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									   Wendel, Rosen, Black & Dean LLP has promoted real estate and business
    transaction attorney Jennifer Lewis to partner. Lewis represents clients in various
    aspects of real property transactions and business matters including lease
    acquisition and disposition of commercial property, corporate formation,
    financing and compliance. She works primarily with clients involved in the wine,
    food and health/fitness industries. Lewis has practiced law at Wendel Rosen for
    eight years.
   Allison Krumsiek, the grants and stewardship associate at the Oakland Zoo and
    East Bay Zoological Society, has been elected to the Board of Directors of the
    Association of Donor Relations Professionals (ADRP). Krumsiek joined the 16-
    member board in January. She began her career in development at the American
    Red Cross during a time of large scale disasters, including Hurricane Katrina and
    the Southeast Asian tsunami of 2005. At the Oakland Zoo, Krumsiek oversees
    corporate and foundation relationships as well as production of the annual report
    and other stewardship-related projects.
   Fitzgerald Abbott & Beardsley LLP (FAB), one of Northern California’s
    longest-standing multi-practice law firms, has announced that litigation partner
    William E. Adams has been elected to the board of directors of the Alameda
    County Bar Association (ACBA). He will serve a two- year term. The ACBA
    board, under the leadership of new President Charles N. Bendes, helps the
    organization accomplish its strategic objectives, ensures its compliance with
    federal state and local regulations, and manages its financial position. Adams is a
    partner at FAB specializing in real estate, commercial, construction and insurance
    litigation. He is also chair of Fitzgerald Abbott & Beardsley’s Litigation Practice
   The City of San Francisco has launched an identification card system for its
    residents, whereby anyone who can prove that he or she lives in San Francisco
    can get a photo ID card. Oakland-based Capture Technologies is providing the
    card system to San Francisco. A Datacard® MX6000™ Card Issuance System,
    which is a fully integrated platform for producing personalized cards, is at the
    heart of the solution. The purpose of the program is to streamline the provision of
    services for those constituents who don’t have traditional forms of identification,
    such as a driver’s license.
   Environmental Science Associates (ESA) has announced that Jeff Caton has
    joined the firm as director of ESA’s San Francisco Bay Area Region Renewable
    Resources Group. Caton has more than 20 years of experience in sustainability
    consulting, environmental engineering, and information technologies. He assists
    public and commercial clients, including several Fortune 500 firms, with waste
    and resource management, carbon footprints, and sustainability planning. He has
    also served as a lead verifier for the California Climate Action Registry and has
    in-depth knowledge of all leading greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions protocols.
   The Marcus Foster Education Fund (formerly Marcus A. Foster Educational
    Institute) has received a four-year grant from the College Access Foundation in
    the amount of $250,000 to support UpHigh, Uniting Potential with Experience for
    Higher Learning, a new component of the College Scholarship Program. UpHigh
    is a comprehensive, long-term program that awards multiple year scholarships
    and matches Marcus Foster scholars with mentors. By providing financial and
    human support, UpHigh aims to increase the college enrollment and graduate rate
    for Marcus Foster scholars, all of whom are low- income and first- generation
    college students in Oakland public schools.
   Highland Hospital has been awarded an accreditation by the commission on
    Laboratory Accreditation of the College of American Pathologists (CAP) based
    on the results of a recent on-site inspection. Dr Valerie Ng, chief of laboratory
    medicine and pathology, and Derek Shue, directory of laboratory medicine, were
    advised of this national accreditation and congratulated for “excelle nce of the
    services provided.” The medical center’s laboratory joins more than 6,000 CAP-
    accredited laboratories nationwide.
   McDonough Holland & Allen PC, a leading Northern California law firm
    representing both private and public sector clients, has added Lara D. Compton as
    an associate to its Health Care Practice Group. McDonough’s Heath Care Practice
    Group is one of the largest in Northern California, and Compton’s addition brings
    the total number of attorneys in the practice focused exclusively on the health care
    industry to 14. Compton most recently was an assistant legal officer at
    Community Medical Centers in Fresno, the largest health system in the San
    Joaquin Valley. She also has clerked for California’s Department of Managed
    Health Care.
