Maker Faire kids, by kerolic, http://www.flickr.com/photos/kerolic/8107416170/
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So what were the top stories this past week?
Oakland native, fellow artists create culturally-reflective 'Dragon Mural' in Chinatown http://bit.ly/Tg6V7i
Grand Lake's Oakcommon offers Oakland sharp clothing, more at good prices http://bit.ly/QzdAp6
Oakland at center of anti-Prop 32 campaign http://bit.ly/WA1D7m
Change is coming to Oakland – You ready? (Opinion) http://bit.ly/Mmxz52
Celebrating 46 years of Black Panther legacy in Oakland (Community Voices) http://bit.ly/R07wHq
BayLegal, county's HealthPac offer health safety net to poor, uninsured (Community Voices) http://bit.ly/Sb4PCW
OakTech: And the winners are Solar Mosaic, Integral Group, Grow California and Ask.com in 2012 Innovator awards http://bit.ly/XEj2da
The New Parkway needs a new name (Community Voices) http://bit.ly/Vgeh6z
34 Oakland kids awarded for perfect CA standardized test scores http://bit.ly/SX4SoC
Autumn Lights at Lake Merritt (Community Voices/Slideshow) http://bit.ly/S9g2lC
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