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

Monday, October 17, 2011

Frankie the Cat has come home!

Thanks for everyone who kept an eye out.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Lost Cat

"Frankie" has disappeared from an home at Harrison and Orange, He is timid but affectionate and probably hasn't wandered far. He is an orange tabby with distinctive black spotting on his nose and gums. He's neutered, fairly skinny, and has licked the fur off his lower belly and the insides of his back legs.

If you have seen him, can you please call Barbara at 415-742-2723. There is a reward for his safe return.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Local HarriOak Project Darreis needs your help

Dear Community,

Project Darreis at TGN Foundation is a 501c3 non profit organization assisting in the struggle against violence.

Project Darreis is currently preparing for their 4th annual Christmas celebration commemorating the Life of Darreis S. Toyfoya and others who have lost theirs live to crime and violence. The Christmas celebration will take place on December 10th, 2011.

We all know that during these trying times, crime and violence is on the rise in our communities. What many don't realize is that during the holiday season, crime and violence often spike. On December 10th, 2011, Project Darreis seeks to bring the community together and thereby stave off the expected increase in violence, by providing resources, gospel singing, spoken word performances, gifts for adults, toys for children, and a turkey/ham dinner with all the trimmings for families in need.

Project Darreis would like to invite you to contribute to this holiday mission and is requesting gift cards, monetary donations and toys in hopes of fostering a peaceful, safe and happy holiday season.

Please consider what you could give to this local HarriOak based non profit and know that any gift or offer is appreciated and honored.

To give or for further information, please contact Belinda Gilchrist-Day, founder of Project Darreis at 510-467-5053 or email projectdarreis@yahoo.com.

Thank you and blessings.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

HarriOak Block Yard Sale Sat Sept 24 9am-4pm!

Please spread the word and please JOIN US at the

HarriOak Block Yard Sale, Sat. Sept. 24 9am - 4pm!

This is the 3rd year we've done this and it's a great way to get to know neighbors and get rid of the old, perhaps to make room for the new. If you'd like to participate, all you need to do is get your stuff ready this week and set up in front of your own house/apt on Sat. Sept 24 to SELL YOUR STUFF!

Make some $$, and enjoy the late summer sun with your neighbors.

If you’ve got questions, call Stefanie 510-978-2554

Even if you don't participate, please help us spread the word by forwarding this post and don’t forget to come by 360 Oakland Ave, say hi, and see what treasures you might find for CHEAP

including: nice furniture, clothes, lamps, rugs, collectible 1960’s WHITE sewing machine + fabric, books, CDs, piercing jewelry, bikes, computer supplies, framed art and so much MORE!!!

Hope to see you Saturday!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Important Conversation about Public Education

The First Christian Church at 111 Fairmount and Prepare the Future have been hosting a series of conversations around the public education crisis in Oakland. As they continue to meet, they've begun to prioritize creating a Youth Council along with internet advocacy and mobilizing faith communities to support public schools as their three key priorities. Tomorrow, May 17, will be an important conversation with key leaders in the room both talking and listening.

Basic details:
Special Guest Speakers:
Lewis Cohen, Senior Policy Advisor, Education Office or the Mayor
Jumoke Hinton‐Hodge, Oakland Unified School Board Member
& representatives of The San Francisco Foundation FAITHS Initiative

Tuesday May 17, 2011 @ 6:30 pm
FCC Oakland/Oakland Peace Center
Shelton Hall
111 Fairmount Ave, Oakland Ca , 94611

Feel free to RSVP to Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=152726344792898

Internet Advocacy, Community Engagement, Commitment to Bay Area Youth

All are invited. This event is free to the public.
Main Contact:
Rev. Ken Chambers
Prepare for the Future California (Bay Area Organizer)
510.239.6969 / kenchambers1@yahoo.com