Wednesday, May 27, 2009

New Products!

So we just updated our webstore with some great new products, including this hat, which we are really excited about. We also have a sweet wallet, a new sweatshirt, a new womens shirt, a new kids shirt, and a new infant onesie!

We are really excited about these!

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Tuesday, May 26, 2009

3rd Annual Salsa By The Lake

We will be throwing our 3rd annual Salsa by the Lake event this Sunday, May 31st!

Bring the whole family out for a day of dance lessons and amazing live music performed by the incredible salsa band Rumbache!

The event starts at 1pm and ends at 6pm, and will take place at Lake Merritt's Splash Pad Park (located across the street from the Grand Lake Theatre)

See pictures from previous years event.

See you there!

Monday, May 25, 2009

Scraper Bike Ride

A few months ago we went on a little ride with the infamous Scraper Bikes. If you live in Oakland, or really anywhere in the Bay Area, chances are you've seen these guys. Tyrone is a really awesome guy and is one of this years innovators award recipients. Plus, he's got some really good songs up on his myspace page, so go show him some love..

Rebels Of Oakland


Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Youth Spirit Artworks

Youth Spirit Artworks
is another one of the 2009 Oaklandish Innovators
award winners.This organization employs homeless and low-income youth through creative art projects. They decorate recycled furniture and create art in public spaces, such as benches and murals in local parks. Some of their beautiful
tables and chairs were featured in the Oakland Airport Exhibit along with other Oaklandish Innovators
award winners.

The grant money will help fund a project to decorate the benches and bollards in North Oakland with a theme focused on health, which references the health-related outreach done in this community by the Black Panthers.

Youth Spirit Artworks
and other Innovators award winners will be present at the annual Oaklandish Radio Regatta on August 23, 2009. Stay tuned for more information about this day of fun and other up-coming Oaklandish events.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Oaklandish Screen Printed Posters

We've been blogged! Check out the posting from or go see all the posters available online.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Kickin' it with Innovators in Oakland

After celebrating all of the 2009 Oaklandish Innovators award winners and the Arts-in-Action award winner at an exhibit reception at the Oakland Airport in early April, the crew at Oaklandish got the chance to go check out the different organizations and actually see them in action. Seeing the pioneering and creative work that these Innovators are doing in Oakland got us even more excited to work with them. We got to ride along with Cycles of Change, after meeting up with them at their Bike Club at Bret Harte Middle School, where they teach the kids about nutrition and bike mechanics.

Then we set out on our bikes and rode all the way to Lake Temescal, where we enjoyed some healthy snacks and fun on the beach.

The kids loved the adventure, and Oaklandish loved it too! The 2009 Oaklandish Innovators award grant money will go toward buying helmets and locks for the kids, and help support the Earn-a-Bike program.

T-shirt of the month

Oaklandish introduces a limited edition series of shirts and posters dedicated to trendsetting locals who know how to show their Oakland pride. This internet-only series begins with the man behind the mustache, Oakland A's player ROLLIE FINGERS. He will be followed by more patron saints and sinners of the Town.

Check it out here.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Updated Webstore and (somewhat updated) Website.

We've completely overhauled our webstore, complete with photos of all our new products. We find the new store to be much easier to use, and have a much cleaner overall look. We hope you like it as much as we do!

Check it out here.

Innovators Award Winners 2009!

Check them out here!


Welcome to the official Oaklandish blog. Please check back regularly for information about fun local events, spotlights on influential people/ groups/ programs in our community, projects we are working on, our Innovators Award grants, and anything else Oaklandish. Visit for more information about all the stuff we've done in the past!