Southern California

The MICHELIN Guide Celebrates 45 New Bib Gourmands in California

Wednesday, September 22, 2021 - 5:14pm

GREENVILLE, S.C., Sept. 22, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The MICHELIN Guide announced 45 new restaurants in the Bib Gourmand category in California.

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  • GREENVILLE, S.C., Sept. 22, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The MICHELIN Guide announced 45 new restaurants in the Bib Gourmand category in California.
  • Here's the list of new Bib Gourmands, with inspector notes from each restaurant:
    The kitchen manages to infuse a bit of fun into its repertoire of serious food.
  • The entire Bib Gourmand selection will be available on the MICHELIN Guide iOS and Android app on Tuesday, Sept. 28, when the Star selection is announced.
  • Headquartered in Greenville, South Carolina, Michelin North America has approximately 23,000 employees and operates 34 production facilities in the United States and Canada.

Cannabis Business Times Honors The Legion of Bloom with High Accolades in Las Vegas

Wednesday, September 15, 2021 - 4:47pm

SANTA ROSA, Calif., Sept. 15, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --The Legion of Bloom (LEGION) an eco-conscious Northern California cannabis company has been recognized by the Cannabis Business Times as an industry leader, honoring Co-Founder Troy Meadows with a Cannabis Leadership Award at the 2021 Cannabis Conference in Las Vegas.

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  • SANTA ROSA, Calif., Sept. 15, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --The Legion of Bloom (LEGION) an eco-conscious Northern California cannabis company has been recognized by the Cannabis Business Times as an industry leader, honoring Co-Founder Troy Meadows with a Cannabis Leadership Award at the 2021 Cannabis Conference in Las Vegas.
  • To learn more about The Legion of Bloom, visit www.thelegionofbloom.com or call (707) 878-0388.
  • Meadows was humbled by this hard-earned recognition and accepted the Cannabis Leadership Award with pride for his entire team.
  • The Legion of Bloom is a sustainable Northern California cannabis company founded by five long-time cultivators who share a deep reverence for the planet.

Total Testing Solutions Partners with Vero Diagnostics Lab to Provide Ultra-Rapid Covid-19 PCR Tests

Thursday, September 9, 2021 - 4:00pm

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 9, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Total Testing Solutions (TTS) announced today they are partnering with state-of-the-art laboratory, Vero Diagnostics to bring Vero's highly complex lab testing to their Los Angeles testing centers.

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  • LOS ANGELES, Sept. 9, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Total Testing Solutions (TTS) announced today they are partnering with state-of-the-art laboratory, Vero Diagnostics to bring Vero's highly complex lab testing to their Los Angeles testing centers.
  • These tests are the fastest PCR testing available on the market, providing results in as little as 30 minutes.
  • TTS will continueto have quick turnaround testing (24-48hrs) available for freeat all of their testing sites; however, the super expedited PCR testing through Vero Diagnostics will be available only at their Century City & North Hollywood locations.
  • "We are thrilled to be partnering with Vero to utilize their cutting-edge technology in our testing centers.

Wetzel's Pretzels Announces Kim Freer as New Chief Marketing Officer

Wednesday, September 8, 2021 - 6:15pm

PASADENA, Calif., Sept. 8, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Wetzel's Pretzels (Wetzel's), known for inspiring handheld happiness with its mouth-watering, portable snacks, announced today the appointment of Kim Freer as Chief Marketing Officer.

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  • PASADENA, Calif., Sept. 8, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Wetzel's Pretzels (Wetzel's), known for inspiring handheld happiness with its mouth-watering, portable snacks, announced today the appointment of Kim Freer as Chief Marketing Officer.
  • Recognized as a proven leader in the restaurant industry, Freer brings a wealth of franchise marketing experience across a portfolio of nationally recognized brands.
  • Freer joins an experienced leadership team at Wetzel's Pretzels, bringing her skills in managing marketing for thousands of Subway restaurants during its height.
  • "As a former Chief Marketing Officer at Wetzel's Pretzels, this role has a special place in my heart, and I know that we can expect big things from Kim," said Jennifer Schuler, CEO at Wetzel's Pretzels.

Rousing Newport Harbor Boat Parade Kicks Off 2021 War Heroes on Water Sportfishing Tournament

Wednesday, September 8, 2021 - 5:04pm

WHAT: War Heroes on Water (WHOW) will return this October for its fourth straight year with a competitive sportfishing tournament off the coast of Southern California benefiting combat-wounded veterans.

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  • WHAT: War Heroes on Water (WHOW) will return this October for its fourth straight year with a competitive sportfishing tournament off the coast of Southern California benefiting combat-wounded veterans.
  • The event kicks off publicly with an inspiring, patriotic and visually stunning community boat parade through the Newport Harbor East Turning Basin.
  • Led by the spectacular tournament flagship Bad Company 144 , the parade will also feature more than 35 of the SoCal sportfishing community's top sportfishing yachts.
  • War Heroes on Water (WHOW) is an annual sportfishing tournament of unprecedented scale that supports combat-wounded veterans' programs.

everbowl™ Partners with Sloan Capital to Open First Texas Restaurant

Wednesday, September 1, 2021 - 9:00pm

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 01, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- SoCal-based craft superfood chain, everbowl ( https://www.everbowl.com/ ), promoting healthy eating and active lifestyles, is coming to Texas in a big way, launching a 50-unit deal partnership with Sloan Capital, a private equity venture capital firm.

