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Love Our Lake Everyday

Love Our Lake Everyday

This past Friday, the San Francisco Chronicle ran a piece on the Oakland Police Department's crackdown of barbecuing, playing loud music, and littering by people hanging out on the shores of Lake Merritt. "Oakland needs to celebrate the growing number of people frequenting Lake Merritt instead of seeking to discourage or even punish them with bureaucratic dictates," says Spencer Whitney, author of the piece. Whitney, who resides near the lake, also spoke with well-known Oaklander, Leon Syk.....
Nominate a 2015 Oaklandish Innovator

Nominate a 2015 Oaklandish Innovator

Oakland is known for its long history of Innovators– those who flip the establishment on its head, and reinvent the way their field is run for future generations. Oaklandish also has a rich history of supporting our local Innovators. A portion of proceeds from Oaklandish gear goes to support local organizations working to strengthen your community. For that reason, we are constantly looking for ways to add volume to uplifting voices and organizations throughout Oakland.   The annual Oak.....
Hats Off to America’s Favorite Pastime

Hats Off to America’s Favorite Pastime

As the result of a collaboration with our sister company therethere, we're really excited to present to you our new Oakland Baseball Series. In addition to bringing you new designs, we're stoked to give you some fresh ways to show your Oakland pride. The first baseball jersey appeared in 1849 and was sported by the New York Knickerbockers. Fast forward to today and the average jersey is made out of shiny, synthetic material. With the Oakland Jersey, we got a little nostalgic and created our .....
Food Shift: Reducing Waste, Strengthening Oakland

Food Shift: Reducing Waste, Strengthening Oakland

Oakland is a hot spot for inspiring food entrepreneurs and rad food justice organizations — in 2012 Food Shift joined the ranks with a focus on reducing food waste, feeding the hungry and creating jobs in the process. 40% of food produced in the US is wasted while 50 million Americans struggle to get enough food — pretty crazy right? Dana Frasz has been passionate about this issue since college where she launched a successful food recovery program. Now, she is bringing her passion.....
First Friday Violence: A Symptom of The City’s Disease

First Friday Violence: A Symptom of The City’s Disease

She said the First Friday shootings were like AIDS spreading from Africa to Europe. She moved to America eight years ago from Europe. She is of mixed ethnicity. She’s a journalist. She doesn’t want to be identified. We met early Saturday February 2nd. Twelve hours after three shootings left a reported four people injured, and one dead — we were back out on those same streets. We breezed into one of those hip-new-spots on Telegraph Ave., “Awaken Café”; I heard the cheddar bisc.....