Oakland http://wesa.fm en PARK(ing) Day Returns to Pittsburgh http://wesa.fm/post/parking-day-returns-pittsburgh <p>If you’re noticing parking spaces around the city being taken up by art installations, sitting areas and small “parklets,” it’s because Friday is international PARK(ing) Day.</p><p>This is Pittsburgh’s sixth year celebrating the day, which highlights how public spaces and parks improve the community. The installations are meant to turn urban spaces designed for vehicle use into communal space.</p><p>This year there are 20 registered spaces throughout downtown, the Strip District, Lawrenceville, Oakland, and the South Side, compared to 19 in 2008.</p> Fri, 20 Sep 2013 18:27:20 +0000 Tim Camerato 16890 at http://wesa.fm PARK(ing) Day Returns to Pittsburgh Underage Drinking in Oakland Target of $70K in Grants http://wesa.fm/post/underage-drinking-oakland-target-70k-grants <p>A total of $70,000 will be flowing into the residential portions of Oakland over the next two years to help combat underage and so-called nuisance drinking.</p><p>“We’re going to measure success over two years, and on going, by a reduction in the number of highly disruptive, illegal, under-age, student binge drinking parties,” said Geof Becker, co-chair of the Oakland community code enforcement effort, Oakwatch.</p> Mon, 16 Sep 2013 20:04:59 +0000 Mark Nootbaar & Haldan Kirsch 16628 at http://wesa.fm Soldiers and Sailors Unveils Medal of Honor Exhibit http://wesa.fm/post/soldiers-and-sailors-unveils-medal-honor-exhibit <p>If you’ve ever wondered what a Congressional Medal of Honor looks like but have never had a close up look, now’s your chance.</p><p>The Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall and Museum in Oakland opens an exhibit Sunday that displays its five Medals of Honor.</p><p>The Medal of Honor is the United States’ highest military award and is presented for "personal acts of valor above and beyond the call of duty." &nbsp;Since the beginning of the Civil War there have been 3,460 Medal of Honor recipients.</p> Fri, 22 Mar 2013 07:30:00 +0000 Tim Camerato 5003 at http://wesa.fm New Oakland Career Center Opens Doors http://wesa.fm/post/new-oakland-career-center-opens-doors <div class="field-item even"><p>A once shuttered building in Oakland has been given new life as a place that residents can go if they are looking to launch a career or improve on the one they already have.&nbsp; The Oakland Planning and Development Corporation (OPDC) will hold an Open House at its new Oakland Career Center at 294 Semple Street (corner of Louisa) on Wednesday at 4 o’clock.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Tue, 12 Mar 2013 19:40:36 +0000 Charlee Song 2884 at http://wesa.fm