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Thursday, August 14th, 2014

27 things to do in Oakland while it’s still summer, August 15 – 21

This week feels a little like a fall preview. Oh, we’ve got some summer left, but this week, stuff to do on the weekend is outweighed by stuff to do during the week. Not entirely summer-like, Oakland. All the more reason to get out there and enjoy our relentlessly shortening days while they’re still longish.

Monday, August 11th, 2014

10 things you need to know about Oakland’s garbage rate increase

Currently, Oakland residents pay their garbage bills through Waste Management of Alameda County: $29.80 a month for single family homes and $474.20 for 20-unit buildings. The city council voted last week to award a new garbage contract...

Sunday, August 10th, 2014

Oakland teens take on fast food industry in new video

Ever think about how that processed sugar, white flour and trans-fat grease in fast food is not all that different than drugs? That’s the message some Oakland teenagers present in their new music video, Are You Loving...

Thursday, August 7th, 2014

22 festival-heavy things to do in Oakland, August 8 – 14

This week isn’t just festive, it boasts multiple festivals of various kinds, including great food, terrific music, and even one where you can bring your dog to a museum. (No, really.) Enjoy! Friday, August 8 Dancing Under...

Friday, August 1st, 2014

Composting tips from Oakland’s City Slicker Farms

Summer is in full swing, which means it’s time to show off some beautiful summer gardens! Oakland Local met up with City Slicker Farms’ Backyard Garden Mentor and farm assistant, Joseph Davis, to talk about one of gardening’s...

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...

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...

Sunday, July 6th, 2014

Neighbors ask for details at Oakland Coliseum area planning workshop

There is a plan to build new sports arenas and new housing in the area around the Oakland Coliseum and residents got a preview of that plan last week. Those attending expressed interest in developing the area...

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014

Goats in trees: It’s a thing at Children’s Fairyland

Goats in trees: it’s a thing. Did you know it was a thing? I did not — until I saw it with my own eyes. In my very own place of employment. There she was, little Brownie, up...

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