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Aerial photograph (Telegraph Ave. on right, Shattuck Ave. at an angle on left), 2003. Courtesy of Pacific Aerial Surveys

Car barn, Telegraph at 50th St. (site of today's Walgreens parking lot), 1905. Courtesy of Ray Raineri

"Map bench," PostMark Temescal public art project, 4900 Shattuck Ave., 2004 Photo: Jeff Norman

Annual Columbus Day Parade on Telegraph Ave., 1925. Courtesy of the Oakland History Room

L O C A L   L I N K S

African American Museum and Library at Oakland. Located in Oakland’s historic Greene Library, AAMLO’s archive and museum focuses on the discovery, preservation, interpretation, and sharing of historical and cultural experiences of African Americans in California and the West.

East Bay Hills Project. A website, researched and produced by Stuart Swiedler, that describes through historic photographs and descriptions the development of the East Bay hills, with a focus on the Rockridge and Montclair districts of Oakland and where the Sacramento Northern Railway once ran.

East Bay Yesterday. Produced and hosted by Liam O’Donoghue and named “The Best Podcast about the East Bay” in 2017 by the East Bay Express, these podcasts explore stories of culture, politics and nature from Oakland, Berkeley and other locales throughout Alameda and Contra Costa counties.

Friends of Temescal Creek. A volunteer group providing education, policy analysis, water quality sampling, and other activities to increase community awareness of and protect Temescal Creek and its watershed. 510/653-4576

Internet Archive. A digital library of Internet sites and other cultural artifacts, the non-profit Internet Archive provides free access to researchers, historians, scholars, the print disabled, and the general public.

Oakland Cultural Heritage Survey. A program of the city's Planning and Zoning Division that surveys, researches, and maintains an extensive library of information on historic properties and districts in Oakland.

Oakland Heritage Alliance. A non-profit membership organization working to protect, preserve, and revitalize Oakland's architectural, historic, cultural, and natural resources through publications, education, and direct action.

Oakland History Room, Oakland Public Library. Located on the second floor of the Oakland Public Main Library, a center and library for the study of the history and ongoing development of the San Francisco Bay Area, with a special emphasis on Oakland and the East Bay.

Oaklandish. After years of creating public art, Oaklandish has developed a brand of apparel to help support its ongoing calendar of free public events and grant program.

Oakland North. A news project of UC Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism, started in 2008 with support from the Ford Foundation, now operating as an independent local news organization supported by UC Berkeley and donations. Its goals are to improve local coverage; experiment with online and digital media; and teach young reporters to excel in their fairness and commitment to accuracy.

Oakland Tool Lending Library, Temescal Branch Library. Currently lends over 5,000 home improvement and gardening tools, as well as books and how-to videos and DVDs. Available free of charge to Oakland, Emeryville, and Piedmont residents and property owners.

OaklandWiki. Participating in the LocalWiki project, the free OaklandWiki website crowdsources, collects, and shares knowledge about all things Oakland — its government, history, culture, events, and more.

Omni Commons. Gathered under one roof at 4799 Shattuck Avenue in Temescal, a group of several Bay Area collectives with a shared vision of a more equitable sharing of resources and meeting of human needs over private interests or corporate profit.

Online Archive of California. The OAC provides free public Web access to detailed descriptions of collections maintained by more than 200 contributing institutions, including libraries, special collections, archives, historical societies, and museums throughout California, and collections maintained by the 10 University of California (UC) campuses. To find Oakland-related collections, search “Oakland”.

Our Oakland. Gene Anderson (tireless organizer of, and contributor of content to, OaklandWiki) blogs on all sorts of Oakland-related subjects: food, events, history, signs, urban farming, and occasionally politics. To list an event, email: events@ouroakland.net

Studio One Art Center. A city-run studio arts facility operating at 365 45th Street since 1949, where adults and children study, create, and share art in a supportive environment.

Temescal Arts Center. A performing and healing arts cooperative at 511 48th Street (at Telegraph), run on a volunteer basis.

Temescal Branch Library. Operating since 1918 at 5205 Telegraph Avenue, this city landmark features diverse circulating materials, a unique collection of books in the Amharic and Tigrinya languages, computers with Internet access, preschool storytime and after-school homework programs, a community meeting room, and the city-wide Tool Lending Library. The branch library now also houses the paper collection of the Temescal History Archive, a project of Shared Ground.

Temescal Community Yahoo Group. A bulletin board and information resource for the Temescal community.

Temescal Merchants Association. Since 1919, committed to enhancing the Temescal business community. 510/653-7196; email: TMA@sagrada.com

Temescal Neighbors. Works with the Oakland Police Department and other city agencies to prevent crime, promote public safety, and enhance the quality of life in Temescal (Police Beat 12X). 510/238-6822. email: PRose@oaklandnet.com

Temescal Telegraph Business Improvement District. A special benefits assessment district along Telegraph Avenue from 40th to 66th Street, including short sections of 40th Street, Shattuck Avenue, 51st Street, Claremont Avenue, and Children's Hospital. The BID strives to make Temescal and the upper Telegraph vibrant shopping districts.

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