Thursday, September 21, 2017

Monterey Museum of Art Launches New Program Called Monday's at the Museum Beginning Monday, October 16th

Join Stuart Chase, Executive Director, Monterey Museum of Art located at 559 Pacific St in Monterey

Salinas, CA, September 21, 2017 - Join Stuart Chase, Executive Director, Monterey Museum of Art located at 559 Pacific St in Monterey
Monday’s at the Museum begins Monday, October 16th at the Museum from 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Meet the Museum Executive Director Stuart Chase
Ask questions
View Stuart’s favorite art
And more!
Monday’s at the Museum is complimentary with your Museum admission.
Event Open to the Public


About the Monterey Museum of Art
The Monterey Museum of Art expands a passion for the visual arts and inspires appreciation of California Art — past, present, and future. The Museum recently hosted the exhibit “Edward Weston: Portrait of the Young Man as an Artist” as the opening venue, and debuted “Who Shot Monterey Pop! Photographs from the 1967 Music Festival” on June 2, 2017.

The Monterey Museum of Art connects art and community, with an emphasis on participatory experiences built around the Museum’s strong collection of California and regional art. Exhibitions and programs of the highest quality are designed to engage and inspire visitors.

The Museum was established in 1959, to uphold the artistic legacy of the region by collecting, preserving and presenting art of California and the Central Coast. Originally a chapter of the American Federation of the Arts, MMA remains the only nationally accredited art museum between San Jose and Santa Barbara.

Visit montereyart.org for additional information on the Museum's exhibitions, programming and events.

Media Inquiries: pr montereyart.org or 831.372.5477 x101

Contact:
Marci Bracco Cain
Chatterbox PR
Salinas, CA 93901
(831) 747-7455
http://www.montereyart.org/

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Souleye, New Age Hip Hop Rapper, Announces the Eagerly Awaited Album: WILDMAN Releasing September 22, 2017!

On September 22, 2017, veteran hip-hop rapper Souleye will release his long awaited full-length record, Wildman.

Los Angeles, CA, September 20, 2017 – On September 22, 2017, veteran hip-hop rapper Souleye will release his long awaited full-length record, Wildman. The Los Angeles based artist teamed up with house duo Crush Effect, comprising of Jess Molloy and Dave Veith, to produce an exceptionally eye-opening hip-hop and electronic fused album.

Wildman represents a mindful and musically engaging listening experience. A socially conscious artist, Souleye delivers an innovative and intense lyric flow that drips with passion. His clever references outline a positive sense of being. In “Follow Your Heart,” the debut single from Wildman, Souleye discusses overcoming hesitations with self-awareness and self-motivation in order to follow your own passions. His rhythmic lines weave in and out of the down-tempo grooves and musical stylings of Crush Effect. Molloy and Veith blend elements of electronic, R & B, hip hop, and trip-hop to create a psychedelic and atmospheric album that occupies the space between a traditional compilation record and a concept album.

“One of the reasons so many pop and hip hop albums don’t sound cohesive is that those 12 tracks were recorded in 12 different studios with 12 different producers,” says Veith, of Crush Effect. “It was nice to do a full record, to build that sound from song to song.”

In addition to Crush Effect, the album features guest appearances by an array of upcoming and renowned artists, incorporating fresh, melodic hooks into each song. The album includes focus tracks such as, “Snow Angel” (Ft. Alanis Morissette), “Hip Hop Medicine” (Ft. Dustin Tavella), “Classic” (Ft. Chantal Kreviazuk, Chachillie), “Fountain of Youth” (Ft. Wade Morissette) and the latest single and title-track, “Wildman” (Ft. Lynx).

Souleye is a one-of-a-kind artist making a statement in the hip hop and electronic scene. He continues to shape his signature style with inspiring and poetic rhymes. His carefully selected collaborators offer creative instrumentation that only enhances Souleye’s enlightened lyrics.

About Souleye
Souleye’s musical journey began when he was a teenager in rural Massachusetts, freestyling around a camp fire to entertain his friends. Blending traditional elements of hip hop, EDM and numerous other styles; Souleye’s music crosses the boundaries of genre, defies convention and inspires listeners with uplifting lyrics coupled with both traditional and unusual hip hop beats and samples. His first album, Soul Sessions was released in 2002. Since then, Souleye has released eight studio albums and numerous singles. Souleye has toured extensively with Bassnectar, shared the stage with the Glitch Mob, Tipper, Michael Franti and his wife, Alanis Morissette, with whom he has two children. For more information, visit souleye.net.

Souleye Discography:
Shapeshifting (2015)
Identified Time (2014)
Iron Horse Running (2013)
Music For People – with BLVD (2008)
Balance in Babylon (2007)
Intergalactic Vibes (2005)
UniverSoul Alchemy (2004)
Flexible Morality (2003)
Soul Sessions (2002)

For more information on Souleye, please visit:
Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Soundcloud

Press Inquiries:
Chip Schutzman
Miles High Productions
Chip@mileshighproductions.com

Other Inquiries:
Kevan Schwartz
kevanschwartz@me.com

Contact:
Chip Schutzman
Miles High Productions
PO Box 93157
Hollywood, CA 90093
323-871-4821
Chip@mileshighproductions.com
http://souleye.net/

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Honey Gift Boxes from Carmel Honey Company Makes for Great Holiday Gifts for Foodies and Honey Lovers on your List

If you're looking for the perfect gift this holiday season you can't get much sweeter than a gift that is produced locally, helps the environment, and contributes to research and education for the betterment of the world.

Carmel, CA, September 19, 2017 — If you're looking for the perfect gift this holiday season you can't get much sweeter than a gift that is produced locally, helps the environment, and contributes to research and education for the betterment of the world.

Holiday gift boxes featuring honey and custom Carmel Honey Company logo items are now available from the company, which was founded by 14-year-old Carmel student Jake Reisdorf, who was 11 at the time. The gift boxes are available online or at the company's store in Carmel.

The three gift packages available so far include:

* $100 box. This box features a custom Carmel Honey Company logo apron, custom mug with attached spoon, custom honeybee/honeycomb design socks, a 12-oz. jar of Wildflower Honey, an Orange Blossom Honey Stix pack, and a honey dipper, all in a white box with bow.

* $50 box. Features Earl Grey Supreme Tea in a silver tin, 8-oz. jar of Sage Honey, custom mug with attached spoon, and honey dipper in black box with bow.

* $30 box. Features a four-pack of Carmel Honey Company honey, Sage Honey, Wildflower Honey, Orange Blossom Honey and Meadowfoam Honey, gift wrapped in black box with bow.

The four types of honey currently produced comes from Jake's 120 beehives, and is all-natural, pure, raw, premium honey that comes straight from the hives.

And Reisdorf, as part of his “Jake Gives Back” program, donates some of his proceeds from the sale of his honey to organizations that are expanding research and education efforts by addressing the production, nutritional value, health benefits, economics, and/or quality standards of honey bees and honey.

“I'm just an average 13-year-old who likes honeybees,” Reisdorf told California Bountiful magazine. “With beekeeping, you are helping the environment and it is really fun and interesting. I'm all about the education and practicing beekeeping and doing honey. The message that I want everyone to know is: If the bees go, we go, so help save the bees.”

So when you purchase these gift boxes from the Carmel Honey Company, (or place a honey bee pollination hive in your backyard), you have contributed to the research and education of the public on the importance of pollination and the benefits of the honey bee.

Carmel Honey Company honey gift boxes can be purchased directly from the website (which grew out of a class project) at www.carmelhoneycompany.com or at the store in Carmel Plaza:

Carmel Honey Company store
Carmel Plaza, Suite 118,
Ocean Avenue & Mission Street
Carmel, CA 93921
Phone: (831) 687-8511
Hours: Mon – Sat 10-6, Sun 11-5

Photos Available for Media Use: .Click on this link, http://www.richardgreenphotography.com/Chatterbox-Public-Relations/Bee-Boy-Gift-Boxes-9-12-17/, enter password, chatter, lowercase.

About Jake and Carmel Honey Company:
Jake Reisdorf is the chief beekeeper and owner, with his family, of Carmel Honey Company. Jake started the business as part of a school project when his teacher assigned professions to each student and directed them to research the profession and build a presentation on it.

While researching his assigned profession of website designer, Jake, 11 years old at the time, decided to take it one step further and actually create a real website. At that time, Jake had taken one beekeeping class with his Dad and thought it would be cool to design a website about honey bees.

Not only did Jake get an “A” on the project, it inspired him and spurred him to start Carmel Honey Company. That was three years ago.

His passion for honey bees grew as he learned about Colony Collapse Disorder and real honey. Expanding his research and education drove Jake to learn more about honey and bees and ultimately decide it was critical to give back.

The “Jake Gives Back” program includes sharing honey bee knowledge with kids and adults of all ages. Whether he is in a classroom speaking to first-grade students, or at a corporate event talking with business owners and seasoned professionals, his passion and appreciation of how honey bees impact our world is infectious. He also “gives back” by making a financial donation to honey bee research and education organizations.

Jake currently attends ninth grade at Carmel High School and keeps his knowledge of apiology (the scientific study of bees) current by continuing to manage his own honey bee hives and attending industry conferences throughout the country.

