Graphic Inspector Now Supports macOS Mojave: Image Preflight Tool

Zevrix Solutions announces Graphic Inspector 2.4.1, a compatibility update to company’s quality control solution for images and vector graphics files. Graphic Inspector can quickly locate documents with specific attributes such as resolution, color, spot channels, fonts, metadata and more. The app is the only tool on the market that can preflight both raster images and vector documents for potential issues. The new version makes adds support for the recently released macOS 10.14 Mojave.

Toronto (ON), Canada — Zevrix Solutions today announces the release of Graphic Inspector 2.4.1, a compatibility update to company’s quality control solution for images and vector graphic files. Graphic Inspector can check entire folders of documents for potential problems according to specific workflow requirements. The app is the only tool on the market that lets graphics industry professionals inspect both raster images and Adobe Illustrator documents.

The new version introduces support for the recently released macOS 10.14 Mojave and is offered as a free update to the licensed users. While BatchOutput XLS is fully compatible with the new Dark Mode, the app currently preserves its original appearance. A dark appearance will be introduced in the future.

“I’m surprised no one else thought of it before: to display every bit of useful information about vector or raster graphic files and flag the ones that match rules you define,” writes Jay Nelson in Layers magazine. “With its combination of price, utility, and thoughtful design, Graphic Inspector is a rare gem.”

Graphic Inspector is designed to help users of any trade, whether it’s print, prepress, web design, electronic publishing or digital photography. For example, users can quickly locate files whose color mode is CMYK, format – TIFF, resolution is below 300 dpi, ICC profile isn’t “US Web Coated” and so on.

Graphic Inspector offers the following key features:

Check multiple images and vector files for potential problems
-Customizable checkup presets
-Common checks such as resolution, color mode, ICC profile and file size
Professional prepress checks: spot colors, fonts in vector files, image compression and more
Search image EXIF, IPTC and GPS metadata

Pricing and Availability:
Graphic Inspector can be purchased from the Zevrix web site for US$19.95, as well as from authorized resellers. Graphic Inspector is free with purchase of PDF Checkpoint or InPreflight Pro for Adobe InDesign. Trial is also available for download. The update is free for users of version 2 ($10 to upgrade from version 1). Graphic Inspector requires macOS 10.7-10.14.

About Zevrix Solutions
Located in Toronto, Canada, Zevrix Solutions provides productivity solutions for Adobe Creative Suite software, PDF and graphic file diagnostics, file delivery, and Microsoft Office on Mac OS. Zevrix is dedicated to help professionals increase their profits through automating everyday tasks, producing error-free documents, saving disk space and cutting production costs. For more information, visit http://www.zevrix.com.

Contact:
Leo Revzin
Owner
Zevrix Solutions
105 McCAUL St, Suite 301
Toronto Ontario M5T 2X4 Canada
858-206-0607
media@zevrix.com
http://www.zevrix.com

Gavilan College Kicks Off its Centennial Year With a Gala Event ‘Gavilan Through The Decades’ Set for Sept. 7, 2019

Gavilan College kicks off its centennial year with a gala event looking back at its first 100 years on Sept. 7, 2019, on the college campus.

Gilroy, CA, December 08, 2018 — Gavilan College kicks off its centennial year with a gala event looking back at its first 100 years on Sept. 7, 2019, on the college campus.

“Gavilan Through The Decades” will be held from 5:30–9:00 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, at the college at 5055 Santa Teresa Blvd. in Gilroy. Tickets are now available as are sponsorships ranging from $500 to $50,000.

Gala guests will take a nostalgic and informative stroll through the decades of Gavilan’s history from the 1920s to today. Each decade will feature areas of academia highlighted with education tables, as well as food stations with themed food from each decade, wine stations, live music, photo booths, students in period costume, formal portraits, live auction, silent auction, strolling card magician in a tuxedo, and a string quartet.

