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Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

Oakland’s Eat Real Festival is a foodie’s dream (9/19 – 9/21)

This weekend marks one of the quintessential Bay Area foodie events of the year as the 6th annual Eat Real Festival sets up in Jack London Square. With a diverse lineup of mobile food trucks, vendor booths, craft beverages and entertainment, Eat Real is a must for anyone that loves to eat, drink and celebrate

Monday, September 8th, 2014

Haven Oakland: Finding food that speaks to you

Most of my readers are aware of the comings and goings at Haven Oakland. After a sojourn in SoCal, Chef Charlie Parker is back in the Bay, and has taken the reins of Haven, the restaurant that...

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

Oysters with a uniquely Oakland view in Jack London Square

Almost once a week, after a particularly long day on the grind, when the stress starts to overwhelm me, I get a serious craving for oysters. It’s become my way of hitting the reset and regrouping. I’ll...

Monday, July 28th, 2014

Photos from Pedalfest at Jack London Square

Recycled bikes, art bikes, vintage bikes, scraper bikes, even trikes, all came out to Jack London Square this past Saturday, July 26, to celebrate all things bicycle. Pedalfest, now in its fourth year, drew crowds of people...

Wednesday, June 11th, 2014

This Weekend in the YaY! Area thru June 15

Pride Month keeps marching on a break neck speed!  Have you recovered from last weekend yet?  Remember this is a marathon not a sprint so hydrate, hydrate, hydrate!  This week I am so honored to have interviewed...

Thursday, June 5th, 2014

29 things to do in Oakland, where art dominates meetings, June 6 – 12

It’s an art-heavy week, Oakland! It’s meeting-heavy, too, but this is one of the many reasons why I dig Oakland so much. Sure, there are all these meetings, each of them useful and civically important in its...

Friday, May 2nd, 2014

$15 tickets for Vator Splash plenary on building an inclusive tech ecosystem

Vator Splash Oakland, the Town’s first startup competition, is a two-day event showcasing the Bay Area’s brightest entrepreneurial talent and offering workshops and networking opportunities. There are many ticket brackets available for the event, ranging greatly in price and...

Tuesday, April 29th, 2014

Oaklandish opening new retail store in Jack London Square

Oaklandish is expanding in Oakland once again–into Jack London Square, where  the Oakland Supply Company, their new “concept shop” –is going to be the next step in turning Oaklandish from a beloved t-shirt vendor and valued community...

Monday, April 14th, 2014

Win 2 tickets to Vator Splash Oakland Competition

Innovation is alive in Oakland! Enter into the running for a free pair of tickets to Vator Splash Oakland — just leave us a comment here with your favorite Oakland startup by April 27th. We have three...

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

Oaktech: Oakland Vegan Soul Food Restaurant’s Expansion Plans- March 31

by Alix Wall “You have to give the people what they want,” says Tamearra Dyson, chef owner of Oakland’s Souley Vegan. It’s what made the single mom open a brick and mortar restaurant, from her farmer’s market stand...

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