Lincoln Elementary celebrates winning the National Blue Ribbon Award
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EVENTS

Saturday, November 20Lakeview Branch Library Lovers to Plant Daffodils
Saturday, November 20Jefferson Park: Rededication and Celebration of Oakland's Newest Dog Play Area and Tot Lot
Monday, November 22Charrette on Possible Improvements to I-880 Downtown Underpasses - Sponsored by the Land Use and Transportation Committee of the Jack London District Association
Wednesday, December 1Planning Commission Considers Scope of Draft EIR for a possible New Ballpark at Victory Court
Thursday, December 2Zorro by Night: The Myth, The Musical, The Movies at Peralta Hacienda Historical Park
Saturday, December 4 11th Annual Comcast America's Children's Holiday Parade on Broadway
Wednesday, December 8Proposed Astro Park Dog Play Area Considered by the Parks & Recreation Advisory Committee
Wednesday, December 15Proposed Commercial/Corridor Zoning Text and Map Changes: Planning Commission Meeting
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Looking Forward to the Next Four Years
Lincoln Elementary Celebrates Winning of the National Blue Ribbon Award
What Would You Like to Read About in E-News?
Transit Made Easy with the Clipper Card - Here's How
Oakland Feather River Camp - Savings for Early Bird Family Camp Registration, Register by December 1
Neighborhood Update: Highland Hospital Acute Tower Replacement Project
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Looking Forward to the Next Four Years

 

Dear District 2 residents,

The election is finally over and I am happy to have been re-elected to the City Council by a big margin. Thank you for your support!

We are also embarking on a new era of Mayoral leadership, which is exciting. Mayor-elect Quan is setting up a transition team and we are all eager to see what direction she will set. I will do everything I can to help her set Oakland on a solid financial foundation, make our neighborhoods safer and strengthen our local economy. I look forward to working with all of you to make our City the best it can be. I am eager to make the next four years a very productive time for Oakland.

Lincoln Elementary Celebrates Winning of the National Blue Ribbon Award

 
We reported in September about the prestigious national honor awarded to Lincoln Elementary School for outstanding academic achievement. (See the Oakland Tribune store below.) On Thursday, November 17, the whole student body celebrated the award, following principal John Melvin's return from Washington, D.C., where he accepted the National Blue Ribbon Award on behalf of the school.

Many dignitaries were on hand to congratulate the students, teachers, staff and parents for their hard work and commitment to education. The celebrants included Assemblymember Sandre Swanson, Board of Supervisors President Alice Lai-Bitker, OUSD Superintendent Tony Smith, School Board Directors David Kakishiba and Gary Yee, Councilmember Pat Kernighan, Former Lincoln principal Caroline Yee, former Vice-Principal Angela Aquino and many proud parents. The City Council also had presented a Resolution congratulating the school on its award at its Council meeting on November 9. We are so proud of everyone at Lincoln and hope that the strategies for their success can be a model for student achievement at all Oakland schools.

 

What Would You Like to Read About in E-News?

 

Over the five years that my office has published our monthly E-News, I've received positive comments from many of you about how you appreciate the usefulness of the information that we provide in our E-News.

We'd like to continue to hear from you about your thoughts on how we can improve our E-News. Please feel free to share any ideas you may have about the content, format, focus, order of items, etc and email your suggestions to my staff, Kevin Liao, here. Kevin is the driving force behind these monthly e-mailings.

 

Transit Made Easy with the Clipper Card - Here's How
 
The new Clipper card is an all-in-one transit card that keeps track of any passes,discount tickets, ride books and cash value that you load onto it, while applying all applicable fares, discounts and transfer rules. This lets you customize your card for your own transit needs.The Clipper card can hold multiple passes, ride books or tickets (which are specific to the transit system being used), as well as up to $300 in cash value at one time. Cash value on your Clipper card can be used to ride any participating transit system.

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Oakland Feather River Camp - Savings for Early Bird Family Camp Registration, Register by December 1

Here is a great way to save money on your family vacation next summer. If you register and pay by December 1 for your entire family to attend Oakland Feather River Camp, you will qualify for significant discounts. If you pay in full, you will receive a 15% discount. If you pay a 50% deposit, you will receive a 10% discount. Go here for more information about Feather River Camp's programs for 2011.

Neighborhood Update: Highland Hospital Acute Tower Replacement Project

The County of Alameda's Highland Hospital Acute Tower Replacement Project is necessary to comply with state seismic requirements for healthcare facilities. When the County project is complete in 2017, Highland Hospital will meet the State of California mandate for seismic safety.

Click here for the the latest newsletter from the County.