October 23, 2009: The Friday File
on October 23, 2009
You made it, Oakland! Happy Friday!
- Tonight from 5-8pm, you can celebrate the “return of free evening parking” with Oakland retailers throughout the city.
- Your Black Muslim Bakery is back in the news again this week as the Trib reports BART Board of Directors awarded half of a seven-figure energy-efficiency upgrade deal to Nadir Bey, an associate of deceased Your Black Muslim Bakery founder, Yusuf Bey. The Trib reports that Nadir Bey won the contract despite the fact that he still owes the City of Oakland $1.1 million for loans never repaid.
- Residents in Montclair are celebrating this weekend the U.S. Postal Service’s decision to keep their Montclair Village station open for business. The community lobbied hard to keep their PO boxes in the face of office closures nationwide and they are celebrating Saturday from 11am to 2:30pm.
- Catch classical works by Berlioz and Bizet this Sunday at the Lake, as Oakland Civic Orchestra opens its 2009-2010 season with a free performance of Concert Romantique. The concert starts at 4pm at the Lake Merritt United Methodist Church at 1330 Lakeshore Drive.
- You have 8 days to get your costume in gear for Halloween! If you’re short on ideas, or just looking for a good hay ride, Dunsmuir House is holding its annual Oktoberfest and Pumpkin Patch this Saturday, 11am-4pm, with rides, polka tunes, pumpkin carving, brats, beer, and good old fashioned fun to entertain both kids and adults.
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