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2014-07-23 12:24:14

Lawsuit: Products from Chinese factories emit toxic gas in excess of 100 times CA standards OAKLAND, Calif., July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In the latest environmental black eye for Lumber Liquidators, independent lab tests show that Chinese-made flooring sold by the chain emits formaldehyde at levels far above the level requiring cancer warnings under California law, according to a lawsuit filed today by Global Community Monitor. Lumber Liquidators (NYSE:LL) claims on its website...

2014-07-22 04:22:28

Online originality checking and grading service helps CSU promote academic integrity across 22 campuses; anticipates triple digit growth OAKLAND, Calif., July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Turnitin, the leader in originality checking and online grading, today announced triple digit growth at California State University (CSU) campuses using the Turnitin service. Instructors at CSU campuses generated in excess of 1.4 million Originality Reports in 2013, a 142% growth rate since 2010. By the...

2014-07-16 20:24:21

OAKLAND, Calif., July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Renaissance International School, an independent Montessori school in Oakland, California for children from two years old through middle school, is currently accepting applications for the 2014-2015 school year for its middle school program. "Our Montessori middle school is designed around students' needs and curiosity, encouraging them to find their own place in the community and to learn skills that aid them to thrive now and...

2014-07-11 08:24:49

OAKLAND, Calif., July 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Hundreds of participants will come together next weekend in Oakland to honor cancer survivors, their caregivers, and to pay tribute to those for whom the cure did not come soon enough. The American Cancer Society Relay For Life event ignites team spirit among participants and works to raise funds used to save lives and create more birthdays by helping you stay well, helping you get well, by finding cures, and by fighting back. Logo -...

2014-06-19 23:19:53

Creative Music Incubator Zoo Labs hosts Oakland’s own Bells Atlas and Electrospit for a 2-week immersive recording & music-business strategy program. Oakland, CA (PRWEB) June 19, 2014 Zoo Labs is pleased to announce its July 2014 Zoo Labs Music Residency (ZLMR), an innovative 2-week program that immerses creative teams in a state-of-the-art recording studio and workshop environment. Selected via a competitive application process, Bells Atlas (http://www.bellsatlas.com/) and Bosko...

2014-06-19 23:11:20

Todd McCormick, one of the most prominent and respected activists for medical marijuana and industrial hemp, and Oaksterdam University, the premier institution providing quality training for the cannabis industry, announced they are teaming up to provide a new educational entertainment concept, for anyone interested in Cannabis. Oakland, CA (PRWEB) June 19, 2014 Oaksterdam University and Todd McCormick are offering three one-day presentations, best taken together. The event will be held...

2014-06-13 12:25:07

WASHINGTON, June 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new analysis by the Institute for Women's Policy Research (IWPR) finds that 37 percent of Oakland's private sector employees lack access to a single paid sick day. Access rates for low-wage workers earning less than $12.25 per hour in Oakland are particularly low, with 68 percent of those workers lacking access to paid sick days. Paid sick days are especially uncommon in jobs that require frequent contact with the public. In...

2014-06-06 23:03:37

The Meditation & Grief workshop will encourage individuals to discover how to bring their mind, body and breathe together to find calm. Attendees will learn meditation techniques that will assist them through the days and months of grieving and beyond. Oakland, CA (PRWEB) June 06, 2014 Pathways Home Health, Hospice & Private Duty is offering a Meditation and Grief workshop on Wednesday, June 11, 2014, 6:30-8 pm at their Oakland offices. Led by bereavement intern Steve Waye, this...

2014-06-04 08:37:51

Virtual conference "Common Standards, Uncommon Feedback," to examine impact of feedback, technology on student learning OAKLAND, Calif., June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Turnitin, the leader in originality checking and online grading, issued an open call for presentation proposals from members of the educational community for the second annual Student Success Week, which will be held October 6-10, 2014. Student Success Week is a free virtual conference featuring a series of webcasts...

2014-06-02 16:29:56

Acquisition will accelerate product expansion and international growth for leader in student evaluation and feedback OAKLAND, Calif., June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- iParadigms, creators of Turnitin, today announced the company has reached a definitive agreement to be acquired for $752 million by Insight Venture Partners, a leading global private equity firm focused on high-growth investments in the technology sector, and GIC, Singapore's sovereign wealth fund. iParadigms is a...


Latest Oakland Reference Libraries

General Motors Headquarters, Detroit, Michigan
2014-04-13 09:20:18

General Motors Company (GM) is an American automobile manufacturer located in Detroit Michigan. They also control multinational manufacturers around the globe. They design, produce, market and distribute vehicles and parts, as well as selling financial services. GM has ten brands of vehicles produced in 37 countries. They include, Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, Cadillac, Opel, Holden, Vauxhall, Wuling, Baojun, Jie, Fang and UZDaewoo. GM does business with 157 different countries and employees...

Oakland 1917
2014-02-25 10:56:53

The Oakland Motor Car Company manufactured the Oakland brand vehicle between 1907 and 1909 in Pontiac, Michigan. The founder of Oakland was Edward M. Murphy who sold half of the company to GM in January 1909. During the summer of 1909, Murphy died and GM acquired the remain rights to the Oakland brand. Originally the Oakland vehicles used a vertical two-cylinder engine but was replaced with the four-cylinder and sales increased to around 5,000 units per year. In 1916, the V-8 engine was...

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2012-06-18 08:24:16

Symbol: CAUM Group: Monocot Family: Liliaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Forb/herb Native Status: L48    N Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:CA Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision   Spermatophyta – Seed plants Division   Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants Class  ...

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Word of the Day
call-note
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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