Get ready to be enlightened, illuminated and thrilled. Mark your calendars and get your tickets! The 2014 Autumn Lights Festival this Friday and Saturday, October 17th and 18th will make the Gardens at Lake Merritt shine, sparkle and shimmer. Electric fireflies, glowing waterfalls, a forest of astro-botanicals, sound installations, live fire dancers and video projections will more »
Youth between the ages of 16-24 from across Alameda County will begin to offer one-on-one computer assistance through May 2015 in six branches of the Oakland Public Library. Thanks to the Ready, Set, Connect! program, a partnership between Community Technology Network and the Oakland Public Library, youth are enrolled in a professional job skill development program for eight months that provides them with practical work experience while preparing them for a job in the tech industry. more »
The City of Oakland has released a Request for Proposals to sell a City-owned parcel in downtown Oakland to a qualified development team to design and develop a mixed-used project. Bordered by Telegraph Avenue, 19th Street and William Street, the property, located at 1911 Telegraph, is in the center of the thriving Uptown Arts and Entertainment district. Proposals are due by 4 p.m. on Monday, December 1, and a pre-submittal meeting is scheduled for 10 a.m. on Wednesday, October 29, 2014. more »
Oakland, CA – Today, the Oakland Police Department held a media availability requesting assistance from the community regarding a homicide that occurred 5 years ago.
Homicide victim Phat Vinh Le, 20, was murdered on October 10, 2009 as he was returning home from work. more »
California Reads is an initiative that invites all Californians to share in reading and discussion programs across the state. This year’s theme is the veteran experience, with the goal of promoting greater understanding of our veterans and explore the impact of war on our communities. Oakland Public Library is one of 43 libraries selected throughout California to participate in the California Reads program, and will promote a statewide read of Karl Marlantes’ book What It Is Like to Go to War and to participate in a number of programs during the months of October and November. More details are available here: www.oaklandlibrary.org/warcomeshome. more »
On Wednesday, October 8, the City of Oakland and Oakland Grown are hosting a launch event for the Oakland Grown Kiva Zip Lending Team. The fun event will be held from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in Frank H. Ogawa Plaza in front of Oakland City Hall, 14th Street at Broadway. Organizers encourage all Oaklanders to help grow our local economy by helping businesses through the innovative Kiva Zip Lending program. more »
The City of Oakland will mark the 25th Anniversary of the Loma Prieta Earthquake by hosting a community preparedness event on Friday, October 17. While bridging generations and communities through preparedness, the event will also reflect on that tragic event and honor those who lost their lives and the many heroes who risked their lives to aid others. The free event runs from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Cypress Freeway Memorial Park, near the site where 42 people lost their lives when the freeway collapsed. more »
The City of Oakland has issued a Request for Proposals/Notice of Development Opportunity for the rehabilitation and adaptive reuse of the former Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center under a long-term ground lease. Proposals are due by 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 12, and a pre-submittal meeting and building tour will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, October 10. more »
Oakland, CA – The Oakland Police Department is requesting assistance from the media and the public in locating missing person Mr. Robert Ware.
Mr. Ware is a male African American, 76 years old, 6’2”, 160 pounds, brown hair, and brown eyes. Unknown clothing.
He was last reported seen on Wednesday, October 1, 2014, in the 5400 block of Foothill Boulevard. more »