on November 11, 2009
Today the country celebrates Veterans Day to recognize people who have served in the arm forces. Ceremonies will take place across the Bay Area this morning from Pittsburg to San Rafael. This afternoon, Shannon Service will bring us an interactive piece on a Veterans Day program that begins at 11 a.m. aboard the USS Hornet Aircraft Carrier in Alameda.
Keep in mind that meters are not free in Oakland today, but they are in Berkeley. Banks, post offices, and city offices are closed today.
Also on Oakland North this morning, Thomas Gorman will post an article about housing debates ignited by recent condo conversion attempts.
On our blog front:
S. Howard Bransford wrote about a vigil that took place last night to mark the three-month anniversary of Fremont boy, Hassani Campbell’s disappearance. Click here to read the post.
Casserole House is one of the newest Korean restaurants in Temescal. Becky Palmstrom, Lindsay Wasserberger and myself took a tour of the restaurant and learned the secrets to owner, Suk Lee’s specialty Jeongol (Casserole in Korean) and kimchi. Click here to to take a look.
Plus, a quaint organic produce market just opened on 51st and Telegraph. Lillian Mongeau hit it up with her camera to snap photos of their juicy fruit display and talk with owner, Jamal Ahmed. Click here to learn more, but be prepared to get hungry.
While Mongeau was off reporting she also took a photo of a poignant ‘stop war’ stop sign in North Oakland. To see her photo, click here.
To update you on some local news:
Talks continue on how to get cars to slow down while driving on the Bay Bridge’s S-curve.
Bay Area gas prices are reported to be down and should remain that way through the holidays.
The Oakland Builders Alliance proposed to change the city’s construction project regulations to create news jobs for Oakland residents.
Services took place around the world to commemorate the end of World War I.
Also, to keep you informed about events this week:
The Ella Baker Center for Human Rights is hosting an award ceremony featuring three Bay Area visionaries at the Scottish Rite Center on Thursday, November 12th beginning at 6 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance and $30 at the door. Click here for more information.
A Zine Library is being created by the Rock Paper Scissors Collective in collaboration with the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive. They’re having an opening reception on Friday, November 13th at 7:30. Address: 2626 Bancroft Way 94704. Click here for more information.
Also, Hyphen Magazine is featuring their annual Mr. Hyphen 2009. Mr. Hyphen will be designated to a man from the Asian American community who exemplifies dedication to community causes. The event will be at the Oakland Asian Cultural Center on Saturday, November 14, 7-10 p.m. You can find out more about the event, and the Mr. Hyphen Finalists for 2009, here
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