Thursday, November 29, 2018

Peace of Mind Dog Rescue Seeks Sponsors for its Annual Fundraising Gala in March 2019

In its almost 10 years of existence, Peace of Mind Dog Rescue (POMDR), has rescued more than 1,650 dogs and helped to keep another 800 dogs with their guardians, thanks in part to its annual gala fundraiser and those who sponsor it.

Pacific Grove, CA, November 30, 2018 — In its almost 10 years of existence, Peace of Mind Dog Rescue (POMDR), has rescued more than 1,650 dogs and helped to keep another 800 dogs with their guardians, thanks in part to its annual gala fundraiser and those who sponsor it.

The Lucky Dog Gala, this year set for Thursday, March 14, 2019, at a private club in Pebble Beach, underwrites more than 50 percent of POMDR’s medical budget for the animals in its care for a year. Earlier this year, the event raised more than $250,000, and next year the goal is $300,000. Sponsorships to support the event and POMDR’s efforts to rescue dogs are now available.

“It is THE event of the year, it’s the big one,” said Carie Broecker, Executive Director of POMDR. “Sponsorships are a big reason why we were able to raise more than $250,000 at the last event, which provides for more than half of our medical budget each year.”

The event features a cocktail reception, sit-down dinner, silent auction, paddle raise, live auction, and a raffle for a Panama cruise. Tickets to the event go on sale in January 2019.

POMDR is a resource and advocate for senior dogs and senior people on California's Central Coast. POMDR finds loving homes for dogs whose guardians can no longer care for them and for senior dogs in shelters. POMDR has a corps of more than 4,000 supporters, donors, and volunteers.

A variety of sponsorships are available for the gala, starting with the Blarney Stone Sponsor at $2,500, up to $50,000 for the Alpha Sponsor. Each level of sponsorship offers benefits, including such things as tickets and logo in advertising materials.

Some sponsorships are already sold out, including the Exclusive Wine Sponsor, Silent Auction Sponsor and the Cocktail Reception Sponsor, so it’s recommended that potential sponsors contact POMDR as soon as possible.

To become a sponsor, contact Carie Broecker at carie@peaceofminddogrescue.org.

POMDR is a resource and advocate for senior dogs and senior people on California's Central Coast. POMDR finds loving homes for dogs whose guardians can no longer care for them and for senior dogs in shelters.

Peace of Mind Dog Rescue
P.O. Box 51554
Pacific Grove, CA 93950

POMDR Bauer Center
615 Forest Ave.
Pacific Grove, CA 93950
831-718-9122 office
http://www.PeaceofMindDogRescue.org

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

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

SeeMonterey.com Hosts Sweepstakes in Conjunction with Winter Campaign

SeeMonterey.com has launched their winter campaign and sweepstakes, “Winter Wonderland.”Monterey County, on California’s Central Coast, is a wonderland unlike any other during the winter season.

Monterey, CA, November 29, 2018SeeMonterey.com has launched their winter campaign and sweepstakes, “Winter Wonderland.”Monterey County, on California’s Central Coast, is a wonderland unlike any other during the winter season. While manydestinations are inundatedby ice and snow – Monterey Country serves up mild weather—ideal for hiking, biking, wine sipping and golf teeing. From fertile valleys toscenic seaside cliffs, craft breweries toaward winning wineries and everything in between, visitors can get outdoors and make the most of the season in Monterey County.


Now through February 28, 2019, travelers can enter to win a winter escape for twoto Monterey County at www.SeeMonterey.com/Winter. The coveted prize package includes a two-night stayat the nautical themed Captain’s Inn in Moss Landing. While staying in the quaint fishing village, the lucky winner will experience Monterey County’s Serengeti of the Sea during whale watching on the Monterey Bay with Sanctuary Cruises and will be treated to a delectable dinner of sustainable seafood and local produce at the Haute Enchilada Social Club and Gallery. Next, the winner and a guest will spend a day exploring the sights, sounds and tastes of historic Cannery Row in Monterey. They can spend the morning among the fishes at the world-renowned Monterey Bay Aquarium, experience pure fun at the Monterey Mirror Maze & Lazer Challenge and get back out on the bay with a kayak rental from Monterey Bay Kayaks. After all of that activity it's time to slow down and savor a hot fudge sundae at Ghirardelli Ice Cream & Chocolate Shop, followed by a unique wine blending session at The Wine Experience. The winter retreat will conclude with a dinner to remember at Fandango Restaurant in Pacific Grove.

