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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

Monday, May 5th, 2014

Karinda Dobbins: Not your typical comedian on the rise (Community Voices)

By Sauda Burch Karinda Dobbins is 40ish, lesbian and single. A mother and Detroit native, Karinda began standup four years ago during a mid-week open mic at Woody’s Cafe in Oakland. Her first outing was a ten-minute...

Thursday, April 17th, 2014

Oakland by the numbers: Celebrity edition, 4/17/14

13th Avenue and East 25th Street just south of her alma mater, Oakland High, is where Gertrude Stein lived as a child before going on to write epoch-making modern literature and mentor Hemingway and Picasso. 4175 Broadway...

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013

Oakulture: Chris Riggins got jokes

If you’re lucky enough to be comedian Chris Riggins’ Facebook friend, you might have gotten a laugh or two off of some of his posts.  Take this one, on the problem with the popular social media site:...