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Top 5 picks from Oakland’s Eat Real Festival 2014

Each year Oakland’s Eat Real Festival brings together the Bay Area’s best mobile food vendors, chefs, brewers and artisans in Jack London Square for a weekend of ridiculous overindulgence. In reality, the...
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5 finger-lickin’ good barbecue spots, Oakland-style

From Texas to Kansas City, from dry-rubbed to sauce-laden, there are multiple barbeque traditions, each claiming to be the best. Texans eschew sauce; Saint Louisans love their sweet sauce. Some regions rely on...
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Living the New Economy Convergence in Oakland

From October 23 to 26, Oakland will host the Living the New Economy Convergence, an event for learning, sharing, collaborating and designing the New Economy. The event is a hybrid of several familiar types of...
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More graduate from Oakland schools, and other OUSD data points

After years of reform, some things are improving at Oakland Unified School District. More kids are graduating and fewer are dropping out, with the graduation rate rising to 66.8 percent for June 2013,...
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Hip hop therapy for Oakland youth begins in October

Beginning in late October and running through January, the Oakland Public Library and Oakland Parks and Recreation Department will be hosting a hip hop workshop series for marginalized young men of East and...
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Nominations are open for the Oakland Youth-Friendly Business Awards

For the third year, a dozen schools and community-based organizations have come together to create a platform for honoring the exceptional businesses and mentors that go out of their way to offer Oakland...
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Oakland street food: The documentary (Part 3)

http://youtu.be/i9qSgycFi9Y "Comida Mobile" looks at the Latino experience as mirrored in the lives of pushcart vendors in Fruitvale, Oakland. Miguel Montiel grew up supporting his family's fruit cup...
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19 things to do in Oakland with traditions old and new, September 26 – October 2

This week, we have lots of traditional events. They've either been around for decades or are just starting out: 25th anniversary, a couple of 2nd annuals, decades-old annual, 3rd annual, first-ever, 1st...
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Trackademicks talks Bay Area hip hop mentality, Oakland taco trucks, and song inspirations

Last Thursday, I sat down with local hip hop artist Trackademicks at Farley’s East to talk before his upcoming set at the Oakland Music Festival on September 27. Alameda-born and Oakland-based, Tracks is...
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Send off summer with the Oakland Music Festival 2014

September is music festival month in Oakland. Though not the only month with music festivals, there’s been a non-stop slew of music all over the city this month, concluding with the 2nd annual Oakland Music...