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2011-06-22 11:45:00

OAKLAND, Calif., June 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The condition of pavement on the Bay Area's 42,500 lane-miles of local streets and roads is only fair at best, with the typical stretch of asphalt showing serious wear and likely to require rehabilitation soon. Data released today by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) puts the region's 2010 pavement condition index (PCI) score at 66 out of a maximum possible 100 points, as computed on a three-year moving average basis. This is...

2011-06-21 11:09:00

DETROIT, June 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Through the Eyes of a Child, a travelling photographic art exhibit that benefits the Coalition On Temporary Shelter (COTS), will be at Oakland Mall during the month of July in the Giggle Gang Clubhouse located on the lower level near JCPenney. Monte Nagler, renowned fine art photographer, conducted a photography class for youth in COTS programs and encouraged them to capture their world as they see it. Children also wrote brief statements of what...

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...