Oakland does not attract big record labels but it “wakes your game up.”
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Some 1,600 people filled the Fox Theatre for this year’s Notes & Words concert. The concert, in its seventh year, benefited the UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital in Oakland and featured local talent like the Oakland...
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The celebration took place on Saturday, April 23, when thousands of visitors flooded through the park’s gates to watch the animals and observe the performance by Trapeze Arts Inc., a circus arts school in West...
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Host, Brad Bailey, explores music ranging from innovative music education programs in Oakland to some of the city's most passionate Springsteen fans.
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On April 17, the Oakland Ballet Company will be hosting the second annual East Bay Dances Showcase. This showcase is meant to highlight the diversity of artistry and dance in the East Bay. The event...
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The Oakland Unified School District called a special meeting on Wednesday, voting to approve charter renewals for Vincent Academy and American Indian Charter Schools.
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Making space for more people without forcing out existing residents is a key dilemma of the housing crisis, affecting cities across the Bay Area. While large apartment buildings can take years to go up, advocates...
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Oakland is the right location for a marijuana exhibition, because it is a "cannabis-friendly city," says curator Sarah Seiter.
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Guests could hear music and laughter the moment they walked through the entrance of Building L at Merritt College one chilly March evening. They were here for the community open house for the new Africana...
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"Ghost Town to Havana," screened in Berkeley on Saturday, tells the stories behind the youth baseball team the Oakland Royals and its visit to Cuba’s capital.
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In the window display of Vivian Truong’s studio there are rose petals as soft as a newborn’s hair, tulips as vibrantly colored as wild birds, and daffodils as bright as the early morning sun. It...
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On March 23, members of the Pandora team held a music day at Roots International Academy, a middle school in East Oakland. This is a continuation of their Little Kids Rock program, which works to...
Entrepreneurs from other industries are moving into the space and creating a social bubble that excludes the “underground” group.
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This startup's goal is to ensure the future of home-cooking, connecting local chefs to a hungry community.
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Death is an uncomfortable topic for millions of people. However, there is a regular meeting every month in Oakland at the Chapel of the Chimes to make the topic easier for people to discuss: the...
Watercolor illustrator Pamela Baron has set out to capture Oakland’s unique neighborhoods through her hand-painted images of people’s homes, a project she calls “The House Portrait Commission.”
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