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Black & Brown Unity Short Film Showcase kicks off at Youth Impact HUB Oakland (Community Voices)

By Gino Pastori-Ng This month, the Beloved Community Event Series continues at Youth Impact HUB Oakland with the Black & Brown Unity Short Film Showcase, which highlights multicultural,...
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Oakland is my beach (Community Voices)

By Regina Jackson, President and CEO, East Oakland Youth Development Center Oscar Grant, Devonte Riley, Phillip "Tooda" Wright: the list goes on. The nation is on high alert. Protests in Ferguson and...
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20 eclecto-licious things to do in Oakland, October 3 – 9

We've all noticed what an eclectic place Oakland is. It's not just the contrasts here, it's the possibility of contrast and compliment that keeps us all so interested and engaged. A peek behind the scenes here...
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Interview: Jesse Boykins III talks about Oakland, advice for independent artists, and more

By Monica Cadena Large crowds of music enthusiasts gathered downtown to celebrate the second annual Oakland Music Festival (OMF) Saturday. The turnout was a stark contrast in comparison to last year’s...
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More graduate from Oakland schools, and other OUSD data points

After years of reform, some things are improving at Oakland Unified School District. More kids are graduating and fewer are dropping out, with the graduation rate rising to 66.8 percent for June 2013,...
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Hip hop therapy for Oakland youth begins in October

Beginning in late October and running through January, the Oakland Public Library and Oakland Parks and Recreation Department will be hosting a hip hop workshop series for marginalized young men of East and...
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Oakland street food: The documentary (Part 3)

http://youtu.be/i9qSgycFi9Y "Comida Mobile" looks at the Latino experience as mirrored in the lives of pushcart vendors in Fruitvale, Oakland. Miguel Montiel grew up supporting his family's fruit cup...
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19 things to do in Oakland with traditions old and new, September 26 – October 2

This week, we have lots of traditional events. They've either been around for decades or are just starting out: 25th anniversary, a couple of 2nd annuals, decades-old annual, 3rd annual, first-ever, 1st...
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Oakland street food: The documentary (Part 2)

http://youtu.be/95oQaUAsrh8 "Comida Mobile" explores the Latino experience as mirrored in the lives of pushcart vendors in Fruitvale, Oakland. Activist Emilia Otero has championed pushcart vending in...
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Oakland street food: The documentary (Part 1)

http://youtu.be/PxPeL-W2484 "Comida Mobile" explores the Latino experience as mirrored in the lives of pushcart vendors in Fruitvale, Oakland. Born and raised in Oakland, 22-year-old Miguel Montiel...