(Courtesy of Jennifer Fox)
Piedmont: PMS Learnscape Lunchpark dedicated to Bill Drum

Tucked into a hillside by basketball courts, Piedmont Middle School's new Learnscape Lunchpark features fruit trees, terraced redwood planters filled with edible plants, redwood picnic tables, and logs and boulders that are just right for students to sit on while eating lunch. 
When Bobby Kennedy was murdered in 1968, a conservative Republican, Charles Goodell, was appointed to his Senate seat. But Goodell was a conservative with a conscience, and that conscience wouldn't let him support the Vietnam War, much to the displeasure of President Richard Nixon.  
PiedmontThe following are highlights from the Piedmont police blotter. For more information, including about other cases, visit the police department at 403 Highland Ave.  
Presented by Samavesha and in partnership with the Regional Parks Foundation and Kaiser Permanente, this free event invites participants to join in the creative process as they follow the trail to 12 theme areas featuring music, dance, sculpture, painting, martial arts, poetry, body painting, circus arts, theater, visual arts, storytelling, arts and crafts, children's activities and more.  
Coastal Cleanup Volunteers. From Albany to Alameda and everywhere in between, the 29th annual Coastal Cleanup Day is coming up, and volunteers are needed to help pick up the millions of pounds of trash that end up in our waterways.  
Nutmeg, a female Chihuahua cross, is the East Bay SPCA's pet of the week. Nutmeg is looking for a mature forever home. She's a happy little one, happiest when she has a nice chewy toy in her mouth.  
Toyota One in Oakland, co-owned by Alameda residents Brad Barnett and Brian McCafferty, donated the 2014 wheelchair-accessible Toyota Sienna to the parents of two children with Friedreich's Ataxia before the Sept. 11 San Francisco Giants game.  
The work is going on at the utility's Claremont Center site, at the Oakland-Berkeley border in the hills above Chabot Elementary School.  
The creek runs through Oakland, passing through Dimond Canyon before it dumps into the estuary near the Fruitvale Bridge, and the trout will spend the late summer and early fall in isolated pools, waiting for the rain to come to connect to San Francisco Bay.  
Rather than sell tri-tip, hot dogs and salad to a long line of attendees outside Community Hall, the festival will feature food trucks parked along Highland Avenue that will cater to a wide variety of cravings.