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Elhae Meet and Greet at Oaklandish

Elhae Meet and Greet at Oaklandish

This coming Saturday, October 10th, Oaklandish will be hosting a meet and greet with the experimental musician and producer Elhae at our downtown Oakland retail store! Hailing from Atlanta, Georgia, Elhae has been steadily making waves in the music industry. Combining sounds typically found in R&B and Hip Hop with hypnotizing vocals, Elhae has been […]

Warriors Community Foundation supports Playworks

Warriors Community Foundation supports Playworks

Last year alone, through the Warriors Hoops for Kids program, the team’s three-pointers generated more than $440,000 for local organizations serving youth. As a part of this program, Playworks was able to expand their impact in the Bay Area! Hoops for Kids began two seasons ago with founding support from the Koret Foundation and the […]

I Am Oaklandish: East Oakland Boxing Association

I Am Oaklandish: East Oakland Boxing Association

The East Oakland Boxing Association, located at 816 98th Ave, is a place for young people of Oakland to learn more than the proper way to throw a right jab.   In addition to boxing lessons, the non-profit offers info on health and wellness, opportunities to gain leadership experience, and they even have a gardening program. […]

I Am Oaklandish: Planting Justice

I Am Oaklandish: Planting Justice

In 2009, Gavin Raders and Haleh Zandi started a program called The Backyard Food Project. The program has since grown and blossomed in a number of ways, including its name. Now called Planting Justice, the Oakland based nonprofit offers a multitude of programs!   There’s the Planting Justice Education Program, which targets people directly impacted […]

Nonprofit of the Month: Destiny Arts Center

Nonprofit of the Month: Destiny Arts Center

Oaklandish backs moving to peace! We could not be more excited to announce that Destiny Arts Center is our Nonprofit of the Month for October! Destiny Arts Center has a simple mission: to move the city’s youth to peace through critical after-school, weekend, and summer programs. Destiny Arts Center continues to build on the strength of […]

2016 Oaklandish Innovators: Call to Nominate!

2016 Oaklandish Innovators: Call to Nominate!

Oakland is known for its extensive history of innovators – people and groups who flip the establishment on its head and reinvent the norm for future generations. Oaklandish also has a rich history of supporting Oakland’s local innovators. A portion of proceeds from Oaklandish gear goes to support local organizations working to strengthen the community. […]

Live at Oaklandish DTO: Bang Data & OMF Artist Preview

Live at Oaklandish DTO: Bang Data & OMF Artist Preview

Four days and counting until September First Friday! Join us at our Downtown shop (1444 Broadway) where we will be partying to live tunes from Oakland Music Festival artist, Bang Data at the official OMF Pre-Party. As part of our OMF preview, we’ll also be featuring art from local artists Aaron Kai, Angel Diaz, Julia […]

Oaklandish & Dion Decibels Present First Friday: The Official OMF Pre-Party

Oaklandish & Dion Decibels Present First Friday: The Official OMF Pre-Party

Come through next Friday to our Downtown shop (located at 1444 Broadway) for the official OMF pre-party with live performance by Bang Data! Oakland Music Festival is coming up with the quickness and we’re excited to be bringing in festival performer, Bang Data for a special preview set. We’ll also have a sneak peek of the 2015 […]

Higher Learning 2015: Oakland has taught me…

Higher Learning 2015: Oakland has taught me…

With summer coming to a close and a new school year on the horizon, the Oaklandish team is happy to report that our 4th annual “Oakland Educated” t-shirt giveaway was a total success. Every year we invite Oakland’s high school students with GPAs of 3.5 and above to come into our shops for a free, […]

Take Pride in Being a “Townie” at Town Eats!

Take Pride in Being a “Townie” at Town Eats!

Foodies, drinkers, and Oakland enthusiasts alike: mark your calendars for the weekend of September 18th, because Town Eats is throwing its first annual event! Thrown by yours truly in partnership with Lungomare, and sponsored by Drake’s Brewing Company and Hangar 1, Town Eats is a three-day local pride event that will feature some of the best […]

#Fairyland4Grownups Photo Round-Up!

