This weekend, organizers of the second national conference of BUTCH Voices, a grassroots organizations dedicated to all self-indentified “Masculine of Center” people, had over 450 attendees at the Oakland City Center Marriott.
Thousands flooded the streets of downtown Oakland this weekend for the 11th annual Art and Soul festival. Musical acts spanning the genres performed on three stages with R&B group Tower of Power headlining Sunday afternoon.
Ever want to learn about the cellulolysis processes or why karyokinesis and cytokinesis happen in the fourth phase of cell division? Just ask one of the 22 students at Oakland Technical High School and Berkeley High School, who are finishing up their summer internships at biotech companies in the East Bay.
Over 200 Oaklanders spent Saturday cleaning up parks, gardens and bus stops, or volunteering at 24 other service sites throughout the city for the first-ever “Throw Down for the Town” event. Organized by the Ella Baker Center, the event brought neighbors out to help beautify their neighborhoods.
With the help from a friend, Myers founded Alchemy Collective, a worker-owned coffee company than brews single drip coffee using a contraption made from a bike gear, metal rod and a glass funnel.
East Oakland neighbors packed the intersection of 64th Avenue and International Boulevard Tuesday evening to mourn the three-year-old boy who was shot and killed during a drive-by shooting on Monday.
For a couple more weeks, Studio Quercus, an art gallery in Oakland’s burgeoning art scene, will display Polynesian-style art inspired by Pacific Islands culture.
On Saturday, Phat Beets Produce introduced a flea market component to its weekly farmers’ market in North Oakland. By bringing in over 10 different vendors offering cooking demos, artisans showcasing different crafts and neighbors selling household items, Zach Matthews, one of the co-organizers for Phat Beets, said the flea market concept is geared toward getting more people to participate in the weekly farmers’ market.
Withstand the congestion of semi-trucks coming in and out of the Port of Oakland’s berths and you’ll be rewarded with unbeatable views of the bay at Middle Harbor Shoreline Park.
For the third year in a row, 19 Bay Area Kaiser Foundation hospitals were ranked amongst the nation’s leaders in healthcare equality for their lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender patients, according to a report released last month by a national LGBT civil rights organization.
About a hundred people came to view photographs, drawings, sculptures, paintings, video, and audio that document everyday life at the North Oakland auto shop, Enthusiast Automative.
Sibley’s narrow dirt trails shaded by oaks provided expansive views of the bay, and are part of a modern-day retreat for Oaklanders looking for a quick get-away.
It’s summertime, and Oakland’s community gardens are thriving. But in a city with only about 200 plots for 40,000 people, waiting lists are long, and the Office of Parks and Recreation is expanding the gardening program as fast as it can.
Youth Greening Oakland (YGO) is an eight-week “earn and learn” summer program that hires teenagers to work in urban gardening projects while also learning about environmental justice and food sustainability issues.