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Apr 16, 2021
Oakland

Oakland teachers break barriers with Ivy League admissions

Two Oakland teachers from Latinx backgrounds have been admitted to master's programs at Columbia University and Harvard University, and the charter school community where they've been working is singing their praises. Read More

Apr 15, 2021
Oakland

Red Bay Coffee officially opens its modern public roastery and headquarters in East Oakland

Red Bay Coffee — the eco-conscious Oakland coffee roaster that will open a cafe inside the Ferry Building later this month — unveiled its new public roastery and headquarters this week at 3136 International Boulevard in Oakland. And it’s every bit as gorgeous as you can possibly imagine. Read More

Apr 09, 2021
Oakland

New Latinx LGBTQ+ club Que Rico opens next week in downtown Oakland

A new nightclub catering to the LGBTQ+ Latinx community of the East Bay is debuting on Tuesday, April 13 — but for obvious reasons it's going to start out sort of low-key serving drinks and quesabirria tacos. Read More

Apr 08, 2021
Oakland

Select Oakland residents gain free wi-fi through new city-sponsored program

OAKWIFI, with funding from the CARES Act, is taking steps to close the digital gap through strategic partnerships, community outreach, and by providing access to underserved communities in Oakland.  Read More

Apr 01, 2021
Oakland

Out front in Oakland: who might run for mayor in 2022

Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf is termed out at a time when Oakland has close and cordial Washington, D.C. ties through Vice President Kamala Harris, and three women are being talked about as potential candidates for the job. Read More

Mar 30, 2021
Oakland

An update on Oakland's internet-famous duck couple, now settled in at their "forever home" in Marin

They've been called "Oakland's cutest couple" and "Ebony and Ivory" and various other things, but a pair of domesticated ducks that were evidently dropped off at Lake Merritt last year to fend for themselves have officially settled into new digs at a rescue sanctuary for injured or neglected farm animals in Marin County. Read More

Mar 25, 2021
Oakland

Oakland’s Chinatown responds to Atlanta shootings of Asian Americans

The spa shootings in Atlanta stunned the country last week, and the Oakland Asian community is still reeling from its own traumas while also wishing to console the families of victims in Atlanta.  Read More