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Organizers aim for a shorter, smaller First Friday with a new focus

City leaders met with First Friday stakeholders again Tuesday night to discuss the future of the city’s most popular art festival, which could lead to several changes next month’s event.

City council delays vote on Oakland dog park, lowering taxi fees

Tuesday's City Council took up issues including taxi medallion fees, the controversial Astro Park dog play area, and the recent shooting at February's Art Murmur event, but all three issues were ultimately tabled.

Ready for new art shows? Oakland galleries kick off 2013

Oakland’s art galleries are kicking off 2013 with a round of new exhibits, from abstract sculptures and bold paintings to photographs and seemingly mundane objects portrayed in a new light. Art enthusiasts can roam Oakland...
Don Macleay, one of the seven people running for a District 1 city council seat, canvasses door-to-door in North Oakland to round up votes for campaign..

Greens’ Don Macleay promotes civilians on police force, higher minimum wage

The only City Council candidate declaring his party affiliation at every voter forum, one-time mayoral hopeful Don Macleay says he would bring his Green Party principles to city government. One of a series profiling the...
Still from the film "Bandalore" by Melinda James. Image courtesy of About Her Films.

Pandora and the Great Wall of Oakland team up to showcase local video and music

The online radio station Pandora has teamed up with the Great Wall of Oakland, a monthly video art screening, to host an evening of local music and video shorts this Friday. The “Homegrown” event on...
Nearly full on a Monday night, Mua Bar and Restaurant is at the center of Broadway Auto Row's transition from auto hub to cultural enclave.

Gourmet restaurants, art galleries revive Oakland’s Auto Row on Broadway

Once a hub of automobile commerce, Broadway Auto Row is fast becoming a cultural enclave, thanks to the gentle prodding and financial investment of an eclectic group of gallerists, restaurateurs and niche shop owners who...
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For the Grilled Cheese Guy, the secret’s in the brick

To Michael Davidson, aka The Grilled Cheez Guy, the secret’s in the brick. This local purveyor of gooey, honest-to-goodness grilled cheese sandwiches cooks his comfort food under a brick wrapped in foil—the pressure, he says,...