North Oakland

The new Trader Joe’s on College Ave. opened its doors today to locals hungry for inexpensive brie and discounted pinot noir.

The store, which replaced an Albertson’s supermarket, had some local opposition because of fears of traffic congestion. But generally residents are happy about the opening.

The store, part of a privately held, nation-wide chain based in Southern California, is 11,000 square feet.


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.


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


Jane Brunner is the councilwoman for Oakland’s District 1.
Special Guest, Mayor Ron Dellums

When: Saturday, October 13th, 10:00 AM – Noon
Where: Peralta Elementary School, 460 63rd Street (Parking off of Alcatraz, just east of Telegraph Avenue)
For more information please call 238-7001

Out and About Rockridge

Sunday, Sept 30th 12-6pm

Free street fair with three stages, (dance, jazz and kid’s) food courts, craft booths, health and healing tent on College Avenue between Claremont and Lawton.


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