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2011-07-28 18:42:00

Maps fail to provide full opportunities in Central Valley, but may chart course for progress at Assembly and Congressional levels LOS ANGELES, Calif., July 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- California's Latino community will face significant challenges with achieving fair representation in the State Senate and in the Central Valley according to an analysis (attached) conducted by the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) Educational Fund of the final...

2011-05-13 15:12:00

NOVATO, Calif., May 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In his most outrageous performance yet, Congressman Devin Nunes, the southern San Joaquin Valley Republican lawmaker who accuses environmentalists of being Communists and attacks water officials who negotiate environmental agreements as sell-outs, has introduced a new bill that would eliminate or weaken most protections for the collapsing Bay-Delta ecosystem. HR 1837, the San Joaquin Valley Reliability Act, introduced on May 11, would...

2011-05-13 00:00:29

Healings in Motion based in Stockton, CA and Stroke Resources, Inc. based in Modesto, CA, partner to present a special Central Valley Recovery, Awareness, Preventing Strokes program, "Stroke Awareness in the Central Valley", This event includes speakers, exhibits, break out sessions and a panel discussion focused on local stroke care. Stockton, CA (PRWEB) May 12, 2011 Healings in Motion and Stroke Resources, Inc. collaborate to increase stroke awareness in the Central Valley and stress the...

2011-04-27 07:00:00

Though still home of worst air in U.S., State of the Air 2011 report shows positive trends across California, urges everyone to "take action" for cleaner air LOS ANGELES, April 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Lung Association released the State of the Air 2011 today, an annual report on air quality which includes lists of both the cleanest and most polluted areas in the country. While the report indicates that California still has some of the worst air in the nation, it...

2011-04-07 10:30:00

DAVIS, Calif., April 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Western United Dairymen (WUD) has secured $500,000 for water quality projects on dairies in California's Central Valley. The funding is provided through the Agricultural Water Enhancement Program (AWEP), part of the 2008 Farm Bill conservation title, and is administered by the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). "AWEP is a voluntary conservation initiative that provides financial and technical assistance to farmers...

2011-01-13 15:00:00

KETTLEMAN CITY, Calif., Jan. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Waste Management of the Central Valley today announced that Wenck Associates, Inc. has completed an extensive PCB (polychlorinated biphenyl) study at WM's Kettleman Hills Facility, which found that PCBs treated, stored and disposed at the facility do not have an adverse impact on human health or the environment. "The evaluation done of PCBs in soil in the Kettleman Hills Facility in conjunction with U.S. EPA was unusual in its level...

2010-10-28 07:30:00

FIVE POINTS, Calif., Oct. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- S&W Seed Company (Nasdaq: SANW) today provided a status report related to its progress in developing stevia leaf production in California on a commercial scale in support of U.S. demand for stevia leaf, the source of an all-natural, non-caloric sweetener used by major food and beverage manufacturers worldwide. S&W also announced that it has retained renowned stevia pioneer Clinton C. Shock, PhD to direct the Company's stevia plant...

2010-09-10 11:51:00

LIVINGSTON, Calif., Sept. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, 825 Central Valley elementary students will receive a back to school grocery delivery kicking off an expanded 2010/2011 Food 4 Thought program - underwritten largely by Foster Farms. The company and local Feeding America Food Banks (Second Harvest and Merced County Food Banks) launch year two of Food 4 Thought, an incentive-based community initiative addressing two fundamental needs - hunger and education. Amidst deepening school budget...

2010-05-06 08:35:00

STOCKTON, Calif. and HOLLYWOOD, Fla., May 6 /PRNewswire/ -- CentralValleyBusinessTimes (www.centralvalleybusinesstimes.com) and eVoter (www.evoter.com) today announced a partnership that connects voters in California's Central Valley to polling place locations, election information, candidate profiles and endorsements for California's June 8th Primary Elections. eVoter is a non-partisan website that allows voters to directly interact with candidates and access accurate, up-to-date...

2010-03-30 07:43:00

NOVATO, Calif., March 30 /PRNewswire/ -- One year after President Obama signed landmark legislation to implement the restoration of the dewatered San Joaquin River, releases from Friant Dam have now reconnected the river - where significant stretches are dry in most years - to San Francisco Bay. The river flows, which began on February 1, 2010 and reached the lower river and the Bay-Delta earlier this month, were the second series of interim releases made pursuant to the 2006 restoration...


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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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