The Oakland nonprofit closed its doors for good on Wednesday. For many involved, it wasn’t just a book publisher—it was a family.
Category: Arts & Community
‘Oaksterdam’: New documentary tells the story of local underdogs who helped legalize cannabis
‘American Pot Story: Oaksterdam’ follows a small group of Oakland activists who transformed drug policy.
Dillon Vado and Amy D, a jazz partnership forged in Oakland
The multi-instrumentalist and singer both have South Bay roots. But they found fertile soil for their musical explorations in the Town.
This week in Oakland: an Immersive Arts Alliance pop-up and a Magic Gala at the Scottish Rite Center
Others hosting virtual events include the League of Women Voters and the Rotary Nature Center Friends at Lake Merritt.
Movie directors want to film here, but is Oakland up for it?
Filmmakers say there are some things that Oakland needs to change before it can become a filming destination.
Culture Makers: Hear local journalists talk Oakland culture, live
Join us at the New Parkway on March 23 for a lively discussion with East Bay Yesterday creator Liam O’Donoghue, Oakland Voices co-director Momo Chang, and KQED correspondent and host Pendarvis Harshaw.
Watch: An Oakland day laborer sheds light on immigration’s hidden costs
At a community theater group called Teatro Jornalero, Ricardo Lopez found belonging and an outlet to share his story of heartache and loss.
Your guide to the Black Joy Parade in Oakland this weekend
Much more than a parade, this Sunday’s celebration downtown will feature two music stages, all-ages activities, and 200 Black vendors.
This week in Oakland: Black Joy Parade and ‘Crushing Wheelchairs’ at Piano Fight
Other events include a Youth Beat film screening, a vigil for safe streets, and the Bricktown and Wellness night market.
Can McClymonds High basketball return to its glory days?
The alma mater of NBA greats Bill Russell and Paul Silas is making strides under second-year coach and alum Barry Bell.
‘The Town Talks’ on KDOL-TV gives OUSD students the mic
Oakland middle and high schoolers get the chance to interview local icons like award-winning author Tommy Orange.
Photos: Oakland mourns Turkey-Syria earthquake victims
The Tuesday evening gathering at Lake Merritt was organized by two mental health professionals to promote collective healing.
You can now watch Oakland’s favorite red-tailed hawks on a live cam
Highland Hospital staff and wildlife ecologists are hoping Stormy and Sunny will raise chicks again this spring.
This week in Oakland: Spotlight on Oakland Public Library
Events include a bike-repair clinic, free tax-filing help, a Black press exhibit, and the Bay Area Hip Hop Archive. Also: Creative Growth Arts Center exhibit
Tierney Sutton and Tamir Hendelman bring their lyrical jazz to Oakland
The nine-time Grammy-nominated vocalist and sought-after pianist will perform together this week at Piedmont Piano Company.
Oakland Zoo announces 25% discount for residents
The price reduction is a result of Measure Y, a parcel tax approved by voters last November that raises money for the park.
Oakland Theater Project’s ‘Exodus to Eden’ imagines a post-apocalyptic trudge from East Bay to Oklahoma
A ‘Grapes of Wrath’ journey in reverse, the new play is surreal and ambitious, though the production’s 25 songs are a bit excessive.
This week in Oakland: Oye Mi Amor at Commune, and slumber with the stars at Chabot Space & Science Center
Other events include: Fresh Jamz 15th anniversary, BAYS fundraiser, and ‘path of the jaguar’ at Parche.
Bay Area Hip-Hop Archive is the first of its kind
The new collection at the African American Museum and Library at Oakland pays tribute to the local people and places who’ve helped shape the genre.
Meet the man opening up Chapel of the Chimes to the community
Ed Brail started as a crime scene technician on Chicago’s mean streets and became a trusted servant of families in grieving.