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Re: “Read This.

Letter to the SF Chronicle from Lori Foggarty, Director Oakland Museum of California

Editor - I am sorry to hear about the string of unfortunate incidents that Susan Gluss experienced in Oakland and wish her the best in her new Marin home and town ("Goodbye Oakland - hello commuting," Insight, Dec. 7). But to call her a "lover of Oakland" does not reflect reality. True lovers of Oakland know that this city has its challenges - as Chip Johnson recounts every week, twice-a-week - but real Oaklanders know it is worth the effort to make it a more just, safe and healthy city.

It is easy enough to take swipes at the mayor and the police (who, it should be noted, caught the restaurant robbers and have made a number of recent arrests of the "thugs"), but I didn't see in Gluss' account anything about her community involvement, which is required of citizens in any urban city if we're to make lasting improvements.

For those of us who continue to live, work and raise families in Oakland - the restaurant owners, movie theater operators and farmers' market vendors who make this an attraction for the privileged residents and visitors - expressions of flight like Gluss' only make it more difficult.

We're not trapped. We're proud to live in a place of such incredible history, natural beauty and creativity. Many of us really do love Oakland as one of the most diverse, vibrant and authentic places in the country. It's a long way from Greenbrae, in more ways than the commute.

LORI FOGARTY, Director Oakland Museum of California

Posted by adam rozan on 12/11/2008 at 9:19 AM

Re: “The East Bay Today: December 3, 2008

Love films?

We do! Join us each month at the Oakland Museum of California, and participate in our ITVS Community Cinema Series.

Want to know more?

Posted by adam rozan on 12/03/2008 at 1:44 PM

Re: “The East Bay Today: October 3, 2008

Friday, October 3, 5–9 p.m.


Live Music -
Dance to the rhythms of Tito y su son de Cuba in the café.

Film -
Shelf Life 8 p.m.
Shelf Life is about Raymond Bandar, retired high school science teacher and volunteer at the Cal Academy of Sciences, who collects bones—7,000 and still counting. His wife has only one rule: no skulls in the bedroom. Q & A with “Bones” Bandar after the film.

FFAF Party -
Full cash bar—museum store and café open. All ages welcome. Included with museum admission.

For more information visit us online at

Posted by adam rozan on 10/03/2008 at 10:05 AM

Re: “Port Huron Resurrection

The latest in a series of reenactments of legendary Vietnam War-era protest speeches, Port Huron Project 5 brings a powerful 1969 Angela Davis speech to the 21st century.

Oakland Museum of California presents
6:30 p.m.
ITVS Community Cinema screening of CHICAGO 10—a compelling experimental documentary directed by Brett Morgen that combines audio recordings of the Chicago 7 trial, digital animation, and archival footage.

7:30 p.m.
Mark Tribe, Port Huron Project artist; Emory Douglas, former Black Panther Party Minister of Culture; Nato Thompson, Creative Time Curator; and René de Guzman, Senior Curator of Art discuss the film, the times, and the Port Huron Project.

Oakland Museum of California, 1000 Oak Street, Oakland

Port Huron Project 5: The Liberation of Our People
5 p.m.
Music set by Youth Radio DJs

6 p.m.
Reenactment of 1969 Angela Davis speech at deFremery Park.

deFremery Park, 1651 Adeline Street (between 16th and 17th Street), Oakland
Rain Date: Sunday, August 3


1000 Oak @ 10th Street
One block from
Lake Merritt BART

Interested in previous PORT HURON PROJECTS? Visit

DIRECTIONS to deFremery Park

Directions from Oakland Museum of California:
1. Start out going North East on Oak St. toward 11th St.
2. Turn left onto 14th St./ International Dr.
3. Turn right onto Adeline St.
4. End at 1651 Adeline St. Oakland, CA 94607 (deFremery Park)

Directions coming from San Francisco:
1. Take I-880 south exits toward Alameda/Airport/San Jose
2. Merge onto W Grand Ave toward Maritime St.
3. Turn right onto Adeline St.
4. End at 1651 Adeline St., Oakland (deFremery Park)

Museum admission: $8 adults; $5 seniors and students, free for kids 5 and under, museum members, and City of Oakland employees (with ID). Questions? Call 510/238-2200. Hearing impaired: TTY 510/238-3322.

Mark Tribe’s Port Huron Project 5: The Liberation of Our People was presented by Creative Time with the Oakland Museum of California as a part of Democracy in America, a national public art initiative organized by Creative Time. Port Huron has been generously supported by Creative Capital.

Posted by adam rozan on 07/30/2008 at 11:21 AM

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