Shilanda Woolridge

North Oakland Now 6.28.09

It seems we’re not the only ones who love Temescal. Temescal gets some kudos as one of the best old house neighborhoods from This Old House magazine. Today is the last day for SF Pride partying in San Francisco. There’s also one more night to celebrate here in Oakland at the The Vibe Lounge.  They are throwing a SF Pride After Party.  The doors open at 3pm and from 6-10p.m. soulful house, r&b and rare grooves will be spinning on…

North Oakland Now 6.27.09

Pride fever is in the air?  Can you feel it? Most of the action is taking place across the bay at San Francisco Pride.  Oakland will have its own pride action in late July early August. However, if you’re not done partying yet The Vibe Lounge will havea 1 Year Anniversary White Party from 8-2am tonight.

North Oakland Now 6.26.09

It’s still hard to believe we lost Micheal Jackson yesterday.  May the King of Pop rest in peace. The Oakland Tribune spoke to some East Bay folks who shared their memories of Micheal Jackson.  What did you do yesterday?  Any plans today? Our sister publication Mission Local captured the thoughts of some folks in the Mission District on the loss of the star.

North Oakland Now 6.22.09

Welcome to Monday! It looks like we’re in for another lovely sunny day.  Last week Oakland North learned how you can harness the power of the sun to lower your electicity bills and be kind to the environment. We also got the scoop on economic relief for small business owners. Did you make it to Uptown Unveiled?  If not you can get a taste of what it was like through mixed media and photographs.  The 10,000 steps project illustrates yet…

North Oakland Now 6.21.09

Happy Father’s Day to all the rad Dads out there! The weather is beautiful today.  Get out there enjoy it! However, if you want to stay inside check out Zoot Suit Cabaret a fund raiser by the East Bay Gay Men’s Chorus. Voting ends tomorrow for the East Bay Express’s Best of the Bay 2009.  Make your voice heard.

North Oakland Now 6.19.09

Happy Juneteenth! If you’ve never celebrated Juneteenth before you haven’t missed your chance. Oakland is strangely silent for such a soulful city and Berkeley partied last weekend.  However, San Francisco has a weekend chock full of Juneteeth activities if you’d like to try something new. For the uninitiated, June 19, 1865 is the day when Texas slaves learned of their freedom. Yes, it was over TWO YEARS after the official Emancipation Proclamation, but southerners don’t need much of an excuse…

North Oakland Now 6.18.09

Downtown Oakland is the place to be tonight. Uptown Unveiled is a street festival with a ton of cool things to do like tours of the renovated Fox Theater, art installations, samples from uptown restaurants and plenty of activities for the kiddies.  The epicenter of the action will be at 19th Street and Telegraph Ave. from 5-10p.m. Download the event schedule and map before you go to make your plan of attack. If you’re tired of being on your feet,…

North Oakland Now 6.17.09

Rest up dear readers. There will be a lot of partying to do in Oakland tomorrow.  We’ll have details ready tomorrow morning to help you plan. In the meantime, catch up on the details of Oakland’s budget drama.  Oakland North was at yesterday’s  marathon budget meeting  from start to finish.  We also checked out some art and artists at East bay Studios It was so nice we did it twice. Don’t let our title fool you.  We focus on North…