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20 things to do in Oakland to keep the love going around — and 1 in San Leandro — May 30 – June 5

Your heart is so full, Oakland! There is so much that Oaklanders are passionate about, so much we love, and there are so many opportunities to join together with that lovin' feelin' this week. We love animals,...
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28 organizations that will connect you with Oakland’s cycling community

Bike community abounds and thrives here in Oakland and Berkeley, in part because there is such a diverse range of entry points for anyone looking to be a part of a bike-centric community. Are you a bike...
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An Oakland sampler of 20 things to do, May 23 – 29

Most weeks, there's a pretty clear events-related trend that suggests what's on Oakland's mind (or at least, what was on Oakland's mind when it was planning them for that week). Usually, there are a lot of...
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Oakland weighs in on walkability

As we interviewed local businesses for our ongoing Love Letter to Oakland series, one theme came up over and over: walkability. Walkability is a hot topic these days, as evidenced by the popularity of Walk...
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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...
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City of Oakland should plan to preserve bird life in Downtown/Lake Merritt area (Community Voices)

By Tony Sarpangala When tree trimmer Ernesto Pulido was hired to prune trees at the massive parking lot across from the Civic Center post office, his crew accidentally disturbed some endangered...
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East Bay sidewalk smörgåsbord: Three plants on your block you can eat

A growing community of people make a regular practice of eating the wild plants of the East Bay. As you know, just over 100 years ago, large groups of people lived in the East Bay and ate only locally. As...
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32 largely purposeful, sociable and artistic things to do in Oakland, May 16 – 22

In Oakland, we don't just do art. We do art with a purpose, and we do art together. We enjoy it together, we make it together, and we come up with great ideas together. Our art does stuff, too, besides just...
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A record 39 things to do in Oakland, most of which would make Mom proud, May 9 – 15

It is a wholesome Mother's Day week in Oakland, boy howdy! There are tons of incredibly community-oriented and mom-honoring things to do. Of course, if your mom is kinda rowdy and boozy, you already know where...
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Oakland steeps in National Bike Month

May is national bike month, and this year the East Bay is bursting with bike events! East Bay bicyclists are faced this month with an eclectic array of events to attend, from Bike East Bay’s post-Bike to...