A community news source for residents of the HarriOak neighborhood in Oakland, CA.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Oakland Underground Film Series @ Jack London Square

Cool! Check out this new free film series at Jack London Square in Oakland. Located in the old Barnes & Noble store - now the Pavilion Theater.

Upcoming Film Schedule:

FRIDAY APRIL 23rd - Leading Local Talent, Filmmakers in attendance!
7:30PM: EVERYDAY BLACK MAN, dir. Carmen Madden, 2009
9:30 PM: A DAY LATE IN OAKLAND, dir. Zachary Stauffer, 2009, followed by
A LIFE TAKEN, dir. by Josh Banville, 2010

FRIDAY APRIL 30TH - Major Music: Sonic Youth & Kurt Cobain
7:00 PM: Special music guest JESSE MORRIS and THE MAN COUGARS
8:00 PM: SONIC YOUTH: SLEEPING NIGHTS AWAKE, dir. Michael Albright + Project Moonshine
9:30 PM: ABOUT A SON, dir. AJ Schnack

Jack London Square
Pavilion Theater (formerly Barnes & Noble)
98 Broadway, Oakland, CA

Keep Oakland Beautiful: Small Grant Program - Deadline, April 30

Keep Oakland Beautiful announces its Small Grant Program spring application period.

Now in its third year, the Small Grant Program happens every spring and fall. The program awards grants ranging from $200 to $500 for individuals, neighborhood groups, and organizations to use in undertaking highly-visible neighborhood improvement projects such as pocket park makeovers and cleanup and beautification of median and easement strips.

Deadline for the spring round of applications is April 30, 2010. For more details go to: Keep Oakland Beautiful.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

String of burglaries in the neighborhood

Houses on Orange and Fairmount/Frisbie were burglarized on Wednesday evening. It appears someone is casing houses in our neighborhood.

Here is the report from a neighbor: "Someone parking her car heard my house alarm going off, and then saw three young
Af. Am. men run out of the side yard. She went to tell my neighbor what was up. Neighbor called the cops. It seems that someone is casing the houses as there are 3 of us in my house, and we left only for 1.5 hours that day. Someone had to be watching to see when we had all left. Another place around the corner on Fairmount was hit pretty quickly thereafter, same night. Not sure if anyone saw
who had done it. Cops told me. Let's watch out for one another."

Friday, April 2, 2010

Art Murmur Tonight!

Well, it's the night of indecision as you try to decide where to start your Art Murmur wanderings. There's a lot to see and fun to be had around Oakland tonight.

Ashley Jones has a new series of work showing at Mama Buzz (that's her painting above), Githinji Wa Mbire has some of his mixed media pieces on display as the Artist of the Month at Farley's East and you can see 25 artists at the Crucible's Cathedral Gallery (such a cool space on Broadway @ Telegraph) in a show called ‘Cast’ which highlights art utilizing the casting process.

And of course there are tons more! Walking or bike is the best way to get around so that you don't have to worry about parking. Have fun!