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An Afternoon at East Oakland's Brand New Library - (Posted on: February, 03 2011 at 11:54 AM)

      Dalia and Denisha have been waiting for the 81st Avenue Library to open forever.“When we were in the 4th grade they were building it,” Denisha said.“In the 5th grade they were still building it,” Dalia added. Wednesday afternoon, the library was hopping.
 

Oakland High School Students Publish Book of Poetry - (Posted on: February, 07 2011 at 01:40 PM)

            Their words are confident. Their vision is clear. In Oakland's Citywide Poetry Anthology II; Voices of the Future, Oakland high school students graduating this June express their dreams and hopes in poetry. In powerful language, they talk about the obstacles they’ve faced, including violence and low expectations. However, they are determined to defy the odds.
 

East Bay Company Builds Portable Solar Generators - (Posted on: January, 31 2011 at 03:57 PM)

Based in Berkeley, Coyle Industries builds a portable solar generator that can be hitched to the back of a vehicle and towed anywhere a truck (or a mule) can travel.
 

An Afternoon at East Oakland's Brand New Library - (Posted on: February, 03 2011 at 11:54 AM)

      Dalia and Denisha have been waiting for the 81st Avenue Library to open forever.“When we were in the 4th grade they were building it,” Denisha said.“In the 5th grade they were still building it,” Dalia added. Wednesday afternoon, the library was hopping.
 

The Oakland Weekend - (Posted on: February, 03 2011 at 02:51 PM)

Drumming, anniversary parties for the Fox and New Parish, Spray Can Art from the African Diaspora, a concert at Littlefield Concert Hall, African American poetry, children's art from across the country and swing dancing 
 

From The Oakland Tribune - (Posted on: February, 01 2011 at 09:36 AM)

Mayor Jean Quan will bring back 10 police officers, repair equipment
 

Oakland Museum Foundation and city officials move closer to museum turnover - (Posted on: January, 27 2011 at 02:25 PM)

Oakland Museum of California Foundation officials and city administrators are getting closer to an agreement that could turn the museum over to the foundation as of July 1. The new organizational structure could save the city money and streamline museum operations.
 

East Bay Company Builds Portable Solar Generators - (Posted on: January, 31 2011 at 03:57 PM)

Based in Berkeley, Coyle Industries builds a portable solar generator that can be hitched to the back of a vehicle and towed anywhere a truck (or a mule) can travel.
 

From The Huffington Post - (Posted on: January, 28 2011 at 12:00 AM)

Photo courtesy of Creative GrowthOakland's Art Explosion
 

The Oakland Weekend - (Posted on: January, 28 2011 at 01:33 PM)

The Year of the Rabbit New Year Bazaar, Oakland East Bay Symphony performs Brahms' Requiem, comedy, family storytime at the library, spoken word and the Oakland Museum's White Elephant Sale Preview