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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...