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Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

This Weekend in the YaY! Area thru April 20

It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood, no matter what neighborhood you happen to be in, because you live in the Bay Area.  This weekend is gonna be dripping with things to do– so check the events listed below.  My personal must go to event is Oakland Drops Beats, a one day extravaganza of food,

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

Duende: A Dream Is a Wish Your Mouth Makes

The Name: A duende is a fairy- or goblin-like mythological creature in Spanish folklore. Duendes are believed to be of a small stature wearing big hats, whistling a mystical tune, while walking in the forest where they...

Saturday, April 12th, 2014

Bar Dogwood launches crowd-funding campaign after car hits bar

What happens when a bar get hit by a car? And the car goes right through the window? If you spend time downtown, you’ve probably noticed that Bar Dogwood is closed and that there’s a missing plate...

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

Camber Oakland: Re-living a perfect sense memory

By Angela Lazear. Cross-posted from the East Bay Food Scene. We’ve all got them. Dishes that grabbed us deep in our food-psyche at very first bite, making it clear that they would never let go. Maybe it...

Friday, March 28th, 2014

Oaktech: Oakland-based Rockbot moving into DeLauers Building, tripling staff

Rockbot is the very clever music system that allows businesses to engage their customers in choosing the soundtrack to their restaurant, bar or shopping experience. It’s like an app-based jukebox with millions of fully-licensed options. Garrett Dodge, co-founder...

Tuesday, January 14th, 2014

Manna Gallery presents photography by Elaine Maute: “Water” and Laura Domrose: “Istanbul” (Community Voices)

New Exhibition:  “Water” by Elaine Maute  “Istanbul” by Laura Domrose   Manna Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of recent photography by Elaine Maute and Laura Domrose.  Exhibition opens First Friday, February 7, closing Saturday, March...

Thursday, December 19th, 2013

Shop Local: Owl N Wood

Uptown’s OwlNWood may not be a big store, but it offers a diverse selection of products. Men’s and women’s clothing, eyewear, candles, incense, art, purses, and jewelry are among the many items lining the walls. Some of...

Wednesday, December 18th, 2013

Farley’s East is buzzing for the holidays–and in the center of things

Since it opened four years ago, Farley’s East has established itself as a hub of Uptown. Co-owner Chris Hillyard, whose father opened the first Farley’s 25 years ago in San Francisco, recalls the location search. It took...

Thursday, October 3rd, 2013

Hacking in Oakland: great apps from Hella Hack Oakland

Oakland’s Hella Hack weekend held at Pandora’s headquarters was hella fun! It was networking genius immersed in rap battles, cash prizes, coding and creativity. In all, 70 hackers from all over California rose to the challenge and...

Tuesday, September 17th, 2013

Oakulture: Visit Oakland, Nightlife Beyond First Fridays, the Oakland Music Festival Arrives

Last Thursday, Oakulture attended the Grand Opening of the new Visit Oakland office. It was a lavish, celebratory Jack London Square affair, with a tasty spread by Lungomare, craft brew from the Trappist, and dessert from Pietisserie....

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