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Women in Oakland are making making moves! Women's History Month is meant to highlight those attributions and give thanks to those who've opened the doors of equality. The following entrepreneurs, listed in alphabetical order, have inspired women from Oakland and beyond, by being an example of excellence in the business industry. 

Oakland has historically been one of the most diverse cities in America. Regardless of the holiday or tradition being recognized, chances are you'll be able to find a worthy celebration. As we head towards another Cinco de Mayo, and recognize the heroics of the Mexican Army at the Battle of Puebla, here are a few events worthy of exploring this holiday weekend. 

Holiday shopping; its a war out there. Not literally of course but those Black Friday lines, the over aggressive shopper fighting you for the Tickle Me Elmo (or whatever the kids are playing with these days), the retail staff filled with anything but cheer, who needs it? Not Oakland, as evidenced by the 6th annual Plaid Friday. Plaid Friday encourages holiday bargain hunters to shop locally and support independent Oakland businesses. The Oakland Grown event is always a hit in The Town and this year will be no different with over 40 local businesses participating. Get more info on Plaid Friday here but for now take a look at a few stores were jazzed about for the holiday.

In Mexican culture, the celebration of the Day of the Dead, or Dia De Los Muertos is a time-honored tradition. Families and friends come together to remember those who have passed with beautiful ofrendas (altars), adorned with orange Mexican marigolds, food and spirits. Oaklands diverse community celebrates this tradition with cant miss events.

Whether youre a seder dinner sitter or looking for some post-Lent indulgence, Oaklands Passover and Easter celebrations have you covered. Let The Oakland Ray be your guide for the best of this weekends egg hunts, Passover goodies and Sunday brunch festivities. Passover Eats

Foodies, rejoice! It's time for Oakland Restaurant Week in The Town! For ten glorious days in January, 80+ restaurants will offer special prix fixe lunch & dinner menus at $10, $20, $30, $40 and $50 price points. To ensure you make the most of The Town's feast, here are some top tips for picking and choosing the restaurant that's perfect for you!