Latest Oakland, California Stories

2014-03-27 23:25:06

The Oakland Marriott City Center and Oakland Convention Center to host Evolution Expo June 27-29, 2014. Featuring a full line-up of celebrity guests, top name scientists, astronauts and engineers, Evolution Expo will be an interactive forum to explore the “Science” of “Science Fiction”. Oakland, CA (PRWEB) March 27, 2014 Evolution Expo, presented by Science Fiction Entertainment Inc., kicks off on June 27, 2014 with three full days of interactive exhibits, games, competitions and...

2014-01-22 23:32:04

Startup Weekend Oakland invites community members, business leaders and techies to solve global issues related to education, health, restorative justice and sustainability. Oakland, CA (PRWEB) January 21, 2014 Oakland’s first Startup Weekend hackathon will take place February 7, 2014 - February 9, 2014. The underlying theme is "Building a Silicon Valley that lives up to Dr. King’s dream" and is the first global hackathon for Black Male Achievement. The vision for this...

2014-01-21 23:29:06

Startup Weekend Oakland Invites Community Members, Business Leaders and Techies to Solve Global Issues Related to Education, Health, Restorative Justice and Sustainability Oakland, CA (PRWEB) January 21, 2014 Oakland’s first Startup Weekend takes place February 7, 2014 - February 9, 2014. Startup Weekend Oakland is expected to bring together over 300 community members, business leaders, technologists, marketing professionals, designers, entrepreneurs and investors to collaborate,...

2014-01-21 08:28:20

Month-over-month data shows first significant shift in the housing market during what is typically a slower season SAN JOSE, Calif., Jan. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Realtor.com®, the leader in online real estate operated by Move, Inc. (NASDAQ: MOVE), today released its National Housing Trend Report for December 2013. While monthly December figures indicate a shift into winter's slow season, prices and housing demand for the full 2013 year close in stronger positions compared to 2012. Data from...

2014-01-16 23:21:28

Startup Oakland, a partnership project between Revv Oakland, the Oakland Business Improvement District, and Oakland Real Estate, has captured the momentum of new startup companies moving into upper-floor spaces of the central Oakland business district. The project is growing Pittsburgh’s technology community to significantly impact the region’s economy. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) January 16, 2014 Revv Oakland, the Oakland Business Improvement District (OBID), and Oakland Real Estate...

2014-01-16 16:20:52

A weekend of film presentations and cinema education workshops OAKLAND, Calif., Jan. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Chabot Space & Science Center has partnered with The Bay Area International Children's Film Festival (BAICFF) to screen cinematic pieces and host engaging film education workshops specifically for the young and the young at heart. The two-day family film festival runs Saturday, January 25(th) through Sunday, January 26(th). Toted as a festival where "education...

2014-01-15 12:22:56

National honor recognizes collaborative city-wide campaign to ensure more low-income students are reading on grade level by the end of third grade OAKLAND, Calif., Jan. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Campaign for Grade-Level Reading has selected Oakland Reads 2020 as a 2013 Community Pacesetter, an honor bestowed upon select communities nationwide that have set the pace in improving reading proficiency among its youngest students. This honor reflects the energy, mobilization and...

2013-12-31 23:02:25

Supporters of Jahi McMath continue to work for her transfer out of Children's Hospital Oakland. The 13-year-old patient who suffered massive complications after a surgery that led to a "brain death diagnosis" continues to remain on life support. Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) December 31, 2013 Under the direction of the Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Network, numerous organizations and individuals have been working on behalf of Jahi McMath and her family in relative silence for the...

2013-12-06 23:02:19

Level Two Restaurant at the Oakland Marriott City Center just announced a festive lunch buffet featuring gluten-free options, locally sourced desserts and all your holiday favorites. Oakland, CA (PRWEB) December 06, 2013 Level Two Restaurant at the Oakland Marriott City Center invites you to enjoy the comfort of a holiday meal all December long! Featuring all of your favorite holiday dishes and a carving station, Level Two’s buffet menu is sure to satisfy your cravings. As always, Level...

Word of the Day
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'