When guests check in, they will be given a commemorative wine glass and a program for the evening that contains a map that highlights where each decade is located and what is taking place in each decade’s area.

“We are really looking forward to this celebration, and look forward to welcoming the community to campus for the party of the century!” said Dr. Kathleen Rose, Superintendent / President of Gavilan College.

From 5:30-7:15 p.m., guests will stroll Sycamore Lane on campus to take in the Roaring ’20s through the Jazzy ’40s, which will be highlighted by three wine station, three themed food stations, three areas of academia, a student jazz band, and students in period costumes strolling and speaking to guests.

As guests continue to stroll through the ages on Sycamore Lane, they will enter the Rockin’ ’50s area, where they will be greeted by a fourth winery, adult milkshake bar, food station from the ’50s, and performers in poodle skirts and ducktail haircuts dancing away to the music of the ’50s.

At the end of Sycamore Lane, guests will enter the Student Center Courtyard, where they will savor the sights, sounds and flavors of the decades from the 1960s through the 1990s. There they will be greeted by four more winery stations and food stations with themed food from each decade, two areas of academia, a strolling card magician in a tuxedo, a photo booth with costumes and props from the ’60s to the ’90s. Guests will be able to take home a strip of photos from their photo shoot.

At 7:15 p.m. the outdoor reception areas close and the doors open to the Student Center, where the 2000s to the present will be highlighted and where the elegant evening gala takes place. Guests will be greeted by a string quartet and can get their formal portraits taken. Photos in a keepsake folder will be ready one hour after being taken. Guests will enjoy passed appetizers as well as gourmet themed food stations featuring the region’s bounty. They can bid on more than 70 items at the silent auction area, as well as an opportunity drawing with five prizes. There will also be a handful of live auction items.

At 7:50 p.m., the program will begin with a welcome from Superintendent/President Dr. Kathleen A. Rose, who will share the history of the college, acknowledge all sponsors and dignitaries, introduce all honorees from each decade and present them or their family representatives with a plaque, draw winners of opportunity drawing, conduct a live auction, and close the silent auction at 8:30 p.m.

At 8:45 p.m., guests can check out and pick up their formal portrait. The event will end at 9:00 p.m.

Gavilan College was established in 1919 as the San Benito County Junior College, operating under that name until 1963, when a new community college district was drawn that included both San Benito County and southern Santa Clara County. The college moved to its present main campus in 1968.

In 1997, satellite sites were added in Hollister and Morgan Hill to augment offerings on the main campus. In 2008, land was purchased in Coyote Valley and San Benito County for the development of additional campuses. In 2017, Phase 1 of the Coyote Valley Center was completed, becoming Gavilan’s newest instructional site and the home for South Bay Public Safety Training Consortium police and fire academies.

Gavilan College is one of 114 California community colleges, a part of the largest system of higher education in the world.

Sponsorships, which offer a number of benefits depending on level of sponsorship, including gala tickets, signage, promotion and advertising, social media and website promotion, and more, are now available. To become a sponsor, contact ‘Bobbi Jo Palmer’ bpalmer@gavilan.edu

To purchase tickets, go to https://www.gavilan.edu.

Contact:

Marci Bracco Cain

Chatterbox PR

Salinas, CA 93901

(831) 747-7455

https://www.gavilan.edu

PDF Checkpoint Now Supports macOS Mojave: PDF Preflight, Conversion Tool

Zevrix Solutions announces PDF Checkpoint 1.8.8, a compatibility update to company’s PDF preflight and conversion solution. Remarkably fast, PDF Checkpoint automatically preflights, exports as images, splits and optimizes Adobe PDF files. The software can also convert the PDF document colors to specific ICC profile helping users easily prepare their files for print, web and mobile devices. The new version adds support for macOS 10.14 Mojave and integration of the SoftwareKey licensing system.

