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Oakland decides to cancel November’s First Friday event

Oakland decides to cancel November’s First Friday event

By Rigoberto Vergara, CONTRIBUTOR

October 26, 2018

Oakland’s First Fridays organizers have canceled the street festival that was set to occur on November 2, following a shooting that left five injured during the after hours of October’s event. First Fridays is a street festival that is held on the first Friday of each month in the Koreatown-Nort...

PHOTO GALLERY – Oakland Art Murmur unites the Bay Area community

By Amyra Soriano, PHOTOGRAPHER

October 26, 2018

Every first Friday of the month, art galleries from Claremont to Jack London Square collaborate as part of “Oakland Art Murmur.” In partnership with “Oakland First Friday,” the event runs from 6 to 9 p.m and highlights the city’s diverse culture. ...

Treasure Island Music Festival returns after one year hiatus

Treasure Island Music Festival returns after one year hiatus

By Alli Weseman, VISUAL JOURNALIST

October 11, 2018

For the better part of a decade, San Francisco’s Treasure Island was known for two things: the music festival and flea market. Due to construction on the island, festival promoters Noise Pop and Another Planet Entertainment, decided to move the Treasure Island music festival from its namesake a fe...

Marvel movie review: Venom symbiote in the Bay Area

Marvel movie review: Venom symbiote in the Bay Area

By Juan Diaz, CONTRIBUTOR

October 11, 2018

We are “Venom.” But more importantly ‘we’ are impressed. The movie “Venom” was a surprisingly fun adventure to watch, regardless of all the criticism it has received so far. Rotten Tomatoes gives it an unfortunately low critics score of 30 percent. However, the audience score is at a form...

Hip-Hop festival set to take over Oakland

Hip-Hop festival set to take over Oakland

Louis LaVenture

September 13, 2018

What started as an after party for Florida-based rapper Rick Ross in Miami in 2015, has turned into one of the biggest music festivals in the world. The Rolling Loud music festival makes its return to the Bay Area on Saturday and Sunday featuring some of the biggest names in hip hop, including, Wiz ...

Photographer helps bridge gap between sneaker culture

Photographer helps bridge gap between sneaker culture

Daniel Aziz,
Contributor

August 1, 2018

Is talent a suitable replacement for a traditional form of education? Rolo Tanedo Jr. believed so when photography went from his hobby in 2005 to a part-time career in 2008. When he was a nursing student at California State University East Bay, Tanedo decided to drop out to pursue a career in photograp...

Artist paints dolls on Bay Area Walls

Artist paints dolls on Bay Area Walls

Rebecca Olmos,
Staff Writer

July 3, 2018

When you exit Alum Rock off of 101, you see a mural of a wide-eyed mermaid laying on a beach. Her dramatic lashes sit on top of hearts in her green eyes that match her mermaid tail. She is painted on the side of Mariscos Cancun, a Mexican seafood restaurant. This mermaid is one of Sand One’s dolls,...

California Roots throws party over Memorial Day weekend

California Roots throws party over Memorial Day weekend

Rebecca Olmos,
Staff Writer

June 2, 2018

The Memorial Day weekend at the Monterey County Fairgrounds was filled with music, art, food, drinks, camping, cannabis and lots of good vibes. The ninth annual California Roots Music and Arts Festival started Friday and lasted through Sunday evening. Festival-goers could catch musicians on two...

Stomper statue has CSUEB connections

Stomper statue has CSUEB connections

Allison Weseman,
Photographer

May 24, 2018

For Jack and Alise Eastgate, this past year has been a busy one. They were chosen along with forty-nine other artists to contribute their take on the Oakland Athletics elephant mascot, Stomper, for the A’s 50th anniversary “Paint the Stomper” event. This in addition to the Eastgates being selected...

Local rapper from Concord releases debut album

Local rapper from Concord releases debut album

Elijah De Castro,
Contributor

May 24, 2018

As a teenager, Klebber Machado was eager to jump into the spontaneous lunchtime freestyle rap circles at Ygnacio Valley High School in Concord. Later, Klebb took a History of Jazz and History of Rock & Roll class at Diablo Valley College in Pleasant Hill. Both experiences factored into his decision to p...

Bay Area Mural Festival takes over Oakland

Bay Area Mural Festival takes over Oakland

Allison Weseman,
Photographer

May 24, 2018

As part of the first Oakland Art Month sponsored by Visit Oakland, nine muralists were selected to create a series of murals throughout the Jack London District. Previously known as the Oakland Mural Festival, muralists were given the option to express themselves unlike in years past where they were g...

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