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Gibson International and Pacific Union International Announce Plan to Unite

12 12 2017

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Trumark Urban Announces Successful Sellout At Rowan In San Francisco

12 12 2017

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 11, 2017 --  Trumark Urban announced today the sellout of Rowan, a 70-residence, mixed-use residential building in San Francisco's flourishing Mission District. This news comes on the heels of Trumark Urban announcing a rapid sellout at Knox, their project in San Francisco's Dogpatch neighborhood just last week. Sales for Rowan launched in October 2016, led by West Coast condominium sales and marketing firm Polaris Pacific. Rowan in San Francisco "The Mission is one of the most exciting, vibrant and desirable neighborhoods in the City," said Arden Hearing, Managing Director of Trumark Urban. "Rowan was extremely well-received from the start and we are thrilled to celebrate this momentous milestone with a sellout in such a short amount of time which speaks to the urgent need for additional residential housing in San Francisco." The nine-story building is comprised of one- to three-bedroom residences ranging from approximately 656 to 1,300...

Bank of the West Gives $300,000 to Support Small Businesses and Jobs in California's Central Valley

12 12 2017

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 11, 2017 -- Bank of the West announced $300,000 in grants today to support small business growth and job creation in California's Central Valley. Four nonprofits will receive $75,000 each to support entrepreneurs and small business owners and also spur regional job growth. The grants will directly fund programs that start, strengthen, and grow businesses from San Joaquin to Kern Counties. Bank of the West grant recipients (from left to right): Salam Nalia, CEO, Access Plus Capital; Debbie Raven, President and CEO, Valley SBDC; Ralph Martinez, Director of Community Development, Community Action Partnership of Kern; Kurtis Clark, Director, Director Valley Sierra SBDC "The grants will help foster an ecosystem for startups and existing small businesses in the Central Valley, where small business formation and job growth lag behind the rest of California's economy," said Jenny Flores, Head of Community Affairs and Corporate Social Responsibility...

TriCo Bancshares Enters San Francisco Bay Area With Acquisition of FNB Bancorp

12 12 2017

CHICO, Calif. & SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--TriCo Bancshares (“TriCo”) (NASDAQ:TCBK) and FNB Bancorp (“FNB”) (NASDAQ:FNBG) today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which TriCo, parent company of Tri Counties Bank, will acquire FNB, parent company of First National Bank of Northern California (“FNB NorCal”), in a stock transaction valued at approximately $315.3 million in aggregate, or $40.81 per share based on the closing price of TriCo’s common stock of $41.64 per share on December 8, 2017. The transaction extends Tri Counties Bank’s meaningful presence throughout Northern California into the San Francisco peninsula adding key growth markets and opportunities to serve customers in and around the Bay Area. The combination provides customers on the peninsula with access to a premier community banking franchise committed to the businesses, consumers and the communities it serves. TriCo is headquartered in Chico, CA,...

AHF Hollywood Wellness Center Now Open Full Time, Welcomes Lonnie Calvin, NP

12 12 2017

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) is pleased to announce the appointment of Lonnie Calvin, NP to head its newest Wellness Center in Los Angeles, located at 1811 N. Western Ave. Calvin, a Stanford-educated licensed nurse practitioner who previously worked for Mission Hospice in Los Angeles County, officially begins her position today. As AHF's largest Wellness Center west of the Mississippi River, the clinic is dedicated to AHF co-founder and AIDS activist Chris Brownlie and will offer free, confidential screenings for HIV, other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and provide linkage to medical care. Also known as the “Western on Wellness” Center, the clinic will be open for walk-ins on Monday to Friday, from 12 – 9PM. Current services at the Wellness Center in the Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center Doctor's Tower, located at 1300 N. Vermont Ave. Suite 407 will remain the same on Thursday and Friday...

Sanctions sought against supplement company's harassment campaign against law firm

11 12 2017

Enhanced Athlete, run by a convicted felon and a former attorney, urges customers to bully law firm into dropping lawsuits and offers sale as a reward Enhanced Athlete’s egregious, illegal, and vexatious harassment “directly impacts the integrity of the judicial process ... which justifies the imposition of sanctions.”” — Attorney Robert Tauler LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, December 11, 2017 -- A Sacramento company accused of touting a fertilizer used in explosives for human consumption as a weight loss drug will have to persuade a judge in January to support its latest attempt to attack the plaintiff trying to stop the illegal practice.In a recent press release, one of Enhanced Athlete’s principals, convicted felon Scott Cavell called the lawsuit “frivolous” and accused the company and the lawyer seeking to put an end to the illegal sale and harmful use of DNP (dinitrophenol) of being engaged in a “shakedown” scheme.Phoenix-based Nutrition Distribution LLC,...

miRagen Therapeutics Presents New Interim Clinical Data Expanding on Previous Data Suggesting Positive Impact From Systemically Administered MRG-106 on Mycosis Fungoides Form of Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma at 2017 American Society of Hematology Annual Meeti

11 12 2017

Nine of fourteen (64%) of patients treated for more than one month showed a 50% or greater improvement in total skin diseaseSeven patients have achieved at least a 50% improvement that has been durable for at least four monthsMRG-106 continued to be generally well-tolerated at all dose levels evaluated as of December 4, 2017Initiated dosing in three additional oncology indications including chronic lymphocytic leukemia, diffuse large B-cell lymphoma and adult T-cell leukemia/lymphoma within the ongoing MRG-106 Phase 1 trialBOULDER, Colo., Dec. 11, 2017 -- miRagen Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:MGEN), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery and development of RNA-targeted therapies, announced today new interim results from its ongoing Phase 1 clinical trial of MRG-106 in patients with the mycosis fungoides (MF) form of cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL). The data are being presented at the 2017 American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia,...

Flexion Therapeutics Announces Appointment of Scott Kelley, M.D. as Chief Medical Officer

11 12 2017

BURLINGTON, Mass., Dec. 11, 2017 -- Flexion Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq:FLXN) today announced that Scott Kelley, M.D., has been named Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Kelley previously served as the company’s Vice President of Medical Affairs, and in his new role, he assumes responsibility for all medical matters at Flexion, including Medical Affairs, Clinical Research and Clinical Operations.“Scott has demonstrated a singular combination of rigor and creativity with respect to clinical trial design, clinical data analysis and the consideration of pipeline candidates, and he melds those skills with an innate ability to communicate ideas and data with passion and clarity,” said Michael Clayman, M.D., President and Chief Executive Officer of Flexion. “Scott’s promotion reflects his impressive capabilities and accomplishments, and we look forward to his continued success in his expanded role at this critical juncture in the company’s evolution.”Prior to joining Flexion in May of 2016,...

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11 12 2017

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Team Kaliber Crowned Call of Duty World League Dallas Open Champions

11 12 2017

SANTA MONICA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The CWL Dallas Open culminated with Team Kaliber claiming the top-place finish during a fiercely competitive tournament in Call of Duty®: WWII. Teams Splyce, OpTic Gaming and FaZe Clan rounded out the top four spots to conclude the three-day competition at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas, Texas. CWL Dallas Open Champs Team Kaliber claimed the largest piece of the event’s $200,000 prize pool, as part of the new season’s $4.2 million prize pool, the largest in Call of Duty esports history. ”Team Kaliber winning CWL Dallas means everything to me. We’ve all been putting a lot of hard work in the last few years and I’ve had a chance to watch all my friends succeed in that time. I relive this moment through their eyes and now I’ve had my chance to win,” said Team Kaliber’s Lamar “Accuracy” Abedi after being named CWL Dallas Open MVP. “Thanks for all the fans in the crowd and watching online. This has been unbelievable.” The...

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