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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...

2010-01-19 11:00:00

OAKLAND, Calif., Jan. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- The Bay Area's local streets and roads continue to earn only a "fair" grade for pavement quality, according to a new report released today by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC), with the typical stretch of asphalt showing serious wear and likely to require rehabilitation soon. Pavement conditions on the region's more than 42,000 lane miles of local streets and roads have been largely stable for the past several years, with the...

2009-12-29 07:25:00

OAKLAND, Calif., Dec. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- The Breema Center today announced that it will host a Breema Intensive on February 6-14, 2010. The Intensive program is designed to help new students get familiar with Breema and to help advanced students deepen their practice of Breema and its Principles. The program will be held at the Breema Center in Oakland, California. Participants can choose from a 2-day, 3-day or 6-day series of classes. All who attend this Winter Intensive will have the...

2009-12-28 09:47:00

NOVI, Mich., Dec. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Habitat for Humanity of Oakland County, Michigan, has presented BrassCraft Manufacturing with a prestigious award for providing plumbing products and financial support for homes built in 2009. Called the "Silver Hammer Award," this honor was bestowed on only six companies in recognition of their generosity in helping Habitat for Humanity provide housing for families in need. The 2009 awards were presented at a recent event, and the Silver Hammer Award...

2009-12-18 13:45:00

OAKLAND, Calif., Dec. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Global shipping leader APL and the Bay Area Air Quality Management District today announced a landmark $11 million project to cut vessel emissions and improve this city's air quality starting in 2010. Armed with $4.8 million in air quality grants, the world's fifth-largest container carrier said it will retrofit its terminal and vessels to begin cold-ironing next December at the Port of Oakland. Cold-ironing is industry jargon for turning off a...

2009-12-17 14:24:00

OAKLAND, Calif., Dec. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- The Metropolitan Transportation Commission is recruiting for 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. MTC is the Bay Area's transportation planning and financing agency, and there may be a place for you as part of a new Policy Advisory Council slated to begin meeting in April 2010. The mission...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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