Saturday, November 3 and Sunday, November 4: You can Vote Early! - At Registrar of Voters Oakland Office, 1225 Fallon Street in Room G-1 (see map below), 9:00 am and 5:00 pm:
You can pick up and return your Vote By Mail Ballot for the November 6, 2012 General Election at the following location:
Alameda County, Registrar of Voters Office
1225 Fallon St. Rm. G-1
Oakland, California 94612
8:30 am - 5:00 pm Monday - Friday, PLUS this Saturday and Sunday, November 3 and 4.
The Alameda County Registrar of Voters' office will be open Saturday and Sunday, November 3 and 4, to allow voters to vote early for the November 6, 2012 General Election. Office hours are 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Saturday and Sunday.
How to Return Your Vote by Mail Ballot:
Voted ballots must be received by the Registrar of Voters Office no later than 8:00 pm on Election Day, November 6, 2012. Postmarks do not count.
By Mail or In Person to:
Alameda County Registrar of Voters
1225 Fallon Street Room G-1
Oakland, CA 94612
Voted ballots can be returned at any Polling Place on Election Day.
(Polls are open from 7:00 am to 8:00 pm)
Visit http://www.acgov.org/rov/earlyvoting.htm for information:
There are blue drop boxes located at the security checkpoint, at the bottom of the 12th Street ramp and at the corner of 12th and Oak Streets, in front of the County Administration Building (see blue stars on photo below). The boxes are available 24-hours a day.
Various Dates from Tuesday, November 6 to Saturday, December 1: CORE Classes - Holy Names University, 3500 Mountain Boulevard, various hours.
Learn practical skills on how to take care of yourself, your family, and your neighborhood in the event of an emergency of disaster. You can register for CORE I and II classes only. For more information, please visit www.oaklandcore.org, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 510.238.6351. Limited space available.
CORE classes are offered free of charge to anyone who resides in the City of Oakland.
The dates for this class series are as follows:
CORE II Tuesday Nov 06 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
CORE IIIA Tuesday Nov 13 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
CORE IIIB Tuesday Nov 20 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
CORE IIIC Tuesday Nov 27 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
CORE III Hands-On Saturday Dec 01 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
See below for the CORE fact sheet:
You may also schedule a Cantonese CORE, fire training/911 Registry workshop with the Department of Human Services by calling 510.238.2382 or email SLin@oaklandnet.com. All classes are free to Oakland residents.
Wednesday, November 7 and Tuesday, November 18, etc: Community Meetings on the Bus Rapid Transit Facilities, hosted by AC Transit
Community input is sought on design, station and landscape architecture, parking, public art and construction. The input received will be considered along with other local, state and federal requirements regarding safety and accessibility for riders and BRT operations. Residents can view and comment on the project design features, proposed architectural designs and learn about crosswalk treatments and other amenities at the following workshops:
Project Design: View neighborhood-level maps showing dedicated lanes, stations, and changes to circulation
Station and Landscape Architecture: Review the status of the station architecture design and proposed landscape architecture
Parking: Review changes to parking, including provision of replacement parking
Public Art: Learn about the process to choose public art in 2013
Construction: Review construction timelines
All input will be considered. The resulting project design features will be released in early 2013.
Four meetings will be held in Oakland:
- Wednesday, November 7, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Lincoln Recreation Center, 250 10th Street
- Tuesday, November 13, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at St. Anthony's Church, 1535 16th Avenue
- Thursday, November 15, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Rainbow Recreation Center, 5800 International Boulevard
- Saturday, November 17, 11:30 am to 1:30 pm at 81st Avenue Library, 1021 81st Avenue
You can attend any workshop that is convenient. Refreshments will be served. For more information, go to www.ACTransit.org, call 510.891.7175 or email email@example.com.
