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Know Your Housing Rights, Part 2: Eviction

  "Eviction Notice" by Aazam Yaqoob is licensed under CC 2.0 If you live in Oakland, you probably know someone who has faced or is facing eviction, legally or not. That's because last year alone,...
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Know Your Housing Rights, Part 1: Tenant Protection Ordinance

"A House in Oakland" by andaley Alex Case has lived in his current home for eight years. When his two former roommates moved out, his landlord took the vacancy as an opportunity to tear his house apart to...
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Urban Stitch weaves together fashion and community

Photo by Tessa Love It was love at first sight when Alanna Rayford first entered the sprawling, light-filled second story space spanning the length of 17th St between Telegraph and Broadway. With...
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Oakland businesses claim 7 spots on Inner City 100 list

Seven Oakland businesses have won prestigious spots on the annual Inner City 100 list, a list that identifies and ranks the 100 fastest-growing businesses located in America's inner cities. The list is...
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Oakland organizations help small businesses thrive

When Chef Jason Henry first decided to open Pop Art Bakeshop at 23rd and International, he had dreams of bringing good food to a place with few choices. But he quickly became overwhelmed with the amount of...
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Five reasons to shop local this holiday season

Last year, consumers shelled out a record-breaking $59.1 billion over the Thanksgiving/Black Friday weekend, at an average of $423 per person, most of which went to national chains and big box stores. That’s...
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Plaid Friday: Oakland’s anti Black Friday

We’ve seen it all before – throngs of people bearing the midnight cold on Thanksgiving, pushing to get closer to the sliding doors, the thick glass the only protection the tidy florescent-lit aisles have...