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Oakland Local: Seeking new management as of June 2015

After 6 years of operation and more than 5,000 published stories, community voices, videos and images, Oakland Local’s come to a fork in the road. Co-founder Susan Mernit has spent six years running the site...
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Support Chapter 510 at Metwest High School on Jan. 31

Exactly one year ago Chapter 510 volunteers showed up at MetWest High School, then a rag-tag bunch of low-tech portables scattered in an East Lake parking lot surrounded by construction. Their mission:...
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CityCamp Oakland Returns to City Hall Jan. 10

CityCamp Oakland, a participant-driven civic innovation conference to be held on Saturday, January 10, from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm, aims to redefine the way we perceive and collaborate with government. Organized...
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Berkeley Rep’s Party People is a don’t miss show

If you're a Bay Area resident looking for holiday entertainment that will be more relevant than Christmas carols, Party People at Berkeley Rep is the musical drama you won't want to miss. Written and created...
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Remembering Kevin Weston, friend & board member

It was 2003 and I'd moved back to the Bay after being laid off from a giant dot.com and deciding I just couldn't work in that system anymore. Instead, I was a bicoastal tech consultant, explaining blogging,...
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Oakland’s Kapor Center to advise Google on bringing more diversity to workforce

Kapor Center for Social Impact will be the partner with Google to address a lack of ethnic and gender diversity in its workforce, Google announced this week, right on the heels of their announcement that only...
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Hack the Hood selected as one of 10 non-profits in Google’s Bay Area Impact Challenge

How do we make sure that low-income youth of color in communities like Oakland, California learn the skills that will help them get good jobs in the Bay area's innovation economy? How do we close the gap for...
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What these two students learned about surveillance in Oakland will blow your mind

We took a photograph of every camera visible from the sidewalks of every block from Telegraph to Webster between 22nd Street and 27th Street. We picked this area because it’s characterized by varying levels...
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Everyone On, California Emerging Tech Fund convene digital inclusion projects

Oaklanders interested in digital inclusion projects in Oakland would have been delighted to be part of the recent event organized by Everyoneon.org, a national organization focused on digital inclusion and...
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ONE donation: TWENTY computers. Help HUNDREDS of youth launch promising careers

You've no doubt received a few emails about the May 6th East Bay Gives Day by now. The East Bay Community Foundation is sponsoring the event as part of a nation-wide program called Give Local...