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  • “The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious. It is the fundamental emotion which stands at the cradle of true art and true science. Whoever does not know it and can no longer wonder, no longer marvel, is as good as dead, and his eyes are dimmed.” — Albert Einstein Woody Allen’s newest […]

  • Read to your little children. Talk to them. Sing to them. If you do they’ll be smarter. That advice seems like common sense in some ways, but yesterday, Hillary Clinton came to town to join a coalition of local organizations in sending this message to Oakland parents. Reading or talking, even “Fifteen minutes a day […]

  • I am so excited about this weekend!  I know you are too!  We got night parties, day parties, movies, art, food, dance battles, spoken word, world renowned poets and music producers, local artists, hot jams and that is just in the next five days.  Seriously, get your calendars out and mark these events down.  The […]

  • San Francisco-based food truck organizer Off the Grid launched a new dinner market Monday in Uptown this week, expanding their existing presence in Oakland. Off the Grid has gained significant popularity in the Bay Area with its concept of public lunch and dinner markets, and diversity of food vendors. The opening night for Off the […]

  • It’s the era of the cloud. Historically, many new technologies—cassette tapes, CDs, mp3s, and online shopping—have put the squeeze on vinyl shops. Almost all of Oakland’s record stores, including stores in East, West, North, and Downtown, have closed or moved away. Vinyl sales, however, are up, especially in the last few years. Here’s a roundup […]

  • One minute, hard and fast, is not much time in which to explain an idea, especially if that idea is a proposal for an innovative new sharing economy model that is going to bridge the wealth gap. But if that’s how much time you’ve got, then you make it work. That is the very essence […]

  • An organization that has been a staple of the Alt Tech scene in San Francisco is now hosting events in Downtown Oakland.  It is another sign that Oakland is definitely becoming a major place to hold gatherings and meetups for business innovation and for new technologies. Right here, right now, it’s happening in Oakland. Many […]

  • Primal Visions, recent paintings and mixed media works by Lou Bermingham, opens on First Friday, August 1 and continues until September 6. A reception for Bermingham will take place Saturday, August 2, from 2 to 4 p.m., when he will be available to meet gallery visitors. Lou Bermingham was raised in the Sierra Foothills outside […]

  • Where can you go on Friday evenings to chat with your neighbors, connect with community organizations, challenge your friends and family to a potato sack race, all while inherently fostering a safe environment? The Third Annual Friday Summer Nights at the Park series began last week and is happening every Friday through August 15 from […]

  • Remember 1989? Forget the Berlin Wall coming down! It was the year of the Bay Area World Series, with the Oakland A’s versus the San Francisco Giants. There was a whole lot o’ shaking going on, and the Mandela Freeway collapsed as well as a section of the Bay Bridge. But the A’s won! We […]

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