California Tech & Science
SoCalGas Supports Public Utilities Commission Plan for Implementing Senate Bill 1383 to Reduce Short-lived Climate Pollutants
15 12 2017
LOS ANGELES, Dec. 14, 2017 -- The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) today issued details of its plan to implement Senate Bill 1383, the Short-Lived Climate Pollutants bill, which aims to reduce emissions of potent greenhouse gasses. The bill requires state agencies to adopt policies and incentives to significantly increase the sustainable production and use of renewable gas. CPUC worked with the California Air Resources Board (CARB) and the Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) to outline a solicitation process and a timeline for selecting at least five dairy biomethane projects which will be connected to the gas pipeline system. SoCalGas was selected to lead the solicitation process in coordination with the other utilities. The project selection committee will be made up of the CPUC, CARB and CDFA.SB 1383 is considered the most aggressive law to tackle short-lived climate pollutants in the nation. SoCalGas issued the following statement in response:"SoCalGas is excited...
All-New 2018 Kia Stinger Named To Wards 10 Best Engines List
14 12 2017
IRVINE, Calif., Dec. 14, 2017 -- Kia Motors America's (KMA) all-new 2018 Stinger has been named to Wards 10 Best Engines list. The performance-oriented GT trim's 3.3-liter twin-turbo V6 was selected among a field of 32 powertrains for its exceptional power delivery, responsiveness and refinement. The list focuses on engines that are new to the market or have been significantly improved over the previous year. WardsAuto editors conduct evaluations based on several criteria, including horsepower, torque, technology, observed fuel economy, relative competitiveness and noise characteristics. This is the 24th year for the competition.
All-New 2018 Kia Stinger Named to Wards 10 Best Engines List
"This latest honor from WardsAuto reconfirms the Kia Stinger's gran turismo credentials, which are the result of the superb work of our global engineering and performance development teams," said Orth Hedrick, vice president product planning, KMA. ...
Diablo Custom Publishing Wins Silver Pearl Award for UC Hastings
14 12 2017
UC Hastings magazine, Fall 2016
“UC Hastings, the award-winning magazine published by UC Hastings College of the Law in partnership with DCP, continues to raise the bar higher with each issue,” - Deborah Kirk, editorial director of Diablo Custom Publishing
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. December 14, 2017
Diablo Custom Publishing (DCP) was honored with a 2017 Pearl Award for its client work with UC Hastings College of the Law. DCP was awarded the 2017 Silver Pearl Award in the education category.
"DCP has been our content development partner on 17 issues of UC Hastings magazine for over a decade,” said Alex Shapiro, Director of External Relations at UC Hastings College of the Law. “They consult, write, design, project manage, and print our magazine. They have at their disposal extensive photography and writing resources skilled in our subject matter. They actually feel part and parcel to UC Hastings with their institutional knowledge and expertise in legal affairs. We believe DCP...
Tech Coast Angels Members Featured in Southern California Business Journals’ Most Influential Lists
14 12 2017
Tech Coast Angels
IRVINE, Calif. December 14, 2017
Twelve members of Tech Coast Angels were recognized as being most influential contributors in their community in the Los Angeles Business Journal, Orange County Business Journal, San Diego Business Journal, and San Fernando Valley Business Journal.
“It is rewarding for us when our members are recognized by esteemed entities such as each local area Business Journal for the work they do, for the wisdom they impart, and for the influence they impress on their communities,” said TCA president Jeff Draa. “TCA’s Board of Governors congratulates all of those recognized.”
Los Angeles Business Journal’s most influential list, LA500, includes TCA member Jim Thomas.
Orange County Business Journal’s OC500 list honored TCA members Amir Banifatemi, Ray Chan, John Kensey, Richard Sudek and Grant Van Cleve.
San Diego Business Journal’s SDBJ500, included TCA members Sam Attisha, Mike Fuller, Susie Harborth and Ashok Kamal.
Oval Partners Makes Strategic Investment in Caltronics Business Systems
14 12 2017
FlexPrint's growth strategy continues with acquisition of one of the largest office technology dealers in the United States
Press Release - updated: Dec 14, 2017 10:06 MST
PHOENIX, December 14, 2017 - Oval Partners, a San Francisco-based multi-family office private equity firm, today announced a new partnership with Caltronics Business Systems, an independent office technology dealer with 12 offices throughout Northern California and Arizona.
Headquartered in Sacramento, California, Caltronics has been providing leading- edge office technology supported by award-winning service to a diverse client base for over 40 years. For seven years running, Caltronics has been recognized as a national “Top 50 Dealers” by OfficeDealer Magazine for customer service and support. In addition, they are consistently ranked among Konica’s top dealers in the U.S.
“We are very excited to join forces with Oval Partners and FlexPrint, LLC in our next phase of growth,” said Dan Reilly, CEO...
David&Goliath Secures Global Footprint by Joining INNOCEAN Network
14 12 2017
INNOCEAN Worldwide Shores Up Creative Muscle with Acquisition of Los Angeles-Based Shop
EL SEGUNDO, CA--(Marketwired - December 14, 2017) - David Angelo, Founder and Chairman of David&Goliath, announced today that he has signed a definitive acquisition agreement with INNOCEAN Worldwide, the global marketing communications company responsible for the Hyundai Motor Group. David&Goliath had been one of the most watched holdouts of the independent shops, and has been the creative AOR for Kia Motors for nearly two decades.
"David&Goliath has seen double-digit growth over the last few years, and they're recognized as an entrepreneurial, world-class creative force to be reckoned with," said a spokesperson for INNOCEAN. "Aligning INNOCEAN with David&Goliath further bolsters our ability to deliver the most innovative and breakthrough work that moves brands and businesses, while realigning the Kia business to the corporate structure." Kia Motors America is part of the Hyundai...
DocuSign extends technology and marketing leadership with latest executive appointments
14 12 2017
SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 14, 2017 -- As part of its drive to continue evolving its global technology operations and worldwide marketing strategy, DocuSign – the global leader in e-signature and digital transaction management – today announced the appointment of Kirsten Wolberg as chief technology and operations officer, and Steve Krause as SVP strategy and product marketing.
The appointments come as DocuSign continues to grow its core e-signature business, expand its geographical presence in its 13 international markets, and increase its user base of more than 300,000 customers and 200m users. Wolberg will report directly to Dan Springer, DocuSign's CEO, and Krause will report to Scott Olrich, the company's chief strategy and marketing officer.
"Kirsten and Steve are world-class customer-focused executives – we're excited to have them join the team to help advance digital transformation and innovation both internally here at DocuSign, and then in support of our...
Canna Security America (CSA) (OTCQB: CSAX) Experiencing High Growth With 115% Increase in Revenue Year Over Year
14 12 2017
DENVER, CO, Dec. 14, 2017 -- Canna Security America (CSA) (OTCQB: CSAX), the leading comprehensive security solutions provider catering to businesses in the licensed cannabis industry, is pleased to report revenues have increased by 25% for the three months ended September 30, 2017, compared to the same period in 2016. For the nine months ended September 30, 2017, revenues increased 115% compared to the first nine months of 2016.“Our revenue growth continues to look strong going into next year with the continued increase of cash transport business. Plus, we are excited about landing one of the largest and most impressive grows in California,” states Tom Siciliano, CSA President. The high growth is due in large part to the expansion of CSA’s cash transport business, a service that has increased in revenue over 600% from January to the end of November 2017. Having recently added their third banking relationship in Colorado, CSA further broadens the available options for their cannabis...
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