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2014-04-22 12:32:53

How ranches safeguard California's natural environments SACRAMENTO, Calif., April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tim Koopmann is every bit as protective of the endangered California tiger salamander that live on his 850-acre ranch in Sunol as he is of the cattle. Scott Stone is a loyal steward of thousands of acres of native grasslands and riparian habitats he helped restore on his beef ranch in Yolo County. Jack Varian is a fierce guardian of the water that runs over his V6...

2014-04-22 12:30:18

- Proceeds will Further Strengthen Avalanche's Proprietary BioFactoryTM Platform and Advance Clinical Program in Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration - MENLO PARK, Calif., April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Avalanche Biotechnologies, Inc, a leader in the development of innovative gene therapies for serious eye diseases such as wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD), today announced the successful completion of a $55 million Series B financing. New investors were led by Venrock, and...

2014-04-22 12:27:55

CLEVELAND, April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In the first week of April at Mission Hills Country Club in beautiful Rancho Mirage, California, the 2014 Kraft Nabisco Championship (KNC) hosted more than 100 of the top women golfers from around the world. Lexi Thompson went head-to-head with Michelle Wie and came out with the three-shot victory. It was her first win of the season and her first major championship. Minjee Lee was the winner of the Low Amateur Tournament....

2014-04-22 12:26:30

BURLINGAME, Calif., April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In an innovative move guaranteed to impact the standard music industry touring model, Fanfare Entertainment, LLC and its Rifftime Music division, today unveiled the industry's first mobile, interactive music tour - The Rifftime on Route 66 Linear Music Festival. The festival will kick off in Chicago, IL on July 25(th), 2014 and finish in Los Angeles, CA on August 9(th), 2014. Traveling over the 2,451-mile road that is Route 66,...

2014-04-22 12:25:41

JMR's new NAS system powered by euroNAS awarded Best of Show by Digital Video Magazine at the 2014 NAB Conference and Exhibition LAS VEGAS and CHATSWORTH, Calif., April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The BlueStor(TM) Networked Storage Server powered by euroNAS and manufactured by JMR Electronics, Inc., is the recipient of one of the industry's most prestigious technology honors, NewBay Media's Best of Show Award, presented at the 2014 NAB Show in Las Vegas by Digital Video magazine....

2014-04-22 12:24:12

Affordable Community Includes Southern California's First Innovative CARMATRIX© System LOS ANGELES, April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On Thursday, April 24(th) at 10:00am, Affirmed Housing Group will celebrate the grand opening of Lotus Garden Apartments. The event will be located at 750 Yale Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012 and speakers will include: -- Councilman Gilbert A. Cedillo, District 1, Los Angeles -- James Silverwood, President & CEO, Affirmed Housing Group --...

2014-04-22 12:22:00

TransForum West to Address Issues Facing the Western Interconnection SAN DIEGO, April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- TransmissionHub will host its 2(nd) annual TransForum West conference at the Gaslamp Marriott Hotel in San Diego, Calif. on May 6-7, 2014. The conference proceedings will cover key issues affecting power transmission in the Western United States and Canada, including: Transmission Expansion Planning, Regulatory and Economic Factors, Resource Adequacy, Integrating...

2014-04-22 08:40:26

The Executive Chairman of MetricStream will provide a glimpse into the company's vision for building the most exciting, innovative, fastest growing, and largest "start-up" in the world PALO ALTO, Calif., April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Gunjan Sinha, Executive Chairman of MetricStream, will deliver a keynote address at the MetricStream GRC Summit 2014 which is taking place from April 29 - May 1, 2014 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mr. Sinha will join the event's...

2014-04-22 08:38:58

Secure Consumer Payments Uniquely Enabled with Easy-to-Use Fingerprint Sensors on New Samsung Galaxy S5 PALO ALTO, Calif., April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nok Nok Labs, an innovator in modern authentication and founding member of the FIDO Alliance, today announced that Samsung and PayPal have selected the company's NNL(TM) S3 Authentication Suite to enable the new mobile payment system introduced at Mobile World Congress. As Samsung and PayPal announced, the next Samsung Galaxy S5...

2014-04-22 08:38:41

New study from Experian's ProtectMyID® reveals the habits that make people vulnerable COSTA MESA, Calif., April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/-- A new online survey conducted for Experian's ProtectMyID(®) reveals Utahns still are potentially at risk from the continuing threat of identity theft. The survey shows that more than half (52 percent) of Utah residents either have been a victim of identity theft or know someone who has been affected by the crime. Despite this, people fail to take even...


Latest California Reference Libraries

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...

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...

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