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Saturday, April 12th, 2014

Bar Dogwood launches crowd-funding campaign after car hits bar

What happens when a bar get hit by a car? And the car goes right through the window? If you spend time downtown, you’ve probably noticed that Bar Dogwood is closed and that there’s a missing plate glass window on Telegraph Avenue where a car plowed right into the bar on March 31st. The bar

Friday, March 28th, 2014

Oaktech: Oakland-based Rockbot moving into DeLauers Building, tripling staff

Rockbot is the very clever music system that allows businesses to engage their customers in choosing the soundtrack to their restaurant, bar or shopping experience. It’s like an app-based jukebox with millions of fully-licensed options. Garrett Dodge, co-founder...

Wednesday, December 25th, 2013

Oakland City Emergency Shelter downtown provides refuge from cold for homeless population

Oakland’s homeless population had cause to worry when the Oakland Army Base’s Winter Shelter finally closed for good, especially in the wake of a recent Bay Area cold snap that claimed a number of homeless victims. Questions...

Wednesday, December 11th, 2013

Oakland fast food workers join national walkout

Fast food workers across the nation went on strike Thursday. Their demand is a $15 minimum wage and unionization rights, and Oakland workers have joined the strike. Strikers met at a McDonald’s on Jackson Street, where a...

Thursday, October 3rd, 2013

Hacking in Oakland: great apps from Hella Hack Oakland

Oakland’s Hella Hack weekend held at Pandora’s headquarters was hella fun! It was networking genius immersed in rap battles, cash prizes, coding and creativity. In all, 70 hackers from all over California rose to the challenge and...

Monday, September 23rd, 2013

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 has become reflective of Oakland’s growing culture.A large purple...

Friday, August 2nd, 2013

Could a dot-com move to the Tribune Tower?

It was hard to read the news that Yahoo! was moving its San Francisco headquarters to the old San Francisco Chronicle building at 5th and Mission and not embark on a vivid fantasy about some other big...

Wednesday, July 10th, 2013

Alexeis Filipello/ Stag’s Lunchette and Dogwood

You know it’s a good sandwich when at the first bite, you can’t wait to tell someone about it. The Five Dot roast beef sandwich at Stag’s Lunchette  is named for the ranch in Napa Valley where...

Thursday, April 18th, 2013

Oakland City Council orders progress report for OPD reforms

Community activists cheered the Oakland City Council’s move to force a more transparent police reform process from the city administration Tuesday night. The Council voted 8-0 to set a timeline for City Administrator Deanna Santana to complete...

Tuesday, January 15th, 2013

Oakulture: Alpha Omega, Bobby Seale, Shabazz Palaces, The Voice, 45 Sessions, Sanchez and “Soul Food Junkies”

Oakland’s art scene is bubbling right now. The city was just named among the Top 12 nationally by ArtPlaces, which specifically noted the Downtown/Uptown area as being particularly artcentric. That’s cool, but what makes Oakland art hot is Oakland...

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