Kevin Fixler
    Sport Matters

18 March 2011

Annual running festival aims to remove misconceptions of Oakland

The Oakland Marathon will get off to a running start on Sunday, March 27 with a handful of other race events and activities on Saturday preceding the principal competition, as part of the second annual Oakland Running Festival.

Event officials say they hope it will help change the negative perceptions often associated with the East Bay city.

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11 March 2011

Internet radio site Pandora pushes on in digital music age

Filed under: Music — Tags: , , , , , , , — kevinfixler @ 8:00 am

As the music business continues to adapt to the iTunes generation, one local company has emerged as an industry leader.

Pandora, the Internet radio service based in Oakland, has struggled financially since its days as a start up in 2000. But a recent development may be a sign that the company is here to stay.

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