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2014-09-11 08:23:58

PETACH TIKVA, Israel, September 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Stockton Israel, a leader in plant extract based crop protection innovation, is pleased to announce it has been shortlisted for the prestigious awards by AGROW, in two categories "Best R&D Pipeline" and "Best Marketing Campaign". The Agrow Awards competition is the "Oscars" of the crop protection industry and is a confirmation of creativity and innovation in the global crop protection industry. "We are very...

2014-09-10 00:21:28

FRESNO, Calif., Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Gerawan Farming issued the following statement to refute and correct the record on an unfair labor practice complaint filed by the Agricultural Labor Relations Board's General Counsel. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140910/144800 "The General Counsel's last-minute filing makes clear her intention, which is to block the counting of ballots and to delegitimize the November 5, 2013 election ordered by the ALRB. The General Counsel waited...

2014-08-27 23:12:06

Leading healthcare organization in California's Central Valley will integrate bar-coded electronic forms and e-signatures into electronic patient records (EHRs) in its Siemens health information system Sulphur Springs, Texas (PRWEB) August 27, 2014 Hospitals and health systems can have more than 50 different health IT systems, and each one they add brings the challenge of additional integration points and new projects for the IT/IS team to manage. Kaweah Delta Health Care District is...

2014-08-08 20:21:48

FORT COLLINS, Colo., Aug. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The following statement can be attributed to Jack Graham: Today, Colorado State University informed me of its decision to terminate my contract as Director of Athletics. This announcement is surprising and deeply disappointing to me. I will personally miss the opportunity to continue to build on what we have accomplished during the past two and a half years. We have taken significant steps to enhance Colorado State University's Athletics...

2014-07-28 13:12:56

ESA Before the colonial era, 100,000s of people lived on the land now called California, and many of their cultures manipulated fire to control the availability of plants they used for food, fuel, tools, and ritual. Contemporary tribes continue to use fire to maintain desired habitat and natural resources. Frank Lake, an ecologist with the U.S. Forest Service’s Pacific Southwest Station, will lead a field trip to the Stone Lake National Wildlife Refuge during the Ecological Society of...

2014-07-17 12:26:07

WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif., July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Raley's has been awarded an astounding total of 24 Telly Awards in Commercial and Online Video categories. The Telly Awards are premier awards honoring film and video productions, web commercials, videos and films, and outstanding local, regional and cable TV commercials and programs. Raley's was bestowed with a total of four silver awards--the highest honor possible--13 bronze and seven People's Telly awards. Typically, only 7...

2014-07-07 16:25:09

Progressive Politicians Set to Abandon Their Values to Placate Big Labor WASHINGTON, July 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Center for Worker Freedom today issued the following statement: The City Council of Berkeley, California has on its July 8 agenda whether or not to support the United Farm Workers (UFW) in the union's attempt to forcibly organize agricultural workers at Gerawan Farming Inc., a family-owned fruit producer in the Fresno area. Councilman Kriss Worthington...

2014-05-28 23:12:25

Join Kaiser Consulting in congratulating Butler Web and Design for being honored by the Better Business Bureau Central California and Inland Empire Counties (BBB) with the 2014 Ethics Award for Marketplace Excellence. Butler Web and Design is a family owned small business that delivers online marketing, web design and creative services to businesses across California’s Central Valley. Fresno, California (PRWEB) May 28, 2014 Congratulations are in order for Butler Web and Design, an...

2014-05-12 16:20:49

Local Car Wash Chain Celebrates Opening of Eighth Sacramento Area Location with 10 Days of Free Car Washes May 20-29 WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif., May 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Quick Quack Car Wash, a Sacramento, California-based company, is giving away free car washes for 10 days to celebrate opening the doors on a new exterior only, express car wash in the City of West Sacramento. The free car wash days begin on May 20(th) and end on May 29(th) and are only available at the new West...

2014-05-10 23:01:10

Bureau of Reclamation today released final environmental documents for the proposed annual transfers of up to 7,500 acre-feet of Firebaugh Canal Water District’s Central Valley Project water to the Pacheco, Panoche, San Luis, and Westlands water districts over a period of five years. Fresno, CA (PRWEB) May 10, 2014 The Bureau of Reclamation today released final environmental documents for the proposed annual transfers of up to 7,500 acre-feet of Firebaugh Canal Water District’s...


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2007-04-10 16:45:13

The Splittail, or Sacramento splittail, Pogonichthys macrolepidotus, is a cyprinid fish native to the low-elevation waters of the Central Valley in California. It was first described by William O. Ayres in 1854. It is the sole living member of its genus, the Clear Lake splittail P. ciscoides having become extinct in the 1970s. The distinctive feature of the Splittail is the larger upper lobe of the tail fin. It also has tiny barbels at the corners of the mouth. The dorsal fin has 9-10...

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Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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