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West Oakland Neighbors Build Backyard Community

Picking up trash in West Oakland earns do-gooders entrance to an all-comers combination backyard hootenanny and backyard block party.

Memories of Best and Worst Gifts

What’s the best or worst present you ever received?

Quintin Kermeen Knows Tracking Technology

Telemetry Solutions, a tiny company with headquarters in Concord and an unlikely Oaklander at its helm, has made it big with wildlife tracking technology.

Cafe Romanat Shares a Coffee Ritual

In Ethiopia, coffee lovers savor the bounty of their country with an elaborate to-do that also occurs in Oakland cafes.

Patrons Love Lo Coco’s and Burma Superstar

What’s your go-to Oakland dish?

Unleash Creativity for Public School Kids

Laurie Pitman of Arts for Oakland Kids wants you to know why arts education in public schools is such a good thing.

Preparing for the Big One

Oaklanders confess to varying states of preparedness when it comes to planning for an earthquake.

Acta Non Verba Spreads Opportunity Through Farming

Thanks to East Oakland native Kelly Carlisle, an urban farm project for youth connects kids to the community.

Win or Lose, the Key to the Raiders’ Identity is Found in the Parking Lot

Nothing says Oakland like chilling and grilling at the Coliseum on a Raiders game day.

Bryan Parker Is Back in the Game

The former Oakland mayoral candidate rallies the community to help the Castlemont High School Football team, and it’s working.