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Ceasefire’s missing link: What about jobs?

Much can be learned when calm breaks down and angry words fill the air. During those tense moments when tempers flare, order is lost, and a push for calm rises above the din, the glimpse offered of deep-seated...
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24 blacks in tech you need to know

Oakland's first Summit on Blacks in Tech is taking place May 2nd at Impact Hub Oakland. With the technological renaissance happening in none other than The Town, there's no better place to hold the...
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The Oakland Neighborhood Project

Oakland Neighborhood Project A photo project that gives people in Oakland's 146 neighborhoods a chance to tell the world about where they live. Bartlett (Upper Peralta Creek) Familia Aguilar. Claudia...
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“Patternscapes”, ceramic works by Tiffany Schmierer

Manna Gallery is pleased to present a selection of ceramic sculptures and wall pieces by San Francisco artist Tiffany Schmierer.  Exhibition opens Third Thursday, May 21, from 6 to 8 pm and continues to...
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Michael Chabon’s mysterious 8-year wait (hint: novel involved) (Community Voices)

I really didn’t want to hear this from someone I’d just met: “I spent $500 on an impulse buy at Children’s Fairyland’s live auction years ago, and I don’t know if I ever received what I...
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The Oakland Neighborhood Project

Oakland Neighborhood Project A photo project that gives people in Oakland's 146 neighborhoods a chance to tell the world about where they live. St. Elizabeth Madeline lives with her wife of two years...
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How Do You #WearYourVoice

Editor's Note: Every Thursday, Wear Your Voice Magazine will present an image that we feel captures Oakland fashion, energy & its people. We are Oakland. We are unique. We stand against each metropolitan...
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The Spirits Society: A monthly spirits-tasting event

Much in the same way that the Bay Area has pioneered the locavore foodie culture, The Spirits Society aims to bring the same mentality to ecologically conscious drinkers who want to taste the best that...
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“Dre Area: The Mac Dre Art Show” pays homage to the late rap legend

In the years since his untimely death in 2004, Mac Dre's life has become so mythologized, and his image so widespread, that he's transformed from a pioneering local rapper into a godlike figure. A symbol of...
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Tech diversity a big topic at Oakland’s Vator Splash

On April 22-23, Oakland will again host Vator Splash at the Kaiser Center and The Port Workspaces by Lake Merritt. During the two-day event, venture capitalists and active angels will educate startups and...