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Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

Heading East: Part 2

In part 2 of our series dedicated to East Oakland (read part 1 here), we visit an artist enclave in Jingletown, an Oakland staple in Knowland Park, and a family-run bakery near Mills College, in addition to two enchanting spots in the San Antonio neighborhood: a social change institution, and a sandwich shop known throughout

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

The Skinny: Oakland City Council Preview, Apr. 1, 2014

Oakland City Council Preview 1 Frank Ogawa Plaza Tuesday, Apr. 1, 5:30 p.m. Twitter hashtag: #oakmtg  >>> REASON TO FILL OUT A SPEAKER’S CARD The crematorium proposed for East Oakland could incinerate 3,000 bodies...

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

Foods Co opens in East Oakland at Foothill Square

A much-anticipated Foods Co, more than 2 years in the planning, opened today in Foothill Square in East Oakland. The Kroger-owned grocery store, an anchor tenant in a $45MM redevelopment of Foothill Square, will now give the...

Monday, March 10th, 2014

Heading East: Part 1

The Oakland renaissance has been getting a lot of national attention. With fine dining popping up all over Uptown, the wild success of Downtown’s Art Murmur, the birth of an independent retail center in Old Oakland, and...

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

East Oakland’s Acta Non Verba Farm making change in deep East

By Richard Kevin Cartwright Walking through the wide expanse of nurtured and cultivated vegetable beds – a seemingly endless array of broccoli, an almond tree, lemons hanging from struggling branches, among others – one cannot help but...

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

East Oakland’s Ceasefire community leaders set the record straight

In 2013, Oakland’s infamous murder stats dropped a whopping 28 percent, year to year. The community leaders who pushed to set up a full Ceasefire program, and now partner with the City, are claiming credit for most...

Monday, January 13th, 2014

Largest Supermarket in East Bay to Open in Oakland’s Foothill Square

By Ken Epstein When a new 80,000-square-foot Food Co. opens in Foothill Square next month, it will be the fulfillment of a dream of City Councilmember Larry Reid, who has been working for 16 years to bring a full-service, high...

Friday, December 20th, 2013

Celebrate the Solstice in East Oakland with Chabot and The Octopus Literary Salon

On December 21,  The Octopus Literary Salon and the Chabot Space & Science Center are celebrating the Winter Solstice. Organizers promise entertainment, festive food and beverages and watching the sun set on the famous observatory deck. According to organizer...

Thursday, December 12th, 2013

Oakland Reads 2020 Joins Oakland Unified School District, Rotary Club of Oakland and Volunteers to Level 2,000 Books Donated by Park Day School to Reach Academy in East Oakland(Press Release)

Program Is Part of Effort to Grow Childhood Literacy in Oakland and to Expand School Volunteerism On Thursday, December 12, at 10:30 AM, parents, teachers, and school and community leaders will join together at the Reach Academy...

Saturday, December 7th, 2013

Shop Local: EastSide Art and Book Holiday Sale

Today, December 7th, be sure to stop by the EastSide Cultural Center at  2277 International Blvd for the EastSide Art & Book Holiday Sale. The event takes place from 12pm-6pm and is a great opportunity to support...

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