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Monday, July 28th, 2014

Photos from Pedalfest at Jack London Square

Recycled bikes, art bikes, vintage bikes, scraper bikes, even trikes, all came out to Jack London Square this past Saturday, July 26, to celebrate all things bicycle. Pedalfest, now in its fourth year, drew crowds of people to explore booths from local bike shops that displayed bicycle gear and gadgets, as well as activities for

Wednesday, June 11th, 2014

This Weekend in the YaY! Area thru June 15

Pride Month keeps marching on a break neck speed!  Have you recovered from last weekend yet?  Remember this is a marathon not a sprint so hydrate, hydrate, hydrate!  This week I am so honored to have interviewed...

Thursday, June 5th, 2014

29 things to do in Oakland, where art dominates meetings, June 6 – 12

It’s an art-heavy week, Oakland! It’s meeting-heavy, too, but this is one of the many reasons why I dig Oakland so much. Sure, there are all these meetings, each of them useful and civically important in its...

Friday, May 2nd, 2014

$15 tickets for Vator Splash plenary on building an inclusive tech ecosystem

Vator Splash Oakland, the Town’s first startup competition, is a two-day event showcasing the Bay Area’s brightest entrepreneurial talent and offering workshops and networking opportunities. There are many ticket brackets available for the event, ranging greatly in price and...

Tuesday, April 29th, 2014

Oaklandish opening new retail store in Jack London Square

Oaklandish is expanding in Oakland once again–into Jack London Square, where  the Oakland Supply Company, their new “concept shop” –is going to be the next step in turning Oaklandish from a beloved t-shirt vendor and valued community...

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...

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...

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