Is First Fridays Good for Art Galleries? 

As the event's future hangs in doubt, so do questions of who benefits — and who doesn't — from it.

Recently, Shari Godinez — executive director of the Koreatown-Northgate (KONO) community benefit district and one of many people working to facilitate and sustain First Fridays, the monthly festival that clogs downtown Oakland with vendors and revelers — found herself with a problem…

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