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Thursday, September 5th, 2013

Love letter to Oakland (Community Voices)

Hey Oakland, Well, we’ve been together for a long time now. Years, really. And we’ve had such good times. Remember when we first met? The day I was born? You were so good to me then, and while we were friends for so long – I would come visit you, look at the water, hang

Tuesday, July 9th, 2013

Get those greens ! Freedom Farm Stand opens on San Pablo and Market on Wednesdays

13-year old Madison Akins is wearing a smile and a red Mickey Mouse tee-shirt as she mists the greens at the new Freedom Farm Stand at San Pablo and Market Street. She says she likes the string...

Saturday, June 22nd, 2013

20 years: Oakland’s Caffe 817 celebrates on Tuesday–and so can you

Caffe 817‘s 20th anniversary is coming up! Tuesday, June 25, will be devoted to customer appreciation. During its usual business hours at 817 Washington Street in Oakland (7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.), each person’s meal will be...

Saturday, June 1st, 2013

2013 Indie Awards Rock the Kaiser Center

  “Oh, this is Oakland,” Tamara Drossart said upon arriving at the 7th Annual Oakland Indie Awards. Drossart, affiliated with nominee Cutting Edge Capital, was not alone in her sentiments. Although the event was in part an...

Sunday, November 21st, 2010

City Administrator puts in heavy work for Oakland

Dan Lindheim gave a candid interview where he delved into how Oakland ended up in such a financial mess. I was surprised when Lindheim told me that he originally did not want to be Oakland’s city administrator....