Sequoia Harvest Festival set for Oct. 23

Sequoia Elementary School will hold its Harvest Festival, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Oct. 23 at the school, 3730 Lincoln Ave. The day will include fun for the entire family, with games, prizes and crafts. There will be pumpkin decorating, face painting, a silent auction and a jump house. The fifth-graders will hold a carwash and kids can participate in a Halloween costume contest. Other features of the festival will include a bake sale, Dads' Club barbecue and a farmers market.

For more information, go to www.sequoiaschool.net

Holy Names to host mayoral forum

Holy Names University will host a mayoral forum, 6-8 p.m., Oct. 21 in its Valley Center for the Performing Arts. The Bay Area Black Journalists Association and Comcast will be among the sponsors of the event, which is the last in a series of forums organized by the League of Women Voters of Oakland. All 10 candidates for Oakland mayor will be participants: Terrence Candell, Arnie Fields, Greg Harland, Marcie Hodge, Rebecca Kaplan, Don Macleay, Don Perata, Jean Quan, Joe Tuman and Larry Lionel Young Jr.

Bob Butler, KCBS Radio reporter and vice president of Broadcast for the National Association of Black Journalists, will be the moderator. Ten students have been selected to act as a personal hosts for each candidate during the evening of the forum. In addition, first-year Holy Names students are earning credit for writing papers about the forum.


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The free forum is open to the public.

Holy Names University is at 3500 Mountain Blvd., off Highway 13 in the Oakland Hills.

AC Transit cuts service on two Piedmont bus lines

AC Transit is suspending certain trips on two bus lines serving Piedmont, Lines P and 11.

The changes went into effect Monday, necessitated by budget and workforce reductions, AC Transit announced.

Four trips on Line 11 will be suspended indefinitely. One trip on Line P will be suspended until Nov. 1.

For Line 11, the trips leaving Highland Avenue at Highland Way that departed at 3:28 and 5:28 p.m. are suspended indefinitely.

Two other trips coming to Piedmont, which departed Fruitvale Avenue and Montana Street at 4:30 p.m. (arriving in Piedmont at 5:14 p.m.) and 6:30 p.m. (arriving in Piedmont at 7:14 p.m.) are also suspended indefinitely.

For Line P, the 6 p.m. departure from the Transbay Terminal heading to Piedmont will be suspended for one month. It will be restored on Nov. 1, departing at 6:05 p.m. For more information on bus changes, visit actransit.org.