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Ale Industries: beyond a race to the hops

As beer culture in the Bay Area has grown, Oakland has been slow to gain a brewing culture — the two concepts being symbiotic and parallel but different, according to Ale Industries cofounder Morgan Cox....
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The Oakland Neighborhood Project

Oakland Neighborhood Project A photo project that gives people in Oakland's 146 neighborhoods a chance to tell the world about where they live. Trestle Glen Neighborhood A house they built themselves;...
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West Oakland residents reflect on recent shooting (Community Voices)

By a group of concerned West Oakland residents There is nothing about Chyemil Pierce’s death on March 9th that is not tragic. This fiancée, Kaiser employee, and mother of three young children was only...
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The Oakland Neighborhood Project

Oakland Neighborhood Project A photo project that gives people in Oakland's 146 neighborhoods a chance to tell the world about where they live. Allendale Neighborhood Edgar and his magnificent dog,...
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Oakland’s thrift stores are more than fashionable

photos by Anna Vignet Spring’s around the corner, and that “out with the old, in the with new” itch is creeping up! Besides providing us with inexpensive-but-still-quality alternatives to mainstream...
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Family prepares to say goodbye to teenage homicide victim

Davon Ellis’ stepmother described him as a kind, inquisitive and happy kid who easily made friends and always had a smile on his face. “His smile made a whole room change, something I looked forward to...
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Collector’s Haven: More than meets the eye

Collector's Haven is not an easy storefront to spot, wedged between a psychic and a beauty shop. But the door leading up a flight of stairs rewards the curious with a variety of vintage comics and vintage...
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5 Oakland spots to get your geek on

Nerd culture is mainstream. The Walking Dead and Game of Thrones are two of the most popular shows on TV. Guardians of the Galaxy was the huge hit of summer following The Avengers from the year before, and...
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The Oakland Neighborhood Project

Oakland Neighborhood Project A photo project that gives people in Oakland's 146 neighborhoods a chance to tell the world about where they live. Clinton Neighborhood Warm, generous, and passionate,...
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Homebrew in Oakland like it’s 1902

We have Prohibition to thank for the ubiquity of the American Lager (think Miller, think Budweiser) and Jimmy Carter to thank for the relatively recent resurgence in craft beer. Here’s why: only the biggest...