Community

Why You Should Be Ready for "The Big One"; Where to Get Ready if You Are Not

Monday, November 16, 2015

Too many Oakland and Rockridge residents today are unprepared for a major earthquake on the Hayward fault.

Although the City Council and Oakland Fire Department take the warnings seriously and have produced the disaster preparedness program "Communities of Oakland Respond to Emergencies" (CORE), community response has been lethargic.

The 30th Annual Christmas Revels: A Venetian Masque

Monday, November 16, 2015

It is the end of 1620 when a troupe of ragged Commedia Dell'Arte players arrive in Venice. They are fleeing a less-than-successful European tour and are hoping for an upturn in their fortunes. The Doge, Antonio Priuli, is preparing an elaborate festival to celebrate the new year. It is to feature the finest of elegant Renaissance music and courtly masque drama as well as guest performers invited from around the Mediterranean. There is no place in the Doge's plans for the low comedy of the players.

College Avenue Presbyterian Inaugurates Monthly "Health & Wholeness" Forum

Monday, November 16, 2015

Have you thought and talked about end-of-life issues with your family and loved ones? In this inaugural program of our "Health & Wholeness" forum series, all are invited to come view a presentation of the recent bestselling book "Being Mortal" dealing with these issues. The video will be followed by a time of community conversation and Q & A.

EBMUD Ward 3 Briefing Offers Carrots and Stick to Users

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Marguerite Young, recently elected EBMUD board member representing District 3 (Piedmont and a portion of Oakland including part of Rockridge; Orinda and El Sobrante; Moraga; and portions of Pinole and Richmond) convened a district-wide luncheon briefing early in June for representatives from cities, fire and police departments, and community organizations to present EBMUD's long-term water supply plans, local watershed efforts, infrastructure, and response to the drought.

City Invites Neighborhoods to Join National Night Out Festivities

Thursday, July 9, 2015

It's time to organize your block party, barbeque, ice cream social, or other outdoor event that brings your neighbors together.

Kick-off slated for study of CN-1 zoning

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

A study of CN-1 zoning (the zoning for the College Ave commercial area, as well as other thriving Oakland neighborhood commercial areas) will kick off next Wednesday evening, May 27th, with a meeting at the Rockridge Branch Library.  RCPC's land use committee will be hosting the first meeting in conjunction with the monthly land use committee meeting.

Scene In Rockridge

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Rockridge resident and BART commuter Amy Lemley has bought her daily newspaper from vendor Robert Mohead at his BART lobby newsstand for the past nine years. "Over the years, we became friends," she says. Mohead, who worked on the City Council campaign of Carter Gilmore in 1976, reviewed Lemley's mailing pieces during her council candidacy in 2012.

For Animal Lovers

Monday, April 13, 2015

This is the beginning of Foxtail Season, which means big problems for animals. You can help: watch for foxtails (see picture below) when out walking and yank them out by the roots. Then, put them in a plastic bag and then into the trash (not green bin). Questions: Sari Kulberg 510/653-6432

Garden Stewards, Volunteers Sought for Broadway Pollinator Garden

Monday, March 9, 2015

Rockridge residents have come to appreciate the beauty of the new Broadway Pollinator Garden site, a work in progress by the Oakland Landscape Committee (OLC) and community volunteers. This football-field size Caltrans site at the intersection of Broadway and Keith Avenue hosts hundreds of roses, lavenders, and thousands of pollinator plants providing habitat for bees, butterflies and birds.

Ride for a Reason: Oakland Schools

Monday, March 9, 2015

Somehow, it happened. We became accustomed to teacher wish lists, peeling paint, extra fees for sports and music, too few (if any) counselors, and the highest student-to-teacher ratios in the nation. Budget surpluses have made things better. Proposition 30, Governor Brown's Local Control Funding Formula directs greater resources to the neediest students.

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