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2011-09-07 09:00:00

B Line Traffic Schools is now available to more California counties to take online traffic school San Diego, CA (PRWEB) September 07, 2011 Many drivers at some point to experience blinding paparazzi-like red and blue flashing lights in their rear view mirror and then slapped by the dreaded speeding ticket. Next, of course, comes the headache and frustration of eliminating points on your license so your auto insurance rates donât skyrocket. Now, through B Line Traffic Schools,...

2010-12-15 13:09:00

FORT BRAGG, Calif., Dec. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- This year the 29th annual Mendocino Coast Whale Festival offers three consecutive weekends of whale watching and other family fun, March 5-6, 11-13, and 19-20. Festival weekends take place in Fort Bragg, Mendocino, and Little River. Savor local cuisine, quaff microbrews, purchase a piece of art, enjoy local wine tastings, take a nature walk, and of course -- watch migrating Gray whales -- from coastal bluffs, by boat, even on horseback....

2010-10-26 11:00:00

HEALDSBURG, Calif., Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Williams Selyem winery announced today the release of a study on the economic impact of a new regulation proposed by the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) that would restrict vineyards from using the Russian River, its tributaries and connected groundwater as a source of frost protection water. The study is authored by Robert Eyler, Professor and Chair of Economics at Sonoma State University and director of the Center for Regional...

2008-07-16 12:01:29

The bounty of Mendocino County's organic farms, vineyards and coastal waters will be featured at the 4th Annual Pure Mendocino Celebration August 22-24, 2008. Proceeds of the three-day event will benefit the nationally recognized Cancer Resource Centers of Mendocino County (CRCMC). "These events are all about healthy living and sharing the sense of joy and well-being that comes from helping to fund care while sharing foods and wines that are created with the greatest respect for the land and...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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