Across the street from Lake Merritt, a small group gathers around a wooden table, writing on playing cards. A man called Briar instructs his students to write “KEEP ME SAFE” in all caps across the...
On February 12, Oakland Peace Centre held their second Advocacy and Activism resource fair in Downton Oakland.
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Uber is relocating its headquarters to Oakland—but the app may be gone from many city residents’ phones before its office opens, thanks to the #DeleteUber boycott.
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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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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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Reaching for the moon was the theme for Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf’s annual State of the City address on October 14, as she introduced the “Oakland Thrives Moon Shot,” a slate of goals to guide...
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With the 2016 local and presidential elections fast approaching, some Oakland groups are focusing heavily on Latino voter registration and education because the results will directly affect their community.
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The YIMBY’s are a coalition group whose sole mission is to advocate for all new housing developments—and their influence is spreading to the East Bay and to Oakland.
UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital in Oakland can add one more item to its list of achievements: a $1.3 million Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) grant.
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Oakland city councilmembers are seeking a permanent protection for the city’s residential hotels, also known as Single Room Occupancy (SRO) hotels, by asking the state legislature to amend an over three-decade-old state law: the Ellis...
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Thirty Cantonese-speaking Oakland residents graduated from a five-week Oakland Police Department (OPD) Cantonese Language Citizen Police Academy on Tuesday evening, when they received their certificate from OPD Assistant Chief David Downing.
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This year was the ninth anniversary of The Plant Exchange, which encourages the recycling and sharing of plants in the Bay Area.
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In November, voters will decide on Measure KK, which asks if the city should approve a general bond that would invest up to $600 million for street and sidewalk repairs and to fix aging public...
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They say if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it but what if your goal is to transform it? After three years of steadily increasing attendance and growing popularity, Oakland Music Festival (OMF) CEO and founder...
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A recall campaign targeting Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf faces an uphill battle to gather the 23,000 signatures it needs by mid-January to trigger a special recall election.
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