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Michael Chabon’s mysterious 8-year wait (hint: novel involved) (Community Voices)

I really didn’t want to hear this from someone I’d just met: “I spent $500 on an impulse buy at Children’s Fairyland’s live auction years ago, and I don’t know if I ever received what I...
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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. St. Elizabeth Madeline lives with her wife of two years...
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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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“Dre Area: The Mac Dre Art Show” pays homage to the late rap legend

In the years since his untimely death in 2004, Mac Dre's life has become so mythologized, and his image so widespread, that he's transformed from a pioneering local rapper into a godlike figure. A symbol of...
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New music: Yassou Benedict’s “YoungBlood” off OIM Vol. I

With the launch of OIM Records, the label has just released a track off their first album OIM Vol. I, due out in full in June. "YoungBlood" by San Francisco's Yassou Benedict starts softly and moves in waves....
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Meet the social media-savvy psychic bringing tarot to millennials

Nestled in a quiet attic room just north of the Oakland-Berkeley border, Alese Osborn's office is stuffed with personal mementos and eclectic objects that make a typical psychic's set-up look corporate in...
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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. Glenview Friends for more than 40 years, Lucy and...
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Meet OIM Records: Oakland’s newest indie label

It’s a tired story. A band starts in the Bay Area, builds an audience, starts touring, then gets stuck playing small venues and moves to L.A. or N.Y.  Beyond being old hat, it’s frustrating and depressing...
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Oakland minimum wage part 3: A perfect storm in Chinatown (Community Voices)

By Sal Bednarz, owner of Actual Cafe & Victory Burger Oakland Chinatown has a long history, dating back to the California Gold Rush, and was created in the face of open anti-Chinese sentiment and...
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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. Montclair Village Almost a native Oaklander, Teresa grew up...