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Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

City of Oakland expands Parklet Pilot Program

On September 19 (Parking Day), Oakland announced issued a Notice of Parklet Opportunity (NPO). This marked the opening of the second round of Oakland’s Parklet Pilot Program. In September 2011, the city began its first pilot to allow parklets on city streets. A parklet is temporary public space that replaces one or two parking spots

Monday, September 29th, 2014

More graduate from Oakland schools, and other OUSD data points

After years of reform, some things are improving at Oakland Unified School District. More kids are graduating and fewer are dropping out, with the graduation rate rising to 66.8 percent for June 2013, according to data released...

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

Oakland folks join People’s Climate March in NYC, here (Storify)

As 310,000 marchers wound their way through the streets of New York City at the People’s Climate March, the biggest environmental march in history, Oakland rallied in solidarity. Several thousand people gathered at Lake Merritt to walk and...

Thursday, September 18th, 2014

Kapor Center establishes Oakland as the epicenter of tech for social justice

There’s something happening on Craigslist that some people might find disturbing: landlords are listing spots in North and West Oakland as being located in “the new tech area.” But while tech has been announcing its arrival in the East...

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

Chamber-sponsored Oakland mayoral debate draws diverse crowd

At a mayoral forum hosted by the Oakland Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday night, several languages could be heard spoken among the crowd that filled Impact HUB Oakland before the candidates filed on stage to answer...

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

Oakland street food: The paths to legitimacy

Along the sidewalks of Oakland’s Fruitvale district, street food vendors are busy every day selling traditional tamales, fresh fruit, corn chips and homemade ice cream. If you talk to them, you’ll learn they are also busy establishing...

Monday, September 15th, 2014

KQED’s Cy Musiker to moderate Oakland mayoral candidate forum

The days get shorter and the politics get longer. November 4, with its weather and its elections, is knocking on the other side of October. California will be choosing a Governor and an Attorney General, all 53...

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

Oakland street food: Meet the people who make it

It’s 5:30 a.m., dark and cold. Even so, most of the approximately 200 street food vendors who sell in Oakland are already hard at work, shopping for their ingredients or slicing, mixing and cooking what they will...

Friday, September 5th, 2014

Bay-Area entrepreneur-humanitarian Rudolph Hurwich dies at 92 (Community Voices)

Rudolph Hurwich – serial entrepreneur and mentor, international businessman, inventor, philanthropist, investor and a behind-the-scenes supporter of numerous liberal causes and creative endeavors – died peacefully at his Oakland home on August 2, 2014. He was 92....

Monday, September 1st, 2014

Transparency through Twitter: #oakmtg uses social media to engage the community in the 2014 mayoral elections

On Thursday, August 21, over 200 people piled into Oakland’s City Hall to listen to 12 mayoral candidates answer questions from residents, who submitted questions to Facebook and Twitter with the hashtag #oakmtg. The Live Forum was...

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