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A passionate volunteer offers free hiking tours through Oakland’s redwoods

For those who live in the Oakland flatlands, there's little respite from the constant grind of city life. Many residents, especially those who rely on public transit, lack the resources to escape urbanity and...
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From Athletics Nation to Vox: Talking with Tyler Bleszinski

Oakland has connections to a lot of digital media companies. Oakland native Jonah Peretti co-founded the Huffington Post and created Buzzfeed, and Oakland A's superfan Tyler Bleszinski co-founded Athletics...
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Fairyland and Frank Zappa (Community Voices)

The pioneering rock musician Frank Zappa, who died in 1993, and Children’s Fairyland may not seem to have anything in common. But they do, and his name was John Gilkerson. Not surprisingly, puppets were...
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6 music treats for your ears and eyes

It's that time of year. The time of year when the singles drop with ferocity in preperation for the release of albums that you'll be blasting from your stereos and headphones all through summer. Then some of...
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The Oakland Neighborhood Project

Oakland Neighborhood Project A photo project that gives people in Oakland's 146 neighborhoods a chance to tell the world about where they live. Golden Gate Neighborhood Atiim grew up in East Oakland...
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How do you #WearYourVoice

Editor's Note: Every Thursday, Wear Your Voice Magazine will present an image that we feel captures Oakland fashion, energy & its people. We are Oakland. We are unique. We stand against each metropolitan...
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The Brothers Comatose, Front Country talk Bay Area roots scene

There’s been a lot written about how hard it is for artists and musicians to get by in Bay Area. For roots music, however, this is a great time to be here. In advance of their show at The New Parish, Oakland...
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Ale Industries: beyond a race to the hops

As beer culture in the Bay Area has grown, Oakland has been slow to gain a brewing culture — the two concepts being symbiotic and parallel but different, according to Ale Industries cofounder Morgan Cox....
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ICYMI, music news from the past to the present

There’s been exciting news coming from all over the city and all the way from our history, from jazz and hip-hop to our Oakland-based NPR contest winner who made a Tiny Desk appearance in Washington, D.C....
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How do you #WearYourVoice?

Editor's Note: Every Thursday, Wear Your Voice Magazine will present an image that we feel captures Oakland fashion, energy & its people. We are Oakland. We are unique. We stand against each metropolitan...