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Free summer concerts in downtown Oakland, from jazz to reggae

Summer is concert season in downtown Oakland, so grab your lunch and soak in some free music ranging from jazz and zydeco to rock and reggae. These concerts are free and open to the


Former Google executive chairman got it right about UC

The UC Berkeley alum pointed out in a recent op-ed that the university educates 90,000 more students than it did in the year 2000, but with the same level of state funding.


Thanks for supporting Franklin’s bid for LEED gold! Here’s how we did

UCOP staff responded to the LEED survey in big numbers this month, ensuring the Franklin building will be in good shape for a chance at recertifying LEED gold. Franklin Building employees had a 73 percent


Free walking tours of downtown Oakland showcase history, changes

Interested in learning more about downtown Oakland’s history, landmarks and changing skyline? On Saturdays from now through October, the city of Oakland is offering free, 90-minute walking tours to showcase the city’s historical landmarks and


Love the 10-second bio? We do too! Here’s how to submit one or nominate someone

You love reading them. We love publishing them. The 10-second bio is one of Link’s most popular features, because we enjoy reading about our colleagues — what they do at OP, how long they’ve worked


Photo slideshow: Smiles for miles at UC Walks

Hundreds of UCOP staff members in Oakland and Riverside celebrated the return of UC Walks on May 16 by donning their walking shoes for an energetic group walk. In Oakland, 478 staff turned out for


How UC grads drive the state’s workforce

A UC diploma propels alums along a path of economic mobility that creates success for the entire state. Investing in UC is an investment in California’s future. The UC Advocacy Network (UCAN) is a community