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2011-04-08 14:32:00

OAKLAND, Calif., April 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The 11-story hospital building at the former Oak Knoll U.S. Naval Medical Center in Oakland was imploded today with synchronized explosions that collapsed the concrete and steel structure into a pile of rubble in approximately 10 seconds. The hospital had stood since 1968 and was the last of over 100 former Navy buildings that were demolished over the past two years at the base that closed in 1996. The development firm SunCal is managing the...

2011-03-29 08:29:00

NEWBERRY, S.C., March 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- As Newberry College continues to develop its "living and learning" campus with the City of Newberry, the college has announced plans to renovate the Oakland Mill for student housing and market rate apartments. The initiative has been more than just a building renovation, but a fresh beginning for the surrounding Oakland Mill village and the Newberry community. Originally built in 1912, the student housing section, which takes up about 40% of...

2011-03-28 20:45:00

OAKLAND, Calif., March 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Local media companies Comcast (http://comcastcalifornia.mediaroom.com) and the Bay Area News Group (B.A.N.G.) (http://www.bayareanewsgroup.com) today honored 27 Bay Area residents for making a positive impact in their communities at the 2nd Annual Hometown Heroes ceremony. The individuals who were saluted (complete list below) have been named "Hometown Heroes" (http://www.insidebayarea.com/hometownheroes) by the two companies for making a...

2011-03-11 14:33:00

OAKLAND, Calif., March 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) and Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) staff today unveiled an Initial Vision Scenario for the Sustainable Communities Strategy mandated by the 2008 passage of state Senate Bill 375, which requires the Bay Area and other California metro areas to develop integrated regional land-use and transportation plans to meet state targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions from cars and light...

2011-03-03 07:30:00

OAKLAND, Calif., March 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Kaiser Permanente has been named No. 1 on the 2011 DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity® list, reaching the top spot after first debuting on the publication's list in 2006. "We're particularly proud of this award in recognition of Kaiser Permanente's longstanding effort of promoting diversity and inclusion," said Chairman and Chief Executive Officer George Halvorson. "As an organization, we serve a very diverse...

2011-03-01 09:00:00

OAKLAND, Calif., March 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Preparatory work for the planned springtime demolition of the hospital tower at the former Oak Knoll U.S. Naval Medical Center in Oakland is continuing on schedule according to SunCal, which is managing the cleanup of the 167-acre site. As part of the ongoing demolition process, the warehouse and bachelor enlisted quarters have recently been removed, leaving only the 11-story tower in place. Its demolition will take place in the spring and...

2011-02-04 07:00:00

OAKLAND, Calif., Feb. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Bay Area Technology School, a public charter school serving sixth to twelfth grade students, will host its Fifth Annual Science Fair on Saturday, Feb. 5th between 10:15 am and 2 pm. Most of BayTech's students come from economically disadvantaged backgrounds and the school organizes a number of fairs and competitions to encourage involvement in sciences, math and technology. There will be more than one hundred projects from three schools...

2011-01-29 00:01:51

According to an article published in the Journal of the National Medical Association, African Americans comprise 13% of America's population but only 4% of U.S. physicians. The publication's study concluded that financial constraints, insufficient exposure to medicine as a career, little encouragement at home and in schools, lack of role models, and negative peer pressure may contribute to racial disparities in the physician workforce for African Americans. Exposure at a young age to role...

2010-12-19 00:25:00

Gift Program Brings Christmas to Needy Families Oakland, CA (Vocus/PRWEB) December 17, 2010 Friant & Associates, manufacturer of high-quality, low-cost office furniture, is once again partnering with Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland, a not-for-profit world-class pediatric hospital and research institute, in support of the Adopt-A-Family Holiday Gift Program benefiting young patients. By donating $10,000, Friant is fulfilling the wish lists of 20 oncology patients and...

2010-12-07 06:00:00

NEWARK, N.J., Dec. 7, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- BioNeutral Group, Inc., (OTC Bulletin Board: BONU), a specialty life science technology-based company, today announced it has been invited to introduce its Collagiene(TM) product line to the Oakland City University housekeeping staff in Oakland City, Indiana. The Collagiene(TM) line of products has been designed to meet the special needs for cleaning and odor neutralizing all areas in the university including the classrooms, gymnasiums, living...


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  • A 'bachelor seal'; a young male seal which is prevented from mating by its herd's older males (mated bulls defending their territory).
This comes from the Russian word for 'bachelors.'
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