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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 receptions, music, civic- and earth- minded items, and much more, in relative egglessness, just like you’d expect. Enjoy!

Thursday, April 17th, 2014

Early Oakland: Local techies build new website to help pre-school parents

For Oakland parents looking for nearby pre-school options, it was often a long effort and a required a lot of phone calls. Now a solution is at hand in the form of a map-driven website, EarlyOakland.org. Across...

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...

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

Breaking: Oakland school district chooses new superintendent

The board of the Oakland Unified School District announced it has nominated Antwan Wilson from the nationally recognized Denver Public Schools where he is assistant superintendent, as the new superintendent for Oakland. The Oakland Board of Education plans...

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

Celebrate National Library Week at your local library (Community Voices)

By Shanthi Gonzales This week is National Library Week, a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association and libraries across the country (including here in Oakland), which celebrates the contributions of the country’s libraries and librarians...

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...

Friday, April 11th, 2014

Oakland School District superintendent search in home stretch

The choice of a new superintendent for the Oakland Unified School District might be decided by the end of April, if all goes according to plan. The OUSD board of education is meeting with finalist candidates this...

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

27 artful things to do in Oakland, April 11 – 17

So much art this week, Oakland! Visual art gallery openings, music, maker events, culinary art, expression promoting community healing, fashion, films: you name it, we’ve got it. We’re hoping that even the meetings this week will be...

Sunday, April 6th, 2014

Step into National Poetry Month at the Oakland Public Library

The Oakland Public Library (OPL) is celebrating National Poetry Month in April 2014 with an exciting building-wide display at the Main Library, 125 14th Street in downtown Oakland. Climbing the building’s stairs generate a new experience as...

Saturday, April 5th, 2014

Raising A Reader, San Francisco, Alameda, and Contra Costa Counties and Children’s Fairyland take 200 Oakland families on a Wild Journey

On Saturday, March 22, Raising A Reader, San Francisco, Alameda, and Contra Costa Counties and Children’s Fairyland hosted a family literacy day: “The Wild Journey.” Over 200 free tickets had been given to Raising A Reader participants,...

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