Meetings and events

By Maya Mirsky

The future rezoning of North Oakland was the topic of a neighborhood meeting Thursday night, hosted by the Rockridge Community Planning Council. Among the speakers were District 1 councilwoman Jane Brunner and city planning manager Eric Angstadt.

Neighbors think the current system is too lenient for developers, but are still concerned that when the area is rezoned, the city will allow more density and higher buildings than residents want on busy streets like Telegraph Avenue.




Trick or treat on College Avenue on October 28th with the Rockridge Halloween parade.

Starts at noon in front of 5951 College Ave.



 By Maya Mirsky

Crime and development were the issues of the day at a community meeting with Mayor Ron Dellums, held today at Peralta Elementary in North Oakland. The meeting was hosted by Jane Brunner, councilwoman for the district.

Both issues are hot topics in this ethnically mixed, mostly middle-income neighborhood.

More than fifty speakers from the audience of over 200 addressed Dellums, who began with the announcement of upcoming projects and reports, and an evocation of Oakland as a model city.

But some residents felt less optimistic.


When: Saturday, September 15th from 2-7pm.

Where: DeFremery Park.

What: Free BBQ, skate ramps, dance area, DJs, peace pole dedication, and memorial peace pledge and drive.

The CPC works on neighborhood issues related to the MacArthur BART Transit Village project.

Meetings: 3rd Wednesday of every month @ Mosswood Rec. Center, 3612 Webster Street, 7-8:30pm


The City Council/Oakland Redevelopment Agency meets the 1st 3rd and 5th Tuesday of every month.

City Council Committee meetings are held on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month beginning at 12:30 p.m. and running until 9:00 p.m.

Further details here.

The Oakland Board of Ed meets every second and fourth Wednesday at the Board Room, Paul Robeson Building, 1025 2nd Avenue, Oakland, CA 94612-2212. The schedule is here.

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