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2014-07-22 12:28:14

CCF Fellowship for Visual Artists invests in mid-career and emerging visual artists to build successful, sustainable careers in Los Angeles County LOS ANGELES, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- California Community Foundation (CCF) announced the 24 recipients of its annual CCF Fellowship for Visual Artists - breaking the record for the largest number of grants to Los Angeles County artists in the program's history. Since its inception in 1988 with a generous contribution from...

2014-06-18 08:34:50

Security and compliance features, cost-savings and modernization were key factors in the county's decision to deploy over 100,000 seats of Microsoft Office 365. REDMOND, Wash., June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On Wednesday, Microsoft Corp. announced that more than 100,000 employees of the County of Los Angeles will move to Microsoft Office 365 for Government, including roughly 20,000 law enforcement personnel. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20000822/MSFTLOGO "The county is...

2014-05-14 23:06:18

Fifty high school students from Los Angeles County schools have been awarded an Ignite LA Student Science Award, a fellowship program sponsored by the LA-based Durfee Foundation, in partnership with Earthwatch. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) May 14, 2014 Fifty high school students from Los Angeles County schools have been awarded an Ignite LA Student Science Award, a fellowship program sponsored by the LA-based Durfee Foundation, in partnership with Earthwatch. Earthwatch is an international...

2014-01-09 16:21:55

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A judge's sweeping ruling in a residential lead-paint case threatens to send home values in a freefall throughout Los Angeles County, causing a ripple effect that will result in less money for schools, police services and other vital programs supported by property taxes, a leading housing and real estate advocacy organization warns. The dire outlook by the Los Angeles County Boards of Real Estate®, which represents private property rights in...

2013-11-09 23:03:36

Recognized locally as one of the most compassionate alternative delivery services in the greater Los Angeles area, the East of Eden Medical Association has been providing patients with the finest top-shelf medicine in a timely fashion. This particular delivery service was recently added to the increasingly large PotLocator network of cannabis-related businesses. (PRWEB) November 09, 2013 The East of Eden Medical Association is a medical marijuana delivery service that is ran and operated...

Bicycle Helmet Usage Low Among Children
2013-10-28 04:51:08

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Despite California state regulations mandating their use, only 11 percent of Los Angeles County children treated for bike-related injuries between 2006 and 2011 were wearing helmets, according to research presented Saturday at the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) National Conference and Exhibition. Specifically, the analysis of 1,248 bicycle-related accidents found that children over the age of 12, low-income and minority...


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Angeles National Forest
2013-10-30 09:52:34

The Angeles National Forest of the U.S. Forest Service can be found in the San Gabriel Mountains of Los Angeles County, southern California, United States. It was established on July 1st of 1908, incorporating the first San Bernardino National Forest and portions of the former Santa Barbara and San Gabriel National Forests. It covers 655,387 acres and is located just north of the metropolitan area of Los Angeles. A small portion extends eastward into southwestern San Bernardino County, in...

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2005-08-25 09:29:57

The Palos Verdes blue butterfly is a small endangered butterfly native to the Palos Verdes Peninsula in southwest Los Angeles County, California.

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Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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