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Community

This list includes media, neighborhood groups, political and policy groups, and other sundry sites. None of these links implies endorsement by the PPTG or Peralta School. Please send suggestions to communications co-chairs Liz Morgan and Heather Ashcroft.

The Education Report: Oakland Tribune Reporter Katy Murphy blogs about Oaktown schools.

Oakland Public School Parents Yahoo! Group: OUSD parents chat about matters of interest in the district and public education in general, and organize for action on specific issues.

Lower Rockridge Parents Yahoo! Group: Peralta neigbors, as well as others in the broader community, share information/tips/recommendations.

Oakland North: Hyper-local news blog produced by students at U.C. Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism.

Rockridge Soccer league has weekend games and weekday practices. Teams do not form specifically around schools, though in recent years there have been teams with large Peralta cores at various age levels (K and up). Teams form in early summer for main fall season. Spring soccer is less formal. See their site for details. Use Peralta Community Listserve to hook up with others at school, or just ask around. http://rockridgesoccer.org/

Little League Baseball. Registration for NOLLSOLL (North Oakland South Oakland Little League) occurs in November; season (practices) start in late February. Teams do not form specifically around schools, though in recent years there have been younger age teams with predominantly Peralta students. “Fall Ball” is less formal, and not for the younger set. See NOLLSOLL site for details. Use Peralta Community Listserve to hook up with others at school, or just ask around. http://www.nollsoll.com/