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Category: Arts & Community
Listen: An Oakland pastor and a funeral assistant reflect on a difficult year
Sylvester Rutledge and Todd Walker share how they help people cope with loss.
Yoshi’s Jazz Club owners embroiled in legal battle
A lawsuit filed by co-founder Yoshie Akiba accuses her ex-husband and longtime business partner Kazuo Kajimura of fraud and abuse.
Meet the Oakland woman giving mannequins a second life
For 20 years, Judi Henderson has been reducing waste by reselling the unwanted retail figurines through her business, Mannequin Madness.
‘Oakland was just heavenlike’: Earnestine Hayes, 100, reflects on her years in The Town
Hayes, who celebrated her birthday this week, shares her advice for living a long, fruitful life.
Lilan Kane to celebrate Nancy Wilson with concert at the Sound Room
The Oakland-based vocalist will perform Sunday, backed by an all-star cast of East Bay jazz musicians.
‘Paradise Blue’ takes us to a Detroit jazz club in 1949 — with urban ‘renewal’ on the horizon
Local cast, including several from Oakland, performs at the Aurora Theatre in Berkeley.
This week in Oakland: Lunar New Year Parade, and Big Gay Trivia with Amy Schneider
Other events include: The Way Back: An Evening of Poetry, 50 years of poster art at César E. Chávez library, and a chat with the authors of ‘The Riders Come Out at Night.’
Oakland Technical High School honors its inaugural Hall of Fame class
Marshawn Lynch, Dr. Alexis Gray-Lawson, Rickey Henderson, Josh Johnson among honorees.
Black entrepreneurs find mentorship and community at Hope Academy
Oakland-born Nana Kofi Nti started a successful media company. Now he’s passing along what he’s learned.
Meet the Oakland sign painter putting a fresh coat on a centuries-old craft
Patrick Piccolo is leaving his unique mark on storefronts across the Town.
This week in Oakland: Lunar New Year Bazaar and the African American Museum and Library open house
Other events include the Barbara Lee and Elihu Harris Lecture Series, Peralta Hacienda park cleanup, and HOF inductions at Oakland Tech.
Orchestra Gold to perform its Malian grooves at Bandcamp
The Oakland-based group will perform songs from its new album, ‘Medicine,’ at the downtown record store on Friday, Jan. 20.
Watch: An Oakland metalworker puts his ‘stamp on the world’ at The Crucible
Brandyn Willridge is carving out space in a field with few Black and BIPOC practitioners, with help from the West Oakland industrial arts nonprofit.
Creating a world without sexual exploitation: Leila Mottley in conversation
Mottley, author of the critically acclaimed Nightcrawling, will join Chinaka Hodge and MISSSEY in a discussion about exploitation and survival in Oakland.
Oakland native P. Frank Williams examines violence within hip-hop
The award-winning executive-producer of “Hip Hop Homicides” has come a long way since his days riding the bus with Too $hort in East Oakland.
‘They had the biggest hearts’: Oakland couple left a legacy of generosity
For those who knew them, Peter Olson and Ilan Vitemberg radiated a passion for life and a love of community that was entirely their own.
Oakland’s overcrowded animal shelter wants you to adopt a dog this week
Oakland Animal Services is extending its hours and waiving adoption fee to find forever homes for dogs at the city-run shelter.
Oakland Zoo doesn’t know when it will reopen after severe storm damage
The damage first caused by a torrential downpour on Dec. 31 can’t be assessed until it stops raining.
In 2022, Oakland events and social gatherings made a cautious return
Oaklandside arts & community reporter Azucena Rasilla reflects on a year that saw the city begin to reemerge from the pandemic.