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2014-04-17 16:21:00

CONCORD, Calif., April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cal/OSHA cited Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART) today for willful serious safety violations that resulted in two workers being killed by a fast-moving train in Walnut Creek last October. The citations carry proposed penalties totaling $210,000. Cal/OSHA issued the citations for three willful serious violations after its investigation found the following: -- The two workers who were killed, Christopher D. Sheppard and...

2014-04-17 12:29:36

Mobile Time Entry App for Attorneys, Accountants & Consultants CAMPBELL, Calif., April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Smart WebParts (www.smartwebparts.com), provider of the leading timekeeping platform for law, accounting and professional services firms, today announced the availability of Smart Time Mobile for the iPhone. The new mobile time entry app enables users to manage and enter time anywhere. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140416/75773) Smart Time Mobile can...

2014-04-17 12:27:00

"Absolut Little Sun" Celebrates Creativity and Global Togetherness through Cocktails, Art and Music INDIO, Calif., April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Absolut Vodka, the official spirits of Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, recently unveiled Absolut Little Sun -- an interactive art bar designed by Little Sun. Embodying Absolut's Transform Today(TM) spirit of inspiring the power of creation, the space, created together with Absolut, is an immersive and celebratory environment...

2014-04-17 12:26:21

SAN MATEO, Calif., April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Viralheat, a leading provider of enterprise social media monitoring and management software, announced today that it is adding integration with Salesforce Desk.com, the all-in-one customer support app for fast-growing companies, to its world-class analytics platform. Viralheat empowers businesses to perform all of their social content needs within a single social management platform. The new integration follows Viralheat's recent...

2014-04-17 12:23:57

Donation dedicated to the care of 500 trees during California's drought LOS ANGELES, April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With the annual global Earth Day celebration set for April 22, 2014, Insomniac has announced it is donating $10,000 to TreePeople--a Los Angeles-based, environmental non-profit organization--to help finance the preservation and care of 500 trees in Southern California. Starting today, April 17(th), fans can go online and sign a voluntary pledge to embrace simple...

2014-04-17 12:22:43

HAMPTON, Va., April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An HU-25C jet from NASA's Langley Research Center will be in California next month as part of a flight test to assess biofuel and other jet fuel alternatives. News media representatives are invited to attend a behind-the-scenes tour of that test on Tuesday, May 20, at the NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center's hangar in Palmdale and visit the center's main campus at Edwards Air Force Base....

2014-04-17 08:31:32

ALISO VIEJO, Calif., April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq: MSCC), a leading provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, will conduct its Fiscal Second Quarter Earnings Conference Call with management to discuss results. Date: Thursday, April 24, 2014Time: 4:45 p.m. EDT (1:45 p.m. PDT) http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110909/MM66070LOGO To access the webcast, log on to www.microsemi.com, go to...

2014-04-17 08:27:54

MONROVIA, Calif., April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- STAAR Surgical Company (NASDAQ: STAA), a leading developer, manufacturer and marketer of implantable lenses and delivery systems for the eye, today announced that it will release its financial results for the first quarter ended April 4, 2014 on Monday, April 28, 2014 after the market close. STAAR will host a conference call and video webcast on Monday, April 28 at 4:15 p.m. Eastern / 1:15 p.m. Pacific to discuss these results and...

2014-04-17 08:27:44

Potential to Provide Needed Breathing Support for Patients with Neuromuscular Diseases and Non-Oxygen Dependent Respiratory Diseases IRVINE, Calif., April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Breathe Technologies, Inc. announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted the fifth 510(k) clearance for its Non-Invasive Open Ventilation (NIOV) System, allowing its use with compressed air supply for non-oxygen dependent patients. The previous four FDA clearances cover the...

2014-04-17 08:24:03

GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands and XINYU CITY, China and SUNNYVALE, Calif., April 17, 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 provided additional information on its request for a review of the decision made on March 31, 2014 by the staff of NYSE Regulation, Inc. ("NYSE Regulation") to suspend trading of the Company's...


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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