Fifteen prizes valued at $500 will be awarded to student participants in this year’s Re-Create Art Contest and Traveling Exhibition, during a public reception. The displayed artwork at the reception presents works created from discarded and reused materials by Oakland student artists to promote the 4Rs – Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Rot.
What: Re-Create Art Contest & Traveling Exhibition
When: Friday, February 28, 2014, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Where: 150 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Pro Arts Gallery
Who: Sponsored by Oakland Public Works Agency and produced by Pro Arts Gallery.
Oakland, CA – On February 23, 2014 at 9:30 AM Oakland Police officers responded to the 4500 block of Telegraph Avenue to investigate a reported shooting. When officers arrived, they located an adult male suffering from a non-life-threatening gunshot wound.
With local and national startups competing to win meetings with top VCs, an array of prominent speakers and sponsorship by major companies as well as the City of Oakland, the 2-day Tech Startup Competition & Conference planned for May 6 & 7 promises to shine a spotlight on the city’s increasing attraction as a tech hub.
The City of Oakland administrative offices will be closed on Wednesday, February 12, in observance of Lincoln’s Birthday holiday and Monday, February 17, in observance of the Presidents’ Day holiday. Police, fire and emergency services are not affected during the holidays or business closures.
The Oakland Public Library, in partnership with AARP, offers free tax assistance from February 1 through April 15, 2014. Trained volunteers will help residents fill out their forms at several library locations.
Oakland, CA – Oakland Police Chief Sean Whent and Homicide Lieutenant John
Lois will announce recent arrests and provide case updates regarding the January
29 home invasion robbery, February 7 home invasion robbery, and February 8
Public Works Offers Sandbags and “Adopt a Drain”!
Thank goodness the much-needed rain is here! Oakland’s Public Works Agency is taking proactive measures to make sure our city is ready to absorb all the moisture it can get. Crews are removing debris from storm drains, inlets, culverts, creeks and drainage structures to prevent standing water and flooding. Opportunities for volunteers to assist in these efforts are also available.
The Public Works Agency supplies residents and businesses with sandbags (a maximum of 20) and plastic sheeting (50 feet per household/business) to help avoid flooding and drainage issues. They are available for pickup at the City’s Municipal Service Center and the Public Works Drainage Division facility, and select Oakland Fire Stations have a limit of five bags per person. Proof of Oakland residency is required. Please see below for addresses and distribution hours.
The much needed rain has arrived in Oakland, which means that there will be no Oakland First Fridays event this week on Friday, February 7th. The Oakland First Fridays event will return on March 7th and will feature a wide range of artists, crafters,
musicians, artisan food vendors, and more. The combination of the Oakland First Fridays street festival,
open-house art galleries, restaurants, bars and music venues, creates a happening nightlife destination
The City of Oakland announced a new Adopt a Drain website that empowers smart phone and computer users to adopt City storm drains. The Oakland Public Works Agency, partnering with local volunteer technologists from OpenOakland, developed the website app to help volunteers adopt drains and help prevent flooding by keep their storm drains clean and clear.
To adopt one or more of the City’s more than 10,000 storm drains, volunteers can visit adoptadrainoakland.com, enter an address and choose the drain(s) they would like to adopt in that geographic area. Adopters can alert the City of maintenance needs at the onset, allowing the City to respond rapidly and preempt damaging and costly flooding.