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  • SAN DIEGO, Sept. 01, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- SoCal-based craft superfood chain, everbowl ( https://www.everbowl.com/ ), promoting healthy eating and active lifestyles, is coming to Texas in a big way, launching a 50-unit deal partnership with Sloan Capital, a private equity venture capital firm.
  • The Dallas flagship, at 200 Crescent Court, is strategically located between the trendy Victory Park district and the upscale State Thomas neighborhood.
  • Sloan Capital founder, Justin Sloan, said he was drawn to everbowl because of its mission and its business model.
  • "everbowl fits our profile of desirable partners who are making people's lives easier and our world better."

Credit Union of Southern California Launches 1.77% APR HELOC Offer

Wednesday, September 1, 2021 - 5:00pm

ANAHEIM HILLS, Calif., Sept. 1, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Credit Union of Southern California (CU SoCal) is offering a low first-year 1.77% APR on a Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC), providing homeowners with an affordable source of credit to renovate their home, consolidate debt, or pay off large ticket items like college tuition or medical bills.

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  • ANAHEIM HILLS, Calif., Sept. 1, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Credit Union of Southern California (CU SoCal) is offering a low first-year 1.77% APR on a Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC), providing homeowners with an affordable source of credit to renovate their home, consolidate debt, or pay off large ticket items like college tuition or medical bills.
  • This promotion will apply only to new HELOCs at CU SoCal, but it can be used to refinance HELOCs from other lenders.
  • With a CU SoCal HELOC, Members can tap up to 80% of their home's combined loan-to-value (CLTV), with a maximum line of $250,000.
  • Founded in 1954 as Whittier Area Schools Federal Credit Union, CU SoCal is a credit union open to those who live, work, worship, or attend school in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino counties.

Oxford Opens The Godfrey Hotel Hollywood And Hollywood's Largest Rooftop Venue

Friday, August 27, 2021 - 6:14pm

"We are thrilled to begin welcoming guests to The Godfrey Hotel Hollywood as it is set to become one of the city's premier hotels with unmatched amenities in the heart of Hollywood," says Clay Andrews, Vice President of Operations, West Coast and General Manager of The Godfrey Hotel Hollywood at Oxford Hotels & Resorts.

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  • "We are thrilled to begin welcoming guests to The Godfrey Hotel Hollywood as it is set to become one of the city's premier hotels with unmatched amenities in the heart of Hollywood," says Clay Andrews, Vice President of Operations, West Coast and General Manager of The Godfrey Hotel Hollywood at Oxford Hotels & Resorts.
  • Perched on top of the hotel, I|O Rooftop features the largest public rooftop venue in Hollywood, spanning over 12,000 square feet.
  • Located in the vibrant heart of Southern California's most iconic neighborhood, The Godfrey Hotel Hollywood sits one block south of Sunset Blvd.
  • The Godfrey Hotel Hollywood is Oxford Hotels & Resorts 10th hotel in California and 12th in the western region.

West Harbor--Los Angeles' Landmark, 42-Acre Dining & Entertainment Destination--Shows Strong Demand For Waterfront Real Estate With Seven New Leases

Friday, August 27, 2021 - 2:05pm

The restaurant design will tap into the Old Hollywood aesthetic for which its known, with a signature Japanese garden and a seafood-centric, Japanese-fusion menu.

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  • The restaurant design will tap into the Old Hollywood aesthetic for which its known, with a signature Japanese garden and a seafood-centric, Japanese-fusion menu.
  • Menus will feature a wide range of craft beers, seltzers, and ciders and SoCal-inspired food made from locally sourced ingredients.
  • West Harbor will further link to the California Coastal Trail, seamlessly connecting the greater Los Angeles region to the destination.
  • To learn more about West Harbor and for updates on the project, visit WestHarborLA.com , follow @westharborlosangeles and West Harbor on Facebook.

City of Needles' Drinking Water Crisis Averted - State Finally Approves Much Needed Funding

Friday, August 27, 2021 - 12:28am

The City of Needles worst fears were realized In July when theonlywell that supplies the community with portable drinking water failed.

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  • The City of Needles worst fears were realized In July when theonlywell that supplies the community with portable drinking water failed.
  • The city of Needles has received $1.9 million from the State Water Resources Control Boards to fund a much-needed well to provide drinking water to Needles.
  • Though the city is grateful for this much needed funding, there is still much work to be done on behalf of its citizens.
  • "We are very pleased that our persistent efforts helped the City of Needles receive this much needed funding," said Rebuild SoCal Partnership Executive Director, Jon Switalski.