Candidate debates start tonight with City Attorney face-off
The Chamber, which will host a series of candidate forums prior to the November election, will begin the series tonight, Tuesday, Aug. 21, with candidates vying for the City Attorney spot at the Waterfront Hotel in Jack London Square. Current City Attorney Barbara Parker will meet City Councilmember Jane Brunner beginning at 6:30 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.). Tonight's debate will be co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters. It is free and open to the public.
The debates for City Council seats will kick off tomorrow when candidates for District Three will face off at Z Café, 2735 Broadway, also at 6:30 p.m.
To guarantee your spot at all debates, contact Paul Junge or Amanda Medina at the Chamber - email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone (510) 874-4800.
Here's the schedule of the debates:
City Attorney, tonight, Tuesday, Aug. 21, Waterfront Hotel - Jack London Square
District Three, tomorrow, Wednesday, Aug. 22, Z Cafe - 27th & Broadway
District One, Monday, Aug. 27, College Avenue Presbyterian Church, 5951 College Ave.
District Five, Tuesday, Aug. 28, Fruitvale-San Antonio Senior Center, 3301 E. 12th St.
At-Large, Wednesday, Aug. 29, Kaiser Auditorium - 300 Lakeside Drive
Oakland, Fukuoka celebrate sister city anniversary
A number of fun, interesting events were held in Oakland over the last few days to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Sister City Agreement in 1962 between Oakland and Fukuoka, Japan. The events helped celebrate the hundreds of successful cultural, academic, business and youth exchanges that have been accomplished during that time. Fukuoka's Mayor, the Honorable Soichiro Takashima (left) led a delegation of 35 officials and citizens to Oakland for the celebration. Congratulations to Becky Taylor and Mark Morodomi, the co-chairs of the 50th Anniversary Planning Committee, for their hard work and the successful events.
Restaurant Association e-newsletter now available
The Oakland Restaurant Association (ORA) has reached out to our city's restaurants providing education, advocacy, cost-saving measures and marketing, with a variety of restaurant roundtables and open house receptions taking place. Now, thanks to co-chairs Mark Everton (Miss Pearl's) and Michael LeBlanc (Pican), an e-newsletter has become available, which is being sent to ORA members (see it here). Should you wish to begin receiving copies of this periodic publication, contact Amanda Medina at the Chamber at (510) 874-4800, ext. 319 or at email@example.com
Travel with the Chamber to sunny Spain...and beyond
The Chamber is offering a special vacation trip to Spain in November, with both Ireland and the Tuscany region of Italy coming up next year. Make your plans now!
The trip to Spain and Costa del Sol will feature 11 days with seven nights in the same hotel beginning on Nov. 13. Highlights include Granada, Seville, Gibraltar, and of course Madrid.
Then in March 2013, the Chamber takes off for nine days to Ireland, featuring Dublin, Killarney and Limerick. And then in November of next year, we'll spend nine days in Tuscany, with side trips to Rome, Florence and Siena, as well as a look at the Chianti region.
Make your vacation plans today. Visit http://www.oaklandchamber.com/pages/Travel/ for full itineraries of each trip. Call Amanda Medina of our staff at (510) 874-4800, ext. 319 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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