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2011-06-08 09:55:00

Trading diesel engines for shore power cuts 50,000 pounds of emissions a year OAKLAND, Calif., June 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Coalition for Responsible Transportation (CRT) today commended one of its members, APL, for becoming the first container shipping line to shut down, or, "cold-iron," a vessel's engines to eliminate exhaust emissions at the Port of Oakland. "We have brought cold-ironing to the port," proclaimed APL Americas President Gene Seroka. "When others do as...

2011-05-23 16:18:00

OAKLAND, Calif., May 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Back To The Roots (BTTR), an Oakland-based green company that recycles coffee and spent grain waste into planting material to grow mushrooms, recently celebrated its new larger location with a warehouse warming celebration on May 12. More than 300 Bay Area residents and community leaders supported co-owners and founders, Alejandro Velez (left) and Nikhil Arora as they opened their doors. (Photo:...

2011-05-17 08:00:00

LIVONIA, Mich., May 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Bookstock is back with two days of Bookbuster special deals. Buy three books and get the fourth free, when you visit Metro Detroit's largest used book and media sale at Livonia's Laurel Park Place on Wednesday, May 18 or Thursday, May 19 between 3 and 9 p.m. A true book lover's paradise, Bookstock has tens of thousands of donated used books, DVDs, CDs, books on tape, magazines and records for sale at bargain basement prices. The sale takes...

2011-05-16 14:00:00

NEW YORK, May 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- CBS Outdoor has once again helped to "Inspire Oakland" - the out-of-home media division of CBS Corporation has donated space on its digital billboards to display the top four winning designs of a contest sponsored by the Oakland Digital Arts & Literacy Center (ODALC), as part of its second annual "Inspire Oakland" graphic art program. The "Inspire Oakland" campaign was launched to generate interest in graphic design and information technology...

2011-05-09 16:15:00

OAKLAND, Calif., May 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Bell Investment Advisors, official sponsor of the Oakland East Bay Symphony's American Masterworks Series, announced this season's upcoming concert on May 13, a concert version of the Tony Award winning Street Scene with music by Kurt Weill, lyrics by Langston Hughes and Elmer Rice; the book is by Elmer Rice. The concert will be conducted by Maestro Michael Morgan. Weill is one of the most innovative and influential composers of the 20th...

2011-05-08 00:05:46

Harborside Health Center wins highest honor from the Alameda County Food Bank. Oakland, CA (Vocus/PRWEB) May 07, 2011 Harborside Health Center, the nation's largest medical cannabis dispensary was honored by The Alameda County Community Food Bank this week as recipient of The Red Plate Award in the Small Business category. This award is given annually in recognition of the business making the largest contribution of food during the Christmas holiday food drive. Harborside's patients,...

2011-04-29 14:59:00

OAKLAND, Calif., April 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Rebuilding Together Oakland and Bell Investment Advisors team up to support the repairs of two east Oakland homes in the Maxwell Park and Wentworth Holland neighborhoods. Bell Investment Advisors is engaging local employees and clients and working with colleagues at Wendel Rosen Black & Dean on one house and underwriting the repairs performed by a long-time RTO volunteer group of skilled tradeswomen, affectionately known as the Women's...

2011-04-28 09:00:00

LIVONIA, Mich., April 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Get ready to read, because Bookstock is back! Metro Detroit's largest used book and media sale, where all proceeds benefit literacy and education projects in metropolitan Detroit, will be held Sunday, May 15-22 at Livonia's Laurel Park Place. The Detroit News columnist Neal Rubin and Detroit Free Press columnist Rochelle Riley are Honorary Co-Chairs of Bookstock. Bookstock's Pre-Sale will kick-off on Sunday, May 15 at 8:15 a.m. with a...

2011-04-27 11:07:00

OAKLAND, Calif. and SALT LAKE CITY, April 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Overstock.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: OSTK, short cut: O.co) and the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Authority today announced that Overstock.com has acquired the naming rights to the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum. Effective immediately, the Coliseum will be known as Overstock.com Coliseum. The facility will host its first game under the Overstock name Friday, April 29, when the A's host defending American League champion Texas...

2011-04-11 15:20:00

BERKELEY, Calif., April 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- (http://www.myprgenie.com) -- Ron Garret's chance encounter with a homeless person on the Santa Monica Promenade began a quest to see how he could help. A first time filmmaker, he set out to make a movie about homelessness with a happy ending. Today in the US economy many people are one check away from becoming homeless. There are 671,859 people experiencing homelessness on any given night in the United States - roughly 22 of every 10,000...