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Oakland by the numbers: Real estate edition

In the Trulia office in the Financial District of San Francisco, there is a large framed article about the use of real estate numbers in Chinese culture, and how the numbers 4 and 6 are considered inauspicious...
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Clark Here: An Interview with Clark Mizono, Digital Artist

Clark Kanemi Mizono grew up in San Francisco. He became interested in photography as a teenager, which, to his guidance counselor's surprise, allowed him to attend UCLA as a photography student in The...
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Oakland by the Numbers: Shots Fired (Community Voices)

A Careful Introduction All over the world, people from Oakland meet and talk about gunshots. Stories of terror connect people, as stories of hurricanes link together islanders and tornadoes link Middle...
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What is Yoga? What is the Yoga Industry? (Community Voices)

Yoga is one of the most highly valued commodities in the Bay Area, even though it's not a physical thing. Fifty years ago, aside from music and sports, there was no collective form of bodily expression in the...
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Oakland by the Numbers, 8/27/14 (Real Estate Edition)

Numbers speak louder than words. Their clarity, simplicity and elegance are unsurpassed, coming from a Hindu-Arabic rather than a Roman tradition. While the Romans worshiped deities with human forms, the...
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Restorative justice by the numbers

A recent Oakland Local story by Max Cadji has drawn our attention to the innovative nature of restorative, rather than retributive (or revenge-driven), approaches to justice. The numbers below reflect studies...
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5 greatest Oakland funnypeople (Opinion)

5: Mark Curry If I could count the number of days I stayed home from school to watch Hangin' With Mr. Cooper... 4: Luenell Campbell A true original, Campbell graduated from Castro Valley High...
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Oakland by the numbers, 6/1/14

12: Community Gardens listed on the City of Oakland's website. Of these gardens, 7 are north of Lake Merritt. 5 are south of Lake Merritt. 1/3 are located in "East" (geographic South) Oakland. 4: streets...
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OBIT: Tom Little, Park Day School founder (Community Voices)

Recently, the founder of Temescal's legendary Park Day School passed. If you knew him or if you'd like to learn more about him, Park Day School, and progressive education in the East Bay, you may attend his...
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Green Day, Part II: Why you can compare 40th to Gilman (Community Voices)

Thanks to the resounding, contradictory symphony of voices responding to my May 19th piece, I want to address them: Dana said this is not news and that Billie Joe started here. If it's not your idea of...