Case Study in Local: Oakland Local

Amy Sample Ward

Oakland Local is launching today! Oakland Local is a news & community site for Oakland, CA, USA, focusing on social justice issues including climate change, air quality, food access, arts as activists, and identity, race & ethnicity. About Oakland Local.

Obama in Oakland

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There were thousands of people packed into Frank Ogawa Plaza in front of Oakland City Hall for the Barack Obama rally on St. You can watch some of the best parts of his Oakland speech here, and sign up for his mailing list to find out when he is coming to your city at [link].

5 Things Oakland Taught Me about Civic Hacking

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I was lucky enough to attend CityCamp Oakland earlier this month to see this collaboration in action. Not so in Oakland. Gathering data on use of force and property seizures by the Oakland Police Department. Mapping Oakland's public bathrooms (or lack thereof).

Fun Friday Staycation in Oakland and Berkeley (Photos)

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I figure I should practice what I preach, so here are some photos from my fun Friday in Berkeley and Oakland with a Move, Play, Reflect, Connect twist. One of the homework assignments this week for the Juicy Blogging e-course I'm teaching is to write an image-rich post.

Children’s Hospital Oakland’s Mobile Health Campaign Sends Safety Tips in English and Spanish

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Children’s Hospital Oakland has been providing exceptional medical care to children in the Northern California region for almost 100 years. That’s why they recently launched a mobile messaging campaign to send out health and safety tips to parents throughout the Oakland region.

The End of an Era

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I moved to Oakland in September of 2008, for a number of reasons. I'd learned a little about Oakland in my 18 months in seminary in Berkeley, from forays to Oakland for hanging out, events and the White Horse, of course. I met Ruth in Oakland - she is a long-time Oaklander. Being in Oakland for four years was formative, transformative, and healing emotionally and spiritually. And somehow, knowing that, being in Oakland opened up the possibilities.

Bifurcated Life

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I spend most of my time in West Oakland. West Oakland where the view is of houses, a few trees, and the recycler dragging his four carts full of bottles and cans down the middle of our street. As I drive into West Oakland, the cranes share the skyline with the buildings of downtown. Blog Category: Oakland Personal Tweet I''m one of those people, you know, the people with a "country home."

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Next To Silicon Valley, Nonprofits Draw Youth Of Color Into Tech - capradio.org

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Next To Silicon Valley, Nonprofits Draw Youth Of Color Into Tech - capradio.org : To counter that, a growing number of nonprofits are popping up in Oakland to help young blacks and Latinos break into the industry. The Goal Is Exposure Every afternoon this summer, Armstrong is in the offices of a small nonprofit called Hack the Hood. Her job is to fix websites for clients. "I''m I''m trying to do an outline," she says, staring at a page on her laptop that has a lot of links.

Find a Farmers' Market in Your Town

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They have five listed for my city, Oakland. My husband and I went to a new farmers' market in Oakland, the Temescal Farmers' Market, a couple weeks ago, where I took the photos of the beets and tomatoes, and almost all of the produce there was organic, which was a real treat.

WWJ Newsradio 950 - Foundation Awards $125,000 to NEW for Outreach to Nonprofits

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WWJ Newsradio 950 - Foundation Awards $125,000 to NEW for Outreach to Nonprofits: "The Nonprofit Enterprise at Work organization of Ann Arbor last week announced a two-year, $125,000 grant from the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan.The grant will support outreach and marketing to nonprofit organizations to increase delivery of NEW’s npServ and BoardConnect programs in Wayne, Oakland

Bifurcated Life

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

I spend most of my time in West Oakland. West Oakland where the view is of houses, a few trees, and the recycler dragging his four carts full of bottles and cans down the middle of our street. As I drive into West Oakland, the cranes share the skyline with the buildings of downtown. Blog Category: Oakland. I'm one of those people, you know, the people with a "country home."

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Last 10 delicious.com links

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Your ShowtimeFu is Strong in Oakland, CA – ShowtimeFu.com. These are the last 10 sites I bookmarked on delicious.com: VideoPress — Quick and easy HD video sharing for WordPress. Welcome to Aviary. Mozilla Labs – Weave Sync :: Add-ons for Firefox. How to Set Up an SMS System | MobileActive.org. Spicynodes : Home. PowerBase. Guide to CSS support in email clients – Articles & Tips – Campaign Monitor. Intuit Developer Network Home.

