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Bonne, Bridges, Mueller, O'Keefe & Nichols
CAL-ABOTA Selects David O'Keefe of Bonne, Bridges, Mueller, O'Keefe & Nichols as 2007 Trial Lawyer of the Year
LOS ANGELES, Oct. 25, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- CAL-ABOTA Board has selected David J. O'Keefe, of Bonne, Bridges, Mueller, O'Keefe & Nichols, 2007 Trial Lawyer of the Year. The celebration for David will be held at the CAL-ABOTA Conference on Friday, November 9th at the Grand Hyatt on the Island of Kauai.
Occidental Petroleum Corp.
Occidental Petroleum Supports American Red Cross Disaster Relief Efforts
LOS ANGELES, Oct. 25, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Occidental Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:OXY) announced today that it is sponsoring a challenge grant to assist the American Red Cross of Greater Los Angeles to raise $200,000 to aid the victims of the California wildfires as well as year-round local disaster relief efforts. Oxy has pledged to contribute to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund a total of $50,000 -- matching one dollar for every three dollars raised for this fund and the American Red Cross of Greater Los Angeles Local Disaster Relief Fund -- to reach the $200,000 goal.
Washington Banking Company
Washington Banking Company Declares Quarterly Cash Dividend
OAK HARBOR, Wash., Oct. 25, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Washington Banking Company (Nasdaq:WBCO), the holding company for Whidbey Island Bank, announced today that its Board of Directors has declared a cash dividend of $0.06 per common share. The dividend will be paid November 28, to shareholders of record on November 9, 2007. Washington Banking has paid a quarterly cash dividend since its 1998 initial public offering, and has increased the cash payout each year.