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What’d you say?: Top stories from Community Voices

Here at Oakland Local, we pride ourselves in being a space dedicated to giving a voice to Oaklanders of all stripes. Perhaps there is no greater example of that than our Community Voices articles, pieces...
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Three great reasons to explore 40th Street ASAP

“There’s a lot of cool little spots here,” says Steve Stevenson, owner of 1-2-3-4 Go! Records. “It’s a cool little pocket away from the main drag.” Just a few blocks from trendy Temescal, 40th...
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It was the day before I was scheduled to leave for a vacation. We were finishing up our annual Fairy Winterland extravaganza, and to be perfectly honest, it hadn’t been a stellar day. Santa had laryngitis....
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Oakulture 2013 Year in Review

Rickey Henderson by TDK What a year it’s been here at Oakulture. We’ve been blessed to witness the phenomenal cultural movement taking place here in Oakland, California, as we speak. Some call it a...
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A community grows on 40th Street in Oakland (Love Letter to Oakland 2)

When Sam Cunningham and MacKay Gibbs started looking for a place to open a bicycle shop in Oakland, the corner of 40th and Webster was not on their radar. Sam Cunningham and MacKay Gibbs in...
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Oakland Local’s top Arts & Culture stories from 2013

Readers, you are an eclectic bunch. This year’s top Arts & Culture stories ranged from an edifying interview with a feminist porn star, to coverage of the profoundly personal premier of Fruitvale...
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The 6 Oakland Local stories from 2013 you want to make sure you read

It was quite the year at Oakland Local. We dug into education coverage, focusing on the school system and local organizations that serve youth, on zoning and development downtown, on the tech boom, the food...
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Food, drinks, and love: Oakland Local’s top food stories of 2013

Undeniably, food is a central part of Oakland's identity as a city. From the frequenters of International Boulevard's myriad taco trucks, to the trendy Uptown diners, to the urban mushroom foragers, we all...
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The top 10 Oakland pop-ups of 2013

It's been an amazing year for revitalization, and Oakland's pop-ups have been part of that. Pop Up Hood has been a great supporter of all this popping up, and has been instrumental in helping some of these...
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More police as a campaign issue? (Community Voices)

As the luster of the “New Oakland” / ”Oakland Renaissance” / gentrification starts to dull, we see the crime — especially robberies, burglaries and daytime shootings. Some residents and politicians...