California Business

Grenville Strategic Royalty Announces Investment in Boardwalktech, Pioneer in Enterprise Blockchain

15 12 2017

TORONTO, Dec. 15, 2017 -- Grenville Strategic Royalty Corp. (TSX-V:GRC) (“Grenville” or the “Company”) today announced that it has signed an agreement, alongside SQN Venture Partners (“SQN”), to provide growth capital to Boardwalktech, Inc. (“Boardwalktech”).Based in Cupertino, California, Boardwalktech has developed a patented digital ledger technology that allows for multi-party collaboration and verification on a trusted, shared, secure, and private information cloud. Their data management platform allows rapid blockchain application development on any platform or user interface, supporting both on/off-chain “smart contract” business logic and blockchain data. The Boardwalktech Application Engine (BAE) Platform acts as the data management engine enabling enterprises to build enterprise-quality applications.Grenville CEO Steve Parry commented: “Our Boardwalktech investment demonstrates the value of Grenville’s business model for evaluating and participating...

InventionShare Fills Major Role in Company Announcing Ron Laurie as Chairman of the Board at the 18th Annual Berkeley-Stanford Advanced Patent Law Institute

15 12 2017

Press Release - updated: Dec 15, 2017 14:20 EST MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., December 15, 2017 - Greg Waite, co-founder and CEO of InventionShare, is pleased to announce the appointment of Ron Laurie as Chairman of the Board. Mr. Waite made the announcement today at the 18th Annual Berkeley-Stanford Advanced Patent Law Institute being held at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California. The event, co-organized by BCLT and Stanford Law School, presents a roster of judges, academics, litigators, patent prosecutors, and senior IP counsel from major corporations offering a results-oriented, in-depth look at the latest developments in patent law and practice. Mr. Waite said, “I am pleased to announce that the InventionShare business model has won the respect and commitment of Mr. Laurie, an internationally known invention commercialization strategist who has joined us as our Chairman. Ron has a notable history of creating valuable technology and intellectual property portfolios,...

San Diego-Based Torrey Holistics Awarded First Adult Use License by California's Bureau of Cannabis Control

15 12 2017

Founders and employees welcome the end of marijuana prohibition as they prepare for increased demand for legal cannabis on January 1st. Press Release - updated: Dec 15, 2017 14:07 EST SAN DIEGO, December 15, 2017 - Torrey Holistics today announced that California has chosen the collective to be the first approved Adult Use marijuana dispensary in the state. Thousands of businesses applied for the license prior to the state's awarding of the first license yesterday. Granting of the license means that as of January 1st, 2018, Torrey Holistics will be legally permitted to temporarily sell marijuana to adults 21 years of age and over without the medical recommendation of a physician, as was previously required in California.  "We are honored and grateful that the state has placed its faith in Torrey Holistics," said founder Tony Hall, who took a chance starting the dispensary with a college friend in 2015. Since then, Hall has enlisted a top-tier management team with the intention...

WANTED: Green and Eco-Friendly Advocates, Live a lifestyle that benefits Mother Earth

15 12 2017

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Liang Zhou Named Chief Executive Officer Of Karma Automotive

15 12 2017

IRVINE, Calif., Dec. 15, 2017 -- Karma Automotive announced today that Liang Zhou, currently CEO and President of Beijing Foton-Daimler Automotive, has been named to replace Thomas Corcoran as Chief Executive Officer of the luxury automaker.  Zhou, a veteran executive with over 25 years of experience in the automotive industry, will be based at the company's newly opened global headquarters in Irvine, California. Zhou began his career as an engineer, progressed into sales and marketing, and then into general management, where he held a number of progressively responsible executive positions. Prior to joining Daimler, he was with Naveco, a joint venture of Iveco of Fiat and Nanjing Auto, where he was General Manager and served on the venture's board of directors. Zhou holds Bachelors and Masters degrees in Engineering from Northwestern Polytechnical University. He also earned a PhD from Nanjing University of Science and Technology. "Zhou was selected after a lengthy...

