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Paint the Town!

Are you ready to Paint the Town!? Apply for Oakland’s new street mural program! After receiving 150 responses in our Request for Community Interest, OakDOT is piloting temporary street murals. Application period open from September 19th-November 30th. Streets murals can brighten and represent a neighborhood, and help strengthen community spirit. They can also potentially reduce traffic speeding, and they’re fun […]

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Team Oakland – paid internships for youth between the ages of 15 and 24

Summer jobs available with Team Oakland! Team Oakland is hiring 110 youth between the ages of 15 and 24 to assist with City cleaning and greening projects. Friends of Sausal Creek is also hiring an Education Specialist to help lead Team Oakland watershed restoration projects. Some applications due May 29. Find applications and more information […]

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Keeping Oakland Beautiful Is Everybody’s Business.

I joined the board of Keep Oakland Beautiful almost two years ago and I’ve learned a lot about the community and its people. As a photography enthusiast who also enjoys history, nature, and cultural diversity, I took to Oakland like a bear takes to honey. Oakland offers a seemingly endless array of places and activities […]

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Spotlight CA – The California You Don’t See on Postcards

“I believe in the California Dream. To me, it’s the idea that if we work hard and do our best, we can create a better future for our children. Because everybody in California, no matter their means, deserves justice – the right to make a living wage and raise a family, the right to clean […]

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Oakland Ranked 7th for Outdoor Enthusiasts

We all know about Oakland’s outdoor assets, but now there is a study to prove it!  SmartAsset’s recent study ranks Oakland 7th and San Francisco 10th for outdoor enthusiasts.  The top spot went to Honolulu, HI. For more info:  

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Tagging in Oakland Chinatown.

Please click on the photographs to enlarge and clarify them. One of my favorite parts of Oakland is Oakland Chinatown. There’s a vibrancy in the neighborhood that I really enjoy. It seems like people are always out, slowly strolling past sidewalk containers of fresh and exotic vegetables and fruit, with a parade of delivery trucks […]

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Oakland’s Active Transportation Projects Win $9.1 Million in Grants

Oakland, CA –The Oakland Public Works Department recently won two grants totaling over $9.1 million dollars from the State of California’s Active Transportation Program (ATP). These projects will improve walking and bicycling connections for Oakland residents and visitors. The 19th Street BART to Lake Merritt Urban Greenway Project was awarded $4.6 million by the California […]

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Beauty in the Oakland Skies This Week for Early Risers.

Please click on the photos to enlarge and clarify them. If you’ve been up and out before dawn this week, you may have looked to the southeast and seen three bright stars appearing to be lined up in formation. What you’re seeing are the planets Venus, Jupiter, and Mars. Every morning this week, these planets appear to change position relative […]

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World Premiere of “TRAILHEAD: Discovering Oakland’s Gateway to the Redwoods”

You’re invited! Join us for the World Premiere of “TRAILHEAD: Discovering Oakland’s Gateway to the Redwoods”. Wednesday, October 7, 2015 5:30p – 10:00pm Chabot Space & Science Center TRAILHEAD tells the story of Oakland’s largest wildland trail system that connects neighborhoods to redwood forests and over five hundred miles of trails that span the entire East […]

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The San Francisco Foundation Makes $34 Million Investment in Oakland

July 14, 2015 by tsff For Immediate Release Contact: Jane Sullivan,, 415-377-8207 Cole Krawitz,, 415-531-5588 The San Francisco Foundation Makes $34 Million Investment in Oakland OAKLAND, CA— Today, The San Francisco Foundation announced a $34 million large-scale investment creating pathways of opportunity in the City of Oakland. An anonymous East Bay donor of […]

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