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2009-07-09 06:32:00

OAKLAND, Calif., July 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a rebuke to the status quo in a deregulated trucking market, the Oakland Commission acknowledged a critical need for Congress to modernize transportation policy so the Port has the legal authority to set and enforce trucking industry standards to make goods movement sustainable for local communities and workers. The Oakland Port Commission's decision to move forward on a resolution at their July 21st board meeting immediately earned...

2009-06-22 13:44:34

Authorities said it was surf meets turf in California Monday when a wandering young sea lion meandered onto a busy highway. California Highway Patrol Officer Peter Van Eckhardt said Oakland police were called to Highway 880 about 5:45 a.m. to investigate reports of a sea lion waddling south on the center divider of the northbound lanes, KTVU-TV, Oakland, reported. The San Francisco Chronicle reported the sea lion is believed to be about a year old. We were getting gas and heard it come over...

2009-06-09 11:50:00

http://blog.cleanandsafeports.org/ or www.cleanandsafeports.org LOS ANGELES, June 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A broad alliance of national, state and local environmental, public health, community and labor organizations today applauded President Barack Obama for his appointment of Joseph E. Brennan as acting chair of the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC), the DC agency charged with reviewing ocean-bound commerce. "Joseph Brennan has shown an understanding that trade in the global economy...

2009-06-05 11:53:00

Live Music, Food And Fireworks - Free To The Public RICHMOND, Calif., June 5 /PRNewswire/ -- The Craneway Pavilion, inside the historic Ford Point Building on the waterfront in Richmond, will host a patriotic celebration for the whole family featuring live music, food and fireworks at 7 p.m. on Friday, July 3. Located on 25 waterfront acres, Craneway Pavilion delivers incredible views of the San Francisco skyline featuring floor-to-ceiling windows throughout the entire event space as well as...

2009-05-26 07:00:00

MCLEAN, Va., May 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Standards for Technology in Automotive Retail (STAR), a global information technology (IT) standards body for retail automotive and related industries, is a nonprofit, dues-paying organization whose members include dealers, manufacturers, retail system providers, and automotive-related industry organizations. The goal of STAR is to use non-proprietary technology (IT) standards as a catalyst in fulfilling the business information needs of...

2009-05-21 19:43:00

"I guard this hospital, but I can't afford to see a doctor here" -- William Bailey, Securitas Security Officer at Kaiser Sunset Medical Center in Los Angeles OAKLAND, Calif., May 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Security officers and supporters rallied against unfair labor practices and slashed health benefits by Kaiser's contractor Securitas outside of Kaiser hospitals in both Oakland and Los Angeles today. Workers chanted, marched, and highlighted the irony of their situation carrying signs...

2009-05-07 05:00:00

OAKLAND, Calif., May 7 /PRNewswire/ -- For the fifth consecutive year, Dreyer's is offering neighborhoods across the U.S. an opportunity to win one of 1,500 free ice cream block parties! With the challenges currently facing the nation, ice cream can serve as a heartwarming social connection to reconnect neighbors and rekindle optimism and hope. Interested in strengthening the connections on your block? Simply visit SlowChurned.com to share why your neighborhood deserves this cool opportunity....

2009-05-04 08:36:00

Service workers facing layoffs and healthcare cuts at nation's largest nonprofit healthcare organization to demonstrate outside grand opening of medical building OAKLAND, Calif., May 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Calling attention to the recent rollback of their health benefits, security officers who protect Kaiser Permanente facilities will set up a picket line outside the grand opening of the Medical Office Building and Cancer Center at the Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center. Kaiser's...

2009-04-30 06:05:00

Study Gives Californians Access to Nursing Home, Assisted Living, Home Care and Adult Day Health Care Costs in Nearly Every Zip Code Statewide RICHMOND, Va., April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- The cost of long term care in most of California is rising at a rate outpacing inflation, putting significant financial pressure on those in or near retirement, according to an annual study by Genworth Financial. At the same time, the current economic downturn has led to a decline in home values and investment...

2009-04-17 13:00:12

Police in Oakland, Calif., say two boys, ages 8 and 10, armed with a BB gun demanded money and candy during a convenience store robbery. Oakland police spokesman Officer Jeff Thomason said the two boys, whose identities were not reported, showed the store's clerk their firearm during Thursday's robbery while demanding money, gum and Push Pops, The Oakland (Calif.) Tribune said Friday. Thomason said while the gun used by the boys in Thursday's robbery was a basic BB gun that did not mean it...


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holluschickie
  • A 'bachelor seal'; a young male seal which is prevented from mating by its herd's older males (mated bulls defending their territory).
This comes from the Russian word for 'bachelors.'
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