The Temescal Telegraph BID is presently composed of 9 board members.

The Board's President, Vice-President I & II, Secretary and Treasurer make up the Executive Committee which helps manage and focus the Board's responsibilities.

We look forward to hearing from you and are actively seeking volunteers. All meetings are open to the public.

Note: July Promotion/Safety Committee meeting has been moved to Wednesday, July 10th at 9:30am.

  • Board – Meets 4th Wed. at 6pm, Temescal Works, 490 43rd St
  • DEsign/Econ Development Committee – Meets 3rd Thurs, 4pm, 490 43rd St
  • Promotion/Safety Committee – Meets 1st  Wed., 9:30 am  at  490 43rd St
  • Neighborhood Council - Meets 3rd Wed. at 7 pm at Faith Presbyterian Church every other month on odd months.

Executive Director 
Shifra de Benedictis-Kessner
Temescal Telegraph BID
490 43rd St.
Oakland, CA 94609

Board of Directors

Allison Futeral
Promotion/Safety Committee

Business Owner
Crimson Horticultural Rarities
info [at] crimsonhort.com

Pat Smith
Vice President I
DE/ED Committee

Property Owner - 5928 Telegraph
psmith43 [at] sbcglobal.net

Tom Murphy
Promotion/Safety Committee

Property Owner & Resident
Tom [at] MurphyFinancing.com

Toni Sholes
Promotion/Safety Committee 

Business Owner
Universal Beauty Supply & Style Center
universalinoakland [at] gmail.com

Cynthia Armour
DE/ED Committee


Gloria Gee
DE/ED Committee  

Property Owner - 4935 Shattuck Ave
g8whiz [at] yahoo.com

Don Macleay
DE/ED Committee

Resident, Property & Business Owner
East Bay Computer Services
dmacleay [at] earthlink.net

Marisol Vela-Chiu
DE/ED Committee 

Community Member at Large
iLdae20 [at] gmail.com

Lynn Howe
Promotion/Safety Committee

lynn.howe [at] gmail.com

Emil Peinert
Promotion/Safety Committee

Business Owner
Kingfish Pub and Cafe
5227 Telegraph Ave.
emil [at] kingfishpub.com

Adriana Valencia
DE/ED Committee 

avalenc [at] gmail.com