Oakland

4:12pm

Thu February 14, 2013
Arts & Culture

Arts/Culture/Weekend: Valentine’s Day sing-a-long, crosscultural performances, silent film and more

Mary Pickford from "My Best Girl" (1927)
http://www.silentfilm.org/press/images/my-best-girl-images

Whether it makes you weak in the knees or weak in the stomach, Valentine’s Day weekend is inescapably upon us. Highlights include cinematic love letters to the May-December romance, 80s power ballads for jilted lovers, and one of the biggest record swaps around. When that’s all said and done, film festivals, Lunar New Year celebrations and music abounds.

Welcome to your Arts/Culture/Weekend:

THURSDAY

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3:03pm

Fri February 8, 2013
Cops & Courts

East Bay Express: On violence, Oakland, and the future of First Fridays

Courtesy of EastBayExpress.com

For all everyone's been talking about the tragic shooting at First Friday, it's worth noting that there's still a lot we don't know. We can't yet tell the extent to which this was related to First Friday itself — that is, we don't, and may never, know whether something about the event's general melee facilitated this, or whether the suspect would have killed Campbell anywhere, and that intersection and that moment just happened to be the time and place.

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2:40pm

Wed February 6, 2013
Education

Lessons for inside and outside the classroom

American Indian Model School students
http://www.aimschools.org/aiphs_welcome.shtml

American Indian Public Charter School II in Oakland might be closing, despite its high achieving students. School administrators were found to have improperly used millions of dollars in school funds – and recently, its charter designation was revoked. 

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10:11am

Tue February 5, 2013
City Visions: February 11, 2013

How is Oakland Managing its Unfunded Financial Liabilities?



A discussion of Oakland's fiscal health and looming pension costs.  Oakland is being challenged to find ways honor its pension and retirement obligations while providing essential city services.  How realistic is the city's Five-Year Financial Plan?  What lessons can be learned from Oakland's approach to its unfunded liabilities?


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6:47pm

Mon February 4, 2013
Education

All-male PTA "Knights" seek to improve Oakland school

A group of enthusiastic men just finished discussing typical PTA issues at the Claremont Middle school in Oakland: issues like what their next fundraising event will be and where to hold their next meeting. What sets this group apart is the fact that it's composed of men. They call themselves ‘The Knights of the Roundtable."

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