   E-agency, an Oakland-based branding communications company, and Hosting
    Services, Inc. have moved their offices to 725 Washington St., second floor, in
    Old Oakland. Telephone numbers have changed, and chairman Dave Dunn can
    now be reached at (510) 452-8870, Jack Lyness is at (510) 304-2411, and Ben
    Monroe can be reached at (510) 452-0432.
   A special Valentine’s Day cruise is on tap at Celebrations on the Bay. A five-
    course dinner and dancing are set for Saturday, Feb. 14. The cost is $50 per
    person. For information, call (877) 499-4229 or visit
   Envision Acade my (EA), a public charter school in downtown Oakland, is
    looking for local businesses and organizations interested in taking on 11th grade
    students as interns. All upperclassmen at EA complete unpaid internships in
    which they explore possible career paths and get first- hand experience in the
    workplace. Interns would work 10-12 Wednesdays between February and May
    and complete a project at their job site. If you are interested in taking on an intern,
    please write to anna@envisionacademy.org.
   A record-breaking freshmen class enrolled for fall quarter at California State
    University, East Bay, which has seen a 31 percent rise in first-time freshmen
    since fall 2007. The jump in freshmen enrollment contributed to overall
    enrollment growth of 8 percent (1,061 additional students). Enrollment at the
    university is 14,185, an all- time high.
   Alameda County Medical Center (ACMC) welcomes two new significant
    members of its staff. Mary Dugbartey has joined ACMC and the Human Resource
    Team as the director of Workforce Planning and Development. Her
    responsibilities include employment, workforce planning, employee health, and
    human resources compliance. In addition, Susan Anderson joined the ACMC
    Health Care Foundation as development coordinator. Previously she was fund
    development coordinator at the Elder Care Alliance, and manager of special
    projects at the Alameda County Public Health Department.
   Marstel-Day has won a project merit award from the Environmental Business
    Journal (EBJ) for launching a new audio program on its website entitled “Vital
    Voices of the Environment.” Final awards were determined by a committee of
    EBJ staff and editorial advisory board members. The 2008 awards will be
    presented in a special ceremony at EBJ’s Environmental Industry Summit VII in
    Coronado, Calif. on Friday, Feb. 20.
   In other Marstel-Day news, Rebecca Rubin, president of Marstel- Day, has
    announced that her company has received two significant contracts to provide
    major services in a field in which it has brought about significant innovation. She
    noted that “We are pleased that both a civilian community leadership council and
    the United States Air Force have turned to Marstel- Day to provide analytical,
    research and policy development support in the critical intersection between
    military operational sustainability and community economic and environmental
    vibrancy. These two contracts will allow the company to take its proven skills in
    encroachment control and partnering, as well as policy formulation, and apply
    them on a regional and national basis to meet the important requirements of these
    two clients.”
   Hundreds of participants are needed to help Habitat for Humanity East Bay
    succeed with its annual Build-A-Thon to be held over the Earth Day weekend,
    beginning Friday, April 18 and running through Monday, April 21. Participants
    will frame 20 homes in four days at 10900 Edes Ave. in Oakland. Not only is the
    annual Build-A-Thon Habitat East Bay’s biggest building and fundraising event
    of the year, this year’s event will be the biggest in its history. Habitat East Bay
    has completed 26 of 54 homes of a planned development on the Edes Avenue site
    and is providing homeownership opportunities for families with limited incomes.
    The 2009 Earth Day Build-A-Thon is the launch of Habitat East Bay’s 20th
    anniversary campaign to build 200 green homes in the next five years. Anyone 16
    years or older can build. To view a time-lapse video showcasing what can be
    accomplished by participants during an annual Earth Day Build-A-Thon, or to
    register for the 2009 event, visit www.habitatEB.org or call (510) 251-6304.

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