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2010-05-21 12:22:00

PACIFIC GROVE, Calif., May 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- California American Water recently published its 2009 Consumer Confidence Report, which describes the quality of drinking water in the company's Monterey-area service territory. The reports are being mailed this month to local customers on the Monterey Peninsula, along the Highway 68 corridor and in the communities of Chualar and Ralph Lane. "Our customers are our top priority," said Rob MacLean, president of California American...

2010-05-11 09:00:00

SANTA MONICA, Calif. and CARMEL, Calif., May 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Orly Adelson, president of dick clark productions, inc. (dcp) and Robert Weakley and David Bernahl, co-founders of Carmel, CA based Coastal Luxury Management (CLM), producer of nationally renowned Pebble Beach Food & Wine jointly announced today that dcp has purchased an interest in CLM. The deal includes CLM's restaurant ventures and other lifestyle events and projects. "Coastal Luxury Management provides us a unique...

2010-04-23 18:22:00

PACIFIC GROVE, Calif., April 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Santa Clara Superior Court Judge Kevin Murphy has authorized enforcement of a Cease and Desist Order, which restricts the water supply for the Monterey Peninsula, while the order continues to be argued in court. The State Water Resources Control Board issued the Cease and Desist Order in November, 2009. The order restricts California American Water's operations on the Carmel River, which provides approximately 80 percent of the Monterey...

2010-04-15 12:30:00

MONTEREY, Calif. and HOLLYWOOD, Fla., April 15 /PRNewswire/ -- The Monterey County Herald and eVoter (www.evoter.com) today announced a partnership that connects Monterey County voters to polling place locations, election information, candidate profiles and endorsements prior to California's Primary Election on June 8th. eVoter is a non-partisan website that allows voters to directly interact with candidates and access accurate, up-to-date information to make informed decisions on Election...

2010-03-30 13:33:00

PACIFIC GROVE, Calif., March 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- In a press conference held this morning in Monterey, California American Water officials joined the Monterey County Water Resources Agency, Marina Coast Water District and a gathering of local elected officials to announce a tentative agreement had been reached to develop a regional water supply project proposed for the Monterey Bay area. "After years of study, negotiation and public input, we have very good news to report," said...

2010-03-16 13:10:00

ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md., March 16 /PRNewswire/ -- On March 2, 2010, the U.S. Army Environmental Command (USAEC) awarded a $6.5 million performance-based task order to URS Group, Inc., Denver, Colo., for environmental remediation services at Fort Hunter Liggett and Parks Reserve Forces Training Area, Calif. The task order was awarded on the Multiple Award Military Munitions Services contract by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Albuquerque District and will be administered by...

2010-03-03 15:35:00

PACIFIC GROVE, Calif., March 3 /PRNewswire/ -- California American Water announced today it is accepting applications for its 2010 Environmental Grant Program. The company will award several grants for a combined total of $10,000 to innovative community-based environmental projects that improve, restore or protect watersheds and drinking water supplies within the state. A wide variety of conservation projects are eligible for funding, such as watershed cleanups, reforestation...

2010-02-26 07:25:00

MONTEREY, Calif., Feb. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- The Wine Artisans of the Santa Lucia Highlands, an alliance of the appellation's winegrowers and the wineries that rely on the district's world-class fruit, announced today that tickets are now available for their fourth annual Gala tasting, taking place from 2 to 5 pm on Saturday, May 15 at Hahn Estates. This "Highlands' Fling" celebration will be a strolling wine tasting on the grounds of the scenic Hahn property, with dramatic views of the...

2010-02-12 13:08:00

PACIFIC GROVE, Calif., Feb. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Monterey Peninsula residents will receive notification from California American Water this week of new water rates to be implemented this month. Customers will receive letters demonstrating the impact of new conservation rates approved by the California Public Utilities Commission. The rates are designed to reward those who save water and discourage water waste by charging steep price increases to those who excessively use water. "We've had...

2010-01-25 07:00:00

-California's State Scenic Highway 1 Links the Dots to Deals and Thrills This Winter- MONTEREY COUNTY, Calif., Jan. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- February 3rd, Big Sur's Bixby Creek Bridge will star on the U.S. Postal Service's new Express Mail stamp - an honor for the 78-year old landmark that transformed tourism by paving the way to this remote wilderness best known for harboring authors and artists. This architectural marvel, one of the top ten highest single-span bridges in the world...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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