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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 would you, Oakland? Enjoy! Friday, July 18 Social Media for Small Businesses by Oakland Digital 9:45 a.m. –

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...

Thursday, June 26th, 2014

23 things to do in, around, and for Oakland, June 27 – July 3

Sorry, there’s nothing fun going on this week. Ha! We’re just kidding, there’s plenty–and about half of this week’s are on Friday, oddly enough, so we hope you cleared your schedule. Apparently, Oakland wants you to play...

Thursday, June 19th, 2014

20 things to do to remind you summer is in full swing in Oakland, June 20 – 26

It’s the week of the summer solstice. Predictably, we’ve got plenty of outdoor items, iconic and new, things you’d eagerly anticipate and others you wouldn’t expect. Here’s to summertime fun, Oakland — Enjoy! Friday, June 20 Ceasefire...

Thursday, June 12th, 2014

33 things to do in Oakland to get your civic party on, June 13 – 19

This week, there are a bunch of civically-minded things to do, from meetings to workshops. There are also some great celebrations, including Juneteenth and Father’s Day. And then there’s the usual (for Oakland, anyway) complement of art...

Thursday, June 12th, 2014

When the sea levels rise in the Bay, where will it hurt in Oakland?

The shoreline along Oakland is a checkerboard quilt of cement, steel and wetlands, with grassy estuaries sandwiched between walls of cement where old terminal buildings rise from the shore, steel pipes send effluent to the Bay and...

Monday, June 9th, 2014

Follow the money from the Bay Area’s shores

By Daniel Brownstein, crossposted from Musings on Maps When William Rankin mapped city income donuts across urban America in 2006, the radical cartographer aimed to correlate wealth distributions onto a geometry of concentric circles.  But the donuts of income...

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