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2014-09-18 12:27:17

Album Reaches #6 on Heatseekers Chart SANTA MONICA, Calif., Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Loudon Wainwright III's new album 'Haven't Got The Blues (Yet)" had a smashing release week debuting solidly on Billboard's Top 200 Albums chart (#162). The album's success was buoyed by across the board rave reviews as well as song/album/video premiere streams on Wall Street Journal.com, Pandora and New Yorder.com and a pair of interviews on NPR (interview segments that aired on Wait...

2014-09-18 12:20:57

Autonomous driving through Silicon Valley: Mercedes-Benz receives licence from the US federal state of California SUNNYVALE, Calif., Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On 16 September 2014 the US federal state of California introduced a legal requirement for an official licence for testing vehicles in autonomous driving mode on public roads. On "Senate Bill No. 1298" taking effect, Mercedes-Benz received a corresponding licence permitting it to test vehicles in autonomous driving mode in...

2014-09-18 12:20:53

Employee trust in the workplace is the leading factor for great workplaces PALO ALTO, Calif., Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Stellar Solutions, Inc. was named by Great Place to Work® as one of the best small and medium workplaces in the United States on their annual 2014 Best Small & Medium Workplaces list, published today in FORTUNE magazine. Ranked #17, this is the first time Stellar Solutions, Inc. has received this honor. Divided into two categories, Small (25-250 employees)...

2014-09-18 08:36:12

Irvine based IT Services firm ranked 641 on 2014 Inc. 5000 list IRVINE, Calif., Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Inc. magazine today ranked OrangePeople Number 641 on its 33rd annual Inc. 500|5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy--America's independent entrepreneurs. Companies such as Yelp, Pandora, Timberland, Dell, Domino's Pizza, LinkedIn,...

2014-09-18 08:35:19

IslandWood Moved from Blackbaud to Intacct to Minimize Data Entry and Gain Greater Financial and Operational Visibility SAN JOSE, Calif., Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Intacct, a leader in cloud financial management and accounting software, today announced that IslandWood switched from Blackbaud Financial Edge to Intacct in order to streamline financial processes and gain real-time visibility into financial metrics. As a result of implementing Intacct, IslandWood achieved increased...

2014-09-18 08:34:09

New Poll Finds Strong Support for Federal Legislation in the Golden State WASHINGTON, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) released the results of a California-specific poll that shows that two in three Californians support legislation requiring sales tax collection at the time of purchase. "A significant majority of Californians support federal legislation and with precious few legislative days left in 2014 it is time for...

2014-09-18 08:29:59

Additional Data Demonstrate Accuray TomoTherapy and CyberKnife® Systems Provide Precise Dose Delivery and Tumor Management SUNNYVALE, Calif., Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Accuray Incorporated (Nasdaq: ARAY) announced today that studies presented at the 56th Annual American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) Meeting in San Francisco, September 14 - 17, 2014 continue to reinforce broad-based healthcare professional support of the clinical and quality of life benefits the CyberKnife® and...

2014-09-18 08:26:11

BURBANK, Calif., Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cast & Crew Entertainment Services, LLC, the premier provider of payroll and related services to the entertainment industry, today announced an expansion of the tax-incentive services it provides to Canadian productions through its Cast & Crew Financial Services, LLC subsidiary. Cast & Crew Financial Services provides film and television productions with a range of services, such as production incentive financing, which...

2014-09-18 08:26:09

TEMECULA, Calif., Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cabaret at The Merc in association with Temecula Presents are pleased to announce a one-night-only Broadway concert by Academy Award-winning composer, Stephen Schwartz. On Monday, September 22nd at 7:30pm, Stephen Schwartz, the songwriter behind such Broadway hits as Wicked, Godspell and Pippin, will take the Old Town Temecula Theater Stage for the first time, joined by an all-star cast of Broadway performers! Stephen Schwartz has...

2014-09-18 08:21:58

New fast charging Freedom Station® sites at Vacaville Premium Outlets, Livermore Premium Outlets, Great Mall and Petaluma Village Premium Outlets contribute to expanding electric vehicle charging network in California SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Electric Vehicle (EV) drivers are now able to plug in and charge their cars while they shop or grab a bite at four of Northern California's premier retail destinations. Simon, a global leader in the retail real estate...


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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Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'