Scott Stoddard of Quandis Designated One of the Mortgage Industry’s ‘Top 50 Most Connected Mortgage Professionals’ in 2017 by NMP Magazine

RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA, Calif. — Quandis, Inc., a leading default management mortgage technology provider, announced that Scott Stoddard, the company’s chief executive officer, has been named to National Mortgage Professional (NMP) magazine’s 2017 “Top 50 Most Connected Mortgage Professionals” list.

City of Berkeley CA Votes Unanimously to Enter into Agreement with 5 Bars to Develop Marketing Plan and Small Cell Program

IRVINE, Calif. — 5 Bars Communities, a dba of XG Communities LLC, a premier provider of wireless master plans, asset marketing and engineering services for cities and municipalities across the United States, announced an agreement to market and manage wireless coverage solutions for the City of Berkeley, California. Throughout its history, Berkeley has been known for introducing creative change, that has later been adopted by other cities.

NEXT Future Transportation expands Advisory Board with China Market Expert

SAN JOSE, Calif. — NEXT Future Transportation, a company that is commercializing a patented autonomous mass-transportation and goods-movement solution, is adding a new member to its Advisory Board: Bill Russo will strengthen cross-border venture development initiatives to and from China.

Geek Club Books for Autism is selected to Receive 2017 JL Simmons Non-Profit PR Grant

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — Geek Club Books, a 501(c)(3) focused on autism education and empowerment, today announced that it has been selected to receive the J.L. Simmons Non-Profit PR Grant for 2017/18. The Grants, launched in 2000 by Neotrope helps worthy causes raise visibility to media and public for the charity’s good works.

The Mortgage Collaborative Announces Addition of Notarize to Preferred Partner Network

SAN DIEGO, Calif. — The Mortgage Collaborative, the nation’s only independent mortgage cooperative, announced a new partnership with Notarize, the nation’s first entirely digital mortgage closing and remote notarization provider, adding them to the preferred partner network.

Recent Social Unrest Inspires ‘Fear Google’ Artist to ‘Grave Rob’ Muhammad Ali, Bruce Lee for Work of Art

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — A ground-breaking work of art by the “Fear Google” artist XVALA is set to be debuted on August 19 during the March on Google in Mountain View, California. Dubbed “The Diversity Belt,” XVALA plans to wear his latest work of art in public at the March On Google to publicly share his point of view regarding Americans’ First Amendment rights.

The Mortgage Collaborative Announces New Affordable Lending Outreach Pilot Program

SAN DIEGO, Calif. — The Mortgage Collaborative (TMC), the nation’s only independent mortgage cooperative, announces a new pilot with a focus on affordable lending support and education for select lenders that are members of TMC’s network, using educational resources and materials provided by Fannie Mae.

Fallen Officer’s Memory Kept Alive Through Mark Dunakin Memorial Award for Extraordinary Achievement

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Sergeant Orrlando Mayes with the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department is the 2017 recipient of the Mark Dunakin Memorial Award for Extraordinary Achievement, the Union Institute & University announced today. The graduation was held Sunday, August 13 where the award was presented.

SecuGen and Key Source International Team Up to Create Secure Keyboard with FBI Certified FAP 20 Fingerprint Sensor

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — The new KSI-1700 UB SecuGen Keyboard from Key Source International (KSI) offers integrated, foolproof biometric security in a premium, multipurpose device. An irrefutable, secure logon solution, the pro-grade KSI-1700 UB features the SecuGen U20, FBI certified FAP 20 fingerprint sensor and low-profile keys for easy cleaning and a superior input experience. The durable keyboard unclutters the desktop while providing natural tactile response on full travel keys that speed input and productivity.

The Mortgage Collaborative Announces Addition of Strategic Compliance Partners to Preferred Partner Network

SAN DIEGO, Calif. — The Mortgage Collaborative, the nation’s only independent mortgage cooperative, announced a new partnership with national compliance solutions provider, Strategic Compliance Partners. The new relationship with Strategic Compliance Partners adds another best-in-class mortgage compliance company to their preferred partner network.