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Oaktech: Erin Kilmer Neel and Oakland Grown: Strengthening local economy

Erin Kilmer-Neel believes that we can repair our culture of disconnectedness by strengthening our localized economy. “Money drives so much of what makes the world go 'round that if we are thoughtful about...
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Erin Kilmer-Neel: Oakland Grown founder works at building local sustainability in Oakland

Erin Kilmer-Neel believes that we can repair our culture of disconnectedness by strengthening our localized economy. “Money drives so much of what makes the world go round that if we are thoughtful about...
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Oakland’s Top Reads: March 24th – 31st

Today is opening day, guys. It's baseball season. Can you smell the stale beer? Can you feel it making your footsteps sticky? Do you remember Coco and Yoyo's handshake? Do you feel the auspicious good vibes...
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Holy Names replaces school principal after student protest

In the ten days since the walk-out staged by students of Holy Names High School, the administration has been tight-lipped about internal proceedings in response to the protest. It was made known to students...
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Fruitvale’s Favianna Rodriguez crowd-funds buying her family home–by selling art

If you don't know who Favianna Rodriguez is by her iconic art, or just by living in Oakland, check out this story about her from our archives. She is an internationally-renowned artist and devoted activist...
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First Mayoral Candidate Forum hosted by Oakland Tech students

Mayor Jean Quan faces serious challengers to her reelection this year. Polls from last month have her in third place with the support of 10% of those polled. Councilmember Libby Schaaf is in second with 16%...
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The Latest Oakland Top Reads: March 25

Spring has sprung. The scent of jasmine, citrus blossoms and barbecue ride on salty east bay breezes and the sun hovers low and festive late into the evening. Maybe it's that Spring thaw and that equinox...
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Oakland Goes to South By Southwest (SXSW)

Those of you who are not tech wonks may not know that the South by Southwest festival, known for its music and its film series, also holds a third series they call the Interactive Festival.  Interactive is...
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Holy Names High School Students Walk Out, Call for Replacement of Assistant Principal

The students of Holy Names High School only had a few hours between the moment they received the upsetting email Tuesday night and the time the administration shut down their email system in which to...
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Community Benefit Districts: The new source for city services?

It’s no accident that the all the neighborhoods in Oakland that are likely to spring to mind when you think thriving—Temescal, Lakeshore, Rockridge, Uptown and KONO—also happen to be the neighborhoods...