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2014-09-16 08:22:25

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The newest Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP) satellite, built by Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT], was accepted for operations by U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) on August 19. This acceptance formally adds DMSP Flight-19 to the existing DMSP constellation. The satellite constellation provides weather data and forecasting information to civilian and military users. USSTRATCOM's operational acceptance follows a rigorous...

2014-09-16 08:21:52

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- TrueCar, Inc. (TRUE), the negotiation-free car buying and selling platform, today announced that Alan Ohnsman will become the company's Senior Vice President and Chief Communications Officer. Ohnsman will report to John Krafcik, TrueCar's President in this newly created position. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110118/LA31413LOGO Ohnsman joined Bloomberg in Tokyo in 1999 and has served as the West Coast automotive...

2014-09-16 08:20:34

Test rides for the public available for the first time at HTUF Conference in Chicago September 23, 2014 FOSTER CITY, Calif., Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The City of Chicago is now home to the first and only all-electric garbage truck in North America. Designed by Motiv Power Systems, the Electric Refuse Vehicle, or ERV, was made possible using Motiv's modular, plug-and-play electric Powertrain Control System (ePCS) technology and in collaboration with Chicago's existing refuse...

2014-09-16 00:21:40

Partnership with Silicon Valley Bank Helps Innovation Companies Scale with Startup-Savvy Talent BOSTON and SANTA CLARA, Calif., Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Startup Institute, an immersive career accelerator geared toward cultivating startup-savvy talent, today announced a partnership with Silicon Valley Bank and an investment by SVB* of $3 million in the company to support worldwide expansion of offices and programs. The partnership will help high-growth companies in the...

2014-09-15 23:10:13

Today Pixel Film Studios announced the release of the Qube template for Final Cut Pro X Aliso Viejo, California (PRWEB) September 15, 2014 Final Cut Pro X motion graphics artists of themes and 3rd party plugins have announced a new Template the Qube Theme from Pixel Film Studios. “Our goal is to offer our users a wide variety quality themes and the Qube theme adds an art center piece environment to our growing library," says Christian Austin, Pixel Film Studios CEO. “Qube theme...

2014-09-15 23:09:06

Company to offer first public ride and drive opportunities since CARB approval at the BusCon Expo 2014 in Indianapolis, IN Ontario, CA. (PRWEB) September 15, 2014 Phoenix Cars LLC., a leading developer of electric vehicle technologies for the fleet vehicle market, announced today that its electric shuttle bus, named ZEUS 300 (Zero Emissions Utility Shuttle 300 series), has been granted California Air Resources Board (CARB) approval. To acquaint the market with the vehicle, Phoenix will...

2014-09-15 23:08:36

USAePay Now An Official Gateway for Salesforce Members Glendale, Calif. (PRWEB) September 15, 2014 Chargent Payment Processing, created by AppFrontier, is the only 100 percent Salesforce native credit card and ACH payment solution for a one time payment transaction or recurring billing. Chargent includes a pre-built integration with USAePay adding to its list of payment gateways. It also allows merchants to have complete control of their payments since it is directly incorporated in...

2014-09-15 23:00:08

‘A Night In The Life...’chronicles typical night in the life of four young alcoholics San Diego, Calif. (PRWEB) September 16, 2014 Authors Christine Snow and Donna Albury highlight the seriousness of alcohol addiction through a compelling story of four alcoholics. Born out of love and pain and the authors’ desire to reach out to others, “A Night In The Life...” (published by Xlibris) reveals the struggles with addiction and aims to help those who are suffering from the same...

2014-09-15 20:22:04

Chronicle joins major newspapers across CA criticizing Prop 46 proponents for including "sweeteners" by "political consultants trying to spritz populist perfume on a controversial measure" SACRAMENTO, Calif., Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the No on 46 campaign announced that the editorial board of the San Francisco Chronicle has taken a position of "NO" on Proposition 46, stating "voters should reject this flawed measure." In opposing Prop 46, the Chronicle joins every other major...

2014-09-15 20:21:04

Company Currently Building 350-MW Fab to Meet Ongoing Demand for its Solar Technology SAN JOSE, Calif., Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SunPower Corp. (NASDAQ: SPWR), a leading solar technology and energy services provider, today announced that it has manufactured its one billionth high efficiency solar cell. This milestone was achieved 11 years after the company started manufacturing its A-300 solar cell in its first fabrication facility (Fab). Today, SunPower operates two Fabs...


Latest California Reference Libraries

Foothill Yellow-Legged Frog, Rana boylii
2014-09-16 08:43:34

The Foothill Yellow-Legged Frog (Rana boylii) is a small frog measuring about 1.46 to 3.2 inches. It belongs to the genus Rana within the Ranidae family. This species can be found from northern Oregon, down California’s west coast, and into Baja California, Mexico. Both the Columbia Spotted Frog and the Cascades Frog, also part of the Rana genus, reside in the northern regions of this frog’s territory. They show a preference for living in streams and rivers, and lay their eggs in masses...

Northern Red-Legged Frog, Rana aurora
2014-09-11 11:41:10

The Northern Red-Legged Frog (Rana aurora) is a species of amphibian whose range is the coastal region extending from southwest British Colombia to southern Mendocino County in Northern California, and is protected in British Colombia, Oregon, and California. Being a member of the genus Rana, this species of frog is considered a true frog, with characteristic smooth skin and a narrow waist. This frog needs still waters for breeding, and is rarely found at any great distance from its breeding...

Sierra National Forest
2014-07-31 09:31:42

Sierra National Forest is a United States national forest that is located in the state of California and extends along the western slope of the Sierra Nevada mountain range. It holds 1,300,000 acres of protected land that is divided into three ranger districts known as Bass lake Ranger District, High Sierra Ranger District, and Supervisor's Office. It was established in 1893 as the Sierra Forest Reserve, but in 1897, the reserve was split into two areas and it was renamed the Sierra South. It...

Shasta–Trinity National Forest
2014-07-31 09:18:57

Shasta-Trinity National Forest is a United States national forest that is located in the state of California. It holds 2,210,485 acres of protected land, making it the largest national forest in its state, and five designated wilderness areas including Mount Shasta Wilderness, Trinity Alps Wilderness, and Yolla Bolly-Middle Eel Wilderness. This forest was created in 1954, when the Trinity and Shasta National Forests were combined. Shasta-Trinity national Forest holds many features...

San Bernardino National Forest
2014-07-31 08:53:16

San Bernardino National Forest is a United States national forest that is located in the state of California. This forest encompasses 823,816 acres of protected land, which is divided into two separate areas by mountain ranges known as the San Bernardino Mountains located in the east and the San Jacinto and Santa Rosa Mountains located in the north. This forest holds eight designated wilderness areas, some of which overlap into Angeles National Forest, including Cucamonga Wilderness, San...

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