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Archive for September, 2013

“Poor Kids” – A film by Jezza Neumann

Posted by Len Gilbert on September 24, 2013

diversity film seriesWinner of the Robert F Kennedy Award for Television Journalism 2013

Two free Screenings

1.   Thursday, September 26, 2013
@ Ellen Driscoll Theater (Havens Elementary School)
325 Highland Ave / Piedmont 94611
6:30 pm: Reception with light refreshments | 7 pm: Film | 8:00 pm Discussion

2. Saturday, September 28, 2013
@ The New Parkway
474  24th Street / Oakland 94612
3:00 pm Film | 4:00 pm Discussion
Food available for purchase

More information: http://diversityfilmseries.com/

Watch at trailer below



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PUSD: Shaping Our Future 2.0

Posted by Len Gilbert on September 23, 2013



Piedmont Students, Parents & Community,
Please join PUSD educators to discuss Together We Teach &
Explore Piedmont’s guiding educational themes for  
2013 & beyond.
What are the qualities and attributes
Piedmont graduates will need in the coming years?    


Dear Piedmont Parents and Community,

On Saturday, October 5, the District is hosting Shaping Our Future 2.0.  Funded by The Piedmont Educational Foundation, SOF 2.0 is a strategic planning initiative and workshop where parents, students, staff and the greater Piedmont community will collaborate to discuss and draft our guiding educational themes and priorities for the coming years.
This promises to be a wonderfully dynamic exercise that gives every stakeholder group in our district a voice. Therefore it will be especially important to have a broad representation of parents and community members.  We encourage you to join the discussion on Saturday, October 5 at Piedmont Middle School (in the Multi-Purpose Room) from 8:30 am – 3:30 pm.

If you have any questions, please email Superintendent Hubbard’s assistant, Sandy Spiker at sspiker@piedmont.k12.ca.us.

Your support and involvement is greatly appreciated!  Thank you.

Mary Ireland
PEF President
Please send a statement of interest with
your name, address, and phone number to
Those interested in participating must commit

to the full day workshop.

Questions? Please visit the PUSD website or email PUSD Superintendent’s Assistant
Sandy Spiker at sspiker@piedmont.k12.ca.us.

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Peter Calthorpe – RCPC September Meeting

Posted by Len Gilbert on September 17, 2013

Peter Calthorpe – “Of Cities and Survival”  


7 p.m., Thursday,

September 19

(See Details Below – New Schedule, 

 Rockridge Branch Library – 2nd Floor Meeting Room

Hear award-winning Bay Area architect, urban planner, and Rockridge resident Peter Calthorpe discuss how land use and transportation investments can overcome environmental and fiscal challenges to improve the quality of urban life.

RCPC is trying something new…

Come at 7 p.m. for Jules Thin Crust Pizza and to chat with friends! Meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. To do this, we need a head count, so… Please RSVP to: info@rockridge.org (Subject line: “Calthorpe”) or phone 510/869-4200

— AND —

The evening will conclude with a BOOK RAFFLE of two copies of Calthorpe’s most recent book, “Urbanism in the Age of Climate Change,” explaining how sustainable urban development can play a key role in reducing carbon emissions.

See RCPC’s Web site at rockridge.org for additional details.

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Taste of Temescal

Posted by Len Gilbert on September 14, 2013

Taste 2013

Music for your Culinary Crawling Pleasure:

Kill Bossa | 60’s Tropicalia (Brazilian psychedelic music)

Khalil Doak-Anthony | Jazz Guitarist 

Misner & Smith | Original Acoustic Americana 

Jack Riordan Duo | Classical Jazz Guitar

Wagon Duo | Nick Blechman and Brian Lamoreaux  

The Jug Bandits | featuring Zac Matthews 


Buy tickets online now!

17 Jewels – 4801 Telegraph Avenue
Ruby’s Garden – 5026 Telegraph Ave. – Check out their new location!
Walrus – Temescal Alley
BID office – 510-49th St. #203
You can also buy them from your favorite participating non-profit, who the proceeds will benefit:

Claremont Middle School
Emerson Elementary School
Lions Center for the Blind
Oakland Tech High School
Women’s Cancer Resource Center

Dona TomasbarlataAuntMarysPizzaoiloMarc 49Sura BB@

For more information Telegraph Temescal BID at (510) 860-7327 or Temescal District website.

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Piedmont Middle School Volleyball

Posted by Len Gilbert on September 13, 2013


PMS Middle School fall sports have begun and two of the three volleyball teams started their seasons with wins vs Prospect Sierra.


The 8th grade Scots beat the Panthers 25-22 and 25-13 whilte the 7th grade Highlanders won 25-8 and 25-6. The 7th grade Scots start their season on Sept 17th vs Dorris Easton at the Morrison Gym.

See more at http://pmsboosters.blogspot.com


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