Lillian R. Mongeau

Clown troupe invades Frank H. Ogawa Plaza

Eight-foot tall kids wearing brightly colored costumes and wizard-style hats were the focus of everyone’s attention at Frank H. Ogawa plaza in downtown Oakland on Friday. This was not an elongated Harry Potter costume party, but a cadre of Prescott Circus Theatre stilt dancers showing off their stuff.

February 8, 2010: Saints win Superbowl

Happy Monday Oakland, Well, the Saints won the Superbowl, but most of the blog chatter seems to be about the commercials. dedicated an entire two page post to dissecting the various commercials. Slate also ran an amusing bit on what the Superbowl would be like if directed by certain well-known directors. And this ABC7…

February 6, 2010: New twist in Oscar Grant case, Local hero passes away

Good morning Oakland, A fight of sorts broke out this week between John Burris, the lawyer representing Oscar Grant’s family and friends in various civil suits against Johannes Mesherle and BART and KTVU 2, the local TV station that reported a possible change in eye witness testimony on Thursday. (Warning: The links to KTVU start…