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2010-04-30 14:44:00

NAPA VALLEY, Calif., April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Sequoia Grove Winery is proud to announce a partnership with the Sequoia Parks Foundation (SPF) through the development of the Sequoia Grove Winery Save a Tree Campaign, continuing the winery's longtime commitment to preserving both its natural environment and the future of giant sequoias. The program begins today on National Arbor Day, Friday, April 30th, with an event at the winery and will continue through the end of the year. The Sequoia...

2010-04-07 11:00:00

SANTA MONICA, Calif., April 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Druva Software, a leading provider of Continuous Data Protection and Disaster Recovery products, today announced that it has received a Series-A round of funding from Sequoia Capital and the Indian Angel Network (IAN). Sequoia Capital and IAN will together invest up to $5mm in this round. Druva is a profitable software product company that registered over 300% growth in the financial year that just ended and will use the capital for fueling...

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2010-03-18 09:25:00

A 3,000-year record from 52 of the world's oldest trees shows that California's western Sierra Nevada was droughty and often fiery from 800 to 1300, according to new research. Scientists reconstructed the 3,000-year history of fire by dating fire scars on ancient giant sequoia trees, Sequoiadendron giganteum, in the Giant Forest of Sequoia National Park. Individual giant sequoias can live more than 3,000 years. "It's the longest tree-ring fire history in the world, and it's from this amazing...

2010-03-15 10:50:00

EUREKA, Calif., March 15 /PRNewswire/ -- The California Redwood Company today unveiled a new brand and marketing approach. The California Redwood Company's new campaign, Build History, tells the rich story of the company and helps and inspires homeowners, contractors and customers build something special with this beautiful, sustainable and locally grown product. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100315/AQ70160LOGO) "This new campaign is much more than just a new logo and a...

2010-03-02 05:02:00

BEIJING, March 2 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Prudent Energy Inc. the leading manufacturer of the Vanadium Redox Battery Energy Storage System (VRB-ESS(TM)), has raised approximately $22million in Series C preferred shares. Northern Light Venture Capital led the round, which also included new investor Sequoia Capital China. DFJ and DT Capital returned as backers from the prior round. Prudent Energy, the leading technology developer, manufacturer, and systems integrator of the vanadium redox...

2010-02-17 07:10:00

SOLANA BEACH, Calif., Feb. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Sequoia Solar is pleased to announce the hire of three additions to their executive team. Bryan Pruden has joined Sequoia Solar as their Chief Financial Officer. Bryan brings with him over 16 years finance and business experience with companies that are leaders in their respective industries. Bryan has held leadership roles in Finance, Strategic Planning and Information Technology with companies such as Intel Corporation, SAIC and Darden...

2010-02-16 07:35:00

MESA, Ariz., Feb. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- High school and then college may be a traditional academic path for most high school students, but not for 69 Sequoia Choice Arizona Distance Learning students currently participating in the school's Dual College Credit Program. Sequoia's Dual College Credit Program enables high school students to take free college courses and earn college credit before high school graduation. Michael Savoia started the program when he was a freshman. This year he will...

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2010-02-15 14:35:00

Analysis of hourly airport cloud cover reports leads to surprising finding California's coastal fog has decreased significantly over the past 100 years, potentially endangering coast redwood trees dependent on cool, humid summers, according to a new study by University of California, Berkeley, scientists. It is unclear whether this is part of a natural cycle of the result of human activity, but the change could affect not only the redwoods, but the entire redwood ecosystem, the scientists...

2010-01-21 07:40:00

SOLANA BEACH, Calif., Jan. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Sequoia Solar is pleased to announce the hire of trusted San Diego weathercaster and environmentalist Loren Nancarrow, who will be heading up Sequoia's business development efforts and acting as company spokesperson. The role is a natural fit for Nancarrow, who has stood out for years among TV weather personalities, preferring a more serious activist role and often speaking out on environmental issues of the day such as climate change and how...

2009-11-30 17:11:00

TORRANCE, Calif., Nov. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), USA, Inc., announced manufacturer's suggested retail prices (MSRP) today for the new 2010 Highlander V6 Special Edition (SE). MSRP adjustments were also announced on 12 current 2010 Toyota and Scion models including Corolla, Matrix, Highlander and Highlander Hybrid, RAV4, Yaris, Sequoia, FJ Cruiser, Tundra, Scion tC, xB and xD. 2010 Highlander SE The Highlander SE is the latest model to join Toyota's popular Highlander...


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Sequoia National Park
2013-04-17 17:03:11

Sequoia National Park is located in the United States in the southern area of the Sierra Nevada. The park contains 404,063 acres of protected land that was once inhabited by the Western Mono Native American tribe. The best evidence of Native American inhabitants are the pictographs found on Potwisha and Hospital Rock and bedrock mortars, tools that were sued to crush acorns. When European explorers and settlers entered the area, smallpox had already decimated the Native American...

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Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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