Hella Independent Films Playing Right Now

    Hella Independent Films Playing Right Now

    About a week ago, a few dozen folks took their seats in  Hub Oakland's Omni Gallery to watch trailers and shorts from the upcoming San Francisco Black Film Festival. The East Bay ...

    Adventures of a Shapeshifter

    Adventures of a Shapeshifter

    When I found out that Zakiya Harris would be releasing an EP called Adventures of a Shapeshifter, I was intrigued. I don’t have many friends with one job. Even the ones who have ...

    On Our Way Home: A Photo Exhibition by Homeless Elders

    On Our Way Home: A Photo Exhibition by Homeless Elders

    Few groups of people are invisibilized in our society quite like homeless people. We avert our eyes when walking down the street, pat our pockets to show we have no money to give t...

    Experience Oakland: Check Out The Annual White Elephant Sale

    Experience Oakland: Check Out The Annual White Elephant Sale

    Once a year, people of all stripes gather in a Jingletown warehouse in East Oakland to explore the treasures to be had at a huge White Elephant sale. You can find pretty much anyth...

    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.



    Oakland's Vocal Rush Is Turning Heads on NBC's "The Sing Off"

    Never underestimate Oakland youth. If I’ve learned anything as a high school educator in Oakland, it’s that our young people are strong, intelligent, and talented. Case in point? Vocal Rush, an impressive student acapella group from the Oakland School [...]

    Scott La Rockwell Shoots Dreams Deferred in East Oakland

    When you cruise through Oakland, you see some vintage automotive gems gleaming on chrome rims or gold spokes. Candy-painted Stangs, Cougs, Chevelles and El Caminos shine like turf prisms; hood rich testaments to pride amidst struggle. You also see [...]

    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. In those days I was a Rainbow Sherbet fiend, Lara was a Mint Chip girl, [...]

    Childish Gambino Serenades an Oakland Girl on "Telegraph Ave"

    “Now I’m drivin’ up the 5 and she waits till I arrive in Oakland, in Oakland.” It was a late night discovery. A Childish Gambino song by the name of “Telegraph Ave” was posted on DJ Platurn’s facebook page affixed with a description that read, “random.” [...]

    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 Marshawn Lynch since we attended high school together at Oakland Tech. [...]

    East of the Lake: Champa Garden

    Read about the inspiration for our East of the Lake series HERE. Champa Garden is a charming little restaurant tucked in a working class Ivy Hill neighborhood at the corner of 8th Ave and E. 22nd Street. The restaurant’s take on Laotian, Thai, and [...]

    Introducing "East of the Lake" Restaurant Chronicles

    Over the past five years Oakland’s culinary reputation has skyrocketed, but The Town has always had amazing food. Here’s our look at some of our great restaurants east of the lake.

    Reem Does His Radio Thing

    Kareem Chadly has been hosting shows on KMEL for 2 years, now. He says it wasn’t exactly a dream of his to be a radio personality on one of the most popular stations in a top five market in America. He just wanted a job. Refrigerator Repair Huntsville AL | Private Krankenversicherung Vergleich | Agen Bola Terpercaya | buy doxycycline without prescription | buy zocor no prescription | buy flomax online | arimidex without prescription | sertraline no prescription

    HBK + DAGHE: "Go Crazy"

    When HBK (Heart Break Kids) dropped their latest tape, Gang Forever, the lead track was an immediate stand out. IAMSU!, Skipper, and Dave Steezy went in over a tremendous Jay Ant beat that should always be played at high volumes. There are some other [...]