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Oakland Local: Seeking new management as of June 2015

After 6 years of operation and more than 5,000 published stories, community voices, videos and images, Oakland Local’s come to a fork in the road. Co-founder Susan Mernit has spent six years running the site...
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“Cirque”, New Paintings by Elaine Maute

Manna Gallery is pleased to present “Cirque”, an exhibition of new paintings by Elaine Maute`. Elaine’s artwork will be on view from November 6 to December 19, 2015. A reception for the artist will take...
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Manna Gallery Presents: Earth Branch Bloom

Manna Gallery is pleased to present “Earth Branch Bloom”, an exhibition of works by Dan Weber. Dan’s mixed media will be on view from September 25 to October 31, 2015. A reception for Dan will take place...
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Donna Day Westerman: “Second Nature”

Manna Gallery is pleased to present ”Second Nature”, an exhibition of works by Donna Day Westerman. Donna’s masterful woodcuts, etchings and tempera paintings will be on view from August 14 through...
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West Oakland streets calm but tension remains

Shots were fired last Tuesday night near 30th St. in West Oakland, disrupting the relative calm there since the tragic shooting death of a single mother on March 9. The death of Chyemil Pierce remains on...
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Social media helps Oaklanders find jobs

The days of endless Craigslist scrolling are over. Summertime calls for a change in routine. Whether you're looking for that next step or finding your starting point, these five social media...
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Speak Up Oakland encourages civic involvement

At a time when the mayor’s office has been under increasing scrutiny about corralling public comment during city council meetings and corralling protesters after dark, City Clerk LaTonda Simmons is hoping to...
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Underrepresented business owners play key role in mayor’s economic plan

At the center of Mayor Libby Schaaf’s economic policy is growth that doesn’t displace long-time Oakland residents through gentrification, but includes them through small business development, better jobs...
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Nursery rhymes from outer space (Community Voices)

 Last week, Italian astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti broke the world record for the most time a woman spent in space on a single mission: 200 days. From her post on the International Space Station she...
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State pumped $2 million into Oakland to break crime cycle

Ahead of the trend toward criminal justice reform that has emerged in the past year, the state of California poured $2 million last year into Oakland, targeted toward breaking the crime cycle. The funds...