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2014-07-21 23:00:36

The Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has establish a 24-month academic program designed to help veterans become engineers. The program was created in partnership with the Alameda County Workforce Investment Board and Las Positas College. Livermore, California (PRWEB) July 21, 2014 Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), Alameda County Workforce Investment Board (WIB) and Las Positas College (LPC) recently established a 24-month academic program to provide technical education...

2014-07-21 23:00:29

Ginoza & Nakano Chiropractic Comes Highly Recommended by Power Liens, the Largest Directory of Personal Injury Physicians Working on Lien and Letter of Protection Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) July 21, 2014 With the expansion of their online directory of over 4,000 physicians, Power Liens has a special designation for their most experienced and trusted doctors. Personal injury attorneys are constantly on the hunt to find doctors for their clients who work on a lien basis, so...

2014-07-21 20:22:24

SANTA MONICA, Calif., July 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today environmental activist and consumer advocate Erin Brockovich announced her support for Prop 46, the November ballot initiative that will protect patient safety and save lives. Brockovich is best known for the work she did to build a case against PG&E on their groundwater contamination in Hinkley, CA, in 1993. The case, which settled in 1996, is one of many anti-pollution cases that Brockovich participated in over the...

2014-07-21 16:29:14

SUNNYVALE, Calif., July 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) will hold a conference call on Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. PT to review its second quarter 2014 results. The call will be broadcast live on the Web at http://investor.trimble.com. Investors without Internet access may dial into the call at (800) 528-9198 (U.S.) or (702) 928-6633 (international). The pass code is 77461906. About Trimble Trimble applies technology to make field and mobile workers in...

2014-07-21 16:22:39

Top five organizations received $25,000 to get more kids outside ALAMEDA, Calif., July 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- After tallying more than 25,000 votes from Facebook fans, The North Face today announced the final winners of the 2014 Explore Fund grants of up to $25,000. Earlier this summer, The North Face Explore Fund awarded $5,000 to 15 projects dedicated to getting more youth outside and connected to nature as part of its annual $250,000 grant program. In addition to this $75,000 commitment,...

2014-07-21 12:21:45

SANTA MONICA, Calif., July 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A team from Edmunds.com, the premier destination for car shopping, shattered the cross-country speed record in an electric vehicle when driving from Redondo Beach, Calif. to New York, NY in a 2013 Tesla Model S in 67 hours and 21 minutes. The record-setting drive erased the previous record of 76 hours and 5 minutes set by a team of Tesla staffers. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140721/128962 Edmunds.com Director of Vehicle Testing...

2014-07-21 08:27:20

Fast Wi-Fi and Network Powered Analytics to Dramatically Improve Game Day Experience from the Sidelines to the Press Box SAN JOSE, Calif., July 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Extreme Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: EXTR) and PCM Inc. (Nasdaq: PCMI) today announced that the companies were selected by the Tennessee Titans of the National Football League (NFL) to outfit Nashville's LP Field with its IdentiFi® high performance Wi-Fi technology. The relationship follows a comprehensive evaluation of leading...

2014-07-21 08:21:20

HONOLULU, July 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The first of 13 teams competing in the Great Pacific Race arrives into Waikiki, setting a new world record and completing their epic 2,100 nautical mile ocean row. They left Monterey, California on June 9th at 10am and are expected to arrive into Waikiki, Hawaii early on Tuesday 22nd July. WHAT: GREAT PACIFIC RACE [http://greatpacificrace.com ], inaugural and first-of-its kind rowing race across the Pacific. The winning team will...

2014-07-19 23:02:02

The latest Cynosure SmartLipo liposuction procedure for weight-loss treatment offers ideal solution to counter fat accumulation around different parts of the body Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) July 19, 2014 Every Californian who has been troubled by his/her bulging belly and those hideous fleshy flanks now has a good news waiting. To relieve everyone from unwanted fat, MetroMD now introduces SmartLipo-based advanced liposuction therapy across its offices in several places of California –...

2014-07-18 23:07:48

Pixel Film Studios announced today the release of TransTrails Vol.2, which includes 47 customizable animation presets made exclusively for Final Cut Pro X. Aliso Viejo, California (PRWEB) July 18, 2014 Plugin developers for Pixel Film Studios have announced TransTrails Vol.2 for Final Cut Pro X. “TransTrails Vol.2 was built to give users endless control when creating Bokeh generators," said Christina Austin, CEO of Pixel Film Studios. “We’re proud of TransTrails Vol.2 and I...


Latest California Reference Libraries

Gray Pine, Pinus sabiniana
2014-04-22 11:07:33

Gray pine (Pinus sabiniana) is prevalent throughout California in the United States. The tree is also known as the Digger pine, California foothill pine, ghost pine, bull pine, and nut pine. The Gray pine grows from sea level to 4,000 feet above sea level. This pine likes 15-25 inches of rain per year and grows best in rocky, well-drained soils. This pine is a short pine growing to heights of 36-45 feet high, 105 feet in ideal growing conditions, with trunks measuring 23.6-47.2 inches in...

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...

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  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
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