Keep Oakland Firesafe 2013 Community Meeting, Monday, March 4, 7pm, Highlands Country Club, 110 Hiller Drive.
When property owners in the fire-prone Oakland Hills voted to assess
themselves $65 a year and form Oakland's Wildfire Prevention Assessment
District (WPAD), they also voted for a 10-year Sunset. That means that
the WPAD must be renewed before it sunsets on January 20, 2014. Come
talk about how the WPAD has reduced the risk of wildfires in Oakland and
what it will take to renew the special assessment so that Oakland can
continue to have a stable source of funds for wildfire prevention
education and to keep up with vegetation management on city properties
in the hills.The City's website has a great 7-minute video that describes the work of the WPAD.
For more info:
In March, the City continues the series of community meetings we launched last month with Strategic Policy Partnership seeking
input from neighborhoods across the city on public safety priorities.
5 more meetings are being held. This input will be incorporated in to
two action plans currently being developed:
Public Safety Meetings Continue This Week
- a short-term strategy to have an immediate, high impact on crime trends and
- a long-term, citywide strategy to sustain reduced levels of crime.
Policy Partnership is a consulting team composed of nationally
recognized police experts who will be facilitating the meetings attended
by Chief Howard Jordan, Mayor Quan, City Administrator Deanna Santanna,
City Council Members and the Oakland Police Command staff.
MEETINGS SCHEDULED FOR THIS WEEK: (To see list of other scheduled meetings, go to #3)
- Wednesday, March 6, 6-9pm, Council Chambers, Oakland City Hall, 1 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza.
Hosted by the Community Policing Advisory Board in coordination with
the Measure Y Oversight Committee. Chinese interpretation available.
- Saturday, March 9, 10am-1pm, (Police District 3) West Oakland Middle School, 991 14th Street
Jazz Search West 2013, March - April 2013
Jazz Search West provides exposure and
visibility to emerging artists, along with performance opportunities for
promising Jazz talent in the Bay Area. Four Competitions will be held
over consecutive weeks in March.
- Tuesday, March 5, Yoshi's Lounge - San Francisco, 7-10pm
- Saturday, March 16, The Sound Room - Oakland, 7-10pm
- Monday, March 18, Duende - Oakland, 7-10pm
- Sunday, March 24, The Jazz School - Berkeley, 3-6pm
perform at the venue of their choice in front of a panel of Bay Area
jazz professional judges, and a welcoming, supportive live audience.
Jazz Search West judges provide valuable feedback to each contestant. Four finalists are chosen from each week's competition to move on to the Semi-Finals.
Eight finalists will ultimately perform at the public Grand Finale at
Piedmont Piano Co. here in Oakland. 3 top winners will win valuable
prizes designed to enhance their musical careers. For more info, click here .
- Semi-Finals, Tuesday, April 2, NEW SFJAZZCenter, San Francisco
- Grand Finale, Saturday, April 13, Piedmont Piano Company, Oakland
Inversion: A Disobedient Circus,
March 9-24th, Saturdays 4pm & 8pm, Sundays 1pm & 5pm, Kinetic Arts Center, 785 7th St.
The Circus Spire Youth Troupe is back for their annual show! All ages welcome!
Piedmont Piano Company Concert Series, 1728 San Pablo Ave
in the Uptown, half a block from the Fox Theater, Piedmont Piano
Company doesn't just sell beautiful, high-end pianos. Every month, they
present music from local and international musicians.
Costs vary, but typically range from $15 to $25. For more info: www.piedmontpiano.com
- March 8-10, 8 pm - Kitka Women's Vocal Ensemble: New Folksongs from Within
Friday Nights at the Oakland Museum with Off the Grid Food Trucks, every Friday, 5-9pm.
OMCA and Off the Grid Food trucks on 10th Street every Friday for a
family-friendly take on a festive night market. Savor California beer,
wine and non-alcoholic beverages around the Koi Pond at the Blue Oak
café pop-up. Enjoy half-price admission, live music, extended OMCA Store
hours, open studios with the Customizers-in-Residence from
the we/customize exhibition, and much more. Bring the whole family to
OMCA for a sampling of the best in Bay Area curbside cuisine!
gallery admission for adults; ages 18 and under are free. Admission for
Members is always free. Cash bar. Prices vary for Off the Grid food
trucks. Event parking is available at the Museum for a $5 flat fee after 5 pm. For more info click here
Marcus Foster Education Fund 40th Anniversary Open House, Thursday, March 7, 6-9pm, 8301 Edgewater Dr.
Marcus Foster Education Fund has been supporting the Oakland Public
Schools for over 40 years. If you have been considering establishing a
scholarship in the name of a loved one or for a specific student field
of study, this is the group for you. Come and learn about new grant in
"Legacy of service, creating a blueprint for the future." Food, music,
and more. To RSVP: 654-5335 or www.mfefopenhouse.eventbrite.com
For more info: 777-1600 or www.marcusfoster.org
Cracking the Codes: the System of Racial Inequity,
Saturday, March 9, 1-4pm, Eastside Cultural Arts and Media Center, 2277 International Blvd.
Youth are encouraged to attend.
Seating is limited. Presented by PUEBLO and World Trust. Dr. Shakti
Butler is a multiracial African-American woman (African, Arawak Indian,
and Russian-Jewish). She is the producer and director of groundbreaking
documentaries including The Way Home, Mirrors of Privilege: Making Whiteness Visible
, and Light in the Shadows
. Her latest film Cracking the Codes: The System of Racial Inequity
uses story, theater, and music to illuminate the larger frame of structural/systemic racial inequity. Admission is free. For more info and tickets click here..
2nd Fridays Performing Arts Social, Every 2nd Friday, 7-10pm, Mosswood Rec Center, 3612 Webster St,
Engage and share in music, dance and poetry geared to those 16 and up.