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27 Sep 2021

Oakland Maker Space American Steel Sold To Seemingly Horrible New Corporate Owners

When it was established in 2006, the West Oakland maker space American Steel served as an art gallery and studio for large-scale industrial works, like giant Tesla coils and 20-foot tall metal sculptures. But when the place sold in 2016 for $29 million, many of the artists left because of

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03 Aug 2021

West Oakland Leads Alameda County in Highest COVID-19 Case Rates

Oakland has some of Alameda County’s worst COVID-19 statistics, which makes it frustrating to hear that customers in an Oakland market are verbally and physically abusing employees when asked to mask up. The San Francisco Chronicle ran a story Monday about violent customer behavior at Community Foods Market, which reinstated

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17 Jun 2022

The San Francisco Beer Passport is Here!

Step into a world of adventure with the San Francisco Beer Passport. There’s no better way to explore San Francisco than to literally drink it in. This passport is amazing! Each one contains 37 coupons to buy one beer, get a second beer FREE at 37 of the finest locally owned bars,

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07 Apr 2021

WATCH: Moms 4 Housing Struggle Chronicled In Amazing New Documentary

You may remember the December 2019 – January 2020 saga of Moms 4 Housing, where four single mothers experiencing homelessness occupied a West Oakland house that had long been uselessly sitting vacant. Their fight for good over greed drew international attention to the moral outrage that Oakland has four times

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17 Apr 2019

Daniel’s Caribbean Kitchen Plants Brick-and-Mortar Roots in Oakland

The tale of Daniel’s Caribbean Kitchen is the food love story we so desperately need. It seems each week brings another reason to mourn around the Bay Area. Losses of longstanding restaurants, bars, thrift stores, book shops, etc. come in rapid succession on either side of the bridge—one after another,

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01 Oct 2018

Oakland’s Punks with Lunch Turns Three

In a climate where words like ‘displacement’, ‘gentrification’, ‘homelessness’, and ‘addiction’ populate our daily conversations, Punks with Lunch is a bright light in the dark night of Oakland’s current housing epidemic. In its third year, Punks with Lunch continues to operate on the simple mission of providing Oakland’s homeless community

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15 Feb 2018

Bay Area and Beyond News Roundup for Feb. 9 – Feb. 15, 2018

This week’s Bay Area and Beyond News Roundup  is fraught with some tragic and disturbing themes, and one boat trip gone wrong. South Florida’s school massacre              A 19-year-old male is suspected of showing up to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in the Parkside burb of South Florida armed with a

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12 Jan 2018

Your Need to Know News This Week

Below are some highlights, lowlights and oddities from this week in local news. A recipe for destruction What do you get when you mix a bottle of Hennessy, meth and loaded guns? Nothing good, ever. But two people found out Sunday that such a cocktail can definitely get you arrested.

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28 Mar 2017

Locol is finally opening in West Oakland

OFF MENU IS SPONSORED BY BENDER’S BECAUSE THEY ARE BADASS. DROP BY AND MAKE SOME BAD DECISIONS WITH SOME GOOD PEOPLE!   As a bakery. We waited a really long time for the Uptown location of Locol to open, although it was met with some really harsh criticism. Instead of looking at it

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