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Monday, July 21st, 2014

Building the real sharing economy in the East Bay

One minute, hard and fast, is not much time in which to explain an idea, especially if that idea is a proposal for an innovative new sharing economy model that is going to bridge the wealth gap. But if that’s how much time you’ve got, then you make it work. That is the very essence

Sunday, July 20th, 2014

Tech4Good comes to Oakland with new economic models

An organization that has been a staple of the Alt Tech scene in San Francisco is now hosting events in Downtown Oakland.  It is another sign that Oakland is definitely becoming a major place to hold gatherings...

Thursday, July 17th, 2014

25 things to do in Oakland that dare you to hold still, July 18 – 24

Whether biking, taking a walking tour, vibrating with sugar and delight at a celebration of ice cream, waving at the Jumbo-tron, or just sitting through a meeting, we bet you can’t hold still this week. And why...

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

Local finance in the new economy: 7 essential ideas on July 16

The new economy may have startup muscles, a sustainable skeleton, web-based mobile brains and a socially responsible heart, but its blood is the same color as the old economy’s: green. Banking and finance are integral to the...

Monday, July 14th, 2014

Oakland cat café comes closer to reality, set to open in September

Is the idea of opening a cat café too crazy for Oakland to handle? It certainly doesn’t seem so. The ambitious Cat Town Café project, which is set to be a space where visitors can enjoy a...

Sunday, July 13th, 2014

Stopping gentrification in OUSD: Update on the displacement of Dewey and privatization of public land (Community Voices)

By Aram Mendoza and N. Finch, in collaboration with Dewey teachers Since we last wrote about the development deal that would potentially displace Dewey Academy and sell off public land, we’ve witnessed inspiring awareness and mobilization among...

Thursday, July 10th, 2014

32 largely outdoorsy things to do in Oakland, July 11 – 17

So much biking and walking this week, Oakland! Even neighborhood meeting-y things are outside this week. Clearly, we’re supposed to go outside. Eh, let’s not fight it. Enjoy! Friday, July 11 Bike Life Exhibit Opens 5 –...

Thursday, July 10th, 2014

Oakland’s secret garden

Coming around the bottom of Lake Merritt towards 12th Street, it is easy to glance right past the Oakland Museum of California without taking any notice of it. Pinched between the ornate whiteness of the Kaiser Convention...

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

At Oakland’s “fab-labs,” shop class is dead — long live advanced-manufacturing class

Oakland has a long history as a manufacturing hub, with some curio-highlights like the invention of the fortune-cookie folding machine and the fabrication of Chicago’s reflective bean statue, but nostalgia has little to do with the industrious...

Monday, July 7th, 2014

5 tips for buying a house in Oakland

Oakland’s reputation as the Northern California capital of cultural innovation and just general awesomeness has made The Town a coveted spot to build a nest. Home prices remain some of the most affordable in the super-pricey Bay...

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