carissa carissa  /kɑ ˈri sə/


  • (n) a shrub of the genus Carissa having fragrant white flowers and plumlike red to purple-black fruits


  1. New city manager ready to embrace challenges

    By Carissa Marsh It took six months of searching across the country to find him, but Simi Valley has a new city manager who officially took the reins at City Hall May 16. A Colorado native, Eric Levitt came to town by way of Janesville, Wis., where he’d been the chief executive for more than four years. read more
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Simi Valley Acorn

  2. Lebanon School Board Looks to Fill Vacancy

    Lebanon — The Lebanon School District is encouraging city residents to apply for a vacant position on the School Board. District Clerk Martha MacDonald said that the vacancy was caused by the resignation of Carissa Means.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Valley News

  3. Poppe, Carissa Megan

    HASTINGS - Carissa Megan Poppe, 21, died Tuesday, June 5, 2012, at Community Memorial Hospital, Burke, S.D., as the result of a one vehicle traffic accident on State Highway 44 north of Burke.
    on June 9, 2013     Source: Grand Island Independent

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  1. "I grew up watching Carissa develop as a surfer," Abubo said. "She's only 14-years-old and I think she is the most progressed female surfer even at that age. She's actually very competitive and savvy, she has surfed a lot of heats in her...
    on Mar 4, 2007 By: Megan Abubo Source: Global Surf News

  2. "I don't think anybody's coming from California just to see the New Carissa," Kulongoski said, characterizing the wreck as an eyesore. "I just don't think that's something that you want on the Oregon beach. And I think most of the citizens of...
    on Aug 10, 2008 By: Ted Kulongoski Source: San Diego Union Tribune

  3. "With Carissa, we'd gotten to the point where we could see the fork in the road," Bridwell says from Seattle. "We'd put in so much time, and never achieved what we could. So yes, it's unexpected."
    on Sep 8, 2006 By: Ben Bridwell Source: Boston Globe (registration)

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