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2010-10-25 11:40:00

SONOMA COUNTY, Calif., Oct. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Working to mobilize the dedicated and passionate fans of state parks, legendary Grateful Dead drummer and long-time state park supporter Mickey Hart released an online video today endorsing Proposition 21 and urging Californians to join him in voting YES on the measure to save California's state parks. Proposition 21, which was put on the November ballot by California voters, will create a dedicated funding source for California's state parks...

2010-09-23 13:54:00

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Many of the world's largest companies rely on California's iconic state parks as commercial production locations to help promote their products. California's 278 state parks and beaches provide the business community with an abundance of beautiful backdrops, including majestic redwoods, beautiful beaches, deserts and rustic historic buildings, which are conveniently located throughout the state and available at very low cost. Unfortunately, due to...

2010-09-22 13:27:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Sept. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- The campaign supporting Prop. 21, the Nov. 2 statewide ballot measure that will provide a stable and adequate funding source for state parks and beaches, has announced unprecedented support from a wide-ranging coalition of interests made up of more than 450 organizations throughout California. Among the varied interests supporting Prop. 21 are groups representing the business, travel and tourism, public health, education, labor,...

2010-07-30 08:07:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., July 30 /PRNewswire/ -- The campaign supporting Prop. 21,the Nov. 2 ballot measure that will provide a stable and adequate funding source for state parks and beaches, has announced growing support from the entertainment industry due to the importance of state parks and beaches in halting runaway film production. Prop. 21 has received endorsements from film commissions stretching across the entire state, including the San Diego Film Commission, Sacramento Film...

2010-06-10 19:54:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., June 10 /PRNewswire/ -- California Secretary of State Debra Bowen today qualified the State Parks and Wildlife Conservation Trust Fund Act of 2010, a measure that will provide a stable and adequate funding source to keep state parks open, for the Nov. 2 statewide ballot. With passage of the initiative, not only will state parks have a long-term funding solution, but also important General Fund dollars will be made available for other vital needs. A wide-ranging...

2010-04-17 15:33:00

SAN FRANCISCO, April 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) is joining the California State Parks Foundation (CSPF) on Saturday, April 17, to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Earth Day. More than 1,000 company employees, retirees and their families and friends will volunteer at 10 state parks in Northern and Central California. In addition, PG&E is granting $200,000 to CSPF for restoration and environmental improvement projects at these parks....

2010-01-08 15:34:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Jan. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Supporters today officially launched the volunteer signature-gathering campaign for the "California State Parks and Wildlife Conservation Trust Fund Act of 2010," a statewide ballot measure to create a stable, reliable and adequate source of funding to protect state parks, conserve wildlife and increase public access to these valuable natural resources. The initiative will give California vehicles free admission to state parks in exchange for a...

2009-11-03 15:24:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Nov. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- An exploratory committee comprised of parks supporters today filed a proposed statewide ballot measure, called the "California State Parks and Wildlife Conservation Trust Fund Act of 2010," which would create a stable, reliable and adequate source of funding to protect state parks and conserve California wildlife. The committee, Californians for State Parks and Wildlife Conservation, is currently considering the feasibility of the proposed...

2009-09-15 08:00:00

Presented by the California Coastal Commission and Whole Foods Market Saturday, September 19th, 2009 from 9 am to Noon SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- What: The 25th Annual California Coastal Cleanup Day. Tens of thousands of Californians will gather along the beaches, shorelines, and inland waterways of the state to clear away the debris that has been deposited over the past year. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090915/DC75731) Last year, 73,461 Coastal...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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