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City Car Share launches in Emeryville with two hybrid cars

If  your preferred car share is City Car Share and you work in Emeryville and want to get a car for the weekend--or you live in that Oakland/Berkeley/Emeryville triangle, the news that City Car Share has...
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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....
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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.,...
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19 deliciously multi-task-y things to do in Oakland, March 21 – 27

We are busy, busy people, Oakland. You know what busy people do best? Multitask like crazy. So this week, cram some education into your fun. Smoosh some fun into your social justice. Pack some social justice...
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Illuminating Ideas: ENERGY & Sustainability Summit

“The sunny side of the bay” has ignited as a hot spot for solar and other green innovations. In recognition of the economic and social value of nurturing these emerging technologies, the Oakland...
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22 “eat-your-peas” things to do in Oakland, and some treats, too, March 14 – 20

The sense of duty about things we really ought to do is instilled in us early. Go to school. Help your brother put his shoes on. Eat your peas. This week's calendar is dominated by meetings and things that we...
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28 largely celebratory things to do in Oakland, March 7 – 13

Sure, we have our share of meetings this week, but what a lot of celebrations, too! Anniversaries, homages to bacon and beer, art openings… spring may not quite have sprung yet, but that urge to celebrates...
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Love Letter to Oakland: History meets the future in Chinatown

“I take it for granted that you can have” 100 years of family history in one neighborhood, said Tiffany Eng, who is now raising her family just a few blocks from where her father and grandfather grew up....
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Fracking is worsening the drought, contaminating water (Community Voices)

By Shoshanna Howard Lately, every time I take a sip of water from my faucet I can’t help but wonder, when will this be contaminated? When will this run out? California's drought is worsening, and as...
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37 fairly serious things to do in Oakland, February 21 – 27

What's unusual about this crazy amount of things to do this week? We're glad you asked! A lot of them are really kinda... serious: meetings about serious topics, scientific research and documentation,...