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Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

Longitude Oakland: Of transformation and tropical adventure

  Oakland is a place of constant transformation. The foodie landscape has been evolving into something different, something current, something well, happening, for quite some time now. Late-night clubs, fabulous upscale dining, and delectable food truck offerings are appearing all over the city like dandelions whose seeds have blown carelessly to wherever the errant winds

Monday, September 1st, 2014

Show & Tell Concept Shop builds community in downtown Oakland

Washington had just repealed “don’t ask, don’t tell” as Nichole Payton and Alyah Baker brainstormed names for the retail shop of their dreams. What’s the opposite of “don’t ask, don’t tell?” Payton mused, and so, in November...

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

Free Juice pops up in downtown Oakland

In a tiny but shiny retail space at 352 17th Street, near Harrison in downtown Oakland, a fresh face has popped up. Working with Popuphood, which is curating retail tenants for the landlord, upstart food business Free...

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

Liba Falafel opens Downtown Oakland’s newest foodie hotspot

On a tree-lined block of 17th Street between Franklin and Harrison in downtown Oakland, popular food truck Liba Falafel has settled into a brick-and-mortar location. Although owner Gail Lillian tried to keep a low profile around the...

Friday, July 18th, 2014

Zombies, and antlers, and lettuce, oh my! Oakland’s Pro Arts Gallery opens its Bay Area Currents 2014 show

Zombies are a “stigmatized group” and Oakland artist George Pfau is here to tell you about them. Pfau is one of eight artists showcasing his work at Bay Area Currents 2014, the annual exhibition hosted by Oakland’s...

Friday, July 11th, 2014

Old Oakland’s Galeto Brazilian Grill: Authentic rodízio with Italian roots

On the corner of Clay and 11th street in Old Oakland sits a spacious, clean, and contemporary Brazilian steakhouse. Owner Eli Nascimento, an experienced and hospitable man from Brasilia, already runs two other steakhouses in the Bay...

Tuesday, May 20th, 2014

Oakland’s 8 best walkable neighborhoods

Oakland’s overall Walk Score is a respectable 69, just one point shy of the Very Walkable designation. Oakland has so many great, walkable spaces that it’s impossible to list them all.  Here the most inviting places to...

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

Tambo Peruvian: Latin American authenticity comes to Oakland

By Angela Lazear. Cross-posted from the East Bay Food Scene. We’ve all been exposed to regional foods over the course of our lives, but let’s face it, the food available to us in the past wasn’t anything...

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

Brand New Affordable Housing Complex Downtown Now Accepting Applications

Do you qualify for affordable housing? The Nonprofit Affordable Housing Agency, EAH has opened their waitlist for a new housing community in Downtown Oakland they are calling Cathedral Gardens. A portion of the brand new apartments will...

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014

5 urban planning challenges for downtown Oakland

Recently, Oakland Local sought out five people with long histories in Oakland and asked them to share their thoughts about downtown Oakland’s planning challenges and opportunities. (Read the companion piece here.) For our completely unscientific survey, we...

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