Pontiac

Donate Treats for Troops – Several Locations – Through Nov. 5

November 2nd 2014

Donate Candy to Treats for Troops – Several Locations – Through Nov. 5 (Oakland County Sheriff’s Department, Nov. 2, 2014) For parents looking for an alternative to their children consuming excessive amounts of candy at Halloween while engaging in a service project with their children, the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office is accepting Halloween candy as […]

Prosecutor Speaks on Dangers of Sexting, Bullying and… (video)

November 1st 2014

Prosecutor Speaks on Dangers of Sexting, Bullying and other Crimes (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Oct. 31, 2014) Oakland County Prosecutor Jessica Cooper does not like seeing kids on a professional basis, whether it’s because they have gotten in trouble or because they are a victim. The internet and cell phones make it easy for young […]

Thousands of Kids Enjoy Angels Night in Pontiac

October 31st 2014

Thousands of Kids Enjoy Angels Night in Pontiac (Crystal Proxmire, photos contributed from various sources, Oct. 31, 2014) The Pontiac community helped over 5,000 kids enjoy an Angel’s Night celebration full of costumes and candy. There was music and food, games and even a rock climbing wall. Many groups came together for the epic celebration, […]

No On-Street Parking in Downtown Pontiac on Sunday

October 31st 2014

No On-Street Parking in Downtown Pontiac on Sunday (Downtown Pontiac Business Association Press Release, Oct. 31, 2014) Everyone is asked to clear street parking on Sunday, November 2 prior to 9:00 AM to 3:00PM Downtown Pontiac will be seeing more capital improvements after the recently repaved Huron Street.  On Sunday parking spaces will be striped along […]

A Look at Low Voter Turn Out Rates in the Aug. 5 Primary

October 29th 2014

A Look at Low Voter Turn Out Rates in the Aug. 5 Primary (Guest Column by Kurt Metzger, Mayor of Pleasant Ridge, orig. Aug. 26, 2014, republished Oct.29 ) Access to more detailed, geographically focused data sets, combined with the developed of more sophisticated mapping (GIS) systems, have made the Redistricting (gerrymandering) process more sophisticated. […]

Angel’s Night Halloween Fair for Pontiac Youth Oct. 30

October 27th 2014

Angel’s Night Halloween Fair for Pontiac Youth Oct. 30 (Oakland County Sheriff’s Dept. Press Release, Oct. 27, 2014) Promoting a fun and safe Halloween season for students, the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office’s 3rd Annual Harvest Festival Angels Night will be even bigger this year as Pontiac Schools partners to provide a “Lights On: Trunk or […]

Phoenix Center Condemnation Suit Dismissed

October 22nd 2014

Phoenix Center Condemnation Suit Dismissed (Crystal A. Proxmire, Oct. 22, 2014) Those who want to tear down the Phoenix Center hit a wall on Tuesday as Oakland County Circuit Court Judge Michael Warren dismissed the City’s attempts to have the parking structure and amphitheater torn down by condemnation. Half of the parking deck is in […]

Christy Jensen Gives Advice to Women Seeking Election (video)

October 21st 2014

Christy Jensen Gives Advice to Women Seeking Election (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Oct. 21, 2014) Not everyone knows who Christy Jensen is. But the women who have won office thanks in part to her campaign expertise are leading some of Oakland County’s largest communities. Mayor Brenda Lawrence of Southfield, who is now running for Congress, […]

Downtown Pontiac Parking Program Set to Launch in November

October 21st 2014

Downtown Pontiac Parking Program Set to Launch in November (Crystal A. Proxmire, Oct. 21, 2014) The contracts have been signed and the new multi-space parking meters are on their way to bring paid on-street parking back to Downtown Pontiac. Not everyone is thrilled about the revival, but Downtown Business Association President Glen Konopaskie says it’s […]

Driver of Vehicle Fatally Shot in Pontiac, Second Victim in Serious Condition

October 21st 2014

Driver of Vehicle Fatally Shot in Pontiac, Second Victim in Serious Condition (Oakland County Sheriff’s Office, Oct. 21, 2014)   INCIDENT 23:35 Hrs. – Oct 20 – City Of Pontiac – Homicide  #14-166574   SUMMARY: Deputies responded to the 300 block of Linda Vista for multiple shots fired in the area. Upon arrival, deputies discovered […]

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