We want you there!  Please join us at OL’s Holiday Party & 2nd Annual Community Voices Awards

We “see” each other virtually all year–now’s the chance to get together in the real world and talk, connect, and celebrate.  PLEASE join us for the OL holiday party on Dec 11, 6-9 PM at Classic Cars West, 411 26 Street, Oakland.

This is a fundraiser to support Oakland Local–and we have a range of tickets for everybody:

*We rely on your donations to help fund our local coverage–please give.








Our 2013 awardees–all of whom will be on hand to receive their awards, are:

  • Gavin Raders and Haleh Zandi, Co-Executive Directors, Planting Justice
  • Jennifer Palhka, Executive Director, Code for America
  • Konda Mason, CEO, Ashara Ekundayo,COO, Impact HUB Oakland
  •  Lori Fogarty, Executive Director, Oakland Museum of California and team,Regina Jackson, Executive Director, East Oakland Youth Development Center
  • Tanya Holland, Exec Chef and owner, Brown Sugar Kitchen and B-Side BBQ
  • Christina “Krea” Gomez, Community Action Learning Instructor & Extended Day Program Coordinator at North Oakland Community Charter School

Join us for food, music, drinks & community! This is a night to celebrate–and support Oakland Local’s 2014 reporting on the Town.

Read more about the awards here

Find out about non-profit Oakland Local here

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Food: Blue Heron Catering, Bump City Bakery cupcakes

Drinks: LInden Brewery, Two Mile Wines, Urban Legend Cellars, iced tea & lemonade

Music: DJ JUAN

MC: Steve Snider


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.

One Response

  1. Keith Shannon


    Just a couple questions… Do tickets need to be purchased ahead of time or at the door? Also, what’s the dress for the event?



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