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  •   Oakland Local has partnered with Paws and Claws to bring you $5 off their kennel-free grooming. Present this coupon before May 15th for $5 off your dog grooming services. Visit Paws & Claws at 3436 Dimond Ave. (off MacArthur), Oakland, CA 94602 .www.pawsnclawsoakland.com; 510-336-0105

  • By Sheila Dugan Technology has changed the way we do business, pursue education, and interact with everyone from our families to our doctors to our members of Congress. Yet, close to 1 in 5 U.S. residents remain isolated from our digital society because they lack access to the Internet and the skills necessary to use it effectively. According […]

  • Representatives from the City of Oakland’s Transportation Planning department are hosting a series of open houses to solicit feedback on proposed bike lanes for Telegraph Avenue.  The City of Oakland, in collaboration with the Alameda County Transportation Commission, is working to improve transportation safety and comfort on Telegraph Avenue between 20th Street and 57th Street […]

  • Sunday is, of course, Easter. That means there are some Easter-y things to do this week. If you like decorating eggs, or even Easter hats, knock yourself out! If not, enjoy films, art and exhibit openings and receptions, music, civic- and earth- minded items, and much more, in relative egglessness, just like you’d expect. Enjoy! […]

  • By Burt Dragin If running a business is like running a race, you couldn’t ask for a better coach than Darlene Crane. Now in her fourth year as Executive Director of the Alliance for Community Development in Oakland, Crane waxes eloquent on how to “push” the small- to moderate-business owner past the magic mark of […]

  • For Oakland parents looking for nearby pre-school options, it was often a long effort and a required a lot of phone calls. Now a solution is at hand in the form of a map-driven website, EarlyOakland.org. Across all of Oakland, there are more than 5000 seats for Head Start and other preschool programs, but many […]

  • 13th Avenue and East 25th Street just south of her alma mater, Oakland High, is where Gertrude Stein lived as a child before going on to write epoch-making modern literature and mentor Hemingway and Picasso. 4175 Broadway near the former Dave’s Coffee shop, was the location of the Jun Fan Gung Fu Institute, Bruce Lee’s […]

  • The board of the Oakland Unified School District announced it has nominated Antwan Wilson from the nationally recognized Denver Public Schools where he is assistant superintendent, as the new superintendent for Oakland. The Oakland Board of Education plans to vote on the nomination April 23, finishing up a year-long search for someone to continue to reform […]

  • By Shanthi Gonzales This week is National Library Week, a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association and libraries across the country (including here in Oakland), which celebrates the contributions of the country’s libraries and librarians and to promote library use. Libraries are special places for me.  As a kid, I spent a lot […]

  • It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood, no matter what neighborhood you happen to be in, because you live in the Bay Area.  This weekend is gonna be dripping with things to do– so check the events listed below.  My personal must go to event is Oakland Drops Beats, a one day extravaganza of food, […]

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