June 14th, 2008

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  • 18:38 I'm having an unpleasant day. I've uninstalled twitterific and am trying out twhirl. I should be watching Planet Earth, but I'm not there. #
  • 20:17 Facebook strikes again: people from high school keep finding me. Not sure if this is a good thing or not. I feel quite exposed. #
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Apartments-R-Us #1: Do you have a room to rent in Oakland?

This is a belated yet urgent call for your help! We need to find housing for 3 interns that are working with Just Cause Oakland from June 23rd through August 1st. Ideally, we’ll find housing for them here in Oakland (& accessible by public transit to our office in downtown) for those 6 weeks plus a day on either end (6/22-8/2).

These fabulous folks will be coming to us through Movement Activist Apprenticeship Program (MAAP), a program of Center for Third World Organizing (CTWO). For those of you that are not/less familiar, the skinny on the program is that they’ll be part of a larger group of young folks of color who will get trained by CTWO for a week before getting placed at community organizations and labor orgs throughout the country for 6 weeks of fieldwork – all towards being developed as grassroots organizers for social justice while contributing to existing work on the ground.

We won’t know who the specific individuals are until a few days before they start, but we do know they’ll all need housing! Do you, or someone you know, have a room available? If so, please get in touch with Vanessa asap – 510-763-5877.

Thanks for helping make it possible for these folks and JCO to have better stronger work for racial & economic justice!
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Apartments-R-Us #2: Do you need a room in S.F.?

Two friends have secured a really awesome apartment near the Balboa BART station, and they need a roommate for the third bedroom. It's across the street from Crocker-Amazon Park and a really cute space. They are both fun and creative grown-ups who like to play AND clean up after themselves. The room itself is $650. If you know anyone who's looking (preferably female?), please let me know and I'll pass it on.


$650 - Room for rent in large 3-bedroom, 2-bath apartment

The Room: about 10' x 12' with a large closet, shared bathroom with one other housemate. Sorry, no pets, no smoking. $700 security deposit + 1st months rent, utilities not included. Available now.

The House: about 20-min walk from Balboa BART with easy freeway access, across from a big ol' park. Large kitchen, dining room, and living room space with fireplace and large balcony. Bathrooms and kitchen recently remodeled, skylights, coin-op washer and dryer downstairs.