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A16 Rockridge launches Monday night Autostrada Dinner Series

Right now through March, A16 Rockridge will be featuring a Monday night supper they call the “Autostrada Dinner Series.” Each month will showcase a different prix fixe dinner menu inspired by the regions...
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Dealing with the drought: Some ways to save

While much of the rest of the country is experiencing a deep freeze, here in Oakland we’ve been enjoying a little summer in January. But that great weather isn’t without its troubles. On January 17,...
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Long-awaited Spectrum Queer Media screening of Dyke Central and Throw Like a Girl, February 5 (Community Voices)

By Monica Anderson, a.k.a. Kin Folkz In 2011, the very first Dyke Central episode premiered to a sold-out audience at the Grand Lake Theater. Now, finally, we present the eagerly-awaited follow-up screening...
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Preventing adult-onset diabetes made easier: YMCA of the East Bay offers new support group for pre-diabetics

Sidney Glass, 66, a retired public defender, spent years on a “pill regime” for various ailments having to do with his weight and diet and was recently diagnosed as pre-diabetic by his health...
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West Oakland tenants band together to stand up to slumlord

Mold in Booker Emery apartment. Photo courtesy of EBSOL. Tiffany Tate and her boyfriend, James Jones, have lived at the Booker Emery Apartments near West Oakland BART for more than three years. At a...
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14 largely musical things to do in Oakland, January 31 – February 6 — and 1 Oaklandy musical thing in San Leandro

It doesn't always work out that more than half the events in a given week are about a particular thing, but it worked out this week: so much music! Jazz, classical, Gamelan, Carnatic, DJs... But in the...
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20 ways to not be a gentrifier in Oakland (Community Voices)

By Dannette Lambert Gentrification is the word of the day in Oakland. Everywhere you look people are asking, “Am I a gentrifier? Is it bad? Should I care?" What people don’t seem to realize is it...
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Freestyle: “If you make it here, you can make it anywhere,” says Oakland’s Too Short

The Post News Group, News Feature, Tasion Kwamilele, contributor. Posted: January 22, 2104 Todd Anthony Shaw, more commonly known as Too Short, has been in the music industry for more than 20 years. A...
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Toward Collaborative Transparency: How open data can redefine government transparency

More difficult to achieve than concealment in government is effective transparency. It is in the nature of infinite civic documents, agreements and relations to hide in plain sight. Our Public Ethics...
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Pollinator Posse’s outdoor classroom show signs of life (Community Voices)

Last week was a very exciting one for Oakland’s Pollinator Posse. And although we almost lost a life, the story turned out to have a happy ending. Let me explain. Children’s Fairyland and the Gardens at...