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19 things to do in Oakland, including so much early-weekend art awesomeness that you may need Sunday and Monday to recover, May 2 – 8

Oh, Oakland, you fabulously art-infested metropolis! You have been waiting for this first Friday and Saturday in May for so long that you've crammed them teemingly full with Oaklandy art awesomeness. And then,...
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24 outdoorsy and curiosity-satisfying things to do in Oakland, April 25 – May 1

Not surprisingly, this Earth Day week's activities are dominated by greenness, outdoorsiness and satisfying our curiosity. We do like our social justice coupled with some awesomeness, don't we, Oakland? We...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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, anything new about...