January 31, 2010
on January 31, 2010
Teenagers, their families and adult students seeking a key to higher education attended the Black College Expo in Oakland Saturday. “While African-Americans and Latinos graduate high school at just over a 50 percent rate, the biggest challenge to college cited by black, Latino and Asian-American students gathered at the expo was paying for college,” reports the Bay Area News Group.
On Thursday, Montrera Middle School will mark the 50th anniversary of its wood shop program, the oldest in California.
The Oakland Tribune lists the best college recruits in the East Bay.
The Chronicle details state jobs funded by the stimulus act–including those in Alameda County.
How contaminated is the San Francisco Bay? During the big storms in January, 630,000 gallons of raw sewage flowed into the Bay from 47 different spots.
The Chronicle’s Bruce Jenkins previews the Warriors game against the Okalahoma City Thunder this afternoon.
Looking for something to do this afternoon? FunCheapSF has just put out this guided bike tour of Oakland Taco Trucks. (Johnny FunCheap points out that the official ride isn’t until the 20th, so you can plan ahead, or try out the locations listed on the post for yourself before then.)
Oakland North welcomes comments from our readers, but we ask users to keep all discussion civil and on-topic. Comments post automatically without review from our staff, but we reserve the right to delete material that is libelous, a personal attack, or spam. We request that commenters consistently use the same login name. Comments from the same user posted under multiple aliases may be deleted. Oakland North assumes no liability for comments posted to the site and no endorsement is implied; commenters are solely responsible for their own content.
Oakland North is an online news service produced by students at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism and covering Oakland, California. Our goals are to improve local coverage, innovate with digital media, and listen to you–about the issues that concern you and the reporting you’d like to see in your community. Please send news tips to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Just a note that the Oakland “Tour de Taco” takes place on Sunday, February 20, 2010 starting at 11am at Fruitvale BART, not January 31st as posted above.
Event Details: http://sf.funcheap.com/tour-de-taco-guided-bike-tour-taco-trucks-oakland/