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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...

2014-05-31 23:07:42

The Oakland A's and Gold Glove Outfielder Josh Reddick will be on hand to dedicate Richmond's new Martin Luther King Jr. Park Baseball Field. Richmond, CA (PRWEB) May 31, 2014 Hundreds of children, community residents, and celebrities are turning out to celebrate the dedication ceremony of the new baseball field at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Park. Funded by Pacific Gas & Electric Company and the Oakland A's, in partnership with the Good Tidings Foundation, the new...

2014-05-29 16:29:10

MindBlown Labs CEO Joins Presidential Advisory Council OAKLAND, Calif., May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- President Obama recently announced the appointment of Jason Young, Co-Founder and CEO of MindBlown Labs, to his special Advisory Council on Financial Capability for Young Americans. MindBlown Labs is an Oakland education technology startup that has developed a cutting edge solution to financial illiteracy for teens and young adults - a fun, mobile, financial capability game called...

2014-05-27 23:08:55

Epidemic of Chronic Kidney Disease of Uncertain Causes Hits Agricultural Communities around the World Oakland, CA (PRWEB) May 27, 2014 MEDICC Review’s landmark print edition of Chronic Kidney Disease Hits Agricultural Communities will be launched in the Salvadoran capital May 30th at an event co-hosted by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and El Salvador’s Ministry of Health. The first peer-reviewed journal to devote an entire issue to this epidemic, MEDICC Review explores...


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
out-herod
  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.
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