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Tuesday, August 5th, 2014

From Oakland’s Deep East to China’s Far East with EOYDC (Community Voices)

On July 5, 2014, a group of 14 African-American men departed the East Oakland Youth Development Center (EOYDC), en route to China. As these young men hugged their families goodbye, they left Deep East Oakland for a 14-day stay in the Far East. Somewhere along that nearly 14-hour flight, the group of young men turned into a

Friday, July 18th, 2014

Building Oakland community during Friday summer nights

Where can you go on Friday evenings to chat with your neighbors, connect with community organizations, challenge your friends and family to a potato sack race, all while inherently fostering a safe environment? The Third Annual Friday...

Sunday, July 6th, 2014

Neighbors ask for details at Oakland Coliseum area planning workshop

There is a plan to build new sports arenas and new housing in the area around the Oakland Coliseum and residents got a preview of that plan last week. Those attending expressed interest in developing the area...

Sunday, May 25th, 2014

East Oakland Boxing Association: One of the neighborhood’s vital organs (Community Voices)

By Katie Schwarz As Vator Splash makes tech news in Jack London Square, as Uptown revitalizes and Temescal moves from hipsters to parents with Strollers, as West Oakland gets private buses, as North Oakland bemoans the lack...

Thursday, May 15th, 2014

Heading East: Part 3

In part 3 of our series dedicated to East Oakland, we’ll hang out with farmers and ice cream makers, take a stroll through a verdant college campus, eat the best chicken satay you’ve had in your life,...

Monday, May 5th, 2014

Three Life Academy students land prestigious Gates Millennium Scholarship

This is your standard-issue, heartbreakingly inspiring story. This year, 1,000 students across the country were awarded the Gates Millennium Scholarship. Three of them came from one tiny public school in East Oakland. Maribel, Rattana and Eliott are just...

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...

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...

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