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How To: Travel the Oakland Cannabis Trail

A Choose Your Own Adventure Two-Day Cannabis Trip Cannabis has deep roots in Oakland culture, which makes it a memorable cannabis travel destination today. I embarked on the Oakland Cannabis Trail, and here are my recommendations on how to enjoy this immersive, fun, and safe cannabis-infused…

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4 Reasons You Should Meet in Oakland

Oakland is Accessible, Innovative and Bold Elevate Your Organization’s Meetings in Oakland Priding itself on being rooted in creativity, celebrating local culture, award-winning multi-cultural food scene and convenient location in San Francisco Bay Area, Oakland offers a welcoming and inclusive community to elevate your organization’s next meeting or convention. Oakland provides visitors with an urban experience while offering modern amenities and contemporary meeting spaces that are distinct, all within a prime destination for meeting planners and their attendees looking to take their meeting someplace different. As one of the premier meeting places on the West Coast, the popular Oakland Convention Center is just one of several creative meeting sites offering easy access to Downtown Oakland’s progressive culinary, arts and culture and nightlife scene that offers an inclusive and proactive spirit…

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13 Movies You Didn't Know Were Filmed Oakland, CA

Whether you live and breathe Oakland, are a newbie to our Town scene, or just a movie fanatic, learning that some of your favorite movies were filmed close by is always fun. Here are a few of our favorites, feel free to add these places to your where to take a selfie list…

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The Best Farmers Markets in Oakland, CA

Farmers markets, you love 'em, and Oakland has plenty of 'em. We are allabout fresh fruits and vegetables: yummy strawberries, giant artichokes, various colors of carrots, and those Buddha's hands. You may have been to other farmers markets, but you gotta experience an Oakland farmers market. Check out the farmers markets that Oakland has to offer 6 days out of the week. …

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Top Reasons to Bring the Whole Family to Oakland

For both the kids, and for the kids at heart, The Town is filled with things to do, places to see, and bites big and small to enjoy. Oakland may be a playground for adults, but there is plenty of ground to cover for the kiddos too! Here are the top reasons to bring the whole family to Oakland. 1…

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Black-owned Restaurants in Oakland CA

Oakland has a proud and resilient Black history/community that celebrates the influence on cultures past, present and future. This is certainly reflected and embraced in its food. With everything from Caribbean jerk chicken and plantains to Ethiopian injera with wat and comforting Southern fried…

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Museums That Celebrate History, Art and Culture in Oakland, CA

Any time is the perfect time to explore Oakland’s museums—as richly diverse in history and heritage, arts and culture, knowledge and new frontiers as the distinctive neighborhoods that make up this dynamic East Bay city. From viewing ancient artifacts and distant planets to taking the controls of mind-bending interactive games and displays, visitors of all ages will unearth a treasure trove of experiences and enjoyment at Oakland’s world-class cultural attractions…

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Explore the Black Panther Party’s History in Oakland, CA

Oakland has always prided itself on being a progressive city, standing up for the rights of its communities at all costs. Take the Black Panther Party of Self Defense for example, which originated right here in 1966. Though the Party officially disbanded in 1982 the legacy and presence remain today…

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How To Support Oakland’s Black Community

To support our Black community, we have to educate ourselves, listen, and teach each other . In Oakland, we always believe this begins with listening to Black folx and engaging in what is shared. Below is a collated list of our existing resources as well as resources from community members for us to…

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SoOakland Makes Its Mark on Oakland

In 2015, Oakland’s own Shayla “Bang” Jamerson founded community events organization SoOakland, with the goal to preserve the culture of Oakland through a variety of events and community service that create safe spaces for Black and Brown communities. SoOakland represents Oakland authentically by…

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