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Upcoming April Events

April is a big month for KOB as we celebrate EARTH MONTH!  Please join us to clean, green, and beatify our city on the following dates… April 9 for our regular Second Saturday tree planting, in partnership with the Sierra Club Tree Team.  For more details, visit here. April 23 for Oakland Earth Day.  There […]

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Meteor Shower Over Oakland, December 13-14, 2015.

OK, so the close pairing of the moon and the planet Venus described in last week’s blog didn’t pan out so well – Oakland’s skies were cloudy throughout the event. But, that’s the way it goes, sometimes. Mother Nature has a chance to redeem herself, however, on the nights of Sunday December 13 and Monday […]

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December 7, 2015: A Rare Treat For Early Morning Risers.

For those of you who are up with the dawn on Monday December 7th, raise your blurry eyes to the southeast sky. If it’s clear, you will be treated to a very close alignment between the waning crescent moon and the brilliant planet Venus. The thin lunar crescent will be arcing toward the southeastern horizon and Venus […]

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Plant trees in Oakland! (season premiere)

Saturday, November 14, 2015 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM new tree meetup place (until 9:15am only) 1122 29th Avenue, Oakland, CA (map) **This is the first planting day of Sierra Club’s planting season, after our summer off.  Welcome back!** Get a great start on your weekend by planting trees in Oakland! Volunteers from the San Francisco […]

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Free Bulky Item Drop Off Event

Free Bulky Item Drop-Off Event! Where: Waste Management of Alameda County, Inc. Davis Street Transfer Station, 2615 Davis Street, San Leandro, CA When: Saturday, November 7, 10am-2pm Oakland residents may drop off bulky items at no charge during this event, which is held four times each year – on the first Saturday of every February, […]

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Supermoon Eclipse: A Retrospective (sort of).

Please click on the photos to enlarge and clarify them. Sunday was overcast for much of the day from my location. But, around 3pm, the sky showed signs of clearing, making viewing the rising supermoon in eclipse that evening a more likely possibility. By 6:55pm, when the moon was scheduled to rise, about 90% of the […]

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Total Lunar Eclipse Over Oakland On September 27th.

Please click on the photos to enlarge and clarify them. The second and final total eclipse of the moon in 2015 will occur on the evening of Sunday September 27, 2015, as seen from Oakland. To whet your appetite, below is a photo of the lunar eclipse that occurred in October 2014 (the first 2015 […]

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Creek to Bay Day: Jingletown.

Please click on the photos to enlarge and clarify them. We had a very successful Creek to Bay Day today at our two Keep Oakland Beautiful sites, Arroyo Viejo and Jingletown. Kudos to all the volunteers who supported one, the other, or even a different site. Here are a few photos of the volunteers who supported the Jingletown […]

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World Premiere of “TRAILHEAD: Discovering Oakland’s Gateway to the Redwoods”

You’re invited! Join us for the World Premiere of “TRAILHEAD: Discovering Oakland’s Gateway to the Redwoods”. Wednesday, October 7, 2015 5:30p – 10:00pm Chabot Space & Science Center TRAILHEAD tells the story of Oakland’s largest wildland trail system that connects neighborhoods to redwood forests and over five hundred miles of trails that span the entire East […]

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Save the Date: September 19 is Creek to Bay Day

September 19 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Oakland Creek to Bay Day is part of California and International Coastal Cleanup Day, the largest volunteer day in California and the world! In 2014 approximately 1,000 Oakland volunteers removed over 500 bags of trash and over 150 cubic yards of invasive weeds from Oakland’s creeks and […]

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