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MARCHing FORWARD

On Sunday, we set our clocks forward one hour, propelling our lives forward into Spring – the season of rebirth and renewal.  With Spring comes the much needed rainy season that replenishes our lakes and...
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“Of Things Past”: New Paintings by Mark Lightfoot

  Manna Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of recent paintings on canvas and paper by Mark Lightfoot.  Exhibition opens Friday, March 21 and continues through Saturday, April 26, 2014.  Mr....
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Valentine’s Day: A Sustainable Future Blooms at Whole Foods Market Oakland (Sponsored)

  With their delicate petals and radiant hue, red roses are the classic Valentine’s Day gift. But how many people think about where their bouquet comes from? In an industry with endemic human rights...
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Group gathered in Oakland to protest Keystone XL pipeline

Chanting refrains of “Kid safe energy, climate safe energy, Keystone fails the test,” about 80 people gathered in downtown Oakland Monday to protest the proposed Keystone XL pipeline that would ferry tar...
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One of the most important decisions of 2014 (Community Voices)

This year, voters in Oakland will have the opportunity to elect new leaders, including the mayor of our city. Oakland’s public schools will also have a new leader this year, but the Superintendent of...
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Fist o’ Flour Pizza Company sets up shop in the Laurel District

The Fist o' Flour Pizza Company has become one of those local darlings whose success makes us all sentimental and fuzzy feeling down in some tribal part of our beings. James Whitehead talks about pizza the way...
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Education Voices: Youth seek identity – links to series

Oakland Local in collaboration with Youth Uprising and Castlemont High School in Oakland has created the latest Education Voices series: Education Voices: Youth seek Identity Links to the series are as...
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Shop Local: Oakland Floats

This holiday season, consider gifting a loved one with tranquility, focus, creative inspiration, pain relief, and a novel experience, courtesy of Oakland Floats, a great local spot that specializes in...
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Shop Local: Mane Message

Mane Message is the brainchild of Bay Area resident Olivia Hayward. As an undergrad, Olivia crafted tie-dye hair accessories in her dorm room and sold them on Etsy. Her enterprise exploded with success, and...
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Shop Local: Owl N Wood

Uptown’s OwlNWood may not be a big store, but it offers a diverse selection of products. Men’s and women’s clothing, eyewear, candles, incense, art, purses, and jewelry are among the many items lining...