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2012-03-13 09:10:04

One in 10 people living in California's most productive agricultural areas is at risk for harmful levels of nitrate contamination in their drinking water, according to a report released today by the University of California, Davis. The report was commissioned by the California State Water Resources Control Board. "Cleaning up nitrate in groundwater is a complex problem with no single solution," said Jay Lund, director of the UC Davis Center for Watershed Sciences and a report co-author....

2011-05-11 00:00:28

The National Steinbeck Center, located at One Main Street in Salinas, unveils its 2011 Steinbeck Festival: Friends and Foes, to be held from August 4-7, 2011, in Salinas, on Monterey's Cannery Row and in Cities of Letters around the world. Salinas, California (PRWEB) May 09, 2011 The National Steinbeck Center, located at One Main Street in Salinas, unveils its 2011 Steinbeck Festival: Friends and Foes, to be held from August 4-7, 2011, in Salinas, on Monterey's Cannery Row and in Cities of...

2010-08-04 13:07:00

SALINAS, Ca., Aug. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The City of Salinas wishes to hire a branding consultant to lead a Community Branding initiative. An RFP has been posted on the city's website; www.ci.salinas.ca.us; detailing all information required and a unique financing proposal. All interested firms need to submit a proposal by end of day of Tuesday, September 7, 2010, to: Jeffrey H. Weir, Economic Development Director via email at Jeffreyw@ci.salinas.ca.us. The City of Salinas is the...

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...

2006-05-01 15:38:44

By Michael Kahn SALINAS, California (Reuters) - Illegal immigrant Ray Martinez pays taxes, shops at local stores and works 12-hour days in this rich farming region known as America's Salad Bowl, where about 75 percent of the nation's lettuce grows. Like thousands of his fellow farm workers in California's Salinas Valley -- some here legally, but most not -- Martinez stayed home on on Monday as part of a nationwide boycott to demand a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants and to...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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