We relaunched our site last Monday and we’ve been thrilled to see commentators returning (especially you, Len Raphael!) and to see new posters signing up.  What were folks reading this past week? Here’s the top seven Oakland Local stories, produced by OL reporters, community residents and partners at East Bay Citizen and New America Media. We’d love to hear from you if you’d like to write, photograph, fund-raise or do video for Oakland Local; we’d also like to hear about stories and news we can cover. Contact us at editor@oaklandlocal.com, please and have a great Memorial Day holiday!

Female-identified people on bikes: Clitoral Mass set to hit Oakland May 25  http://bit.ly/12LrAlI 

Could restricting guns for realz do  more to stop gun violence? East Bay Legislators Call For Stringent Gun Control Laws (Analysis)  http://bit.ly/10OrERD

Who’s gonna run for Mayor in Oakland? List Of Possible Challengers To Oakland Mayor Quan Begins To Emerge (Analysis) « l http://bit.ly/18i3HqC

The sad story of Malcolm Shabazz: Once Again, Legacy of Malcolm X Will Outlive Tragedy  http://bit.ly/197xJMq

Ode to a local geekfest from a local lady geek we lurve: Maker Faire, the mother of all inventions (Community Voices)  http://bit.ly/12SowEq

How about that Ross and FoodCo in the new mall? An open letter re Foothill Square (Community Voices) http://bit.ly/10W0PuH

The art of drinking (craft) beer gracefully, right here in Oakland: How to enjoy craft beer in public   http://bit.ly/10QR8xB

BONUS: Oakland videos of the week–

Zarif Souley launch–amazing shoes on MacArthur

Mystery vid: Can anyone explain what this is or where it was taken?

We want more videos: Do you have a video made in or about Oakland you’d like to share? Send links to videos@oaklandlocal.com and we’ll post some of them here.


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About The Author

Susan Mernit is editor & publisher of Oakland Local (oaklandlocal.com) a news & community hub for Oakland, CA. A former VP at AOL & Netscape, & former! Yahoo Senior Director, Mernit was consulting program manager for The Knight News Challenge, 2008-09; was a 2012 Stanford Carlos McClatchy Fellow; and is a board adviser to The Center for Health Reporting at USC, Annenberg School of Journalism. She has consulted with many non-profit organizations on strategy, product development and social media/engagement, including Salon.com, TechSoup Global, Public Radio International and the Institute for Policy Studies/Economic Hardship Reporting Project, led by Barbara Ehrenreich.

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