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Monday, April 14th, 2014

Win 2 tickets to Vator Splash Oakland Competition

Innovation is alive in Oakland! Enter into the running for a free pair of tickets to Vator Splash Oakland — just leave us a comment here with your favorite Oakland startup by April 27th. We have three pairs of tickets to give away. Don’t miss the opportunity to take part in Oakland’s first startup competition.

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

Oaktech: Oakland Vegan Soul Food Restaurant’s Expansion Plans- March 31

by Alix Wall “You have to give the people what they want,” says Tamearra Dyson, chef owner of Oakland’s Souley Vegan. It’s what made the single mom open a brick and mortar restaurant, from her farmer’s market stand...

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

Oaktech: Oakland mobile start-up Clef ends need for passwords

I sat down with CEO Brennen Byrne of CLEF to talk about his start-up, life in Oakland, and tech diversity. Clef is a three person start-up based in Jack London Square that solves the frustration of having to memorize...

Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

Port of Oakland staff recommending exclusive negotiating agreement with downtown ballpark investors

The Port of Oakland staff will recommend at its next meeting Mar. 27 to approve an exclusive negotiating agreement with a group of Oakland business interests hoping to build a waterfront ballpark at the port-owned Howard Terminal...

Saturday, March 1st, 2014

Photog Diallo Jeffery’s unique views of Oakland on display at City Hall

By Ashley Chambers Diallo Mwathi Jeffery’s exhibit “Views of Oakland” – currently on display at City Hall until Feb. 28 – has an uncanny ability to capture those intangible “fleeting moments” that show the true beauty of...

Saturday, January 25th, 2014

District southeast of Lake Merritt organizes to create neighborhood of their dreams (Community Voices)

January 29, 2014–This story was removed at the request of the author. Oakland Local is restoring this page so that comments can be seen. However, we ask that you respect the author’s request to remove his story...

Wednesday, December 18th, 2013

A food desert full of condos: Jack London’s residents plan local grocery

Oakland’s Jack London District is one of the city’s most affluent neighborhoods, with median incomes more than twice that of the city’s average. Recent statistics of this historically industrial neighborhood list over 60,000 residents in mostly non-family...

Sunday, December 15th, 2013

Jean Quan: Oakland has a ballpark design that could sidestep some regulatory hurdles

Oakland Mayor Jean Quan says the city will soon reveal a site design for a ballpark at Howard Terminal that will allow it to skip some regulatory hurdles. While addressing the Save Oakland Sports group at Ricky’s Sports Theatre in...

Friday, December 6th, 2013

Eat, drink, be merry, buy local: First Friday cheers on Oakland’s small businesses

On Friday, five blocks of Telegraph Avenue, from West Grand to 27th Street, will be jammed with a crowd of about 20,000 gawkers and hawkers for Oakland First Fridays. This month will be the usual circus: street artists, food trucks, garage...

Thursday, November 28th, 2013

Shop Local: Bocanova

Support local business by treating your friends/family to a delicious meal at Bocanova in Jack London Square. Bocanova serves up gourmet Latin American-style dishes that are as rich in color as they are in flavor. Whether you...

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