Sup. Carson’s Quick News

[from Carole Kennerly, News & Event Announcements from Alameda County Supervisor Keith Carson]

Dear Friends,

April is a busy month in the County and out in the community.  Stay tuned for a list of District 5 Earth Day events coming out soon.  And if you haven’t signed up for the Planning and Caring for Aging Loved Ones event on Saturday, April 28, you can register at this link today:

I would like to share with you a few other community events and resources that I hope you will use and share with your family, friends and co-workers.  I hope to see you on April 28.

Yours Truly,

Supervisor Carson

Community Events

On Saturday, April 14, 2012, the American Red Cross will be hosting Save-A-Life Saturday events in Alameda County. Save-A-Life Saturday will teach you, your loved ones, and your community crucial, lifesaving disaster preparedness and response skills.  Register online today at  Register by calling (415) 427-8148.

Flyer in English:

Flyer in Spanish:

EastSide Cultural Center is hosting a forum about Trayvon Martin called “What Does Justice Look Like? Townhall & Speakout.”  The event takes place Sunday, April 15, from 2-4 PM at the EastSide Cultural Center, 2277 International Blvd, Oakland.  For more information, visit

The 100 Black Men of the Bay Area Community School is seeking applications from young men of color to join their newly founded STEM focused male academy. The mission of the school is to prepare African-American boys to be leaders in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The 100 Black Men of the Bay Area Community School will open in the fall of 2012 and be free to those who are accepted. The inaugural grades being taught will be K, 1, 4, 5, and 6.

The application deadline is on April 18th, 2012, and online applications can be found

You and your family may be eligible for Medi-Cal.  If you are without medical coverage, come to a County-sponsored Medi-Cal Enrollment Event Saturday, April 21, 2012, from 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM at McClymonds High School or St. Elizabeth High School.  View the flyer for more information:

You are invited to Oakland’s Cambodian New Year Festival and official opening of the exhibit Rhythm of the Refugee: A Cambodian Journey of Healing at The Peralta Hacienda Historical Park, 2465 34th Avenue, Oakland on Saturday, April 21, 2012 from 10 AM – 3 PM.  The event is free.  If you are interested in volunteering, or 510-532-9142.


The National Bar Association recently put out a publication called “How the law treats you differently when you turn 18,” which explains to youth their rights and responsibilities upon turning 18.  Click on the link to read the whole pamphlet:

The White House recently posted an interesting side-by-side comparison of the difference between the President’s Budget proposal and the plans outlined by Congressional Republicans:


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