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Social media helps Oaklanders find jobs

The days of endless Craigslist scrolling are over. Summertime calls for a change in routine. Whether you're looking for that next step or finding your starting point, these five social media...
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Warriors lead the series 4-1 after 40 years

Last night's close victory against Houston has put us in the running for the 2015 NBA Championship after a 40 year dry spell. The last time we saw the Warriors in the championship, the federal minimum wage...
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Celebrate Bay Area community with the Oakland Book Festival

As a landscape honored for its cultural roots and social progress, Oakland has an inherent knack for generating discussion around the evolving tides of society. On Sunday, May 31st, City Hall is hosting a...
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10 Oakland bookstores for your niche

Tablets, Kindles, iPads — oh my! As a 140-character society, a finger-tap on a screen is about the time we’re willing to spend searching for the perfect “book.” And why get off your couch to scour...
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Bless the Lake: healing our relationship with water this Sunday

American anthropologist Loren Eiseley once said, “If there is magic on this planet, it is contained in water.” March 22 is World Water Day, an international celebration of the very thing that gives us...
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Oakland’s thrift stores are more than fashionable

photos by Anna Vignet Spring’s around the corner, and that “out with the old, in the with new” itch is creeping up! Besides providing us with inexpensive-but-still-quality alternatives to mainstream...
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Is Oakland’s decline in homicide a predictor of violent trends?

Oakland’s homicide rate: we study it, write about it, talk about it, and in some devastating cases, experience it. News anchors report on it without even blinking — a string of words that, when iterated...
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5 facts to keep in mind when dining out on the Town this Valentine’s Day

Oakland’s minimum wage increase from $9 an hour to $12.25 was passed this November by an overwhelming 82 percent of the vote. Potentially, this means more money circulating within our local economy, more...
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Oakland mural honors women who have experienced violence

In the early morning of April 5, 2014, a bicyclist found 23-year-old Kimberly Robertson lying in front of the F.M. Smith Recreation Center on Park Boulevard. She had been raped and beaten to death. Days...
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“Starving the beast” of juvenile institutions by reinvesting in our community

The “beast” of America’s ravenous juvenile justice system is gobbling up our tax money, government resources, and most importantly, our kids. On January 14 at Impact Hub Oakland, people were lined...