Oakland

01 Jan 2020

Remembering Oscar Grant

People are gathering Wednesday to remember the life and death of Oscar Grant III. A noon vigil and rally organized by the Oscar Grant Foundation takes place 11 years after Grant was fatally shot on a BART platform at Oakland’s Fruitvale station in the wee hours of the new year.

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19 Dec 2019

We wanna send you and a friend to the HYPHY HOLIDAY REUNION WITH TOO SHORT!

The Hyphy Holiday Reunion features Too Short, The godfather of Bay Area hip-hop, the creator of pimp rap, the originator of the independent hustle, the controversial youth advocate and the Hugh Hefner of urban America, a pioneer and a legend. Friday, December 27, 2019 | August Hall | Tickets can be

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19 Dec 2019

We wanna send you to see Portugal. The Man

Portugal. The Man took 2017 by the horns after a considerably long gap, especially for a band that has dropped roughly an album a year since 2006. With these two ideas converging, the band made a seemingly bat-shit-crazy decision: they took all of the work they had done for the

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11 Dec 2019

How Oaksterdam Helped Shape Cannabis As We Know It

By Sevada Hemelians Attitudes and laws regarding cannabis have changed drastically throughout the state and the country in recent years. It would be remiss not to acknowledge the part Oaksterdam played in that evolution. Growing, processing and the way cannabis is used has been heavily influenced by the actions and

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02 Dec 2019

We wanna send you to see Thievery Corporation!

Thievery Corporation. How many highly successful musical artists do you know that have thrived for 20 years without a radio hit, a big budget video, or major label backing? Moreover, have managed to do high-profile TV appearances, own and operate their own independent label since day one, sell several million

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27 Nov 2019

Animals Rights Activists Take On Oakland Whole Foods

Animal rights activists with Direct Action Everywhere are out at Whole Foods on Bay Place in Oakland Wednesday to remind customers that the company may not be as wholesome as they claim. The group began a 24-hour fast as the protest began at noon in an effort to bring attention

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27 Nov 2019

I Went to an Oakland Homeless Community to Say Hello. This Is What I Found.

By Thomas Johnson I consider myself to be lucky, even though I’ve been homeless plenty of times in my life. We didn’t really call it “homeless” back in the late 70s and 80s — we were just “outdoors.” The apartment I have now, I got because of who I knew.

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20 Nov 2019

Five Easy Steps to Getting Over it When Your Bike Gets Stolen

By Emma Webster Welcome to the Bay. Now say goodbye to your bike. If you live in the Bay Area, your bike WILL at some point be stolen. If you are reading this and you’re like, “Naaaah, not me, I know how to keep my baby safe,” THEN THIS IS

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