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2011-08-26 07:00:00

Oakland sewer repair plumbers at Evenflow Plumbing of Oakland California help a customer battling cancer fight her insurance company to get her claim paid this week. Oakland, California (PRWEB) August 26, 2011 Oakland sewer repair contractor Gary Dimodana of Evenflow Plumbing in Oakland, California is much more than a plumber according to Murl of San Leandro. Reported by Dan Von Kaiser. Murl met Gary Dimodana at her home in San Leandro after she had her clogged sewer line cleaned out for...

2011-08-01 16:30:00

OAKLAND, Calif., Aug. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Please include this event in your daybooks/ Editors: community calendars and ------------------------------------------- please cover the event. ----------------------- Event Date: August 4, 2011 When: Thursday, August 4th - noon to 2 p.m. More than 200 women, children and supporters of...

2011-07-22 16:42:00

DETROIT, July 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- From pre-school to post-grad, local education providers will join together at the premiere of the Michigan School Expo on Saturday, July 30, and Sunday July 31 from 12 p.m. until 6 p.m. throughout Oakland Mall. The event is presented by WDIV-TV Local 4. "The Michigan School Expo is a one-of-a-kind event for families in metro Detroit to explore the abundance of quality educational opportunities in our community. Educators, parents and students of all...

2011-07-20 13:27:00

OAKLAND, Calif., July 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Senate Bill 582, authored by state Sen. Leland Yee (D-San Francisco), is now on Gov. Jerry Brown's desk and awaiting the Governor's signature after passing both houses of the state Legislature last week. The bill, which was jointly sponsored by the Bay Area Air Quality Management District and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC), aims to reduce both traffic congestion and greenhouse gas emissions by establishing a four-year pilot...

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...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'