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Valentine’s Day: A Sustainable Future Blooms at Whole Foods Market Oakland (Sponsored)

  With their delicate petals and radiant hue, red roses are the classic Valentine’s Day gift. But how many people think about where their bouquet comes from? In an industry with endemic human rights...
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Celebrate Oakland Restaurant Week’s fourth year

Now in its fourth year, Oakland Restaurant Week is a 10-day celebration of Oakland’s booming food scene that runs from January 17th to the 26th. Participating restaurants (and there are many) offer...
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Living Jazz Presents “In the Name of Love,” a Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Tribute (sponsored)

On Sunday, January 19th, celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., with an evening of jazz at "In the Name of Love." Organized by veteran Oakland nonprofit Living Jazz, “In the Name of Love”...
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Shop Local: Urban Legend Cellars

Lucky news for you last-minute holiday shoppers: Oakland's own Urban Legend Cellars is open today and Christmas Eve from noon to 5pm. Visit this legendary local winery at 621 4th St., between Jefferson and...
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Shop Local: Oakland Floats

This holiday season, consider gifting a loved one with tranquility, focus, creative inspiration, pain relief, and a novel experience, courtesy of Oakland Floats, a great local spot that specializes in...
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Shop Local: Vice Chocolates

A gift box from Oakland’s own Vice Chocolates brings sweetness, spice, warmth, and decadence to the holiday season. Just reading the descriptions of the truffles from the website is enough to make a person...
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Shop Local: Mane Message

Mane Message is the brainchild of Bay Area resident Olivia Hayward. As an undergrad, Olivia crafted tie-dye hair accessories in her dorm room and sold them on Etsy. Her enterprise exploded with success, and...
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Shop Local: Owl N Wood

Uptown’s OwlNWood may not be a big store, but it offers a diverse selection of products. Men’s and women’s clothing, eyewear, candles, incense, art, purses, and jewelry are among the many items lining...
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Ticket Giveaway: Blackalicious at Slim’s, December 29th

Exciting news! We have two free tickets to give away to see Blackalicious at Slim’s on Sunday, December 29th! Email wintickets@oaklandlocal.com by 3pm on December 27th to be entered into the running. This...
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Shop Local: EastSide Art and Book Holiday Sale

Today, December 7th, be sure to stop by the EastSide Cultural Center at  2277 International Blvd for the EastSide Art & Book Holiday Sale. The event takes place from 12pm-6pm and is a great opportunity to...