SOURCE: California Equity Research, LLC

August 18, 2008 14:32 ET

2008 So. CA Investor Conference to Feature Chapman Univ. Economist Esmael Adibi as Keynote Speaker

More Than 25 Public Companies to Present September 3 at Annual Event in Newport Beach

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - August 18, 2008) - California Equity Research, LLC today announced it will conduct the third annual Southern California Investor Conference Wednesday, September 3, at The Island Hotel in Newport Beach, CA.

The conference will feature a keynote address by Chapman University economist Esmael Adibi and presentations by more than 25 public companies based in Los Angeles, Orange and San Diego counties. California Equity Research President Bud Leedom expects more than 300 investors to attend.

Dr. Adibi is the director of Chapman's A. Gary Anderson Center for Economic Research and the Anderson Chair of Economic Analysis. His research centers on analyzing key economic indicators. At the conference, he will present the 30th Annual Economic Forecast for the U.S., California and Orange County.

"Our annual conference will provide investors with timely economic insight and enable them to hear directly from the senior management teams of companies that are weathering the current economic storm," Leedom said. "The conference will provide investment ideas that are not generally accessible to individual investors, with the presenting companies representing a broad range of industries and market capitalizations."

Investors wishing to register should visit The attendee registration fee is $35.00. A live audio webcast of all company presentations will be available from the California Stock Report's Web site at and archived for a period of 30 days.

Among the companies presenting are Aethlon Medical; Alphatec; American States Water; Anworth Mortgage; Autobytel; Bakers Footwear; CardioDynamics; Cymer; Genoptix; Joe's Jeans;; Merriman, Curhan Ford; Oculus; Qualcomm, Questcor; Raptor Networks Technology; Rubios; SenoRx; Southwest Water; Spectrum Pharmaceuticals; Transdel Pharmaceuticals; True Religion; Volcom; WD40; and Websense.

Conference sponsors include Crowell Weedon & Company; Curran & Connors; Global Hunter Securities; Marketwire; PondelWilkinson Inc.; and Powerstream.

About California Equity Research, LLC

Based in San Diego, California Equity Research, LLC is an independent research-only firm focused exclusively on coverage of underfollowed California-based equities. For more information, please visit the California Equity Research website at

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    Eileen Rauchberg/Susan Hong
    PondelWilkinson Inc.
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    Bud Leedom
    California Equity Research, LLC
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