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  • An anthropologist went to a town hall meeting at Lakeshore Baptist Church and experienced her first encounter with the Chief of Police of a major American city. Impossibly shiny black shoes, crisp black uniform, four gold stars on each collar, gun, broad stance, hands on hips, red granny glasses. Overheard saying, ‘I love my Mama, […]

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  • For fans of the much-loved Kitchen 388 on Grand Avenue, there’s good news and bad news. Owner, Philip Toman closed in late December due to family issues which forced him to focus on Olea, their San Francisco restaurant. He recently found an eager tenant in the person of Chef Alessandro Campitelli, who grew up in Rome, trained […]

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  • The Astro Tot Lot Revitalization began to take shape in early December, thanks to a large group of volunteers coordinated by Abel Guillen’s office and with assistance from the Parks and Recreation Department, PG&E, and KaBOOM. Since then, the community has awaited the finishing touches that need to be completed before the fences can come down.  An […]

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  • Condos at 601 MacArthur On February 9, Lake House Development Team LLC (LHD) held an informational meeting at St.Vartan’s Armenian Church, on Spruce St., to update interested neighbors about their plans for 601 MacArthur, the long-time vacant lot at the corner of MacArthur and Wesley Ave. About twenty neighbors attended the meeting, as well as District […]

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  • Members of the Council: By way of introduction, I served as Chair of the community group that lobbied for construction of the new Splash Pad Park beginning in 1999 and have since continued working on its behalf as an advocate, volunteer coordinator, and Editor of the Splash Pad News. I would add that, over time, […]

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  • EDITOR’S NOTE: Last year, the Agricultural Institute of Marin, signed a contract with the City of Oakland that required them, for the first time, to pay a monthly fee.  This year, the City’s Property Management Division was prepared to offer them a five-year extension which Jerry Barclay (the Chair of the Splash Pad/Farmers Market Advisory […]

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  • NOVEMBER 5th:  Holly Schneider from Studio Grand has just released their November calendar which begins with this week’s First Thursdays on Grand closing reception for artist, Teri Saul followed by an evening of music. Last event on the calendar is the debut of a flamenco night on the 4th Saturday of each month featuring La […]

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