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October 12, 2009: Welcome! We’re different.

on October 12, 2009

Good afternoon Oakland,

You may be noticing that we look a little different today. New look. (Isn’t it pretty?) New layout. (Don’t get lost!) New sections right up there at the top. (Go ahead, go play.) Let us know what you think about the new look in the comments.

This North Oakland Now blog will also look different in the coming days. We’ll use this space as a review of Oakland’s most recent news and as a highlight of what’s to come.

Here’s what’s going on today:

  • Journalist Helen Thomas, who knows more about White House journalism than anyone, will speak tonight at Mills College, at 7pm.
  • “A Day Late in Oakland,” a new documentary about former Oakland Post editor Chauncey Bailey, who was shot in 2007 while investigating financial issues surrounding the Your Black Muslim Bakery, will be shown tonight at the Oakland International Film Festival – 5:30 p.m. at the Jack London Theater.
  • It’s definitely going to rain tomorrow. Wear your rainboots, or if the situation merits, pull out your sandbags.
  • Surprise! Gov. Schwarzenegger signed a bill into law enacting California’s newest state holiday: Harvey Milk Day.

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