Toronto (ON), Canada — Zevrix Solutions today announces PDF Checkpoint 1.8.8, a compatibility update to company’s PDF preflight and conversion automation tool. Remarkably fast, PDF Checkpoint automatically preflights, exports as images, splits and optimizes multiple Adobe PDF files. PDF Checkpoint is an ideal solution for users who need a fast, affordable and easy to use app to check PDF files for errors and convert them to the desired format and color space.

The new version adds support for the recently released macOS 10.14 Mojave and is offered as a free update to licensed users. The update also features implementation of the SoftwareKey licensing system, which offers users streamlined registration experience with the ability to manage their activations in a personal online license portal.

“It’s a great idea to enable color profile conversion in PDF files so easily,” says Dr. Wolfgang Lorenz from Munich, Germany. “PDF Checkpoint saves me a lot of time when submitting ads for large magazines.”

PDF Checkpoint is designed to automate and simplify PDF workflows of publishers, ad agencies, prepress houses, printers and graphic designers:

Batch preflighting and conversion of PDF files.
-Check PDF fonts, colors, images and metadata for specific attributes.
Convert PDF color mode using ICC profiles.
-Split files into single page PDFs.
-Route files by preflight results into success and error folders.
Export PDF as images with specific resolution, color and page scale.

For example, users can preflight a folder of PDF files and convert them to TIFF images at 300 dpi while scaling each page by 50%. Users can also create print-ready PDFs from such apps as Apple Pages and Swift Publisher by converting colors to the recommended CMYK profile.

Pricing and availability:
PDF Checkpoint can be purchased on Mac App Store and Zevrix website for US$39.95, as well as from authorized resellers. The update is free to licensed users. Trial is also available for download. PDF Checkpoint requires macOS 10.7-10.14.

About Zevrix Solutions
Located in Toronto, Canada, Zevrix Solutions provides automation and productivity solutions for Adobe Creative Suite software, PDF and graphic file diagnostics, as well as Microsoft Office on Mac OS. Zevrix Solutions is dedicated to helping professionals increase their profits through automating their everyday tasks, producing error-free documents, saving disk space and cutting production costs. For more information, visit http://www.zevrix.com.

Contact:
Leo Revzin
Owner
Zevrix Solutions
105 McCAUL St, Suite 301
Toronto Ontario M5T 2X4 Canada
858-206-0607
media@zevrix.com
http://www.zevrix.com

Monterey Symphony’s 2018-2019 Season, ‘Sound Waves,’ Continues in 2019 With Concerts February Through May and Special Event Luncheons and Dinners

Monterey Symphony’s 2018-19 Season, “Sound Waves,” continues in 2019 with concerts in February, March, April and May and special event luncheons and supper clubs through May.

Monterey, CA, December 04, 2018 — Monterey Symphony’s 2018-19 Season, “Sound Waves,” continues in 2019 with concerts in February, March, April and May and special event luncheons and supper clubs through May.

The season “Sound Waves” comes alive in the third concert Feb. 16-17, 2019, with four works all dedicated to the sea. Claude Debussy, the father of Impressionism in music, composed “La Mer” in the mold of a symphony, but eschewed the traditional title for one more authentic to the sound of the music. French composer Jacques Ibert, the director of French opera in Rome, wrote “Escales” — a suite for orchestra that perfectly resembles postcards from three Mediterranean ports — after finding his obsession with the sea.

This concert features “Four Sea Interludes” from Peter Grimes, Op. 33a, by Benjamin Britten, England’s finest modern opera composer: composed in 1945, Grimes launched his career in the new post-war era. The gorgeous tone-poem “Oceanides, Op. 73,” by Jean Sibelius was inspired by the sea-nymphs referenced in Greek mythology: haunting and tempting.

Jung-Ho Pak guest conducts the fourth concert of the season March 16-17, 2019, with works by Tan Dun, Shostakovich, and Alan Hovhaness. Revolutionary experimental composer Tan Dun transposes the sounds of water — at play and at work — into the textures of his music, most literally in “Water Concerto” for water percussion and orchestra.

