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2014-09-12 12:23:12

OAKLAND, Calif., Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- "What Can Be Done NOW to turn around the crisis preventing Latino educational success?" - will be probed in a live Radio Bilingüe-produced bilingual community forum from Boyle Heights, Los Angeles featuring renowned Latino education scholar Patricia Gándara on Wednesday September 17, 2014 from 11 am to 2 pm PDT. The public is encouraged to attend and comment during the event at Casa 0101 Theater, 2102 E. First St., Los Angeles, CA....

2014-09-12 12:20:55

WASHINGTON, Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Fixed wing air tanker and helicopter operators are helping firefighters get the upper hand on a massive fire which has been burning for the past month in the Klamath National Forest along the California-Oregon border. Known as the Happy Camp Complex fire, the lightning-sparked conflagration has torched nearly 100,000 acres and is currently just 30 percent contained. "Of our 10 tankers working right now throughout California and...

2014-09-12 08:28:55

Furthering its commitment to the San Francisco Unified School District's innovation agenda, the Salesforce.com Foundation donates $5 million and salesforce.com employees to volunteer 5,000 hours during the 2014-2015 school year SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Mayor Edwin M. Lee, Superintendent Richard A. Carranza and salesforce.com Chairman and CEO Marc Benioff today announced the expansion of the Mayor's Middle Grades Leadership Initiative for the San Francisco Unified School...

2014-09-12 08:24:48

EMERYVILLE, Calif., Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sepsis is a life threatening, debilitating disease that impacts millions of people worldwide. Education and awareness are fundamental to improving Sepsis diagnosis and care. September marks Sepsis Awareness Month and September 13(th) is World Sepsis Day. According to the Sepsis Alliance, "Sepsis, the body's toxic reaction to infection, kills over 258,000 people in the US every year, and thousands more are left with life-altering...

2014-09-12 08:24:23

World leading specialty athletic retailer steps up service with same-day delivery in time for back to school rush PALO ALTO, Calif., Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Deliv today announced that Foot Locker will be taking a giant leap forward by offering shoppers on its Footlocker.com website the option to have their purchases delivered same-day using Deliv's crowdsourced delivery service. As America's 75 million students prepare to return to school, the same-day delivery service makes...

2014-09-12 08:23:59

The festival, which celebrates the area's Native American culture and history, expects to receive thousands of history, environment and nature enthusiasts. RIDGECREST, Calif., Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With more than 100,000 petroglyphs, or Native American Rock Art, enveloped within the mighty walls of Little Petroglyph Canyon, the word "little" is hardly the adjective that comes to mind. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140911/145539 Logo -...

2014-09-12 08:20:53

PASO ROBLES, Calif., Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Japan Airlines has begun serving Peachy Canyon Winery's Westside Zinfandel 2011 from Paso Robles on their international business class routes starting from early August 2014. The wine has been introduced in Business Class on routes in Asia, North America, Oceania and other major destinations. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140912/145660 Japan Airlines selected wines for 2014 from a group of over 1000 wines proposed by...

2014-09-12 08:20:21

Savings on midsize sedans increase due to rising inventory levels SANTA MONICA, Calif., Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Toyota Camry SE, which is selling at an average of 15 percent off MSRP, tops September's list of best savings on new vehicles, according to TrueCar, the negotiation-free car buying and selling platform. Published monthly, the "TrueSavings" report analyzes recent transaction prices and identifies opportunities for consumer savings....

2014-09-11 23:13:17

Experienced industry leader with deep roots in Los Angeles assumes leadership of talented team of architects and designers. Cull comes from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center where he worked with HOK on the successful Advanced Health Sciences Pavilion. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) September 11, 2014 HOK has announced that Robert Cull, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, has joined the firm’s leadership team as senior vice president and managing principal in Los Angeles. Cull brings 25 years of experience in the...

2014-09-11 23:12:50

Valley Recovery Center of California celebrates at the Guild Theater with former NBA player and Summit Executive Partner Chris Herren. Sacramento, CA (PRWEB) September 11, 2014 Valley Recovery Center of California (Valley) held its Grand Opening event at the Guild Theater Friday, September 5th, after an official ribbon cutting ceremony on-site at the facility. While also celebrating the 25th year of National Recovery Month, Valley provided local providers of behavioral health, the...


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
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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