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27 things to do around Oakland besides complaining about there being 28 entries on this list, August 2 – 8

Be honest: you count every time there's a number attached to one of these things, don't you? Did you count 28? That's because the awesome Art & Soul festival covers two days, and is posted twice in this...
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Amid Cries Of ‘Shame,’ Oakland Approves Funding Citywide Surveillance Program(Analysis)

At a time when Americans are increasingly skeptical of government surveillance in their lives, the Oakland City Council reversed the trend early Wednesday morning by authorizing funding for a large-scale...
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Hundreds Mourn Loss of 8-Yr-Old Alaysha “Ladybug” Carradine

By Tasion Kwamilele Oakland Post, Posted July 31, 2013 9:11 am   More than 200 family, friends, and community members gathered on Tuesday at McNary-Williams-Jackson Mortuary to pay their...
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San Leandro Next: Creating an innovative ecosystem

San Leandro Tours Freespace and 5M Innovation Ecosystem in SOMA.  By Chief Innovation Officer, Deborah Acosta.  On Wednesday, July 24, Greg Delaune of UIX Global guided San Leandro City Manager Chris...
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San Leandro’s Successful Downtown Fiber Optic Network Gaining Imitators In Oakland, Hayward

t has been some time since San Leandro was the leader and not the follower among East Bay cities. Just two years after a unique partnership between the city and a local data company in need of extremely...
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Tribune Tavern Opens for Brunch: A Sneak Peek

I love a good brunch.  At home, out or at a friend's house, I love sharing a weekend meal when the whole day is ahead of me. Already a huge success at lunch and in the post-work dinner hours, Tribune Tavern...
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This Weekend in the YaY! Area thru August 3

This weekend the YaY! Area is hookin' you up with some amazing events for you to attend.  You can just tell by the lineup that your choices are plenty and your cup o' fun will runeth over! This week I am...
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Oakland Public Ethics Commission Laments Lack Of Power, Jurisdiction (Analysis)

The Oakland Public Ethics Commission is having a major identity crisis. After years of being part of Oakland’s backwater of appointed boards and commissions and without any tangible power, a scathing Alameda...
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Help Freedom Farmers Market bring fresh produce to West Oakland

Brother's Kitchen and Farms to Grow are working together to bring a farmer's market to West Oakland operating weekly on Saturdays: Freedom Farmers Market The Freedom Farmers Saturday Market will offer...
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Reid For Mayor? ‘If I Can Raise $400,000, I’m In The Race’ (Commentary)

Councilmember Larry Reid entered the Oakland City Council chambers last Thursday evening to a wave of cheers from supporters on hand early for a truly raucous, yet divisive night. Their exuberance was mixed...