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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...
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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 a tree at Children’s...
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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...
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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 --...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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June 11-13, Oakland will become the center of the localism universe (Community Voices)

By Anna Ghosh In less than a week, more than 700 "Localists" are expected to gather in Oakland for the 12th annual BALLE Conference. Held at the historic Scottish Rite Center overlooking Lake Merritt -- and...
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29 things to do in Oakland, where art dominates meetings, June 6 – 12

It's an art-heavy week, Oakland! It's meeting-heavy, too, but this is one of the many reasons why I dig Oakland so much. Sure, there are all these meetings, each of them useful and civically important in its...
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Health and wealth: Let the YMCA be a local resource (Community Voices)

by Robert A. Wilkins, CEO and President of the YMCA of the East Bay Emerson once said, “The first wealth is health.” I could not agree with him more. But if you look at stark numbers, in Emerson’s...