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Oakland’s 2015 Coworking Space Guide: Finding Your Groove

With start-ups and tech companies popping up at every corner of the Bay Area nowadays, it might be tough sometimes to figure out where you fit in. Where do you work if the kitchen table doesn't suffice...
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#ReclaimMLK: Oakland stands for civil rights, economic justice

On Sunday, January 18, a packed audience filled the Scottish Rite Center for In The Name of Love,  the 13th Annual Musical Tribute honoring the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Hosted by Living...
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How do you #wearyourvoice?

Editors note: This week marks the launch of an Oakland Local and Wear Your Voice Magazine collaboration. Every Thursday, WYV will present an image that we feel captures Oakland fashion, energy & its...
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New BRT rapid transit line may help seniors age in place in East Oakland

As AC Transit begins construction on Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) on International Boulevard in Oakland, we wanted to take a moment to consider the impact of the new transit design on one population that relies...
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Fairyland’s Flecto Carousel gets a makeover (Community Voices)

Once upon a time — 1952, to be exact — Children’s Fairyland introduced a number of rescued sea lions to the park; they lived in their own Walrus and the Carpenter set. But in 1991, when they were making...
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Building character by playing character at Fairyland (Community Voices)

Not every kid who graduates from Fairyland’s renowned Children’s Theatre program goes on to become a cheerleader, the captain of the tennis team, and a member of the National Honor Society. Not everyone...
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Local black men come together in Oakland to discuss Ferguson, how to move forward

On Dec. 1, 20 young men of color dressed in everything from hoodies and jeans to slacks and dress shirts convened at Oakland’s Impact Hub for a frank, fishbowl-style conversation on the Ferguson grand jury...
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Councilmember Cinderella (Community Voices)

History will be made on January third when the first former Fairyland Personality will be sworn in as Oakland’s newest city council member, representing Montclair.  It was bound to happen, because...
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Toys will be toys (Community Voices)

This year, twelve toys were finalists for induction into the National Toy Hall of Fame in Rochester, NY. Five thousand suggestions had been submitted. The three winners were announced in early...
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Neighborhood gem: Corner Market

Corner Market owner Rebecca Stevens (photo credit: l'oakavore) While Corner Market is literally a corner market, owner and chef Rebecca Stevens sees it as much more than that. For this entrepreneurial...