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Fairyland’s Flecto Carousel gets a makeover (Community Voices)

Once upon a time — 1952, to be exact — Children’s Fairyland introduced a number of rescued sea lions to the park; they lived in their own Walrus and the Carpenter set. But in 1991, when they were making...
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Urban Stitch weaves together fashion and community

Photo by Tessa Love It was love at first sight when Alanna Rayford first entered the sprawling, light-filled second story space spanning the length of 17th St between Telegraph and Broadway. With...
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Tiny Telephone’s John Vanderslice on Oakland

John Vanderslice is the music producer and owner of Tiny Telephone, a recording studio in SF that’s worked with some great indie artists such as Spoon, The Mountain Goats, The Magnetic Fields,...
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Bar Review: ¡!¡ Plank Oakland

You blinked your eyes, and then, all of a sudden, there it was: Plank. Or, rather, ¡!¡ Plank. Located on the waterfront at 98 Broadway, in a space that has been, for too long, the sprawling ghost of Barnes...
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Wine & Bowties brings twice the feels to West Oakland

Feels II, a microfestival featuring local visual and musical artists from up and down California, took over not one but three warehouses in the heart of West Oakland on November 29 for Wine & Bowties’...
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Fairyland’s “Storytime” helps develop young minds (Community Voices)

“Read at whim! Read at whim!” I’ve borrowed my headline this week from the poet Randall Jarrell; it’s one of many quotes about the joys of reading that adorn a framed poster in my office. I’ve...
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Made in a Free World guides your (slavery free) holiday shopping

A radical shift in consumerism towards a global economy rooted in freedom rather than exploitation is setting a new standard of how we do business. On December 1st, Made in a Free World (MIAFW), an...
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Amidst threats to Bay Area venues, UC Theatre groundbreaking more welcome than ever

The East Bay has a decent number of small venues. There are multiple bar-adjacent stages for up-and-coming bands to cut their teeth and for national acts with niche audiences to stop while touring the West...
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A few good music videos (and a new IamSu! Song)

+ This past week this video for Ensemble Mik Nawooj’s version of C.R.E.A.M. by Wu Tan Clan was featured in the Wall Street Journal. The version by the Oakland based hip hop orchestra is good. Really...
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Toys will be toys (Community Voices)

This year, twelve toys were finalists for induction into the National Toy Hall of Fame in Rochester, NY. Five thousand suggestions had been submitted. The three winners were announced in early...