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Developers Vs. Art (Op/Ed)

Detail from Alice St. Mural honors Oakland's indigenous Ohlone people

  This past July, the Building Industry Association of the Bay Area (BIA) – a developer’s club, whose members includes realtors, construction companies, mortgage lenders, and building manufacturers—joined forces with conservative legal activists Pacific Legal Foundation (PLF) to challenge a recent Oakland public art ordinance. The PLF filed a lawsuit on the BIA’s behalf in […]

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Alice St Mural Block Party Honors Cultural Pioneers, Dance Legends

Diamano Coura perform at the Alice St. Mural dedication block party

Oakland’s Malonga Arts Center is known for the sounds of drumming and dance emanating from within; this past Saturday, those sounds came from the parking lot across the street. Culminating a project two years in the making, Oakland-based cultural arts collective Community Rejuvenation Project (CRP) celebrated the completion of Phase II of its Alice Street […]

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