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2014-07-29 12:41:15

Program Available in a New Direct Assessment Delivery Format IRVINE, Calif., July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- For the fall 2014 quarter, the University of California, Irvine Extension is launching a new Strategic Leadership Development Certificate Program for professionals seeking leadership skills essential to being an effective executive, manager, supervisor, or team member in any field or industry. This program is offered in a new delivery format, Direct Assessment, which places emphasis on...

2014-07-29 12:35:55

The "Light The Night" Campaign has raised more than $2 million over 7 years SAN BERNARDINO, Calif., July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Stater Bros. Charities and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) concluded another successful "Light The Night" fundraising campaign in support of LLS' mission to find cures and ensure access to treatments for blood cancer patients. These funds will also help LLS invest in research to advances cures for blood cancers....

2014-07-29 12:35:42

Workers take stand, protest against potential buyer LOS ANGELES, July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Our SALUD, a Los Angeles area grassroots health care watchdog coalition, today expressed support for Seton Medical Center Coastside workers in their protest of the sale of Seton Medical Center to potential buyer, Prime Healthcare Services. It has been reported the workers are urging the Daughters of Charity, who own Seton Medical Center in Moss Beach, to select a responsible buyer, one...

2014-07-29 12:26:51

Energy Storage Market Set to Flourish with Rapid Customer Acquisition and Deployment SANTA CLARA, Calif. and NEW YORK, July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Green Charge Networks, a leader in intelligent energy storage, and K Road DG, announced the closing of a $56 million capital infusion. K Road DG is providing funding and strategic management assistance to Green Charge to accelerate deployment of the proprietary GreenStation(TM )under Green Charge's Power Efficiency Agreement(SM)...

2014-07-29 08:33:33

Nation's 9th Largest Children's Hospital Offering Comprehensive Children's Specialty Expertise in the South Bay and Pediatric Hospital Care at Torrance Memorial TORRANCE and LONG BEACH, Calif., July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two of Los Angeles County's most prominent hospitals--Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Miller Children's Hospital Long Beach--have formed an alliance to increase access to comprehensive, specialized, pediatric hospital care for South Bay...

2014-07-29 08:32:28

The industry's largest gathering of healthcare staffing executives join to discuss "The Challenge of Execution" in today's healthcare market MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Staffing Industry Analysts, the global advisor on contingent work, today announced the keynote speakers for the 12(th) annual Healthcare Staffing Summit being held September 8-10 at the Sheraton Dallas Hotel in Dallas, TX. The 2014 Healthcare Staffing Summit will focus on "The Challenge of...

2014-07-29 08:25:54

Gives Leading Electric Retail Provider Residential Solar Sales and Installation Capabilities HOUSTON, July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Direct Energy, one of North America's largest energy and energy-related services companies, has acquired Astrum Solar, a leading full-service residential solar installer, for $54 million. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20121004/MM87276LOGO The acquisition of Astrum Solar launches Direct Energy's entry into the U.S. residential solar market and...

2014-07-29 08:25:07

SAN JOSE, Calif., July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SunPower Corp. (NASDAQ: SPWR) today announced it has started construction on the 135-megawatt Quinto Solar Project in Merced County, Calif. The system will generate power for Southern California Edison's customers, under a long-term power purchase agreement. In accordance with the company's recently announced holdco strategy, SunPower expects to own and operate the solar power plant during construction. "The advantages of SunPower's...

2014-07-29 08:21:54

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On Monday, July 28, 2014, MLG Automotive Law, APLC filed a class action lawsuit against Chrysler Group LLC for defective ignition switches in the company's Jeep Grand Cherokee and Commander vehicles. The lawsuit, entitled Latoya Lumpkin v. Chrysler Group LLC, was filed in U.S. District Court, Central District of California. On July 22, 2014, Chrysler admitted that it had received over 100 complaints that its ignition switches were...

2014-07-29 00:20:33

RANCHO PALOS VERDES, Calif., July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Powerstorm Capital Corporation (OTC:PSTO) CEO, Mike J. Freni, today announced the appointment of social entrepreneur Titus Brenninkmeijer to the Company's Board of Advisors. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140328/AQ93100LOGO Mr. Brenninkmeijer's work has focused on assisting global entrepreneurs to grow sustainable businesses through the development of commercially viable applications. Prior to entering the solar...


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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