Oakland library

3:31pm

Tue May 20, 2014
Technology

Oakland Wiki puts 'community brain' online

When you’re trying to figure out a piece of information online, your search will typically bring you to Wikipedia, the online encyclopedia about practically everything.

But, what if you wanted to know something about Oakland – like why 880 is also called the Nimitz freeway – there’s another place you might land: Oakland Wiki.

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5:56pm

Tue July 30, 2013
Economy/Labor/Biz

One year later, the People’s Library transforms into a community space

The community garden at the People's Library.
Kyung Jin Lee

Last year, activists and residents took over an abandoned library at 1449 Miller Avenue in East Oakland. They set out books, planted vegetables, and declared it the “People’s Library.” But technically, their project was illegal, and no one was sure what would ultimately happen to their reclaimed space.

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