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Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

The Skinny: Oakland City Council Committee Preview, Apr. 8, 2014

Oakland City Council Committees Preview 1 Frank Ogawa Plaza Tuesday, Apr. 8, begins at 9:30 a.m. Hashtag: #oakmtg >>> COMMUNITY & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CRAZY LIKE A FOX THEATER The investors for Oakland’s Fox Theater want the city to reaffirm certain tax credits used for the massive restoration project will be afforded to them in the future.

Monday, March 17th, 2014

Want to see the Oakland Prince Flashmob?

It was Dereca Blackmon’s birthday and she was gonna put on a flashmob outside the Fox Theatre, where Prince was giving one of two sold-out concerts on March 14 and 15th. Blackmon gathered up a group of friends,...

Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

This Week/End in the YaY! Area thru Feb 9th

  The YaY! Area is poppin’ in the month of February!  So much so that I had to put out this week’s column a little early.  Why, you may ask?  Because TONIGHT (Tuesday night), for one night...

Tuesday, June 11th, 2013

This Week/End in the YaY! Area thru 6/16

Whew! I just came back from L.A. Pride and was thinking to myself, “Self, you need to rest up this weekend!” Then I started to put together this column and I was reminded why I hardly ever...

Monday, May 27th, 2013

What’s the best way to make Oakland safe? (Community Voices)

Earlier this month, the Oakland Tribune reported new FBI statistics showing that Oakland has more robberies than any other city in America. This is disheartening news, but there’s one glaring omission from this kind of reporting – property crime...