Something to remember, as we enter a new year: Yesterday's history, Tomorrow is a mystery and Today is a gift, that's why it is called "the present". [Via]

Monday, April 11, 2011

Meeting and Events: WOPAC, NCPC, Earthday, Vincent Academy and Air Space Workshop

Who: West Oakland Project Area Committee (WOPAC)
What: City of Oakland staff members provides updates on the Governor’s Budget Proposal and Redevelopment; West Oakland Area Plan and Housing; The WOPAC makes recommendations of funding NPI proposals
When: Wednesday, April 13, 2011, 6:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Where: West Oakland Senior Center, 1724 Adeline Street, Oakland, CA

For additional information, please contact: Hui-Chang Li, City Of Oakland, CEDA, Redevelopment Division at 510.238.6239 or

Who: Prescott Neighborhood Crime Prevention Council Meeting, Beats2Y & 5Y
What: PSOs provide neighborhood beat priorities updates; Meet and talk with your various neighborhood Community Policing and Problem Solving Officers.   Agencies Invited include: BART Police Department; Oakland Unified School District (OUSD); Oakland Police Department (OPD); Oakland Housing Authority (OHAPD)
Where: OHA Administration Building, 935 Union St.
When: Thursday, April 14, 2011, 6:00 p.m.

Note: Community members who need to speak with PSOs and other Officers from the various agencies serving the Prescott neighborhood regarding a specific neighborhood issue will have an opportunity to do so, vis-à-vis.

For additional information, please contact: NCPC Chair: Marcus Johnson at 510.290.8300 or

Raimondi Park 18th & Wood St.
From more information contact vrocha[AT]
Activities include tree planting, cut & clean and graffiti removal

New Charter Elementary Schools serving Prescott Oakland Point

Vincent Academy intends to be a safe, joyful, academically rigorous, and community-minded elementary school where children can develop their innate talents and skills, learn about the complex world around them and receive the support necessary to truly thrive and become community leaders in a global context. Jean Driscoll, Vincent Academy Board Member
Who: Vincent Academy will be located within area consisting if park, tennis courts, Skate Park, swimming pool and public library and will offer:
• TUITION-FREE charter elementary school NOW enrolling Kindergarten and First Grade Students opening August 22, 2011.
A safe, nurturing, and joyful environment for learning
• A rigorous education with high academic standards tied to real worldexperience and learning
• Year -round program
• After-school program, to 6 pm daily
What: An informational meeting
When: Tuesday, April 19, 2011; 5:30 p.m.
Where: West Oakland Public Library, 1801 Adeline Street.
For more information, please contact Sandra Phillips 510.333.8399
Visit their website at

Creative Utilization of "Air Space" in West Oakland
Who: California Department of Transportation (CalTrans) and City of Oakland
What: Workshop on potential uses for "air space" IN WEST OAKLAND, which will include discussion on CalTrans and City of Oakland zoning and use restrictions, photographs of the empty sites, potential lease rates, and a presentation on the leasing process.
When: Wednesday, April 27, 2011; 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Where:  West Oakland Senior Center, 1724 Adeline Street
For more information, please contact Xiaojing Wang at 510.238.7031 or xwang[AT]