“The Board of Directors of the Peralta Colleges Foundation will award up to eight $1,000 scholarship grants to committed, motivated students working toward the completion of their Associate’s Degree or to complete academic requirements for transfer to an accredited four-year university or college. Up to four $1,000 scholarship grants may be awarded to one qualified student at each campus in March and again in May.”

PearTrack Security Systems, Inc.’s CEO E. William Withrow Testify before the Sub-Committee on Economic Opportunity House Veterans' Affairs Committee March 17, 2015

SANTA MONICA, CA, United States, via ETELIGIS INC., 03/16/2015 - - PearTrack Security Systems, Inc. (OTCQB: PTSS) (“PearTrack”), today announced that Mr. E. William Withrow Jr. will be in Washington DC on March 17, 2015, to testify before the Sub-Committee on Economic Opportunity House Veterans’ Affairs Committee on his role as a member of the Board of Trustees of the 30,000-student Peralta College District (“Peralta”), located in the Oakland, Berkeley and Alameda East Bay areas of Northern California.  Mr. Withrow is going at the request of Peralta Trustee Board President, Meredith Brown, to represent the District.


Mr. Withrow said, “As a veteran, and a retired officer of the United States Navy who served on active duty for over 24 years, I am pleased to have this chance to discuss all of the programs that Peralta has created to assist the population of Veterans of the Armed Forces in the Northern California East Bay area, which the Veterans Administration estimates to be approximately 266,000 Veterans.”



About E. William Withrow Jr.:


Mr. Withrow currently serves as PearTrack’s President and CEO and as a member of its Board.  Mr. Withrow earned his Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Harvard University, with a concentration in Investment Banking. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business, with a concentration in Finance and Accounting, from the University of Colorado. He served twenty-four years on active duty in the U.S. Navy as a professional logistician, retiring with the rank of Captain. He spent approximately 20 years as a financial professional with Drexel Burnham Lambert, Paine Webber, Merrill Lynch and Wells Fargo.


Mr. Withrow has been very active in civic leadership for the past 20 years serving in a number of elected and appointed positions, including Mayor of Alameda, California. He is currently serving as the regionally elected member of the Governing Board of The Peralta Colleges, an institution consisting of 2,000 faculty and staff and approximately 30,000 students.



About PearTrack Security Systems, Inc.:


Headquartered in Santa Monica, CA, PearTrack Security Systems, Inc. (PTSS), is a holding company with wholly owned subsidiaries, including PearTrack Systems Group Limited (“PTSG”). This innovative company has developed, manufactured and commercialized a GPS tracking system, as well as devices that target non-powered assets with proprietary long life battery systems. The Company is currently enhancing its GPS tracking products, specifically assessing the areas of growth in M2M Telematics and Remote/Mobile Asset Tracking and Management, with particular emphasis on the intermodal container market. For more information:





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All charitable gifts to Peralta Community College District are accepted and adminis- tered by the Peralta Colleges Foundation, a non-profit corporation under the Internal Revenue section 501(c)(3) and an auxiliary of the Peralta Community College District. Our federal tax number is 23-7091547. Proceeds from this golf tournament help fund scholarships and grants that benefit the students and faculty of the district.  

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Peralta Colleges' New Chancellor Search Underway

On Tuesday, February 3, 2015, the Board of Trustees of the Peralta Community College District selected a search consulting firm, Community College Search Services, to commence with a search for the selection of the next Chancellor for the District. This is an important position, as the next Chancellor will be tasked to lead the college district in accomplishing its strategic goals and institutional objectives.

As part of the Board’s process to obtain community-wide input and feedback to help develop the position announcement, we ask that you take a few moments to answer the questions below. Your responses will be shared with the Board of Trustees and used to help develop the Chancellor search brochure. The Board anticipates the next Chancellor will start on or about July 1, 2015.

Please follow the below link and complete the survey by Tuesday, February 17, 2015.

Thank you.

Fitness Tip of the Week – Weight Management by the Laney College PE Department

Laney – PE Department’s – FITNESS TIP for the week:

Can you manage your weight? Or do you always have an excuse as to why you can’t?

Do you have any of these excuses? What are you willing to do to change?

Check out these stats from the CDC (Center for Disease Control):

• 34% of adults age 20 years and over are OVERWEIGHT (and not obese) (2007-2008)

• 34% of adults age 20 years and over are OBESE (2007-2008)So, according to these statistics, 68% of you reading this are likely to be overweight or obese!!

