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Oakland diversity in tech discussion focuses on solutions

Tuesday evening, BuildUp brought together panelists from a range of tech companies and organizations to discuss how to tackle the industry’s diversity problem. Building Innovation: Creating an Inclusive...
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Gun violence in Oakland: Where do guns come from?

There have already been 38 murders in Oakland this year, according to police statistics last updated on June 22. When it comes to aggravated assaults with a firearm, there have been 176, and robberies with a...
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Oakland’s top reads (June 7 – 29)

Well, it's certainly summer in this city of ours, this white-stuccoed, Deco-studded, Oak-fortified, nasturtium-overrun, gate-unlatched, hair-undone, mother-tongued, hot-linked, double-Dutched, pinky-sworn,...
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Diversifying the world of children’s books in Oakland (Community Voices)

By Ann Daniels The world of children’s books is very beautiful. It’s also very white. If you’re not working with kids, you might be surprised just how few children’s books look like the diverse...
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A blemish on Oakland’s gentrification (Community Voices)

Oakland’s city officials and promoters often tout the success of the city’s gentrification. They herald the “vibrancy” of the “New Oakland,” and the thriving new restaurant scene. They proudly...
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West Oakland Specific Plan renderings

On June 11, the West Oakland Specific Plan (WOSP) passed the Zoning and Planning Commission with a 4-2 vote despite debate and protesters disrupting the meeting. The Oakland City Council is set to vote on the...
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Bay Area nonprofits fly to New Orleans for #YesWeCode hackathon

At this year’s Essence Festival, New Orleans youth will join technologists, developers, designers and community leaders in a hackathon to build their own solutions for problems affecting their neighborhoods....
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23 things to do in, around, and for Oakland, June 27 – July 3

Sorry, there's nothing fun going on this week. Ha! We're just kidding, there's plenty--and about half of this week's are on Friday, oddly enough, so we hope you cleared your schedule. Apparently, Oakland wants...
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By Howard Dyckoff A new start-up that is also new to Oakland, npm, Inc., has funding, customers and over a million users worldwide.  And it is likely to help make Oakland a center of innovation for...
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Without net neutrality, how are Oakland’s communities affected?

Viewing an episode of your favorite show may become a matter of speed, fast or slow. Trying to watch that season finale of Game of Thrones or that premiere of Orange is the New Black could become an experience...