The Nuttery Joins Forces With Creative Powerhouse Meow Wolf on Galaga Chronicles

15 12 2017

Press Release - updated: Dec 15, 2017 09:00 PST LOS ANGELES, California, December 15, 2017 - ​​​Arcade legend Galaga grows its animated brand extension with a new creative team, a Live Galaga World Championship and future immersive entertainment plans. The Nuttery Entertainment teams up with creative powerhouse Meow Wolf to develop Galaga Chronicles — an animated series based on BANDAI NAMCO’s cult classic game. Meow Wolf will collaborate with The Nuttery on the reimagining of the legacy Galaga brand and extend the wide-reaching multimedia platform by bridging animated content, physical exhibitions, merchandise, live media, and a new, annual gaming competition series, “Score Wars” that will launch with Galaga World Championship on March 29 – April 1, 2018. This multifaceted, interactive and immersive approach to story and community distinguishes Santa Fe, New Mexico-based Meow Wolf and their Meow Wolf Entertainment production company as a most proven unique creative partner. "Meow...

Kaplan Fox Files Class Action to Recover Losses for Investors Who Purchased OSI Systems, Inc. Common Stock

15 12 2017

NEW YORK, Dec. 15, 2017 -- Kaplan Fox & Kilsheimer LLP (www.kaplanfox.com) has filed a class action suit in the United States District Court for the Central District of California against OSI Systems, Inc. ("OSI" or the "Company") (Nasdaq: OSIS), and certain of its senior officers.  The complaint alleges that Defendants violated Sections 10(b) and 20(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the "Exchange Act") and Rule 10b-5 promulgated thereunder by the SEC, and is brought by Plaintiff on behalf of all persons and entities who purchased the common stock of OSI between August 21, 2013 and December 6, 2017, inclusive (the "Class Period"). The complaint further alleges that throughout the Class Period, Defendants "made materially false or misleading statements, and failed to disclose" material adverse facts about the Company's business, operations, and prospects.  "On December 6, 2017, Muddy Waters Research published a report on OSI entitled "OSIS: Rotten to...

Friends of the California State Fair launches 2018-19 Scholarship Program

15 12 2017

Sacramento, CA December 15, 2017 The Friends of the California State Fair Scholarship Program will award twenty-six scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $2,500 for the 2018 - 2019 academic year. The program offers 14 categories of scholarships with varying eligibility requirements. Categories include: agriculture, art, business, culinary/hospitality/event management, education and more. Applicants may only for one scholarship category of their choice per year and will be evaluated based on academics, community service, quality of essay and recommendations. Each year, the Friends of the California State Fair Student Scholarships helps students achieve their goals and realize their dreams by granting scholarships to a broad range of academic studies. “I am so grateful to be considered for the Friends of the California State Fair Scholarship. I believe my scholastic career shows me to be a driven and involved student who has a clear focus of my future and is taking advantage of all...

Trabalhadores do setor de abacaxi da Dole abrem centro comunitário graças à Fair Trade

15 12 2017

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Califórnia--(BUSINESS WIRE)--A Dole Food Company e a Fair Trade USA anunciaram conjuntamente hoje a inauguração de dois novos centros comunitários próximos às fazendas Muelle e Bosque da Dole na Costa Rica. Tudo isso foi possível graças às compras da Fair Trade realizadas nas lojas da Whole Foods Market, que geram rendimento adicional para que trabalhadores agrícolas do setor de abacaxi invistam nos projetos de sua preferência. Os primeiros eventos nos dois novos centros ocorreram nos dias 5 e 6 de dezembro de 2017. Para obter a certificação da Fair Trade, as fazendas devem aderir a rigorosos padrões sociais, ambientais e econômicos. Uma vez certificadas, seus trabalhadores agrícolas passam a obter recursos de desenvolvimento comunitário adicionais diretamente com cada compra realizada. Eles então votam para escolher como utilizar o dinheiro para suprir suas necessidades. Esse benefício econômico direto é...

Los Trabajadores de Dole Pineapple Abren un Centro Comunitario Gracias a Fair Trade

15 12 2017

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, California--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dole Food Company y Fair Trade USA anunciaron hoy en forma conjunta la inauguración de dos nuevos centros comunitarios cerca de las granjas Muelle y Bosque de Dole en Costa Rica, que fue posible gracias a las adquisiciones que realizó Fair Trade en las tiendas de Whole Foods Market, lo que genera dinero adicional que los agricultores del sector de ananás pueden invertir en proyectos de su elección. Los eventos de puesta en marcha en los dos lugares se llevaron a cabo el 5 y 6 de diciembre de 2017. Para obtener la certificación de Fair Trade, las granjas deben cumplir con los rigurosos estándares sociales, ambientales y económicos. Una vez que obtienen la certificación, los agricultores reciben fondos de desarrollo comunitario adicionales con cada compra. Luego, realizan una votación sobre cómo utilizar el dinero para cubrir sus necesidades. Este beneficio económico directo es lo que realmente hace que Fair Trade sea único, y...

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