The Winter Wonderland Sweepstakes runs through February 28, 2019. To enter the sweepstakes and learn more visit www.SeeMonterey.com/Winter

CONTACT:
Jessica Lessard, Monterey County CVB
(831) 657-6413; JLessard@SeeMonterey.com

About Monterey County Convention and Visitors Bureau
The Monterey County Convention & Visitors Bureau (MCCVB) is a 501c6 organization that drives tourism for Monterey County. Tourism is the largest industry on the Monterey Peninsula and the second largest in the County. The MCCVB is a partnership of the hospitality community and local governments that aims to drive business growth through compelling marketing and targeted sales initiatives that maximize the benefits of tourism to our guests, members and the community. Travel spending in Monterey County was $2.85 billion in 2017, representing a 3.5 percent increase from 2016. This $2.85 billion in visitor spending supported 24,990 jobs, contributed $255 million in total taxes and generated $127 million local tax dollars that directly benefited the community.

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

The Center for Community Advocacy Announces New Executive Director

The Center for Community Advocacy (CCA) is proud to announce and welcome Daniel Gonzalez as its new Executive Director.

Salinas, CA, November 29, 2018 — The Center for Community Advocacy (CCA) is proud to announce and welcome Daniel Gonzalez as its new Executive Director. Gonzalez joins CCA after serving as Deputy Executive Director with YWCA Monterey County in Salinas.

As CCA Executive Director, Gonzalez will provide leadership for all aspects of the 28-year-old organization dedicated to healthy living conditions and a healthier community in the Salinas and Pajaro Valleys. His tenure with CCA begins on Nov. 26, 2018, succeeding Sabino Lopez, who has served as Interim Executive Director since July 1, 2017.


“I am sincerely honored to have been selected as the new Executive Director for the Center for Community Advocacy,” Gonzalez said. “I come with a renewed spirit to work and continue the objective of empowering our community. I look forward to working with staff, board and community partners to further CCA's mission.”

As an experienced bilingual, bicultural nonprofit leader, Gonzalez spent the past five years in leadership roles with YWCA Monterey County, including as Director of Legal Services. He holds two Juris Doctorate degrees — one from Monterey College of Law and the other from Universidad del Valle de Atemajac School of Law, Guadalajara Mexico.

“Daniel has demonstrated a deep commitment to our community, particularly farmworkers and others who are struggling with housing and health issues,” said Lydia Villarreal, CCA Founder. “He brings a wealth of experience in administration, grant-writing and leadership expertise. We extend a warm welcome to Daniel.”

“The staff and I welcome Daniel to CCA,” said Lopez. “We are excited and look forward to working with him and sharing our experiences to help advance and continue our CCA mission to develop leadership and empower our farmworker community in the Salinas and Pajaro Valleys.”

About CCA
CCA provides education, orientation and legal support to farmworkers and other low-income working families who want to establish neighborhood committees that work to improve housing and health conditions. CCA trains these committees to negotiate with landlords to resolve issues such as unsafe housing conditions, housing discrimination and security deposits. CCA also trains these committees to provide preventative health information and interventions in their neighborhoods.

CCA-trained committees also receive instruction that teaches farmworkers how to establish alliances with local public officials and local civic leaders. These alliances help farmworkers achieve local policies that help their efforts to improve farmworker health and housing conditions.

The Center for Community Advocacy (CCA)
22 West Gabilan St.
Salinas, CA 93901
cca-viva.org
Tel. (831) 753-2324
Fax (831) 753-0141

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

Sunday, November 18, 2018

Theme of 2019 Monterey County Fair, ‘High Tides and Carnival Rides,’ and official poster unveiled

The Monterey County Fair announced that the theme for the Aug. 29-Sept. 2, 2019, fair will be “High Tides and Carnival Rides.”

Monterey, CA, November 18, 2018 — The Monterey County Fair announced that the theme for the Aug. 29-Sept. 2, 2019, fair will be “High Tides and Carnival Rides.”

