Oakland

14 May 2019

If You’re Really From Oakland, You’re Rooting for Damian Lillard

Guest Post by: Levi Jacobs Today the Warriors are going to play the Blazers, and as a life long Warriors fan, I don’t know how to feel. I’ve seen my Warriors through everything. I was a Dubs fan when we won 17 games. That’s not a typo. 17 games. All

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08 May 2019

Ghost Ship Trial Underway, Highlights Failures of Many

The second iteration of the Ghost Ship trial is well underway with Wednesday marking the third day of testimony in front of a judge and jury, and a gallery packed with family, friends and media. To this point, the scene inside Department 9 of the Alameda County Superior Court has

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07 May 2019

We wanna send you to see the hip-hop legends Black Star!

Black Star is an American Hip Hop duo, formed in 1997, from Brooklyn, New York. The duo is composed of artists, yasiin bey and Talib Kweli. Black Star arose from the underground Hip Hop movement of the late 1990s, which was in large part due to Rawkus Records, an independent

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17 Apr 2019

The Sideshow Showdown Could Get Ugly

Tension between the Oakland Police Department and residents who live in the city is not a new thing, neither are sideshows that have become fairly synonymous with East Oakland culture, but as the weekend events grow in popularity…and destruction, so does the tension. The standoff between participants and police are

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13 Mar 2019

Ubuntu Theater Project Goes Underground With Year-Round Shows

Ubuntu is more than just a word, its an African philosophy inspired by connection between humans. “Ubuntu: I am a person through other people. My humanity is tied to yours. I am because we are.” The Ubuntu Theater Project is founded on that philosophy, as is explained in detail on

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12 Mar 2019

How You Can Help Save Vulcan Arts Lofts

Oakland’s historic artists enclave Vulcan Lofts has been an enormously influential springboard for the Bay Area arts community for more than 30 years. But more than 200 working-class artists are facing eviction, as the giant Fruitvale district live-work space has been placed on the market for a staggering $16.25 million,

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04 Mar 2019

Oakland Teacher Strike Ends, but Many Important Issues Not Resolved

Oakland’s educators voted to ratify a new contract on Sunday, turning the page on the latest chapter in a book of teachers’ strikes across the country. Much of the past week and a half was marked by hot talk in the press, with leadership from the Oakland Education Association accusing

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28 Feb 2019

MARCH ART EVENTS: GO OUT & GET INVOLVED

It’s March– things are finally warming up (and drying up!) in the Bay Area, and the month’s madness is starting up again.  Spend your first day of March at Oakland’s First Fridays or stop by an art gallery opening in San Francisco.  There’s also a Wikipedia-Edit-A-Thon, parties that are raising

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