Latest California Stories

2014-07-14 08:21:46

New Features Improve Utility Mapping and Field Workflows to Increase Productivity SUNNYVALE, Calif., July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) introduced the latest version of its smart water infrastructure mapping and work management software--Trimble® Connect(TM) version 1.8. The latest release of the cloud-based, Geographic Information System (GIS)-centric software includes a suite of applications that allow water, wastewater and stormwater utilities to visualize and...

2014-07-14 08:20:46

Award recipients demonstrate excellence in the automotive retail industry SANTA MONICA, Calif., July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Eighteen of the 40 people recognized in Automotive News' 2014 "40 Under 40" retail list represent TrueCar Certified Dealers. The list was unveiled in the July 14 edition of Automotive News this morning. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110118/LA31413LOGO The annual "40 Under 40" list honors up-and-comers in automotive retail under 40 years old who have shown...

2014-07-14 08:20:30

SUNNYVALE, Calif., July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) announced today that it has acquired the assets of privately-held The Omega Group, headquartered in San Diego, California. The Omega Group is an industry-leading provider of cloud-based and on-premise operational performance support software that integrates mapping, analytics, intelligence and mobile technologies, allowing public safety agencies to optimize patrol strategies and daily field work. Financial terms...

2014-07-13 23:03:56

Rællic enables secure written communications between average consumers who do not want the government or other third parties reading their private messages—and Rællic has an innovative edge over other privacy solutions available today. San Mateo, California (PRWEB) July 13, 2014 Rællic protects customers from governmental and private sector intrusions by providing safe communication between clients using state-of-the-art communications security techniques. The software...

2014-07-13 23:03:53

The Paradise Warrior will bring UFC world champions and MMA legends to the San Jose convention Center this weekend allowing the fans of Mixed Martial Arts a chance of a lifetime to learn from the best in the fighting game the "secrets" which made them who they are. On Saturday and Sunday a mixed body of participants; males and females of all ages and families will come to learn from UFC world champion TJ Dillashaw, Jiu Jitsu legend and the new ultimate fighter coach, Fabricio...

2014-07-13 23:03:08

Pixel Film Studios announced today the release of Prointro for Final Cut Pro X, which includes 30 different Prointro titles. Aliso Viejo, California (PRWEB) July 13, 2014 Plugin developers for Pixel Film Studios have announced Prointro for Final Cut Pro X. “What makes Prointro so unique, it was built to take any png logo and professionally animate with ease.” Said Christina Austin, CEO of Pixel Film Studios. “We are proud of Prointro and I know our users are going to love.”...

2014-07-13 23:00:29

California mortgage company, Blue Home Loans, Inc., comments on the current mortgage rates trends and offers advice for those who are seeking the best home loans. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) July 13, 2014 Mortgage rates ended last week at the lowest levels of the month so far, but is this downward trend likely to continue? With quite a few significant events and data reports coming out this week there will be plenty of chances for rates to either break lower – if this is how event unfold –...

2014-07-12 23:04:24

California mortgage company, Blue Home Loans, Inc., comments on the current mortgage rates trends and offers advice for those who are seeking the best home loans. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) July 11, 2014 Mortgage interest rates moved down again today, bringing them in line with July’s lowest rate levels. Rates have been decreasing over the last few days in small increments, and today was no different – however, this slight decrease finally moved rates back to the best levels seen this...

2014-07-12 23:04:13

Today Pixel Film Studios announced the release of the template for Final Cut Pro X the Republic Theme. Aliso Viejo, California (PRWEB) July 12, 2014 Final Cut Pro X motion graphics artists of themes and 3rd party have announced a new Template the Republic Theme from Pixel Film Studios “Our goal is to offer our users a wide variety quality themes and the Republic Theme adds a modern style to our library,” says Christian Austin, Pixel Film Studios CEO. “Republic theme has a modern...

2014-07-11 23:08:23

Pixel Film Studios announced today the release of Transcice Volume 3 for Final Cut Pro X, which includes 40 new variations of split screen transitions. Aliso Viejo, California (PRWEB) July 11, 2014 Plugin developers for Pixel Film Studios have announced Translice Volume 3 for Final Cut Pro X. “What makes our Translice series so poplar with our users is how easy it is to use such a complex looking plugin that looks awesome,” said Christina Austin, CEO of Pixel Film Studios. “We are...

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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