The fair also unveiled its official poster for this year's event, featuring critters from the fair’s popular livestock displays and auctions, including a cow, horse, goat, rabbit, ewe, rooster and pig frolicking on the beach with a “woodie” station wagon and surfboards with the fair’s carnival rides in the background.


The poster was designed by artist Scott Westmoreland, who is well known for his surf, ocean, and woodie car-themed work. He also created official posters for the fair in 2009, with “Reel in the Fun,” in 2013 with “At the Heart of it All,” and in 2015, with “Farm Fresh Fun.”

Westmoreland began his career as an illustrator in the entertainment industry as an artist for major theatrical productions nationwide, including the Broadway stage. He has also worked with the Walt Disney Company and MCA Universal, later becoming a full-time staff artist at Disney. Westmoreland created numerous marketing, merchandising and collector edition pieces for Disney, as well as countless conceptual and developmental campaigns for Michael Eisner.

Westmoreland later rejoined the freelance world and is known as a "top 100" seller on Art.com. Westmoreland has been featured by television shows like Fox's "Trading Spouses," ABC Family's "Knock First," and in publications like "Decor" and "Total Art Licensing."

“We are thrilled about the 2019 Monterey County Fair theme, it ties in a lot of our favorite things, including the beach, surfing, livestock and carnival rides,” says Kelly Violini, Monterey County Fair CEO. “We hope that everyone can come out and join us for next year’s fair.”

Westmoreland’s Monterey County Fair art will be featured through the course of the 2019 Fair as the Fairs’ graphic identity. His Monterey County Fair art will be seen as the 2019 poster and shown in all of the merchandise, including T-shirts, sweatshirts and souvenirs.

The Monterey County Fair will run from Thursday, Aug. 29-Monday, Sept. 2, 2019, at the Monterey County Fair & Event Center, 2004 Fairground Road, in Monterey.

Contact:
Alyssa Wygal
Monterey County Fair & Event Center
2004 Fairground Road, Monterey, CA 93940
(831) 372-5863
alyssa@montereycountyfair.com
http://www.montereycountyfair.com

About the Monterey County Fair & Event Center
The Monterey County Fair & Event Center is a premier event center set on 22 oak-studded acres with ample parking. It is a state-owned multi-use facility that features four large banquet rooms, two outdoor concert venues, and a variety of outdoor and indoor cost-effective sites ideal for all types of events. It is home of the annual award-winning Monterey County Fair, host to many major and private events on the Central Coast, and the site of the Monterey Bay Race Place, a Satellite Wagering Facility.

For more information, contact the Fair Administration Office, at 2004 Fairground Road in Monterey, by calling (831) 372-5863 or go to www.montereycountyfair.com for more information.

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

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Weddings at Hyatt Regency Monterey

Walking past the fountain entryway into the Hyatt Regency Monterey's Fireplace Lounge, you instantly feel yourself relaxing amid the resort's sophisticated comforts, natural materials and soothing earth tones.

Monterey, CA, November 11, 2018 - Walking past the fountain entryway into the Hyatt Regency Monterey's Fireplace Lounge, you instantly feel yourself relaxing amid the resort's sophisticated comforts, natural materials and soothing earth tones. Take it from us, the skylit Lounge is an inviting spot to while away a pleasant hour, quaffing a local vintage from their wine cellar along with tasty appetizers by their acclaimed farm-to-table bistro, TusCA Restaurant.


While the innovative food and drink are delicious, the resort boasts a bounty of recreational activities, like their full-service Racquet Club, 2000-square-foot Fitness Center and neighboring Del Monte Golf Course. Two sparkling pools surrounded by gardens beckon swimmers and sunbathers alike. Rent a bicycle to tour the scenic grounds, or take the trails that skirt the nearby bay up to historic Cannery Row. (The hotel's Les Clefs d'Or Concierge can arrange everything from Aquarium tickets to wine tasting.)

With so much to entice and entertain, you don't need an excuse to visit this resort. But if you've come to celebrate a special occasion, then you'll be delighted by the expert service and range of venue options.

