Oakland North Staff

You Tell Us: Mandela’s Oakland visit was turning point for young refugee

The death of Nelson Mandela last week revived memories of the day in 1990 when the anti-apartheid leader spoke in Oakland. Among those present was Oakland resident Sonny Le, a former boat person from Vietnam, now a U.S. citizen and instructor at San Francisco State. In a guest op-ed, Mandela’s example altered his DNA, and changed the course of his life.

This weekend in Oakland

Friday, November 15 The African Queen 8 pm Paramount Theatre 2025 Broadway, Oakland $5 Directed by John Huston and based on the novel by C.S. Forester with a script by Jame Agee. A crude gin-swilling riverboat captain (Humphrey Bogart) down on his luck in Africa is persuaded by a prim and proper missionary (Katherine Hepburn)…

Adoptable Pet of the Week: Cisco

Our adoptable pet of the week is a handsome cat named Cisco. Dressed to the nines in his slick, black tuxedo, Cisco is an adventurous young guy, approximately 2 years old. This curious and friendly cat loves to be involved in the action and is the perfect side-kick for almost any activity. He will do…

This Weekend in Oakland

Community events and activities for the weekend of November 2-3, 2013. Got an event we didn’t know about? Please add it to the comments! Saturday, November 1 Laughter is the Best Medicine 6 p.m. Oakland Asian Cultural Center, 388 9th Street, Oakland The second annual “Laughter is the Best Medicine,” aims to raise awareness about…

Community photo of the week: Laney College

Every week, Oakland North will publish a photo submitted by one of our readers. This week’s image from Melissa Neal was taken at Laney College. If you’d like to contribute to “community photo of the week,” just send a favorite photograph taken in Oakland to staff@oaklandnorth.net with the subject: PHOTO. Please make all photographs large-sized and…

Adoptable Pet of the Week: Diamond

Diamond came to Oakland Animal Services dirty and skinny, but a sparkle in her eye said how grateful she was to be given a second chance. Now, she is healthy and sporting a new coat of fluffy fur. She has a lot of spunk and will brighten up any room in your home with love. Her new family will take home…