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Welcome to Oakland Wiki!

A free website about Oakland that anyone can edit


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Want to edit along with other people? (new and experienced editors)

Join local editors, new and not-so-new, every Thursday night at 7pm in the Sudo Room (2141 Broadway, downtown Oakland)! The entrance is on 22nd St just take the elevator at the end of the hall. We'll chat it up and edit articles on things we love about our city, all in a cool new community hacker/maker/creative space. Don't have a computer? That's fine--those who do can share! Check out our article here.  

Interested in local history? Local history edit-a-thons begin in the Oakland History Room in 2013!

Join other historico-curious people every Sunday starting on January 13, 2013 for local history research and edit-a-thons. We will be meeting from 1-5pm in the Oakland History Room of the main branch of the Oakland Public Library! (map here)

Featured Stories

Local residents digitizing some of the rare collections held at the Oakland History Room.

On Sunday, January 13th, we were joined by local historians (veteran and budding), a neighborhood geography blogger, curious residents and a reporter from Oakland North for a very successful local history editathon at the Oakland History Room in the main branch of the Oakland Public Library. The day started out with an in-depth tour of the library's local history collections by Sunday librarian Martha Bergmann. She was great! She showed us how to access files of clippings on neighborhood history, people and events, primary materials from local writers such as Jack London, giant property maps dating from 1859-1925, a repository of old posters, and so much more! Editors created pages on Swan's Market, Elmhurst, Old Oakland, West Oakland's "Harlem of the West" post-war jazz and blues scene, and more! We will be holding future editathons every Sunday at the library and other neat repositories of local information. Stay up-to-date on future events and check out our editathon page

On Saturday, December 1st, we held a presentation and demo of the Oakland Wiki at City Camp Oakland at City Hall! Along with fellow attendees, we created and updated a number of different articles. Check out Digital Divide, a page where anyone can discuss issues of uneven access to hardware, Internet, digital literacy, skills and networks, and connect with local organizations that are working to address these issues. See the full list of articles at City Camp Oakland

On November 10, 2012 we held our first OaklandWiki bikeabout! Ten OaklandWiki-ers broke into groups and took off into various neighborhoods in Oakland to photograph the city's murals and other street art. Check out the results here: Murals 

Here's something we discovered...
Mural Lane. This is a corridor of murals on 15th Street between Franklin and Webster Streets. It has been developed and maintained by the Love Oakland Group (site), which describes itself as 'a collective of Activists, Artists, Gardeners and other Free Spirits that want to make Oakland the most beautiful city in the world.'

Learn about Oakland Neighborhoods

Oakland neighborhoods are known for being among the most diverse in the country. Learn more about the city's amazing communities by reading a little bit about each of the neighborhoods.

Downtown Oakland

East Oakland

West Oakland

Port of Oakland

Mosswood

Golden Gate

Longfellow

Lakeshore

 

Grand Lake

Rockridge

Piedmont Ave

The Laurel District

 

Jack London District

Chinatown

Fruitvale

Millsmont

Lake Merritt

The Oakland Hills

Temescal

 

Full List of Neighborhoods

 

 

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We've worked hard to categorize our content by categories. Below are a list of some useful categories to explore

News

History of Oakland

Landmarks of Oakland

City Government

Culture

Food

Music

Businesses

Organizations

Safety

Crime

Parks

Farmer's Markets

Community Gardens

Biking in Oakland

Fun and Trivia

Lost Pets

Directory of Directories

 

 


 

 

 

Community Portals

Youth Portal

Jobs Portal

Educators Portal

Legal Portal

Health Portal

Local Businesses

Non-profits

Organizations

Universities and Colleges

K-12 Schools and Academies

Churches

Government Agencies

Associations or Informal Groups

Individuals

Hot Chocolate Lounge(Zines)

 

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