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Locals hold net neutrality hearing

A coalition of local organizations concerned about preserving net neutrality held their own hearing, Bay Area Speaks, last Thursday night in SF. At issue is the Federal Communications Commission debate on...
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This Weekend in the YaY! Area thru Nov 28th

It has been a hot minute since my last Weekend in the YaY! Area but the wait was sooooooo worth it!.  I took a brief hiatus while Oakland Local was being redesigned.  If you haven't had a chance to check out...
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Berkeley Rep’s Party People is a don’t miss show

If you're a Bay Area resident looking for holiday entertainment that will be more relevant than Christmas carols, Party People at Berkeley Rep is the musical drama you won't want to miss. Written and created...
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Music + link dump: November 21

The Seshen, an Oakland band with well-earned hype, won Best-in-Show at Mayhem — the Oakland music competition produced by Awaken Cafe and Oaktown Indie Mayhem. Check out The Seshen's video for their...
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Oakland street food: The documentary (Part 2)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=95oQaUAsrh8&w=560&h=315 "Comida Mobile" explores the Latino experience as mirrored in the lives of pushcart vendors in Fruitvale, Oakland. Activist Emilia Otero has...
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Link roundup: Helping new young immigrants

If you'd like to help the 200 or more kids who escaped the violence of Central America and are trying to adjust to a new life in Oakland, these organizations and schools are hard at work to help. Two high...
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Where else to go in Oakland now that the Uptown is closed

Now that the Uptown is gone (yes, the Uptown venue on Telegraph closed November 5th, read about it here), there’s a giant guitar-neck-shaped hole in the heart of Oakland. “What are we going to do now?”...
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Oakland Alcohol: A Native’s Guide to Getting Drunk in Oakland

Or, not necessarily getting drunk, but maybe having a few drinks after work. Going out late at night to meet up with friends. Finding something to sip on while you explore our wonderful city. Or, fuck it,...
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The new social network: highlighting our “Slavery Footprint” in consumerism

What do toothpaste, your underwear, and your smartphone have in common? An interactive website created by Oakland-founded startup Made in a Free World aggregates everything you use and consume on a daily...
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Oakland’s Omni Commons space is where it’s at

The Omni Commons is probably the most exciting thing happening in Oakland right now, and it hasn't even opened yet. The simplest explanation of it: Omni Commons is an enormous old building in Temescal...