Carmel Honey Company
(831) 687-8511
www.CarmelHoneyCompany.com
www.Facebook.com/CarmelHoneyCompany
www.Instagram.com/CarmelHoneyCompany
www.Twitter.com/CarmelHoneyCo

Contact:
Marci Bracco Cain
Chatterbox PR
Salinas, CA 93901
(831) 747-7455
http://www.CarmelHoneyCompany.com

Monday, September 18, 2017

Imagine an Exquisite, Sun-drenched Mediterranean-style villa in the South of France or Tuscany

Imagine an exquisite, sun-drenched Mediterranean-style villa in the South of France or Tuscany. Now take that villa and drop it onto a 1.4-acre hilltop site with a stunning panoramic view of the Monterey Bay and beyond.

Salinas, CA, September 19, 2017 - This custom villa with separate guest house boasts four bedrooms and 4.5 baths filling almost 6,400 square feet, complete with an outdoor kitchen, pizza oven, fire pit, fountain and generous patio space, featuring exquisite architectural details with high-quality construction and finishes.

And it’s no accident that this villa seems like it was plucked out of the lavender fields in the south of France. Owners Chantal and Philippe Tourtin are originally from France and own the Paris-based Cinq Mondes Spa Carmel, the only Cinq Mondes spa located in the United States.


The villa is perfect for the automobile enthusiast, with two garages able to accommodate seven cars, four in the main villa, three in the guest house.

The main villa features a spacious master bedroom, two bedroom suites, separate dining and living room, gourmet chef’s kitchen with eat-in dining area, office, pre-wired media room, multi-purpose room, laundry room, a mechanical room and a safe room/panic room that has its own built-in safe.

It also features an 800-bottle wine cellar with cork flooring, hand-painted mural, eucalyptus cabinets with three-bottle deep horizontal wine rack.

The two-story guest house features two bedrooms, one bath, three patios, one with a panoramic view of Monterey Bay, and a separate gated entrance.

And better still, there are expansive bay views from virtually every living space in the villa and guest house.

This gorgeous custom Mediterranean-style villa, located in the Hidden Hills area overlooking Monterey just off Highway 68, is perfect for a family compound, an investment opportunity or for the car enthusiast.

To take a virtual tour of this magnificent home, view a gallery of interior and exterior photos, see all the amenities it has to offer and to examine its floor plan, go to www.HiddenMesaVilla.com.

Contact:
Marci Bracco Cain
Chatterbox PR
Salinas, CA 93901
(831) 747-7455
http://www.HiddenMesaVilla.com

Monday, September 11, 2017

CycleBar Westgate West Celebrates the Coming of Fall and Back to School with Special Events, Sales and Campaigns

CycleBar Westgate West, part of an emerging concept in premium indoor cycling, is getting ready for autumn with a number of events, special sales and cycling challenges.

San Jose, CA, September 11, 2017 — CycleBar Westgate West, part of an emerging concept in premium indoor cycling, is getting ready for autumn with a number of events, special sales and cycling challenges.

For example, for the Report Card Challenge, riders will receive a card and their goal is to go on as many different ride formats as they can. There are 12 different types of rides and three levels of winning CycleBar merchandise as prizes.

CycleBar Westgate is also offering a number of specials on classes and merchandise and apparel. During the month of September, four- and eight-pack monthly packages will be reduced: four classes per month for $69 per month; and eight classes per month for $129 per month. A VIP contract for $185 per month features unlimited rides and two guests passes.

Buy a monthly four-pack and get 20% off your next CycleBar Boutique purchase; buy an eight-pack and get 30% off; and buy a monthly unlimited package and get 40% off.

And if you're a teacher or a student, you can get a discounted $15 drop-in class rate.

Catch CycleBar Westgate West at lululemon in Santana Row in San Jose on Sept. 16.

On Sept. 23, CycleBar Westgate West will be offering three 30-minute outdoor rides at the Cupertino Whole Foods. To sign up, for 1PM go to https://westgatewest.cyclebar.com/class-detail/?apptid=3315534, for 2PM go to https://westgatewest.cyclebar.com/class-detail/?apptid=3315535, and for 3PM go to https://westgatewest.cyclebar.com/class-detail/?apptid=3315536

CycleBar Westgate West will also be a sponsor for the Sharks Foundation 5K/10K on Sept. 30. Catch us at the start/finish line!

We also offer CycleGiving rides. These are a philanthropic movement where we partner with local organizations and charities to help them raise donations by creating exciting and energetic indoor cycling rides for companies, teams, groups, and families to help raise proceeds that benefit their cause. If you have interest in setting up a CycleGiving ride for your school, charity, or any non-profit close to your heart, please contact don.dasher@cyclebarwestgatewest.com.

About CycleBar Westgate West
Founded in 2017, CycleBar Westgate West is located in San Jose, California, and serves the greater Silicon Valley area. CycleBar delivers a premium indoor cycling experience via daily classes in its state-of-the-art CycleTheatre. CycleStar instructors lead workouts set to an invigorating mix of music and lights, helping riders reach their workout goals.

CycleBar Westgate West
5293 A Prospect Road
San Jose, CA 95129
http://westgatewest.cyclebar.com
westgatewest@cyclebar.com

Contact:
Marci Bracco Cain
Chatterbox PR
Salinas, CA 93901
(831) 747-7455
http://westgatewest.cyclebar.com

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Vendange Carmel Inn and Suites Announces New Wine-Themed Room in Partnership With Award-Winning Soledad-Based Carmel Road Winery

Vendange Carmel Inn and Suites has announced a new wine-themed room designed and decorated by Soledad-based Carmel Road Winery.

Carmel, CA, September 6, 2017 — Vendange Carmel Inn and Suites has announced a new wine-themed room designed and decorated by Soledad-based Carmel Road Winery.

Carmel Road wines are inspired by the wind and the waves that define Monterey, which in turn inspired the vision for the Carmel Road wine room at the Vendange Inn.

“We were honored to be selected to bring one of their suites to life with the Carmel Road look and feel,” says Chrissy Gray, Carmel Road tasting room manager. “We chose cool blue and seafoam green tones to give guests that tranquil feeling of being at the beach. Think upscale picnic with your toes in the sand — with a wine glass in hand, of course!”

Gray says they wanted to bring to life the coastal, peaceful vibe found in Carmel, as well as in their tasting room, so they created several large photo canvases showcasing the nearby ocean, with a wine-themed twist. There’s also a beautiful nook under a wine rack where guests can sit and simply relax with a glass of Carmel Road Pinot Noir or Chardonnay.

To really give guests a sense of what Carmel Road Winery has to offer, in the room they will find a selection of Carmel Road wines for purchase, information about their wine club as well as the winery, beautiful etched glasses, stone coasters, plush throw blankets, and complimentary tasting cards for up to four people.

“Carmel Road is a sense of place, and we hope the guests in this room come to discover that special feeling for themselves,” says Gray.
Carmel Road joins 14 other wineries in partnership with Vendange to sponsor wine-themed rooms. From the McIntyre Vineyards’ room with its impressive 100-year-old grapevine section to J. Lohr’s wine barrel on the balcony, every winery’s room offers a signature luxury experience. The participating wineries include: Blair, Cima Collina, Dawn’s Dream, Galante, Holman Ranch, J. Lohr, Joullian, Manzoni, McIntyre, Otter Cove, Tudor, Twisted Roots, Mesa Del Sol and Ventana.

About Carmel Road Winery
Inland from Monterey’s rugged coastline, yet still directly in the path of the ocean’s relentless influence, Carmel Road Winery creates vibrant Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Riesling and Pinot Grigio that capture the essence of this remarkable region. The winery tailors its viticulture and winemaking techniques to capture the compelling character of this windswept area. Since its founding in 1997, the family-owned and operated winery has worked continually to improve farming and winemaking practices, creating complex wines while also preserving the ecosystem for future generations. Carmel Road is certified by SIP (Sustainability in Practice) and CCSW (Certified California Sustainable Winegrowing) and recognized as a leader in water conservation, energy efficiency and land restoration. Learn more at www.CarmelRoad.com.

Carmel Road Winery
800-273-8558
info@carmelroad.com
http://www.carmelroad.com

Visit our tasting room in Carmel-by-the-Sea
O: 831.624.1036
C: 503.730.7727
Lincoln between Ocean and 6th
P.O. Box 2314, Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA 93921
Tasting Room Manager: Chrissy.Gray@carmelroad.com

Photography Available; https://www.dropbox.com/sh/17e8jjd9rzjtq1p/AABLlUEj7AMCKTTNBzZD5aFfa?dl=0

About Vendange Carmel Inn and Suites
Vendange Carmel Inn and Suites is at 24815 Carpenter St. in Carmel, a short drive from the Monterey Peninsula Airport, just off of scenic Highway 1, with free parking for guests. It’s minutes from downtown Carmel’s shopping, fine dining, scenic 17-Mile Drive, and the Monterey Bay Aquarium.

In France, vendange means the annual grape harvest. In Carmel, it means a celebration of the bounty of Monterey County’s vineyards at Vendange Carmel Inn and Suites.

Vendange creates a unique guest experience through its partnership with 15 local wineries, each sponsoring one room or suite by providing their own creative touches.

For 2017, Vendange has put together some interactive packages that combine the luxury and convenience of the inn’s Carmel location with the adventure and romance of the nearby wine country.

Telephone (831) 624-6400; email: reservations@vendangecarmel.com; website: www.vendangecarmel.com.

