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2014-04-14 20:22:48

SACRAMENTO, Calif., April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Contractors State License Board (CSLB) and the California Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) distributed a press release last Friday, April 11, announcing a halt to the construction of a $150 million project--the 45-story Pinnacle Towers--in San Diego due to the failure of subcontractor Clayton Wall & Ceiling Systems Inc.'s (CWCS) to be properly licensed in California. The unannounced inspection of the construction site...

2014-04-14 16:25:55

PLEASANTON, Calif., April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Thoratec Corporation (NASDAQ: THOR), a world leader in device-based mechanical circulatory support therapies to save, support and restore failing hearts, today announced that it will report its operating results for the first quarter of fiscal year 2014 on Tuesday, May 6. The company will hold a conference call to discuss its financial results and operating activities, open to all interested parties, at 1:30 p.m., Pacific Daylight...

2014-04-14 16:25:32

SANTA MONICA, Calif., April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The California Medical Board must institute new protections against drug-using doctors after waiting years to revoke the medical license of Bakersfield doctor who was using and selling drugs while on probation, wrote a father harmed by drug abuse and patient safety advocates in a letter today. Bob Pack, who lost his two children to a drugged driver who was overprescribed narcotics, and Consumer Watchdog called on the Medical...

2014-04-14 12:36:43

Veteran Medical Device Executive to Guide Commercialization Effort of Novel Drug-Delivery Systems SAN LEANDRO, Calif., April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Mercator MedSystems, Inc., a privately-held developer of innovative catheter-guided micro-infusion systems for targeted delivery of drugs and biologics, today announced that its Board of Directors has appointed veteran medical device executive Trent Reutiman as Chief Executive Officer and member of the Board, effective immediately....

2014-04-14 12:34:42

CULVER CITY, Calif., April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Culver City dentist, Dr. Eli Mastour, is now offering a special promotion on Invisalign. Invisalign is a clear orthodontic system that straightens teeth without the discomfort or noticeable appearance of traditional metal braces. It can be an excellent choice for teens and adults with crossbites, underbites, overbites, crooked teeth and improperly spaced teeth. About Dr. Eli Mastour, Expert in Invisalign Culver City After...

2014-04-14 12:33:26

Johnson & Johnson Innovation Is First Collaborator LA JOLLA, Calif. and JUPITER, Fla., April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) today announced the formation of Scripps Advance, a new drug discovery initiative to translate early-stage biomedical research projects, both internal and external to TSRI, into clinical development candidates. Scripps Advance's first collaborator in this new endeavor is the Johnson & Johnson Innovation Center in...

2014-04-14 12:30:12

Ryan Avery will sign new book at his alma mater, Colorado State University, to raise money for college scholarships RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA, Calif., April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On Wednesday, Ryan Avery, the 2012 Toastmasters World Champion of Public Speaking, will try to sign 5,000 copies of his new book in less than 10 hours in an attempt to break the current world record for the largest book signing. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130222/MM64912LOGO The book signing will...

2014-04-14 12:28:42

Multiyear Development Deal Encompasses Film, Television And Digital Content SANTA MONICA, Calif., and VANCOUVER, British Columbia, April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF), the premier next generation global content leader, and RocketJump Studios, a pioneering digital studio that has emerged as one of YouTube's hottest innovators, have formed a ground-breaking multiyear partnership for the creation of film, television and digital content, the two companies announced...

2014-04-14 12:27:11

New Editions to Best Selling Jazz Midline Series of All Time Are: SANTA MONICA, Calif., April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Savoy Jazz is set to release three new editions in its successful Jazz For midline series of compilations: Jazz for Spring, Jazz at the Movies and Jazz in the Afternoon with Cole--Celebrating the Songs of Cole Porter (celebrating the 50(th) Anniversary of his death in 2014). The pioneering theme-based collections are aimed at the casual consumer as opposed to...

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...


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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