3 Social Media Speaking Gigs in San Francisco

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Tuesday, February 17, 2009 10:00-1:15 PM Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites Oakland Airport 77 Hegenberger Rd. Oakland blog podcast San Francisco Oakland nonprofit writer marketing business womenHello Have Fun • Do Gooders! I've got a full speaking calendar in the middle of the month.

The Happy Healthy Nonprofit Book Tour: You Are Invited To Join Us

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Tue Jan 31 – OAKLAND 6pm-8pm. 439 International Blvd, Suite 1 Oakland, CA 94606.

Nonprofit Technology on a Shoestring Budget: Today 2:30 - 4:30 Pacific

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This afternoon, I will be presenting in Oakland (my homies) for the Oakland Chamber of Commerce monthly Nonprofit Roundtable. Here are more details from the Oakland Chamber's announcement: read more. If you're in the area, they allow non-Chamber members to come — which I didn't realize earlier so apologies for the last-minute notice — so come check it out. We'll be covering " Nonprofit Technology on a Shoestring Budget ," from 2:30-4:30 p.m.

This. Country. Is. Crazy.

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Yesterday, I''m sitting in my room in Oakland, and I hear a series of gunshots very close to my house. But of course, this was only one of many incidents of gun violence, in Oakland, in Californai, and in the United States. . Blog Category: America Oakland Current Affairs Tweet I look out of the windows, but don''t see much. The police block off the street, and apparently, someone was at least gravely injured, but I haven''t heard details.

Determined to Trend - Guest Post by James Leventhal

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Local Oakland Tweeter @trafficologist Standing Beside Her Profile Pic in the Twitterstream. The newly transformed Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) opens Saturday, May 1, with 31 hours of continuous, round-the-clock free programs and events until we close at 6 p.m.

This. Country. Is. Crazy.

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

Yesterday, I'm sitting in my room in Oakland, and I hear a series of gunshots very close to my house. But of course, this was only one of many incidents of gun violence, in Oakland, in Californai, and in the United States. . Oakland. I look out of the windows, but don't see much. The police block off the street, and apparently, someone was at least gravely injured, but I haven't heard details.

Open Data Tools Let You Peek Behind the Campaign Finance Curtain

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On a local scale, our neighbors at OpenOakland are exposing the campaign finances of Oakland mayoral candidates. The finance data was self-reported by all Oakland mayoral candidate controlled committees. Percentage of amount of itemized contributions from Oakland.

Another Do Good Gift

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She is based in Oakland and gives blankets to the following Bay Area orgs: Oakland Elizabeth House Asian Women’s Shelter Larkin Street Youth Services Building Opportunities for Self Sufficiency in Berkeley Christmas holiday gift Hiroko Kurihara Blanket Shares Project

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Nonprofit Technology Conference: NTC 2012 – Day 1

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Oakland’s Extra Action Marching Band lead the way into the ballroom with clinging, clanging, trumpets, drums, flag waving, and dancers who danced their hair off. Oakland’s Extra Action Marching Band lead the way into the ballroom with clinging, clanging, trumpets, drums, flag [.]

Save Your Libraries: They're Good for the Economy

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Collecting petitions Last week I stood outside of my local library collecting signatures to save libraries in Oakland. For inspiration, read the round up of creative ways Save Oakland Libraries is getting its message out (e.g.

The Accidental Techie Book from Compasspoint

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At the NTC Conference in Oakland in 2003, Compasspoint presented a workshop with the same title and it was packed and got rave reviews.

Open Data and Civic Hacking

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A couple of weeks ago we hosted Steve Spiker ( @spjika ) at a NetSquared San Francisco event, who talked about how his organizations Urban Strategies Council and OpenOakland tackled data projects in Oakland, California.

#Occupy Nature

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Of course, being me, I thought of nature – the outdoors, and found it almost ironic how Occupy protestors in my hometown of Oakland, and in every urban hub, were also making themselves sustainably visible in protest by camping outdoors in public plazas all over the country. It does not matter if you choose to take to the streets, the #Occupy Movement has captured the imagination of everyone, and is not going away any time soon.