Contact:
Marci Bracco Cain
Chatterbox PR
Salinas, CA 93901
(831) 747-7455
http://www.vendangecarmel.com

Friday, September 1, 2017

Book About ‘Silly Smiling Snake’ Not Only Entertains Children, But Saved Life of Veteran, Now Also Benefits Veterans Group

Snidely may be a silly snake who tells side-slapping stories for children in his new book, but he's also a life-saver.

Monterey, CA, September 01, 2017 — Snidely may be a silly snake who tells side-slapping stories for children in his new book, but he's also a life-saver.

Not only that, but Snidely will also help fellow veterans of his co-creator, a disabled U.S. Army veteran who served during the Vietnam War era, with $1 of the proceeds from each book sold going to the PTSD Foundation of America.

The foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to mentoring our combat veterans and their families with post-traumatic stress, feeling it is our duty as Americans to help these mighty warriors and their families adjust and find their new normal.


Silly Smiling Snidely” was co-written by Reuben Maestas and his wife of 34 years Lucy and illustrated by Reuben, a veteran who suffers from extreme PTSD, which riddles his body with pain from his injuries.

Fortunately, Reuben found an outlet for his disability by writing. When the PTSD gets too much for Reuben to handle and he feels like he wants to give up, he writes down the crazy characters in his head. He says he tries to lose himself in the character and thinks about how it will help children of all ages to be happy even if it’s just while they are reading about his silly snake.

Snidely and the book has proven to be a life saver in Reuben’s case and has helped his PTSD more than any medication has helped. He has been sketching and writing about Snidely since 1989. He would start on it for a few days and then get discouraged and put it away, a few months would go by and he would pick it up again for a few days. This went on for years until finally Reuben and Lucy both decided it was too cute to keep it to themselves. They finished the book in 2015 and published it in 2016.

There's also a little twist to “Silly Smiling Snidely,” which recounts Snidely's travels and adventures as he “slips, slides, and slithers sideways slowly south.” He speaks only using words that begin with the letter “s.”

Or as Reuben and Lucy would say: “Snidely sure says some side-slapping stories. Silly, silly snake.”

And since Snidely is such an entertaining lifesaver for someone with PTSD, $1 from every book sold will go to the PTSD Foundation of America, a non-profit organization dedicated to mentoring to the country's combat veterans and their families suffering from post-traumatic stress.

“It was so much fun working on this book and we are very proud of the outcome,” says Lucy. “So many people and especially teachers say what a wonderful, educational book for all ages to enjoy; it’s so much fun to read!”

Reuben and Lucy are already working on not one, but two sequels to Snidely's stories.

“It’s exciting to be part of something that will make people smile,” says Lucy. “That’s what I am most proud of, when you can be part of something that makes people laugh, smile and be happy in this terrible world then that’s an accomplishment in my heart.”

The book is available on Amazon and at Barnes and Noble, as well as a handful of brick-and-mortar bookstores:

Indigo Baby, baby clothing store
De Vargas Center
185 Paseo De Peralta
Santa Fe, NM 87501

Doolet’s gift shop
120 Don Gaspar Ave
Santa Fe, NM 87501

Astro-Zombies, gift and comic book shop
3100 Central Ave SE
Albuquerque, NM 87106

About the PTSD Foundation of America
PTSD Foundation of America is a non-profit organization dedicated to mentoring to our combat veterans and their families with post-traumatic stress. Many warriors are coming home with visible wounds; countless others are coming home with scars we cannot see, wounded souls from witnessing the horrors of war over and over again — PTSD. We feel it is our duty as Americans to help these mighty warriors and their families adjust and find their new normal.

PTSD Foundation’s Mission
1. Bring healing to our military community (Active duty, Reserves and National Guard, veterans, and their families) through pastoral counseling, and peer mentoring, both on an individual basis, and in group settings.
2. Raise awareness of the increasing needs of the military community through public events, media outlets, social media, service organizations, and churches.
3. Networking government agencies, service organizations, churches and private sector businesses into a united “Corps of Compassion”, to bring their combined resources together to meet the needs of the military community on a personal and individual/family level.

PTSD Foundation of America/Camp Hope
9724 Derrington Rd
Houston, Texas, 77064

Donations and Mail:
P.O. Box 690748
Houston, Texas, 77269

Phone Numbers:
PTSD Veteran Line : (877) 717-PTSD (7873)
Office: (832) 912-4429

Contact:
Marci Bracco Cain
Chatterbox PR
Salinas, CA 93901
(831) 747-7455
http://chatterboxpublicrelations.com/

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Meet the Artist Paul Seftel -- Paul is Available for Media Interviews and Studio Tours

Paul Seftel's journey as an artist began when he was only 4, thrown out of his first school for the crime of drawing a “lewd picture” of a dog standing up wearing a suit, taking a piss.

Salinas, CA, August 31, 2017 - Seftel has always pursued his own path, finding further study in Denver and learning masterful techniques in creating and applying paint and plaster. PS Project Space in New York, which he opened in 2011, served as a studio, gallery and collaborative project space for a few years.

Seftel has done several artist's residencies around the world, living and working from a few months at a time to a few years in Taos, New Mexico, Denver and Vail, Colorado, Barcelona, Costa Rica, Hawaii and now in Pacific Grove at the American Tin Cannery.


“My work is very much about the physical elements and the textural emotional elements of our lives. The ephemeral motions of the crashing ocean waves to the way fog moves across the water somehow represent our timeless and changing human state to me,” says Seftel while sitting in his studio/workshop at the American Tin Cannery, a former commercial outlet center and one of the few surviving original sardine canneries at the edge of Cannery Row.

When talking to the London-born and raised artist, these elements, and how they organically become part of his work, are never far from any conversation about what he does and who he is.

Yet Seftel isn't only inspired by nature, he's compelled by it. He is aware that he is also a part of this same nature, and as such sees himself as a “co-creator” and “channel” in his artful process. This process doesn't involve just conventional paints and brushes, but investigates the nature of surface, deconstructing traditional fresco formulas and ancient techniques, whilst integrating modern materials and chemistry. The mixtures and solutions are applied with the aid of gravity and his own active painting techniques.

One work could be composed of limestone, iron oxide, copper patina, pigments and polymer on canvas, while another could be cast gypsum, cast mineral stone an crystal. He adds layers and layers of colors, hues and textures that transform and react to each other to create yet another layer.

The bio on his website isn't a recitation of what schools he attended or where his works are displayed, but about his journey as an artist.

“What is discovered is a ‘dynamic process,’ where awareness of internal experience and a connection with the creative forces of the universe is found,” he writes. “Confronting the many conundrums of time and space, the beauty of what we have and what has been lost is texturally explored, revealing patterns and depths in the endless layers of formless form behind the nature of the seen and unseen world.”

For Seftel it's all about the process and he never really knows where it will take him, though for now, the Monterey Peninsula has captured him. Living the dream, the quality of the light, and the energy of earth, ocean and sky meeting on the central coast captures him in both reality and imagination.

Learn more at: http://www.paulseftel.com/

Visit his Pacific Grove Studio in the American Tin Cannery Building Address: 125 Ocean View Blvd Suite 311, Pacific Grove, CA 93950 Phone: (970) 376-1577.

Contact:
Marci Bracco Cain
Chatterbox PR
Salinas, CA 93901
(831) 747-7455
http://www.paulseftel.com/

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Bay Area Investment Manager With 18 Years of Experience Launches A Global High-Quality Growth Fund, Corvara Capital LLC

The timing was right for investment manager Dave Geisler to strike out on his own after 15 years of working for private and public investment managers.

San Francisco, CA, August 30, 2017 — The timing was right for investment manager Dave Geisler to strike out on his own after 15 years of working for private and public investment managers.

Geisler founded and launched Corvara Capital LLC in March of this year, managing a global, high-quality growth, focused portfolio of 20-30 stocks offered through separately managed accounts (SMAs).


“This is something I've explored for a number of years and the timing was right,” says Geisler. “The firm was approved as a Registered Investment Adviser at the end of June, the infrastructure for the firm is now in place, and the fund has just recently launched.”

Geisler started his career in venture capital, working for Piper Jaffray Ventures, investing in early stage healthcare companies. He spent three years on the sell side covering the Internet sector for Cowen and Company, then spent the last 10 years working for a global equity manager and a domestic concentrated manager as a co-portfolio manager for Artisan Partners Global Equity and Lateef Investment Management, respectively.

Geisler believes his experience working for small companies like Lateef (20 employees) as well as larger firms such as Artisan (200 employees), give him the well-rounded experience and expertise to launch his own company.

“I've been on the buy-side for over 10 years, so I understand what clients are looking for in a global manager,” he says. “I have the experience and knowledge to run an asset management firm.”

Geisler has received a lot of support for his new venture, especially from those he has worked with, both fellow employees and clients.

“This business is about trust and relationships,” he says. “Former colleagues and friends have been very supportive, offering their help, opening accounts at Corvara and introducing me to new clients.”

He believes there are at least two things that make Corvara stand out from other similar firms: the fund is unique in that it is solely focused on quality, growth companies across the world and the product’s low-cost structure and transparency.

“Having a consistent investment philosophy is very important, individual and institutional investors look for this when they hire a portfolio manager,” he says. Dave is currently the largest client at Corvara and has invested his own capital to launch and support the firm.

