record deal which partners the company with the artist in a non-exclusive three song contract and plans to sign 100 artists in 2008.

* Kentucky Derby Horse a ‘Champion’ for Right To Die

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Jan. 24 — Barbaro, the euthanized champion racehorse, is an emblem for the Right To Die and Death With Dignity movements in a monument to be unveiled in Central Park this April, before the 134th Kentucky Derby. ‘The Barbaro Memorial for the Right to Die’ by controversial sculptor Daniel Edwards is a tribute to the late Triple Crown contender and is dedicated to the institution of euthanasia, announced Manhattan’s Leo Kesting Gallery.

* Travelong Receives Award from Delta Airlines

NEW YORK CITY, N.Y. - Jan. 24 — Delta Airlines presented its yearly sales award to Travelong.com in recognition for its Outstanding Performance in 2007. A spokesperson from Delta noted that the award is rarely granted and Travelong is one of only seven companies this year to receive this notable achievement.

* ‘Stem Cell’ Creams Revolutionizing Anti-Aging Skin Care Market

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Jan. 24 — If you haven’t heard that ‘Stem-Cell’ technology is revolutionizing skin care, you’re probably one of those people who still thinks her supermarket moisturizer is just as good as the ‘expensive stuff.’ According to the skincare experts at Voss Laboratories(TM), makers of Amatokin(R) Emulsion For The Face, ‘Stem Cells’ are the future of skin rejuvenation

* Kate Hudson’s Nephew is on the Front Cover of ‘The Baby Schedule Ruler’, a New Book by Author and Baby Whisper Dee Rule

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Jan. 23 — In her new book, Dee Rule gives advice on baby scheduling, parenting, and breastfeeding. She wrote ‘The Baby Schedule Ruler’ (ISBN: 9780980126105), in the nursery, in the dark on her Palm Pilot. She is now announcing the availability of her new book at babyscheduleruler.com.

* Biometric Signature ID Announces Teaming Agreement with Zolon Tech for U.S. Dept of State

DALLAS, Texas - Jan. 23 — Biometric Signature ID (BSI) CEO Jeff Maynard announces it has signed a teaming agreement to become a member of a team led by Zolon Tech, Inc. of Sterling, Virginia that was recently awarded a prime contract for the U.S. Department of State’s Hybrid Information Technology Support Services (HITSS) program. Through the HITSS contract, this team will support the State Department’s mission at headquarters and field offices throughout the United States and internationally.

* Barbaro to be Remembered with Statue in Central Park

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Jan. 23 — A statue of Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro will be unveiled at the Central Park South location where a carriage horse was tragically killed last year. The unveiling will correspond with the introduction of a proposal titled Barbaro’s Law, urging the mandatory disclosure of race-related horse injuries and fatalities. ‘The Barbaro Memorial’ by controversial sculptor Daniel Edwards, courtesy of Manhattan’s Leo Kesting Gallery, will be unveiled April 30th, the week of the 134th Kentucky Derby.

* Perfect Climate Control Puts Money in the Pocket and Heat in the Home

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Jan. 23 — With oil prices spiraling out of control, people are seeking ways to save money while still staying warm this winter. Perfect Climate Control, a smart energy green company, has the answer. On January 2, 2008, oil broke the $100 mark. As of December 31, 2007, home heating oil cost $3.54 per gallon in New York City.

* Forgot Your Password? The Internet Password Organizer(TM) Can Help

CARY, N.C. - Jan. 23 — If getting organized this year is a top New Year’s resolution, Innovention Lab, Inc. can help. The company crafts innovative solutions to today’s modern problems. Their newest creation - the Internet Password Organizer(TM) (ISBN-13: 978-0615164700) - provides Internet users with a practical solution to password management.

* Long Term Care Insurance Leader Offers Advice on Preventing Dementia, the Leading Cause of Care Claims

KIRKLAND, Wash. - Jan. 23 — ‘A failing mind, not body, is the biggest reason people need long term care today,’ says Cameron Truesdell, CEO of LTC Financial Partners, the nation’s most experienced long term care insurance agency. ‘That shouldn’t be, so we’re going to give our clients information to help stay mentally fit.’ To that end, the company is offering a free guidebook and web links to helpful resources.

