Royal Oak

Tweens, Teens & Social Media: Workshop for Parents & Educators Feb. 11

January 17th 2015

Tweens, Teens & Social Media: Workshop for Parents & Educators Feb. 11 (Oakland Schools Press Release, Jan. 17, 2015) “Tweens, Teens & Social Media: What PARENTS and EDUCATORS Need to Know!” is a free presentation that Oakland Schools created in response to growing issues with students using (and misusing) social media platforms. Scaring students off […]

Two Suspects Charged With Armed Robbery in Royal Oak

January 14th 2015

Two Suspects Charged With Armed Robbery in Royal Oak (Royal Oak Police, Jan. 14, 2015) The Royal Oak Police Department arrested two (2) suspects for an armed robbery, which occurred on Saturday, January 10, 2015, at approximately 10:50 p.m., at the Bean & Leaf Café located at 106. S. Main. While sitting at a table […]

Heather Rae Appointed New CEO of Common Ground

January 12th 2015

Heather Rae Appointed New CEO of Common Ground (Common Ground Press Release, Jan. 12, 2015) The Board of Trustees of Common Ground has announced the appointment of Heather Rae as the new chief executive officer. She will assume responsibilities on September 27, 2015 and will succeed Tony Rothschild, who is retiring from the agency after […]

View: Letter to the Royal Oak Board of Education

January 12th 2015

View: Letter to the Royal Oak Board of Education (View by Shawn Lewis-Lakin, Superintendent, Royal Oak Schools, Jan. 12, 2015) Community-governed public education has been called the backbone of American democracy.   Indeed, it is one of the very foundations on which our democratic society stands. The publicly elected members of our Royal Oak Board of […]

Music, Coffee and Desserts to Raise Money for Warming Shelter Jan 17

January 12th 2015

Music, Coffee and Desserts to Raise Money for Warming Shelter Jan 17 (Starr Presbyterian press release, Jan. 12, 2015) The Starr Showcase Coffeehouse will be held on Saturday, January 17 from 7 – 10p in Fellowship Hall of Starr Presbyterian Church (corner of 13 Mile & Crooks Road). This benefit concert will raise funds to […]

Jim Nash to Speak at Clean Energy Workshop Jan. 20, Royal Oak

January 10th 2015

Jim Nash to Speak at Clean Energy Advocacy Workshop Jan. 20 in Royal Oak (Sierra Club Press Release, Jan. 10, 2015) In 2008, legislation was put in place to require Michigan utilities to generate 10% of their energy from renewable sources (like wind and solar).  We are on track to meet that goal, but without legislative action […]

Warming Center in Royal Oak has High Numbers, Several Needs

January 9th 2015

Warming Center in Royal Oak has High Numbers, Several Needs (Jason Morgan, Executive Director of Welcome Inn, Jan. 9, 2015) New Year’s greetings to all! As I’m sitting at the desk for the “late shift” at the Welcome Inn, Ed has just passed on some numbers that are staggering. The most guests we have ever […]

Meditate to Gongs and Money Goes to FernCare Jan. 7- Feb. 20

January 8th 2015

Meditate to Gongs and Money Goes to FernCare Jan. 7- Feb. 20 (FernCare Press Release, Jan. 8, 2015) Sacred Wave Gong Immersions will donate 25% of all fees taken in from January 7 through February 20. The sessions are $25.00 per person. The meditation space is at 301 W. Fourth St., Suite 490, Royal Oak, […]

Two Men Injured, Two Animals Dead in Royal Oak House Fire

January 8th 2015

Two Men Injured, Two Animals Dead in Royal Oak House Fire (C. Proxmire, Jan. 8, 2015) A fire on Mace Street (near 11 Mile and Stephenson) destroyed a home and forced two men in the upstairs to jump from a window to escape. The men, a father and son, were injured from the jump. According […]

Woman w/Loaded Gun Leads Police on Chase, Trooper Injured in Berkley

January 8th 2015

Woman w/Loaded Gun Leads Police on Chase, Trooper Injured in Berkley (Michigan State Police, Jan. 8, 2015) Activity:           Vehicle Pursuit/Driving on Suspended License/Carry a Concealed Weapon           Incident Date: January 7, 2015 Location:          Southbound Woodward Avenue at Coolidge Ave, City of Royal Oak Summary:        Metro Post Troopers while on patrol observed a 2001 White in […]