Oakland doesn’t have the money to put on a fireworks show this year. This isn’t the first time, and if we’re letting go of cops, we probably shouldn’t be spending money on fireworks. But that doesn’t mean the city will be completely devoid of Independence Day spirit this weekend.
Jack London Square is hosting a party from 12pm to 4pm with blues, plenty of good food, and lots of things to entertain the kids. Think roaming magicians, jugglers, a jump house, and a petting zoo.
There won’t be a verdict in the Oscar Grant Trial this weekend. The jury called it a day late Friday afternoon and will resume deliberating on Tuesday morning. The best way to stay on top of information when the verdict is delivered is through the city’s website. Sign up for email or text alerts here. City Hall’s website also has a list of public places that will be open for people to gather and express themselves peacefully.