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Upper Telegraph Pre-Pride Party

Saturday,  August 24 | 12 - 6pm | Telegraph Ave & 66th | FREE

Come celebrate Oakland’s first Rainbow Crosswalks, Oakland Pride & our amazing Upper Telegraph community!  There will be: Queer First Fridays DJ’s and Dance Party, Drag shows, food, drinks and more. This event also celebrates that the City of Oakland has agreed to repaint our volunteer-created rainbow crosswalks, with a plan to permit permanent crosswalks!!

Success: Repave & Redesign Telegraph approved!

October 2019

On Friday, December 14th, the Repair Telegraph Ave. finalized design proposed by OakDOT staff was approved by Oakland City Council, ensuring the repaving of Telegraph Ave. in 2019! The approved redesign of Telegraph Ave. between 42nd and 52nd St (aka Repair Telegraph) includes a road diet, parking protected bike lanes AND a pedestrian plaza on Shattuck Ave. between 45th and 46th St.

14 more pedestrian lights installed

On Monday, December 17th, the construction of 14 more pedestrian lights on Telegraph Ave between 40th Street and West MacArthur Blvd was completed, and now the lights are on and functional! These 14 additional lights join the 153 pedestrian lights already installed by the Temescal Telegraph BID throughout the Temescal District on the sidewalks to enhance safety and improve the pedestrian experience.

Upper Telegraph Pre-Pride Party

Saturday, August 24 | 12 – 6pm | Telegraph & 66th | FREE

Come celebrate Oakland’s first Rainbow Crosswalks, Oakland Pride & our amazing Upper Telegraph community!  There will be: Queer First Fridays DJ’s and Dance Party, Drag shows, food, drinks and more. This event also celebrates that the City of Oakland has agreed to repaint our volunteer-created rainbow crosswalks, with a plan to permit permanent crosswalks!!

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Now hiring: Temescal BID Marketing & Program Assistant

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: Marketing & Program Assistant

The Temescal Telegraph Business Improvement District (TTBID) seeks a Marketing and Program Assistant. This position is ideal to launch a career in community development, marketing, event planning, or business development. The chosen candidate will be involved in all aspects of the TTBID’s marketing, events, and program support and will work under the supervision of and with support from the Executive Director.

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Temescal is a vibrant neighborhood leading the Oakland renaissance, full of innovative and diverse people creating small independent thoughtfully-curated shops, restaurants and services, celebrating emerging arts and culture in our community.

The Temescal Telegraph Business Improvement District creates, promotes and nurtures an engaging destination for Bay Area residents, workers, and visitors to experience Temescal. We do so through strengthening our thriving economic base of both longtime and new businesses, celebrating the diverse cultures of the District and its events, and enhancing Temescal Telegraph's physical environment and public safety.