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Radix Theater Troupe premieres MOONSHINE: Three Short Pieces this week

The Foundry is an art space reincarnated from the carcass of an old iron works warehouse in West Berkeley. One staircase off the massive, stabled hall leads to a semi-enclosed attic moldering in the open air....
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Ground-breaking consumer-owned higher education institute to launch in Oakland

Rani Coager and Seyed Amiry believe the current model of financing institutions of higher learning is unsustainable. It has created a population paralyzed by debt and a skills gap that leaves too many...
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Fist o’ Flour Pizza Company sets up shop in the Laurel District

The Fist o' Flour Pizza Company has become one of those local darlings whose success makes us all sentimental and fuzzy feeling down in some tribal part of our beings. James Whitehead talks about pizza the way...
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ArtComplex launches pop-up exhibition: Twelve installations under one roof

A closed medical building on 29th and Telegraph waits on construction permits to restore the spot to its original 1920s function as residential housing. In this fleeting moment of transition, twelve artists...
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Oakland student film wins international film festival, renews city’s effort to combat sex trafficking

The winning film from the Girls Impact the World Film Festival 2013 was a documentary about Oakland’s sex trafficking crisis, made by two local teenagers. Zoë Simone Yi and Rebecca Dharmapalan, seniors at...
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February 7 – 9 hackathon in Oakland focuses on bringing youth of color into tech

February 7 - 9, Oakland will host the first-ever Startup Weekend – Black Male Achievement. Startup Weekend is a globally-adapted model that begins with Friday night pitches and continues through...
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Teens share technology projects at Meet the Makers event

By Janet Noe,  cross-posted from Lawrence Hall of Science Teens from the TechHive at the Lawrence Hall of Science will share projects that showcase their talents in film editing, 3-D modeling, and game...
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Oakland Local’s top Arts & Culture stories from 2013

Readers, you are an eclectic bunch. This year’s top Arts & Culture stories ranged from an edifying interview with a feminist porn star, to coverage of the profoundly personal premier of Fruitvale...
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Oakland’s 20-somethings: Innovating super-cool businesses right here in the Town

Nick Sareceni started at Google straight out of college. Two years later, when they offered him a staggering — but, no, staggering — amount of money plus benefits to stick around, he declined. Why? Because...
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Oaklandish opens new store in the Dimond

You may have noticed that the designs of Oaklandish have become our city’s de facto branding scheme. Chinwe Okona, a new member of the store's civic engagement team, believes the public here in Oakland would...