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Oakland A’s Spirit Week Events· Monday, March 27, noon: A’s Flag Raising at Oakland City Hall. Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf, A’s mascot Stomper and A’s fans will raise the Oakland A’s flag above Oakland City Hall.· Monday, March 27, 6 – 9 p.m.: A’s mural unveiling, 19th Street and Webster, Oakland. A’s fans are invited to join the team for a special unveiling of a new A’s mural on the side of the PG&E building at 19th Street and Webster. The A’s commissioned the mural from the Illuminaries, Oakland-based street muralists. The unveiling will include giveaways and music from 6 – 8 p.m. and a special 3D video projection on the mural at 8 p.m. Fans can also join the A’s at Bar 355 (355 19th Street) from 6 – 8 p.m. for a special Budweiser happy hour featuring the new A’s Budweiser Elephant team can.· Tuesday, March 28, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.: MLK Elementary School visit (960 10th Street). A’s alumni Bip Roberts and Shooty Babitt, along with Terry Butler aka Mr. Community, will host a Youth Sports Nation “Play Ball” student assembly. The program will combine music, sports and community.· Wednesday, March 29, 8 – 9 a.m.: Peet’s Coffee on the A’s. Stop by the Peet’s Coffee at 1111 Broadway in Oakland to enjoy a free coffee of choice on the A’s. The event will also include giveaways and a visit from Stomper and the Herd.· Thursday, March 30, 4:30 p.m.: A’s #RootedInOakland BART Takeover to Bay Bridge game. A’s fans can join Stomper, the Herd and members of the team’s front office for a BART Takeover to the Bay Bridge game. Fans are invited to meet the A’s on the Coliseum plaza (between the Coliseum and Oracle Arena) from 4:30 – 5:15 p.m. to ride to the game with the A’s and then walk together along Embarcadero to AT&T Park, filling the streets with A’s chants and excitement. All A’s fans with a ticket to that night’s game who join the team at the Coliseum will receive a free roundtrip BART pass until supplies last.· Trade in your Giants cap for an A’s one: Fans can trade in a San Francisco Giants cap for a new Green and Gold A’s cap at all public Spirit Week events, including the April 1 Bay Bridge game at the Coliseum.Follow the Oakland A’s Spirit Week on social media using #RootedinOakland.
Oakland Chamber Hosts Welcome Reception for Police Chief Anne Kirkpatrick
Oaklanders welcomed new Oakland Police Department Police Chief Anne Kirkpatrick this evening as the Chamber convened a crowd representing the many facets of the Oakland ecosystem. The community present included businesses of all sizes, government, non-profits, and local leaders. The gathering illustrated the true strength and diversity of the tightly woven fabric of Oakland. The Chamber is very #OAKProud to introduce Chief Kirkpatrick to the Oakland we know!
Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O'Malley | Featured Guest
Inside Oakland Public Policy Breakfast
Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O'Malley was the featured guest speaker at the Chamber's "Inside Oakland" Public Policy Breakfast Friday, January 27, 2017. DA O'Malley, the County's chief law enforcement officer, covered a variety of topics important to Oakland's communities. The City of Oakland, she noted, is aware of the changing times and has made "great strides in enhancing public safety by getting more people back on track," through a variety of thoughtful, innovative and well-implemented programs, that are novel in their approach and producing effective results.
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