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Oakland’s Enlisted Design changes the studio biz model

“We've had many opportunities to leave Oakland, but we love Oakland. Every designer we have, with the exception of maybe one, lives in the East Bay. What we're betting on and investing in is that Oakland is...
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28 organizations that will connect you with Oakland’s cycling community

Bike community abounds and thrives here in Oakland and Berkeley, in part because there is such a diverse range of entry points for anyone looking to be a part of a bike-centric community. Are you a bike...
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Sister Spit: The Next Generation kicks off in Oakland March 20 & 21

Old and new fans alike will be thrilled to know that Sister Spit: The Next Generation is back, kicking off its 2014 road show with three performances in the Bay Area this month: March 19 at San Francisco's...
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Foodie start-up SpoonRocket offers Oaklanders mobile gourmet meals

Anson Tsui and Steven Hsiao embarked on their first entrepreneurial venture while they were undergrads at UC Berkeley. As college students themselves, they had an insider's track into the storied economy of...
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Oakland Social: 50 great things to do in Oakland this holiday season

Now that Halloween stores have shuttered for another year, the holiday season is undeniably upon us — that grab-bag season of joy, anxiety, togetherness, consumer frenzy and every state of emotion in...
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Oakland Social: Bay Area Science Festival brings all of the mystery and wonder you can bear

In 2011, the inaugural Bay Area Science Festival set a standard for science festivals, with an ambitious lineup of lectures, interactive presentations, lab experiments and all-ages fun for even the most jaded...
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Oakland Social: A place for paella in Oakland

The Valencian rice-based specialty known as paella is, to its core, a social dish: traditionally cooked over an open fire in a giant round paella pan called a paellera, the cooking of paella is an occasion to...
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Oakland Social: Litquake, the epicenter of literary celebration

As with many great ideas and ventures, the venerable Litquake festival was born in a pub — specifically, at San Francisco's Edinburgh Castle pub, over pints between festival founders Jack Boulware and Jane...
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Some like it Hot and Italian

by Granate Sosnoff and Bonnie Chan Upon first impression, Emeryville's Hot Italian looks like a sleek chain restaurant, thanks in part to a location dominated by chain restaurants. But to our pleasant...
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Oakland Social: Town Business and the Oakland art hustle

“By vending my art on the streets, I am forcing myself to put myself out there and get seen by as many people as I can,” says the quote on the wall attributed to Oakland-based artist Erin Crawford. “I...