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Join the KOB Board

Keep Oakland Beautiful (KOB) is a non-profit partner organization that works with the City of Oakland towards supporting a clean, green, and litter free city. Keep Oakland Beautiful is currently recruiting new board members. This is the perfect opportunity to get involved and take action in your neighborhood and city!  Visit http://keepoaklandbeautiful.org for more information about us and […]

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Paint the Town!

Are you ready to Paint the Town!? Apply for Oakland’s new street mural program! After receiving 150 responses in our Request for Community Interest, OakDOT is piloting temporary street murals. Application period open from September 19th-November 30th. Streets murals can brighten and represent a neighborhood, and help strengthen community spirit. They can also potentially reduce traffic speeding, and they’re fun […]

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Team Oakland – paid internships for youth between the ages of 15 and 24

Summer jobs available with Team Oakland! Team Oakland is hiring 110 youth between the ages of 15 and 24 to assist with City cleaning and greening projects. Friends of Sausal Creek is also hiring an Education Specialist to help lead Team Oakland watershed restoration projects. Some applications due May 29. Find applications and more information […]

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Donate to KOB through East Bay Gives, Thursday, May 4

For 24 hours on Thursday, May 4, 2017 you can make a big difference for Oakland by donating to Keep Oakland Beautiful (KOB) through East Bay Gives. https://eastbaygives.org/npo/keep-oakland-beautiful From 6 am – 7 am, 11 am – 12 pm and 9 pm – 10 pm, all donations will be matched dollar for dollar on a first come first […]

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Donate to KOB through East Bay Gives, Thursday, May 4

For 24 hours on Thursday, May 4, 2017 you can make a big difference for Oakland by donating to Keep Oakland Beautiful (KOB) through East Bay Gives. https://eastbaygives.org/npo/keep-oakland-beautiful Contributions will support KOB’s small grant program, which provides $500-$800 grants to citizens and community groups to clean and beautify their own small section of Oakland. Projects have […]

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Keeping Oakland Beautiful Is Everybody’s Business.

I joined the board of Keep Oakland Beautiful almost two years ago and I’ve learned a lot about the community and its people. As a photography enthusiast who also enjoys history, nature, and cultural diversity, I took to Oakland like a bear takes to honey. Oakland offers a seemingly endless array of places and activities […]

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2015 Pothole Blitz

The 2015 Pothole Blitz for Oakland streets is scheduled from June 15th -July 31st. The public is encouraged to report a problem using one of the following methods: 1. Online form www.oaklandpw.com 2. Mobile app SeeClickFix 3. Email pwacallcenter@oaklandnet.com 4. Public Works Call Center (510) 615-5566 Help keep our streets safe and smooth!

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Compassionately Dealing with the Issue of Pet Abandonment.

Note: Please click on the photos to enlarge and clarify them. People abandon their pets for a number of reasons and Oakland is not immune to this problem. Sometimes people abandon a pet because they lost their job or their home and they aren’t able to find someone to take their pet in. Other times, a pet may be […]

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Disaster Preparedness: How Prepared Are You?

Oakland’s geology and climate make us susceptible to several types of disaster, including earthquakes, fire, flooding, mudslides, and drought. Certainly, other less obvious forms of disaster could occur, too (e.g., extended power outage, cyber-terrorism, a meteor smashes into your house!). Each potential disaster could impact you, your family, and your property in different ways. However, […]

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Median Strips: Forgotten Eyesores or Patches of Beauty?

Submitted on behalf of Ken Ball, Keep Oakland Beautiful Board member. Median strips: that forgotten land between street lanes. Sometimes they don’t get the love—let go to become unruly weeds. One neighborhood is tackling its mean medians. The Montclair Village Association and several neighborhood associations are looking at the weed patches they have and are […]

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