With the 60-day cooling-off period coming to an end, here's a rundown of events leading up to the potential BART strike
Eighth annual street festival brings crowds to College Ave.
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Tagged Bourbon and Beef, Food, out and about, Rockridge, Street festival
Construction at the site of 12 new homes gets a boost from the former U.S. President and First Lady.
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Tagged Brookefield, Brookfield, First Lady Rosalynn Carter, Habitat for Humanity, Oakland, President Jimmy Carter
Food makers and food lovers converged at Jack London Square September 27-29 for three days of music, drinks and cuisine at the Eat Real Festival.
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Tagged East Bay, eat real, eat real festival, Jack London Square, local food, Oakland, Oakland food, organic, Slow Food
For decades, the last block of Fifth Avenue has attracted artisans and craftsmen who find creative space amid the industry and decay on the Oakland waterfront.
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Tagged artists, Brooklyn Basin, Cricket Engine Gallery, Development, Estuary Plan, Fifth Avenue, Jacob Pieprzyk, John Rogers, Leal Charonnat, Oak to Ninth, Oakland, redevelopment, Signature Development Holdings, waterfront, Zarsion
Calls for food bank assistance and food stamps have risen in Oakland and Alameda County despite the official end to the recession.
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Tagged Alameda County Community Food Bank, Calfresh, food bank, food banks, food justice, food stamps, Hunger, Oakland, US Census
BART management is preparing for a strike by making contingency plans as an October 11 deadline approaches.
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Tagged AFSCME, Amalgamated Transit Union, ATU 155, BART, cecille isidro, Labor, SEIU local 1021, strike, transportation
The annual event offers the public a chance to sit down with a financial advisor at no charge, no strings attached.
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Tagged Barbara Lee, Financial Planning Association, financial planning day, Frank Pare', Jean Quan, Rob Bonta
Oakland Unified School District is fighting to preserve essential adult education services despite severe cuts. Join in the discussion.
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Tagged adult ed, Assembly Bill 86, budget cuts, Chris Nelson, family literacy, GED, Lafayette Elementary School, Maria Valente, Oakland, Oakland Unified School District, Parents and Children Together, Sue Pon, The Oakland Regional Consortium
Gov. Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 10 today, which will increase minimum wage in California from the current $8 floor wage to $10 by 2016 – one of the highest rates in America.
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Tagged Jean Quan, Jerry Brown, Louis Alejo, Minimum Wage, Oakland, Philz Coffee
For the first time in the Oakland Unified School District’s history, parents of all low-income children eligible to receive a free or reduced lunch must apply for the program by February 6 -- or the...
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Tagged free lunch, Jerry Brown, Local Control Funding Formula, Nancy Skinner, Oakland, Oakland Unified School District, OUSD, Tina Jung, Troy Flint
After just a few days on the job, Brian McAndrews, the new Chief Executive Officer of Internet radio giant Pandora, is already faced with a serious challenge. As of Wednesday, the company is competing with...
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Tagged Apple, iTunes Radio, Oakland, pandora, Pandora royalties
Amid the clacking of keys and the slurping of Red Bull energy drinks, about 30 computer hackers recently gathered in Oakland. Their goal: to make solar energy easier, cheaper and more fun to use. The...
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Tagged environment, Hackathons, Jennifer Granholm, Oakland, SfunCube, solar energy, Sungevity
Oakland chef Crystal Wahpepah specializes in traditional Native American cuisine, which is otherwise a rarity in the Bay Area food scene.
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Tagged Business, Food, Kiva, microlending, Native American, Native American Health Center, Oakland
In May, Oakland became the first and only U.S. city to partner with Kiva Zip, with the goal of supporting entrepreneurs who might not otherwise be able to get a loan.
Oakland barbers pitched in with free haircuts and backpacks to give kids a literal head start for the first day of school. The event at the E Cuts salon in Temescal was one of a...