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29 things to do in Oakland, where art dominates meetings, June 6 – 12

It's an art-heavy week, Oakland! It's meeting-heavy, too, but this is one of the many reasons why I dig Oakland so much. Sure, there are all these meetings, each of them useful and civically important in its...
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Oakland by the numbers, 6/1/14

12: Community Gardens listed on the City of Oakland's website. Of these gardens, 7 are north of Lake Merritt. 5 are south of Lake Merritt. 1/3 are located in "East" (geographic South) Oakland. 4: streets...
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Oakland’s Kapor Center to advise Google on bringing more diversity to workforce

Kapor Center for Social Impact will be the partner with Google to address a lack of ethnic and gender diversity in its workforce, Google announced this week, right on the heels of their announcement that only...
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Hack the Hood selected as one of 10 non-profits in Google’s Bay Area Impact Challenge

How do we make sure that low-income youth of color in communities like Oakland, California learn the skills that will help them get good jobs in the Bay area's innovation economy? How do we close the gap for...
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Night School: Oakland to Mission start-up says “We’re NOT the Google bus”

For those of us that either want to kick it late in San Francisco or have to work late there, it takes at least an hour or $50 bucks to get ourselves back home to Oakland. That's about to change. Beginning...
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The Hive: Why’s this new Uptown complex generating big buzz?

Thursday, May 15th, a throng of Oaklanders swarmed through the gates to a concrete lot by 23rd and Broadway for the official opening and ribbon-cutting of Hive Oakland, a densely and strategically developed...
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Women 2.0 kicks off monthly meetings in Oakland

Earlier this month, Women 2.0 held its first Oakland meet-up, initiating Oakland as the fifteenth city worldwide where the women-in-tech platform holds its monthly networking events. The back conference room...
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James Freeman shares Blue Bottle Coffee’s scrappy, low-tech success story

When James Freeman started Blue Bottle Coffee back in 2002, it was just a stand at an Oakland farmer's market and a small-batch roaster in a potting shed. This was before the "coffee with an arc" phenomenon,...
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What these two students learned about surveillance in Oakland will blow your mind

We took a photograph of every camera visible from the sidewalks of every block from Telegraph to Webster between 22nd Street and 27th Street. We picked this area because it’s characterized by varying levels...
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Everyone On, California Emerging Tech Fund convene digital inclusion projects

Oaklanders interested in digital inclusion projects in Oakland would have been delighted to be part of the recent event organized by Everyoneon.org, a national organization focused on digital inclusion and...