Oakland Local



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 Commission, is working to improve transportation safety and comfort on Telegraph Avenue between 20th Street and 57th Street

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...

Friday, February 7th, 2014

Bowl’d BBQ Korean Stone Grill opens in Temescal

The latest addition to Oakland’s Korean food scene comes from the family behind Bowl’d Korean Rice Bar, Spoon Korean Bistro and Ohgane Korean BBQ Restaurant. Bowl’d Stone Grill is co-owned by Chi Moon and Jessica Oh, daughters...

Sunday, February 2nd, 2014

Solnit and the #Googlebus “Aliens” (Community Voices)

By Shoshone Odness Formally, even under the modest, craftswoman-like term “writer,” Rebecca Solnit is a holistic architecture critic. HerLondon Review of Books Diary of 7 February is aesthetically deep and illuminating in its criticism of the urban planning...

Saturday, January 4th, 2014

12 incredibly constructive things to do in Oakland, January 3 – 9

OK, it’s the new year and not everyone has their collective act together enough to be hosting events yet. We have some mighty organized organizers in Oakland, though, and they are not to be deterred! You can...

Thursday, January 2nd, 2014

Aunt Mary’s Cafe added gate to front of Telegraph Avenue restaurant, no more homeless sleepers

Aunt Mary’s, the down-home and community-minded Temescal eatery that opens for breakfast around 8 a.m. and closes at 3 p.m., was famous in the neighborhood for its commitment to providing an evening place to sleep for local...

Tuesday, December 31st, 2013

Three great reasons to explore 40th Street ASAP

“There’s a lot of cool little spots here,” says Steve Stevenson, owner of 1-2-3-4 Go! Records. “It’s a cool little pocket away from the main drag.” Just a few blocks from trendy Temescal, 40th Street near Webster...

Tuesday, December 31st, 2013

A community grows on 40th Street in Oakland (Love Letter to Oakland 2)

When Sam Cunningham and MacKay Gibbs started looking for a place to open a bicycle shop in Oakland, the corner of 40th and Webster was not on their radar. “We were looking to open the shop in...

Sunday, December 22nd, 2013

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 floatation tank therapy. Floatation tank therapy is...

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