Today, the City of Oakland will host the 22nd annual Holiday Dinner from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. to feed 2,000 seniors and those who are homeless and/or low income. Simultaneously, the final distribution for the 33rd annual Mayor’s Community Toy Drive will take place, wrapping up a successful tradition that brightened the holidays for more than 8,000 children from low-income Oakland families.
Mayor Jean Quan – joined by local and regional elected officials, business leaders and sports fans – shared details on “Oakland Loves Its Sports Teams” Spirit Week at a press conference and rally this morning in Frank H. Ogawa Plaza. Running September 10 - 14, the civic pride campaign will salute the Oakland A’s and Oakland Raiders, both of which have home games that week, for being irreplaceable civic treasures that add significantly to the economy, identity, pride and culture of Oakland, Alameda County and the entire East Bay region.
A community prayer vigil in memory of the 7 people who died in a tragic shooting at Oikos University will be held tonight at 6 pm at Allen Temple Baptist Church, 8501 International Boulevard, Oakland, CA 94621.
Oakland Mayor Jean Quan announced today that the City’s plans to transform
the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Complex area into “Coliseum City,” is “a Game Changer and Oakland is playing to win.”
Oakland Mayor Jean Quan highlighted new developments in Oakland that will help drive the Bay Area’s future at the 2012 Economic Summit hosted by the SF Business Times on February 14, 2012. Both Mayor Quan and San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee were featured speakers.
"Oakland is on the Rise,” said Mayor Jean Quan in her first State of
the City address to the City of Oakland tonight. “It’s been a pretty good year for
Oakland, despite a few bumps.”
“Even while recovering from the worst national recession in decades and a
constant stream of state and federal cuts, we are making progress in jobs and
development. We are undergoing a renaissance in our thriving arts, cultural and
culinary scenes that reflects one of the most diverse cities in the world,” she said.
This week USA Today listed Oakland’s Chinatown as one of the top 10 places to celebrate the Lunar New Year, following on the heels of the New York Times listing Oakland as #5 in its annual 45 Places to go to in 2012, earlier this month.