Oakland North Staff

Adoptable Pet of the Week: Alexis

Alexis is a gentle and easy-to-please girl whose favorite pastime is curling up for a nap in just about any soft, sunny spot. When she’s not napping, she loves to snuggle close to people for cheek scratches and belly-rubs. Alexis can be playful at times, especially when presented with just the right string toy. She may need a day or two to settle in to a new home, but once she feels safe, she is filled with purrs. Alexis will…

Adoptable pet of the week: Lulu

Our adoptable pet of the week is a sweet netherland dwarf rabbit named Lulu. A volunteer who visits Lulu frequently reports that she can sometimes be bashful with new people, but once she’s familiar with you she’ll eagerly accept snuggling, nose rubs and pets.

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) to use his boat to attack a German warship. Oaktown Music Festival Winner’s Party: Doors at 6 pm, Show at 7 pm Awaken Café 1429…

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 best in a home where he will get lots of regular daily playtime. Because Cisco can sometimes play a bit rough, we recommend he go…

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 mental health issues in the Asian American and Pacific Islander community. For more information and tickets, visit the Eventbrite site. Dia de los Muertos 10…

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 in jpeg format. Oakland North cannot pay for community photos, except in gratitude and local love.