Popular First Fridays Event In Oakland Faces Turmoil, Vendors Worry About FutureWhat started out 10 years ago as a block party, the “First Fridays” event now takes up much of Telegraph Avenue and attracts thousands of people to Oakland.
Oakland Holds Scaled Back First Friday Event Following 18-Year Old's MurderThe crowds that turned out for First Friday in Oakland found tighter rules and a smaller event, following the murder of an 18-year-old student near last month’s festival.
Oakland Scales Back First Friday After Fatal ShootingOakland leaders plan to go ahead with another First Friday event later this week despite concerns that were raised by a shooting at the last popular downtown monthly event on Feb. 1 that left one person dead and three others wounded.
Suspect Arrested In Oakland Art Murmur Fatal ShootingA suspect has been arrested in connection with the shooting death of an 18-year-old man shortly after the popular First Friday event in downtown Oakland on Friday night, police said.

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