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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!

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

Talking good with Jeff Kirschner of Litterati (Community Voices)

Jeff Kirschner believes litter should be approachable, noticeable, and a spark for thinking about how we look at packaging and trash. He is an evangelist for the power of consumer engagement and education. He is also a...

Sunday, April 13th, 2014

Oakland-based Outdoor Afro founder wins Wildlife Federation Achievement Award

By the Post News Group The founder of the website “Outdoor Afro,” Rue Mapp of Oakland, has been selected as the recipient of the National Wildlife Federation’s (NWF) 2014 Communications award. Mapp is receiving this prestigious award...

Saturday, April 12th, 2014

Oaktech: The Immunity Project tackles HIV and AIDS — from right here in Oakland

Oaklander Naveen Jain may have stumbled on a groundbreaking idea: Anyone can be a superhero. Because instead of super-speed or impossible strength, these heroes can beat the deadliest virus on planet Earth. HIV controllers, the 1 in 300 people...

Friday, April 11th, 2014

Free large bulk dump sites for East Oakland, April 12-16

Last week Councilmember Brooks announced a free amnesty bulk dumping project to take place across East Oakland, April 12-16. Due to enthusiasm from residents and city officials, she reached out to Ken Houston and the East Oakland...

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

April 11 is the Planting Justice Snap Pea Soiree/Fundraiser

It’s amazing to think that Planting Justice, a wonderful social justice organization that started in 2009, is about to hit five years old!  On Friday April 11th, they are hosting A Snap Pea Soiree to celebrate 5 years...

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

29 things to do in Oakland where you will by-golly learn things and you will like it, April 4 – 10

Did you think you were going to get through this week and not learn a dang thing, Oakland? Pah! The odds are decidedly against it. Just try not to learn how to make paper or bee condos,...

Thursday, March 27th, 2014

20 things to do in Oakland that represent a balance between art and meetings, March 28 – April 3

Art or meetings? The art is music-heavy, and the meetings are civically-focused. If that doesn’t help, no problem: you can do both. Why choose, Oakland? Tunes and civic involvement are both important. Enjoy! Friday, March 28 dance...

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

William Penn Mott, Jr.: Oakland’s idea-a-minute man

Before he ran the U.S. National Park Service, before he directed California’s parks and recreation department, before he was general manager of the East Bay Regional Park District, William Penn Mott, Jr., created Children’s Fairyland, while he was still...

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