Wednesday QuickPress

Announcement: Oakland Police Foundation fundraising event, December 9th. Back up the people who (attempt to) maintain public order in Oakland, so that the majority of us can enjoy life and get on with it. OPF Event Flyer

Events this week:
Weds: FOX Theater concert
Thurs: Turkey Day
Friday: Retailing Day(?) in Oakland (keeping our eye on the new Target store slated to open on Oak-Emeryville border in 2011)

Bar of the month: Era Art Bar & Lounge.
If you haven’t been, you ought to! I had the pleasure of taking in free Jim Beam Red Stag bourbon shots at Era last week, along with various beers and of course a girly “good thymes” drink. The architecture is pretty swanky with cute accents (Gucci bazooka; no Gucci sweatshirt), reclaimed wood and historical industrial tools (railcar-type carts), two bars, coat check and LIVE PAINTING.
I don’t know why it excites me but I love live painting. The DJ was good but I can’t wait to catch a David Harness set!!

Politics-Money-Resources: Jean Quan is our mayor; you all already know this. All I have to add for now is that she’ll at least show up for work instead of going to work out. We’re waiting to see which approach/ politician is the better. What we also know is that Oakland’s “85 year repaving cycle” is lengthening to “centennial” with every thunderstorm. Last comment on the election – Quan may have won for a variety of reasons (mostly “liberal oaklander mindset”) but also due to this (in particular, field volunteers).

Weather: It’s Oaktown’s main selling point no? Summer finally ended last week with torrential rains, and a cold wind this week. It’s about time eh? Time to mull some spiced cider…

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