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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...

2009-12-15 13:54:00

MORGAN HILL, Calif., Dec. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Monterey Mushrooms, Inc. announced today the launch of its new "Green Initiative." In its inaugural year participating in the Comverge energy management program, Monterey Mushrooms, Inc.'s Morgan Hill Farm has already saved thousands of precious kilowatt hours (KWH), easing pressure on the local Santa Clara county energy grid and earning them a monetary rebate check which will be presented Friday December 18, 2009 by their Comverge...

2009-11-23 09:43:37

Using a technique normally used for detecting weak tremors, scientists at the Georgia Institute of Technology discovered that the 2004 magnitude 6 earthquake along the Parkfield section of the San Andreas fault exhibited almost 11 times more aftershocks than previously thought.  The research appears online in Nature Geoscience and will appear in print in a forthcoming edition. "We found almost 11 times more events in the first three days after the main event. That's surprising because...

2009-11-03 10:07:00

CARMEL, Calif., Nov. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- With summer crowds gone, those in the know come to Carmel now, enjoying the year's best weather! June Gloom and coastal fog are long gone. Calm, sunny days climb into the upper sixties. Pleasant, crisp nights are perfect to enjoy Carmel Mission Inn's three fireplaces! Open a California coastal wine from the Inn's cellar, and relax by the patio fireplace or in the Fuse Lounge and Cafe. Two upcoming events are sure to bring golf and dance enthusiasts...

2009-10-09 04:30:00

CORONADO, Calif., Oct. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- California American Water announced today that Blanca Zarazua, Monterey County attorney and Honorary Consul of Mexico, has been appointed to its board of directors. "California American Water is deeply committed to the communities we serve," said company president Rob MacLean. "Ms. Zarazua will bring a highly respected local voice to our board, which will make our commitment more profound. We are fortunate to have someone with...

2009-10-06 15:29:00

PACIFIC GROVE, Calif., Oct. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- California American Water has begun work on a pipeline in Del Rey Oaks that will help to address water supply issues on the Monterey Peninsula, where residents face threats of severe rationing from the state, which has placed strict limits on the community's primary water supply, the Carmel River. "This is a small, but significant step toward finding new sources of water that will protect this community from severe cutbacks and restore...

2009-10-05 12:46:11

U.S. scientists studying the giant 2004 earthquake that caused Indian Ocean tsunamis say they've determined the quake weakened part of the San Andreas Fault. The seismologists said their findings suggest the Earth's largest earthquakes can weaken fault zones worldwide and might trigger periods of increased global seismic activity. An unusually high number of magnitude 8 earthquakes occurred worldwide in 2005 and 2006, said Rice University Associate Professor Fenglin Niu, one of the study's...

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2009-10-01 06:35:00

Researchers at the Carnegie Institution say that they have discovered a method of measuring and monitoring geological fault lines beneath the Earth's crust"”a development that could significantly enhance scientists' ability to accurately predict earthquakes. Geologists previously had no means with which to detect and measure the fluctuating strength of faults that are hidden beneath the Earth's surface.  Now, however, researchers from the Carnegie Institution's Department of...


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