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Thursday, July 31st, 2014

20 things to do in Oakland that are riddled with unapologetic fun, August 1 – 7

You know what, Oakland? I’m really glad to see you getting out and having fun. Sure, there are a couple of meetings this week, but when aren’t there? This is about as close to an events calendar of pure hedonism as Oakland gets: giant party after giant party, movies galore, whiskey and wine, music and

Friday, July 25th, 2014

Oakland’s solidarity economy

If I let on that, here in Oakland, there is a graphic design business, a bakery, a design-build firm, a business incubator and a bicycle courier company that all have one very important similarity, what would you...

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...

Sunday, July 20th, 2014

Tech4Good comes to Oakland with new economic models

An organization that has been a staple of the Alt Tech scene in San Francisco is now hosting events in Downtown Oakland.  It is another sign that Oakland is definitely becoming a major place to hold gatherings...

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 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 –...

Monday, July 7th, 2014

Communications conundrum: Should Oakland trash its 911 radio system and spend millions to join the county system?

The City of Oakland is has been quietly working on its radio communications issues by updating its old equipment and renovating  its dispatch center. On Tuesday, July 8, the finance committee of the City Council will also...

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...

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014

Moving Oakland youth to peace

Every positive relationship begins with a foundation in safety. As we come to know ourselves, another individual, or society at large, a sense of security is what allows us to progress towards more intimate and rewarding connections....

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