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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...

2010-02-23 08:00:00

OAKLAND, Calif., Feb. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- A public workshop will be held Thursday, February 25 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Joseph P. Bort MetroCenter Auditorium at 101 Eighth Street (corner of Oak Street) in downtown Oakland to engage the community in forming a vision for a park that will provide a memorable gateway to Oakland and the East Bay. All are welcome to attend. More than 10 years ago, State, city and regional agencies identified a unique opportunity to both create a park at the...

2010-02-17 19:28:00

OAKLAND, Calif., Feb. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- A public workshop will be held Thursday, February 25 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Joseph P. Bort MetroCenter Auditorium at 101 Eighth Street (corner of Oak Street) in downtown Oakland to engage the community in forming a vision for a park that will provide a memorable gateway to Oakland and the East Bay. All are welcome to attend. More than 10 years ago, State, city and regional agencies identified a unique opportunity to both create a park at the...

2010-01-22 07:23:00

OAKLAND, Calif., Jan. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Who: The Breema Center What: Breema Winter Intensive Weekend with Jon Schreiber When: February 6-7, 2010 Where: The Breema Center, Oakland, CA Cost: Tuition begins at $130 for first-time students, then varies according to length of study Summary: The Breema Center will host a special weekend in February devoted to learning the Breema system, which includes Breema bodywork, Self-Breema exercises, and the Nine...

2010-01-20 13:05:00

OAKLAND, Calif., Jan. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Wanted: 27 individuals to jump into the transportation arena, learn about the complexities of funding, and help identify the connections between transportation and land use, air quality and climate change. Interested? The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC), the Bay Area's transportation planning and financing agency, may have a place for you as part of a new Policy Advisory Council slated to begin meeting in April 2010. The mission of...


Word of the Day
glogg
  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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