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Monday, September 1st, 2014

Show & Tell Concept Shop builds community in downtown Oakland

Washington had just repealed “don’t ask, don’t tell” as Nichole Payton and Alyah Baker brainstormed names for the retail shop of their dreams. What’s the opposite of “don’t ask, don’t tell?” Payton mused, and so, in November 2011, the Show & Tell Concept Shop was born. “Show & Tell has always been a store that has

Sunday, August 31st, 2014

Oakland’s Giant Burgers: Winners of the cheap-burger awards

When in Doubt: Eat a Hamburger. Having a go-to burger spot may not be the most illustrious of the American privileges, but it is one of the most accessible. Why? Because burgers are cheap. That’s how they...

Saturday, August 30th, 2014

Oakland by the Numbers, 8/27/14 (Real Estate Edition)

Numbers speak louder than words. Their clarity, simplicity and elegance are unsurpassed, coming from a Hindu-Arabic rather than a Roman tradition. While the Romans worshiped deities with human forms, the Hindus and Arabs, through meditation on the...

Friday, August 29th, 2014

Oakland Pride to celebrate its fifth year with parade

The Oakland Pride Festival returns to Oakland for its fifth year this Sunday, with the city’s first LGBT Pride Parade also added to the event’s festivities. The parade helps celebrate the Festival’s five-year anniversary, according to Oakland...

Thursday, August 28th, 2014

16 festival-tastic things to do in Oakland, August 29 – September 4

Here in Oakland, when we sense the beginning of fall approaching, we like to cram in as many festivals as we possibly can before that happens. We’ve got some great ones this week–the kind we wait all...

Thursday, August 28th, 2014

Oakland pre-party for SF Zine Fest this Friday

On August 29th, Tilde and Libros Libres are hosting a Friday night pre-party here in Oakland as a kickoff for this weekend’s SF Zine Fest. SF Zine Fest is a free, two-day event celebrating any and all...

Thursday, August 28th, 2014

Celebrate Labor Day with bangin’ hip hop at Hiero Day

There’s a long tradition of good rap and hip-hop out of Oakland, but it’s not every day that you can experience a full day of great artists, from Oakland, around the Bay, and around the country. Enter...

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

My two right hands

Abby San Juan was barely 21 when she came to work for me in the cable-television industry, in 1985. She started as a part-time receptionist; now she’s a certified meeting professional. Seventeen years later, I changed careers,...

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

This Weekend in the YaY! Area thru August 31st

Happy Pride!!!!!!!  What? What!  You might be thinking didn’t we just do this?  Well yes about two months ago we celebrated San Francisco Pride but this weekend we celebrate OAKLAND PRIDE which is this Sunday.  Not in...

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

Oakland Local launches “Street food: Meet the people who make it”

We rely on them to nourish us with their Tandoori chicken, grilled vegetable burritos, Chapati and lentil stews.  We count on their convenient locations when we are rushing around or just want to be outdoors instead of...

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