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on May 4, 2010

Oakland’s Cinco de Mayo festival has been cancelled for the second time in two years because of a lack of funding. The Oakland Tribune has more.

Tonight’s City Council meeting promises to be action-packed, with several hot-button issues on the agenda. A few highlights:

– an appeal hearing on Nic Nak Liquors, which was approved for a permit to sell alcohol by the Planning Commission, an act opposed by some neighbors.

– a resolution denouncing Arizona’s Senate Bill 1070, which calls for police to demand identification if they have a “reasonable suspicion” a person is an illegal immigrant.

– a renewal of the council’s declaration of a “medical cannabis health emergency,” calling for decreased enforcement of the federal marijuana ban.

– an update on the countywide transportation plan

The authors of “Clock Without a Face,” Eli Horowitz and Mac Barnett, will be at the Montclair Branch of the Oakland Public Library tonight at 7 p.m., 1687 Mountain Blvd., for a book signing and presentation. The authors have incorporated a nationwide scavenger hunt into the book.

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  1. V Smoothe on May 4, 2010 at 8:58 am

    How is the medical cannabis emergency a “hot-button issue”? The exact same item, with the exact same language, has been on literally every single Council meeting agenda for at least the last seven years, and probably longer than that. Every meeting, it is passed unanimously with no discussion or comment whatsoever. What’s different this time?

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