Born in Belgium, where French was his first language, Geisler spent his school years, ages 7-17, on the Monterey Peninsula, graduating from York School. His parents, brother and sister, in fact, still live on the Peninsula. Geisler has also lived in Madrid, Spain and Minneapolis, Minnesota, but has spent the last 18 years in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Geisler graduated from University of California, San Diego with a bachelor's degree in economics, with highest distinction, and a master's degree in business administration from University of California, Berkeley with certificates in management of technology and entrepreneurship.

According to Corvara's website, Corvara is focused on preserving and growing its clients’ assets by applying its investment criteria and using a disciplined investment process. Corvara focuses on “highly liquid global companies that meet our high-quality criteria: high or improving ROIC (return on invest capital), a quality balance sheet supported by consistent free cash flow, high barriers to entry, sustainable competitive advantages, operating in markets with stable growth, value creating capital allocation, proven management, and valuation that support-long term capital appreciation.”

Geisler believes Corvara's “low-cost strategy for investors” and “full transparency” will serve its clients well in the long run.

Corvara Capital Investment Approach
Corvara believes that consistently applying growth and high-quality investment criteria, using a disciplined investment process, and building high active share portfolios can provide long term excess return above relevant benchmarks.

Corvara’s investment strategy rests on a limited number of core beliefs:

Quality
Corvara believes that high quality companies outperform in down markets and outperform the broad market over time. The highest quality companies have high returns on capital, attractive business models supported by higher barriers to entry, and sustainable competitive advantages addressing end markets characterized by stable growth.

Growth
Corvara identifies undervalued global companies expected to generate greater than average earnings growth. Quality companies with sustainable earnings growth outperform over time.

High Active Share
Corvara focuses on high conviction ideas and thus limits its portfolio holdings to 20 to 30 global, liquid, mid-to-large cap companies. High active share managers have outperformed diversified managers over the last 15 years.

Contact:
Marci Bracco Cain
Chatterbox PR
Salinas, CA 93901
(831) 747-7455
http://corvaracapital.com/

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Why G Suite is a Good Fit for StartUps

Over 100 million companies start up worldwide every year. According to Forbes magazine, nine out of ten startup companies will fail.

San Jose, CA, August 26, 2017 - Over 100 million companies start up worldwide every year. According to Forbes magazine, nine out of ten startup companies will fail. It is imperative to know what sets the winners and losers apart in order to help business owners stack the odds in their favor. It’s a proven fact that by implementing cost-effective, reliable but scalable IT infrastructure is a key to success on businesses and such programs as Google based G Suite, startups are much more likely to succeed.

“Startups are up against some fierce competition these days,” stated a G Suite partner spokesperson from Netkiller. “The initial decisions startup business owners make will set them up to succeed...or fail. G Suite is one of the best programs for startups for a number of reasons. It is also important to work with an expert in G Suite, such as Netkiller, in order to fully take advantage of what all the program has to offer.”

Over 3 million companies worldwide have chosen G Suite as their mode of conducting business. Even still, many of the companies do not realize all that G Suite application has to offer that can increase the likelihood their business will succeed.

G Suite specializes in connecting people within a company regardless of their location. The cloud driven apps include Drive, Docs, Gmail and Calendar. It excels in collaboration options.

Because so many users are already familiar with Google Docs and Gmail, G Suite is a natural choice for to use for a startup. It offers modern features with a comfortable feel for real-time collaboration and messaging communication. Another plus to using G Suite for a startup is that it is constantly evolving, embracing technological change which is a must for success.

Being cloud based is another advantage to going Google and selecting G Suite. In addition, G Suite works well with the trend towards doing virtual business. And, startups that select G Suite can focus their efforts on more important things than maintaining in-house servers for their email and other hassles as well.

Google is known for being reliable and trustworthy. With over 700 worldwide security professionals, it also has a good reputation for being secure. Those factors are very important to startup companies.

Google is trending toward the recommendation that G Suite be purchased through partners and resellers. Doing so not only offers workplace integration at a discounted fee but also adds value to the organization because of the many perks that come along with working through a partner such as personalized support, app solutions and special training for your business, and additional benefits for what the consumer pays.

Netkiller is a preferred partner of G Suite in the bay area. It was established in 2006. With over ten years as an expert in their field, they are able to assist startups in setting up the all-in-one communication suite, storage and collaboration application. To find out more, visit the Netkiller website.

Contact:
Harry Jung
Netkiller Inc.
San Jose, CA 95129
(408) 560-0556
info@netkiller.com
http://www.netkiller.com

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Bunny Sigler Releases Single and Video “Angel Eyes” – Now Available

Renowned, Philly-based R&B singer/songwriter Walter "Bunny" Sigler is excited to announce the lyric video for his latest single titled “Angel Eyes” is now available.

Los Angeles, CA, August 18, 2017 – Renowned, Philly-based R&B singer/songwriter Walter "Bunny" Sigler is excited to announce the lyric video for his latest single titled “Angel Eyes” is now available. The single is also out now on iTunes and all major digital outlets. “Angel Eyes” is the second single from Sigler’s upcoming album ‘Young at Heart’ – an album that bridges the gap between Sigler’s classic R&B sound and the world of jazz.


Angel Eyes” features Sigler’s smooth voice on the Ella Fitgerald- and Frank Sinatra-performed standard, and reveals how diverse of a singer Sigler really is. The classic piano, drums, double bass, and string arrangement lays a lush, but simple foundation for a new, refreshing, yet nostalgic crooning sound from Sigler. Living up to his nickname “Mr. Emotion,” Sigler delivers a heartfelt performance, full of heartache and longing. “Angel Eyes” is now available to purchase digitally from iTunes, Amazon, and Google Play, and is also available for streaming on Spotify.

The song’s video accompaniment is a glance into the past – showcasing the glory days of jazz, the American songbook, and the Rat Pack while featuring Sigler’s silhouette in various scenes throughout. The black-and-white look of the video compliments the song’s melancholic tone and draws viewers in with its vintage style.

For more information and updates about “Angel Eyes” and Bunny Sigler, please visit his website at http://www.BunZMusicAndRecords.com.

About Bunny Sigler:
Philadelphia R&B legend Bunny Sigler continues to share songs that prove his passion for music goes well beyond his beloved soul songs. Bunny’s songwriting for tracks like Instant Funk's "I Got My Mind Made Up", Patti Labelle's "Somebody Loves You Baby", The Whispers' "Bingo", Jackie Moore's "Sweet Charlie Babe" and The O'Jays "Sunshine" are what put him on the musical map. Not only is Bunny skilled with the pen, but he is also a world-renowned singer.

This Philadelphia native began his singing career in churches all over the metropolitan area with songs like "O Lord My God" and "The Lord's Prayer". The industry gave him the nickname “Mr. Emotion” after his heartfelt performances on stage. Creating numerous hits over the span of his career (many of which are still being sampled in today's generation), Bunny continues to write, produce and record new material. He is the co-writer of the song “The Ruler's Back” which was an opening song for Jay Z's album, "Blueprint". Even at over 70 years old, "there ain't no stopping us now" claims Sigler, as he gets continues to write, record, and release new music on a regular basis.

For more information, check out Bunny Sigler at:
http://www.bunzmusicandrecords.com/
http://www.facebook.com/BunnySigler
http://www.twitter.com/BunnySigler
http://www.youtube.com/user/MrBunnySigler

For more information or to request a review copy of “Angel Eyes” please contact:

Chip Schutzman
Miles High Productions
chip@mileshighproductions.com
(323) 806-0400

Contact:
Chip Schutzman
Miles High Productions
PO Box 93157
Hollywood, CA 90093
323-806-0400
chip@mileshighproductions.com
http://www.bunzmusicandrecords.com/

Dance Kids 24th Annual Full Length 'Nutcracker: A Monterey Peninsula Tradition’ will Feature, for The First Time, A 39-Member Symphony Orchestra, Playing for its Four December Production Dates at Carmel’s Sunset Center

For the first time in its history, Dance Kids will kick off its Silver Anniversary Celebration Year with ‘Nutcracker: A Monterey Peninsula Tradition’

Carmel, CA, August 17, 2017 — For the first time in its history, Dance Kids will kick off its Silver Anniversary Celebration Year with ‘Nutcracker: A Monterey Peninsula Tradition’ in December at Carmel's Sunset Center, and feature, along with the cast of the ballet, a complete 39-member symphony orchestra performing Tchaikovsky's familiar holiday score.

The 39-member Monterey County Pops!, conducted by Dr. Carl Christensen, will perform in the orchestra pit at Sunset Center with Dance Kids dancers on stage in the annual full-length holiday ballet.

"It is something I've always wanted; a quarter-century dream come true," says Dance Kids founder and artistic director, Carol Richmond. ”This will be a totally different experience for the audience, having a live orchestra perform the music. It is very exciting.”

Monterey County Pops! was founded in 1985 and not only provides to the community free, public pops-and-patriotic concerts on holidays, but is the only orchestra in Monterey County that provides a tuition-free, professional performance experience for disadvantaged students in their own communities.

Their audience has grown to approximately 6,700 and 175 young, underserved performers created six professional-quality performances in collaboration with the orchestra last year.

The performance weekend begins Dec. 8, 2017, with another tradition and a gift to the community; a free 10 a.m. Friday morning show given each year to the school children of the Monterey Peninsula. Dance Kids gifts the 700-seat theater to the underserved youth in the community. There will be a 7 p.m. Friday night show, Gala fundraiser on Saturday night, Dec. 9, 2017, at 5 p.m. and show at 7, and the much-anticipated “Sugar Plum Fairy Champagne and Tea Party” at 12:15 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 10, followed by the show at 2 p.m.

