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100 Percent Revenue Growth for Energy Storage Provider SimpliPhi Power along with Nearly Double Deployments in 2016

In just one year, SimpliPhi Power has nearly doubled its energy storage deployments from 5 MW in mid-2015 to 9MW at the end of 2016, and increased its revenue by over 100 percent, making it the...

 

$69.99 Daily Flights from Los Angeles or San Francisco to Europe from WOW Airlines

WOW air, Iceland's ultra-low cost transatlantic airline, has announced its lowest airline prices yet for customers traveling daily from the West Coast to Europe. For a limited time, $69.99 tickets...

 

Chevrolet Bolt, Chrysler Pacifica, Honda Ridgeline Named 2017 North American Car, Truck and Utility Vehicle of the Year

The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt electric car, Honda Ridgeline pickup and Chrysler Pacifica minivan were named 2017 North American Car, Truck and Utility Vehicle of the Year, respectively. The announcement...

 

China Problem: Amazon Third Party Sellers Cannot Be Trusted to Deliver Goods

Amazon has a "China Problem" and it is leaving many disappointed US children this holiday season, claims one writer. Amazon says they had their best Christmas sales season ever, and that sales are up...

 

Pacific Bluefin Tuna Fetches $632,000 at Auction in Japanese Fish Market

A Japanese sushi chain owner bid a winning 74.2 million yen ($632,000) for a 212 kilogram (466 pound) bluefin tuna in the final auction at the current site of Tokyo's Tsukiji market, since the market...

 

Disposable Diapers Add Millions of Tons of Waste to Landfills Each Year

Disposable diapers are a popular consumer product in the United States, but reports show their convenience comes at a price. An estimated 20 billion disposable diapers are added to landfills...

 

The 2016 Holiday Season Facts from the U.S. Census Bureau

To commemorate this festive season, the U.S. Census Bureau presents the following holiday-related facts and figures from its collection of statistics. Rush to the Stores...

 

HGTV Dream Home Giveaway 2017 Now Open For Entries

With contest entry continuing through 5 p.m. ET Friday, February 17, 2017, viewers can dream about moving into the HGTV® Dream Home on St. Simons Island, Georgia. Fans can enter twice a day by...

 

Twitter Account of Sony Music Hacked, Falsely Tweets Brittany Spears Died

12/25, 1 pm EST: The Twitter account of Sony Music falsely tweeted Monday that Britney Spears had died, featuring separate postings that read: "RIP @britneyspears #RIPBritney 1981-2016," and "Britney...

 

LA Solar Group Named In the Top 10 Fastest Growing Companies of 2016

LA Solar Group was recently named the 9th fastest growing private company in Los Angeles by the Los Angeles Business Journal, and the #1 fastest growing private company in San Fernando Valley by the S...

 
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JetSuiteX to Offer Passenger Flights from Santa Monica Airport to Vegas, San Jose, San Diego

JetSuiteX, a charter airline began selling seats today for flights to and from Santa Monica Airport. Flights will start on February 6, 2017. Santa Monica airport has long offered charter service for...

 

Invest $500,000, Get a USA Visa. EB-5 Program Expands, Conflict of Interest for Trump

Eb-5, Also known as the Immigrant Investor Program, grants visas to foreigners in exchange for investing a minimum of $500,000 into U.S. projects that promise to employ 10 or more workers. In the past...

 

US To Buy Back Indian Land From Fractional Owners, Interior Dept. Announces

WASHINGTON – U.S. Deputy Secretary of the Interior Michael L. Connor today announced that the Department has signed agreements with three additional Tribes – the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes in...

 

Bilingual Employee Sues Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. For Racial And National Origin Discrimination Over Its English Only Rule

Maria Zhunio, A Hispanic female, who is bilingual in Spanish and English filed a lawsuit, in Supreme Court Queens County, State of New York alleging Racial and National Origin discrimination against,...

 

Dehumidifier Recall Following 450 Fires and $19 Million in Property Damage

Consumers should immediately unplug and stop using these recalled dehumidifiers. Manufactured by Gree Electric Appliances, of China, the dehumidifiers can overheat, smoke and catch fire, posing...

 

Panasonic Backs Solar Acquisition Program Throughout North America by Coronal Energy

Coronal Energy, powered by Panasonic, has announced plans to substantially increase the number of solar PV projects it will acquire in 2017 and 2018. The ambitious program will support a rapidly...

 

Solar Energy Centers Commissioned for Southern CA: NextEra Energy Resources

State and local leaders joined executives from NextEra Energy Resources and its partners to commission the Blythe and McCoy Solar Energy Centers, which created hundreds of construction jobs and will...

 

Real Estate Developer Nailed For Evidence Tampering by LA Superior Court Judge Bruguera

In a civil case involving NMS Family Living Trust, and Margot and Neil Shekhter, Superior Court Judge Suzanne Bruguera found that NMS Properties and its owners, fabricated evidence, and destroyed or...

 

Sick Leave for Santa Monica Workers Becomes Effective January 1

Editor's Note: This is an official City Press Release and has not been edited. Less than one month from today on January 1, 2017, Santa Monica's new paid sick leave provisions under the City's recentl...

 

Electric Car Charging Network Planned Across Europe

Several well-known motor companies are determined to make electric car use easier for consumers. BMW, Ford Motor Company, Daimler AG, and Volkswagen Group with Audi and Porsche are among the...

 

Oracle Pays $368 Million for Santa Monica Office Building

Software giant Oracle Corporation has purchased a 316,000 square-foot property on Colorado for $368 million. At around $1,165/square foot, the large office complex is one of the priciest transactions...

 

Santa Monica House Sells for $16.1 Million, Third Highest Sale in City History

Engel & Volkers rents a storefront office on Montana Avenue (as if you might drop in and buy a $4 million house in 90402, then proceed a few doors down to Starbucks). I guess it paid off for...

 

Uber to Allow Prostitutes, Other Non-Violent Offenders to Drive

California voters recently approved prison reforms intended to release non-violent offenders. Consistent with that movement, Ridesharing application provider Uber has announced that it will allow...

 

Coast Guard issues temporary safety zone near Morro Bay Harbor Entrance

LOS ANGELES - The Captain of the Port will be enforcing a temporary safety zone due to hazardous conditions in the vicinity of the Morro Bay Harbor entrance from November 29 –December 13, 2016. The...

 

Arlington National Cemetery Holiday Wreath Sponsorships Will Be Matched by Jersey Mike's Subs

Jersey Mike's Subs, known for its fresh sliced/fresh grilled subs, has announced a generous incentive program for donors looking to help Wreaths Across America reach its goal of placing a wreath on...

 

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