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Oakland North Now 7.31.09

on July 31, 2009

Oakland business owners attended a meeting yesterday to protest the increase in parking fees. Grand Lake Theatre owner Allen Michaan organized the meeting and has collected hundreds of signatures to recall City council members.  It looks like this is going to get ugly.

On the other hand, BART and the unions have reached a tentative deal.

The next Art Murmur is around the corner.  Unfortunately, the hipster street faire on 23rd street will be kaput starting next month.  The action on the streets seems to be overshadowing the art inside the galleries. That certainly was the case during my visit.  Check out a report on July’s Art Murmur from Oakbook’s Theo Konrad Auer.

Cool Weekend Recommendations

Asian Pacific Islander American Spoken Word Summit – The summit is a gathering of Asian spoken word artists that convenes every two years for workshops and performances. July 30-August 2nd.  Check out the schedule for more details.

Lake Merritt Street Cinema – Space Jam, a movie with Micheal Jordan and Looney Tunes characters, will be shown across the street from the Parkway.  Why that particuar film was chosen is anybody’s guess, but the pre-movie entertainmentof live music and Native American dance sounds promising. The action starts at 7:30p.m.  Come with a blanket and lawn chair.

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