Thank an Oakland Public Worker Today

I know it’s not fashionable these days to praise public workers, but I just have to do it anyway. Given layoffs, attrition, and furlough days,…





Strolling and Shopping the Lake

Walking the Lake today with a friend, we got our exercise while having a retail adventure. First off, we noticed a sandwich board on the…


National Day of Action in Oakland

Monday, April 4th, was truly a glorious day in Oakland. The weather was fabulous with sunny, blue skies, around 80 degrees. It was the National…


Join Us to Support Literacy in Oakland

By some estimates one in four Oaklanders is hampered by a serious lack of English literacy skills; but Oakland Library’s Second Start Program has been…