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Introducing Make.Oakland Local

As a non-profit community news and media site, we're both reliant on the good will and contributions of readers, contributors, donors, funders, advertisers and friends, and committed to transparency.  So when...
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Oakland Chamber poll reflects residents’ dissatisfaction with city government, Mayor Quan

In September, the Oakland Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce paid for a research firm to do an annual survey of 500 Oakland residents who were likely to vote in November 2014, asking them their views about the...
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Wanna buy a house in Oakland? It’s gonna cost 76% more this year

Want to move to a new house in Oakland? If you're like most of us, you might not be buying in Grand Lake, Adams Point, Lakeshore, Crocker Highlands or Trestle Glen because houses in those neighborhoods are...
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Dwayne Wiggins opening wine hookah lounge on 14th street in downtown Oakland

By Tasion Kwamilele, The Oakland Post Bars. Concerts. Boutiques. Coffee Shops. First Fridays. Art galleries. Downtown Oakland is about more than corporate meetings and business suits meeting nowadays. It...
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What do visitors love about Oakland? (bloggers’ edition)

Oakland's Convention and Visitors' Bureau, aka Visit Oakland, is investing big in its own brand new visitor center, mobile visitors' center truck, new blog, and lots of (they hope) positive press, to get Bay...
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Top Oakland stories: Sept. 8-22, 2013

Have you driven across the new Bay Bridge yet?  One of our most-viewed stories this month was this time-lapse video of the  photography of the construction of the SF-Oakland Bay Bridge. Other city news...
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Renaming Oakland’s 19th Street BART Station Could Be Costly (Analysis)

Oakland's Uptown is where the cool cats play. Hip taverns and restaurants of national renown reside in the neighborhood and some want to rebrand the 19th Street BART station to reflect its resurgence....
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Stag’s Lunchette fauxnuts: on sale Sunday, Sept. 8

Heard about the Croughnut, the croissant/doughnut invented (and trademarked) in New York City this past year by baker Dominique Ansel? Ever tried one? For those who don't know, the Croughnut is a doughnut-like...
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Oakland Eater: The weekend’s top foodie reads

What's to do on a beautiful holiday weekend? BBQs, hikes, parties, events--and some time online, reading the interwebs. We hope you were out have a great time this weekend and want to hear about some of the...
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Time-lapse movie of SF-Oakland Bay Bridge construction is cutest ever construction video

Drivers started crossing the brand new San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge around 10 PM Monday night and this morning we got this adorable video from EarthCam providing a time-lapse video of the 59-month...