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2009-12-01 19:08:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Dec. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- As health care reform takes the national stage and Kaiser Permanente is being hailed as a care delivery model, renowned entrepreneur Henry J. Kaiser will be inducted today into The California Hall of Fame. Kaiser's eldest granddaughter, Carlyn Kaiser Stark, will accept the Spirit of California medal on his behalf during a formal, private state ceremony in Sacramento this evening. Kaiser's greatest legacy is Kaiser Permanente, one of the world's...

2009-11-06 12:46:00

Two Dozen Legislators Urge an Update to Federal Transportation Law to Ensure Industry Polluters Can't Force Impoverished Workers to Pay the Cost of Replacing Old, Diesel-Spewing Fleets LOS ANGELES & OAKLAND, Calif., Nov. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A coalition of over 100 environmental, public health, labor, faith-based and community groups today applauded Rep. Zoe Lofgren and 23 other California members of the U.S. House of Representatives for jointly pushing for a revision to a...

2009-10-29 08:00:00

OAKLAND, Calif., Oct. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- The Breema Center today announced that it will offer Breema bodywork mini-sessions and Self-Breema demonstrations and instruction at the Green Festival in San Francisco, November 13-15. Those who are interested in receiving Breema treatments and learning more about Breema and the body's connection to sustaining the planet can come to booths 1018-1019 during the festival. The body by its nature is connected to the earth. It is composed of and...

2009-10-28 12:01:00

OAKLAND, Calif., Oct. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Creating Economic Opportunities for Women (C.E.O Women), a non-profit organization developing economic opportunities for immigrant and refugee women, today announced the launch of its new multimedia series to expand the reach of its proven educational entrepreneurship program. The Grand Cafe educational soap opera provides low-income immigrant and refugee women with access to English and business training, in order to help them attain their goals...

2009-10-20 10:00:00

LIVONIA, Mich., Oct. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Today's breakfast and awards ceremony marked the 24th anniversary of H.E.A.T. (Help Eliminate Auto Thefts). Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson keynoted the anniversary event at The Westin Book Cadillac in Detroit before an audience of law enforcement personnel, insurance industry representatives and government officials. Since its inception in 1985, H.E.A.T., with its partners in law enforcement and the insurance industry, has helped...

2009-10-08 08:00:00

OAKLAND, Calif., Oct. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- The Artful Steps program, in collaboration with the Metropolitan Transportation Commission, proudly announces a group art exhibit featuring the work of artists with developmental disabilities. The "Flora and Fauna" show includes more than 60 pieces of art inspired by the natural world. Over 30 artists contributed their own unique view using diverse media, including paintings, embroidery, printmaking and ceramics. Artwork will be on display from...

2009-10-01 09:00:00

Statement by Michael Green, Executive Director of the Center for Environmental Health on the one year achievements of bold port clean-up program OAKLAND, Calif., Oct. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement by Michael Green, Executive Director of the Center for Environmental Health: "Congratulations to Southern California residents, environmentalists and truck drivers who fought for the Los Angeles Clean Truck Program and now breathe cleaner air one year later. The...

2009-10-01 09:00:00

Statement by Sharon Cornu, Executive Secretary-Treasurer, Alameda Labor Council OAKLAND, Calif., Oct. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "On the one year anniversary of the Los Angeles Clean Truck Program, we applaud the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, the L.A. Port and City Council for their tremendous accomplishment in placing nearly 6,000 environmentally compliant trucks in service while putting thousands of polluting rigs out of commission. It's a model...

2009-10-01 09:00:00

Statement by Nikki Bas, Executive Director, East Bay Alliance for a Sustainable Economy on the One-Year Anniversary of the Los Angeles Clean Truck Program OAKLAND, Calif., Oct. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement by Nikki Bas, Executive Director: "Congratulations to Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, environmentalists, port truck drivers and residents for leading the way to green growth at our nation's ports. Nearly 6,000 clean trucks put into service, and...

2009-09-25 12:37:00

OAKLAND, Calif., Sept. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- A four-member European delegation sponsored by the German Marshall Fund of the United States will be touring the Bay Area, visiting with elected officials and community leaders in both San Francisco and Oakland to explore how to increase bicycle use throughout the region. The delegates' experiences in Amsterdam, Brussels and Copenhagen show that cities can boost bicycle use, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and save travelers time and money by...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'karpos', fruit.
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