Latest Southern California Stories

2014-06-19 23:18:02

Well-known San Diego plumber ends the 2014 successful campaign of “healthy hearts” at AHA Gala. San DIego, CA (PRWEB) June 19, 2014 Bill Howe Plumbing started with local San Diego plumber, Bill Howe, in 1980. He began his company with the mission to provide low cost service to the local community while promoting his own “pay-it-forward” spirit. Since opening his doors, Bill Howe has steadily grown the company into a successful operation increasing services to include flood and...

2014-06-19 08:34:29

DEN@Viterbi Expands Advanced Online Course Offerings For Nation's Cyber Security Professionals LOS ANGELES, June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The University of Southern California (USC) announced today it will expand its course offerings for its popular Cyber Security program, part of the USC Viterbi School of Engineering's Informatics Program. These new courses will be offered online through USC's top-ranked DEN@Viterbi program, allowing working cyber security professionals to continue...

2014-06-18 20:21:35

Civic Leader Frank Sanchez Tapped to Lead LA84's Board of Directors LOS ANGELES, June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the LA84 Foundation Board of Directors approved $1.3 million in grants to 29 community sports programs serving youth across the eight southernmost counties of California. This brings the grants total this year to $3.1 million, with one more round of allocations scheduled for October of this year. As the most prominent funder of youth sports programs in Southern California,...

2014-06-17 16:20:20

WOODLAND HILLS, Calif., June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) has awarded grants worth $4,500 to support science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) educational programs in San Fernando Valley area schools. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20121024/LA98563LOGO Northrop Grumman awarded 15 individual grants of $300 each to teachers in local elementary, middle and high schools to fund projects that promote STEM education and awareness. Any public...

2014-06-17 08:36:12

Firms to Deploy MetaField v2.6 Fully Integrated Field and Lab Solution MINNEAPOLIS, June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Agile Frameworks, LLC, an independent software vendor (ISV) in the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) vertical market, has signed two new clients for its MetaField®, MetaField® Lab(TM), AgilePort® and AgileStamp® cloud-based solutions. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130716/CG46361LOGO Pennoni Associates, Inc., whose headquarters are in...

2014-06-17 08:25:02

San Diego Mission Valley hotel deal includes deluxe accommodations, two tickets to San Diego Blues Festival in September SAN DIEGO, June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Visitors to America's Finest City will be humming a new tune when they learn of the latest special offer from the San Diego Marriott Mission Valley that offers comfort and convenience. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140613/117871) One of the newest San Diego Mission Valley hotel deals, the San Diego CA...

2014-06-16 23:02:58

Enerliance's LOBOS Automated Demand Response system delivers 1 megawatt of peak electric load reduction. Costa Mesa, Calif. (PRWEB) June 16, 2014 Three office towers at South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa, already among the greenest in the country, are now greener with the installation of the patent-protected LOBOS (Load Based Optimization System) Demand Response system. The system, developed by Enerliance Inc., which was recently acquired by Yardi Systems adds intelligence to...

2014-06-16 20:20:37

SAN DIEGO, June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The board of directors of Sempra Energy (NYSE:SRE) today declared a quarterly dividend of $0.66 per share of common stock. The current dividend is payable July 15, 2014, to shareholders of record on July 1, 2014. Sempra Energy, based in San Diego, is a Fortune 500 energy services holding company with 2013 revenues of approximately $10.5 billion. The Sempra Energy companies' 17,000 employees serve more than 31 million consumers worldwide....

2014-06-16 12:31:25

New community marks the start of construction on single-family homes at the 1,600-acre former Tustin Marine Corps Air Station TUSTIN, Calif., June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Standard Pacific Homes (NYSE:SPF), one of the nation's leaders in homebuilding quality, today announced plans to break ground on the first traditional single-family home community at Tustin Legacy, the 1,600 acre master-planned community located on the former Tustin Marine Corps Air Station. Dubbed Greenwood in...

2014-06-16 12:31:22

IRVINE, Calif., June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Standard Pacific Corp. (NYSE: SPF), one of the nation's leaders in homebuilding quality, today announced the promotion of Ted McKibbin to the role of Regional President effective June 16, 2014. In this position, McKibbin will oversee the Company's Arizona, Nevada and Southern California operations. He will report to Standard Pacific Corp. Chief Executive Officer Scott Stowell. Elliot Mann, Charlotte President for Standard Pacific Homes,...

Latest Southern California Reference Libraries

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...

Joshua Tree National Park
2013-04-18 01:11:37

Joshua Tree National Park is located in the southeastern portion of the state of California in the United States. The park contains 790,636 acres, of which 429,690 acres comprises a designated wilderness, and was named for the Joshua trees that are native to the area. The park features rock formations that are thought to have been formed nearly one million years ago by cooling lava. These include rectangular and spherical rocks. Joshua Tree National Park occurs along the borders of San...

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