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Oakland’s makers and manufacturers seek to grow qualified workers through new programs

In the past few decades, the averages wages in the Bay Area have hovered high above the wages in the broader US economy. Although the dot-com bubble generated rapidly increasing wages in the late 90's, they...
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Help Freedom Farmers Market bring fresh produce to West Oakland

Brother's Kitchen and Farms to Grow are working together to bring a farmer's market to West Oakland operating weekly on Saturdays: Freedom Farmers Market The Freedom Farmers Saturday Market will offer...
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Home Cook: Blueberry Coffee Cake Mini-Muffins

I needed a simple "welcome home" gift for my friend that fell in between caring and casual. I was't really in the mood to leave the house or spend any money so I settled on blueberry coffee-cake muffins....
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Home Cook: Penne Pasta Salad

Hopefully you're still with me in my quest for doable-dining.  This pasta salad was definitely more impromptu than prepared...but I can testify that in the end, there was nothing left. So back to the...
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Cheap & Good: Hannah’s top 4 spots to eat in Oakland

I have two requirements when I eat out: cheap. and good. We tend to forsake one for the other, but I was adamant to find restaurants that satisfied both requirements. I can only eat burgers and fries for so...
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Home Cook: Summer Breakfast Salad

  I've had enough of those cooking channels and meal magazines. First, I rarely have six hours to make turducken in a kitchen-aid sponsored kitchen with a staff to clean up post cooking-volcano. Second, I...
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Local galleries offer interesting art beyond First Friday–have a look

July's First Friday was yet another success. Both Jack London Square's Loakal and 26th Street's galleries provided a plethora of artistic achievements - ranging from soothing acrylics to heartfelt...