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2012-11-13 12:30:33

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Three community leaders will be honored by The California Wellness Foundation (TCWF) with the 2012 California Peace Prize for their efforts to promote peace and prevent violence in California. Elder Michael Cummings is a violence prevention specialist who creates safe streets for youth and opportunities for those living in the Jordan Downs Public Housing Complex in Watts, a neighborhood in Los Angeles. Kevin Grant works to help young...

2012-10-13 04:00:38

On Thursday, October 11, 2012, Oakland Zoo will open a new state-of-the-art 17,000 square foot Veterinary Medical Hospital. The facility was designed to accommodate a variety of zoo animals and their specific needs — from sun and humidity-loving reptiles, to tiny birds, to cold-adapted grizzly bears. Oakland, CA (PRWEB) October 11, 2012 On Thursday, October 11, 2012, Oakland Zoo opened a new state-of-the-art 17,000 square foot Veterinary Medical Hospital. The facility was designed to...

2012-10-11 15:20:45

Starlight Gala Raises a Quarter of a Million for STEM Education OAKLAND, Calif., Oct. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At its annual Starlight Gala on September 22, Chabot Space & Science Center announced the recipients of the Center's Champion of Science Awards. Now in its second year, Chabot's Champion of Science Awards honor individuals and organizations that have made extraordinary and lasting impacts in science education and support Chabot's STEM mission. Awards are given in...

2012-10-04 14:20:14

OAKLAND, Calif., Oct. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Faced with a rising homicide rate, the Oakland Police Department has adopted Nixle's "Tip Watch," a powerful new two-way notification service that allows witnesses to pass along anonymous tips via text message, Internet or phone call. Nixle activated Tip Watch on Wednesday at the request of the Oakland Police, who have appealed for the public's help in looking for homicide suspects that left five East Oakland residents dead in unrelated shootings...

2012-10-01 06:21:45

ORLANDO, Fla., Oct. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Crescent Resources, LLC has acquired the 258-acre Oakland Park residential community between the Town of Oakland and City of Winter Garden, Fla., from its original developer, Castle & Cooke. Located 14 miles west of downtown Orlando, Oakland Park is a certified green development by the Florida Green Building Coalition (FGBC) and has approximately one half mile of shoreline on Lake Apopka and direct access to the West Orange Trail....

2012-08-28 14:22:23

OAKLAND, Calif., Aug. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Xantrion Inc., a leading provider of personalized I.T. services for small and midsized companies in the San Francisco Bay Area, has been selected for the 2012 Best of Oakland Award in the Business Computer Support category San Francisco Business Times "Largest Private Companies in the East Bay" list. The Business Times announced the list at a reception at the Hilton San Francisco honoring recipient CEOs. "It is an honor to finally make the...

2012-08-18 23:00:41

Acorns to Oaks was established to help Oakland Zoo plant a minimum of 200 trees, 100 of them oak trees, and repair and restore urban parkland, create accessible open space experiences that are viable and safe for urban children, peak student interest, and provide hands-on experiences that will impress on children the importance of their role in caring for the environment. Oakland, CA (PRWEB) August 18, 2012 Oakland Zoo´s horticulture staff collaborates with 10th and 11th graders at...

2012-08-10 06:22:04

OAKLAND, Calif., Aug.10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Kaiser Permanente, a champion of making fresh produce available to its members, employees and communities, announced this week that it now hosts more than 50 farmers markets and farm stands at its hospitals and facilities across the country. "We are thrilled that our markets are thriving and expanding at our hospitals and in our communities," said Preston Maring, MD, a Kaiser Permanente physician who started one of the first...

2012-08-03 06:21:14

HAYWARD, Calif., Aug. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Arborwell, California's leading professional tree management company has announced the addition of Patrick Belhumeur to their Oakland-East Bay Region as a Sales/Production Manager. Belhumeur has over five years of experience in the landscape industry, with a previous background in international sales. A Napa native, Belhumeur is a graduate of Sonoma State with a BS in Business Administration. "I am thrilled to have Patrick on...

2012-07-31 10:21:11

OAKLAND, Calif., July 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The widow and children of deceased bicyclist, Allan Lee, filed suit today in the Alameda Superior Court against the City of Oakland. Allan Lee was killed tragically on September 24, 2011 when, while riding with a group of cyclists, the front wheel of his bicycle became stuck in a rut on Grizzly Peak Boulevard, propelling him over the handlebars and into the path of an oncoming car. Nancy Lee and her two children are seeking compensatory...