Mastodon East Canyon 22X Neighborhood Council

November General Meeting

Hybrid Meeting

Tuesday, November 29, 7-8:30pm

In person at Fred Finch Training Center, 3800 Coolidge

Virtually via Zoom:





To attend in person, use this map to find the Training Center
at Fred Finch, 3800 Coolidge Ave.:


Costumes and Candidates! Here comes October!!!

Coming up in  October: Three chances to engage with local candidates and one to swap costumes! First, the fun stuff.

Costumes!

October 8, 2022, 11am-2pm
Dimond Park Central (near basketball court)

Bring costumes from your closet. Take the costumes that speak to you for this year! Note: You don't have to bring anything! Just take if that's what works for you.

Candidates!

We have three opportunities for you to engage with local candidates.

Meet and Greet Local Candidates!
October 8, 2022, 11am-2pm

Join us at Dimond Park for a meet and greet with local candidates. List of candidates coming soon.

District Attorney Candidate Forum!
Tuesday, October 11, 6-8pm, Fremont High School

Join us in partnership with Melrose 27X, Rainbow 27Y, and Maxwell Park, 28X, in hosting the two Alameda County District Attorney candidates!

Oakland District 4 City Council Candidate Forum!
Thursday, October 13, 7-8:30pm, Fred Finch + Virtual!

Join us in partnership with Neighbors for Racial Justice to become acquainted with our two District 4 City Council Candidates. This will be a very special conversation between the candidates moderated by Shakti Butler, PhD, filmmaker and President and Founder of World Trust Educational Services. Don't miss it!

We Gathered; We Danced; We Talked; We Smiled :-)

Thanks to everyone who showed up to make our cooperative neighborhood gathering a success! Please enjoy these photos. If you have nice photos from the day, please email me!

Photo of people gathered at the cooperative neighborhood gathering.
As the event heats up, Creighton Davis, Chair of the Community Policing Advisory Board arrives with food from Sweet Fingers.
Mayoral candidate Elbert Owens fills up his plate with cabbage and greens from Nitty Gritty.
Our Community Resource Officer, Aaron Johnson, gets in early on our Dance for Oakland!
As more neighbors are lured into our Dance for Oakland, Bonnie Sita of East Bay Dance Center leads the way.
After we have packed up, the chalk art design from Nick Gott of Sunrise Movement remains.

General Meeting May 10

 Our next general meeting is coming right up! When?

Tuesday, May 10, 7pm

Will this meeting be online, in person, or both?

This will be a hybrid meeting!

To join online, use this link:

https://fredfinch.zoom.us/j/7249858483

To join us in person, go to the Fred Finch Training Center:

3800 Coolidge Ave, Oakland, CA 94602


What's on the agenda? Lots!
  • The full scoop on the May 14 Cooperative Neighborhood Gathering at Dimond Park!
  • New name brainstorming! We'd like to have a name that is not 22x. We will brainstorm at the May 10 meeting and vote for a new name at the May 14 CoNee G! 
Here are some possibilities:
    • Canyon, for Dimond Canyon
    • Greater Dimond, because we are more than just the Dimond
    • Sequoia, for our neighborhood elementary school
    • Sausal Creek, for Sausal Creek
    • Willow Forest, for the trees that once lined Sausal Creek
    • The perfect name that you bring to the brainstorm...or...
    • 22x, if we are just not ready for change
Here is a map of our neighborhood:


  • Oakland General Plan Update from city planner, Ruslan Filipau.
  • Introduction to Oakland's Neighborhood Law Corps by city attorney Cara Reichard.
  • Block organizing, block reporting, and communication about crime and other topics
You make it great just by showing up. See you there!


Meet Your Neighbors at Dimond Park!

Have you felt it? That feeling that's going around? That feeling that Oaklanders are ready to connect and celebrate life together in Oaktown?


Illustration of People at the Park


Join your neighbors!

Saturday, May 14, 12-3pm at Dimond Park in Oakland

What's going on? So much is going on!

  • Field games
  • A Dance for Oakland featuring YOU!
  • Free Children's Books from Friends of Dimond Library
  • Formation of a Neighborhood Public Speaking Club
  • Chalk Art
  • Community Organizing
    • Organize your Block for Fun and Safety
    • Plan a Neighborhood Popup
    • Learn from Oakland's Neighborhood Law Corps how you can solve difficult problems on your block
  • Help Select a Friendly New Name to Oakland's 22X Neighborhood Council
  • Meet Local Candidates! 
    • Including Mayoral Candidates:
      • Greg Hodge
      • Derreck Johnson
      • Tyron Jordan
      • Peter Liu
      • Treva Reid
      • John Reimann
      • Seneca Scott
      • Derrick Soo
      • Loren Taylor
      • Sheng Thao
      • Allyssa Victory
    • Including District 4 City Council Candidates:
      • Janani Ramachandran
      • Renia Webb
  • Learn from your Neighbors!
    • Home Electrification
    • Fire Safety
    • Public Banking
  • Enjoy Free Food from Roasted & Raw Courtesy of the Oakland Police Department
And we're still planning!

Register NOW for FREE tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/318095972617

Brought to you by:
  • Oakland 22x Neighborhood Council
  • Oakland Parks and Recreation
  • Oakland's Community Policing Advisory Board
  • Oakland Police Department