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2011-03-09 12:58:00

OAKLAND, Calif., March 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC)'s Programming & Allocations Committee today recommended approval of a $19 million allocation of bridge toll funds to the Contra Costa Transportation Authority (CCTA) to help advance construction of the $463 million East Contra Costa BART Extension (eBART) through Pittsburg and Antioch. The full Commission will consider the committee's recommendation at its regular monthly meeting on March...

2011-01-21 06:45:00

CONCORD, Calif., Jan. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Local Fitness Professional, Anna Dornier, has had enough. Between the "miracle cure" powders, pills and potions and "spot reducing" fitness contraptions peddled on TV and the endless parade of diet books, it's no wonder America can't get thin. The deception and misinformation motivated Dornier to educate and empower East Bay residents with the health and fitness truth at the January 27 special event, "How To Make 2011 Your Healthiest and Best...

2010-09-21 09:08:00

ATLANTA, Sept. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Solano, the brand of dependable professional styling tools trusted by leading stylists for more than 30 years, is now a proud recipient of an American Salon 2010 Professional's Choice Award. Featured in the publication's September issue, the salon insider awards recognize excellence across 19 different categories from shampoos to shears. American Salon readers, who voted in an online poll, chose the SuperSolano Hair Dryer as their #1 hair dryer of...

2009-08-29 14:00:00

OAKLAND, Calif., Aug. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Festivities were held today to mark the official opening of a new pedestrian/bicycle path on the George Miller, Jr. Memorial Bridge leading from Benicia to Martinez. The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC), Bay Area Toll Authority (BATA) and Caltrans hosted opening events at both ends of the bridge, with a ribbon-cutting in Martinez at the foot of the bridge kicking off the festivities. Attendees then joined in the official first walk/ride...

2009-04-02 18:41:00

FAIRFIELD, Calif., April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Solano County Library has developed a new tool to keep the residents of Solano County informed about library news. In a departure from a one-size-fits-all approach to news, users can now select the topics that interest them most, and have updates delivered to their personal e-mail inboxes. The library offers over 20 choices from which to choose, from computer tips to suggestions for a good romance novel. Anyone who would like to begin receiving the...

2009-01-14 16:15:00

FAIRFIELD, Calif., Jan. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Solano County Library will welcome the New Year by offering several financial programs to inform the public on the current financial climate, and provide information and tips for weathering present economic issues. The free programs offered in eight locations between San Francisco and Sacramento provide "in person" help to go along with the Library's collection of books, magazines, DVDs and databases on personal finance and business matters. A...

2008-09-24 21:00:21

By Contra Costa Times 1. Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour -- Radical Reels -- View high-adrenaline outdoor sports films when the 2008 Radical Reels Tour comes to Concord to raise funds for the Contra Costa County Search & Rescue team. The ticket price includes a buffet dinner, drinks and a silent auction. 7 p.m. Friday, Brenden Concord 14, 1985 Willow Pass Road, Concord, $35, www.radreels.com. 2. 13th annual How Berkeley Can You Be? -- Enjoy a zany parade followed by an all-day...

2008-06-24 09:02:48

Smoke and haze from the hundreds of northern California wildfires is so thick that San Francisco pollution officials declared an air-quality alert. The smoke is heaviest in Napa and Solano counties north of the Bay Area due to a major fire near Fairfield, Calif., but the hazy skies and smell of burning wood has become so ubiquitous that Northern Californians are getting accustomed to it, the San Francisco Chronicle reported Tuesday. It smells like you're right near a campfire, Benicia,...


Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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