Tickets will be available starting at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 22, at www.sunsetcenter.org. Tickets are $49 for adults, $35 for children, $45 for students/military/seniors for performances; $135 for adults and $65 for children for the Gala fundraiser on Dec. 9. Tickets for the Gala only (no performance) are $100. Admission to the “Sugar Plum Fairy Champagne and Tea Party” on Sunday are $95 and $42 per person for a group of 10 or more.

The full-length ballet features over 100 dancers ranging in age from 4 to adult; over 400 costumes and countless numbers of accessories, including headpieces, hats and gloves. This production requires countless hours of volunteer time and elaborate set design featuring local scenes and landmarks. The previous budget of $75,000 has grown to over $125,000 with the inclusion of the symphony. The funds were raised by the Dance Kids Board of Directors and Friends of Dance Kids.

The production is open to all dancers from the community and boasts a spirit of inclusion to all that audition. Auditions and rehearsal begin in September. Andrea Paris Gutierrez, of the Los Angeles Ballet Academy, returns as choreographer, with five local rehearsal directors coordinating the production. Three of the five directors are Royal Academy of Dance, London, certified instructors.

"This is huge," says Richmond. "The symphony component has raised our 'Nutcracker' above and beyond. This isn't a baby step, this is an elegant leap into our celebration of Dance Kids’ Silver Anniversary Year.”

Two years ago, Dance Kids rebranded “Nutcracker; A Monterey Peninsula Tradition” and incorporated the Old Del Monte Hotel as the setting for the first act party scene and introduced famous characters associated with the Peninsula, such as Salvador Dali and John Steinbeck.

Richmond says, "The story line and choreography remain the same yet reflect the tradition of the heyday of the Peninsula in the early ’20s and ’30s."

In the near future, the production will announce the guest artists performing in December's productions.

Set designer for the production is Nicole Bryant-Stephans of Bottega Design, and costumes are by Joanne Phelps.

About Dance Kids
With over 24 years of production history, Dance Kids of Monterey County, a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization founded by Richmond, is proud of its wide range of theatrical experience that support the youth of the Monterey Peninsula. In the early days, productions at the Carmel Ballet Academy included “Nutcracker” and original spring musicals written by Walt de Faria and a full-length spring ballet, produced at Sunset Center.

Dance Kids was known for fun-loving nostalgia surrounding the musical and drew from the community a range of young people and their families committed to theater. As it grew, its little venue could not handle the “Nutcracker” any longer, but continued at the venue for the spring musicals, until those too, outgrew the dance studio. “Nutcracker” moved to Sunset Center in 1995 and has remained there as its home venue except for the years the center was being remodeled.

Dance Kids “Nutcracker” has grown into a premier production eagerly awaited by cast and community. The original vision of Dance Kids of Monterey County has been honored as well as surpassed in the ensuing years. This year is one of pivotal change and growth.

About Monterey County Pops!
Monterey County Pops! was formed in 1985 by musicians and community leaders to expand and enrich musical experiences in Monterey County. In 1990, the orchestra adopted its mission to present free, public pops-and-patriotic concerts on holidays. In 2012, the orchestra renewed its commitment to serve all of Monterey County, not just the Monterey Peninsula.

Since 2012-13 music courses offered in Monterey County Public Schools has declined by more than 26 percent (California Department of Education Data Reporting Office). After-school music/enrichment programs are typically tuition-based and not accessible to low-income students. In the face of dwindling funding for the arts in our schools and rising concern about the inability of low-income students and their families to experience and create professional-quality, live music, in 2014, the Board of Trustees expanded its mission to focus on identifying, engaging, and educating the underserved youth of Monterey County.

In 2017, Monterey County Pops! is the only orchestra in Monterey County that provides a tuition-free, professional performance experience for disadvantaged students in their own communities. We do not impose a creative vision on our partner agencies, but work to enhance and expand programs already in place. Students don't just perform on our stage; they rehearse and play in our professional orchestra.

And, all of our programs are FREE for both for the young performers and for audience members.

We have expanded our program from the Monterey Peninsula into Seaside, Salinas, and King City, and our audience has grown to approximately 6,700. Last year, more than 175 young, underserved performers created six professional-quality performances in collaboration with Monterey County Pops!

In short, Monterey County Pops! is living up to its mission “to be an orchestra dedicated to bringing pops and patriotic music performed by professional musicians to the families and visitors of Monterey County free of charge, and to strategically identify, engage, and educate underserved youth of Monterey County.”

Contact:
Marci Bracco Cain
Chatterbox PR
Salinas, CA 93901
(831) 747-7455
http://www.sunsetcenter.org

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

While “The Cure for All Diseases” may be a catchy title, there is much more to it than just that

The Hulda Clark Parasite Zapper has been around for many years, yet, you may have never even heard of it or you may have heard some negative comments from sites that are paid to suppress information.

Horton, AL, August 17, 2017 - The Hulda Clark Parasite Zapper has been around for many years, yet, you may have never even heard of it or you may have heard some negative comments from sites that are paid to suppress information. You may have not heard of the Rife machine nor of the Lahkovsky MultiWave Oscillator, as well as many other devices because the medical profession and the FDA work hard to keep people from leaqrning about these devices, even to the point of destroying historically significant objects. There is also a continuous stream if lies and misinformation claiming that things such as colloidal silver do not work.

Ever since the first efforts in the 1750's, the first experimenters discovered that even low levels of electricity could kill the newly discovered microbes such as bacteria, protozoa, and fungi and resultantly could stop many diseases. The medical industry was extremely against such use because it was not profitable to them. One of these early experimenters was John Wesley, the founder of the Methodist Church. Over a period of time, he set up and operated 3 clinics in London that used mostly electricity combined with natural therapies to treat and heal the poor. The clinics were such a resounding success that the medical authorities tried extensively to shut them down.

Since the time of John Wesley, there has been a stream of electric and electronic products that have been offered to help relieve pain and suffering, as well for fighting disease and illness in the human body. The FDA has stepped in at every turn to suppress the products in favor of expensive and profitable medicines. In the 1870's a product called the Medical Electric Battery was introduced and was available up into the 1930's when the FDA stepped in and shut them down. There were even more advanced products such as the Rife machine that has a long list of successes claimed by users. Not only has the FDA forced these products off of the market, they have suppressed the information about these and even destroyed the original products whenever there have been able to get away with it.

Because of the resistance against this technology, Hulda Clark has been called a quack among other things,

What can be done? First, contact your congressman or congresswoman and make them aware that the FDA is using its power to suppress potentially life-saving technology. There are thousands of signatures and comments at http://paradevices.com/petition_link.html where you can add yours. Lastly, contact the FDA and let them know that this technology needs to be made available for the medical industry to use as well as for private individuals to use on themselves. Currently, this technology is used to kill microbes in water such as in cooling towers and backyard ponds. Similar technology is use to kill microbes in juices and drinks as well as elsewhere in the food industry.

Why should people die just because the medical industry does not want to allow this type of product for the sake of their own profits. The right to live is a basic human right and no one should be denied access to this type of product when life is at risk but that is the very reason that the FDA uses to justify preventing public access to these products. Their rule is that if it can save lives, it must be subjected to the most stringent and expensive regulations and requirements.

Notice: This parasite zapper is currently sold only for the experimental use of killing microbes in water. Any other usage is considered to be off-label and such usage is at the discretion of the user. This is not a Medical device and is not represented as such. The information above is posted only to highlight the potential of such use and to create public awareness.

Contact Information
Hulda Zapper
Hulda Clark Zapper Company
490 Holland Rd. Unit B 35980
Phone : 205-856-3909

About Para Systems Inc.
Para Systems Inc. is a US based maker of ParaZapper zapping products. They make a wide range of zapper models available for both US based and international customer from those countries that are not banned from trade by the U.S. government.

Contact:
Hulda Zapper
Hulda Clark Zapper Company
490 Holland Rd. Unit B
Horton, AL 35980
205-856-3909
http://huldaclarkparazapper.com

Collavate DLP Offers Security to Encompass all Levels of G Suite

Affordable Data Loss Prevention Solutions for Google Drive Tools Now Available

San Jose, CA, August 16, 2017 - According to Gartner CISO, a security and risk assessment organization, data loss prevention is a top priority of businesses today. As corporate data has an increasingly high risk of being targeted and breached, Collavate DLP (Data Loss Prevention) has stepped up to offer Google Drive security protection for all Google Drive users.

“With online communication more prevalent than ever and corporate applications being so popular, it is imperative to keep the information within the applications from getting into the wrong hands,” stated a Collavate DLP representative. “Google Drive security has been limited and costly in the past because it was only available for the more expensive G Suite Enterprise. We are pleased to introduce Collavate DLP which can be used with G Suite Basic and G Suite Business as well.”

Google Drive is a popular tool that many businesses use for real-time collaboration and data storage. However, since Drive lacks data loss prevention tools, the breach of information can easily devastate a business.

Until now, Google Drive users have been forced to go with the elite, most expensive collaboration package (G Suite Enterprise) if they wished to invoke Google Drive security measures. Collavate DLP now makes it possible to have data loss prevention services with any Google Drive platform, including G Suite Basic and G Suite Business.

