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Can Oakland Go the Distance? ,

Filed under: Community Wealth and Ownership,Events,Oakland Recreation — Tina Tamale Ramos @ 7:55 am

East Bay Express by Dan Schoenholz

After a 25-year hiatus, the Oakland Marathon returns next week with an eye-popping new route and a menu of race choices.

Longtime Oakland runners and the race organizers are optimistic, too. They see the Oakland Running Festival as an opportunity to promote both Oakland and running, and as a way to unify a community that is often divided by racial, economic, and geographic differences. Marathons are big events in many cities — New York and Boston, famously, but also Baltimore, Cincinnati, Houston, and countless others — and serve as a source of civic pride and unity. Why not Oakland?

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Doing the Broadway Shuttle ,

Filed under: Community Wealth and Ownership,Food and Drink,Ideas,Music,Oakland Recreation — Tina Tamale Ramos @ 12:41 pm

from theOakBook.com

As Jack London Square and Uptown become more popular destinations for drinking, dining, and entertainment, a new City service will soon link the two districts with a free, weekday shuttle running down Broadway between the waterfront and Grand Avenue.
As Jack London Square and Uptown become more popular destinations for drinking, dining, and entertainment, a new City service will link the two districts with a free, weekday shuttle running down Broadway between the waterfront and Grand Avenue.

The Broadway Shuttle is expected to begin early next year, and comes as Jack London Square seeks to become a regional culinary destination on a par with the Ferry Building in San Francisco or Pikes Place Market in Seattle. A $1 million grant from the Bay Area Air Quality Management District combined with $200,000 from Jack London Square Partners and $160,000 from downtown area redevelopment funds will pay for most of the shuttle’s first two years of operation.

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Local Artisans Take Over Jack London Market ,

DiabloMag.com By Kristin Carey

Holiday Buy Night offers the chance to get one-of-a-kind Christmas gifts from Bay Area vendors.

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Art Project Celebrates Local History, Seeks to Bring Communities Together ,

I’m really fortunate to be an ambassador to this great project dedicated to parks and history in Downtown Oakland. Read more about the 10,000 Steps project here.

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10000- A Skyline Party Among the Stars ,

Filed under: Events,Oakland Recreation,Staycation — jodylcolley @ 7:33 pm

Friday, June 26, 7-11pm

 

Up above the city, there are whisperings of more for your Friday night adventure. We’re 10000 and we guarantee there is no other space like us around the Bay. Come for music, celestial beverages, provocative science, films, and more. Expand your universe from a different vantage point. Featuring live music from The Yellow Dress and a DJ set by Boomerang Boomerang.

Tickets: $20 Adults / $15 Students / $8 Members
Mention ROCK(IT) for a recession price break

To get your tickets contact the Chabot Box Office: (510) 336-7373

 

Should Oakland Residents Join Together to Buy the A’s? ,

Check out these examples of community-owned sports teams from the Institute for Local Self Reliance.

 

 
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