Bob Marley's Last Night In Oakland

    Bob Marley’s Last Night In Oakland

    Last night marked 35 years since Bob Marley & The Wailers played their final show in Oakland. Touring in support of 1979’s Survival, widely regarded as Marley’s most politi...

    Home Field Advantage: Oakland – The City That Changed The Face of Sports

    Home Field Advantage: Oakland – The City That Changed The Face of Sports

    My father has been talking about the amazing history of Oakland sports for as long as I can remember. Every night at the kitchen table the whole family was given history lessons ab...

    East of the Lake: Loard's Ice Cream

    East of the Lake: Loard’s Ice Cream

    Most Fridays after school, my mom or my aunt would take my brother, my cousin, and I to Loard's Ice Cream on MacArthur Blvd in East Oakland's Dimond District for ice cream cones. I...

    Marshawn Lynch Talks About Growing Up In Oakland on ESPN's E:60

    Marshawn Lynch Talks About Growing Up In Oakland on ESPN’s E:60

    I've loved Oakland since I was old enough to begin to understand it. And when you're from an underdog city, you love everyone who is putting on for your city by proxy. I've known M...

    Notes To Oakland
    To kick off our new community series, Notes to Oakland, we are sharing a note from Alma Jurado. She came by the 38thnotes table at the Temescal Street Fair and shared this appreciation for Oakland men. I humbly accept her compliment on behalf of all Oakland men, and echo her remarks to The Town’s women as well. Whether you are into men, women or both, as this Indian summer settles over the Bay Area, we are bound to witness the best The O has to offer. Thank you for sharing, Alma!

    Read the notes Oaklanders are writing to their beloved city, and submit your own! Shoot us your story, celebration or plea to Oakland at submissions@38thnotes.com with “Notes to Oakland” in the subject.



    Assassi-Nation: A Poem for The Jacka

    A poem in memory of The Jacka and Oakland’s murdered multitudes.

    Clouds: A Series about Love and Technology in the Town

    A few dozen people hit Somar in December to watch the trailer for Clouds. Multiple times throughout the night, a two-minute sample of what could be played on the screen: An Oakland-based, scripted, television show that explores love and life as a […]

    Kick-Ass Women, Comedy and News Courtesy of Keli Dailey

    Have you heard about News Hangover? Keli Dailey (journalist, photographer, foodie, UC Berkeley J-School Alum, Knight Fellow, bad-ass) created an online news comedy series targeting women ages 25-34. With Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert being who they […]

    BEAST MODE, A Haiku for Marshawn

    Beast Mode is as though A pinball has attitude, 4-wheel drive, and spikes   Below are a few of Marshawn’s epic runs over the past few years. For every big run there are a hundred others when Marshawn grinds out 4 or 5 yards where there is […]

    On Chris Turner, Prayer and Protest

    Back in November I went to see Mara Hruby and Chris Turner perform at Yoshi’s. School was kicking my ass and I should have been locked in somebody’s library studying or editing the footage I’d shot that day. Instead, I went to Jack London Square to […]

    Bob Marley's Last Night In Oakland

    Last night marked 35 years since Bob Marley & The Wailers played their final show in Oakland. Touring in support of 1979’s Survival, widely regarded as Marley’s most politically militant album, the band performed a scintillating two hour set […]

    Jay Smooth Puts Ferguson "Riots" in Perspective

    I’ve been mulling over writing something about the killing of Mike Brown, the resulting mass demonstrations, racist police practices, Darren Wilson’s grand jury miscarriage, and the systemic white supremacy that has facilitated all these realities, […]

    Mara Hruby & Chris Turner Live at Yoshis

    On Tuesday night, Oakland natives Marah Hruby and Chris Turner blessed their native soil with an inspiring performance worthy of the historic Yoshis venue. www.medicalnegligenceclaimsonline.co.uk | binary options trading | Frank Haney | Our friendly and experienced loan consultants of rapid cash advance are waiting for your call now.

    Ben Harper, The Bay, And The Imprint Of Brownie’s Blues

    “I’ve been coming to Oakland for years. I used to come up here quite often to listen to the blues legend Brownie McGhee. We used to sit in his garage and eat candy. And talk—and talk some shit, really.” So spoke Southern California-raised singer, songwriter, and slide guitar sorcerer Ben Harper…