Oakland designer Zoe Hong is a 31-year-old emerging fashion talent in a region rarely recognized for its style. Hong is currently working on her third season, a 10-piece mini-collection for summer, and is planning a larger collection for Fall. She sells her creations at Etsy.com and Kreeya.com, as well as in three boutiques, including The Factory in San Francisco.
The Oakland Running Festival is in its second year, and 7,284 runners representing 35 states and six countries registered for one of the weekend’s five races – the marathon, half-marathon, 4-person team relay, 5K, and kids’ fun run – up about 20 percent from last year.
Due to weather conditions and course changes, the Oakland Running Festival’s 5k Twilight Run on Saturday will no longer start at Jack London Square. Runners are asked to meet at the giant finish line in Jack London Square at 6:15 and volunteers will walk everyone just down the path to the new starting line. The race will still start promptly at 6:30.
In the 2011 season opener for the Oakland Outlaws, Oakland’s own roller derby team, the Outlaws face off against the Berkeley Resistance, the newest team to be added to the B.ay A.rea D.erby (B.A.D.) Girls Roller Derby league.
March Madness started today. March Madness, the NCAA men’s basketball championship tournament, is held in March and April every year. This year, the championship game falls on April 4, and will be held in Houston. In honor of this annual tradition, Oakland North hopes to help you keep track of the madness with a breakdown of teams and game times. This project will be updated at the end of each day’s games to reflect game outcome
St. Patrick’s Day isn’t until March 17, but the festivities start this weekend. Find the best way to unleash your inner Irish on Oakland North’s activities listings.
It’s Monday afternoon, and most of Oakland Technical High School’s ice hockey team—in full pads and bright purple and yellow uniforms bearing their Bulldogs logo—have hit the ice for a special skills clinic led by Justin Braun and Andrew Desjardins, players for the San Jose Sharks.
It was early, raining and Sunday, but about 300 people still gathered in front of the Oakland Marriot City Center last weekend for the final official training run for the Oakland Running Festival’s marathon and half-marathon races.