Petition to improve the appearance of the vacant lot at Pleasant Valley Ave & Broadway

This is the 2nd petition (last one was in 2020). Because not much was done to improve the appearance of this vacant lot, this petition is being distributed to keep up the pressure on the shopping center’s management company and the city of Oakland.

View of the reservoir from the Starbucks at 1982 Pleasant Valley Ave on January 16,2022

The view from this Starbucks has to be one of the most soothing of all the Starbuck cafes. Often waterfowl, such as ducks and geese, are seen gliding around on the reservoir. I can’t think of a better place to to sip my coffee while I plan my day. And all the staff(hardworking!) are very nice!

CCA’s 2021 Holiday Art Fair is on Saturday November 20 from 11AM to 4PM

Artist Taiko Fujimura exhibiting her work at the 2016 CCA Holiday Art Fair

CCA’s Annual Holiday Art and Craft Fair and Homecoming

When: Saturday, November 20, 11 am–4 pm

Where: CCA’s Oakland campus (5212 Broadway, Oakland)

Join CCA on the Oakland campus for a day of festivities!

Attendees can shop unique, handmade goods made by local artisans, craftspersons, and designers from the CCA community. There will also be food trucks, live music by the Delta Wires featuring CCA alum Ernie Pinata (between 12–1:30 pm), and open studios, including a showcase of CCA student work from Ceramics and Jewelry & Metal Arts programs, a casting demo in the Jewelry & Metal Arts studio, and a monoprint workshop by alum and CCA Professor Emeritus Thomas Wojak in the Printmedia studio. 

Please note: All event attendees who are eligible to be vaccinated against COVID–19 will be required to present proof of vaccination upon arrival. All attendees, regardless of vaccination status, will be required to wear masks at all times unless actively eating or drinking.

Pleasant Valley COURT, Now(2016) & Then(1910) Photos

The house to be given away in the 1910 promotion is still there at 4446 Pleasant Valley COURT South. I spoke to the owner in 2016 who informed me when they purchased the house in 1992,they were given news clippings regarding the house’s history.

The entrance pillars which were being constructed in 1910 are still there and pretty much intact except the one on the right is missing its “roof” and is partially covered in ivy.

One of SITELAB’s maps of the Rockridge District

SITELAB and Mithun have been hired by Emerald Fund and Equity Community Builders, the developers of the now-closed Oakland campus of the California College of the Arts.

SITELAB’s description of their work: “SITELAB urban studio is a San Francisco-based design firm focused on using research and visualization to create great places, through big plans and small interventions.”

Mithun’s description of their work: “We believe in design’s vital capacity to connect people to place and each other, through intentional and memorable experiences. OUR WORK. We aim to advance design knowledge and its application through dedicated research and development efforts.”