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Oaklandish opening new retail store in Jack London Square

Oaklandish is expanding in Oakland once again--into Jack London Square, where  the Oakland Supply Company, their new "concept shop" --is going to be the next step in turning Oaklandish from a beloved t-shirt...
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Want bike lanes on Telegraph Avenue? Attend a planning meeting

Representatives from the City of Oakland's Transportation Planning department are hosting a series of open houses to solicit feedback on proposed bike lanes for Telegraph Avenue.  The City of Oakland, in...
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Oakland apartments are now cheaper than ANY rentals in San Francisco, new study reports

If you think those deals in studio and one-bedroom apartments in Oakland have disappeared, the recent study of rental prices by real estate site Lovely confirms your fears are true--the median price of an...
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Where the dogs are–or will be–in Oakland

Oakland's had 5 fenced-in dog parks for a while, but the rules against bringing your dog to local city parks have been pretty stiff. This past week, the Oakland City Council passed a  change to city law to...
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Oaktech: MC Hammer joins Vator Splash Oakland line-up for May conference

Want to see the fabulous r MC Hammer talk tech with a VC?   You can get your chance next month when the newly moved to Oakland tech and venture capital conference-- Vator Splash Oakland-- features a talk...
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April 11 is the Planting Justice Snap Pea Soiree/Fundraiser

It's amazing to think that Planting Justice, a wonderful social justice organization that started in 2009, is about to hit five years old!  On Friday April 11th, they are hosting A Snap Pea Soiree to...
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City Car Share launches in Emeryville with two hybrid cars

If  your preferred car share is City Car Share and you work in Emeryville and want to get a car for the weekend--or you live in that Oakland/Berkeley/Emeryville triangle, the news that City Car Share has...
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Fred Blackwell leaves City of Oakland job for job as San Francisco Foundation CEO

The Oaklanders  who were thrilled when native son Fred Blackwell was named Oakland City Administrator one month ago are going to be sad when they learn that Blackwell announced today that he was leaving the...
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Design thinking resources from March 26 panel

We had a very engaged and interested crowd at the March 26 BACC forum on Design thinking for an Inclusive Economy and lots of folks asked for more resources to learn about design thinking. Here's some...
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Introducing: Oakland Police Beat: Investigative Reporting & Data Journalism

In launching Oakland Police Beat, Oakland Local is taking on a project we think has never been done before–using data journalism and investigative reporting to provide in-depth information and analysis not...