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Thursday, July 31st, 2014

Oakland Local’s top reads 7/20-7/30

The writers at OL have been hit hard by the summer and can now only write the most heart-affirming and/or fluffy and/or fuzzy Oakland stories. You as readers seem to be on the same wavelength about that. All of this week’s top reads are about the way this city does business: the distinctly not business-as-usual way we

Monday, July 14th, 2014

Oakland Local’s top reads, July 8 – 13

If you need a break from the heavy, difficult news we often have to confront as Oakland residents, you’ve got one. This week’s top reads were decidedly of whimsical persuasion. Our highlights include this story from Laura...

Thursday, July 10th, 2014

Oakland Local’s top reads, 7/1 – 7/9

The following top reads from the past week at Oakland Local and Live Work Oakland make up a poignant portrait of a city undergoing transformation. Nothing has been left untouched by the demographic swelling and shrinking happening around...

Monday, June 30th, 2014

Oakland’s top reads (June 7 – 29)

Well, it’s certainly summer in this city of ours, this white-stuccoed, Deco-studded, Oak-fortified, nasturtium-overrun, gate-unlatched, hair-undone, mother-tongued, hot-linked, double-Dutched, pinky-sworn, time-warped, free-ranged, chocolate-glazed, hill-tilted, shore-sloping city of ours on the sunny side of the Bay. Don’t tell the transplants...

Wednesday, June 11th, 2014

Photo gallery: Villain-thropy at Children’s Fairyland

The most fun time ever had at Children’s Fairyland may not have been your seven-year-old birthday party, or any other party thrown there by someone between the ages of five and eleven. The best party hosted on those...

Tuesday, June 10th, 2014

Berkeley mayor suggests regional minimum wage plan to Oakland, East Bay leaders

Campaigns by fast food workers, Walmart employees and unions appear to be having an effect, as cities across the country scramble to raise local minimum wages. Seattle just jumped out front, with a $15.00 minimum wage; San...

Tuesday, June 10th, 2014

Oakland minimum wage ballot measure forges ahead

Polling shows that Oakland voters will likely approve an increase minimum wage to $12.25 per hour as of March 1, 2015, with annual increases pegged to cost of living. The Lift Up coalition submitted enough signatures to qualify...

Monday, June 9th, 2014

This week’s Top Reads (June 1 – 8)

First of all, thank you to all of you that voted for Hack the Hood and sent our message out to the hundreds of people it took for us to win last week. This really feels like...

Monday, May 26th, 2014

Top reads, May 10 – 25

It’s been a pretty feel-good week at Oakland Local. We are off-the-walls excited to tell you that Hack the Hood, a nonprofit in the OL family, was selected as one of the ten finalists in the Google Bay Area...

Friday, May 16th, 2014

Where to take great classes in Oakland this spring

In the spirit of springtime emergence and renewal and the kind of big bear-stretches that feel like the world calling forth to you from the very inside out, we’re going on a life-improvement kick. We’ve assembled a...

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