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Band students at Edna Brewer Middle School at a practice session on a Monday afternoon.

Through adversity, music programs in OUSD fight to grow

Cal’Vion Evans, an eighth grader at Roots International Academy, begins slowly, tapping the cymbals and toms with two wooden drumsticks. The drum set rests on a mini-stage, a short platform covered by a rug and...

Growing Internet radio station Pandora plans for new Oakland jobs

Pandora Media, Inc., the Oakland-based radio station, plans to expand its workforce. “We’re in big growth mode and we’re adding staff across all our offices,” said Vice President of Human Resources Matt Morgan.

Businesses, city leaders say in Oakland, economy is rebounding

Sarah Kirnon and her business associate were putting the finishing touches on their new restaurant in Old Oakland—Miss Ollie’s, specializing in Afro-Caribbean fare—days before it was scheduled to open. In the kitchen, spices were still...
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...