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In this issue: Clifton Hall, COVID Vaccine, Holiday Fire Safety, Spend. Stay. Love. Campaign, Bulky Item Pickup, Winter Reading Challenge, Youth Mini-Grants, Upcoming Meetings & Events
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December 18, 2020
NEWS FROM THE CITY OF OAKLAND
 
 
In this issue: Clifton Hall, COVID Vaccine, Holiday Fire Safety, Spend. Stay. Love. Campaign, Bulky Item Pickup, Winter Reading Challenge, Youth Mini-Grants, Upcoming Meetings & Events
City of Oakland Opens Clifton Hall to Unsheltered Seniors, Begins Moving in Families
The City of Oakland is now the official proud owner of Clifton Hall Dormitory in the amenity rich, transit-friendly Rockridge neighborhood. The 63-unit, unoccupied building will provide deeply affordable, long- and short-term housing for Oakland seniors and families.

Funds for this acquisition were granted to the City of Oakland through the State’s Project Homekey program, created to protect Californians experiencing homelessness who are at high risk for serious illness and are impacted by COVID-19.
 
COVID Vaccine
Despite current surge of COVID-19 cases, there is a sense of hope now that we have the first 13,650 doses of Pfizer's COVID vaccine for Alameda County. Alameda County prioritized first responders and hospital staff at the highest risk of contracting COVID-19 for the first round of doses. The County expects delivery of additional doses in the coming weeks and months, to be distributed per the prioritization frameworks that they developed and have been approved by State and Federal health agencies.
 
Holiday Fire Safety
Festive celebrations, flickering lights and winter greens are hallmarks of the holiday season, but they also present fire risks that can quickly turn this festive time of year into a devastating one. Be safe: Make sure your tree and lights are at least three feet away from any heat source, like fireplaces, radiators, candles, and heat vents.
 
Love Oakland? Put Your Money Where Your Heart Is
The Spend. Stay. Love. Oakland holiday season campaign encourages Oakland residents and visitors to put their money where their hearts are by shopping locally, both online and in-person. This theme aims to capture the immense pride and affinity residents have for Oakland.  

Stumped on gift ideas? Buy gift cards to local Oakland businesses this holiday season.

Get Rid of Your Bulky Items Before the Holidays!
Schedule a curbside bulky pickup appointment with Waste Management by calling (510)-613-8710 or visiting https://www.oaklandrecycles.com/bulky-pickup-services/ for large items. Remember, you get one bulky pickup per calendar year. It does not rollover.
 
Kids Can Win a Free Book this Winter Break
The Oakland Public Library's Winter Bingo game is back! Complete five activities by January 30 and qualify to win a FREE BOOK from #YourLibrary. The Winter Bingo fun family literacy game is recommended for kids ages 0-12 and is available to sign-up online or at any OPL branch.
 
Get Involved
Apply for a Youth Mini-Grant
Are you a young Oakland resident? Do you have ideas on ways to build community, healing, and promote safety in your community and schools?

Here’s your chance to bring those ideas to life and make a big impact on your community! Oakland ReCAST is offering up to $5,000 in grant funds for your project. You must be between the ages of 13 and 21, and you must partner with an adult ally. The four categories for project ideas include: education and awareness about law enforcement interactions, community and relationship building, resiliency and healing, and addressing trauma. Applications are due January 19, 2021.
 
Featured Meetings & Events
 
 
 
 
 

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