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Shilanda Woolridge

North Oakland Now 6.09.09

We all know the economy is in the pits, and the hits keep on coming.  Car dealerships are struggling and career centers are seeing a spike of unemployed people seeking help. The city may plug some budget holes by increasing parking fees.  Oakland North will be at the meeting tonight, so keep your eye out for our updates. Are you unsatisfied with the current proposals to fix the budget crisis?  Think you could do a better job?  Well try your…

North Oakland Now 6.08.09

Oakland North isn’t the only site that appreciates the Oakland Crimespotting website.  A Better Oakland has a post describing some of the cooler features the crimespotting site has to offer. Oakland Crimespotting has areas sectioned into beats.  Here are the ones located in North Oakland: Golden Gate, Market Street, Shattuck, Temescal, Greater Rockridge and North Hills. Oakland North will increase our coverage of crime and crime prevention in the following weeks.  Please feel free to drop us a line if…

North Oakland Now 6.07.09

Did you feel it yesterday? We had a baby bump of an earthquake around 3:30 PDT.  The magnitude 3.2 quake happened in El Cerrito. It’s a little late to make it to church on time, but it’s never too late to take a gander at photos from the walking tour of Oakland churches. It’s shaping up to be a gorgeous day. Perfect for the Temescal Street Fair on Telegraph between 45th and 51st streets.  The fun starts at noon and…

North Oakland Now 6.04.09

Who doesn’t love ice cream? Get the scoop on College Avenue’s creamery row before you go out and get some scoops. When you’re done why not burn off some calories by joining the car-free challenge? Rebecca Saltzman, a blogger for Living in the O has pledged to drive less than 20 miles this month.  An Oakland North reporter tried her hand at bicycle commuting earlier this week. In the meantime we’re keeping a close eye on City Hall.  Pupusa problems…

North Oakland Now 6.03.09

Viva Oakland! If you missed Oaklandish’s Salsa By the Lake party last weekend never fear – Oakland North was there so you have another opportunity to twirl and whirl with the best of them.  Blog reporter Zennie strutted his stuff at the salsa fest as well. In more grounded news –  the sturm und drang that is city budget matters churns on, and Oakland North is keeping an eye on what happens.  Check out the Budget Diaries to get the…

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