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Oakland District 3 Newsletter: Oaktown Love (Community Voices)

Oakland inspires love.  Love of people and place; of arts and ideas.  It’s not so much that people move to the O; rather it’s the O that moves people. From the Ohlone (the first inhabitants) to the...
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Kalimah Priforce: Leading through example for Oakland youth of color

Having experienced first hand the transformative power of education and mentorship, Oakland entrepreneur and community leader Kalimah Priforce has gained considerable recognition for his contributions to...
The Rockridge Masonic Hall, an architectural jewel where last week’s Oakland Heritage Alliance’s Partners in Preservation Awards were held. Photo by Annie Wong. Share

Oakland Heritage Alliance honors partners in preservation (Community Voices)

I thought I was lost. I was on a busy stretch of College Avenue last week frantically searching for the Rockridge Masonic Hall on College Avenue where the Oakland Heritage Alliance’s Partners in...
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Oakland in the house at Obama “My Brother’s Keeper” kickoff

Oakland leaders and non-profits were well-represented when President Obama and the White House launched the My Brother's Keeper program this week, a national effort-- in collaboration with many civic groups...
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Oakland Funds Affordable Housing

by Ashley Chambers, The Oakland Post The city has awarded loans of over $7 million to five affordable housing development projects that will serve families and people with special needs, formerly homeless,...
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Working for jobs and freedom in Oakland (Community Voices)

From porters to postal carriers, teachers to truck drivers, Oakland is a city built by hardworking men and women who have fought – not only for their own success – but also for the respectful and equitable...
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Oakland Data Day jumpstarts multiple civic projects (Community Voices)

On a sunny Saturday, well over 100 people committed their time to finding new ways to use the datasets released by City, County and State government. Over 15 project groups were formed and many of these will...
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East Oakland’s Acta Non Verba Farm making change in deep East

By Richard Kevin Cartwright Walking through the wide expanse of nurtured and cultivated vegetable beds – a seemingly endless array of broccoli, an almond tree, lemons hanging from struggling branches,...
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Vator Splash conference coming to Oakland May 2014

from our friends at Vator: With local and national startups competing to win meetings with top VCs, an array of prominent speakers and sponsorship by major companies as well as the City of Oakland, the...
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Oakland’s Startup Weekend Education offers solutions for education problems

Technology is coming to some of the most intractable problems of education. Teacher Nina Portugal, who teaches English to foreign-born English language learners, had just about despaired over finding a way...