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Sharing: another way of giving thanks (Community Voices)

As we enter the holiday craze, driven by our increasing need to consume, I am committed to remaining focused on the season's intended spirit of love. The Grand Jury decision to take no action against Ferguson...
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Street harassment viral video spurs local response: see it here

Recently, a short video sponsored by the New York-based anti-harassment group Hollaback! went viral on the web.  It featured a two-minute clip of a woman walking the streets of New York and receiving...
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Free Thanksgiving community meals link round-up

Looking for ways to spend Thanksgiving with your community? Oakland Local’s got a few suggestions: City of Oakland is hosting its 23rd Annual Thanksgiving Dinner for low-income families, seniors, and...
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Plum Bar + Restaurant Expands in Uptown

Plum Bar has been open for business in Uptown Oakland for two years now, and within that time it has been attached to Plum, a fine dining restaurant that has undergone many changes since first opening. Daniel...
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Where else to go in Oakland now that the Uptown is closed

Now that the Uptown is gone (yes, the Uptown venue on Telegraph closed November 5th, read about it here), there’s a giant guitar-neck-shaped hole in the heart of Oakland. “What are we going to do now?”...
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Oakland’s Omni Commons space is where it’s at

The Omni Commons is probably the most exciting thing happening in Oakland right now, and it hasn't even opened yet. The simplest explanation of it: Omni Commons is an enormous old building in Temescal...
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Oakland artist Sarah Filley is creating a retail revolution

In 2010, in the depths of the financial crisis, Oakland emerged as a center for innovative approaches to revitalizing local economies, not the least because of the work of Popuphood. Sarah Filley, along...