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2014-09-25 12:26:36

Visual effects studio expects to create 100 jobs MONTRÉAL, Sept. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - California-based Atomic Fiction, a world-renowned visual effects studio that has gained fame for its work on movies such as Star Trek Into Darkness, Transformers Age of Extinction, Need for Speed and Flight, has announced it is opening a subsidiary in Greater Montréal. "Atomic Fiction is extremely excited about expanding to Montréal. We're putting down our roots by committing to a six-year...

2014-09-25 08:33:23

$199 Smartphone Accessory For iOS and Android Affordably Solves Problems Related to Home Improvement, Pet Ownership, Safety and Security SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Sept. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Seek Thermal(TM) today announced the Seek thermal camera, a pocketsize device that plugs into smartphones and puts the amazing power of thermal imaging into the hands of consumers. The Seek thermal camera allows people to literally see heat, making it possible to see energy loss and water leaks in homes,...

2014-09-25 08:31:19

Extensible Platform Offers Choices of Sensors, Communication Plug-Ins and Design Files for Application Specific Devices SUNNYVALE, Calif., Sept. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) announced today the ThingMagic® Mercury® xPRESS Sensor Hub now supports network interfaces (PoE and WiFi) as well as GPS, enabling the integration of positioning services into solutions. The xPRESS Sensor Hub is a flexible development platform designed to enable customers to rapidly create...

2014-09-25 08:29:23

FIVE POINTS, Calif., Sept. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- S&W Seed Company (Nasdaq: SANW), one of the world's leading alfalfa seed companies, has entered into a distribution agreement with Maxim International (Private) Limited, one of the largest livestock input companies in Pakistan. Maxim, as S&W's exclusive distributor in Pakistan, will stock and supply S&W's elite alfalfa seed brands in Pakistan. Pakistan represents a significant new opportunity for sales of S&W's high...

2014-09-25 08:25:43

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Sept. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Electronic Retailing Association (ERA) presented Guthy-Renker, one of the world's largest and most respected direct marketing companies, with nine Moxie Awards at the 2014 ERA Moxie Awards Gala on Thursday, September 18, 2014, including the top honor of Marketer of the Year. Other notable wins for the company include Best Short Form of the Year for Proactiv+(®), Best Long Form of the Year for Meaningful Beauty(®), Best Long Form...

2014-09-25 08:25:04

AMERICAN CANYON, Calif., Sept. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- This Saturday, September 27, Jamieson Ranch Vineyards (JRV) hosts "Fresh Coat," an installation of graffiti art from prominent urban artists from 1:00 to 6:00 p.m. Fresh Coat includes a concert from award-winning American folk rock band Delta Rae at 4:00 p.m. DJ Rotten Robbie will spin from 1:00 to 4:00 pm. and Jamieson Ranch's own SANHO "The Indian" will open for Delta Rae. "Our goal is to bring the community together to...

2014-09-25 08:24:26

--5.3 Million Properties Remain in Negative Equity-- IRVINE, Calif., Sept. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CoreLogic(®) (NYSE: CLGX), a leading global property information, analytics and data-enabled services provider, today released new analysis showing nearly 950,000 homes returned to positive equity in the second quarter of 2014, bringing the total number of mortgaged residential properties with equity in the U.S. to more than 44 million. Nationwide, borrower equity increased year over year by...

2014-09-25 08:22:01

BAKERSFIELD, Calif., Sept. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sol Systems announced today that it successfully financed a 944 kilowatt solar project in partnership with its investor client, Washington Gas Energy Systems (WGES), a subsidiary of WGL. The operational solar energy system is located at Valley Baptist Church in Bakersfield, Calif., and A-C Electric served as the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) provider. "The whole project team worked hard on this deal and we are...

2014-09-25 08:20:59

Record Pace For Recent Dealer Additions SANTA MONICA, Calif., Sept. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- TrueCar, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRUE), the negotiation-free car buying and selling platform, now has more than 9,000 active dealer partners in the TrueCar Certified Dealer network, including more than 8,000 new car franchise dealers and nearly 1,000 independent dealers. More than 1 out of 4 franchise dealers in the U.S. are now TrueCar Certified Dealers. The most recent 1,000 net dealer additions...

2014-09-24 23:14:28

CARF International announced that NSIGHT Psychology & Addiction has earned preliminary accreditation for its Intensive Outpatient Treatment: Integrated: AOD/MH (Adults) program. Costa Mesa, California (PRWEB) September 24, 2014 CARF International announced that NSIGHT Psychology & Addiction has earned preliminary accreditation for its Intensive Outpatient Treatment: Integrated: AOD/MH (Adults) program. CARF commended NSIGHT in its quest for quality programs and services. Its...


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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caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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