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Oakland: Videos That Went Viral in 2011

Oakland, Oakland, Oakland, we love you. A city of strong passions and strong personalities, Oakland is a place where people do not shy away from speaking the truth and stating their beliefs. So many amazing...
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OL Staff Shares: A year of living Oaklandishly by Howard Dyckoff

This has been a year of exciting developments and of activity and service for Oakland. I am proud to be part of such a dynamic and diverse melange that exists in this city and I am amazed by the energy and...
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Oakland ‘Black Box’ Reunion brings hundreds to Kaiser Center (Review/Slideshow)

By Eric Arnold Friday, Dec. 9, was a special night for Oakland’s cultural arts community. The date marked the 10-year reunion of the Oakland Box Theater - originally known as the Black Box; the name...
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West Coast port shutdown – slideshow

Here are some photos sent via text from photographer Leslie Mah - on the ground at the West Coast port...
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Occupy Oakland has 3 PM rally, 6 PM General Assembly to decide next steps, workers still not at Port

Two waves of protesters hit the port on Monday as part of an Occupy West Coast Port blockage that ranged from Anchorage, Alaska to San Diego. The morning act results in the closure or partial closure of...
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Community leaders, others hold press conference to support Oakland mayor

A parade of community leaders, pastors, business owners and labor representatives took turns speaking their praises of Mayor Jean Quan on Thursday at a press conference allegedly called to talk about visions...
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Amazing Oakland music video: DJ Platurn & John Coyne create ‘The Bones’

Want to see an amazing and beautiful video set in Oakland? Take a look at The Bones, a new video and music collaboration from Oakland's own photog/videographer John Coyne and Oakland Faders deejay, DJ...
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Occupy Oakland march and taking of Henry Kaiser Park (PHOTOS)

More than 1,500 people marched through Oakland yesterday as part of the Occupy Oakland march and demonstration. As some veered off to plant a garden at Frank Ogawa Plaza (dubbed Oscar Grant Plaza by some),...
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Oakland voters defeat all measures in Nov. 15 special election

It's not happening. On Tuesday, in the special election, Oakland voters resoundingly defeated three ballot measures that would have given  $60 million in parcel taxes to City Hall and more discretionary power...
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Bank of America selects two Oakland activists for recognition

Bank of America has named five Bay Area Local Heroes, chosen for their dedicated service to the  community - and two of this year’s five winners are Oakland residents. Each Local Hero is awarded $5,000 for...