The Oakland Art Murmur once again drew hundreds to the corner of 23rd and Telegraph Avenue on Friday to sample the art and experience the atmosphere of the many galleries that opened their doors to the public.
Cowboys? In Oakland? Locals hit the streets with their trusty steeds and ten-gallon hats for the Oakland Black Cowboy Association’s annual parade. Story by Paige Ricks/Oakland North
Recently-minted Hall of Famer Rickey Henderson, the former Oakland Tech Bulldog and Oakland Athletic, returned to his old neighborhood on Saturday afternoon for a ceremony renaming a North Oakland baseball field in his honor. Story by Sam Laird/Oakland North
The mayors of Emeryville, Berkeley and Richmond, along with Oakland city council member Rebecca Kaplan, together cut a virtual ribbon with the click of a mouse this morning to launch 510arts.com, a collaborative website for the four cities to promote the East Bay arts. The website features regional arts events and news and serves as a portal to each city’s own arts-related site. 510arts.com positions the East Bay’s diversity at the forefront of the campaign with its “World Culture in…
Concerned dads are stepping up and getting involved at Sankofa Academy, a small school that’s making big strides toward addressing Oakland’s student achievement gap. Story by Jake Schoneker/Oakland North
College Avenue Presbyterian Church, designed by the famed architect Julia Morgan, has a long history of helping people through personal and spirtual crises.
It seems like a tall order. Wanted: fifteen volunteer hip-hop or modern dance performers willing to learn spoken word theater for a Spring show in Oakland and possible national tour. Song, rap, martial arts and aerial dance skills could also come in handy. Oh, yes–and actors must be 12 or younger. The group will be known as “Destiny Junior Company,” and the idea emerged out of Destiny Art Center, a non-profit that runs dance, theater and martial arts classes for…
Twelve hundred guests at and drank their fill at Girls Incorporated’s Women of Taste event at the Oakland Museum Saturday. Video by Becky Palmstrom and Mary Flynn.