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Student Protests at UC Headquarters-PHOTOS

Monday afternoon approximtely 100 students and activists gathered outside the University of California headquarters in downtown Oakland chanting, holding signs high and demanding a meeting with UC President...
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Music Monday: Primate King

Alright, this week we're cheating a little but we think you'll dig it. After all, after 4 days of funnin' and eatin' and holidayin' you might need a little more than just one song to get you back into the...
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East Bay’s Largest LGBT Nightclub Gets a Bigger Home

Bench and Bar holds its Grand Opening and ribbon cutting ceremony this Friday, November 20, at 5:00 p.m. sharp, at its new digs at 510 17th Street in Oakland. Ceremony attendees are to include City Council...
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Weekend’s here. Whatyadoin’?

Over the last few months a coalition of organizations have been working on ways to make the green movement more meaningful to low income urban communities and people of color. Organizations like Grind for...
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Packed house celebrates Ella Baker Center and social justice awardees at Scottish Rites Center last night

Over 400 people attended last night's benefit & celebration for the Ella Baker Center, held at the Scottish Rites Center in downtown Oakland. Attendees read like a roll call of the city's...
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Photos from Peace March for Richmond Rape Victim

Approximately 200 people were in Richmond this past weekend to draw attention to the case of the 16 year old high school student who was raped here recently but to also bring the larger issue of gender...
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City Creating Plan for Central Estuary, Seeks Public Input

The City of Oakland has been convening multiple public workshops aimed at producing a collaborative Specific Plan for the Central Estuary. At the next such event, to be held on Saturday, November 14, from...
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Spells on the Wall: A Q&A with Curator Cicely Sweed

Virtually all artists flirt with the divine when they work, delving deep into themselves and their beliefs in the name of creation.  But for artist and curator Cicely Sweed art is a chance to dialog with...
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Students at Peralta Elementary celebrate Fall Festival

Peralta students celebrated a day long Fall Festival on October 30.  The morning was filled with games, music, face painting, a visit from Oakland Fire Firefighters (Engine 18), and a screening of It’s...
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Dellums Introduces New Police Chief

Mayor Ron Dellums introduced the community to Oakland's new Police Chief Anthony Batts at the first of three town hall meetings, held Monday evening, Nov. 2, at Prescott Elementary School in West...