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2014-07-15 16:29:26

Microsoft recognizes Neudesic as a top partner demonstrating significant commitment to customers IRVINE, Calif., July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Neudesic, a leading technology company offering a full suite of CRM services and solutions, has been named to the 2014 President's Club for Microsoft Dynamics. This prestigious group represents the top five percent of Microsoft Dynamics partners worldwide who reach key business milestones while maintaining a constant dedication to high...

2014-07-15 16:27:06

Hospital Ranks in the Top 20 Nationally in Five Areas KANSAS CITY, Kan., July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- All 12 specialty programs of The University of Kansas Hospital are nationally ranked in the top 50 in the prestigious 2014-15 adult "Best Hospital" lists from U.S. News & World Report. Only 13 other hospitals in the country earned the distinction of being nationally ranked in each of the data-driven specialty rankings. For the fifth year in a row, The University of Kansas Hospital was...

2014-07-15 16:23:39

GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands and XINYU CITY, China and SUNNYVALE, Calif., July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- LDK Solar Co., Ltd. in provisional liquidation ("LDK Solar" or the "Company") and its Joint Provisional Liquidators, Tammy Fu and Eleanor Fisher, both of Zolfo Cooper (Cayman) Limited, today announced that the New York Stock Exchange (the "NYSE") Committee for Review has rescheduled LDK Solar's review hearing to Monday, September 8, 2014. The hearing was originally scheduled on June...

2014-07-15 16:22:39

- Tenant, Property Owner, and City Team Up to Drive Sustainability - VERNON, Calif., July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In a unique alliance three entities are teaming up to install a 400 kilowatt (kW) rooftop solar array in the City of Vernon. Superior Lithographics, the tenant, Mt. Vernon Investments LLC, the building owner, and the electrical utility owned by the City of Vernon, are all on the cutting edge of environmental stewardship. The three have agreed to a unique arrangement -...

2014-07-15 12:34:55

With a library of over 100 educator-approved video games and videos, LeapTV provides video game fun and entertainment designed specifically for young children that is filled with learning and active play. EMERYVILLE, Calif., July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- LeapFrog Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE:LF), the leader in children's educational entertainment, today unveiled its first educational, active video gaming system, LeapTV(TM). Just like its no. 1 selling line of LeapPad children's tablets, LeapTV is...

2014-07-15 12:29:44

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Fountain Valley Regional Medical Center (FVRMC) has been ranked as one of the best hospitals for 2014-15 in California by U.S. News & World Report. FVRMC also ranked as a Best Hospital in the LA Metro Area and a High Performing Hospital in Cancer, Geriatrics and Pulmonology. The annual U.S. News Best Hospitals rankings, now in their 25th year, recognize hospitals that excel in treating the most challenging patients. "We are...

2014-07-15 12:29:29

LOS ANGELES, July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The UCLA Health System's hospitals in Westwood and Santa Monica have been named to U.S. News and World Report's Best Hospitals 2014-15 Honor Roll. UCLA was ranked No. 5 in the country and No. 1 in both California and the Los Angeles metropolitan area. The annual rankings, now in their 25th year, are the magazine's most exclusive rankings, recognizing hospitals that excel at treating patients who need an especially high level of...

2014-07-15 12:28:49

-- Helping Fertility Patients and Couples Trying to Conceive LOS ALTOS, Calif., July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Univfy, the pioneer in online fertility predictive analytics at www.univfy.com, launches two new programs--The Univfy IVF Success Program and Your Fertility--to expand its holistic platform for women and their partners to get on the quickest and healthiest path to having a baby. The Univfy IVF Success Program is the only online program providing personalized analyses of both in...

2014-07-15 12:26:35

Long Beach Memorial, Saddleback Memorial and Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center Have Total of 20 National and High Performance Rankings ORANGE and LOS ANGELES Counties, Calif., July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a rigorous assessment of more than 5,000 hospitals in the U.S., MemorialCare Health System's Long Beach Memorial has earned a place among U.S. News & World Report's Best Hospitals. It is listed as one of the nation's best in the Diabetes and Endocrinology...

2014-07-15 12:26:06

Career Online High School Program Launches this Summer SACRAMENTO, Calif. and FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich., July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sacramento Public Library will offer qualified community members the opportunity to earn accredited high school diplomas and credentialed career certificates through Career Online High School, a program brought to public libraries by Gale, part of Cengage Learning. Currently, more than 50,000 adults in Sacramento, nearly 20 percent of the local...


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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penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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