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Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

Oakland Local launches “Street food: Meet the people who make it”

We rely on them to nourish us with their Tandoori chicken, grilled vegetable burritos, Chapati and lentil stews.  We count on their convenient locations when we are rushing around or just want to be outdoors instead of inside a restaurant. We love that they add to our festivities on First Fridays. But who are the

Monday, August 25th, 2014

Video from the music crawl: Oakland Drops Beats performances

Like I said, so much music in Oakland. The Oakland Drops Beats music crawl: 27 performances, 14 venues, 11 hours. It was a melange of parties, music, vintage, silk-screening, artwork, art making, record swapping, and community building....

Sunday, August 24th, 2014

Altars and Alphabets: New work by Dan Weber and Elaine Maute at Manna Gallery in Oakland (Community Voices)

Altars and Alphabets, recent sculpture by Dan Weber and encaustic paintings by Elaine Maute, opens on September 12 and continues until October 18. A reception for Dan and Elaine will take place Saturday, September 13, from 2...

Friday, August 22nd, 2014

The only person qualified to make a one-man show about criminal justice in Oakland is Jinho “the Piper” Ferreira

Jinho “The Piper” Ferreira wants to take his show, Cops and Robbers, to Ferguson. Like that town this week, his show centers on an officer-involved murder. But some people in Ferguson might not want to hear what he has...

Thursday, August 21st, 2014

Oakland Drops Beats’ after party: An underground feel above the streets

The feeling of Babeland Gallery and Venue on this night, Saturday the 16th of August, is more like a house party than a traditional gig. Upstairs, No One is painting a piece, adding the beginnings of a...

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

The engineer behind Fairyland’s magic

Since he was 5 years old, Kevin Cruz has been taking things apart and putting them back together again, just to see how they work. At 15, he turned his focus to cars, and a few years...

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

The San Francisco Jewish Film Festival comes to Oakland

The 34th annual San Francisco Jewish Film Festival (SFJFF) made its appearance in Oakland last week, after the San Francisco showings ended August 3. Films from the SFJFF played at The New Parkway on August 7 and...

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

How does music affect the dining experience?

By Christina Mitchell. Cross-posted from East Bay Dish. With music mentioned in a couple posts this week, I started thinking about how it affects the dining experience. I talked to food bloggers and readers who eat out...

Monday, August 18th, 2014

Good graffiti makes good neighbors in West Oakland

The trains run in West Oakland once again. That’s certainly how it feels when you face a stunning locomotive-themed mural-in-progress that spans over 8,000 square feet on the Wrist Ship Supply building. And that’s how long-time Oakland...

Sunday, August 17th, 2014

East Bay Children’s Book Project re-opens in new home (Community Voices)

Free books for children! Do you work with children in need? Do you need books? Read on! On August 19, from 3-6 p.m., the East Bay Children’s Book Project will open the doors of its brand-new home...

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