Royal Oak

Oakland County Pounded by Rain, Swamped with Flooding

August 11th 2014

Oakland County Pounded by Rain, Swamped with Flooding (Crystal A. Proxmire, Aug. 11, 2014)   An unusual amount of rain has fallen in Oakland County, causing flooded basements, closed expressways and power outages. Michigan State Police issued a statement urging people off the roads. “Please advise your viewers, listeners or readers to avoid non-essential use […]

Ferndale Dream Cruise Celebrates 20 Years – Aug. 14-16

August 10th 2014

Ferndale Dream Cruise Celebrates 20 Years – Aug. 14-16 (Ferndale Press Release, Aug.10, 2014) Whether you’re strolling along enjoying emergency vehicles, listening to the horsepower of a Ford Mustang, or grooving to the sounds of classic rock’n roll from the Rock’n Live Entertainment stage, Woodward and Nine Mile is the place for automotive and festival […]

Royal Oak Shares Do’s and Don’ts of Dream Cruise

August 10th 2014

Royal Oak Shares Do’s and Don’ts of Dream Cruise (City of Royal Oak press release, Aug. 10, 2014)   The Dream Cruise is ready to roll from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Aug. 16. Royal Oak, which has the longest stretch of Woodward Avenue (4 miles) in Oakland County, is generally considered the epicenter […]

Wild About Reading Charity Walk for Literacy at Zoo Sept. 6

August 10th 2014

Wild About Reading Charity Walk for Literacy at Zoo Sept. 6 (press release, Aug. 10, 2014)   Oakland Literacy Council (OLC) asks that you mark your calendars for our Wild About Reading charity walk on September 6th from 7:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the Detroit Zoo in Royal Oak, Michigan. All proceeds raised will […]

Man Accused of Stealing Charity Change Jar…

August 8th 2014

Man Accused of Stealing Charity Change Jar from Royal Oak Gas Station Captured After Police Chase (Oakland County Sheriff’s Dept, Aug. 8, 2014)   INCIDENT: 01:06 Hrs. – Aug.6- Orion Twp. – Fleeing and Eluding/Recovered Stolen Vehicle.     #14-122961. SUMMARY: The Auburn Hills Police Department notified the Sheriff’s Office they had a vehicle northbound […]

Joseph Youanes Named RO Addams Elementary School Principal

August 7th 2014

Joseph Youanes Named RO Addams Elementary School Principal (Royal Oak Schools Press Release, Aug. 7, 2014)   Royal Oak Schools announces the appointment of Joseph Youanes, as Principal of Addams Elementary School. Prior to joining Royal Oak Schools as Assistant Principal at Royal Oak Middle School, Youanes taught elementary school in Troy for nine years. […]

Primary Elections Aug. 5 – Stories and Other Resources

August 4th 2014

Primary Elections Aug. 5 – Stories and Other Resources (Crystal A. Proxmire, Aug. 2, 2014) On August 5 voters will be able to vote in the primary elections. There are several community ballot proposals, a statewide proposal, and a county-wide proposal on funding for public transportation, elections for some District Court Judge positions and primaries […]

Man Breaks Into Hotel to Assault…

August 1st 2014

Man Breaks Into Hotel to Assault Ex-Boyfriend and More in Royal Oak Crime Report (Royal Oak Police Dept, Aug. 1, 2014) Royal Oak Police Department Weekly Update For the week of July 24, 2014 through July 31, 2014 Breaking and Entering 3800 Block of Edgeland, 7-21-14, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.: Complainant reported an unknown […]

Deer Fatally Struck on Woodward in Pleasant Ridge

July 31st 2014

Deer Fatally Struck on Woodward in Pleasant Ridge (Crystal A. Proxmire, July 31, 2014)   On Tuesday night a doe was fatally struck by at least one vehicle on Woodward Avenue in Pleasant Ridge. Residents are concerned that the doe may have been the mother of a fawn that has also been spotted around the […]

Royal Oak Mayor Jim Ellison’s State of the City Address (video)

July 30th 2014

Royal Oak Mayor Jim Ellison’s State of the City Address (video) (Jim Ellison, given July 29, 2014, printed July 30)   Good afternoon, Royal Oak. To my colleagues from the Royal Oak City Commission, city employees and most importantly my fellow Royal Oak residents, thank you for being here today. It’s always a pleasure to […]

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