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2009-09-04 22:31:15

Jeff Sluman birdied three of the first four holes on the back nine Friday and shot a 7-under par 65 to lead after one round of the Wal- Mart First Tee Open. Sluman played his first round at the Del Monte Golf Club, which is one of two courses hosting this event. The other is the famed Pebble Beach Golf Links. Loren Roberts shared second place with Olin Browne at 66. Mark O'Meara and Tom Kite were both at 67. O'Meara was the only player among the Top 5 to play his first round at Pebble Beach....

2009-09-01 07:30:00

Stock Market Symbols GIB.A (TSX) GIB (NYSE) www.cgi.com/newsroom FAIRFAX, VA, Sept. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - CGI Group Inc. (TSX: GIB.A; NYSE: GIB), a leading provider of information technology and business process services, today announced it received two "Best Fit Integrator" awards from the Center for Digital Government at the third annual Best Fit Integrator Recognition Awards Dinner held recently in Sonoma, California. CGI was honored for its enterprise resource...

2009-08-05 15:30:00

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- The all-new Devon GTX supercar has yet to be introduced to the public but that didn't stop it from making news. In testing at the famed Mazda Raceway at Laguna Seca, the first vehicle from California-based industrial design house Devon Motorworks (devonmotorworks.com) turned in a production car lap record time of 1:35.075. Already recognized for its breakthrough design, the Devon GTX record lap demonstrates the GTX will stand on its own with the...

2009-08-04 17:28:00

MONTEREY, Calif., Aug. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- The newly founded Automotive History & Preservation Foundation, (AHPF) under the direction of Morris Kindig, with recognition by the City of Monterey, Department of Plans and Public Works; announces the formation of a steering committee to explore the feasibility of a Museum of Automotive Arts recognizing the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance and Laguna Seca Races by honoring the vision, history, legacy and the eclectic personalities that make the...

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2009-07-11 07:40:00

All along the California coast, stretching from Los Angeles to San Francisco, a species of rapidly-growing sea kelp from Japan has begun taking over the coastline and spreading quicker than authorities can contain it. The aggressive seaweed, known to scientists as Undaria pinnatifida, was first detected in the area in May when a local biologist noticed the marine plant clinging to piers and boats in a San Francisco Bay yacht harbor. "I was walking in San Francisco Marina, and that's when I...

2009-07-10 09:49:26

Tremors deep within the San Andreas Fault suggest California should not become complacent about future earthquakes, a leading seismologist said. The San Andreas fault is changing down deep and it's changing down deep in places where large earthquakes have happened in the past, said Robert Nadeau, a research seismologist at the University of California, Berkeley. Seismic activity in the central part of the fault has increased in the years since the magnitude 6.5 San Simeon quake in 2003 and...

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2009-07-10 06:25:00

A spike in mysterious underground rumblings observed on a section of the San Andreas fault near Parkfield, California, could indicate a build-up of stress and an increased likelihood of a major earthquake, said scientists at the University of California, Berkeley. The researchers monitored seismic activity along a heavily instrumented segment of the central San Andreas Fault from July 2001 to February 2009, and recorded more than 2,000 tremors lasting from minutes to nearly half an hour....

2009-07-03 11:37:25

A decrease in California's endangered sea otter population likely means their water has grown more contaminated, scientists said. In a survey taken this spring, 2,654 otters were counted from Point Conception in the Santa Barbara area north to Half Moon Bay, about a 250-mile range, the U.S. Geological Survey said in a release Thursday. The count was the lowest single-year total since 2003, when an estimated 2,200 otters were counted. The sea otters are counted in the spring and fall, with...

2009-06-25 08:06:00

The Championship Returns, June 14 - 21, 2010 PEBBLE BEACH, Calif., June 25 /PRNewswire/ -- After an exciting finish at this year's U.S. Open at Bethpage, Pebble Beach Company congratulates championship winner Lucas Glover and looks forward to the world's best golfers competing on legendary Pebble Beach Golf Links in 2010. To view the Multimedia News Release, go to: http://www.prnewswire.com/mnr/pebblebeach/38900/ (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090625/NY37963 ) Pebble...

2009-05-14 09:00:00

Residents voice support for compromise proposal SACRAMENTO, Calif., May 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today in Sacramento, the Fish and Game Commission is holding a public comment hearing on plans for a network of underwater parks, or marine protected areas (MPAs), along California's north central coast (between Half Moon Bay and Point Arena). After today's meeting, the Fish and Game Commission is expected to make a final decision on the north central coast MPA network at an adoption...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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