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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 regularly, and to balance it out, I asked people that actually work in restaurants. This is what they

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...

Saturday, August 2nd, 2014

A view from the basement (Community Voices)

By Elia Vargas Six months ago, I lived in a basement. Now I own my own home. And it isn’t really all that weird. Given the Bay Area housing market over the past two years, there has been...

Sunday, July 13th, 2014

Stopping gentrification in OUSD: Update on the displacement of Dewey and privatization of public land (Community Voices)

By Aram Mendoza and N. Finch, in collaboration with Dewey teachers Since we last wrote about the development deal that would potentially displace Dewey Academy and sell off public land, we’ve witnessed inspiring awareness and mobilization among...

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014

A Story About Love: Award-winning team to make film about sex trafficking in Oakland

By Tehea Robie and Lydia Tuan Four-time Academy Award winner Mark Berger and Emmy Award winning producer Layda Negrete have teamed up to create a film about sexually exploited youth in the Bay Area. Child Sex Trafficking: A...

Tuesday, June 24th, 2014

Acupuncture school moves to old Oaksterdam building (Community Voices)

By Tehea Robie As mainstream healthcare continues to become more costly and dangerous, informed consumers are opening their minds to complementary / alternative medicine. The Academy of Chinese Culture and Health Sciences (Academy), an IHL which has been serving the...

Monday, June 23rd, 2014

There are no children in Oakland: Youth Radio promotes youth of color in tech and media (Community Voices)

By Erik Sakamoto, Youth Radio’s Chief Operating Officer “Young people are behind a lot of the violence where I live, but who are their role models? I haven’t met a kid yet who’s said, ‘My dad sat...

Sunday, June 22nd, 2014

Dewey Academy in danger of displacement: Gentrification and the Oakland Unified School District (Community Voices)

By Aram Mendoza and N. Finch in collaboration with Dewey teachers Displacement of longtime low-income residents due to gentrification has been an all too common story in the Bay Area recently. Now the same insidious process is...

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

OBIT: Remembering Kevin Weston

By Russell Morse, New America Media, Commentary, Posted: Jun 17, 2014. Kevin Weston, accomplished journalist and longtime New America Media family member, died Sunday at his home in Oakland after a nearly two-year fight with leukemia. He was 45....

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