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.


Jean Quan Inaugurated as Mayor of Oakland 3 January,2011Jon Brooks


Jon Brooks

Jon Brooks is the host and editor of KQED’s health and technology blog, Future of You. He is the former editor of KQED’s daily news blog, News Fix. A veteran blogger, he previously worked for Yahoo! in various news writing and editing roles. He was also the editor of EconomyBeat.org, which documented user-generated content about the financial crisis and recession. Jon is also a playwright whose work has been produced in San Francisco, New York, Italy, and around the U.S. He has written about film for his own blog and studied film at Boston University. He has an MFA in Creative Writing from Brooklyn College.

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