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Oakland Indie Awards tonight!

What happens when you get a business that combines innovation, a passion for social change, and a touch of Oakland soul? You get businesses like Beulah’s Bean Truck, an ice cream truck turned coffee...
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The Studio Series: “Tired” by Ragana at Shipwreck

Oakland Local and Oaktown Indie Mayhem present The Studio Series. One Oakland band, recorded in a local studio, highlighting the thriving local music community in our...
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Warriors lead the series 4-1 after 40 years

Last night's close victory against Houston has put us in the running for the 2015 NBA Championship after a 40 year dry spell. The last time we saw the Warriors in the championship, the federal minimum wage...
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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. Jack London Square One of Oakland's oldest...
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Eastlake Music Festival’s deeper meaning

Unsuspecting joggers ran into the center of music at the Eastlake Music Festival on Saturday, May 23. Some detoured and went on their way but many stopped to join the hundreds of people who were spread out on...
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Celebrate Bay Area community with the Oakland Book Festival

As a landscape honored for its cultural roots and social progress, Oakland has an inherent knack for generating discussion around the evolving tides of society. On Sunday, May 31st, City Hall is hosting a...
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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. Dimond Stan Dodson wants you to get out there and hike....
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Fairyland thanks LMBC on its birthday (Community Voices)

The Lake Merritt Breakfast Club was created “to promote activities and call attention to Lake Merritt.” (The members admitted that in going by the lake every day, they had lost their awareness of its...
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alaMar – Oakland’s “New American” has a Birthday

Corn Half WheelsParmesan, white truffle oil, fine herbs There is nothing quite like marking an anniversary with a special occasion... something festive, an opportunity to both celebrate the successes of...
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Kiva Zip loans fuels Oakland small business community

The City of Oakland and Mayor Libby Schaaf have big economic plans, but the one the mayor is quick to discuss is anything but “big,” unless you consider the potential impact on small, locally owned...