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2014-04-10 12:22:53

U.S. Commercial Solar Catches Up With Europe MORGAN HILL, Calif., April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Until very recently solar contractors in the USA were restricted to 600 Volts maximum, but equipment has long been available in Europe that is tested to 1000 Volts DC. Now regulatory authorities are starting to approve all the components needed to build commercial solar installations at this higher voltage. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140410/MN02428) Fresco...

2014-04-10 12:21:44

- Mazda Recognized for Redesigned Interiors for Third Consecutive Year - IRVINE, Calif., April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Completely redesigned for 2014, the Mazda3 compact car was today named to Ward's 10 Best Interiors List, as chosen by the publication's editors. All new in every way, Mazda's best-selling vehicle worldwide is in its third-generation. With an interior layout focused on the most important seat in the car - the driver's - Mazda concentrated on honing the...

2014-04-10 12:21:26

Establishes Southern California center for in-production commercial airplanes customer support SEATTLE, April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing (NYSE: BA) today announced it is centralizing customer support for in-service airplanes at its Boeing Commercial Airplanes Engineering Design Center in Southern California, as the company continues to focus on increasing competitiveness while enabling continued growth of the global airline industry. "We're creating a single location for...

2014-04-10 12:20:42

Toyota Ranks Highest in Social Media Auto Consumer Satisfaction WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif., April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Social media provides consumers the opportunity to engage with companies to gather information and address customer issues. It also plays a critical role in driving consumer purchase and service decisions across all generational groups in the automotive marketplace, according to the J.D. Power 2014 Social Media Benchmark Study(SM)--Auto released today....

2014-04-10 08:33:58

IRVINE, Calif., April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The CannaBusiness Group, Inc (OTC: CBGI) announced today that its subsidiary National Security Solutions, Inc. hired Stuart Volkow as the Chief Technology Officer to oversee and operate the Cyber-Security Division. Our daily life, economic vitality, and national security depend on a stable, safe, and resilient cyberspace. We rely on this vast array of networks to communicate and travel, power our homes, run our economy, and provide government...

2014-04-10 08:33:31

Orlando Takes Top Spot From Atlanta for Overall Digital Coupon Use; Ohio Continues to Reign as Most Frugal State MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Residents of Orlando shine when it comes to saving money, as the Florida city took the number one ranking on the 'Most Frugal U.S. Cities' list, according to the 2013 Coupons.com Savings Index(1) released today by Coupons.com Incorporated (NYSE: COUP). Orlando overtook Atlanta, which had held the top spot for four years...

2014-04-10 08:31:04

DENVER, April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cal-Bay International, Inc. (OTC Markets: CBYI) Headline: Robert Thompson Appointed as Cal-Bay CEO. Cal-Bay International, Inc. today announced the appointment of Robert Thompson as the company's new CEO. Robert Thompson is a seasoned executive who originally formed Cal-Bay Controls Inc. (CBC) originally as a sole proprietorship, being operated since 1990 under the name Cal-Bay Controls, in Tustin, California, as a manufacturer's...

2014-04-10 08:28:57

Veteran financial leader brings extensive financial and operational experience with high-growth private and public technology companies IRVINE, Calif., April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Kareo Inc., a leading provider of cloud-based medical office software and services for small medical practices, announced today that it has hired Tom Patterson as Chief Financial Officer. Patterson joins Kareo as a member of its executive leadership team and is responsible for management of the company's...

2014-04-10 08:26:31

Labor Day Weekend Event to Celebrate Sonoma Wine, Food and Community, Presented by Visa Signature SONOMA COUNTY, Calif., April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sonoma Wine Country Weekend, Sonoma County's inimitable weekend celebrating the region's grape growers, winemakers, and chefs, will take place over Labor Day Weekend, August 29-31, 2014. Events take place throughout Sonoma County, America's leading wine and food region, where the winemakers, chefs, and food producers ply their respective...

2014-04-10 08:24:42

Undergraduate research findings will confirm that surfing is a positive form of cardiovascular exercise SAN MARCOS, Calif., April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Surfing as a sport has seen a rapid growth in popularity since the 1960s. On any given day along San Diego County's 70 miles of coastline, thousands of surfers may be spotted in the ocean, riding waves or patiently waiting for their next ride. While most would agree that they surf for the pure enjoyment of catching...


Latest California Reference Libraries

Sequoia slender salamander, Batrachoseps kawia
2014-02-06 10:04:58

The Sequoia slender salamander (Batrachoseps kawia) is a member of the Plethodontidae family. The species is native to California, ranging the western Sierra Mountains in California and the Kaweah River in Tulare County, California. The Sequoia slender salamander inhabits deciduous woodlands, mossy green areas and coniferous forests. The Sequoia slender salamander typically reaches lengths between 1.3 to 1.8 inches long from snout to vent.  As its common name implies, its small, slim body...

California slender salamander, Batrachoseps attenuatus
2014-02-04 09:23:14

The California slender salamander (Batrachoseps attenuatus) is a member of the Plethodontidae family of salamander species. The species is native to California and southwest Oregon. The California slender salamander ranges from central California, north along the coast and ranges into Oregon and in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains. The California slender salamander grows to lengths between 3 to 5.5 inches. As its name implies, a slim body with short limbs gives this salamander...

California giant salamander, Dicamptodon ensatus
2014-02-04 09:07:49

The California giant salamander (Dicamptodon ensatus) is a member of the Dicamptodontidae family. The species is native only to northern California. The California giant salamander inhabits moist, coastal forests or streams, lakes and ponds. Some of the species may remain gilled aquatic creatures, while others transform and become terrestrial land creatures. The California giant is nocturnal and most of its life is spent hiding and burrowing. Typically, the California giant salamander...

Plumas National Forest
2014-01-20 10:17:50

Plumas National Forest is a 1,146,000-acre United States National Forest located in the Sierra Nevada, in northern California. Roughly 85 percent of Plumas National Forest lies in Plumas County, but smaller portions can be found in eastern Butte, northern Sierra, southern Lassen, and northeastern Yuba counties. The Plumas National Forest Supervisor’s office can be found in Quincy, California. There are local ranger district offices located in Blairsden, Oroville, and Quincy. It is...

Tree Poppy, Dendromecon
2014-01-12 09:12:54

Dendromecon is a genus of shrubs or small trees. The genus may also be referred as the Tree poppy. Dendromecon can be found in California and northern Baja California. Dendromecon plants typically produce evergreen leaves that grow between 1.2 to 3.9 inches long. Its leaves have a narrow oval shape and taper to a point towards the end. The genus is known to have flowers that are yellow in coloration and shed after pollination. The Dendromecon genus consists of Dendromecon harfordii...

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