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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...

2010-12-06 05:10:00

OAKLAND, Calif., Dec. 6, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The Oakland Ballet Company is proud to present the Bay Area premiere of new Artistic Director Graham Lustig's The Nutcracker, with performances December 23, 24 and 26th, at the Paramount Theatre in Oakland. The company is also excited to have Bank of America and Chevron as lead sponsors. Holiday Magic for All Ages! Graham Lustig's The Nutcracker will delight audiences as the Oakland Ballet Company dances to Tchaikovsky's music performed by the...

2010-12-02 21:32:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Every day thousands of children are bullied in school and online. The Anti-Defamation League is leading a Bay Area initiative - in partnership with California State University, East Bay - to empower students, teachers, parents and concerned community members to stop this alarming trend. On Monday, Dec. 6 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., nearly 100 students from around the Bay Area will gather at the university's downtown Oakland Center for Youth...

2010-11-29 14:06:00

OAKLAND, Calif., Nov. 29, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Kaiser Permanente, the largest health care provider in Northern California, today announced a $10.5 million investment in the Oakland community that is designed to help school children stay healthier as they learn, help them increase their attendance rates and academic performance, and teach them about humanitarian leaders who succeeded in making positive differences in their communities. Through grants from a fund established by Kaiser...

2010-11-19 00:00:46

Important information can be collected in the immediate aftermath of an automobile accident, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan car accident lawyer Thomas L. Stroble says. Bloomfield Hills, Michigan (PRWEB) November 18, 2010 Because of the greater risk of being in an automobile accident during the upcoming holiday season, motorists should carry with them a checklist of what to do after a crash, Michigan car accident attorney Thomas L. Stroble says. "During the holidays, your thoughts are naturally...

2010-10-31 00:13:17

DPR Construction, one of the nation's top commercial builders in the healthcare industry, officially broke ground this week on the new Alta Bates Summit Medical Center Patient Care Pavilion for Sutter Health in Oakland, Calif. The 230,000-square-foot Patient Care Pavilion will house 238 medical/surgical and acute rehabilitation beds and is being built on a 1.5-acre site in the middle of an urban hospital campus. Oakland, CA (PRWEB) October 30, 2010 DPR Construction (http://www.dpr.com)],...

2010-10-28 17:59:00

DETROIT, Oct. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- WADL-TV38 will make election night, November 2nd, a special night for its viewers with a unique mix of classical music and election results. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20101028/CL91211LOGO ) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101028/CL91211LOGO ) Beginning at 8pm, WADL will present a two hour encore presentation of the station's October 24th live, concert broadcast from Christ Church Cranbrook. That's where the striking...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.