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Saturday, September 20th, 2014

Why Oakland needs net neutrality (Community Voices)

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 has to do with the Internet and the somewhat wonky – but really quite simple – concept of

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...

Monday, August 18th, 2014

Will Oakland finally get the first-rate Public Ethics Commission it deserves? (Community Voices)

Michelle Romero is Claiming Our Democracy director at The Greenlining Institute, www.greenlining.org. This November, Oakland voters will have the chance to make sure the city has a Public Ethics Commission with real power needed to enforce our...

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014

How to order at Lucky Three Seven Filipino Street Cuisine

By Christina Mitchell. Cross-posted from East Bay Dish. I first read about Lucky 37 Filipino Street Cuisine in East Bay Express last summer, a few weeks after it opened.  The Filipino take-out spot sounded so good, it immediately went on my...

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