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2014-07-24 23:12:18

Today Pixel Film Studios announced the release of the template for Final Cut Pro X the PictureGram Theme. Aliso Viejo, California (PRWEB) July 24, 2014 Final Cut Pro X motion graphics artists of themes and 3rd party have announced a new Template the PictureGram Theme from Pixel Film Studios “Our goal is to offer our users a wide variety quality themes and PictureGram adds a vintage look to our growing selection,” says Christian Austin, Pixel Film Studios CEO. “PictureGram theme has...

2014-07-24 23:06:42

‘Making Do With More’ Event at Hollywood’s Historic El Capitan Theatre Will Explore the Impact of Enriched Pictures and Sound for Filmmakers and Content Creators Hollywood, California (PRWEB) July 24, 2014 The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced that the SMPTE 2014 Annual Technical Conference &...

2014-07-24 23:00:35

The lawsuit alleges that the solar giant illegally classified their Field Enegry Advisors as exempt from overtime wages and meal periods San Diego, California (PRWEB) July 24, 2014 The class action lawsuit was filed by the San Diego employment law attorneys at Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik. The class action, filed on July 15, 2014, alleges that Solarcity Corporation misclassified their Field Energy Advisors as exempt from overtime wages and as a result, allegedly failed to pay...

2014-07-24 20:20:33

- 2014 Mazda6 Awarded Highest Honors in Midsize Car Segment - IRVINE, Calif., July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Mazda North American Operations (MNAO) today was recognized by J.D. Power as the most improved Non-Premium brand, moving from 16(th) place with 776 points in 2013 to 9(th) place with 790 points in its 2014 Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) Study(SM). Additionally, the 2014 Mazda6 (821 points) received highest honors in the Midsize Car segment, scoring 21...

2014-07-24 16:29:42

PLEASANTON, Calif., July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Simpson Manufacturing Co., Inc. (the "Company") (NYSE: SSD) today announced its second quarter 2014 results. Results of Operations for the Three Months Ended June 30, 2014, Compared with the Three Months Ended June 30, 2013 Overview Net sales increased 6.4% to $207.9 million for the second quarter of 2014 from $195.3 million for the second quarter of 2013. The Company had net income of $20.5 million for the second quarter of 2014 compared to...

2014-07-24 16:29:08

-Today's Opening of Tysons Tower Office Building, Signature Plaza and New Mall Entrance Introduces High-rise Urban Hub at World-class Retail Property- SANTA MONICA, Calif., July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Macerich (NYSE:MAC) today officially opened the first phase of its large-scale, mixed-use urban expansion at Tysons Corner Center in Northern Virginia, including the 22-story Tysons Tower office building, signature outdoor Plaza and a new mall entrance that connects the...

2014-07-24 16:22:24

169 cities in California embrace program to help property owners cut water use by up to a third SAN DIEGO, July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With the threat of steep fines looming for residential water wasters throughout the state, 169 California communities are encouraging local residents to invest in water-saving upgrades through the HERO program. Projections show that California could save over 250 billion gallons of water annually with the HERO Program. Home Energy Renovation...

2014-07-24 16:21:32

WASHINGTON, July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has selected Wyle Laboratories, Inc., Houston, to support NASA's flight programs and mission projects, providing support for multiple sustained project management, research and technology development capabilities that encompass all phases of mission and project lifecycles at the agency's Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, California. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO The cost-plus-fixed-fee hybrid...

2014-07-24 16:20:49

SANTA MONICA, Calif., July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Edmunds.com, the premier destination for car shopping, forecasts that 1,461,290 new cars and trucks will be sold in the U.S. in July, for an estimated Seasonally Adjusted Annual Rate (SAAR) of 16.8 million. This would be the highest July sales since the auto industry delivered 1.49 million new car sales in July 2006. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130612/MM31390LOGO "July's performance is the clearest indication yet that...

2014-07-24 12:33:04

SACRAMENTO, Calif., July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The California Department of Technology and IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced CalCloud, a new technology model powered by cloud computing to build and deliver more innovative government services and savings. The platform, now available to municipalities and all state and local government agencies on a subscription basis, is the first of its kind to be implemented in the United States at the state level. Through CalCloud, the...

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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