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Battle of the Bands III — January 31, 2014

December 24, 2013 Leave a comment

Battle of the Bands 3

To celebrate the new year, three Rock Bands will battle head-to-head-to-head to take the crown of “Baja King of Rock ‘n Roll.”

Come flick your lighters for some familiar Beach dads as well as some fresh new faces at The Uptown!

Mark your calendars – Friday, January 31, 7:00 – 11:00pm @ The Uptown Nightclub, 1928 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland.

Tickets are $20 advance / $25 door. Adults only.

Tickets are available at

Don’t miss out on one of the most fun nights of the year!

Artwork by Kirk Markopoulos

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Thank you to our grounds and garden clean-up crew!

December 16, 2013 Leave a comment
‘Leaf it’ to the Beach community to shine once again. 36 intrepid souls braved the frigid temps last Sunday to help rake, prune, plant and mulch the grounds of Egbert W. Beach, and it looks amazing! Big thanks to Anne Hauss and John Gibbs for their stewardship of the garden and grounds – these jewels of our environment – and to all the others that brought their rakes and snacks and green thumbs to help out. Timed perfectly after the recent storms denuded Lake Street trees of all but their most stubborn leaves, rakers of all ages filled many bags, mulchers emptied many bags, and new plantings went in near the lunch and main stairwell areas on the north side of the school. This biannual cleanup should keep the school looking tidy through the winter and into the spring when we’ll have another event for those that missed the fun this time. Special thank you to Pedro who had the school in pretty darn good shape to begin with!

Phil Lorin
BDC President



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Big Beach Grounds & Garden Work Party — Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013

December 4, 2013 Leave a comment
Hi Beach Families,
As part of an occasional call to arms, dads and families are needed to help out this Sunday morning for some long overdue yard work and improvements. We will be tackling the following in a compressed effort 9am – 12noon:
  • Plant shrubs and ground cover at the entry and inside the Lake Ave fence in areas left bare by school construction
  • Spread mulch in same area
  • Rake and clean up lots of leaves and debris blown around by the big wind storm
  • Miscellaneous Edible Garden improvements
  • Add a few native plants in the Eco-Lab
  • Anything else Julie Valdez needs!
Helpful tools needed:
  • Gloves
  • Rakes (leaf clean up)
  • Shovel/hand trowel (planting)
  • Flat shovel (spreading mulch)
  • Paper leaf bags
BIG thanks to Anne Hauss for heading this up!
beach edible garden
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