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Oakland Poet: D. Scot Miller

D. Scot Miller is a Bay Area writer, visual artist, teacher and curator. He sits on the board of directors of nocturnes review, and is a regular contributor to The East Bay Express, San Francisco Bay Guardian,...
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Shop local: Oakland offers lots of last-minute opportunities

Want to shop local this year? Here is a sampling of holiday events that don't take you far away from Oakland, CA at all. Click on each event's link to learn more.*************Dec. 18Oakland...
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Community Voices: Dear UN: We are losing faith in you quickly. Please advise. With love, Future Leaders

Editor's note: Ellen Choy is a young climate change activist from Oakland who is in Copenhagen with a youth delegation. Her piece is part of an original series of continuing coverage of the Copenhagen...
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Music Monday: All Day Play

While terrestrial radio is on the decline the sounds coming from your internet speakers has never been sweeter. No matter your genre of choice, a quick Google search will most likely have you swimming in new...
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Communitree and the Urban Green Movement: “seeding a new world”

Note: This article is part of OL's green series, published throughout the week.Communitree is on a mission to grow healthy communities. Founded in the fall of 2008 and publicly launched in the...
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Music Monday: The soundtrack to the Green Movement

Editor's Note: This week's Music Monday feature accompanies our weeklong series on green hip hop and Oakland's urban eco movement with music from two of the scene's leaders.  Fiyawata's Ambessa the Articulate...
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Community News: Support Tech’s Drama Dept.

Buy a book, sponsor a child. That's the way it works this Friday at the Jack London Barnes and Noble. For every book purchased the store will donate a portion of the proceeds to help Oakland Tech's drama...
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Community Event: OUSD Budget Cut Townhalls

If you're an Oakland parent or have any interest in Oakland's public education system, then next year's budget cuts probably have you more than a little concerned.  Over the next few weeks members of...