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2014-08-29 16:23:01

Commemorative Giveaways For The 1st 7,500 Guests Each Day During Labor Day Weekend SANTA CLARA, Calif., Aug. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Labor Day Weekend at California's Great America will be extra special as the park celebrates its 75 Millionth Guest the entire weekend. One lucky winner will be celebrated as the 75 Millionth Guest during Labor Day Weekend and receive a VIP prize package and a key to Great America. There will be collectible gifts with the 75 Millionth Guest logo for...

2014-08-29 16:22:54

The riveting sequel to "Life in Hitler's Crosshairs" CONCORD, Calif., Aug. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Author Constance Krail-Self announced today her latest novel The Road To Hell is now available for sale on Amazon. http://www.amazon.com/dp/150046029X http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140829/141606 In this spellbinding, highly anticipated sequel to the book Life in Hitler's Crosshairs this fast paced novel will capture you immediately and keep hold until the last twist. The...

2014-08-29 16:21:48

GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands, XINYU CITY, China and SUNNYVALE, Calif., Aug. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- LDK Solar Co., Ltd. in provisional liquidation ("LDK Solar" or the "Company") and its Joint Provisional Liquidators ("JPLs"), Tammy Fu and Eleanor Fisher, both of Zolfo Cooper (Cayman) Limited, today announced that the Company has filed the petition commencing its restructuring proceedings in the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands (the "Grand Court"). The first hearing before the Grand...

2014-08-29 16:21:43

Utility Provides Essential Funding to Napa County Chapter of the Red Cross SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Red Cross and Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) today announced an increased partnership of $25,000 following the 6.0 magnitude earthquake near Napa, Calif., on August 24. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140829/141611 "American Red Cross and PG&E both recognize that natural and human-caused disaster can strike suddenly, at anytime...

2014-08-29 12:23:52

Industry veteran will strengthen Kaleidescape's support of the custom electronics channel SUNNYVALE, Calif., Aug. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Kaleidescape, Inc., the market leader in home movie servers, today announced the appointment of custom electronics industry veteran Buzz Goddard to Vice President of Sales. With 25 years of experience with the CEDIA channel, he brings significant industry expertise to Kaleidescape. Prior to joining Kaleidescape, Goddard was VP of Sales at...

2014-08-29 12:22:50

Label gives consumers information to make healthier choices SACRAMENTO, Calif., Aug. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following statement is being issued by Alliance for Toxic Free Fire Safety: California became first in the nation this week to pass legislation requiring furniture labels to declare whether or not the product contains toxic flame retardant chemicals. Senator Mark Leno authored the bill and California Professional Firefighters (CPF), Center for Environmental...

2014-08-29 08:26:02

Innovative Customer Care Center App Allows Faster Response Time for Field Trainers PETALUMA, Calif., Aug. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Robert Rieger, CEO and founder of AVRS, Inc. announced the expansion of the Customer Care Center and the launch of the new Customer Care Center iPad App. The newly expanded AVRS Customer Care Center is the hub for all incoming customer requests. It provides customers a single-point of contact and handles all aspects of a customers AVRS experience,...

2014-08-29 08:20:36

The national auto and home insurance agency has been nominated and voted by readers of the Daily News as a favorite place to work in Los Angeles. ENCINO, Calif., Aug. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Answer Financial® Inc., the original auto insurance comparison company, is proud to announce its recent recognition by the Los Angeles Daily News and its Readers' Choice Award for Favorite Places to Work in Los Angeles. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20121009/LA88943LOGO The Los Angeles...

2014-08-29 04:20:18

GARDEN GROVE, Calif., Aug. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Teletrac Inc., a 25-year veteran GPS fleet tracking and telematics software provider, is honored to celebrate its customer's cover story in the August issue of Field Technologies magazine. The article, titled "Take Fleet Management Beyond Track and Trace" highlights the experience of A.N. Webber, a logistics company based in Illinois, in eliminating its Department Of Transportation (DOT) violations and lowering its overall fleet's...

2014-08-28 23:18:01

Structural Engineers Association of California responds to American Canyon Earthquake Sacramento, CA (PRWEB) August 28, 2014 By Michael Cochran, SEAOC Board President, Reinhard Ludke, and Ken O’Dell As the Napa region works to recover from the strongest California earthquake in 20-plus years, the rest of the State should be on notice that Sunday’s 6.0M American Canyon earthquake did not let us off the hook. Instead, this and every other recent earthquake should be taken as a wakeup...


Latest California Reference Libraries

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...

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...

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Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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