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2014-09-18 08:21:58

New fast charging Freedom Station® sites at Vacaville Premium Outlets, Livermore Premium Outlets, Great Mall and Petaluma Village Premium Outlets contribute to expanding electric vehicle charging network in California SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Electric Vehicle (EV) drivers are now able to plug in and charge their cars while they shop or grab a bite at four of Northern California's premier retail destinations. Simon, a global leader in the retail real estate...

2014-09-18 08:21:43

Ford Transit, Mercedes-Benz Sprinter and Ram ProMaster Projected to Have Improved MPG and Higher Residual Values SANTA MONICA, Calif., Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ALG, the analytics division of TrueCar, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRUE), today released the ALG Industry Report for September 2014. The full-size commercial van segment, often ignored by consumers, is back in the spotlight as the refreshed 2015 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, new 2015 Ford Transit and 2015 Ram ProMaster start to arrive on...

2014-09-18 08:21:20

60 Total Reveals Scheduled for 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show Press & Trade Days Nov. 18-20 LOS ANGELES, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Los Angeles Auto Show confirmed today that 30 world debuts (totaling 60 vehicle unveilings overall) will be introduced in front of a global audience during its 2014 Press & Trade Days (Nov. 18-20) at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Almost every manufacturer has news to make in Los Angeles, but several automakers stand out with...

2014-09-18 04:20:22

GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands, XINYU CITY, China and SUNNYVALE, Calif., Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- LDK Solar CO., Ltd. in provisional liquidation ("LDK Solar" or the "Company") and its Joint Provisional Liquidators ("JPLs"), Tammy Fu and Eleanor Fisher, both of Zolfo Cooper (Cayman) Limited, today announced that three of the Company's United States subsidiaries, LDK Solar USA, Inc., LDK Solar Tech USA, Inc. and LDK Solar Systems, Inc. (the "US Plan Proponents"), launched a...

2014-09-17 23:10:54

With a mini-makeover for its product out earlier this year, the female-backed, women’s wellness company introduces a more effective option designed for girls of all ages to stay uninterrupted by Mother Nature’s monthly symptoms San Diego, Calif. (PRWEB) September 17, 2014 There’s something changing the course of Mother Nature’s monthly interruptions, giving girls of all ages an all-natural option for PMS relief. Magpie, LLC, a wellness company founded by women, for women,...

2014-09-17 23:10:43

Cubic Transportation Systems, a leading integrator of information technology and payment systems and services for public transportation, has in a world first deployed groundbreaking new technology in the Australian state of Queensland to make it easier for commuters to buy and top up go cards used for public transport. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) September 17, 2014 Cubic Transportation Systems, a leading integrator of information technology and payment systems and services for public...

2014-09-17 23:08:51

150 CIOs and IT professionals will focus on the emerging trends in enterprise IT and their impact on greater efficiency and cost effectiveness at CIOsynergy San Francisco on September 2014. Hoffman Estates, Illinois (PRWEB) September 17, 2014 CIOsynergy, a provider of thought leading events, today announced Sapience Analytics’ participation at its upcoming event on September 18, 2014 at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square hotel, in California. Sapience Analytics provides a patent...

2014-09-17 23:04:55

People control who sees their personal content by sharing beautiful LIVETAGs designed quickly with a few swipes Menlo Park, Calif. (PRWEB) September 17, 2014 Cynny, a consumer service that lets you make personal mobile web pages, called LIVETAGs, launched today in the Apple App Store, on Google Play, and at http://www.cynny.com. People can upload any of type of content to a LIVETAG, which is instantly online and can be viewed by anyone with a browser. Users can control the audience they...

2014-09-17 23:04:05

Funding will help integrate domestic violence prevention into California’s healthcare safety net to ensure access to care & services for the state’s most vulnerable San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) September 17, 2014 Today, Blue Shield of California Foundation announced more than $5 million in third-quarter grantmaking. This body of grants aims to support California’s safety net providers in implementing and spreading innovations in care delivery, as well as to develop new coverage and...

2014-09-17 23:03:22

The Delta Dental Community Care Foundation announced today its grant of $50,000 to the National Children’s Oral Health Foundation: America’s ToothFairy (NCOHF) to support oral health services and education through NCOHF’s Orange County Oral Health Zone Program® in California. Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) September 17, 2014 The Delta Dental Community Care Foundation announced today its grant of $50,000 to the National Children’s Oral Health Foundation: America’s ToothFairy (NCOHF)...


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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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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