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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,...

2010-05-06 09:12:00

OAKLAND, Calif., May 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Bell Investment Advisors, Inc., announced today that it is the official sponsor of the Oakland East Bay Symphony's Season Finale, Ode to Joy, featuring Beethoven's inspirational Symphony No. 9. The opening performance will be on Friday, May 14, 2010 at 8 PM at the historic Paramount Theatre in downtown Oakland. A matinee will be held on Sunday, May 16 at 2 PM, also at the Paramount. (www.OEBS.org) Bell Investment Advisors, a privately-held...

2010-04-22 10:30:00

OAKLAND, Calif., April 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Four Bay Area regional agencies today are launching a major outreach initiative, One Bay Area, at a regional assembly bringing together 350 Bay Area city and county elected officials, regional leaders and community stakeholders at the Oakland Marriott City Center. The regional agency partners -- the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG), the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC), the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD)...

2010-04-21 15:35:00

OAKLAND, Calif., April 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Saturday, April 24, employees of Safeway, Inc. will provide needed modifications to the home of an Oakland family so they can move about their home safely and independently. Rebuilding Together Oakland is the local affiliate of Rebuilding Together, the nation's leading nonprofit working to preserve affordable homeownership. "We are proud to be working with our new partners, Safeway and The Safeway Foundation, on such an important...

2010-04-21 11:50:00

OAKLAND, Calif., April 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Oakland will be bursting with beautiful roses from the gardens of East Bay Rose Society members, along with donations from the city's Morcom Rose Garden, at a free show at the city's Lakeside Garden Center, 666 Bellevue, on May 16 from 1-5 p.m. Welcome spring in a delightful way! Come walk amid rooms full of sumptuous roses. "Celebrity Roses" is the theme for the show. Come find your favorite celeb's namesake rose, whether it's named after an...

2010-04-12 17:14:00

Family Weekend Named for High Tech Executive James W. Hebert MARIN COUNTY, Calif., April 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Camp Okizu, a non-profit camp in northern California for kids with cancer and their families, has a new benefactor for its weekend program for families of children with brain tumors. In honor of Silicon Valley executive James W. Hebert, who died from a brain tumor at age 54 in 2006, his wife, Ronni Sarmanian, also a former tech executive, has committed to sponsor the...

2010-03-30 15:26:00

NEW YORK, March 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Turner Construction Company, the nation's leading general builder, announced Kavinder Singh, Vice President, has been named General Manager of the firm's San Francisco and Oakland, Calif. operations. He will report to Michael O'Brien, Senior Vice President. In his role, Singh will be responsible for the overall leadership of Turner's operations in the Bay Area that includes more than $800 million of construction activity for the firm's clients each year....

2010-03-11 15:30:00

OAKLAND, Calif., March 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Kaiser Permanente was ranked No. 4 on the 2010 DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity® list, up three spots from the previous year, for its demonstrated use of diversity best practices and positive results. This is the first time Kaiser Permanente has been ranked in the top 5 of this list. This is the 10th year DiversityInc has administered its Top 50 Companies survey. A total of 449 companies participated this year, up 12...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.