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2014-05-20 08:30:05

SAN FRANCISCO, May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As summer draws near, wine and music lovers are counting the days until they can pair their favorite pastimes - wine and music - at spectacular winery concerts in California wine country. Nestled in picturesque vineyards and wineries, these concerts and festivals offer a beautiful outdoor setting with the added benefit of delicious wines and food. California's wineries are serving up a wide variety of music events and wines all...

Rare Leafcutter Bee Fossils Reveal Ice Age Environment At The La Brea Tar Pits
2014-04-10 15:44:39

Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County Scientists use micro CT scans and research modern-day bees to understand habitat and climate of Southern California during late Pleistocene The La Brea Tar Pits, the world's richest and most important Ice Age fossil locality, is most celebrated for it collection of saber-toothed cats and mammoths. The site's lesser known, but equally vast insect collection, is also of great significance. Recent examination of fossil leafcutter bee nest cells...

2012-07-19 23:01:22

Fourth Annual Innovation Forum to focus on innovation and how to keep jobs in the United States. The prestigious panel to be moderated by Peter Burrows; senior writer for Bloomberg´s Business Week. Livermore, CA (PRWEB) July 19, 2012 The Livermore Valley Chamber of Commerce and Innovation Tri-Valley have announced their Fourth Annual Innovation Forum. The event will be held at Casa Real in Pleasanton on July 26. It starts at 10:00 a.m. with an expo showcasing innovative businesses and...

2011-08-04 09:55:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Just in time for summer evenings spent on the porch with a glass of wine, Food Network and Wente Vineyards unveil entwine. A new California wine portfolio, entwine brings the joy of food and varietal flavors to new heights. A natural blend between two American food and wine pioneers, the collaboration between Food Network and world-class, family-owned California winery Wente Vineyards will inspire food lovers to dive into wine by bringing ease and...

2011-03-03 07:45:00

BERKELEY, Calif., March 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Rosendin Electric (www.rosendin.com), the nation's largest private electrical contractor and a 100-percent employee-owned company, today announced that the company has started work on the seismic retrofit of the California Memorial Stadium at the University of California, Berkeley. This construction project, valued at $321 million, includes a modular design to protect the structure in the event of an earthquake and an upgrade of the entire...

2010-11-09 12:19:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Nov. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- As a part of Sutter Health's longstanding dedication to serving community needs, the not-for-profit network today announced a quarter-million-dollar donation going to local food banks. This donation will help feed the hungry throughout Northern California this holiday season. "With more families facing tough economic times, Northern California food banks continue to face challenges in meeting the increased needs," said Pat Fry, president...

2008-10-14 00:00:29

By Elizabeth Pfeffer/ LIVERMORE -- The team behind the buzzed-about human rights documentary "Tapestries of Hope" is throwing a music, food and wine- packed benefit to fund postproduction of their film about sexual abuse of girls in Africa. Filmmaker Michealene Cristini Risley of Palo Alto is determined to finish editing by Oct. 31, in time to meet the Sundance Film Festival's submission deadline, she said. The film focuses on the Girl Child Project in Zimbabwe, which works to combat the...

2008-10-08 15:00:25

Wente Vineyards and Fifth Generation Winemaker Karl Wente will launch the winery's national campaign "Discover the Wine, Discover the Music" Vintage II today. Through March 2009, Wente Vineyards sustainable Estate Grown wines will carry bottle-neckers showcasing Karl Wente's selected wine and music pairings and a redemption code to download a free song from each featured artist. "I find the intellectual process of matching the structures and moods of wine and music very compelling," said...


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maffling
  • To stammer.
  • Present participle of maffle, to stammer.
  • A simpleton.
The word 'maffle' may come from a Dutch word meaning 'to move the jaws' or a French word meaning 'having large cheeks'.