Oakland Local



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, written and developed by Paul S. Flores starring Ric Salinas of Culture Clash. We want to extend the

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...

Friday, June 28th, 2013

First Unitarian Church of Oakland serves up free lunches for kids 18 and younger

Summer can be a difficult time for lower-income families. When school is out, kids who benefit from school lunch programs don’t have access to them, and some families really struggle to come up with so many more...

Wednesday, June 26th, 2013

Helping Moses Kamin: Too Little Too Late?

An 11-year old Moses Kamin peers into the lens of his adoptive mother’s camera, clad in a bright yellow tank top, a faint smile below his dark brown buzz-cut. “He looks so different now,” said Steve Masover,...

Tuesday, June 11th, 2013

Oakland police issue statement on video of young boy, arrested in North Oakland and “wrapped”

June 11– 12 noon–What happened here? A North Oakland resident posted a video to Facebook yesterday that shows  what appear to be 4 Oakland police officers engaged in tying up and restraining what turns out to be...

Tuesday, June 11th, 2013

Pilot project serves free summer lunch to kids in libraries

By Lily Dayton California Health Report After working at the Oakland Public Library (OPL) for over 15 years, branch manager Pete Villaseñor has grown accustomed to kids hanging out in the library all summer long. For some,...

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