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We are Oaklandish: Tunde Ahmad, Baseball & community

We are Oaklandish: Tunde Ahmad, Baseball & community

When I first saw the Oaklandish baseball jersey, I began feeling nostalgic. It reminded me of my time playing baseball in the Babe Ruth league in East Oakland at Greenman Field/Havenscourt. I remember marching from Concordia Park on 62nd to Greenman Field on 66th for opening day each April. The streets would be blocked off, and the champions from the previous year would get to ride in the back of trucks, making everybody want to be in their position next year. There would be a huge BBQ, team pictures, and events going on all day. The league was a staple...

Backpack giveaway at Franklin Elementary

This past Monday, August 22nd, 2016, we were happy to participate in another backpack giveaway for OUSD elementary students. The giveaway took place at Franklin Elementary in East Oakland, one of the most diverse and successful elementary schools in the entirety of the Oakland Unified School District! All of the students at Franklin Elementary received a […]

October 9th-11th Weekend Recap

On Saturday morning, President Obama and Kanye West were at the Warfield in San Francisco for a fund raiser. The world champion Golden State Warriors were also on hand for the festivities. Meanwhile, massive carrier ships hit the Bay’s waters and fighter jets flew overhead as the event known as Fleet Week was celebrated. On Saturday […]

EOYDC Cuts The Ribbon On A Renovated Center

EOYDC Cuts The Ribbon On A Renovated Center

September 29th, 2015 marked a new era for East Oakland’s Youth Development Center on 82nd and International Blvd. The center hosted a number of esteemed guests, including Mayor Schaaf and actor Mark Curry, as they unveiled a number of new resources for the youth of Oakland. EOYDC has Clorox, Southwest Airlines and a number of […]

Weekend Rewind: July 17-19

Weekend Rewind: July 17-19

This past weekend, a heatwave hit The Town! Temperatures topped 80 degrees, and stayed warm during the evening on Sunday night. And it looks like this flash of summer will last all week. The A’s are in the middle of a six game home stand. The guys in green and gold won in a wonderful […]

20 Years Ago, Luniz Dropped “I Got 5 On It”

20 Years Ago, Luniz Dropped “I Got 5 On It”

20 years ago(!), Luniz dropped the album Operation Stackola, which featured the classic song “I Got 5 On it”. The track was Luniz’s biggest hit. At one point it was number eight on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The remix featured a number of popular Bay Area rap artists at the time, like Spice 1 […]

Oakland Voices: Storytelling Fellowship

Oakland Voices: Storytelling Fellowship

For the past four years, the Robert C. Maynard Institute and the Oakland Tribune have been running  a program focused on getting Oaklanders to tell their story, and this year they’re back at it! Oakland Voices is a nine-month fellowship that gives the creative types out there a platform and the skills to tell their […]

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 […]

June Gloom In Oakland

June Gloom, it’s when there are low-lying stratus clouds that have been formed over the ocean and then pushed inland by strong winds. It’s something that commonly happens around this time of year in San Diego and Santa Barbara. But during the first days of June 2015, the Bay Area was under a massive cloud. But […]

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 […]

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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