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2010-08-06 15:00:00

OAKLAND, Calif., Aug. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Kaiser Foundation Hospitals, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc., and their respective subsidiaries (KFH/HP) reported today a combined total operating revenue of $11.0 billion for the quarter ended June 30, 2010, compared to $10.5 billion in the same period in 2009. Operating income was $313 million in the second quarter of 2010, compared to $411 million in the same quarter last year. Net non-operating income was $91 million in the second quarter of...

2010-07-29 16:53:00

OAKLAND, Calif., July 29 /PRNewswire/ -- The Placemaking Group, http://www.placemakinggroup.com, a San Francisco Bay Area PR marketing firm known for its branding, public relations and online marketing campaigns for cities and towns has added new assignments for two of its clients, the California cities of Emeryville and Fairfield. The firm will conduct a public relations media program for the city of Fairfield's economic development department designed to increase awareness of the...

2010-07-29 15:01:00

OAKLAND, Calif., July 29 /PRNewswire/ -- This week, the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) approved 22 new capital grants totaling $44 million through its Transportation for Livable Communities (TLC) program to finance pedestrian, bicycle and streetscape improvements near public transit in cities around the Bay Area. The purpose of TLC is to support community-based transportation projects that bring new vibrancy to downtown areas, commercial cores, neighborhoods and transit...

2010-07-19 08:00:00

OAKLAND, Calif., July 19 /PRNewswire/ -- How can we get more people involved in shaping transportation policies and investment decisions? What will it take for you to participate in planning the region's future? The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) has released its 2010 Draft Public Participation Plan and wants advice on these questions. The plan summarizes MTC's practices for providing the Bay Area's diverse communities with ample opportunity to get involved in the...

2010-07-01 13:27:00

RICHMOND, Calif., July 1 /PRNewswire/ -- The Craneway Pavilion, inside the historic Ford Point Building on the waterfront in Richmond, will host a patriotic celebration for the whole family featuring live music, food and fireworks at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 3. Located on 25 waterfront acres, Craneway Pavilion delivers incredible views of the San Francisco skyline featuring floor-to-ceiling windows throughout the entire event space as well as a 20,000 square foot patio, perfect for...

2010-06-30 10:00:00

ROCHESTER, Mich., June 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Two prominent Macomb County investors and developers have elected to help Oakland University advance its commitment to bring exceptional academic opportunities to the people of Macomb. Gebran (Gabe) S. Anton and his partner, Stuart Frankel, are donating the Towne Square Building located at 20 South Main Street in Mount Clemens to the university. This gift is valued at approximately $2 million. Speaking on behalf of himself and Frankel, Towne...

2010-06-30 09:39:00

OAKLAND, Calif., June 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Kaiser Permanente has announced that Anthony Barrueta has been named senior vice president, government relations. Barrueta has been with Kaiser Permanente for 16 years, most recently serving as vice president, government relations. In his new role, Barrueta will lead Kaiser Permanente's Government Relations department, overseeing a team of experienced policy professionals focused on policy interpretation and advocacy at the federal and state level....

2010-06-21 09:10:00

OAKLAND, Calif., June 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Kaiser Permanente, one of the country's largest not-for-profit health plans, has been recognized as a "Best Place to Work" by three publications. In the first half of 2010, the organization was ranked No. 1 by Diversity MBA Magazine for diverse managers, and No. 2 in the San Francisco Business Times' list of "Best Places to Work." This week, the organization was ranked in the top third of Computerworld magazine's top 100 Best Places to Work in...

2010-06-17 17:40:00

OAKLAND, Calif., June 17 /PRNewswire/ -- The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) has released for public review a draft plan to help people with limited proficiency in the English language access the agency's essential public information and services. MTC works to ensure that all persons have meaningful access to its programs, services, and information, free of charge. The Commission has a number of procedures in place to assist Bay Area residents who are not proficient in the...

2010-06-17 15:10:00

AUSTIN, TX, June 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - AGR Tools, Inc. ("AGR") (OTCBB-AGRT) through its wholly owned subsidiary, AGR Stone & Tools USA, Inc. ("AGR USA"), is continuing its aggressive distribution growth initiative by adding Oakland, CA as its latest service area. The company's distribution center is located in Alameda County and is able to service a population of over 1.8 million with an annual diamond tool market estimated at approximately $7 million. The addition of the Oakland,...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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