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Where is this in Oakland? Challenge 8

It’s that time again. The seven images above have been carefully shot, giving you just enough information to try to guess where and what this is. It’s your job to figure it out.

Where is this in Oakland? Challenge 6

And now it’s time for the sixth edition of Oakland North’s weekly guessing game, where we take you to an Oakland establishment and have you try to figure out where it is. This week you have six photos and three clues to help get you started.

Bandwidth: Pooka’s transformation

Since he was kid, Dvondre Woodards has gone by another name, Pooka. Given to him by his grandmother, the name stuck, be it with friends, family, and even teachers. It doesn’t have any meaning as far as 22-year-old Woodards knows. “It’s just unique. So I’m making my own definition of it,” he said.

Bandwidth: Aquí están Los Cenzontles

Meet Los Cenzontles, a Mexican folk band and musical academy based in San Pablo, California. To say that this group’s sound is eclectic would be an understatement. Their sound ranges from Tejano music to classic rock to re-imaginings of traditional Mexican musical genres such as the boleros, corridos, rancheras and the Son Jarocho.

Bandwidth: Getting soulful with Drop Apollo

In our latest installment of Bandwidth, we introduce you to Drop Apollo, a 5-piece indie rock band that been playing shows around the Bay Area for little more than a year. The band’s sound can be best described as a mixture of soul, R&B and modern rock.

Bandwidth: Welcome to The 21st Century

Meet The 21st Century, a a eight-piece indie pop band from Oakland, who released their first album “The City” earlier this month at The Red Devil Lounge in San Francisco. A fan-funded endeavor several years and $11,000 in the making, the album features catchy harmonies relating the challenges of youth, adulthood, dating and everyday hardship.

Occupy protesters march on the Port of Oakland as part of West coast blockade

Occupy Oakland protesters claimed a win this morning after their strategic blockade forced some disruptions at the Oakland Port, the nation’s fifth largest container port. Monday’s events began with a crowd of hundreds of protesters making their way from the West Oakland BART station shortly after 5:30 a.m. down 7th Street toward various port entrances, bringing traffic to halt along the way.

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