Oakland Mayor Jean Quan painted her vision of Oakland rising, with her 10K Two plan for new housing, a rebuilt police force in progress, and the retention of its beloved sports teams.
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The International Open Data Hackathon on Saturday was part of an international event observed in 194 cities worldwide. The aim was to strengthen grassroots power through public access to electronic information.
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The artist wears black latex gloves and dips a needle into ink. She then draws blue waves around a colorless outline of the Buddha, carefully wiping excess ink off of her living canvas. The mechanical...
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Latham Square opened in August as a pilot project of the city of Oakland to create a pedestrian plaza at the intersection where Uptown meets Downtown. But just six weeks into the six-month pilot project,...
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For independent truckers at the Port of Oakland who have not yet complied with pollution regulations, the New Year may mean the loss of a job.
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The family of Jahi McMath says they have found a Bay Area facility to accept the 13-year-old, but Children's Hospital says transferring her would violate a recent court order.
With call centers inundated with questions and lengthy wait times, volunteer groups are bridges between East Bay residents and Covered California.
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3D printers allow budding designers or inventors to easily create real objects from three-dimensional designs.
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Oakland visual artists make up 10 out of 16 of the Bay Area's grant recipients.
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Apprehension at entering an adult store for the first time is common among patrons, but with Christmas approaching Oakland store managers want to dispel some of those fears
In a boon for West Oakland residents, cancer-causing diesel pollution from the Port of Oakland's maritime operations has plunged 70 percent.
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This holiday season, local high-end spirit makers are rejoicing over the end of a Prohibition-era law. Starting in January, California distilleries will be able to charge for tastings like wineries and breweries currently can.
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Seeking recognition and support from the city, new initiative unites creative manufacturers
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Oakland-based all-female dance collective, Mix’d Ingrdnts, incorporates various dance styles into their routines, including hip-hop, break dancing, samba and waacking – a style of dance from the 70’s that involves moving legs and arms to...
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“We’re not partial to anybody in particular. Just individuals who are strong and females who can work on their own cars,” Ann said.
The Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America, a non-profit organization, travels to a hundred different cities around the country each year offering free foreclosure counseling.