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Bay Area's First Hi-Fi Vinyl Listening Bar is in OaklandBay Area’s First Hi-Fi Vinyl Listening Bar is in Oakland
By - posted 10/25/2022
Bars, Oakland

Thanks to CBS News for sharing about Bar Shiru, the Bay Area’s first vinyl lounge. Inspired by some of Tokyo’s incredible hi-fi bars and motivated by the lack of a comparable offering in the Bay Area, Oakland couple, Daniel Gahr and Shirin Raza, set out to open Bar Shiru, the Bay more...

Oakland Launches Affordable Housing Marketplace for TeachersOakland Launches Affordable Housing Marketplace for Teachers
By - posted 10/8/2022
Housing, Oakland

Community leaders in Oakland are confronting educational inequality by using $5 million in state funding to increase teacher housing and create an innovative marketplace website for discounted teacher housing. The high cost of housing is consistently cited as the top reason Oakland public school teachers consider leaving the profession, exacerbating the more...

First Ever Curling Facility in Northern California Opens in East OaklandFirst Ever Curling Facility in Northern California Opens in East Oakland
By - posted 10/1/2022
Brand New, East Bay, Fun & Games, Oakland

Thanks to ABC7 for sharing the news that Northern California now has its first-ever curling facility. The curling community in Northern California now has its first dedicated ice facility in East Oakland. The 15,000 square feet San Francisco Bay Area Curling Club, located at 8450 Enterprise Way, has 5 sheets and more...

Oakland Plans to Return Land to Indigenous GroupOakland Plans to Return Land to Indigenous Group
By - posted 9/16/2022
Bay Area Updates, Healing, Oakland, Outdoorsy

Oakland has announced plans to return about 5 acres of land owned by the city to Indigenous stewardship. The Oakland City Council will hold hearings to consider conveying the site, known as Sequoia Point, to the Indigenous women-led non-profit, Sogorea Te’ Land Trust, and the East Bay Ohlone tribe, Confederated Villages of more...

Vice President Kamala Harris Visits SF & Oakland (Aug 11-12)Vice President Kamala Harris Visits SF & Oakland (Aug 11-12)
By - posted 8/10/2022
Oakland, San Francisco

Vice President, and former resident, Kamala Harris is coming back to the Bay Area. Thanks to NBC Bay Area for sharing the news that she will be visiting San Francisco on Thursday, August 11 to meet with state legislators regarding reproductive health care. On Friday, she’ll head to Oakland to attend more...

"Bike Library" of 500 E-Bikes Coming to Oakland?“Bike Library” of 500 E-Bikes Coming to Oakland?
By - posted 8/10/2022
Brand New, Oakland, Transportation

Oakland is launching an electric bike library as part of a brand new pilot program. The City of Oakland will use the Clean Mobility Options Mobility Project Voucher funds of $1,000,000 to fund a new electric bike library, which could launch as early as this winter, according to Oaklandside. Electric bikes are more...

Port of Oakland Fully Reopens After Truckers ProtestPort of Oakland Fully Reopens After Truckers Protest
By - posted 7/26/2022
Have Your Voice Heard, Oakland

By Keith Burbank, Bay City News Marine terminals are open and operating again normally at the Port of Oakland following a shutdown by truckers over California’s gig worker law, port officials said Monday. The terminals were operating freely on Saturday following the shutdown over Assembly Bill 5, which reclassified some independent more...

Oakland's First Ever "Festival of Immersive Arts" (July 15-24)Oakland’s First Ever “Festival of Immersive Arts” (July 15-24)
By - posted 7/15/2022
Artsy Fartsy, Fairs & Festivals, Oakland

Join us at a multi-weekend Festival featuring artists from the Bay Area & beyond. With four world premieres, art, music and exhibitions taking place throughout downtown Oakland’s Broadway corridor, OFIA highlights the potential of immersive art to build community and spark conversations about vital issues. Join us for the Festival’s inaugural more...

A's Moves Closer to New $12 Billion Oakland Waterfront BallparkA’s Moves Closer to New $12 Billion Oakland Waterfront Ballpark
By - posted 7/1/2022
Bay Area Updates, Oakland

By Keith Burbank, Bay City News The Oakland A’s got one base closer to home in their effort to build a new waterfront stadium in their hometown following a vote by a little-known commission. Members of the San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission voted 23-2 in favor of removing 56 more...

BART Fares Going Up Average of 15¢ Starting July 1, 2022BART Fares Going Up Average of 15¢ Starting July 1, 2022
By - posted 6/12/2022
Bay Area Updates, Oakland, San Francisco, Transportation

By Eli Walsh Bay City News Foundation BART’s governing board unanimously approved its budget for the coming fiscal year on Thursday as well as a preliminary budget for the following 2023-2024 fiscal year. The balanced budget includes the use of $313.6 million in federal COVID-19 emergency funding in the 2022-2023 fiscal year more...

Bars Open Until 4am? It Might Happen in SF and OaklandBars Open Until 4am? It Might Happen in SF and Oakland
By - posted 6/8/2022
Bars, Brand New, Oakland, San Francisco

Thanks to KRON4 for sharing the news that there’s another attempt to try to allow bars to stay open until 4 a.m. in seven California cities (including San Francisco and Oakland) to try to help bars become more profitable. The legislation, introduced by California State Senator Scott Wiener, would extend open more...

SF & Oakland Set Record Rainfall for June 5SF & Oakland Set Record Rainfall for June 5
By - posted 6/7/2022
Oakland, Outdoorsy, San Francisco

By Tony Hicks, Bay City News Service Sunday’s rainfall set records for June 5 for both downtown San Francisco and at the Oakland Museum, according to the National Weather Service. San Francisco received .23 of an inch, which beat the previous record of 0.15, set in 1934. It also beat the June more...

Former Oakland Army Base May House 1,000 Unhoused ResidentsFormer Oakland Army Base May House 1,000 Unhoused Residents
By - posted 5/9/2022
Housing, Oakland

By Keith Burbank, Bay City News Roughly 1,000 homeless residents of Oakland may soon be able to find shelter on the city’s former Army base following a resolution approved Tuesday by the City Council. Councilmember Carroll Fife proposed the idea, and the City Council told staff to study it. Staff must more...

BART, Muni, Caltrain, VTA, AC Transit All Drop Mask RulesBART, Muni, Caltrain, VTA, AC Transit All Drop Mask Rules
By - posted 4/20/2022
Oakland, San Francisco, Transportation, Travel

By Eli Walsh Bay City News Foundation California will no longer require masks on public transit and at transit hubs like bus stops and airports following the federal mask mandate for transit being struck down this week. What’s the latest? SF’s Muni including taxis and paratransit (effective 12:01am on 4/21) Caltrain, VTA and more...

Oakland Coliseum Over Run with Feral CatsOakland Coliseum Over Run with Feral Cats
By - posted 4/13/2022
Bay Area Updates, East Bay, Oakland

By Keith Burbank, Bay City News  Feral cats are a maybe too common a sight these days at the Oakland Coliseum property, the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Authority executive director said Tuesday, calling it an invasion. Rats are no longer the problem, said executive director Henry Gardner. “We have been invaded by these more...