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Living the New Economy Convergence comes to Oakland

On a Thursday in late October, Oakland’s first annual Living the New Economy Convergence kicked off in downtown Oakland, aimed at inspiring conference-goers to “co-create a new economic reality in the...
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Alameda County loses $72.3 million in food stamps program, new study finds

As many communities brace themselves for the economic fallout of the worst drought in California’s recorded history, and the state continues a struggling recovery from the "great recession" -- with an...
Oakland's Cat Town Café hopes to be North America's first cat café Share

Oakland’s Cat Town Café: The race is on for North America’s first cat café

Undoubtedly, the Internet has been good to cats. A bit of a chicken-and-egg quandary, it's hard to definitively say if cat-love drives cyberspace, or if cyberspace drives users to new-found levels of...
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Preventing adult-onset diabetes made easier: YMCA of the East Bay offers new support group for pre-diabetics

Sidney Glass, 66, a retired public defender, spent years on a “pill regime” for various ailments having to do with his weight and diet and was recently diagnosed as pre-diabetic by his health...
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A food desert full of condos: Jack London’s residents plan local grocery

Oakland’s Jack London District is one of the city’s most affluent neighborhoods, with median incomes more than twice that of the city’s average. Recent statistics of this historically industrial...
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Oakland’s Blue Heron Catering celebrates 25 years serving up traditional plates for the holidays

This holiday season is in full swing, with the office parties and family dinners to spare, and Blue Heron Catering has a hand in making many of those parties a success. One of the go-to catering companies in...
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Community residents battle plans for private Kaiser garden

The corner of Piedmont Avenue and West MacArthur Boulevard has been under construction for years. At 35,000 square feet, or roughly half the size of a football field, the triangular parcel was originally...
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Ensemble Mik Nawooj: Oakland’s own hip-hop orchestra plays July 26 in Oakland

Mixing and borrowing from disparate music genres is fairly common in this postmodern age, but there are few artists who do it with such academic rigor as Oakland-based, classically-trained composer and pianist...