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Blended Learning in Oakland Schools (Community Voices)

When I attended elementary school some 30-odd years ago, my classmates and I would sit in neatly arranged rows of desks and listen as our teacher would stand in front of the blackboard and put forth her best...
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The new Bay Bridge Bike Path: Here’s where to get on in Oaktown and Emeryville

Since its grand opening two weeks ago, the Alexander Zuckermann Bike Path has both enthralled and eluded many visitors. The photos and videos are stunning, but how exactly does one get there? I set out from...
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We want to see YOU on Dec. 11 at our Holiday Party & Community Voices Awards

Do you have your tickets for the Dec 11 Oakland Local  Holiday Party and Community Voices Awards?  If not, please get some now--we really want you there! Oakland Local is going into our 5th year of...
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How to Make Your Money Matter on Small Business Saturday

It’s no secret to Oakland residents that this is a community that cares. Locals regularly demonstrate a social consciousness with how and where their money is spent, and on Small Business Saturday many...
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Oakulture: Antique Naked Soul Bares It All, DJs Remember Matthew Africa, A “Hellaween” House Party

A couple of weeks back, Oakulture wrote about the high talent level of Oakland’s female vocalists. In the comments section, educator and cultural mover and shaker Hodari Davis suggested we add Candice...
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New Exhibition at Manna Gallery Opens Mid-November

New Exhibition: Paintings by Wayne Armstrong and Linn Thygeson Manna Gallery presents new artworks by Wayne Armstrong and Linn Thygeson. Opening Friday, November 15 through Saturday, December 28. Artists’...
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Private patrols in the Temescal (Community Voices)

They are coming. The people involved made it very clear that they plan to recruit enough subscribers to start private patrols no matter what the rest of us think about it. They considered the other concerns a...
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Beyond Obesity: Reframing Food Justice with Body Love

Oakland has been at the forefront of what many would call the food justice movement – a movement to ensure that disenfranchised communities have power over they foods they produce, sell and eat. ...
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How did Occupy Oakland affect your life? Oakland Local wants to hear from you.

Were you involved with Occupy Oakland?  Oakland Local is looking back in honor of the two year anniversary of the Occupation.  Share your experience with us through a short survey at the link below.  We...
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Time-lapse photography #Raiders game meme (VIDEO)

The time-laps photography meme that  led us to post the heavily -viewed time lapse of the Bay Bridge construction is getting a second wind with the latest time-lapse photography of the Oakland Coliseum...