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Saturday, September 27th, 2014

Nominations are open for the Oakland Youth-Friendly Business Awards

For the third year, a dozen schools and community-based organizations have come together to create a platform for honoring the exceptional businesses and mentors that go out of their way to offer Oakland youth career exploration opportunities. If you know businesses or mentors who have done extraordinary jobs in the advancement of Oakland youth, please nominate them for the

Sunday, September 21st, 2014

Art bargains and more at Flourish Oakland (Community Voices)

Oakland Art Murmur is gearing up for Flourish Oakland, its annual fundraising party and art auction. More than thirty works of art will be offered for sale in a silent auction, with bids starting at 50% off...

Saturday, September 20th, 2014

Why Oakland needs net neutrality

By Paul Goodman More and more, Oakland is bursting with lively, creative local businesses and artists, and the Federal Communications Commission is weighing issues that could either encourage this creative energy or help strangle it. It all...

Monday, September 15th, 2014

Youth Impact HUB Oakland launches September 24! (Community Voices)

By Gino Pastori-Ng Oakland is internationally renowned for its creativity and innovation, and this legacy will continue to expand thanks to a collaborative program launching this fall. The Impact Youth HUB is the brainchild of Youth SEED, United...

Saturday, September 13th, 2014

Oakland’s Coliseum City could be transformational if city leaders thought more like Steve Jobs (Community Voices)

I was meeting with clients on 85th Avenue bordering International Boulevard, which consists of a series of warehouses, mixed-use spaces, and affordable housing projects that some consider the industrial parts of East Oakland. Coliseum City has the potential...

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

Faced with restrictions, undocumented NYC street vendors push back

Editor’s Note: Oakland Local is partnering with Feet in Two Worlds to explore issues around undocumented workers in the fast food and street food sectors. This is one stories in a series. They sell fast food to...

Sunday, September 7th, 2014

What happened to the Ohlone burial sites? (Community Voices)

While looking through shelves of donated books at the East Bay Depot for Creative Reuse, I found a comb-bound publication that looked as though it was made at Kinko’s. There was a black-and-white sketch of a Native...

Saturday, September 6th, 2014

Are women in Oakland earning what they’re worth? (Community Voices)

By Allison Bliss A recent article in The Atlantic magazine revealed that women only applied for a promotion when they met 100 percent of the new job’s qualifications. Men, the story noted, felt no qualms about seeking...

Saturday, September 6th, 2014

What can you do to boost school attendance in Oakland? (Community Voices)

Paula Ambrose is the education program officer at the Kenneth Rainin Foundation, and the communications director for Oakland Reads 2020. September Counts September is Attendance Awareness Month: a time when we shine a spotlight on the importance of...

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

How does music affect the dining experience?

By Christina Mitchell. Cross-posted from East Bay Dish. With music mentioned in a couple posts this week, I started thinking about how it affects the dining experience. I talked to food bloggers and readers who eat out...

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