Mike Saibi has never received flowers from his wife on Valentine’s Day, but he would not mind it if he did. After all, Valentine’s Day is his favorite holiday and flowers are his favorite plants....
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Tagged flowers, Helen's Flower Shop, local business, Oakland local business, peonies, roses, small business, tulips, Valentine's, Valentine's Day
Oakland Symphony Youth Orchestra will hold a winter concert on February 21 at the San Leandro High School Performing Arts Center.
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Dear Readers/Listeners, The combined staff of Oakland North and Richmond Confidential is excited to announce a new bi-weekly podcast featuring radio stories from Richmond and Oakland, as well as interviews with our reporters, community leaders and other news-worthy...
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Being Chinese, one does not simply eat. Eating is a favorite cultural pastime, and has a process to it that is treated with such reverence that the Chinese say, “Dining comes before the Emperor does.”...
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Tagged Celebration, Chinese New Year, Culture, lunar, Oakland, traditions
Each year the Oakland Museum Women’s Board organizes the sale, and the proceeds benefit the Oakland Museum of California (OMCA). People donate old items, which are then sorted into different categories and sold to the...
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Tagged bargain shopping, donations, east oakland, Oakland, Oakland Museum of California, Oakland Museum Women's Board, treasure hunting, volunteerism, white elephant sale
Hella Damn Squirrels has been in full operation since 2013. The group only consists of two people, Hale and her boyfriend Toppano, partners in squirrel photography from the very beginning. They focus solely on the...
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Tagged Autumn Lights Festival, gardens, Hella Damn Squirrels, Lake Merritt, lakeview library, Oakland Public Library, squirrels, wildlife, Yggdrasil Urban Wildlife Center
Cal’Vion Evans, an eighth grader at Roots International Academy, begins slowly, tapping the cymbals and toms with two wooden drumsticks. The drum set rests on a mini-stage, a short platform covered by a rug and...
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Tagged 51Oakland, Edna Brewer Middle School, Little Kids Rock, music education, No Child Left Behind, pandora, Proposition 13, Roots International Academy
Oakland artists strive to improve working conditions for public art creators in the city.
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Tagged Oakland city hall, public arts, West Oakland artists
The Mills College administration announced in a press release Monday that the school will continue to offer an undergraduate dance major.
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Tagged dance, dance department, Mills, Mills College, Mills dance update, Mills needs dance
It is 7 p.m. and the young makers at Curiosity Hacked are swiftly moving between the laser cutter and their workbenches. This Tuesday, the kids have one mission in mind: creating BattleBots for the spring...
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A Day of the Dead exhibit at the Oakland Museum of California highlights the work of MADRE, a local group who aims to help Latina women cope with the grief of child loss.
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Tagged Day of the Dead, Day of the Innocents, Day of the Little Angels, fetal demise, grief support, healthcare, language barriers, Latina, MADRE, Maternal Access and Linkages for Desired Reproductive Health, nicho, nichos, Oakland Museum of California, Rituals + Remembrances
Founded in 2011 at the Oakland School of the Arts, the group is made up of high school students at the charter school. They have won the International Championship of High School A Cappella (ICHSA)...
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Tagged #BlackLivesMatter, a cappella, activism, Black Lives Matter, Delta Rae, Lisa Forkish, Oakland School for the Arts, racial issues, racism, Social Justice, The Sing-Off, Vocal Rush
On December 1, the Mills Board of Trustees may make a final decision on whether to phase out the undergraduate dance major over the next few years.
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The newest phase of contest over the East 12th parcel is a student "guerrilla art" exhibit.
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Tagged affordable housing, art, Coliseum College Prep, east 12th, east oakland, Housing, Lake Merritt
Photographer Ray Bussolari harnesses the symbolic power of tattoos to represent the experiences of foster youth.
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This year, Oakland Tech turned 100, and its alums have planned a celebration lasting an entire year. The Centennial Celebration, organized by staff, students and alumni, included a gala over Memorial Day weekend, a talent...
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Tagged Academies, Apollos, centennial celebration, Common Core, Frank H Ogawa Plaza, Fringe Festival, Interlinks, martin luther king jr. day, Oakland Technical High School, Paideia