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Sunday, July 27th, 2014

A look at two Bay-Area co-ops

In the kitchen of a co-operative house in North Oakland, Jeremy Blanchard sautées squash and zucchini in a cast-iron skillet. He greets a roommate who has just come from work and helps another search for the best spot in the house for wireless Internet access. On the wall is a bulletin board titled “Gratitude,” where

Friday, July 25th, 2014

Oakland’s solidarity economy

If I let on that, here in Oakland, there is a graphic design business, a bakery, a design-build firm, a business incubator and a bicycle courier company that all have one very important similarity, what would you...

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

25 crazy-fun things to do in Oakland with hardly any meetings at all, July 25 – 31

First off, Oakland, we double-dog-dare you to be bored on Saturday. There are some brand new and one-of-a-kind events this week, too, and so few meetings, it’s clear that the people who would normally be holding them...

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....

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

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 –...

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