The Regency Grand Ballroom, the largest in the county, can host a gala dinner for 600 and still have plenty of room for dancing. Soft teal blue-and-beige d├ęcor reflect Monterey's serene coastal palette; high ceilings with inset lighting bays and a bank of windows provide gentle illumination.

For a more intimate setting, the Monterey Ballroom still holds up to 400 guests but can be reduced to accommodate as few as 25. While the Regency takes its inspiration from the sea and sky, the Monterey recalls the region's mountains and meadows: Rustic hues are enlivened with a sunny yellow reminiscent of springtime daffodils. An adjacent patio increases your staging possibilities.

Open-air receptions are sometimes celebrated on the Garden Terrace, which can also be tented. The bridal party and guests may reserve the rooms overlooking this courtyard, which offers convenience to the ceremony and is close to the celebration.

Your nearest and dearest will thank you for their mini-vacation, which includes plush, contemporary accommodations. Newlyweds receive a complimentary suite for their wedding night, but for the ultimate indulgence splurge on a Villa, a four-bedroom oasis with its own private lanai and swimming pool! This secluded hideaway can host up to 50 guests for your rehearsal dinner or cocktail party in high style.

From arrival straight on through to Farewell Brunch, your destination wedding weekend at this luxurious resort is an inspired way to savor a memorable Monterey experience.

PLAN YOUR WEDDING ►

Contact our wedding specialist at 831-657-6540, or email hyattmontereycatering@hyatt.com

Click here to view our Wedding Brochure for additional information.

Wedding Locations

Choose the perfect spot for your wedding from our extensive array of locations, ranging from outdoor gardens to elegant ballrooms, you’re sure to find just the right wedding location to suit your style and needs.

HOTEL FACT SHEET FLOOR PLANS CAPACITY CHARTS

Regency Grand Ballroom

Our largest wedding location, this expansive yet welcoming ballroom can accommodate the longest of guest lists. Enjoy a formal banquet, complete with dance floor and stage for entertainment, with seating for 800. The room easily divides into several separate salons, with capacity to seat from 70 to 400 guests.

Bordered on two sides by outdoor heated terraces, with natural lighting and vaulted ceilings (the highest ceiling of all hotels in the area), this ballroom provides a wonderful Monterey Bay location for both wedding reception and ceremony.

Monterey Ballroom

Prominent indoor and outdoor function space conveniently located adjacent to the hotel lobby and Main Building. Designed for that more intimate feel, select the entire room for a seated banquet with 300 guests or 600 for a classic reception. For smaller groups, the ballroom can be configured into various combinations to fit your needs. The ballroom is complete with an outdoor terrace and is located adjacent to the main building.

President's House

This very unique residence offers a secluded hideaway, perfect for a newlywed couple. This historic and luxurious residence offers over 2,500 square feet of living space, including four master suites, living room with stone fireplace, and library with fireplace and gourmet kitchen. A large covered lanai, extensive stonework and landscaping surround a private swimming pool. Select this one-of-a-kind locale for a special rehearsal dinner, cocktails for the wedding party or other exclusive events surrounding your wedding.

Garden Terrace Courtyard

The perfect location for your wedding ceremony or reception, 5000 square foot open air venue surrounded by lush landscaping and adjacent to the Regency Grand Ballroom and a variety of Hospitality Suites, perfect to decorate and create your own once in a lifetime event.

Menus

Allow our experienced chefs to help design your perfect menu with options to satisfy your specific individual tastes.

Services

From teeing off on the golf course to dining in our restaurants, you and your guests can explore all the things to do in Monterey, California.

Activities for you and your guests.

DINING

GOLF

DINING SEASONAL EVENTS ACCOMMODATIONS GOLF WATCH VIDEO

A Monterey Bay, California Hotel
Hyatt Regency Monterey on Del Monte Golf Course elevates luxury accommodation to a new level. Guests will experience hotel rooms and suites with transcendent amenities such as flat-screen televisions, rain showers, plush bedding, and so much more. Walk into the spacious lobby, where you’ll find the hotel’s Fireplace Lounge, perfect for relaxing with friends or listening to live music.

Monterey is on California’s central coast, and you’ll find plenty of attractions and things to do including Pebble Beach Company's championship Del Monte Golf Course. Guests of Hyatt are welcome to enjoy a swim in one of the two heated outdoor pools. Another popular destination of the hotel-TusCA Ristorante, where you’ll find delicious cuisine in an elegantly casual atmosphere.

