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EBMUD urges us to conserve water this Summer (Community Voices)

By: Richard Harris, Manager of Water Conservation at East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD)     California is in year four of the drought and this heightened emergency shows no end in sight....
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Water-saving tips from the Pacific Institute (Community Voices)

By Amanda Pebler, Communications Associate at the Pacific Institute California is facing its fourth year of severe drought conditions. This year’s snowpack broke record lows at a mere five percent of the...
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Vocal Rush’s Urban Aca Artistry sends a message (Community Voices)

By Margaret Huang, co-chair of the parent APT Public Relations Committee for Oakland School of the Arts, Vocal Music Department This past weekend, Vocal Rush, an a cappella group from Oakland School for the...
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Oakland minimum wage part 3: A perfect storm in Chinatown (Community Voices)

By Sal Bednarz, owner of Actual Cafe & Victory Burger Oakland Chinatown has a long history, dating back to the California Gold Rush, and was created in the face of open anti-Chinese sentiment and...
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On May 5th, give to East Bay nonprofits (Community Voices)

By Dawn Robinson, Donor Services Associate at East Bay Community Foundation On May 5, the East Bay Community Foundation is hosting East Bay Gives, a 24-hour online giving day for donations to registered...
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Civicorps works to help remake West Oakland

By Doniphan Blair Civicorps may have a prosaic name, which it adopted seven years ago from an even more modest appellation—East Bay Conservation Corps—but don’t let that fool you. Indeed, CC has...
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Catherine Bracy, Code for America and Oakland’s tech ecosystem

By Catherine Pickavet Compare the tech community on the East Coast, particularly in New York and Boston, to that of the West Coast, particularly the Bay Area/Silicon Valley, and the differences might not...
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KivaZip and Centro Community Partners funding small business in Oakland: Part 2

By Howard Dyckoff Kiva Zip has brought its micro-finance mojo to Oakland by partnering with many community-based trustees in the East Bay. Among these is Oakland’s Centro Community Partners,  which is...
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KivaZip and Centro Community Partners funding small business in Oakland

By Howard Dyckoff Part one of a three-part series on Kiva and its largest Oakland trustee Centro Community Partners Kiva is at the forefront of micro-lending, providing small loans to artists and...
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West Oakland residents reflect on recent shooting (Community Voices)

By a group of concerned West Oakland residents There is nothing about Chyemil Pierce’s death on March 9th that is not tragic. This fiancée, Kaiser employee, and mother of three young children was only...