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2011-02-01 04:04:00

LAS VEGAS, Feb. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Cord Blood America, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: CBAI) (www.cordblood-america.com) has announced that Cord Blood America's CEO and Co-Founder Matthew Schissler has been named chairman of the Biotech Committee for the Nevada Development Authority. The Biotech Committee is charged with developing programs and initiatives to help attract new biotech businesses to Southern Nevada and help existing biotech companies expand in the area. "I am honored to be...

2011-01-20 17:40:00

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Nevada Development Authority is at it again in an attempt to lure businesses to Southern Nevada and take advantage of the state's prime business climate. This time, the NDA is placing a series of testimonial ads in media outlets and has also created an eye-catching message on a 380-square-foot billboard in Los Angeles. Reading, "Congratulations Governor Brown! It's deja vu all over again." in black and yellow, the sign and its bold message are...

2011-01-13 10:15:00

EVANSTON, Ill., Jan. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Industrial employment in Oregon fell 3.2% over the past twelve months according to the 2011 Oregon Manufacturers Directory, an industrial directory published annually by Manufacturers' News, Inc. (MNI) Evanston, IL. MNI reports Oregon lost 7,530 industrial jobs and 114 manufacturers between October 2009 and October 2010, less than half the loss reported by MNI over the 2008-2009 survey period. Manufacturers' News reports Oregon is now home to...

2011-01-04 17:01:00

SEATTLE, Jan. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE: ALK) today reported December operational results for its subsidiaries, Alaska Airlines (Alaska) and Horizon Air (Horizon). ALASKA AIRLINES Alaska reported a 13.3 percent increase in traffic on a 10.7 percent increase in capacity, resulting in a 2.0-point increase in load factor to 85.6 percent. Alaska also reported that 80.9 percent of its flights arrived on time in December 2010, a 3.1-point decrease compared to the 84.0...

2010-12-23 08:00:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Dec. 23, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The California Travel & Tourism Commission (CTTC) just released its 2011 California Official State Visitor's Guide and Travel Planner, the ultimate dream guide for planning an unforgettable California getaway. "Our annual Visitor's Guide is both a glossy travel magazine with compelling editorial, and a practical detailed guidebook," announced Caroline Beteta, CTTC president and CEO. "Visitors will find the best ways to explore the...

2010-12-10 15:00:00

EUGENE, Ore., Dec. 10, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Pacific Continental Corporation (Nasdaq: PCBK), the holding company of Pacific Continental Bank, today announced that it was recently recognized as one of Oregon's most admired companies in the Portland Business Journal's 2010 Most Admired Companies survey. Once again, Pacific Continental placed in the top ten within the "Financial Services" category. In a survey sent to some 1,800 chief executive officers and top-level managers throughout...

2010-12-02 18:58:00

SEATTLE, Dec. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE: ALK) today reported November operational results for its subsidiaries, Alaska Airlines (Alaska) and Horizon Air (Horizon). ALASKA AIRLINES Alaska reported a 15.5 percent increase in traffic on a 9.9 percent increase in capacity, resulting in a 4.1-point increase in load factor to 83.9 percent. Alaska also reported that 82.5 percent of its flights arrived on time in November 2010, a 5.7-point decrease compared to the 88.2...

2010-11-30 17:36:00

PHOENIX, Nov. 30, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Arizona's aggressive economic growth plans took significant steps forward today as Governor Jan Brewer announced two more developments in the evolution of the Arizona Commerce Authority and its innovative private/public model. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101130/LA09704) The Governor said that Don Cardon will stay on as President and CEO of the Arizona Commerce Authority and that she will work with the state legislature to finish...

2010-11-30 07:00:00

SEATTLE, Nov. 30, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Alaska Air Group, the holding company for Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air, today announced a new vice president at Horizon Air, as well as personnel changes in the company's Corporate Real Estate, Finance/Investor Relations, Marketing/Communications and Security/Compliance departments. Horizon Air Gene Hahn was named senior vice president of operations for Horizon Air, overseeing the flight operations and maintenance and engineering...

2010-11-22 09:15:00

EVANSTON, Ill., Nov. 22, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Industrial employment in Nevada fell 11.8% over the past two years according to the 2011 Nevada Manufacturers Directory, an industrial directory published annually by Manufacturers' News, Inc. (MNI) Evanston, IL. MNI reports Nevada lost 7,584 industrial jobs and 77 manufacturers over the two-year period, with 3,970 jobs lost between October 2008 and October 2009 and a slightly smaller 3,614 jobs lost from October 2009 to present....


Latest West Coast of the United States Reference Libraries

Gifford Pinchot National Forest
2013-11-25 14:48:46

The Gifford Pinchot National Forest is a national forest found in southern Washington, USA, managed by the US Forest Service. It has an area of 1.32 million acres and extends 116 kilometers along the western slopes of Cascade Range from Mount Rainier National Park to the Columbia River. The forest straddles the crest of the South Cascades of Washington State, spread over broad old growth forests, high mountain meadows, several glaciers, and a number of volcanic peaks. The forests highest...

Olympic National Park
2013-04-18 01:02:08

Olympic National Park is located in the state of Washington, in the Olympic Peninsula, in the United States. The park holds 922,650 acres of land that was once inhabited by Native Americans. Most of the tribes were wiped out once European explorers introduced diseases into the area. In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the logging industry boomed, but the public began to express concerns of over logging in the 1920’s. However, the first proposal to establish the area as a...

North Cascades National Park
2013-04-18 00:41:24

North Cascades National Park is located in the state of Washington in the United States and was established in 1968. The park holds 504,781 acres and is the largest of three national park areas known as the North Cascades National Park Service Complex. It once contained 318 glaciers, but all of these have retreated at a fast rate and many glaciers have completely disappeared. The largest remaining glacier is Boston Glacier, but other large glaciers include Redoubt, Neve, and McAllister....

The Sierra Nevada Mountain Range
2012-07-17 13:48:38

The Sierra Nevada Mountains located along the Eastern portion of California and the Western Portion of Nevada have a huge impact on the weather in this region. The first is the Sana Anna winds. These are very warm winds that ascend from the mountains westward back into the basins of California in such places like Los Angeles. These are very dry winds that can heat the temps up into the 100s and can cause rapidly forming fires. When weather systems come in from the west they hit these...

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