Oakland Local



Monday, July 28th, 2014

Leo’s opens its doors in Oakland with music, burlesque, and more

The floors are clean and unsticky. The dressing rooms still show signs of construction. “It’s so new you can get high off the paint,” says Jamie DeWolf to the second ever audience at Leo’s, a new music and performance venue in Temescal, which opened Thursday, July 24. Truthfully, though, there isn’t much paint in the

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...

Thursday, June 5th, 2014

Affordable Housing Within A Year at MacArthur BART Station

By Keith Burbank “Rubics cube logistics” is how Joseph Forbes McCarthy, senior project manager of BRIDGE Housing, described the coordination needed to develop MacArthur Station, a transit-oriented development planned near the MacArthur BART. The first phase of housing, called Mural,...

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

Doukkala: The beginning of a beautiful friendship

  Morocco is a land of mystery. It has been the setting of a multitude of films, perhaps the most famous of which is the unforgettably iconic Casablanca. Casablanca was story of adventure, lost love and heroism,...

Monday, May 26th, 2014

OBIT: Tom Little, Park Day School founder (Community Voices)

Recently, the founder of Temescal’s legendary Park Day School passed. If you knew him or if you’d like to learn more about him, Park Day School, and progressive education in the East Bay, you may attend his...

Tuesday, May 20th, 2014

Green Day, Part II: Why you can compare 40th to Gilman (Community Voices)

Thanks to the resounding, contradictory symphony of voices responding to my May 19th piece, I want to address them: Dana said this is not news and that Billie Joe started here. If it’s not your idea of...

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...

Friday, April 18th, 2014

Want bike lanes on Telegraph Avenue? Attend a planning meeting

Representatives from the City of Oakland’s Transportation Planning department are hosting a series of open houses to solicit feedback on proposed bike lanes for Telegraph Avenue.  The City of Oakland, in collaboration with the Alameda County Transportation...

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

JUHU BEACH CLUB: Bollywood Bliss in Oakland’s Temescal District

By Angela Lazear. Cross-posted from the East Bay Food Scene. When I was a kid, my babysitter, Carol Neill, would tell us that if we behaved all morning, we would get a special treat. We all knew what...

Monday, March 3rd, 2014

Mixed use development planned for Temescal

Plans to redevelop a vacant lot at 5100 Telegraph Avenue are underway, again, as local development firm Nautilus Group aims to build a mixed-use housing and retail site. Nautilus President Randy Miller said he plans to break...

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