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2014-09-29 16:24:01

NEW YORK, Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- California artist Peggy Huth has embarked on her first children's book series about a tiny motherless lamb - often ON the lam - and always on the qui vive. Based on the story of a real sheep in northern California, the narrative features her relationships with other animals, a vineyard, and her beautiful wool. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140929/149007 BUMMER explores the lamb's adventures and how she was given her very odd name. It...

2014-09-29 16:22:30

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- California Governor Jerry Brown is expected to sign legislation enacting the nation's first statewide ban of single-use plastic shopping bags prior to the September 30 deadline. Senate Bill 270 by State Senators Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima), Senator Kevin de Leon (D-Los Angeles) and Senator Ricardo Lara (D-Huntington Park/Long Beach), became the first plastic bag ban approved by a state legislature in the nation. If the bill is signed...

2014-09-29 12:34:16

Highlights: SAN JOSE, Calif. and CAMBRIDGE, England, Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cadence Design Systems, Inc. and ARM today announced the signing of a multi-year Technology Access Agreement. Expanding upon the successful EDA Technology Access Agreement signed in May 2014, this new agreement gives Cadence rights to access to existing and future ARM Cortex processors, ARM Mali GPUs, ARM CoreLink System IP, ARM Artisan physical IP, and ARM POP IP. This partnership enables ARM and...

2014-09-29 12:30:43

Orange County Plastic Surgeon Offers Non-Invasive Way to Treat Gummy Grins NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A simple smile--there's hardly a better way to show the world who we are. Yet, for many people, their smile is, well, nothing to smile about. It's too gummy, leading to the catchphrase "gummy grin" and, recently, to an innovative, non-invasive treatment by way of occasional Botox injections. We're talking about smiles that show a lot of gum...

2014-09-29 12:29:41

DETROIT, Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of a two-year succession plan, Nancy Schlichting, CEO of Henry Ford Health System, announced today that she will retire in December 2016 and the appointment of a new president for the health system. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140929/148925 Wright L. Lassiter, III, currently CEO at Alameda Health System in Oakland, California, will begin his new role as president of Henry Ford Health System on Dec. 15. "It is very important...

2014-09-29 12:25:46

PASO ROBLES, Calif., Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The DAOU Family joins the FRIENDS of HEARST CASTLE to raise awareness for a California architectural gem and its world class Art collection in a soiree inspired by the roaring 20's! http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140927/148753 DAOU Vineyards is lucky to have very generous lovers of wine who were more than pleased to support an elegant evening at Hearst Castle hosted by DAOU. It was an Oscars type of night, it was a...

2014-09-29 12:25:18

Fifth annual awards announced during the FinCon Expo financial conference in New Orleans, La. COSTA MESA, Calif., Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Experian(®), the leading global information services company, can now proudly tweet with the hashtag #PlutusWinner as it was the honored recipient of the Plutus award for "Best Use of Social Media by a Brand." The Plutus Awards is the premier financial blogger awards show, which was held this year at the New Orleans Marriott on Sept. 20, 2014, as...

2014-09-29 12:25:08

New Board President and Dedicated Slate of Officers and Trustees to Provide Continued Stewardship of the Historical Society Mission, Collections and California's Vibrant History SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The California Historical Society (CHS) announced the appointment of three new members to its board of trustees. The new trustees, in addition to the election of new board officers, bring a wide range of experience, geographical diversity and expertise that will...

2014-09-29 12:23:37

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- WHAT: EcoFactor will present at Demand Response World Forum, happening October 13-15, 2014 in Costa Mesa, Calif. ----- EcoFactor SVP Product Operations and co-founder Scott Hublou joins panelists...

2014-09-29 08:40:04

WASHINGTON, Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Defense and security company Saab announced that its Aerobahn Departure Manager (DMAN) successfully helped San Francisco International Airport (SFO) proactively manage the recent closure of its runways. During the four-month period, DMAN provided departure management and sequencing of aircraft to reduce aircraft taxi times, fuel burn and emissions. As the system selected by construction manager Parsons Brinckerhoff for the Collaborative...


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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caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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