Hey folks, I really do apologize for the light posting over the last week. It will get better very soon (hopefully starting tomorrow), I promise. I’ve been bogged down with a different project lately, which is happily nearing completion. It will perhaps shock my readers to hear that I have a tendency to get kind of obsessive about things, and while I’m working on one thing intently, I’m not very good at switching focus and accomplishing anything else. Anyway.
Two very important things are happening today. One, there is an election. Do not forget to vote. If you don’t know where your polling place is, you can look it up here. Also, any Alameda County registered voter can vote at the County Courthouse downtown. I will be joining Becks in voting no on everything.
Two, if you are a bus rider, you’re probably aware that your life is about to get a lot more difficult, as AC Transit is going to be cutting service by at least 15% to close their $57 million deficit. They are hosting a series of service reduction workshops to solicit input on how to manage the cuts. The final workshop is tonight, at the AC Transit General Offices at 1600 Franklin Street downtown.
And here’s some reading to entertain you while I’m otherwise occupied.
Somebody really doesn’t like the art at the Oakland Airport. I don’t know when this letter ran in the Trib, but I’m glad I stumbled onto this aggregator that reprinted it, cause it cracked me up. “I find the images of flying bloody-headed cranes with red, dripping rings that look like someone was enjoying target practice most disconcerting.” Indeed.
Author Pamela Ribbon asks people to protest the proposed cuts to Oakland’s libraries.
Today in Montclair posted a great image of an ancient East Bay Regional Parks District bond advertisement, which I totally want a copy of so I can frame it and put it on my wall.
Have you been following the OUSD superintendent search? If not, you can get up to speed courtesy the Trib, where you’ll find profiles of the three finalists: Tony Smith, Barabara Adams, and Edward Velasquez. Here (PDF) are the bios of each candidate, and if you’d like to meet the finalists, you may want to consider attending tomorrow’s special town hall meeting from 6-8:30 in the OaklandTech Auditorium at 4351 Broadway..