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Albertsons, Safeway, Vons and Pak N’ Save Stores in Eight States Voluntarily Recall Several Fresh Vegetable Trays and Cups in Cooperation with Voluntary Recall by Mann Packing Due to Possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination

2017-10-20

Listeria monocytogenes is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women. This recall impacts only the products in the stores and states listed below. The products have Sell Thru Dates up to and including 10-24-17 (October 24, 2017) and are packaged in clear plastic trays and cups of various sizes. The UPC code and Sell Thru Date can be found on the store scale label. The following recalled products were sold in Safeway stores in California, Hawaii and Nevada; Pak N’ Save stores in California; and Vons stores in Fresno, Clovis and Oakhurst, California. Product Description ...

Lighthouse Bank Reports Strong Third-Quarter Earnings, Net Income Up 88 Percent Year-Over-Year

2017-10-20

These results represent the Bank’s 33rd successive quarter of profitable operations. Highlights for the third quarter results include: Loans increased by $26 million, or 16% year over year; and deposits increased $42.6 million, or 24%, compared to the quarter-ended September 30, 2016. In addition to increased loan yields, year-over-year profitability has benefitted by a short-term reduction in the Bank’s effective tax rate.          For the quarter-ended September 30, 2017, total shareholders’ equity increased by $1.4 million to $34 million. Year-over-year, shareholders’ equity increased $4.5 million, or 15%. In August, 2017 the Bank paid a $0.09 per share quarterly cash dividend to shareholders, which followed four previous consecutive quarterly cash dividends of $0.08 per share. Since January 2015, the Bank has paid $2,560,314 in cash dividends to shareholders. During the quarter the Bank continued with its expansion plans in Silicon Valley, celebrating...

Johnson Fistel, LLP Files Class Action Suit against Vitamin Shoppe, Inc.; Lead Plaintiff Deadline is October 27, 2017

2017-10-07

If you wish to serve as a lead plaintiff, you must move the Court no later than October 27, 2017. If you wish to discuss this action, have any questions concerning this notice, or your rights or interests, please contact Jim Baker ([email protected]) at 619-814-4471. If you email, please include your phone number.  If you are a member of this class, you can view a copy of the complaint as filed or join this class action online at http://www.johnsonfistel.com.  Any member of the putative class may move the Court to serve as lead plaintiff through counsel of their choice or may choose to do nothing and remain an absent class member. The complaint charges Vitamin Shoppe and certain of its officers and directors with violations of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Vitamin...

Celebrate Bay Day on the Bay Trail and Water Trail October 7

2017-10-04

San Francisco – The Yard at Mission Rock: Live music, food trucks and rowing lessons with the Embarcadero Rowing Club Angel Island – REI Beach Party: Kayaking, nature photography and hiking Redwood City – 451 Seaport Court: Live music, food trucks and vendor booths Oakland – Jack London Square: Family activities, kayaking and featured restaurant discounts Benicia State Recreation Area – Walk 1.5 miles with California State Parks natural resource manager and the Vizzit founder showcasing the self-guided Vizzit audio tour, narrated by Doug McConnell India Basin Youth Day on the Bay – India Basin Shoreline Park: Kayak on the bay, walk the Bay Trail, and enjoy a barbecue sponsored by Recology, in partnership with the EcoCenter at Heron’s Head Park and Kayaks Unlimited. A full list of events is available at

The Nobel Prize in Physics 2017 – Gravitational Waves Finally Captured

2017-10-03

Rainer Weiss, LIGO/VIRGO Collaboration and the other half jointly to Barry C. Barish, LIGO/VIRGO Collaboration and Kip S. Thorne, LIGO/VIRGO Collaboration “for decisive contributions to the LIGO detector and the observation of gravitational waves” The signal was extremely weak when it reached Earth, but is already promising a revolution in astrophysics. Gravitational waves are an entirely new way of observing the most violent events in space and testing the limits of our knowledge. LIGO, the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory, is a collaborative project with over one thousand researchers from more than twenty countries. Together, they have realised a vision that is almost fifty years old. The 2017 Nobel Laureates have, with their enthusiasm and determination, each been invaluable to the success of LIGO. Pioneers Rainer Weiss and Kip S. Thorne, together with Barry C. Barish, the scientist...

