Latest Kings County, California Stories

2012-08-20 23:03:26

West Hills Community College District (WHCCD) in California migrates from Blackboard to Edvance360 LMS-SN. Virginia Beach, VA (PRWEB) August 20, 2012 Edvance360, a leading provider of eLearning services and software solutions and last year's CODiE winner for Best Post-Secondary LMS, announced that West Hills Community College (WHCCD) left Blackboard to join the growing Edvance360 LMS-SN community of users. “The student satisfaction rate is steadily improving as we move from the spring...

2010-01-31 06:29:58

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger called for two state-run agencies to investigate a rash of birth defects that have affected Kettleman City for over a year now, according to the Associated Press. The intervention from the Governor's office was a welcome surprise to both residents and activists who have been demanding answers on why this is happening in this small impoverished municipality. The pleas for help were largely ignored for nearly 15 months. Though it is a big victory now for the...

2009-06-16 08:26:00

- On Track to Grow Annual 2009 Sales by 300% or More - HANFORD, Calif., June 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Thresher Industries, Inc. (Pink Sheets: THRR), an eco-friendly manufacturer of precision recycled aluminum and advanced metal matrix composite parts, announced today that it has successfully closed the loop in creating a fully recycled manufacturing process. Plant Sciences Nurseries placed an order with Thresher for 'planter wheels' to be produced using worn out wheels from previous...

2009-05-05 10:42:00

PASADENA, Calif., May 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (NYSE: JEC) announced today that it is part of a team selected by the Department of Energy (DOE) to provide a broad range of site services for its Hanford site, located in Richland, Wash. With a total program value of $3.059 billion, the contract has a ten-year period of performance with a five-year base contract period and two option periods for the remaining five years. Selected as the mission support...

2007-04-16 09:00:25

By Erik Lacayo, The Fresno Bee, Calif. Apr. 16--The Kings County Board of Supervisors and District Attorney Ron Calhoun avoided a court battle by settling a lawsuit last week. The legal dispute between the two Kings County public entities centered on a district attorney employee fired by Calhoun but later reinstated by the county supervisors. Calhoun filed suit in October to block the reinstatement of former investigator Yolanda Duarte-Rains. The child abduction investigator was...

2007-03-21 12:00:56

By E.J. Schultz, The Fresno Bee, Calif. Mar. 21--Avenal State Prison is suffering a "complete breakdown in medical care coverage" that has led to three inmate deaths, according to a report issued Tuesday by the state's prison medical czar. Care is so poor at the prison that lab test results "only haphazardly find their way into medical charts" and often the wrong medications are ordered for inmates, said Robert Sillen, the federal court-appointed medical care receiver for the prison...

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