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Fires In Southern California Still Blazing
2014-05-15 03:24:45

NASA The single fire that ignited and split into nine separate fires still blazes in Southern California today. Firefighters are hoping for a break today (Thursday, May 15, 2014) but it doesn't look like luck may be on their side. Conditions continue to be bone dry with unseasonal heat (98-106 degrees) and the Santa Ana winds are kicking up and allowing these fires to easy jump fire lines. This particular fire started on Wednesday as a single fire and within a day is now nine separate...

2014-05-15 12:24:49

THIRTY-SEVEN NATIONAL PARKS AWARDED 2014 ACTIVE TRAILS GRANTS WASHINGTON, May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Park Foundation, the official charity of America's national parks, has awarded 37 grants totaling $700,687 to national parks selected to participate in the 2014 Active Trails program. Now in its sixth year, the Active Trails program supports healthy living by getting people out and active in national parks through projects that help restore, protect, and/or...

2014-05-14 23:04:17

Flash software inventor and AIDS researcher among Harvey Mudd alumni awarded for contributions to science, technology and society. Claremont, Calif. (PRWEB) May 14, 2014 The inventor of Flash software and the chemist who published the first nucleotide sequence of the AIDS virus were among eight Harvey Mudd College alumni awarded May 3, 2014, for work that advances science while benefiting humanity. The Harvey Mudd Alumni Association presented seven Outstanding Alumni Awards and one...

2014-05-14 23:01:03

Carlsbad medical center closed due to wildfires. San Diego (PRWEB) May 14, 2014 Scripps Health has closed Scripps Coastal Medical Center in Carlsbad at 2176 Salk Ave., as a precautionary measure due to wildfires in the area. Patients with appointments have been notified. Scripps will announce when the facility reopens. ABOUT SCRIPPS HEALTH Founded in 1924 by philanthropist Ellen Browning Scripps, Scripps Health is a nonprofit integrated health system based in San Diego, Calif. Scripps...

2014-05-14 16:25:55

Dogs Can Catch a Wave at the 2014 Unleashed by Petco Surf Dog Competition in Imperial Beach, CA SAN DIEGO, May 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Fifty dogs are expected to participate in this year's Surf Dog competition, which will be held on July 13, 2014 in Imperial Beach, CA, adjacent to the pier. Always a crowd favorite, thousands of spectators from across the U.S. will join in on the fun. "As a San Diego-based company, we are excited to be able to host such a fantastic event that not...

2014-05-14 12:28:18

IB to help SCPR grow their digital revenue, streamline their digital ad operations process ST. PAUL, Minn., May 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Internet Broadcasting Systems, Inc. (IB), the leading provider of digital publishing technology, news content and digital agency solutions for local media companies, today announced that it signed an agreement with Southern California Public Radio (SCPR) to provide digital ad operations for SCPR's radio station group. IB will perform ad...

2014-05-14 12:24:57

Cox honoring environmental volunteers in Orange County, San Diego and Santa Barbara; Nearly $50,000 to be awarded to local environmental nonprofits SAN DIEGO, May 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cox Communications, in partnership with The Trust for Public Land, is seeking nominations for environmental volunteers in Cox's service areas in Orange County, San Diego and Santa Barbara. Nominations are being accepted at CoxConservesHeroes.com through 5 p.m. on May 21 for volunteers who are...

2014-05-14 08:24:37

Leading Southern California plumbing company will become one of the first in LA to accept the Internet-based currency LOS ANGELES, May 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ritz Plumbing & Heating has announced that it will be accepting Bitcoin, an Internet-based currency, as a form of payment for customer invoices, effective immediately. They will be processing these payments on their WordPress-based website using an interface known as BitPay. They are among the first service industry...

2014-05-13 23:05:39

“Hack for Pasadena” demonstrates the power of open data to solving city challenges. Pasadena, CA (PRWEB) May 13, 2014 The City of Pasadena’s first hackathon was so successful that the two-day event has been expanded into an ongoing program with the participants. Pasadena’s Open Data portal debuted March 14 in conjunction with Hack for Pasadena, a civic hackathon that offered prizes for innovative apps that could lead to real improvements for the community. “The incredible...

2014-05-13 23:05:25

EarthWise Pet Supply - San Diego in Torrey Highlands is gearing up for its big National Pet Month celebration this Saturday, May 17th. San Diego, California (PRWEB) May 13, 2014 Known for having one of the largest all natural pet food and treat selections per square foot in the country, EarthWise stores couple all natural food and supplies with a breadth of pet-related services such as grooming and self wash. EarthWise Pet Supply is sure to make a splash this Summer. "This is one of...


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San Bernardino National Forest
2014-07-31 08:53:16

San Bernardino National Forest is a United States national forest that is located in the state of California. This forest encompasses 823,816 acres of protected land, which is divided into two separate areas by mountain ranges known as the San Bernardino Mountains located in the east and the San Jacinto and Santa Rosa Mountains located in the north. This forest holds eight designated wilderness areas, some of which overlap into Angeles National Forest, including Cucamonga Wilderness, San...

Los Padres National Forest
2013-11-21 13:26:05

Los Padres National Forest is a United States national forest that is located in central and southern areas of California. The forest holds 1,950,000 acres of public and private land, most of which is accessible to the public. The park is divided into two areas known as the northern division and the main division and it holds a number of designated wilderness areas including Garcia Wilderness, Silver Peak Wilderness, and Dick Smith Wilderness. Visitors must obtain a National Forest Adventure...

Angeles National Forest
2013-10-30 09:52:34

The Angeles National Forest of the U.S. Forest Service can be found in the San Gabriel Mountains of Los Angeles County, southern California, United States. It was established on July 1st of 1908, incorporating the first San Bernardino National Forest and portions of the former Santa Barbara and San Gabriel National Forests. It covers 655,387 acres and is located just north of the metropolitan area of Los Angeles. A small portion extends eastward into southwestern San Bernardino County, in...

Cleveland National Forest
2013-10-15 09:42:23

Cleveland National Forest is a national forest that is located in the state of California in the United States. It holds 460,000 acres of land separated into three districts known as Trabuco Ranger District, which holds mainly northern areas, the Palomar Ranger District, located near Ramona and Escondido, and the Descanso Ranger District, which can be found east of El Cajon. This national forest was created on July 1, 1908, after Theodore Roosevelt merged Trabuco Canyon National Reserve and...

Channel Islands National Park
2013-04-18 12:25:35

Channel Islands National park is located in off the coast of California in the United States. The park holds 249,561 acres and is comprised of five of the eight Channel Islands. The area was designated as a national monument in 1938 and as a National Biosphere Reserve in 1976, but was not designated as a national park until 1980. The park extends from San Pedro to Point Conception, located near Santa Barbara. Half of the entire park consists of ocean water and seventy-six percent of the...

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