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Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

Fairyland helps Clinton close the “word gap” in Oakland and nationwide

In my life in cable television, before Fairyland, I had the opportunity to meet and chat with President Jimmy Carter, baseball great Hank Aaron, media mogul Ted Turner and his then-wife Jane Fonda, and photographer Ansel Adams. But being in the same room last week with Hillary Rodham Clinton gave me a particularly special sort

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

This Weekend in the YaY! Area thru Aug 3

I rarely, if ever, write about an event or interview a celeb/performer/artist that is not happening or performing during the upcoming weekend.  But this week I was compelled to make an exception because 500 poets representing 72...

Monday, July 28th, 2014

Leo’s opens its doors in Oakland with music, burlesque, and more

The floors are clean and unsticky. The dressing rooms still show signs of construction. “It’s so new you can get high off the paint,” says Jamie DeWolf to the second ever audience at Leo’s, a new music...

Monday, July 28th, 2014

Photos from Pedalfest at Jack London Square

Recycled bikes, art bikes, vintage bikes, scraper bikes, even trikes, all came out to Jack London Square this past Saturday, July 26, to celebrate all things bicycle. Pedalfest, now in its fourth year, drew crowds of people...

Monday, July 28th, 2014

The San Francisco Jewish Film Festival is here — win tickets!

Oakland Local is partnering with the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival to give away four pairs of tickets to the screening of Little White Lie at the New Parkway Theater at 7 p.m. on Thursday, August 7. Email wintickets@oaklandlocal.com by 3...

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...

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...

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