Outside Lands Willow Yang Senior Staff

Right there with you: Outside Lands 2016

San Francisco's biggest music festival hosts its 8th year

San Francisco’s rapid changes are well-documented. As rents rise and tech booms, the city is changing alongside its inhabitants, and the cultural and civic landscape once the dust settles is uncertain. Until then, the music will keep playing, like this past weekend at San Francisco’s biggest music festival, Outside Lands.
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Community members gather for alternative to National Night Out

More than 100 Oakland community members gathered Tuesday at Lowell Park to celebrate the fourth annual Night Out for Safety and Liberation event as an alternative to National Night Out, an annual community-building campaign that promotes cooperation between police and their communities.
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Fantastic Negrito regales hometown with record release show

“The last days of Oakland. The end of something, the beginning of something. There’s good in the old Oakland. There’s good in the new Oakland,” Fantastic Negrito began. As the sun set over First Fridays on June 3 in downtown Oakland, the city’s favorite blues musician was celebrating the release
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Fantastic Negrito makes old-school music for a new era

Bay Bands

You never know when you’ll get a new beginning. Oakland’s 46-year-old Xavier Dphrepaulezz is just now achieving his lifelong dream of a successful music career. It wasn’t an easy road getting there. First, he signed a million-dollar record deal with Interscope Records in the ’90s that ultimately failed and led
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