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John Waters' "Halloween Meltdown" Music Fest in Oakland (Oct. 16-17)John Waters’ “Halloween Meltdown” Music Fest in Oakland (Oct. 16-17)
By - posted 9/4/2021
Brand New, Fairs & Festivals, Festival Updates, Oakland, Reopening

Get your costumes ready for Halloween Meltdown, an outdoor music festival hosted by John Waters, live in the flesh, at Mosswood Park in Oakland, October 16-17, 2021. You’ll have a ghoulishly good time with live sets by Osees, The Gories, Seth Bogart, The Mummies and many more. Plus, there will be more...

Oakland Zoo's Pop-Up Vaccine Clinic & Free Zoo AdmissionOakland Zoo’s Pop-Up Vaccine Clinic & Free Zoo Admission
By - posted 9/1/2021
Oakland, Vaccines

Receive your free COVID-19 vaccine at Oakland Zoo’s pop-up clinic and get a free Oakland Zoo Family Pass*, good for a one-day admission for 2 adults and 2 children, plus free parking for one vehicle (a $98 value). You may use your pass the day of your shot, or at a more...

Oakland Mandates Covid-19 Vaccine for City EmployeesOakland Mandates Covid-19 Vaccine for City Employees
By - posted 8/31/2021
Bay Area Updates, Oakland, Vaccines

To provide a safe and healthy workplace for City employees and their families, protect the public we serve, and reduce the risk of community transmission—and in alignment with public health guidance—today City Administrator Ed Reiskin released a draft Mandatory Vaccination Policy to the City’s union labor partners for their review and comment. Under more...

Oakland Postpones 2021 Chinatown Street FestOakland Postpones 2021 Chinatown Street Fest
By - posted 8/27/2021
Bay Area Updates, Festival Updates, Oakland

Sadly, the Oakland Chinatown StreetFest has been postponed. We look forward to when we can announce the festival’s return. Out of an abundance of caution due to rising COVID cases, the Oakland Chinatown Chamber of Commerce has made the difficult decision to postpone this year’s Oakland Chinatown 33rd StreetFest originally scheduled more...

Oakland Launches "Paint The Town" Street Mural ProgramOakland Launches “Paint The Town” Street Mural Program
By - posted 8/20/2021
Artsy Fartsy, Brand New, Murals, Oakland

By Keith Burbank, Bay City News Oakland has formally launched its street mural program Paint the Town, which allows residents to paint murals on city streets, city officials said Tuesday. The aim of the program is to bring people together, promote racial justice and beautify the city. Oakland’s Department of Transportation is more...

Oakland A's Star Wars Drone Light Show, August 27Oakland A’s Star Wars Drone Light Show, August 27
By - posted 8/19/2021
Oakland, Wow

After the Oakland A’s take on the New York Yankees, fans will be invited to sit on the outfield grass to enjoy the dazzling sky high Star Wars Light Show on August 27, 2021. See an MLB first. Sit on the field and take in a dazzling light show as 200 more...

Waterfront Flicks is Back at Oakland's Jack London Square, Aug. 19Waterfront Flicks is Back at Oakland’s Jack London Square, Aug. 19
By - posted 8/17/2021
Bay Area Favorites, Free Movie Screenings, Oakland

Cozy up on the waterfront for a free outdoor movie night, part of Jack London Square’s Waterfront Flicks. On August 19, they’ll be featuring Pixar’s Up at dusk on the Ferry Lawn. Waterfront Flicks August 19, 2021 | Dusk Ferry Lawn, Jack London Square, Oakland FREE

Oakland Honors Rapper Shock G w/ Huge Celebration on August 21Oakland Honors Rapper Shock G w/ Huge Celebration on August 21
By - posted 8/13/2021
Bay Area Updates, Celebrations, Oakland

The Oakland City Council has declared August 25 Digital Underground Day in the City of Oakland in honor of the late Gregory ‘Shock G’ Jacobs who passed away suddenly on April 22, 2021. August 25th is also Shock G’s birthday. Digital Underground Celebration is August 21 A few days before “Digital Underground Day,” the digital underground family and friends, more...

Oakland's New Tiny Home Village for Unhoused Lake Merritt Residents Coming SoonOakland’s New Tiny Home Village for Unhoused Lake Merritt Residents Coming Soon
By - posted 8/4/2021
Brand New, East Bay, Getting Help, Housing, Oakland

Construction began this week on a tiny home village city officials intend for homeless people on city-owned land at Lake Merritt. The property, located at East 12th Street, will eventually house 65 people in tiny homes and provide a comprehensive set of services to help residents transition to stable housing more...

Fox Theater's Welcome Back Block Party (August 7)Fox Theater’s Welcome Back Block Party (August 7)
By - posted 8/4/2021
Get Out: Events, Oakland, Reopening, What's Closed / What's Open

Thanks to Oaklandside for sharing the news that the Fox Theater has paired up with Red Bull to host a Welcome Back Block Party called Red Bull Skate Our Stages Oakland on August 7 from noon to 6 pm. In an opportunity to support the local Oakland community including music venues, more...

MLB Reviewing Oakland's Plan for New A's Waterfront StadiumMLB Reviewing Oakland’s Plan for New A’s Waterfront Stadium
By - posted 7/21/2021
Bay Area Updates, Oakland

By Keith Burbank, Bay City News The Oakland City Council’s financial plan for a new waterfront baseball stadium for the hometown A’s will go before Major League Baseball immediately while the team considers other cities for a venue, A’s President Dave Kaval said in an interview Tuesday. “We need to have options,” more...

1888 Oakland Victorian Could Be Yours Free... With a Big Catch1888 Oakland Victorian Could Be Yours Free… With a Big Catch
By - posted 7/16/2021
Freebies, Housing, Oakland, Wow

Thanks to SF Gate for sharing the news that a 133 year old Victorian home in Oakland could be yours for free. But there’s a very big (and expensive) catch. The historic home at 2428 Chestnut Street, built around 1888, is being given away for free, provided you have both the more...

Oakland Diverts $18M from Police BudgetOakland Diverts $18M from Police Budget
By - posted 6/27/2021
East Bay, Oakland, Police Reform

By Keith Burbank, Bay City News Oakland city councilmembers redirected more than $17 million from proposed police spending to alternative methods of violence prevention when the council passed a $3.8 billion budget Thursday evening. The vote came at about 5:30 p.m. following hours of public comment and discussion at a virtual meeting. The more...