Royal Oak

RO: Rock Climber to Share Film, Story of Lebanon Visit Oct. 7

October 1st 2015

RO: Rock Climber to Share Film, Story of Lebanon Visit Oct. 7 (Event Listings Page) Rock climber Sam Elias will be at the Landmark Main Art Theater for one night on October 7, 2015 as part of The North Face Never Stop Exploring Speaker Series. Elias will show the film Rooted, which he shot in […]

OCC Culinary Studies Hosting Several Delicious Events

September 29th 2015

OCC Culinary Studies Hosting Several Delicious Events (OCC Press Release, Click for: EVENT Page) OAKLAND COUNTY, MI – OCC’s Culinary Studies Institute has kicked off the 2015-16 academic year with a bountiful lineup of offerings and events. Join us for special fall events. Alumni Guest Chef Dinner, Oct. 22, at 6 p.m. with celebrated Michigan […]

Oakland County Woman Dies Due to West Nile Virus

September 25th 2015

Oakland County Woman Dies Due to West Nile Virus (Oakland County Health Dept. Press Release, Sept. 25, 2015) Pontiac, Mich. – The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services has confirmed an 81-year-old woman from Oakland County died due to complications from West Nile Virus (WNV), the Oakland County Health Division announced today. She is […]

State Rep. Jim Townsend Coffee Hours: R.O. (Oct. 9), M. H. (Oct. 23)

September 25th 2015

State Rep. Jim Townsend Coffee Hours in Royal Oak (Oct. 9), Madison Heights (Oct. 23) (event listing) As a reminder, this year I am holding Coffee Hours on the second and fourth Friday every month: Second Friday at 8:30 a.m. (Oct. 9) Bean and Leaf Café 106 S. Main St. in Royal Oak Fourth Friday at […]

Van Crashes into Siam Spicy in Royal Oak

September 24th 2015

Van Crashes into Siam Spicy in Royal Oak (Andi Greer, Sept. 24, 2015)   A van crashed into the front of Siam Spicy this morning.  CBS reports that the driver had a medical emergency and lost control of his vehicle.  According to the report the building was not occupied at the time. The driver of […]

Closing Blinds Can Save Birds’ Lives

September 22nd 2015

Closing Blinds Can Save Birds’ Lives (Detroit Zoo Press Release, Sept. 22, 2015) The Detroit Zoological Society (DZS) is asking the community to take preventative measures to protect wild birds from window strikes, which occur when a bird collides with a window and dies. According to the Humane Society of the United States, an estimated […]

Lives Lost on the Road on the Rise

September 22nd 2015

Lives Lost on the Road on the Rise (Guest View by Carmine Palombo, SEMCOG, Sept. 22, 2015) As I was driving home from a meeting recently I noticed the message on the freeway that said 613 people had lost their lives in traffic crashes in Michigan so far this year. On Friday, there was the […]

…2014 vehicle-deer crashes in Southeast Michigan

September 21st 2015

SEMCOG releases statistics on 2014 vehicle-deer crashes in Southeast Michigan (SEMCOG Press Release, Sept. 21, 2015) There were 5,557 vehicle-deer crashes in Southeast Michigan in 2014, according to figures released by SEMCOG, the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments, based on crash data received from the Michigan Department of State Police, Criminal Justice Information Center. “For […]

Drug Testing Company Errors Impacting Oakland County Cases

September 19th 2015

Drug Testing Company Errors Impacting Oakland County Cases (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 19, 2015) Hundreds of people could be impacted by reporting errors by the company hired to do drug testing of people in the Oakland County Court system according to a report by the Detroit Free Press. Details are still emerging, but journalist John […]

Royal Oak to Consider Tackling Legacy Costs with Bond

September 19th 2015

Royal Oak to Consider Tackling Legacy Costs with Bond (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept 19, 2015) Like most cities, Royal Oak bears the cost of funding pensions and benefits for employees. In fact, 26 percent of the personnel budget is spent on employees who no longer work for the city. Nothing can be done about the […]