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Three California Colleges Offering Green Classes

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Three California colleges: Santa Monica College, Golden West College in Huntington Beach, and Irvine recycling center taliesinValley College, have partnered with the California Works Alliance to offer a community based green jobs training course to assist Southern Californians in securing jobs in this evolving field.

"This program is about getting solid knowledge and experience that will put graduates on the path to finding a job that helps both the environment and the economy," said Laina Long, project manager for the California Works Alliance in a statement that noted the success of the previous course.

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Stick with us into the New Year!

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2011 is coming to a close and you are probably reflecting on the past year while looking ahead to 2012. Whether you welcome the New Year with open arms or cling to the former year, January is traditionallycalendar seen as the perfect time to make resolutions. If you are a conscientious person, with steel willpower, you are pushing cookies and fudge aside and vowing to be better in a variety ways next year. At Sea Bird, we ask that you add “Be greener.” to your list. 

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1944: Camano Class Light Cargo Ship was laid down for the US Army as FS-289 at Wheeler Shipbuilding in Whitestone, NY.

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1945: Delivered to US Army.

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1950: Acquired by the US Navy on July 1, 1950 and placed in service as USNS New Bedford (T-AKL-17).

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1954: The movie, Mister Roberts, was made on the USNS New Bedford (T-AKL-17).

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1955 - 1963: Used as a cargo supply ship for the Texas Towers, a network of advanced radar stations located off the Eastern Seaboard. In 1957, Capt. Sixto Mangual was commander of the AKL-17 and in 1961 it was rechristened the USNS New Bedford. The New Bedford, sailing out of State Pier, was keeping vigil when Texas Tower No. 4 callapsed off the New Jersey coast during a January 1961 nor'easter.

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1963: Reclassified as Miscellaneous Unclassified (IX-308).

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1971: The New Bedford (IX-308) served as a Torpedo Test Firing Vessel in the Puget Sound area.

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1994: Ceremony in New Bedford.

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1995: The ship was struck from the Naval Register on April 4.

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2004: The Sea Bird's current disposition is a tuna long liner (fishing boat) out of San Diego, CA.

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2006: Design of the Tesla Turbine began on June 11, 2006. The Sea Bird was sold by Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service for commercial service.

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2007: The Sea Bird was drydocked for renovations.

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2008: The Sea Bird setting sail to Sea-Tac in Seattle, WA.

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2009 - 2010: The Sea Bird is currently docked at Seattle Sea-Tac.

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