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Saturday, August 30th, 2014

Oakland by the Numbers, 8/27/14 (Real Estate Edition)

Numbers speak louder than words. Their clarity, simplicity and elegance are unsurpassed, coming from a Hindu-Arabic rather than a Roman tradition. While the Romans worshiped deities with human forms, the Hindus and Arabs, through meditation on the infinite, unfixed form of the divine, gave us the numbers 1 through 10, as well as the revolutionary

Thursday, August 28th, 2014

16 festival-tastic things to do in Oakland, August 29 – September 4

Here in Oakland, when we sense the beginning of fall approaching, we like to cram in as many festivals as we possibly can before that happens. We’ve got some great ones this week–the kind we wait all...

Saturday, August 23rd, 2014

The cost of fighting gentrification in Oakland

The iconic imagination of social-justice movements is occupied largely with images of protest. It’s only natural. Protests draw public attention by design. But following this, the next most familiar personification of the social justice worker might well...

Thursday, August 14th, 2014

27 things to do in Oakland while it’s still summer, August 15 – 21

This week feels a little like a fall preview. Oh, we’ve got some summer left, but this week, stuff to do on the weekend is outweighed by stuff to do during the week. Not entirely summer-like, Oakland....

Friday, August 8th, 2014

Oakland’s own Regina’s Door: Fusing passion for fashion and social justice

On a fateful day in 2003, Regina Evans started Regina’s Door, a customer-service-oriented vintage boutique she ran out of her Australia home; this fall, the business will be moving into a more permanent home on 17th Street...

Thursday, August 7th, 2014

22 festival-heavy things to do in Oakland, August 8 – 14

This week isn’t just festive, it boasts multiple festivals of various kinds, including great food, terrific music, and even one where you can bring your dog to a museum. (No, really.) Enjoy! Friday, August 8 Dancing Under...

Monday, August 4th, 2014

Oakland real estate market awash in cash

Today’s overheated Bay Area real estate market is very different for buyers than the real estate bubble of the mid-2000s. “There have been a lot of all-cash deals,” says realtor Martha Hill of Pacific Union, noting that...

Sunday, August 3rd, 2014

Oakland’s alternative incubators

Business Incubators could be a huge resource for creating the kind of local, sustainable, inclusive businesses that will promote the revitalization of Oakland, as opposed to its gentrification. Unfortunately, the flaw of a catch-all term like “business...

Friday, August 1st, 2014

Closing the graduation gap at Mills College and UC Merced: There’s an app for that

Brioxy, an interactive planning application aimed at meeting the needs of young people of color, is coming soon to a web browser near you. Brioxy founder B. Cole and her team of techies built the online tool...

Thursday, July 31st, 2014

20 things to do in Oakland that are riddled with unapologetic fun, August 1 – 7

You know what, Oakland? I’m really glad to see you getting out and having fun. Sure, there are a couple of meetings this week, but when aren’t there? This is about as close to an events calendar...

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