Saturday, November 10: Annual Home Depot Daffodil Distribution - Free daffodil bulbs are available to community groups that would like to plant them on public property in very visible locations. Your group must apply well in advance of the distribution date, November 10. Go here for application or see below:
Saturday, November 10: Free Citizenship Event by Asian Pacific Islander Legal Outreach - Hong Lok Senior Center, 725 7th Street - 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
The API Legal Outreach is hosting a free citizenship class and event at Family Bridges' Hong Lok Senior Center. The event aims to help individuals apply for citizenship. Volunteers who speak Spanish, Mandarin, Cantonese, Vietnamese, Korean and Mongolian will be present to help those with monolingual needs. For more information, contact Doris Ng, Supervising Attorney at API Legal Outreach at 510.251.2846 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday, November 12 (Veteran's Day): Foreclosure Prevention Clinic - Oakland Marriott Convention Center - East Hall,1001 Broadway (12th Street BART Station)
Registration Open: 9:30 am to 3:30 pm
Program: 10:00 am
If you have received a NOD (Notice of Default) or your house is already in foreclosure, this clinic is for you. Loan officers from Wells Fargo, Chase, US Bank, Bank of America and Citibank will be present at the Clinic to work with Oakland homeowners. In addition, housing counselors, lawyers, tenant counselors, the new ROOT loan fund staff, the State Keep Your Home California, financial counselors, and other services/resources will be available to assist Oakland residents.
Also, there is a new hotline for homeowners in the foreclosure process, which is staffed by HERA (Housing/Economic Rights Advocates) at 510.271.8443 x 313. A tenant hotline is staffed by CJJC (Causa Justa: Just Cause) at 510.TENANTS.
Thursday November 15: "Animal Preparedness Class."
You must register in advance for this CORE class at email@example.com or 510.238.6351. Information is available at the CORE website by clicking here.
Find CORE on Facebook here.
Friday, November 16: Deadline to Apply to Become a City of Oakland Public Ethics Commissioner
Interested Oakland residents are encouraged to apply for the vacancy on the seven-member City of Oakland Public Ethics Commission. The Commission position, which begins in January 2013, is for a three-year term. The City of Oakland Public Ethics Commission oversees compliance with Oakland's Campaign Reform Act (OCRA), Conflict of Interest Code, Code of Ethics, Sunshine Ordinance, the Limited Public Financing Act, the Lobbyist Registration Act and Oakland's False Endorsement in Campaign Literature Act. The Commission application is available online at www.oaklandnet.com/pec. For more information, please contact Whitney Barazoto, Executive Director, at 510.238.6620 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, November 28: Bella Vista Holiday Safety Fair - Bella Vista Elementary School, 1025 E. 28th St - 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Sponsored by 17 Y/Bella Vista Neighborhood Crime Prevention Council and the Oakland Police Department
Friday, November 30: Board Membership Application Deadline for the District 2 Alameda County, Oakland Community Action Partnership (AC-OCAP) Administering Board - Applicants must live in the City of Oakland's Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Districts 1, 2, 4, 6, and 7. To look up the district boundaries, visit here. The Board meets the second Monday of each month at 5:30 pm at City Hall. Responsibilities include planning, developing and excuting efforts to alleviate poverty and working towards institutional changes to enhance self-sufficiency and the ability of the poor in the City of Oakland and throughout Alameda County. Applications for nominations are available on the website at www.AC-OCAP.com or you may call Estelle Clemons, AC-OCAP Manager at 510.238.3597.
Coming in December....
Saturday, December 1: Oakland Holiday Bazaar - Oakland Asian Cultural Center, 388 9th Street, Ste. 290, 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Oakland Asian Cultural Center (OACC) and Oakland Chinatown Chamber of Commerce (OCCC) invite local artisans, craftmakers, designers, and other vendors to participate in their first annual Oakland Holiday Bazaar! Oakland Holiday Bazaar encourages business and artists in the San Francisco Bay Area to participate. Deadline to register is November 26. Contact MShah@oacc.cc or email@example.com for registration or download the form here.
Visit www.oacc.cc or www.oaklandchinatownchamber.org for more information.
Wednesday, December 5: Mayor's District 2 Town Hall Meeting - Edna Brewer Middle School - 3748 13th Avenue, 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Mayor Jean Quan will hold a Town Hall meeting for District 2 and other interested residents. Staff from all City departments will be present. A detailed agenda is not yet set, but there will be opportunities to discuss major issues including public safety, education, jobs, and housing.
Now Through Sunday, December 30: Filipino History Exhibit: We Are America: Resistance & Resilience - Oakland Asian Cultural Center, 388 9th Street, Suite 290 - For hours, contact OACC at 510.637.0455 for guided tours and self-guided tours.
An exhibit featuring a 100-year timeline relating to the civil rights of Filipinos, which provides a visual account of Filipino resistance to discrimination and a chronology of the community's struggle for equality. In addition to the timeline, a display of photos, artifacts and news articles are on exhibit. For more information, please visit www.oacc.cc/programs/exhibitions.html.