It is estimated that the cost of cybercrime worldwide will top two trillion dollars by 2019, triple the estimated cost reported in 2015. Gartner CISO has identified risks imposed by point-of-sale devices, flash drive, mobile devices, file servers, databases, PCs and virtual servers. Potential access points include wirelines, wireless devices, VPNs and other similar avenues. Source codes, documents of product design, financial documents, customer data and other top-security data are all at risk of being breached.

It is increasingly imperative to have Google Drive security in place because the use of the collaboration tool often includes storage of critical information such as medical records, social security numbers, and credit card information. In many cases, just one breach may cripple a company. Furthermore, upstanding businesses desire to be trustworthy with their employee and customer information.

Collavate DLP provides security detection in real-time, a key feature. The program also predefines keywords in files in order to monitor activity on viewing trends, another important measure. Rule setting and regular expressions are also defined for even stronger security.

All Google Drive suite editions, even SMB’s, are eligible to take advantage of Collavate DLP. Introducing Collavate DLP to the market serves as a welcome relief to collaborators who are aware of the the importance of cybersecurity.

To find out more about the services offered or to purchase, visit the Collavate DLP website.

PR Contact:
Claire Lin
claire@collavate.com

About Collavate Inc.
Collavate is a cutting-edge enterprise social network with workflow management capabilities. Completely integrated with Google Drive, Collavate allows you to assign deadlines, share ideas, and review documents—all through a secure platform. Implement Collavate’s free seven-day trial from the G Suite Marketplace.

Contact:
Claire Lin
Collavate Inc
San Jose, CA 95129
+1 (650) 515-3733
claire@collavate.com
http://www.collavate.com

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Have a Story to Tell About your Beloved Pooch?

Then don’t just stand there… SIT… STAY… WRITE!

Carmel, CA, August 16, 2017 - Make us laugh, cry, think, feel and hug our dogs! And you could win America’s 1st PAWlitzer Prize™ for Best Dogged LITTERature. Winners receive a pooch perfect weekend in dog-loving Carmel-By-The-Sea!

Carmel Dog Tales wants to read the most memorable adventure, comedy, or tear-jerker tale you’ve had with your pooch. The PAWlitzer Prize will be presented to winners in two non-fiction categories: Drama and Humor.

WARNING: Best-selling and celebrated writers muzzle your keyboards; the PAWlitzer Prize is for ordinary people with extraordinary stories to tell about their Best Furry Friend Forever.

Winners of the PAWlitzer Prize™ will be invited to read their stories at the Awards Ceremony, in Carmel, California, Saturday, October 14, 2017.

In addition to receiving America’s 1st PAWlitzer Prize, winners in Drama and Humor will receive:

* Two-night pooch-preferred luxury accommodations in Carmel

* Wine tasting and gourmet dinners at the most pooch praiseworthy Carmel Bistros

* A photo shoot on Carmel Beach

* Spa and grooming for your pooch, (humans can fix your own hair!)

* Custom Golden Paw jewelry, created just for our PAWlitzer Prize winners!

And for all Poets, Actors, and Performance Artists, the PAWlitzer Awards Ceremony will feature a PAWetry Slam™ contest. Send us a YouTube video – funny, tragic, or just plain outrageous! – and you may be invited to perform at the Awards Ceremony.

Deadline to enter the PAWlitzer Prize™ and/or the PAWetry Slam™ is August 27, 2017.

To send in your story, or video, and for complete submission guidelines, plus all event details, go to: www.CarmelDogTales.com

100% of net proceeds from the PAWlitzer Prize event will benefit the SPCA for Monterey County, and the Birchbark Foundation.

The SPCA for Monterey County is your nonprofit, independent, donor-supported humane society that has been serving the animals and people of Monterey County since 1905. Online at www.SPCAmc.org

The Birchbark Foundation offers assistance grants to financially qualified animal owners in Santa Cruz and Monterey counties, who are unable to cover some or all of the cost of their pet’s medical care. For more information visit: www.birchbarkfoundation.org

PAWlitzer Prize™ Partners & Sponsors include: Chatterbox PR, www.chatterboxpublicrelations.com , Carmel Dog Concierge, www.CarmelDogConcierge.com, Diggidy Dog Boutique, www.diggidydog.com , Porta Bella Restaurant, www.portabellacarmel.com , Grasing’s Restaurant, www.Grasings.com , Carmel Road Wines, www.carmelroad.com , Carmel Country Inn, www.carmelcountryinn.com , Tradewinds Carmel, www.Tradewindscarmel.com, Kerry Lee Jewelry, www.kerrylee.com , Suds ‘n Scissors Pet Spa, www.sudsandscissorscarmel.com , Say WOOF! Petography, www.saywoofpetography.com , A. Herman - Dog Therapist, www.ahermandogtherapist.com , Will Bullas, The Fine Art of Fun, www.WillBullas.com

Media Contact:
Mark Oman
(831) 624-4386 FAX: (831) 626-9357
Mark@markoman.com

ABOUT CARMEL DOG TALES:
Carmel Dog Tales™ was founded by Mark Oman, a best-selling golf humorist, longtime Carmel resident, and volunteer with The SPCA for Monterey County, and Carmel Chamber of Commerce. He and his wife, Barbara, have two rescue mutts from the SPCA, Winifred and Winston.

Carmel Dog Tales offers everything you and your pooch need to know to walk and wag your tails through Carmel-By-The-Sea. www.CarmelDogTales.com

Contact:
Marci Bracco Cain
Chatterbox PR
Salinas, CA 93901
(831) 747-7455
http://www.CarmelDogTales.com

Hyatt Carmel Highlands Introduces Special “Less is more … Love is all” Elopement wedding package

The acclaimed Hyatt Carmel Highlands, which overlooks the Big Sur coast and features 48 luxuriously appointed guestrooms, announced a special elopement package for lovebirds looking for an intimate ceremony in a romantic location.

Carmel Highlands, CA, August 15, 2017 — The acclaimed Hyatt Carmel Highlands, which overlooks the Big Sur coast and features 48 luxuriously appointed guestrooms, announced a special elopement package for lovebirds looking for an intimate ceremony in a romantic location.

The special “Less Is More ... Love Is All” elopement package starts at $4,000 for up to 10 persons (plus taxes and fees) and includes:

· Wedding ceremony in The Gazebo overlooking the Big Sur coastline (one-hour ceremony and two-hour set-up).

· Three-hour reception in California Market at Pacific’s Edge Wine Room.

· Reception menu includes two preselected entrees, a signature cocktail, unlimited beer and wine, and two bottles of sparkling wine.

Perched high above the rocky cliffs of the Big Sur coast with an expansive view of the Pacific Ocean as a backdrop, The Gazebo is the perfect setting for wedding ceremonies. The Gazebo’s spacious redwood deck, which is surrounded by lush gardens and cool ocean breezes, offers ample seating for up to 120 guests, each of whom will be talking about their memories for years to come. As a stunning venue for a buffet lunch, The Gazebo can accommodate up to 40 guests.

Other reception venue options and guestroom packages are available for an additional cost.

As part of the package, Hyatt Carmel Highlands also offers a list of approved vendors, including officiants, floral designers, wedding cake providers, photographers, and hair and makeup specialists.

To book the “Less Is More ... Love Is All” elopement package, call +1 831.620.1234, or for more information visit hyattcarmelhighlands.com.

Adjacent to the property is the Hyatt Residence Club Carmel, Highlands Inn, which includes 94 one- and two-bedroom units each with wood-burning fireplace, private balcony, and ocean or garden view. For more information, visit hyattresidenceclub.com.

About Hyatt Carmel Highlands
Perched on the hillside of the Carmel Highlands with breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean, Hyatt Carmel Highlands combines true Carmel luxury with an approachable and sophisticated spirit. A haven for artists and discerning travelers since its opening in 1917, Hyatt Carmel Highlands features 48 luxuriously renovated guestrooms, including 11 suites, 32 ocean view rooms and five garden view rooms.

Situated only 4 miles from downtown Carmel, Hyatt Carmel Highlands’ idyllic setting and personalized service has attracted families, bridal couples, honeymooners, and privileged travelers for a century. Hyatt Carmel Highlands has been recognized among the world’s finest hotels as part of Condé Nast Traveler's Gold List and Travel + Leisure’s “T+L 500” World’s Best Hotels.

Contact:
Marci Bracco Cain
Chatterbox PR
Salinas, CA 93901
(831) 747-7455
http://www.hyattcarmelhighlands.com

Monday, August 14, 2017

Hottest Trend in Interactive Immersive Entertainment, Escape Rooms, Opens on Cannery Row in Monterey

Save the Date for The Escape Room Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting with the Monterey Peninsula Chamber of Commerce Tuesday, September 26th from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Details to Be Announced Soon. Open To the Public

Monterey, CA, August 15, 2017 — Imagine being closed in a room with a half a dozen other people and you're given just one hour to figure out — through clues, codes and suggestions scattered throughout the room — to solve a murder.

Change the scenario to a bank heist, a hostage situation, a kidnapping, a prison, pirate ship, a space station, and much more, and you have one of the hottest trends in interactive or immersive entertainment — Escape Rooms. They're based on escape-the-room video and online games, as if the classic board game “Clue” became a live-action game you play with others in real locations.


And now Monterey has its own version — Exodus Escape Room on Cannery Row — founded by entrepreneur Christina Riddoch of Monterey.

