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Oakland Local: Seeking new management as of June 2015

After 6 years of operation and more than 5,000 published stories, community voices, videos and images, Oakland Local’s come to a fork in the road. Co-founder Susan Mernit has spent six years running the site...
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Street harassment viral video spurs local response: see it here

Recently, a short video sponsored by the New York-based anti-harassment group Hollaback! went viral on the web.  It featured a two-minute clip of a woman walking the streets of New York and receiving...
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Oakland Local’s top reads 7/20-7/30

The writers at OL have been hit hard by the summer and can now only write the most heart-affirming and/or fluffy and/or fuzzy Oakland stories. You as readers seem to be on the same wavelength about that. All...
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Oakland Local’s top reads, July 8 – 13

If you need a break from the heavy, difficult news we often have to confront as Oakland residents, you've got one. This week's top reads were decidedly of whimsical persuasion. Our highlights include this...
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Oakland Local’s top reads, 7/1 – 7/9

The following top reads from the past week at Oakland Local and Live Work Oakland make up a poignant portrait of a city undergoing transformation. Nothing has been left untouched by the demographic swelling...
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Oakland’s top reads (June 7 – 29)

Well, it's certainly summer in this city of ours, this white-stuccoed, Deco-studded, Oak-fortified, nasturtium-overrun, gate-unlatched, hair-undone, mother-tongued, hot-linked, double-Dutched, pinky-sworn,...
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Remembering Kevin Weston, friend & board member

It was 2003 and I'd moved back to the Bay after being laid off from a giant dot.com and deciding I just couldn't work in that system anymore. Instead, I was a bicoastal tech consultant, explaining blogging,...
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This week’s Top Reads (June 1 – 8)

First of all, thank you to all of you that voted for Hack the Hood and sent our message out to the hundreds of people it took for us to win last week. This really feels like a tight-knit family sometimes. A...
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Top reads, May 10 – 25

It's been a pretty feel-good week at Oakland Local. We are off-the-walls excited to tell you that Hack the Hood, a nonprofit in the OL family, was selected as one of the ten finalists in the Google Bay Area...
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Top Reads (4/26-5/11)

There's a lot going on. Let's bring it in, shake it all off. It's Monday, we're taking the future by storm, seizing the day, etc. You can forget everything that happened over the past two weeks; the...