Arborists take on Oakland’s urban forest with a day of fun and environmental education for all!
The Oakland Public Works Agency and Children’s Fairyland celebrate Arbor Day on Saturday, March 15! Join Fairyland’s families, tree enthusiasts, arborists, tree inspectors and special performers from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. to give much-needed loving care and maintenance to over 100 large trees in this special part of Oakland’s urban forest. Children will have the opportunity to climb trees like the pros, build bird houses and bee-hotels, learn how to compost and witness live demonstrations on wood milling. The event promises to be a perfect fusion of community action and environmental education for every age.
Oakland, CA - The Oakland Police Department would like to make the public
aware of at least two reports of a male adult who has inappropriately touched
children. The incidents were:
• March 7, 2014, 1700 block of 28th Avenue, at the World Academy
• January 24, 2014, 2800 block of International Boulevard, at Think College
Now Elementary School.
Oakland, CA — The Oakland Police Department requests assistance from the
media and the community in identifying two individuals believed to be responsible
for an armed takeover of a store.
Investigators have released these photos of the persons they believe to be
responsible for committing an armed robbery of a Metro PCS Store at 1811 Park
Boulevard on January 24, 2014 at 11:05 AM.
The Draft West Oakland Specific Plan (Draft Plan) is the culmination of a comprehensive community engagement and planning effort over the last 2½ years. This newsletter highlights important topics and opportunity areas detailed in the specific plan.
Oakland Mayor Jean Quan will deliver her third annual State of the City address on Thursday, March 6 at 7 pm in Council Chambers at Oakland City Hall, 1 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza. The address will center on Mayor Quan’s highest priorities: public safety and economic development. She will take stock of the City’s progress in 2013 and set strong goals for the coming year.
Oakland Mayor Jean Quan and Oakland Deputy Mayor Sandre Swanson joined President Barack Obama today at a press conference to officially launch My Brother’s Keeper, “a new initiative to help every boy and young man of color who is willing to do the hard work to get ahead.”
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 on Friday, February 28 from 6-8 pm. 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.
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.