Hyatt Regency Monterey on Del Monte Golf Course
1 Old Golf Course Road, Monterey, California, USA, 93940-4908
Tel: +1 831 372 1234 • Fax: +1 831 375 396 • mrydm.sales@hyatt.com • monterey.hyatt.com

Contact:
Marci Bracco Cain
Chatterbox PR
Salinas, CA 93901
(831) 747-7455
https://www.hyatt.com/en-US/hotel/california/hyatt-regency-monterey-hotel-and-spa-on-del-monte-golf-course/mrydm

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Power Up: 17 Must-Have Features for the Inventory Management App on Google Sheets

In the business world, inventory is money. Keeping track of your inventory, however, actually costs money. It takes time, energy and money to manage it. It’s like a catch-22.

San Jose, CA, November 07, 2018 - In the business world, inventory is money. Keeping track of your inventory, however, actually costs money. It takes time, energy and money to manage it. It’s like a catch-22. But, it doesn’t have to be. Now you can efficiently and effectively take your inventory management to the next level, a much more profitable level.

No matter what it is you’re managing - parts, products, equipment, or any other form of assets, you can keep track of them easily and cheaply with the innovative features now available in the Google Sheets Inventory Management App. If you like using Google Spreadsheet, you’re going to love the leverage you’ll get with this powerful tool.

Check out some of the most important functions you’ll be able to control in your master datbase with the app:

1. Barcode Scanner
Barcode Scanners can be a nightmare to set up and if they don’t work correctly, you’ve got a real mess on your hands. This tool on the Google Sheets Management App is superb. It has to offer an awesome recognition rate and good speed too.

2. Supportable Barcode Formats
There’s nothing more frustrating that working all day on formatting a barcode only to find out the format isn’t supported. In the Google Sheets Management App, you’ll find dozens of supported formats like UPC, EAN, Code 128, Code 39, and ITF-14. Finding a scanner that supports the barcodes is priceless for your asset management.

3. Devices that Support your Formats
Once you’ve chosen your barcode type and standards, you’ll need to be able to scan it on a device. With this flexible app, you should be able to scan with your tablet, laser barcode scanner, and your mobile phone as well. Scanning flows like a breeze with this app.

4. Build Your App with Ease
You’ll be able to create a propelling form that includes all the features you desire like a dropdown menu, timestamp, status, short answer, location, date, quantity, and even an image upload. Check it out the app building features.

5. Manage Multiple Projects on the App Builder
Multiple projects can be complicated and time consuming. You often need multiple apps for multiple projects but not with this multitasking app. You’ll be able to keep track of your employee’s attendance and their vacation time. Or, check your student’s attendances and manage their academic progression or their laptop rentals. You’ll not only save time and frustration with this feature, you’ll be less likely to make costly mistakes too.

6. Support on Multiple Devices
What you create on a program is much more useful and efficient when it can be used on multiple devices. That means the program needs to have the potential to be stored in one central location but be scalable to most any device. For example, a member of your sales team can access the information out in the field on his mobile phone but complete his report back in the office on his desktop or at home on his laptop. Imagine the convenience!

7. Real-time Syncing
Keeping up with your inventory data in real time is imperative. It does no good for the figures to be updated once a day because you need to know the status of your assets at any given time. How can you know if you have the inventory to support the gigantic order a customer is inquiring about placing if your inventory data is not accurate in real time? You can’t. The app should offer immediate and accurate syncing which is vital to your business, no matter what your business is.

8. History Logs
Keeping an accessible record of activities is a must. With this app, you are able to view inventory management scanning procedures at a glance which promotes transparency and helps to avoid discrepancies or missing information or assets.

9. Stock In and Out Management
Keeping track of what inventory comes in and what goes out is imperative when managing your stock. The Google Sheets Management App allows you to do both in one single app which is an indispensable feature.

10. GPS and Maps Location Tracking
It’s important not only to know what assets you have or don’t have, but where they are at all times. Your inventory may show you have a certain amount of products, but if they are out being delivered to a customer, that is vital to know. This app tracks your inventory so you know the precise location of it at all times.