The symphonic poem “And God Created Great Whales” by Alan Hovhaness — commissioned in 1970 by the New York Philharmonic — features prerecorded humpback whale vocalizations, and was credited with early efforts to save whales from extinction. To celebrate the Soviet victory over Germany, Dmitri Shostakovich was commissioned to write Symphony No. 9, which, Leonard Bernstein described as a series of musical jokes (including purposeful mistakes)…completing a boisterous, 99.99% organic, and exciting concert program.

Three Romantic German composers are featured on the fifth concert of the season, April 13-14, 2019, opening with Mendelssohn’s concert overture “Calm Seas and Prosperous Voyage, Op. 27,” inspired by Beethoven’s work of the same name; along with fellow Jewish composer Max Bruch’s popular Violin Concerto No. 1, Op. 26, featuring solo artist Elmar Oliveira returning to play with the Monterey Symphony.

Robert Schumann’s Symphony No. 4, Op. 120, originally his unpublished second symphony, underwent massive revisions in 1851 — five years before his death — proving his mastery over orchestration and increased expression in the final edition of this emotional Romantic symphony.

The sixth and final concert of the season, “Sound Waves,” May 18-19, 2019, will conclude in grand fashion with music by Wagner, Chopin, and Beethoven! Richard Wagner composed many brilliant overtures throughout his many German operas, including the overture from “The Flying Dutchman,” featured as the opening work in the season finale. Chopin’s stunning Piano Concerto No. 2, Op. 21, follows, with magnificent Cuban pianist Marcos Madrigal performing the popular work, composed before Chopin completed his formal education at age 20.

The season ends with one of the greatest compositions for the concert hall of all time: Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5, Op. 67. A favorite among experienced and new audiences, musicians and conductors, the fifth endeavor in the symphony genre struck a chord for Beethoven, as he discovered his true forte — it is the “Stairway to Heaven” of classical music.

All concerts during Monterey Symphony’s 2018-19 season will be held at the Sunset Center in Carmel and conducted by Symphony Music Director Max Bragado-Darman, except for concert number four, March 16-17, 2019, which will be guest conducted by Jung-Ho Pak. All concerts in the season will be held at 8 p.m. Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays at Sunset Center.

The lineup of special events includes luncheons and supper clubs, starting with the Feb. 14 luncheon and culminating with the Gala By The Bay on May 3, at the Monterey Bay Aquarium, and a final luncheon on May 16.

February Luncheon

February 14, 2019, 11:30 a.m.

Schooner’s Coastal Kitchen & Bar, Cannery Row, Monterey

Join the Friends of the Monterey Symphony for a preview luncheon. Support classical music, enjoy great food and company, and engage with guest artists from the upcoming concert. Cost: $50 per person

11:30 a.m. – No Host Cocktails

12:15 p.m. – Luncheon

1:15 p.m. – Guest Speaker Presentation

February Supper Club

February 17, 2019, 5:30 p.m.

Sunset Center, San Carlos Street & Ninth Avenue, Carmel

Join the Monterey Symphony at the Sunday Supper Club, ending each Symphony weekend with a sizzling and sumptuous supper for the senses.

The Supper Clubs are on sale now for $70 per person. Supper Clubs include appetizers and wine upon arrival followed by a gourmet three-course dinner with several entrees to chose from. The Supper Club price will be $75 after October 7, 2018.

March Luncheon

March 14, 2019, 11:30 a.m.

The Beach and Tennis Club, Pebble Beach

Join the Friends of the Monterey Symphony for a preview luncheon. Support classical music, enjoy great food and company, and engage with guest artists from the upcoming concert. Cost: $50 per person

11:30 a.m. – No Host Cocktails

12:15 p.m. – Luncheon

1:15 p.m. – Guest Speaker Presentation

March Supper Club

March 17, 2019, 5:30 p.m.

