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Photo essay: An Oaklandish tailgate party

On Saturday, July 19, the clouds were high and it was a beautiful day at the Oakland Coliseum. At the Oakland A's 25th anniversary tailgate party commemorating the famous "Battle of the Bay" between the A's...
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Tech4Good comes to Oakland with new economic models

An organization that has been a staple of the Alt Tech scene in San Francisco is now hosting events in Downtown Oakland.  It is another sign that Oakland is definitely becoming a major place to hold...
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Join in Oakland’s 1989 World Series Memorial Tailgate Party

Remember 1989? Forget the Berlin Wall coming down! It was the year of the Bay Area World Series, with the Oakland A's versus the San Francisco Giants. There was a whole lot o' shaking going on, and the Mandela...
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West Oakland’s Juneteenth: A street fair with free food, music, and community awards

Oakland's seventh Juneteenth Freedom Day Celebration, organized by community groups and supported by local businesses, was held on June 28. Jazz and dance were on tap, plus health screenings and a food...
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Communications conundrum: Should Oakland trash its 911 radio system and spend millions to join the county system?

The City of Oakland is has been quietly working on its radio communications issues by updating its old equipment and renovating  its dispatch center. On Tuesday, July 8, the finance committee of the City...
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Neighbors ask for details at Oakland Coliseum area planning workshop

There is a plan to build new sports arenas and new housing in the area around the Oakland Coliseum and residents got a preview of that plan last week. Those attending expressed interest in developing the area...
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East Oakland Neighbor Night series brings youth and adults together

Last week, nearly 100 East Oakland residents gathered to tell their stories and engage each other in dialogue and dance during the second Neighbor Night event. The April 22 event was organized by East...
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Early Oakland: Local techies build new website to help pre-school parents

For Oakland parents looking for nearby pre-school options, it was often a long effort and a required a lot of phone calls. Now a solution is at hand in the form of a map-driven website,...
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Oaktech: Yozio’s an Oakland startup that helps mobile apps succeed

A tech startup in downtown Oakland, a few floors above the Oakland Tribune,  hopes to provide tools that can accelerate how other startups develop their audiences. Lei Sun, the founder and CEO of Yozio,...
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Ceasefire sweeps “Neighborhood Champion” awards

Like a sweep at the Oscars, the Ceasefire program and its many partners won most of the awards at the Oakland Police Foundation's Neighborhood Champions Awards this past Saturday. This is based on the current...