160th Anniversary reading file
April 27, 2012
Oakland was incorporated as a city on May 4, 1852. The City of Oakland and community groups are celebrating the city’s 160th anniversary with a week of events kicking off at Frank Ogawa Plaza at noon today (PDF). But Oaklanders don’t rest on our laurels – new spots and services bloom! Here is your pre-anniversary reading file:
- AC Transit approved the long-studied Bus Rapid Transit project, connecting Downtown Oakland to Downtown San Leandro with dedicated transit lanes and light-rail-like stations, street improvements, bike lanes, and a super-fast service that will run every five minutes (!).
- The Food Craft Institute has opened in Jack London Square, offering classes for novices and professionals alike.
- New American City has written an extensive article about Redevelopment in California and what the future may hold.
- Bike to Work Month kicks off next week with a City Council proclamation on April 30th. Bike to Work Day is May 10th.
- Vegan restaurant Banana Soy opened on 15th Street near Broadway.
- A nicely-designed wine and whiskey-focused bar named District opens this afternoon at the corner of 9th and Washington in Old Oakland.
Enjoy the new while celebrating the old in Oakland this weekend!