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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,...

2010-05-20 18:24:00

OAKLAND, Calif., May 20 /PRNewswire/ -- AMERCO Real Estate today announced that it has expanded the U-Haul network of self-storage locations with its purchase of a landmark structure built in the 1940s as the Sunshine Biscuit Factory, later becoming a storage and industrial building. Located at 851 81st Avenue, the new U-Haul Storage of Oakland Coliseum boasts 981 storage units with more than 206,700 square feet of self-storage, 82,850 square feet of work studios and more than 233,650...

2010-05-17 13:03:00

OAKLAND, Calif., May 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Who: The Breema Center What: May workshops on the Principle of Harmony, Mutual Support When: May 23, 2010 Where: Breema Center, Oakland, CA Cost: $15 per workshop, or $25 for both Summary: The Breema Center will offer a 3-part workshop series on the Principle of Mutual Support on May 23, 2010. In 2010, the Center is dedicated to helping people discover the Nine Principles of Harmony,...

2010-05-17 11:15:00

OAKLAND, Calif., May 17 /PRNewswire/ -- News Facts: The Stride Center today is hosting a VIP reception to celebrate the grand opening of its new administrative office and IT training center in Oakland, California. At a time when unemployment is at a high of 12.6 percent, innovative strategies to help members of the community build new job skills and proficiencies is crucial. As a result, the event will focus on ways the public and private sectors can create sustainable partnerships,...

2010-05-10 15:25:00

OAKLAND, Calif., May 10 /PRNewswire/ -- The second of two public workshops will be held Wednesday, June 2, 2010 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Caltrans building at 111 Grand Avenue in Oakland (nearest BART station: 19th Street/Oakland) to engage the community as we consider design concepts for a new bayside park that will provide a memorable gateway to Oakland and the East Bay. Doors will open at 6 p.m., with site information on display. Presentations will begin at 6:30 p.m. "We encourage...

2010-05-06 16:54:00

OAKLAND, Calif., May 6 /PRNewswire/ -- With the number of air passengers traveling through the Bay Area expected to increase from 60 million to 100 million by 2035, planners are looking at ways of accommodating the demand without expanding runways. Options will be explored at three public hearings scheduled for next week. The meetings are sponsored by Bay Area regional agencies to gather public input on how to manage forecasted demand at the region's three primary airports (San Francisco,...


Word of the Day
baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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