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Oakland street food: The paths to legitimacy

http://youtu.be/Xw3ej5wCKfA Along the sidewalks of Oakland’s Fruitvale district, street food vendors are busy every day selling traditional tamales, fresh fruit, corn chips and homemade ice cream. If you...
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Hip hop therapy for Oakland youth begins in October

Beginning in late October and running through January, the Oakland Public Library and Oakland Parks and Recreation Department will be hosting a hip hop workshop series for marginalized young men of East and...
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Oakland street food: The paths to legitimacy

http://youtu.be/Xw3ej5wCKfA Along the sidewalks of Oakland’s Fruitvale district, street food vendors are busy every day selling traditional tamales, fresh fruit, corn chips and homemade ice cream. If you...
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Oakland nonprofit CALICO hosts annual benefit this Saturday

It starts early, when kids are beginning to make sense of themselves and their relationship to the world around them. As the most common type of childhood trauma today, abuse manifests itself in the lives of...
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Oakland street food: Meet the people who make it

http://youtu.be/T1CZPPZ_Tfw It’s 5:30 a.m., dark and cold. Even so, most of the approximately 200 street food vendors who sell in Oakland are already hard at work, shopping for their ingredients or...
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“Perched” art show in Oakland unfolds harmony of two worlds beginning Friday, September 5

At the intersection of urban life and the natural world, Oakland-based artist Cameron Thompson creates a state of mind rooted in stability and perspective. This intersection, where city commotion meets...
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Missed National Night Out? Throw your own block party anytime

Did you miss National Night Out this past Tuesday? Rooted in efforts to decrease crime by building neighborhood camaraderie, 625 Oakland neighborhoods registered with the city to participate in block parties....
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Support arts education in Oakland public schools

What better way to conclude a lovely summer in Oakland than to spend it in the company of those who love this city as much as you do, dancing to live music and dining by the water, all to support the creative...
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Building Oakland community during Friday summer nights

Where can you go on Friday evenings to chat with your neighbors, connect with community organizations, challenge your friends and family to a potato sack race, all while inherently fostering a safe...
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Moving Oakland youth to peace

Every positive relationship begins with a foundation in safety. As we come to know ourselves, another individual, or society at large, a sense of security is what allows us to progress towards more intimate...