Grand Avenue Merchant News See what’s happening on the Avenue — New & renewed businesses Smitty’s and Suptea Lab; Art Shows at Panorama Framing and on the Avenue; check out what was Noir City at the Grand Lake; meet the Chan Family; do Valentine’s Day at Michael’s Chocolates, see Bake Sum on KQED, and get the latest latest at TwoTwo and MeloMelo…
On the Street Traffic improvement or disaster? There are big plans afoot for Grand Avenue and for the freeway entrance off of Santa Clara. This is Jerry Barclay’s first of several articles about what’s ahead and how neighbors can provide input.
The more things (don’t) change The tragic murder of Officer Tuan Le led our former publisher Ken Katz to find the article he wrote back in 2009, after the murder of four other Oakland police officers.
Unattended donation bins? Clothes them down! The clothing donation bins may seem like a useful resource, but they are a fraud; rather than going to Oakland or even California community agencies, they are sponsored by for-profit groups who sell the clothes abroad. And, they are against the law. Check out better options for making your clothing donations.
Remembrances of Oakland’s Past: Chapter Four Virginia Brown Keyder has many fond memories of growing up in Oakland. This month she talks about the lessons she learned at Westlake Middle School, from the joys of diversity to the love of music.