11. Photo Records
Having a photo of an item can be a lifesaver in many instances. Maybe you need to show a part to a customer or even to an employee for a certain reason. Whatever the case may be that a photo is needed, this multi-faceted app allows you to take a photo and upload the image from any mobile device or computer.

12. Capture Multiple Barcodes
It is common to have items or parts that have multiple barcodes. You will need to have second barcodes for these items in order to process them. This is yet another innovative feature the app offers.

13. Easily Manage Accessible Users
The more people who are involved in your inventory, the more difficult it is to keep track of it all. If something comes up missing, it can easily give way to finger-pointing or other issues. Since it often takes a number of tasks being done by a number of people in order to do what needs to be done with your inventories, you’ll want to be able to manage who is doing what with it...and when. This app is capable of user management which is a huge bonus.

14. Connection to Formulas and Charts
Charts and formulas are vital to your business. They explain things in a way that is unique and are custom made to provide those within the company (or even your customers) with important information and even strategies. This app helps users easily and conveniently create formulas and charts from Google Sheets.

15. Email Notifications Scripting
Emails are an efficient form of communication most businesses rely on. They are of no use, however, if the parties involved don’t receive them. Neglecting to check emails or the possibility the email goes into spam is a real problem. This innovative app lets you program in notifications on events so you know those involved actually get the information.

16. Security
You need the peace of mind that your system is secure and doesn’t store data that can be breached or fall into the wrong hands. The app should allow you the leverage of protecting the information you elect to keep on it and also gives you the option of deleting it securely or liberating it if you discontinue with the service.

17. Support
If you have an issue with your app, you need support immediately, not the next day or the next week. The support team at Google Sheets Management App doesn’t leave you waiting because they are sensitive to the fact that time is money. Neither do they lamely send you to a forum or other detour. You’ll get your problem resolved on the same business day through your preferred channel of remote access, email, or by phone. This is a feature that isn’t truly appreciated unless the need arises and if and when it does, it suddenly becomes the most important one of all. In addition to helping you solve the problem at hand, it is a statement of respect and a show of how the company values you as their customer.

All of the 17 features above are imperative to keeping your company on the fast-forward track it should be on to thrive in the competitive business world we live in. Don’t get left behind. Netkiller Barcode Scanner (NBS) will help take you to the top and keep you there because you’ll be able to manage your inventory using all the features mentioned. Get the inventory management optimization - get the powerful Inventory app today.

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

Monday, November 5, 2018

Twisted Roots Wine offers Custom Labeling Program for Bottles of its Award-Winning Wines

Twisted Roots has launched a unique new custom labeling program in which you can buy a whole barrel of one of its award-winning wines — that’s 264 bottles! — and they take care of the rest.

Carmel Valley, CA, November 06, 2018 — If you’ve ever wished you had your own personal wine label but didn’t want the hassle of actually owning a vineyard, winery and bottling and labeling facility, Carmel Valley and Lodi-based Twisted Roots has the perfect answer for you.

Twisted Roots has launched a unique new custom labeling program in which you can buy a whole barrel of one of its award-winning wines — that’s 264 bottles! — and they take care of the rest.

“It’s all inclusive, we provide the wine, bottling, custom labeling, and help with artwork as needed,” said Matt Pridey, partner in Twisted Roots Wine. “It’s really a hands-off process for them, we even handle all the legalities. It’s a really cool product for companies or individuals, like client gifts, employee gifts, special events, parties and weddings.”

Pridey said the custom labeling program is based on the winemakers’ available product. Twisted Roots produces about 1,000 cases a year, or about 35 barrels, including Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Sirah, Chardonnay and Twisted Roots’ signature "1918" Old Vine Zinfandel. In addition, they need a lead time of three to six months, to allow for bottling and design decisions.

Twisted Roots has already completed several projects and is ready to take on orders. Cost varies according to what varietal is selected.

“We’re ready to rock!” he said. “It’s a really cool product and is a really great deal if you want volume. It looks like they made the wine themselves!”

To order your own custom-labeled bottles of Twisted Roots wine, go to twistedrootsvineyard.com or call (831) 594-8282.

