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2014-08-27 16:21:55

ACEC California supports a mileage-based fee pilot program SACRAMENTO, Calif., Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Council of Engineering Companies of California (ACEC California) applauds the California Legislature for recommending a new way to fund highway infrastructure. Senate Bill 1077, authored by DeSaulnier (D - Concord), creates a Road Usage Charge (RUC) Technical Advisory Committee to guide the development and implementation of a pilot program to study the potential...

2014-08-27 16:21:25

Drivers Seek Fairness, Stronger Voice With App-Based Company EL MONTE, Calif., Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The California App-Based Drivers' Association (CADA) met in El Monte, California on Tuesday, to formalize its affiliation with Teamsters Local 986. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20100127/IBTLOGO CADA was established earlier this year in an effort to unite drivers who operate under smartphone-based ridesharing applications, including Uber. Uber drivers have...

2014-08-27 16:21:09

Could Be Liable for Hundreds of Millions of Dollars in Drivers' Operating Expenses and Wages OAKLAND, Calif., Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal ruled that a class of 2,300 individuals working for FedEx Ground was misclassified as independent contractors instead of employees. As a result, FedEx may owe its workforce of drivers hundreds of millions of dollars for illegally shifting to them the costs of such things as the FedEx branded trucks,...

2014-08-27 12:35:00

ONTRAPORT named the eighth fastest-growing company on California's Central Coast by Pacific Coast Business Times SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ONTRAPORT, an all-in-one small business management platform, announced today its inclusion in the Pacific Coast Business Times' 50 Fastest-Growing Companies list at the number eight spot. This list consists of the year's fastest-growing private and public companies in the Tri-Counties: Ventura, Santa Barbara and San Luis...

2014-08-27 12:34:51

Enrollment Still Open for New Students SIMI VALLEY, Calif., Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New school supplies and meeting new teachers are still part of the first day of school for students enrolled in one of the 11 California Virtual Academy schools (CAVA), IQ Academy California (IQCA) and Insight Schools of California (ISCA). They'll meet each other in homeroom and catch up with classmates from last year, but there won't be any backpacks, school cafeteria food or catching the bus...

2014-08-27 12:31:20

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As high school and college campuses across the state gear up for the new school year, several Southern California students with disabilities are prepared and well equipped to tackle the challenges ahead. Through the 2014 Leadership Week for Youth and Young Adults with Disabilities, organized by the Southern California Resource Services for Independent Living (SCRS-IL), students dedicated a week of summer vacation to learn new...

2014-08-27 12:27:43

Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Hosts 2nd Symposium on Human Origins with International Scientists to Discuss the Latest Discoveries on the Human Journey Out of Africa SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The discussion, or debate, as to when and how modern humans left Africa to populate the world continues at the Santa Barbara Symposium on Human Origins on Friday and Saturday, September 12 and 13, 2014. The Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History has...

2014-08-27 12:27:23

Epic Citywide Exhibitions and Public Programs Celebrate Islamic Arts and Culture LOS ANGELES, Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Launching this September, the Los Angeles / Islam Arts Initiative (LA/IAI) brings together nearly 30 cultural institutions throughout Los Angeles to tell various stories of traditional and contemporary art from multiple Islamic regions and their significant global diasporas. The celebration of Islamic art and culture has been initiated by the City of Los Angeles...

2014-08-27 08:31:56

Fortune 1000 sales leaders shed light on the true ROI of sales automation SAN MATEO, Calif., Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Apttus, the category-defining Quote-to-Cash solution provider, today announced the findings of an eye-opening sales survey conducted in collaboration with Adobe, provider of Adobe EchoSign, an industry-leading e-signature solution. The survey findings include several key insights: -- Half of all respondents admitted that their company had experienced costly...

2014-08-27 08:30:47

Digi-Key Corporation to Offer ThingMagic Mercury 6e and Mercury 5e Series Modules to Support the Growing Demand for Embedded RFID SUNNYVALE, Calif., Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) announced today a global distribution agreement with Digi-Key Corporation, the industry leader in electronic component selection, availability and delivery, to offer Trimble's ThingMagic(®) Mercury(®) 6e Series and Mercury ( )5e Series of embedded UHF RFID modules. The ThingMagic family of...


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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