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Sunday, July 27th, 2014

Photo essay: An Oaklandish tailgate party

On Saturday, July 19, the clouds were high and it was a beautiful day at the Oakland Coliseum. At the Oakland A’s 25th anniversary tailgate party commemorating the famous “Battle of the Bay” between the A’s and SF Giants, fans displayed or carried posters and other personal icons from that incredible 1989 season. And, with

Saturday, July 26th, 2014

Libros Libres Oakland and setting books free

Sarah Carlberg is trying to buy the magic bus. Her dream is to make a traveling free bookstore happen–a bookmobile–so that she and her co-conspirator Nnekay Fitzclarke can show up anywhere, anytime, and give out books when...

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

25 crazy-fun things to do in Oakland with hardly any meetings at all, July 25 – 31

First off, Oakland, we double-dog-dare you to be bored on Saturday. There are some brand new and one-of-a-kind events this week, too, and so few meetings, it’s clear that the people who would normally be holding them...

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

Experiencing the mysterious, onscreen and in Oakland

“The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious. It is the fundamental emotion which stands at the cradle of true art and true science. Whoever does not know it and can no longer wonder, no...

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

Talk and read to your baby, Hillary Clinton and local groups advise

Read to your little children. Talk to them. Sing to them. If you do they’ll be smarter. That advice seems like common sense in some ways, but yesterday, Hillary Clinton came to town to join a coalition...

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

This Weekend in the YaY! Area thru July 27th

I am so excited about this weekend!  I know you are too!  We got night parties, day parties, movies, art, food, dance battles, spoken word, world renowned poets and music producers, local artists, hot jams and that...

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

Off the Grid launches location in Uptown Oakland

San Francisco-based food truck organizer Off the Grid launched a new dinner market Monday in Uptown this week, expanding their existing presence in Oakland. Off the Grid has gained significant popularity in the Bay Area with its...

Monday, July 21st, 2014

Oakland record store roundup

It’s the era of the cloud. Historically, many new technologies—cassette tapes, CDs, mp3s, and online shopping—have put the squeeze on vinyl shops. Almost all of Oakland’s record stores, including stores in East, West, North, and Downtown, have...

Saturday, July 19th, 2014

Manna Gallery presents Primal Visions: Artworks by Lou Bermingham (Community Voices)

Primal Visions, recent paintings and mixed media works by Lou Bermingham, opens on First Friday, August 1 and continues until September 6. A reception for Bermingham will take place Saturday, August 2, from 2 to 4 p.m.,...

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...

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