The city of Oakland implemented a new food vending program in 2017. But, how accessible is the industry to immigrant communities? And how does one family go about creating community through a food truck business?
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On November 17 in downtown Oakland, the city’s first Real Black Friday was hosted by BetterBlack.
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Tagged Better Black, BetterBlack, black business, Black Friday, downtown, Holidays, Oakland, Santa, shopping, small business
The festival’s theme wove through the 26 altars assembled by local artists as well as artwork created by this year’s poster contest winner Eduardo Chaidez. The poster features an illustrated image of a little girl...
More than 120 kids participated in a 5k race around Lake Merritt that raised more than $38,000 to support Running For a Better Oakland's youth running programs.
Peralta Hacienda Historical Park unveiled a new art exhibit in early October called "Undocumented Heart: Oakland Day Laborers Tell Their Stories," that features the creations of undocumented day laborers through paintings, quilts, graphic art, song...
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In this episode of “Tale of Two Cities,” we explore forgotten areas of the Easy Bay and how people are working to keep their traditions and memories alive. From reporter Cecilia Lei, we hear about...
Members of the Oakland Catholic Worker gather for a backyard Sunday mass to commemorate the Salvadoran archbishop's canonization.
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Tagged catholic, church, Ciudad Barrios, diaspora, El Salvador, feature, Fruitvale, immigration, oakland catholic worker, rome, Saint Oscar Romero
Animal rights activists from Direct Action Everywhere protested in Oakland after Whole Foods Market, owned by Amazon, filed a temporary restraining order against the group.
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Members of the organization set floating lanterns on Lake Merrit in hope of fostering peace through art.
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Tagged Asian Pacific Fund, Emeryville Taiko, IFH, International Day of Peace, Intertribal Friendship House, Lake Merritt, mid autumn festival, OACC, Oakland Chinatown, Pam Mei Harrison, peace lantern ceremony, Tacuma King, voting, Women's March Oakland
At a time when the federal government does not support climate action, climate experts say local city efforts can mitigate warming and help the nation. Oakland has taken a lead role in local climate initiatives.
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Tagged city of oakland, climate change, Public Housing, public transportation, Tim Donaghy
Guardian Gym is a free, non-profit sports facility for boys and girls ages 10 to 24. Its founders opened the gym in Oakland after they realized the profound effect that having a safe recreational space...
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As Oakland takes steps toward becoming an "age-friendly city," District 3 residents shared how issues like high housing costs and access to transportation affect local seniors.
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Tagged AC Transit, aging, Bryan Ricks, CEI, Dianna Garrett, District 3, Health, Housing, Jacqueline Jackson, Lenore McDonald, Livable Oakland, Mayor's Commission on Aging, Oakland, OPED, Scott Means, seniors, Sylvia Stadmire, Taxi Scrip, West Oakland Senior Center
Sudo Mesh volunteers are hopeful that with the new resources and the right work, they can blanket all of Oakland in a functioning mesh network—a free and open web—within 5 years.
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Tagged anarchists, ethernet, hacker, hacktivist, handshake, internet, Internet access, internet service provider, mesh network, network, non-heirarcchical, Omni Commons, Open Internet, Organizing, Paxio, The Village, white hat, wifi
Despite receiving hundreds of thousands of dollars from community donors to support high school athletes, district officials have no plans to continue funding bowling.
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Tagged bowling, budget cuts, Club Sports, donations, football, Golf, high school, John Sasaki, Kyla Johnson-Trammel, Oakland Athletics League, Oakland Raiders, Oakland Unified School District, OUSD, Superintendent, wrestling
In late April, in a formerly empty lot at the corner of Northgate Avenue and 27th Street in Oakland, the city installed 20 sheds that will house up to 40 people who are currently living...
For the elderly, staying active can be difficult. But that’s not the case at the Lincoln Square Recreation Center in Oakland’s Chinatown.
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Tagged Chinatown, Lincoln Square Recreation Center, Oakland, seniors, tai chi