Body Weight vs Body Fat

Many people say, “I’d like to lose weight.” But, what is weight? When you get on a scale, what is that scale telling you? Is it telling you how much fat you have? No, it’s telling you how much TOTAL mass you have – including muscle, bones, water, lunch…and fat. It’s important NOT to get addicted to the scale because the scale doesn’t tell you what that weight is made of. Some individuals lose weight when they start working out. Others stay the same weight, but lose inches. That’s why it’s important to look at other factors than just the scale, and ask yourself, “how are my pants fitting?” or look at percent body fat.

Fat Storage and Fat Burning

Whatever calories you intake, your body will generally use them if needed, or store them. The body converts extra calories into fat to store them as extra fuel. If you intake 2500 calories in a day and you only burn off 2000 calories, your body will likely store the extra 500 calories as fat. Since ONE pound of fat equals 3500 calories, in one week you would gain about a pound of fat if you had eaten those extra 500 calories per day. 500 calories might sound like a lot, but actually that is equivalent to 2/3 of a teriyaki chicken bowl, or a candy bar and a large soda. It can add up quickly! So, how do you burn fat? To get your body to ‘want’ to burn fat, you have to increase the demand for energy in the body. Generally this is achieved by performing cardiovascular exercise activities that increase the heart rate over a prolonged period of time.

The F.I.T. Principle to Lose Weight

The F.I.T. Principle is an acronym that can be applied to weight loss.

F= Frequency. Your exercise frequency should be 3-5 days (5 is best) to increase calorie burning.

I = Intensity. Heart rate is the best indicator of intensity. Using your target heart rate zone can be a good way to ensure that you are being effective in your endeavor to burn calories.

T = Time. 45 minutes – 1 hour is critical to give your body enough time to burn more calories

To create a negative caloric balance, you have to take on less calories than you are using… that’s when the body goes to it’s stored fuel (fat) for energy. The bottom line is total calories burned in an activity, not just fat calories. The body will burn fat during aerobic activity primarily; but even with anaerobic activities, fat will be used later as a source to replace other depleted energy stores in the body. So, the amount of total calories used in an activity is more of a determinant for fat/weight loss than just performing activities that mainly use fat as a primary fuel source.

Good cardiovascular activities that can be effective in burning calories are: walking briskly, jogging, cycling, swimming, playing a sport where you travel and move a lot (basketball, soccer, hockey, etc.), using cardiovascular machines (stair climbers, elliptical cross trainers, treadmills, bikes..), hiking, or taking an aerobic exercise class.

The PE department offers several exercise classes that you might want to try next semester, that focus on calorie burning:

· Stationary Cycling for Fitness (PE 22)

· Aerobics (PE 2)

· Lap Swimming (PE 46)

· Fitness Center (PE 44)


900 FALLON ST, GYM 112/GYM 110



The Board of Directors of the

Purple Silk Music Education Foundation

invites you to an evening of music performances by the

Great Wall Youth Orchestra and Chorus of Laney College &

Purple Bamboo Orchestra and Chorus of Lincoln School

Join us as we share and support music education for inner-city children in

Oakland through traditional Chinese instruments.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

7:30 p.m. through 9:00pm

Farnsworth Theater

Skyline High School

12250 Skyline Blvd.

Oakland, CA 94619

Tickets are $35 (Section A) and $25 (Section B).

For each section, seating is general admission only. Doors open at 7pm.

Purchase Tickets Now!

“Kehoe, a 1982 graduate of Miami, began his coaching career in 1981 as a student assistant at Miami. He came to Miami in 1979 as a transfer from Laney Junior College in Oakland, Calif., and started at guard for the Hurricanes for two seasons under head coach Howard Schnellenberger.”

You’re not going to want to miss the debut episode of Pop Offensive, April 16 at 7pm PST. Devoted to vintage pop from around the world, girl groups, garage rock, ye ye girls, freak beat, northern soul, movie songs, jpop, electro, glam and old school punk. Basically anything to get your head nodding and your feet stomping. Listen online at

You are cordially invited to Public Comment Meetings for the Peralta Community College Redistricting Process.  The meetings will be held on the following days:

Berkeley City College, Room 415 AB, 2050 Center Street, Berkeley – Wednesday, May 11 2011 6:00PM

Merritt College, Student Lounge, 12500 Campus Drive Oakland – Monday, May 16, 2011 6:00PM

Laney College, Campus Theater, 900 Fallon Street, Oakland – Tuesday, May 17, 2011 6:00PM

College of Alameda, F Building, Student Lounge, 555 Ralph Appezzato Memorial Parkway, Alameda – Wednesday, May 18, 2011 6:00PM