Ronnie Spitzer

Oakland Tech Graduates Awarded Over $1.8M in Scholarships

Monday, July 8, 2013

More than 71 dedicated and remarkable seniors of Oakland Technical High School's 2013 graduating class of over 350 received more than $1.8 million in scholarship money.

One student who received five scholarships plans to pursue a career in medicine at Occidental College in the fall. Asked how his scholarships will help, he said, "My scholarships will relieve the stress of financial burden and allow me to focus on academics."

The awards include:

Congratulations Oakland Tech Graduates

Saturday, July 6, 2013

The Rockridge News congratulates the Oakland Technical High School 2013 graduating class and wishes them the best in all their future endeavors. Schools students will attend include:

Bike to Work Day: Rolling Along for 20 Years

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Join cyclists from around the Bay Area and ride your bike to work. The San Francisco Bay Area's 20th annual Bike to Work Day (BTWD) is Thursday, May 9, an event to encourage cycling as a non-polluting and healthy commute option.

‘First Saturday’ Cleanup Spruces Up Frog Park

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Over 30 service club and community members worked together during April's "First Saturday" work day to clear tree trimmings, remove ivy, sweep, rake, prune, pick up debris, clear the area around the sand box, clean out the pond bed in preparation for turning on the creek, and perform other general cleanup.

Special thanks to: BuildOn, Oakland Tech; Key Club, Oakland Tech; Berkeley Kiwanis Club; Circle K, UC Berkeley; Luciano Cortes, City of Oakland gardener; FROG; and DMV Neighbors Association.

Monthly Cleanup Changed to ‘First Saturday’

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Oakland Tech’s BuildOn Club has adopted Frog Park as its spring service project.

Let’s show them our community spirit: Join up to 30 dedicated BuildOn members on “First Saturdays” on Saturday April 6 and Saturday May 4 to handle park maintenance tasks not suited to the kid-friendly Earth Day clean up.

Meet at Big Frog, Hardy Circle, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Ronnie Spitzer, FROG Treasurer and Maintenance Officer

Oakland Tech Tours and Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Every fall, families tour high schools throughout the Bay Area seeking the right fit for their students.

Oakland Technical High School (at Broadway and 45th Street) with over 1,900 students, offers prospective students the nationally renowned Paideia program, our award-winning “schools within a school” academies centered on different career fields, special academic programs, rigorous Advanced Placement (AP) courses, the comprehensive Performing Arts program, strong athletics, and involved parents.

Tunnel Mitigation Money to Fund Many Rockridge Projects: Please Attend Nov. 8 meeting or Comment! (Oakland settlement)

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Rockridge residents are invited to a Nov. 8 public meeting to discuss a proposed list of transportation projects along Highway 24 west of Caltrans’ Caldecott Tunnel Project.

Plan to attend this important meeting Monday, November 8 at 7 p.m. Kaiser Elementary School, 25 South Hill Court (Hiller Highlands Neighborhood). For carpool information from Rockridge BART, email .

Bore Mitigation Projects to be Rated (Oakland settlement)

Saturday, June 5, 2010

The Fourth Bore Coalition (FBC) filed a lawsuit against Caltrans over its plans to add a fourth bore to the Caldecott Tunnel. In January 2009, the FBC settled its lawsuit under threat by Governor Schwarzenegger. The settlement included $3 million for air quality and noise mitigation for two Rockridge public schools immediately adjacent to Hwy. 24, Claremont Middle School and Chabot Elementary. The FBC is a coalition of local community groups in Oakland and Berkeley centered around Highway 24, including RCPC and FROG.

Public Review of Tunnel Mitigations

Saturday, December 4, 2010

City Council President Jane Brunner and the city’s Public Works Agency hosted a public meeting to discuss and review the merits of a series of proposed transportation projects addressing issues related to Highway 24, and, in particular, the Caldecott Tunnel 4th Bore project now under construction.

The proposed project list was developed by the city based mostly on a 2008 agreement between Oakland and Caltrans settling Oakland’s objections to adding the fourth bore, and also on a series of walk audits of the area that took place last summer.

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