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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 for her dedication to environmental education and passion for connecting African-Americans with nature. She will receive the 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...

Friday, April 4th, 2014

Celebrate the Cambodian New Year at Oakland’s Peralta Hacienda

Tomorrow, April 5, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., the Cambodian New Year will be celebrated at Peralta Hacienda Historical Park, at 2465 34th Avenue in Oakland’s Fruitvale. All music and food lovers are cordially invited to celebrate...

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...

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

West Oakland girls attend STEM Conference

By the Post News Group Fifty girls from West Oakland schools attended the Expanding Your Horizons Conference last weekend at UC Berkeley, an all-day STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math) event. The work of Councilmember Lynette Gibson...

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