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Oakland street food: Meet the people who make it

http://youtu.be/T1CZPPZ_Tfw 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...
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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...
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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...
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Ready for kindergarten? In Oakland, hunger and fatigue play a role

Most kids starting kindergarten in Oakland public schools are not ready for the demands of school. What’s in their way? Hunger. Hunger and tiredness and illness, according to a report released this month....
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Oakland’s “Stop the War on Children” protest calls for peace

What do an activist Rabbi, a Quaker organization, and a revolutionary feminist have in common? Answer: A passion for social justice and solidarity with victims of violence along the US/Mexico border and in...
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Voices of 3 Oakland fast food workers at Chicago national convention (Community Voices)

Meet three from Oakland who attended a national convention of fast food workers in Chicago with about 1,300 others July 26-27. Their movement for $15-an-hour wages and a union has helped bring national...
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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...
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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...
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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 coffee and...
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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...