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Celebrate Oakland youth poets and Chapter 510 on Thursday, May 1

Please turn out to celebrate Oakland youth poets on May 1 at Studio Grand, 3234 Grand Avenue, 7 - 9 p.m. Chapter 510 is a Made-in-Oakland literacy and writing project serving Oakland youth started in...
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Oakland’s textile arts scene is a hotbed of creative innovators

It really is no wonder the contemporary textile arts scene, which is broadening its accessibility and appeal to amateur textile artists and sewn arts enthusiastists, has its home base in the Bay...
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Tambo Peruvian: Latin American authenticity comes to Oakland

By Angela Lazear. Cross-posted from the East Bay Food Scene. We’ve all been exposed to regional foods over the course of our lives, but let’s face it, the food available to us in the past wasn’t...
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Nona Lim: A Foodie Grows in West Oakland

Behind a nondescript facade and a modest-demeanored woman, who is also exceedingly pregnant of late, lurks West Oakland's most recent addition to the foodie revolution. Previously in a time-share kitchen in...
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Oaklandish opening new retail store in Jack London Square

Oaklandish is expanding in Oakland once again--into Jack London Square, where  the Oakland Supply Company, their new "concept shop" --is going to be the next step in turning Oaklandish from a beloved t-shirt...
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Dream: An essay (Community Voices)

A couple of weeks ago, an African-American man told me, “These youngsters today have given up hope. They've stopped caring and become ruthless. They’ll shoot you without a second thought.” “Aren’t...
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Oakland’s Top Reads 4/21-4/27

Before we talk about political combat and daily strife, can we talk about how we are now a few weeks into spring bloom, and yet the new colors and smells against the same old pavement landscape are...
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Italian pizza: Finding the perfect peace at Oakland’s A16 Rockridge

By Angela Lazear. Cross-posted from the East Bay Food Scene. We’ve all had them. Distractions life throws at us that really take us out of our zone. Missed deadlines, days so busy you can’t think. Seems...
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On being a book giver (Community Voices)

By Ann Daniels Everybody knows what April 1 is, but if you love to read, perhaps you were more excited for another date this month. April 23 was World Book Night, when tens of thousands of people go out...
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Violence against women is everybody’s problem (Community Voices)

By Yasmin Golan Last week, the body of a 23-year-old woman was found badly beaten to death in a park in my neighborhood. I co-operate a farm stand a few blocks away, and I pass the park at least a few times...