About Twisted Roots
Centered in the heart of the Lodi appellation, Twisted Roots Vineyard is the work of three generations of family members dedicated to the practice of growing great wine grapes following sustainable growing practices. While the family established the vineyard in 1918, it wasn't until recently that they began producing their own wines.

The Twisted Roots Vineyard label started with a Petite Sirah in 2005 produced by Ross Schmiedt, as a result of an overabundance of Petite Sirah on the vineyard. In 2009, production was expanded to include other varietals grown on the estate, while the wine making was moved from the old farmhouse, to their partners at Estate Crush in Lodi. Even though their famous Petite Sirah will always continue to be their flagship variety, Twisted Roots also offers a Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon and Old Vine Zinfandel.

Twisted Roots Wine LLC, was incorporated in 2010 by partners Josh Ruiz, Mike Hodge and Ross Schmiedt. Ross passed away in March of 2014 and will always be remembered for his contributions to making Twisted Roots what it is today.

In January of 2016, Josh and Julie bought Twisted Roots from the family. A few months later, the Twisted Roots partnership took on a new look as college friends Andy Gulley (wife Laura) of Fresno, Matt Brem (wife Laura) of Salinas, and Neil Amarante of Paso Robles joined Josh and Julie in an effort to help grow the business.

Also joining the partnership is Whitney Pridey (husband Matt) of Salinas who is the current wine club manager and also the sister of Matt Brem.

Each partner brings a unique skillset to that has proven to be invaluable in helping Twisted Roots reach its goals.

Twisted Roots has two tasting rooms, one in Lodi, where Twisted Roots Vineyards was born, and a recently renovated one in Carmel Valley.

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

Sunday, November 4, 2018

Singer-Songwriter Brooke Josephson Teams up with Producer Rocky G for “Mr. Fix It” (Remix) – Out 11/16/18!

“Mr. Fix It” (Rocky G Remix) Music Video Available 11/8/18!

Los Angeles, CA, November 04, 2018 - Singer-songwriter Brooke Josephson is on the rise with her charismatic lyricism and infectious melodies. After the release of her pop-rock EP, “Sexy N Domesticated”, Brooke teamed up with house producer Rocky Gto create the remix of her “Mr. Fix It” single. The electro house remix will be available on all digital stores and online streaming platforms on November 16, 2018. To excite fans for the new release, Brooke will be dropping a music video to accompany the single on November 8th.


November marks the one-year anniversary for the release of the original track “Mr. Fix It” (2017). The song taunts female domestication and encourages women to finda man that caters tothe woman’s needs.In the remix, Rocky G opens with a progressive build that’sfilled with dreamy vocals and echoic synths. The hook then slams into hard-hitting drums and awakening sirens for a big-room styled drop.

In the music video, Josephson is dressed in a white furry coat and wears a pair of vibrant kaleidoscope glasses. She stands in front of a mesmerizing LED background that fades between a shimmering skyline. You see Brooke’s 9-year-old daughter, Shira,bust out her moves and even drop to the floor for some breakdancing.Her LED kicks add a new visual component to the scene. A live video of one of Rocky G’s DJ setsintermingles throughout the entire piece.

Electronic producer, Rocky G began her career in Portugal in 2008. In 2010 she was an ambassador and resident DJ on international tours for brands such as Red Bull, Ministry of Sound, and others. Rocky G saw success from her 2017 remix to Camila Cabello’s “Havana”, which racked over 1.5 million streams. Currently based in Amsterdam, Rocky G continues to create unforgettable and energetic tracks.

About Brooke Josephson:
From her expressive music, captivating videos, to her heaping media support,
Brooke proves she is a force to be reckoned with. Born and raised in small-town Warsaw, Indiana, Brooke earned a scholarship to pursue Vocal Performance at a Liberal Arts College in the area. During her time there, she performed Handel’s Messiah at Carnegie Hall in New York City and toured with the all girls group Agape for three years. Soon after, she became a principal performer at The Round Barn Theatre. This opened the door for Brooke to move to New York City where she worked as a singer and actress. Josephson landed roles on All My Children (ABC), Bones (FOX),Disney’s Enchanted, and others. After settling down with her husband Barry Josephson (TV/Film Producer) and earning her Masters certificate in songwriting from Berklee School of Music, Brooke self-released her debut EP Live and Let Live in 2013.

