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Field Guide to Animal Tracks and Scat of California (California Natural History Guides)

Field Guide to Animal Tracks and Scat of California (California Natural History Guides)

Spotting an animal’s fresh footprints in the wild can conjure a world for the hiker: Why did the deer tracks disappear? Where did the cougar turn off the trail? What does it mean when two sets of footprints seem to coincide? This beautifully illustrated field guide, the first devoted to the tracks and signs of California animals–including birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, and invertebrates like spiders and beetles–blends meticulous science with field experience to provide an engaging companion for both armchair exploration and easy field identification. Filled with useful tools for the wildlife expert, and essential background and visual aids for the novice, including in-depth information about the ecology of each species, this book g

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Oakland, California: Towards A Sustainable City

Oakland, California: Towards A Sustainable City

“There are many good books focused on the theme of sustainability and cities. However, very few books examine how the three sectors of organizational life in a city — the private, government, and non-profit — work toward sustainability in one particular city. Oakland, California: Toward a Sustainable City identifies some of the best projects, practices, and people who are contributing to the present and future sustainability of Oakland. Although the focus of the book might seem local — Oakland, California — the projects and practices are ones that can be replicable in any city. The book is unique also in identifying how religious organizations, that responded slowly to environmental issues, are very much involved in the sustainability o

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California Dreaming

California is a strong brand, the state of new beginnings, dreams and movie stars, of surfers and a wonderful climate. But the Golden State is bankrupt and the city of Los Angeles is running out of cash. Public services are being cut and unemployment keeps rising. At the same time, optimism, entrepreneurship and the belief in the power of America are stronger than ever. In Los Angeles, we meet five people who are going through a transformation in their lives during this crisis. Justin and Christine lost their jobs and are now living in a van with their two young sons. Charles has gotten out of prison after fourteen years. Mizuko prepares her children for the future by making them at ease in virtual reality. Laura has taken advantage of the crisis by buying land cheaply and starting an urban farm and artists collective Fallen Fruit maps the abundant free ‘public fruit’ available in the city. Who are the pioneers who are reinventing the new America and how do they see the future?

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Tornero’ – I Santo California

I santo California are a 1970s Italian musical group. They are a vocal and instrumental group from Campania, Southern Italy and were founded in 1975, when they recorded their biggest hit Tornerò. With this song they achieved fame in their home country and they were able to sell approximately 11 million copies of the single, which was later translated and exported worldwide. (From Wikipedia) Images of the train are copied from Wikipedia. For images copyright information refer to: creativecommons.org The two poems in the sequence of the book image are by Emily Dickinson

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The Most Beautiful Villages and Towns of California

The Most Beautiful Villages and Towns of California

California’s picturesque villages and small towns and its stunning landscape, from rugged sierras and fog-laced headlands to golden sand beaches and rolling oak-studded ranchland.

California is nicknamed “The Golden State,” and though the name applies literally to the color of its state flower, the golden poppy, it is also a metaphor for the hopes and dreams that have lured generations of settlers. There are villages that grew up around the famed Spanish mission trail, and communities that boomed because of Gold Rush fever. There are places whose natural beauty nurtured artists and writers, and fertile valleys that were home to vintners and cattlemen.

The state is known for reinventing itself, yet a surprising number of its to

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SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA skyline Panorama [Panoramic Photograph] Poster

SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA skyline Panorama [Panoramic Photograph] Poster

  • ARTIST – CHRISTOPHER GJEVRE
  • Paper Size: 40 x 13.5 Image Size: 37.25 x 8
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Blakeway Panoramas are an industry standard when it comes to panoramic photographs. This panoramic photograph of San Diego was taken by Christopher Gjevre. It features a twilight view of downtown San Diego as seen looking across San Diego Bay. The two tall buildings with steep angled roofs are The Manchester Grand Hyatt Seaport on the left and the Manchester Grand Hyatt Hotel on the right. To the right with its sail-type roof is the San Diego Convention Center. Further right is the brightly lit Petco Park, home to the San Diego Padres baseball team. Located on the Pacific Ocean with a large bay, San Diego serves as a major shipping point and is home to United State Naval facilities. Buy Blakeway Panoramas Today!

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2012 Amgen Tour of California – Stage 1 – Santa Rosa Overall Start May 13, 2012

The first day of racing of the 2012 Amgen Tour of California will start and finish in Santa Rosa, California, the city that helped establish the race as the premier professional cycling event in the US and home to three-time race champion Levi Leipheimer. Expect to see spectators perched in the trees, rooftops and in windows near the finish line as they vie for the very best view of the final sprint. The stage will start with two neutral laps around the city before heading out to the open roads of beautiful Sonoma County. Within 30 minutes, the race will reach the Town of Windsor and the first of several of the stage’s featured Sprints. The peloton will then head south, passing by several of Sonoma County’s world-famous vineyards. In Graton, the racers will turn east and head back into Santa Rosa for another Sprint, followed by a straight shot towards the coast and into the quaint town of Occidental. From there, the stage heads north on Bohemian Hwy. and follow a portion of Levi’s Leipheimer’s “King Ridge Gran Fondo.”
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California Cities and the Local Sales Tax

California Cities and the Local Sales Tax

In California, local sales tax revenues accrue to the jurisdiction in which the sale occurs. This gives cities an incentive to promote the location of retail businesses within their boundaries. Although sales taxes account for only a modest portion of total city revenues, cities regard them highly because they represent a major share of their discretionary income. This study focuses on two crucial questions related to cities’ pursuit of these revenues. First, how does the sales tax affect land-use decisions? If cities are systematically favoring retail development over other types of growth, this may negatively affect overall economic development in the state. Second, which types of communities are doing better or worse in the quest for t

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Postborder City: Cultural Spaces of Bajalta California

Postborder City: Cultural Spaces of Bajalta California

This title concerns the postborder metropolis of Bajalta, California, which stretches from Los Angeles in the north to Tijuana and Mexicali in the south. Immigrants flock to Southern California, while corporations are drawn to the low wage industry of the Mexican border towns.

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San Diego: Jewel of the California Coast

San Diego: Jewel of the California Coast

San Diego is home to breathtaking oceans vistas, charming seaside communities, and world-class entertainment, all of which give this romantic coastal city its identity and appeal. This beautiful book provides a visual tour of San Diego’s favorite attractions, including the famous San Diego Zoo, SeaWorld, and Balboa Park’s historic museums. Graced with southern California’s mild climate and more than 300 days of sunshine, San Diego is the ideal destination. Local author Charlene Baldridge shares her intimate knowledge of the area by discussing San Diego’s colorful history, arts and culture, and endless outdoor activities. Filled with stunning photographs that capture the region’s unique character, this oversized book features some of Califor

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San Diego: Views of Past and Present (Views of the Past and Present)

Today San Diego is America’s eighth largest city, but before becoming this it was largely an agricultural area that boasted wide-open spaces, rolling hills and mountainous inclines, nearby desert beauty and of course, the expansive Pacific Ocean with its many beaches. This book invites you to explore a pictorial history of what San Diego once was and what it has become. Tour the seaside communities, its downtown sector, its valleys and suburbs and gain a perspective of the impact that time has made upon this spectacular city. Professional photographer, and San Diego native, George Ross Jezek has assembled a visual tour for you as seen through archival photographs set against those same vantage points taken through his own lens. The comparis

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