UPDATE 6:19 P.M. From the Oakland Tribune: Jean Quan sworn in as Oakland mayor, promises town hall meetings across town

UPDATE 1:40 p.m. Next on the agenda for Jean Quan inauguration day: a City Hall open house from 5 to 9 p.m.

UPDATE 12:36 p.m. Here’s one account then another of the scene at the Oakland inauguration ceremonies from Zenny Abraham, who is there.

Earlier post Here’s the schedule of events related to Jean Quan’s inauguration today, per the city of Oakland. A live stream of the inauguration ceremony will be webcast at the city’s web site. (But if you’re interested in such things, better get out that second computer: Jerry Brown’s inauguration will be webcast at the exact same time.)

Photos from yesterday’s Quan celebration at Chabot Science Center in Oakland Local.

More on the beginning of the Quan era below. “Remembering & Making History” Walk 8:30 – 10:45 am Join Jean on an Inaugural Walk. Start at Pacific Renaissance Plaza on 9th Street between Franklin & Webster and end at The Fox Oakland Theater @ 18th and Telegraph.

Click here for the route and an explanation of the signficance of the points along the way.

Official Inauguration Ceremony @ The Fox Oakland Theater, 1807 Telegraph Avenue 11 am -1 pm The official inauguration will include the swearing-in of Mayor-elect Quan, City Councilmembers Patricia Kernighan (District 2), Libby Schaaf (District 4), and Desley Brooks (District 6), City Auditor Courtney Ruby and Oakland Unified School Board Directors David Kakishiba (District 2), Gary Yee (District 4) and Christopher Dobbins (District 6).

Tickets available on a first-come, first-served basis. Doors open at 10 am.

Open House @ City Hall Monday, January 3, 2011 5 – 9 pm Many people have never been inside our beautiful City Hall, built in 1914 and lovingly restored after the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake. Visit the Mayor’s office, take a photo at the Mayor’s desk. Sign up to volunteer at our schools, parks, and libraries. Music in the Council Chambers. City Hall, 14th Street between Broadway & Clay.



Jon Brooks

Jon Brooks writes mostly on film for KQED Arts. He is also an online editor and writer for KQED's daily news blog, News Fix. Jon is a playwright whose work has been produced in San Francisco, New York, Italy, and around the U.S.

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