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 Mayor Schaaf Would Consider First Fridays' Request For Financial HelpOakland Mayor Libby Schaaf says the city would be willing to entertain First Fridays street arts festival's requests for financial help, but the city is dealing with its own money problems.
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 Branch Of NAACP Calls For Public Events To Continue Despite ViolencePresident George Holland is calling on the community to stand up and fight back following the fatal shooting earlier this month following the First Friday event.

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