Tofu right alongside meat, beans, rice and locally sourced veges Share

Chipotle Mexican Grill adds vegan option with Oakland’s Hodo Soy (Review)

What happens when a national fast food restaurant blends braised organic, non-GMO tofu with chipotle chilies, roasted poblanos and a blend of aromatic spices? Sofritas at Chipotle Mexican Grill....
The Oakland: New Urban Eating team plus friends at Hog Island Oyster Company. (Photo via Facebook) Share

Oakland Social: ‘New Urban Eating’ tells story of food in Oakland

When Andrew Ellis moved from the Boston area into his current Uptown Oakland apartment on Jan. 1, 2012, the New Year brought a fortuitous new beginning in his new town: his new housemate, Dan Graf, was the man...
Queen Ifrica at KOK Share

Oakulture: Celebrating EarthDay and 420, Kings of Kings turns 11, Alborosie gets irie

This week in Oakulture: a long-running reggae party celebrates its birthday, Earth Day comes to Oakland, and an Italian reggae star chants down Babylon. *** Last Saturday was a good day for the Green...
See the Oakland City budget right here: http://openbudgetoakland.org/ Share

Open Oakland: Opening Oakland’s budget (Community Voices)

On Monday, a group of Oakland’s civic hackers (the good guys) launched a powerful and simple new tool into the newly announced city budget debate. OpenBudgetOakland.org is an app that allows you to easily...
Queen Ifrica at KOK Share

Oakulture: Celebrating EarthDay and 420, Kings of Kings turns 11, Alborosie gets irie

This week in Oakulture: a long-running reggae party celebrates its birthday, Earth Day comes to Oakland, and an Italian reggae star chants down Babylon.***Last Saturday was a good day for the Green movement....
Michael White at last year's Dress for Success program. Share

East Oakland youth ‘Dress for Success’ – gain style, confidence

When Michael White was growing up, he spent his after school hours playing basketball and hanging out with other kids at the East Oakland Youth Development Center.  He felt inspired by the older folks...
Illustration by Alisen Boada Share

Gentrification is real – and it matters to me (Community Voices)

by Jeremy Liu Earlier this year, more than 40 houses in my West Oakland neighborhood had scaffolding put up around them, while moving truck after moving truck lined up to move dozens of families en...
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A Little More than Coding

When I joined Code for America (CfA), the first question my family and friends asked me was an obvious one: “Do you even code?” The answer is no. I studied political theory and public policy, not Python or...
Dr. Tony Smith, OUSD Superintendent of Schools 2009-2013 Share

OUSD Superintendent Tony Smith leaves legacy of change, improvement (Analysis)

By Barbara Grady In 2009, when Tony Smith became its superintendent, the Oakland Unified School District was emerging from six years of state financial control to stand on its own wobbly legs. Known for...
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An article about gentrification in Oakland that isn’t going to make you feel good about yourself (Community Voices)

Pilar Reyes has a message for new wealth moving to Oakland Everybody knows that San Francisco is experiencing yet another tech boom and that this means a new era of prosperity for the city. As an observer...