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Author Archives: Azucena Rasilla
Azucena Rasilla is a bilingual journalist from East Oakland reporting in Spanish and in English, and a longtime reporter on Oakland arts, culture and community. As an independent local journalist, she has reported for KQED Arts, The Bold Italic, Zora and The San Francisco Chronicle. She was a writer and social media editor for the East Bay Express, helping readers navigate Oakland’s rich artistic and creative landscapes through a wide range of innovative digital approaches.
The Oakland Ballet and Oakland Symphony will welcome live audiences in the fall
Both arts organizations say they’re readying to make triumphant returns to the Paramount Theatre in October.
Oakland Feather River Camp will welcome back a smaller number of campers this summer
Despite financial setbacks caused by the pandemic, the popular camp will not raise its fees.
‘Too much, too soon’: Why these Oakland music venues will wait until summer to re-open
State guidelines allow clubs in Alameda County to resume indoor shows on April 15. We spoke to several owners who explained why they won’t.
‘It’s also for other people’: An essential worker explains why she got vaccinated
Food industry worker Casey Rebecca Nunes chose to get her shots at the Oakland coliseum.
Grandmother’s hospitalization over the holidays convinced this East Oakland family to get vaccinated
Despite their concerns about the vaccine, the Laster-Leon family knew it would protect their loved ones.
‘I want our community spaces to be safe’: Why one East Oaklander got vaccinated
For entrepreneur and cannabis activist Chaney Turner, being a family caregiver was reason enough to get the vaccine.
What’s the last Oakland adventure you had?
From concerts at the Fox Theater to dinners in Jack London Square, Oakland residents are eager for a post-pandemic life.
Fairyland reopens its doors in time for spring
After closing in December, the Oakland theme park is welcoming back eager families looking to explore its magic.
Here’s how to join a virtual discussion about Oakland’s next city budget
Mayor Libby Schaaf is hosting a summit to hear from Oaklanders about their priorities.
A new Instagram account is giving history fans another way to learn about Oakland
Nearly a year into the pandemic, it’s safe to say most Oaklanders haven’t been getting out of the house the way they used to. They’re also probably spending a lot more time online. It should come as no surprise then, that one Instagram account to gain popularity in recent months is “Secret Oakland,” a collection […]
Meet the Oakland pickling chef taking Instagram by storm
Manny McCall, better known as “Pickle Pana” is using Instagram to advertise his business venture, gaining famous clients on the way.
‘When the Waters Get Deep’ reflects on love, grief, and the power of community
The new KQED film follows Oakland group SOL Development and how they help families who have lost loved ones due to gun violence and police brutality.
Craving live shows? Consider The Oakland Theater Project’s drive-in series
Theater lovers can enjoy the company’s entire 2021 season of outdoor performances from the comfort of their cars.
Cómo ayudé a mi abuela a recibir la vacuna COVID-19
Me tomó semanas conseguir una cita y horas en largas filas, pero mi abuela de 90 años finalmente recibió su primera dosis.
How I helped my grandmother get the COVID-19 vaccine
It took weeks to get an appointment and hours of standing in line, but my 90-year-old grandmother finally received her first dose.
Local stars and youth team up to support arts in Oakland schools
Arts for Oakland Kids will use the money it raises from Saturday’s ‘art-a-thon’ to give mini-grants to local orgs.
‘Black Women and Political Leadership’: a virtual conversation with Oakland Public Library’s Dorothy Lazard
The virtual event will feature prominent Black women like Alicia Garza and others
Move your car or else: residential parking tickets are back next week
The city will issue citations in these areas for the first time since March. Here’s what you need to know.
Ayude a la ciudad a cómo mejorar el parque San Antonio en Oakland
La concejal Nikki Fortunato Bas llevará a cabo una serie de reuniones virtuales para recabar información de lo que necesita el parque.