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City Slicker Farm: West Oakland Farm Park Opening

This weekend, City Slicker Farms invites you to the biggest party they’ve ever thrown. After six years of designing, fundraising, digging, building, and planting, they’re opening the West Oakland Farm Park — the largest farm they’ve ever cultivated, a public park, and an active educational space. We couldn’t be more excited about the launch of […]

April Nonprofit of the Month: Bottoms Up Community Garden

April Nonprofit of the Month: Bottoms Up Community Garden

Oaklandish is proud to announce Bottoms Up Community Garden as our Nonprofit of the Month for April! Based in West Oakland, California, Bottoms Up Community Garden is a community-based organization that grows food on three separate lots, experimenting with urban agriculture and inspiring the local community to engage in food security. Located at 8th and Peralta, […]

To Do October 9th-11th in Oakland

This weekend in Oakland: Life Is Living festival is Saturday, October 10 at DeFremery Park (AKA “Little Bobby Hutton Park”). 1651 Adeline Street, West Oakland, CA from 10AM-8PM (Here’s a video from last year’s event.) The Un-Official after party is Saturday night! The food truck gathering known as BitesOnBroadway is happening on Friday night from 5:30-8:30 on Broadway and 45th […]

Youth Radio’s Interactive West Oakland Story

Youth Radio’s Interactive West Oakland Story

The good folks over at Youth Radio are at it again! This time, they’ve taken some of the current stories from the streets of West Oakland and put them in a digital form. Check out this cool interactive here !!!

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 […]
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