With her latest 2018 EP Sexy N’ Domesticated, Josephson hopes to empower women balancing their personal lives while working full-time. Brooke’s cutting edge and crisp music videos received various awards for the performance and cinematography. The title-track “Sexy N’ Domesticated” received the Global Music Award for songwriting and best music video. “SN’D” also received Best Performer by American Tracks Music Awards, and received best video from Los Angeles CineFest,Western NY Film, Art, and Music Event (Fame), International Independent Film Awards, and others.

Brooke’s charisma on the TV screen not only follows her in her music videos, but also her live performances. Already, the LA based artist has played at some of Southern California’s notable venues such as; House of Blues (Anaheim), The Mint, Peppermint Club, to name a few. Josephson is definitely an artist that will take full grip of her audience and showcase a stirring performance.

Connect With Brooke Josephson:
Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Spotify | Soundcloud

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

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Carmel Academy of Performing Arts Announces Noted Chicago Area Dancer/Choreographer, Carmel Native and CAPA Alumni, Mackenzie King Will Hold Workshops, Performance in January 2019

The Carmel Academy of Performing Arts (CAPA) in partnership with Rockstar Dance Studio in Pacific Grove, has announced Moonwater Dance Project Artistic Director and Founder Mackenzie King, an alumni of CAPA, will perform and conduct a workshops on Jan. 9 and 12, 2019, in Pacific Grove and Carmel.

Carmel, CA, November 02, 2018 — The Carmel Academy of Performing Arts (CAPA) in partnership with Rockstar Dance Studio in Pacific Grove, has announced Moonwater Dance Project Artistic Director and Founder Mackenzie King, an alumni of CAPA, will perform and conduct a workshops on Jan. 9 and 12, 2019, in Pacific Grove and Carmel.

Chicago, Illinois-based Moonwater Dance Project is a contemporary dance company built on the idea that dance and humanity go hand in hand. Moonwater believes it is of the “utmost importance to focus on the ethical treatment of dancers through collaborative creation, showcasing the duality of strength and softness possessed by all individuals.”

Fostering the collaborative spirit intended by their mission, Moonwater joins with CAPA and Rockstar offering workshops at each studio. A contemporary partnering workshop from 4:30-6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019, at Rockstar Dance Studio, 510 Lighthouse Ave. #3 in Pacific Grove and building on the partnering workshop, King will offer a repertory workshop from 2-3:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, at CAPA, Mission Street & Eighth Avenue in Carmel.

The Company will offer a public performance at the Carmel Academy of Performing Arts, 7:00 p.m., Saturday, January 12, with a Q&A session and reception following the performance.

The cost for a single workshop is $30. A package deal for both workshops is also available for $50, with a discounted ticket to the Jan. 12 performance for $15.

Tickets are available at http://www.moonwaterdanceproject.com

Workshop registration is available at both studios, Carmel Academy of Performing Arts (831) 624-3729 or Rockstar (831) 375-4200.

About Moonwater Dance Project
During a successful professional dance career, founder Mackenzie King experienced and witnessed personally, as did many of her colleagues, a disturbing climate in which individual talent and artistry are ignored, dancers minds and bodies not honored and disregard for personal spirit.

When Dana Alsamsam created Moonwater Dance Project and hired Mackenzie to be a part of a small, one-time performance, each of her dancer’s commitments and talent was valued by creating an artistic, emotional, and physically fulfilling performance piece. This fresh ideal, contrary to previous less collaborative experiences, left Mackenzie inspired and she vowed to keep that environment alive and growing. Ultimately Ms. Alsamsam generously gifted the name, as well as the company’s first piece of repertoire to Ms. King and Moonwater Dance Project was founded as a non-profit organization in 2018.

Mackenzie's laser focus is on artistry, individuality and the ability to be vulnerable. Artists love what they do yet often are taken advantage of and receive far less than deserved. Ms. King's dream is to honor the passion and sacrifice without lessening the quality of life.

The aesthetic of Moonwater Dance Project is similar to water and has a captivating duality, soft yet strong, nurturing and destructive; a force to be reckoned with, unpredictable and utterly calming.

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