Hip Hop in the Park Returns to Berkeley

Hip Hop in the Park Returns to Berkeley

Every first weekend of May, People’s Park, a popular safe haven for Berkeley homeless folk, becomes a free gathering for live music, food trucks, vendors, and artists for the annual Hip Hop in the Park event. Returning for its 21st year, Saturday’s show features a robust lineup: Chuck Inglish, Caleborate, Duckwrth, Stoney Creation, Chuck II, and DJ O ACES, who will serve as the mainstage DJ.…






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Fresh Jamz at The Night Light

Fresh Jamz at The Night Light

For the past nine years, DJ Odiaka has put together the monthly edition of Fresh Jamz, one of the best happy hour parties in Oakland. Fresh Jamz is a place where workers from all different trades and crafts can come together under one roof, to unwind from a stressful work week.…






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Oakhella One Year Anniversary Party

Oakhella One Year Anniversary Party

It is officially spring, and with it comes an abundance of day parties and festivals all around the Bay. A particular day party celebrating a birthday, its first, is Oakhella, which started as an idea among friends and grew into a “micro-music festival” in West Oakland at the Bottoms Up Community Garden.…






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Town Business: Oakland Fire Department Still Seriously Under-Staffed

Town Business: Oakland Fire Department Still Seriously Under-Staffed

Despite recent hires, there still are not enough firefighters in Oakland, and key positions remain unfilled.

Nearly five months after the deadly Ghost Ship inferno, which highlighted the shortcomings of Oakland’s poorly-resourced emergency responders, the city’s ability to fight fires, provide emergency medical response, and especially to inspect buildings, remains hamstrung due to staffing issues.






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‘Breaking Bread’ at Hog’s Apothecary Pairs Beer (Temescal Brewing) With Nonprofit Giving (Oakland Workers’ Collective)

‘Breaking Bread’ at Hog’s Apothecary Pairs Beer (Temescal Brewing) With Nonprofit Giving (Oakland Workers' Collective)

Tremendous beer, good eats, and worthy activism collide at Hog’s Apothecary this Sunday, when the north Oakland spot launches “Breaking Bread,” its Sunday meet-the-brewers dinner series that also benefits local nonprofits. This inaugural carb crush will feature four surely excellent brews from Oakland’s best new brewery, Temescal Brewing (4115 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, TemescalBrewing.com); a special three-course menu by Hog’s sous chef Daniel Sotelo; and 10 percent of all ticket sales this edition go to Oakland Workers’ Collective.…






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In Xanadu: New Work by Janet Bogardus

In Xanadu: New Work by Janet Bogardus

Manna Galley is pleased to welcome Marin artist Janet Bogardus whose exhibition opens Friday, May 12 and continues to June 24.  We will host a reception for Janet on Saturday, May 20, from 2 to 4 pm when she will be present to greet visitors and discuss her latest body of work. Janet says, “I’m […]

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