Anton & Michel, Carmel-by-the-Sea

Join the Monterey Symphony for a gourmet dinner overlooking the Court of the Fountains at Anton & Michel at Sunday Supper Club, ending each Symphony weekend with a sizzling and sumptuous supper for the senses.

The Supper Clubs are on sale now for $70 per person. Supper Clubs include appetizers and wine upon arrival followed by a gourmet three-course dinner with several entrees to chose from. The Supper Club price will be $75 after October 7, 2018.

April Luncheon

April 11, 2019, 11:30 a.m.

MPCC Ballroom

Join the Friends of the Monterey Symphony for a preview luncheon. Support classical music, enjoy great food and company, and engage with guest artists from the upcoming concert. Cost: $50 per person

11:30 a.m. – No Host Cocktails

12:15 p.m. – Luncheon

1:15 p.m. – Guest Speaker Presentation

April Supper Club

April 14, 2019, 5:30 p.m.

PortaBella, Carmel-by-the-Sea

Join the Monterey Symphony for a spring party in the dining room of PortaBella, “The Quintessential Carmel Restaurant,” at this Sunday Supper Club, ending each Symphony weekend with a sizzling and sumptuous supper for the senses.

The Supper Clubs are on sale now for $70 per person. Supper Clubs include appetizers and wine upon arrival followed by a gourmet three-course dinner with several entrees to chose from. The Supper Club price will be $75 after October 7, 2018.

Gala By The Bay

May 3, 2019, 6:00-10 p.m.

Monterey Bay Aquarium, Cannery Row, Monterey

Join the Monterey Symphony in a celebration of the Open Ocean at the Monterey Aquarium Friday, May 3, 2019. Enjoy a strolling dinner, delicious wines and private access to the Aquarium’s Open Ocean exhibit. Silent and live auctions, musical moments and ocean-themed surprises await. All proceeds benefit the Monterey Symphony. Tickets: $250.

May Luncheon

May 16, 2019, 11:30 a.m.

MPCC Beach House, 3000 Club Road, Pebble Beach

Join the Friends of the Monterey Symphony for a preview luncheon. Support classical music, enjoy great food and company, and engage with guest artists from the upcoming concert. Cost: $50 per person.

11:30 a.m. – No Host Cocktails

12:15 p.m. – Luncheon

1:15 p.m. – Guest Speaker Presentation

For a complete list of special events, go to https://www.montereysymphony.org/special-events.htm.

To purchase concert tickets, go to www.montereysymphony.org

About the Monterey Symphony

The mission of the Monterey Symphony is to engage, educate and excite our community through the performance and continual discovery of symphonic music.

The Monterey Symphony, under the artistic leadership of Music Director & Conductor Max Bragado-Darman, is the only fully professional, full-season orchestra serving the communities of the Monterey Bay, Salinas, Salinas Valley, Big Sur, and San Benito County. It provides double performances of a six-concert subscription series at Carmel’s Sunset Theater, as well as youth education programs that include in-class visits and culminate in full-orchestra concerts for school children.

The Monterey Symphony is a nonprofit, public benefit corporation, supported through various generous individuals and through grants and corporate gifts from The Arts Council of Monterey County, The Berkshire Foundation, The Barnet Segal Charitable Trust, California Arts Council, The Community Foundation for Monterey County, The Harden Foundation, Monterey Peninsula Foundation, Music Performance Trust Fund, Nancy Buck Ransom Foundation, The David and Lucile Packard Foundation, The Pebble Beach Company Foundation, S.T.A.R. Foundation, The Robert and Virginia Stanton Endowment, Taylor Farms, Union Bank, The Yellow Brick Road Foundation and many others.

For additional information, please call 831-646-8511 or visit the website: www.montereysymphony.org

Contact:

Marci Bracco Cain

Chatterbox PR

Salinas, CA 93901

(831) 747-7455

http://www.montereysymphony.org

Weatherby Consulting LLC, Leading Florida-based Vacation Rental Consulting Firm, Adds Financial Analyst Gil Nuss to its Team

Weatherby Consulting LLC, a leading vacation rental consulting firm based in Florida, has announced the hiring of Gil Nuss as a Financial Analyst.

