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Welcome to Oakland Wiki!

A free website about Oakland that anyone can edit

Ask yourself: "How can I help?"

or read the Wiki Community and general To-Do pages.

I want to make a page about

HELP! How do I use this thing? Check out the editing guide!

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 to bring? That's fine--those who do can share! Check out our article here.  

Interested in local history? Participate in our series of Local History Editathons!

Join other historico-curious people every Sunday as we contribute to Oakland Wiki with our research and our edits. Our next editathon will be held on Sunday, January 27th in the Oakland History Room in the main branch of the Oakland Public Library! Check out last Sunday's editathon highlights here, and make sure to visit our Local History Editathons page for an updated editathon schedule, including new editathon hosts

Featured Stories

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

First-ever Local History Editathon!

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 by checking out our editathon page

City Camp Oakland

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.

 Attendees at a meeting on Oakland's digital divide. 

Oakland Wiki Bikeabout

On November 10, 2012 we held our first Oakland Wiki 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 as 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

North Oakland


Golden Gate




Grand Lake


Piedmont Ave

The Laurel District


Jack London District




Lake Merritt

The Oakland Hills



Full List of Neighborhoods




Explore Popular Topics

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


History of Oakland

Landmarks of Oakland

City Government









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



Universities and Colleges

K-12 Schools and Academies


Government Agencies

Associations or Informal Groups


Hot Chocolate Lounge(Zines)


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