“My granddaughter Andrea and I would play these games online together,” says Riddoch, who opened Exodus Escape Room the first weekend in August. “We were walking around Union Station in Kansas City and we saw a live escape room. We did it and we had so much fun. I said, we need to do this in Monterey, so I started looking into it.”

She contacted an owner of an escape room in Los Angeles to discuss franchising and even attended an escape room conference in Niagara Falls. But it was that first experience with a “live” escape room in Kansas City that sealed it for her.

“I was literally on a high from it for days,” she says. “You feel alive again, it was such an experience, it got us outside of ourselves.”

She talked the escape room operator in L.A. into franchising, found a suitable location above and behind The Whaling Station restaurant on Wave Street in Cannery Row, set up two escape rooms there and opened to capacity crowds — “It was nonstop until 11:30 at night that first night,” she says.

Exodus has two rooms, Sherlock’s Study (recommended for four-10 people) and Masquerade Manor (recommended for four-eight people), with the simple goal of working together with other players, crack codes, solve cyphers and study clues within 60 minutes to escape the room.

In Sherlock's Study, in the midst of a murder investigation, Sherlock Holmes has been kidnapped by the very murderer he was trying to catch. It's up to the players to piece together the evidence he has left behind in his study. Will you be clever enough to step into Sherlock’s shoes and solve the mystery?

In Masquerade Manor, wealthy and famous composer Ludovico Manin is the prime suspect in a recent, high-profile crime. That night, during his annual Masquerade Ball, is the best chance to look for evidence against him. Disguised as guests, players must infiltrate the ball, find proof of Manin’s guilt, and leave without being detected. Can you find the stolen object and escape in time?

The rooms are monitored by video cameras with audio. If players fail to solve the mystery and escape, they can return to take another crack at it for half-price. Riddoch says she hopes to open a third room with a bank heist theme.

“Ours is family-friendly since we're on Cannery Row,” says Riddoch, referring to some of the more gruesome or frightening escape rooms out there. “I think Cannery Row needs this.”

Originating in Japan as Real Escape Game (REG) in 2007, Seattle-based Puzzle Break became the first American-based escape room company in 2013. They are patterned after video or online games such as Zelda, Myst and Crimson Room. There are estimated to be more than 3,000 escape room venues worldwide. There's even a website directory of escape rooms (escaperoomdirectory.com) and people who are fans of the games are called Escape Room Enthusiasts.

"There is a growing consumer demand for social play experiences that are live and unique and can't be repeated," Sam Roberts, assistant director of the Interactive Media and Games division at the USC School of Cinematic Arts, told the Los Angeles Times. Roberts says that immersive entertainment will be the next frontier of gaming — "the future of play spaces," he says.

“It's just so much fun,” says Riddoch. “It's great for team-building, it's fun playing it together with friends. It's such a great experience.”

Exodus Escape Room
765 Wave St., between Irving and Prescott, Monterey
Monterey@exodusescaperoom.com
(831) 324-0513
http://exodusescaperoom.com/monterey

Contact:
Marci Bracco Cain
Chatterbox PR
Salinas, CA 93901
(831) 747-7455
http://www.exodusescaperoom.com

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Support the Sahwira Fund at Gallery Sur

Gallery Sur also supports the all-volunteer Sahwira Fund, to build classrooms at the Maulana School for Orphans in Epworth, Zimbabwe.

Salinas, CA, August 10, 2017 - Gallery Sur also supports the all-volunteer Sahwira Fund, to build classrooms at the Maulana School for Orphans in Epworth, Zimbabwe. Supported by 10% of the proceeds of all sculpture sales, eight classrooms have been built and are now sheltering many of the 800-plus students at the school. Six more classrooms are planned to meet the demand.

Just announced. Gallery Sur’s “ART FOR EDUCATION" web page at http://gallerysur.com/collections/63114/, is currently offering one-off discounted fine art photographs and sculptures, of which 100% of the purchase of these selected artworks will be donated to the Sahwira Fund through Aug. 31 .

For more information on any of these works, please contact Gallery Sur at (831) 626-2615.

Gallery Sur
Sixth between Dolores and Lincoln, Carmel, CA
(831) 626.2615
www.gallerysur.com
info@gllerysur.com

Contact:
Marci Bracco Cain
Chatterbox PR
Salinas, CA 93901
(831) 747-7455
http://www.gallerysur.com

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

As Far back in History as the mid 1700's certain Experimenters have known that there are certain things that can kill Microbes and that had value in stopping infections but were being blocked from the public

The Hulda Clark Parasite Zapper has been around for many years, yet, you may have never even heard of it or you may have heard some negative comments from sites that are paid to suppress information.

Horton, AL, August 10, 2017 - The Hulda Clark Parasite Zapper has been around for many years, yet, you may have never even heard of it or you may have heard some negative comments from sites that are paid to suppress information. You may have not heard of the Rife machine nor of the Lahkovsky MultiWave Oscillator, as well as many other devices because the medical profession and the FDA work hard to keep people from leaqrning about these devices, even to the point of destroying historically significant objects. There is also a continuous stream if lies and misinformation claiming that things such as colloidal silver do not work.

As far back as the 1750's, the first experimenters discovered that even low levels of electricity could kill the newly discovered microbes such as bacteria, protozoa, and fungi and resultingly could stop many diseases. The medical industry was extremely against such use because it was not profitable to them. One of these early experimenters was John Wesley, the founder of the Methodist Church. Over a period of time, he set up and operated 3 clinics in London that used mostly electricity combined with natural therapies to treat and heal the poor. The clinics were such a resounding success that the medical authorities tried extensively to shut them down. You can read more about this in The Electric Cure.

Since the time of John Wesley, there has been a stream of electric and electronic products that have been offered to help relieve pain and suffering, as well for fighting disease and illness in the human body. The FDA has stepped in at every turn to suppress the products in favor of expensive and profitable medicines. In the 1870's a product called "The Medical Electric Battery" was introduced and was available up into the 1930's when the FDA stepped in and shut them down. There were even more advanced products such as the Rife machine that has a long list of successes claimed by users. Not only has the FDA forced these products off of the market, they have suppressed the information about these and even destroyed the original products whenever there have been able to get away with it.

Another significantly important issue is the suppression of colloidal silver. Silver has been used for centuries to fight unknown causes of death, including microbes such as bacteria, protozoa, and fungi. Yet the current medical profession even goes so far as trying to tell people that it does not work and that it can turn you blue ( which is true if you take way too much of the wrong form ). There are many many thousands of users of colloidal silver, yet there are only perhaps 3 or 4 who have actually turned blue. A current improvement to the use of colloidal silver is a product called Nano Silver.

At issue is the current situation in the medical industry where many people are dying every day from infections, both, those aquired in the hospital and those which are established before going to the hospital. These infections are difficult to stop with antibiotics because antibiotics are slow in working and in some cases may even suppress the immune system and cause other problems such as liver failure and kidney failure. Yet from reported experiences, the use of LVPEF ( low voltage pulsed electric fields ) can actually destroy or incapacitate many microbes in minutes or within a few hours of usage. The off-label use of these products can possibly save the lives of your friends, family members, or even your own.

What can be done? First, contact your congerssman or congresswoman and make them aware that the FDA is using its power to suppress potentially life saving technology. There are thousands of signatures and comments at http://paradevices.com/petition_link.html where you can add yours. Lastly, contact the FDA and let them know that this technology needs to be made available for the medical industry to use as well as for private individuals to use on themselves. Currently, this technology is used to kill microbes in water such as in cooling towers and backyard ponds. Similar technology is use to kill microbes in juices and drinks as well as elsewhere in the food industry.

Why should people die just because the medical industry does not want to allow this type of prduct for the sake of their own profits. The right to live is a basic human right and no one should be denied access to this type of product when life is at risk but that is the very reason that the FDA uses to justify preventing public access to these products. Their rule is that if it can save lives, it must be subjected to the most strengent and expensive regulations and requirements.

Notice: These devices are currently sold only for the experimental use of killing microbes in water. Any other usage is considered to be off-label and such usage is at the discretion of the user. This is not a Medical device and is not represented as such. The information above is posted only to highlight the potential of such use and to create public awareness.

About Para Systems Inc.
Para Systems Inc. is a US based maker of ParaZapper zapping products. They make a wide range of zapper models available for both US based and international customer from those countries that are not banned from trade by the U.S. government.

Contact:
Zapper
Hulda Clark Zapper Company
490 Holland Rd. Unit B
Horton, AL 35890
205-856-3909
sales@paradevices.com
http://huldaclarkparazapper.com

Monday, August 7, 2017

Gallery Sur Announce Hotel Package with Hofsas House Hotel

Renowned African Stone Sculptor Moses Nyanhongo, Carmel Sculptors Terrie Bennett and Steven Whyte Will be doing Live Sculpture Demonstrations and Displaying their New Works at Devendorf Park and their respective Galleries in Carmel-by-the-Sea Sunday, August 27th, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Additionally, Gallery Sur Supports the all-volunteer Sahwira Fund, to build classrooms at the Maulana School for Orphans in Epworth, Zimbabwe. Now Through August 31st 100% of Proceeds from their ART FOR EDUCATION COLLECTION at http://gallerysur.com/collections/63114/ Will Help 800-plus Orphans.