Economists State South San Diego County is the Perfect Place for Amazon Headquarters

2017-09-15

Elected officials, economists and business leaders gathered to discuss development of the South Bay and Baja region at the South County Economic Development Council’s 27th Annual Economic Summit SAN DIEGO, September 15, 2017 –  Panelists and speakers at the South County Economic Development Council’s 27th Annual Economic Summit all agreed — collaboration is key to economic growth in the South County. Event masters of ceremony were Sally Salazar Preston, board chair of South County EDC, and Robert “Dukie” Valderrama, Port of San Diego commissioner.  A sold-out house of nearly 500 of San Diego’s business leaders and public officials gathered Friday for the South County Economic Development Council’s 27th Annual Economic Summit. The summit offered attendees a comprehensive look into the San Diego South Bay and Baja region’s latest business development and economic outlook news.  “The many panelists...

Veterinary Reference Laboratory Market Worth $5.13 Billion by 2025: Grand View Research, Inc.

2017-09-14

     (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20160524/371361LOGO ) Rise in demand for advanced diagnostic tests and growing awareness amongst consumers are some of the factors expected to boost demand over the coming years. Moreover, companies are investing in R&D for the advancement of test kits for cost-effective diagnosis & monitoring of animal health, which is expected to boost growth. Some of the advancements in this market include efficient information management systems used in animal diagnostic applications, vaccine banks, and mobile apps for continuous monitoring. High focus toward innovation in veterinary health is anticipated to fuel the demand for reference labs. For instance, Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI) is a public-private partnership that supports pharmaceutical innovations in Europe. In addition, MediLabSecure, a laboratory...

CO2 Solutions Welcomes Kiverdi as a Partner in the VCQ Project

2017-09-14

QUEBEC CITY, Sept. 14, 2017 () – CO2 Solutions Inc. is pleased to announce that Kiverdi Inc. (“Kiverdi”) of Hayward, California, has joined the Valorisation Carbone Québec (“VCQ”) Project as a carbon use partner. CO2 Solutions and Kiverdi will demonstrate carbon capture and utilization (“CCU”) through the deployment of Kiverdi’s proprietary bio-process to convert CO2 into bio-based products alongside CO2 Solutions’ leading-edge enzymatic carbon capture technology at the Parachem site in Montreal, Quebec. This is the second CO2 utilization technology to be announced within the context of the VCQ Project, the first being CO2-to-acetic acid on May 18, 2017. “CO2 Solutions is very pleased to welcome Kiverdi into the VCQ Project,” stated Evan Price, President and Chief Executive Officer of CO2 Solutions. “CO2 is recognized as the most abundant greenhouse gas (GHG). The VCQ Project will demonstrate that CO2 can also be an important feedstock for many...

Mercury Insurance is Ready to Assist Customers as Hurricane Irma Threatens Georgia

2017-09-10

“Hurricanes of this magnitude are extremely dangerous and not to be taken lightly,” says Mercury Insurance Chief Claims Officer Randy Petro. “Water surges and strong winds often precede the eye of the storm, so it’s extremely important to be prepared and comply with evacuation notices. We’ve mobilized our claims teams and are ready to respond quickly to our customers’ requests for help. Whether it’s providing living expenses while they’re out of their homes due to a covered loss or facilitating claims, we’re committed to providing Mercury policyholders with the assistance they need.” Mercury specializes in personal auto and homeowners insurance, and encourages customers to review insurance policies each year with their local agents. The company’s claims adjusters will assess damage to policyholders’ property due to rain and wind. Homeowners seeking coverage from flood and debris flows should review the National Flood Insurance Program at

Equifax (EFX) Alert: Johnson Fistel Announces Filing of Class Action Lawsuit Against Equifax, Inc.; Encourages Investors to Contact the Firm for Information

2017-09-09

After the close of trading on September 7, 2017, Equifax disclosed that its databases had been breached between May and June 2017, that hackers had gained access to Company data that potentially compromised sensitive information for 143 million American consumers, including Social Security numbers, credit card numbers and driver’s license numbers.  Equifax discovered the breach on July 29, 2017, but had waited until after the close of trading nearly six weeks later to disclose the breach to consumers and Equifax’s investors.  Regulatory filings show on August 3, 2017, just days after the July 29 breach discovery, Chief Financial Officer John Gamble sold shares worth $946,374 and Joseph Loughran, president of U.S. information solutions, exercised options to dispose of stock worth $584,099. If you are an Equifax shareholder and are interested in learning more about your legal rights and remedies, please contact Jim Baker

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