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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 Group.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 trucks.
OAKLAND, Calif., March 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Kaiser Permanente has been named No. 1 on the 2011 DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for DiversityÂ® list, reaching the top spot after first debuting on the publication's list in 2006.
OAKLAND, Calif., March 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Preparatory work for the planned springtime demolition of the hospital tower at the former Oak Knoll U.S.