June 2013 Newsletter'S ARCHIVE

  • When a high school friend of mine returned from a concert in LA circa 1960, she remarked that Joan Baez was amazing but the introductory act was a weird guy that nobody had ever heard of and his lyrics were totally unintelligible. Within a very few years, Bob Dylan’s diction improved to the point that […]

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  • As I’ve mentioned previously, Lakeshore Avenue Baptist Church’s Hunger Task Force maintains a food pantry and annually provides Thanksgiving baskets to those in need. These efforts are funded in large part through the collection of cans and bottles that are deposited in the recycling collection bin in front of their pre-school. Please consider this as […]

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  • Attendance for the Splash Pad Farmers Market Advisory Committee meeting on June 19th was less than I would have hoped — but the meeting was quite productive, nonetheless. Group Chair, Jerry Barclay shared his concerns over the terms of the proposed contract with the city that would specify a one-time, $30,000 payment to the City […]

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  • Plans for our 10th Anniversary Party are rapidly taking shape. If you haven’t already done so, please check out our new 10th Anniversary Celebration blog for details. The concept we’re pursuing is to make this an “Oakland-Centric” celebration of our diversity featuring local foods, beers, wines and Oakland-based musicians. David Sturdevant and Eric Hughes have […]

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  • Last month, I provided a link to the raw results of the Grand Avenue survey. I can now also share a¬†partial summation¬†of the answers to Question 3: “What would you like in the way of new businesses?” Of the one hundred thirty-one individuals who responded, fifty-three cited restaurants, cafes or coffee shops. Although there were […]

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