Oakland Local



Friday, July 18th, 2014

Building Oakland community during Friday summer nights

Where can you go on Friday evenings to chat with your neighbors, connect with community organizations, challenge your friends and family to a potato sack race, all while inherently fostering a safe environment? The Third Annual Friday Summer Nights at the Park series began last week and is happening every Friday through August 15 from

Wednesday, June 18th, 2014

Join MISSSEY in the Movement Against Youth Sex Trafficking

The fastest-growing criminal industry in the world isn’t only cultivating in dark corners of the earth, it’s happening outside our convenience stores, at our bus stops, and down the street from the restaurants we frequent. Human trafficking,...

Monday, May 26th, 2014

OBIT: Tom Little, Park Day School founder (Community Voices)

Recently, the founder of Temescal’s legendary Park Day School passed. If you knew him or if you’d like to learn more about him, Park Day School, and progressive education in the East Bay, you may attend his...

Monday, May 5th, 2014

ONE donation: TWENTY computers. Help HUNDREDS of youth launch promising careers

You’ve no doubt received a few emails about the May 6th East Bay Gives Day by now. The East Bay Community Foundation is sponsoring the event as part of a nation-wide program called Give Local America. Thousands of organizations nationwide will be competing...

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

March 26-29: Boys and Men of Color resource fair at Laney (Press release)

from San Francisco Arts Festival: Several community organizations are coordinating a Boys and Men of Color Resource Fair at Laney College from March 26th - 29th (4pm – 7pm  each night) alongside the premiere of PLACAS: The Most Dangerous Tattoo,...

Friday, November 22nd, 2013

A plea for change in OUSD (Community Voices)

By Brian Rogers, Executive Director of Rogers Family Foundation Last month, the results of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) were released. The NAEP, oftentimes referred to as “The Nation’s Report Card,” is a nationwide standardized...

Sunday, November 17th, 2013

Oakland Public Library celebrates art and community vision (Community Voices)

Today I have two important things to tell you about. Both are exciting! Both are library related! Both are beautiful! So, what are we waiting for? First, graffiti. I know that the library has been in the...

Thursday, October 17th, 2013

Michael Chabon Plays God in Oakland (VIDEO) (Community Voices)

Last night, I was blessed enough to attend a reading and talk by Michael Chabon, Pulitzer Prize winning novelist and local artist. He may be best known for his novel Wonder Boys, which was adapted into a...

Saturday, October 12th, 2013

Those Young Men Who Robbed You at Gunpoint (Community Voices)

Remember those young men who robbed you at gunpoint?  How could you forget? They may have been blacker than you, but they share a race with you: the human.  Humans are known for making errors. They did...

Monday, July 8th, 2013

HIRING NOW: Youth Crew Hack the Hood Summer 2013

LEARN NEW SKILLS-LAUNCH YOUR CAREER-IMPROVE YOUR COMMUNITY! At Hack the Hood, you can build on what you already know about the internet to learn in-demand tech skills and put them to work for small businesses right in...

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