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Friday, September 26th, 2014

Oakland street food: The documentary (Part 3)

“Comida Mobile” looks at the Latino experience as mirrored in the lives of pushcart vendors in Fruitvale, Oakland. Miguel Montiel grew up supporting his family’s fruit cup stand. Now helping manage the business, he remains grateful for his parents as he pursues higher education. View part one here and part two here. To learn more about Oakland Local’s

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

Oakland street food: The documentary (Part 2)

“Comida Mobile” explores the Latino experience as mirrored in the lives of pushcart vendors in Fruitvale, Oakland. Activist Emilia Otero has championed pushcart vending in Oakland for 17 years, fighting to legalize mobile food and providing immigrants a...

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

Oakland street food: The documentary (Part 1)

“Comida Mobile” explores the Latino experience as mirrored in the lives of pushcart vendors in Fruitvale, Oakland. Born and raised in Oakland, 22-year-old Miguel Montiel operates his family’s fruit cup stand on International Boulevard, often working from 5 a.m. to 5...

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014

How to order at Lucky Three Seven Filipino Street Cuisine

By Christina Mitchell. Cross-posted from East Bay Dish. I first read about Lucky 37 Filipino Street Cuisine in East Bay Express last summer, a few weeks after it opened.  The Filipino take-out spot sounded so good, it immediately went on my...

Tuesday, May 20th, 2014

Oakland’s 8 best walkable neighborhoods

Oakland’s overall Walk Score is a respectable 69, just one point shy of the Very Walkable designation. Oakland has so many great, walkable spaces that it’s impossible to list them all.  Here the most inviting places to...

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,...

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

Fruitvale’s Favianna Rodriguez crowd-funds buying her family home–by selling art

If you don’t know who Favianna Rodriguez is by her iconic art, or just by living in Oakland, check out this story about her from our archives. She is an internationally-renowned artist and devoted activist but, because...

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, November 13th, 2013

Proposal For Youth Curfews In Oakland Meets A Familiar Fate in City Council Meeting

Oakland Councilmember Noel Gallo cares deeply about the wayward children of his city. At least, his council colleagues say so. However, members of the Public Safety Committee said they couldn’t buy into a proposed youth curfew detailed...

Friday, September 27th, 2013

Noel Gallo, Juvenile Curfews And The Politics Of Personal Experience (Analysis)

A younger Noel Gallo once walked the late night streets of Oakland. “Growing up in the city of Oakland as a teenager, I knew what the curfews was because I was one individual picked up by law...

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