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2014-09-30 16:20:33

Redesigned SUV offers improved efficiency, ride quality EAU CLAIRE, Wis., Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The full-size SUV remains one of the most popular choices for families on the go, and at the top of that segment of vehicles, drivers will find the completely redesigned Chevy Tahoe. Although the Tahoe has been at the top of its class for years, the 2015 model receives a host of new features, equipment packages and engineering tweaks to further separate it from its...

2014-09-30 12:23:26

Grants Will Support Over 100 Non-Profit Organizations SAN DIEGO, Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) announced it will provide more than $1 million in charitable grants to non-profit organizations in San Diego County that provide basic needs through a variety of social services. "The Helping People in Need initiative provides much needed support for local non-profit organizations that work hard every day to feed our hungry, shelter our...

2014-09-30 08:39:52

EMERYVILLE, Calif., Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- LeapFrog Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE:LF), the leader in educational entertainment, today announced that Antony Hicks has joined the company as chief international officer. In this role, Mr. Hicks will be responsible for providing strategic leadership and management to international operations as LeapFrog grows its current international businesses and extends its global reach through entrance into strategic new markets....

2014-09-30 08:27:56

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Formosa Group officially opens the Formosa Santa Monica facility (formerly POP Sound), located at 625 Arizona Avenue, it was announced today by Robert C. Rosenthal, President and Chief Operating Officer. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140929/149184 Sound artists now working at the Formosa Santa Monica facility who were previously employed by POP Sound include Audio Award Winning Mixers Nick Bozzone, Mitch Dorf,...

2014-09-29 23:11:12

Just released on ownanapavineyard.com for just $99/year, wine lovers worldwide will get: a marker on the vine displaying their name; a certificate with a picture of their vine; the opportunity visit their vine to pre-prune, prune, sucker, leaf or harvest grapes; an invitation to the Annual Night Harvest Party; and access to a live webcam view of the vineyard. Napa Valley, California (PRWEB) September 29, 2014 Wine lovers across the US and around the world who aspire to own a vineyard in...

2014-09-29 20:24:31

ESET North America Hosts President Kiska, Promotes Future Cyber Growth and Innovation, San Diego Mayor Presents "Key to the City" SAN DIEGO, Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ESET, the global leader in internet security with its North America headquarters in San Diego, hosted His Excellency Andrej Kiska, President of the Slovak Republic, and other Slovakian dignitaries for a one-day tour in San Diego, Calif. to showcase its innovation economy with a focus on cyber security industries....

2014-09-29 12:25:46

PASO ROBLES, Calif., Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The DAOU Family joins the FRIENDS of HEARST CASTLE to raise awareness for a California architectural gem and its world class Art collection in a soiree inspired by the roaring 20's! http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140927/148753 DAOU Vineyards is lucky to have very generous lovers of wine who were more than pleased to support an elegant evening at Hearst Castle hosted by DAOU. It was an Oscars type of night, it was a...

2014-09-29 12:25:08

New Board President and Dedicated Slate of Officers and Trustees to Provide Continued Stewardship of the Historical Society Mission, Collections and California's Vibrant History SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The California Historical Society (CHS) announced the appointment of three new members to its board of trustees. The new trustees, in addition to the election of new board officers, bring a wide range of experience, geographical diversity and expertise that will...

2014-09-29 08:27:21

WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Tracey Grimes has been appointed Director of Business Development for Formosa Group, the talent-based post-production sound company serving feature film, interactive, music and commercial clients. It was announced today by Robert C. Rosenthal, President and Chief Operating Officer. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140926/148723 Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140926/148724 "Tracey is an accomplished...

2014-09-29 08:24:17

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- OneRoof Energy, Inc., a residential solar services provider and wholly owned subsidiary of OneRoof Energy Group, Inc. (TSXV: ON), is honored to announce that two of its executives have received professional award nominations. Dalton Sprinkle, senior vice president and general counsel at OneRoof Energy, is a finalist for San Diego Business Journal's 2014 General Counsel Awards. Additionally, Karen Fisher, OneRoof Energy's vice president of...


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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  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'