Latest Oakland, California Stories

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.

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.

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 trucks.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Word of the Day
  • In costermongers' slang, a cheap red-skinned apple, which is rubbed hard with a cloth to give it the appearance and feeling of an apple of superior quality.
The origin of the word 'gawf' is obscure, but may come from the phrase 'go for more'.