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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...

2010-01-13 13:22:00

NORTHRIDGE, Calif., Jan. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Contemporary Services Corporation's (CSC) Special Events II jump starts 2010 with two newly garnered contracts to provide event and security services for major events hosted by both The Monterey Peninsula Foundation and Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090714/LA45941LOGO) The Monterey Peninsula Foundation enhances the quality of life in Monterey County and surrounding areas through strategic...

2009-12-30 14:53:00

PACIFIC GROVE, Calif., Dec. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- California American Water and the Monterey Peninsula Water Management District began annual operations of their joint Aquifer Storage and Recovery (ASR) project this month. The ASR project diverts excess water from the Carmel River that would otherwise flow to the Pacific Ocean, and stores the water in the Seaside groundwater basin. High flows in the river typically occur during the winter when the Monterey Peninsula receives the majority of...

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2009-12-23 14:50:00

Link to earthquakes unclear, but tremors seem to increase stress on shallower fracture zone The faint tug of the sun and moon on the San Andreas Fault stimulates tremors deep underground, suggesting that the rock 15 miles below is lubricated with highly pressurized water that allows the rock to slip with little effort, according to a new study by University of California, Berkeley, seismologists. "Tremors seem to be extremely sensitive to minute stress changes," said Roland Brgmann, UC...