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2014-04-01 12:29:39

Second-year program has provided $500,000 to high school athletic programs in need BENICIA, Calif., April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CytoSport(®), one of the largest sports nutrition companies in the United States and maker of Muscle Milk(®), announced today the 22 high school athletic programs that will receive grants this year as part of the 2013 Muscle Milk Recovery Grant Program. In its second year, the program accepted applications from May through November and received more...

2009-08-29 14:00:00

OAKLAND, Calif., Aug. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Festivities were held today to mark the official opening of a new pedestrian/bicycle path on the George Miller, Jr. Memorial Bridge leading from Benicia to Martinez. The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC), Bay Area Toll Authority (BATA) and Caltrans hosted opening events at both ends of the bridge, with a ribbon-cutting in Martinez at the foot of the bridge kicking off the festivities. Attendees then joined in the official first walk/ride...

2008-09-24 21:00:21

By Contra Costa Times 1. Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour -- Radical Reels -- View high-adrenaline outdoor sports films when the 2008 Radical Reels Tour comes to Concord to raise funds for the Contra Costa County Search & Rescue team. The ticket price includes a buffet dinner, drinks and a silent auction. 7 p.m. Friday, Brenden Concord 14, 1985 Willow Pass Road, Concord, $35, www.radreels.com. 2. 13th annual How Berkeley Can You Be? -- Enjoy a zany parade followed by an all-day...

2008-06-24 09:02:48

Smoke and haze from the hundreds of northern California wildfires is so thick that San Francisco pollution officials declared an air-quality alert. The smoke is heaviest in Napa and Solano counties north of the Bay Area due to a major fire near Fairfield, Calif., but the hazy skies and smell of burning wood has become so ubiquitous that Northern Californians are getting accustomed to it, the San Francisco Chronicle reported Tuesday. It smells like you're right near a campfire, Benicia,...

Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.