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Scientists Solve The Mystery Of Death Valleys Sailing Stones

Scientists Solve The Mystery Of Death Valley's "Sailing Stones"

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online For nearly 80 years, scientists have been puzzled by the “sailing stones” of Death Valley National Park – massive rocks, some weighing 500 pounds or more, that inexplicably have long...

Latest Geography of California Stories

2014-08-31 23:01:33

Brazilian Days San Diego Festival is looking forward to a huge turnout for this year’s Carnival at Pacific Beach San Diego, CA (PRWEB) August 31, 2014 This year’s Brazilian Days Festival will be held on September 7, 2014 on Garnet Avenue from 11 a.m. to 7p.m. The event is held each year to showcase all the beautiful music, dance, literature and folklore that is so a part of the Brazilian culture. This is a family friendly event and alcohol will not be served. As the premier event of...

2014-08-30 23:04:28

Since introducing Bomar Trac real time reporting to clients in Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties, Bomar Security & Investigation has received repeated positive feedback. http://bomarsecurity.com/ Santa Barbara, CA (PRWEB) August 30, 2014 Recent updates to their already-popular real time reporting property management software tool - Bomar Trac - has enabled the professionals at Bomar Security & Investigation to offer an even more effective means of fulfilling the security...

2014-08-29 23:08:25

Emerald signs exclusive linen and laundry services agreement with LLUMC-Murrieta San Diego, California (PRWEB) August 29, 2014 Emerald Textiles, Southern California’s environmentally responsible commercial healthcare laundry, is pleased to announce that Loma Linda University Medical Center in Murrieta has selected Emerald to serve as their exclusive hospital linen service provider. Loma Linda University Medical Center-Murrieta serves the community with a new, state-of-the-art medical...

2014-08-29 23:03:36

On Saturday, September 13, 2014, local author/adventurer/photographer Tony Krizan concludes his series of slide shows featuring his treks on wilderness hiking trails in the mountains in and around Yosemite as reported by the Yosemite Sierra Visitors Bureau. Oakhurst, California (PRWEB) August 29, 2014 On Saturday, September 13, 2014, local author/adventurer/photographer Tony Krizan concludes his series of slide shows featuring his treks on wilderness hiking trails in the mountains in and...

2014-08-29 23:00:40

GNEX 2015 Confirms Event Onboard USS Midway in San Diego Orlando, Florida (PRWEB) August 30, 2014 The Global Networking Expo, also known as the GNEX Conference is an exciting event for the timeshare industry that has reimagined the typical convention format into a sharp networking focused, debate orientated gathering of senior level industry professionals. GNEX will be celebrating its 5th Anniversary at Manchester Grand Hyatt, San Diego, California from 15-18 February 2015 and expects...

2014-08-28 23:14:21

In a recent report published on her blog, Ruth Krishnan, top San Francisco real estate agent, demonstrates dramatic changes in San Francisco’s luxury home and condo, co-op, and TIC markets resulting from a rapidly changing economy and buyer values. San Francisco, California (PRWEB) August 28, 2014 “San Francisco as a city and community is experiencing fundamental changes, and that is reflected not only in San Francisco housing prices, but the San Francisco housing market as a...

2014-08-28 20:21:59

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Los Angeles Chinatown celebrates its 76th Annual Mid-Autumn Moon Festival on September 13th, 2014. The Moon Festival, known as the Zhongqiu Festival in China, is a harvest celebration dating back over 3,000 years. Traditionally, farmers celebrated a bountiful harvest by gathering family and friends to admire the bright harvest moon and eat moon cakes. New Chinatown's first Moon Festival was originally a fundraiser for WWII relief...

2014-08-28 12:30:19

Wristbands will be distributed on one day only LOS ANGELES, Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- WHO: Care Harbor, a Los Angeles-based nonprofit organization that helps medically underserved populations by organizing large-scale free urban health clinics, will host its annual Los Angeles clinic September 11- 14, 2014. For the third year in a row, L.A. Care Health Plan is presenting...

2014-08-28 12:30:10

Foreseeing the continued need for professionals to implement and manage digital medical records systems, California State University San Marcos has built a successful Healthcare Information Technology (HIT) Certificate program that prepares students to aid in the healthcare industry's transition to the "big data" era. SAN MARCOS, Calif., Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- With the implementation of the Affordable Care Act and increased public knowledge of the dire consequences of...

2014-08-28 08:26:25

San Francisco and Los Angeles Prices Reach All-Time Highs SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Luxury home values increased strongly in San Francisco, Los Angeles and San Diego in the second quarter of 2014 compared to a year ago, according to the First Republic Prestige Home Index(TM) by First Republic Bank, a leading private bank and wealth management company. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130906/MM75721LOGO In the second quarter of 2014, the Index indicated the following:...


Latest Geography of California Reference Libraries

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...

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...

San Gabriel slender salamander, Batrachoseps gabrieli
2014-02-06 09:49:23

The San Gabriel slender salamander (Batrachoseps gabrieli) is a member of the Plethodontidae family of salamander species. The species is native to California and it is found ranging from the San Gabriel Canyon, in the eastern San Gabriel Mountains to Kimbark and Waterman Canyon in the extreme western San Bernardino Mountains. The San Gabriel slender salamander grows to lengths between 1.5 and 2 inches. As its name implies, its small, slim body gives this salamander an almost wormlike...

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Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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