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Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

Learning to pickle with Oakland’s Phat Beetz Youth Pickle Co.

Lorena Ramos and Max Cadji want to introduce some legit Oakland culture into your diet, specifically raw pickled vegetables: fermented, sealed and sold by the Phat Beetz Youth Pickling Company (PBYPC). Just how legit? Like many of Oakland’s best businesses (see Oaklandish), PBYPC runs on a social enterprise model. Their primary business motivations are the creation

Saturday, June 14th, 2014

Restorative Justice in Oakland: Investing in public, not private, security (Community Voices)

By Max Cadji. Read the full article here. In April of 2013, Donitra Henderson’s life was taken in North Oakland in front of her 4 year old son by an act of targeted gun violence. She was...

Sunday, August 25th, 2013

250 lbs to go! Support Ken Shandy! (Phat Beets Produce, Community Voices)

Join Farms to Grow, SOS Juice, and Phat Beets Produce in supporting long-time North Oakland Resident, Ken Shandy meet his goal of losing 250lbs in the next year. Ken is working to install a 5000 sq ft garden at his house in...