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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...

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...


Word of the Day
Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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