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Speak Up Oakland encourages civic involvement

At a time when the mayor’s office has been under increasing scrutiny about corralling public comment during city council meetings and corralling protesters after dark, City Clerk LaTonda Simmons is hoping to...
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Underrepresented business owners play key role in mayor’s economic plan

At the center of Mayor Libby Schaaf’s economic policy is growth that doesn’t displace long-time Oakland residents through gentrification, but includes them through small business development, better jobs...
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Nursery rhymes from outer space (Community Voices)

 Last week, Italian astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti broke the world record for the most time a woman spent in space on a single mission: 200 days. From her post on the International Space Station she...
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State pumped $2 million into Oakland to break crime cycle

Ahead of the trend toward criminal justice reform that has emerged in the past year, the state of California poured $2 million last year into Oakland, targeted toward breaking the crime cycle. The funds...
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The Studio Series: “Gone Too Far” by Kev Choice at JingleTown

Oakland Local and Oaktown Indie Mayhem present The Studio Series. One Oakland band, recorded in a local studio, highlighting the thriving local music community in our...
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The Studio Series: “Criminal Code” by Mall Walk at SANTO

Oakland Local and Oaktown Indie Mayhem present The Studio Series. One Oakland band, recorded in a local studio, highlighting the thriving local music community in our...
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The Studio Series: “Steady Tripping” by Ghost & The City at Hellam

Oakland Local and Oaktown Indie Mayhem present The Studio Series. One Oakland band, recorded in a local studio, highlighting the thriving local music community in our...
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The Oakland Neighborhood Project

Oakland Neighborhood Project A photo project that gives people in Oakland's 146 neighborhoods a chance to tell the world about where they live. Woodminster I'm not sure what to say about Maggie...
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Manna Gallery Presents: Street Flowers by Emily Farish

Manna Gallery is pleased to present “Street Flowers”, a collection of charcoal and mixed media drawings by Emily Farish. This exhibition opens Friday, July 3 and continues to August 8. A reception for...
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Recap of Fairyland’s gala last week (Community Voices)

We’ve come to expect the unexpected at Children’s Fairyland. Still, a whole new standard was set last week on the night of our annual fundraising extravaganza. We expected more than 400 people at our...