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October 19, 2009: Happy Monday!

on October 19, 2009

Happy Monday Oakland,

A couple of items to start the week:

  • Last week’s torrential rain can’t hold Oakland’s foodies back! Taste of Temescal is alive and well and kicks off Tuesday night!
  • Oakland’s new Police Chief, Anthony Batts, assumes command of the Oakland Police Department today. His swearing-in ceremony is set for Tuesday’s City Council Meeting.
  • On Saturday, Bay Area residents gathered at the Cypress Freeway Memorial Park, in West Oakland in remembrance of the 20th anniversary of the Loma Prieta earthquake.
  • Some sad accidents on the roads this weekend: A driver was killed when his car flipped on I-580 Saturday night and some seriously reckless driving left three dead on MacArthur Boulevard.
  • And on a lighter note, just in case you missed it, indie rockers converged in the middle of the Bay for the two-day Treasure Island Music Festival.

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