Odds and Ends

Odds and Ends – January 2022

Last month, we shared Eric Hughes’ large photo of the new mural on the side and rear of the building that houses Walgreens and Trader Joe’s.  A few days later, while the artist, Norman “Vogue” Chuck, was putting on the finishing touches, we took two more.

  • The East Bay Express had an excellent article about the murals that are flourishing citywide as a result of the pandemic and the protests against police violence. The article features Chris Granillo, the artist who painted the Heron for the Private Mailbox and is now also a regular at the farmers Market.
  • Chris Rachal, the co-owner of M2 on Grand has another project in the works. Namely, the rebirth of Mexicali Rose with a new identity and a pink coat of paint. Read all about it in this Oaklandside article.
  • With the Tree Division of the Public Works Department so badly understaffed, they’re typically consigned to removing dead trees and fallen limbs and not much else. That said, it was a pleasant surprise to see them at Splash Pad Park several weeks ago removing all the dead palm fronds which, in addition to being unsightly, also posed a major hazard when they fell without warning. Our compliment and sincere thanks!

The tragic death of County Supervisor Wilma Chan came as a shock to everyone but was especially hard for all who had worked alongside her during her twenty-seven year political career as a County Supervisor and member of the State Assembly. Her focus was primarily on health care, senior services, early childhood education, environmental health, jobs, and economic development. A community memorial in tribute to her life and legacy that was held in the gardens at the Oakland Museum on December 8 is available on this link.  







One response to “Odds and Ends – January 2022”

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    Rachel Richman

    Thank you for posting the link to the Wilma Chan celebration of her legacy. She leaves big shoes to fill. So it’s up to all of us to step up.