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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...

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...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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