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Latest San Benito County, California Stories

2008-08-13 09:00:33

MONTEREY, Calif., Aug. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Chalone Vineyard, a recognized pioneer and the oldest bonded winery in Monterey County, is aiding wildlife preservation efforts through the release of a limited edition 2006 Chalone Vineyard Estate Syrah Blend. The wine, which was created with a commemorative Condor label, is a joint partnership with the Ventana Wildlife Society (VWS) benefiting the California Condor. The Pinnacles is one of the VWS release sites for the California Condor. Chalone...

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2006-06-07 17:50:41

LOS ANGELES -- The world's leggiest creature is missing-in-action no more. A scientist found a rare species of millipede, last seen 80 years ago in central California, and has collected several of the inch-long bugs for study. This millipede has more than 600 legs, about twice the average millipede - despite the name which means "thousand-legged." Of the estimated 10,000 species, only one, I. plenipes, comes close to living up to its name and thrives only in California. "This is a milestone...

2006-06-07 12:00:00

LONDON -- An extremely rare species of millipede, and the one that comes closest to having 1,000 legs, has made its first appearance in 80 years. The Illacme plenipes species had not been seen since it was first spotted in a biodiversity hotspot in California in 1926. But Paul Marek and Professor Jason Bond of East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina recently discovered 12 of the elusive thread-like creatures that measure about 33 mm (1.3 inch) in length. "It has the most number...