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Steve Snider: Downtown Oakland as a venue

The guys behind the light and sound of some of Downtown Oakland’s most successful music and art venues of the early 2000’s are now setting the stage for growth in one of the core parts of Oakland–Uptown,...
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Art as togetherness: Mr. Liu’s work in Oakland embraces the culture of immigration

By Sophia Hussain. Cross-posted from the Oakland Museum of California. Shu Yi Liu, or Mr. Liu, as he is known, a renowned artist and Chinese drawing and painting teacher, is a fixture of Oakland’s...
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Farley’s East is buzzing for the holidays–and in the center of things

Since it opened four years ago, Farley’s East has established itself as a hub of Uptown. Co-owner Chris Hillyard, whose father opened the first Farley’s 25 years ago in San Francisco, recalls the location...
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“Above and Below” OMCA show depicts the Bay’s past, present, and future

Just in time for the opening of the East Span of the Bay Bridge, the Oakland Museum of California opens its latest showing in the series of exhibitions about the San Francisco Bay. Above and Below: Stories...
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Latham Square marks Oakland’s latest foray into pop-up public space

The groundbreaking of Latham Square, Oakland’s newest plaza, has temporarily closed off the intersection of Broadway and Telegraph Avenue off to traffic in favor of experimenting with public space. The...
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Before BART: the Bridge that changed everything

The new photography exhibit at the Oakland Museum of California, Peter Stackpole: Bridging the Bay, takes Bay Area residents back to the 1933 inception of the Bay Bridge, a time when the Bridge was an...
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Report: Domestic violence complaints growing in Oakland as resources diminish

Last Tuesday Oakland Police Officer Randy White presented a report on the state of domestic violence to the City Council Public Safety Committee at the request of Councilmember Dan Kalb. According to White,...
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Darlene Rios Drapkin on Oakland’s Urban Transformation

If you have been to Temescal recently, you may have noticed the colorful banners which announce its adopted ethos: “cool,” “hip.” The banners’ placement—and the careful calibration of the...
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Ise Lyfe’s Brighter than Blight installation brings art to East Oakland

Oakland’s most exciting upcoming art event does not take place in a gallery. It doesn’t even take place in Downtown Oakland. Spoken-word artist Ise Lyfe’s latest project eschews traditional art spaces...