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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.

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 Group.

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.

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.

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.

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.


Word of the Day
prosopography
  • a study of the individuals in a group of people within a specific context and their relationships.
  • In rhetoric, the description of any one's personal appearance.
The word 'prosopography' comes from a Latin word meaning 'description of a person’s appearance' from Greek roots meaning 'face' or 'person' and 'writing'.