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2011-05-05 18:13:00

NOVATO, Calif., May 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A panel of scientists convened by the National Research Council (NRC) of the National Academy of Sciences today released their review of the draft Bay-Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP), identifying numerous critical flaws and gaps and validating years of similar criticisms by The Bay Institute. The report, A Review Of The Use Of Science And Adaptive Management In California's Draft Bay-Delta Conservation Plan, finds fault with the BDCP on several...

2011-05-02 14:00:00

OAKLAND, Calif., May 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Bay Area Toll Authority (BATA) reminds drivers of big-rig trucks and other vehicles or combinations with more than two axles that their one-year exemption from the 2010 toll increase on the region's toll bridges will soon come to an end. The first step in the two-phase toll increase for multi-axle vehicles takes effect July 1 and will remain in place through June 30, 2012. During this period, the toll for three-axle vehicles or...

2011-04-19 15:15:00

CLEVELAND, April 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Forest City Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE: FCEA and FCEB) today announced that its subsidiary, Forest City California Development, Inc., has been selected as developer by the Port of San Francisco for Pier 70's 25-acre Waterfront Site. Pier 70 is a 69-acre historic marine industrial area on San Francisco's Central Waterfront, located immediately south of Mission Bay. Plans call for the site to be redeveloped over a multiyear period to meet the Port's...

2011-03-22 09:51:00

NOVATO, Calif., March 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Spotlighting the San Joaquin River for World Water Day, The Bay Institute will host a special event at Aquarium of the Bay on Tuesday, March 22. Leaders from The Bay Institute will be joined by Assemblyman Jared Huffman and Take Me to the River authors Coke & Joell Hallowell for discussions of restoration work on the San Joaquin River, as well as its importance to the entire Bay-Delta ecosystem and the individuals and communities that rely...

2011-03-20 00:01:43

Continuing to build their presence as one of the fastest growing and largest independent insurance brokerage consulting firms in the San Francisco Bay area, CCI Financial & Insurance Solutions announced that Anita Wasserburger will join their team as senior vice president reporting to senior management. San Ramon, CA (PRWEB) March 19, 2011 Continuing to build their presence as one of the fastest growing and largest independent insurance brokerage consulting firms in the San Francisco...

2011-02-12 00:00:46

Sinbad Waterfront Restaurant is hosting a very special Valentine's Day dinner on February 14, 2011. Sinbad's offers diners spectacular unobstructed Bay Bridge views and world-class seafood. San Francisco, CA (Vocus/PRWEB) February 11, 2011 Sinbad's Restaurant on the waterfront in San Francisco is hosting a special Valentine's Day dinner. A two-piece duet (piano and violin) will play elegant music while diners enjoy fresh, local seafood and unobstructed San Francisco Bay Bridge views. For...

2011-01-25 13:13:25

Mercury contamination, a worldwide environmental problem, has been called "public enemy No. 1" in California's San Francisco Bay. Mercury mining and gold recovery in the mid-1800s to late 1900s, combined with present day oil refineries, chemical manufacturing plants and wastewater treatment plants have contributed enough mercury to threaten wildlife and prompt a fish consumption advisory in the Bay Area. With so many possible sources of contamination, environmental scientists and regulatory...

2011-01-15 00:00:43

Patients with chronic halitosis travel from all over the globe to the Center for Breath Treatment for comprehensive treatment for their bad breath issues. Mill Valley, CA (PRWEB) January 13, 2011 Approximately 27 million Americans currently suffer from severe, chronic halitosis. This condition is more than an inconvenience that calls for a piece of gum, it is a constant fear that creates social isolation, diminishes self esteem and impedes one's personal and professional development. For...

2010-12-03 13:32:00

NOVATO, Calif., Dec. 3, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The Bay Institute today announced that it has appointed Steven Machtinger to Chair of its Board of Directors. Machtinger has served on The Bay Institute's Board for more than five years and is also Chair of the Board for The Bay Institute Aquarium Foundation, the governing body for affiliate Aquarium of the Bay. "Steve demonstrates true commitment to The Bay Institute's mission and played an instrumental role in creating and sealing its new...

2010-10-27 19:53:00

OAKLAND, Calif., Oct. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Months of toll-free commuting, and plenty of weekend trips to San Francisco. That's how Oakland resident Helen Simmons figures she will use the $1,000 in free tolls she received this week from the Bay Area Toll Authority (BATA) in appreciation for opening the 1 millionth FasTrak® electronic toll collection account in the nine-county region. The FasTrak system has been in operation on Bay Area toll bridges since 2000. Simmons, who...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'