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Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Prescott/Oakland Point/Central Station Community Neighborhood Block Party

COME MEET YOUR NEIGHBORS!

National Night Out is the nation's night out against crime. Sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch, residents are encouraged to join with their neighbors to have a neighborhood block party, ice cream social or other outdoor event to build neighborhood spirit and unity - which is the first defense against crime. Research shows that when neighbors know each other and look out for each other crime goes down.

Oakland's National Night Out is on Tuesday, August 5, 2008 between 7:00 pm and 8:00 pm at the intersection of 12th and Pine St. adjacent to the Pacific Cannery Lofts. Please bring you favorite food or snack to add to the shared refreshments.

For additional information please contact Marcus Johnson, Prescott NCPC (Neighborhood Crime Prevention Council)
at 510 290 8300

For information on this national event go to http://www.oaklandnet.com/nno2008.html

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Friday, July 18, 2008

Time Trials 5 - Can't Fail Cafe to Pacific Cannery Lofts

A Time Trials Exclusive: Watch JT cruise back to the Pacific Cannery Lofts on his bike after enjoying some "Combat Mac 'n Cheese" at Rudy's Can't Fail Cafe in Emeryville, across the street from town hall and Pixar. How long does it take him to get home?

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Thursday, July 17, 2008

Shake it with Metro Station

Metro Station rocked out at the Pacific Cannery Lofts with a private concert for 50 lucky guests this afternoon.

Before playing a full concert in Berkeley tonight, the band stopped by for an E-Room event put together by Energy 92.7. Radio listeners over the past week were able to win VIP tickets to attend the show and meet the band.

While we couldn't accommodate their request for a free loft, we did let them know they can own for less than $2,000 a month. They said they'd be back after selling a few more albums, of which we wish them the best of luck as they continue to cruise up the top hits list, currently number 7 on the Billboard Top 40 and also on the iTunes top 10 most downloaded songs.

The event was a great start for the Third Space at the Pacific Cannery Lofts, a cornerstone space that will be home to many more artists of all kinds down the line.





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Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Time to come back for a visit

A lot has been happening onsite, and now is the time to comeback for a visit at the Pacific Cannery. The update below from Rick Holliday gives a sense for everything that's been happening, and it is already out of date!

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Monday, July 14, 2008

Fire Arts Festival


I was there on Friday night, at the Fire Arts Festival put on by the Crucible in West Oakland. This was a celebration of creativity through fire and light.

This scorching showcase of fire performance is the largest collection of fire and light installations on the West Coast. Th
e Fire Vortex by Nate Smith, pictured here, was a stream of fire spun around by well placed fans reaching up towards the height of the BART tracks. I kept wondering what the people riding BART were thinking as they looked down on this fire vortex and all the other blazing pieces of art. The proceeds from the festival provide critical funding for the Crucible's arts and education programs for all ages from 8 up. Classes include anything from blacksmithing and ceramics to glass, foundry, jewelry making and working with neon and light. You can find out more about this incredible art opportunity at www.thecrucible.org. Check it out!

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Thursday, July 10, 2008

More Young Talent


You may have seen a young Brazilian woman carrying a tripod and camera bag around the Pacific Cannery Lofts lately. She is Carmen Campos, a masters student at Academy of Art College in San Francisco. She is "shooting" the lofts inside and out and we will be displaying her work on our website gallery once she is finished.

Carmen comes from Sao Paulo, Brazil where she completed her undergraduate degree in advertising at McKenzie University and a graduate degree in Film and Television Business at Fundação Getulio Vargas-SP. Keep tuned for her images popping up her and there.

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