Latest Oakland, California Stories

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

2011-05-17 08:00:00

LIVONIA, Mich., May 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Bookstock is back with two days of Bookbuster special deals.

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.

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.

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.

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