Oakland Unified School District's 38th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Oratorical Festival culminates on March 7.
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Puff, Pass & Paint, a new Bay Area art class, combines weed, wine and painting. This is just one of a series of new marijuana-infused events designed to encourage creativity, while enjoying the effects of...
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Some 300 to 400 people attend the Japan Beer Festival in Oakland every year.
On February 12, Oakland Peace Centre held their second Advocacy and Activism resource fair in Downton Oakland.
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Denmark Gatewood had a captive audience. On Saturday, he sat on a small stage reading children’s books filled with stories about Black children, written by Black authors to a group of mostly Black children and...
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February 3rd marked the opening of the "Star Trek: 50 Artists. 50 Years." exhibition at the Chabot Space & Science Center. This event drew Trekkies from all over the Bay Area to examine the wide...
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Many families bring cats and dogs to shelters shortly after purchasing or adopting them. But, one Bay Area animal rescue is working to find the furry friends homes and keep them there.
“Technologies of the Kitchen”, a month-long art exhibit opened last week. It's about challenging anti-sexuality and other “healing institutions”—the artists wanted to express the ideas of gender and resistance, instead of making those things invisible.
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Evangelina Sanchez came to the United States when she was seven years old. Now she's a student at California State East Bay, thanks to Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). DACA is just one of...
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In Oakland, a collective of 15 artists, who were previously complete strangers to one another, are expressing their reaction to the new Trump presidency through a different kind of protest, an art project they are...
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UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital awarded grant for sickle cell initiative.
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Oakland’s 7th annual Restaurant Week is underway with over 100 participating restaurants in neighborhoods across the city.
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A big red house stands in the middle of Telegraph Avenue, two blocks from the Berkeley border with Oakland. It resembles Santa’s workshop: fun, colorful and packed with a massive amount of “stuff.” The building...
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“What is the name of the type of whiskey that is named after a fast sailboat?” It’s Wednesday night at Room 389—trivia night, to be exact. Scattered throughout the dimly-lit watering hole are teams of...
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Dani Geen was 18 when she was in a severe accident: the car spun violently and was smashed on all four sides. The force of the seatbelt broke all of Geen’s ribs and caused internal...
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A group of disabled musicians, poets and other artists use their music for social justice work. Specifically, they aim to raise awareness and promote the disabled community.
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