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Thursday, July 24th, 2014

Talk and read to your baby, Hillary Clinton and local groups advise

Read to your little children. Talk to them. Sing to them. If you do they’ll be smarter. That advice seems like common sense in some ways, but yesterday, Hillary Clinton came to town to join a coalition of local organizations in sending this message to Oakland parents. Reading or talking, even “Fifteen minutes a day

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

UPDATE – Emeryville’s TubeMogul to go public in big IPO

UPDATE – TubeMogul on Thursday morning filed an amendment to its stock offering with the Securities and Exchange Commission significantly lowering the offering price to $7 to $8 a share from its stated $11 to $13 a share offering as...

Monday, July 14th, 2014

Oakland cat café comes closer to reality, set to open in September

Is the idea of opening a cat café too crazy for Oakland to handle? It certainly doesn’t seem so. The ambitious Cat Town Café project, which is set to be a space where visitors can enjoy a...

Friday, July 11th, 2014

New app shows Oakland schools’ academic performance–right on your phone

There’s a new app about Oakland public schools that might help parents figure out which schools are strong and where their kids might be well served. Usable on a desktop or mobile device, it’s free at http://bit.ly/OaklandScoreMap, and it’s...

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...

Sunday, July 6th, 2014

Neighbors ask for details at Oakland Coliseum area planning workshop

There is a plan to build new sports arenas and new housing in the area around the Oakland Coliseum and residents got a preview of that plan last week. Those attending expressed interest in developing the area...

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...

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014

Oakland rents on the rise

According to data provided by Axiometrics, a firm that analyzes data on rental properties, Oakland’s rental housing prices grew 10% last year, making it the sixth hottest growth market for rental housing in the country, ahead of...

Monday, June 30th, 2014

Gun violence in Oakland: Where do guns come from?

There have already been 38 murders in Oakland this year, according to police statistics last updated on June 22. When it comes to aggravated assaults with a firearm, there have been 176, and robberies with a firearm...

Friday, June 27th, 2014

Bay Area nonprofits fly to New Orleans for #YesWeCode hackathon

At this year’s Essence Festival, New Orleans youth will join technologists, developers, designers and community leaders in a hackathon to build their own solutions for problems affecting their neighborhoods. Oakland-based nonprofits Hack the Hood, Black Girls Code,...

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