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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...

2009-08-24 11:00:00

OAKLAND, Calif., Aug. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Kaiser Permanente has been ranked No. 1 by LATINA Style magazine on the publication's list of the 50 Best Companies for Latinas to Work for in the United States. The LATINA Style survey, now in its 12th year, is an annual evaluation of corporate America's appreciation for the value of diversity in the workplace, and identifies the corporations in the United States that are providing the best career opportunities for Latinas. Kaiser Permanente was...

2009-08-19 17:35:00

SEIU-UHW members to deliver 10-Day notices to Senior Management OAKLAND, Calif., Aug. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hundreds of SEIU-UHW health care workers will rally in front of Kaiser Permanente's Oakland Regional Office at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, August 20 before delivering a 10-day notice of informational pickets at hospitals and clinics across California to protest Kaiser's layoff plan. Simultaneously, SEIU-UHW workers in Pasadena will deliver the 10-day notice to Kaiser's Southern...

2009-07-27 07:00:00

HERNDON, Va., July 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- GTSI (R) Corp. (Nasdaq: GTSI) an enterprise infrastructure solutions and services provider to government, was recently awarded a $7 million contract by the Port of Oakland's Commissioners. The contract calls for GTSI to upgrade the Port's existing perimeter security system and also install a fiber optic communications system. Awarded under GTSI's US Communities contract, the work is on target to be completed by April 2010. (Logo:...

2009-07-21 13:47:00

OAKLAND, Calif., July 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Officials from the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) today applauded the actions of numerous Bay Area communities that have been awarded voter-approved Proposition 1C housing bond funds from the California Department of Housing and Community Development. Of the 21 Bay Area projects slated to receive funding, 20 -- worth some $229 million -- will help support construction of more than...


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  • A blustering, bullying fellow; a pot-valiant braggart; a bully.
This word is named for Draw-Can-Sir, a character in George Villiers' 17th century play The Rehearsal.
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