Well, maybe they are doing the right thing in Oakland afterall...
Alice Arts Center gets good newsmore...
By Cecily Burt, STAFF WRITER
OAKLAND -- An Oakland City Council committee threw its weight behind the Alice Arts Center performing arts groups and residents Tuesday, but it seems Mayor Jerry Brown has already given up on using the facility for his arts school.
Oakland Museum Director Dennis Power told about 100 Alice Arts teachers, students, residents and supporters that repairs were being made to showers used by residents in 74 small rooms on the building's upper floors. The nonfunctioning kitchen is being relocated to the sixth floor in about two weeks -- complete with stove, Power added.
And, he said the mayor's charter School of the Arts will relocate by fall 2004 or not accept any more students at Alice Arts.