North Oakland Now 05.28.09

on May 28, 2009

oaknorthtree4In an exhaustive attempt to review the impact of the proposed budget cuts, the Oakland City Council meets today for an extended session of six – that’s right, six – hours.  Oakland North will be chugging coffee and covering it if we can manage to stay awake.

Also, check out our recent story on the Temescal Tool Lending Library, where business is booming thanks to the recession.

Meanwhile, as the city council deliberates, the Communications Workers of America are rallying in front of City Hall to protest AT&T cutting health benefits, on the corner of 14th street and Broadway, before marching to the State building.  About 50 people were amassed with signs and bullhorns at 3:50 p.m.

Tomorrow there is an Older Americans Month Celebration from 11-2 p.m in front of City hall which will include Tai Chi, singing and a circus theater, whatever that may be.

Photo by Basil D Soufi
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