Arts & Events

DON'T MISS THIS: Your Voice, Your Vote

By Dorothy Snodgrass
Friday October 12, 2012 - 01:06:00 PM

Like millions of other television viewers, you no doubt watched last Wednesday's Presidential Debates. You'll have to agree they were pretty boring. But brace yourself -- there's to be another debate on Oct. l6. Thank the good Lord, in our democratic society voters have the privilege of watching the two opposing candidates, deciding which one is better qualified to cope with weighty issues, such as Health Care Reform. -more-

Press Release: Every Mother is a A Working Mother: Press Conference & Speak Out

From Neil Myhand
Friday October 12, 2012 - 12:12:00 PM

What: Press Conference & Speak Out

When: Monday October 15, 2012 12 noon-2pm

Where: Alameda County Social Services, 2000 San Pablo Ave, Oakland (btn 20th & 21st Street)

Who: Nell Myhand (510) 302-7459

Moms and other caregivers say to Prez candidates, “Yes, every mother is a working mother. What will you do to recognize the real value of our work and end the poverty of children and their hard-working mothers?”

On the eve of the second presidential debate, mothers and other caregivers are holding coordinated actions in 12 US cities to launch a campaign for recognition of caregiving work and an end to the immoral and shocking poverty of mothers and children. The campaigners are calling for the enactment of the Women’s Option to Raise Kids Act (WORK Act HR4379) introduced by Rep Pete Stark (D-California) and the Rise Out of Poverty Act (RISE Act HR3573) introduced by Rep Gwen Moore (D-Wisconsin, herself a former welfare mother). The bills recognize the work of mothers and call for resources for no and low-income mothers. -more-

Oakland’s Shoreline Benefits from The Student Conservation Association’s Youth Programs

By Matthew Greenfield
Tuesday October 16, 2012 - 10:55:00 AM

More than 50 high school students from the environmental studies class at Skyline High School in Oakland will join the Student Conservation Association (SCA) and Pick Up America on October 19 from 2p.m. for a “Youth Day of Service” cleanup and restoration event to benefit the Oakland shoreline of Martin Luther King, Jr. Regional Shoreline Park. SCA is a nationwide conservation workforce of college and high school volunteers who protect and restore America’s parks, forests, refuges, seashores and communities. Pick Up America is the nation's first coast-to-coast roadside litter pick-up and was started by SCA alumnus Jeff Chen. -more-

New: PlayGround: Incubator for New Plays Monthly Mondays at Rep

By John A. McMullen II
Tuesday October 16, 2012 - 10:39:00 AM

Something is going on at Berkeley Rep once a month on Monday Nights. -more-

Mayoral & District 3 Candidates’ Night Sponsored by LeConte & Willard Neighborhood Associations

Friday October 12, 2012 - 01:12:00 PM

Mayoral & District 3 Candidates’ Night, Sponsored by LeConte & Williard Neighborhood Associations

Thursday, October 18th at 7:00 pm

LeConte School Auditorium, 2241 Russell Street, between Ellsworth and Fulton Streets