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2008-09-06 21:00:12

By Shaun Bishop After more than three decades, Jim Lianides is finally returning to the Sequoia Union High School District. Lianides, a Woodside High School graduate, was appointed this week by the district's board as the new assistant superintendent and chief business officer. Since 2006, he's been the superintendent of the Pacifica School District. The lifelong Redwood City resident said he's happy to have the chance to work closer to home. "The opportunity to work in my own...

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2008-09-05 13:00:00

Warming temperatures will cause California's giant sequoia trees to die off more quickly unless forest managers plan with an eye toward climate change and the impact of a longer, harsher wildfire season, federal researchers warned. Recent research from the U.S. Geological Survey said hot and dry weather over the last two decades already has contributed to the deaths of an unusual number of old-growth pine and fir trees growing in Yosemite and Sequoia National Parks. Nathan Stephenson, a...

2008-08-22 15:00:29

By STICKLEY, Marcus A large sequoia tree in Stoke, thought to be more than 130 years old, will be chopped down after the Nelson City Council discovered it is not protected. The tree on the corner of Sequoia Way and Main Rd Stoke is one of two remaining on the property of Bryan and Tracey Parks. A wind- storm last month toppled a third tree into their home. Council parks and facilities manager Paul McArthur said records showed only one protected sequoia on the property and the Parks...

2008-07-02 12:00:43

By Esther Avila, The Porterville Recorder, Calif. Jul. 2--Two Giant Sequoia seedlings were planted Tuesday morning at Supervisor's Headquarters in Porterville in honor of the Sequoia National Forest and Giant Sequoia National Monument's centennial birthday. "When we look back, we count 100 years of growth and achievement and we have a lot to celebrate," said Mary Chislock, public affairs officer with U.S. Forest Service. "We began in 1908 when there was nothing, and today we are...

2008-06-24 09:02:21

Sequoia Communications, the RF semiconductor company setting new benchmarks in multimode design and integration, today announced two promotions - Reza Kasnavi has been named the company's VP of product management and Duncan Pilgrim has assumed the role of VP of marketing. "Both Reza and Duncan have demonstrated superior engineering expertise and business acumen during their time here, and their hard work has propelled Sequoia Communications into the next phase of expansion and growth," said...

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2007-11-01 09:10:00

By Marcus Wohlsen SAN GERONIMO -- When David Milarch first visited Northern California in 1968, he thought he would see avenues of coast redwoods 100 miles long. What he found instead, he said, was a "moonscape." Nearly 40 years later, the Michigan arborist has returned to the region to realize his dream of preserving and restoring the most ancient of these trees using the latest advances in genetic cloning. On a foggy Tuesday in Marin County about 25 miles north of San Francisco, Milarch...

2006-09-30 16:59:44

REDWOOD NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) - Researchers have confirmed that a redwood named Hyperion in a remote Northern California forest is the world's tallest tree. Steve Sillett, a forestry professor at Humboldt State University, recently climbed Hyperion and measured it at 379.1 feet, one foot taller than previously thought. Hyperion, which grows in Redwood National Park, edged aside the previous record holder, a 370.5-foot redwood called Stratosphere Giant in nearby Humboldt State Park....

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2006-01-18 13:02:15

KINGS CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Calif. -- Spiders, centipedes and scorpion-like critters are among the 27 new animal species that biologists have discovered in the dark, damp caves of two Central California national parks, officials announced Tuesday. The finds were made during a three-year study of 30 caves in Sequoia and Kings Canyon national parks. Many of the creatures live only in caves - and some only in one particular cave of Sequoia and Kings Canyon, according to the study, conducted by...

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2005-12-23 00:30:00

Conifers such as Christmas trees suffer a severe plumbing problem. The "pipes" that carry water through firs, pines and other conifers are 10 times shorter than those in flowering trees. But a University of Utah study suggests why conifers not only survive but thrive: efficient microscopic valves let water flow through conifers about as easily as it flows through other trees. "When you are sitting around and admiring your Christmas tree, consider that it owes its existence in part to this...

2005-11-14 20:03:38

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A federal judge temporarily barred a logging project on Monday that would have included a small section of California's Giant Sequoia National Monument. The plan in question would thin trees across 1,322 acres , of which under a quarter are within the Giant Sequoia National Monument, in an effort to protect a small local community against forest fires, said Matt Mathes, a spokesman for the U.S. Forest Service in California. The Monument spans 328,000 acres...


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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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kenspeckle
  • Having so marked an appearance as easily to be recognized.
This word may come from the Swedish 'kanspak,' quick at recognizing persons or things, or else from confusion with 'conspicuous.'