Oakland Local



Saturday, June 7th, 2014

5 greatest Oakland funnypeople (Opinion)

5: Mark Curry If I could count the number of days I stayed home from school to watch Hangin’ With Mr. Cooper… 4: Luenell Campbell A true original, Campbell graduated from Castro Valley High School. Not only does she know how to steal the show in Hollywood, she has starred in theatrical works like A

Thursday, April 17th, 2014

Oakland by the numbers: Celebrity edition, 4/17/14

13th Avenue and East 25th Street just south of her alma mater, Oakland High, is where Gertrude Stein lived as a child before going on to write epoch-making modern literature and mentor Hemingway and Picasso. 4175 Broadway...

Monday, August 26th, 2013

Children’s Fairyland for grownups (Community Voices)

Twenty-nine-year-old Lara Walklet knew exactly what she wanted as she made a beeline to one of the talking storybook boxes that brings stories to life in Oakland’s storybook theme park, Children’s Fairyland. For one night each year...

Wednesday, August 14th, 2013

First Look: Desco’s regional Italian arrives in Old Oakland

We have a deep sentimental attachment to the restaurant space at 499 9th Street that housed B Restaurant for many years. B was one of the very first places we enjoyed fresh and delicious California food. The...

Monday, January 14th, 2013

The Art of Going Out in Oakland – Introduction

I used to feel an intense fear of missing out, known as an actual well-documented phenomenon called FOMO – the bane, in part, of adolescence, and in part of living in an intensely socially connected world. On...

Friday, November 12th, 2010

Oakland Christmas: Breakthough artist Bobby Brackins

Bobby Brackins became famous earlier this year for his hit “143” featuring R&B singer Ray J. Many people may not have believed that the unique voice of this 21-year-old Oakland native would have captured mainstream music, but...

Friday, August 20th, 2010

Femme 2010 Brings Glittering Performers to Oakland Opera House Saturday Night

This Saturday, skip dessert after dinner because you won't want to miss a moment of Rosie Lugosi's sparkling performance as she headlines Glitterati – an evening of fabulous femme performances following the Femme2010 conference. This year, Oakland...

Wednesday, August 11th, 2010

38th Notes Wednesday Round-Up

Each week the number of shows, new songs, and video coming out of Oakland, The East Bay, and the Bay Area in general continues to grow. As your hub for arts and entertainment, it’s our at 38th...

Wednesday, November 18th, 2009

East Bay’s Largest LGBT Nightclub Gets a Bigger Home

Bench and Bar holds its Grand Opening and ribbon cutting ceremony this Friday, November 20, at 5:00 p.m. sharp, at its new digs at 510 17th Street in Oakland. Ceremony attendees are to include City Council members...