The virtual event will feature prominent Black women like Alicia Garza and others
Category: Arts & Community
Fine wool, blood, and business collide as Rockridge’s 100-year-old Levant Rug leaves town
A College Avenue rug shop, run for decades by the son of Armenian genocide survivors, is in its final days, prompting discussions about land use and history.
Extreme wind keeps pummeling the San Antonio Park youth boxing camp’s tent
Dalia Gomez, who runs the fitness camp, hopes to move her boxing equipment to a safe location.
Be on the lookout for ‘Blindspotting’ filming in West Oakland
Show staff held a meet-and-greet with Oaklanders last night. Here’s what they shared.
Oakland is searching for its next youth poet laureate
The chosen teen will promote literacy and represent the city and its youth at public events. Here’s how to apply.
Composting, cooking, clean-ups: Pick a COVID-safe service project for MLK Jr. Day and beyond
The city of Oakland has suggestions for “40 days of service” honoring the civil rights leader’s legacy. Other groups are taking to the streets.
Watch: ‘Jaguar’ radio speaks to Oakland in Mam
Radio B’alam, an indigenous Mayan community broadcast, is overcoming a language barrier critical to addressing the COVID-19 pandemic in Oakland.
Oakland’s ‘In the Name of Love’ celebration will be an oasis of soul in a troubled time
The 19th annual concert celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy features Toshi Reagon, Tory Teasley, Faye Carol, and more.
Youth fitness boxing club Pantera Camp pops up in East Oakland
The woman-run boxing and fitness program for kids is based out of a tent in San Antonio Park.
Looking for something sweet? Here’s where to get pan dulce in Oakland
These Mexican and Central American bakeries in East Oakland offer favorites like conchas, cuellos, elotes, marranitos and — on Jan. 5-6 — roscas de reyes.
‘Just trying to survive’: Oakland musicians adapt to a life without in-person gigs
Collecting unemployment benefits is often difficult for independent musicians.
‘Verzuz’ battle meant more to Oakland and the Bay Area than just entertainment
Two legendary East Bay rappers, Too Short and E-40, gave a musical history lesson in the latest installment of the online event.
After public outcry, city says East Oakland skatepark can stay—for now
Bella Vista Park’s skate ramps went largely unnoticed for years. Now neighbors, skaters, and the city are considering their future.
Remembering Lenn Keller, founder of Bay Area Lesbian Archives
A prominent activist, Keller chronicled the communities she was a part of, telling stories of joy and resistance.
East Oakland’s Picardy Drive holiday light show shines through the pandemic
In a year of isolation, the traditional string of lights connecting some of the street’s storybook houses to one another has taken on a special meaning.
As restaurants close, Grand Lake Farmers Market vendors hurt for business
Some farmers sold more than half their harvest to restaurants before the pandemic. A new program is helping farmers connect with more individual customers.
Toy, food, and supply drives you can still donate to in Oakland this holiday season
These Oakland volunteer efforts and nonprofits want you to know they’re still accepting in-kind or cash donations for winter efforts.
Want to support locally owned Oakland businesses for the holidays? Start here
We’ve compiled a list of Oakland gift guides, and a few ideas of our own, to help you support neighborhood businesses in a tough year.
Radio B’alam is ready to serve Oakland’s immigrant Mam community
The online radio station will feature local news, music, and community conversations, all in the indigenous Mam language.
‘Town Force’ comic book reveals the imaginary and real superpowers of Oakland teens
In the new comic book by Oakland Kids First, young superheroes take on the forces of gentrification.