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Postponed/Rained Out! 6th Anniversary Potluck & Indie Shopping 11/28/12

 There is a big storm on it’s way and unfortunately our 

outdoor potluck & shopping event must be postponed!

Stay TUNED for more details for a celebration soon!

You are invited to celebrate

6 years of 
community organizing!

Wednesday, November 28, 2012    
RSVP online:   

We live here. We work here. 
We love it here.                  

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Twitter @OldOakland

Join your Old Oakland Neighbors for TWO National Night Out Parties on Aug 7, 2012

Join your Old Oakland Neighbors for TWO National Night Out Parties!

National Night Out Tuesday
Aug 7, 2012 

Jefferson Street Block Party, 
Potluck & Music Jam
Jefferson Street btwn 7th & 8th
Details here:

9th Street Block
9th Street btwn Jefferson & Clay
Details here:

National Night Out is the nation’s night out against crime. Sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch, residents are encouraged to join with their neighbors to have a neighborhood block party, ice cream social or other outdoor event to build neighborhood spirit and unity – which is the first defense against crime. Research shows that when neighbors know each other and look out for each other crime goes down. More info at:

Upcoming Events: Film Screening ‘10,000 Steps: A Profile of Four Squares’ & FUNraiser :: Old Oakland’s "Throwdown for the Town"

Film Still :: marksearch
Film Screening ‘10,000 Steps:  A Profile of Four Squares’  & FUNraiser

Date: Friday, July 20th, 8PM

Location:  Swan’s Market Cohousing, 930 Clay Street, Downtown Oakland (near 12th St. BART)
FREE: Register at

• Relax with your neighbors as you enjoy the award-winning local urban exploration, ‘10,000 Steps:  A Profile of Four Squares’ 
• Q & A with the artist team marksearch (Sue Mark + Bruce Douglas) after the screening.
• Learn how you can support their latest community-building adventure in rural Portugal, ‘Hands That Do All’

This is a free fundraising event hosted by the wonderful folks at Swan’s Market Cohousing ( in historic Old Oakland with audio-visual support from the Illuminated Corridor (

Questions?  Email:  marksearch[at]

Please Join First Unitarian Church of Oakland, Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, and Old Oakland Neighbors for

The Second Annual
“Throw Down For The Town”

Help clean up Jefferson Square Park, Lafayette Square Park, and the Church Neighborhood. Children & Adult games, food, music. Bring your own tools or we will provide them.
Don’t forget a sun hat and sun screen!

Saturday, July 28, 2012, 9am-12noon
Meet at Lafayette Square Park, 10th St/Jefferson St

After work/play party at Snow Park at Lake Merritt
1pm-4pm. Music, food trucks, and fun!

For more information contact

Corless Smith casmith[at]

Judy Belcher belcherjudy[at]

Ron Wolf info[at]

Old Oakland Neighbors General Meeting :: Tonight

    Wednesday August 24, 2011
  7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
    555 – 10th St., Old Town Square Community Room
    7:00 Meet Your Neighbors

Guest speaker – Consultant, Isaac Cronin,

7:45 – 8:15 CITY TEAM
Guest speaker – Chris Williams, Executive Director,

8:15 – 8:25
* Safety Security: Crime, Traffic/Pedestrian Safety, Disaster Preparedness, and more
* Parks Beautification
* Social/Events
* Other

8:25 – NEXT MEETING Agenda Building and Social Time