Friday, May 17, 2013
Map shows bicycle-friendly routes, destinations in southeastern Oakland County.
A new bicycle-friendly, commuter map of southeastern Oakland County is hot off the presses, just in time for the League of American Bicyclists’ national “Bike to Work Day” on Friday, May 17. Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson and Beaumont CEO Gene Michalski unveiled the new bicycle map at Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak on May 17. The map was developed by Oakland County and Beaumont Health System to promote bicycling as an active and healthy way for area residents to improve their quality of life. “The new map is a great collaborative effort,” explains Michalski. “It’s another example of Beaumont’s commitment to promote wellness and champion healthy lifestyles – not only for our employees, but also for the residents and many …
Thursday, February 7, 2013
County executive announced launch of MITradeSchool.org, a website to help match trade schools with those looking to learn trades.
Innovation and diversification were the buzz words Thursday night as L. Brooks Patterson delivered his annual State of the County address. It was the Oakland County Executive's 19th such address, and this time he delivered it while seated. Patterson, who was seriously injured in a car accident six months ago, used a wheelchair to enter the stage. He then rose up from the wheelchair and with help, walked to the chair where he would sit to deliver his speech. He alluded briefly to the accident during his speech, pledging that "at next year's State of the County address, I will walk in here and stand at the podium." A crowd of about 500 inside the auditorium at Detroit Country Day School listened as Patterson talked about jobs, technology …
It's happening at 7 p.m.; here's the link to the livestream.
Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson will deliver his 19th State of the County Address on Thursday night, and you can follow along with this livestream broadcast. The event, broadcast by CivicCenterTV.com, will begin at 7 p.m. According to a news release from the county, Patterson's speech will focus on "positive economic signs for Oakland County and the latest developments in job attraction, technology, management and budget, and quality of life." The Thursday night event, which will be held at Detroit Country Day School in front of an invitation-only audience of 500, is the biggest for Patterson since he returned to office after being injured in a car accident last August. In addition to outlining the state of the county, …
Thursday, January 10, 2013
The trial was set to start Friday against Anthony Prainito of Royal Oak.
Monday, November 12, 2012
The Oakland County executive proved he's a stand-up guy during an Election Night appearance in Royal Oak.
As Democrats celebrated election victories Tuesday in Michigan and across the country, the mood at the Emagine Royal Oak theater complex, where more than 200 Oakland County Republicans gathered, was a mixed bag. That is, until L. Brooks Patterson, 73, changed the energy of room. “He gave some remarks and then he told us he had a surprise for us – and then he stood up on his own,” said former Royal Oak Mayor Dennis Cowan. “Everyone burst into applause.” Patterson, elected to his sixth term as Oakland County Executive on Nov. 6, was injured in a crash in August that left him hospitalized at McLaren Oakland Hospital in Pontiac for five weeks after suffering almost a dozen broken bones. He returned to work in October using a wheelchair and …
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Amid co-workers and family, a choked up Oakland County Executive says, "I have some other great ideas I need to do before I am done."
With his daughter by his side, Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson returned to the Oakland County Executive Office Building in Pontiac for the first time since he was injured in an August crash. Mary Warner, 36, accompanied her father into the Conference Center where the 73-year-old was greeted with signs that read “Welcome Back Brooks” and a standing ovation from his managers, chiefs and the media. A tearful Patterson greeted the audience from a wheelchair. Looking much thinner and speaking softly he told the audience he managed to take 168 steps today and is determined to walk again. He recalled how Anthony Prainito, 31, of Royal Oak, changed three lives on Aug. 10. “They put in a new device—a blinking yellow—and people do not …
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Anthony Prainito, 31, the driver of the Volkswagen Passat that Patterson's Chrysler 300 crashed into in Auburn Hills on Aug. 10, faces three misdemeanor charges.
The trial of a Royal Oak man charged with three misdemeanor counts in an August crash involving Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson was set for Jan. 11 after a hearing Thursday in 52-3 District Court. Anthony Prainito, 31, the driver of the Volkswagen Passat that Patterson's Chrysler 300 crashed into at the intersection of Walton Boulevard and Opdyke Road in Auburn Hills, is charged with three counts of moving violation causing serious impairment of a bodily function in the crash. He pleaded not guilty in a Sept. 25 pre-trial hearing. Prainito's Southfield-based attorney, Joshua Nucian, told Judge Lisa Asadoorian that he expects to call as many as 15-16 witnesses, including an eyewitness to the crash. Asadoorian granted a motion …
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Two candidates – Democrat Kevin Howley and Republican incumbent L. Brooks Patterson – are running for the Oakland County Executive. The voter guide is provided by the League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization.
There are two candidates for Oakland County Executive in the Nov. 6 election. Incumbent Republican L. Brooks Patterson and Democrat Kevin Howley of Huntington Woods are running for the office. Attached to this article is a PDF copy of the voter guide for the Oakland County Executive provided by the League of Women Voters. The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging the informed and active participation of citizens in government. The League never supports or opposes a candidate or political party. It influences public policy through education and advocacy, according to its website. To become a member of the League of Women Voters, click here. To contribute to the League of Women Voters, click here.
Monday, October 8, 2012
For the first time in 15 years, the Oakland County Executive missed the Labor Day weekend festival, which raised $337,092.45 for charities this year.
At an Arts, Beats & Eats press conference in Royal Oak Tuesday afternoon, Oakland County Chief Deputy Executive Gerald Poisson filled in for L. Brooks Patterson, who was injured in a crash in August. "Believe me when I tell you he really wishes he were here as opposed to where he's at," said Poisson, who is running the county while Patterson's on the mend. Poisson said the Oakland County Executive is "doing great" as he recovers from a broken right leg and a broken left hip in a rehab facility. Patterson was able to follow Arts, Beats & Eats through media reports and updates from his staff, Poisson said. "He's very thrilled with the amount of money raised for charity and he's even more thrilled with the fact that's it's an execution of a …
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Hoping to put an end to innuendo, Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson and his longtime driver, James Cram, released limited medical records Tuesday afternoon.
Toxicology reports released today indicate neither Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson nor his security officer James Cram had illegal drugs or alcohol in their blood at the time of the Aug. 10 crash in Auburn Hills in which both men were injured. In a morning press conference at the Executive Office Building in Waterford, attorney Steven Potter said Patterson and Cram both had their blood drawn immediately at the time of their admission to McLaren Oakland Hospital in Pontiac. "The fact that report indicates there is less than .0030 grams is because any amount below .0030 would be undetectable," Potter said. The attorney hopes the limited release of medical records will put an end to the issue of whether Patterson and Cram were …