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Manna Gallery presents “Cauldron,” recent work by Jason Adkins (Community Voices)

“Cauldron,” recent paintings and drawings by Jason Adkins, opens on Third Thursday, June 19, 6 - 8 p.m., and continues until July 26. A reception for Adkins will take place Saturday, June 21, from 2 - 4...
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Fairyland’s “Villain-Thropic Evening” celebrates evil to do good, June 5

"On Thursday, June 5," Children's Fairyland tells us, "we’re going over to the dark side." Fortunately, Fairyland will only be evil for about three hours (6:30 - 9:30 p.m.). Catch it while you can! You...
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Oakland school board denies charter for Reems, seeks parcel tax for its high schools

A tiny K-8th grade charter school that serves kids in East Oakland’s most dangerous and desperate neighborhood lost its charter Wednesday night after an emotional session before the Oakland board of...
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20 things to do in Oakland to keep the love going around — and 1 in San Leandro — May 30 – June 5

Your heart is so full, Oakland! There is so much that Oaklanders are passionate about, so much we love, and there are so many opportunities to join together with that lovin' feelin' this week. We love animals,...
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Oakland’s Kapor Center to advise Google on bringing more diversity to workforce

Kapor Center for Social Impact will be the partner with Google to address a lack of ethnic and gender diversity in its workforce, Google announced this week, right on the heels of their announcement that only...
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“The Expulsion of Malcolm X” at Oakland’s Laney College Theater through Saturday

By Cristina Rodriguez The Expulsion of Malcolm X, presented by Colors of Vision Entertainment, is playing at Laney College Theater through May 31. The play went back and forth from Malcolm's public life...
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Will MacArthur BART Station development improve safety?

By Keith Burbank Crime at the MacArthur BART station may fall once the evolving transit-oriented development is complete, at least that's what the developer, BRIDGE Housing and the City of Oakland are...
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Chasing Mehserle: Oakland playwright holds up mirror to hometown

By Matt Werner “Downtown Oakland used to be empty and dangerous. Now it’s crowded and lying about itself. Luxury condos are next to SROs. It’s going to eat itself.” - Watts in Chasing...
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Got breastmilk?

“I Make Milk. What’s Your Superporwer?” – Bumper sticker During my 12 years at Children’s Fairyland, I have seen breastfeeding moms nearly every day in the park. Unlike more corporate workplaces,...
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28 organizations that will connect you with Oakland’s cycling community

Bike community abounds and thrives here in Oakland and Berkeley, in part because there is such a diverse range of entry points for anyone looking to be a part of a bike-centric community. Are you a bike...