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2010-05-10 15:25:00

OAKLAND, Calif., May 10 /PRNewswire/ -- The second of two public workshops will be held Wednesday, June 2, 2010 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Caltrans building at 111 Grand Avenue in Oakland (nearest BART station: 19th Street/Oakland) to engage the community as we consider design concepts for a new bayside park that will provide a memorable gateway to Oakland and the East Bay. Doors will open at 6 p.m., with site information on display. Presentations will begin at 6:30 p.m. "We encourage...

2010-05-07 18:15:00

OAKLAND, Calif., May 7 /PRNewswire/ -- The state Toll Bridge Program Oversight Committee this week approved a plan by Caltrans and the California Highway Patrol to modify by July 1, 2010 the off-peak lane closure schedule and the enhanced enforcement program along the "S-curve" corridor on the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge. The Committee also established a $660,000 contingency fund to reinstitute lane closures and enhanced enforcement if necessary at any time during the remainder of...

2010-04-23 09:33:00

NOVATO, Calif., April 23 /PRNewswire/ -- The Bay Institute applauds the introduction of H.R. 5061, The San Francisco Bay Improvement Act of 2010, a landmark $1 billion restoration bill authored by Congresswoman Jackie Speier. The bill, if passed, will help finance restoration of more than 100,000 acres of the Bay's tidal wetlands that have suffered from a century and a half of manmade destruction. The Bay Institute has also allocated $100,000 in seed money to launch a public education...

2010-03-30 07:43:00

NOVATO, Calif., March 30 /PRNewswire/ -- One year after President Obama signed landmark legislation to implement the restoration of the dewatered San Joaquin River, releases from Friant Dam have now reconnected the river - where significant stretches are dry in most years - to San Francisco Bay. The river flows, which began on February 1, 2010 and reached the lower river and the Bay-Delta earlier this month, were the second series of interim releases made pursuant to the 2006 restoration...

2010-02-23 08:00:00

OAKLAND, Calif., Feb. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- A public workshop will be held Thursday, February 25 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Joseph P. Bort MetroCenter Auditorium at 101 Eighth Street (corner of Oak Street) in downtown Oakland to engage the community in forming a vision for a park that will provide a memorable gateway to Oakland and the East Bay. All are welcome to attend. More than 10 years ago, State, city and regional agencies identified a unique opportunity to both create a park at the...

2010-02-19 15:19:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Fleet Management Ltd. was ordered to pay $10 million today for its role in causing the Cosco Busan oil discharge and a subsequent cover-up after the ship struck the San Francisco Bay Bridge in November 2007, the Justice Department announced. Judge Susan Illston of the U.S. District Court in San Francisco, pursuant to the plea agreement, ordered $2 million of the total $10 million monetary assessment to be devoted to fund marine...

2010-02-17 19:28:00

OAKLAND, Calif., Feb. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- A public workshop will be held Thursday, February 25 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Joseph P. Bort MetroCenter Auditorium at 101 Eighth Street (corner of Oak Street) in downtown Oakland to engage the community in forming a vision for a park that will provide a memorable gateway to Oakland and the East Bay. All are welcome to attend. More than 10 years ago, State, city and regional agencies identified a unique opportunity to both create a park at the...

2009-12-10 15:39:00

OAKLAND, Calif., Dec. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- The four traffic lanes at the far right-hand side of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge toll plaza will be closed from 10 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 12, until 1 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 13, to accommodate the installation of new tolling equipment. The closure affects bus lanes and lanes used by motorists traveling from northbound Interstate 880 - including those who make use of the FasTrak®-only lane. (For an aerial view of the affected...

2009-11-16 14:00:00

OAKLAND, Calif., Nov. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- The Bay Area Toll Authority (BATA) has added a fourth public hearing to receive public testimony on options for a proposed toll increase on the seven state-owned Bay Area toll bridges. The newly scheduled public hearing will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 7, in San Francisco at the downtown campus of San Francisco State University, 835 Market Street, Room 609. Additional public hearings are scheduled at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 17, in the...

2009-11-02 18:11:00

OAKLAND, Calif., Nov. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- The Bay Area Toll Authority (BATA) will host the first of three public hearings at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 4, at the Joseph P. Bort MetroCenter, 101 Eighth Street in Oakland, to receive public testimony on three options for a proposed toll increase on the seven state-owned Bay Area toll bridges. Additional public hearings are scheduled at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 17, in the City Council Chambers of San Mateo City Hall, 330 West 20th Avenue,...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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