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February 2, 2010: Groundhog sees shadow, Oakland seniors recruited to top colleges

on February 2, 2010

Good morning Oakland,

Don’t let the sunny morning fool you, Phil the Punxsutawney Groundhog has seen his shadow, which predicts six more weeks of winter.

In brighter news, four of the Trib’s 2010 “Cream of the Crop” announced over the weekend — high school foot ball players who have been recruited to play for top college programs — come from Oakland and three of them will be wearing Oakland Tech’s own purple and gold on graduation day.

The country’s newest Toyota dealership has opened in Oakland on the San Leandro border, just in time to start fixing the faulty vehicles recently recalled for problems with the accelerators.  KTVU’s Amber Lee reports that the new dealership will be ready to start making repairs on Thursday or Friday of this week – as soon as the fix is available to them.

A nineteen year-old man was wounded in a shooting on Monday near Frick Middle School in East Oakland according to the Trib.  As Oakland schools were closed yesterday, no students witnessed the shooting.

It’s that time of year again: Girl Scout cookies are on sale, and this year girls are enacting multi-layered marketing plans to include Facebook and Twitter ads!  Story in the Contra Costa Times.

Happy Groundhog Day!


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