Miramar Beach, FL, December 03, 2018 — Weatherby Consulting LLC, a leading vacation rental consulting firm based in Florida, has announced the hiring of Gil Nuss as a Financial Analyst.

Nuss graduated from the University of Alabama with a degree in business finance with a concentration in real estate.

In his free time, Nuss enjoys playing golf and basketball and spending time with friends and family.

“I enjoy getting to see vacation rental businesses from different perspectives and enjoy learning from everyone I come into contact with!” says Nuss.

About Weatherby Consulting

Weatherby Consulting provides strategic transaction advisory services, vacation rental consulting an expert accounting services to create opportunities and solutions in the highly competitive vacation rental and resort management industries.

Founded in 2013 by vacation rental industry veteran Ben Edwards, Weatherby Consulting is the preeminent provider of consulting services in the vacation rental industry with more than 100 buy-and-sell transactions and more than $200 million in sales of vacation rental companies throughout his career.

Based in Miramar Beach, Florida, Weatherby Consulting delivers high-impact results, provides partner-level attention and implements solutions tailored to address every client’s unique goals and objectives.

Weatherby Consulting has worked with industry leading clients in more than 200 resort markets across North America and beyond. With more than 18 years of industry and accounting knowledge, Weatherby Consulting provides rapid, strategic advice to assist our clients with purchase-and-sale transactions, profitability consulting and vacation rental specific financial reporting.

With an unwavering dedication to both the short- and long-term interests of your company, our services are designed to identify underlying issues, provide straightforward answers, and create solutions that will achieve the maximum financial benefit and a competitive advantage for your organization.

Their services include:

1. Transaction Advisory Services — This service line includes the purchase and sale of Vacation Rental Companies, our primary service line.

2. Vacation Rental Consulting — We provide consulting services focused on creating sustainability, efficiencies and increased profits.

3. Accounting Services — We provide expert-level accounting services and financial reporting to more than 30 companies across the U.S.

4. Partnership Opportunities — Weatherby Consulting is willing to partner with Vacation Rental Companies to more effectively manage certain business operations and substantially increase the value of the business.

Weatherby Consulting, LLC

755 Grand Boulevard

Suite 105-275

Miramar Beach, Florida 32550

Toll-Free: (888) 304-1405

Fax: (888) 304-1405

Email: info@weatherbyconsulting.com

Contact:

Marci Bracco Cain

Chatterbox PR

Salinas, CA 93901

(831) 747-7455

http://www.weatherbyconsulting.com

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

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, 2018 – 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. 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/

Output Factory for Adobe InDesign Now Supports Creative Cloud 2019

Zevrix Solutions announces Output Factory 2.3.16, a compatibility update to company’s output automation solution for Adobe InDesign. Output Factory automates printing, exporting and post-processing from InDesign and offers batch processing, export as single pages, variable file names, layer versioning, preflighting, detailed history and more. The new version makes Output Factory compatible with the recently released InDesign CC 2019 and the GoPublish system by Oppolis Software.

Toronto (ON), Canada — Zevrix Solutions today announces the release of Output Factory 2.3.16, a compatibility update to company’s output automation solution for Adobe InDesign. solution to automate printing, exporting and preflighting from Adobe InDesign. Awarded 5 stars by InDesign Magazine, Output Factory automates and simplifies workflows of publishers, printers, prepress houses, and ad agencies worldwide. The software helps users eliminate repetitive tasks and costly errors through batch processing with time-saving output options.

The new version makes Output Factory compatible with the recently released InDesign CC 2019 and is offered free of charge to licensed users. The same version of Output Factory can be used with any version of InDesign from CS5 and later. The update also addresses an issue that could prevent Output Factory from preflighting InDesign documents managed by the GoPublish system by Oppolis Software.

