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19 things to do in Oakland that are particularly performance- and presentation-heavy, November 1 – 7

Oaklanders have a lot to say this week, and have found really clever ways to say it, whether from a stage, a podium, a runway, a movie screen, a boat deck, or the other end of a laser. Enjoy! Friday, November...
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This Weekend in the YaY! Area thru Nov. 3rd

The final days of haunting are upon us.  Halloween, Day of the Dead, All Saints Day are all this weekend!  What are you planning to haunt?  Whether it be spooky houses, frightening clubs, scary eateries the...
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Oakland City Council tentatively chooses one redistricting plan, vote upcoming

After months of public discussion on how Oakland's voting districts might be changed and with 50 proposed maps to consider, the Oakland City Council voted nearly unanimously Tuesday night to tentatively...
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City of Oakland hiring process for Online Engagement Coordinator doesn’t seem very equitable (Opinion)

Everyone in Oakland who's been involved with hacking/open government/web usability and/or Code for America  Fellows in Oakland over the past 2 years has probably dealt with the extremely competent Nicole...
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Local non-profits working to create a Community Advisory Board for prison realignment (Community Voices)

By Charles Eddy and Charles Turner, The Oakland Post The Alameda County Coalition for Criminal Justice Reform is working with Oakland Community Organizations (OCO) and county partners to sponsor a series...
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Oakland foster youth compete for Beyond Idol crown (Community Voices)

Yoshi’s Jazz Club is an Oakland institution known for showcasing some of the most famous musicians in the world. But last Wednesday night, the club hosted a very different group of performers: 10 young...
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Larry Reid has been absent from Oakland Council meetings for months; health status unknown (Analysis)

Oakland Councilmember Larry Reid has been absent from nearly every public meeting since the divisive July 26 censure hearing for Councilmember Desley Brooks. During the infamous meeting, Reed called some...
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Why I’m Sending My Child to an Underperforming Public School (Community Voices)

by J.T. Moyer I live in a middle-class neighborhood (Temescal) in Oakland, California. I’m lucky enough to live very near two elementary schools. Park Day School is a private school, with tuition costs...
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Oakulture: Antique Naked Soul Bares It All, DJs Remember Matthew Africa, A “Hellaween” House Party

A couple of weeks back, Oakulture wrote about the high talent level of Oakland’s female vocalists. In the comments section, educator and cultural mover and shaker Hodari Davis suggested we add Candice...
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Khoree the Poet holds spoken word events in Oakland

By Tasion Kwamilele, The Oakland Post From the rough streets of South Central to performing with renowned musicians and comedians is the dream for most aspiring entertainers growing up in the Los...