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KivaZip and Centro Community Partners funding small business in Oakland: Part 3

By Howard Dyckoff For this third  part of our series, we profile  four clients being helped by Kiva loans, three through Centro Partners and one from the Kiva Zip program of the City of Oakland. RB...
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Best of 2014: Top 5 innovation stories

Oakland has long been an innovative city, but lately, the outside world has finally started to catch on (as evidenced by frequent New York Times coverage, Oakland ranking 9th among U.S. cities attracting tech...
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Best of 2014: Top 5 food stories

Mmmmmmm... FOOD. A love of food is universal (vital for our survival as a species and all that), and unsurprisingly, food stories have proved very popular with Oakland Local's readership. The dining options...
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Best of 2014: Top 5 Oakland culture stories

Oakland's arts/entertainment/culture scene is as vibrant, diverse, and exciting as the town itself. 2014 in Oakland has meant new books, new fashions, great shows, the National Poetry Slam, and many many...
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Best of 2014: Top 5 Oakland leader profiles

Who has been shaping Oakland's landscape? At Oakland Local, we've been honored to profile exceptional leaders in business, in politics, in technology, and in the arts. The following five stories give a peek...
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Best of 2014: Top 5 Oakland education stories

Youth are our future, and Oakland Local is committed to covering education issues and keeping everyone in the loop about what's going on in our school district. From administrative changes, to achievements by...
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Best of 2014: Top 5 Community Voices stories

The Community Voices feature is at the core of what Oakland Local is about. Over the years, contributors from the community have used this platform to share their thoughts on a large and diverse number of...
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The San Francisco Jewish Film Festival is here — win tickets!

Oakland Local is partnering with the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival to give away four pairs of tickets to the screening of Little White Lie at the New Parkway Theater at 7 p.m. on Thursday, August 7....
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Women in technology connect at Oakland Women 2.0 meetup

Back in May, the women-in-tech advocacy organization Women 2.0 started holding monthly meetups in Oakland, making our town the fifteenth city worldwide with a Women 2.0 presence. Despite these events being...
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“Got Milk?”: Jeff Goodby talks minimalism at Oakland CreativeMornings

Once a month, creatives in 80+ cities around the globe gather for free breakfast lectures in a series called CreativeMornings. Oakland’s CreativeMornings kicked off just last March. So far, the speakers have...