Rachel Cole: Making Time for What Matters (VIDEO)

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Rachel can be found creating and coaching from her kitchen table in Oakland, California. Today's post is the fourth in my guest post series: Making Time for What Matters. Be sure to read the pieces by Rachelle Mee-Chapman , Emily McKhann , and Peter Deitz too!

Van Jones Will be Green Advisor to Obama

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Jones is the author of The Green Collar Economy and Founder of the Oakland-based, Green for All. According to this AP article , and this New York Times article, Van Jones will be a green jobs adviser for the Obama administration. Wahoo!

Big Vision Podcast 4: An Interview with Brahm Ahmadi

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It's an interview with Brahm Ahmadi, the Executive Director of People's Grocery , a West Oakland, community-based food justice organization. I've posted my fourth Big Vision podcast.

How A Small Nonprofit Effectively Used Facebook Ads

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AXIS Dance Company is based in Oakland, CA. Regarding the performance in May, Facebook Ads may be ideal as our show will be in San Francisco instead of Oakland and we may decide to target San Francisco. We began with two ads targeting people in a 50 mile radius of Oakland.

Your Nominations: 13 People with Big Visions for a Better World

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Kimberly Wilson , Tranquil Space Foundation ( I interviewed Kimberly in November 2009 ) Lisa Rose Starner, Burdock and Rose Megan Webb, Oakland Animal Services Organizers of S. Flickr photo credit: Ray of Light. Madonna by Micky Zlimen Wow, everyone!

Solution Salon

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The Ella Baker Center for Human Rights' Reclaim the Future program is hosting a Solution Salon Thursday, May 18th from 6-8 PM at the James Irvine Conference Center (353 Frank Ogawa Plaza, near 14th and Broadway in Oakland). The Solution Salons will bring together top thinkers and doers in the country to talk about the keys to making Oakland a national leader economically, ecologically and socially. solution salon oakland

Living Plastic-Free with Beth Terry (Big Vision Podcast)

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When she's not out fighting plastic pollution, she spends her time with her husband, and two rascally kitties in Oakland, CA. Beth Terry is the author of Plastic-Free: How I Kicked the Plastic Habit and How You Can Too.

7 Ways to Ride the Waves of Challenge

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in Oakland. Are any of you going through a rough patch? I have to say that the last little while has been tough for me. Lots of ups and downs. I thought I'd share some of the things I've been doing to help myself get through it.

Water Wednesday: Do You Know Where Your Water Comes From?

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I'm always astonished when I hear about a child who was raised in the city, and thinks that carrots come from the store (rather than a farm), but honestly, if you asked me, "Where does your water comes from?" my minimal knowledge makes me only a step away from answering, "the faucet."

How Text Messaging Can Make You a Better Parent

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The Children’s Hospital Oakland , for instance, texts out health and safety tips to parents throughout the Oakland region. Whether you’re a school, pediatric clinic, or nonprofit, communicating with parents about their children is important.

Keep Contact Lenses Current with Acuvue’s Easy Text Reminders

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For a few more recent examples, take a look at the reminder services of New York Presbyterian , the New York City Department of Health , Children’s Hospital Oakland , and many more. If you’ve ever had contact lenses, you know that the refill process can be a pain – and if you forget your refill, you might spend a day or two walking around half-blind until you fix the problem! Contact lens manufacturer Acuvue has come up with an easy way to help people remember to get their lenses renewed.

People Powered Movement Photo Contest

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I'm a big walker. Because of where we live, I can walk to the grocery store, drug store, post office, gym, library, doctor's office, and the BART, which will take me into San Francisco, where I can walk some more.

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TechSoup Global at National Day of Civic Hacking

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ReWrite Oakland. Caravan Studios' Sarah Washburn attended ReWrite Oakland , which focused on rebuilding the Oakland City website to make it easier to use and more accessible. Image 3: ReWrite Oakland, Caravan Studios.

What Are Your 2009 Have Fun Do Good Resolutions?

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Volunteer in Oakland outside of my home office, and away from my computer. Flickr photo credit: Downtown Oakland 2 uploaded by ChrisDag. 2009 resolution New Year volunteer donate Oakland local businessI think it's wise to make your New Year's Resolutions a few weeks into January.

People are Ready for a Vision-led Movement

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They were brought together by the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights' Reclaim the Future program to talk about how to make Oakland a model city that uses the growing green economy to lift its low-income residents out of poverty.