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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,...

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...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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