Some annual holiday home tours are getting into the spirit early — all the better for decorating inspiration and gifts. Proceeds from these boutiques, tours and teas benefit a range of community charities, historic preservation efforts and educational programs. Here’s a roundup of tours. A Victorian Christmas at the Camron-Stanford House. When: 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 1, for Victorian event; regular tours Dec. 14-15. What: Victorian-themed event presented by the Camron-Stanford House Preservation Association of Oakland.
Micco is an ethnic studies professor at Mills College and Lucero lectures at San Francisco State University, The event will be held at the main branch of the Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St, For information, call 510-521-9405 or email alamulticultural@gmail, The talk will take place 6:30 to 8 p.m, Nov, 30 at the main branch j crew ballet flats sale of the Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St., where Kos and Evanosky will share the history of 19th century Alameda, Their talk is expected to describe the dock on San Francisco Bay that was once at the southern end of Park Street, the nearby electric company that lit up Alameda with its 80-foot high masts, the South Pacific Coast Railroad’s grand hotel on Encinal Avenue, as well as other places..
Frame Company and Gallery: “Contemporary Swedish Art from 1930-1999,” exhibiting art from a private art collector. Featured artists include Philip von Schantz, Vide Janson, Jonne Bergström, Rune Pettersson, Lars Pirak and others. Media includes oils, lithographs, etchings and watercolors. Exhibit will run until Jan. 31. 354 Village Lane, Los Gatos. 408.354.2331 or www.framecompanyandgallery.com. Gallery Saratoga: Works by local artists. The gallery is open 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. Gallery Saratoga, 14435A Big Basin Way, Saratoga. 408.867.0458 or www.gallerysaratoga.com.
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The number of homeless people living in Oakland has grown by more than a quarter in two years — jumping from 2,191 in 2015 to 2,761 in January 2017, according to the Everyone Counts homeless census, which experts say likely undercounts the population. Thanks to Keep Oakland Housed, 61-year-old Oakland resident Debra Ross will not become one of them. Ross, who is raising her 15-year-old grandson, received an eviction notice for unpaid rent, and was going to be forced out of her home in October.