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Thursday, April 24th, 2014

24 outdoorsy and curiosity-satisfying things to do in Oakland, April 25 – May 1

Not surprisingly, this Earth Day week’s activities are dominated by greenness, outdoorsiness and satisfying our curiosity. We do like our social justice coupled with some awesomeness, don’t we, Oakland? We also like a cool soundtrack with everything–and we’ve got it this week, too! Enjoy! Friday, April 25 The 2014 Bay Area Resilient/Sustainable City Symposium 9

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

Women’s Initiative for Self Employment embarking on “transition”

“We really had to get very realistic,” said Deborah Barber. A board member of Women’s Initiative for Self Employment for the past five years and board chair for the past two months, Barber said, “We are out...

Friday, April 18th, 2014

Want bike lanes on Telegraph Avenue? Attend a planning meeting

Representatives from the City of Oakland’s Transportation Planning department are hosting a series of open houses to solicit feedback on proposed bike lanes for Telegraph Avenue.  The City of Oakland, in collaboration with the Alameda County Transportation...

Thursday, April 17th, 2014

27 things to do in Oakland, only 3 of which definitely involve Easter eggs, April 18 – 24

Sunday is, of course, Easter. That means there are some Easter-y things to do this week. If you like decorating eggs, or even Easter hats, knock yourself out! If not, enjoy films, art and exhibit openings and...

Thursday, April 17th, 2014

Darlene Crane: Building prosperity in Oakland through Alliance for Community Development

By Burt Dragin If running a business is like running a race, you couldn’t ask for a better coach than Darlene Crane. Now in her fourth year as Executive Director of the Alliance for Community Development in...

Thursday, April 17th, 2014

Oakland by the numbers: Celebrity edition, 4/17/14

13th Avenue and East 25th Street just south of her alma mater, Oakland High, is where Gertrude Stein lived as a child before going on to write epoch-making modern literature and mentor Hemingway and Picasso. 4175 Broadway...

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

Who’s funding Oakland start-ups? 15 VCs to watch

Who’s got the back of Oakland startups when it comes to funding? Well, a number of investors, from seed-stage angel investors to venture capitalists to social impact investors, have their eyes out for what’s happening in Oakland...

Monday, April 14th, 2014

Oakland apartments are now cheaper than ANY rentals in San Francisco, new study reports

If you think those deals in studio and one-bedroom apartments in Oakland have disappeared, the recent study of rental prices by real estate site Lovely confirms your fears are true–the median price of an apartment in Oakland has...

Monday, April 14th, 2014

Gentrification report proposes bold solutions to stop displacement in Oakland

Last week Causa Justa::Just Cause (CJJC) released a report titled Development Without Displacement: Resisting Gentrification in the Bay Area. The 112-page document, prepared in collaboration with the Alameda County Public Health Department, goes beyond describing the public...

Saturday, April 12th, 2014

Bar Dogwood launches crowd-funding campaign after car hits bar

What happens when a bar get hit by a car? And the car goes right through the window? If you spend time downtown, you’ve probably noticed that Bar Dogwood is closed and that there’s a missing plate...

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