North Oakland Now: 05 May 2009
on May 5, 2009
According to the Oakland Tribune, Alameda County has declared a state of emergency due to the Swine Flu, officially (by request of the pork lobby) referred to as the A-H1N1 Flu. This will allow the county to get state and city funding to be able to keep up with the outbreak. For those who missed it, Malcolm X Elementary in West Berkeley continues to be shut down after a suspected swine flu case. Here’s a map of Bay Area swine-related school closings.
And now that the sun shows its face every once in a while, its time for some of us to pull out the fishing poles. But according to a study released yesterday by the State Water Resources Control Board, you’re gonna have to get out of the Bay Area if you don’t want mercury with your fish. Yum.
If you’re sad you couldn’t get your Oakland Cinco de Mayo celebration on, or at least the official Fruitvale version, just wait till September to take those tequila shots. After citing a lack of funds, the Asociacion de Comerciantes y Profesionales de Oakland (ACPO), or Oakland Merchants Association, has decided to instead sponsor Mexican Independence Day festivities on September 13th. Which makes sense, because Independence Day is actually a REAL Mexican holiday.
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