Carmel, CA, August 7, 2017 — Renowned African Stone Sculptor Moses Nyanhongo, Carmel Sculptors Terrie Bennett and Steven Whyte Will be doing Live Sculpture Demonstrations and Displaying their New Works at Devendorf Park and their respective Galleries in Carmel-by-the-Sea Sunday, August 27th, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m

Nyanhongo is a renowned fine art stone sculptor of Zimbabawe's Shona Sculpture Movement, which has captivated art lovers and collectors the world over. Bennett is a second-generation sculptor who has been sculpting professionally for more than 30 years and exhibits at Bennett Sculpture Carmel. Whyte is an internationally renowned sculptor who specializes in massive monuments, including national memorial monuments to Bob Hope, Martin Luther King, Jr., and John Steinbeck.

To celebrate the opening of “Life in Stone,” an exhibition of over 40 new stone sculptures at Gallery Sur in Carmel, the internationally celebrated Nyanhongo will demonstrate his stone-sculpting talents at the free event in Devendorf Park in downtown Carmel. Joining him that day will be Bennett, who will also conduct a live sculpting demonstration in the park.

Just a few blocks away, at his gallery on Dolores between 5th and 6th, Whyte will also be holding a live sculpting demo. Organizers of the event are encouraging people to visit all three demonstrations to see different techniques in use by each artist.

All live demos take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 27, and are all free and open to the public.

Moses, part of the well-known Nyanhongo family of stone sculptors, will show the various techniques used in their distinctive sculpting process and will share the deep cultural and spiritual traditions expressed in the stone.

Gallery Sur in Carmel is a North American leader in offering original, one-of-a-kind Zimbabwean stone sculpture. The new “Life in Stone” exhibition, opening Aug. 27 at Gallery Sur, includes Shona sculpture ranging from important traditional works by older, revered artists to contemporary, purely abstract works from younger, internationally acclaimed Zimbabwean artists.

“For the past 23 years, I’ve had the pleasure of representing a handful of world-class stone sculptors from Zimbabwe,” says Braden Coolidge, artist representative and curator of the show. “Each year I hand-pick a selection that focuses on the very finest quality by a select few artists. This year’s collection is truly stunning. Clearly the most diverse and dynamic body of work I have ever seen, and in 23 years I’ve seen a lot!”

Shona artists often draw inspiration intuitively from their traditional culture: the mythology, folklore, rituals and beliefs in ancestral spirits that remain strong influences in contemporary Zimbabwean life. The integral roles of women in society are also a significant source of inspiration, often expressing the importance of the mother and child relationship and the respect for the elder’s wisdom. Both the physical and spiritual relationship with nature is another important theme, reflecting the country’s deep rural roots.

Utilizing beautiful stones in various colors, unearthed by the artists from remote mines and quarries, their distinctive sculptures are hand-carved using timeworn techniques, without power tools, maintaining a close relationship to the stone.

The Shona Sculpture Movement, which first began in the 1950s, is named after the largest tribe engaged in stone sculpting in Zimbabwe. The name Zimbabwe is derived from the Shona word meaning “house of stone.” In the late 1960s, the new art movement born in Africa was celebrated at the famed Musee Rodin in Paris and Shona sculptors caught the attention of the art world.

Bernard Matemera, one of the founders of the Shona movement described the process of working with stone like this:

“The spirits are everywhere in the air, in the rocks. A rock is like a fruit — like an orange or a banana. You don’t eat them without peeling them first. It needs to be opened to be eaten. I open the rocks. The fruit is inside.”

New Hotel Package Offered For the Event:
Book your stay on August 26th and 27th at the Hofsas House Hotel in Carmel-by-the-Sea and receive 15% off when you mention Promo Code: Gallery Sur. To Book call , call (831) 624-2745. Owned and operated by the Theis Family, Hofsas House Hotel is within walking distance of everything Carmel has to offer, including a stunning beach, fine restaurants and shops, and wine tasting. It provides peaceful respite and European charm just minutes from Monterey , Pebble Beach, Big Sur and Pacific Grove . The Hofsas House’s 38 spacious, one-of-a-kind rooms boast European comfort and lovely views, not to mention amenities like fireplaces, private balconies, wet bars, kitchens and patios. Large suites provide the perfect stay for newlyweds and everyone else seeking an extra special getaway. Dutch doors in every room allow guests to welcome in the ocean air, and free WiFi enables them to stay connected — if they want to. Hofsas House Hotel is located on San Carlos Street, north of Fourth Avenue in Carmel-by-the-Sea. For more information, call (831) 624-2745 or visit www.hofsashouse.com. Like us on Facebook

Media Interviews Available with Renowned African stone artist Moses Nyanhongo August 9th – 19th.

Media Interviews Available Sunday, August 27th with Renowned African Stone Artist Moses Nyanhongo, Carmel Sculptors Terrie Bennett and Steven Whyte

To Schedule Contact Marci Bracco Cain at marci@chatterboxpublicrelations.com or call (831) 747-7455

Support the Sahwira Fund at Gallery Sur:
Gallery Sur also supports the all-volunteer Sahwira Fund, to build classrooms at the Maulana School for Orphans in Epworth, Zimbabwe. Supported by 10% of the proceeds of all sculpture sales, eight classrooms have been built and are now sheltering many of the 800-plus students at the school. Six more classrooms are planned to meet the demand.

Just announced. Gallery Sur’s “ART FOR EDUCATION" web page at http://gallerysur.com/collections/63114/, is currently offering one-off discounted fine art photographs and sculptures, of which 100% of the purchase of these selected artworks will be donated to the Sahwira Fund through Aug. 31 .

For more information on any of these works, please contact Gallery Sur at (831) 626-2615.

News Media:
Moses Nyanhongo is available for in-person and phone interviews from Aug. 9 through Aug. 19. Please set up your interview by contacting Marci Bracco at (831) 747-7455 or by email at marci@chatterboxpublicrelations.com.

Gallery Sur
Sixth between Dolores and Lincoln, Carmel, CA
(831) 626.2615
www.gallerysur.com
info@gllerysur.com

About Steven Whyte
Whyte studied at the prestigious Sir Henry Doulton School of Sculpture, which served as a catalyst for a remarkable career in portrait sculpture. The sculptor’s accomplishments in the field were recognized when he was elected Vice President of the Society of Portrait Sculptor.

Whyte’s accomplishments as a portrait sculptor have made him sought-after for public memorials and installations both in England and throughout the United States with subjects ranging from local miners, to soldiers and fire fighters.

He is credited with more than 40 life-size and large bronze figures in Britain and the United States including The Silverdale Mining Memorial; The Lance Sergeant Jack Baskeyfield VC Tribute; The Spirit of 1948; the Dr. John Roberts Monument; the sixteen figure-multi-million dollar National Military Tribute to Bob Hope for San Diego; two over life-size monuments to Dr. Martin Luther King, and a twice-life size portrait figure of 1957 Heisman Trophy Winner John David Crow for Texas A&M at College Station.

In May 2011, the San Diego Sheriff’s Department unveiled Whyte’s four-figure tribute to the fallen deputies of the sheriff's department. The year 2014 saw the unveiling of nine 110% life-size bronze figures for the Cannery Row Monument, in Monterey, a life size (11-foot) Jumbo the Elephant for Tufts University in Massachussetts, and in 2014, installed the largest single bronze sculpture for any college or university anywhere, the $1.7 million Aggie War Hymn Monument for Texas A&M University.

Whyte was awarded the Sports Artist of the Year in 2016 by The United States Academy of Sports and The American Sport Art Museum & Archives. Also in 2016, The Smithsonian Institute chose his portrait bust of U.S. Congressman John Conyers for National Portrait Gallery's permanent collection.

Whyte’s edition work features the drama and evocativeness of his monuments combined with a more personal point of view.

Whyte works in an open studio gallery in the historic artist community of Carmel, California.

Steven Whyte Sculpture Studio and Gallery
Dolores Street at Sixth Avenue in Carmel
(831) 620-1917
http://www.stevenwhytesculptor.com/

About Terrie Bennett
Terrie Bennett is a second-generation sculptor who has been sculpting professional for over 30 years. She first started working in the bronze foundry business with world-renowned sculptors, father Tom Bennett and uncle Bob Bennett.

Terrie was one of the first sculptors to focus on marine mammals in the early 1980s, quickly establishing herself as one of the top marine artists in Hawaii and the Western United States. Over the years she has shown in fine art galleries in California, Hawaii and New Mexico.

Terrie has a passion to teach sculpting to others. She believes in the raw natural creative talent in everyone and especially enjoys sharing the extraordinary sculpting techniques inherited from her uncle and father. She has felt honored to help promote and support talented artists as well as connecting with art enthusiasts from around the world.

Today, her artistic focus is on composing sculptural creations that evoke a sense of connection to the divine nature of our lives as well as imbuing a sense of expanding consciousness. Through meditation and her devotional practice she is guided to create uplifting sculptures that embrace hope, peace and a deep reverence for the Earth and all of its inhabitants. She is currently exhibiting at the Bennett Sculpture Carmel Gallery.

Bennett Sculpture Carmel
San Carlos between 5th and 6th
P.O. Box 2423, Carmel, Ca. 93923
(831) 626-3054
www.BennettSculptureCarmel.com

Contact:
Marci Bracco Cain
Chatterbox PR
Salinas, CA 93901
(831) 747-7455
http://www.BennettSculptureCarmel.com