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2010-09-02 11:00:00

OAKLAND, Calif., Sept. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Parents everywhere have wistful memories of it. Often uphill. Usually both ways. Now, the makers of Green Works® Naturally Derived Cleaners are teaming up with the National Center for Safe Routes to School to encourage parents to join their kids in this definitive childhood moment. Walking to school. October is International Walk to School Month. During the month of October, elementary and middle school students and their...

2010-08-27 01:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO and OAKLAND, Calif., Aug. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- The California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce (CHCC) recognized Jesus Vargas as "2010 Businessman of the Year" on August 13, during their annual statewide convention in Los Angeles. The CHCC is the largest regional Hispanic business organization in the nation representing over 720,000 Hispanic-owned businesses. Mr. Vargas owns the Oakland-based engineering firm "VSCE," that provides construction / program management, and public...

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...


Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.