* New York Cruise Site Unravels Cruise Travel

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Jan. 22 — A new web site, Cruising From New York, providing all the information travelers need to plan a cruise from the three New York area ports, Manhattan, Brooklyn and Cape Liberty (Bayonne), N.J. was launched today by Anne Campbell, a veteran cruise industry journalist.

* When Remodeling Denver Homeowners Say ‘I’ll Do It Myself’

DENVER, Colo. - Jan. 22 — Denver area homeowners break with the pack when it comes to remodeling, according to the Remodeling Sentiment Report, a semi-annual survey of 5,000 U.S. homeowners sponsored by Frontrangeremodeling. The most recent survey reveals that remodeling plans are of a similar scope and cost as in previous years, but now homeowners are taking additional steps to reduce costs.

* Interim HealthCare Hospice of Rock Hill, S.C. Announces Their Medicare Certification

SUNRISE, Fla. and ROCK HILL, S.C. - Jan. 22 — Interim HealthCare Hospice of Rock Hill, South Carolina, provider of home health hospice care services is pleased to announce that they have recently received their Hospice Medicare certification. Interim HealthCare of Rock Hill is a locally-owned franchise which is part of a national home care and staffing company with nearly 300 offices throughout the United States.

* LOGICARE Selects M2SYS Biometric Fingerprint Software to Ensure Patient Privacy and Protect Confidential Information

ATLANTA, Ga. - Jan. 22 — M2SYS Technology, an award-winning biometric fingerprint technology firm, announced today that LOGICARE Corporation has enhanced its OnRecord(TM) healthcare solution for emergency departments and patient educators by integrating M2SYS’ Bio-Plugin(TM) fingerprint software. The biometric module is now available to LOGICARE’s growing customer base for OnRecord(TM) solutions throughout the United States.

* LogicEase Receives Notice of Allowance in the U.S. for Automated Loan Compliance Patent

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. - Jan. 22 — LogicEase Solutions Inc., provider of the mortgage industry’s leading suite of risk management solutions - ComplianceEase(R), announced today it has received a Notice of Allowance for a patent on its automated compliance system from the United States Patent and Trademark Office. The allowed patent, ‘System and Method For Automated Compliance With Loan Legislation’ primarily encompasses the ComplianceAnalyzer(R) automated compliance system.

* Renewed Hilton Hawaiian Lagoon in Waikiki Makes a Splash

HONOLULU, Hawaii - Jan. 21 — Hawaii’s largest hotel, the Hilton Hawaiian Village in Waikiki has finally completed its long-awaited lagoon revitalization project, according to Travel Hawaii LLC, a leading Hawaii Internet booking service. The project has transformed the once murky, uninviting pond into a delightful 5 acre swimming and recreation center, open not only to guests of the Hilton Hawaiian Village, but to the general public as well.

* Local Mortgage Company Aids Home Buyers Through Affordable Federally Guaranteed Mortgage

RALEIGH, N.C. - Jan. 21 — Not a day goes by without the media reporting on the national mortgage meltdown and tightening guidelines for home loans. But one local mortgage company committed to affordable home ownership for North Carolinians found a way to help rural areas residents become homeowners. Veritas Mortgage Funding, a Raleigh based mortgage firm now offers a great alternative to traditional, more costly mortgages.

* 14th Annual Ely Winter Festival Feb 1-10 Features Snow Sculptures, Entertainment for the Whole Family

ELY, Minn. - Jan. 21 — Preparations are underway for the ten-day Ely Winter Festival being held February 1-10, 2008 in Ely, Minnesota. The cornerstone of the festival is the International Snow Sculpting Symposium in Whiteside Park with 20 ‘amateur’ blocks and 20 large ‘expert’ blocks each carved by a three-person team.

There are fewer featured stories this week due to Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday.

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