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 By Kim Beeler    Business    April 29, 2017 

PaintCare California kicks off the first 2017 event on Earth Day, Saturday, April 22 in Santa Monica

For PaintCare, the nonprofit organization running the California Paint Stewardship Program, it's Earth Day every day! Even so, PaintCare California is kicking off its first free, one-day events of...

 
 By Zane    Business    April 29, 2017 

Southern California Farmers are Eligible for Technical and Financial Air Quality Assistance

Technical and financial assistance is available through USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) to help farmers and ranchers in Southern California to make improvements in their...

 
 By Zane    Business    April 29, 2017 

Downtown Los Angeles Center Studios Receives Sustainability Awards

Los Angeles Center Studios has been recognized for overall savings in energy management as well as recognition for the highest percentage of savings in energy management. LADWP officials and City...

 
 By Zane    Business    April 29, 2017 

Healthy Climate Alliance Announces Bold Goal - 300 ppm

We have a moral obligation to leave our children a healthy climate; We have the key technologies to achieve it: 300 parts per million of CO2 in the atmosphere by 2050. We, as a society, have a moral o...

 
 By Samuel Alioto    Business    April 29, 2017 

Why Dao Will Lose United Airlines Lawsuit, Even After They Dragged Him Off a Plane

Chances are you've seen the video ten times. Louisville doctor David Dao is dragged off United Airlines Flight 3411, bloodied and screaming, after refusing to surrender his seat for a United...

 
 By Zane    Business    April 27, 2017

California Vineyard Introduces New Endangered-Wine Label and Mission on Earth Day

Endangered-Wine proudly announces the launch of its new label of select wines from the fertile grounds of Northern California. Endangered-Wine grew from Founders Peter Crowley's and Bill Seet's extrem...

 
 By Zane    Business    April 18, 2017

Coachella Radio to Launch on SiriusXM in Advance of Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival

SiriusXM has announced that it will be the exclusive radio broadcaster of live performances and interviews from the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival for the third consecutive year. In advance...

 

Couldn't we all just get along? Asks Halton Pardee, celebrating SNAP Inc's Venice Presence

Venice Beach, CA is still where the action is today, in its new, improved and future form. Snap, the technology boom, the rise of digital capitalism, and Snapchat as the disrupter of social media all...

 
 By Zane    Business    April 16, 2017

Free Solar Systems to Orphanages Throughout Baja Mexico and Beyond

Powerpedia, a San Diego-based renewable energy consultancy has announced the formation of the nonprofit organization GetChargedUp to facilitate a multi-year commitment of providing free solar systems...

 
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Rescue Dog Adoption Ad by Coldwell Banker Highest Rated Real Estate Ad Ever (video)

Ralph Waldo Emerson penned the notable phrase, "A house is made with walls and beams; a home is built with love and dreams." Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC, the original Silicon Valley real estate...

 
 By Zane    Business    April 3, 2017

Crayola Announces the Retirement of Dandelion on National Crayon Day

During its March 31 celebration of National Crayon Day, Crayola announced that to make room for a new, exciting member of the Blue color family, its treasured color Dandelion will be retiring after...

 
 By Zane    Business    April 3, 2017

Santa Monica Seafood To Launch Fair Trade Certified Scallop Program

Roger O'Brien, CEO of Santa Monica Seafood, announced that, after six months of intense effort and working closely with Bristol Seafood, Santa Monica Seafood's primary scallop producer and 2016...

 

Facebook Totally Copies Snapchat Filters; Can Offices on Venice Beach Be Far Behind?

In the beginning, there was the vanishing photo. Then Snapchat created the vanishing video, allowing millennials to share their most private moments without threat of parental retribution. And...

 
 By Zane    Business    April 1, 2017

Panasonic Unveils Sleek Black Solar Panel for Unobtrusive Residential Use

New N320K, N315K and N310K models are the latest additions to Panasonic's line of high-efficiency solar panels designed for residential applications. - Aesthetically remodeled to blend in seamlessly...

 

The Consequences of Taxing Healthcare Benefits

As efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) move through Congress, a new survey of Lockton employer clients shows overwhelming opposition to taxing employer-provided healthcare...

 

Half of Americans Say CEOs Have a Bad Reputation

Fifty percent of Americans rate the reputations of today's CEOs and corporate leaders as "bad," according to research from The Harris Poll Reputation Quotient, which has identified movement, trends...

 

Wisconsin Sweeps Top Three Spots at 2017 U.S. Championship Cheese Contest

Wisconsin cheesemakers continued their historic winning streak at the 2017 U.S. Championship Cheese Contest, sweeping the top awards and 31 competition classes. With the title of Grand Champion...

 

Pacific Park Is Now Hiring For New Employees For Spring And Summer Positions

SANTA MONICA, Calif., (March 06, 2017) --- Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier is hiring for new employees for Spring and Summer positions during its annual Job Fair on Saturday, March 11 from 9...

 

Zero-Emissions-Capable Taxi Being Tested in Extreme Arctic Temperatures

New pictures from London Taxi Company (LTC) demonstrate part of the extreme testing program the all-new electric black cab is undergoing. Under way now in the lower reaches of the Arctic Circle, the...

 
 By Stan Greene    Business    March 13, 2017

Communications Satellite Failure Causes Local Directv Outage

If your TV set is not working, it may not be because you forgot to pay the bill this time. Apparently the communications satellite upon which local Direct TV depends, hit a snag in space. It is not...

 

Venice Neighborhood Wishes Snapchat Would Vanish, Like An Embarrassing Photo or Melanoma

When Snap goes public on Thursday at an opening price of at least $23.50 a share, CEO Evan Spiegel and chief technology officer Bobby Murphy stand to make at least $376 million each. But the...

 

Mexico Welcomed Record-Breaking 35 Million International Tourists In 2016

The Mexico Tourism Board announced today a record-breaking 35 million international visitors traveled to Mexico in 2016, representing a growth of 9 percent compared to 2015. This growth is more than...

 

Clean Energy: 200 Largest Publicly Traded Companies Make Big Money from Clean Energy

As You Sow and Corporate Knights have released the updated version of the Carbon Clean 200, a list of the 200 largest publicly traded companies making significant revenue from clean energy. China...

 
 By Kat Thomas    Business    March 7, 2017

The U.S. Las Vegas Cannabis Cup Set for Saturday; Marijuana Tourists Welcomed

--In November of 2016, both Prop 64 and Prop 2 passed legalizing recreational marijuana in the states of California and Nevada. --By the end of 2016 Los Angeles welcomed 47.3 million visitors to its s...

 

Pending Home Sales Weaken in January; Insufficient Supply Led To Low Contract Activity

Insufficient supply levels led to a lull in contract activity in the Midwest and West, which dragged down pending home sales in January to their lowest level in a year, according to the National...

 

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