“Using Output Factory is straightforward. You determine your settings and sit back while Output Factory does all the heavy lifting. The time savings are huge,” writes Jamie McKee in InDesign Magazine. “If you find yourself repeatedly exporting InDesign files in various formats, you owe it to yourself to install the free trial and see just how much time you’ll save using Output Factory.”

Output Factory supports printing as well as exporting to PDF, PostScript, EPS, Flash, IDML, EPUB and several image formats. It offers the following key features:

Batch printing and exporting of InDesign files
-Output page groups as single files
-Create custom workflows for different job targets
-Output files to multiple formats with one click
Variable output file names
-Layer versioning: output layer combinations as single files
-Preflight InDesign documents and skip the ones with errors
Preflight final PDF files

Pricing and Availability:
Output Factory can be purchased from Zevrix website for US$169.95 (Lite version $119.95), as well as from authorized resellers and Adobe Exchange. Trial is also available for download. The update is free for the users of Output Factory 2.x, and $84.97 to upgrade from BatchOutput and Output Factory 1.x. Output Factory requires macOS 10.7-10.14 and Adobe InDesign CS5-CC 2018.

About Zevrix Solutions
Located in Toronto, Canada, Zevrix Solutions provides productivity solutions for Adobe Creative Suite software, PDF workflows, graphic file diagnostics, file delivery and Microsoft Office on Mac OS. Zevrix is dedicated to help professionals increase their profits through automating everyday tasks, producing error-free documents, saving disk space and cutting production costs. For more information, visit http://www.zevrix.com.

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Leo Revzin
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Zevrix Solutions
105 McCAUL St, Suite 301
Toronto Ontario M5T 2X4 Canada
858-206-0607
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Cheryl Roy-Laber Uses Humor to Promote Anti-Bullying Message

More than 150 million Americans play video games, and 60 percent play video games on a daily basis with the average video gamer spending nearly 29 hours with a game console each month.

San Antonio, TX, USA, November 22, 2018 — More than 150 million Americans play video games, and 60 percent play video games on a daily basis with the average video gamer spending nearly 29 hours with a game console each month. By week, this accounts for three to five hours playing games on a device.

Author and accountant Cheryl Roy-Laber affirms that these games can often be addictive for kids. “It is hard for parents to get their children away from that, and it can be difficult for parents to get their children outdoors.”

Raising four sons and two step-daughters, video game use was something that Roy-Laber had to personally navigate in her own parenting.

Luckily, she comments that now, all of her children have gone on to have successful careers. But the fascination for video games ended up serving an unlikely end for Roy-Laber, who went on to write a fictional novel where one particular video game is mysteriously linked to the disappearance of many youth in the community.

Roy-Laber’s debut novel is entitled “Final Level: Animalized” and it also advances a strong message to combat bullying, the author explains.

“A lot of the story has to do with bullying and what happens when kids come together to help each other,” the author explains. “It takes a team to get out of crisis. We need more of that: people coming together and helping each other out.”

In the game, the characters are transformed into animals, which allowed the author to combine elements of their human and animal characteristics. This was also an opportunity for Roy-Laber to introduce humorous incidents to better convey her message.

Publisher Lisa M. Umina adds, “This is not only an entertaining story for readers of all ages but it also teaches important lessons about the importance of working as a team to confront difficult situations in life.”

For more information about Cheryl Roy-Laber visit www.halopublishing.com. “Final Level: Animalized” is now available at Halo Publishing International, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Goodreads, and Books a Million in Paperback for $13.95and as an e-Book for $6.99.

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Lisa Michelle Umina, Publisher
Halo Publishing International, Inc
1100 NW Loop 410, Suite 700-176,
San Antonio, TX – 78213, USA
+1 877-705-9647
contact@halopublishing.com
http://www.halopublishing.com