#Fairyland4Grownups Photo Round-Up!

It was another successful year at #Fairyland4Grownups! The 5th annual event proved to be the best yet, with delicious Town eats and good beats aplenty. It was impossible not to smile! Don’t take it from us, check out our photo round-up — those are some happy freaking faces! Until next year…stay playful, Oakland!

It’s Parks and Recreation Month in Oakland!

It’s Parks and Recreation Month in Oakland!

It’s National Parks and Recreation Month! No, it doesn’t mean that the hit sitcom will be screening in the Town. Instead, this means that there is ample reason for you to get away from the TV and go enjoy Mosswood, Dimond, and Redwood parks! This photo essay appeared in the San Jose Mercury News depicting the type […]

Anonymous Donor Gives $34 Million to Oakland Schools & Organizations

Anonymous Donor Gives $34 Million to Oakland Schools & Organizations

The San Francisco Foundation, an organization well-known for its philanthropical endeavors, was given $34 million dollars earlier this year by an anonymous donor who wanted to help support schools and non-profits in Oakland. According to the SF Gate, that money will be divided amongst, “15 nonprofits in Oakland and could create 2,502 jobs and 731 […]

Maker Spotlight: Bird Vs. Bird Designs

Maker Spotlight: Bird Vs. Bird Designs

Bess Petty, aka Bird Vs. Bird Designs, hand-makes a variety of gifts with her own designs of little critters printed on each item. Bird Vs. Bird’s range of products spans from throw pillows in the shape of owls and chipmunk coin pouches, to magnets, stickers and buttons celebrating local wildlife. We asked Petty to share how she got started with Bird Vs. Bird, […]

Oakland Eats, East: Vulcan Thai Cafe

Oakland Eats, East: Vulcan Thai Cafe

Below the BART tracks that line the lower portion of East Oakland’s flatlands, near the warehouses and parked big rigs, there’s a small eatery with some banging ass food. The name is the Vulcan Thai Cafe, and it’s located at 915 45th Ave., just off of San Leandro Blvd. Nestled in a small community where […]

Teaching in Oakland: A Bunche of Memories

Teaching in Oakland: A Bunche of Memories

contributed by Pendarvis Harshaw The 2014-15 school year was my first as an instructor at Ralph J. Bunche High School in West Oakland. Now, I understand if you don’t know where that is; that’s cool. I get that a lot. I tell people it’s on 18th and Adeline, right across the street from DeFremery Park. Because […]

The Bridge is Steel Here

Today the Oakland Museum of California launched its Bay Bridge Steel program, in which they’re looking for architects, designers and creative types to apply for ways to constructively reuse a portion of the metal from the old Eastern span of the Bay Bridge. via oaklandish.com Applications are open now and deadlines are rolling through December […]

Nonprofit of the Month: Omni Commons

Nonprofit of the Month: Omni Commons

Today marks the 129th International Workers’ Day, A.K.A. May Day, a day where we celebrate laborers and working class individuals world-wide. It seems only appropriate to spotlight Omni Commons this month as we reflect on the current political tone of the nation. Omni Commons is comprised of several Bay Area collectives with a shared political vision — […]

Nonprofit of the Month: Bay Area Spartan Midgets

Nonprofit of the Month: Bay Area Spartan Midgets

The Bay Area Spartans Football program is a progressing athletic organization dedicated to providing healthy sport activities, in a safe environment, to urban youth, between the ages of 5 and 14. They take pride in helping each participant develop self-worth, self- discipline, teamwork, leadership qualities, and physical fitness. In addition, they highly encourage their children to […]

Grit Media x Oaklandish x therethere

Grit Media is a new Oakland-based media company that specializes in creating high-quality videos on global sports culture. In the coming weeks, both Oaklandish & our sister company, therethere, will be exclusively premiering Grit’s videos 24 hours prior to their official release. For all tales from the Town, we will premiere them here on the […]

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