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Friday, September 26th, 2014

Oakland street food: The documentary (Part 3)

“Comida Mobile” looks at the Latino experience as mirrored in the lives of pushcart vendors in Fruitvale, Oakland. Miguel Montiel grew up supporting his family’s fruit cup stand. Now helping manage the business, he remains grateful for his parents as he pursues higher education. View part one here and part two here. To learn more about Oakland Local’s

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

Oakland street food: The documentary (Part 2)

“Comida Mobile” explores the Latino experience as mirrored in the lives of pushcart vendors in Fruitvale, Oakland. Activist Emilia Otero has championed pushcart vending in Oakland for 17 years, fighting to legalize mobile food and providing immigrants a...

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...

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

Oakland street food: The documentary (Part 1)

“Comida Mobile” explores the Latino experience as mirrored in the lives of pushcart vendors in Fruitvale, Oakland. Born and raised in Oakland, 22-year-old Miguel Montiel operates his family’s fruit cup stand on International Boulevard, often working from 5 a.m. to 5...

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...

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...

Wednesday, August 13th, 2014

Catch East Bay punk duo Dark Beach this month!

Need a break from the monotony of corporeality? Rock out with Dark Beach to songs about mermaids, witches, and other ethereal creatures! With lead singer/guitarist Faith Garner 8 months pregnant, Dark Beach will be playing two more...

Sunday, August 10th, 2014

Oakland teens take on fast food industry in new video

Ever think about how that processed sugar, white flour and trans-fat grease in fast food is not all that different than drugs? That’s the message some Oakland teenagers present in their new music video, Are You Loving...

Monday, August 4th, 2014

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 Gaza. This passion was...

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

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...

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