Thursday, May 23, 2013
Tioki.com is not a virtual tiki bar.
The Linkedin model is an undoutedly successful one, so would be just a matter of time before someone developed a site that has the same intent, but is focused on one industry, like education.
That startup company, backed by Mitch Kapor (Lotus fame) and 500 Startups, has been around for about two years and was founded by Brian Martinez and Mandela Schumacher-Hodge. It’s called Tioki.com and it’s based in Downtown Oakland. More at Zennie62.com here: Tioki, The Mitch Kapor-Backed “Linkedin For Education,” Grows In Oakland
Friday, May 17, 2013
The Oakland City Auditor Report that alleged that Councilmembers Larry Reid (District 7) and Desley Brooks (District 6) were acting in violation of the City Charter in various ways was to be introduced at the Oakland City Council meeting of Tuesday night. But, it never saw the light of Oakland legislative day.
While the story Oakland City Council President Pat Kernighan (District 2) gave to the media was that it was because the report which in a racist way zeroed in on Oakland’s two black councilmembers, when evidence and use of names and dates that would have implicated each representative was left out, was too politically divisive, there’s a back story.
It’s all over town that Oakland City Auditor Courtney Ruby is considering running for Mayor Of Oakland. More at Zennie62.com > Oakland City Auditor Report Spiked As Ruby Rumors Of Mayoral Run
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Laurence A. Colton and George P. McGrath, two prominent California businessmen, have been elected to the board of directors of Recology, the leading independent employee-owned recycling and disposal services company in the western United States.
Mr. Colton, an insurance executive, is CEO of G2 Insurance Services, and recycling executive , EVP and COO of Recology, were named to Recology’s board of directors on April 18, announced Recology President and CEO Michael Sangiacomo. “We are honored to have these leaders on our board,” Sangiacomo said. “Their expertise, insights and experience will help us expand our recycling and disposal services as we continue to grow and develop our employee-owned company.”
Laurence A. Colton, one of California’s leading insurance specialists, is active in community based causes. A founding board member of National AIDS Memorial Grove, he has served on the board of Larkin Street Youth Center, San Francisco AIDS Foundation, San Francisco Chamber of Commerce, YMCA, Working Solutions, Bureau of Jewish Education, Jewish Family & Children’s Service Honorary Board, Horizon Foundation, and Presidio Bank advisory board.
Mr. McGrath is responsible for all of Recology’s collection, processing, and disposal subsidiary operations. He has served the recycling company for 16 years, previously as SVP and CIO, responsible for the strategy and management of the company's information systems.
Recology manages municipal disposal processes and services, including urban cleaning services, collection, sorting, transfer, recovery, and landfill management.
The company name, Recology, reflects its unique success record in driving resource recovery to unparalleled levels through recycling and composting.
Recology companies operate in California, Nevada, Oregon and Washington coordinating dozens of recycling programs to recover a variety of materials. Recology programs have been replicated throughout the country and serve as a national model for resource recovery initiatives.
Sunday, April 21, 2013
Libby Schaaf, Oakland's District Four Councilmember, has joined Zennie62.com as an blogger about Oakland! Here's a peak at her first work:
Hi, I’m Libby Schaaf, Oakland’s District Four Councilmember.
This week offers some incredible learning opportunities for Oaklanders – a veritable civic classroom.
This Tuesday, April 23rd at our Oakland City Council’s Public Safety Committee, I’ve arranged for a presentation by Berkeley Law Professor Franklin Zimring on “What Oakland Can Learn From New York About Reducing Crime.” No city has come close to New York’s success in improving safety – reducing crimes like murder, robberies, burglaries and car thefts all by more than 80%. And no author or academic has come close to Zimring in rigorously studying it. He’ll present in City Hall Chambers (14th at Broadway) at 6pm, or you can watch the meeting on KTOP Cable Station 10 or live stream here ...
You can see it all here: The Civic Classroom: Libby Schaaf, Oakland Councilmember (District Four)
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Faith McGee, my friend and an Oakland Blogger, has made the Allure Magazine “Allure Beauty Blogger Finalist” portion of the contest!
Now, Faith seeks our support to take her to the next level: victory!
Second, please case a vote for Faith to win here:
Visit Zennie62.com for more on Faith and her incredible blog: Faith McGee: Oakland Blogger Is “Allure Beauty Blogger Finalist”
Monday, April 15, 2013
Public Safety Advisory: Police Seek Molestation SuspectStay tuned.
Oakland, CA —The Oakland Police Department would like to make the public aware of a molestation of a 7-year-old girl.
On April 13, 2013 at about 3:15 PM, in the 100 block of 10th Street, the suspect, posing as a plumber or maintenance man, contacted a female adult resident of an apartment complex, telling her that he was there to check the pipes for water leaks. At one point after gaining entry into the unit, the suspect was alone in a room with the victim, a 7-year-old girl, and he began to molest her. When the victim tried to get away, he grabbed her, preventing her from leaving the room. When she screamed, the family member came into the room, confronting the suspect. The suspect fled the scene on foot in an unknown direction.
The suspect is described as a Caucasian male, early to mid fifties, 6’, tall, 160 pounds, skinny build, light brown hair, white beard. He was wearing a gray hat, blue, white and green horizontal striped shirt, and blue jeans. The victim and the witness describe the suspect as having paint in his hair and multiple-colored paint splatters on his pants.
Additional information provided indicates that the suspect was seen earlier that morning around the building.
(No sketch is available at this time.) Investigators are working with the victim and witness and as soon as a sketch becomes available, it will be provided to the media.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Youth and Family Service Division at (510) 238-3641 or the Tip Line at (510) 637-0298.
Oakland Police and Crime Stoppers of Oakland are offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to an arrest in this case. Call (510) 777-8572.
AS A SAFETY REMINDER:
- Always be aware of your surroundings. Don’t be distracted by cell phones and electronic devices;
- Stay in well lit and populated areas;
- Be especially alert when entering and exiting your vehicle;
- Remember to lock your car door after entering your vehicle; and
- If someone or something looks suspicious, call the police.
Nixle Tip Watch allows tipsters to send OPD a tip three ways:
1. Text TIP OAKLANDPD to 888-777 from your cell phone
2. Call our toll-free tip hotline at 855-TIPS-247 (855-847-7247)
3. Respond to OPD's Nixle messages
Thursday, April 11, 2013
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