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Thursday, April 24th, 2014

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 also like a cool soundtrack with everything–and we’ve got it this week, too! Enjoy! Friday, April 25 The 2014 Bay Area Resilient/Sustainable City Symposium 9

Thursday, April 24th, 2014

Kearny Street Workshop’s Dumpling Wars II: The Hungry Games

Let’s be honest. What could be better than sampling half a dozen different kinds of dumplings for a good cause? Kearny Street Workshop’s Dumpling Wars II: The Hungry Games, where six courageous teams of amateur chefs entered...

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...

Thursday, April 17th, 2014

Oakland by the numbers: Celebrity edition, 4/17/14

13th Avenue and East 25th Street just south of her alma mater, Oakland High, is where Gertrude Stein lived as a child before going on to write epoch-making modern literature and mentor Hemingway and Picasso. 4175 Broadway...

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...

Friday, April 11th, 2014

Where the dogs are–or will be–in Oakland

Oakland’s had 5 fenced-in dog parks for a while, but the rules against bringing your dog to local city parks have been pretty stiff. This past week, the Oakland City Council passed a  change to city law to...

Friday, April 11th, 2014

Oakland School District superintendent search in home stretch

The choice of a new superintendent for the Oakland Unified School District might be decided by the end of April, if all goes according to plan. The OUSD board of education is meeting with finalist candidates this...

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...

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

Study finds gentrification in Oakland hurts public health

Imagine living in the same neighborhood for years or decades. You know your neighbors; some of them are your friends. Imperfect though it may be, this is home. Then a new type of neighbors start moving in:...

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

Heading East: Part 2

In part 2 of our series dedicated to East Oakland (read part 1 here), we visit an artist enclave in Jingletown, an Oakland staple in Knowland Park, and a family-run bakery near Mills College, in addition to...

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