Oakland Local



Saturday, June 7th, 2014

5 greatest Oakland funnypeople (Opinion)

5: Mark Curry If I could count the number of days I stayed home from school to watch Hangin’ With Mr. Cooper… 4: Luenell Campbell A true original, Campbell graduated from Castro Valley High School. Not only does she know how to steal the show in Hollywood, she has starred in theatrical works like A

Thursday, February 6th, 2014

Oakland’s First Friday cancelled this month due to rain

From the folks at KONO, who manage First Friday: The much needed rain has arrived in Oakland, which means that there will be no Oakland First Fridays event this week on Friday, February 7th. The Oakland First...

Sunday, November 24th, 2013

Artists: Bus Rapid Transit stations want your artwork–deadline ext. to Dec. 9

The deadline for artists to apply to work on the East Bay Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Project has been extended until Dec. 9. Each of the 34 stations along BRT’s 9.5-mile route, from Downtown Oakland to San Leandro BART,...

Tuesday, September 17th, 2013

Oakulture: Visit Oakland, Nightlife Beyond First Fridays, the Oakland Music Festival Arrives

Last Thursday, Oakulture attended the Grand Opening of the new Visit Oakland office. It was a lavish, celebratory Jack London Square affair, with a tasty spread by Lungomare, craft brew from the Trappist, and dessert from Pietisserie....

Monday, January 14th, 2013

The Art of Going Out in Oakland – Introduction

I used to feel an intense fear of missing out, known as an actual well-documented phenomenon called FOMO – the bane, in part, of adolescence, and in part of living in an intensely socially connected world. On...

Thursday, December 3rd, 2009

Community News: Support Tech’s Drama Dept.

Buy a book, sponsor a child. That’s the way it works this Friday at the Jack London Barnes and Noble. For every book purchased the store will donate a portion of the proceeds to help Oakland Tech’s...

Friday, November 13th, 2009

Weekend’s here. Whatyadoin’?

Over the last few months a coalition of organizations have been working on ways to make the green movement more meaningful to low income urban communities and people of color. Organizations like Grind for the Green, Communitree and Urban Releaf have...

Friday, October 23rd, 2009

Climate Rap

This Saturday is the International Day of Climate Change Action and eco activists around the world are hosting over 1500 actions in over 125 countries, calling for climate justice at the Copenhagen climate talks from Dec. 7-18.  Ambessa...

Thursday, October 8th, 2009

510arts.com virtual launch intended to kickstart arts awareness of East Bay visual artists

Ever hear of The East Bay Cultural Corridor (EBCC), a virtual group that supports East Bay artists? Did you know they just launched 510arts.com, a brand spanking new arts portal for Oakland, Emeryville, Berkeley and Richmond? This...