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2014-04-14 12:25:52

GUERNEVILLE, Calif., April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Korbel Champagne Cellars' lush garden is one of Sonoma County's top visitor destinations for good reason - towering redwoods and the historic circa 1882 Korbel House provide a spectacular setting for the garden's colorful plantings, including 250 different rose varieties. As beautiful as ever, the Korbel Garden will look subtly different when it opens for the 2014 season on Tuesday, April 15(th) and it is all due to the current...

2014-04-14 12:25:40

Redwood City First in Bay Area to Install Smart Grid-enabled Energy Storage SANTA CLARA, Calif., April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Green Charge Networks, the intelligent energy storage leader, signed a Power Efficiency Agreement with Redwood City to install the GreenStation(TM) at two facilities. The 30 KW systems are expected to offset demand charges, making Redwood City the first Bay Area city to install behind-the-meter energy storage. Cities across the country are taking up the...

2014-04-13 23:02:10

California mortgage company, Blue Loan Services, comments on recent mortgage rate trends and offers some insight into how to lock in the best home loan deal. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) April 13, 2014 Mortgage rates had a wild ride last week; with rates improving (or at least not getting any worse) every day since the released of the jobs report, it seemed like maybe the mortgage rates rally might start to run out of steam. This was not the case however, as rates improved at their fastest...

2014-04-12 23:02:25

The Law Office of Daniel H. Rose, a prominent San Francisco Bay Area personal injury law firm representing Northern California bicyclists, to sponsor the East Bay’s Bike To Work Day May 8, 2014. San Francisco, California (PRWEB) April 12, 2014 As part of National Bike Month, the Law Office of Daniel H. Rose is proud to sponsor the East Bay’s Bike To Work Day, May 8, 2014. The annual event, put on by Bike East Bay (formerly known as the East Bay Bicycle Coalition) is celebrated by...

2014-04-12 23:01:36

California mortgage company, Blue Loan Services, comments on the current situation with mortgage rates and gives some insight for those who are looking for the best home loans. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) April 12, 2014 Mortgage rates improved at their fastest pace yesterday, dropping from an average of about 4.375% and 4.5% to having 4.375% as the higher range with some lenders offering 4.25%. This movement was primarily caused by gains in MBS (mortgage-backed securities) which inform mortgage...

2014-04-11 23:03:12

CHI announced today the election of five senior executives to serve on its board of directors. La Jolla, CA (PRWEB) April 11, 2014 California Healthcare Institute (CHI) announced today the election of five senior executives to serve on its board of directors: Jeffrey D. Armstrong, Ph.D., president, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo; Donald E. Bobo, Jr., corporate vice president, heart valve therapy, Edwards Lifesciences; Kenneth E. Drazan, M.D., head, Johnson &...

2014-04-11 23:01:32

Tustin High School goes textbook-free and implements online courses after AP® success with Shmoop. Tustin, CA (PRWEB) April 11, 2014 When Tustin High School introduced Shmoop’s AP® Test Prep into their AP® US History classes last year and saw pass rates nearly double for the subject in May 2012, the school thought more Shmoop might be a good thing. Using funds from voter approved ‘Measure S’ for Tustin Unified School District, Tustin High School introduced Shmoop, a...

2014-04-11 23:01:29

California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS) will present the 2014 Haridas and Bina Chaudhuri Award for Distinguished Service to Lata Krishnan at a ceremony on the evening of April 26, 2014, at the Crowne Plaza Cabana Hotel in Palo Alto, CA. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) April 11, 2014 California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS) will present the 2014 Haridas and Bina Chaudhuri Award for Distinguished Service to Lata Krishnan at a ceremony on the evening of April 26, 2014, at the Crowne...

2014-04-11 23:00:12

Blue Loan Services comments on current mortgage rate trends and gives some advice for California borrowers who are looking for the best rates. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) April 11, 2014 Mortgage rates fell by 0.01 percent on average today; not much of a game changer, true, but it does mean that rates have not lost the big gains won yesterday and any improvement (no matter how small) is a win when it comes to saving money on mortgage interest rates. Now the question is – will rates continue to...

2014-04-11 14:44:32

A team of researchers from the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and the Center for Cancer Systems Biology (CCSB) at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute has uncovered a new aspect of autism, revealing that proteins involved in autism interact with many more partners than previously known. These interactions had not been detected earlier because they involve alternatively spliced forms of autism genes found in the brain. In their study, published in the April 11, 2014...


Latest California Reference Libraries

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...

Tree Poppy, Dendromecon
2014-01-12 09:12:54

Dendromecon is a genus of shrubs or small trees. The genus may also be referred as the Tree poppy. Dendromecon can be found in California and northern Baja California. Dendromecon plants typically produce evergreen leaves that grow between 1.2 to 3.9 inches long. Its leaves have a narrow oval shape and taper to a point towards the end. The genus is known to have flowers that are yellow in coloration and shed after pollination. The Dendromecon genus consists of Dendromecon harfordii...

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