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Monday, July 28th, 2014

The San Francisco Jewish Film Festival is here — win tickets!

Oakland Local is partnering with the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival to give away four pairs of tickets to the screening of Little White Lie at the New Parkway Theater at 7 p.m. on Thursday, August 7. Email wintickets@oaklandlocal.com by 3 p.m. on August 5 to be entered into the running. About Little White Lie Daring to ask questions

Sunday, July 27th, 2014

Photo essay: An Oaklandish tailgate party

On Saturday, July 19, the clouds were high and it was a beautiful day at the Oakland Coliseum. At the Oakland A’s 25th anniversary tailgate party commemorating the famous “Battle of the Bay” between the A’s and...

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

25 crazy-fun things to do in Oakland with hardly any meetings at all, July 25 – 31

First off, Oakland, we double-dog-dare you to be bored on Saturday. There are some brand new and one-of-a-kind events this week, too, and so few meetings, it’s clear that the people who would normally be holding them...

Friday, July 18th, 2014

Building Oakland community during Friday summer nights

Where can you go on Friday evenings to chat with your neighbors, connect with community organizations, challenge your friends and family to a potato sack race, all while inherently fostering a safe environment? The Third Annual Friday...

Thursday, July 17th, 2014

25 things to do in Oakland that dare you to hold still, July 18 – 24

Whether biking, taking a walking tour, vibrating with sugar and delight at a celebration of ice cream, waving at the Jumbo-tron, or just sitting through a meeting, we bet you can’t hold still this week. And why...

Thursday, July 17th, 2014

Oakland artist and entrepreneur Monique Harris: At the vanguard of art, technology, and disability

There is no denying that Monique Harris is an artist, first and foremost. I came across her artwork featured at Actual Café a few weeks ago, and I’m lucky I did. Waiting for my lunch, I found...

Thursday, July 10th, 2014

32 largely outdoorsy things to do in Oakland, July 11 – 17

So much biking and walking this week, Oakland! Even neighborhood meeting-y things are outside this week. Clearly, we’re supposed to go outside. Eh, let’s not fight it. Enjoy! Friday, July 11 Bike Life Exhibit Opens 5 –...

Wednesday, July 9th, 2014

Oakland’s Golden Gate neighbors build community through Love Our Neighborhood Day

North Oakland’s Golden Gate neighborhood, encompassing the San Pablo Avenue corridor from 55th, the Berkeley border in the north, and the surrounding residential streets, is part of the most rapidly gentrifying area in Oakland, but the community...

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

West Oakland’s Juneteenth: A street fair with free food, music, and community awards

Oakland’s seventh Juneteenth Freedom Day Celebration, organized by community groups and supported by local businesses, was held on June 28. Jazz and dance were on tap, plus health screenings and a food truck serving ribs for those visiting...

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014

New Oakland schools superintendent promises action (Video)

The first day on the job, Oakland Unified’s new superintendent Antwan Wilson said OUSD is not going to ignore problems sometimes considered  “too hard” for school districts to overcome, such as the toll that deep poverty and trauma...

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