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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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30 Incredible Places Less Than 4 Hours from Oakland, CA

By Karin Swanson / Matador Network THERE'S SO MUCH GOING ON IN OAKLAND that using it as a mere stopover en route to somewhere else doesn't make much sense. But you can't look at a map without noticing the city's proximity to a whole host of pretty amazing places. Here are some ideas for which way to point yourself when you're finally ready to leave town, or just looking for an epic day trip…

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Oldest Family Run Businesses in Oakland Chinatown

Oakland Chinatown (屋崙華埠) is one of the oldest Chinatowns in the United States. After the Chinese first settled in the area in the 1850s, many businesses started to appear. Although none are still around from the 1850s, there are still some that have been in the area for over 140 years…

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Where to Meet Safely in Oakland

Oakland’s Mediterranean climate and an average of 285 days of sunshine per year make it an ideal place for meeting outdoors, which may be the way of the future for many of the city’s venues, including alternative meeting spaces and neighborhoods. Here are a few creative ways to gather when visiting…

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Women Owned Businesses in Oakland

Women in Oakland are making moves!Women's (or womxn, as you prefer) HERstory Month is meant to highlight those attributions and give thanks to those who've opened the doors of equality. The following entrepreneurs have created businesses that have inspired women from Oakland and beyond. …

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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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History of Asian Culture in Oakland Chinatown

Oakland Chinatown (屋崙華埠) is one of the oldest Chinatowns in the United States. In the 1850s, the Chinese were the first Asian groups who traveled to California to help build the Central Pacific Railroad. Many of Chinese migrants first settled near the Oakland Estuary at 1st Street and Castro, after previous several…

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Invented in Oakland, CA

Oakland has always attracted and embraced creative, innovative people. Here are a few contributions to the pop culture landscape, straight out of Oakland…

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Faces of Travel in Oakland, CA

In honor of National Travel & Tourism Week we are celebrating the Faces of Travel in Oakland. Here are 5 members of our industry who havebeen nominated for their dedication to making Oakland a great place to visit. …

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