Auburn Hills

OCC’s “Man Up” Program Focuses on African American Achievement

February 23rd 2015

OCC’s “Man Up” Program Focuses on African American Achievement (Margarita Wagerson, OCC, Feb. 23, 2015) Oakland Community College’s nationally recognized “Man Up” program is off to another great start this year with 35 students enrolled this semester. OCC leaders crafted “Man Up” in 2011 with the goal of keeping young African American men in school and on track to […]

Gender and Leadership in Auburn Hills

February 21st 2015

Gender and Leadership in Auburn Hills (Guest Blog by Auburn Hills City Manager Tom Tanghe, Feb. 21, 2015)   It would be fair to say that our promotion and recruitment efforts have never been so intentional that they caused us to fill positions with a specific gender.  In fact, our guiding principles are to fill […]

Vagina Monologues at Oakland University March 20-21

February 19th 2015

Vagina Monologues at Oakland University March 20-21 (Press Release, Feb. 19, 2015) On March 20 and 21, 2015, at 7 p.m., V-Day Oakland University will present a two-night only benefit reading of Eve Ensler’s award winning play The Vagina Monologues at 201 Dodge Hall on the campus of Oakland University. Last year, over 5,800 V-Day […]

Local Churches Doing Drive-Through Ash Wednesday

February 14th 2015

Local Churches Doing Drive-Through Ash Wednesday (Crystal A. Proxmire, Feb. 14, 2015) Ash Wednesday is a day for people of some Christian denominations to have a cross of ashes placed on their forehead as a solemn reminder that human bodies return to the earth after passing on. While this generally comes along with a ceremony, […]

Auburn Hills Police Chief Requesting Child Seat Donations

February 12th 2015

Auburn Hills Police Chief Requesting Child Seat Donations (Auburn Hills Police Chief Doreen Olko, Feb. 12, 2015) Every now and then I get a call from a service club representative or a resident asking us if they can provide us with stuffed animals for children.  Thanks to the generosity of many people we are well […]

Auburn Hills Tech248 Initiative MeetUp Feb. 20

February 10th 2015

Auburn Hills Tech248 Initiative MeetUp Feb. 20 (City of Auburn Hills Press Release, Feb.10, 2015) Oakland County is home to over 2,000 tech companies with more than 42,000 jobs in the field. That is, 58% of all of the IT/Tech companies in the Metro Detroit region – more than twice the number of any other […]

Valentine’s Day Ads for Sale to Support oc115.com!

February 6th 2015

Valentine’s Day Ads for Sale to Support oc115.com! Support local journalism by purchasing a special Valentine’s Day ad for someone you care about. Each ad will be custom designed with a theme of hearts, flowers etc. and your special someone can see their ad on our Valentine’s Day page, AND they will be posted in […]

Warming Centers & Shelters Through Oakland County

February 5th 2015

Warming Centers & Shelters Through Oakland County (Compiled, Jan. 7, 2015 – Updated Feb. 5, 2015– Check back for updates) The frigid temperatures of winter are upon us, and many have no place to go. The recent death of a homeless man in Pontiac shows the urgency of being able to stay safe and warm. […]

Watch L. Brooks Patterson’s State of the County Live

February 4th 2015

Watch L. Brooks Patterson’s State of the County Live (C. Proxmire, Feb. 4, 2015)     Tonight at 7pm Oakland County Executive Director L. Brooks Patterson will give his State of the County Address live from the Courtyard Marriott in Pontiac.  Watch the speech live courtesy Motown Digital, below:       \ \ \ […]

Stuff to Know When it Snows

February 2nd 2015

Stuff to Know When it Snows (C. Proxmire, Feb. 2, 2015) Did you wake up to find your neighborhood covered over with a layer of sparkly white frozen precipitation and a Facebook feed full of various warnings, advisories, and complaints? Though it can be disconcerting, don’t worry. It’s called snow, and it’s something we’ve dealt […]