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Know Your Housing Rights, Part 1: Tenant Protection Ordinance

"A House in Oakland" by andaley Alex Case has lived in his current home for eight years. When his two former roommates moved out, his landlord took the vacancy as an opportunity to tear his house apart to...
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Urban Stitch weaves together fashion and community

Photo by Tessa Love It was love at first sight when Alanna Rayford first entered the sprawling, light-filled second story space spanning the length of 17th St between Telegraph and Broadway. With...
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Tiny Telephone’s John Vanderslice on Oakland

John Vanderslice is the music producer and owner of Tiny Telephone, a recording studio in SF that’s worked with some great indie artists such as Spoon, The Mountain Goats, The Magnetic Fields,...
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Oakland businesses claim 7 spots on Inner City 100 list

Seven Oakland businesses have won prestigious spots on the annual Inner City 100 list, a list that identifies and ranks the 100 fastest-growing businesses located in America's inner cities. The list is...
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Oakland organizations help small businesses thrive

When Chef Jason Henry first decided to open Pop Art Bakeshop at 23rd and International, he had dreams of bringing good food to a place with few choices. But he quickly became overwhelmed with the amount of...
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Made in a Free World guides your (slavery free) holiday shopping

A radical shift in consumerism towards a global economy rooted in freedom rather than exploitation is setting a new standard of how we do business. On December 1st, Made in a Free World (MIAFW), an...
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Discover the New Economy: Documentaries and Quick Reads

There's no one place to learn about the New Economy, because it's not any one thing, and while the complexities of a movement comprised of a million different ideas may be daunting, it is actually an...
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Five reasons to shop local this holiday season

Last year, consumers shelled out a record-breaking $59.1 billion over the Thanksgiving/Black Friday weekend, at an average of $423 per person, most of which went to national chains and big box stores. That’s...
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The new social network: local organizations diminishing modern slavery

Almost 150 years after the thirteenth amendment legally abolished slavery, we’re still fighting for freedom. In my previous article, modern day slavery was explored through the complex, multi-layered...
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Oakland After the Midterm Elections, Now What? (Reflection)

by Ayodele Nyzinga The local mid-term elections in Oakland have come and gone. We will have a new mayor and other new officials. What will be different? What will stay the same? What does Oakland need? Will...